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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 404 People

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    I do not have a clue

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

    heck the title explains it all,

    im just gonna wing it for the thrill of it even if im unsure??
    Haze94 Haze94
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 19, 2015

    -

    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

    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

    Christmas soup. Christmas is coming

    and majority of my colleagues at work have already decided not to come to the office any more. In my world, it means less things to do, more time to think. So here I go again, thinking about vegetarian sausage, the one I need for my bf's favorite Christmas soup. I was planning...
    ladida84 ladida84
    31-35, F
    Dec 22, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    So, half of the holidays are over.

    So far, so good. Several fights and potential break up. It took him 5 hours to realize that break up is not such a good idea in the end. So he came and said he was sorry. Now we are fine again.But are we really? Is it normal that I can see the future without him? That I know...
    ladida84 ladida84
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2015

    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

    Vegetarian sausage is ordered.

    So, somehow I managed to order a vegetarian sausage. It was like in last 5 minutes. When I finally hit "submit your order" button, it seemed as if I am able to fix this, to make this Christmas happen. The gift for my boyfriend arrived. He unwrapped it before Christmas eve...
    ladida84 ladida84
    31-35, F
    Dec 23, 2015

    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

    On EP the whole fuqing day,

    tell me about having a life.
    5red 5red
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 1

    After yesterdays work-love-life crisis,

    soaked in beer and chips, and a very strange, first time experience chatting with unknown "listener"from a far far land, suddenly I managed to get a grip and pick up my lazy *** off the couch. I managed to clean the apartment, throw out a garbage an even cook a decent meal...
    ladida84 ladida84
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 20, 2015

    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

    31 years old, no kids,

    living in foreign country with my bf.Lot of stress at work, but good pay.Watching horror movies at weekends. 0 friends, 0 sex. Don`t remember the last time I went out to party. Depressed?Most probably yeah.Wanna change my life?Hell yeah, but too afraid to actually do something...
    ladida84 ladida84
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 19, 2015

    It`s just terrible.I can`t help it,

    it really sucks.We had fight again, again can`t remember how it all started.I was cooking and he didn`t like me leaving stuff all over the kitchen. I would clean it up, not a big deal...Somehow it all led to argue again.I feel like a total failure. Why can`t I make things right...
    ladida84 ladida84
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2015

    Yes, yes. I had this whole life plan

    but turns out those things don't work out, especially when you really need money to keep both yourself and your family going. So I don't know... maybe I'll come back to it one day. But right now I need to work and get experience, confidence, etc... and hopefully I won't forget...
    HannahSavannah HannahSavannah
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 18, 2015

    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
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 3, 2014

    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

    everything is fake...

    ................
    jobs723 jobs723
    22-25, M
    Dec 25, 2015

    So I haven't been on this site in forever.

    . I just turned 19, I go to college but I feel so useless because I don't have a job.. I get really nervous and anxious about working but I know I have to get over it. I went through 2 interviews and got a job but before I could start I quit.. I'm just a super quiet and shy...
    omgchapstick omgchapstick
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 18, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 18, 2015

    Ha!

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

    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

    It's true, I don't know

    where I'm heading to with my life. 22 years old, Senior year at the literature college (french studies) and a freshman at another school to get my diploma in financial accounting. I'm trying to find for myself a decent career by doing something that I love. right know, my day...
    eMpTy7 eMpTy7
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2015

    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

    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

    Related Experiences

    EP still seems to be here...
    TightyWhitieBoy TightyWhitieBoy
    18-21, M
    Apr 21
    Welllllll... My K.i.k is rachel.quire35 for anyone I forgot to give it too 🙃
    Rachel335 Rachel335
    18-21, F
    Apr 20
    Not in the real world or online. I dont have any friends at all. I don't know what's wrong with me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 20
    Today i meet another doctor. What i thought would be another person saying there is nothing indicating that something is wrong. instead i get a doctor who tells me this is the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 20
    I've always wanted to sit down with someone and talk for hours and hours about each others life stories. No Judgments. No Interruptions. Just Understanding. I want someone to...
    Cassae Cassae
    16-17, F
    Apr 20
    I just changed my reality to one I like a lot better. The opportunity came and I reached out and grabbed the proverbial brass ring. (Has anyone ever seen a merry-go-round with a...
    9minute 9minute
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 20
    I am a 15 year old girl with two almost divorced parents. I am so sad and I have been so depressed during the past two weeks I didn't know what to do. Seeing my mom hurting and...
    wondur wondur
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    People think they have a perfect idea of who you are from a four-second Snapchat video... and fake blogs, stories, magazine covers. In reality, that's not the case. Nobody knows...
    hazaramujahideen hazaramujahideen
    70+, F
    Apr 19
    ...... ` You know, I think one of the worst feelings in the world is finding out you didn't mean as much to someone as you thought you did, and you just feel stupid, and because...
    JuanaChange JuanaChange
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    This is me. I am a Mommy, a Wife and an Avon Lady but I really have no idea what I am doing. I put on a fake smile on a weekly bases and try to make people happy, but I have no...
    CalicoWoolfe CalicoWoolfe
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 18
    I feel as if there is something wrong with me... but I can't quite figure it out. I felt as if I couldn't move this morning, so I slept all day instead. I just keep telling myself...
    pokadot pokadot
    13-15, F
    Apr 18
    Loneliness is eating me alive... I don't know what I have done to drive women away from me... But now I must learn to accept I will always alone.
    Foenix Foenix
    41-45, M
    Apr 17
    justalittlewallflower justalittlewallflower
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    Sometime it's too much too take in. I don't know what to say and all I do is smile.. I don't even feel like m doing anything different ... I m just trying to be there for them...
    Dezeena Dezeena
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    Watching all these ghost videos and murders and urban legends and videos where people say in the future people will find out and I'm just over here rethinking my whole existence...
    Botdf1shutup Botdf1shutup
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    sign it http://email.change.org/mpss/c/9AA/SCE/t.1wd/XZQqfsavQp2T4djyQA9I9g /h7/KLcqj6mm2DNwtPZFTP391glwzj22F0pG2xgZzZz6pYbIkihrqp6BH7Ackuk6dzQrQrnoQU3pjd-2FMqbjCn-2BFji7v50R...
    tylerdiofan tylerdiofan
    18-21, M
    Apr 15
    I'm very sad and I really hate myself. Everyday I wake up and I don't have a purpose. I don't know what to do with myself. I don't really have friend's and even when I'm with...
    tlmboo tlmboo
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 15
    My friend has really bad anxiety. I try to help by trying to be there for her and supporting her, but she never tells me what she needs. Today, she pushed me away so I back off but...
    Blackbutterflies99 Blackbutterflies99
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 15
    I can't do it anymore guys. I don't have any friends or family anymore and I've never had a boyfriend. I sit in my room all day after school and stare at the wall while listening...
    classAteam classAteam
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 14
    I'm the creator of my own life...I have a right to be here.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Apr 14
    People told me all throughout middle school I was ugly. But I go to highschool and all I get told is that I am beautiful. (My appearance didn't change at all. I just moved school...
    AlmightyPanda AlmightyPanda
    18-21
    2 Responses Apr 14
    I've been through a blender, you could say. Age 2, I'm diagnosed with a genetic eye condition that eats away at my vision. Age 6, I'm diagnosed with mild Asperger's Syndrome. Age...
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    13-15, T
    6 Responses Apr 14
    I have made it to this ripe old age by simply being me, not who others think I should be!
    hazaramujahideen hazaramujahideen
    70+, F
    2 Responses Apr 14
    Can't quite place why I made this account. Maybe the total protection of anonymity is what drew me here. I keep hoping I will receive a sign. Some inkling to who I am and what I...
    thequietgirl101 thequietgirl101
    18-21, F
    Apr 13
More Stories