I'm doing really well. I'm studying language technology at the Helsinki University, but honestly spending most of my time with courses that don't exactly fit in the degree (ancient egyptian was boss as hell). I've also had a really tough time getting myself to lectures and meeting deadlines due to suffering from a really nasty bit of insomnia lately. It usually takes three to five hours for me to get sleep, sometimes longer. I've been seeing a doctor about it, but we're currently a bit at a loss for a reason.
Studying is starting to wind down for the summer, and I'll have most of the month free before I start work so I've got tons of time to just do whatever. I took up rock climbing for real a while ago, and it's awesome. I suspect I'll be climbing or doing parkour five to six times a week when I'm done with my last exam, and I'm going to try to keep up some of the pace with my ridiculously changeable work schedule during the summer.
I've also finally had the chance to take up writing my homebrew pen&paper rpg system again (though with some significant changes due to some issues I noticed when I was supposed to study), which is great but typing all those words is a bit tiring when I'd just like to get testing as soon as possible. Continuing on the nerdy stuff, I've been having a ton of fun playing through the MGS series again and the games are as hilarious as I remembered.
I've got a really cool girlfriend, who I've been together with for a bit over three years now. It's going quite well apart from us only having a chance to see each other during weekends since she lives in a different city and both of our schedules are extremely packed during the week.
I'm back on depression/anxiety meds after being off of them for a while. I was having a pretty bad time, and then I played a "game" by a local developer named Zoe Quinn called Depression Quest. It was hard but it motivated me enough to call my doctor up and get going again.
Depression and anxiety are really crap, I'm glad you're getting treatment. Good luck with sorting it out. Are you in therapy or just the meds?
My girlfriend has been suffering from some pretty severe anxiety and mild depression for a while, and it's been extremely difficult to be stuck in another city when someone you care about is spiraling down into a mess of self-hate and you can't do anything about it. She's trying to find a therapist now, but she's in med school and has her own opinions and is really picky on the type of therapy she wants so that's taking some time.
I just finished moving my desk, computer etc. into the office downstairs (after re-painting it myself) so that I can start making YouTube videos and streaming on Twitch.tv. I had been watching so much on both sites that I finally decided I was done consuming content and wanted to start making it. I'm hopeful and scared shitless at the same time. It's hard to stick out and get an audience now.
Nice, did you create your channels yet? Link them when you have so we can start following. What sort of content are you planning to make?
I came out to a shitload of people. I have my own income, even though it's moderately low. I'm being way more social than I was 1 year ago. I guess these are pretty naive achievements but still, they give me a good amount of self esteem when looking back on them.
Congrats, especially on coming out!
I still don't have a boyfriend. I'm pretty hellbent on finding one, because, you know, hormones and how the brain works. It doesn't need an explanation.
Don't stress about it (yeah I know it's hard not to). Just hang out with people you think are cool and be cool and someone will think you're cool and you'll hit off. The worst thing to do is to seem desperate and rushing things.
To continue on mental shit, it's not bad but it could be better. I get insanely angry at the slightest things and I keep calm when there's a problem most people would rage about. I got psychological help last year and my sociophobia got cured, if you can call it that.
Are you getting help with your other issues? That sounds really annoying and I hope you manage to deal with it.
On the other side, there's a part of me that's becoming misogynistic pretty fast. It's not like I hate all women, so I don't know if I'm using the term correctly; that doesn't matter right now. It's getting pretty fucking tiring, getting annoyed at girls when you do something as simple as grocery shopping. And believe me, I don't want to get annoyed all the time. It's exhausting.
What sort of things do you get annoyed about? Like Harvey said, concentrating on the fact that they're human as well and not some sort of alien race, and trying to understand why they would do whatever you get annoyed about, might help.
I used to be pretty insecure about my looks, but it's getting better, I guess (receiving compliments on your appearance isn't bad either). I'm thinking of colouring my hair blonde, maybe even get some piercings.
That's great! Also, if you haven't yet, take up a sport that seems cool (rock climbing is amazing, martial arts are great, just lifting weights at a gym isn't bad either). Getting fit does wonders for your self-esteem, and you'll also meet new people (some of whom you might want to date, but seriously don't take up a new activity just for finding a boyfriend, that's not going to work).
My life is pretty swell at the moment.
I will start with my Master's thesis in computer science this summer, working on an interaction design project with one of Sweden's most prominent game researchers.
I have started exercising again after a long period of slackiness when I broke up last April with my then GF of ~3 years. I climb and work out several times a week and am starting to get back into the shape I was winter 09-10. That feels really good.
I recently got myself a new girlfriend, who is awesome (which goes without saying because I am awesome and would not settle for less).
Everything's cool, you're cool. Cool.
What do you climb? Traditional? Sport? Boulder? Everything?