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I Am Not Where I Wanted to Be At This Age

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    I always wanted to be a dancer.

    .. But then I got fat
    silverxrose silverxrose 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 13

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    Not where I thought I'd be

    but I'm grateful...I've been blessed with a determination that keeps me going even when circumstances say I'm not supposed to. I'm just thankful.
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    I am 33 and married for 4 years.

    We have 2 perfect kids ages 2 & 3. I do not think I love my husband anymore. To be perfectly honest, I am not really sure why we got married. I get annoyed with every single things he does. He is lazy and chooses a very unhealthy and inactive lifestyle. Being a mother and a...
    Luckymomof2boys Luckymomof2boys 31-35, F 12 Responses Oct 27, 2014

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    I'm in a lot of trouble this week.

    I need to pay a company for 4k this Monday and I really don't know where to get the money. All I can do is pray and a miracle. I have no one to turn to. God, please help!
    marcon92 marcon92 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    Damn! I'm nearing 27 years old

    and I've still yet to get my GED. I had it almost complete last year but I failed the math portion of it and could not retake it due to everyone taking test near the end. Well, when 2014 rolled around, the GED test changed, so if you didn't have it done before January 1 2014...
    TJPink TJPink 26-30, F 12 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    Why does it seem like I'm going nowhere

    and I'm almost 30. Every aspect of my life is just a mess right now.
    mlia48 mlia48 26-30, F 32 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    I am having those "worthless" thoughts again.

    Here I am 38 years old and completely miserable. As far as I can remember I have had confidence issues and lack of backbone. Because of this I make the worst decisions and often follow what others do. I'm an indecisive, procrastinator and I hardly ever speak up. At this...
    MsWrong MsWrong 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    I always thought that I'd be married

    and have another child and a family. That obviously isn't in the cards for me. I'm accepting that and looking forward to the freedom I will have. It's sad that I won't have anyone to take care of soon but for once in my life perhaps I can find someone to take care of me....who...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 8 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    Sometimes hearing about people's successes

    makes me realize how much I've failed in life.
    Eechay Eechay 31-35, M 10 Responses Jan 12

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    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 19 Responses Aug 4, 2014

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    Joined infantry Rifles British Army my dream

    since i was little only to leave during training. I decided i wanted to be a combat medic the only problem is i dont know how long its going to take.
    dean70 dean70 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    I feel like a total loser.

    I'm not trying to be one of those really annoying emotional people on the Internet but I just can't stop thinking how I should die. If anyone feels the same please tell me. I feel for you. It feels that I don't belong in this world and as if I need to rely on someone ALL the...
    HermioneGlasse HermioneGlasse 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    I wish my parents pushed me into doing more

    things before it was too late.
    Ashash146 Ashash146 13-15, F 13 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    I feel frustrated in my career

    and feel I need to progress more .. I feel sad about having to cut my younger sister out of my life and now my family are taking her side as she manipulates them. I feel sad that I've grown up to realise that my family are so dysfunctional and controlling .. I feel like I have...
    ozgirl77 ozgirl77 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    Nobody desires a VBIED ruining there career of

    15 yrs. But it happened n I'm struggling. F it just a job.
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    Starting yesterday. I swore to myself,

    i will no longer seek company from women. I lost my mom around age of two. I know this is the root of my issues. I just want to hear what i never heard as a kid. I love you from a female. Well anyone for that matter. Time and time again i find women with so many issues. The more...
    NarratorAkaTylerDurden NarratorAkaTylerDurden 31-35, M 6 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    the problem is now I don't know

    where I want to be. lol
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    a lot of us feel like this.

    there are so many obstacles in life. how do we navigate them? I've lost a lot chasing what I wanted in this life. now I'm simply going to live and forget about what I want as much as possible. a quote that I've been thinking about lately. ... I have to let go of the...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 7 Responses Feb 3

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    I'm a dyed-in-the-wool pessimist

    but I'm at a deciding point now and it's been making a positive difference. I really worked so hard for so long towards my own goals and in the end have failed in getting to where I wanted / needed to be at this point. I'm pretty sure I was so focused on them all that on some...
    LifeOfJake LifeOfJake 26-30, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I abuse sleeping aids

    and it's not good. Not good at all.
    Collster Collster 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    I didn't think I would be a 31 year old virgin

    who only been on his first date a year ago.
    Clasher2103 Clasher2103 31-35, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I thought I'd at least have a career-type job

    by now. It took me 5 years to graduate from college, which doesn't bother me. I graduated in May 2014 and I have been trying and trying to get a job. All I want is something full time. I haven't had an interview in a month and all I can think is, what am I doing wrong? I feel so...
    TheKristaJo TheKristaJo 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 12

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    I'm 28 years old with a 2 year degree working

    for a large corporation selling mobile plans and this is definitely not where I wanted to be. I have no idea what I want to do with this life. I survived 4 years in the military. I've worked over seas after the military. I'd like to go back to college but I refuse to bury myself...
    justanotherguy86 justanotherguy86 26-30, M 8 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    This song has been on my mind

    for awhile now because it so clearly speaks to my heart, my wishes, hopes and dreams. "Good Mother" by Jann Arden I've got money in my pocket I like the color of my hair I've got a friend who loves me Got a house, I've got a car I've got a good mother and her voice is what...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So I've finished dental assisting school & want

    to go further to become a dental hygienist. I'm getting married this summer & I'm ecstatic about it! However, my fiancé wants to start a family sooner than I. I really want to get school out of the way before we bring another child into our family. (I have a daughter) I'm torn...
    NekkiaB NekkiaB 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    18 years old. Im supposed to be at the

    University of Memphis. Undergrad. Major in biology. Preparing myself for medical school and becoming a neurologist. Im supposed to be in advanced yoga classes and doing contortion work. Stretching. Im suppose to be driving. Im supposed to be going to ballet, hip hop, zumba...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 13 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    49 years of age. Not only that,

    but closing on halfway to the Big 5-0! The time in a person's life – especially a man's, by today's cultural norms – when I ought to be nearing the peak of my wealth, power, and productivity: closing on the top of the corporate ladder, or at least securely established in a...
    Oldr4SubGrrl1965 Oldr4SubGrrl1965 46-50, M 7 Responses Feb 15

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    I'm in an aimless state right now.

    Theoretically my life should be pretty good, I have parents who will support just about any life path I choose to take, and they can fund university if that's what I want... but I have no idea what I want. My life up to this point has been mostly scripted. Elementary school...
    distantlurker distantlurker 18-21, M 6 Responses Jan 11

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    It seems like everyone at my age is becoming

    successful... Wish I can just rewind back time to when I was 16 and start over..
    SleepyRose22 SleepyRose22 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 21, 2014

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    I feel for everyone in this group.

    I thought getting my master's in English would put me a step ahead of everyone in my generation with a bachelor's. It has not done that, however, so it's hard to go to a job every day that I could've gotten with a high school diploma. Don't get me wrong, I'm appreciative of...
    midnightmeow83 midnightmeow83 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    well, I just reached my six month anniversary

    at my job. I work in a factory, which is odd seeing as how I have 3 degrees, several years of teaching experience and am a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. Most people think I'm not living up to my potential but here's the thing- I make way more money and have a lot more job...
    jstephens4 jstephens4 31-35, M 9 Responses Feb 14

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    Starting over is hard.

    .. That moment when the happily ever after ends and you find that life does indeed go on. Not entirely sure if I'm wiser for the ware... Or just tired :) hope I'm not making the same old mistakes. Or worse ones
    BellaDonna138 BellaDonna138 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 14

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    Im not to happy about

    where im at in this stage of my life. I know people tend to say it all depends on YOURSELF to change your situation but sometimes I just feel helpless.
    donydonderson donydonderson 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    I've been applying at different jobs like crazy

    after graduating college. Finally, my hopes increases after I get a phone interview. I made it to the 4th and final interview with the CEO of the company till I received an email saying "canceled interview". Awww feel like screaming out of the top of my lungs in frustration! I...
    eperc002 eperc002 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 2

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    These past few months I have been thinking

    about life, the feeling that it is passing me by. Time, always moves forward, and we only have a few precious hours of this irreclaimable commodity. How can anyone put a price tag on it? Somehow we have managed to do so, selling our lives in an attempt to put food on the table...
    Einwulf Einwulf 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I have no job, no car,

    no money, too much bills & too much pride to admit I need help.
    kathornes kathornes 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 27

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    I've made all the wrong choices

    and I can't seem to find the motivation to fix them. I am terrified of what's to come but why can't I seem to get anything done?
    lookingtovent lookingtovent 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 7

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    I'm graduating from university soon

    and the thought alone makes me think: am I doing what I love to do? The answer was a obvious no. I can think back to about 6 years ago when I was still in my teens and I was a rather hot-headed, passionate teen that was pretty sure I'd made it to a journalism/broadcasting...
    kelvinng90 kelvinng90 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 4

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    I am 30 years old, living with my mother still,

    working at a restaurant with $7.00 in my bank account and $11.00 in my wallet. I just recently got put into the friend zone with the one I love because I am not doing anything to better myself to get to be with her and her boys. I am exceedingly above average in the brains area...
    bpbeard84 bpbeard84 26-30, M 13 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    Warning: This will probably be a string of

    consciousness, so I apologize in advance lol. To be honest, I never thought I would make it this far. My original goal was to die by the age of 18, so I wouldn't have to deal with life. I'm 25 now. I started college, changed my major, dropped out, started again, and now I'm at a...
    eforempathy eforempathy 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 7

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    Hello everyone. I just stumbled upon this

    website this morning and am looking forward to trying it out and getting involved. I am 32, married and have a beautiful baby boy. While, I'm so fortunate to have all that, I'm unhappy and not comfortable in my own skin. I have felt this way for years and have made many attempts...
    restartnow restartnow 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Living in a hotel.. Have no clue what I am doing

    or where i am going. Trying to think of this as a positive thing. It is a chance to step back and make a move in the "right" direction... Just don't know what's rights anymore.
    ManiacalQueen ManiacalQueen 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 7

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    im not happy with my life i want to get married

    and buy a home but im alone i have someone but i do everything i pay everything and get nothin
    whyithurts07 whyithurts07 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    So, my brother and I are going into business

    together. Landscaping. His name on the company. My hand in the work. Equal share in the gain or loss. Hell, I have nothing to lose. He needs a partner anyway to have the business set up the way he wants it.
    LifeIsBeatingMe LifeIsBeatingMe 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I don't know... I just thought I'd be doing my

    own thing by now. Moved out, have some sort of handle on where I want to go, have a couple of friends maybe a boyfriend. Then I remember I'm almost 20 and haven't been out of high school for an entire year. But I feel like I'm 25 and that I've had time to figure myself out.. I'm...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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