Doing Fine but Depressed
I recently worked my ass off to graduate at the top of my class from a great school and could find no work in my field. I took a job I didn't really want in a city near my hometown where I didn't know anyone, figuring that the two cities would be similar enough that meeting people wouldn't be a problem. I've been here for seven months now and I haven't made a single friend. Some days I don't even speak to anyone outside of my office. I dealt with this by going home and seeing my friends back there when I could but now that I'm back at work after the holidays I really realize how empty my life is here, how often I feel ignored even when I try to reach out and volunteer my time/talent in my community. I've felt worthless since I graduated and living here makes me feel worse every day. I don't feel suicidal or anything like that but I do feel profoundly empty and cynical and I'm scared that I'm wasting my life by being here.