I posted something over on Reddit about my current weird situation. What I left out was how close I’ve come to suicide again and again over the past 7 years because of this crap. On top of having no education and feeling like a fraud, I have extremely bad social anxiety, depression and PTSD because I came from an extremely bad abusive family (which is one reason I only have a GED). My parents were animal hoarders who pulled me out of school in 6th grade because people were getting suspicious about me being abused/neglected, and no one ever followed up because it’s the rural south and no one cares. The fact I was able to get any job was a miracle.
I have this enormous block about learning programming at this point because I feel so bad about not being a real developer, not being any good, etc that it just puts me in an eternal cycle of procrastination. Probably lots of internalized misogynist crap too since I’ve always been bad at math as well. I can somehow always manage to hold onto my jobs by the seat of my pants winging and BSing stuff, but it+my cavalcade of mental health issues always leaves me completely burnt out with no energy to devote to teaching myself stuff in my spare time. Then when I am unemployed I feel like I’ll never be able to get a job again because all my other jobs were flukes and I’m not really qualified to do jack shit. I beat myself up a lot for not learning stuff when I have so many ample free resources but most of the time I already feel like I’m just barely keeping my head above water.
I’ve seen a lot of therapists and psychiatrists over the years and tried a lot of different prescription drugs but nothing really seems to stick because none of the drugs make me stop being a broken fucked up person, and I feel so guilty going to therapy. It feels so utterly pathetic that the only way I can get someone to talk to me is to pay them $100 an hour. (I don’t have any friends or even relatives I can trust - only people I have any contact with irl are my abusive parents. I know a few people online but I’m not really close to anyone except my ex, who lives in freaking Sweden.)
I’ve just really been at the end of my rope lately. Sometimes I can put some hope into the notion of going to a bootcamp or college and finally learning shit+being steadily employed, but even that feels like a pipe dream sometimes. At the moment I’d sell my soul for a minimum wage job stocking shelves somewhere because it feels like all I’m mentally capable of processing and handling, but with my resume I can’t even get low end temporary jobs because fast food or retail place looks at my last job at Lenovo and they wonder what the hell’s wrong with me.
Sorry for venting, I just needed to spill my guts somewhere and I sure as hell don’t want to do it on reddit, lol.