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It'll get better.
Today, you might be working in a job you don't like.
For that matter, you might not be working at all.
Things might feel more than a little hopeless.
Hey, I've been there too.
I've worked as a dishwasher, a toilet scrubber, a Wal-Mart greeter, a cashier, a modular home plant temp, a warehouse pick and packer, a forklift operator, a teaching assistant, a giant bumblebee mascot and a few other gigs that were NOT fulfilling in any way.
I've felt lost, directionless, and yes, hopeless.
I've felt like everyone else was living the high life while I was just getting by.
If that's where you're at today, I need to tell you something.
You've got what it takes to succeed. You just have to tap into it. Are you sad that you're not "Keeping up with the Joneses?" Hey, screw the Joneses. They're probably either neck deep in credit card/mortage/car payment debt or they went through what you're going through right now a few years back. Don't worry about them. Worry about you.
Again, you've got what it takes to succeed. You just have to tap into it. Everyone has a different mode of access. I'm sorry, but I don't know what yours is. I know how you can find it. Talk to a tech school or University. Talk to a social worker. Talk to a pastor. Talk to a servant, not a salesperson with a magic pill. You have more options than you think when it comes to work, education, and getting where you want to be. Explore them.
Friends telling you that "You can't make it"? Screw 'em. They're not your friends. They just want another slug to hang out with so they don't have to feel so bad about their own sorry state.
Make this the LAST Friday you wish you had done something else all week. It won't be easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is. It will probably take a few years, but better to be where you want to be instead of where you are right now in a few years. You can do it.