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I'm sorry I'm not helping IG

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Sals Pals
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I'm sorry I'm not helping IG

Post by Sals Pals on 4/5/2018, 5:48 pm

Hey. I just want to say I'm sorry that I'm such a ditz these days. Since that bipolar event that went on for months last winter I haven't recovered.

Do you think I'll always be like this? I honestly can't think straight, my thoughts jam all the time.

I used to help on the board but now I can't. I'm so sorry I can't do stuff for IG like I want to.

I hope this goes away sometime soon. I don't like not having control of my mind and emotions.
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Re: I'm sorry I'm not helping IG

Post by Dymond on 4/6/2018, 11:19 am

Sals Pals - the day will come when you have energy to give - I am confident of that. No need to apologize for not giving in the way you used to. This space, in my experience, is a beautiful balance of giving and receiving and sharing knowledge. Perhaps it is time for you to receive. Hope things come back towards balance for you rapidly.
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Post by krathyn on 4/6/2018, 12:01 pm

agreeing with Dymond's post 100%.
You have done a lot in the past,, you will do a lot more in the future, and right now is time to enjoy being the recipient of support and hope.
There will be plenty to do when you feel ready.
You don't have to apologize, we value you for who you are, not what you do.



wishing you well-
Krathyn, Sebastian, Strawberry, Easebeth, Petrea
Krathyn of We5:    we accept all intentions of support--





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Re: I'm sorry I'm not helping IG

Post by felicity on 4/6/2018, 4:04 pm

Right on - that is totally correct. We have been here like 11 years now - wow - doesn't seem like it.

There is a wonderful balance here. People step in and help when it is 'fun' for them - you know. And, hard times happen, and we all understand and step forward to support. We certainly don't want anyone feeling guilty or anything - cuz that's not what we are about. And, we don't want anyone feeling like they 'have' to come or be here - cuz that's not what we are about either.

I know that I would not even go anywhere were there are any expectations of me or my time - or where I felt controlled at all. That's just me.

We are very proud of IG - all of us - and, what we have accomplished - we are still here for each other - no one has walked away no matter what - we treat everyone fairly - and, we always do have plenty of help - and, it is all volunteer. That is amazing - I think.

And, you are correct - when the IG was very busy - it was a life-saver to have you help so much. I couldn't even keep track of all of the new members and such - you have always been a blessing. Thank you much - and, anytime that you feel like you want to help out, you are so welcome to - and, you don't have to feel like guilty if you have hard times - we all do sooooo understand!!



     

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Re: I'm sorry I'm not helping IG

Post by Sals Pals on 4/7/2018, 8:55 am

Oh gosh, you all are so wonderful! I didn't realize I might need support right now - I'm too likely to push through, but I can't. Don't need to be a drain. It's weird, but sometimes I just can't type. Is there a way to verbally respond to comments? Wow, that would be awesome.

When it's really busy here, I used to check the posts what had no responses to no one felt left alone. I'll go back to doing that since I can usually do it.

Love you all - hope that's OK to say. If not, please erase it.

Looking for Spring! That usually helps. I hate being closed in the house.

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Re: I'm sorry I'm not helping IG

Post by felicity on 4/7/2018, 10:27 am

Oh, yes - express freely.

I used to always say - people come when they need support - that's why it is called a support forum

The sunshine does seem to help so much, doesn't it - though I like hibernating in the winter, it is so nice to feel the sun on us - hmmm, that would be cool - verbal responses. You can, though use your device - the mic part - and it will type just fine into these little boxes.



     

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