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Old 04-08-2011  
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What about online work? Also, freelance jobs. Online classes. What do you like doing? There's always a way. I believe you can find something and there's hope. I've had the worse time of my life trying to go through school and I've worked here and there but no more than 6 months on a job. It's hard. Very hard.
Writing has a lot of pros, one of them is being able to freelance and work from home.
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I receive money from the government.
People may give you crap about it, but it's no joke.
If I could function in society I would.

I hope you never end up like me though. Because while I may get money to support myself, I still am forced to live at home with agoraphobia and no car. I can barely walk outside my house out of fear the neighbors are watching and judging me.

I wouldn't worry about fitting in. That's the least of what you should worry about.
You are very unique and attractive.
Unfortunately I wish to say I could give you advice from the other side, having beaten SA and having come out from the other side, but you'll just have to live with the perspective only I can give you.
If you want to talk, I'm always here. Message me anytime.
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I receive money from the government.
People may give you crap about it, but it's no joke.
If I could function in society I would.

I hope you never end up like me though. Because while I may get money to support myself, I still am forced to live at home with agoraphobia and no car. I can barely walk outside my house out of fear the neighbors are watching and judging me.

I wouldn't worry about fitting in. That's the least of what you should worry about.
You are very unique and attractive.
Unfortunately I wish to say I could give you advice from the other side, having beaten SA and having come out from the other side, but you'll just have to live with the perspective only I can give you.
If you want to talk, I'm always here. Message me anytime.


It's a fear that I have that I may wind up stuck in the house. I have tendencies when I rather stay here and not be around people. That's why work and school was always the struggle. I do push myself. I thank my mom for the support and push. But...I'm running on E and want to give up already. I find excuses not to go into work. I hate it. The best internship is wasted on me because I'm too scared to the point I can't even function at work.
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Yeah, I've been through it all before.
I had a job once. I couldn't do it. I cant function in front of others. I made excuses not to go to work. Go to school. I even made excuses not to have fun and go to a party.
I can't be myself when I'm around others, and knowing that makes me just give up.
I'd rather be alone knowing who I am than to be around others and be fake.
It's a tough situation.
For your sake, I hope you can fight through it.
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I'm pretty much in the same boat. I hear so much about online work and such, but it's always a disappointment. It just looks like we'll have to bite the bullet and hope to God that we can take it.
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Aside from feeling depressed, anxious and sad, Iīm having trouble supporting myself. Iīm actually scared that one day I will be completely poor and homeless, cause I donīt fit in anywhere.
I have a difficult time finding a job that I can manage. Iīm only able to do jobs where I can be pretty much alone. But I havenīt been able to find such a job for more than 9 months now, so therefore Iīm on the welfare/benefits. Soon I will probably have to attend a course/class or something work-related, in order to keep receiving money. Iīm so scared of being forced to do something thatīs too challenging.
I'm in the same boat too: I never worked at the same place more than 9 months besides this part time job I had for 2 years while studying (my supervisor lived in another city and I didn't really have to deal with anyone else....). I have no idea if I will get a long-term job one day, but I didn't give up yet and I suggest you do the same. Don't be scared of challenge, you can do a lot more than you think.


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I always tried to change my situation and force myself to do the things that scared me to death without any help & just stressed myself and had really bad bouts of depression. Its not a good idea to try to achieve what you cant right now and ruin your health. You have to take small steps so that you can reach your goal into finding that perfect job for you. It can be hard and depressing but to keep being positive;meet people you like and do things that you enjoy doing and that has to motivate you a bit. Keep a routine where you wake up early in the morning and do something to help you moving forward. You have to believe that you can make it and for now just find a job that will support you and wont stress you out instead of going to that class. Like pet sitting, babysitting or cleaning lady; theres so many job positions where you can be alone. Try to ask people about about vacancies and post an add somewhere. Meanwhile ask for help from people from your entourage. tell people about your situation; you never know when someone might actually reach out to you and really help out. Seek some therapy. Read literature. Go to church ( by the way in my church people raise money for those in need). one you day you will finally be able to work and study and do all those things you were scared of before. It takes time , so instead of stressing about it , enjoy the time you have right now before reaching your goal and find solutions. Search for them , dont stop!
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Well I got lucky with my job, I'm a salesman. (which you think would be completely worse job for someone with SA, but it's not so bad). Basically I sell beds at a storage unit thru craiglist for some guy in Austin. Reason I like this job is that screwing up is A-OK, and expected, if anything the job has helped my SA. But I was in the same boat before, couldnt work with anyone, period. So now it's me and some old guy i rarely see, and I just do my own thing as long as no one sales suffer. It's not constant money like a real job, I get commission, but the hours are nice (whenever the **** I wanna work), I can go to work inebriated and no one cares, and I can keep my piercings. Look for what I call "under the table" jobs where they pay you cash or they don't care how you perform too much;
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