my daughter got a job oh yayayayayay! She has been battling isolation and depression for quite awhile now. I was going to post in the isolation thread about this but it fucking tears me up to even write about it...fuck here i go again
. Anyhoo she got a JOB, working in a little coffee/bar place here. Hopefully she can meet some new people and get out of the house more. She is way to gorgeous and smart/funny to be isolated at only 21 years old.
Just a little something EVERY woman (or parent of a woman or friend of a woman) should know!
Birthcontrol pills deplete Folic Acid. The result can be a severely debilitating tendency to isolate.
Or at least that was my experience.
When I was about 21 I started getting so paranoid about people looking at me and hating me and judging me (and I was a perfectly good looking and intelligent 21 yr old!), that it got to the point where I couldn't even go downstairs to the the little shop (run by a FRIEND) to get smokes if I ran out. I'd wait till my boyfriend got home and send him back down with the money.
I finally had enough, and called my mom to tell her goodbye, as I was getting myself committed to the looney bin. (that's in the good ole days when you could still do that)
She pleaded with me to come home. To give her a WEEK to see if she couldn't fix me.
Then went straight to work studying all her health books to see if there wasn't something she could do.
By the time I got there the next day, she had a bottle of folic acid in her hand. (the strong stuff. the stuff you can't buy over the counter anymore)
By week's end I was back at my apartment, with a whole new outlook on life. By that weekend, I found myself with a job in a bustling bar, where 90% of my job was social interaction.
Blew me away.
Even further away when I started to realize what the result might have been if I HAD gone to the psych hospital that day. I'm pretty sure that they wouldn't have given me vitamins!!