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

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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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    it would probably help

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 4 Responses Jan 12

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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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    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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    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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    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.
    Ellytheoutcast Ellytheoutcast 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    need to apply myself,

    but I'd like to be a cop or surgeon.
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 Mar 9

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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 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 2 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So there are times like tonight...where I'm trying to get my life back together but I just don't know how or let alone where to start. And things became so ill-placed I'm...
    GeekyGangstaGirl GeekyGangstaGirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I'm going to SMILE like nothing's wrong, PRETEND like everything's all right, ACT like its all perfect, even though inside it really hurts!!!It really hurts when you expected so...
    syedanazia syedanazia 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    A couple months back my best friend and I were in school and she told me she wanted to tell me something. I told her she could tell me anything cause I wouldn't judge her and I...
    Malardduck Malardduck 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    I've had a crush of my friend's sister, who's just a year under me, for a few years now, but as I stand today I really don't know what she thinks of me. When I first started...
    dalekguy97 dalekguy97 16-17, M Apr 12

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    I am 17 years old and I don't know what I want to do with my life. Even though I know I shouldn't compare myself to others, I know that most of my classmates already know what they...
    Jasliet Jasliet 16-17, F Mar 29

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    Like I have no ******* clue. My entire life has been all about what other people want and I just accepted it early on. It always been about them so I never really thought about me...
    steviehunt steviehunt 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Falling in love is not bad. But when you are doing things which you don't usually do for the sake of love. Is that still worth it? Or is it time to let go? Painful it is, Yes...
    myleslus myleslus 22-25, F Apr 16

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    I don't know what's happening to me. I keep having phases of going back to being that terrified 11 year old. I'm scaring myself. I'm scaring others. Then I feel terrible, and I don...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    A girl here keeps getting at me. She makes remarks about my cousin, how I deserved what I did to me, and that I shouldn't have got him put in prison for it. But then also comments...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F Mar 26

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    I try so hard sometimes to lose weight and I truly do want to lose weight it is very important to me that I do lose weight but I constantly feel like it'll never happen. I came...
    autumnraiin autumnraiin 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I'm starting to fall apart. I can feel my integrity break. I can feel my mind is unable to focus anymore. I really don't know what's going to happen when I come undone.
    KevinAMillan KevinAMillan 18-21, M Mar 30

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    My boyfriend and I just broke up. I'm literally sitting here staring off into space and don't know what to do. This is the only person I've ever loved aside from family. He's my...
    CheerleaderEm CheerleaderEm 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Last February 14, 2015 I met this guy in the rain. We talked to each other and he got my number so I gave it to him. After few days we became textmate. He even asked me to hang-out...
    magebricks magebricks 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    One of my friends confided in me that there are sexual assault charges against him. I don't know what to do. He doesn't know about my own personal experience with a mutual friend...
    freelily freelily 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    He did it again last night. I wasn't expecting him to, I really wasn't. I thought, I hoped, that it was only a one off. That he'd maybe just go back to the hitting, the physical...
    FabulousUnicorn15 FabulousUnicorn15 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 18

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    I just confused, unorganised, and extremely exhausted. There is a lot of uni work to be done, but I just can't do it. I get distracted and put it aside, telling myself to do it...
    henal216 henal216 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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