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I Am Not Sure What Direction My Life Is Taking

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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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    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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    NO Where to Go But Up From Here

    I FEEL BRAND NEW. MY PAST BEHIND ME, MY FUTURE IS MINE TO SHAPE. I HAVE LEARNED ENOUGH FROM MY LIFE LESSONS TO KNOW HOW TO DISCERN THOSE WHO SHOULD AND SHOULD NOT BE AROUND ME. CAN'T LET THEM INFECT MY POSITIVE ENERGY. I AM ANXIOUS AND EXCITED. AFTER BEING DOWN FOR SO LONG I...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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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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    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 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 15, 2011

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    Zig Zags of Life

    No matter which way I turn, I'm always there.  Can't out run myself.  Maybe I should stop trying?
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M Jun 30, 2008

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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

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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

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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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    NormalTeenGirl NormalTeenGirl 13-15, F Oct 15

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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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    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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    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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    mlia48 mlia48 26-30, F Oct 16

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    As you may read from my posts, I am hoping to make a difference. Someone once told me "cast your net to the wind" I have not taken that advice until now. I am casting my net to see...
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    My life is one big scale constantly tipping side to side with whatever highs & lows life may throw my way, and my constant goal remains to balance my life so that peace, love and...
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    My life works in many mysterious ways but I am intrigued about the future!
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    Can you see what I see, can you feel what I feel?
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    A daily fight to keep up the facade of happiness, all the while knowing what I desire will forever be out of my reach.
    Oso41412 Oso41412 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 9

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    It's like riding a tumultuous roller coaster with a daughter I couldn't be more proud of and a bunch of loyal, crazy friends who support me and love me despite all the craziness.
    Mahal1023 Mahal1023 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    A certain arrogance? No, EP, I can't make this story longer.
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Nov 24

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    We are all living here, in our own little worlds.
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Nov 24

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    If this gets broken, so many things inside of me can be broken...for a while...for a while.
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Nov 24

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    It's an empty place filled with chronic pain physically and mentally.Through all the pain I still hope for one more chance at finding peace of mind and some simple form of...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M Dec 4

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    Somewhere along the way I lost myself...lost my sense of identity and didn't know in what direction to head....now here I am still stumbling....I wonder if this is what life is all...
    genesis99 genesis99 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    met a girl on here been In contact quite a bit for about to months and she is on the other side of the world. It got little serious over time and recently she ended up in the...
    Deathofall Deathofall 26-30, M 1 Response 19 mins ago

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    ATTENTION PLEASE... I WANT YOU TO KNOW BEFORE YOU START READING THIS THAT THERE IS SOME MENTION OF PAST TRAUMA THAT COULD BE A TRIGGER FOR SOME PEOPLE. I DID NOT USE ANY BAD...
    jnjjnj2469 jnjjnj2469 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 26

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    Lately I've been depressed and suicidal. I'm already on medicine which I'm going to be on for the rest of my life. I couldn't get into the military because of that. The thoughts in...
    Viciouspistols Viciouspistols 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    My dream is to become a performer and I'm in college but have been through a lotuses depression and bi polar since iv been in colleg. I am signed up for some courses I'm kinda...
    kpweant1 kpweant1 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I'm not really sure what to do... My mom is pushing for university right away, which I was totally on board with until I realized it would be another 4+ years of writing essays and...
    twilimajora twilimajora 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    An interesting person you have met.So a week back, I went to watch the movie Interstellar with one of my friend. As we went to purchase our tickets I felt a tap on my shoulder. I...
    Girlwithbrains Girlwithbrains 18-21, F 11 Responses Nov 21

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    Yes I do. It would seriously suck for there not to be anything after life is over. I'm not sure what there is or what Heaven is really like...I think it depends on the individual...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Nov 22

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    what is life but a teardrop in the eye of infinity.
    amberlxl amberlxl 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 24

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    How to start? With the beginning I guess. I was born a boy, and from a young age I liked playing with dolls, dressing up and walking in my mothers high heels. I also liked playing...
    FirekeeperRule FirekeeperRule 18-21, T Dec 2

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    I'm 35..seperated after 15 yrs of marriage..no kids..no house..no car..quit my job for various reasons. Was planning to get another job but my mum is ill and by all means insist...
    bird7964 bird7964 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 1

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    I have no idea what i want to do when i get out of high school. I am from a small town, i know i want to move to new york. But i dont have money for college & im not even sure what...
    httpchance httpchance 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    Are you torn between having an abortion or adopting out? Not sure what is right and people keep telling you how you should feel and what you should do and you just can't think for...
    kn1ght1ngale kn1ght1ngale 31-35, F Nov 30

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    Clearly, my husband and I are having problems. Last night I found out he has been doing drugs behind my back. I'm not sure what to do. I am livid, disappointed and heart broken. We...
    IFOS125 IFOS125 22-25, F Nov 30

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    LIFE Sciences What is Life Sciences? Standard definition of life sciences is “ fields of science that involve the scientific study of living organisms – such as microorganisms...
    siresearch1992 siresearch1992 18-21, F Nov 21