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May 2017 Blog Posts (16)

deceived by the mind

How many people got deceived by their day dreams?

Maybe you lived in your own world.....Maybe you believed things would come soon...such as boy/girlfriends, job advancements, a nice apartment, social acceptance, an exciting journey.

I used to think I can chum around people and get on with them great....when in really, many in real life didn't like me at all and found me 'odd or unsettling.'

I've had so many imaginary romantic relationships. In real life, I've…

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Added by Jessica Ballantyne on May 25, 2017 at 3:25pm — No Comments

An interesting MD website

I was surfing online and I found this awesome website about MD. It has some interesting preservatives. I recommend you check it out here! Anyways, dream on my friends! 

Added by Fallen Messenger on May 25, 2017 at 6:47am — No Comments

Trying to stay positive

I've had it bad most of my life. Not only did I Daydream excessively, but I also had Autism, so I couldn't connect at all.
So, I seldom every made any friends. Everybody I couldn't connect with, they'd usually found me rude, bitchy, weird and stupid. My parents have only liked two of my best friends, and they both remain my BFF. Other friends, I have hooked up with were weirdos. To this very day, I am still trying to find my crowd.

Added by Jessica Ballantyne on May 24, 2017 at 3:46pm — 1 Comment

Poetry

I'm almost finished writing a poetry book and I felt like I should share just a few poems that relate to MD.

Reality

10/14/16 2:29 pm

 

I'm slowly drifting to the end of the earth.

I'm slowing become someone else.

Losing hope,

Losing my mind.

 

Lost…

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Added by Fallen Messenger on May 24, 2017 at 10:31am — 1 Comment

I can still fly

I had fulfilling memories of grade school and college, entering my adult years, it just wasn't the same. Because I did MDD for years, it set me apart from most people, because most of them noticed the 'far off look' in my eyes, or caught me laugh at nothing, or they'd hear me say something, but not directly to them, so they'd feel very uneasy—think that I'm nuts. Sometimes, I would have conversations with them, but they often found my dialogue sounded 'very dumb,' or 'so obvious,' or…

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Added by Jessica Ballantyne on May 23, 2017 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

To Wake Up

Did anybody else feel really scared waking up from MDD? How did everybody else experience this? I feel like I got a hell of a lot to make up for.

Added by Jessica Ballantyne on May 22, 2017 at 8:55am — 4 Comments

Still dig world events & politics & historical figures

When I unloaded my feelings on wild minds, it actually made a difference. I am turning into a new person. I realize that I'm not alone with MD. I realize that MD has its positives too. It's just another way of thinking and conceptualizing. Ordinary people who don't DD—think people who DD don't live in the 'real world.' I do take interest in Word events and politics at certain times—and do enjoy discussing Donald Trump and his party with my family—that is if I'm in the mood. I'm not a…

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Added by Jessica Ballantyne on May 21, 2017 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

Memories

     I have been a maladaptive daydreamer my whole life...or ever since I could remember. But honestly, I don't remember much. I have close to zero recollection of my childhood. I don't remember last week hardly at all. I have wonderful short term memory, kinda. I remember important things like eating, sleeping, and going to school. But I don't have any memory of little things. I will set my phone down and walk away, I come back in a frantic search to find my phone because I don't remember…

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Added by Fallen Messenger on May 21, 2017 at 7:17am — 5 Comments

We're all just flesh and blood...we are not dreams.

Freelancing at home on my computer, I received strong mental reflections of my past and how MDD has changed everything for me. If I had a perfectly normal mind (non-imaginative) that doesn't DD, I never would have received too much terrible and unpleasant feedback from so many people. I would have had better relationships and a circle of friends if I hadn't gone there; if my mind were different, I'd certainly pay more attention to others, be a more amiable, acceptable and respectable…

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Added by Jessica Ballantyne on May 17, 2017 at 4:44pm — 5 Comments

I'm sorry that I ever decided to MDD.... 1. When I got older, it made me more disoriented, unfocused and foggy, not to mention tired. 2. People are constantly repulsed that I don't listen. 3. I didn'…

I'm sorry that I ever decided to MDD....

1. When I got older, it made me more disoriented, unfocused and foggy, not to mention tired.

2. People are constantly repulsed that I don't listen.

3. I didn't make very many friends...nor got engaged. It makes you extremely quiet and absent around people.…

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Added by Jessica Ballantyne on May 16, 2017 at 1:54pm — 3 Comments

Finally Approved

I signed up for this site a couple months ago and just noticed I finally got approved like a week ago.  So that's good. :)

So when I first read about maladaptive dreaming it really resonated with me.  A lot.  I couldn't believe that maybe there actually was a name for what was wrong with me.  I've been so isolated my entire life. 

It's kind of a relief.  I hope  to find the answers I've been looking for.

Added by Damask on May 11, 2017 at 10:13pm — 5 Comments

Looking ahead to better a Lifestyle

I do wish that I could have done it so much better in life, that is, if I hadn't started MDD. Of course it enriched me with beliefs that I'd be seeing thrilling things ahead in my future. Well, everything happened vice versa, that is, because I wasn't ever concentrating. I am waking up now that I am 31. Although I am starting self-employment, on a daily basis,

I take thought on how to grow in my business of graphic design and advertising. I look forward to seeing what 10 years will…

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Added by Jessica Ballantyne on May 11, 2017 at 6:15pm — 2 Comments

Poignant times to maladaptive daydream

I wasn't diagnosed with asperger syndrome (ASD) until my 30's. So, I had an emotionally chaotic time getting through life facing conflicts with many people who got the wrong ideas about me. I was special, imaginative and gifted, but couldn't connect to other ordinary, average and regular kids going to school. I often got mercilessly bullied and called 'weird' or 'strange.' Although I was highly intelligent, I was also not a very chatty child, so other peers would snap to assumptions…

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Added by Jessica Ballantyne on May 8, 2017 at 2:42pm — 2 Comments

I Trigger Myself On Purpose

The other day I was thinking about a daydream that ended two years ago. And I tried to trigger myself into doing it again! From an outside perspective this is incredibly bizarre, seeing as the ~two years I had the daydream were the worst two of my life.

I was experiencing a strange sort of confidence in my own ability to resist the daydream. I looked at triggering images and then I referenced the daydream in a conversation to someone who did not know the context. It gave me this…

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Added by Liliana Stewart on May 5, 2017 at 8:35am — No Comments

Visualising Maladaptive Daydreams

Hello :)

I am currently working on a photography/art project about Maladaptive Daydreaming.

I am quite a daydreamer myself, this is how I got interested in the topic. I want to find out as much as possible about your experience in order to reveal it to other people in a visual way and raise awareness to this condition and moreover explore human subconsciousness in general. If you could please fill out this…

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Added by Dominika Dovgialo on May 3, 2017 at 3:17pm — 1 Comment

I was a Maladptive Daydream for 20+ and it is still there today

Today I am 31 years old. I've been a maladaptive daydreamer for roughly 20 years.

It started when I was 12 years old (circa 1998). I had problems fitting in at school and couldn't seem to communicate with peers. I had Autism too, so it was hard to relate and connect with people. While guys and girls were starting to like each other, they would hang out in groups after school. Whereas, I was so different and 'peculiar', I often went right back home to watch TV in my…

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Added by Jessica Ballantyne on May 2, 2017 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

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