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I Don't Know What I Am Going to Do With My Life

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    I Have An Idea

     So for the longest time, even a year and a half into college I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. However when I looked at the things that I wanted to be they all involved people either directly or they were inspired by my desire to help people. The last thing I...
    IWishIUnderstood IWishIUnderstood 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 20, 2010

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    I Don'T Know What To Do With My Life Right Now

    I'm 24 and all my life I never knew what I wanted to do. Since elementary school my friends all knew what career paths to take. And as adults, they are in school and are doing exactly what they love. I on the other hand, I am still just floating. I have a dead end job with a...
    FayEli FayEli 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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    Cia Vs. Composer Vs. Writer? Smh Too Much!

    I=HS sophomore on Aug 27th. My parents have ALWAYS wanted me to go to Ivy League, but as of now I dont really see that happening because of my mediocrity. I want to make myself special to better my chances of getting in (to Yale, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, NYU, Columbia). But i...
    KoraLuvsU KoraLuvsU 13-15, F Aug 14, 2012

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    What Do You Expect?

    I'm in highschool! No one has a clue what they're gonna do. They say school is what counts, though. They say I have my whooolllle life ahead of me but is that even true? I mean, I should be selecting a proper career now, setting really really good grades so I can get into college...
    Girlonwire Girlonwire 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 6, 2011

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    Starting Again

    I'm not alone in this, but I'm one of those people who has a lot up in the air at the point where I feel like it "should" be settled. Two years ago my 10 year marriage failed and I came to the conclusion that I don't want to teach high school anymore. I keep flopping around...
    snailbear snailbear 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2013

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    What Is Happening To Me?

    When i began to realize the world and the existence of myself, i had the crazy tendency to protest anything that my parents told me. And all the thing that my parents ever told me was: Try to study, get a good marks, go to college. I did all my parents' command but i hated...
    kusahara kusahara 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    I am 18 now, going to graduate some sort of

    vocational school in a few months. I will be allowed to study at universities of applied sciences but not at general universities (oh thank you for your fantastic school system smart German government). The point is that I am interested in studying languages, journalism or...
    zyakkui zyakkui 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Ummm...

    Where should I start well I'm new here. I got here by feeling depressed and lonesome so I seared online " I don't know what to do with my life" and endded up here. I felt like this for years I've never really been good at anything and starting from day one in school (Early...
    mastermind109 mastermind109 18-21 3 Responses Sep 3, 2010

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    Unbound the Wild Ride

    Life has been a very confusing journey for me. For years I was sure what I wanted to do. I wanted to be a forensic psyhiatrist. I started working in a daycare and realized I was passionate about childcare. I then was a little torn on early childhood education / psychology. I...
    paperdoll319 paperdoll319 18-21 2 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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    I Just Don't Know What To Do

    I'm a smart guy, of genius intelligence, in fact. I want to do so many things, but I just don't know where or how to start. I'm just lost, adrift in my own sea of indifference. I just don't know what to do.
    LeoFLJ LeoFLJ 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    Lost

    I'm 16 and in college. I graduated high school a year early to start my life. And I have no idea what to do with it. I'm currently majoring in Business Administration, so I can supposedly open up my own bookstore. But I really don't know if that's what I want to do. Since I was a...
    iloveedward iloveedward 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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    Single Mother Lost and Alone, Confused On Where to Go Now.

    Ok, so here is my story.. I am almost 28 and have no earthy idea what i want to do with my life, or how to get there. I (foolishly) got married at 19 to a soldier. I left cosmetology school to be the betty home maker that my mother always taught us to be. i was...
    Avaniqafaye Avaniqafaye 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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    What Do I Do From Here?

    guess i'll start with school, graduated 2 years early and went straight to work in a grocery store, 2 years later i got fired because the manager had a grudge against female baggers. come to find out her ex husband left her for a bagger and she was taking it out on the girls at...
    worryer worryer 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2013

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    Safeness

    I am filled with total saddness because I had to give up everything I love to do in my life do to a stroke(6 months ago) and brain cancer (found out the other day). The stroke left me paralyzed on my right side and I could walk or talk. The doctor said that I may not be able to...
    Jerseyjetgirl246 Jerseyjetgirl246 46-50, F Jul 19, 2012

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    What Am I Going To Do With My Life???

    I have no idea what I am going to do with my life. Hmm I am not sure how I ended up in this position. I always had so much "potential" as my mom loves to remind me. All through secondary school I was at the top of my class. I got great scores on standardized tests and got A's in...
    MissArchon MissArchon 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2013

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    Age Hasn't Provided Much Clarity Of What To Do, Only What Not To Do....sigh.

    Fell into my line of work accidentally - traded in dreams for a steady paycheck. Thirty years later I want to do something that I love, and make money at it. Unfortunately it's not looking promising. I am just on autopilot, going through the motions in two week increments. Work...
    iskabibble iskabibble 51-55, F Mar 17, 2012

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    Doubt Is Evil

    I am pursuing something in graduate school, and some days it feels so right and I am blessed to be here, but other days I still wonder, what would life had been like if I did something else? I have a feeling this will never go away. No matter what else I could have chosen, there...
    kangaroospy kangaroospy 22-25 May 29, 2012

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