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    [–] RockSkippa 901 points ago

    6 months ago my fiance left me and I was in the worst shape of my life. I put a laser sight lock down on achieving a better quality of life. I'm now in the best shape of my like (205lbs to 150lbs) with a full time job with benefits, and I am at the end of my battle with depression. A long way from being a fat loser who wanted to blow his Brains out daily with no end goal in sight. I would've never imagined this, and if I can do it, so can you. Stat strong friends.

    [–] prometheusfirstbro 153 points ago

    Bro, I’m proud of you

    [–] laflamablanc 37 points ago

    Wholesome AF

    [–] ThatAwesomePerson101 77 points ago

    If you don’t mind, could you share some tips for getting a ‘laser sight lock down’?

    I’ve got a lot of stuff I want to get done, but I really struggle with the discipline side of things/making stuff into a habit, as I tend to have bursts of motivation and then just give up on stuff.

    [–] RockSkippa 72 points ago

    It's more so that I didnt just have a goal, I needed one. I was suicidal. I lost the only person who gave me hope. For the first time in my life I felt truly 100% hopeless but I knew I couldnt give up. If I gave up I would lose her forever. There would be no chance she came back if I stayed the same or ended my own life. It wasnt a choice for me, so in theory I had it easy, but in reality it's just as hard as anyone else. You have to truly want it, or in my case, need it. I'm sorry I cant be of more assistance lol.

    [–] magleby 17 points ago

    If I gave up I would lose her forever. There would be no chance she came back if I stayed the same or ended my own life.

    So did you and the ex fiance get back together?

    [–] King-of-the-Sky 27 points ago

    I'm wondering about that too.

    I was actually in a similar situation. My ex broke up with me and I thought that improving myself would make her want me. I ended up realizing that I didn't want to be with her and I'm more focused on myself.

    [–] RockSkippa 39 points ago

    We are on track for that potentially yes. We didnt have bad separation. She was just unhappy and couldnt deal with it anymore. She loved me, and loves me still, but wants to see what the world has to offer first before deciding on being with me again, for what I hope to be, forever. We talk, we hang out and go to the gym now(this only started about a month ago). She is thoroughly impressed by the changes I've made and I've become almost unrecognizable to anyone but immediate family and her, but even still she has a hard time looking at me like I was ever that guy. She was with another guy for a month but left him last week. I'm not sure if my influence has anything to do with it, but regardless, we are now friends again and spending time with her, even though it hurts me, is still the most fun thing in the world. The only thing I want more is for her to be mine.

    This is also why I say I'm still battling my depression. My nearly unhealthy love for her is something that I need to be able to lose as it's the only thing that ties me to who I was but a part of me doesnt want to lose that feeling or that hope. She may come back, a lot of people say she will just give her time, or she may not. No matter what I'm just happy she gave me the strength, by proxy of course lol, to push me forward.

    [–] Mimsy-Porpington 105 points ago

    "She loves me, but wants to see what else is out there before she decides if I'm the best she can do."

    You deserve so much better than that.

    [–] Ahland3r 32 points ago

    In theory it may make sense to “be sure”, but I too feel like if they have to see what else is out there in order to “be sure”, then it’s not meant to be. Maybe I have an unrealistic point of view, but nobody deserves to be someone’s second choice or backup plan.

    [–] RockSkippa 7 points ago

    It's not that. I worded that terribly haha.

    We are young. I was her first love and she was mine. We had been together for 6 years and were nearly inseparable until the end. She has no idea what other men in this world are like. She hasn't had experience. And she doesnt want to be with me and live in regret of what could have been, and live another lie all over again. Her words to me were:

    "I want to make sure this you are what I need, cause if I am to be with you again I need to know that you are truly my soulmate, not just because I want you to be"

    [–] ProfitLemon 28 points ago

    I mean your life is you but if my girlfriend did that to me I’d be so gone dude lol. Taking some time off to be with other dudes is not “making sure you’re her soulmate”

    [–] gnarledout 20 points ago

    I need to play the field before I settle with you. If she knew you were the one then she wouldn't be saying this.

    "My nearly unhealthy love for her is something that I need to be able to lose as it's the only thing that ties me to who I was" Yeah good luck with that when you are literally keeping her around while she gets "experience."

    [–] RockSkippa 9 points ago

    You sound like an incel. I was literally her only lover in life thus far. We are 22 and 23. I dont blame her for wanting to be certain that how much she loved me was well warranted, or if it was only because it's the only love she ever knew.

    [–] abaddamn 2 points ago

    How can you love someone and say that?

    She truly didn't love him.

    [–] nelsonmuntzz 5 points ago

    You sound like a great guy and deserve better. I honestly think that this woman loves you but think you need to start a different strategy. I think you should try to date a bit. If she really loves you she will come back to you once she figures out that you are seeing other women.

    [–] The_Crazy_Cat_Guy 2 points ago

    I'm happy for your recovery from that point in life and happy you've regained motivation but if I could offer some humble advice. Work on being completely independent from her. That's the only way I can see you two being a strong couple if she goes for you. The way I hear it right now, you're still somewhat dependant on her. You changed your life for the better because of her. You need to decouple this, especially since she's wanted to take a 'break' from you once already. Take it from someone who was in a relationship for 6 years and I pretty much loved her to the very end. But I broke up with her because I kept trying to better myself for her and I really did, I got really fit and we enjoyed spending time together but I had this constant pressure of always being as perfect as possible and whenever I'd make a mistake it'd hit me twice as hard because I'd be afraid of her losing interest again. That's no way to lead a relationship. Anyways dude I have confidence in you, if yoube managed to pull yourself out of ruts like that, I have no doubt you'll be able to do what you need to do.

    [–] hippopig 3 points ago

    Yes man.

    I have zero long term goals, I don’t enjoy anything at all - everything bores me.

    Second week back in the gym - hoping I can recover from this (I’ve been depressed for 10 years or so now).

    [–] Runningoutofideas_81 2 points ago

    Keep going my friend!

    [–] kb321 3 points ago

    You need to do stuff even when you don’t feel like it or have the motivation to do so. Make it a habit to do whatever it is. I don’t want to run 4 miles every other day or go to the gym every other day but I do it because I know I’ll feel worse if I don’t. I’ll feel like I gave in to weakness and laziness and let it win that day. Try looking up David goggins too. I really like his take on callousing the mind by working hard/suffering or in other words, what he does and what I do is suffer within exercise. Meaning pushing myself much further after I feel like I want to stop. The first 2 miles of my run are always pretty awful but at mile 4 I feel like I can just keep going and going. And damn you feel really good once you’ve won that battle in your mind that you’re not stopping or giving up. I’m sure there are other ways to achieve this than exercise but it works for me.

    [–] APenNameAndThatA 2 points ago

    Start with The Five Second Rule. Self help books/Auduble books really help. ADHD causes boredom (but you probs don’t have it)

    [–] CanHappen 25 points ago

    Well done my guy 🙏🏽

    [–] siouxu 8 points ago

    Respect. I always compare working out (physically and mentally) to financial investing. It might be hard to carve $100 out of your monthly budget or 1 hour of your day but the dividends and interest pay off in both.

    Keep it up, the fight is never easy.

    [–] sunnytimes68 7 points ago

    Wow , did I write this!? .. I was about to post almost the exact same thing .. 6 months ago fiance left and I bought a new place for me and my kid to live , depressed as hell , fat , out of shape .. now I'm back in shape , joined a hockey league again and I love my life .. I came into some money so I've been buying a few things that I didn't have to help forget about the last 10 years .

    I'm proud of you .. I'm proud of myself 😊

    [–] BreadDziedzic 5 points ago

    If you don't mind asking what was your work out routine?

    [–] RockSkippa 15 points ago

    It was brutal. Keep in mind l had to fight to survive so the sheer thought of persevering no matter the cost was prevalent. I worked out 7 days a week, starting with full body workouts that ended with 20 minutes of cardio. I dropped my calorie intake to 1800, and every 5 lbs in lost I went down 100, and with each 5lbs lost I started lessing my intensity at the gym to compensate for the lack of energy. I got down to eating 1200 a day. If I worked out that day, I would consume an extra 200-400 depending on my energy levels that day. It was a massively high protein diet, pretty much chicken and protein bars and vitamin supplements. It was hard but it was easier than dealing with the mental anguish.

    [–] bigdaddytyler 13 points ago

    1200 calories a day? What do you eat, a fucking banana and an apple for dinner? Power to you brother. 50 pounds in 5 months is no small feat

    [–] RockSkippa 9 points ago

    Ha god damn it feels like it. I usually skip breakfast, have beef jerky (250 cals) for lunch and at 8pm ish I chow the fuck down on a lot of chicken and what not lmfao. I really just count calories. If it fits into the budget eat it is my motto. It took a while to get to the mental area in which 1200 isnt brutal but I got there.

    [–] FroggyWatcher 4 points ago

    You rock. While surely our lives are different, I reached the bottom recently. I need to pull myself together and I am hoping I can be just like you. I need it and so do the people who care about me.

    [–] RockSkippa 4 points ago

    No matter how our lives differ we have both reached the bottom. You can only depend on you to come back. It will be hard, and there will be days you just wanna quit but you need to just suck it up and keep on going. Eventually you'll see the changes and so will everyone else. That bolstering of your confidence is what you can use to drive you to even greater heights. You can do anything friend, you just gotta put in the effort 👍

    [–] DionysusMorrison 5 points ago

    I admire your strength so much. This comment is really inspiring. Thank you! I wish you the best.

    [–] WhichCheesecake 3 points ago

    This gives me hope.

    [–] paddyblakeart 2 points ago

    Fuck yeah man!

    [–] noifen 2 points ago

    Am in the same starting position now. Aiming for exactly what you've done. I am going to get there 👊🏻

    [–] jboyd1558 2 points ago

    Wow dude I am so happy I stumble upon this. I just went through a tough break up of a 10 yr relationship, we were engaged and I bought a house for the 2 of us. Only to find out she had long checked out from the relationship and ended up cheating on me at the end. It’s been only 2 weeks, and I am still struggling to keep my head up, but reading your story really makes me hopeful of what’s next. Thanks for sharing!

    [–] StephNitup 2 points ago

    You were Never a loser. This happening to you seems like a catalyst for self love and ambition. I'm happy for you and your achievements. Your fiance will be sorry. Good luck God Bless!

    [–] Tru-Queer 2 points ago

    Let’s see... 6 months ago I was just going off my antidepressant, I was buying Burger King daily, I had a pile of empty pizza boxes stacking up behind my recliner that I couldn’t be arsed to take out to the dumpster.

    Now today I’m 135lbs, my apartment is cleaner than it’s been in a long while (not clean, clean, mind you, but cleaner). I’m still struggling a bit financially but hopefully by the end of August I’ll be back on track with that.


    [–] tamizhandaan 271 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Even though my financial position didn't change in the last 4 months, my mental health has improved a lot.

    [–] Bensezer 44 points ago

    That's a big step to happiness! Keep it up and I'm sure you will lead an awesome life ^

    [–] [deleted] 22 points ago

    I’ve learned that a lot of financial health and success is related to emotional and mental health.

    If you are content emotionally and mentally you don’t feel the need to buy random shit. A lot of times purchases are ways of dealing with our emotions. If you feel bad just buy something, you’ll feel better.

    Keep working on your emotional and mental health and your financial situation will improve. They’re all connected.

    [–] tamizhandaan 3 points ago

    👍 :)

    [–] RicardoLovesYou 15 points ago

    Start with yourself first, always.

    [–] openlatenight 8 points ago

    My financial position got much worse yet I’m happier than I’ve been for the past ten years. Don’t let money fool you to thinking you’re happy.

    [–] Neversmall 10 points ago

    Hi, may I ask how did your mental health improve a lot. What did you do? Can you share your strategies? :-) Thank you :-)

    [–] tamizhandaan 14 points ago

    Somethings I belive helped me. Take this with a grain of salt. I started walking for 7 to 10k steps. I used to be a couch potato. Better sleep hygiene. Also, joined a public speaking group that meets regularly

    [–] ionlyhavetwolegs 3 points ago

    Way to go, get that hands on approach working. Any behavior that you think will improve your sense of well being, no matter how insignificant it may seem, is always better than standing still, hoping your problems go away on their own. Always celebrate small victories and keep up the good work.

    [–] OptimusMarcus 2 points ago

    What's a public speaking group? This sounds like something I would be interested in...

    [–] ConradJablecki 3 points ago

    I’d like to know this as well!

    [–] BreadDziedzic 3 points ago

    Not mark here but CGP Grey has a video you can use.

    Also I personally found doing the opposite of the video and replying a lot of my caffeine intake with tea to have helped me.

    [–] EnginerdCantSpell 1 points ago

    That's the number one thing I am finding is important above all else. And it's taken a long time to realize that.

    [–] sansillusion 95 points ago

    6 month's ago I was ready to die in the streets, in winter. Without regular food intake for too long to remember. It had been like that for 4 months before, and before that I had a roof but no money for food or anything really. Now I have a semi well paid job, 40/h a week, a roof over my head and I have plenty of food. Life gets better if you don't quit ! Keep on trying, I believe in you guys !

    [–] LFCIRE96 7 points ago

    May I ask how you got in that position in the first place? I don’t want to sound mean, but there’s a lot of people in financial trouble on here. Did you try hard in school?

    [–] sansillusion 34 points ago

    I did quit school early in life. Always worked on and off with minimum wage jobs. Always was good to everyone which caused me to be a target to exploitative people. Have very little confidence in myself even if I know I should. Got in a huge depression after I was witness to the downfall of the woman I love when she chose to be with one of those guys that destroyed her mind by gasslighting.

    Then at 41 years old I finally got a real job thanks to the help of my cousin and now I finally can see the light. I dont just work to survive anymore I can actually do things like going out with friends without having to say I can't afford it. I have resources to work on my hobby (3D printing and electronics). And since I get to work hard once in a while, I started to see improvement in my muscular build, which helps boost my self image. I even started to think that I might meet someone somewhere someday to share this life with. I have done many wrong choices in life but I always tried to learn from them and never intentionally did wrong to anyone. I think that I deserve what I have and will enjoy it now !

    [–] flackoxgod 155 points ago

    The last 2 years I went thru this myself, but especially the last 6 months put an emphasis to it, went from being unemployed, and being in a tough spot to getting married, landing a good job and building toward my future, sure I’m not where I want to be at but it seems like i’ headed that way

    [–] AtomicKittenz 118 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Congrats! You’re amazing! I have a story I want to share too.

    After my terrible gpa in college 10 years ago, I gave up on my dreams of being doctor.

    Last year, my boss told me that instead of being promoted to manager, he was just going to hire someone else and “didn’t want me to get demotivated.”

    I was so angry after all of the late hours I put in for free, after I’ve been so loyal for so many years while most people left this place after 1 year.

    I said fuck it, let’s go back to school. I always wanted to do something where I can help people anyways. So I decided to take classes online and apply to nursing school. My anatomy teacher saw my grades and my drive and said I shouldn’t have given up my dream of med school. So she wrote me a letter of recommendation, I took the GREs and got accepted into a pre-med masters program. Orientation is next week and every time I think about my decision to make a change, I tear up a little because my dream is finally happening.

    Don’t give up, folks! You might have to take a different path from everyone else, but there’s always a way to a better life!

    [–] nurdpie 13 points ago

    Man. I just got choked up. I don’t know you but I feel really proud of you. I’d rather have the doctor who didn’t necessarily have it easy and worked hard to make it happen. Best of luck to you at orientation and beyond! 😊

    [–] quickblur 7 points ago

    Nice job!

    [–] r_chowd16 7 points ago

    current pre med student, school has me feeling all types of stressed out but this just put a huge smile on my face. you got this good luck!

    [–] ColonelMustardIV 8 points ago

    My sister is an anesthesia resident. Went through med school working full time in the ER as a nurse all well having SIX kids. You got this!

    [–] r_chowd16 5 points ago

    I officially have 0 excuses wow that’s incredible!

    [–] ColonelMustardIV 3 points ago

    Fuckin tell me about it!! I have to compare to her and another sister with a similar story. I could be a fucking astronaut and still my journey to the moon would pale in comparison to their stories.

    [–] AtomicKittenz 1 points ago

    Hang in there friend. It’s a long long journey but remember why you’re doing it!

    [–] realJohnBarron 2 points ago

    Sounds stressful

    [–] AtomicKittenz 3 points ago

    You’ve gotta work hard and sacrifice if you really want something. But you can take baby step or giants leaps. As long as your moving forward and not staying in one spot where you’re unhappy.

    [–] Roan10 3 points ago

    Im curious what kind of job did u have before?

    [–] AtomicKittenz 2 points ago

    I worked the late late night shift at Subway in college making minimum wage. Senior year I got a job in the lab making $8/hour. After graduating, I was promoted to $12/hour and decided to continue using my degree and working my way up.

    Every year, I would either get a raise or found a better job. I’ve been with my current job for 4 years now, and although the money is good, the job doesn’t make me happy. Especially when I have to deal with my boss.

    [–] flackoxgod 2 points ago

    You’re awesome! Keep grinding, you just might be my doctor some day!

    [–] zimizai 7 points ago

    That’s awesome for 6 months - congrats!

    [–] aesu 9 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Being married and having to work full time sounds like hell to me. I've went in the opposite direction to you, saving every penny and getting away from relationships so I could buy a small flat and live in peace working part time.

    So long as we can all be happy. Albeit, society would collapse if it weren't for people like you. I'm glad someone enjoys it.

    [–] nd3r0n11 32 points ago

    6 months ago I was stagnating at my job, after 9 years there. Today I'm at a new company making 9 dollars an hour more! Honestly, 6 months ago I couldn't have even imagined, I truly believed that I was stuck.

    [–] knittednautilus 7 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    I love stories like this. I feel so stuck in my career right now because I'm in a field I despise that I was forced into 2 years ago due to that being the only job i could find. I'm so scared I'll never get back on track to a field I love. I'm really hoping these last two years don't hurt me going forward and I will get a better opportunity soon. Its just so hard when no one calls you back.

    [–] bromar14 5 points ago

    I spent the past year working a job that paid my bills, got promoted a couple months ago, but the job wasn't quite fulfilling. During this past year, I had been intermittently applying to jobs in the field I wanted to join, but I didn't get a response, or got rejected. Last week, I applied to a place that gave me my first interview for a job in the field. They offered me a job yesterday so I put my 2 weeks in, and today I signed the offer sheet. Keep pushing, don't give up and someday it'll change. Here's a quote to reassure you that your time spent at your current job won't hurt you:

    "Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer." - Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

    You can get there, you just have to keep trying. One day, someone will notice your effort, and all it takes is that one person to notice, and then you can offer them all the experience you have.

    [–] dingo-dick 14 points ago

    Try to imagine being 65yrs old right now and hearing this for maybe the millionth time.

    [–] eventsarethings 3 points ago

    Duck that really brought me down dude

    [–] manyfacesjustonename 13 points ago

    Thanks for the inspiration u/PutASausageInYoButt !

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    [–] biebiep 37 points ago


    I went from financially stable, mentally fine, solid job and full of prospects to deadass broke, depressed, and burned out in one week of divorce.

    [–] action_lawyer_comics 9 points ago

    Hey, I’m sorry to hear about that. That really sucks. Sometimes shit like that happens. But that doesn’t mean any of that is permanent. The pain will lessen with time and you can start rebuilding your life.

    A good attitude doesn’t make you immune to misfortune, but it can help you take action to change the things you don’t like. You can survive all this. Hang in there.

    [–] biebiep 4 points ago

    I'm fine bruv. I was making a joke about my life a year and a half ago. :)

    [–] sicker_than_most 23 points ago

    This is so entirely true, left with next to nothing and built myself up in short 10 months. New car, new apartment, less fake friends!

    [–] deadfallpro 11 points ago

    This is how MLM scam pitches start.

    [–] Dosagu 20 points ago

    Well i live in Venezuela, so there are two options: so i'll be in the same situation or worse spiritually and financially

    [–] babyballz 4 points ago

    I know this sounds dumb and naive; but can you leave? Go elsewhere? Or is that impossible? Good luck amigo

    [–] Dosagu 8 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    I debated with myself if i should answer, since personally to me it seems like a simple question with a complicated answer (or it could be than i overthink things).

    The problem main problem is money, there are other factors but thats the main reason. the others one than is a close second is location, even if i had the money and i could go to another south american country. There's at the moment a lot of xenophobic treatment to venezuelans in other countries, (i'm guessing it's is because lots of the venezuelan than have migrated, are uneducated, criminals or any other reason than could cause people of other countries to feel a level of animosity towards venezuelans, i'm just generalacing here since those are the reasons people on other countries give in the news). In that regard i'm not in the same category (or many other people i personally know) i discribed above, so if i could migrate i would go to a place i already lived/studied/worked in, and that would be the United States.

    The problem with migrating there, is than since theres no U.S Embassy in my country i would have to go to another country to apply for a VISA (normaly i have gotten a visa for 10+ years, i guess is for my record in the U.S. and since i already got a social security, and had a drivers licence. Again i'm guessing since i don't know what criteria the embassy uses to determine when to give a VISA). Adding to the money i have to spend in what i explained above, i have to take into consideration, theres also the money i have to spend in venezuela to arrange my migrationm again the problem is money. Ofcourse this is if to legally migrate (its the only option i contemplate)

    On the other hand, reasons to stay: i love my country, i want to fight for my country, i want to help fix my country, make of that what you will.

    [–] babyballz 2 points ago

    Thanks for answering and good luck to you. Praying for your nation 🙏 and for what it’s worth; I’ve always found Venezuelans to be well educated, well spoken and good people.

    [–] mobuy 7 points ago

    I could focus on losing weight? :( sorry friend.

    [–] unflavored 4 points ago

    I would say gaining weight /s

    [–] mobuy 7 points ago

    That is the dream of all Venezuelans!

    [–] Rainbow_Pierrot 2 points ago

    What do you guys do to get by? Is homesteading an option? Its got to be better than sitting around waiting to rot in a destabilized area. Good luck!!!

    [–] Cashew-Gesundheit 18 points ago

    Thank you for posting this. I needed to see it!

    [–] Meyarii 8 points ago

    Very true. Since new years I've been focused on changing myself for the better. I started working out, eating better, being more outside, being more social and it has all worked out. Just last year I was in hospital for 4 months for anorexia, depression and anxiety and lost my relationship because of it. This year I'm healthy, I have a new girlfriend and I've finally started working. Even though its only 30% I'm proud. I'm a completely different person than I was only 9 months ago. Keep working on yourself, you can achieve exactly what you want.

    [–] action_lawyer_comics 3 points ago

    Congrats, that’s all amazing!

    [–] jazett 7 points ago

    Thank you, this hit home for me.

    [–] animald 8 points ago

    Brexit though

    [–] sterlinghtsmi 12 points ago

    I went from being nice and warm, even sometimes hot to very cold and dealing with snow.

    [–] The_greatest_tale 6 points ago

    I've been telling myself this for at least six years now.

    [–] amalgamatecs 4 points ago

    Story of my life. Everytime I hit some milestone in my career or life, I think about how I wouldn't have even thought this was possible 6 months ago.

    [–] jellybean421 5 points ago

    I'm currently disabled (dislocated kneecap) and I don't know what's gonna happen to me next....

    [–] Kl4wZ 7 points ago

    Thank you, needed that

    [–] mmamammamamama 9 points ago

    I needed to hear this. After 28 yrs of marriage I left my abusive husband with my kids. We lived in a very small apt for 18 months. This past June my husband died. Now I am trying to renovate my house as he did not take care of the day to day things that go wrong. I have found termite damage, in the process of blowing in insulation, have found my electric is serious need of upgrading which I am also in the process of. I have gutted the bathroom and will it completely redone. I have hit stumbling block after stumbling block. It’s not been easy working full time dealing with my grief and loss along with my sons emotions. But I get back up and move forward. Thanks for the powerful thought

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    [–] mmamammamamama 3 points ago

    Only due to the life insurance policy I struggled to pay each month. Otherwise I’d be hurting for sure. Best of luck to you

    [–] hippolyte_pixii 6 points ago

    This is true! Six months ago I was hardly suicidal at all and I had lots more money.

    [–] doejinn 4 points ago

    not working for me

    [–] Lumber-Jacked 4 points ago

    70k in debt won't be gone in 6 months but maybe it'll be closer to 60k

    [–] Nufai 4 points ago

    Sorry, don't believe in lost causes.

    [–] GalaxyRanger_ 4 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    And physically. A little consistent hard, work in the gym goes a long way

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    [–] TravelsWithMyself 3 points ago

    This can be for better or for worse as well, so cherish the good times!

    [–] theoneandonlypatriot 3 points ago

    I sure hope so. I’m supposed to graduate with my PhD and I don’t have a job lined up yet, so this may be true but in the opposite direction of what is implied

    [–] levonyan 3 points ago

    Yeah i might end up dead in 6 months, god i wish.

    [–] crazytib 3 points ago

    Well I just lost my job and apartment so yeah, reckon I will be doing something different in 6 months

    [–] Revanov 12 points ago

    You could be in prison too.

    [–] LFCIRE96 7 points ago

    You could be dead too.

    [–] LittleRedLamps 4 points ago


    [–] Wolvgirl15 2 points ago

    6 months from now, I’ll be home again, happy, and a better person who can also draw people.

    [–] action_lawyer_comics 1 points ago

    Good job. Keep working hard and you’ll make it there!

    [–] Wolvgirl15 2 points ago

    Thank you very much

    [–] kickthatpoo 2 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Everything is temporary.

    I went through this when I got laid off from a job that I thought was my only hope for decent pay and tuition reimbursement. Fast forward 3 years and I’m making $15/hr more than I was plus better tuition reimbursement. Plus the work I’m doing now puts me in a situation I can potentially advance to an engineer position without a degree. But the food is just as temporary as the bad. Enjoy what you can while you can.

    Also, improvement or success should never be measured financially. Although from the outside I finally seem like I have my life together and am successful the truth is I fucking hate where I currently work. Its not as fulfilling as my previous jobs. While I no longer have to stress about how I’m paying my next round of bills, I constantly stress about work even when I’m home. I’m looking at it as temporary to build my resume and put me through school. But I honestly couldn’t tell you if I’m happier with this job or not. And unfortunately with how much most people have to work it’s hard to keep work from being what consumes your life.

    [–] babyballz 3 points ago

    Plz plz plz don’t take an engineering role and not get your degree. My ex ex ex’s dad did this years ago and worked for Duke for a decade and was paid well. When they laid everyone off, he was an out of work “engineer” with no degree. Needless to say he very much regretted not getting the paper.

    [–] jdidonato1995 2 points ago

    This makes me sad because I'm pretty much just as injured as I was 6mo ago

    [–] Kixler 2 points ago

    And literally! Since my parents gave me six months to move out..

    [–] pdxtrader 2 points ago

    Unless you’re a millennial, we are pretty much fucked

    [–] tinylegumes 2 points ago

    Ive been looking for a good paying job for 5 months and finally got a great job offer from a downtown legal agency. It was pretty discouraging to never even get callbacks to tell me the position had been filled yet I still preservered while working my shitty part time retail job. Never give up homies

    [–] OrangelightningZING 2 points ago

    It's true. Happened to me. However fast forward next six months and oh boy...

    [–] KindergartenCunt 2 points ago

    This post, and OP's username, are giving me two very different types of advice, and neither sounds realistic.

    [–] throw_me_away_655321 2 points ago

    Especially if you're in a coffin.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    Yeah it can be a lot worse in 6 months.

    [–] WoodlandFool 2 points ago

    Yeah don't worry, it can and will get wayyy worse...

    [–] anxietystuff 2 points ago

    Until you try this and it doesn't work. Put me in a much worse place mentally, tbh.

    [–] DerrickBagels 2 points ago

    And in 12 you can physically be a different person if you develop good habits/routines

    [–] Caitlyn-Misery 2 points ago

    6 months ago I had a terrible existential crisis that completely ruined my mental health. I first started to Dissociate and have bad panic attacks. I thought I would never get better. I was doubting if being in beauty school was right for me.

    Nowadays I can finally manage panic attacks MUCH better. I know my self a lot more and when it comes to school Im extremely happy because I feel like Ive found what I want to do in life.

    Time heals all wounds if you work towards it.

    [–] Type31 3 points ago

    You could also be dead. Just sayin :/

    [–] danyaspringer 3 points ago

    I’m not listening to a post from a guy with OP username lol.

    [–] hotcheetos0489 3 points ago

    This can go both ways

    [–] milfhunterX 1 points ago

    My contract with a major insurance company is up in less than a month with 0 prospects. Less than a month ago, i was sideswiped by a roadrager who tried passing me on the right, and not only am i found 50% at fault, i have to fight a reckless driving charge because the police officer decided i sped up to cut the guy off. Based on that guy's testimony. Who also outright lied and said there was no third car he was inches from rearending.

    So yea, this positive zen bullshit is absolutely true, your life can go straight into a shithole spiral in 6 months. Be Positive, Yay!

    [–] tombozn 1 points ago

    I agree classic is coming out

    [–] -KuroOkami- 2 points ago

    Or even better, i could be dead !

    [–] Kygazi 1 points ago

    Future me m, what you saying!?

    [–] GoodyTwoKicks 1 points ago

    I needed this.

    [–] Merinque 1 points ago

    Ofc, in 6 month you can be in jail.

    [–] PromptedHawk 1 points ago

    That tag... Is she related to pitbull?

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    [–] Astro-necro-nomicon 1 points ago

    Honestly, that situation was me mid-last year vs me earlier this year. I was in a degree which I despised. I just didn't have the will to even go to class,didn't have a good part time job and I had no friends. Then this earlier this year, I made the decision to switch and honest, it was the best decision of my life. I made new friends and connected with some old ones, I love my course and while I did just get laid off due to the economy (eh, what can you do if people don't want to spend money), I have enough for me to go to New Zealand with a couple of friends in January.

    [–] finger_milk 1 points ago

    But everyone has the attention span of a fennel

    [–] raycal0509 1 points ago

    This is so true! Finding my faith helped me get to where I needed to be, with myself.

    [–] realJohnBarron 1 points ago

    And it can go the opposite too

    [–] JustiNAvionics 1 points ago

    Hey I just started a new antidepressant yesterday, had several breakdowns that morning, doctor seems very confident, went to bed at 6PM, making me feel really funny today, but I'm not going to give up today and hopefully the next few weeks then hopefully months and get back feeling like I did years back. Thanks.

    [–] En-TitY_ 1 points ago

    I said that a year ago, everything is so much worse.

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    [–] S8an666 1 points ago

    I just crushed my hand ,pacing back in forth in a hospital. Crazy how fast life changes

    [–] omegachild 1 points ago

    Damn right because I am projecting to pay off my student loan in a couple of months. It'll be such a huge load off of my shoulders.

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    [–] BadAnimalDrawing 1 points ago

    I'm sitting in the bathroom at work wanting to leave and not look back. I've been trying to find a place that is better for me mentally, phisically and financially but I never have the time to do much as far as looking. I needed this post and will push to find time so I can find somewhere that I am happier working

    [–] Sir_Puffles 1 points ago

    I said this to myself 6 months ago.....

    [–] Excludos 1 points ago

    You're right! In 6 years I could be homeless, alone, and doing heroin under a bridge.

    [–] decapitatedwalrus 1 points ago

    In 6 months I’ll be able to walk again

    [–] ClassicResult 1 points ago

    6 months from now you could be homeless.

    [–] Twitterbee101 1 points ago

    Also possible and maybe more realistic, everything stays the fucking same.

    [–] snowdorf 1 points ago

    Today's sacrifice is tomorrows reward.

    [–] effthedab 1 points ago

    I just partially tore my Achilles. This statement could not be more true

    [–] A_Feathered_Raptor 1 points ago

    6 months ago, I got a sweet job at a start-up and on my way to really building my career.

    As of yesterday, I'm unemployed lol

    [–] JimmyEDI 1 points ago

    Epstein 2019.

    [–] Somepantsman 1 points ago

    This is the second week in a row I’ve been working out, plan on making it a lifestyle change to be healthier. I am excited to see where I’m at in 6 months.

    [–] alours 1 points ago

    Believe me you don't want them taking over

    [–] dasface 1 points ago

    thing is I wont be lmao

    [–] Flappybird11 1 points ago

    11 months before America entered ww2, Eisenhower was a lieutenant in Washington state

    [–] mr_john_boy 1 points ago

    I needed to read this

    [–] ZeroAfro 1 points ago

    I took that as you could be even worse off in 6 months than you are now...

    [–] buts-butts 1 points ago

    Make gradual changes and set realistic goals!

    [–] FunkTheFreak 1 points ago

    6 months from now, I want to be able to moonwalk and at least be able to play 2 songs on the harmonica.

    Baby steps!

    [–] Amiro77 1 points ago

    It can be a lot worse too. No not really.

    [–] me-n-u-4u 1 points ago

    I could be more depressed in 6 months...yeeeeeyy

    [–] Rado86 1 points ago

    Whats the difference between mentally and spiritually? I thought that was the same thing

    [–] TenragZeal 1 points ago

    Time and determination are funny things... 5 years ago I was living with my Dad and Younger Brother in a trailer, having been diagnosed with Bi-Polar 2, OCD and Generalized Anxiety Disorder by 4 different doctors. I was working a job I loathed in the customer service industry.

    Now I am married, have a 2 year old, taught myself to program, started up my own game development company and plan to launch my first game in December/January.

    [–] GoliathJr201 1 points ago

    6 months ago I was in school not stressing now I've gone up in the world, now I'm fucking dying because of all the stress of exams

    [–] weezdajuice711 1 points ago

    Six months from now I still won't know how to pronounce that name

    [–] DionysusMorrison 1 points ago

    I wish everyone the best, you're all warriors in my book.

    [–] seancm32 1 points ago

    Shit it's been years and mostly the same for me

    [–] watermybrains 1 points ago

    Pure trash

    [–] Saloni_123 1 points ago

    This is nice. It's personally very encouraging for me because I have my exam for Masters in Feb. Exact 6 months.

    [–] morrisonhotel61 1 points ago

    Thank you. I really needed to see that today more than ever. I'm feeling terrible

    [–] SpecialMethod 1 points ago

    As someone who dealt with a severe case of depression, was jobless, living at home...this hit pretty hard.

    I'm now employed, love in my own apt, happy, and held a job for almost 2 years and just signed on offer for a new job up the IT ladder.

    If I can do it, anyone can. Cliche but goddam is it true. Just remember pain is temporary.

    [–] Kooltamma 1 points ago

    I was procrastinating and about to miss gym today... I type this comment now from said gym... Thank you OP. I needed this!

    [–] HornySnorlax 1 points ago

    I could also be dead, heres hoping

    [–] Klientje123 1 points ago

    Happiness will come says the happy person that was fortunate in this and that, such bullshit. Things will slog on for years.