Still waiting to exhale?

exhale and feel better
@bounce58 (17526)
Canada
March 29, 2016 11:07am CST
I think it's about time to get back into myLot. Not sure though that it's time to exhale just yet. I've been away from this site for more than 5 years, and just trying to get back in. It seems like life is a series of ups and downs, or a series of good days and better days. I think I could definitely say that life has been better. Not currently in the worst conditions, but I could remember better days. A time where my mind was at peace. And I could breathe easy. The only hope I have is that I can remember being in worst situations. Where there was a sense of hopelessness. And yet I could also remember coming out of it. So it gives me hope that I could overcome whatever I'm going through; and could be in a better place soon. And then I could exhale. Anybody out there having the same feelings?
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@much2say (39822)
• United States
29 Mar 16
Welcome back!! You don't have to try to get back in - you're already here . You will not believe me - but I came here just now to post something VERY similar. We just saw Kung Fu Panda 3 and I was reminded about Yin/Yang - the symbol of contrary forces. We all seem to go through those ups and downs in life - the ups are great - but the downs can really bring us down. No matter how people may say it's a balance, I still HATE those down moments and wish they would never come. Whatever you are going through, I know you will work it out somehow . . . will keep my fingers crossed for you!!
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• United States
29 Mar 16
Thank you for suggesting this post @much2say
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• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Mar 16
@Carmelanirel2 I agree! Thank you @much2say I am so glad bounce is back!
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@much2say (39822)
• United States
30 Mar 16
@Carmelanirel2 @LovingMyBabies It's good to see that @bounce58 is bouncing back!
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@Macarrosel (7550)
• Philippines
29 Mar 16
I think everyone had ups and downs in our life. We just think positive and hope for the better to come. i had experience all of that and what I did is, I just pray hard and ask for God's guidance. Welcome back here in myLot. You should exhale now and release all the hopelessness in your heart and in your mind.
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@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
Yes, even back then, myLot was a form of expression for me. A means to exhale. I think that I take comfort in the fact that I am not in the worst situation; there are certainly others that are struggling more than me. I just hope I could overcome mine though.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
30 Mar 16
I remember having met you here at Mylot earlier. So it is always that happy feeling of someone known to you returning back. I always have many days when I feel exactly like the scenario you describe. But then, it is what they say Life - you fall down, you get up... just because you can simply never give it up. My take - whenever there is something that makes me feel sad, gloomy, I have got myself telling me - aw, this could have been worse. And there is always brightness at the end of the dark tunnel.
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@much2say (39822)
• United States
30 Mar 16
I agree - we can never give up. And I think that is what keeps us going. Sometimes we get lost on the wrong path - but there's always a way, even if it's the long way, to get back on track.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
31 Mar 16
@much2say And where had you been? Celebrating Easter with all those choco laced Eggs Do you still have any of them as leftovers for me
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@much2say (39822)
• United States
31 Mar 16
@thesids I got on the wrong path of hitting up the stores for all the Easter clearance in preparation for next year ! There are some good deals out there - but I'm trying to stay away from the candy - we have too much here already. Unfortunately all the chocolate goodies are gone, but too many of the sugary hard or gooey stuff is still around. But I can go get some more chocolate for you if you wish - who cares what it looks like (with the Easter decor) - chocos are chocos!
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@maezee (32572)
• United States
29 Mar 16
Hey! I remember you!!! I am sorry to hear things are not going so well. I think you are right to keep focused on the outcome rather than the "now". I hope whatever it is you are going through resolves itself quick...
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@maezee (32572)
• United States
29 Mar 16
P.s I am going to throw in there - I and ptobably many others missed you around here!!
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@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
@maezee Hey maezee! Glad to be back. How are you? Are you still in school? Did you quit that job in the Dry Cleaning place already? [Just had a flashback of some of the discussions we had years ago - and some details that I remember.]
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@maezee (32572)
• United States
30 Mar 16
@bounce58 Oh my goodness. You have a great memory. Graduating this month. And yes! Totally different better paying job. How about you? Honestly I am not a details person BUT I remember you always being a ray of sunshine to everyone (so now it is our turn to return the favor). Hows the family? Hope you can stick around for a bit!!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Mar 16
Oh my gosh I am SOOOOO happy to see you here! I hope you stick around for a long time!! I hope whatever it is that's going on in your life gets better really soon. I will definitely keep you in my prayers.
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@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
Thanks again @LovingMyBabies! This site was my therapy way back when....hoping to make it that way again.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
30 Mar 16
@bounce58 Your welcome! =) I'm sure it will be therapy for you again.
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• Philippines
30 Mar 16
Maybe you shouldn't have left mylot, we would have been there for you at least here you can talk to us. except two years ago when they stop paying, this place turned into a ghost town. well, important is that you are back here and doing well.
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@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
I did help making this site more into a 'ghost town' when I left, along with a lot of people. I had to grow up a little bit, and it was hard not having myLot as my crutch. But yes, I am back. And I'm glad that I can throw my thoughts back in here -- and feel a little better after interactions with a few people, such as yourself.
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@jaboUK (54507)
• United Kingdom
29 Mar 16
Fortunately I've never felt like that - I hope coming here and talking to us will help you.
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@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
@jaboUK Good for you -- for not feeling like this! It did help last time. I'm hoping that it'll be the same this time as well.
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• United States
29 Mar 16
Life is full of up and downs, but one thing I try to remember is, when I am down as far as I can go, the only other way is up.
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@much2say (39822)
• United States
29 Mar 16
That is true, @Carmelanirel2 . There have been times where I've felt down and there was a big wall above me that wouldn't let me out . . . but eventually we find that little hole in the wall and claw our way through. It might take some time, but as long we keep productive about it, we get out.
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• India
30 Mar 16
First let me thank our customer - @much2say for suggesting me here @bounce58 - Life is full of surprises- Some times it would be in our favour and sometimes it won't. But like Sun and Moon Remember you will rise up for sure. Coffee ?
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@Morleyhunt (19857)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
I've learned to take things as they come. Hope for the best, and try to look on the bright side.
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@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
I'm trying to have the same disposition. It's just hard sometimes -- at figuring out if there is a bright side; or if none currently, that there will be a bright side coming soon. Thanks!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Mar 16
I just have days where I really don't want to be a grownup any more...
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@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
@dawnald Similarly, I sometimes hate being the responsible one.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
30 Mar 16
Welcome back to mylot. During the last 5 years mylot has changed a lot and even mylot had seen its ups and downs. I am not sure if you know about the developments on mylot, during the period of your absence. I am here since 2007, however, I cannot recall whether we crossed paths, when you were active on mylot. We all face ups and downs in our life and God gives us strength to come out of our difficult situations. We become more aware of the meaning of happiness, when we come out of any unpleasant situation. We hope that now you are out of woods and are ready to exhale and also ready to live with peace. Our best wishes are with you. PS - Thanks dear @much2say for suggesting the post.
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@artemeis (4057)
• China
31 Mar 16
Since you've taken the necessary beginning back here, I can only say that it will get better and would have no problems settling in mylot. At least, it had been for me when I was encouraged by some good friends here. As for the bad days I could just and would like to forget my experience with Bubblews who became a nightmare at the end and I can be fair to say that I wasn't alone. Well, all has been forgotten and I intend to make it better here.
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@much2say (39822)
• United States
31 Mar 16
You definitely were not alone! There were some great times with the people there, but not with the people upstairs - oh that part was super frustrating. Thank goodness we were able to migrate back here and we can be at peace in every way!
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@artemeis (4057)
• China
31 Mar 16
@much2say Fully agree, there was one point of time I was actually praying that the law would catch up with them though. I just felt that they had no intention whatsoever in paying people like us even though we are legit. It was just very frustrated.
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@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
31 Mar 16
I think I did try and create an account with Bubblews; and I think I did post and respond to discussions over there. But I did realize that I wasn't getting the same 'therapy' I was getting here in myLot, so I just quit. And then life happened....
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• Calgary, Alberta
30 Mar 16
In the last 5 years when people left Mylot, I had career changes, a lung transplant, a break up, I cut ties with my toxic family and many more conflicts. Thankfully I managed to full through and I am still alive. I feel that the future is now bright.
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