Hi, Indraja. Thanks for the question. I’ve been at that exact place, so here’s what I’d say.

First, an old phrase really helped me in that space: “To everything, there is a season.” I’ve often thought the first 5 years after college just kind of…sucked. It was really hard. I hated all my jobs, I was addicted, depressed, and hopeless.

But I figured things out, even if I was unable to pay rent a few times. What helped me was sticking with one or two skills, and just kept doing it. For me, that was writing. Because after years of failure, you’re going to learn a ton and get pretty good. So, find something you can fail at (and learn from) for a long time. You have nothing to lose!

Also, take some time to figure out who you are, and what’s holding you back. I went though extensive counseling, 12-step programs, and years of reflection on my biggest wounds. Since I dealt with them then, I can see the rewards now that most people don’t have.

Hope that helps.

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