Hey there! I'm Elisabeth. I'm a college junior majoring in sign language interpretation, and I love it!
I also love Sherlock, Castle, Doctor Who, Elementary, LOTR, books (lots of books), and other cool stuff like that. I mostly just reblog things I like, so feel free to have a look around.
Things I am passionate about:
Interpreting, American Sign Language, Deafness and the Deaf Community, feminism, dancing, raising awareness about mental illness (especially depression), music (in general), EQUALITY, trying to better myself, changing my pattern of ignorance on different issues, thinking complexly about books/movies/stories, languages, good food (especially gluten free food!), poetry, coffee, being kind to others, staying positive, learning new things, and finding the beautiful in everyday.
I'm always here for anyone who needs to talk or is having a hard time. I know, I've been there, so please message me anytime if you need someone to talk to. Anon is on.
I hope you have a lovely day! :D
P.S. this is my poetry blog:http://swingblueslove.blogspot.com/
Goodbye lovely followers, I leave for vacation for 2 weeks. See you all later!
Hello there, friend
When it comes to stopping, really the only way to fail is to not try at all. As long as you are trying, you are making progress. Even if you relapse along the way, that’s okay. Slipups happen, and they don’t take away any progress that you ave made along the way. Just start again the next day and keep going, and eventually you will have learned enough other ways to handle things that you won’t need it anymore. You can do it, so long as you want to and are willing to put in the effort, and are willing to forgive yourself and try again if you have trouble along the way.
Having a reason to want to stop can be a huge motivator in itself. If you keep reminding yourself of why you want to stop, it gives you a reason to think twice about doing it. Also finding alternatives that fit you and give you something else to rely on can make a huge difference.
But mainly, just experiment and find things that work for you. A few ideas:
- Set up a few basic rules like “every time I SI I have to throw out one tool” or “I have to try 3 alternatives before I SI” or some of the other suggestions made in either of the above links. [Particularly Bree’s, as mine was more a spur of the moment answer and isn’t as coherent as it could be.]
- Try the paper chain project as a way to remind yourself of how much progress you’ve made, even after a relapse. Particularly helpful if you’re the type of person who feels like if you relapse you “have to start over” and have lost all of that time that you had.
- Give yourself goals to reach. Once you reach [x] number of days without SI, give yourself a reward of some sort. For example, every week that you go without it, you could make your favorite food, every two weeks go to the movies, in a month buy that video game that you’ve been wanting for ages, etc. If it feels like a larger milestone to you, you could try to have a particularly special thing that you get to do. Basically, just celebrate little victories along the way and give yourself something to look forward to.
- If you count days, don’t feel obligated to reset your counter if you relapse. Remember, if you relapse after a month, that’s still only one day out of thirty. Try to make it one day out of thirty-five, then forty, etc. Don’t worry too much about it.
And, really, don’t be afraid to try anything that comes to mind if you think that it will help. Even you’ve never heard of someone doing it before, it may well be the thing that gets you through some bad days.
Good luck, anon.
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That’s exactly the appropriate response.
Keep doing what you’re doing! The most important thing you can do as a parent is accept your child for who he is. I cannot stress enough the value of giving him access to ASL, and learning it with him. You’re providing him with access to the Deaf community, which will help him develop pride in who he is - not in spite of or even because of his deafness, but as a whole person. Whatever other tools you go with, access to ASL and the Deaf community are, in my humble opinion, the most important things you can do for him.
And the other advice I have for you… is to try to find support for yourselves as well. It is hard being a parent, no matter what challenges you are facing. Find other parents who understand what it means to raise a Deaf child. Find other parents who support ASL and Deaf community. Talk to Deaf parents. Keep an open mind.
If you need direction for resources, etc, or you just want to ask questions - you can email me privately as well. You guys rock, keep it up.
do u ever just try to like hold everything in because you don’t wanna burden people with your problems and don’t want them to feel sorry for you but at the same time when no one can see that you’re depressed you just wanna yell to the world that you’re upset
yeah, but I’ve learned the hard way that it’s always better to talk it out with someone you trust