Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I haven't visited this site for quite a while but recently I've seen a comment from DebbieP (hi,Debbie!) that made me go back to the post 'My life is perpetual moulding and disintegration' to see how much things have changed.
And they changed a lot.
First of all, yes Debbie, I managed to complete my dissertation and it was the best dissertation of the year. What is more, two months ago I completed another successful dissertation that gave me master's degree.
Currently I am looking for a temporary job and working on my PhD application since the last year's postgrad struggle made me realize that learning more and more is what I want to do in my life and that I actually do have skills and a bit of talent to pursue this path.
I'm in my very first relationship which happily evolved from a close friendship with my crush (and, as it turned out, vice versa). My therapy is coming to an end very soon.
I still daydream, however, less than before and I seem to have more control over how much time I spend 'there'. It is a difficult and slow process of unlearning the tendency to escape into daydreams when I should take an action, and I struggle a lot since I've been doing this for years...but I'm slowly getting there. My ultimate goal isn't to make my daydreams vanish since it can be a great source of inspiration and a tool for dealing with extreme distress, but simply to be in charge rather than letting the daydreaming dictate my life and keeping me in the same place where I don't want to be.
My opinionis different from Source's - I believe that your ability to keep moving was the most important here. And thank you for coming back and for sharing your story - most of your problems happen(ed) to me too - some of them persist, others are gradually fading. I also attend a therapist (cbt) and after half a year of sessions feel its good effect on me a lot. So, thx for inspiring me and confirming that I'm on the right way :)
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