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What has been the pivitol point in your life and how did it change your life?
i saw your life
im still on that slippery slope downwards.
"Fuck it, I'm buying that guitar. The worst that could happen is that I'll suck."
"Fuck it, I'm joining the military. The worst that could happen is that I'll get shot and die."
"Fuck it, I'll kiss her. The worst that could happen is that she'll draw back in disgust and push me off the ski lift."
but they certainly include
a) Moving to London
b) Getting involved with the UK antifolk scene (which resulted in me actually having friends in London)
c) Getting an email from the guy who now produces all my records.
That said I don't think you actually tell a pivotal point of your life until years later wehn you look back and realse what a difference it actually made.
It was awful and I was messy as sin already.
I did things to myself that I would never do to any woman.
The next day, I felt awful and fell into a real depression; couldn't look people in the eye, didn't speak to anyone for a few months and could never get my breath.
A few months passed and I went to stay with my mum and dad for a while to get my bearings. Then one day in the shower, thought about it and laughed. Ever since then, I've told everybody I meet the entire story (a little long for on here) and have never really been nervous or shy since.
Positive from a negativeXcore
can have such a huge affect on a person.
got happy and realised i wasn't actually shit and am a pretty cool person.
a good decision.
I could do that...
because you only tend to find out with hindsight.
But deciding to get a job rather than go to university and then leaving home to work in London was fairly pivotal.
It has made me confident, outgoing and unafraid to meet new people.
I like it.
I'm a special constable with the Broad Green Safer Neighbourhoods Team.
I was semi-seriously considering going into that job a couple of years ago. I decided against it but I still may have it as a fall-back option...
Very enjoyable. I'm joining the regulars in a couple of months and moving across the country for it. I like the whole community aspect of the Safer Neighbourhood Teams, as I get to chat to lots of lovely people, and make them feel better.
scared of moving to the regulars? This is Britain after all...
I just get paid for it.
You seem to enjoy your job. I like that, you rarely meet people who enjoy what they do...
I've spent the last 4 years or so trying to find the things in life that would make me happy. For my teenage years I was convinced money would give me happiness, but I realised something else was the secret when I was 18. Now, I'm glad I've finally found something I enjoy and can get paid for. Plus it suits the workaholic in me.
of people assume when they're younger that having money will make them happy, but from the stories we read and hear, it's really not the case.
It's always a great feeling when you help someone and they're grateful for it, so I guess doing it for a living must feel be ace!
I'd almost considered joining the police...
I love the idea of keeping full on bad people off the streets, but I hate the idea of bugging teenagers for smoking weed- and stupid things like that. Also- drugs tests.
bf? what does it mean?
information pack for this next week. I am actually pretty interested in becoming a special constable, only problem is that I can't drive and this is a requirement in most forces I believe.
As far as I am aware anyways. I don't drive, and you need to have driving lessons with the police to be able to drive even the most basic vehicle. I'm joining as a regular, and so long as I pass the test by the end of my probationary period (which is likely to be the end of 2009) then that is fine. Specials in London especially rarely drive.
I was sure I'd read somewhere that it was a basic requirement.
Also check out http://www.policecouldyou.co.uk
There's tonnes of information there and you can even apply online.
if you don't mind me asking?
hes a strip-o-gram
actually 2 uniforms, very sexy....although they take forever and a day to put on.
Standard one is quite fast though.
tying things up etc, but my blues (sandhurst uniform) is fiddly as i have to adjust braces and do up clips around then neck, adjust cap and lots of stuff reall, get comfortable so it doesn't itch.
My tunic and trousers are 100% wool, quite itchy, but they make me look like a proper old skool policeman!
Very heavy for clothing. I wear pyjama bottoms underneath mine. In the summer on a parade is dreadful, especially passing out. One year the inspecting officer took so long we were standning still in very very very hot weather for 56 minutes, i think we may have come to attention then to ease once.
we were watching my older sister swim through the wall window and someone said something and all of a sudden i understood it, i couldn't believe it was so easy. I proudly counted to 1 Hundred for my mum getting faster and faster, upon reaching 100 i ran through to the pool and ran alongside my sister doing lengths and said it again for her. Since then i could always count to 100.
is this bad?
doing something for he first time thread
read the 'people who talk to themselves' thread the other day.
otherwise im fucked.
if i'd stayed in ireland my life would be a whooooooooole lot different.
I was very naive and sheltered before that... it made me go a bit haywire, grow up, and in a sense, finally find a 'voice' to speak out and speak up - I was very shy before that. My 'voice' went a bit askew and over compensated for some time thereafter but I like to think I have a balance.. I'm a very different girl from the shy one I was in my early twenties... and teenage years.
It also made me run away from Melbourne, elope, and do ALL sorts of crazy life experiences... I don't really regret any of it as I wouldn't be the person I am today otherwise.
yet to come
you only get one? How do you know if/when it has happened?
If you believe in the butterfly effect, isn't everything that happens pivotal in one way or another?
going to uni changed me a lot, but only in the same way that it changes everyone else i think i.e. becoming more confident, 'working out who you are' etc.
hopefully there will be more pivitol moments to come