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Re: Introduce Yourself Here - NEW BUILDERS!

@A_Friend writing poetry sounds like a super cool hobby! such a good way to express yourself Smiley Very Happy

@squiggly ahhhh rearing caterpillars is so awesome! Heart I've never heard of people doing that before Smiley Surprised 




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Hey @Tay100,

My favourite character is Casey, she is so funny! I love her relationship with Sam. I think shows like this are really important for normalising disorders such as autism spectrum disorder, as well as, raises awareness around how confusing teenage years can be when it comes to discovering your interests and values. I like that it deviates from common depictions of autism and how it focuses on Sams different relationships with his friends and family as a method of narrative progression.
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@JullyBean i agree! Is there a favourite scene with her in it or a particular part of her character arc that you like across any of the seasons?

 

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Hello everyone!

Nice to meet you all Smiley Happy

 

1. I'm not sure exactly how I first heard about RO but I'm sure it was back in high school days from curriculum or word of mouth. I've recently finished my masters in Neuroscience, so naturally we spoke about online mental health platforms along the way in that too!

 

2. I love the Mental Health Memes thread. Memes are just sensational value & images often have a way of portraying ideas/feelings that are much more universally understood than words. 

 

3. I decided to become a builder because I'm the "therapist friend" in my group. Everyone comes to me for help, and I enjoy giving my advice & supporting them. I had a rough adolescent life, and now that I'm out of the woods & thriving, I'd love to be able to give back in a way!

 

4. During the day I study (hopefully to start a medicine degree) and I work part time. I try to get in some exercise because it makes me feel so much more energised & happy. I'm also an avid cleaner (my flatmate loves me for it). I used to read books like my life depended on it, but it's hard to find time these days - hoping to get back into it!

 

5. I don't think I have any weird hobbies... is cleaning considered a weird hobby? I find it so therapeutic - if my apartment is a mess, I don't feel on top of things. Besides that, I just like to see friends/family, read, and watch documentaries/TEDTalks. 

 

6. All time favourite TV show... that's tricky! My current favourites are Dynasty and Drop Dead Diva. I am a sucker for horror shows/movies, though!

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Welcome @Indiamay I get the feeling that we are very lucky to have you here!! I am also the "therapist friend" in my circles so I totally get that. Can't wait to see more of you on the forums Smiley Happy 

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Welcome @Indiamay! I like the mental health memes thread too. Smiley Happy I think it's so cool that you want to study medicine.
Got any horror recommendations? Smiley Happy

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Thank you!! Long road to medicine, but it'll be worth it in the end I'm sure of it.

I just watched Relic the other day (it's on Stan) - Aussie film. Pretty good!! Looking forward to heading home this evening for a glass of wine & another horror flick! You a bit of a horror fan? Or trying to be? Haha I'm aware they're not for everyone, it's hard to find someone as willing as I to watch one right before bedtime!! Smiley LOL

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Hey! Very excited to be ale to help here and be a part of this community as a builder!

  1. How did you first hear about ReachOut and when did you decide to get involved on the forums as a user?I was doing some research on the ReachOut website and was really interested in supporting the great platform. I went on the volunteers page and expressed my interest to become a builder. After looking at the positive environment everyone has created here  I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of. I'm really excited to develop my peer support skills and have enjoyed the process of posting on some of these forums thus far!
  2. What's your favourite post thread?I have enjoyed looking at people's music and movie tastes. I haven't posted there but I love having conversations about arts and culture! Such a snobby interest of mine. I have also enjoyed the isolation hobbies thread, has been quite inspiring and comforting to hear all the cool things people are doing. I am new here though, so I have so much more to check out and become involved in!
  3. Why did you decide to become a Builder?Like I said earlier, the supportive environment here is intoxicating! I also think it's a great way for to feel as though I'm doing the most I can to encourage great support resources like ReachOut Australia. Not that it is about what this returns me with at all, I just think that it's a win-win situation if I can help others and develop my support skills in the process.
    1. What do you do during the day (Study? Work? Hunt ghosts? Fight Crime? Taste cupcakes?)?Sorry to disappoint but I'm only an apprentice ghost hunter ;( I'm currently a full time student but I work at a cafe/bakery which I guess makes me a part time cupcake tester...? 
  4. Do you have any weird hobbies (Train a rubber duck army? Teach lizards Spanish? Learn how to the master the recorder?)?Please tell me someone here teaches lizards Spanish, mine only knows german - what an underachiever. I am secretly a big fat nerd and find it really fun to just learn about...the world? Unsure if that's a hobby but definitely a weird thing for some people to find out about me. my Hobbies are pretty normal though, you know, drawing, yoga, teaching my cats pig latin...boring stuff. 
  5. What's your all time favourite TV show?All time best show in the world is Peep Show. If you have not seen it you're actually legally obliged. It is so funny and just the best thing ever? Arrested Development is also the all time best and greatest.  Again, you're legally contracted to watch it now. 
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@funnyusername that sounds like such an interesting job! Do you ever get to do things like decorate cupcakes and stuff? Smiley Happy 

(Also, it's okay if your lizard only speaks German right now, these things take time Heart all lizards progress at their own pace Smiley Tongue Smiley LOL )




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Ha, the best part is all the free bread I get really!