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I Am Not Sure What Direction My Life Is Taking

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 442 People

    Yes, I know that it's a common trend to go

    through majors and life careers like tissue paper, but I don't want to be like that. I want to figure out, at least vaguely, what I'm doing, so I know what to focus on instead of wondering during my spare time. I'm speaking to my high school counselor 6th, and I have no clue...
    Shinoyo Shinoyo 16-17, F 3 Responses May 5

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    No Direction

    My life has never had direction or order in it. Maybe that's why I am so organised with certain things, because I'm trying to compensate for what I never had. I will cook meals a lot for my flatmates, offer to make coffee at precise times, do the chores, etc. Ever since I can...
    Franurtle Franurtle 26-30, M Nov 10, 2012

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    No Clue Where I'm Headed With So Much Lacking And So Much Uncertainty.

    Hi I'm 18 and like everyone else that commented, I can relate. I just started my second year in college and I've set my mind from wanting to become an ultrasonographer to a nurse to a physical therapist and now I'm leaning towards accountant. I genuinely wanted to become an...
    tergeri tergeri 18-21 Sep 4, 2012

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    Trying To Work Out My Life Direction

    I recently come to terms with some more tragic events, but as of december i wanted to focus on improving my life, there this girl in my life who means everything to me and i sure i mean lot to her to however she has kids and is always close or near by a ex/father of kids. I can...
    AsIf009 AsIf009 22-25 1 Response Dec 27, 2012

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    Why So Despondent?

    Things have certainly changed in the last few months. The most positive that has come about this year and that is that I am now a proper relationship, I have a great girl. I knew her back in college and she had feelings for me for a good deal of it and I had no idea. She let it...
    LifeThroughSmudgySpecs LifeThroughSmudgySpecs 22-25, M Mar 24, 2013

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    NormalTeenGirl NormalTeenGirl 13-15, F Oct 15, 2014

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    Weaving My Way Into The Constant Unknown

    Boy, oh boy!  I can't remember how long ago I joined this group.  By now I'd hopefully have some clue, eh?  *sigh *  What it must be like to have it all together . . . In the figurative sense I'm still not sure.  I've aspired to work as a hotel front desk agent for...
    UnderEli UnderEli 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 15, 2011

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    360*

    Just when I think Im on the right road, I look up........and Im right back where I started.
    SweetHoney SweetHoney 46-50 2 Responses Mar 4, 2008

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    Please Read I Am So Confused On Whats Happending In My Life Right Now.

    Ok so there are alot of things happening right now. I havent had a real job in 4 years. I went to beauty school like 2 years ago hoping i would get a job in a salon and i did making $50 bucks or less a week and i could never afford my license. After working there for awhile...
    Torishu Torishu 22-25, F 13 Responses Oct 22, 2010

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    Sometimes I Backslide, But I Hope The Direction Is Up!

    I hope that things will just get better from here on out....  I have hope because of our Heavenly Fathers promises: In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.' 'For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and...
    Yohanna Yohanna 36-40, F Jun 10, 2010

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    Backsliding For The Nth Time

    It's past Christmas and the new year is about to begin. I suppose it was Christmas time so I thought I could cut back a little and hang out on the Q&A section. Prior to this time I had been working but even so, my tendency to surf the net in my spare time is always strong and as...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 30, 2012

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    Nobody's Life Is Perfect

    My narrative isn't a clean one. And neither is yours. Thank God. Thank god for messy, beautiful, fvcked up, exciting, happy, sad, and complex lives. Now let's all finally stop pretending that any other kind exists.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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    I Wish

    I had like a map or something, or a compass I could follow. Because when you don't know where you're going, it gets tough, you know?Well, I know.I'm not sure what's going on, but I know I've changed again, also I have grown. I say you never stop growing.I have to follow whatever...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2011

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    I grew up in a religious cult

    and have since left it. It isn't easy starting completely new. It's like being a foreigner in a new land. I have to learn a new language, way of living, and set of morals.
    ethereal101 ethereal101 22-25, F Oct 15, 2014

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    Why am I surprised? You're right back at your

    antics. I wanted to believe that you were different. I wanted to beloved that things could change. clearly you haven't changed anymore than
    Pretending2Smile Pretending2Smile 16-17, M Dec 7, 2014

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    So I'm going to try to explain exactly how I've

    been feeling lately. And it's so damn complicated that most of the time I'm not even quite sure what I'm trying to say. I feel like in not the same person I was in high school. So much about me has changed in less than a year. Even more has changed about how I view life and the...
    alyssakayart alyssakayart 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2014

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    Eyes Wide Open

    I really don't know where I am going and I don't have a map or even directions, but I have both hands on the steering wheel and I am holding on for dear life.  I only know where I have been and I am not going back there, so it's forward and lets get some distance between me...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 5, 2008

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    My Fear Doesn't Define Me.

    I've only been living on my own for a little over a year now and I realize I have my whole life in front of me practically, but I'm scared. I'm not sure what I want to do with my life. Everyone tells me that it's perfectly fine and I'll figure it out, but I already know of too...
    Tesni Tesni 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 2, 2009

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    I Don't Even Know Anymore

    I remember that when I was younger, I was able to construct strong opinions. They were based on facts, my point of view and on what I believed to be right for me. But now I'm not sure anymore. I always wanted to achieve something big. To become someone and to change something...
    Ronnie207 Ronnie207 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    What a long strange trip it's been....
    Marty8438888 Marty8438888 46-50, M May 11

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    Needygirlgreedygirl Needygirlgreedygirl 18-21, F 1 Response May 10

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