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The_Catalyst

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  1. @SailingSoul Me too, though I am trying really hard to love myself. I realize that a lot of my problems stem from attachment anxiety/trauma. Now I need to overcome it and learn to accept and love myself. It's hard because I struggle to overcome feeling ashamed of myself.
  2. @Naitomea1224 Thank you for the advice. I don't really care for writing my own music, I just want to be able to play it. I know, it's weird.
  3. @cactus_princess Thanks. I need the luck. It has been quite stressful in these past 4 months and evenmore so since my boyfriend and broke up yesterday. I am taking Vyvanse for my ADHD and BED, and Clonazapam for my General Anxiety Disorder. They have helped me quite a bit, not gonna lie. I am very careful with their usage because of the dangers associated with them. @Naitomea1224 Thank you so much. I've had experience with other depression forums, mostly eating disorder related, but it's been a hit or miss, depending on who the active users are. As for my job search, it's been all over the place. I'm a recent graduate with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. There isn't a whole lot of Chem eng. available in my area, but I can branch out to other things that use my education. Finding an engineering internship as a college graduate is a lot harder than it would have been if I were still in college. These internships are highly competitive and reserved for students. I did luck out a few years back and worked as the lead laboratory technician for a cosmetic company, however, the company was so small, there wasn't really any way for me to advance, plus cosmetics wasn't my passion. I've tried Indeed.com, ziprecruiter, several other job seeking online databases, and even contacting some recruiting companies. I've also been trying to network as much as I can, reaching out to as many possible contacts as I could possibly find. You're totally right about investing in oneself. I've taken up surfing lessons while I was dating my boyfriend. Things are kind of up in the air between us. I've also been working on self improvement as well. I want to become musically talented, but I've been lacking commitment and discipline in the past few months. @littlestarsmum It's nice to meet you too! I was seeing a therapist, but she became too costly. I tried an online therapist, but that backfired as well. Now I just focus on specific issues I have and focus on improving them. One of the things I struggle with the most is my self esteem.
  4. @cactus_princess Hi there! It's nice to know there are other new members here too, especially of similar age. That's great that you work! I'm unemployed, which doesn't help with my depression. I've been a job seeker for 4 months now. I think it might help to find something specific to talk about. Maybe, I'm not sure.
  5. Thank you so much! Baby elephants are so cute! Does this site provide a lot of support and feedback?
  6. Hi there, I'm the_catalyst. I'm a 26 year old recent college graduate and I just joined this community in hopes of combating my anxiety and depression with others who are willing to help and/or in need of doing the same. Hope I'm doing this right.
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