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Hello.  Happy Valentine’s Day.  To all the fellow single and/or lonely people, stay strong!

I don’t really want to acknowledge last week’s post, because I’m a bit embarrassed by it, but to those of you who are concerned I am doing better.

My movie-related podcast “Podcast Racing” seems to be a success, and I’m even considering creating a second podcast where I can talk about topics other than movies.  I applied for some new jobs this past week so hopefully I’ll hear back soon.  My head hurts a bit but I think that’s because I haven’t eaten or drank anything yet today (my family is hogging up the kitchen as I’m writing this).  I’m going to hang out with friends later tonight and hopefully have a good day.  I wish the same for all of you.  Thanks for reading.


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37 comments

  1. Alyssa Day Captain

    Hi colton95,
    I’m happy things are getting better. Good luck with the job search. You don’t have to apologize for your last post, everyone gets like that. You do not have to apologize for your feelings. Good luck too with your podcast.
    -Alyssa

  2. Ashley Day Captain

    Hello colton95,

    I hope you had a great time spending Valentine’s Day with your friends. It sounds like you enjoy making episodes for your podcast; I hope the podcasts can serve as an outlet for you. I’m glad you’re doing better!

    Ashley

  3. Northlane1991 Volunteer

    Hey Colton

    I am happy you are doing better. I love podcast and i hope you enjoy your time with friends. We are here for you friend!

  4. rkr18 Volunteer

    Colton95,

    I’m happy you are doing better. I love podcasts and I think that’s a great idea. I hope you enjoyed your time with friends.
    -Stay strong
    Marie

  5. alh27 Volunteer

    Hey Colton95,

    You do not need to feel embarrassed! So good to hear that you have been working on things that make you happy, it is great to hear your podcast was a success. Good luck with the job hunt! Thanks for sharing, we are always here to listen!

    Alexis

  6. Jess Volunteer

    Thank you for coming back to update us! I’m glad you’re in a better headspace right now. It’s so great to hear that you’re working on the podcast and working on things that you enjoy. I hope that your day with your friends was fantastic. Keep working on those things you love. If you need anything, we’re always here. Stay strong.
    -Jess

  7. mikaylaanne11 Volunteer

    Hi again, colton95,

    Thank you for coming back to update us! I’m glad you’re in a better spot and have been working on the things you are excited about. I also hope that you had a good Valentine’s Day and got to enjoy the company of friends. As always, you’re more than welcome here any time you want to share! Hope this week is treating you well.

  8. kelly Day Captain

    Hey, colton95. Thanks for the update. Glad to hear you’re getting into podcasting! It sounds like a great creative way to express yourself. Good luck with the job applications. It’s not easy putting yourself out there. Keep it up!

  9. Breanna Grunthal Volunteer

    Hey colton95,

    I’m so glad to hear you are doing better. There’s no need to feel embarrassed – we all have really tough moments. And, we all rise up from them. I’m also happy to hear that your podcast is going well and you’re being persistent in your job search. That’s awesome. Wishing you a great week! Feel free to come back if you’d like to share again. Keep your chin up, we’re here for you!

    Sending you love and support,
    Bre

  10. music2799 Day Captain

    Hi colton95,
    As a single person, thank you! I try to remember that Valentine’s Day is to celebrate any and all types of love, not just romantic love.
    There’s no need to apologize about last week’s post. We all have those weeks when we feel nothing is going right, and it’s okay to acknowledge and share those experiences. I’m glad that your podcast is a success and that you want to create a second podcast! I hope this continues to be enjoyable and successful for you. I hope you’ll hear back from those jobs as well and that you had a fun time with your friends!
    Thank you for updating us, and I hope you have a great week. We’re here for you!

  11. Samantha Harris Volunteer

    Hi colton95,
    Thank you for continuing to share your story with us. I’m glad you’re doing better and have plans to be with friends. It’s great that your podcast is doing good as well. If you ever need anything, let us know. We’re always here for you.

  12. Turnschaosintoart Day Captain

    Hi colton,
    Don’t be embarrassed we all have feelings and emotions. I for one have been in that state many many times. It is good that you reached out and talked to us about about it. We are always here for you. I am so happy that your podcast is going well. Now that I know its name I will be checking it out this week on the hour drive to school. I just watched the film JOJO Rabbit and it was very good and very weird. Highly reccomend. I also would love to hear what you have to say on another one. It seems that podcasting is something you love an a good outlet. I am crossing my fingers for you on the job and I hope you had fun with your friends. Keep us updated.

    Kristin

  13. meg Volunteer

    Hi Colton95!!

    Thank you for coming back to update us. Please do not feel embarrassed at all about your previous post. We all want to be able to support you through all aspects of life. I am so excited to hear about the joy podcasting is bringing you! I look forward to hearing more about it. Remember to take care of yourself even in the moments when you feel happy and light. So that the habit is strong and supportive when life feels difficult. Try to drink some water and be proud of how far you’re coming along! We are here for you.
    —Meg

  14. Bluebell13 Volunteer

    Dear colton95,
    No need to apologize for your post about how you were feeling. That is the beauty of our community; we hold space for you work through your feelings and experiences without judgement. I hope your time with your friends was another boost for you.
    Sending you love and strength,
    Roxie

  15. dzreid Volunteer

    Hi Colton95!
    Please don’t feel bad about sharing! I believe in time, the right job will come along for you. It’s good hearing how your podcast is successful as it it. I hope you can continue doing more. The ability to hang out with friends who are supportive, is so rewarding & beneficial. I’m glad you can go out. I believe that any day can be a good day if we choose to make it such. Have fun & continue reaching out. Thanks for giving an up date. Have a great week! You deserve to.
    Dawn

  16. myazojo Volunteer

    Hi colton95,

    I am glad things are starting to look up for you. You have nothing to be embarrassed about, no matter what. We are here to support and listen to you. I am really glad your podcast is doing well! That sounds very exciting for you! I am glad to hear you are working so hard on the job search too! You are going to do great!

  17. SydSquid Volunteer

    Hey colton95,
    It’s go good to hear that you are doing better! Never be embarassed about what you post on here. We are here no matter if you are feeling great or having a terrible day. I’m so glad your podcast is doing great it seems like an interesting one! I’m glad to see that you aren’t letting anything stop you on that job hunt and that’s so good to see. Don’t forget to take care of yourself, no matter what’s going on. It’s so good to see you standing strong.

  18. sam Volunteer

    Hi colton95,
    It sounds like you are doing really well! Please don’t be embarrassed by your last post—the whole point of this forum is to provide a safe space where people can be open and honest about how they’re feeling, and we’re so glad that you continue to share with us. I’m so glad you’ve got positive things in your life like your podcast, possible job opportunities, and friends that make you look forward to the day. Keep staying strong!

    Sam

  19. Natalie M Day Captain

    Hi colton95,

    Please don’t be embarrassed about your last post! We do not have to talk about it – but please remember it is okay not to be okay! I am glad to hear you are doing better! That’s awesome that your podcast is doing well! I hope the rest of you day went well and you enjoyed your time with your friends. Thank you for updating up. I am always happy to hear from you!

    Stay strong,
    -Natalie

  20. eagle206 Volunteer

    Hi colton95,

    Thank you for coming back with an update! I too am a fellow single person so I hope you had a good holiday. I’m glad to hear that you are doing better. That’s great that you have put in more applications for jobs. What kinds of jobs are you applying for? It’s always good to spend some time with friends, that’s what I did on valentine’s day as well. I hope you got to eat after posting, I am currently eating some yogurt with honey (one of my favorite snacks).

    Stay strong,

    Tyler

  21. Amysue43 Volunteer

    I’m happy to see you’ve posted again! We are here to support you in your thoughts and feeling. I hope that the comments on your previous post are reassuring to you. We aren’t here to judge you or your situation. We want to be here for you! On the other hand, I hope that your day went well!
    Stay strong <3

  22. mocha1821 Volunteer

    Thanks for the update! I’m really happy to hear your podcast is going well! The job search can be hard, but keep up the hope! I’m also single so I understand the Valentine’s Day struggles. Stay strong!

  23. Stellablue Volunteer

    colton95,
    I am glad your podcast is going well! It’s good to have hobbies! I’ll keep my fingers crossed about your job interviews I’m sure they’ll call you back. I am also single so I understand the struggle of being alone on valentines day. Keep us updated!

  24. Marissa Day Captain

    Hi Colton,

    Thanks for the update. I’m so excited your podcast is going well! If you’re looking for any other film podcasts, I suggest AVHD. I know one of the podcasters and he’s super passionate about films! It sounds like something you might be interested in. Let us know if there’s anything we can do for you! We’re here for you.

    Marissa

  25. lizzi

    Hey colton95,
    As a single (but not lonely) person, thank you!
    No need to be embarrassed by your last post. You were upset and that’s a valid emotion to feel, especially with what was going on. Ultimately I’m glad that you’re doing better now. It’s great that your podcast is a success! Like I said last week, I listened and think it’s really cool. I think you definitely have the talent to continue making podcasts and I’m sure people would love to hear whatever topics you want to cover. Hope you got some food and had a good day. Thanks for the update!

  26. tbird830 Volunteer

    Colton95,

    I am so happy that this week is going better for you. Please don’t ever feel embarrassed by sharing with us. No one here is judging and we are all happy to listen, no matter what you have to say. It is so great that your podcast is doing well and you’re considering starting another one. It’s always good to have something you enjoy doing that provides you with a bit of an escape. It was really great to hear from you again and I look forward to hearing more from you!

    Tori

  27. Solongago Volunteer

    Hi Colton,

    It’s good to have good days too. I am glad this week is going better for you. It’s ok to express it when you aren’t feeling as well too. Life is a roller coaster at times. Sometimes just writing stuff down takes the jumble out of our heads, and puts some order and perspective on it. Then we can feel a little better about it. I am glad you are feeling better.

  28. blashea Volunteer

    Hi, I’m glad to hear that you are doing better! Congrats on your podcast being a success and good luck with the job search. Please don’t ever feel embarrassed of the things you post here. We are all here for it! I hope things continue to improve for you.

  29. sfmbelle413 Day Captain

    Hey there Colton95,

    There’s no reason to be embarrassed by what you shared. We are a community here for each other. I’m glad to hear you’re doing something you enjoy and it’s a success. It can be frustrating when family members hog the kitchen – I hope you can get some food in you soon. Wishing you well!

    Sending light,
    SFM

  30. jcas120 Volunteer

    Hello Colton95,

    Thanks for coming by to share more. There’s no reason to be embarrassed! We are a safe space of non judgement and are always here to support you. I remember replying to your story last week and I’m glad that you’re feeling better today! (aside from the headaches of course, hope you can get some food and water soon!)

    I’m glad to hear that your podcast is also becoming a success! It’s great to hear that you found something you enjoy doing and are even considering a second. I hope that one of these new job prospects work out for you! I hope you also had a great night out with your friends. Nights out with friends can really be a blessing in times of stress.

    Please feel free to come back anytime!

  31. candyappleb Volunteer

    Hi Colton95,

    I’m glad to hear that you’re doing better than last week. It’s okay to have bad weeks every once and a while. Sounds like you have a lot of exciting stuff on the horizon.

    Best of luck! Look forward to hearing from you again soon,
    Becca

  32. Northlane1991 Volunteer

    Hey Friend

    No reason to be embraced. Being frustrated is part human and venting is necessary for us. I am glad your podcast was success and i wish you luck on the jobs you applied for. I hope you have a good time with friends and Happy Valentines Day friend!

  33. musicislove

    Hi Colton95,

    No reason to be embarrassed, being frustrated is natural and happens, venting is necessary sometimes. I’m glad that your podcast is a success and I wish you luck on the jobs you applied for, I hope you have a good time with your friends later and happy Valentine’s Day!

    Delaney

  34. tayestlack Volunteer

    hello love, no reason to be sorry for last week. i’m glad you’ve found yourself doing better than before. i wish you have a good day and a happy valentine’s day to you too, keep your head up and stay strong

  35. rkr18 Volunteer

    Colton95,

    It’s great to hear from you again. Don’t worry about what you shared last week. We are hear for you the good and the bad. Enjoy your evening.
    -Marie

  36. Erin O'Callaghan Day Captain

    Glad to hear you are doing better and that you are really enjoying podcasting! Stick with what you’re passionate about-thank you for coming back to share.

    Erin

  37. KatherineL Volunteer

    Hey colton95,

    Happy Valentines Day to you too! Thanks for updating us. You have absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about, though I know from my own experience it can be hard to fight off those feelings. We are glad you’re doing better, overall.

    That is really cool you’re thinking of doing another podcast. As a big fan of podcasts (I spend a lot of time in Los Angeles traffic), I think it’s quite impressive people who have the skills to have a podcast show. I’m glad you have something to look forward to, as well as progress in the job market.

    Try to take care of yourself with eating, drinking, sleeping. I hope you have a good day!!

    KatherineL