I'm missing something from my life

Discussion in 'Self Improvement' started by ifthisislove, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. ifthisislove

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    I'm writing this because I have the gumption and eagerness to write something this evening. They say you should never waste good energy, so I'm now I'm hopefully putting it to good use.

    I know one of the things I'm missing from my life: And it's a woman. A companion to hold my hand in the hazy summer days and keep me warm in the cold winter nights.

    While I've been on the road of self-improvement - for about 2 and a half years now - I've been trying to find the right girl in all the right (and wrong) places. I've dated a few, some went okay, some not so much. But never really got anywhere.

    But now that I'm trying to fix myself and get my act together with rebooting my brain to factory settings thanks to NoFap (big ups to you always), I feel as though I'm on my way. My aunt told me not to rush these things and in order to attract the right woman into myself I need to love me first. The girl is waiting for you on the other side once you sort yourself out.

    I don't know why I've suddenly grown suddenly impatient. Maybe it's because I'm a 31 year old with needs. Throughout my 20's I wasted opportunities and semen and threw away the last decade. Some not of my own demise, but no point looking in the past yeah?

    But I had massive issues with my looks for a long time.I recall an 17-year-old at a bus stop with a friend, being checked out by a couple of girls, to which they turned a corner and said audibly "I don't like his face". Most people would get over that pretty quickly, but I don't think I left my room for four days straight, save for showers. My confidence had been shot. Nowadays I wouldn't give two shits what people think or say about me. Thanks to meditation, age and maturity, I've brushed all that aside and thought, life's way too short to care about that sort of thing. Those that don't matter mind, and those that matter don't mind. Even now when joining fickle dating sites, I find I'm getting no luck. But you know what? It's their loss. I have such a high case value and standards that I put on myself.

    My biggest stumbling blocks right now are the small voice in my head that says I'm not good enough. But over the last couple of years, I've made that voice shrink bit, by bit, by bit. Also the fact I'm still a virgin, unemployed, living at home with my parents and have very little money to my name. No pressure.

    There was one girl this year that I really liked, but nothing came of it, which disappointed me a little, but I said it was her loss. She has no idea what she's missing out on with me. Even if she didn't want to be married or have children and put her career first.

    But I do have plenty of other things to offer where I lack with material wealth: spiritual wealth. A knack to write and tell a good story. To keep people intrigued. A wicked sense of humour that always makes people laugh. I can dance really well. I have an extensive knowledge of music, current affairs, general knowledge! I'm quite lucky to have done a lot and accomplished a fair amount with my life that most people can only look on in envy, but I always want more. And while I'm content with what I have right now in the present moment, I feel like I'm close to something so so special. It's an indescribable feeling, but I'm sure I can't be the only one that's felt this before.

    I hope I don't come across as being too egotistical or anything, but I'm just saying what's truly in my heart right now, but the girl I end up with is going to be so lucky. Why? Because she's going to be so so loved, so so taken care of. I swear I'm going to make her the most special, most happiest girl in the world. I've saved up all my love for the one that truly deserves me and the one that I deserve.
     
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  2. Zin

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    I'm sorry you've had/having a hard time man.

    Women desire security so you really need to do something about the unemployed, living at home situation.

    As unfortunate as it is the love you have to offer is very unlikely to be enough due to the reason above. If you can be an independent man with passion and drive to succeed for reasons outside of meeting "the one" you'll probably find you meet "the one" faster.

    I might sound horrible right now but I'm just being honest. I cant imagine what you must be going through so I apologise if I'm coming across as cold. Personally if I was you that is where I would start though.

    Hope you find her man.
     
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  3. bean

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    @ifthisislove

    Not trying to self-promote here; I posted this on another thread, and I think the last two questions I addressed are worth asking yourself, even though you've already identified part of the problem. You're taking a few great steps towards loving yourself, something that I think all of us here have a problem with. So good on you for that :)

    However, I agree with Zin re: the living at home and unemployed part. As much as I hate to say this because it's so cold, if you don't have looks, then you've got to initially be attractive in more material ways (read: stable income and independence). BUT, that doesn't mean materialism has to define you.

    Don't rush to fall in love just because you like the idea of it. First build a life of value, one that you're proud of, and women will naturally flock towards you.
     
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  4. ifthisislove

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    Thanks for the real talk guys, I'd rather people tell me what, rather than what I want to hear.

    Anyway, in response to you both, throughout my entire life I've had to fight more battles than most people. It's partly due to the fact that I also am on the autistic spectrum which means I'm by default not like most people. I ask not for a easy life but rather I ask for the strength to endure a difficult one. That's how winning is done!

    But I am trying my best to cultivate something of myself. Not long ago I had a voice in my head saying that I should work on myself first before asking girls out and stuff. I'm taking this all in step by step, and it's a process that is taking a while.

    And I'm also trying desperately hard to sort out the unemployment situation too. Believe me when I say I want to move out and get a stable income again. I feel at times like half a man.

    But on a positive note, because I have been working on myself (thanks in no small part to NoFap), I'm heading in the right direction.

    My current goals are:

    • Finding stable full time employment again
    • Moving out as soon as I can afford it
    • Completing 90 days of no PMO
    • Getting out more and socialising instead of being indoors all the time
    • Saving enough money in order to invest it
    • Obtaining financial independence
    • Reading one book a week
    • Going to the gym 4-5 times a week
    I just need someone like a mentor to hold me accountable for my objectives too.
     
  5. DannyCool

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    my only goal is to be happy that I am alive
     
  6. ifthisislove

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    And to answer the two questions you asked:

    1) the former - I am actively looking to love rather than the idea of it. I'm a realist. I know all relationships have ups and downs.

    2) thanks to my personal development and new found confidence, I took my mums advice when she says, never ever think you are less than anybody else. And I truly believe I have a lot of self worth and can offer a lot, bar money of course.

    For some reason I feel ready for something. I just don't know what exactly.
     
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  7. bean

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    You're probably ready to live up to the potential you certainly have and to create the life that you want for yourself. Being ready is one thing though; being prepared is another. Lay out a plan of action for yourself and make a timeline with a definite date to get out and on your own. Your domestic and financial independence is the first step in that direction.
     
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  8. bean

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    Mad respect to you; you're a brave man. I've had one student who is autistic and it was a challenge making sure he was accommodated because it was like he was in another world. Reading "The Reason I Jump" was an eye-opener for me as well. The fact that you've come this far is impressive, and you certainly have a lot to be proud of as it stands.
    Just know that you're already taking the right steps, but you may need others to support you as well. Heck, we all do, to some extent. Any woman who loves you for who you are and is willing to support you through what you've overcome is a keeper.
     
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  9. ifthisislove

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    @bean

    Thanks so much for your support. I'm a hugely ambitious person as you're now probably well aware, with new found self belief. In fact my councillor a few months ago told me that I was the most self aware, emotionally intelligent person he'd ever worked with. What an honour!

    I work as a freelance journalist but it doesn't pay very well. I want to change this but I am going to travel a fair amount for the work I'm doing which will be covered by the magazines between now and the end of the year. So that's something to look forward to. Plus I'm doing what I love.

    I went to a social event last week and got talking to a few girls about my passion for writing and they seemed so curious and intrigued by what I was saying. I saw them again at another meet up last Wednesday and really digged the stuff I had to say and what I wanted to accomplish.
     
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  10. JoePineapples

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    @ifthisislove Do you write a blog? If you don't, I'd advise starting… I love Northern Soul (although I's say my first love is Southern Soul – Otis Redding and all the Stax / Muscle Shoals stuff…) as well as Funk and Jazz Funk, Blues and RnB… It'll give you more experience and support your freelance work, and you can direct potential customers to it through social media. I'd read your blog!
     
  11. ifthisislove

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    I do have a blog actually, although it's not about Northern Soul as such, I've written about it many times.

    I personally love the uptempo stuff, modern, crossover, disco elements of Northern Soul.

    As for Southern Soul, I was sent a compilation album by Chess Records on 1967-69 recording sessions at Fame Studios. It's got Etta James, Irma Thomas, Laura Lee to name a few. A little slow for me in terms of tempo but it's cool I guess.
     
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  12. Islanders190

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    I would suggest that you FIRST get your life together. Meaning try to find a job try to do your best in life.ctey to save up enoug money so you can have your own place .i think you deserve you. I mean as a man in his mid twenties I see how important it is to be making some money and being independent. Try to get your sitution fixed so you can start having a better life.cause by doing these things finding a job making money, moving out your increasing your chances of meeting a great girl. Example is let's say you always wanted to try yoga. But your sitution you can't cause you have no money. So you work on yourself and find a job. Now you have some money to save for a rainy day and some to spend on you. Now u have the money u for yoga so you take classes. That alone in of itself improves your chances of meeting women,which maybe you would find someone. But u gotta work on yourself because not to be mean that's a deal breaker for a lot of women bor no job and living at home with mom in late twenties to thrirties on.
     
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  13. Islanders190

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    Just read about the part where you said you deal with autism.but your on the right path. Loving yourself is number goal man. Your headline is you feel like your missing something. What are your passionate about ? Voulunteering for a cause that's close to. You can really boost you up. And it will make you feel vital. U can do that while you do try to find employment. Best of luck
     
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  14. JoePineapples

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    I'm guessing you're a bit of a dancer then! Try some of the Otis Redding Live stuff… that's uptempo enough for anybody!
    Do you listen to the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on BBC 6Music? He plays some cracking stuff, with a fair bit of Northern in the mix.
    The reason I'm posting it on here, is it's a great mood booster… I stick it on LOUD and boogie round the kitchen when I'm in need of a bit of lift.
    You can't feel down when your dancing!
     
  15. ifthisislove

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    I listen to it sometimes - he does a little bit of Northern at times indeed. I haven't actually been out dancing for a few months, but will rectify that in a few weeks! I won't lie - I have moves ;)

    @Islanders190

    Thanks for your kind words, I have thought many times about doing some volunteer work. I've also thought about going back to study in order to get a job. I'm in the process of trying to get an NCTJ qualification for journalism so I can become a reporter or features writer at a national press organisation.
     
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    I also want to make another point:

    I don't want people to feel sorry for me for going through a really rough patch. I have good and bad days just like everyone else, it's just that I've learned to ride through the storm that I'm currently riding because such a thing comes from life experience.
     
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    Update: I have a breakfast and coffee date tomorrow with this girl I met about a month ago. She's also into personal development with wanting to be financially independent too.

    I'm not expecting a thing from tomorrow, it's just about enjoying myself really, even though she's been the one asking me out to hook up.
     
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  18. Zerg Prosecutor

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    How long can you sustain that happiness for no reason for?
     
  19. DannyCool

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    pm me
     
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    Update:

    I met up with the girl, we had fun, nothing happened really. I even hinted that she was type really subtlety but she froze and went silent for about a minute before I changed the subject. Meh, never mind. Onto the next girl.

    Seriously though, we hung out for most of yesterday going all around London taking in breakfast, record shops, cafes, coffee shops and even a fragrance store. She's a great person and would rather have her in my life in some capacity rather than not at all. So I'm cool with it all.
     

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