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JenBren commented on SamJ's blog post Without MD I would not be alive
"I love the metaphor: MD is both a shield and a sword. I too believe my MD has saved me in a sense. Certainly, I would be in a much darker place without it. In a life where I am so busy, consumed by things I HAVE to do (as opposed to things I WANT to…"
Sep 2
JenBren commented on Lisa Tomlin's blog post I thought I was the only one
"Your story sounds so much like mine...my father was mentally abusive and to avoid him, I spent hours alone in my bedroom daydreaming as you did to avoid the abuse and loneliness. My daydreaming goes back as far as I can remember (I'm now 48,…"
Jul 2
JenBren replied to Grace's discussion Drama
"My daydreaming is also at an all-time high right now so I feel your pain. As for what works for me, I find it easiest to stop the daydreaming when I'm surrounded by others. If I'm left alone, I'll do nothing but daydream or do…"
Dec 11, 2016
JenBren replied to No Name's discussion Sit and stare?
"I couldn’t help but laugh out loud when I read your first sentence. I cannot remember a time when I didn’t daydream but funny enough, I’ve never thought about what non-daydreamers do. I suppose they do the same things we do without…"
Dec 9, 2016
JenBren replied to againstri's discussion Conflicted about MDD
"At times my daydreaming is under control, but at other times it is all consuming and constant.  If you believe that MD is a maladaptive coping mechanism, then it makes sense that it becomes more intense as we become stressed or emotional. We…"
Dec 3, 2016
JenBren replied to Liliana Stewart's discussion Can you talk about it?
"I never talk about my daydreams, past or present. My husband is the only one that knows I have MD but he only knows that I do it, not what I dream about. The daydreams are far too private to me to share with anyone, nor do I want anyone analyzing…"
Nov 10, 2016
Alison commented on JenBren's blog post Dressing like your character
"I'll tell you more - I usually dye my hair the colour of my latest fave DD character's hair. Guess how many time I've changed my hair color :D Ofc it doesn't change anything about my personality at all - but as long as I like how…"
Oct 11, 2016
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Oct 11, 2016
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Dressing like your character

Today I went shopping for new clothes and found myself buying only things my MD character would wear. I normally wear very casual, comfortable clothes, but today I shopped for items that were more stylish and trendy like those I imagine on my character.It felt great to try on the clothes and I really felt comfortable in them, a stronger more confident version of myself I guess. I bought them all. Now I'm at home and wondering, is that a positive move ..like I'm becoming more the person I think…See More
Oct 11, 2016
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Sep 5, 2016
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Jul 29, 2016
JenBren replied to candee's discussion For Those Age 30 and Over...
"Hello,  I'm 47 years old and I started MD'ing when I was about 5 years old, although I didn't know what it was or that this happened to other people until just a few years ago when I discovered this group.  I am married…"
Jul 15, 2016
JenBren replied to Karina's discussion Guilt of enjoying my 'other life' so much!
"Your words echo my life almost to a tee. I've been married for 13 years and have two young children. I do most of my daydreaming at night and also can't wait for each day to end so I can slip into my room and start daydreaming. If my…"
Apr 14, 2016
JenBren replied to Shadow Cat Sam's discussion Check in!
"I'm still here! "
Nov 3, 2015
JenBren replied to Bee's discussion NaNoWriMo 2015?
"I'm not but daughter is doing it. This is her second year - she wrote a 35,000 word novel last year and had it published (and she's just 12). I'm convinced she too has MD. "
Nov 3, 2015
JenBren commented on Zoe's blog post MD or..
"I also struggle with this and I find that the winter months are always more difficult for some reason, and I've found that staying home makes it worse for me. In fact, I'm at a coffee shop as I type this. Getting out and into a different…"
Jan 12, 2015

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Dressing like your character

Posted on October 11, 2016 at 11:50am 1 Comment

Today I went shopping for new clothes and found myself buying only things my MD character would wear. I normally wear very casual, comfortable clothes, but today I shopped for items that were more stylish and trendy like those I imagine on my character.

It felt great to try on the clothes and I really felt comfortable in them, a stronger more confident version of myself I guess. I bought them all. 

Now I'm at home and wondering, is that a positive move ..like I'm…

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Living a Double Life

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 11:59am 5 Comments

In an effort to get out of the house and start living life, or at least to try to live some kind of life out of my room where I do all my daydreaming, I started an exercise program. I joined a gym and I found a trail that I regularly walk/run. Funny enough, I opened up to my doctor about how unhappy/bored I am with life, etc (as much as I could without telling her about my daydreaming) and it was her advice that I start taking care of myself, and to do something for myself. That's how I…

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On a High

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 11:45am 1 Comment

I wish I could say my mood is on a high, but in fact it's the daydreams. They are back to a high: constant, pulling at me emotionally, and extremely vivid. So much so that at times, the daydreams seem more real than reality. 

Unable to spend as much time at it as I would like/need, I find myself horribly depressed and constantly on the verge of tears. I am stuck in a horrible cycle: unhappy and seeking the daydreams more than ever, but unable to get the time in so feeling unhappy. I…

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New and Yet Not New

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 12:00pm 4 Comments

I am so thankful that I stumbled upon and joined this network today. I have only recently (about 2 months ago) discovered the term Maladaptive Daydreaming but feel so much better having done so. Finally, I have an answer for what I have been doing for as far back in my childhood as I can remember and know now that I am not alone in doing this.

Now in my 40's, I still daydream daily and am now convinced my 10 year old daughter is daydreaming as well. She has a character that she has…

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