I woke up early again this morning. For the past half a year I have been sleeping odd hours. I also have been sleeping a lot. I would say I sleep an average of 10 hours a night. I would say I am depressed. My current diagnosis touches on major depression. My career or rather lack of career situation is really very numbing for me. Not only am I unemployed and not earning any income, but it seems like I cannot give my graphic design services away. I have tried Craigslist, and also random emails to various non-for profit organizations that may need or want graphic design work. Since I have been diagnosed with bi-polar, and have had past experiences that were mentally stressful, I tend to want to help out mental health organizations more. I do sympathize with people who suffer mentally. I have suffered in the past and at times do suffer currently.
I have tried answering ads on Craigslist. However, I feel that this site really does not have very solid ads. I feel that some of the people posting the ads are not the best to have any dealing with. Just my personal opinion. I have found a new website called Idealist. It is a free website, and what I like is that it lists organizations and people that actually need and want help. Graphic Design, or whatever have you. The listings are categorized by “In person” or “remote” etc. “part time”, full time”, “paid”, or “unpaid” projects and positions. I figured I would fill out a free profile on the Idealist website and see if I can impress anyone out there and start on a project for their organization. My idea is that I could start a virtual relationship with various parties that may lead to a paid position or project.
I suppose I will frequent the Idealist website more, and see what remote graphics projects that may be available. I am very numb about not having anything solid to focus on. We shall see. I just need to keep busy and do something constructive. I will keep looking and applying.