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olebdub

Member Since 21 Dec 2005
Offline Last Active Jul 11 2006 03:24 PM
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In Topic: Serious Question

05 February 2006 - 07:27 AM

I think its great that so many of you have reached out to this person in an effort to help. I sure hope redwinggirlz finds help.

Not many know this and since I'm kinda annonymous (sp?) here I'll share my story and make it brief....

About 15 years ago, I was a total wreck. I was nearly bankrupt and my finacee- my high school sweetheart- had left me. I was jobless and very close to being homeless. I had just dropped out of college and my future seemed very dim. I bought some pills and I was going to end it all. I took 'em and the only thing that happened was that I just got very sick and threw up. I couldn't even get suicide right. That made it even worse. All this time, I had family and friends who loved me, but I didn't want to bother them with my troubles. I thought that by asking them for help, I would surely look like some low life scum bag. I even thought about comitting a few crimes to get thrown in jail. At least then, I'd have a place to stay.

Well, my life began to change when an uncle of mine passed away. He was an alcoholic throughout his life but he was a great guy. I had been to funerals before, but this one really got to me. The family was all together mourning our loss. Aunts, unles, cousins, parents, brothers and sisters- they were all crying over this man. I kinda put myself aside for a few minutes and realized that I COULD NOT DO THIS TO MY FAMILY. I realized that my suicidal thoughts were selfish.

Today, I am a happily married man with a child due to be born in April. My financial status is improving, but I do own a small home and I've been working at the same job for over 9 years. I'm 33 years old and I've had a lot of failures in my life. But my life isn't half over yet and I have a lot of successes to come. I have a family, a wife, two cats, and many friends that love me. I have also gone back to religion recently and that makes me feel even better because I know that God loves me too.

I guess I just wanted to say that it does get better. Please find help. E-mail me or anyone else here. There is so much to live for. I never thought there was so much to live for 15 years ago, but there is. God Bless! :-)

In Topic: We have an accent?

31 January 2006 - 06:36 PM

I have noticed that there is a slight accent in those that live in the northern pennisula. Of course everyone knows about the yopper accent, but if you go around Traverse City, Petsokey, Cadillac, Gaylord, etc. you might notice the way we enunciate our R's. I moved up here about 7 years ago and I didn't really notice it until my brother from Mt. Clemens mentioned it.

In Topic: Name/Age

22 January 2006 - 08:42 AM

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Congratulations!




Thanks!! Its our 1st and we couldn't be happier

In Topic: Name/Age

21 January 2006 - 07:48 AM

Brian -- 33

Future father of David Nickolai who's due to be born April 16.

In Topic: Post Everytime You Look

31 December 2005 - 02:18 PM

Same here