I was diagnosed 3 years ago. I haven’t worked since then and although I have alot of time on my hands I realize that I have not really accomplished anything in that time. What have you accomplished in the last few years that you would consider meaningful?
Very few schizophrenics can lead a full functioning normal life like normal people do. Majority of schizophrenics are receiving disability funds from their governments if not none at all. Accomplishments will vary from person to person and all schizophrenics are all different in their respective situations.
I got a few certs in random things and learned some programming.
I may not accomplished much but I got my own place. Found good friends.
In less than 6 years I’ve quit smoking, gotten together regularly with some Bahai’s, learned much about my computer, made a close connection with a friend who is supportive of what I go through, and notice myself actually enjoying the social get togethers at the dinner table. To name a few.
Being alive and as healthy as possible.
my nami cert is probably the most valuable to me (now) and was a positive thing. I also got random certs from coursera and edx including one from MITx and I plan on trying the Harvardx some day in Computer Science.
I have spent a lot of time in the studio recording my music with a few Buddies. It’s not curing cancer, but I feel like I’m doing something worthwhile
I’m trying to find a volunteer position, but so far I’m SOL. The Humane Society isn’t taking anyone on because of covid, and Community Care doesn’t have anything that would require my help. Volunteering can go a long way to make you feel constructive again, so I’m going to keep looking
It’s hard to accomplish anything when you first get sick. Of course it took me six years to even figure out the doctors were right. But here I am 13 years later working again. Things get better. You still struggle and being normal is a pipe dream but it does get better.