I'm not sure what to do anymore and while trying to help myself out, I was hoping I could get some useful advice or resources from this forum.
I've been depressed for a very very long time. Everything started when I was 14 and was bullied by people I thought were my friends. It got worse in high school and in college, while the bullying wasn't as bad, I still felt out of place and didn't have many friends. Now, at age 26, I feel like a loser and failure as I can't find a job, significant other, or even any decent friends to hang out with.
On the social front, I've signed up for services like meetup.com but it hasn't quite worked out. Most of the meets are downtown at night and being a young female, I know that it's not the wisest idea to travel there myself.
Professionally, I've sent out my resume to numerous places but have yet to get any positive responses. Most are disappointed with my only experience being that of freelance...
Ideally, I'd love to build up my design company and have enough clients to do steady business, but I'm not even sure where to look for said clients. I'd love to be able to move out of my parents' house and have a place of my own. Having a significant other and/or a group of close friends to offer support would be amazing. Getting professional help is something I'm open to, yet I don't make very much money at all, only about $2,000 a year, so I don't think I can afford it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.