Let's chat about what's going on this week... on my blog.. on other blogs... on the internet... and just everywhere! I link up my post to Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Reader.
Happy Weekend! I got a few posts up this week. Been feeling a little better with anxiety/depression. Just a battle everyday to get over the hump. I am still not finished with Eragon. I guess I am reading really slowly. Maybe I am just not into the book??? But I am almost done so I am going to finish. I have to force myself to read sometimes when I am anxious and once I get going it does calm me down some. Since I am going through this I thought I would add it to the blog so every now and then you'll read about my journey of getting over anxiety/depression. I have gone through major episodes twice before. No fun but maybe it will help someone else out there get over theirs. I'll probably talk about it on the Sunday Posts. Clearly by the name of the blog you probably already figured out I deal with anxiety.
I am excited about Sci-Fi November. I did sign up for it but realized I wasn't really blogging so I backed out. I can't wait though to read everyone's posts this month though. I still can't believe it's November. October was also a great month on blogs... everyone talking about scary books and movies. A blogger I loved has been talking about his favorite scary movies ... be sure to check it out! Here is a quiz about what is your fate with monsters by Oh the Books. There is a Secret Santa bookish event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
I think it's crazy how far out the superhero movies are planned out by both DC and Marvel. It really is crazy to me. Though something to look forward to. Next weekend I am going to see Big Hero 6. it looks cute to me. There really haven't been any movies in the theaters lately. I think the last one I went to is Guardians of the Galaxy. That was a while ago. As far as video games go Halo the Master Chief collection comes out soon. I love Halo so I am really looking forward to this. I can't believe that football season is half way over. I wish football was all year long. For me it's something to look forward to every Sunday.
Well that's all from here this week. Next week hopefully I will finally have up the Eragon review. Then it's on to finish the series.
Goodness you are so organised Sunday post on a Saturday. I've just made a couple of posts so mine will wait until tomorrow. I understand re. the anxiety and depression as I have GSAD and it peaks and troughs. Do you find this time of year any worse? The shorter days and less sun don't help me but this autumn has been pretty good so far.ReplyDelete
It is not the time of year that contributes for me. It's more stressful times that sets things off. I didn't want to bring it up on the blog but thought why not? A lot of people deal with mental illness. I put up the Sunday post today because Kimba posts the link for it tonight.. though a lot of the time I am asleep by the time it goes up.ReplyDelete
I think blogging your way out of this episode will be insightful and inspiring for lots of people. Sorry to hear you are having a hard time of it and hope it passes soon.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry to hear you're going through a spell but I think it's pretty awesome you're talking about it. I know there are a lot of people out there who it can help just knowing they aren't alone in that.ReplyDelete
I want to thank you so much for mentioning my blog and Halloween Week. You are so sweet. I love your blog and feel bad I haven't been around it more recently. I can understand being stuck and reading a book slowly. I listen to books at work but when I get home I don't feel like picking up my actual book. It is even pretty good so far but it is taking me forever.ReplyDelete
I love your Sunday wrap up posts.
I'm sorry to hear you're going through a bit of anxiety, my mom gets very anxious too due to stress and can be difficult to overcome (lots of breathing exercises).ReplyDelete
November is epilepsy awareness month and I was thinking about posting something on it, but was worried about being too personal. Your point on helping someone else really sticks with me, and will have to reconsider.
I've certainly slogged through books before and developed a 100 page rule, if I still don't like it in that amount of time I allow myself to put it aside, giving it the college try. Although if you do finish Eragon I'd love to read your thoughts as it is a book I've wondered about.
Yeah... I don't think it's something that should be hidden. I mean... we all have problems. It's just that people don't talk about them. I think talking about it on my Sunday posts will be kind of a good thing.... well for me at least.ReplyDelete
I feel the same way. In fact.. I am surprised at how many people have experienced anxiety.ReplyDelete
Sunday wrap up posts are fun to me. I talk about more stuff then a typical post. Got your email and just replied back to you!ReplyDelete
I am so glad I inspired you to talk about epilepsy. One time ( I will never forget it) when I was in college many moons ago I was in a speech class and we had to do an informative speech I think. Anyways... a girl got up there and talked about the night she first discovered she had it. She said it was nighttime and she got up and went downstairs to get some milk. She poured the glass and then feel to floor and couldn't move.. couldn't shout out. So personal and powerful. Hope to see your post.ReplyDelete
Eragorn isn't a bad book... it's just my concentration. It can be on and off at times. Though today I did get quite a bit read in it and am almost done.
I love the DC/Marvel movies. I think I secretly long for super powers. LOL I think its great you are sharing about your anxiety and depression. I enjoyed Eragon and hope you are able to enjoy it. Have a good week Angela.ReplyDelete
I always think about super powers... and which one I would actually want. I am sure being so powerful is hard!ReplyDelete
I think it's great you're talking about what you're going thru. Anxiety can be so tough but you're right , by talking about it you may help someone else too. SciFi November looks fun- I'm participating although I only have a few posts planned out so far.ReplyDelete
I'm pretty excited about the Marvel news, I think it's great they're doing an Inhumans movie. Kinda lesser known. Although I'm not sure I like the whole Civil War thing for Cap 3- I don't really want to see Cap and Iron Man fight. sigh.
I agree about football, I'm loving Thursday Night Football especially this year- it's a nice way to break up the week. :)
Hope you finish the book that is taking you a while...that happens to me sometimes when I'm distracted...or when the book doesn't fully engage me. Thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy the extra hours of ZZZZ.ReplyDelete
I hope your anxiety eases soon Angela. I can totally sympathise. Keep blogging your way through, it's good to talk! :-)ReplyDelete
Angela, first, I want to tell you that you are on the right path if you are at the place when you can talk about problems. My sister has started to struggle with anxiety in last few months, but she tried to hide it from us, and she admitted that she needs help last month when she got the panic attack because she was in the part of the town that was unfamiliar to her. I know how hard it can be. I hope you will get better soon.ReplyDelete
I am not big fan of comics turn into movies, but every once in a while I like to watch some of them. Do I even have to tell that Thor is my favorite? ;)
Good for you posting about anxiety and depression. It took me years to get my old doctor to take it seriously. Then I got a new doctor who understood. Thanks for bringing it into the open. For each person that does it a little more light is shed on the disorder.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry you're having to fight through anxiety and depression but glad to hear that you're feeling a little better. I can see how reading would be effected but that's great you're able to fight through it. I think blogging through this would be great especially if you find it helpful. I think having a first person account would be inspiring to those who suffer and really helpful for understanding for those that don't. Hope you have a lovely week!ReplyDelete
It seems a lot of us stress out at this time of year. Not sure if it's the weather change, the ramp up of errands and job related things, or what. I'm tired a lot lately. I finally put away most of the floating devices for the pool. I doubt if I'll be needing them for a while. LOL But I'm sure I'll take a few dips before it gets too cold.ReplyDelete
Here's my Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/11/02/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-85-and-the-sunday-post/
Yeah... I am almost done with the book right now. So close. I could probably finish it today.ReplyDelete
I am going to be so bored on Sundays when football is over. I really love football. I don't know much about the Marvel story lines. So the Civil War thing I didn't know about. I also don't know much about the Inhumans. I look forward to seeing that.ReplyDelete
I will say when I first had it many years ago I didn't tell people about anxiety. Now I am not embarrassed by it anymore. I hope your sister gets it under control sooner then later. That is my goal. She will need you more then ever now. Even texting family throughout the day helps me keep calm.ReplyDelete
I can't imagine a Dr not believing you. Terrible. I think people should talk about it more. Just from the comments it is amazing how many of us deal with it.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I slowing read. Sometimes as I am reading I get anxious and either keep fighting and read or put the book down and watch some tv. Luckily my husband has been here to help me also.ReplyDelete
You must live in a warm place if you can still get in your pool!! WOW... I will say that I am going to miss warm days. But at least my state gets sunshine for most of the year.ReplyDelete
We are texting all the time. I've noticed that she doesn't like when we ask her too many questions when she's upset, she just wants to cuddle up with you and be quiet for a while. I know that I should give her space to process everything before she decides to open up abou what's bothering her, but it is so hard not to ask questions. I can't keep from wondering if something bad happened that triggered everything. She says it's just the way she feels, but I know what kind of person she is and it's hard for me to believe. Sorry for this rant, but this is the first time that I feel like there's someone who understands.ReplyDelete
Nothing bad happened to me for mine. Mine is hereditary and just a little stress can set it off. SOMETIMES something can set it off. Those people are lucky because they probably won't have it again after that episode. For me I know mine can come back at anytime I just try to make the big episodes shorter. Actually ... not talking about it can be good. The way to get past anxiety (other then meds) is keeping busy. Because when you are not busy you sit around and think about the things you are anxious about. That's what's been harder for me this time is that since I have a little depression with it I don't feel like doing things. So I have to make myself get up and rake the leaves/clean the bathroom. I don't work (because of anxiety) so I have to fill a whole week with things to do. So when she says she is anxious tell her to get busy and do something. Eventually her mind should start focusing on being back to normal.ReplyDelete
I deal with mild anxiety as well. I hope you can get yourself through it. I was recently given some advice that really helps me when I start to spiral: You can't control what other people do; only how you react to it. It really helps calm me down. Reading helps too. :)ReplyDelete
I've preordered the master chief collection for my husband for his birthday. I'm sure he's going to be very excited!
Oh so fun about the Master Chief collection! I can't wait for it. It's going to be so fun. Thank you for the wonderful advice! I am sorry that you have to deal with it also. Just isn't fun. Today has been a great day though.ReplyDelete
Yeah, all the movies are crazy. It's cool but it's also a bit off-putting thinking about how old I'll be when these things come out and all that! I'm glad reading is helping a bit; sometimes a slow read isn't all that bad. :) I hope your anxiety/depression keeps loosening up. I tend to feel a bit depressed around the holidays, like Thanksgiving and Christmas day. I do love Christmas in general though.ReplyDelete
As for movies, I really want to see Horns in theaters with Dan Radcliffe. I was meant to go with my sister this weekend but she's been sick, so soon I hope!!
I have days that I'm reading snail-slow. It happens once in a while :)ReplyDelete
You know... I was thinking that too. I mean movies announced for 2020?? What the hell?? How old will I be where will my life be. Sometimes I like to be surprised about 2 years out about a movie. Not like SEVEN! I want to see Horns too but I will wait for video. I don't like to do scary movies in the theater so I'll hold off. I had a good weekend with anxiety. Till tonight.. I did have a minor breakdown for about an hour but feel good now. Just those damn off moments. Eventually though the mind forgets and gets back to normal!ReplyDelete
Ughhh I could totally finish Eragon tonight. But... video games are calling my name. LOL!ReplyDelete
Oh! Know what? I've this game on my phone that's eating up most of my time too. So I ended up reading a couple of chapters then playing the entire night. LOL!ReplyDelete
Eragon is one of those books that I have been meaning to read but have never gotten arround to it!!!ReplyDelete
I feel you on the anxiety issues. I absolutely hate it!
I am almost done... should be finishing up in a an hour or so!ReplyDelete
I hope you are feeling better and I think sharing your experience will help people. It is good to hear that reading and blogging is helping you to cope with your episodes. I don't suffer from anxiety but I do turn to reading to escape from the stress I am feeling from work or family. Even if I only spend 30 minutes reading it helps, so it is good you are finding something to help you. There are a lot of great movies coming out soon and we plan to watch Big Hero 6 too. It looks really good! Have a good week Angela =)ReplyDelete
I can't believe it's November either! Next month is December already??? Noooo. I'm just NOT ready for the craziness of holidays. Sigh. ;)ReplyDelete
On the other hand, I'm very glad that it's November because I'm taking part in Nonfiction November and that is something I'm very much looking forward to :D
I can not wait for the Doctor Strange movies, I mean hello, he is my favorite superhero of all time. I think Captain Marvel will be interesting given it will be the first of this new crop of Marvel movies to feature a female lead. I will say I always liked Monica Rambeau's Captain Marvel over Carol Danvers, though I know Rambeau's character changed to Pulsar later. And I can't wait for the Inhumans movie, Blackbolt and Medusa are a great couple. And since Quicksilver married Crystal, it will tie the Avengers movies back in.ReplyDelete
I can't believe the list of superhero movies that are coming out, Angela. At least I know we'll have quite a few date afternoons with the hubby coming in the next couple of years.ReplyDelete
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I'm totally with you - I wish football season was all year long! There's something comforting about having football on even when it's not necessarily my team. Tonight my team the Bengals are playing the Browns! I'm slightly nervous cause we don't do too well playing prime time, eep! I'll be rooting them on nevertheless, lol. I have SO many friends who are Browns fans, so its really fun to tease each other about who we think will win. :DReplyDelete
I think reading helps sooooo much with stress too. I actually started to get into reading big time the last time I had an anxiety episode and it really helped me through. I just love it. I am excited that some new movies are coming out.. finally. I didn't think this was a great summer for movies. I thought it was more meh.... Mockingjay and Hobbit are now coming out soon.ReplyDelete
I just can't believe that 2014 is gone almost. GONE! We are already getting snow and single digit temps in the daytime. What! I have been hiding in the house from this cold weather.ReplyDelete
Doctor Strange!! YEAH! I don't have know what to expect from that movie but I am excited about it too. Should be super fun. Do you watch SHIELD?? People are saying that this week's episode was leading into the Inhumans movie. Which is pretty neat.ReplyDelete
LOL! Ok that was funny about the dates with your husband. I was thinking about that... where will my life be in 2020?? I mean who plans out that far???ReplyDelete
I know I am late replying... but I saw the Browns won. Sorry. :) I also find it comforting to have football on. I don't know what it is. Maybe because it's just doesn't take a lot of thinking to watch. You just sit back and relax and enjoy. I don't know what I will watch on Sundays when football is over. :(ReplyDelete
Yikes, that was an ugly game. My husband went to bed that night angry with our QB, lol. We just don't do well playing in prime time even though we were at home. I always struggle with Sundays when football is over. Nothing to watch, lol.ReplyDelete
And what happens if the interest in superhero movies fades by then?ReplyDelete
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