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Old 11-01-2012, 10:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Well, I'm back! With a completely new attitude! :-)

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Its me, benshobbies! I'm back from my 2 month deactivation and ebay selling fast with a whole new attitude & a new level of maturity. Learned an awful lot over the past two months about finances & budgeting. Also learned a lot about taking financial responsibility and taking responsibility for my actions & words.

Life has never been sweeter. I really had a big victory over my anxiety & my fears of death in September. On August 30th, My doctor was going to put me on anxiety meds in my next appointment. I stunned my psychologist completely when I told him I no longer have any fears of death in me at all! Or the anxious thoughts that were causing me so much struggles before. I'm even getting more and more comfortable with who I am as a person and really easing into my life!

Its been an amazing life the past 2 months & I'm back on track financially. Now the test is to see if I can keep this attitude up, even when I go back to doing some things that I used to do.

Hope I didn't miss much! Its good to be back!

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Old 11-01-2012, 10:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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welcome back Ben


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Old 11-01-2012, 10:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I believe that struggles like what you have gone through are a part of life. While we all experience different forms of struggle they all allow us to change or learn from our past and we are able to benefit from it.

On a much happier note glad to see you're back and well!

And since you mentioned eBay and other selling sites, have you tried a site called Listia? Its like eBay but it has a few differences. If you haven't try it, theres a signup link in my sig!

To reiterate, glad you've returned an may your life go well from here on!
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't know you, but welcome back. Hope everything goes as planned
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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May life continue to go well for you. Welcome back.
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Bless you Ben! Your PM meant a lot to me. Thanks again.

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Congrats on a breakthrough and welcome back.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Awesome! Welcome back

What helped you change? Or did you help yourself?
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Welcome back, Ben. Glad to hear you're doing well
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I don't think we've interacted on this site, but happy to see you overcome your issues.
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Prayer. My faith in Jesus Christ saved me. Was really struggling one day with anxiety & depression and it was like God spoke to me and said "Ben, give me your fear of death." I repented of the fear & my life changed almost instantly. It was so gripping on me that it took control of my life & completely gripped me with fears and worries. Almost like my fear was controlling me and how I acted. Now that I gave my fears and worries to Christ I no longer have those gripping fears & my life has changed for the better.
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Do you collect cards? (pretty sure I poached this line from someone, but it has a nice ring to it.)
All sorts of cards. :-)

Have rearranged my room into a business setting now that we have the new heating system. Opens up more space to store more cards too!
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Glad to see you back...you're a good dude! Welcome back to the boards
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Prayer. My faith in Jesus Christ saved me. Was really struggling one day with anxiety & depression and it was like God spoke to me and said "Ben, give me your fear of death." I repented of the fear & my life changed almost instantly. It was so gripping on me that it took control of my life & completely gripped me with fears and worries. Almost like my fear was controlling me and how I acted. Now that I gave my fears and worries to Christ I no longer have those gripping fears & my life has changed for the better.
What a great thing to happen for sure, after all he's the only one who can save you in the end. Like you & Kelly Clarkson said "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger"

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I don't know who you are but I'm assuming you're the bomb digitty

Welcome back! (Can I say that? Or would "Hi there! I'm AKHMERICA" be more appropriate)
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Prayer. My faith in Jesus Christ saved me. Was really struggling one day with anxiety & depression and it was like God spoke to me and said "Ben, give me your fear of death." I repented of the fear & my life changed almost instantly. It was so gripping on me that it took control of my life & completely gripped me with fears and worries. Almost like my fear was controlling me and how I acted. Now that I gave my fears and worries to Christ I no longer have those gripping fears & my life has changed for the better.
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Hey Guys,

Its me, benshobbies! I'm back from my 2 month deactivation and ebay selling fast with a whole new attitude & a new level of maturity. Learned an awful lot over the past two months about finances & budgeting. Also learned a lot about taking financial responsibility and taking responsibility for my actions & words.

Life has never been sweeter. I really had a big victory over my anxiety & my fears of death in September. On August 30th, My doctor was going to put me on anxiety meds in my next appointment. I stunned my psychologist completely when I told him I no longer have any fears of death in me at all! Or the anxious thoughts that were causing me so much struggles before. I'm even getting more and more comfortable with who I am as a person and really easing into my life!

Its been an amazing life the past 2 months & I'm back on track financially. Now the test is to see if I can keep this attitude up, even when I go back to doing some things that I used to do.

Hope I didn't miss much! Its good to be back!

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Congratulations. You are part of an increasingly rare breed who can get through life without the need of medicine to help you through a rough patch. Strong minded people who can pull themselves off the floor are getting tough to find as so many weak minded individuals have become dependent on prescription drugs to get by. Best of luck maintaining your new attitude. You should truly be proud of yourself.
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Welcome back to the land of insanity. We welcome you with crazy open arms. We all are loony.
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Congratulations. You are part of an increasingly rare breed who can get through life without the need of medicine to help you through a rough patch. Strong minded people who can pull themselves off the floor are getting tough to find as so many weak minded individuals have become dependent on prescription drugs to get by. Best of luck maintaining your new attitude. You should truly be proud of yourself.
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Good for you Ben. You are a complete 180 degree turn from a certain member who shall not be mentioned.

Keep up your positive attitude and keep moving forward.
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