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I Am Not Where I Wanted to Be At This Age

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    Very frustrated with my life at the moment.

    I never taught I would be ere at this age. I have accomplished nothing I have been having major set backs. everything I try to do jus never works out. I jus need some new opportunities
    kimberlee1876 kimberlee1876 22-25, F 9 Responses May 9, 2015

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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, 2015

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    I really am not I figured I would have gone to

    collage and be done with school by now have a career and ascend the corporate ladder eventually loll I'm no where near close to that but I plan to turn things around this year. failure is really never the end, your life is like a rocket ship and you can turn it around anytime...
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 22-25 3 Responses Jan 22

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    Grrrrr!! I'm 45, and am

    so poor! At 35, I sustained a career ending injury while working in Afghanistan. I was on track to retire at 40. Boy did all that change when I had to go on SSDI. Now, I'm poor, live in Section 8 housing, have no car and just barely get by. What a disappointing turn of events...
    Pauly1904 Pauly1904 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 23

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    I'm 14. I hate to admit it

    but I oftentimes think about suicide and drugs. I've vaped before and really enjoyed it. I wish I ha never vaped for the first time. this isn't where I want my life to go.
    sxvenfxld sxvenfxld 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I have succeeded in all of my academic goals

    and have raised an awesome family and am part of an awesome family but I haven't succeeded in the 'real world'. I haven't figured out where I belong. I am literally stuck in hell on earth 8 hours a day. I need a new job but with all my fancy education I'm inept at knowing how...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 27, 2015

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    “I have come to accept the feeling of not

    knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle...
    rescuemuttsrule rescuemuttsrule 41-45 3 Responses Apr 17, 2015

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    In a couple of weeks I turn 61.

    Anybody else turning that age? It seems so unreal. I think it's because I've been fortunate to enjoy great health and overall fitness. I didn't think it would, but I'm kind of bummed out over the whole thing. I should be grateful, I know, just to be alive and to enjoy so many...
    Blissnow Blissnow 61-65, M 6 Responses Jan 9

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    I'm sorry but it seems everyone here is in

    their 20s and have so much ahead of them. You all still have lots of time to change things, to make your lives better. I am almost 50 and look back on my life wondering what went wrong. I am divorced, still living with my ex because I have no money and nowhere to go. I am...
    PressPToPlay PressPToPlay 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    But then, who is? It's very rare to find anyone

    who actually gets to where they wanted to go by this point. No reason to moan about it, though. When I was a little kid I'd imagine myself sticking to my girly roots, wearing pretty dresses and skirts to school, making new friends, etc, etc, life was good. As it was, my mother...
    HuntressX23 HuntressX23 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 22

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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 27 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    In four months I will be turning 40.

    I feel time just slipping away and the chances of me getting to where I want to be becoming slimmer and slimmer. Ugh nobody wants to be that hamster stuck in the turning wheel; running its little heart out and never getting anywhere. I work hard....very hard. I want to be...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 15 Responses Jun 5, 2015

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    I am 23 year old married loser.

    I thought by now that I would hVe a great group of friends and have overcame this depression. I have never had friends and no one seems to like me... Idk maybe it has to do with my lack of personality. I try and try but my husband seems to be the one people want to be around and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Jan 1

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    i'm 22 and I'm no where near

    where I wanted to be at this age. I had high expectations for myself and dreams but those are all long gone now. Life for me has now turned into little more than a waking dream, I do the same thing everyday and it all has so little meaning to me. I don't know where I want to...
    lmpulsive lmpulsive 22-25, M 10 Responses Oct 9, 2015

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    okay at 16 I wanted to start working

    and saving up so I can move out quicker but I'm 17 now and I don't see myself actually getting a job sooner cause of my stuttering disorder. I thought I was gonna become a better speaker but I feel like I got worse. But some good things happened that I wasn't expecting like I...
    bloodyzombie19 bloodyzombie19 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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    i was never really afraid of getting old

    as a kid but i still wasnt looking forward to it. so i wanted everything done while i was young. i wanted to have a baby by the time i was 20, so i also wanted to be married with a house by then too. my reasoning for this was that i didnt want to be old while my child was...
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 10 Responses Nov 9, 2015

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    I am a 41 year old mom of 3 children ages 11,

    14, and 16. I don't have a college degree and I don't have a driver's license. Did I plan on being totally dependent on my husband and family members? Did I plan on having to give up on friendships because I couldn't drive to any get togethers? Did I plan on living paycheck to...
    rrj1012 rrj1012 41-45, F 15 Responses Jan 2, 2015

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    We never get, what we want.

    We never want what we get. We never have, what we like. We never like, what we have. Still we live, still we love, still we hope.
    visaforlove visaforlove 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 27, 2015

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    I may not where I want to be

    but I'm sure as hell glad not to be where I used to be. although I still live with my mom, I have an interview so things are looking up.
    sarah025 sarah025 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 1, 2015

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    by the age of 26 I thought by

    now I would have graduated with my masters degree and on my way to having my dream job, and maybe even in a relationship. it took me 7 years to complete my undergrad. a little thing called life got in my way. I don't regret putting my family and friends over my education. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 16, 2015

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    I was 19 & graduated nursing school

    as an LPN. I was proud to be the youngest in my class, & proud to be the youngest nurse in my facility. Well, now I'm 23. And still an LPN. Some say I'm doing well, others only ask when I'm going back to school. I don't want to offend any LpNs, I just feel bad that I'm not an RN...
    Fiftypercent Fiftypercent 18-21 2 Responses Dec 27, 2015

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    At this moment I wanted to be

    where I belong among the other dragons. Not only talk with some on a network. but really be free and fly alone or together with them trough the air above the mountains.
    JustADragon JustADragon 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 9

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    Behind in my career plan.

    Studying medicine is asking to get burnt out and most likely some level of depression. The journey to becoming a doctor is where the casualties occur. It's fraught with academic hurdles that are depression and anxiety inducing. One wrong move, one low score, you can screw...
    TwistedCognition TwistedCognition 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 5

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    I definitely am not where i wanted to be at

    this point. I am only 23 but i saw myself going to college. I currently do not have a diploma or ged. Im nervous to try and get my ged because i havent been in school for quite some time. Ive applied at so many jobs over the course of a year. I go and meet the managers so they...
    loco8912 loco8912 22-25, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am 24 years old. I have never dated

    before (besides the man I married a little over a year ago who is 30 years older than I am). I lost my mom when I was 16. I may be fixing to lose my job. I just want a re-do so that I don't make the same mistakes that got me where I am right now.
    PeyMae PeyMae 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 27

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    We all have to stop trying to fashion our lives

    after the tv .After the camera is gone it is totally different world for these people, so despite your personal fears of not being where you think you ought to be cheer up and commit 1 hour of your day to the place you want to be in (set plans in motion). have a good time with...
    7Actskind 7Actskind 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am 36, single mom and seriously loath my job.

    I am away from my son more than I am with him. I have toxic relationships all around me especially my family. I am working towards my dreams but living on one income keeps it at a snail's pace. I know there is better than this.
    infinitymdc79 infinitymdc79 36-40, F 11 Responses Jun 23, 2015

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    I found out today. That my ex left me

    because he's been with someone else and they are now together.
    PickleJuice017 PickleJuice017 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 25, 2015

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    I may not be where I want to be at this age,

    but I am exactly where God wants me to be and His timing is perfect. I know He's working for my good and I am thankful. ~may all who read be blessed!~
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    Never been married, never

    even had a long-term partner. No kids, no career, nothing to my name. But I still have my whole life ahead of me, so I can make it happen.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 16 Responses Nov 3, 2015

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    Sometimes I just feel like no matter how old I

    get I'm always in some type of childhood position. All I've done in my life and yet still I feel I am back to square one. I seriously have to progress. Living a life almost by default. Not actively making decisions just dealing with whatever comes from my day to day actions. I...
    lovelife84 lovelife84 31-35, F 9 Responses May 30, 2015

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    I know we shouldn't compare ourselves to others.

    However, one of the worst things for me is reconnecting with childhood friends on Facebook(or other social media) & Seeing how much they have going for them. How great their lives turned out. I mean, I am happy for others! I guess I'm a bit ashamed that I'm not doing more in my...
    moniekita1988 moniekita1988 31-35, F 9 Responses Aug 11, 2015

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    I'm such a failure...

    I was supposed to go through Job Corps to get get training for Office Administration and get a good job so I could move out and start my life. I only lasted a week there, before I had to leave because the whole center was just horrible. None of the staff know how to or want to...
    IcySongBird IcySongBird 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 24

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    I still live at my mom's house,

    I don't have a car yet, but I actually have a job so that's good, I'll get an income every month. Unfortunately I have to pay rent to live at my mom's house which sucks.
    myghostsayshi myghostsayshi 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 13

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    Hi , my name is Anthony

    and I'm 23. I want to be in College right now. I been out of high school since 2011
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    16 years ago, I blew up my life.

    Not intentionally ........ well not with conscious intention, that is. I felt empty, invisible, and lonely in a 10 year relationship. But we had a good life. We traveled, had good friends, and good jobs. We were on the right track for a long future together. I knew my SO...
    vermontsurfer vermontsurfer 51-55, F 12 Responses Aug 8, 2015

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    It would be so easy to just stop existing at

    this point. I literally cannot even think of where to start fixing my life. I have got to stop wallowing I know. But I have got to the point where I can't even be bothered with life right now. Back to bumbling and floating around.
    js246 js246 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 2

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    Almost 53, single, rent,

    no car, and work retail. Not at all what I had planned. Not sure what went wrong.
    jefl jefl 51-55, M 18 Responses Jul 24, 2015

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    I was born into a family

    that is very unfortunate for the career I'm hoping for (NASCAR driver). The reason it's unfortunate is because racing is pretty much the single most expensive sport to get into and compete in, and we don't have an over abundance of money. I've done some go-kart leagues at an in...
    LifesProtaginist LifesProtaginist 18-21, M Jan 3

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    Did I want to be 15 and a mom no

    but God's will is not always our plans. I wouldn't give up my son for anything though. Neither would his dad.
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 6 Responses Dec 27, 2015

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    I am 18. Now I know I have my whole life ahead

    of me but hear me out first. I'm just now graduating high school. I was supposed to last year at the latest. I'm insanely bright so I know I could have graduated at 16. But I didn't. I got held back. Why? I was getting bumped around family's because everyone I got put in after I...
    ToughLoveKitten ToughLoveKitten 18-21, F 7 Responses a week 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 36-40, F 13 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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    I'm supposed to be having the time of my life

    in college and living in an amazing city. But we can't afford it. And I can't find a job. And it just sucks :/
    Hbfangirl Hbfangirl 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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    I'm 22.. a high school drop out with a 11th

    grade education, i couldn't accomplish something that simple me.. getting a GED just doesn't cut it and real jobs won't even consider my resume, cover letter and application... harsh reality
    GodlessWorld GodlessWorld 22-25, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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