how to stop beating yourself up for making the wrong career choice?

i spent 6 years of very expensive schooling and practicums for this career. and i really hate it. it’s causing me to become extremely anxious & depressed. i have a lot of student loans to pay back (195K, i know) for a career i essentially hate. had i shadowed or dug more into what this career entails when i was younger, i would have never ever chosen it. i’m so angry at myself for not carefully thinking about what i truly wanted to do with my life. i’m so full of regret, & it feels hopeless.

i knew i disliked it during grad school, but was pressured into finishing just to “get the degree.”

i’m a 27 year old female, turning 28 in a few months. i feel so lost.

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