I didn't put such deep thought into the forum name I chose, so there is no deep underlying meaning. This is the first time I've been unemployed since I was 15 years old, so it did bring me to realize I have to actively work on fixing my personal issues since ignoring them and just trying to act as normal as possible didn't work. If "Broken" happens to fit that well, it was accidental.
I don't completely disagree with everything in Steve's blog post. I just think it's situational. To put it bluntly, no matter how many times I write positive things on a piece of paper, if my mother decides to take a bottle of pills and seize on my bedroom floor, it will happen regardless of what I may or may not dwell on. The fact I've "broadcasted" it has nothing to do with whether or not it happens again, and having that type of thing going on in your home on a daily basis, as I did back then, isn't something that can be ignored.
I don't bring up the parts about my mother because those still bother me. She is much better now. I brought that up because that is when my job performance started suffering and I lost my first job. Now I've lost 2 jobs in a row. I think much of the reason I typed it all out here is because I've never told anyone everything, and the above is the most I've ever told at once. When I'm in trouble at work, I don't tell them what's wrong because they don't need excuses from me. Maybe I just needed atleast one person to make me feel reassured that I'm not a horrible person and there is a legitimate reason for what is going on, and you did.
I may never be exactly where I want to be, but I'm changing my career path now and I think it is a huge step in the right direction.