Before anything, I would like to thank Jennifer Jo Brout and Shaylynn Hayes for helping me get the blog back up and running. The blog was down for awhile, and I’m sorry about that! However, these two people helped me with that greatly. You can find them on misophoniainternational.com
I had an event on the blog for awhile and it didn’t get as much attention as I wanted it to. I tried promoting it on the Facebook page and hardly anyone was interested. The event was online, and people had the chance to talk about their misophonia or someone they know who has misophonia. However, I did get one response out of it. From my best friend (whom I’ll call E), and that’s awesome. Here’s what she said about me:
A, I can’t remember exactly when I found out you had misophonia, but I think it was around Junior or Senior year of high school. B, I have a number of friends who deal with anxiety and unhealthy habits, so I began extending a lot of the same practices to you that I did/would do with them; know what their personal triggers are, watch them in situations that may provoke their disorder, and if it seems they’re having trouble try to adjust the environment or remove them from that situation, and make sure they feel comfortable talking to me about their problems and whether or not they’re currently experiencing an episode.
This is amazing that she does all that for her friends. People who meet and befriend this girl are lucky. There aren’t many people like her who would do things to accommodate friends with anxiety/other issues. Her response to what was asked (which you can see here: https://www.facebook.com/events/867703490033718/) blew me away. I am incredibly thankful for her friendship.
Though I didn’t get many responses, if you have Facebook, consider checking out the event and participate anyway. It was on the blog, but once it ended, it’s no longer available here on the site. If you “like” the Misophonia Weekly page on Facebook, as well as follow it on Instagram, you’ll get more updates about the blog. For instance, I mentioned that the blog was down for awhile, and then posted that it was up and working again. Here are the links:
Alright, on to my week.
I am happy to say that I had a good week last week. Despite some personal problems unrelated to misophonia, I had my first week where I didn’t cry over a trigger or got violent. I had a lot of anxiety about being near my triggers, but I managed to deal with my triggers and actually forget about them for awhile. This week is going well for me as of now, which is awesome.
I also went to see Moana in theaters. It’s such a good movie. I’m glad I braved the trip with my boyfriend to go see it. During some parts it reminded me of my grandmother, who passed away a few years ago. If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll know what I mean. I managed to find a theater that doesn’t play the movie at a ridiculously loud volume, and I’m so happy I started going there. I’m glad my boyfriend doesn’t mind either since it’s not a popular theater. For me, not popular means less people, which means less triggers. So that was a huge plus.
I also hung out with my friend L a lot last week, too. In all honesty, even though he triggers me sometimes, I think I can tune out most of his triggers because he gets it. I mean, a lot of my friends “get” that I have misophonia, but with him it’s different. I don’t know why. I think I just feel more comfortable than usual when we hang out and I can just be…me.
Despite some personal issues, something positive did happen, and I stated it toward the beginning: I made it through an entire week without needing to cry or get violent because of misophonia. That makes me so happy. I hope you all had a good week too, and if not, you are free to contact me. Just go to the “contact” page. 🙂
See you next week!