tell me all about it, cheryl. what is your current circumstance? sounds like i might be able to relate.
I've been back at home since 2007 when I washed out of the Navy. Haven't been able to find anything. Can't even get hired at Mcdonald's. Seven years almost with nothing. My parents like to argue all day everyday. But it's their house so it's either that or live on the streets and i'm not street smart. I don't know what the hell I want to do with my life. I don't think you can relate to that. And i'll be 38 in November. The Navy was the only full time job i've ever had.
What did you do in the Navy Cheryl??? I mean did you learn any specific job skills...Can the Navy help find you employment..
If you allow me to share a thought about that Cheryl. What I read yesterday, including your comment led me to think about some difficult experiences in recent years and the lack of inner fire that came with it. To fall is also an opportunity to rebuild, do not forget that. Think about what kindle you, put it on a paper and always come back with this thought of what has a meaning for you and do make small steps. Each one nourishes the flame.
Post by Belteshazzar on May 5, 2014 9:22:27 GMT -6
I spent 4 years in depression with not much going on in my life. Didn't know what to do, where to go, no one to help guide me, no school being paid for. That was from when I was 19-22. Finally I got myself together and I went on a two year mission for my Church. The best experience of my life. I learned life skills, I learned a new language, made incredible memories and found my wife. When I came back, I was blessed with a good paying job almost immediately, which was tough to find for someone who had only very little college education. I've been working at the job ever since, have advanced in it, and have been going through school slowly but surely ever since. I'm about a year away from graduating with a double major and minor. I really regret those 4 years lost, but I try not to beat myself up about it and I just use it as motivation to keep pushing forward. I never want to go back to that, never want to be in that kind of hole of debilitating depression again, and I know I don't have any time to lose. Just keep going forward and don't look back.
Have you considered school? Service opportunities? Sometimes your life just needs a total shake-up to get you moving in one direction or another.
Also, I'll use my wife as an example. She's Russian, and she's very qualified/educated in her field and has the equivalent of a Master's degree - but it's hard to find work right off the bat for someone of her expertise, even though she does have some experience in it. So she decided she is going to become a massage therapist on the side. Paid $7,000 up front for a massage therapy school which gives a year long, intensive course and then certification. She's doing it now, will be through with it next March and she's doing well. Massage therapists make really decent money. And the more diversification they have in their training, the better. Also can have very flexible hours. I'm just saying, something like that might be a good idea. Finding a skill set for a particular job and then getting the training and then just going for it.
hi, cheryl. sorry i stay gone for extended periods. sometimes i just don't feel like surfing the internet. i get into weird moods where i'd rather read a book or watch tv, something i did for like 30 years before i ever went online, so i'm more used to doing that. loner stuff, but it makes me happy.
oh, ok. that makes me feel better. i don't know why i go away for long intervals. i have lots to think about or do, & i like the peace & quiet, especially after coming home from a frustrating day at work.