Monday, September 27, 2010

This Emotional Life

I'm a "social psychologist" by nature, in that, I am extremely interested and fascinated with social psychology. In university it's what I majored in, and since I do not work in that field I tend to forget how much I truly love it. That, and the fact that with my depression I have a hard time identifying hobbies, or things that I really enjoy.

Anyhow, the BF recently got "Netflix" and has fallen in love. I'm now lower on the totum pole then a program he pays monthly for, to watch movies, he won't have time to watch, that I'll likely have to wrestle him into watching. This weekend ALL he talked about was netflix to anyone who would listen.

It did benefit me however, because he found this great 3 part series called This Emotional Life. It's a "three-part series that explores improving our social relationships, learning to cope with depression and anxiety, and becoming more positive, resilient individuals." The BF started watching it while I was at work the other day (he's laid off again...) and knew that I would be really interested in it. So he saved it, and waited for me so we could watch it. I spent hours on Sunday watching it, and felt at home. THIS is what I love learning about, THIS is was I'm passionate about, THIS is the field I need to be working in. I know I would love teaching, but I would LOVE if I could become a behavioral specialist, or work in research. I'm successful in my job, but it's not my passion. I don't feel fulfilled doing it. But after 3 years of not having any sociology or psychology based learning, or information gathering, I had forgotten how passionate I am about it.

Now to make something happen...but what? How do I make this work for me?

Also, HUG someone today...preferably someone who will not lodge a sexual assault charge against you, or respond unpleasantly to your touch...because human touch, it's one of the most important things in a balanced human life.

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