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

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    My Life Is Heading Nowhere!

    I am still confused about the purpose of my life after all these years. What could I contribute to people/the society? All I have done is to burden everyone around me and cause so much hurt. Even though they say that I am valuable and cannot picture their lives without me, I...
    SomewhereTomorrow SomewhereTomorrow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 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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    I am a 25 year old guy,

    I have a decent job, I live in a decent place, my career looks bright, yet I don't know what I am doing and what I am going to do. I feel hopeless and lost everyday. I am confused, depressed and angry at myself for turning out like this. Why did this happen ? To elaborate, I...
    randomanonguy randomanonguy 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 7

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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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    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 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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    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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    I have no clue what career I want to pursue

    although I have Ideas but I haven't made up my mind yet. I love biology and I sort of conquered chemistry this year although it was tough and I had my ups and downs but I can't say that I genuinely enjoy it. However I am lazy although I can apply myself and word hard but am...
    l212 l212 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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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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    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 Apr 23

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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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    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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    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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    I don't know what I am going to do.

    I am lost, but I deserve it. I want to change, I need to change, but I am not sure how or where to start.
    sesi1116 sesi1116 22-25, F May 11

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My husband and I are going through something very personal right now and it's slowly tearing our marriage apart. All I can say here is I hurt him and made him feel like I didn't...
    Justalicia Justalicia 31-35, F Aug 4

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    When I was 17, I got pregnant with my oldest. He was a premature baby, so I got little to hardly any time to bond with him the first 3 months of his life. I spent 6 days a week...
    Krissysheart Krissysheart 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I suffer very badly with social anxiety disorder and I feel like its now ruining my life to the point where I don't see the point in being alive anymore. My self-esteem is...
    bobthespider bobthespider 18-21 Aug 6

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    With all this Robin Williams suicide discussion, I have had a nerve hit. I am 22 years old and lost my uncle to suicide when i was 18. He was only 28 and was very close to me. I...
    MrJosiah MrJosiah 22-25, M Aug 12

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    It happened to me yesterday and I still don't know what to think about it. There already is someone I already love (we're not in a relationship though, I wrote about it in my...
    GlowingHeart GlowingHeart 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I love him, yes I want him to be mine, yes But it’s impossible, yes I’m having hard time defining what we have been going through. I’m having hard time positioning myself to...
    HikoukiGumo HikoukiGumo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I just get so frustrated all the time, my life isn't turning out the way I planned. I change something then things are good for a while but I don't get that overwhelming feeling...
    Alwayslost11 Alwayslost11 26-30, F Aug 7

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    I've had this exact problem before, well at least ones really close to it. If you look at my profile you will see the exact same thing. I make friends and make really strong...
    Tlex85 Tlex85 18-21, M Aug 15

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    I have a really big crush (or more than that...) on an older woman. She is in her late-forties to early-fifties and I am in my mid-twenties. I should say now that she is in a...
    kendallwakesup kendallwakesup 22-25 Jul 27

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    I don't know what I do to make him so mad? I love him , we have a 11 month old together and since we moved in with him like 2 months ago he's been so mean I try so hard to not...
    Yuri1396 Yuri1396 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    So I have been researching a lot tonight and I'm debating about staying in New York, going to Massachusetts, Illinois, or Ohio. I don't know what to do. I really wanted to graduate...
    Mickey2021 Mickey2021 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Hey everyone, Last night when my boyfriend and I got home from a nice family gathering.....he found out his friend passed away who served in Afghanistan with him. I don't know...
    sarah143757 sarah143757 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I don't know what to so anymore when I wear something nice and someone say you ain't ****...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    When you stay in bed the whole day because you don't know what to think.
    amazing97 amazing97 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I need to write this somewhere to get it out of my head. I have been feeling extremely suicidal recently and I just had one of the most disturbing yet eye-opening dreams. I...
    SaphiraJane SaphiraJane 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I give amazing advice, yet I'm unable to follow my own. I know how to treat a woman with respect and dignity, yet I'm always single and alone. It seems like I want people that I...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    I've been crushing on her for a year. She's this strong, independent 21, almost 22 year old girl that caught my attention the second I walked into my college class I had with her...
    Taylor1993 Taylor1993 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    I just recently graduated high school at the age of sixteen and I'm going to college in a couple of days. I graduated a year early but I don't know why I did it. I'm highly...
    rulered rulered 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    I want to do whatever makes me happy, I want let out the free spirit I have in my mind. I wanted to be a nurse, but I noticed how complicated it is getting into nursing schools in...
    EbbsBreaux EbbsBreaux 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My boyfriend's been playing these mind games with me lately, which I don't have time for, but he purposely doing things that he knows make me upset and thinking that I don't know...
    laxlife laxlife 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Yesterday, I went to a university to take a test with my review-mates. I had fun because I met a lot of people from other review centers and befriended them but I had this feeling...
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 16-17, F Aug 11

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    I honestly don't know why I got this, maybe just cause I'm bored? Maybe I like reading? Maybe I like being comforted by others? I don't know why I'm here but I'm kinda glad I am...
    yungleen yungleen 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I just don't know anymore. I'm tired of lying to myself and being someone I'm not. I don't know if I should shut out the internet and go camping to clear my mind but I really need...
    haileemattis haileemattis 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    Have you ever felt like you just want to break down in tears and you don't know why? Only to find you have no more tears left to cry? I feel empty - numb, almost as if existing...
    TaintedSnowflakes TaintedSnowflakes 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    So I did my highlights, and I don't know if I'm really digging them.. (That's my hair in the pic).
    Lanigga14 Lanigga14 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I push everyone away, with out meaning to. Now I am alone. I just don't know why I do it!
    Scaredmonster Scaredmonster 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I feel like I'm in the middle all the time. Its a terrible feeling. I've been in a relationship for years now and I still love him like the day I met him. Don't ask me why...
    LStacey LStacey 36-40, F Jul 30

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    I'm sooo annoyed about certain online friends of mine always message me things and then get upset or complain when I don't answer them right away. "it took you that long to...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10

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