January 10, 2013 4:34 PM Subscribe
Anybody have any experience with needing to come to a fresh start?
posted by nidora to human relations (19 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I am blessed with an abundance of things, but this last year has been tough. I still have a roof over my head, but I had to move back in with my parents at the age of 37. Not exactly what somebody my age wants to be doing, but will out of necessity. I recently finished graduate school about a month ago. I finished with a degree in counseling psychology. It's kind of ironic, since I am supposed to have solutions for other people, but I can't even get my own life together.
I don't want to have a pity party, but I can say that I have made more errors than most along the way. Everyone tells me that failures are learning experiences. That might be true, but they also are a reflection of how you are doing in the world.
I'm not sure how the rest of my life is going to pan out. I would love to say that I'm going to become a great therapist, but I'm not even sure whether I should go down that path. How can I give others advice about anxiety and depression when I have had my own fair share of that throughout my life?
I am an expert on making something simple, complicated. I'm not sure what else to share with everyone? My life is a mess and the only one that I can blame is myself.
If there is anyone out there who has had to come to a clean start from the way that they were living their lives, any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Right now, I feel discouraged and that I am losing perspective. The truth is that I'm a mess.
Any input would be greatly appreciated concerning starting your life over again.