posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 10:43 AM
I decided that ATS was not good for my mental health a few months ago, and between the extreme amount of work and medications my doctor has me on, I
didn't miss it........
The fact was, that I did miss ATS, I missed all of the good (and crazy) conversations, and I have made a decision to come back on, and continue to be
a part of the ATS community. I wasn't completely detatched from ATS, I was still getting the tweets. (Which by the way does not do justice to ATS at
I'm sure I wasn't missed at all, mostly because of my synical outlook on everything and extreme sarcasm.
A few months ago, as I was working 80+ hrs a week and extremely stressed out, I talked to my doctor about the stress I was having and my concern about
all of the negative current events happening in the world . My doctor listened to my concerns, tried to dismiss my views on what is actually going on
in the world and then commenced to tell me that I was suffering from depression. He perscribed me an anti-depressant and a drug for social anxiety
I did not in any way think I was "depressed", I was more pissed off at the current situation that the world is in and want other people to start to
"see the big picture"
The pills did make a huge difference on how I saw the world. I stopped caring!! I stopped watching the news, I stopped ATS, I stayed away from
general political and current event conversation.
I do like the medications I am on because they help me with social anxiety, which I do have. I hate them because they make me a "zombie", I don't
want to be oblivious to what is going on in the world, I don't want to be one of the "sheeple" of America.
I AM BACK!!! I am back, because of the craziness happening in the Middle East. I can't stay away any longer. I can't believe that the situation
in the M.E. is being overlooked by so many of the people in America. With the situation in the M.E. and the protests in Wisconsin, the world is
turning, people are starting to go against the flow. In the U.S. the protests are peacful, but if this continues to happen across the U.S. the
protests will eventually turn violent. It may not be tomorrow, next month, or next year, but it will eventually happen.
Thanks for having me back