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adhd, me, and low self esteem
kmshlmt posted:
Hi there. I am 27 years old, just lost my job in august due to not being able to pay attention, have no self esteem cause I am feeling like a failure. Always had a low self esteem through school, am havent figured out what i want to do with my life. Due to my low self esteem, I have lowered my standards for relationships. I am looking for jobs in healthcare, like to take care of people but dont love my job. looking for direction in my life. Any suggestions?
mattthecat responded:
kmshlmt I feel for you I have been where you are at now. When i found a career that made me happy two things happened at the same time I took a risk, I tried something new and i decided that if i ever do find the right line of work for me as long as the bills are paid and I could put food on the table i would go with what made me happy. For me it worked out well the some thing new i tried was security officer work and thirteen years later I am still loving my work for the most part. although i a have to admit with technology like computers alarm systems and cctv it challenging me more than i thought it ever would. I have had to make some sacrifices to keep enjoying it. Maybe you should do some soul searching and wright down on a peace of paper a list of all of the things you like doing along with what you think are your best attributes then see if you can come up with some ideas for a job that includes them. Also at some point and time you may need to talk to a doctor about your inventiveness and even get on medicine if it is ADD or ADHD.
Have you ever thought of talking to a career counselor alot of states provide career counseling free through the unemployment office I have herd that they have you take test to see what skills you have and then print out a list of possible careers that may suit you. I do not know how help full I have been. I do wish you well on your journey and hope you figure out what works for you soon.


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