Posted by karaS on September 28, 2004, at 1:04:13
In reply to Re: Problems dealing with not working » karaS, posted by iris2 on September 26, 2004, at 20:57:58
> Thanks for the self-esteem boost. Not that I would want you to be having problems. I also always did so well in school and even now when I did work with other people sometimes they were supervising me I would think how stupid something they did or said was or some decision made was. I would think that if they have this degree and/or this great job and I think they are not so bright well what does that say about me who has no job or degree!
> In regards to your situation. Have you considered going on Social security disability? I know it sounds so permanent but actually it has all sorts of work incentives built in. It is a pain to try and get onto, but as long as you're not impatient who cares. I do not know what your dx is. It would depend op that of course and what your pdoc was willing to write. It might help you get through this tough spot. Although it will most likely take over a year to begin receiving it.
> If you want to try I will help you as much as I can. I have helped several people get their's but they lived in Pittsburgh where I live. I used to do advocacy for people. Maybe it is something I should look into doing again. I enjoyed it.
> It's such a struggle just to get up in the morning, not to mention finding meaning in life.
> I find that the most dificult of all. It is hard to find a good enough reason to make myself get out of bed. I do not even try to find any real meaning right now.
That's so sweet of you to offer to help me when you're having such a difficult time of it yourself these days. I'm very touched. I don't think I'll apply for social security disability though because I don't have a year to wait. I really have to get a job soon. I can probably find something that isn't too taxing for the short-term (I hope).
It does sound like something you should look into for yourself job-wise though. It would be great to do something you're good at and that you find rewarding.
Wishing you all the best,