Ever feel like your life is going nowhere?

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  1. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

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    Lately, I just feel like I'm stuck in a serious rut and there's nothing that I can do to change this.


    I'm still unemployed, and my efforts at finding a new position seem to be leading nowhere.

    I'm struggling with classes and even if I do sort out what I need, I can't really sign up for more without proper financing.

    I just feel so frustrated by everything lately that I want to scream or crush something but I just don't have it in me. It's like my spirit has been crushed.

    I just don't know what to do anymore....


    Sorry, I know I'm rambling, but the fact is just putting these thoughts into words is helping me.
     
  2. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    you got friends? you need to work up ppl to make an opportunity man. sitting down at home and moping aint cutting it.
     
  3. Socialvegetable

    Socialvegetable Wrecker

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    I totally know what you mean. I haven't worked since May, when I finished up an unpaid internship at a newspaper. I started my grad program (technical writing) in August, and have been looking for a job since. I finally got one (start in 2 weeks), but it's only a 6-month co-op position, and i have a scant $5 in the bank and plenty of late and unpaid bills. My classes are all at night, and after unsuccessful attempts to land a temporary job anywhere, I've just been sitting around all day every day for a while now, waiting until I finally start work. Without any money to go out or do anything, I'm feeling pretty trapped. My fiance is a student teacher and grad student, so she works all day and doesn't get paid either. Oh student loans, how we'll be paying you off for ever and ever, but gotta pay the rent somehow.

    I also am just finishing a course in statistics that was a HUGE mistake...there are only 4 of us in the class, 2 of which are doctoral students, and I'm the only one who just can't wrap his brain around the subject matter. I have absolutely no background in stat at all...I'm a damn writer, these advanced theorems and formulas are beyond me. Since it's a small class, it's painfully obvious, and my prof. doesn't help when he goes to ask a question and says "no, better not ask Ken that one," and other condescending remarks.

    So yeah, you're not alone. I'm not usually an optimist, but I get over things by realizing "hey, you know what? I'm alive and things'll work out eventually." You just gotta tough it out sometimes. I take solace in the fact that Soon I'll be working for awhile, and I can save so as to not be this broke again.

    I don't know what field you're trying to find work in, but my problem has been my lack of professional experience in a field where all employers want an absolute minimum of 3 years prior experience even for bottom of the barrel positions. My new job is only 6 months long, so I gotta work my ass off to build a solid portfolio and hope it's enough to bridge the gap into another job.

    But yeah, there's always something better if you know where to look, you just gotta old tight until you find it. No bad cycle is unbreakable. Cheer up, there are always new toys on the horizon.
     
  4. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    I feel it every day I go to work. Same job, same BS. What I do is take joy in the little things. My weekly comics, the occasional shopping splurge, coming home to my wife who knows when to leave me alone. It's not winning the lotto but it beats the hell out of working and coming home with a ton more problems.
     
  5. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    Lately I've been feeling like I'm missing out on something. I don't know what... everything just feels so monotonous and boring. It's weird. I've never been so restless before.
     
  6. theLostSeeker

    theLostSeeker Well-Known Member

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    I've had a pretty rough time over the past couple of months (and I managed to not make a single thread about it, since it's my personeal business, lol…). However, I stopped moping around and changed my attitude to a positive one. The second I sincerely did that, all kinds of great things came to me. Hell, I even got a new dream job at a huge company.
    Yes, "Pornoman" is no more…

    You need to get laid. j/k
    The joke was too easy, sorry.:p 
     
  7. Belgrath

    Belgrath Boom! Nutshot!

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    What Wreckgar said, except fot the wifey and shopping splurge parts. Still, I try to let it go and start off fresh.
     
  8. Lord Of Tetris

    Lord Of Tetris Well-Known Member

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    What is Pornoman?
     
  9. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

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    And I thought I had it bad...

    I don't have a life, in fact I never had a life to BEGIN with. I very rarely have friends over or go out with friends; I'm always at home, usually forced to do chores and help my folks out on the family farm. And I want out... NOW!

    I want to be a novelist, but lately I've been unable to work on rewriting this one story I really want to publish and nobody at home really seems to care about supporting my writing career. My parents, especially my dad, wants me to get a real job... right now, I'm attending college part-time and trying to finish up my basics so I could go into some web design program, which be my luck I'd be halfway through the program and find out that it isn't what I really thought it would be nor that it's not what I want. I don't have a whole lot of interests other than writing, drawing (though I haven't done that lately), watching TFs or anime, and stuff like that.

    I'm going to be 22 this next month, and you know what? I've barely been able to enjoy being 21! You know how sad that is? All because my family is on the fringes of losing the farm, and I just can't get myself out of that mess before I'm totally ruined for the rest of my pathetic life.

    Sorry, guys... I really needed to let it all out. I just feel like as though my life is being controlled by my own parents, and despite the many times I wanted to tell them they need to let me live my own life, I just can't bring up the nerve to do so and I have such a strong bond with my parents. It doesn't help much that I have Asperger's syndrome, to put it on top of all my problems.
     
  10. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    Bwahahaha. :( 
     
  11. seeker311

    seeker311 The Collector

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    I used to feel like that, then I had some sugar smacks!!! Cant get enough of that Golden crisp......
     
  12. Ziero

    Ziero TFW2005 Supporter

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    Been in the same dead end job for 6 years, most of the people I consider friends I only know online, and I still live with the 'rents.

    Yea, I know what it feels like to have a dead end life ._.

    Enjoy the little things and look out for any chance you see. Though most people find their 'chances' by actively looking for it, so keep looking and you'll find it eventually.
     
  13. theLostSeeker

    theLostSeeker Well-Known Member

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    I used to work in the adult industry. As a graphic designer, not an actor, lol.
    I said it a couple of times here and there and got the nickname somewhere along the way.

    Sorry about the bad joke…
     
  14. Brandon

    Brandon This is important work.

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    I know the feeling. I graduated last spring and I wonder if I'll even use the degree I spent 5 years towards will get me a career. Post graduation I ended up working at Walmart to pay the bills(the economy in this area is all that great for jobs). Hated working there and after getting my knee wrecked there, I have no plans on going back. So I've been out of work since Christmas. I'm trying to get basically my old job that I had when going to college, working for the campus police department in the dispatch office. I'm hoping my three years of experience helps me get this job. I just feel my life is stalling out.
     
  15. Socialvegetable

    Socialvegetable Wrecker

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    Yeah, it's apparently impossible to get a job with a Bachelor's degree these days. Good luck.
     
  16. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    we should all get together n watch office space.

    maybe we'll get a collective epiphany.
     
  17. adamthered

    adamthered Reads comics. Starts shit

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    Every single goddamned day, bro.
     
  18. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    Burn down our office?

    <3 It's okay.
     
  19. Talathia

    Talathia TFW's Cool Little Heathen

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    I feel for you man. For about two years I was out of work and pretty much out of commission. I had health problems which the heart doctors convinced me was possibly life threatening.
    Which was BS. In the end it turned out being something related to rather.. unpleasant events I went through for about 10 years as a kid.
    Around May of last year I was able to work again once it was confirmed I wouldn't, you know, die, if I tried working again.

    But I'm trapped. I'm kind of stuck in a retail job (although grateful I CAN WORK again) but I don't see where my future is going. :\ I'm just trying to display my art as much as possible- but then again I rarely have time for huge decent pieces anymore.

    I WAS in college, but it was $16,000.oo (yes you're reading that right) a semester to go and live on school grounds. It's one of the art colleges to go to (Ringling School of Art and Design). But didn't have that kind of money and the loans were impossible to get and Financial Aid. LOL. They didn't give it to me because my mother combined with my father made too much money. Regardless of the fact she lost custody of me when I was 13 and dad never made her pay child support.


    Thing is, I don't have any friends. All my former ones sucked, and everyone else is hours away.

    My plan as it stands is to become a art Teacher.

    Just keep your chin up, things are bound to get better. Hell I thought I was dying back in 2005 when I was in a contorted ball of pain in the ER 8D.
     

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