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I guess what's been holding me back is that i've come out of a relationship back in january. I've met other girls along the way since then, but it's ended quite poorly. Most recently, i've had someone i've been chatting with at one of my classes for about 6-8 hours a day. She had ptsd, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem but I realized that listening to her talk caused me to feel anxious as if those problems were becoming mine.

Besides the fact that i've only met weird girls in all my classes, a little bit of anxiety here and there, nothing much is really holding me back!
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i wanna go around the world but dont have enough money.

Damn u, Money!!

Every time. I'd be anywhere but home if only it were for that little thing called currency...rather the lack thereof.


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Your mistake seems to missing out on the unpaid and grueling labor that is, internships.

Just kidding, it really is strange how that works. Everyone just seems to wander in limbo at Starbucks until they suddenly gain a connection which leads to HR, which leads to employment. What a life.


Yeah that does seem to be the mistake I made. I just couldn't afford doing an unpaid internship. Housing and food costs aren't exactly cheap...I wish they would consider that.

I know, right? I literally feel like I'm wandering around in limbo until I hear back from jobs that I've applied to. I've even applied to jobs designated for recent graduates with no experience, like myself, and haven't had any luck. I've gotten a message a few times saying the following, "You are qualified, but not the most qualified candidate. Therefore, we will no longer consider you for the position." It's a real downer when you get something like that.

I guess I may have to rethink things, and maybe go to grad school or start over completely with another degree.

You've probably heard this a hundred times, but Trade School is always a valid option...quite good money to be made...granted it'd be a full-time thing, and you may or may not grow to resent the position but be so financially dependent on the pay that you'll be forced into the endless cycle "I hate this, but I need this"...

...but then again, every job has that risk.
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V6gha2 wrote:

I guess what's been holding me back is that i've come out of a relationship back in january. I've met other girls along the way since then, but it's ended quite poorly. Most recently, i've had someone i've been chatting with at one of my classes for about 6-8 hours a day. She had ptsd, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem but I realized that listening to her talk caused me to feel anxious as if those problems were becoming mine.

Besides the fact that i've only met weird girls in all my classes, a little bit of anxiety here and there, nothing much is really holding me back!


That rings pretty close to home with me. It's easy to talk and kinda slip into the "oh no I'm accidentally falling for someone" mode. Hazard of the personality.

On the upside college (where you either are, or are going to be pretty soon (hopefully)) is filled with every spice of life you can imagine. So wear your sunday best and know that for once, there's plenty of fish in the sea...not that you have to catch the first one on your line, but rather the right one.
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Money and maybe just the time. A bit of an existential crisis as of late, and after feeling trapped in this cage called my current life, I'm probably going to go overseas to work. But, that stuff with VISAs and all that takes quite a long time, and i'd allow have to be aligned with recruiting schedules of the places I'm going to be looking for employment.
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Money and maybe just the time. A bit of an existential crisis as of late, and after feeling trapped in this cage called my current life, I'm probably going to go overseas to work. But, that stuff with VISAs and all that takes quite a long time, and i'd allow have to be aligned with recruiting schedules of the places I'm going to be looking for employment.
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Best of luck to you in regards to that! I've heard it can be a hellish process. I hope you find what you're looking for.
Posted 3/10/16
my current goal is to finish the song I was working on, what's holding me back is the stress of me not being perfectly content with it
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My own laziness is holding me back. I'm fortunate enough to work a job that pays me fair enough to not have to stress about money all the time. It makes me lazy though because I'm overly content where I'm at. I know in my head I need to always strive to improve. I just have to motivate myself to push forward to be better than I am.
Posted 3/10/16
Biggest reason: laziness...

2nd reason: limited abilities... when I took creative writing classes, I realised... how people with natural talent... can write so beautifully... practice can only get you so far... but ppl with natural talents, the possibilities are endless for them.

3rd reason, well this is more of an excuse than a reason... : depression
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Probably money, haha.
Posted 3/10/16

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Biggest reason: laziness...

2nd reason: limited abilities... when I took creative writing classes, I realised... how people with natural talent... can write so beautifully... practice can only get you so far... but ppl with natural talents, the possibilities are endless for them.

3rd reason, well this is more of an excuse than a reason... : depression


I hope you find a writing genre that fits you if that's something you're very passionate about. You can never go wrong with doing something you love. I think a lot of talented people never recognize how astonishing their work really is to begin with. In the end, if that doesn't go well, look for something else. Sometimes we find our best talents in things we've never considered before. I don't think your abilities are limited.

Don't let depression hinder you either. If anything you can always coax it into your skillset. I may not personally know you, but I do understand how a bit of depression can hold you back from doing things. I believe all the pieces will eventually fall into place, and you will be exactly where you'll need to be by then. Much luck! May you have the best of days, filled with flourishment, positivity, and endless creativity.
Posted 3/10/16
Anxiety is constantly stopping me from being myself because it won't shut the ##ck up
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Anxiety is constantly stopping me from being myself because it won't shut the ##ck up



Anxiety isn't something you get over easily. I've had bouts' of anxiety in the past. Even though it's something that might be difficult for you right now, whatever your going through; you can definitely overcome! Sometimes, the problem we're facing seems big and it ends up being so minuscule that we laugh about it in the end. I hope that what your going through is definitely solvable and you'll emerge out of it unscathed.
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Posted 3/10/16
Well my dream is to live forever in a full dive vr world where i can live in an anime style world but technology isn't advanced enough so yeah scientist get your shit together lol
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Family debt. Not saving much money because of it.
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parents and parenting.
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