posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 07:38 PM
I think I know where you are coming from, but I think you are looking at this through black tinted glasses. I'm not bs'ing you here mate, I've been
there. I didn't voluneteer or anything like that, but the flat, university (didn't do media), debt etc, all sound very familiar. I bet there are
other similarities too.
You are not going to like my response, it doesn't get easier unless you put the effort in. If it takes four years to raise the money to buy a DJ set
(just an example) by working 60 hours a week in Tesco at night, then that's what you're going to have to do. The movie solution whereby someone
spots you and you are whisked off into a new exciting life where you are a newfound sensation and everything works out great, like all the great
movies in the eighties (your age fits), that doesn't happen very often. At all, and probability says that it won't happen to you, or me for that
matter. But setting a goal, formulating the plan to achieve said goal, that will work, you will achieve your goal. Whether it works or not is
dependent on your goal and the plan to attain it, but with time and a good plan, it will work.
Another thing, the drugs will have had an effect mate, weed especially will give you these feelings. Doesn't happen to everyone, so when people say
"I smoke weed and I'm not like that," they may well not be, but it can affect people in the way you are portraying. If you have binned it, good
man, if not bin it, and no, one every now and the is not ok! Drink too, same thing. I bet you find after you have a drink you get anxious and start
the old brain drills, stressing over that girl.
I know exactly what you're talking about and I feel for you. I know what you mean about not being able to see a future, but trust me on this, there
may well be magical solutions to fix it, but they probably won't happen to you. Goal, plan, time, and determination will sort it out.
If you want any help with it, no problem. I now work over seventy hours a week, I have commitments that occupy two days, I have no "life" but I will
soon. It's like going to the gym, you don't see anything for a while, quite a while, but then you notice a change, and it spurs you on and you keep
going. The trick is to persevere through the next phase of monotony, keeping the goal in mind and reminding yourself of what you've achieved already,
it will change again. Like leveling up I suppose.
Good luck buddy and seriously I can't stress this enough, goal, plan, determination. You will come out of this with what you seek, but unfortunately
because of the infinte variables of life it will happen to you later that your peers. If I sound patronising or condescending I apologise, that it is
not my intention.