I am an ordained minister, published author, and editor of a local newspaper.
Where did you grow up?
Huron and Oxford Counties, Ontario Canada
Where do you live now?
Exeter Ontario Canada
What is the highest level of education you have attained?
Trade School Certificate
What subjects did/do you enjoy most at school?
Tech, and science
What's your favorite sport or sports?
What kind of jobs have you held? Industries too!
Computer Tech, Factory worker, Fast food, Carpentry, Property Maintenance, Cabinet making, Minister, Author, Editor-in-Chief of newspaper
What hobbies are you into?
Tabletop RPG Gaming, Fishing, Camping
What causes are you concerned about today?
The future of the Royal Canadian Cadet Corps.
Which religion (if any) do you follow?
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I am having an issue with… I don't even know.written () ago
I guess my confidence.
I don’t know what to do now…written () ago
Backstory: The building I work in has commercial space on the ground floor and apartments up above. My company was hired in part to be the super for the building. The building has never been properly maintained in the past 100 yrs. And there is absolutely structural damage. (Our company did what we could, but we didn’t have the budget to do much more than keep the apartments operational.) The building is comprised of 4 different adjoining sections.
Troubling times for us here at Help-QAwritten () ago
It has been brought to my attention that there are people, members of our community, that don’t feel safe here.
Depression…written () ago
As many of you know, I have battled with depression for many years. The past two years or so I had been managing it well. The doctor even agreed with me, and I have been off meds now for about 6 months.
Heroeswritten () ago
So today while I was out doing a delivery, I was listening to the radio, and they were talking about heroes… and more specifically they were asking people who their childhood heroes were/are.
You should tell him how you feel. Good relationships are built on the trinity of: Trust, Communication, and Mutual Respect. This is true for all relationships whether romantic, professional, familial, fraternal, etc. And if one pillar is missing then the relationship is going to be miserable. If more than one is missing the relationship is almost guaranteed to fail- written - voted for by verge, soco
Why use an editor when you already are an editor for a local paper??
As much as I can edit, you always need someone else to edit your own work. 😄- written - voted for by soco
I too am in the process of being diagnosed with Aspergers. And have gone through a similar struggle finding a job. I completely understand the frustrations you are feeling. I still feel them too to a certain extent.
Just because you are different, does not mean that you are not 'normal.' And it is very important to remember that. Difference, does not mean that you are not 'normal.' Normal is just the setting on a dryer.
For me, like yourself, I just had to keep looking for the job that fit for me. After many years of searching, I became the Editor of a newspaper. That was my perfect fit. It allowed me to be heard by the many without having to interact with the many, and it allowed me to put my mind to use.
Consider something similar. People like us who have Asperger's typically have high intellect, and find it hard to socialize. As such the jobs that we thrive in are the ones that let us use our strengths and keep us in the background away from people.
If you could find a job as an author, or journalist covering local events. Something where you don't have to interact socially and just report the facts could be ideal.
Or if you are not the one for writing, then look for something where you can use your strengths.
In my many year search to find a good fitting job for me... I got severe depression. I hope that you don't have the same thing happen to you.
You may not be the exact same as everyone else, but that doesn't mean that you deserve any different then they do. If everyone was the same then the world would be a very dull place.
As Music=Life said: Don't give up, even when things are hard. You don't have to struggle with this alone. 😄- written - voted for by 𝕐ͤͭͥ̇𝕖𝕥𝕚。(Yeti.)
It seems like a long time, because in a crisis or even a difficult situation it is a long time. But that doesn't mean that it will be an insurmountable task to get to the appointment. :)
The BRAT diet might help, but that is more for easy digestion rather than the ability to get it down... That said it is probably a good place to start. If the bananas aren't doing the best then try applesauce. :)- written - voted for by CarolineFCY
The important thing is to keep writing.
I will keep writing... At least I haven't stopped yet. And I have no plans to stop.
I just want to be able to get the picture out of my head and onto the paper.- written
would it hurt to take a writing course at your local community college? im sure it would jumpstart your creativity..
I have thought about it. I am of two minds.
I have heard many horror stories about people who have taken writing courses only to be told to not write this or that, or that this kind of writing is not 'real writing,' etc.
But at the same time I want to be able to improve my writing.
Then of course there is the cost.- written
The downside to getting someone else to do it is you still have to tell them everything or write it down. They essentially just format it.- written
I know the employment centre in my town has a free service that will write resumes. It might not hurt to ask at your local employment agency.- written
This sounds like depression. And depression is so much more than being sad. It is the constant shadow weighing you down and hanging over your shoulder.
Hold onto the good things in life. Focus on them. You will get through this!
And if your feelings aren't changing or taking over, talk to your doctor.- written
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