@cosmia Then I ought to be much better at fighting by now. I do have chronic insomnia though, so you might wel be right about the X-Files. One or the other series is generally on repeat in my house. I wonder what Twin Peaks has done to me?
@amirite Get the doctor to check you for asthma - I have cough-variant asthma, and I also hack away like a 60-a-day smoker for weeks after any kind of cold or chest-related illness. It took ages to work out mine was asthma because I don't wheeze at all, I just cough (often until I throw up) but now I start the steroid inhalers whenever I get the sniffles and it is enormously better.
@Jolie Kerr I chose stability and a 'proper career' over my vocation, which was horses (hi horse!). But working with horses is tiring and badly paid, especially as you get a bit older, and I'd walked away from a broken neck once and didn't like the odds of being that lucky again, so now I keep it as a hobby and it's so much nicer.
Can you do what you do now in a recreational capacity? Is the corporate work a life-consuming thing or can you switch it off out of working hours and not think about it? I deliberately chose a career I can leave behind, never do overtime, etc etc, to give me that work/life balance and enough time for the ponies.
I don't regret doing it at all. I don't get my fulfilment and joy out of my paid job, but I don't have to because I get it elsewhere.
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@iceberg Variety! Spice of life, and all that. Rabbits are great fun, bullets are also fun, the remote control vibrating eggs are hilarious when your other half tries to morse-code messages to you in the middle of a crowded bar...
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@AmandathePanda You do regret it, go and get one. I was terrified about glass dildos for ages, then I had a money-off voucher and thought what the hell, live life on the edge, and now TOTAL CONVERT. I've got two now, and they are definitely the best.
I am going to give this a go!
@Amphora Thats the one thing on this list I actually do, but only because one day last year I felt a sudden urge to learn how to make candles, so now I can, and I recycle the old scented candle stumps into new ones.
@hallelujah Me too. People sometimes ask me why I'm not still friends with the ex, and I usually have to ask them if they have in fact ever met me, and if so, how they haven't realised I'm an angry vengeful bitch.
I'm not in contact with my (one serious) ex, and have absolutely no desire to be. By the time we split up he was someone I didn't like even a little bit, and as far as I can see, he is either still that person, in which case NOPE, or he's pulled his head out of his arse and gone back to being the person I fell in love with, in which case DOUBLE NOPE because he hurt me far too badly to go there again, so why would I want to be in contact with someone I'd fall in love with again and not be able to be with?
I am still friends with all my former friends-with-benefits though, except the one who I stopped sleeping with because the more we got to know each other, the more we realised we actually didn't like each other very much. I don't need to have romantic feelings for someone to get nekkid with them, but I do need to like them as a person enough to want to spend the time with them.