Hi there. I've been a struggling NEET for years now.
In the past 6-8 years I have had several entry level jobs lasting between 2-6 months on average.
For 4 years I have been a complete NEET, (aside from a few single courses), because I was hit by a car.
I live with my parents since then, comfortably, but with no hope of meeting new people, finding (and desperately wanting to have) a girlfriend, or feeling a part of any social community that could help me branch out.
I do deal with physical pain (mostly in my back), which can be limiting.
My *MAIN* problem is that I can't think of enough pro's to work myself out of this situation. I'm on Welfare, so I make enough money to feed myself, and I can entertain myself and even learn skills at home comfortably, but I am very alone.
Just wondering if anybody has any advice for working yourself out of the NEET-hold and becoming a social, or "normal" person again.
Having welfare got me a lot of benefits that made school practically free. Still gotta pay for books. It was useful because I am not very good at learning new skills without being shown. It makes me happy just to learn to be productive.
My back has been the biggest challenge in school but luckily my SSI also allows me to have medicaid and medicare. I finally made a resolution to see a doctor and went through a lot of hoops to make myself my own payee so I could get my proof of insurance back (since I lost it) and start a health care plan.
I'm hoping they can get my a chiropractor, maybe physical therapy, or at least some decent pain medecine.
Sometimes I wish I could have been victim of a disease or accident just to have en excuse for all my failings in life. The older you get, the harder it gets to shoulder all the shame that accumulates over time.