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I Am Not Where I Wanted to Be At This Age

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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

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    Ok I am not where I thought I would be at this

    age. I am making changes. Owning my financial problems that I did not create but have to resolve. I have a part time with our local Jc penny. This will help with Christmas in many ways. This will teach me to be more independent too. I am a bit proud of myself.
    Gingersmiles Gingersmiles 41-45, F 9 Responses Oct 22

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    People are always asking about our short term

    and long term goals. Where we'll see ourselves in 5 years, in 10 years. In high school , if you asked me where I would want to be by this time, I would've said, "Engaged." Finishing college and getting ready to marry the love of my life. But where am I really? I am finishing...
    ismalbergher ismalbergher 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 21

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    I thought that at 30 I would be a physician,

    married, in residency or working, blah blah. I thought that I would be more 'grown up' than I feel now. Is anyone exactly who they wanted to be though??I think that life is not about what we do for a living, what we have accomplished. It's who we are, who we love, the wisdom...
    RNY83 RNY83 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I should have been a musician.

    I finish my house in a week and this is exactly what i intend to strive toward and if i fail i am going to have a friggin awesome time trying. ?? I am 47
    pedroantonius pedroantonius 46-50, M Nov 12

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    Had a blood test at a health fair about a year

    ago and found out I had advanced prostate cancer.
    n2hawgs n2hawgs 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 11

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    I hate drinking alone.

    I'm in a bar and feel like I'm by myself.
    jayg63 jayg63 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 22

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    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 7 Responses Nov 16

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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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    sissybecks sissybecks 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Cgbva Cgbva 31-35, M Nov 7

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    I thought I might have a career

    and a plan. I have neither.
    catsNbooks catsNbooks 26-30, F 9 Responses Oct 12

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    I wish my parents pushed me into doing more

    things before it was too late.
    Ashash146 Ashash146 13-15, F 14 Responses Jul 24

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    Working Hard Struggling Hard I don't have big

    dreams, but am not where I wanted to be. Seems luck is bigger than honesty and hard work.
    Raajan71 Raajan71 41-45, M 5 Responses Nov 13

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    I lost my soulmate been hurt degraded used

    betrayed exiled in ever way. Funny I can't even join the army. they sense id join just to legally kill ppl. I have no one anymore. my only company is this pain. I want to die. my dream once was to have a soulmate to travel the world. society stole tht from me. I think of suicide...
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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...
    GreenPixie420 GreenPixie420 26-30, F 12 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I should have been a musician.

    I finish my house in a week and this is exactly what i intend to strive toward and if i fail i am going to have a friggin awesome time trying. ?? I am 47
    pedroantonius pedroantonius 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 12

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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

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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 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 17 Responses Aug 4

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    After three months of being under a no-contact

    order for a trumped up battery charge, my wife has racked up over $15K in credit card debt, taken over $8000 in cash, and she just spent $2000 today on one charge. I'm paying the utilities, mortgage, credit card bills, and all insurance. Her lawyer seems to think that's fair...
    wagnedo wagnedo 46-50, M 5 mins ago

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    Just had a birthday. I'm 38

    and while some parts of my life (professional) are getting where I had hoped they would be when I was 34/35 - other parts of my life are not. Each year I promise to make myself healthier and I don't. I thought I'd have a kid or two by now, but my husband isn't working now and...
    been2 been2 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 18

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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 15 Responses Dec 2

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    I am getting ready to go through a divorce

    and it is sad. I have so many emotions but not sure how to deal with them.
    kaye57 kaye57 56-60, F 10 Responses Nov 29

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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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    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 never thought I would be almost twenty

    and still never had a relationship. I know I'm young but the majority Of the people I know my age have had a relationship. I'm just not sure what to do anymore cause I've even tried online dating and a lot of girls won't even message me back. I try to be as nice as I can be. I'm...
    baseball4040 baseball4040 18-21, M 10 Responses Nov 26

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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

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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 15 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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    doglovverr56 doglovverr56 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    I got my ACT score back today.

    I got a 22 which is a 64%. I'm so disappointed in myself and I feel like such an idiot. I'll never be able to get into the colleges of my dreams.
    daisywanders daisywanders 16-17, F 10 Responses Nov 18

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    I am depressed almost killed my self attempted

    anorexia and self harm and i am in middle school
    Kathy398 Kathy398 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Yesterday I was digging through some old stuff

    in the back of my closet when I came across my diary from Highschool. I cringed at some of the things I wrote! It was like watching that MTV VMA comeback performance Britney Spears had a few years ago (Die hard Britney fans know what I'm talking about). Let's just say I never...
    Refugeblue83 Refugeblue83 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 10

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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 13 Responses Oct 27

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    I've reached the age

    where all of my close friends are getting married one by one... And here I am. Completely single with no potential love interests. I don't have many opportunities to meet new people and there definitely isn't anyone in my life that I can realistically see myself being with. It's...
    amazingcuzitis amazingcuzitis 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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

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    First of, Like many out there i have a learning

    disability. Way back when there were not the resources there are today. I tried hard to do well in school. I was put in resource classes and teased. I am far from stupid. But that is what people labeled me as. So I experienced life by being in cadets, runny cross country...
    willowofthewoods willowofthewoods 36-40, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Almost 20 and never had a girlfriend

    and never been kissed. I think it's time to give up
    baseball4040 baseball4040 18-21, M 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am definitely not where I wanted to be at my

    age. Ive had 2 broken relationships and I feel like a few years of my life have been eaten away by scum. I wonder where I would be had I kept things simple. Of this I am certain: I would have been better off. I would not be posting this on EP
    tan54321 tan54321 31-35, F 10 Responses Oct 29

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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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    Im divorcing my abusive husband

    and I'm terrified of life
    EMG1258 EMG1258 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 18

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    There is a girl who always seems to fall

    for me Only to lose interest shortly after. She contacted me after a long time saying how much she missed me and now I'm afraid to have any feelings for this girl even though I really want to. I currently don't have a job but she really wants to see me so I'm spending the last...
    Slekkoo Slekkoo 22-25 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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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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    I wanted to be a world traveler

    and learn new languages. Now I only travel to the store and work. I have never left the Midwest. Married and pregnant at seventeen put s bump in the road. Don't get me wrong. I love my family. Been married for twenty-five years and have great successful kids and a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Sep 28

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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

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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

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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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    I am really close to being ready to throw in

    the towel. I can't really take this much longer. I need to get out of my fathers house. I haven't been here too long, just 4 months, but I have had enough. I need to get a car. Living in California without a car is just pointless. I can't believe I have been through so many BS...
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I can fly like a Superman,

    i have courage like batman, detective skills like Sherlock Holmes, i can teleport myself and things to any place any time, i have money to buy a whole city, any city on earth, i have bikes, cars, vans, a private plane, own mansion, and iam living two lifes because i have a...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ok so I guess this is a What the hell am

    even doing here kind of moment, for the last 5 years I've seen friends and family have partners boyfriends/girlfriends husbands and wife's marriage and kids and settled down , except me, I should at least be with somebody and settled down too but things haven't quite turned out...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M 4 Responses Nov 19

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