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ChloeMae

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Does anyone else fear that their going to get into their career and not be able to perform to the best of their ability due to their mental illness. Like I feel like I’m not going to remember everything I learned and what if I’m a horrible OT because of that. Do “normal” people remember everything they’ve learned throughout grad school when they’re in their career

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    • sabbymer

      576d

      One of my anxieties is work. I just never think I would be accepted regardless of the career because of my limits...society just doesn't *really* support us the ways we need usually...

    • Louva_bug

      576d

      I totally have this fear, I have felt so incompetent in almost every job I’ve ever had. I work hard and give it my all but it seems to come so easily to everyone else while I’m constantly floundering. I’m so slow and awkward, I feel like a burden. It’s really taken a toll on my self image

    • Alux

      576d

      yep yep yep!! but it honestly got way worse once i developed worsened physical illness symptoms too like my body-mind won’t pick a struggle and i can’t balance all both my physical and mental wellbeing

    • Squishlover

      576d

      all the time. I've had 4 jobs in a year because I get so stressed out. the type of work I do has too much responsibility sometimes but it's all that pays the bills. I'm training for a new position and I always think I'm not good enough because I'm overweight and too lazy to look good

    • sabbymer

      576d

      One of my anxieties is work. I just never think I would be accepted regardless of the career because of my limits...society just doesn't *really* support us the ways we need usually...

    • d1sc0haus

      576d

      Me too, this had honestly been one of my biggest fears when it comes to going to college. My dream career will require med school and I just don't know if I'll have the energy for it all. Really scared that I'll just be wasting my money.

      • tofu_time

        576d

        @d1sc0haus me too, and american med school and pre-med track requires so much time - i feel like i wouldn’t even know who i am if i don’t go to med school at this point. i have no idea if that’s healthy or not too…

        • ChloeMae

          576d

          @tofu_time I’m so good when it comes to helping and guiding others but when it comes to myself i struggle 🤦🏼‍♀️

        • ChloeMae

          576d

          @tofu_time I got through undergrad and graduated cum laude! Now I’m in grad school and my fear is 10x worse. Im a year in & I graduate spring 2024. think “what if I don’t pass” each semester and this school is 18k a semester. & I also think what if I do get that far to graduate and pass my boards & can’t perform in my career as well as others. I mean I may not remember every muscle movement, muscle, vein, arterie, etc in the body, but all I know is that I’m gonna put so much love zip passion into my work and hopefully make a positive impact on the mental health field. At the end of the day what keeps me going and pushing so hard is the hope to be able to positively impact others!!!

    • EatenByWormy

      576d

      Oh /hell/ no they don’t. I’ve met doctors who know less than me, and I’m just an overqualified medical technician LOL The “real world” has lots of open book tests :) Don’t worry about whether or not you’re good enough- ultimately, if someone else is making the call, that’s on them. What you can do is be the best you- do your best in your studies, but also take care of yourself. You got this. 💕

    • Raesyk

      576d

      I’ve felt this for the longest time as well! I’m going into a tech field and I’m always so intimidated because people seem to be so smart and knowledgeable while I’ve always had issues remembering all of the necessary information without the help of books or resources. I’m not sure if it’s standard across every job industry, but most of the working professionals I’ve talked to admit to using resources (like books and online material) frequently for their jobs. It’s not that you don’t know the information needed to complete the task, but sometimes you need a reminder on how it will work or what to do to get it done!

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