I Am Not Sure What Direction My Life Is Taking

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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

    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

    I grew up in a big family

    and when it was time to leave the nest, I moved in with my BF. We stayed together for almost 7 years. He never asked me to marry him. Now, that I think about it, I don't know why. My family probably would never have approved anyway. They knew all along it was bad. He was...
    oldsoulinwonderland oldsoulinwonderland
    31-35, F
    Feb 15

    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

    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

    for the first time in my life I don't have a

    perfect plan. I've let go of some control, accepted I don't know what will happen, and although it's unsettling, its also surprisingly a relief. I've always been in motion, running, time to stay still and heal, no more Band-Aids, no more pretending. I'm not sure how I will...
    goodwitchofthenorth goodwitchofthenorth
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 9

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, M
    Dec 7, 2014

    I want to go to college

    but the only thing I want to do is travel the world for the rest of my life while getting to stay and experience places. That unfortunately isn't really a major.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 3

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Nov 26, 2013

    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

    What possible way am I headed.

    I fell so hard for her and after six months I screwed up and she is gone. Now I have nothing. All the feelings are inside me but she has none for me now. When I screw up I guess I do it right. Trying to be ok and acting like everything is cool but inside me my body aches for her...
    boldtimer boldtimer
    66-70, M
    Jan 5

    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
    4 Responses Sep 2, 2009

    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

    Right now am lost tbh.

    Am not sure where I will be this time next year. Am lost and confused am not sure this major is where I should be anymore. My life isn't put together, I can not spell I suck at grammar but yet I want to become a techer. I don't even know where I will be this summer. Am not sure...
    love0914 love0914
    18-21, F
    Nov 15, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 5, 2015

    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

    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

    The thing is that i have always had a hard time

    deciding things, whether it was Over Wich school to study in or Wich icecream to buy, it has always been equally as hard, and I'm never content with the result. Directly translated from my language it's called decision anxiety and idk if it's called like that in English tho...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 21, 2015

    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
    cieloissky cieloissky
    16-17, F
    Feb 16

    I'm not going to talking about it tho 😂.

    ..but I don't know where I'm going!!
    uksd1354268 uksd1354268
    18-21, M
    Apr 18

    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
    NormalTeenGirl NormalTeenGirl
    13-15, F
    Oct 15, 2014

    I have only been working

    since last summer, not quite a year and my idea was to be a scientist and try to change something in someway. My first job, as a technician pharmacist, didn't last long, but I have bounced back from all these uncertainties to now work for a fashion group in its marketing...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jun 16, 2015
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