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posted ago by pnwhomebrewer ago by pnwhomebrewer +310 / -0

I am burnt out both from this and my professional life at the moment. I have been awake for a long time and since I was 17 years old. Ron Paul started my awakening process.

Anyways I am worn out from feeling like my life is on hold from all of this (feeling like there is little point in making goals if the economy is going to tank super hard). My dream has always been to open a business with my Dad but with inflation and the dollar tanking it just seems like a bad idea at the moment. I am also tired of the grifters and what not saying they have information then being full of shit aka the “two more weeks” meme. I normally don’t listen to them but even some people like Don JR have done this.

Also I want to work on my anger and resentment towards normies. How do some of you over come this? My problem is that I have no perspective of what it’s like to be asleep as I have been awake my whole adult life. I also live in the Seattle/King County area and see triple vaxxed people walking around the dog park by themselves with a mask on. LA, SF, NYC, Portland, Toronto etc. frens know what I am talking about. My main frustration with normies is I truly don’t get how they don’t think something is wrong? Like to me it’s so obvious so if someone on here who woke up later in life could give me som perspective that would be great.

I have called leftists orcs, servants of darkness etc. and I would like to be more like Christ and learn how to pray for my enemies and not let my anger over take me.

Also holding the line in the Seattle area took a psychological toll on me. Not being able to go to the gym, go out with friends and watching my family and friends get picked off one by one by vax mandates/peer pressure was hard. Like many of you I lost family cause of my vax stance. Only my brother and I held the line. So I also worry I am going to lose someone close due to something vax related. And if the worst theories are true he’s the only one I will have left.

Anyways in the meantime I am going to take a period of sobriety, focus on my health, my bible and take a break from GAW and X22 unless something major actually happens. Dave and people on here keep saying people are waking up but I don’t see it at all. I just see normies blowing wherever the wind blows. So I just get worn out from being told people are waking up but not actually seeing it.

Also thinking I need to get away from Seattle leftists and the cold weather so I am planning to book a trip to Florida. So if Florida frens could tell me some cool places to go that aren’t swamped by tourists or leftists that would be great. I know I just said I am going to take a period of sobriety but the only thing I want to do right now is drink a Margarita on a warm beach, listen to the ocean and feel the warmth of the sun.

I also welcome any general advice on how to deal with burnt out. Thank you.

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Analophigus 85 points ago +86 / -1

Dear Jesus I lift up our fellow patriot in hopes that he/she may find peace and prosperity. We all feel as if we are in purgatory, unsure what moves to make and where to go. Our whole world is in labor right now and we are asking for the delivery soon. We pray for your guidance and mana to sustain us. We pray that you forgive us our trespasses and help us find wisdom to overcome our own evils. I, too, struggle with anger in my heart at the clueless ones. Please help us all find wisdom and understanding. Amen 🙏🏻

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 19 points ago +19 / -0

Thank you for your prayer fren.

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Teamdjt 10 points ago +10 / -0

Ephesians 6:12

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JizmJunky 2 points ago +2 / -0

Time to come to the real world, east of the Cascades.

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John_Mac_n_Cheese 10 points ago +10 / -0

I fucking love this place and you all <3

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lalahemingway 3 points ago +3 / -0

Right. The community here is just amazing.

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navycuda 67 points ago +70 / -3

Spend time with your family.

Grow a Garden.

Raise some Chickens.

Practice with your firearms.

Pray. Pray. Pray.

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qdixon 18 points ago +18 / -0

And eat a lot of peaches!

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anon1979orisit 8 points ago +8 / -0

movin' to the country....

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One4Freedom 1 point ago +1 / -0

Weren’t they put in a can ?

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stevethefish76 3 points ago +3 / -0

I don't get it... What's with eating peaches?

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annamaga 8 points ago +8 / -0

millions of peaches, peaches for me....millions of peaches, peaches for free

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB4NkCalAnk

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lash 4 points ago +4 / -0

Pussy!

JK IDK!

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qdixon 1 point ago +1 / -0

Chorus from the John Prine song - Spanish Pipedream

"Blow up your TV, Throw away your paper, Go to the country, Build you a home, Plant a little garden, Eat a lot of peaches, Try an' find Jesus on your own"

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HOSEQ 2 points ago +2 / -0

Peaches are good but then so are Apricots....

Lots and lots of Apricots....

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TheBRAINz 8 points ago +8 / -0

Add to this excellent list taking a break from all social media, news, TV, internet, etc. for a week or two, including from this forum. Good to give your mind, heart, and soul a break from the chaos that so often surrounds us. Find a quiet place to rest and be renewed.

But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16)

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NineInchez 7 points ago +7 / -0

Best advice!

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drakus 3 points ago +3 / -0

LOVE this advice. Am getting better with my firearm (and now want MORE!). I do need to work on that gardening and chicken-raising thing, though. ;)

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Callmejuls 2 points ago +2 / -0

And remain in the word and seek out other believers

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Mr_A 46 points ago +46 / -0

First, know you're not alone. Tons of people are acting like everything's normal, but --- unlike before --- they know it's an act. When I talk about it with someone, they usually volunteer "yeah, everybody seems to be waiting for something but they don't know what." So that's just me and my circle, but there it is.

From L.A.: People are waking up. But it's slow, very slow. If you pay attention every day, you don't notice. But if you go away and come back after a month, you notice. Kind of like ice melting, or a child growing. Some people really don't want to wake up.

I had spotted cracks in the narrative back in the 90's, bits and pieces of falsehoods in the accepted wisdom. 9/11 was obvious, but it was a warning of the danger, not a total crisis of faith in all institutions. That only happened for me with BLM and Covid. Those forced the other cracks to open wider and expose how they were all connected, that the reality on the news was false, and the real reality was someplace else. So I've been less awake than you, and I guess it does make it easier to understand the normies that are lost.

Taking time off is healthy. Nature is good. Exercise is good too, almost any form. Faith, religion, meditation are healthy for your mind and body, and if you can devote more time, for your spirit as well. Good luck.

Forgiving them is easy, if you can just see them as children who simply don't know any better. A 4-year old who slaps you is easy to forgive, because you recognize that whatever their motive, they have no real clue what they're doing. In the same way, even though the adults should know better and shouldn't be clueless zombies, they don't know and they are clueless. When you are secure in your knowledge that "they know not what they do," forgiveness is easier. Especially in the Emerald City. I have family up there, hypnotized and hooked into the system. It'll be hard on them when they are forced to wake up. Good luck.

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Bitpad 17 points ago +17 / -0

Best advice I can give to those who are stuck up here in the liberal hellhole that is Seattle, is to move out of the Metroplex.

Federal Way - Everett is a pretty LIberal strech of I-5 and I've unfortunately spent way too much time in those areas.

IF you can afford to do so, come on down south a bit ( Auburn, Enumclaw, Puyallup and Parts of Tacoma). We are a lot more Conservative in these areas and you'll see the difference right away.

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 8 points ago +8 / -0

I am trying to move to Eastern WA. I would love to live in Wenatchee and be around the mountains and rivers.

I just have to find work or go to trade school so I can position myself to work out there.

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Gitmo-or-Bust 14 points ago +14 / -0

We all have times in which we feel overwhelmed and anxious about the world we are living in friend. You’re definitely on the right path mentioning the Bible, for surely the answers you seek and the peace you are lacking can only be found there and in Jesus Christ. Remember, if you don’t like what is going on then you are in direct conflict with the one in charge - HIS plan. You have to turn these things over to Jesus and ask for His help, strength and wisdom. Ask for forgiveness and understanding for not trusting in His plan, and that all things work for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. Do you pray and ask to understand your purpose.? For surely we are all exactly where He wants us for that exact moment in time. Turn everything over to Him, trust His plan and let the weight be lifted off of you and breathe the fresh air of freedom from worry.

Next, ask Jesus for guidance and pray about what it is you should do. Surely do not live in fear but be practical in your decisions regarding starting up a business. Let your instincts and discernment guide you in your quest for fulfillment. Do something you love doing and surely you can never go wrong.

As for the Florida break, my family are big fans of the Pensacola area. Just East of the main public beach there are miles of rent houses and wide open beaches to enjoy just a few minutes walk away from the crowd. If it’s quieter yet you desire there is a fabulous little town about 10 miles East of Pensacola nestled up on the gulf called Navarre. There is an awesome walking/fishing pier there where you are likely to see sea turtles, pods of dolphins, rays etc. All that and only 10 miles from all the great restaurants in Pensacola. We’ve stayed all over Florida including pretentious private places like Boca Raton and now we keep going back to Pensacola/Navarre. Make sure you go out to eat at Flounders and perhaps even play a little beach volleyball while you’re there.

May God bless you friend with the peace you seek. The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still. Start or restart your Bible reading with the book of Ecclesiastes, written by Solomon. Here the wealthiest and wisest man ever to live gives his perspective on the meaning of life and the depths he went through to arrive at this conclusion.

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CirclebackGinger 5 points ago +5 / -0

100x this!! ☝🏻 I’ll only add, unless you’re a homosexual, DO NOT go to Pensacola (if you decide to go) or any of the other cities close by, over Memorial weekend. They have a huge gay pride parade/party to kick off “gay pride month” in June and the gays basically take over the entire city during Memorial weekend.

I know several people (including my family) that go on vacation up and down the gulf coast side of Florida every year and somehow we still didn’t know this “gay party weekend” existed. However, one year we innocently booked our vacation over Memorial weekend and got the culture shock of our lives. My poor, Southern Baptist, Mama was hardcore clutching her pearls the entire weekend. 🤷🏼‍♀️😂😂

But definitely go to one of the cities that are on the Gulf of Mexico side of Florida. They have the best beaches w/ beautiful white sand! If you’re close to the Florida/Alabama state line, go to the FloraBama bar and order a bushwhacker frozen daiquiri. You can thank me later for changing your life with a drink. 🤷🏼‍♀️😜😂

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Melanias_Sunglasses 2 points ago +2 / -0

I’m born and raised in Boca Raton, but luckily was raised very modestly (yes there’s a few of us lol). I can agree that you don’t want to go to this part of Florida. I now live in GA in a more conservative area and I haven’t worn a mask in over a year. Maybe 1 in 20 people wear them unless I go closer to Atlanta and more wear them there. I would suggest moving to a more rural or conservative area. I also suggest you stop listening to x22. I don’t have anything against him, but I think he puts out too much hopium. I used to listen to him pretty consistently and would feel anxiety/excitement of “oh wow - so and so is about to happen!” I just don’t think every Dan Scavino tweet is a secret code or refers to a specific Q post. I would suggest listening to Bards FM - lives somewhere in Oregon I think and has some good perspectives. or listen to Jarrin Jackson. He does a live thought stream Monday - Friday at 12 est. Hope this helps.

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TheGreyMouse 8 points ago +8 / -0

If you have the opportunity to get a trade; DO IT! If you get a trade and have the opportunity to specialize in a niche - definitely worth considering. My childhood neighbor was a millionaire by the time he was 28 as an electrician who specialized on maintenance of manufacturing equipment. I live in an area with lots of tradesmen and they're all loaded. Don't let the dirty torn clothes fool you. College/University is only worth it for specific professions.

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Greekish 2 points ago +2 / -0

I was going to post the same. Carpentry, electrics, plumbing, concrete. Start with the basics and work up to air conditioning (I think you call it HVAC?) etc. Learn how to diagnose faults and use tools to build/repair stuff so you'll never be short of cash (or barter).

Watch DIY videos on YT or whatever.

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GodWins_76 3 points ago +3 / -0

Trade school is a great goal. As society breaks down skills will be what is valuable. As for forgiveness, I recommend studying Joseph. He is a biblical picture of God's forgiveness. God bless and I will be praying for you.

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judypatriot 1 point ago +1 / -0

Your story reads similarly to mine, down to Ron Paul!

It is a lonely walk many times, but more have joined.

I would add to all the wonderful advice already given, find a conservative group to join. Usually there is some sort of Republican group or other that meets in every area. Listen to a conservative station - join local election watching groups to gain contacts. If you are looking for more of a MAGA group - check Meetups in your area.

Connections are an important part of this movement, and an antidote to depression! Good luck fren, you are never alone.

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lalahemingway 1 point ago +1 / -0

What kind of work do you do, if you don't mind me asking?

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Beer brewing

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Greekish 1 point ago +1 / -0

The Romans drank beer because the water couldn't be trusted. It's a useful skill to have if society breaks up and sanitation goes out the window. But otherwise, I wouldn't rely on it.

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AtomicBlonde 2 points ago +2 / -0

Great reply! Bullets, beans and Band-aids. Love that.

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 7 points ago +7 / -0

Really liked your comment thank you!

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Mr_A 15 points ago +15 / -0

My pleasure. I have a friend who attempted suicide last year and I only found out afterwards, and another who was close, and who I dragged around to all sorts of activities and hikes and counselors to prevent him from going that far. The atmosphere is really strange, like a depressing electricity in the air. It's really important to stay sane. I enjoy listening to Kim Clement's older prophecies about Trump, and also to Julie Green. But whatever works. As Reagan said: "Don't let the turkeys get you down."

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Qanaut 34 points ago +34 / -0

I've been feeling the burn out and anger you described for awhile now.

My daily mantra is that The Best Has Yet to Come.

Everything happening right now is temporary, and will lead to an incredible world when we finally emerge from the darkness into the light.

Anytime y'all need help, don't hesitate to post about it or message one of the mods. We are all family, and as we know, Where We Go One, We Go All.

u/#trumpflag

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TheGreyMouse 1 point ago +1 / -0

I printed some inspiring memes in color and put them where I can see them first thing in the morning. Ones that say things like "keep going" and "control & discipline" and the like.

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MileHiLife 20 points ago +20 / -0

Hold the line, Patriot.

Most of us are in your position one way or another. Q alluded to times of pain- but, always darkest before the dawn. We know, as Trump has also alluded on many occasions, that something good, biblical even, is coming.

Don't know bout you, but I wanna be around to see it? Plus, whatev "it" is that's coming, which nothing can stop, is why we're here, after all? We're chosen for a job and I aim to see it through... I've a meek feeling we're about to inherit the earth.

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 10 points ago +10 / -0

I want to see it too. Just for the time being that until something major happens this whole thing has been exhausting.

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MakeAmericaWinAgain 4 points ago +4 / -0

I feel like no matter what, we’re gonna go through this mess. Might as well position yourself to be in the best possible situation when it goes down.

Plus, this feeling of having nothing to lose can only help us anyways. We the people are hungry for the right thing to be done. We the people aren’t being heard. We the people are not being represented by our “representatives” regardless of how much tough talk they spit out. We are constantly given shittier and shittier hands then being forced to compromise between the “lesser of two evils”.

In a country of 300M+ there shouldn’t be a low supply of competent and freedom loving Americans willing to represent us in a fair way.

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StormzAComing 20 points ago +20 / -0

The daily prayer guy, Slechta, helped me and many others through similar feelings. I don't remember his full username, but reach out to him.

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Slechta5614 14 points ago +14 / -0

Thanks brother.

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StormzAComing 6 points ago +6 / -0

Your welcome! I may be coming back to the Garden in a few weeks with new ideas. I'm a hermit at heart, but that gives me time to think!

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Slechta5614 7 points ago +7 / -0

Brother u have alot to offer. Would u wanna talk on phone sometime this week. Would love to catch up and hear your ideas. We will find you a way to help. Hermit it fine, we hope you will break out of that eventually however I still wanna find ways you can help. I have a couple ideas for projects for u. We can discussion that to when we talk. Glad to hear from u brother. God is doing big things, dont lose faith. Truly it's kinda funny how we are talking. One of the guys on the Garden texted me because he saw u mention my name. I dont believe it's someone u know. Might be wrong. Then I felt led to reach out. I see something in you brother. I pray you will come back and bond with the group so we can start building up something for Christ.

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ImWaterjug 5 points ago +5 / -0

God works in the greatest of ways

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Slechta5614 6 points ago +6 / -0

Yes he does. PRAISE THE LORD! JESUS CHRIST IS KING. Love u fren. I am here if u need any prayer

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StormzAComing 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah. Text me on discord when you get a chance (and remember your password kek)

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catchlightning 19 points ago +19 / -0

Jesus flipped tables

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5DWeBe 13 points ago +14 / -1

Love this and remind myself of this often when I am not striving to live 5th dimensionally. Jesus lived vibrationally higher than others, and he showed us how to do it too. He exuded the Christ consciousness that we can all obtain. He went to the garden to pray, meditate, stayed out of the matrix and showed others love even when they were hard to love. It’s not easy! That’s where the table flipping comes in to play. This is a spiritual war too. Finding peace in all of this comes from within. Don’t be afraid to ask God and your angels for help. They will respond, especially if you truly seek them out.

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KickingPugilist 7 points ago +7 / -0

He hand crafted a whip used it to beat on the snakes while flipping tables.

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nameihadtomakeup 1 point ago +1 / -0

Came to make sure someone pointed out that he didn't just react. He sat down and hand crafted a whip. Thought long and hard about his actions. Then he set us free.

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ZerroDefex 5 points ago +5 / -0

If you're a fellow silver stacker allow me to share one of my favorites: https://www.goldenstatemint.com/10-oz-jesus-clears-the-temple-silver-bullion-bar-999-fine.html

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

I have that bar. Chris was one of those who helped me wake up too.

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spicyfries 3 points ago +3 / -0

Which is amazing because he of all people knew that God Wins, but he did it anyways. Makes him a badass.

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MichaelConservative 18 points ago +18 / -0
  1. I have to believe that people having delicate info have been purposely put on hold for timing purposes, with exception of the obvious grifters. Always remember (especially in this economy) to be careful where your money goes.

  2. Anger towards normies. I present a case to you, in that, will your anger wake them up or keep them asleep? People are waking up all the time but each at their own specific time. We're not all on the same timeline. I was politically asleep until Trump 2016 because I felt both sides were fake (which wasn't necessarily wrong), and did not really wake up until 2021, and it was more of a slow realization, if you were to dump me here circa 2018, I would have been lost. What really turned me on to GAW was the hope of what is to come. It harkens to that of biblical faith. Living in certain areas of the country (I'm in NH, so similar), it can be tough, but know that the entire country is not like WA and New England. Even San Diego (work trip) was more based than many places in NH.

  3. Pray for the lost souls of those who blind their own eyes. Answer their questions with crumbs of truth, let them discover on their own. You can never argue some one to your point of view.

  4. Romans 15 talks about the weaker and stronger brother. Fren, you are that stronger brother. It is up to you to help them in their weakness. They may have faltered, but they are not all lost. Even if you know no one without the "vax" it does not matter. You don't need to harass them about it, for if they fall soon, what good will that fighting have been? When they keep getting sick, some will at some point ask how you've not been sick, or as sickly as they have. Many on this board have speculated cures for the vaxxed, may be worth having a number of them in your back pocket. My personal take is to tell them to go carnivore.

  5. Breaks can be good for you especially if it becomes too much. I feel that same feeling. Unfortunately, things are heating up with RU and UA so that portion may not be available when we get blasted with it from other sources (literally everywhere). I come to de-stress. Knowing the good that will come will pacify your racing thoughts. The evil of this world want you to be anxious. What is one of God and his angels' favorite sentences to mankind? Do not be afraid.

  6. Not a Floridian, but avoid Tampa and Orlando at least. Any beach that you've heard of from across the country will be a tourist trap. Find one you have never heard of. Ask a local.

God bless, my fren.

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MathletesFoot 17 points ago +17 / -0

I feel like I've been living with my life on hold since the 2008 crash.

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KickingPugilist 16 points ago +16 / -0

This is going to sound odd probably, but I tried acupuncture for the first time a couple of weeks ago and immediately booked a follow up appointment last week.

Total relaxation, my guy is very knowledgeable and explains everything as he's doing it. He shows you in real time what yhe anxiety points are and the sleep points, my anxiety and sleep were all tender, he wad immediately able to see that I can not get decent sleep.

Since my first session I have not needed my nightly melatonin to even hope for some sleep.

After you're all needled up they let you lay alone, my guy has soothing sounds, light meditation music or rainforest sounds. I swear my flesh felt like it turned into a puddle.

It gave me mental clarity, my body felt so in tune, and I got the best sleep I had in a LONG time and still am.

Edit: I have also been getting into fragrances and while they are pricey, they make me so happy. Even if I'm just sitting at home on the phone lounging, I'll spritz a bit of something like Versace Eros Flame and that opening mandarin citrus that dries down to the heart notes and vanilla/Tonka bean base notes just make me feel enveloped in peace.

Your olfactory sense is important and we often don't pay it mind. We listen to music to feel good or to get hyped, we watch funny movies and entertaining videos and such, we eat delicious food, but we often forget our nose.

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Feelsgoodman 3 points ago +3 / -0

Mentioning acupuncture does sound odd, until you go to someone good and experience a treatment. It does wonders!

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KickingPugilist 3 points ago +3 / -0

DING DING DING

I never did it in my life and I paid out of pocket to get it done and loved it so much I had a repeat a week later.

And next week, I will go again.

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Feelsgoodman 2 points ago +2 / -0

Right?! I went out of desperation about 15 years ago for what doctors said was a hairline fracture in my ring finger. After 3+ months of docs & PT...she fixed in one session. That's been the trend every couple of years. Some weird health issue or pain arises... I go once & she fixes it. Amazing & like you said...soooo relaxing👌

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KickingPugilist 4 points ago +4 / -0

Oh man, listen, I did sensory deprivation and other things...NOTHING compares.

Fuck I even have a cornell song that ties it up

https://youtu.be/IuUDRU9-HRk

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Feelsgoodman 1 point ago +1 / -0

I love that you have a soundtrack for your experience👌That's cool, I've always wanted to try sensory deprivation!

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heckems 15 points ago +15 / -0

Sounds like you got a good plan... Jesus and Florida

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FollowTheLight 13 points ago +13 / -0

You've already taken the first step. I can see you on a beach already enjoying the sunshine, warmth and friendly people. Good Luck.

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Slechta5614 13 points ago +13 / -0

Hey brother. What your feeling is normal. It stems from u seeking to better yourself and from you wanting to find purpose. Getting healthy, reading bible, prayer, are all great ways to start. Finding purpose in this journey is huge. I have been working on building a fellowship network here. Please pray and ask God to guide u, and if you feel he is guiding u to us, please reach out. There are many good works to do, many good people to team up with. You are not alone. If u rather pass that is fine to. Give it all to God. Pray pray pray. You are in my prayers. Hope to hear back from u

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 8 points ago +8 / -0

After my break I will be joining your prayer threads. The past week or so I have felt God calling to me. I grew up Christian but fell out of faith. Waking up at a young age was hard on me. I questioned everything and felt God couldn’t exist if he allowed all of this evil to happen.

I am going to fully dive in during my break from this site.

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Slechta5614 6 points ago +6 / -0

Wow Praise the Lord. This made my heart so happy. Keep at it brother. Focus on what u need to during ur break. We will be here when u return. I am simply just trying to organize, I want all of us to take part in this. We can talk more when u return and see if Jesus put any purpose in your heart. I would like nothing more than to support you and grow thru Christ with u. We are in this together. God bless. Keep in touch when u get back

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Lonegunman65 13 points ago +13 / -0

“ Dave and people on here keep saying people are waking up but I don’t see it at all.”

That depends on where you live. I live in Northern California (San Francisco Bay Area) and the libs here infest the place like cockroaches. I know it seems like I’m fighting a loosing battle but I remember I’m living in a libtard bubble. Two of my kids live in AZ. They have a completely different experience. No masks, no vaccine passports, no Beijing Biden support, and just a lot of common sense. So take comfort in the fact that the vast majority of Americans see this corruption but you just may live in a bubble like I do.

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 6 points ago +6 / -0

True that’s probably it. I see more Pride and Ukrainian flags then American flags. I am not kidding.

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ZerroDefex 6 points ago +6 / -0

It's bittersweet knowing that there are places even worse than Hellinois, I feel better for myself but bad for you at the same time. At least here I have yet to see any Ukraine flags out in the Chicago suburbs, most of the woke people are in Downtown Chicago itself. I was pleasantly surprised a couple months ago when I was visiting my parents in my hometown and saw houses that even had Canadian Convoy flags in front of them.

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bcfromfl 12 points ago +12 / -0

I have similar feelings that you expressed. If I allow myself to ruminate too much, I begin getting fiercely angry at "whomever is really in control" for allowing this charade...if that's what it is...for going on as long as it has. The absolute wreckage that has been caused by "...allowing the movie to play...enjoy your popcorn..." is incalculable.

I live in Florida. While we certainly enjoy freedoms here not available elsewhere in the country, if you come here for a visit, you will doubtless be in a large metropolitan area like Orlando or Miami. I think you might be disappointed. Those places can be hellholes, if you stray too far from the amusement parks or resorts. If you enjoy the out-of-doors, head towards Everglades National Park, or perhaps Sanibel if you want beaches (be prepared for spoiled elites). Key West is so overrun with crowds, it is no longer the enjoyable place it used to be. If you just want to fish off a long pier, there are a couple good spots in the Florida panhandle, but there is a big problem with overfishing and destruction of spawning habitats, and the fish densities are dropping off. Occasionally lucky souls pull in a nice cobia, or Spanish mackerel.

Sorry I can't offer any good suggestions.

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

I would fly into Orlando or Miami rent a car and go somewhere small. I hate cities. Just want to go to a place with a beach and some good seafood restaurants near by. Just want to relax.

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mostpeoplecallmeJim 4 points ago +4 / -0

FL native. If you fly into Miami it will be tough to get to small quiet beach town, Ft Lauderdale is ok but it's still south florida, which is more or less metropolis unless you go inland. Orlando is a smaller city than Miami, and you can go west or east and you're less than 2 hr drive from the beach either coast. Good beach spots both sides. St. pete/Siesta key/sarasota beaches out west, cocoa beach/new smyrna east coast are some favs.

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bcfromfl 3 points ago +3 / -0

It's still going to be busy, but the best "small" Florida area where you could enjoy exceptional seafood restaurants would be Vero Beach. Not much else to do there, but if you drive north of John's Island on the barrier island (but not as far as Wabasso), you could find a couple decent beaches that aren't terribly crowded. You can enjoy some nice boardwalks through the Indian River mangroves at the Environmental Learning Center. There's also the McLarty Treasure Museum at Wabasso.

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Stayinthefight 1 point ago +1 / -0

Marco Island! Beautiful!

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WeekoWolf 11 points ago +11 / -0

Take time for yourself, get back to nature and God. Florida is perfect this time of year, warm days and cool evenings for a stroll along the beach, fishing, kayaking, trail hiking, alligator wrestling, etc...

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SneakyWino 10 points ago +10 / -0

I recognize your user name. You were on VOAT weren't you? It's been a long slog but it's coming. I'm lucky my husband is awake and we have each other for mental stability among the normies. We fled CA a few months ago for flyover country and it's been the best move ever. Went there for the surf, left there because commies everywhere. But we're not from there, so leaving was easy. We have family in two red states.

Take a break if you can. When I do, I tell myself when the big stuff hits, everyone will know. But I'm on this site and Rumble prob 4 - 5 hours a day because anons are always posting incredible stuff. Truth is addictive when you've had a diet of lies your entire life.

God bless you, anon. I'm pretty sure the wait will be worth it. ❤️🙏🇺🇲🐸

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

Not VOAT but I have been on here, PW and r/the__donald when it was still a thing for awhile.

And yeah I am addicted to truth and read stuff on here and listen to truth podcasts a lot.

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dildoschwaggins 10 points ago +10 / -0

Proceed with caution; prepare for the worst (within reason), but continue on with life as though you know none of these. Pursue your goals/dreams, be straight with God, and whatever happens, happens. If the economy tanks, you'll probably be in the same position whether you sit around depressed, or continue on with life. If you have a backup generator, some cash, some precious metals, some emergency food/water, get on with business as usual. If not, acquire that stuff first, then proceed.

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KimJung-Un 9 points ago +9 / -0

Let me give you a little free advice. The financial system is going to tank but there will always be work. Learn a trade and how to grow your own food. Get fit, stop drinking (if you drink), eat healthy foods and prepare your body. Your mind will follow your body.

All this shit has to happen. Even if there were no such thing as Q, the collapse would occur.

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yes indeed that is what Ron Paul showed me at a young age. Fiat currency is evil. I have been prepping for a long time too.

I do need to learn a trade. I have been looking at welding or iron working.

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KimJung-Un 3 points ago +3 / -0

Fiat currency is fine as long as it's backed by actual, tangible money like Gold or even Silver or an amalgamation of precious metal reserves used as currency in the past like the above two and platinum.

Obviously the problem arises when they create it out of thin air and charge interest for it destroying it's value.

But if you have a dollar in paper in your hand and that dollar of paper has a value of a dollar in a precious metal, then it makes perfect sense.

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Ddrake517 1 point ago +1 / -0

I have a problem. My father gave me a bit of cash money. I am in ssdi so I fear the tax if I put it in the bank! I have been using some of it on my house and I know I should buy gold but frankly you can't spend that at the grocery store an I don't anticipate we ever will. I go back and forth between holding on to some (fearful it will be worthless) and spending it on my house or prep items. Can I get some advice?

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Dreadnought61 8 points ago +8 / -0

Personally, I ignore the woketard's lunacy. Focus on my faith and teaching my 14 year old daughter about the idiocy going on. We are unvaxxed and swear by the horse paste. All I know is that God has this and we just need to have faith in His divine plan for us.

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

I try but in the Seattle area it’s unavoidable I see Pride and Ukraine flags all the time.

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Dreadnought61 1 point ago +1 / -0

I understand, I live in Massachusetts. Not as bad but not good either. Just lean on Him, He will guide you through this... Cheers Anon... ☕☕☕

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MICHIGANisRED 8 points ago +8 / -0

I'm right there with you. I'll be playing a lot of golf this summer to take a break from clown world.

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 9 points ago +9 / -0

I am going to hiking a ton for sure

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MrsCal 5 points ago +5 / -0

My clinical deep depression was literally sweated out on Camino de Santiago -- essentially 300-mile hike. Moving is incredibly powerful to lift the spirit and find simple yet inspiring purposes!

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BasedInFact 8 points ago +8 / -0

I live in King County.

It’s, confirmed, absolutely insane. Civilizational suicide in action.

I haven’t flown since the dempanic, but every time I’ve gone next door to Idaho recently, I’ve been totally recharged by the fact that whole cities, whole states of sane, decent people still exist. Which is not the case in King County. So traveling to FL sounds like a great idea. especially now that you can do so without submitting to the slavemask.

But, not knowing your exact circumstances, consider that King County may not be where you want to stay. a) It’s, by and large, a God-less hellhole with a suicide wish - while I still retain great hope for a rebirth and revival in America, I think a huge percentage of the 4-6% live in King County, and b) housing is obviously expensive here, so whether you presently own or rent, you’ll get far more for your money nearly anywhere else. One of the few bright spots I can cite is that when I hear the occasional squadron of helicopters fly past at night, I’m hoping they’re finally rolling up my shthead jablord neighbor Gates, and perhaps some of his demonic co-caballers on Evergreen Point Road.

Anyways, I’ll keep you in my prayers. I, too, took an extended break from this site, for reasons both similar and different from yours, and probably will do so again shortly. Your plan is smart, and correct. But this’ll be the place we will all return to when “habbenings” truly starts popping off, which I retain every belief that they will.

So see you back around here… in a couple of weeks! 😁

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 6 points ago +6 / -0

Grew up in Bellevue. Now live in Issaquah. I have seen this place change so much and for the worst. I saw a guy kayaking by himself on Lake Sammamish with a mask on. I was mind blown. And you know this guy makes 300k a year at Microsoft or Amazon.

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Mast3rBlast3r 3 points ago +3 / -0

It’s the area for sure - I’m up in Woodinville and see the masked idiots everywhere. Went to Tampa last October and it was night and day difference, made me want to move to FL. Once you leave the blue check boxes a weight will be lifted from your shoulders.

Take some time away from the site and X22. I’ve cut Dave down to once a week. I’m trying to cut this site down too - mostly just scanning for anything good but lately seems the site is a repost from zerohedge or gatewaypundit. As if anyone on this site doesn’t already reads those sites daily.

But seriously go visit Idaho or MT and you will be warped into another dimension. Immediately feel normal and have the sense everyone around you is normal too. Still some idiots but they’re more the anomaly vs the norm.

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yup. Whenever I am in Eastern WA it is normal. Born in Bellevue live in Issaquah currently. The greater Seattle area is lost.

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BasedInFact 2 points ago +2 / -0

Sounds very familiar.

At least we’re both not in Seattle - the people on the Eastside are, to a frightening degree, lost. But at least, for right now, civilization still exists here. In contrast, I have literally been in the city limits of Seattle one time since 2019, and that’s 7 minutes away. I was pissed when they put a toll on 520; now I wish they’d just burn both bridges down (and the $52 billon thug-thug-choo-choo trolley, too🤬).

Still, despite some of the cynicism I’ve obviously got about here, there are good people, good churches (and some churches that revealed that they were not good churches during the dempanic), a lot of sane folks who are fed up here. And I do truly believe there is a great awakening coming… even while I have a very hard time seeming many of my neighbors ever waking up. The % of children walking to and from school, by themselves, outside, even in the rain, slavemasked is beyond effing insane. Total brainwashed zombie families.

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

People in North Bend are mostly based. Good news is that I see lots of anti CRT signs in Issaquah.

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BasedInFact 3 points ago +3 / -0

Forget anti-CRT. That Marxist Trojan horse, and the demonic sexual grooming of children, and the complete collapse of educational rigor and behavioral standards, and the slavemasking of our children, and the grotesque hostage taking that is teacher-union control, needs to spur Americans to the only step compatible with liberty - end the government school monopoly. If any movement to rescue this country does not accomplish this, if any red wave does not usher this in, if any awakening does not awaken to this, it will have all failed.

So I admittedly don’t have an anti-CRT in my yard, but I damn well fly my “Let’s Go Brandon” flag here in the belly of the beast.

And I’m halfway tempted to get a yard sign that says “In this house, we believe that: Commies aren’t people; Pedophilia can be cured with one shot; Border walls need to be yuge; Science doesn’t rely on censorship and intimidation; The jabbed are in for a lifetime of disease and death; George Floyd was a criminal junkie who killed hi self with drugs.”

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

I agree completely. We need to completely get rid of public education.

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1776forever1776 8 points ago +8 / -0

Be wary of idolatry. Trust in God, family, and some of your close friends.

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TheFuglyAmerican 8 points ago +8 / -0

Move away from the liberal Northwest, go where people are not fringe lunatics living in fear but living their life.

If you want to know your future just look at the people who surround you.

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MichaelConservative 7 points ago +7 / -0

This isn't necessarily wrong, but we also do need people at every front of the fight.

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 6 points ago +6 / -0

It’s hard cause my life is here and I am hoping it will better when all is said and done.

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TheFuglyAmerican 8 points ago +8 / -0

It's gonna get a hell of a lot worse before it gets any better, do you really want to live at ground zero?

If you were raised in Sodom or Gomorrah and were told they would be destroyed by fire, would you stay because of family or being comfortable or would you leave and do your best to convince your family to leave with you?

I have lived all over. There are many fine places to live in this great nation, which are not given over to lunacy.

On the other hand stay and try to make a difference, get back your local school board and take it out of communist hands, for instance, get involved in the fight. Do what ever, friend, but make a plan and do it, don't just sit around.

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MichaelConservative 4 points ago +4 / -0

I am in a growing church in the least godly state in the union, I'm part of a growing charity organization (that isn't supporting child rape/abduction), I'm able to financially survive (for now), and even take time to work on projects around the house. That keeps me off the site the most, and I can't say I'm a fan. Anyways, it would be hard for me to leave New England at this time.

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TheFuglyAmerican 3 points ago +3 / -0

It is hard for anyone to leave anywhere, in fact it is a ROYAL PAIN.

But you sound like you are fighting the fight and have a purpose, My advise was for someone struggling with his/her purpose. Option A. start somewhere new in a somewhat less crazy local, option B. stay and fight but make a plan and then fight.

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wQkeAF 7 points ago +7 / -0

Same situation, and can 1000% relate. I’m in NYC and it’s a huge eye roll for me every time X22 says “the people are waking up” because I’m surrounded by rabid lunatics and the brain dead normies who “trust the science” and are all triple jabbed.

There are more people still wearing masks walking around outside and in grocery stores than not - and indoor mask mandates were lifted about a month ago. An older woman wearing a mask literally waited for me to leave an aisle in the grocery store before she entered the aisle. THAT’S how insane and mentally unhinged these people are - and where I am, THEY outnumber healthy-minded individuals.

I feel like my life is on hold as well, and I no longer get excited about whatever happenings make the rounds with independent news sources. Because until the media are held to account and honest reporting of happenings start hitting mainstream news sources, normies are just going to continue on with their bread and circuses.

Taking a break is a good idea, and maybe you’ll find the inspiration to stop putting your life on hold. I now limit my X22 video watching to once a week, if that. I still watch Salty Cracker though, because it’s entertaining vs hopium. Part of the issue for me was constantly checking independent news sources expecting to see news that IT was about to happen, and when it didn’t it felt so deflating and hopeless.

I’ve also grown in my relationship with God and strive to release all my concerns to Him and need for control. I pray that we don’t end up 4 full years of this nightmare, but I’ve also accepted that it could happen. Releasing control and obsession is helping me to brace myself to be okay no matter how bad it gets, or how long we have to endure it.

I wish you well!

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

Bro I get it. Sometimes I don’t think some people on here who live in Florida or flyover country understand the hell people like us had to deal with lol. It was like Neo and Morphus in the Matrix every day. And on the random occasion I found someone who is based it was like a truly joyous moment.

Like surround are frens from Florida and flyover country with Portland rioters, Seattle tech workers and NYC limousine liberals and they would understand why I called these people orcs in the past.

And yeah when Dave says “people are waking up in droves” I roll my eyes and just want to yell at Dave to please go to Portland, Seattle, Boston, NYC, SF or LA.

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electricbroth1 6 points ago +6 / -0

I used to live in Seattle, but I live in flyover country now. You are living in a vortex, and I'm very sorry about that. The outside world is changing fast for the good. Hold on fren!

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Looking to move to Eastern WA if I can. People here are soft and legit insane.

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AngelCole 6 points ago +6 / -0

I can relate. Last week was a major bummer. I'm tired too. Just want to look away and call me when something breaks in the mainstream. Until then, I too, will probably be here less. Plus the warm weather and yard work calls. That's good for the soul. God bless you patriot. We've all been where you are, hang in there and enjoy your time away. Soak up some life.🙏🐸😊

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juancena 5 points ago +5 / -0

You are not alone, I just got out of the hospital after a PTSD episode and a suicide attempt. I'm glad I found god in the past couple years in the process of waking up. If it wasn't for that I would be gone right now. I apologize if this comes off the wrong way, but I really want to let you all know that everyone's prayers are not going unanswered. God bless all of you. We are all the light in this darkness.

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Glad you’re still here with us fren. God loves you.

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TopKek 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yeah, get your mind off this. I peek in fron time to time, catch an X22 report here and there, but otherwise, I have to keep focused on my job, my homestead and my family.

Also, 100% read your Bible and keep your focus on Christ. Christ is my top focus. The world around me can end, but my life will continue in the second life which will last for all eternity

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Thank you for this advice. God bless you.

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CoolAsACucumber 5 points ago +5 / -0

Also I want to work on my anger and resentment towards normies. How do some of you over come this?

If you have the money, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts is fantastic for keeping yourself in fighting shape as well as being able to control your body. A lot on here will say the Bible as well and I've started reading it recently but nothing in my life has ever helped like MMA. You will find few liberals, if any, in an MMA gym. If you find a good one, you would have a community of higher T people that will have your back. My goal is to get back to that.

Also, learn to fight to protect the ones you love.

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PepeSee 3 points ago +3 / -0

Any martial art really.

Also, firearms are a fun and useful hobby... I find the smell of the range, powder, and Hoppes #9 quite therapeutic....

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ZerroDefex 2 points ago +2 / -0

Hand loading my own ammo has a way of getting my mind off things for a while.

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bgny 5 points ago +5 / -0

Being awake, speaking the truth, and doing the right thing takes courage. It is not the easy path through life. It is the hardest path. You will be persecuted, insulted, deplatformed, disowned, fired, and hated by the wicked and those still sleeping and brainwashed. The evil spiritual forces of this world will come against you. This is all worth keeping your soul intact - no matter how hard it gets. Thanks to all of you who take a stand for and defend the good, the beautiful, and the true. You were chosen out of a fallen world and God woke you up for a reason.

"If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me first. If you were of the world, it would love you as its own. Instead, the world hates you, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world." - Jesus Christ

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

I love that quote from Christ. So true! We are all doing our best to be righteous.

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289m 5 points ago +5 / -0

hi fren. we're getting there

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50StateLandslide 4 points ago +4 / -0

You are being wise for understanding that your life is on hold. Our lives have all been on hold, and will continue to be on hold until we get some sort of sanity back into our monetary policy

As for not resenting people who remain asleep, all you can do is thank God that you've been blessed enough to not be a sheep. They aren't bad people. They're just misled.

You aren't a sheep, so you've been chosen to be a shepherd. Continue to search for truth, and you will lead by example. We're being vindicated every day. It's not the huge "2 more weeks" vindication we've all been waiting for, but we've had small victories.

Victory begets victory. I think you're doing the right thing by focusing on sobriety and health. Focus on loving yourself instead of hating the people who have done wrong. They have truly been led astray. The ones in power who have done the deceiving will be condemned eternally

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Acala 4 points ago +4 / -0

I know everyone is telling you to pray but take it from a guy that never really took it seriously until recently. I won't get into details but lets just say I prayed one day and within 15 minutes it was answered in such a way it left me stunned from the realization. Something is going on. I don't know what it is but I think for whatever reason, prayers are stronger. A veil has been lifted. Evil satanic rituals interfering with our ability to communicate have been destroyed. Something is coming. I don't know what it is but something seems to have changed.

I'm so convinced of it I'm actually very careful with my prayers now because I know for certain someone is listening. I know, they tell you to pray constantly about everything but that day had such an impact that I can't help it. I don't go to church. I'm not even really a Christian. I just believe in God and yet, I can tell you with absolute certain that in these trying times, pray. Pray in earnest about what is really eating at you and see what happens. Good luck and practice patience constantly. Things are changing drastically in our reality so the changes that need to happen in your life may seem bad now but later on down the road, you'll realize they were critical for your happiness and survival.

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335K 2 points ago +2 / -0

Welcome to The Good Guys. 😁

Anecdotally, this has happened to many here. I know because it happened to me as well, so I've been keeping an eye out for similar stories.

Pray early and often. Don't be afraid.

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Acala 1 point ago +1 / -0

Roger that.

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wyomiles 4 points ago +4 / -0

Hang in there. take a break,it will alll be here when you get back. We usually fly into Ft Meyers and drive up the gulf coast to Port Charlotte. Lots of great beaches all along that gulf coast. Go early in the morning to miss the crowds. Look up "red tide warnings" and avoid those places. You can find a used beach chair and maybe a beach umbrella at second hand stores. Have some fun!

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

I’ll look into it thank you.

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quila62 4 points ago +4 / -0

Hello fellow PNWester. I have taken several road trips to Montana, Southern Utah and Nevada this past year. Once you cross the Casdcades into Eastern WA. all the covid bs goes away. Saw 2 hikers at Zion wearing masks so the nuts are out there but heard ZERO talk of covid anywhere. Inslee and his snakes are in the minority but have control all the counties where you and I live. Take the break - get away and enjoy the country as God intended. Rejuvinate.

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ThinQ 4 points ago +4 / -0

Definitely try deep breathing exercises when you find yourself too stressed out. Done properly it can be calming, meditative and "centering".

I, like you, am profoundly tired and for many of the same reasons.

The anger is a tough one and more recently I've decided to disengage from individuals in my life who are caustic and/or condescending. I'm turning my back on those people and whether or not I let them back in my life if and when they wake up is yet to be seen. Wheat from the chaff.

Taking a break is a good idea, getting out in nature another and being thankful to the Lord every single day for all that is really good in your life is another.

My prayers are with you.

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NobodyLikesSplatter 4 points ago +4 / -0

Florida fren here. Tarpon Springs near Tampa if you like all things Greek. Tons of shops and restaurants on the water, boat tours. The old part of downtown has more antique shops etc.

St Augustine. Founded in 1565, Super cool, lots of things to see and do. Very close to the Atlantic Ocean beaches and you can get a beach Airbnb or vrbo very affordable.

I’m a huge Cape Canaveral/Kennedy Space Center fan. If you’re into that, it’s a fun day trip.

I avoid Orlando pretty much, nothing to recommend there.

If you’re coming to Tampa- traffic is bad so avoid rush hours. Downtown Tampa is pretty fun. Amalie arena (home of Lightning hockey,) lots of museums, Florida aquarium, SS American Victory ship and Mariners Memorial museum, Tampa Theater. There are lots of ice arenas, surprisingly in the Tampa Bay area if you like to skate.

If I think of more, I’ll let you know. Hang in there!

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Awesome thank you!

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NobodyLikesSplatter 3 points ago +3 / -0

Many people have written really helpful responses and I didn’t want to say what has already been said. But you’re not alone. You need some time to discover who you are and who you’ve been. Just hang in there. Good luck, God bless and have a safe trip.

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Looking at St. Augustine right now! God bless you too.

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NobodyLikesSplatter 2 points ago +2 / -0

My favorite place in the world. I hope you can go.

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Feelsgoodman 2 points ago +2 / -0

The ghost tours offer some cheesy fun if you're in the mood🐸

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ArcaneSlang 1 point ago +1 / -0

Lee and Ricks oyster bar in orlando. But other than that….medieval times…,

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Chimera 4 points ago +4 / -0

Don't rely on doomsday predictions. Start that business on your terms. Realize that everyone here could have fallen for a lie. Things are strange and there is clearly a manipulation of the public going on. Not much is clear beyond that. We don't really know if there is anyone coming to save us. What you can control is your own life and your own realm which can be independent from the noise of all the psyops going on right now.

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

True. We could have been deceived as well. But you don’t need to be into conspiracy theories to understand the dollar is not stable right now.

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MAGA_Patriot_1776 3 points ago +3 / -0

I've always enjoyed your posts u/pnwhomebrewer so I will miss them while you take a break. I completely understand and took a break last year for a bit myself. It's good to unplug every once in a while. You will be welcomed back when you return for sure.

As for recommendations, many have been covered here already. Sounds like you are a home brewer or have done that in the past. If you're taking a step back from drinking, which is a healthy choice in my opinion, maybe you can entertain a new hobby as a learning opportunity/distraction.

I'm currently restoring an old boat and it's been fun as can be. Challenging and hard work, but I love to learn new things. I love to see progress. When I'm on the water landing a lunker it's going to feel so good to be in a boat that I built. I've watched hours on end of videos of people more skilled than me teaching me how to do it.

I share that because we live in a day and age where we can learn anything and do it on demand. Someone has a shared passion and is willing to share it. Either for free or a nominal fee. So maybe reflect on where your passions are and consider a pursuit there.

As for starting a business, you can do that at anytime. Down economies can actually be good for starting a business. It forces you to think of an idea or offer a service that works in such an economy. It helps you focus on the essentials. It teaches you to be frugal. And, it forces you to offer something that people will pay for, even in a down economy. Well, guess what? When the economy improves, your business will rocket because you've already trimmed all the fat and zeroed in on your most essential and profitable products or services. So don't necessarily discount starting that business with your dad either. One day, he'll be gone, and you might wish you had.

Two of my favorite road trips ever were both on Hwy 1. Pacific Coast Highway 1 (PCH1) in California, and Hwy 1 in Florida, specifically driving from Miami all the way down to Key West. If you want peaceful, off the beaten path, relaxing, feet in the sand moments, I highly recommend driving through the keys. Key West is very cool but after the trip I determined I would rather live on another key and then visit Key West if I needed good restaurants and entertainment, etc. This is kind of dumb, but the way I thought of it at the time was like this. On Key West, you can buy a shrimp cocktail for $15 and get 5 shrimp. On the next key, and up, you can get 15 shrimp for $5.

That's really just a reflection of key lifestyle. Key West has cruise ship ports, tons of touristy things to do and lots of entertainment. The other keys are mostly locals and very laid back.

If you plan to go more mid state maybe you could try one of my bucket list items, watch a rocket take off on the space coast. 🚀

There is something magical about going into space. Reaching for the stars has been a dream for all civilizations the earth has ever had.

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

Thank you for your kind words. You have some of the best posts and comments on this site.

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MAGA_Patriot_1776 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thanks fren. Hang in there and restore yourself through prayer, meditation, and peaceful thoughts. Embrace your relationships and also take time for yourself. You've got this. We'll be here when you return and I look forward to hearing about your adventures and what you chose to do in Florida.

Until then my fren.

u/#Merica

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realusadreamer 3 points ago +3 / -0

Don’t take a break. If you can move from that God forsaken hell hole you live in. I am in Florida. We are the furthest thing from rest of country. Our immigrants are mostly conservative. No income tax. Good people. Fiscally responsible state government. Most people nice and patriots. I wake up every day and thank God I am blessed to live here. Come visit if you can and see what your daily life could be. Oh, and awesome job market.

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schiff_for_brains 3 points ago +3 / -0

Lots of people are asleep. You have to realize that. And people wake up on their own. At best you can try and set somebody up to Take a red pill but it likely takes many opportunities.

That area doesn’t seem like it’s for you. Maybe go to the west end of the state or Idaho or the dakotas. Maybe a mid sized city down south. Get a job that sends you around the country to see where you belong. I used to open new restaurants for a living. Fly in, hire a crew, train them, lead them, then turn it over to them. One of my friends worked on windmills. Another does IT consulting. One does economic surveys. It can be pretty awesome to do something like that for a couple of years. You get to see so many cultures and environments in the country and you aren’t encumbered by anything. And you just might find the place you’re really meant to be.

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NobodyLikesSplatter 3 points ago +3 / -0

You said “Also I want to work on my anger and resentment towards normies. How do some of you over come this?”

Just reading your post again and thinking about some things.. it’s great you’re coming up Florida. Seems like you’ve reached max capacity for BS up there. When you mentioned not being able to go to the gym- that actually is a critical thing. I remember during the initial covid lockdowns emailing Gov DeSantis almost every day about the gyms and the need for them to open back up. I begged and pleaded, gave examples how vital it was for many, including veterans who relied on them for mental and physical health. I joked how I was probably on a watch list for writing him so often. I knew his inbox was prolly full and he never even read them. Anyway, I know how important it is and I can’t even believe you still can’t go. It isn’t the same working out at home. If it’s part of your life, the ritual of going is as important as the actual exercise. Anyway, I can see how this has taken a toll on you.

Come to Florida. Consider making a change.

The other thing I can suggest regarding handling anger and resentment is.. and I’ve seen some shiz.... focus on others. Focus on making someone else’s life better. Even just little things. Yep, take care of you and your home/fam and job but you may want to focus on doing something positive for others if you don’t already. Even just making something, fixing something, reaching out to see if a neighbor needs a hand, whatever you can squeeze in. That’s what I do. I have a lot of therapy-requiring-level anger and resentment from military and it does help to focus on others. Veterans groups need volunteers. Well, basically all the various groups need help. Donating stuff, creating things (I know a guy who does wood working and donates toys and cutting boards and such.) Meals on wheels, etc so even if you don’t especially like people, there are still ways to give. That’s one way.

Another thing is having solitude, meditating and listening to and playing music helps me. I’ve gotten into classical which is a journey in itself. It will sooth as well as entertain your mind. Of course praying is important, but I think part of that is working on your own personal plan for peace. Working on having solitude, emptying your mind and also listening to your own voice helps with prayer. I remember my uncle, a priest saying he often meditated. As a kid, I thought that was weird because it was my impression priests and religious folk just prayed. I was incorrect. Anyway, lots of tips on YouTube or wherever for methods.

This is long.. sorry. I’ll end it with this. You’re far stronger than you realize. You’ll get through this.

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

I can go to the gym now that the vax passport is gone but for awhile I couldn’t. Thanks for the advice.

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Heckles 3 points ago +4 / -1

Try to understand that even evil doers are part of God's plan. God exposes His people to the weapons of the enemy so we can learn how better to defend ourselves. Instead of enemies, try seeing tests from God and potential allies.

Another thing that helped me is clarity that loving your enemy is not weakness, it's strength. It's a weapon, one that if wielded correctly will conquer Satan's world.

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

This is something I need to learn. It is correct. I have let my anger and frustration with everything blind me from that simple truth.

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Heckles 2 points ago +3 / -1

It's something I've struggled with plenty as well. Good luck, friend. I'm sure you'll do great!

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DiveAndBait 3 points ago +3 / -0

Turn off tv and mobile. Don't even peruse GA for a while.

My life has gotten so much better when I've stopped watching the local news because it's just infuriating how they lie.

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kkthxk 2 points ago +2 / -0

Try to live today rather than what may be tomorrow. We do not know what tomorrow will be, never have, never will.

In truth, it matters little if the great unraveling occurs once you realize that if it's God's will, then it will be for good in the end. All that has ever mattered, is what you do with your own choices. The only solution in this life is to choose to do good with your choices for yourself and others, leave everything else that is completely out of your control, in God's hands.

If your gut is telling you to do something, start listening to it rather than trying to explain to your greater senses why you can't.

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scoripowarrior 2 points ago +2 / -0

OP, many of us here at GAW are feeling the same sense of frustration as you are going through. I tend to see the negative side of things first and that gets me down. I have found that having more of a "prayer life" as in my own "conversations" with God has been helpful. I also have to stay away from the tv/radio news as well as take a break from here and social media. I agree with others who have suggested you leave that area if/when possible, and it may help your perspective. Don't despair, you are always among friends when you come here.

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ArcaneSlang 2 points ago +2 / -0

You gotta go to Lee and Rick’s oyster bar in Orlando!! One of those hole-in-the-wall galleys that serve amazing FRESH oysters….or fried clams. We went there last year and will dream until next time!

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pnwhomebrewer [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

I am unfortunately allergic to oysters. They make me puke a lot. Clams are fine though.

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Feelsgoodman 1 point ago +1 / -0

TIL🐸

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Olglori 2 points ago +2 / -0

Except the traffic, crowds and seeing The Mouse EVERYWHERE could push the OP over the edge. Plus, no ocean. I love Sanibel for relaxation. Not much action but an excellent place to decompress.

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UnbreakablePatriot 2 points ago +2 / -0

I wouldn't let the economy stop you from starting a business. You might make a killing if you can source locally made goods that will still be available when the economy tanks. I would also probably move and do it in a better location if you are that burnt out. I feel you. I am in massachusetts and my father is the only one besides my husband who didn't vax up. I also don't see the needle moving.

Honestly I avoid talking to the people around me and teach myself new skills like knitting, canning gardening and homemade sourdough starter for bread.

The best thing that happened to me is our baby last year after being together 20 years. It keeps me sane

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ythehorses 2 points ago +2 / -0

I know. I'm right with you on the burn out. It's really tough, and I also feel like my life has been on hold.