am i the only one that fears doing jobs? i can't do physical labor due to other conditions going on with me that are currently undiagnosedand i just genuinely can't comprehend algebra or any math stuff that comes after algebra i mean i like writing and books? but i don't know many people that actually read books (and i don't mean fanfiction) anymorei like art but i feel like anything related to it currently is a big competition to see who's the best??? and i don't want to be part of thatidk what im going to do with my life. im living with my parents still and i don't have a job, haven't had any job yet, i don't have good social skills due to my anxiety, and i need extremely specific and direct rules and directions when doing something otherwise i won't know what im supposed to do and that's too time consuming for people and most people are impatienti wanna try doing smthn in a library since it's quiet and filled with books, but who goes to libraries anymore????? a lot near me are closing down because they just can't afford it since nobody goes there and i can't go somewhere else if i don't have a job and i can't get money if i don't have a job but i cant get a job if i have poor social and communication skills idk i hate this idk wtf to do.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Anxiety (Including GAD)
I have the same problem with jobs. I've worked before but about a year ago I stopped working & now I'm terrified to go back to a new job because I won't know anything.
Hey there! Personally I'm an engineer but my partner actually does work at a library! We both have disabilities but he is physically and mentally disabled while mine is basically just mental. He's also done acting for a haunted house and a tax secretary job, plus an animal shelter job. If the libraries in your area don't have jobs, maybe try a bookstore? Tutoring for writing/reading (especially since you understand students who may have similar issues)? Camp/after school activities assistant? A secretary job? As far as easing anxiety try to practice scenarios in a mirror or with someone you trust. Check out places you're applying for before interviews so you at least know where you're going and what it looks like if you can. And remember that while it may be difficult the right thing will come along and you'll get through this.
Oh and there's also vocational rehabs that help disabled people get jobs/education so if your disability is documented maybe see if they can help.
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