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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 228 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ha!

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

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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 11 Responses Jan 21, 2010

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    I really don't know what I want any more. What I want changes so constantly it's like I'm a different person each time. My boss already got on to me for not telling him what my...
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    snowolf13 snowolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I think I'm in love with a friend of mine. But our relationship is really strange. At first we started off as being really good friends, but last year I had a boyfriend who hated...
    andreatam andreatam 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    As most of you know, I am dating a girl on here. She is a wonderful person and I couldn't have asked God for a more perfect girlfriend. But I have a weird feeling, like abandonment...
    Sierra1993 Sierra1993 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I feel like all the stress and frustration is all thrown at me. Like I don't know what else my mom wants me to do. I feel like she tells me the same thing everytime and I don't...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I don't know what i am thinking; i don't know what my heart desires. When i am lonely, i need a boyfirend ,but when a boy follows me, i say i need to study i don't wanna have one...
    LoveNight LoveNight 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Recently assessed as Bipolar II. Started new meds. Have been a total beast. Fits of rage. Crying. College starts on Monday. Disability Services is still waiting to approve my...
    jhblueeyes jhblueeyes 36-40, F Jan 3

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    Ok well I've been married going on 5 years and for the past 2 it seems that we have lost our connection. I try to do different things to rekindle the fire like have date nights or...
    ThatGuy0120 ThatGuy0120 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I have a younger sister that is 12 years old, which makes her three years younger than me. We moved two years ago to a different country. Me and my siblings didn't really have a...
    NevaAmethyst NevaAmethyst 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    A few minutes ago my parents were fighting over recent tensions. Mainly being someone who my stepdad was texting and who he was calling "my angel" and calling her every night...
    Starsminecart Starsminecart 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 14

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    I'm so confused. don't know what to do. want to be in a relation ship but have trust issues too. don't know whom to trust or who's real or who's fake :(
    YaminMalik YaminMalik 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    Can someone give me advice please :( my bf told me he doesn't want a relationship anymore because he is in love with his ex.... I love him so much and it hurt so bad but I'm not...
    babygirlxxxo babygirlxxxo 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't know what to do next?? I'm bored.
    alone03 alone03 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    i don't know if i'm supposed to be monogamous. no matter how much i like the idea of a husband, two kids, some pets, and a house, i always get bored with my current partner and...
    iridescenteyes iridescenteyes 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't know if everyone gets the same internet advertising, but there's a horrible picture of something claimed to be a superfood by its advertisers; between the ridiculously...
    itismichael itismichael 36-40, M Jan 7

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    I have a really bad situation. One of my friends is suffering a lot of stuff and her parents don't seem to care. I really want to help her but don't know how to. I talk to her...
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i've many toughts about many things, but i can't share that, don't know why. Maybe i'm too afraid about alot of things
    bumbui bumbui 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    The person who used to be my friend is coming to town, and wants to meet. She was the one who affected my self-esteem so bad in my first year at college. I'm not mad at her, I just...
    coldswann coldswann 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    I'm living in a loveless marriage and don't know how I'm going to continue for 9 more years. I can't be without my kids so divorce isn't an option. She has turned so sour on me...
    sparksearcher sparksearcher 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 15

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    Today I've just been in a deep state of depression and I seriously don't know why. I try to cheer myself up but I end up falling back down again. The thing is, I haven't felt this...
    BigMak32 BigMak32 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    Our house isn't a home. I don't know where to go... I just wanna run away from here.
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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