Been there, done that! hahahaha as @Julia_J said, it gets better. Just need to put in the work.
And reading your thread here, I really felt your pain on the "reference drawing" part, because I struggled SO MUCH with that, too. What worked for me, in the end, was to find out key markers in the body after limiting the height of the figure (top of the head and feet). I'm talking about knees, elbows, tips of the shoulder (where the colar bone meet the humerus). And I would start finding those out from the chin. After that, it was all basic shapes.