Do you have the sense that your life could get better and this is just a stage in your life…? Or do you have some hopes for the future? I am struggling with what’s on my plate right now and have difficulty accepting that I will forever be reliant on my parents. My symptoms overall are improving so right now I’m taking one class but maybe next year I can take four. I have cousins in China who are growing up and working and I would like to live a life where I make enough to visit them and see their children grow and have them be proud of me as well. I’m making efforts to form new friendships and study so I can have a more fulfilling life in the future. I may never reach my goal but I’d be happy even if my life improved a little every year. What are some things you are striving toward that you think you can realistically achieve? The one problem for me is that when I don’t meet my goals I start rolling in anxiety and depression and it just makes things worse…
I would like to be able to live on my own with a job.
My hopes are that I will be able to give my son a good life and happiness and that he’s healthy.
Honestly, I USED to have hopes and dreams but will realistically probably be dead by suicide within the next 5 years. I came close to shooting myself this summer but got committed and they took my guns away from me and won’t give them back. It takes a long time to save for a new gun.
I was actually thinking about this tonight. Things have to change to get better though. That reminds of this:
Grant me the courage
To change the things I can,
The serenity to accept
The things I can’t,
And the wisdom
To know the difference.
I am sorry @WhiteRaven most of us feel that way… I am glad you did not kill yourself. Life is already so short… have fun… and chill…
I guess this is what I lack :
I have reached the end of my path in life… this is it…
It is better than a lot who are around me but feels like a full stop.
I have a job, a career, a few skills, a partner, a cat, mediocre health, comfort…
It is an early retirement at 28 years old I guess.
After some years of decline and a schizo spectrum diagnosis I started to realize that it’ll not be just a phase.
I hope to recover but I don’t give it for granted anymore.
Aren’t you and your boyfriend trying to become independent from yours and his parents? Last time I remember the two of you were going to school to get better jobs.
Things are harder to do than say for me so I’m taking it slow… Realistically I don’t know how far I’ll get with school but I’m trying. I might just do part time work and am looking at helping out at the mental health place right now… How about you @exhile… What are your hopes for the future…?
@anon62973308 My hopes for the future is to live a healthy and long-lived single life because the one child policy of China has resulted in 30 million more men than women for those born in between 1979-2015. I’m a 光棍 (guang gun) or bare branch that can no longer extend my family tree.
I’m sort of lost in regards to the future at this point…I’m going to have to fight for my nursing license because of my diagnosis mixed with the state I live in…even when I have a job and live alone I have real concerns about being able to care for myself…much less have the kind of life I dream of. I don’t know. I have been not thinking about it lately because those thoughts lead nowhere good. Right now I’m saying what happens happens.
I wish you luck on your nursing journey. I wish everyone luck on their goals, in fact. However I hope you have disability and housing. I have a hard time getting through with showering or maintaining a healthy life whenever I start working. It may be that you want to work part-time one day and will need the disability.
@WhiteRaven reconsider suicide. When I first got out of the hospital I was considering suicide too because everything seemed so bleak. However I loved my family and had hope of things getting better one day and that helped. Also having a routine and something to look forward to like a shower or a good night’s rest. Have things to love.
I hope to be a zoologist or environmental person of some kind. now that all my delusions are gone I have lots of hope. I feel I can “continue” where I was before this damn illness interrupted everything I was doing. Well maybe it was for the better. But it’s like I’ll be going into my sophomore year of college again. I have tons of hope now thanks to the delusions leaving me i’m so happy.
I love life.
It’s not too bad. I live with family and don’t work. I have a cat…she’s a doll.
Always look to improve yourself but don’t set boundaries…it’s important to have goals but it’s realistic with schizophrenia to be practical.
Your on the right path…that is a good thing!
For me…it’s more of the same…maybye some romance in the future…maybye some more cats??? You never know your luck in the big city!
No dreams other than I do have a few interests. But as far as hopes go I hope to settle on a religious or philosophical belief and stick with it.
I have some hope to get into public housing before I am sixty. I have this screwy vision of me spending fifteen hours a day reading for five years, and then spending fifteen hours a day writing for five years.
i am hoping to find a nice lady and settle down with kids in a nice big house