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

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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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    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 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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

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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 1 Response 6 days ago

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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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    I found myself in a difficult situation. I am 4 months pregnant in a city where I don't know anyone. After I had my first child,my boyfriend asked me to move to another state where...
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    i know that I can't make my parents proud. i have no talent. making my parents proud was my only motive. since i know that i can't do that anymore, i don't know what I'm living for...
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    rsddhj rsddhj 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    I've been so depressed lately. I feel like it might be my relationship tearing me down. I don't know what to do. Don't get me wrong I love this guy. I just feel like he's not...
    JustOutOfTheRutt JustOutOfTheRutt 18-21, F Nov 17

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    Hi . I've always wanted to express my feelings but i don't have any close friend That i can tell this. So my parents devorced when i was 10 i think and i didnt spend That Much time...
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    So my birthday is coming up and I asked for an accordion because I think their a neat instrument and I want to learn how to play. But people make fun of me and say no I shouldn't...
    Adel14 Adel14 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    I think I like this guy but I really don't know what my feelings are their confusing me.
    Adel14 Adel14 13-15, F a week ago

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    I am so indecisive. I can't even pick what flavour gelato I would like let alone pick what I am going to do with the rest if my life! I think it was easier for other generations...
    Passionfruit101 Passionfruit101 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Hey, I'll just get right to the point. I'm frustrated, very frustrated. I'm a 22 year old man and I feel like there is no future made for me. Recently I started a study, as a...
    AtlasTheExplorer AtlasTheExplorer 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 9

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