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I Am Not Where I Wanted to Be At This Age

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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 7 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    Will be 50 next year

    and really never thought I would end up where I am now. While I do have a job and can support myself, I'm also now a double amputee, living alone and have never had real relationship in my life. I've pretty much accepted that I'm destined to be single for the rest of my life. I...
    25off 25off 46-50, M 6 Responses Apr 30

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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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    For a 15 year old, people expect

    that being depressed is just a phase but sometimes I feel like this is a "non-ending phase" :/ anyone else?
    mennawashere mennawashere 13-15, F 7 Responses Apr 11

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    I sometimes have wondered

    where you've gone...
    visaforlove visaforlove 31-35, F 2 Responses May 25

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    I thought I'd be a good Mormon.

    Feel the spirit when I do good things but that's where I was wrong. I can't feel anything anymore and all I want to do is drop out of this religion but my parents would never let me
    vicecreama vicecreama 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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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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    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

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    Sometimes hearing about people's successes

    makes me realize how much I've failed in life.
    Eechay Eechay 31-35, M 10 Responses Jan 12

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    I'm 23 and at this point I thought I would have

    accomplished more. I have my associates degree and am half way through my bachelors but I don't feel like I've done enough. When my parents were kids they were protesting and going to gurus in India. What I've done is nothing compared to them.
    knittygurl23 knittygurl23 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 30

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    I wanted to join law enforcement

    when I was in my early 20's, but my family threw a fit because my daughter was 2-3 three years old at that time, so I picked my other area of interest which was the medical field. So I pursued the medical field and I have been doing that field since 1999, and I'm burn burn out...
    countrygirltx77 countrygirltx77 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    lovelybrigid lovelybrigid 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 29

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    I'm 21 years old now my mum

    and stepdad have been together since I was 6. I hate my stepdad and he has never been there for me since day 1. My real father I don't know. Me and my mum don't get on because I hate my step dad so much. I don't live with them anymore but I hate knowing my step dad has sex with...
    laurenyh laurenyh 18-21, F 4 Responses May 15

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    I'm 26, no degree,still in undergrad,

    can't drive, not married and in love with a man whose family is racist and setting him up for an arranged marriage. I go to a therapist and have a phobia that affects my daily life. I have a dirty apartment by myself and am already beginning the signs of a crazy cat lady(I keep...
    lactobacillus lactobacillus 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 15

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    I have a love hate relationship with the

    beginning of summer. During this time I literally want to delete my Facebook account and mailing address. All my friends and former class mates are either getting married, graduating college, or are expecting. Than there is me I can't get a date, I post hundreds of pictures of...
    slp2010 slp2010 22-25, F 8 Responses 23 hrs ago

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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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    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 26-30, F 7 Responses 3 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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    I just want to get out of here,

    but I have no idea how to move to other country for long term.
    visaforlove visaforlove 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I feel like I am lost,

    I am 20 single and have no social life So I am a going to be a senior in college, I have no friends, no girlfriends, no social life whats so ever. Now I have to decide between being a pharmacist (job market is oversaturated) or a doctor (takes forever to complete) I feel like...
    blackblueink blackblueink 22-25 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I admit this without it lingering over my head

    but I just wanted to share a thought with some fellow EPers my age and older even those close to my age that actually "know" what I mean when I share this thought. We all agree that we're not where we wanted to be at the age that we are, right. Well I posted something that I had...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 3 Responses May 6

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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 6 Responses Feb 3

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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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    STILL FEEL THAT I AM TO YOUNG TO BE RETIRED

    TWICE. THINKING I WILL START A NEW CAREER SOON. SELLING 2 OF MY RENTAL PROPERTIES NEXT WEEK AND THAT WILL PAY OFF MY CURRENT HOUSE.
    marinerob marinerob 46-50, M 2 Responses May 15

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    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 17 Responses Aug 4, 2014

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    I wanted to join law enforcement

    when I was in my early 20's, but my family threw a fit because my daughter was 2-3 three years old at that time, so I picked my other area of interest which was the medical field. So I pursued the medical field and I have been doing that field since 1999, and I'm burn burn out...
    countrygirltx77 countrygirltx77 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 3 Responses Apr 17

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    Divorce, kids grown, parents gone,

    in my early 50's and was just diagnosed with ADD. Always knew something was up but didn't know what. Thought I was either just lazy or a genius lol. Know I know why I lose interest easily and have never really accomplished anything worthy except raising my kids although I feel I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 25

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    At 21 I do nothing but work

    and go to school. I thought at this age I would having fun and loving my life. I thought I would with a guy who I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. I guess everything happens for s reason
    Ladyred93 Ladyred93 18-21, F 7 Responses 20 hrs 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 12 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    Or maybe I am........

    I thought I'd be super amazing inventing everything, or start a company Next year though, I have to wait a year the chick told me....... "The laws" It's cool though, I don't have any business plan full, I don't want to have one, I want to start another thing man..... I have...
    Denzebarrrn Denzebarrrn 18-21, M 3 Responses May 9

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    I'm literally a ******* mess still,

    I still have no job, I'm still mentally unstable, still going to counselling, still can't form relationships of any sort with people, still Can't talk to people properly, my family is still ****, everything is just **** still
    Unicornpeasant Unicornpeasant 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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 3 Responses Mar 7

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    My 10 yr high school reunion is coming up next

    year and I have done nothing with my life.I'm a 26 yr old college dropout who lives at home with my parents.I have a minimum wage part time job and although I like my job it's barely enough to live by and I'm so ashamed cause at this point in life I should be taking care of my...
    sandyb123 sandyb123 26-30, F 14 Responses May 13

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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

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    I really love playing music

    so I decided to sign up for a program at school involving music industry studies, but it's getting to be kind of too much for me and I feel all disassociated with myself.
    00f21 00f21 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    The plan in my head when I was younger is

    graduate HS early, finish my BS at university by 22, and be employed and on my own by now. Sadly I cannot even live up to my own expectations because life is crazy. At least I am still heading in the right direction...
    TK13 TK13 22-25, M 1 Response May 15

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    and it is pathetic. by this age i should have

    been learned how to manage the most common illnesses after 5 years studying medicine . we got drawn in anatomy , physiology , pathology , biochemistry , forensic , toxicology , ent , ophthalmology , internal medicine and pediatrics without being able to manage a single case...
    sam1992really1 sam1992really1 22-25, M 2 Responses May 15

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    I have cancer and my husband

    who ive adored is a meth addict and is xheating on me...
    genbmc genbmc 46-50, F 6 Responses May 18

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    I'm in my 30s married with 3 kids.

    We are stuck in my parents home. just don't have the money to leave right now. I am stuck in a town I have hated since I was about 5 years old. I'm not sure what to do to get out of here.
    Mindella Mindella 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 26

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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 4 Responses Feb 21, 2014

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    I certainly didn't expect to be

    where I'm at in life at this age... sometimes I get depressed even thinking about it at times. But then again everyone's story is different and success comes at different rates. Just gonna be consistent and persistent. #StayingInMyOwnLane
    ZazzyBee ZazzyBee 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel like everyone secretly hates me.

    I feel like I'm never good enough. And I'm only 13, I want this age to be a fun and happy time. Not sad and lonely.😥
    HappyFreak765 HappyFreak765 13-15, F 2 Responses May 25

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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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