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I Am Not Where I Wanted to Be At This Age

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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 3 Responses Apr 1

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    Not At All.....

    I'm 35 - not old by any means, but no longer young either.... I remember being a kid, thinking that those who were in their 30's had one foot in the grave, past it, too old to have fun anymore...  I had no concept of age as a child, but then who does... but whilst I had no...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 15, 2012

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    Took Too Long

    Still looking for a full time, wanted to be married, living on my own, possibly even getting a family started. I'm not doing bad, mind you. I'm positive about life I just hate that I'm a few steps behind where I want to be.
    CrimsonLance CrimsonLance 26-30, M Sep 29, 2013

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    I have a weird feeling;

    and it's something that I've never felt before. I can't stand it anymore. I like P so much that it hurts, It's only been a week! But I'm head over heels for P. I have no words to explain this feeling, and I'm scared. Scared of one day loosing P. Last night I told P how I feel...
    anderrss16 anderrss16 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    I'm a super senior in college

    and it's so hard to stay motivated. I wish I would have never started college right after high school so I could take the time to figure out what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
    darkmatter4 darkmatter4 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    Dissappointed

    At this stage in life I wanted to be with someone who can love me like I wanted to be loved, to be contented in all I do and not worry about tomorrow,to give my kids all they deserve and let them have the life I didnt have but I am not there. Instead I am stuck in marriage thats...
    goldentouch goldentouch 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 27, 2009

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    I'm A Failure

    I am a complete total failure and there is no way for me to change it. I'm to old to do what it'd take.I did not even graduate high school. I had no vision as to the future and no interests in a career. What I wouldn't give to be young again and have my school years back.The only...
    cinch cinch 46-50, F 7 Responses Dec 25, 2010

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    I Have Fallen And Can't Get Up

    At this time in my life, I had expected to be happy, somewhat successful and some how content with how my life has 'played out". Somewhere along the way, "someone" decided to throw a monkey wrench in my plan. Suffering a back injury in 1997, that has left me unable to work. No...
    Mencrytoo Mencrytoo 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 20, 2013

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    Hard work hasn't gotten me anywhere.

    .!! I've worked, ...HARD, for 20+ years; my job will be eliminated in just a few months when the program I work for closes (thru no fault of mine or my remaining few colleagues); and I'm already experiencing age-discrimination in my new job search! I'm not even old yet!! Is this...
    jamie1977jamie jamie1977jamie 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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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 don't compare myself to others

    because we all have our own path. I just thought I would be something more.
    mousecop mousecop 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2013

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    I'm 20 years old and I'm no

    where near where I wanted and should be. I'm so disappointed in myself even though it doesn't help that my medical issues is what prevented me from being where I should. I feel like I'm nothing but a worthless disappointing burden to everyone. I hate my life and myself for being...
    JerseyRoyaltyx0 JerseyRoyaltyx0 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 24

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    I am 27. Still working the same job I had

    when I was 16...even if it's in another state. No kids.
    anm52309 anm52309 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I really hoped I would be a trillion site by

    now, living in a majestic palace made of ice that never melted, close to the beach so I could swim across the ocean and visit penguins in the morning and then swim back home for lunch.. I wish I was strong enough to lift seven elephants over my head with one hand wile dancing...
    SammyJD11 SammyJD11 31-35, M Jan 27

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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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    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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    Life Is A Rollercoaster.

    I am reading the stories on here about not being where you want to be because that is how I feel. Most of you are so young though and I want to tell you that getting there is an uphill climb. I am 43 and I am not where I thought I would be - A college grad with a career,a family...
    blackcloud1313 blackcloud1313 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 11, 2011

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    Miles Away From Where I Wanted To Be

    I thought by the time I was in my 30's I would have had at least 2 kids, a job, a house, a hubby, a life but no.I am 33, I have no kids, no job, no house, no hubby, no nothing really.
    NobodiesDaughter NobodiesDaughter 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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    I Was Supposed To Be Retired At 49.

    When I was nine years old, in 1959, my family and I were involved in an automobile crash that left me with three very severe concussions causing me to have a neurological deficit known as a Traumatic Brain Injury.  This type of injury robs you of memory (I forgot three months of...
    TheRedBaron TheRedBaron 61-65, M 2 Responses Feb 6, 2011

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    I struggled with this,

    mainly because I'm the oldest child, in college, and my brothers moved out of the house before I did, they have jobs in the military, and I felt like a failure in life. But then I was thinking, I didn't choose the military, it's not for me. I have a college degree and working on...
    ariecon23 ariecon23 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2013

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    I'm only 14 years old.

    I am aware that I'm young, and shouldn't worry so much. But at my age, I've been with a boy for 6 months now and I can honestly say that he's my best friend. It makes me so sad to think that my only friend is my boyfriend. Most people would dream for a relationship like that but...
    revellious revellious 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2013

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    I'm disappointed in myself

    and so is my family. But the thing is, the more I try to fix things-the worse they seem to get. 😒😶
    Vixen2010 Vixen2010 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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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 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I should have been done backpacking Europe,

    a year or 2 into college getting smug with a random guy in my firm rim
    jenneruz jenneruz 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I Thought I'd Be More.

    I am 20 years old. I wanted to have graduated from high school and be half way through nursing school at Linfield right now. I wanted to be working as a CNA on the side. There are a whole bunch of community groups I wish I was involved in. I was in a relationship with the man of...
    Coffinnail Coffinnail 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2011

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    I am 23, graduated from top tier college in May.

    It was not easy getting to where I am, and i feel drained. I am at a dead end part time job, time is flying and i get anxious. I am getting anxiety attacks upon awakening because I am terrified that a new day of meaninglessness is coming, and this year is coming to an end with...
    sweetduck sweetduck 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    Almost 40 And Still Stuck.

    Hello All, I'm almost 37 years old, never married, no kids, no steady job, and I still live with my parents. I've tried many times in the past to find a meaningful career that will help me get out of this rut. But because I am an emotional spender, I am stuck. And I should...
    midnightstarr midnightstarr 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 7, 2010

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    Nope. I've regretted many,

    many actions on my part that ****** up everything that could have helped me on the long run. I get pissed off with myself about it, just can't seem to forgive myself.
    RadRen RadRen 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 25

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    Are You Kidding?

    I could write a book about how I'm not where I wanted to be at this age. Ugh!
    Suze2 Suze2 46-50, F Oct 17, 2013

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    27. If I was a proper rock star id be worried.

    .. But if I was a proper rock star, id have a paid off house.. A string of broken hearts, many lovers ... Anti bodies to many things. Many things I'd have. I'd have a bunch of songs.. To remind me of who I was.
    agirlsthoughts agirlsthoughts 26-30, F Dec 2, 2013

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    I Always Wanted to Be a 23 Year Old Perpetually Single College Sophomore Who Still Lives With My Mom. Not.

     I so thought I was going to be a grad student at an ivy league (or at least top-notch) university by now. and with kids, and maybe even a husband. and with my own house, complete with indoor canals so that i can boat from room to room and go swimming whenever i felt like it...
    NaomiZero NaomiZero 26-30, F 8 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    I'm A Loser

    I was full of promises at school. I was a good student, and good at sciences, good at arts. I've started doing artistic stuff since quite young. But now I have a little job to beraly survive. I have been struggling about so many things I didn't have the time or the strenght to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 29, 2012

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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..
    TearfulNights22 TearfulNights22 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 21

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    changemylonelyworld changemylonelyworld 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    Am 21 Too

    me,av figad out what i want to be:A PSYCHOLOGIST/COUNSELLOR.. as long as i get to listen and talk with people about problems,life and how to deal.am Born-Again and when my 21st birthday came,i was glad i know what a good thing me and God got going.been single for about a...
    papolina papolina 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2009

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    I don't think I am where I should be

    because of my fiancée. He keeps putting me in constant debt and expenses. At first I thought all relationships struggle when they start off but 6 yrs n we r not married yet, we hav a child together. I want my own home and all he wants is to buy a car. After he wrecked ours. I...
    reasonseasonlifetime reasonseasonlifetime 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F Oct 22, 2012

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    To be honest I never had a defined carrer path

    - like some people who know they want to be on the board by age 35 etc.. But I didnt expect to be - living back with mum and dad - working as a PA rather than a better career (lost a good job last spring in fact) - still single and no prospect of it changing. (j just been...
    carolyn25 carolyn25 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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    I Paused It

    Somehow I feel that I paused my whole life. Now I live far away from the city, where I don't know anyone, not the neighborhood, not anyone at my age, no one except from my boyfriend who I live with and is also the reason I am living here. I dropped out of school in the city where...
    xcwebx xcwebx 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    This Is Not What I Expected At 24...

    I've been at a 2 year community college for going on 5 years now. I'm finally graduating in May, which I know is a big accomplishment for me...yet, I look around at every other person my age who seems to be a world ahead of me. Granted, I've struggled with a learning disability...
    caityxchaos caityxchaos 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 18, 2011

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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 5 Responses Jan 3

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    I should be out doing all the things I loved.

    Camping, fishing, being a good wife and mother. I thought my LIFE WAS GONNA BEGIN when I turned 40. And my kids at the right ages. But no!! I am stuck in bed with an incurable disease and I don't want feel this way. I am 40 and worse off than 80 year olds. All my drs appts is...
    Karmacaughtme Karmacaughtme 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    My Dream Life

    I'm 25. I dreamed of being a faithful husband and a loving father. With a house of my own and a family to play in the backyard. Not the American dream, but my dream. But I have not made progress towards my goals. I feel like a failure.
    collegestag08 collegestag08 26-30, M 6 Responses Dec 26, 2011

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    Not So Magical

    When I was fifteen years old, dragging my feet through high school, having to be driven everywhere and having to deal with a parent that didn't understand me; I used to fantasize about how different my life would be once I turned 18. I imagined myself living on my own working at...
    explainit2me explainit2me 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 8, 2011

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    I'm 15 and just turning 16 this year.

    At this age I should be worried about typical teenage stuff, but no. I'm just here worrying about college at this age. Yup, in less than 1 month I'll be graduating high school. And no, I'm not the super smart Asian that accelerated a year or more. Its how our school works. And...
    GirlWithThePWSBM GirlWithThePWSBM 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Over 30, Single, Crappy Life, Disappointed Parents...

    Well, I've been having a lousy year... Was informing my mom today that my cousin gave birth. She said it made her sad as she was waiting for grand kids herself and that she wanted to pay for the baby's gift as she thinks I have no money. Every time, I get such a...
    Threetimesthree Threetimesthree 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 13, 2010

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    I'm currently 19 years old

    and I'm not where I want to be . Some laugh but as of right now I'm a criminal justice major. But is that what I really want ? Do I just want to be a cop and rank up? When I ask myself this I freeze. What I woul really love is to become an actor . I'm extremely fit and I'm a...
    Neverstraightonlyfoward Neverstraightonlyfoward 18-21, M Mar 28

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    Mainly, Not Having Kids

    I feel old by not having kids, when most women have them at a much younger age than mine. The vast majority of women would have children at some point, and most start at around 20 years old, and I would like to have been a young mom, even a teen mom.  Not having biological kids...
    MDenise MDenise 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 14, 2013

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    Imisssomeone Imisssomeone 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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