The new years message thread

In many ways I’m supremely lucky to be able to call 2022 the worst year of my life. Among a mental health breakdown which lead to a psychotic episode among other very very very unpleasent things I managed to come out the other end very much alive and as of about 3 days ago with the emotional spectrum, concentration, motivation and cognitive ability I dont actually think I’ve had since i were a wee teenage boy so for all the shit I may have actually come out good n proper? For those of you who don’t know I’ve been struggling with various forms of depression since around 2009 with each year having at least 2 significant episodes and ive never been quite right since then to be honest and it lead to me letting down many people. So to all that I’m happy to publically anounce that I have my 2023 diary and intend to fill it and do roght by people this year to make up for the little shit I became toward the back end of 2022 and I’m very excited to be that person again. This isnt grandstanding and I’m very sober. I feel very different than I did. Im no longer grasping for little victories u feel engaged and ready to get on with life and the timing couldn’t be any better. Happy new year you filthy animals ill see you at the bar with a shot of tequila and a hug waiting for you all x

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Happy new year to you too @Yesiamaducktor. We all care for you and have a lot of love for you. Genuinely delighted to hear that you’re feeling better. Keep talking to us, we’re here for you.

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HNY ducky. Very lovely to read the corner you’ve turned. The rest of it will come along with you. As ever, you have my number if you want a chat.

Take each day, day by day, and keep the pressure off. Love you man x x

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Happy New Year @Yesiamaducktor - this was genuinely great to read and I am so happy you are ending the year feeling you are in a much better place than you have been.

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Very happy to read this mate, a very Happy New Year to you!

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BIG UP THE DUCK

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HNY ducky old pal. Glad to read this and hope you have a much better 2023.

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HNY ducky hope to get to meet you at some point this year :partying_face::duck:

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Happy new year all x

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Yes! I would very much like that

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Always like seeing your posts buddy, glad you’re going into the new year feeling good and positive about the future! All the best to you and to all!

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2023 is gonna be ducky’s year! What a first DiS post to read, I am mega proud of you :heart:

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I am so relieved to read this message from you. As someone who is good at interpreting the use of language, the contrast between this and your recent posts is immeasurable. Keep going. We’ve also had a really shit year but have ended it really nicely. Let none of us be under any illusions - life chucks rubbish stuff at us and there will surely be some in 2023. But look at all the bits that are good or great and remember… if we get through each bit of nonsense, there will also be more bits like this, and they’re worth being here for. x

(this was in response to the OP - I didn’t press the right reply button)

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Great to hear from you @Yesiamaducktor. I remember your posts from a few months ago where you seemed to be struggling and was quite worried for your wellbeing, but it appears you’ve got all the help you needed, and have made absolutely wonderful progress to come out on the other side with success and optimism. Onward and upward and here’s to a happy 2023 and a bright future :fireworks:

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