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I Am Not Where I Wanted to Be At This Age

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    i should have graduated this past year,

    instead i'm not graduating till next year. all my friends are leaving after this year, and i'll be all alone. it's so depressing :(
    summasun summasun 18-21, F 6 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Hell No

    I suppose at this age I would have ideally been married by now and had my own counseling practice. That was the dream I had in college. I was thinking of going for my masters degree and having my own office. Now it seems I am the perpetual patient. A lot of crap has happened...
    Kittychanel Kittychanel 41-45, F 17 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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    i spend all of my days with hope,

    ,but i am tired ,,i need something ,,i am not happy ,,i don't like be depress i wanna be positive and make other happy,, but i cant do it any more..what should i do..i know all of the advice about happiness ,,i don't need advice,,i need just change something in my life,,but what...
    CassieJess CassieJess 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 28

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    Boys= run for my life I am 17

    and can be friends with any guy. Any sign of attraction or emotional devotion, I freak out and hide under my covers. I'm not some naive little girl. I know a ton of things in this world. I just don't know what it is like to be hurt. That is the scariest thing of all at 17, when...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 6 Responses Sep 10

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    A week ago I was happy with the woman I planned

    to spend the rest of my life with. She left 3 days ago, and I don't know what to do. I've been told to move on, get over it, and stop feeling sorry for myself. Is it really that bad to feel sorry for myself right now?
    Boatdock61 Boatdock61 46-50, M 7 Responses Sep 8

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    I always had an interest in being a forensic

    scientist, but I ran into several road blocks and different problems that slowed up my walk down the right road to that career. I wanted to be financially stable, able to purchase a car on my own, able to pay off my debt and purchase a home. I'm not where I should be, and i'm...
    NightMagic367 NightMagic367 36-40, F 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Hope For The Future

    Just as I was beginning to feel completely worthless and like a waste of space, a miracle happened! I was cleaning the mirror in the bathroom, and contemplating what a failure I am, when out of the corner of my eye I spotted it; a completely empty roll of toilet paper. I knew...
    MyNameIsHurl MyNameIsHurl 31-35, F 14 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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    Im young at heart but getting old in age.

    I don't have time left to restart my career. I am stuck with what I have.
    mawniegirl mawniegirl 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 8

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    I look at this experience sometimes

    and I wonder what to put down. I"m 39 going back to college in the fall to work on my A.S. Degree in Child Development. 39 isn't old but when it comes to going back to school it is. I may not be where i want to be on the outside or the outer man as I was told in Church, but...
    mlcockrell mlcockrell 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 24

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    It's time for a positive life changing

    experience and I know I have to begin with my inner self but I need to learn how.
    cjjb55 cjjb55 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 19

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    unamed10000 unamed10000 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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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..
    SweetRose22 SweetRose22 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 21

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    I wish my parents pushed me into doing more

    things before it was too late.
    Ashash146 Ashash146 13-15, F 17 Responses Jul 24

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    Ugh I want to start my career to fame

    but idk how??? I feel like I need a push or someone to help me get started...
    jaybirdz659 jaybirdz659 13-15, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am 25 and I am a trucker

    that doesn't drive because I hate driving, honestly don't know where my life is going. I gave up my job and apartment to move down to Texas and nothing is working out the way it should and I just want to go back home but I don't want to be labeled as a quitter
    cmsullivan cmsullivan 22-25, M 7 Responses Aug 12

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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 17 Responses Jul 30

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    I am so depress right now!

    ! I feel like I can't move forward! I feel like my life is so ******! I'm so overwhelmed. I try to walk around like I'm okay but I'm not. I hate where I'm at in life. I'm so f&cking tired of ppl telling me it's gonna get better. I honestly don't see it happening. I've been on...
    1morestatus 1morestatus 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 20

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    Im divorcing my abusive husband

    and I'm terrified of life
    EMG1258 EMG1258 26-30, F 10 Responses Aug 18

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    I'm headed to an eating disorder inpatient

    treatment center next week. From a halfway house that I've been in for 7 weeks. Previously I was in a rehab for 3 months. Before that I was at home getting high off of adderall living with my ex getting high every day driving around doing nothing. I'm only 20. This isn't where I...
    starchild941 starchild941 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I am sixteen and never dated anyone.

    Never had a boyfriend. I mean, I know I sound like one of those desperate teenagers. But I can't help it. I'm human. And it's just a little difficult when all of your friends that your surrounded by are in committed relationships.
    witchcrafter3 witchcrafter3 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm 50 years old, divorced,

    and in a 12 year living-together relationship that seems to be tanking. I never had kids. I've never been a homeowner. Due to layoffs and other circumstances, I've never been in the same job longer than 6 years. I look at people my age who have been in the same job for 20...
    PopcornForDinner PopcornForDinner 46-50, F 8 Responses Aug 18

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    That moment you realize how stupid your

    impossible dream is... :(
    jaybirdz659 jaybirdz659 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 8

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    When I was younger I used to watch Peter Pan

    and wonder why he never wanted to grow up. I couldn't wait to grow up and hang out with all my friends and stay up late. Little did I know I would have very few friends and I would stay up late every night crying from a broken and depressed heart, waking up with scars and red...
    deamonsinside deamonsinside 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm 16...I moved out about 3

    or 4 months ago, I don't really know because I hardly remember what I did last week. I have done probably every drug that exists in a mass of about a year. I haven't seen or really talked to my family other than my grandma since I moved out of my parents house. But that's okay...
    brookel16 brookel16 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    When I was in High School,

    I had delusions of grandeur. I can do anything that I am physically, mentally, intellectually and spiritually capable of. If I am willing to pay the price and deal with the consequences. I am at a low right now. But when I get off my keester and take some action, things will...
    Luvhugeuptop Luvhugeuptop 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Stupid Genius

    When I was a kid, I was constantly told how smart I was and how one day I'm going to make it.  When I was 8 years old I was put into the G.A.T.E. (Gifted And Talented Education) program and had to attend a new school.  I was a little worried about what was going to be...
    TheIdeaOfMe TheIdeaOfMe 31-35, F 60 Responses Oct 6, 2009

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    I'm starting to lose my mind.

    I just keep telling myself just because I am struggling doesn't mean I am failing but it's hard to stay positive the truth is I don't know what it is I want to do so I'm left feeling like I'm stuck. I know life is full of ups and downs I'm just wondering when this feeling will...
    fairycake1 fairycake1 22-25, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I thought at 69 I would have my kids to rely on.

    None of them see me or care if I am alive even. I thought I would be secure. We live in Rented now. Health is not as good as it was either. So I do not want to be here.
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Stuck In A High Paying Job

     I am not where I wanted to be at this age.  I"m 49, divorced with 3 adult kids that live with me.  I have a great job and earn a great salary but I end up spending most of my income on my kids, my ex-wife, and the house.  At work, I am an "in charge...
    preston95842 preston95842 46-50, M 11 Responses Dec 29, 2009

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    Ah, well.... I should have stayed in school to

    continue on to college. I would have been done by now and started a great career of some sort. But then I wouldn't have what I have now. I don't regret my decisions. Just wish circumstances were better.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I really don't care if anyone reads my stuff I

    just need to get out a few things... Life
    adrianuh4 adrianuh4 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I always want to live in a better place

    where every think is clean and organize, where ever you are, at home or in the street.
    redsar redsar 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 6

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    I'm 27 years old. My boyfriend of a year

    and a half broke up with me almost a month ago. After that I started thinking I have a degree in criminal justice but can't find a job. I live with my parents. I've never been engaged. I want to be married with a house maybe kids and a better job that pays more than minimum wage...
    NikLee1987 NikLee1987 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I thought I'd make good money,

    have a wife and at least one probably two kids and a house with a lawn. Lots of pets. A great church and set of friends. Instead I have a dead end job, no relationship and I live with my parents and have nothing. I do have good friends and a great family.
    Mad1428 Mad1428 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 11

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    So I am new to this app

    so here goes nothing. Ever since I was little people have been walking in and right back out of my life with little to no care for how it effected me. My grandfather walked away from us about 10 years ago because my grandma was getting sick and he didn't feel like taking care...
    steelers7fan steelers7fan 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 8

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    As the title itself says I'm not

    where I want to be at this age lol I'm 24 on disability for a condition I've had since birth can't cook to save my life or drive , not that I'm in capable of doing either just never learned tho lately friends are pitching in to help me learn to cook as well as drive :) have a...
    shadowknight1226 shadowknight1226 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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 10 Responses a week ago

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    I'm 47 and I'm just now beginning to figure out

    who I am and what I want. I'm getting a late start. But I guess late is better than not at all. :D
    coffeeflavoredkisses coffeeflavoredkisses 46-50, F 12 Responses Jun 16

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    Confidential informant

    for FBI and DEA....took down major drug trafficking operations
    bigdaddyjaxxx bigdaddyjaxxx 51-55, M 6 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have been married 3 weeks

    and my new husband has started to bully me really badly. Intimidating and controlling me. My heart is hurting and I'm disgusted at his behaviour. I have nowhere to go and currently a student nurse with limited funds. He is a military man who is going to get help for his anger...
    Worldtoright Worldtoright 46-50, F 35 Responses Sep 9

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    I'm 33 and just about to start college

    for the first time. I had a full scholarship to culinary school at 18 but I never told my family because I didn't want to work in a restaurant all my life. I still don't regret that.
    AngelaValkyrie AngelaValkyrie 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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    Hi my name is Andy and I'm 51 years old.

    I never thought at this age I would have suffered a stroke which has caused limited movement on my right hand side and I have also had a double transplant. I received a new kidney and pancreas last year. I had these new organ after suffering with type 1 diabeties for 41 years..
    andy1203 andy1203 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 10

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    All around me are familiar faces Worn out

    places, worn out faces Bright and early for the daily races Going nowhere, going nowhere. (Precise description of where I am)
    Ajliveup Ajliveup 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I'm 19, married, and a mother of a beautiful

    daughter. I feel like I lived my life too fast. Growing up as a child I was forced to mature faster than my peers. As a young girl I was abused and often neglected. The only safe haven for me was at my grandparents house. But as usual, all good things come to an end. My...
    journeyyy journeyyy 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 23

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    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 12 Responses Aug 4

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    My life completely sucks.

    I am not exaggerating. I see myself as serving no purpose.I am not working.never worked.life should be enjoyable,it's not. I wish I would just die. I live with my unfair,controlling father.He has a problem with me going out at night. When we have an argument he likes to tell me...
    Hannarose Hannarose 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    So I am turning 23 next month

    and still nothing has changed in my life. I mean I know I need to do something about it blah blah blah but I don't know how . I am always sitting there thinking something needs to change . Thinking what do I do? I get miserable thinking about it and then I get back on the...
    ScorpioPhoenix ScorpioPhoenix 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 10

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    I get attached to fictional characters more

    than I do to real people, and I'll have to admit, it's kind of embarrassing!
    witchcrafter3 witchcrafter3 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 31 Responses Aug 19

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    Damn. Everything used to be clear Way

    before I became a nobody who's sipping this beer Believing that my music would premiere. Now it's like believing that the end of the world was last year. Seems impossible for catching ears When club bangers nowadays is all they wanna really hear. Only one thing is clear. That...
    OdeSlinger OdeSlinger 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    I'm 30, and transgender.

    I wanted to go on hormone blockers when I was 12 (I begged my parents). They treated me like I was crazy. I went back in the closet and pretended everything was normal pretty much straight up until I was twenty eight. I wish I'd started in my teens or early twenties when more...
    tewarinerai tewarinerai 26-30, T 2 days ago

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    I had so much hopes for myself

    when I was younger I thought by 19 I would have my **** together I am no where where I want to be and I am not reaching it any time soon. I thought I would have a better life and be happier in so many aspects, I can't help but feel that my life turned out to be a failure.
    melonladyy melonladyy 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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    redsar redsar 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 10

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