(Closed) I feel like a failure…

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 32
78 posts
Worker bee

I can relate and I know how you must feel. I have two degrees and finished almost a year ago now. I haven’t even gotten one interview yet and I’m working in retail to pay my bills. It’s really disheartening and I’m often questioning what to do next. Just keep trucking along and applying, because with some (or a lot) of effort, something will come along!

Post # 33
826 posts
Busy bee

I’m probably gonna look like weirdo posting this, but anyway lol…

If your husband lacks the time and money to do anything major for your birthday, maybe ask him to at least give a blessing to you on you that day?  That’s kind of one of his “jobs” as a priesthood holder, right?  It might make you feel better, at least, and it’s free!

***Not LDS, but my friend is, and she has talked about how much better she feels after her husband gives her a blessing, so I thought it might help lol.  

You’re just starting out and the economy is crappy right now (heck, people with higher degrees than you are having rough times with their job searches).  It’ll get better, you just have to wait it out.


Post # 34
307 posts
Helper bee

awww, congrats on your degree!

failureshmailure. the economy is bad, it’s hard to find a job. thus, people are going back to school and so it is also harder to go to grad school.  it’s not you.

i would keep trying in regards to school…it’s not too late, there are waitlists and the such.  write them a letter. call. be a pain in the ass! let them know how important this is to you and how much you love what you do. it’s worth a shot and at least you can say you tried.

it worked for me when applying to professional school.. i did not take no for an answer and i have no shame about it now! i got what i wanted and am so thankful i didn’t give up! 🙂 

don’t sell yourself short. good luck!

Post # 35
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Awww, sweetie! It almost makes me want to cry, because I’ve been feeling EXACTLY like this so much lately. I have a BS in Environmental Science, applied to TWO different grad schools (one of which I actually worked with the professor!), and still didn’t get in. I think it’s a blessing in disguise though, Fiance & I would have been stuck here in Corpus for another couple of years, and honestly, I think I’d go crazy! We’re heading to Florida in August and I can’t wait! 

Coming out of school, I had a summer job doing marine sampling, then a temporary job growing algae (what I did in school as well–kinda fun actually!) and now I “technically” work for the USDA sampling grain, but I only work as needed, and I haven’t worked in two months. :/ Luckily, Fiance is an RN and has a stable job! 

Don’t worry, I’ve been feeling like a failure/a little bit depressed for the last month or so.. and it’s not just you that’s in this situation. 🙂

Post # 36
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

It’s hard not to feel that way when you’ve worked so hard and it seems like you can’t get anywhere!  I have been there too.  It took me 7 months after finishing GRAD SCHOOL to get a job in my field.  During that time I worked two part-time jobs to make ends meet.  All I can say is, the economy is rough right now, especially on new grads, so you just gotta hang in there and keep your head up!  At least you are working and involved in your community….that is amazing and something you should be really proud of. 

Happy Birthday….I hope it’s a good one.  Birthdays can be hard due to expectations….so try not to have any at all (that’s what I try to do…)  Especially cause I have a busy Fiance that sounds like your Darling Husband …

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