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Feeling lost in what I want in life.



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Apr 14, 2020
Queens, NY
I was in college for a bit but I was going through OCD and not knowing what I want to do in life and couldn’t do college. Since than I’ve been in therapy, went to Colombia for six months and than came back to the States and got help for my OCD. Now I’ve been better and I tried to go to a culinary school which it had a hospitality program and the course was 6 months. I only did two months because I’ve been going through anxiety about doing group work but was nervous and I got paranoid easily. I’ve been in therapy for my social anxiety and general mental health stuff since October. I was looking for work than COVID-19 came and my plans got hold back. My mom bought me plane tickets to go to Colombia in August with her to spend a month there. Hopefully we can go due to this pandemic but now it’s look it’s what the future holds for me for the next few months and after I return from Colombia in September. With this pandemic, I don’t know what I want in life. I want to get better and stuff, but since I have no work experience and basically dropout out of college in 2017. I feel like I’m alone and ashamed.


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Jan 25, 2012
Hi Kmart96 :welcome: to the forum.

I'm sorry you're feeling alone and ashamed, it sounds like your OCD and social anxiety have made life tough for you (and that's not your fault). And now, it's such an uncertain time for everyone, it's hard to plan or know what you want for the future. I guess things are on hold for a lot of people just now, but it's ok not to work things out for a while, maybe take the time to focus on other things than long term future plans? What do you enjoy?

I hope you find the forum helpful, people here are supportive, and we're all going through something... it helps to have others around who know what it's like.

Take care & welcome again.
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