I'm a recovering hikikomori. About which, let's just say I was born into a dysfunctional family.
I'm currently a NEET, I've been one since I last dropped out of highschool years ago, and I've never really worked, except for something very informal months ago and which only lasted a couple of days, because I messed it up.
What might it be, if I may ask? I could use such a thing myself.
My plan is having two jobs on the same days, both customer service and at least one with co-workers. I think it's of the highest importance to have "two worlds", not just one.
It's a big mistake to think any job will do. For someone who has been socially withdrawn for extended periods of time, it's important to quickly expand one's "social reference points", and to have more than one.
But overcoming social withdrawal is full of subleties. I'm ashamed about having no clothes, so I've been thinking about first getting a job in cleaning or something where I was paid in cash each day, and so being able to buy clothes sooner. But it's difficult to get a job like that, so maybe I'll have to make do with what I have.
This is only an idea though. My actual plans keep moving.
Good luck. I really and truly hope this works for you.
So how did this all end up? I've been a NEET for 20 straight years now and I want out but don't know how to do it. I've tried nothing and I'm all out of ideas.
20 years? could you write a quick story? what even happened