GABE IF YOU HAVE NOT RUN ACROSS HOZIER YET YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO HIM. Recommended: Take Me To Church, Like Real People, Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene, I Don’t Know I Haven’t Listened To Anything Else Yet. Jesse, you might like him too, but this guy was MADE for Gabe.
Well, I just got the email that the first part of my application for PBT certification has been processed. Now I just have to trust that the (very competent) director of my program will get her side of the paperwork to the ASCP… …and that they’ll connect it to the prior part appropriately… …before they reject my application for not having that part. I gave the final papers to her on Wednesday, how soon is ‘prompt’? *gnaws fingernails down to knuckles*
Writing thank-you cards for wedding presents Signing thank-you cards for wedding presents Handing pile of cards to husband for signature Including the one TO him, thanking him for marrying you, hidden in the pile
Ooh, neat! Lightning and pea-sized hail! I guess I’m not doing much more garden work today.
I got the blackberries partially cut back and more of the front lawn de-hawkweeded, at least. Still need to deal with the thistles and finishing the back bed. Hope nothing gets too torn up by the hail.
Nearly everyone with ADHD answers an emphatic yes to the question: “Have you always been more sensitive than others to rejection, teasing, criticism, or your own perception that you have failed or fallen short?” This is the definition of a condition called rejection-sensitive dysphoria. When I ask ADHDers to elaborate on it, they say: “I’m always tense. I can never relax. I can’t just sit there and watch a TV program with the rest of the family. I can’t turn my brain and body off to go to sleep at night. Because I’m sensitive to my perception that other people disapprove of me, I am fearful in personal interactions.” They are describing the inner experience of being hyperactive or hyper-aroused. Remember that most kids after age 14 don’t show much overt hyperactivity, but it’s still present internally, if you ask them about it.
The emotional response to the perception of failure is catastrophic for those with the condition. The term “dysphoria” means “difficult to bear,” and most people with ADHD report that they “can hardly stand it.” They are not wimps; disapproval hurts them much more than it hurts neurotypical people.
If emotional pain is internalized, a person may experience depression and loss of self-esteem in the short term. If emotions are externalized, pain can be expressed as rage at the person or situation that wounded them.
In the long term, there are two personality outcomes. The person with ADHD becomes a people pleaser, always making sure that friends, acquaintances, and family approve of him. After years of constant vigilance, the ADHD person becomes a chameleon who has lost track of what she wants for her own life. Others find that the pain of failure is so bad that they refuse to try anything unless they are assured of a quick, easy, and complete success. Taking a chance is too big an emotional risk. Their lives remain stunted and limited.
For many years, rejection-sensitive dysphoria has been the hallmark of what has been called atypical depression. The reason that it was not called “typical” depression is that it is not depression at all but the ADHD nervous system’s instantaneous response to the trigger of rejection.
so I’m thinking I really need a proper website at this point
for the TPoH comic and this SKIP fairytale and any other random stories I write and potentiallysellingstuffidkmoneyscaresme
so is there anyone out there who is good at making that kind of thing? it wouldn’t have to be complicated, just very visual like a sort of art portfolio website or even like Cucumber Quest that website’s layout is so simple and lovely not to mention the comic itself aaa go read it already
and NO I DON’T MEAN FOR FREE THAT WOULD BE DUMB AND RUDE I MEAN LIKE HIRING YOU PROFESSIONALLY I WILL PAY THE MONIES BECAUSE I NEED THIS TO BE ACTUALLY GOOD WHICH IS WHY I CAN’T DO IT MYSELF I DON’T HAVE THE TIME OR ABILITY although I’m not rich at any stretch so I would need to know your rates and see examples of previous work :|b
so yeah if you’ve got mad website skills and a few links demonstrating your experience would you say hello to my inbox? I’m crazy busy rn so I may take a little time getting back to you/deciding on who I use but I would love to get started on it as a gradual project, I’d be very grateful if you’d consider it or signal boost this to someone who can help!
(p.s. I did have someone get in touch a while back but tumblr’s brilliant ‘answer a message and I eat it forever’ system has got rid of that connection so if you’re watching hello I’m here please say hi I’m fishing so I can compare for the best person for this specific project but hello friend hi I do remember you!)
This person does one of my favorite comics and is taking a pretty big step here! Anyone out there with some website experience, or the contact info of someone they commissioned to design theirs?