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I Am Not Where I Wanted to Be At This Age

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    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 11

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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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    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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    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 a week 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 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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    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 graduated college with a bachelors in

    communication and now work at a restaurant with disrespectful coworkers and demeaning management.
    bomvida bomvida 18-21, F Mar 22

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I may not where I want to be

    but I'm sure as hell glad not to be where I used to be. although I still live with my mom, I have an interview so things are looking up.
    sarah025 sarah025 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 1

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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 Mar 21

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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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    I always wanted to be a dancer.

    .. But then I got fat
    silverxrose silverxrose 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 13

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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 31 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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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 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Literally just enrolled in driving school.

    I'm 17. I shoulda been on that **** months ago.
    Stargirl227 Stargirl227 16-17, F 8 Responses Apr 9

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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 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 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    I don't know... I just thought I'd be doing my

    own thing by now. Moved out, have some sort of handle on where I want to go, have a couple of friends maybe a boyfriend. Then I remember I'm almost 20 and haven't been out of high school for an entire year. But I feel like I'm 25 and that I've had time to figure myself out.. I'm...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    When I found out I was pregnant a year

    and a half ago, I was scared to be in this position I am now. This is where I feared my life being. Everyone tried to warn me that my babydad would leave me, that he didn't care. But I believed every lie he told. Now I'm the single parent with no help and he's out partying...
    krmdr krmdr 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 17 Responses Aug 4, 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 6 Responses Feb 3

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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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    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 7 Responses 6 days ago

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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 8 Responses Dec 14, 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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    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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    i always figured that on my 18th birthday i

    would have left my miserable life behind and started having some real fun but it turns out that my miserable life is firmly attached to me. 😢
    Cubeball Cubeball 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 9

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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 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 2 Responses Mar 18

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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 Mar 22

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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 Mar 24

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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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    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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    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 feel for everyone in this group.

    I thought getting my master's in English would put me a step ahead of everyone in my generation with a bachelor's. It has not done that, however, so it's hard to go to a job every day that I could've gotten with a high school diploma. Don't get me wrong, I'm appreciative of...
    midnightmeow83 midnightmeow83 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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