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Topic: Direction for the Directionless

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  1. Karv94
    Karv94 avatar
    5 posts
    25 February 2019

    I don't know where to begin on writing this - I'm turning 25 this year which is kind of scary.

    I'm sad and feel depleted that I have no enthusiasm for anything in my life at the moment.

    I know that I want a future, a livelihood I'm passionate about, a loving relationship and friends, and maybe even a family one day.

    But my brain just jolts from thought to thought. often caught in an abyss of numbness. Most of the time, I just feel dumb, for not being able to think of anything/be creative. I'm numb all the time

    I'm fed up of having to deal with my brother's criticism of me. I don't want to waste the remainder of my life being unhappy but I don't know how to get out of this dark pit. I want to be happy - at least for my parents sake - who knows how long I'll have with them..they're getting quite old now.

    I've been on and off medication for a year...mostly just been swayed by other's opinions thinking its a weakness to be on it. But tbh some of my happiest months of 2018 was when I was on it.

    I feel like I'm caught in a deep sea rip and don't know how to rescue myself

  2. white knight
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    25 February 2019 in reply to Karv94

    Hi, welcome

    I do have one answer many straight away discount -join the defence force. That might not be your thing and medical entry is required but at 17yo I joined the RAAF and got good pay, a profession, friends I have 45 years later, meals, free medical and adventure!

    That aside, radical changes can stimulate your life.


    Beyondblue Topic if all else fails - be radical