I Don't Know What I Want to Be When I Grow Up

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    Have No Idea

    I am not sure what i want to do with my life. I am nervous that i will choose something that won't suit me down the line.   I get a lot of pressure and suggestions from my family and people around me. Many people will tell me "You HAVE to do THIS." If i was...
    Tacit Tacit
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2008

    Next year will be my final year at school.

    Right now I should be working really hard with an ambition of what I want to do or be once I leave school as all my friends are. I do work hard in school but I just don't have a goal. I have many things I'd like to be- a nurse, a police officer, an author, or owning an aquarium...
    rirxalri rirxalri
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 1, 2014


    Well i have no real plans to grow up at all! lol
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Apr 24, 2008

    What. Should. I. Do. Part One, With Probably More To Come

    I wanna live in my heart, not my head.   But if everyone did that... Would there be doctors?  Am I selfish? Art makes me happy. Being around animals and children= awesome Marine adventurer? Heck yes How do I get these things?! I've been patient so far.  I'm...
    Vithani3 Vithani3
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2009


    I have recently applied to a community college and can't decide wether or not to stay in the dorms. I can't stand being home anymore but feel uncomfortable at the thought of being in a room with as stranger.
    Merac Merac
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 10, 2012

    I always wanted to be a secret agent

    as a little kid. A little down the road, I realized thats just not possible. I also want to be a god, particularly a wolf god. So basically I still don't know.
    icanhasover9000 icanhasover9000
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 8, 2015

    So I've been asked several times

    so far what I want to be, and honestly? I don't know. I mean sure I've thought of something's that'd be cool, but I haven't decided. I use to want to be a veterinarian, I still might. I wanted to work with elephants, maybe work with babies. Recently I've thought of photography...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2015

    I Need Help

    I will be 20 years old next summer. I have no clue what I want to be, I am completely lost in life. I have no idea what my plans or goals are. I finished school this summer and I got good grades, I just don't know what to use them for at the moment. I will be joining the army in...
    Wraither Wraither
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Dec 11, 2007

    I Still At My Age Don't Know What I Want To Be When I Finally Grow Up

    Dude! I am going to be 60 y/o in Oct and I still don't know what I want to be if I ever grow up. I have had many dreams, but commitment to family etc has always kept my *** to the grind, so I never had time to grow up. I was too busy raising children and making sure my family...
    PipelineInspector PipelineInspector
    61-65, M
    Jul 12, 2013

    No Clue.

    i have no clue about what i want to do with my life. i mean i obviously want to get a career and do something productive with my life...but idk what. im still in high school but i think its a right time to know. everyone around me knows already but i dont. is there anyway i...
    patriot14 patriot14
    Apr 21, 2008

    I'm so interested in

    so many different aspects of life. This can be good and bad. I love to learn, but I do not think there is anything that I want to do for the rest of my life. I like a lot of things, but I'm not passionate about a lot of things.
    BrookeAsh BrookeAsh
    22-25, F
    Oct 15, 2014

    No Idea.

    I'm 20, shouldn't I know already WTF I want to do with my life?. The clock is ticking for me and it makes me very sad. And it seems that all the things I want, I can't have.
    caritus caritus
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2007

    I know I want to be a house mom

    but I gotta have a job other than that, but what? IDK.
    Faizzababy6 Faizzababy6
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 15, 2014
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    1 Response May 23, 2014

    Im 22, i think im young adult now

    and still dont have any idea about my future:( I need a medium/future teller?
    fauxlady fauxlady
    26-30, F
    Sep 18, 2014

    I want to do something in engineering,

    but I have no idea which field I want to go into... I thinking about something like bio-engineering, chemical or even biotech...too many choices
    CaptnMyah15 CaptnMyah15
    18-21, F
    May 11, 2015

    Senior year of college

    and still asking my self this at lest once a week.
    Deuz Deuz
    22-25, M
    Oct 16, 2014

    40 years old and I have no idea.

    I wish I could just knit for a living.
    absolom absolom
    4 Responses Jan 23, 2014

    Okay. It sounds sort of child like

    when you say "I don't know what I want to be when I grow up" especially when I'm 17. I mean I have a few ideas in my head, but haven't settled on any of them yet. A prison officer, a nurse in the armed forces, or a solicitor are the three careers I have in mind. However all of...
    jasminepage jasminepage
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2014

    so i went to school for like two years

    and then dropped out. and now i don't know what to do and now i have a huge loan debt!!!
    Merac Merac
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 8, 2015

    40 and Still.....

    I am a 40 year old woman and I still don't know what I want to do or be.  Hell I refuse to grow up.  I am 16 and holding.  LOL
    rondat rondat
    41-45, F
    Dec 11, 2007

    I really don't know because I have changed it

    so many times . I eveb lost count of how many times I changed it.
    Nenanena13 Nenanena13
    13-15, F
    Aug 8, 2015
    weirdo523 weirdo523
    16-17, F
    Aug 10, 2015

    When I grow up, I want to be in a series of

    abusive relationships, do some softcore **** and then move back in with my mom. Kids, anything is possible. I am living the dream. Never give up!
    adianoeta adianoeta
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2014

    I either want to be a nurse

    that delivers babies or a special ed teacher.
    summerjohnes summerjohnes
    16-17, F
    May 31, 2015

    I told my dad that I don't want to go

    for a career just because it pays well. But all he heard is hippy this hippy that. It seems that I'm suppose to be acquiring money for children that don'texist yet.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 13, 2014

    Today is the first day applications opened up

    for csu's. Every time they ask what major i want to do i pick a different one! I feel so lost! Fashion design or criminal justice? Psychology or interior design? Nursing or journalism? Lord help me this is a freakin nightmare!
    Rachelmtate Rachelmtate
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 1, 2014

    I am in college and so debating my career I

    switched to a broader associates today, I've always wanted to be a nurse but my biology class is killing me so not sure it's meant to be
    ashleymelissa ashleymelissa
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2016

    I Thought I Knew

    Throughout high school and middle school I wanted to be a scientist in the military. I thought that was one of the coolest careers ever. I'm very grateful for the amazing life I've lived in the US and I wanted to do something to show my gratitude, and in my mind that meant...
    tqoftu tqoftu
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2008

    I think I need some1 to help me grow up.

    some one who is mature and can handle me, understand me well, and dont be harsh on me. some one who has experienced his life and is now ready to teach some one with patience amd calmness amd love.
    imthespirit imthespirit
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 24, 2015

    Suddenly Confused.

    At one time I wanted to be a lawyer. Then I realized that even though I could argue both sides of one arguement. I couldn't be one because I couldn't knowingly defend a guilty party or find out I prosecuted an innocent one either. So I went on to the next idea. Psychology...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 21, 2008

    I just want to be happy,

    I never thought it would be so hard
    romanalanski romanalanski
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 2, 2014

    I start college again next fall,

    and am trying to have a basic idea of what I want to go to school for and become. I've considered English as a major, with Art as a minor - Also considering Psychology, Education, History, Culinary Arts, and Biology. Does anyone have any tips on helping me narrow down my list...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 9, 2014

    Haha Are You Kidding Me?

    I wanted to be a journalist for the longest time. I imagined myself working for my city's paper and being the star reporter. Then came sophomore year of college. I enrolled in a newsgathering and reporting class, looking forward to improving my writing and learning more about the...
    dancer2011 dancer2011
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2008


    Note: Perhaps you shouldn't read this if you're a psychologist. I'm quite negative here, but it's my thoughts and I don't wish to offend anyone. I used to want to be a psychologist - help ppl with their emotional problems, lend an ear, give some advice, and see them heal, and...
    BowsAndBones BowsAndBones
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Aug 11, 2007

    I Really Have No Idea.

    I have learned and done so many things. It seems everything I have ever done I have learned and became quiet good at it. I have done everything from being a breakfast cook at Shoneys many years ago to maintaining hundreds of computer systems over the south eastern US, to...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia
    41-45, M
    18 Responses May 4, 2008

    I slouch in the comforting corner of my couch

    watching a movie called, "Limitless." Flashbacks open to a dimly lit theater where my father and I once watched this movie before; and I was automatically compared to the genius character of Edward Mora. Now I'm in high school, (I hate to be super cocky,) but I am easily the top...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 9, 2014

    I Don't Know

    i just graduated high school on Wednesday. ive been so cought up in just graduating that i never gave thought to what i want to be. i dont like my dads job, its one of those things where you just cant stand. I havent applyed to any college or university, well because i dont know...
    Merac Merac
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 25, 2012

    I'm grown up and I still haven't figured out

    what I want to be yet. Well I know which industry I like but I'm unsure of what area. I'm hoping it will all begin to click once graduation comes closer.
    VerucaRose VerucaRose
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 26, 2014

    I want to be everything

    but I know you can't do it all
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    Aug 9, 2014

    It's too difficult to decide what is your

    future job even then you are at the last year of school. The world is so huge and, actually, I want to move to another country, but I still at school and it may be just my childhood dreams. I can't imagine myself sitting in the office for all day long and doing boring work. But...
    DarkAlleysOfMyMind DarkAlleysOfMyMind
    18-21, M
    Aug 9, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Aug 8, 2015

    It honestly really scares me

    because I don't want to choose the wrong career and be stuck with it. I want to join the military definitely I just don't know what after and how I even do that. I want to have college so I can be ready after I am out of it I just have no idea whatsoever how to go about being in...
    natalie508 natalie508
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Dec 25, 2015
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