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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 532 People

    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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    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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    Omg, me either. Follower of Christ Jesus,

    almost 40, single, grown children. I am UTTERLY excited to see where He leads me!
    lackluster40 lackluster40 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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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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    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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    Only God does. I've given my life to Him,

    to use for good. I know that I'm safer than I've ever been now.
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2014

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    I know what my current plan is: don't fail in

    shool, then study something academic at university (engineering or physics.) so it looks like I'm doing something. Knowing what I WANT to do, is a completely different story. I have no idea.
    maiomeN maiomeN 16-17, F Nov 19, 2014

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    I gave up my job and home to help

    and take care of my mother grandmother and grandfather then a month ago my grandmother went to the hospital for ovarion cancer and my grandfather starts to change and kicked me out for no reason then asked me to come back three days later then all of a sudden i find out my...
    jholcomb91 jholcomb91 22-25, M Aug 29, 2014

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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 3 Responses Jun 7, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 22-25 3 Responses Sep 3, 2010

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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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    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 5 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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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, 2014

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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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    Looking at a day out by myself.

    Returning my boyfriend’s hat to him. More job searching. Figuring out how to set up this new phone of mine, and how much money it'll take to keep it running with service. Possibly figuring out what’s on this flashdrive I found in my room. And at some point, I need to figure...
    mkmoore mkmoore 16-17, F Oct 11, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Feb 28, 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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    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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    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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    I feel like a coward.

    I dropped out of college because even with a scholarship, grants and student loans I can't pay for it. However that's okay, I don't want to spend the rest of my life paying for ******* student loans. My parents don't help me with anything whatsoever. I probably sound like a brat...
    CynicalIntrovert CynicalIntrovert 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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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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    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 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 2 days 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 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 1 Response 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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    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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    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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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 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'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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