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Would like to reintroduce myself (been gone a long time)

Discussion in 'Newbies Start Here' started by melindaville, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    You will be blessed for your work. Good job! I'm proud of you.
  2. melindaville

    melindaville Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much, Morgan but the people I work with help me also. I hope to make a positive impact on their lives--but I know they make a positive impact on mine.
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  3. melindaville

    melindaville Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your kind words. I am already blessed. It just took a bonk on my hard head to recognize it. :)
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  4. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Welcome back melindaville . Strong family here on the SKMB. Love and green lights.
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  5. melindaville

    melindaville Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much, Spideyman. I definitely remember you. :) Truly, all of you are wonderful people and I knew that before. I appreciate your understanding as much as anything else. I never stopped being a SK fan--I became a bigger one, if anything. I spent a lot of those five years reading his novels. I'm so glad he is a compulsive writer. :) We are so lucky to have been in a generation with 'The King' and he really is. He's the King of modern writers--not a person can beat him. How amazing to be blessed with that much talent!
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  6. danie

    danie I am whatever you say I am.

    Hi, Melinda,
    Didn't realize you'd been a member since 2011 when I posted on your profile page! Welcome back. Glad to hear you've overcome much adversity to come back to the board.
  7. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Hello Melindaville! One more welcome from a guy who has been diagnosed as both a fool and jester. It was a self diagnosis. Okay I'm lying...it was the wife. Did you know that if you shift the letters around in your avatar name you get 'villeMelinda'? Those wacky anagrams get me every time. All the best, lam
  8. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    Welcome back melindaville, I'm so happy to hear how well you're doing, I used to suffer from severe anxiety, it was debilitating.
    The difference you're making in the young lives you work with will be life-changing, it's such valuable work.

    It's really nice to have you back, I've been enjoying your posts. :smile:

    (as an aside, you mentioned earlier that you'd had a period of homelessness, was that during (or just prior) to the time that you'd spent previously here on the MB? It's just that I have a memory of one of our MB members living in a car, they were going through a really rough patch, it was very sad)
  9. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Welcome back!
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  10. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    Welcome! I am glad that you are so open about your struggles. Congrats on overcoming them. My mom is a child psychologist, and I understand how much pure dedication this profession takes.
    I have overcome a lot of demons, and although I'm not always open about my past struggles here, I can relate. The members of this board have helped me overcome some serious rough patches in my life.
    I'm glad to meet you.
  11. recitador

    recitador Speed Reader

    welcome back. i wasn't around back then, but i'm glad things are going a bit more smoothly for you now.
  12. melindaville

    melindaville Well-Known Member

    I definitely remember you, Danie. You were just as kind to me when I first came by as you are now. Thank you so much.
  13. melindaville

    melindaville Well-Known Member

    Sounds like your wife is a pretty smart lady! :) And at least it's not 'VileMelinda.' :)
  14. melindaville

    melindaville Well-Known Member

    I've had a few bad patches--and the worst was in the mid-90's. This latest, I had great support but just a lot of things happened that overwhelmed me (deaths of people very close to me). My heart goes out to anyone who is homeless; those were the darkest days of all. Every person should have a home, particularly in this, the richest country in the world. Thank you so much for the warm welcome. :)
  15. melindaville

    melindaville Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much. You probably know a lot about psychology yourself. My husband's mother was a psychologist and he is so well versed in the subject. The members on this board are the nicest of any board/forum/whatever. People here are truly nice, which is really such a great reflection on the wonderful Mr. King. Thank you again.
  16. melindaville

    melindaville Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much--it's a pleasure to meet you. I see many new faces, which is part of the reason why I wanted to reintroduce myself.
  17. do1you9love?

    do1you9love? Happy to be here!

    Welcome back! The SKMB is a haven, to be sure!
  18. melindaville

    melindaville Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I do feel right at home here. After all, we're all here because of one amazing writer. I admire him so much.
  19. Discord

    Discord Member

    Hi there l am a newbie :)
    l understand you l have suffer deprssion for most of my life, now it has degenerated into a borderline personality desorder, this very year l almost succedeed into ending my own life. I have scars in my arms from the cuts that l have made myself and still my brother and others tells me and treats me like this is my fault, like l am faking it or that l am just a big lazy because l sleep so much, or that i have gaing so much wieght just because l eta a lot and because l am giving untiphsicotics that are proove that can make you put on weigh. Only my mom seems to understand that l am sick, and that l did not choose to be sick, and that l can not choose when l will get better, if l ever do. l can only keep taking my medication and going to teraphy and keep struggling and hope things will be ok in the end.

    Thank you for sharing and allow me to share.
  20. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

    Nice to meet you ma’am. Welcome back.

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