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I Am Not Where I Wanted to Be At This Age

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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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    I'm Going To Make It.

    I graduated from high school this past May. I'm seventeen, turning eighteen this upcoming November. I was supposed to be going to college this Fall, but I'm not ready for another year of school, I wasn't sure what I wanted to major in, and I want to work and save-up a ton of...
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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    I wake up every morning

    and think to myself "how did this happen?" It seems as if the last 10 years have flown by and none of it is even remotely memorable. I had dreams and plans and goals on where I wanted to be in life. I'm 25 years old still living at home with my parents, I hate my job, and have...
    atdel89 atdel89 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days 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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    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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    I graduated high school last year

    and went straight to university. I'm turning 19 soon and I think I'm not where I'd like to be at this age. To be honest, I have no clue what to do with my life. Sometimes it feels like the whole world is tumbling down on me - suffocating me. I'd like to set some goals for my...
    justburntsomepopcorn justburntsomepopcorn 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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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 was almost killed by my ex

    and became disabled. Working on going back to school. Depressed and lonely
    ashchris ashchris 31-35, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I wanted to be on my own.

    My own house, car, gf or wife, maybe a kid, definitely a dog. I was hoping to own or manage a bar. A high class one too. Not some dive where drunk idiots go to get laid or contemplate suicide. A place where you have fun, socialize, and take a break from life for just a few...
    FallenPride FallenPride 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 28

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    Could have done so much more.

    ......If i was doing a job. Right now im in my fathers business...........which makes me work only 30-35 % of my full capacity........His business is engineering, and I am a communications graduate......phew..!!!! What a mis fit....... I will break free!!!
    meaningful2216 meaningful2216 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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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'm 32 and if you would have told me 10 years

    ago where and what id be doing I would have laughed so hard as it is so far from who I am. I have 3 siblings. 2 older 1 younger. I was the one that got the best grades, went to college and moved 3000 miles from my family to try and make something of myself. I live with my...
    SocioNarcc SocioNarcc 31-35, M 6 Responses 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 17 Responses Jul 30

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    Got laid off, can't find a job,

    family thinks I suck. Time to check "out" 😵🔫
    DiaType1 DiaType1 46-50, M 6 Responses 4 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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    I am 17 going on 18 in OCT

    and I am completely....unfocused...and lost. I look back on the last few years and I feel like a complete ****-up. I dint get A honor roll or Ab honor roll. I managed to pass classes with high D, mid C or Low to High Bs. But my sister passed top of her class all A all Honors...
    Reaverscy Reaverscy 16-17, M 7 Responses 1 day 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 28 Responses 2 days ago

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    26 years old... Married.

    .. Great career as an RN. I've wanted a family for several years now and we haven't been able to conceive in the 2 years we have been trying. I don't even feel like I truly love my husband anymore. I feel stuck in life. My plan is to take a travel nurse assignment in a couple...
    laurenb229 laurenb229 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hate being bitter but I'm

    so jealous of other women my age who have successful marriages and babies. I'm 29, I haven't really achieved anything in 3 years and I've ruined my marriage. We will probably get a divorce soon.
    eucalyptus29 eucalyptus29 26-30, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hi guys I'm just a 15 year old guy going

    through this weird **** in my life. As you know I go to high school so I'm currently attending the 10th grade. I just hate my life. It's mostly because I'm living in a town full of weirdos not like me. So if my whole town are full of weirdos so is my high school! That's where...
    AMFD123 AMFD123 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 a week ago

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    When I was a little girl,

    I used to have a weird but cute fixation on the number 24. As I was good at math and times tables, I found the number 24 interesting because it has so many factors for a relatively small number. I also liked the fact that there are 24 hours in a day and 24 ribs in the human body...
    Rivalry0x Rivalry0x 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 3

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    Im divorcing my abusive husband

    and I'm terrified of life
    EMG1258 EMG1258 26-30, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    I will never see a 30th

    or 40th wedding anniversary i have never been married and at 43 i strongly believe that i am not good enough to be that lucky I know theres lots wrong with me that is why ive never been however i want to know exactly why, im back with an ex now and we live together which is...
    rainbowless1 rainbowless1 41-45, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I wish my parents pushed me into doing more

    things before it was too late.
    Ashash146 Ashash146 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 24

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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 6 Responses Aug 12

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    I'm worried about college.

    I want to be extremely successful and I've got big dreams but I'm afraid they won't come true because I won't get into the right college. I'm nowhere near where I need to be academically but I think I can make it in this world.
    LIZard0121 LIZard0121 16-17, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I feel like I have gone back

    and stuffed up my life with trying to please others and have just got kicked in the teeth Now trying to be positive and move on and be me again It's because of an ex wife who took everything and had to start life again .
    ant63 ant63 51-55, M 1 Response 21 hrs 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 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am 17 with no friends,

    no car, no permit, no Instagram...... And pretty much nothing else. I don't even know where to begin.....
    critt97 critt97 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days 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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    Traveling a lot I settled quickly

    after being with my fiancé for. 3 years, I had a baby.. Soon after she was born I find out that he had cheated on me, I move to the uk for help and support. My fiancé wants us back and begs for forgiveness, though I have been seeing an old flame for the past month and actually...
    Bohoho Bohoho 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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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 6 Responses Feb 21

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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 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Senior in high school

    and while I should be looking at colleges going out with friends I'm at home with my 1 month old son. And hanging out with friends is the least if my worries. For now I have support from my parents to finish school and attend college. But I'm so worried about what it means to...
    Dianakr11 Dianakr11 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs 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 in my mid-thirties,

    the time in life when one should be established in a career, have a spouse and some kids or animals or something. Instead, I have just started working at what I hope to make a career, trying to finish graduate school, and feeling too old and tired to conceive of ever being able...
    goldenbeginning goldenbeginning 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Stuck in a bad situation.

    Got out of the Navy with a medical discharge for service connected mental illness, I am disabled. I am 24, living at home taking care of my Mom who has parkinson's and diabetes and I have no motivation left for my life. I see no point of trying to date or get a job, who would...
    stob63 stob63 22-25, M 5 Responses 4 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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    Just in between jobs .

    .....looking for a job but don't want to jump from the frying pan into the fire Finding the job you would live and like yo do is bloody hard
    idsouza idsouza 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm 44, half way through life

    if all goes well. This is not how I pictured things, but that isn't necessarily bad. There are things in life that matter more to me than being rich, famous, adored, etc. I am rich, famous and adored enough by my two little boys. I'm also at a point where I am learning new...
    myguitarisbusted myguitarisbusted 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 26

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    I'm new to this app but I signed up

    because I'm 19 and going to rehab because I survived a Hemmoragic stroke caused by an AVM rupture which affected my left side mobility. AVMs affect only 1% of the world & I am a very young survivor.. There's no young stroke support groups for this in Houston.
    MorbidMorals MorbidMorals 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I thought I would of finished my bachelors by

    now just like most people I know. It seems that everyone I know is moving forward with their lives to bigger and better things. People are either in happy relationships, getting married, or having children. Here I am unhappy stuck in the same spot. Nothing ever works out in my...
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    I am a single mom. Getting divorced from my

    husband who decided it would be a good idea to go back to prison when I was 3 months pregnant. Recovering heroin addict living with my dad at the moment (just until my place is done but still!!!) what gives?
    tar4814 tar4814 31-35, F 6 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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    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 5 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I was abused from birth by family members

    and then by my husband, from whom I finally escaped. I have had a few other very traumatic things happen in my life as well. Because I know I have talents and expect a lot of myself, for years now I have completely cut myself off from all my old friends and make myself...
    JaneG8 JaneG8 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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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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