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Thread started 06/03/16 6:17pm

Onthe1jb

Anyone been neglecting parts of your life since Prince passed?

Its understandable . The death of somebody can make anyone step out of their own life . I hope anything you are doing less or more of isn't detremental to you though.

I myself have found I am spending more time than i should on the internet, neglecting other responsibilities. I feel like i'm in a bubble and being comfortably numb as the song goes.

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Reply #1 posted 06/03/16 8:19pm

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Same here, but I'm dealing with other losses as well. It's okay to take the time for yourself and let some things go for a minute. The house cleaning can wait. Be kind to yourself. hug

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #2 posted 06/03/16 8:22pm

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Yes for sure. It really hit me hard and I have missed a lot of work (I work for myself) and just tough to get back in a positive and organized groove. The first three weeks were just a mess and yes I spent so much time online on this site and reading articles about P and downloading new videos from youtube, etc. I'm now trying to put everything back together, but it's an uphill battle.

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Reply #3 posted 06/03/16 8:23pm

farnorth

Yes. It's the wierdest form of grief, where comfort comes through the internet rather than the people around you...

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Reply #4 posted 06/03/16 8:27pm

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Onthe1jb said:

Its understandable . The death of somebody can make anyone step out of their own life . I hope anything you are doing less or more of isn't detremental to you though.



I myself have found I am spending more time than i should on the internet, neglecting other responsibilities. I feel like i'm in a bubble and being comfortably numb as the song goes.



Very good description. You are not alone.
Check out The Mountains and the Sea, a Prince podcast by yours truly and my wife. More info at https://www.facebook.com/TMATSPodcast/
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Reply #5 posted 06/03/16 8:32pm

Goddess4Real

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I have spent alot more time on the internet trying to get the latest updates, that I ended up missing some appointments.

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #6 posted 06/03/16 8:35pm

avajane

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I have spent alot more time on the internet trying to get the latest updates, that I ended up missing some appointments.


Same here. When someone passes away you think the world would stop for a moment, but it keeps on going and you must go along or else you'll stay behind.
Love is God,
God is Love
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Reply #7 posted 06/03/16 8:55pm

pureTsexy

I'm in the entertainment business. I was scheduled to fly to Miami FL for a gig on April 22nd. I cancelled the gig a few hours after I got the news that he passed away.
Since then, I haven't been marketing or pushing my website. My heart just isn't in it right now.
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Reply #8 posted 06/03/16 9:06pm

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Yes and everyday when I say I'm gonna get back to my usual routine. I hear some more tragic news that sends me back to the computer all day, or curled up in a fetal position in my bed. Depression is a bitch.

Toast 2 the ones here 2day. Toast 2 the ones we've lost on the way.
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Reply #9 posted 06/03/16 9:13pm

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farnorth said:

Yes. It's the wierdest form of grief, where comfort comes through the internet rather than the people around you...

This exactly. I've been on the org every single day since he passed. I haven't spent this much time on my laptop in years.

I've been neglecting other artists that I love. I can't get myself to listen to anyone or anything but him. Work-wise it's been difficult, I had just been promoted right around the time he passed. So I've been training and transitioning in this new role but I'm definitely slacking. I could be doing so much more and putting in more effort but my focus has been off ever since that day.

From now on, 4 U I shall be wild 💜
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Reply #10 posted 06/03/16 9:19pm

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leslievette said:

farnorth said:

Yes. It's the wierdest form of grief, where comfort comes through the internet rather than the people around you...

This exactly. I've been on the org every single day since he passed. I haven't spent this much time on my laptop in years.

I've been neglecting other artists that I love. I can't get myself to listen to anyone or anything but him. Work-wise it's been difficult, I had just been promoted right around the time he passed. So I've been training and transitioning in this new role but I'm definitely slacking. I could be doing so much more and putting in more effort but my focus has been off ever since that day.

Same. And combing the internet for information. All.day.long. I take care of what I must, but that's it.

I can't seem to motivate myself yet to do anything differently.

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #11 posted 06/03/16 9:51pm

molissab

Same here. Doing the bare minimum to get by. I am giving myself until his birthday than I have to disconnect fom the constant deluge of sadness.

I have been put on notice by just about everyone in my life. They are tired of my crying, my sad eyes, my distraction. It is comforting to see I am not alone. But, I need to get better soon.

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Reply #12 posted 06/03/16 10:36pm

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Yes to all of the above. How many times I've told myself "tomorrow I'm taking a break from it" but have been unable to let it go. It's been 6 weeks of sadness and pain in varying degrees, but always there right below the surface.
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It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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Reply #13 posted 06/03/16 11:07pm

HeavenMustBNea
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Sadly.... yes
I've been singing less. Playing piano lesss... Which is exactly what he WOULDN'T want to happen...Ugh. I'm startting to get sick of myself. Whenever I was sad, happy, or angry, I'd always turn to his music. Now I can barely look at his pictures and can only bare to listen to about 2 of his songs. I've never gone a day without listening to him and it's making things worse. It was not supposed to be like this.... It just comes to show how much of my life was dependent on him. And you should never put that much faith in someone unless it's God. I was already going through A LOT emotionally but I was getting a lot better. I felt so hopefull. Then this happened the very next day. I'm 23 and I feel like I'm having a midlife crisis. Is that weird? Anyway... I know I'm young but I'm an old soul. You'd think it would help and it usually does but not very well in this case. He has been apart of my life for my whole 23 years of existance. No matter what your age, that is still a long time....Anyway, heart to all of you guys. I hope and pray you get better. I know it is tough, but you WILL make it. I don't know you individually and I don't think I've met any of you in real life, but EYE KNOW you have SO MUCH to offer this world. So be sad, just don't stay that way. Be fearless and succeed!!!
Heaven
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Reply #14 posted 06/03/16 11:30pm

Bighead

No. Life goes on. Great artist, and his music is the soundtrack to my life but,I'm still alive and so are my family and friends. Gotta get priorities straight.
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Reply #15 posted 06/03/16 11:44pm

nursev

Sleep has been hard to get...I close my eyes and think about Prince. When I wake up I'm still thinking about Prince. Maybe that's his way of letting me know he's still with me shrug
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Reply #16 posted 06/03/16 11:47pm

givegoodlove

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Ughhhhh I knew I could come here and be understood!!! I throw myself into work like I always do when something stressful or tragic happens. I haven't really been reaching out to anyone in my life because like most of you all have said its the strangest form of grieving that only few could understand. Hugs all around... Moving to Minneapolis was so worth it while he was here but now it just feels kind of empty. :hugs:
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Reply #17 posted 06/03/16 11:54pm

bookwomen

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Yes. I work for myself on the computer and I am spending way too much time on the internet watching vids, looking at photos, reading the org etc. I can work listening to his music but I stop working when it is a live show. Slowly I am getting out more, listening to other music, and trying to get back into the swing for work. Everyday is a challenge though.

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Reply #18 posted 06/04/16 12:59am

onelap

Finding that this is the only place I can find people that understand. My husband thinks I am still dealing with the resent death of my Mum and Dad and best mate but the truth is it was Princes music that got me through all of that. My eldest gets married 4 weeks today and I have got to get back with it for her. The worst thing is her first dance is to a Prince song and I don't know how I am going to get through it.

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Reply #19 posted 06/04/16 2:57am

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I started a huge project the Monday before it happened, so focusing on work has been suuuuuuuper HARD fit but I'm trying, pretty much back on track but it took forever (it was impossible the first few days!!). There's NO good time for this to have happened, but it was a particularly treacherous time for me concentration-wise. confused Maybe that's good in a way though, forcing myself not to think about it, I'm sad enough as it is so without this project I'm guessing I'd still be deeply depressed. sigh

heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #20 posted 06/04/16 3:01am

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onelap said:

Finding that this is the only place I can find people that understand. My husband thinks I am still dealing with the resent death of my Mum and Dad and best mate but the truth is it was Princes music that got me through all of that. My eldest gets married 4 weeks today and I have got to get back with it for her. The worst thing is her first dance is to a Prince song and I don't know how I am going to get through it.

So sorry to hear about your losses! Man, that's rough. If you do start to cry, just tell them it's because you're happy for the couple, & you wish your mom/dad/best mate could be there to see the beauty of the moment. Hang in there hug

heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #21 posted 06/04/16 7:25am

amerigoldusa

Hello all! New member of the Prince.org community.

I, too, have had a very difficult time with this loss. I get through the day, go to work, spend time with family, you know, go through the motions, but Prince is on my mind and in my heart. It's a heartbreaking loss because he was such an amazingly generous human being and talented beyond measure! I don't think I can get over his passing! I will need therapy, but since I can't afford it, I consider being in this community an alternative! Definitely gone too soon! broken

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Reply #22 posted 06/04/16 7:34am

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Onthe1jb said:

Its understandable . The death of somebody can make anyone step out of their own life . I hope anything you are doing less or more of isn't detremental to you though.

I myself have found I am spending more time than i should on the internet, neglecting other responsibilities. I feel like i'm in a bubble and being comfortably numb as the song goes.

Yes on Prince.org and my sleeping patterns are a mess still. But this place is cool and is a comfort for me at this bad time.

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Reply #23 posted 06/04/16 9:10am

mailaccount63

Yeah. Thank you for this website.

RIP Prince. We will NEVER forget you. Thank you so much.

"Dearly Beloved:
We are gathered here today 2 get through this thing called: 'Life'."
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Reply #24 posted 06/04/16 3:59pm

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Eating way more and working out way less. I don't think Prince would have wanted any of his fans to suffer in any way. Yeah, it is sad. But at least he is not in pain. Just concentrate on what gifts he gave us and being fortunate enough to live in a world where someone like him existed.

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Reply #25 posted 06/04/16 5:13pm

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I wake up every morning feeling like "today is the day I will get my sh*t together," but alas I spend the day mostly in a fog and spend most of my evenings watching videos, interviews, and old concerts . And when I am not doing any of that I am on the Org. I am really surprised that I am grieving so hard for a man I never met. It really does help to know I am not the only one feeling this way. Love to you all!

If u love somebody, your life won't be in vain
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Reply #26 posted 06/04/16 5:51pm

AlexaDeParis7

I am just now doing normal things....reluctantly.

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Reply #27 posted 06/04/16 7:05pm

Nadz777

It's been really hard to move forward but you guys have been a huge help. I bought the Times and People Tribute magazines but cannot look through them without crying so they're locked in a drawer. Had his pic as my screensaver on my work computer but had to change it and I still cannot listen to some of his songs. My son who's eleven years old understands because I would always talk to him about me growing up listening to Prince's music. He now loved Baby I'm a Star.

One day at a time...

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Reply #28 posted 06/04/16 8:59pm

bookwomen

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Today when I should have been working I watched SOTT instead. Someone posted snippets that I watched last night so today I needed to watch the whole movie. I still watch it on VHS. Tomorrow is another day and the work will still be waiting......Prince Vid popcorn

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Reply #29 posted 06/04/16 9:47pm

Milty2

Actually yes.
After having been to MPLS for a few days a week after Prince passed away and filming my entire experience, I've made a 15 min film and completely ignored my real job which is also film and producing content for clients. I'm behind on two deadlines but I wanted to make this film.

The link is in my signature.
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