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Randall Flagg

Member Since 23 May 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 28 2015 07:24 PM

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In Topic: Thinking Of Quitting My Job Because Of Acne/stress?

03 June 2015 - 09:17 PM

I understand how you feel. I once quit a job that I worked at for almost four years because of one bad breakout that just affected me such a deep mental level that I felt like I couldn't face the customers/world there anymore. I had been strong for so long and that was like the catalyst that brought it all crashing down. I really regret quitting that job because at that time in my life, it was one of my only social outlets and it really helped me to not feel like such a hermit in the grand scheme of day to day life. Here's my advice: If you feel like the job is toxic and it's adding more stress to your situation, by all means, leave and pursue other options....but also I'd suggest that you sleep on it and give it a few days before you make that decision. You never know, your outlook may change and you might recognize some positive aspects related to the job that you don't want to walk away from just yet.

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

09 April 2015 - 05:26 PM

Just a quick life update: Things are going pretty well for me. I'm still on the Regimen (nightly) and it continues to do a good job of managing my acne. I'll never be 100% acne free but my face looks so much better compared to my bad breakout days. In other news, I've found a creative outlet that I love and I'm having some success with it. I've been writing ever since I was young but in the last year or so I finally buckled down and started to take it seriously. I've now written and self-published a novel (horror fiction) and I'm currently in the process of self-publishing my second novel. Early reviews have been positive and I think I've finally seized on something I love. I'm able to express through my stories those feelings of isolation and hopelessness that I went through during my really bad years, and have my characters persevere through dark moments and face off against insurmountable odds. The entire experience has been so cathartic and I feel like in terms of writing and growing as a writer, this is only the beginning for me. 


In Topic: On 5Th Week And No Improvement

29 January 2015 - 10:16 PM

It sounds like on a pretty average timeline in terms of when you start to see noticeable improvements from the Regimen. My advice would be stick with it and ride it out, you'll be glad you did when you start seeing how great the results are! 


In Topic: Regimen Diary - From Moderate To Mild Then Hopefully Clear

29 January 2015 - 10:09 PM

Wishing you the best man! The Regimen can definitely work wonders 


In Topic: Single Because Of Looks?

11 September 2014 - 01:32 AM

I've been single my whole life (I'm 19). I think it's because of my looks but it could also be down to having no confidence. Like a vicious circle of putting myself down, lowering my self esteem meaning I don't feel confident to tell someone I like them etc.

Either way, depressing.

 

I can sympathize with this. My confidence waivers from day to day and seems based solely on how I look in the mirror on that particular day. If I'm looking fairly clear, I'm happy and confident. If I have new spots forming, I feel monstrous and awkward. Either way though I've still not found the type of confidence that would allow me to go up to a girl I find attractive and let her know I'm interested.

 

It's a self-defeating thing because I know in this society/generation that guys are supposed to chase and put in the work to get the girl, but it starts to seem like that's impossible when you can't get past the approach anxiety and the lack of confidence.