The "Why Are You (Feeling Emotion)" Thread


Take your time, bro.


Welcome back. The land’s of depression are a hellscape few return from. I’ve got a summer , winter, spring and fall home there But it’s good you’re doing what you can to emerge from them


Lol thanks you two, like that description of depression!


Two things: first, if you are curious what depression feels like, listen to “No Rain” by Blind Melon. I play that song on repeat, because it’s literally the best description I have for how I’m feeling when I’m in a depressive low.

Second, I have good news, yay :smiley:

After months and months of getting by on freelance work (by the way, definitely not my favorite thing in the world. How some people willingly become starving artists is beyond me. You guys rock), I’m starting a full-time job again on the 10th, yay! it’s at a company whose cubicles are actually 1 cube per person instead of half a cube for two people (cough here’s looking at you Giant Insurance Company i used to work for cough), so I’m really hoping it works out well. I’m a little concerned that it’s 45 hours a week with 12-15 hours a week (15 during training, 12 once I go to my 4-day shift) spent commuting, because that’s definitely a lot of stress, but…The company is fantastic, and I look forward to working with them.

In other news, for the last 7 or so weeks, I’ve been taking my uncle to chemo and radiation, as his patient advocate, and last Tuesday was his final radiation appointment! We’ll find out if he’s cancer-free in about 6 weeks - just in time for his birthday, which is exciting :slight_smile:

Also, my bunny, Poe (whom many of you know from the fur babies thread, lol) was given about 3-6 months to live by the vet (congenital defect. don’t buy, guys. adopt. :C) over 8 months ago, and he’s still going strong!

And for those of you guys who are feeling depressed and down, as much as I’m not on the forums as much as I used to be, I’m always there to chat if you need someone :heart:


Well, I don’t really know who else I can say this kind of stuff to, so here you go CoG forum, you get to read my jumbled thoughts. I feel like I should put a warning here, I don’t know for what, but something about what I’m feeling feels like I should just warn people who might be sensitive to it in advance.

My thoughts

I’m just tired of it all. This whole thing of existing is quite tiring. I wouldn’t try to kill myself, but if I was given the option to just stop existing, I would take it. There’s nothing in particular that makes me feel like this. Most days I come home, say hi to my family, talk to them a bit, then go upstairs. But while I’m by myself I realize just how tired I really am. Not of anything, but just tired of being.
It’s not much better when I’m around others, because then all I can think of is how much I want to be alone. It’s odd. I also find myself thinking “I want to go home” a lot of the time. The problem is, I also think this when I am home.
The only time I’m okay with existing is right before I’m about to sleep. That’s when I know I’ll be able to either feel something for a few hours, get closer to the next day, which means occupying myself with things I hate but still do because the keep my distracted for a while, or, on the really weird days, I just wait for the next day so I’m a day closer to not being anymore. Again, I wouldn’t try to commit suicide, but existing feels like a chore to me, and I wish it didn’t.

Thanks to anyone who managed to get through that mess, I just had to get this off my chest.


I’ve always hated the word devastated, because I thought it was overdramatic and unnecessary. I am a stoic person in general, and I can’t help it; I am not diagnosed with any illness but I find it hard to express emotions, so most times folks think I don’t care about anything.

Today I lost my cat. She didn’t pass away, I quite literally lost her, nowhere to be found. I can’t say I am the best pet caretaker there is, or even a good one. I also can’t state I had the best bond with my pet, knowing other people who have had cats for an extremely longer period of time compared to me. Even still, this is the first time I use the expression devastated to describe my feelings. I would expand on it, was I a good writer, but I am not. My cat was one of the few who could love me without ever judging me, or asking for anything much in return. She was a member of my family and now that she’s gone, I am feeling a part of me lost, drowned in an abyss.

I don’t think writing this helped, much, but here you go regardless.

Please take care of your pets and show them the love they deserve.




I really, truly, extremely hard hope that you will find her, or that she will miraculously return on your doorstep or in the windowsill or whatever it is that she normally walks to enter and exit your house.


Thank you. :heart:

I hope so too.


This sums me up


I lost my first cat. He died. He was attacked by something. A dog maybe.

Devastated is the only word for how I felt. I cried so hard I couldn’t see. I couldn’t breathe. It didn’t last. I grieved, and moved on, but for that one night i was so heartbroken i was incapable of anything but my own misery.

I don’t know if you feel any better now, but I hope you will soon. I believe you will.


I an extremely sorry for your loss, a part of me thought I’d never see my cat again, but I did just a few minutes ago!

I have found her despite my doubts. She was rather unclean and dirty, but the only thing that concerned me were the minor burn marks on her ears, presumably from cigarettes. My excitement equals the amount of disgust and anger I have towards those who have done such a thing, but thankfully, it’s nothing major!


I wish I could like that a hundred times. I’m so glad you found your cat!


Lmao I am so tired of being the “I have an (insert minority here) friend” badge

Love it when people tote me around as a pretty accessory so I can validate how pure, progressive, and unproblematic they are and then get lectured by them about my own identity

This isn’t even just one person, it’s been multiple people over several years who’ve all had histories with having superiority complexes and taking advantage of people they have power over and just generally being toxic and making no moves to change it no matter how often they’re made aware of it

It’s been ages since I’ve spoken to any of them or even considered them friends though, not that it’s not still disgusting lol


I’m actually quite happy, believe it or not. I got a tattoo, which I’m very satisfied with. I bet I’ll get more, sooner or later. But it friggin’ hurt. I mean ouch! I have low pain tolerance don’t judge

Anyhow, for those of you wondering I got a G-clef in the shape of a cat. Because I’m a simple soul, and that’s two things I love.

That’s just a minor thing, but it still lifts my mood. The major thing is probably that I’ve been able to complete stuff. Specifically things which I really need to get done. I’m usually more inclined to procrastinate the things that needs my attention, and favor stuff I want to do my hobbies so this is a good thing! That’s not to say I’ll learn anything from it, mind you. But one can always hope.


I just unexpectedly lost my horse who’d been my friend for 2/3rds of the time I’ve been on this Earth. Feeling pretty devastated right now.


sorry to hear that… it must be an amazing experience with horse riding


I’m so sorry to hear that. What was his/her name?


Thanks guys :blue_heart:. Her name was Desi


I’m really sorry to hear that. Looks like an amazing animal.


Yeah, I might not even be here now if not for her. She actually put herself in harms way to rescue me at one point. Anyway, it’s always hard when anyone you love goes, whether they’re a human or an animal. If they’re part of your family it hurts.