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Feeling lost

Hi guys! I’m new here. I’ve been struggling with finding myself and figuring out where I want to be and need to be to feel happy and fulfilled. I’ve got low self esteem and am feeling unhappy at work and feel like I’m searching for myself and every time I think I’ve figured it out I haven’t. I’m scared and depressed. My anxiety is coming back and I’m doing my best to control it. Can anyone relate or give advice?

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Hiya Zombie! I can definitely relate and also welcome! You couldn't have come to a better place :) Sometimes, the best thing to try to do is to just take a step back, take a deep breath, and ask "What do I really want from life?" It can be in any part of your life. Just asking that simple question....and being honest with yourself in return......can open the door to so many possibilities! Sometimes, that's where the root of the anxiety and depression can be found. It can be terrifying not knowing. It can create so much uncertainty. Fortunately, though, you've come to the right place! :) We're all here for you and we'll support you as best we can! It's ok to feel scared. But, just know, you are not alone anymore. We're here for ya!

"Courage does not always roar......Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow'".

Brian :)

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honestly the thing that helps me is going to therapy once a week and making sure I take the time to take care of myself. I also am enjoying this online support group. I totally can relate, i feel like this a scary large amount of the time.

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That is awesome! It's also extremely important. You need to make sure you take care of your health. Everyone does. Also, surrounding yourself with positive, supportive people can make that much more of a difference. They pick you up when you're low and they cheer you on when you succeed. The skies the limit for both of you! You two got this! :)

Brian :)

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I am so grateful I found this! I’ve definitely been feeling alone. Luckily, I have a very supportive fiancé and mother. The issue is it’s so hard for me to get my own thoughts in order, let alone explain to them how truly confused I really feel! It is certainly scary feeling like you don’t know where you’re supposed to be. The short version is..I knew I wanted to be in performing arts..I tried and realized it was too competitive and there’s not much money to be made and went to medical assisting instead of finishing college for my second passion (psychology) so here I am doing medical assisting and hating it because most of the doctors I come across are rude amongst other things. I’m back in school now but, since I have to work full time, I can only go part time and it’s going to take some time. I’m tired of feeling miserable in the interim on top of the fact that my self esteem at every job I’ve gotten has been super low and I’m consistently moving around feeling like I can’t do anything right (I get nervous and make mistakes) so now here I am afraid I’ll forever find things wrong with every path I take. I think I’ll like psych..I really do..but I worry I won’t. Sorry for the long response. I appreciate you!

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I’m so glad I’m not alone! I’m searching for a good therapist. I know I need one and hope I find one soon!

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I don't have anything to add but wanted to say that I like your username. 😊

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Thank you! I love zombies and cats 😝

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