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

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    40 years old and I have no idea.

    I wish I could just knit for a living.
    absolom absolom 41-45 4 Responses Jan 23, 2014

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    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

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Feb 13, 2014

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    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

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    weirdo523 weirdo523 13-15, F Aug 10

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    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 16-17, F May 11

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    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response May 23, 2014

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    When I Grow Up...

    I think I would make an awesome professional People Watcher. I know I would be really good at this too...because I'm already an excellent semi-professional People Watcher now...and I know I would never get tired of looking for new people to watch. Or perhaps I'll be a Kid's Toy...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2011

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    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 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2014

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    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...
    TheSmartestManOnEarth TheSmartestManOnEarth 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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    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 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    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 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    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 18-21, M 1 Response May 25, 2012

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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2007

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    I know I want to be a house mom

    but I gotta have a job other than that, but what? IDK.
    Faizzababy6 Faizzababy6 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2014

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    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 16-17, M Aug 9

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    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 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    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

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    Senior year of college

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

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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2014

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    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

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    For most of my life...

    "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I remember hearing that question from age 4 to 13. I couldn’t wait to grow up.  I had so many jobs and activities that I wanted to do as an adult.   "What do you want to do for a career?" Heard this one all through highschool.  I...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 2 Responses May 1, 2013

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    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

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    I just want to be happy,

    I never thought it would be so hard
    romanalanski romanalanski 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2014

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    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

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    Stuck...

    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 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 10, 2012

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    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

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    Disenchanted

    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 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 11, 2007

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    Nope.....but...

    Well i have no real plans to grow up at all! lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 24, 2008

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    I don't know if I want to be a vet

    or a psychologist or maybe a psychiatrist
    mythicalovaries mythicalovaries 13-15, F Aug 9

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    There's no rush on finding out what you want to

    be when you grow up. But I kind of would like to know sooner or later...
    khokho204 khokho204 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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    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

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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 2 Responses Jul 26, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    I want to be everything

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

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    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 Aug 8

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    I either want to be a nurse

    that delivers babies or a special ed teacher.
    summerjohnes summerjohnes 13-15, F May 31

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    I Really Wish I Knew What I Wanted To Do....

    Hi everyone. I graduated college in May with a dual degree in Business. I've worked a few different jobs and internships throughout my time in college and couldn't seem to find something I really enjoyed doing. Towards the end of college I thought that IT was something I could...
    Garuda1 Garuda1 22-25, M 8 Responses Oct 23, 2011

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    Sure Dont, Not Yet

    Im 65 and still havent figured that out yet.  Maybe sometime in the next decade I will know.
    LostInTyme LostInTyme 61-65, M 2 Responses May 22, 2009

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    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 22-25, F Sep 18, 2014

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    Radomguy1000 Radomguy1000 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 8

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