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I Don't Know What I Am Doing With My Life

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    Very True

    I think of myself as someone on the sidelines watching life pass her by.Every day I wake thinking this is the day I will take that chance or change the way I do things,and without skipping a beat I go on to do the very thing I told myself I wouldn't.I feel like I...
    bellas31 bellas31 31-35, F 10 Responses Jan 21, 2010

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    I Intend to Find Out

    .....or maybe just set it off in an entirely different direction from the one I have been heading in.   Life is so weird.
    lostbird lostbird 51-55, F 10 Responses Apr 1, 2009

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    I'm 44 and I've never really known.

    Oh, at times I've THOUGHT I knew, but I didn't. I don't think we're really supposed to "get it" until we're breathing our last few breaths.
    dbushy dbushy 41-45, M Apr 3, 2014

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    Lost

    Feeling it over the last couple of months, moreso recently.I am doing things that I normally wouldn't do.I realize that having certain ppl in my life cause me to take a majordetour of the main highway of life.I don't have a full time which is so NOT like me.This can't continue...
    WindyCityCat WindyCityCat 41-45, F Apr 17, 2011

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    Questions I Ask Myself Almost Daily

    Almost daily I find myself asking these questions (or similiar ones)  : I am losing my mind What am I doing with my life? How did I get here? Where do I want to be in the next year, 5 years, 10 years? Do I need to get a divorce? Who am I...
    ghostie ghostie 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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    I Dont Know What I Am Doing With My Life

    I graduated from wharton school 20 years ago, presumably one of the best business schools in the world. Had the opportunity to join an investment bank or a top company but instead headed back home to my country to work with my father. At the time business was good but it...
    quaker88 quaker88 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 31, 2009

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    What Do I Do Next?

    I am not about to self pity myself. I am just confused and looking for what I want next. I have a great life, I'm not going to lie; but I'm bored. I am afraid of wasting my time at a meaningless job. I want to do something great. I am going to be important, I just have no idea...
    someoneimportant someoneimportant 22-25 1 Response Apr 9, 2013

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    But It's Where I Need to Be ....

    I have no clue where my life is going - at all. I do know that I love my son, and will always be here for him - to care for him and watch him grow. I have made some great friends - and knowing that you care for me, reagardless of where I am headed, knowing...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 10 Responses Apr 1, 2009

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    I Haven't Finished Anything

    I started going to college, but I left that for the military. Right now I plan on leaving the military early to move on to something else. What that something else is, I don't know. But it seems no matter where I am I am never happy. I easily tire of the boys I am with. I don't...
    TexasItaly TexasItaly 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2010

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    Why do we hold on even

    though we know in our hearts the bitter truth? Why do we cling to a fake image that we have created in our minds even though we know the person we love is not what we have made it to be? Is easy to be blind and to cling to a false hope and sometimes when we finally wake up, we...
    shurei shurei 46-50, F Apr 3, 2014

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    I Know What I'm Not Doing...

    What I'm not doing is what I'm doing now. Being with my husband has been the tether (and how) that has anchored my decision-making over the past years. Take that away, and then what? I see possibilities everywhere. Where will I end up living? What career will I end up in, or...
    serenityprayer serenityprayer 31-35, F 1 Response May 15, 2009

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    It says here to write a title to my story. It's not easy when you cannot define things that you've done or where you want to go. I have never been one to dwell on things too much and have trusted that I can make it out of any situation by staying positive and working hard. If I...
    dayswithgabriel dayswithgabriel 22-25, F Aug 7, 2012

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    lost- I'm beyond high right now

    and have been awake for days on end smoking and shooting up meth, like always. my arms are numb from missing my veins. my whole body feels warm inside. my eyes feel heavy from sleep deprivation, yet I'm not tired. my mind feels like it's floating or as if it doesn't even exist...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1, 2014

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    Downcast

    I seems like whatever I used to live for has come to an end. I can't remember when I was ever motivated to do something and I have just lost the will to live. I find it difficult to do things for myself and I usually convince myself that may be doing stuff for others will make...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 14, 2010

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    I Just Don'T Know What Went Wrong

    Lookie here. Another day of being an angsty 13-year old girl. Sitting in front of the computer having a pity party for myself. My stomach wrenches at how stupid and worthless I am. I wish I could escape from it all, but I'm too much of a coward to hurt myself. My childhood is...
    HellhoundGakupo HellhoundGakupo 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2013

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    How Ironic

    That I would come upon this group today.  My life feels so out of control right now.  I am not sure what I am doing from one day to the next.  What's it going to take?  How does one find the answer?  Does it come like a light that just goes on one day...
    kungfuchic kungfuchic 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 1, 2009

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    Life????

    So this is whats been going on... A few months ago I quit my job in retail management because I was sick of the hours. I just moved to a new state and I'm trying to figure out what to do... Do I go back to what I know? Do I open my own company? Do I start a consulting firm? I'm...
    gettingcomfortable gettingcomfortable 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 12, 2013

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    I do not have a clue

    and most of my life has consisted of lies
    achorusgirl achorusgirl 18-21, F Sep 25, 2014

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    Apparently Not A Thing

    My life has been non-productive for almost 2 years now. As hard as I have struggled to climb out of this hole, nothing has worked. I give up. FML.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2011

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    Totally Disorganised And Unsettled And Getting Worse!!

    I never finish anything and feel like I have 'failed in life' because of this- yet I never seem to be able to change it! I was in a great relationship for 7 years but around 25 suddenly felt that I'd missed something.. that there was something else to life. My partner was...
    thistlefox28 thistlefox28 26-30, F Aug 22, 2010

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    Ha!

    no. and i don't care. was i supposed to?
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 1, 2009

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    Total Mess

    I'm so confused about life I can't even figure out what I wanna do or who I am.  I'm scared of the future, Im inlove with my gay best friend, I feel lonely and desperate.  I just want to find a balance in life, I need to find someone I can really love and who can love...
    lookingforsomeonespecial lookingforsomeonespecial 22-25 2 Responses Dec 4, 2010

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    But I *DO* know that Netflix has a season of 30

    Rock I haven't watched yet... so, y'know... got that going for me.
    Eigengrau Eigengrau 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2014

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    I Thought I Had All The Answers

    What a laugh. Feels like I've been wasting my life on something that isn't worth it. And I don't know where I'm heading and what I am doing with my life.
    SunnySmile SunnySmile 31-35, F Nov 7, 2011

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