I would kill to be working in my field right now, and I have all the experience and qualifications to do so. I’m just not sure my fucked up head and broken digestive system can handle a commute, a full time job, and the responsibilities and stress of a deadline-driven environment.
With that said,…
I have a couple ‘invisible’ disabilities and reading stuff like this is kinda heart breaking.
I’m blind in one eye and my vision continues to deteriorate over time and I have ADHD and chronic social anxiety. But I’ve had two jobs already that used to only dream I could have, but that took a lot of attempts to work up to. I’ve had 10 jobs by now and I’m only 23. From when I was 15 I have gotten jobs that have lasted a day to a month. Until my last two jobs. Three years and my current one is almost a year now.
I actually don’t mention any of my disabilities when I get hired, and I don’t mention it until I have to ask for some time off to go to a hospital out of town. I understand in interviews it must be much harder for people who have visible disabilities, but there’s one thing I’ve noticed over time. I’m more capable then I thought I was. If your abilities are right for the job, people are a lot more generous about offering special needs. Don’t give up. I know it’s going to be hard and you can do it. If you work hard and be persistent, positive things will come.