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I Am Not Where I Wanted to Be At This Age

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    A just reward - for not knowing clearly

    where I wanted to be. I still don't know it - but now at least I know that I do not know, and can work on finding out...
    AndSto AndSto 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm trying to get to the bottom of my self

    so there is no lie left being truthful about myself and how I feel is very painful and extremely difficult I want to run and hide
    tjon tjon 51-55, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Sitting in my mediation today.

    My business person asked if "we" we're getting ready for any competitions. I asked if "we" we're going to do pairs bodybuilding. He said we could and I suggested waiting until next year when I will be 50. We would be a shoe in for that category. He and my outside counsel were...
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 9

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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 4 Responses Jun 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 May 29

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    I feel bord and im horny at this time.

    Im 18 year old guy. Im looking for a fun of a female if there's willing im on skype online right now. Skype: Hustlemjhong00
    jhong00 jhong00 18-21, M Jun 4

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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 May 31

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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 May 30

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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 29 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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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 May 30

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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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    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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    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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    Ever since I was nine years old,

    I've had big aspirations in life. The first one was to remain happy; no matter what the consequences. I am currently turning thirteen, but oh boy, my life is in a state I never imagined it to be. My dad hates my mom, my mom DISLIKES (doesn't hate) the new him. they were...
    alastairgg alastairgg 13-15, M 3 Responses Jun 9

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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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    In four months I will be turning 40.

    I feel time just slipping away and the chances of me getting to where I want to be becoming slimmer and slimmer. Ugh nobody wants to be that hamster stuck in the turning wheel; running its little heart out and never getting anywhere. I work hard....very hard. I want to be...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 15 Responses Jun 5

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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 May 31

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    I wish it were me, my kiddo,

    and cat only again... I should have never gotten remarried and I realize that more and more every day since we bought our house a year ago. I know owning a house brings new stressors, but it's at the point where he's made me hate the house and beginning to hate him too. Being a...
    souvien souvien 36-40, F 3 Responses May 30

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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 May 31

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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 6 Responses May 30

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    One class away from getting my degree in

    chemistry, and I failed it. I should have graduated two years ago. I can't do anything with it cuz of my crappy gpa. Grad/specialty schools require at least 2.5+ and I am far below that. My ceremony was the other day, threw a huge party, got more than $500 worth of gifts...
    jimcrick jimcrick 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Jun 2

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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 14 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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    lovelybrigid lovelybrigid 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 29

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    I just turned 46. I hate being closer to 50

    than to 40. When I was 20 I thought by now I'd have a wonderful career, money in the bank, and tons of good friends. Right now I'm in a dead-end job, can't afford to take a vacation, and have not one close friend. I feel like a failure a lot of the time. At this point, I'm...
    cdrys cdrys 46-50, M 11 Responses Jun 8

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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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    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 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 5 Responses Jun 2

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    Not where I want to be,

    but it's getting better. I passed my Marketing exam. Almost halfway done with my MBA. I still have trouble remembering I have a Bachelor's degree and I'm halfway done with a Masters. Pretty awesome.
    SnowflakeWonder SnowflakeWonder 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 7

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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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    I can't really complain about

    where I am in my life, is just not where I expected to be. I never imagined having children or having an endless mortgage. I'd really just like a life of having fun and partying, but that's unrealistic.
    Rodgers1981 Rodgers1981 31-35, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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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 Jun 2

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    I need a ******* job.

    how do people expect you to have experience if they won't allow you to gain experience?!
    evynray evynray 22-25, F 9 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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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 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 look back over my 44 years

    and ask myself in life what do I have to show then I become depressed because am on section 8 have a 8 year old I want to give the world to bit can't. I have three and babies I love so much so Many thing I want to give them but I can't. Another who I fight with..am tired you can...
    mleonna mleonna 41-45, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have never been able to complete the degree I

    wanted...so I finally found a way to convince myself I am not a degree. A piece of paper cannot define who I am. I still would like to complete the degree I started and I guess I wish I was a little farther down the life plan road but I try really hard to love where I am and...
    pewing43 pewing43 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 9

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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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    As a 16 year old Junior in high school,

    I feel I am too mature for my crowd, and I have good grades and everything but I cannot stand the teachers or students as they take it all as a joke and everything there is pointless knowledge in which they try to teach... That won't benefit me in the future what I learn in...
    ashleeeyv ashleeeyv 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 12

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    And it's probably deserved,

    I had chances through education, but due to my impulsive nature and lack of willpower, I screwed it up. In hindsight, dropping out of university was probably the right decision, but I probably should have done it sooner, or better yet, looked at alternative methods to get my...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    by the age of 26 I thought by

    now I would have graduated with my masters degree and on my way to having my dream job, and maybe even in a relationship. it took me 7 years to complete my undergrad. a little thing called life got in my way. I don't regret putting my family and friends over my education. I...
    bretneyc bretneyc 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 16

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