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Old 07-06-2016, 01:17 AM
 
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the problem with your work is you're just doing it for the money....is there anything you enjoy doing that you can make money at?

what skills do you have?
Well I've made $100 busking on and off for a few hours in the past several months. Five years ago I made $500 selling a melody for a jingle.

But in terms of "job skills?" None. Wanna know why? "Jobs" suck. They only succeed in making my depression worse.
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Old 07-06-2016, 04:24 AM
 
Location: State of Grace
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Well I've made $100 busking on and off for a few hours in the past several months. Five years ago I made $500 selling a melody for a jingle.

But in terms of "job skills?" None. Wanna know why? "Jobs" suck. They only succeed in making my depression worse.
There's nothing wrong with living in a car/Van; I have several friends who do this for various reasons. Not everyone *wants* a 'sticks & bricks' house, and not everyone can afford one. Not having a stationary address doesn't make one a 'bum' - that's a state of mind. Most of my mobile friends like to travel and work their way from place to place (as in work for three months and then travel for nine). DH & I are mobile for 6 months every year - give or take - but in our younger years we busked our way around the world. It's easy, fun to do, and you meet many interesting people. If you enjoyed busking, and like travelling, why not make it your vocation for a while? You could even blog about it!

Showering and toileting is easy enough on the road. Here is a great site for those new to cheap mobile living:
Cheap RV Living.com-Home . Don't be put off by the title; many people who freqent the site live in cars, and a few even travel on motor bikes & sleep in tents.

Anything is possible, just make sure you enjoy it! Being mentally,physically, and emotionally prepared for a mobile lifestyle makes all the difference, and you'll never be alone 'out there' when you are on the road, as there are literally thousands of decent and respectable people who've chosen a mobile lifestyle.

Hope this helps.

Blessings to you!


Mahrie.
P.S. Check out this video on YouTube: Without Bound.

Last edited by Mahrie; 07-06-2016 at 04:50 AM.. Reason: To add a P.S.
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Well I've made $100 busking on and off for a few hours in the past several months. Five years ago I made $500 selling a melody for a jingle.

But in terms of "job skills?" None. Wanna know why? "Jobs" suck. They only succeed in making my depression worse.
Well, if you don't want a 'job,' you have big problems.
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:18 AM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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Who ever said I was mentally ill? Or a woman?
We all determined it. Your admission that you live like an animal is how we arrived at that conclusion. You don't seem to be interested in doing what is necessary to escape your condition. That isn't normal.
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:32 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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You think most people want the job they are doing? Welcome to adulthood.
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:01 AM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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You think most people want the job they are doing? Welcome to adulthood.
Really. I couldn't stand my job for 25-years, but I made a lot of money and it allowed me to retire. Life's never easy.
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:03 AM
 
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Sell your civic and buy a used cargo van with no windows. Get a cot and an inverter and a camping toilet you can live quite good. Learn to take a sponge bath and you will be fine. I did this myself for 4 years when I was young and still do it today when I have jobs I travel to that are far from any place to stay.
A real RV isnt a good Idea because people notice it and in many places they dont like you camping out at wallmart.
But a cargo van with a curtain behind the seats and no one bothers you. They just think you are working there. You are also very movile when it comes to getting a job and can go anywhere.
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:11 AM
 
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I don't have a drug problem or anything like that. It's not a crack house but it's an incredibly frustrating place to live.

. Months ago I made effort to find work, but after repeated firings, I just feel this immense feeling of dread while looking for work. I feel like whatever little confidence I had is gone. I am very disillusioned with working. Pizza delivery sucks, and I quit after three months because it was making me more miserable than before. The difference is back then I was living with family so I didn't have as many consequences for not working.

But what are my consequences now? Being alone in my car listening to my Bob Dylan CDs. Sounds much better than the prison-like atmosphere I live in now.
Why did you get fired? Sucky jobs suck. What is it you like to do? What are your goals?

Your consequences could be, getting robbed, having your car break down, or broken into. Not having enough money to eat, or keep your car, your mental concerns becoming worse without a reason to improve them.

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There's nothing wrong with living in a car/Van; I have several friends who do this for various reasons. Not everyone *wants* a 'sticks & bricks' house, and not everyone can afford one. Not having a stationary address doesn't make one a 'bum' - that's a state of mind. Most of my mobile friends like to travel and work their way from place to place (as in work for three months and then travel for nine). DH & I are mobile for 6 months every year - give or take - but in our younger years we busked our way around the world. It's easy, fun to do, and you meet many interesting people. If you enjoyed busking, and like travelling, why not make it your vocation for a while? You could even blog about it!

Showering and toileting is easy enough on the road. Here is a great site for those new to cheap mobile living:
Cheap RV Living.com-Home . Don't be put off by the title; many people who freqent the site live in cars, and a few even travel on motor bikes & sleep in tents.

Anything is possible, just make sure you enjoy it! Being mentally,physically, and emotionally prepared for a mobile lifestyle makes all the difference, and you'll never be alone 'out there' when you are on the road, as there are literally thousands of decent and respectable people who've chosen a mobile lifestyle.

Hope this helps.

Blessings to you!


Mahrie.
P.S. Check out this video on YouTube: Without Bound.
He's not talking about a road tour with work, he's talking about "just drifting around".

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You think most people want the job they are doing? Welcome to adulthood.
YEP. Priorities... Most people would rather put up with working then live in there car not knowing how there going to eat, sleep, and get on with life.

AGAIN, go talk to your psychologist. Get over the stigma of it, and get some help professional help to try to improve your life.
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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Sounds like you gave up. Improving your position in life takes continued commitment. Disillusioned with working? ROFL...who isn't. But if you want things like privacy, you suck it up and work. if you are unemployable, something I doubt, fix whatever it is that makes you that way and become employable. Only you can fix your life and you are in for4 a miserable existence if this is the life you have accepted and have no vision for the future and improvement.
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Bran's tree
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What jobs have you had, and what happens to get you fired?

You have a relatively new car. What about working for Lyft or Uber?
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