What should I do with my life? ?
Looking for advice. I'm 22 and don't know what I want to do with my life. I have severe depression and don't even feel anything like passion, desire, or wants anymore. How do I know what I should pursue? My mom is 64 and I really need to get a good job so I can help her. I went to college on a premedical track but did not do well at all. Medical school is probably out of the picture. Open to any suggestions or advice. Thanks.
- FoofaLv 78 months ago
Medical assistants and technicians earn decent money and that's a career you can do with vocational training. However, if you're not actively in treatment for your depression that's going to cause you problems no matter what else you do. So take care of yourself first so you'll be in a better position to help your mom.
- something fishyLv 78 months ago
At 22 you simply slacked too long now you are in a rut.
Plus living at home at that age is totally depressing
You need a job verses a degree.
Hopefully you have a high school diploma.
What about subbing janitorial at schools in evening. Check local school district
Or Coit cleaners...lots of guys shampooing carpets
Costco...a fork lift drivers certificate is great to have.
You need options that give you work now
You cant be too picky
Just getting foot into door
Some hotels use guys for laundry service.
Stay away from fast food and retail
I honestly think you are depressed from the situation not clinical depression
You got this
- Alan HLv 78 months ago
There are two major issues: long term and short term
For the short term, take any job that you can to bring in an income.
Longer term: add to your studies, aim to decide what you want to do....
Do not just let things ride
- Serene ELv 78 months ago
Get therapy and meds for your depression. You get that fixed, then you can figure out your life.
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- Coach SimonLv 78 months ago
Depression won't last for ever; perhaps you can find some help for that - counselling, for example? Catch a Tony Robbins video or two on YouTube.
Try to find
some voluntary work in your area, perhaps. Good Luck!
- Anonymous8 months ago
Is med school something that you were interested in, or was it just something that you thought you could do because it pays well? If you were interested in the field, then have you considered nursing school? Men are nurses now too, and women are doctors.
- Anonymous8 months ago
if you want to help your mum first you must help yourself. I know what deep depression is like having had it so this is what I have always advised.
get some paper. write ten things that make you unhappy (easy) try and write ten things that make you happy (harder) now about once every two weeks try and cross one off the sad list and add one to the happy list. Example. sad no work. happy my mum. if you add something to either list it will not matter but eventually you should have none on one list (leave you to guess) and a full one on the other.
then when you can manage your feelings you may want to pass this advice on.
- JoLv 48 months ago
I can't dictate to you where you should take your life, but I'd definitely recommend therapy of some sort for you. Just talking about stuff like this has always been a real help to me, pills can also help if they're totally necessary. Helping your mental problems could be your first step towards deciding where to take your life.