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I Am Not Where I Wanted to Be At This Age

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    Mayne so i am one month

    and 22 days away from turning 30. I am definitely not where i want to be in life although i have beautiful kickass dreams n goals just waiting to be conquered, my 20s were not kind to this bastard.. My first and only love left me n took my only son with her to start over and has...
    ResilientBastard ResilientBastard 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 12

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

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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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    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 9 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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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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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 3 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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    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 16 Responses Jan 2

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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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    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 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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    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 1 day ago

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    I thought I would be married by 25.

    Guess that ship sailed...
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 13 Responses Mar 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 graduated college with a bachelors in

    communication and now work at a restaurant with disrespectful coworkers and demeaning management.
    bomvida bomvida 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 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 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    Just turned 25. Spent almost 10 years of my

    life in a field of work that I ended up absolutely hating. Lost my job a few months ago and haven't really been able to bounce back. I spend a lot of time on my couch. I haven't really been proactive about finding a job either. Who wants to hire someone who is miserable? I used...
    melanist melanist 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 8

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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 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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    Sometimes hearing about people's successes

    makes me realize how much I've failed in life.