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Chatwee Update

Update - There's been some technical difficulties launching Chatwee onto our website so we will not be moving to Chatwee on Thursday.

As soon as we fix this issue, we'll announce another date for launching. We're really sorry for the delay in Chatwee, thanks so much for your patience.
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Post of The Month (September)

Maisy is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Hey Shaunie,

​I care. I really relate to what you have been experiencing with the house falling apart, and things not getting fixed due to general shame of the state of the house and not knowing where to begin fixing things or who to contact (you don't want to come across rogue tradesmen). Not even having adequate heating and hot water. And clutter. Everywhere. It's horrible to live in such circumstances, I know. It's hard as well when you see everyone else living a 'normal' life and yet being unable to talk about your situation."
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Feeling not so good

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    Not sure why but just lately I feel quite down. I feel as if I'm not good enough and that I'm not the person I should/want to be.

    I'm not a girly girl
    I don't dress like everyone else
    I don't ware make up all the time
    I don't go out partying every weekend (occasionally)
    I don't always know what to say
    I don't spend hours on my hair

    But something my family have said a few times before is about how I'm not exactly grown up. I don't really see what they mean I'm just me? I don't really see where I need to grow up as I feel as if I'm quite mature really. Prehaps I need to be more sociable or because I'm not like the typical 22 year old (make up, clothes and hair)
    but I wouldn't exactly say I was childish and if I am I want to know where and when because I don't want to be childish.

    Apart from that I just don't feel like I'm good enough at anything really. even though I always get very good feed back at work, I feel like they are just saying that so not to hurt my feelings or something.

    I've got an anxious sick feeling right now and I don't know why. Sometimes I get an anxious feeling when I'm going to have a seizure (I'm have epilepsy) I don't pass out just feel funny for a couple of seconds-30 seconds.
    But I don't think that's it.

    I'm not really sure why I feel this way? I feel like I want/need to change but I don't know what or how?

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    Id like to think we are all different and theres no one set way to be. And even if you feel like you are really different then that's unquie and interesting. You dont have to change and start spending hours on your hair. You just have to do what uou feel comfortable with. And as long as your comfortable and happy with not changing then that's okay. But dont feel the pressure because of other people's views
    Last edited by Shaunie; 16-05-2017, 02:36 PM.
    I dont expect anything - to just end up disappointed. But i do not have zero hope for the future cause that has only dragged me down & brung negativity. I will just not predict the future


    • #3
      And read your picture ah
      I dont expect anything - to just end up disappointed. But i do not have zero hope for the future cause that has only dragged me down & brung negativity. I will just not predict the future


      • #4
        Hey one-in-a-million,

        There is no rulebook or criteria for how to be a normal 22 year old! This is your life and you should live it how you want - that includes deciding how you dress, whether you wear loads of makeup or none at all, it's completely up to you! There is only one version of you and you should try to make that as best you can! Chances are that other people's opinions could maybe be making you a bit unsure, but if you think that you are mature (which we are sure you are!) and you're happy that's all that matters! Whatever you do with your life is up to you and is completely okay! By being yourself you are not hurting anyone! If anything being yourself is very refreshing to see, so don't worry about conforming to certain images which you may think you should aspire to look like! Everyone is beautiful in their own way so continue to stay that way!

        Hope you have a good day!



        • #5
          Hi guys these have really made my night . I'm starting to wonder if I was just really tired last night. I do find I over think a lot when I'm tired to be honest. I still feel like I need to change sometimes but then like you guys have said. There is only one version of me

          My mum did say it was something that was said a while ago (about not being very grown up) I suppose that I could have matured in that time 😂. I do get what you mean by it being my choice how I dress and stuff and to be honest it does depend on my mood lol.

          I always try to look presentable at least. Unless I'm at home then it's messy hair and pjs 😂😂. But I can go from jeans and t-shirt to dressing up to go out. Same with make up I either where none or want to wear it.

          Thank you 😊 I'm feeling quite possitive today. Keep having different day right now and don't know why. Hopefully tomorrow will be a positive too!!!


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