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Post by SuzC » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:25 am

firegal wrote:
SuzC wrote:5) With Pokémon go, and working in a community team, I am going to be a pokemon master. Something to fall back on if I don't become a CP :D
I totally thought this would be the case but so far I'm mostly driving too much to take advantage of it, my friend who works in Boots is actually getting more Pokemon bonuses because she had a Pokestop she can hit from the staff room!
On my stroll last night I found where all the Pokemon Go players hang out, was a fun way to spend a couple of hours but working in CAMHS I found myself worrying about whether one of the YP I see would show up (thankfully unlikely as only one of them lives in my town, and has not yet been swept up in the Pokemon Go craze)

1. Very comforted to see other people's Occy Health worries on here too, gives me some perspective (pretty sure we're all going to be fine)
2. Need to watch my catastrophising - a missed letter combined with a rather low couple of days became all the reasons why I am not organised enough to be a CP and will clearly not cope with training
3. The man face was actually pretty good at helping me get my head straight again, pity he has to do that via FB, still not back in the UK and still no closer to knowing when he might be
4. Very glad that I have a week off next week, need some relaxing time, and time to go find where I'm going to live during the course (not sure that goes hand in hand with relaxing, but I've got a week, I'll manage both).
5. After I come back from my week off I will only have 1 month left in my job!!! :shock: :mrgreen:
Ah -see I have to travel via Bus, which is very good in the pokemon world. Usually slow enough to add distance to my eggs, and allowing me to catch stuff and visit Pokestops. Am fast overtaking the fiancé, which helps my competitiveness. Plus, I work with older adults in care homes, usually with a diagnosis of dementia (though not always), and, as such, I am highly unlikely to encounter them in the street, although I might meet (great)grandchildren perhaps.

1) I realise, as I sit in this muggy office, that there is such a narrow range of what I find acceptable weather. This does not fall within my personal range.
2) So much paperwork. So many letters. So much procrastination.
3) My desk drawer is a mess - is cleaning it an effective use of my time, or a terrible attempt to waste more time?
4)Is the fact I'm writing this further proof of my lack of motivation to write letters.
5) Excited for this weekend -cream tea with the sisters, and then a family do. I'm going to make a pimms cake. I miss baking

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Post by Esuma » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:32 pm

Glad it's not just me on the Pokemon Go hunt :lol:

1.) Staples removed post surgery - can't wait for my first shower it's going to be bliss!
2.) Can't decide about returning to work next week... doctor has given me another sick note for next week but I need to decide whether to use it or not, I'm really conflicted... Also not particularly wanting to ride my scooter yet which would make getting to work difficult. But I think I'm probably being a little daft and I'll be fine, plus I'm only on night shifts next week so shouldn't be too busy..... Need to make a decision!
3.) Been feeling a bit anxious this week about various things like returning to work, starting the masters in September, potentially moving city / jobs etc etc... And been lacking motivation to do anything useful like the FutureLearn courses I signed up for despite sitting around all day now I've finished my book
4.) Maybe I should go for a walk, might do me some good to get out the house
5.) Hope my partner isn't working too much this weekend so we can spend some quality time together

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Post by lingua_franca » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:27 pm

1.) I had my mock viva. My supervisors told me that if I make the amendments they've suggested and answer as I did today then I will probably pass with no corrections. That would be a dream. I really hope I can do it.
2.) Hitting 'send' on that notice to submit and triggering the appointment of my external examiner made me feel alarmingly like Theresa May activating Article 50.
3. ) Please let this be the last time in my life where I have reason to say that I feel like Theresa May.
4.) It looks like my mum is going down with the monster cold I let loose on the house. :( Physically I'm feeling much better, but I still can't shake it off entirely. I think I've injured my throat from all the coughing, because there is a different kind of soreness there now, lower down in my neck.
5.) Now that my thesis is (almost) done I have a novel to write.
"Suppose a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?"
"Suppose it didn't," said Pooh, after careful thought.
Piglet was comforted by this.
- A.A. Milne.

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Post by ell » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:30 pm

1) Watching the rest of my cohort hand in their dissertations was lovely, but at the same time I feel so sad that I was not able to join them. It's like I'm having the same ending as everyone, but without the fun bit of actually being finished. And what upsets me most is that when I'm in the same place next year (I have a year's extension because of health stuff), my cohort won't be around to support me in the same way as they have all been around to support each other these last few months. I feel so lonely already.
2) Missing having a second car right now... my car is my security blanket and my freedom.
3) Pleased with the winner of the Great British Sewing Bee (only just caught up).
4) Loving some TV series right now, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones (amazing), Preacher, Under the Dome...
5) It suddenly struck me today that I don't think I have been depressed the last few months. Like, actually feeling ok for most of the time (with the occasional down day, but still). And without the help of medication! This might be a first for a really long time.

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Post by Shmit » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:35 pm

1) You know you've been busy at work when you haven't been on the Clinpsy forum for a few weeks! I feel like I have so much to catch up and things to be nosey about
2) Yes I am sat here in work at 6.28, after getting in at 8.10 this morning... I've been so much better in this role than my last role for keeping work-life balance pretty good but I actually felt like doing a long day today and getting some extra work done. I feel good about this... and will treat myself to a 9.30 start tomorrow :)
3) I'm so happy that I've finally received confirmation that my foundation to counselling and psychotherapy course is running on the evening I wanted! I've been so desperate to try and get some form of study/beginning of plan b route going this year rather than just 'another year' of trying to get on the doctorate (I know that's not the case but it's felt like it at times)
4) Feeling quite positive and grateful about things at the moment, feel like I have a good balance of work, family, friend, boyfriend time... may look into more activeness as netball isn't on for a few weeks and I will miss it lots! May even text some friends now about doing something else instead until it's back on
5) My big worry thought at the minute is my academic reference for the next batch of Dclinpsy apps... one of my references isn't around this year so I need to find somebody else. Maybe someone from the foundation course I'm soon starting (not sure they will have known me well enough by then)... any suggestions anyone?!?! (I know I shouldn't be thinking of this already but I'm a worry-er!)

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Post by Bobgirl » Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:18 am

Shmit wrote:1) My big worry thought at the minute is my academic reference for the next batch of Dclinpsy apps... one of my references isn't around this year so I need to find somebody else. Maybe someone from the foundation course I'm soon starting (not sure they will have known me well enough by then)... any suggestions anyone?!?! (I know I shouldn't be thinking of this already but I'm a worry-er!)
I don't know how helpful this is but my dissertation supervisor retired the year that I wanted to apply for the Doctorate. I ended up emailing a lecturer from one of my 4th year classes, who thankfully remembered me as I think I was one of the only people to get a 1st in his class (it was sooo... hard, I’m not even sure how I managed it!). He agreed to be my reference and he was absolutely amazing. I still used him the second time I applied, even though by then I had a Masters. Do you have lecturers from your undergrad that might be able to do the same if you explain your circumstances? :D

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Post by workingmama » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:47 pm

1. I will get to my preferred specialism, I just need to keep faith that if I keep swimming in the right direction, I'll get there, even if that means temporary contracts, locum work, and weird combinations of all sorts of things, so lomg as the work is relevant.
2. Surprising and unexpected bout of pimples. Why?!
3. I'm so in babylove with my toddler right now. No offence, older kids, you kick ass in other ways.
4. Man, I'm tired.
5. Please oh please oh please universe, send a part time paediatric neuropsychology band 7 vacancy to Newcastle. Um, thanks.
Fail, fail again, fail better.

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Post by Shmit » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:30 am

Bobgirl wrote:
Shmit wrote:1) My big worry thought at the minute is my academic reference for the next batch of Dclinpsy apps... one of my references isn't around this year so I need to find somebody else. Maybe someone from the foundation course I'm soon starting (not sure they will have known me well enough by then)... any suggestions anyone?!?! (I know I shouldn't be thinking of this already but I'm a worry-er!)
I don't know how helpful this is but my dissertation supervisor retired the year that I wanted to apply for the Doctorate. I ended up emailing a lecturer from one of my 4th year classes, who thankfully remembered me as I think I was one of the only people to get a 1st in his class (it was sooo... hard, I’m not even sure how I managed it!). He agreed to be my reference and he was absolutely amazing. I still used him the second time I applied, even though by then I had a Masters. Do you have lecturers from your undergrad that might be able to do the same if you explain your circumstances? :D
Thanks Bobgirl, that's something to have a think about as I hadn't thought of that! I'm not sure how well tutors will remember me as I graduated in 2011, but it's worth a try :)

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Post by sweetpea » Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:41 pm

1) I'm thankful for having such a supportive manager...
2) ...and 2 amazing supervisors...
3) ...and a handful of really kind, lovely colleagues. :D
4) After a turbulent few months at work, the relief at the situation resolving is physically breathtaking.
5) TGIF! 8)

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Post by firegal » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:13 pm

sweetpea wrote:1) I'm thankful for having such a supportive manager...
2) ...and 2 amazing supervisors...
3) ...and a handful of really kind, lovely colleagues. :D
4) After a turbulent few months at work, the relief at the situation resolving is physically breathtaking.
5) TGIF! 8)
This is a great one, I like this :)

1) New tattoo is peeling and itchy :x
2) Super happy for my colleague landing an AP position, though it does feeling like we're dropping like flies
3) My diary feels really empty
4) Omnomnom Pepsi
5) Less than 4 weeks to go!!!

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Post by sweetpea » Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:46 pm

Thanks, firegal! I'm determined to carry that positivity into this week... What's your new tattoo? :D

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Post by firegal » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:07 pm

sweetpea wrote:Thanks, firegal! I'm determined to carry that positivity into this week... What's your new tattoo? :D

Oh it's something cute, and colourful, something that makes me happy :)
Pokemon, it's totally a pokemon tattoo

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Post by sweetpea » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:44 pm

Good on you for treating yourself! We all need a good smile. I'm debating getting my nose pierced... 8)

(If it actually is a pokemon tattoo, you might just be my hero...)

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Post by firegal » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:53 pm

sweetpea wrote:Good on you for treating yourself! We all need a good smile. I'm debating getting my nose pierced... 8)

(If it actually is a pokemon tattoo, you might just be my hero...)
Hero status achieved :mrgreen:
It's a triumphant looking Jigglypuff sitting on top of a sleeping Pikachu, complete with graffiti'd monocle and moustache a'la the first animated series :lol:

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Post by Esuma » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:00 pm

firegal wrote:
sweetpea wrote:Good on you for treating yourself! We all need a good smile. I'm debating getting my nose pierced... 8)

(If it actually is a pokemon tattoo, you might just be my hero...)
Hero status achieved :mrgreen:
It's a triumphant looking Jigglypuff sitting on top of a sleeping Pikachu, complete with graffiti'd monocle and moustache a'la the first animated series :lol:
This is amazing!!!!

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