| ||Ask HN: Coming out of a long bout of depression, need some life advice. |
25 points by c250d07 on April 2, 2012 | hide | past | favorite | 20 comments |
|I’ve always had an interest in computers, but studied Sociology in university. I finished my degree during the summer of 08--right before the recession hit my area very hard. Then I took up a lot of random writing and entry level programming freelance gigs to make the rent (kind of a digital blue-collar worker).|
Since then, I’ve been going through a very long period of anxiety and depression (long family history), sometimes very severe. After a lot of counseling, some medication, and getting my shit together (exercise, diet, etc), I feel like I’ve finally gotten better.
I feel like I’m transitioning into a new period of life. Work feels so much easier to do. But, I can’t help but feel guilty. A lot of years feel like they’ve been wasted and some pretty bad mistakes were made when I first started freelancing.
Needless to say, I’m going to continue to pursue programming and eventually entrepreneurship.
Any words of advice would be greatly appreciated.
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