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I Can't Decide What to Do With My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 83 People

    I'm Clean and Ready to Go

    I have the rest of my life in front of me.  I don't want to be "old and lame" - I want to be bold and great.  I just can't figure out what I want.  I know that I can achieve what I want - I damn-well just can't figure out what it is that I want to do/be...
    yukonpete yukonpete 36-40 7 Responses May 30, 2009

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    Make My Own Path?

    I'm 20 years and a sophomore in college. Before going to school though, I had dreams of becoming a doctor, until I realized that the work involved in the pre med track is a lot, and I felt that it wasn't in me to work 24/7 on my grades. The pressure would be too intense. Being a...
    dan11218 dan11218 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9, 2012

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    Miss Dependant

    Hi, I'm 25 in about 20 days  and I'm stuck ! I really have no clue of what I want to do with my life .At 18 , I finished High School thinking I was going to study Psychology (my dad was prepared to pay most of it ) but my friend hit me with something so unexpected - she told me...
    Funkay Funkay 26-30 2 Responses Dec 30, 2010

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    Lost

    I am going to be 31 in less than a week, I have an 8 year old daughter, still inn college because i cant figure out what to do with my life.  And i was laid off from my job  2  months ago. I am so confused with my life Im not happy and havent been happy for a long...
    amchapman1 amchapman1 31-35 2 Responses May 10, 2009

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    Confessions On a Keyboard...

      To be honest I dint think I’d ever be sitting here writing my story for all to hear but hey what the heck... You can call me Knightshade and I’m 19 and I can’t decide what to do with my life...I’m sure if you’re in this group you feel the...
    knightshade knightshade 18-21 2 Responses Dec 26, 2008

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    Ever Wonder Why The Heck You Were Born?

    It's difficult living in today's world where going to college and studying is a MUST in many occupations. I for one have no idea what to do with my life. Years ago when I was little, I would think of who I would be in the future. All of those visions are a bit unrealistic for me...
    TheFadingAuthor TheFadingAuthor 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2011

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    Change Is Not My Friend

    I can't decide what to do with my life right now. I am almost 18 I have three weeks left Of high school left until I graduate and I still don't know what college I will be going to. I use to have it all planned out, everything was going along smoothly a year ago but now it has...
    Dominolver Dominolver 18-21 1 Response May 15, 2011

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    Too Much, Too Little Time

    There are too many careers. I just can't decide what to do with my life! I really thought I knew. Ever since I was six I wanted to be a choir director. It lasted up to my  freshman year of college as a music major when I realized I didn't want to be in a classroom all day...
    lily00 lily00 18-21 1 Response Apr 22, 2008

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    Can't Decide Wat To Do In Life.

    I am 16 going to 17 still now din't decide what i am going to do in life.This is true that i have still time to decide but if i am not prepared by now then in future there is going to be a lot of troble to decide what i want to do in life.My friends also decide what they want to...
    1mehrin 1mehrin 16-17 Jan 7, 2013

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    31 And Not Getting Any Younger.

    I am now 31 years old and have wokred all of my life. I never really wanted to go to college due to the fact I never really had and idea of what I wanted to do. I have always had a full time job doing something since I was 19. I am now married and have a wonderful baby girl. My...
    bubo123 bubo123 31-35, M 4 Responses May 3, 2010

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    What To Do???

    I have no idea what I really want to do "when I grow up". I am closing in on thirty and have been in school so long that I could have been a doctor by now. I find that very ironic considering I used to say I wanted to be a doctor but did not want to go to school for 10 + years...
    tigers0811 tigers0811 26-30 Jan 16, 2012

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    I'm not sure how to feel right now. Emotions are something I'm not really used to. I honesty wish I had a guy to talk to about life.
    Marylandkid Marylandkid 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    Oh my goodness, just some stupid articles, how you can you force someone to be straight, force someone into submission just awful stuff. I can' believe people are dumb enough to...
    Emeraldisles5 Emeraldisles5 18-21 Dec 2

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    I feel like we can never trust anyone now with all the social media and all....People confess to their "friend" and their friend is all like "I would NEVER tell that to anyone...
    skittlesjkayle skittlesjkayle 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I want to know why my dad is always sucking me. He's always coming in my room and complaining that I'm spending my time on the computer. He's always like "Why are you always on the...
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    I have learned if I want to kill myself there is not point on telling someone so they can change my mind. If I want to do it I doubt there's a chance someone's opinion would madder...
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F Dec 17

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    I'm a 38 Male. Can't drive whatsoever. Have been trying to learn on and off for more than 20 years. My most extreme attempt was offering to buy a friend a new car so he could give...
    rattrapante rattrapante 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My boyfriend (technically fiance) just can't seem to understand what it's like to be a grown child of an alcoholic (or simply coming from a mentally abusive household). I've...
    Erealia Erealia 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    Nothing ever seems to matter. My life has been in a downward spiral for years now. It didn’t matter what I did, things just seems to get worse. After a 13 year marriage, it is...
    turnpike1971 turnpike1971 41-45, M Nov 28

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    Before I was born, my mother was pregnant with my brother and decided to marry my father for the support. She stayed with him for twenty years until now to raise her children...
    bubbleteax bubbleteax 16-17, F Dec 17

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    So after doing some serious thinking and research I finally decided what I'm doing once I graduate high school :) I seriously will be so happy with this job. I CAN do it and I WILL...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I love my fiance, father of my son. I don't want to leave him even though he can be a major pain in the ***. But I often think about whether I should break up with him or not... I...
    ElledaDreamer ElledaDreamer 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 15

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    Christmas: I spend all morning rifling through pants and tee shirts, only to decide on a dress with a sweater over it. My make-up is a big process, which includes considering how...
    karrotkace karrotkace 16-17, F Dec 8

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    I don't really know what to do anymore. At this point, my mom is the main trigger to my depression and anxiety. I don't like being around her, but I don't want to hurt her. She's...
    dickdurk dickdurk 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    All this is too horrible and I don't want to believe it. First of all, my parents are really nice people: they love each other, they get along so well, they love me, and we look...
    cerisesetharicots cerisesetharicots 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    This is my second post today in less than 30 mins because I have a lot to get off my chest. :) My biggest issue I believe is that I want what I can't have. It's not because I can...
    GhostBride GhostBride 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 1

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    Finally, a place to find some comfort. Thank you so much for your story... of course, I draw such similarity to my experience. I have had an affair for almost 4 years and she...
    hearbrokenandlonely hearbrokenandlonely 46-50 Dec 15

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    I'm seeing him for the first time a good two to three weeks. Oh how i've longed to feel his soft embrace and shrink into his chest. I long too feel him tighten his arms around me...
    cydneyxx cydneyxx 13-15, F Nov 30

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    Why? I don't see why death should be a solution. Can someone please explain it? **** off to whatever person that has left you. Is life boring or just sad? Take medicines or drugs...
    AcidBrain AcidBrain 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    honestly, these past few years have truly changed me so much. I have been subject to pain, depression, sadness, and every form of agony that a human mind can experience. life...
    dtylerrr dtylerrr 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    I was so in love with this guy for 6 years and he didn't love me back at all. He was the first and last guy I ever fell in love with and it was love at first sight. At one point I...
    Purpletears17 Purpletears17 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    This has been a problem for me my whole life. I grew up isolated. I wasn't allowed to have friends, go outside or be loved. We didn't celebrate holidays or get stuff for christmas...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I don't have the strength. If they don't want to be helped, then there's really not much more I can do. Except to pray and ask God to help them. I can only tolerate so much from...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    I'm only 16.. 3 years ago I cut myself and I have been doing it on and off since then. I don't understand what's wrong with me. I'd be out with my friends, enjoying my time. Then...
    Aly262 Aly262 16-17 1 Response Dec 1

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    Coworker with the same age, higher salary and grade, older in the company, different position, some common work, same office. Although, he is so jealous of me, not only jealous he...
    zolito zolito 31-35, M Dec 12

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    I guess having loving parents is just too much to ask for and lately I keep being reminded of it. I went to a friends house and I couldn't help but notice the way her mother...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    I miss you so much, you are on my mind 24/7. I always wonder if you're okay, if you're safe, sleepy, hungry, happy and every emotion in between. I wonder if all you said was true...
    lovelydisgrace lovelydisgrace 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 15

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    Why Cate what others think, adapt to them and live the life those people want. When u can not Care, live your life and reach ur dreams.
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 16

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    When I think back, I was confident, fun, and careless as a child. Boys didn't scare me, other people didn't scare me, I had my first "boyfriend" in the second grade. I remember in...
    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I can't feel pain anymore. No matter how hard I try to cry, I just can't. There seems to be no happiness no joy no love. Love doesn't exist. Is just something that slowly eats at...
    chameleonvenom chameleonvenom 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Hey there, I figured it was the only place to talk about it since I'm too ashamed to tell anyone, even my closest friends. I'm a 20-year-old male living with my parents and right...
    Ciccone Ciccone 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I can't, no matter how I try to approach it. I seem to slowly but surely, but it is VERY slow. And it's so stupid because at this point it's only about one thing, and that's...
    AllStarcrushNate AllStarcrushNate 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Im finding things really hard at the moment. People don't really understand but then again I dont really understand my own feelings, so why should anyone else? I can't go to school...
    sademptynothing sademptynothing 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    It's eating me up inside. And I can't talk about it. I know it's my own fault too. I never should've done it. And I'm getting exactly what I deserve. My heart broken to smithereens...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    I have nowhere else to post this. I don't want whatever drama might come with exposing you, so I'll keep my mouth shut. You broke my heart once. I let you get close to me again...
    mg75 mg75 36-40, F Dec 6

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    It's a good thing people, especially my therapist, can't read my mind. Lately I've been thinking only of revenge. The person that ruined my life and did horrible things (to other...
    185fleetstreet 185fleetstreet 18-21, F 11 Responses Dec 12

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