Going To See What It feels Like to Live in Antartica Tomorrow

<> on January 7, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.
<> on January 7, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

Tomorrow, Chicagoland and most of the midwest will be experiencing dangerous windchill temperatures. As a lifetime resident of a Chicago suburb, being in the cold is nothing new to me. But, the fact the wind chills are going to be in the -50 range makes it a different experience. So, with that being said, I am going to be safe and stay indoors and keep warm. I’m hoping others can do the same. I pray that the homeless and the people that dont have the means to keep warm during this time will be blessed with a way to keep warm because I woudn’t wish this kind of weather on anyone, including my enemies. Be warm and safe!!!

MacBook Upgrade: The Easy Way To Resurrect Your Old MacBook/Pro — bipolar is-popular_

Stumbled across this article on a bloggers page and found it pretty useful!

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re in one of the scenarios below: Scenario 1: Have an old MacBook/Pro and feel if your MacBook is not able to serve your needs well? Wait, do not let it be thrown away or sold at a cheap price. Because with a little effort (and cost) we will […]

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How To Show Gratitude To TSA Workers — Black America Web

TSA workers are usually among the least-liked government employees. But these days many travelers passing through airports are taking a moment to express their gratitude to the furloughed workers putting in their hours without pay as the partial government shutdown continues. In my research as a scholar of communication, as I outline in my book, “The Art of Gratitude.” I…

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Is Depression Real?

I had someone say to me “I don’t get depressed” when I told them I was being treated for depression. I thought to myself, what was your reason for saying that? The tone in the persons voice came across as if your depressed, somethings wrong with me. I also had a similar comment from someone else when my Mom told them that I suffer from anxiety as well. In this case, the person said “He doesn’t have anxiety” as if they knew the things that I deal with mentally on a daily basis.

The frustration that i have to deal with when people make these types of comments can get overwhelming sometimes because I feel that I am looked at as being weak, faithless and so on. I’ve even had someone tell me that I don’t have faith in God because I have anxiety (which I’m being medicated for). Believe me, I have faith in God because if I didnt, I wouldn’t have made it through the things I’ve made it through all my life.

I experienced people getting frustrated with me because I take meds for my anxiety/depression and it alters my mood and personality and they dont like the “new me”. Then I have those who are frustrated because I don’t really want to be on the meds because of the side affects and claim I’m not helping myself by coming off of them. Sometimes I wonder what is going on with me because how people react to me because of this.

I wake up every morning with a great amount of anxious feelings. As I start my day I take my meds, read my bible verses, drink my Black tea and watch the news. By midday, I feel a little calmer than I did when I woke up. Most of the day is kind of neutral as I go about my daily routines. Once I go to bed, i’m usually thinking about my next day. The feelings that I go through on a daily basis seems REAL to me and I do whatever I can do to cope with it. So, when someone asks if there is a such thing as depression or anxiety I say yes, you have to experience it to know what someone is going through.

Outsidethechi,

 

 

Battling Depression 

I know I havent posted in a while because of things that I was going through, one of them is depression. I had my ups and downs during this period and some days were better than others. I decided to write a post today because I’ve been really feeling bad lately. I know there are others out there that are probably going through the same thing. I just want to let them know that they are not alone. I also posted this on Bayart.com, a site that I post to as well. 
Ive been listening to some meditations from the app/website Abide.com that can be helpful. I hope this helps you deal with the things that are happening in your life.

Birthday Blog Post

Today I turn 44. I’ve been through a lot of things in this time here on earth. With most of the things going on in this world especially here in Chicago, most don’t make it to thier 30’s let alone mid 40’s. I’m not were I want to be in life right now, but, at the same time I feel blessed to still be here and to be in somewhat stable health.

In 2015 about a week before my 42nd birthday, I lost my father to diabeties. My dads funeral was the Friday before my birthday. This normally special day was filled with greif and sorrow. Never experienced a birthday like that before. Fortunately I made it through with the support of family and friends. Two years after his passing, it still feels wierd because because the anniversary of his passing falls a week before my birthday.

Even though I experienced all this, I still consider myself blessed because it could have been worse and with the things that are going on today, it could have easily been different. So, I am going to move forward with this day and enjoy it because things can change in the blink of an eye as we see with the events that are going on in the world right now. If you are going through things similar or even completely different, I just want to let you know it will be ok and if you trust God, he will bring you through. Be blessed!

David,

Outsidethechi

Don’t Let People Use You!

I am for one, one of those people who let people use me. I am one of those laid back, nice ones that would do just about anything for someone without thinking. Boy, if i could turn back time, I would have said “no” during times were I was just being used. Don’t get me wrong, I will help people who genuinely need help, but you have to draw the line somewhere or else you will get used to the point were it put everything hold in your life.

The video below has some truth so that why i posted it as I post many videos from Trent Shelton because he is so truthful and inspirational and talks about things that most of us go through.