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

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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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    Oct 11, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    Nov 19, 2014


    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

    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

    it would probably help

    if i actually tried
    domain1992 domain1992
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 9, 2015

    I don't know what to do with my life,

    I work 2 jobs and still can't afford rent, or my bills, I hate struggling, and just can't find a way to get on top of everything... I hate my life..
    lapis92 lapis92
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 20, 2015

    I don't know What to do

    when my aunt says that I'm not going to school anymore!!! ughhh I'm so disappointed with her because she want me to take care of her babies . Am I selfish if I separate with my aunt And work .??
    almaNorman almaNorman
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 20, 2015

    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

    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
    26-30, M
    Aug 29, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Jun 1, 2009

    I thought that going to school

    and getting good grades was how I could be successful and happy. I thought I would be an academic success, get a degree, and find a steady job. I was aware that there would be ups and downs and that not everything would go my way, but my goal was to eventually know what I wanted...
    Lukas2727 Lukas2727
    Apr 4, 2016

    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


    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
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Nov 2, 2009

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2015

    My mums a workaholic

    and an alcoholic. She has put my brother on a high pedestal that he is not on, I'm not being biased in fact I am being very serious. consider him trash and my mum looks at him like his gold. I talked to her older brother, my uncle, and we are worried. something is going to...
    RebelFighter RebelFighter
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    I've already graduated college

    but I don't even know what to do. I'm supposed to find work but I don't think I'm ready for it. I graduated too early in my opinion. -sigh-
    LavenderHart009 LavenderHart009
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 2, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    i'm an architecture student

    and i will graduate this year, but i'm still don't know about what i'm going to do with my life, actually i don't really want to be an architect, i just do it because i don't know what i want to do, yesterday my parents ask me about my plan after graduate, but i don;t have...
    strawberryPlump strawberryPlump
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    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.
    sighselly sighselly
    13-15, F
    Oct 11, 2014

    need to apply myself,

    but I'd like to be a cop or surgeon.
    zydeko zydeko
    Mar 9, 2015

    at first i thought i do.

    .. but as it turns out, i might have thought wrong. hopefully this is just some phase and it will be all over soon. or at least it will get a bit better.
    elysium9527 elysium9527
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2015

    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
    May 29, 2012

    Everyone else around me seems like they know

    exactly what they want to do with their lives and already have a plan on how they're going to do it and I just feel so empty compared to them. My best friend wants to become a surgeon and she knows which school she wants to go to, what classes she needs to take, where she's...
    madnyss madnyss
    18-21, F
    Jul 13, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    Omg, me either. Follower of Christ Jesus,

    almost 40, single, grown children. I am UTTERLY excited to see where He leads me!
    lackluster40 lackluster40
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 19, 2014


    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
    3 Responses Sep 3, 2010

    I'm 21 & I guess I'm just feeling lost.

    I have all these hopes & dreams but don't know where to begin with them, I haven't received my H.S diploma yet & I don't know what I would like to major in college. I'm surrounded by friends who already have their life figured out (or at least seem like they do) & I'm just...
    HopelessWander HopelessWander
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 19, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    May 11, 2014

    Seriously, the most important thing is

    that I want to be happy. Because of my current situation with my boyfriend, im not exactly happy but that situation will change in a few weeks. Career wise, for the past 2 1/2 years I've worked as an office clerk, payroll, office manager assistant, secretary & right now I'm an...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 7, 2016

    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

    i wish i knew what i was doing with myself.

    for the last decade ive been making plans of doing something, starting it and then part way through it or just about almost finishing it and then thinking this isnt me or ill have a change of heart or lose interest. i hate it im so indecisive. i look at others and they know what...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 14, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Jul 21, 2014
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