Welcome to HW. Can you please clarify if you are actually suffering from depression or similar? Your post was quite vague, Im not sure how to best help you, so please tell me exactly what it is you are looking for and hopefully we can better help you- more specific information would be helpful. Im not sure exactly what you want. I see that you are afraid that you lack direction and this upsets you- have you spoken to a counsellor or therapist about your feelings?
Glad to have met you,
I really do not think being 22 and not having zeroed in on your lifes direction is that unusual. You are young and have lots of time to explore all kinds of possibilities. I also know that one day or one incident, a positive one, can boost self confidence and from that point on things do change for the better. Maybe you could take some classes at a Community College, just to get a "feel" for a direction/vocation that interest you. I have always had a lot of problems with racing thoughts, going over things in my mind repeatedly. That can really wore you out! Maybe cultivating a hobby that will distract your thoughts might help. Over the years I have found that if I stop thinking about something that is bugging me, out of the blue the solution pops into my head. Relationships at your age are tough and so fragile, just take it one day aat a time and if this woman really likes you, I think it is because she sees something really good in you that you don't see in yourself.
Take care and I hope you feel better soon and good things start coming your way.
Support groups are a place for people to give and receive both emotional and practical support as well as to exchange information. People with depression , as well as their friends and families find support groups to be a valuable resource and get confirmation that their feelings are "normal", educate others, or just let off steam. IMHO joining a support group is joining a family.
I hope you will share a bit more with us so we can help you with your feelings of depression. You will find the members here are warm and caring.
Again a warm welcome,
Thanks heaps for making that clearer for me. It can be depressing when you feel like you have not achieved anything, but you have time on your side- your age does have bearing on your situation in that you still have time to decide what it is you want to do. What are you passionate about? Could you see a careers advisor? I dont know what resources you have but here in Australia we can get career guidance and counselling.
Maybe its time to make that appointment with your doctor- I also think that discussing your feelings with a professional (therapist/counsellor etc) would be a great way to start dealing with your depressive emotions.
So glad you found us, hope you get comfy and that we are able to help you- all the best,
Luke, You are welcome and Ditto to Jamiees post. Don't give up or give in to negativity. Stay positive, above all be kind to yourself. I hope today finds you feeling alot better.
I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586
All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.
The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life? Has your life brought joy to others?
Make sure your suffering has meaning…
Post Edited (Akram) : 9/21/2009 11:13:56 AM (GMT-6)