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7 K T
02 Aug 2019 ·
Good things come in threes: Was offered my first preference for house share, moving in tomorrow and was deemed medically fit to teach which was the last bit of paperwork I needed for my contract. Also
K T
02 Aug 2019 ·

my Dad found out he had a blood clot today after having had pain for months. He is being treated for it and will have a check up in 3 weeks.

K T
02 Aug 2019 ·

It's his third blood clot, my Mom has had four and my sis had two even though she is only 32. So we are well used to it now! It's easily treatable and he has been through much worse so I'm just glad it was diagnosed and he is being treated for it 😁

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02 Aug 2019 ·

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02 Aug 2019 · NEW

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02 Aug 2019 ·

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Alicia B
02 Aug 2019 ·

Congratulations on your contact, well done! And glad everyone's OK. Hugs

Jeff M
02 Aug 2019 ·

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nixiblu .
03 Aug 2019 ·

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03 Aug 2019 ·

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Manda P
03 Aug 2019 ·

Hooray for good news!

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2 K T
31 Jul 2019 ·
Had 3 viewings of rental properties today and I have another 3 tomorrow. Hopefully, I will get a decent enough place with (a) decent enough flatmate(s). I am staying at my sister's at the minute. She
K T
31 Jul 2019 ·

keeps asking when I will be moving out so I feel like she (or her husband) don't really want me here. I have only been here since Thursday night. 😕

Robert H
31 Jul 2019 ·

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Jeff M
31 Jul 2019 ·

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Jeff M
31 Jul 2019 ·

I hope you find a nice place!

John T
31 Jul 2019 ·

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John T
31 Jul 2019 ·

Is there council housing in Eire?

Manda P
01 Aug 2019 ·

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K T
01 Aug 2019 ·

There is John but only if you are on social welfare etc.!

K T
01 Aug 2019 ·

Good news, I got offered a room this eve? Two actually so I was able to pick my preference! 😁

Alicia B
02 Aug 2019 ·

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5 K T
21 Jul 2019 ·
I guess mood is 4-5 today. Had a bit of an upset tummy but feel a good deal better. Bit stressed about my search for new accomodation. I have to move out on Thursday. Also, lack of routine is becoming
K T
21 Jul 2019 ·

boring but I can't really afford to go on holidays or anything so it's kind of frustrating.

Max W
21 Jul 2019 · NEW

Lack of a routine sounds exciting to me. Moving out's a real headache isn't it...

Gabrielle H
21 Jul 2019 ·

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21 Jul 2019 ·

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21 Jul 2019 ·

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K T
25 Jul 2019 ·

Thanks all! Xx

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02 Aug 2019 ·

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6 K T
12 Jul 2019 ·
I have been using a mental health diary I got in Aldi. It's really good. So I haven't been on here as much. I have been enjoying my holidays, keeping very busy and getting out every day. Sleeping well
K T
12 Jul 2019 ·

Today I will go home to visit my family for the weekend and take a break from searching for a new place to rent for the next academic year. I am teaming up with two other teachers I met online so hopefully it'll work out! I have been taking lots of

K T
12 Jul 2019 ·

photos and been out and about every day. I have been meeting people at meetups and spending more time with the neighbours. I am enjoying my blooming social life and getting to know Cork City better and better. :D

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12 Jul 2019 ·

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12 Jul 2019 · NEW

I'm so happy for you 😍

K T
16 Jul 2019 ·

Thanks Rainbow U and thanks Nixi! : )

Alicia B
02 Aug 2019 ·

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Alicia B
02 Aug 2019 ·

Sounds fantastic!

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10 K T
29 Jun 2019 ·
Yesterday night; Things going really well with the guy I'm seeing. 🙂
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29 Jun 2019 ·

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29 Jun 2019 ·

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29 Jun 2019 ·

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me M
29 Jun 2019 ·

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29 Jun 2019 ·

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Albertine M
30 Jun 2019 ·

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Albertine M
30 Jun 2019 ·

Great news!

Meri C
01 Jul 2019 ·

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02 Aug 2019 ·

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2 K T
29 Jun 2019 ·
Earlier on today: STRESS about contracts and meeting friends, secretary of school being difficult and unhelpful, very tired, joint pain and sore feet. Irritable & sensitive to loud noises of the city.
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29 Jun 2019 ·

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30 Jun 2019 ·

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01 Jul 2019 ·

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02 Aug 2019 ·

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6 K T
29 Jun 2019 ·
Poor sleep last two nights. Stressful couple of days sorting out my contract and a load of documentation. Did all the right things - used my worry stone (a small smooth stone I rub in my hands to
K T
29 Jun 2019 ·

ground myself), did all my business I was getting stressed about and then contacted my sister so I would have company for the evening. I thought I might not have been in the mood but I actually enjoyed the evening a lot.

Manda P
29 Jun 2019 ·

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Manda P
29 Jun 2019 ·

Glad your day turned around. Sisters are great (sometimes). Smart move to make an effort.

K T
29 Jun 2019 ·

Thanks Manda Panda 😁🤗

Robert H
29 Jun 2019 ·

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30 Jun 2019 ·

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5 K T
29 Jun 2019 ·
It's me KT, formerly known as Keeping Track A and Keeping Track of A before that (for keeping track of anxiety). 😁
Manda P
29 Jun 2019 ·

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Jeff M
29 Jun 2019 ·

Oh hey, I was wondering why 'KT' showed up in my feed! Also, I always wondered what the A was! :)

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30 Jun 2019 ·

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K T
12 Jul 2019 ·

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K T
12 Jul 2019 ·

haha well now you know Jeff! :D

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3 K T
27 Jun 2019 ·
I got less than 5 hours' sleep last night. I felt too hot so I had the window open. This morning I woke around 5:30am because I could hear the birds singing outside my window. Groggy and upset tummy.
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27 Jun 2019 ·

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27 Jun 2019 ·

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27 Jun 2019 ·

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27 Jun 2019 ·

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27 Jun 2019 ·

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27 Jun 2019 ·

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John T
27 Jun 2019 ·

I love that on days I can lie in. I want to go out at night just for the sunrise and dawn chorus... Hopefully before the end of summer because I want to photograph the milkyway too.

Manda P
27 Jun 2019 ·

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Manda P
27 Jun 2019 ·

Hope your tummy is feeling better. Those kinds of troubles suck.

Albertine M
28 Jun 2019 ·

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K T
29 Jun 2019 ·

Thanks all

K T
29 Jun 2019 ·

John T, sounds great!! I also enjoy wildlife/nature photography! Have gotten more into it lately! 😁

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8 K T
26 Jun 2019 ·
I rated my mood as 10 because I was so excited earlier on, even though I would say that it is more like 8 right now. So this is just for my own records.
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27 Jun 2019 ·

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28 Jun 2019 ·

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10 K T
26 Jun 2019 ·
Well, today I accepted a full-time position (with pay over the holidays!) for the coming school year. The job ticks all of my boxes! Now, I can focus on finding a more suitable place to live and
K T
26 Jun 2019 ·

getting a summer job so that I can earn some extra money and maybe even save enough to buy a car before the end of the summer. :D

Jeff M
26 Jun 2019 ·

Congrats!

K T
27 Jun 2019 ·

Thanks Jeff!! :D

Manda P
27 Jun 2019 ·

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Manda P
27 Jun 2019 ·

Congratulations! That's awesome!

Albertine M
28 Jun 2019 ·

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Albertine M
28 Jun 2019 ·

Congratulations! Great to see so many things working out for you xx

K T
29 Jun 2019 ·

Thank you Manda and Albertine 😁😘

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3 K T
16 Jun 2019 ·
Have been feeling disillusioned/a bit low today. I don't have a job secured for the next teaching year and there haven't been many options in Cork so far. My decision to move out may have been . . .
K T
16 Jun 2019 ·

premature as I don't know where I will be working from late August onwards. :/ . . . My attempts to lose weight have been negated by periods of a lack of self-discipline eating treats in bulk. :( Lots of uncertainty and so far my plans to travel/work

K T
16 Jun 2019 ·

work over the summer have proved more difficult than I had anticipated as I would need a car for most of the jobs I would like to do and I can''t get a loan until I have an account open for 12 weeks, so that puts a stop on that for the moment. :/

K T
16 Jun 2019 ·

A car would also open up my options of where to live . . . So , maybe I just need to be patient, save money and get ready to take out a loan in 12 weeks' time . . . o figure out a way to earn the money before then! ;)

John T
16 Jun 2019 ·

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16 Jun 2019 ·

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17 Jun 2019 ·

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3 K T
07 Jun 2019 ·
Still not sleeping well. Last night: 2am until my alarm at 7:45. Even though I have been wrote in my diary last night which helped me feel tired, I still had things swirling in my head after.
K T
07 Jun 2019 ·

No luck at three house viewings yesterday. Sore throat has gotten worse so that's a week of sore throat and two weeks of this dose in general (head cold/sinusitis).

K T
07 Jun 2019 ·

Meeting the school principal today at midday (not so enthused but I think it will be good for me) 🙄 and haircut at 2:30pm. 😊 (Not so excited by the effort to get to the place but my hair has been bugging me a lot lately, in my eyes etc.

K T
07 Jun 2019 ·

So it will be a relief to get it done

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07 Jun 2019 ·

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07 Jun 2019 ·

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07 Jun 2019 ·

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Jeff M
07 Jun 2019 ·

Do you meditate at all, KTA? Headspace has good guides for sleeping and clearing your mind when too much going on to let yourself shut down. Good luck with meeting and house hunting! Hope you feel better soon!

Albertine M
07 Jun 2019 ·

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Albertine M
07 Jun 2019 ·

Hope meeting was useful and fingers crossed you find a place you like xx

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08 Jun 2019 ·

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15 Jun 2019 ·

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K T
16 Jun 2019 ·

Thanks all! Jeff, I don't use it! I had used it in the past as a service I was using gave me a year's free subscription but then I didn't renew the subscription after the year. Now, I find a lot of their meditations are inaccessible unless you

K T
16 Jun 2019 ·

pay for subscription so I do meditations by the Honest Guys on Yourube for example :)

K T
16 Jun 2019 ·

I have actuallly been sleeping much better in the last week or so. I think I just needed to calm down after the school term. :D The meeting went well with the principal. He explained how I did in the interview which I wasn't really interested in but

K T
16 Jun 2019 ·

he gave some great advice based on his observations of me over the past 9 months. :D

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5 K T
05 Jun 2019 ·
Well. A grand day. Boring and tedious. The most exciting events - visiting my neighbour for a cup of tea and missing the bus to the doctor's. [I saw ex-students (while I was dressed most absurdly).]
K T
05 Jun 2019 ·

I have spent the day downloading files from where I had them saved on the cloud. For some reason OneDrive wouldn't sync properly and I had deleted my local copy of all the files in an effort to see if it would speed up the laptop when it was acting

K T
05 Jun 2019 ·

up . . . And I couldn't download the whole folder in one go because it led to errors, I think possibly because the files were saved with accents on the letters in the name because they were named in Irish. So I had to individually download files and

K T
05 Jun 2019 ·

sometimes if I was lucky, I was able to download a folder if there weren't too many files in it! . . . Another issue, is that when I had tried to back up the Mac to a hard-drive before, the only option (without pulling some tricks!) was to wipe the

K T
05 Jun 2019 ·

hard-drive completely. I did not want to do that as I have a back up of my everyday laptop on it already. So I didn't make the back up back when I was having issues with the laptop, I just uploaded all the files to OneDrive. . .

K T
05 Jun 2019 ·

So now, I am uploading everything to Google Drive as I go. And I plan on sticking to my own personal storage space from now on and not moving things over to a work platform because the whole thing could happen again.

K T
05 Jun 2019 ·

Lessons learnt: 1. Always keep a local copy as syncing from the cloud is not always entirely reliable. 2. Macs don't let you back up to a hard-drive without wiping the hard-drive. 3. Language accents can cause trouble sometimes.

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05 Jun 2019 ·

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06 Jun 2019 ·

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06 Jun 2019 ·

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06 Jun 2019 ·

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06 Jun 2019 ·

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Anna D
06 Jun 2019 ·

Oh... It's really not easy... I remember writing my master thesis directly in Google Docs to have it accessible from anywhere without a flash disc. But finally I found out that on any other comp than my laptop it was sooooo slow I couldn't use it.

John T
06 Jun 2019 ·

There are several ways to back up a mac without wiping the hard drive - Google it. I'm glad you learnt some lessons. We all make mistakes. Only delete local copies if you have very little space left. Storage doesn't affect speed until it's v full

K T
07 Jun 2019 ·

Thanks huggers and Anna thanks for sharing your experience! John, great advice, thanks! I had indeed Googled it but I wasn't confident enough to try any of the options I saw. Seemed a little over my technical abilities.

John T
07 Jun 2019 ·

You can do it. You're intelligent and more than capable!

K T
29 Jun 2019 ·

Thanks John, on the end I just saved everything to the cloud the longer way round and then downloaded the file to my laptop. There was an issue with one of the files on OneDrive which was preventing me downloading the file in one go.

K T
29 Jun 2019 ·

I guess I would have had the same difficulties downloading to an external hard-drive too. 🤷🏽‍♀️ But thanks for your help 😁

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8 K T
05 Jun 2019 ·
Only got about 4.5 hours sleep today but feeling quite motivated and determined to make a positive out of not have been rehired in the school I was teaching in this year. I want to learn and grow and
K T
05 Jun 2019 ·

improve. I deserve it. :D I deserve to take this time to invest in myself, to make my life easier, to follow my goals and to indulge in my passions, to make time for my hobbies. Yay for me! :D haha

K T
05 Jun 2019 ·

PS NOTE TO SELF, listening to music and writing in my diary last night helped a lot. I was lying awake for quite a while with my thoughts but after writing things out, I was able to release the emotions and fell asleep pretty quickly soon after as

K T
05 Jun 2019 ·

far as I remember. - Try to incorporate writing in my journal more often to benefit more from this effect!

K T
05 Jun 2019 ·

PPS The irony. The first work day since school was out and I was up and at it at 7:35am, whereas at school I really struggled to get up at 8am! :P

K T
05 Jun 2019 ·

I guess that just goes to show it was the going to school part that I wasn't enthused about and not the getting up part!

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05 Jun 2019 ·

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05 Jun 2019 ·

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Manda P
05 Jun 2019 ·

Journaling helps me so much too. I need to revisit my opendiary.com & my paper journal.

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05 Jun 2019 ·

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K T
05 Jun 2019 ·

I've never heard of those before! Thanks Manda Panda! :D (Do you mind if I call you that?)

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06 Jun 2019 ·

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06 Jun 2019 ·

Of course you can, KTA! 😊

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2 K T
05 Jun 2019 ·
Feeling pretty low. At least I have music to listen to. I realised the progress I made in my self awareness/ability to take care of myself today when I prodded myself to eat instead of brooding
K T
05 Jun 2019 ·

in my bad mood. Also, I was really productive with my anger/anngst and did housework instead of

K T
05 Jun 2019 ·

something destructive. So yay for progress I suppose! 🤷🏽‍♀️

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05 Jun 2019 ·

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3 K T
04 Jun 2019 ·
What a *** day. Found out I'm not being rehired in the school I was teaching in this year, my friend revealed to me that she was looking for knives and thinking about jumping off the balcony. AND I
K T
04 Jun 2019 ·

just found out that a medical device I bought but couldn't have inserted has the expiry date this month. There was a mix up at the clinic the last time so the doc told me different info to what the other doc and nurse had told me. So I came ready for

K T
04 Jun 2019 ·

insertion only to be told we couldn't go through with it until we got some other test results back. Those test results are still not back so I have to buy a new device for about €130 even though it was the clinic's fault really.

K T
04 Jun 2019 ·

If they had had the info correct, ai could have done it either immediately or else waited for the test results, then have bought the device and THEN have had it inserted.

K T
04 Jun 2019 ·

Good news: principal invited me to meet him to get some feedback and I am getting hair cut, conditioned and blow dry on Friday before night away with the guy I have been seeing.

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04 Jun 2019 ·

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Manda P
04 Jun 2019 ·

Whew! That is a lot going on. I'm glad you have good news. A hair cut always feels good.

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04 Jun 2019 ·

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04 Jun 2019 ·

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K T
05 Jun 2019 ·

Thanks for that comment John! I guess I am! I try to be there for my friends when it counts the most!

K T
05 Jun 2019 ·

whoops that comment was meant for another post! . . .Thanks to all for hugs and Manda, yeah you're right! It does always feel good to take care of yourself and get a hair cut! And mine is so long and in the way right now (I wear it short on my head

K T
05 Jun 2019 ·

not more than a few inches long) that I don't want to be seen by other people with it like this! haha! So I think it would be good for my confidence to get it cut ASAP!!

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4 K T
31 May 2019 ·
02:43 - just finished inputting results into Excel. I guess I took too much on giving summer tests to all my first year groups, trying to catch up on lack of assesment during the year. Still have to
K T
31 May 2019 ·

input those results onto our online system and write comments so that the reports are ready to be sent to parents. . . Still, I'm glad I have this much done. . . Now to bed. I;m so wired I don't think I will be able to sleep though. Too much going on

K T
31 May 2019 ·

in my brain.

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1 K T
31 May 2019 ·
Feeling exhausted. Stayed in school working until 20:30. Still up finishing inputting exam results into Excel spreadsheet so that I can fill out the reports which are due tomorrow. I want to finish
K T
31 May 2019 ·

them tonight so that I don't have it hanging over me tomorrow on the last day of school. I want to be able to just relax between classes. We will have a staff night out tomorrow night and maybe people will start celebrating earlier. I don't want to

K T
31 May 2019 ·

be the one not able to join in because I;m stressing trying to meet the deadline. I already was tonight as some of the girls met for drinks and I couldn't go.

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31 May 2019 ·

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2 K T
30 May 2019 ·
Will find out if I got the job for next year in the school I'm currently teaching in tomorrow. I have a bad feeling about it. And the other job I interviewed for. I feel they already had people in
K T
30 May 2019 ·

mind. I'm not looking forward to the uncertainty of job searching, looking for a new place to stay (I need to get out of the place I'm currently staying)

K T
30 May 2019 ·

Still having weird symptoms on and off that can be debilitating. No word from doctor about test results. I will call tomorrow because it has been over 2 weeks by this stage I'd say.

K T
30 May 2019 ·

I was with my friend yesterday because she asked me to see her but then she asked me to leave. I fear she is having a psychotic episode but at least her sister picked her up and she is going home so hopefully she will get the proper help she needs.

K T
30 May 2019 ·

I'm still worried about her. It was hard to see her crying her eyes out and in that state in general. It was upsetting when she asked me to leave and spoke rather gruffly to me. It was hard to leave her alone but I didn't want to stay against her wil

K T
30 May 2019 ·

I waited until her sister arrived outside the apartment complex so I could speak to her before she went in to Sharon. At least I did all I could . . .

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30 May 2019 ·

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John T
30 May 2019 ·

Good luck with the job KT. You sound like a good friend.

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30 May 2019 ·

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Anna D
30 May 2019 ·

Good luck!!!

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30 May 2019 ·

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K T
05 Jun 2019 ·

Thanks for that comment John! I guess I am! I try to be there for my friends when it counts the most!

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