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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 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 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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    Related Experiences

    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 Aug 24

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    I wish I had someone to hang out with tonight. I feel like being social. But I don't know if I feel like going to a high school football game. It's kind if cold, I'd be going by...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I'm about to be 36 (hard for me to fathom how this can really be) and I'm taking stock of where I am in life. I have watched my peers from my elementary and high school years grow...
    SaudadeVirgo SaudadeVirgo 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    ...When my urge to talk to him becomes unbearable. I love him so dearly, but I bet he still has his girlfriend, so I can't bother him all the time... It hurts because I really love...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    New to all of this. Help please I feel like my marriage is falling apart and I don't know what to do. My husband and I have been married for 9 years and have been together for 10...
    hopeful1220 hopeful1220 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Him and I met last year in August , we began to talk here and there. But, then every time I would talk to him via twitter ot text he would always reply, if it was about how his day...
    ALEHTHEKID ALEHTHEKID 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    First of all, I'm 16 years old. I was diagnosed with childhood depression when I was 8 years old, and have been bounced around with various mental diagnoses. Last year, I created...
    Theforgotten4 Theforgotten4 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    David is taking me out to the movies tomorrow to see the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, I don't know what to wear, should I dress casual or modern, like I have tight blue jeans...
    Jenniferlovesex666 Jenniferlovesex666 18-21, T 1 Response Sep 7

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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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    Living in SD for over 2 years now I'm not sure what I'm doing, I have blocked myself so much out of the world that I don't know how to make friends, I don't like to be social, and...
    blackskys blackskys 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Honestly. I'm just going to vent for myself and my needs. If you want to read and write something below as advice or anything, thank you. But it's not necessary. Well, here goes...
    ImagineA ImagineA 16-17 1 Response Sep 7

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    I'm 20 years old. I finish high school in December/2010 and back then I was really confused about career choices. I tried fashion, kinda liked it but not really. Then I thought I...
    carolbarth carolbarth 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    Once again, I met someone new. I liked him, he was ok... for a while. I lost interest and I don't know why. I can't explain myself how it happens. It just does... I don't wanna see...
    Ushuaia Ushuaia 26-30, F a week ago

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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 Aug 25

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    Don't know if it's from past heartbreaks or me just getting old, but I think I got boring. Found a lovely young man who adores me and here I go with let's wait a bit before we have...
    ibutterfly75 ibutterfly75 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I just got into this argument with my grandma. She's seriously getting on my last nerve. She's trying to tell me that I should grow up, and I said, "That's not my problem." She...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 4

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    My husband of 20+ years left to work 2 years ago and never returned. Everything seemed to be ok at the time but he decided to leave and tried to hide from us his family. We had...
    kikaaa kikaaa 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 25

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    she was so perfect.. everything was amazing! the way she made me feel was unreal, like when I held her the world stood still. I have had bad relationships in the past so I am very...
    josh8565 josh8565 22-25 2 Responses Sep 3

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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 Aug 20

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    So I'm need of getting a loan for the first time and i don't know **** about it sorry for language I'm just little frustrated with people ... Has anyone every heard of having...
    ha33y2bm1 ha33y2bm1 22-25, F Sep 6

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    sometimes I don't know whether to love you or hate you. God. damn.
    Risingabovetheashes Risingabovetheashes 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Where do I begin? The depression? My waning eye-sight? No, none of that matters in the long run, I guess. I grew up (am growing up) in a decently rough home. The kind where not...
    JoeOfTheMeek JoeOfTheMeek 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am 27 and I have Dyscalculia which basically means I suck at math, time management, and distances. Anything with math and I'm lost. I have my massage license and recently I just...
    faerieshimmer87 faerieshimmer87 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Recently I've been feeling more and more jealous of my peers around me going off to college and hanging out with their friends for the last time/hanging with their friends in...
    technojunkie123 technojunkie123 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    So, I am going to a concert today, and my friend just told me that it was a waste of money for me to go to this concert, because out of the 3 or 4 bands that are playing, I'm only...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    My parents always push me to pick something I want to do for the rest of my life but I truly have no idea. I have no passions. People tell me I'm good at art, but I don't enjoy it...
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F Sep 7

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