I Am Afraid of the Future

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    I've been working a lot on my college

    applications lately, and it's making me think about where I'm going to be next year. What if things don't go the way I hope? What if I don't get into my favorite schools? It's pretty scary. I've already had to toss out my plans of going into the military through ROTC, since my...
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    1 Response Dec 28, 2015

    It Could Be Very Dim

           You might think me a nut job. Yes I have my quirks. Yes I think outside the mainstream box. I read a lot. I question a lot too.  I read a lot, probably too much. I am a tireless seeker of facts and knowledge. I wanted to share some things...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Jul 22, 2009

    I Think It All Boils Down To Fear

    Lately I've been going nuts. I think it is out of fear. I've always been fearful of one thing or another so i'm just going to list it and get it over with. I'm afraid of hating the job i may get soon I'm afraid of myself I'm afraid of relapsing I'm afraid of becoming nothing...
    PreferAnAstronaut PreferAnAstronaut
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2011

    I will be 18 in a month

    and I have no idea what I want to do with my life. I feel like I am too emotionally ****** up to handle college, or a relationship. I wish I could put life on pause for a while.
    kyliethain kyliethain
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2014

    But I Still Look Forward To It

    Sometimes I worry about it more than I would care to, but deep down I feel that everything is going to be okay.
    Mapping Mapping
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2012

    I'm currently fifteen,

    and I have no idea in which direction I should be taking my life. I have no particular talents or any interests that my parents have yet to shoot down. Even in high school now, I'm extremely stressed due to large workloads of homework. I'm not particularly intelligent either...
    Celstie Celstie
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2014

    I've always been afraid of the future

    and growing old. I think about it a lot, probably more than I should. I think about the people I'll lose and just what is to come. I'm young right now but I'm always hearing these songs and people saying, live while your young and they say how much they wish they could be 17...
    JohnnyCasshh JohnnyCasshh
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 16, 2014

    everyone I see that had something to say about

    the future is about that specific persons future, but what about the future for all of us, man kind. specially if you live in America you can feel it in the air that war is coming soon. learning about the Georgia guide stone and how they want humanity under a specific number...
    yslmj yslmj
    22-25, F
    Jan 7, 2015

    I have a deep fear that the image I have of my

    future will only remain just in my head. I'm scared that my life will turn out to be below par. There are so many people in the world, so many people live and die mediocre lives. I don't want to be a statistic. It's hard to make a difference or an impact on this world when...
    Cl0ud Cl0ud
    22-25, M
    May 25, 2014

    I don't want to go anywhere I don't want

    anything to change. But I can't do anything about it... Everything is different. The future is a scary thing. And I'm terribly frightened to find out what's ahead of me.
    7Bird 7Bird
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 6, 2014

    Depending how the next few months pan out I

    might become homeless... I live with my mom's boyfriend but he's getting bored of us because my mom's In Mexico, because my grandma is dying. It makes me mad though because he wants us to euthanize her, and he's trying to push my mom to do it! This isn't his ******* family! He...
    Manuel1Martinez Manuel1Martinez
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2015

    And Then What?

    Hopefully I finally graduate from uni next year... but then what? I stay here or I go back to my home country? I'm afraid I'll be stuck in a job that I don't like. Or perhaps I should study some more but where and what should I study? I'm afraid that I'll be...
    an7ya an7ya
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 23, 2009

    It lingers on in my mind,

    day after day. Before I go to bed, the first thing in the morning, in the shower, when I'm eating or watching tv or most of all when my anxiety attacks me. I am so terrified of what the future holds for me. What I want to do and what I can do is never the same thing but I don't...
    mayhems mayhems
    2 Responses Jul 19, 2014

    Frightening Future

    I had the worst childhood imaginable. I was so happy to leave home at 17yrs old and leave the state to move to CA. Every time I try something new, it turns to crap. I have the worst luck ever. I'm hoping what I'm working on now will be successful, and my family will think twice...
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    11 Responses Nov 26, 2011

    Worry List

    Have no fear, for I'll be here Here or there, but surely near We'll wipe the slate clean you and I We'll aim only hearts Up into the sky And when we come to that pivotal day take my hand and wash the scars away And we'll go on. I swear. (A quick poem I wrote up after having a...
    ltuthill ltuthill
    May 21, 2013

    I really want to grow up

    and become an adult. I want to be a fashion designer. I just want to finish high school and go to L.A for college. But what I most afraid it's went I have done college. What if I don't find a job or if I fail in my job. I really nervous and I don't want to be nervous, because...
    Alisden Alisden
    22-25, F
    May 14, 2014

    What Now?

    I've always wanted to be the best at something - but instead have been decidedly average at almost everything I put my hand to. I was one of those students in high school who studied a little - but not too much - and consistently scored in the middle of the bell curve. University...
    nadiney nadiney
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2011

    No Fear!!!

    fear of the unknown is a waste of energy.  live in the present, plan for your future and be prepared to change course, as necessary.
    FiFiDelmar FiFiDelmar
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 10, 2008

    Especially about a particular upcoming change

    in my life, college. I'm already getting letters from colleges, and I'm attempting to check them out see if I like them, but Idk where to go from here. I'm so confused and so lost, the only thing I can really think to look at is simply just to make sure they have the major(s) I...
    Coconutsin1698 Coconutsin1698
    18-21, F
    Feb 27, 2014

    My Future Is My Worse Nightmare

    when i was a kid i had so much hopes so much dreams, but i grew up now and i see the real world nothing but a miserable deep mud hole where Survival for the richest. i had a rough childhood and my life right now is much worse than you can ever imagine, so i am realy worry about...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy
    18-21, M
    Oct 24, 2012

    Impending Doom...

    Since I was eleven years old, I've always felt my future was going to be nothing, but pain, anger, dark and evil. I really thought by the time I was fourteen that I would not live to see 18 and for the most part, I had no reason to think that other than I was repeatedly trying to...
    Neur0ticism Neur0ticism
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2008


    Palm reading, astrology, horoscopes, etc all have one thing in common, they give you an idea as if our lives are pre-determined against our will. This idea frightens me. Whenever I see things involving ways to determine what's ahead I back away, because I feel as if nothing good...
    osgo osgo
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 17, 2013

    I'm terrified of the future.

    I feel as if my boyfriend will resent me and I'll be a terrible mother. I have no idea how I'll pay for college and keep up with all the work. I love my boyfriend to the moon and back, but I don't feel as if I can stay with him because I'll ruin his life in the long run..
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Sep 10, 2014

    Would You Be My Wife?

    That's a simple thought. Could I have sat down once and thought it? Could I have worked at it? Planned for it? Even just a little? It wouldn't have taken much. But no. Be a stubborn self absorbed ******* instead. How did that work out for you?
    farmallcub51 farmallcub51
    31-35, M
    Nov 11, 2013


    This fall, I'm going to college. From what I can tell, it's a great college. The statistics are great. Everyone who has gone there or knows someone who went there says it's great. I've visited it several times. I know it's a great school. And it feels like a great fit for me...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 14, 2013

    This thought haunts me every minute of every

    day... There are over 7 billion people on the planet right now and we have the audacity to think we matter (paraphrasing Watsky here). Out of all those lives, those stories... What's going to make mine matter? I've never said this aloud, or even let myself think it, because...
    Liv4laffs Liv4laffs
    Jul 13, 2014

    If Only I Knew

    I am afraid that future has nothing in store for me. I am already married, have a baby, have a decent education and job. I have a small apartment and make enough to pay the bills. A common life, but what scares me is that I am already what I am supposed to be, and there is...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort
    36-40, F
    28 Responses Mar 28, 2009

    I'm scared of the future.

    What if I'm not going to get into college? What if I'm just as useless like they said? I can't help but ask myself what are you good at? And all I came up with is nothing. I don't know what the future holds for me. I might be successful or I could be a failure. The stress from...
    oOMissSteriousOo oOMissSteriousOo
    18-21, F
    Feb 16, 2016

    You want to know the truth?

    I am terrified of what the future holds for me. I won't keep that a secret, I am terrified. Terrified that one day I will grow old wondering where did the time fly, and realizing at 60 that I never fully lived life. I am terrified that one day all of my dreams will shatter into...
    deleted deleted
    May 16, 2015

    SO, I really love this boy.

    Today a friend asked if I would rather have along distance relationship with him or date someone here. i would rather have a long distance relationship, and that is saying a lot because I think long distance is stupid. IT's really weird. In health were talking about...
    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 9, 2014

    I been thinking about this lately.

    My brother and sister died from cystic fibrosis. Its a miserable genetic disease. I dont have it because my mother remarried and my dad doesnt carry the gene. That means that i might carry the gene. It didn't bother me until recently when my other brother had to take a blood...
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    Mar 18, 2015
    aislin1801 aislin1801
    16-17, F
    May 17, 2015

    I know what I want in my future

    but I have no idea if I'm good enough to achieve it
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2014

    I'm scared of not having a job

    after i finish college. I don't want to disappoint my family.
    lowlysoul lowlysoul
    18-21, F
    Nov 8, 2014

    Whenever people ask me what I am afraid of I

    always say things like clowns (they are creepy, aren't they?), but to be honest, the thing I'm most scared of is the future, mostly because I don't see any for myself. When I was 14 I couldn't really imagine myself being over 27, like it was some magical border of life, when...
    belongtothosewhowait belongtothosewhowait
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 8, 2016

    so u see my relationship had already lasted

    for two years and it is very precious to me. However if you read my (past post ), you'd have known that both our mom's don't really like who we are dating which upsets me but its understandable for our age now. But i was hoping & putting in the faith that after my olevels...
    nicole155 nicole155
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2015

    I just went on my Facebook

    for a bit and I saw that a sophomore girl just had a child..... child why are you having sex as a child? Jeez, I've seen so may teens that are pregnant at a young age 15-17. Some get pregnant at 14! I find it so stupid.
    Manuel1Martinez Manuel1Martinez
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 24, 2015

    I just spent 3 wonderful weeks with a man

    who has connected with me on a deeper level than I've ever connected with another human being on... We are in love with each other and both of us cried when we had to part. I do not know when I will see him again. What's the problem? I live on another continent and my entire...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter
    31-35, F
    Jan 4, 2015

    I'm terrified of the coming year.

    I'm graduating high school this year and then I will have one last summer with my friends but after that I have no idea what I am going to do. My best friend since first grade is moving to new Zealand for a year after summer. I don't know what I am going to do without him. I don...
    ZacharyAaron ZacharyAaron
    22-25, M
    Mar 18, 2015

    I Don't Know What to Expect.._x

    i am afraid of what the future holds, i have never had any kind of psychic reading and im not sure i really realy belive anyway. but the past and the present aren't great and im afraid the future will just be worse. i know its a waste of worry about something you can't change...
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2007

    Afraid Of What Lies Ahead

    I'm scared for my future, but that makes it exciting for me, not knowing what lies beyond. Something terrible could happen, God forbid, or it could a life-altering experience that changes us for the better. I'm afraid of what will come when I switch states next year, but I know...
    kjiggy03 kjiggy03
    Jun 21, 2012

    I've never told anyone this

    but I'm terrified about everything. I'm scared of falling in love and then being heart broken. I'm scared of getting married like what if you marry someone and like have kids with them and then they decide that they don't love you anymore. I'm scared of not graduating high...
    skyblue914 skyblue914
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 22, 2014
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