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I Don't Know What I Want to Do With My Life

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    Don't Know Who Is Wrong...

    I am the only son to my parents and with the grace of almighty working aboard. I am taking care of my family expenses, sometimes times people ask me money and never return that, due to this reason my GF is fighting with me. I know even she is not wrong she is fighting for the...
    Jhangir Jhangir 26-30, M Jul 9, 2011

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    I've always considered myself very passionate

    about different stuff, arts mostly. I love writing, playing the piano, singing, acting, and so on. I'm 24 years old and I don't feel like I'm living at all. I mean, I'm studying at a great arts college but it's just that: I like it. Nothing ever moves me in a more deep and...
    blakeblanka blakeblanka 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    Never Good Enough

    As a kid i wanted to be a veterinarian. As i grew up that remaind the thing i wanted to be. High school comes around and i got pushed into this CNA-GNA program. Man that was the easiest thing i was ever put into. But seriously...who wants to have a job that u wipe peoples...
    Seyon Seyon 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2009

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    No Title.

    I'm 18, I should have some sort of idea by now, or at least be working towards something. I want to see the world, I want to have a purpose. I don't know how to make that happen, or what I really want. I just feel trapped.
    ninjamelly ninjamelly 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Pretty much my life is over.

    ... :/ but in a way it's just begun
    daniel7268 daniel7268 13-15, M Jun 26

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    I've just gotten my college degree,

    and months ago I was positive that I wanted to get a Masters degree in Paris (for which I should already be applying)... I recently started a relationship which seems to have a lot of future, and I'm also seeing things with a new perspective now that I am not a student anymore...
    Scar29 Scar29 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    Nearing The End Of One Chapter, Unsure How To Start The Next...

    Where do I begin? Ever since I was young, I've had a love for art and the pleasure of creation. By high school, I imagined myself attending the art school of my dreams and living in an apartment in the city. Fast forward a few years later, it was announced that we we're in...
    LiesAreEntertainment LiesAreEntertainment 22-25 1 Response Jun 26, 2012

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    It's kinda ****** up.

    I used to be a **** I never used a female but I was always a damn good lier to them. Tell them I love them that there beautiful amazing people all this crap just to get em to do what I say then toss them away afterwards. Iv made woman do really embarrassing things for no other...
    kintobeans kintobeans 22-25, M Jun 19

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    I Dont Know What I Want to Do With My Life

    Up until I was 15 I knew exactly what I wanted to do but now I dont know if I should even try.How would someone ever make a good doctor if they are not even smart enough to learn from their mistakes.All I know is that for now  my son and daughters  come first.So I guess...
    littleboyblue16 littleboyblue16 18-21, M 6 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    I'm so nervous about the future like my grades

    aren't that great and I'm scared of failing and becoming homeless :(
    oOMissDiorOo oOMissDiorOo 13-15, F Jun 26

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    My True Passions Are Impractical

    I'm 32 married and I live in San Francisco the most expensive place to live in the world.  Right now I'm in school taking the first of 7 prerequisites for the Diagnostic Medical Imaging program. However I've just come to the conclusion that I do not want to become a...
    MorbidCuriocity MorbidCuriocity 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2009

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    No Future. Why Bother Staying Alive?

    I did a course I hated in university. Didn't drop out when I should have. Only ended up with a 2.2 degree (equivalent to 2.70-3.32 GPA in American terms). Now doing an MSc that I'm terrible at. And it's not because I'm stupid (though I guess I must be despite being a top student...
    PhonyMcRingRing PhonyMcRingRing 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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    :/

    I know what I am passionate about and I know what interests me. However, I am still indecisive about my future. I don't want to do something solely because income is an aspect. I want to do something I enjoy, something that isn't monotonous and uninteresting. I may also lack...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    Don't Know...

    I am in my 3rd full year of college-just starting my Bachelor's program-in early childhood education. I am so confused. About what i want to do-if i want to be a teacher or something else. I have always wanted to work with children...it's just this program is 16 hours of...
    seratilover seratilover 22-25, F Sep 10, 2009

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    What Should I Do Now?

    Hi. I lost my job two years ago. This was my dream job and I worked very hard to get there. I changed careers and went to college a second time to do this job. I thought I could continue the same job with another company, but that didn't work out either. I guess I am just...
    depressed401 depressed401 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2010

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    Do I

    Do I want to retire? No!Do I want to travel? No!Do I want to live a life of ease and leisure? No!So, what do I want? I think I really want just what I have right now.Makes me wonder, if I am so happy with my life as it is, why cant I find a little peace of mind?
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 16, 2012

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    What Now?

    When I was a child I thought it would be so much fun to be an actor. I loved playing "pretend" games with my cousins and friends. Nothing sounded better than to grow up and getting payed to pretend. Plus it was always something new. You could be a superhero for a while, then go...
    Risket Risket 22-25, M Jul 6, 2010

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    Ok? So Leave Me Alone

    I am so sick of people bugging me about college. I've never been school smart. That doesn't mean I don't like to learn things I just hate being told what I should learn how I should learn it and given a time limit on how long I should spend learning it. I'm tired of being...
    explainit2me explainit2me 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2010

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    Yes. Uh, Maybe? Wait, No!

    I have always lived in the now. My friends say that I am "fun and spontaneous." I think I am reckless and confused. It's as if I am incapable of planning my life further than 15 minutes from now. It's not that I haven't tried. I have. But at the last minute, I find a reason to...
    SylvieX SylvieX 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2012

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    What's The Point?

    The other day I watched a movie about the Great War ... I imagined my great-grandfather spending four years in the trenches, then I went through his letters kept among the family antiques, then I imagined the lifes of my father and grandfather. They were all coal miners, I myself...
    Peter2543 Peter2543 26-30, M Jul 20, 2013

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    I'm So Lost

    I've known for a couple years now that I wanted to be a psychologist.  I wanted to work with kids and teenagers as a Cognitive/Behavioral Therapist.  It seemed like a pretty good plan.  I like psychology; I'm good at it.  I love helping people and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 4, 2009

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    Where Do I Go From Here?

    Thirty is just around the corner and I feel I should be doing more than what I am.... I am living day by day just wasting them away.  I'm in a rut, my job is just a job, and I am living check to check.... My problem is that I know what I don't want.... but I cannot...
    1lonelyheart 1lonelyheart 26-30 10 Responses Jun 11, 2008

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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 renewed it. I also have to renew or choose a different massage insurance. I have been working at the same job for four years...
    faerieshimmer87 faerieshimmer87 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Am I waiting for Superman?

    Someone that'll only ever exist in my past life? First I was his princess, then his queen. All of those high school plans and dreams became a reality, and in comparison to the rest of my life it was too short of a time. Now he's gone, buried in the ashes of the shattered glass...
    missmingle missmingle 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    It's All Too Hazy...or Maybe Lazy...

    There is is scene in the movie Office Space where the main character Peter tries to imagine what he would like to do instead of his current job which he hates. His neighbor asks him the theoretical question, if you had won the lottery, what would you spend your time doing? The...
    EnigmaVest EnigmaVest 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 5, 2009

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    Where Am I ? Where Am Gonna Be ? What I'm Doing ?

    I'm 21 yeas old ;i think that in this age i should  known  what i want to be ,where i want to be ;what to do ! but in fact i don't .. i don't know what I'm doing; i feel like I'm just walking in this life without any objective ; I'm afraid that when i discover what i want it...
    auroragirl auroragirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    Where Am I ? Where Am Gonna Be ? What I'm Doing ?

    I'm 21 yeas old ;i think that in this age i should  known  what i want to be ,where i want to be ;what to do ! but in fact i don't .. i don't know what I'm doing; i feel like I'm just walking in this life without any objective ; I'm afraid that when i discover what i want it...
    auroragirl auroragirl 22-25, F Feb 15, 2012

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    Where To From Here?

    I'm 41 years old, never had a relationship, spent most of my adult life doing unpaid work because I couldn't find a real job, and have hobbies that 99.9% of people either find boring or reckon i suck at. I find myself living in a small bach in what the media calls "an exclusive...
    millimi millimi 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 22, 2011

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    My first two years in college I majored in fine

    art, which was a mistake. I'm an exceptional draftsman and I thought I could make a career out of it, but something killed my drive. I was tired of cranking out drawings in isolation, feeling like I'm contributing nothing to society. So I took a chance and tried joining the...
    bellyfullofhell bellyfullofhell 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    25 Lost Confused And Needing A Direction...

    Come October I will be 26. I have less than 20 college credits from a prestigious art school and a low rate community college combined. I work as a car salesman in my hometown I grew up in. This small southern town honestly disgusts me to the point I feel nauseas at times. At one...
    Tinklive Tinklive 22-25 1 Response Jun 8, 2012

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    I want to remake myself.

    I think I'm going to go out and change my whole look. Everything will be different.
    prettylittleshopgirl prettylittleshopgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I Don't Know What I Want To Do With My Life

    I don't know what I want to do with the rest of my life.  I'm 61 on a pension now.  I could go anywhere I want to go but I don't know where I want to go.  I can do anything I want to do but I don't know what I want to do. So for now I'm spending time each day on this computer...
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 1 Response Jan 21, 2012

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    I Tried To Love Myself As It Expected That People Should Love Themselve Too, But...

    ... I was an underachiever not too long ago, because I was bullied and hence developed low self-esteem.  I struggled in school, and repeated my final year exams and managed to pass my finals ( A-Levels) at an OK standard, which I am not personally happy about. This makes me lose...
    Nikzor Nikzor 18-21, F Aug 12, 2011

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    Macherry Macherry 18-21, F Jun 12

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    I'm a fresh architecture graduate

    but it seems like it's not for me. I don't know why I even took it up in the first place. I tried working in a firm but right now I'm on the verge of quitting. It's not that I don't like this whole architecture thing, I just dont have any drive or motivation to do it. not just...
    1092baker 1092baker 18-21, M 2 Responses May 21

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    JessiL JessiL 18-21, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I'm 33, healthy and happily married.

    I'm an insurance agent and have been one for over a year. Our money is running out and it takes forever to get paid on a case once it is closed. I enjoy what I do but my wife is having second thoughts, especially since I've had a run of bad cases lately (bad risks, clients...
    confused2180 confused2180 31-35 2 Responses Feb 17

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    On Being Judged For Changing My Major:

    Did it occur to anyone that I don't WANT to know what I'm going to do for a living? A life tends to last a long time. I don't plan on doing just one thing and sticking to it for my whole life, and there isn't a problem with that. Stop looking at it like changing your mind is a...
    pegacorntears pegacorntears 18-21, M Oct 16, 2012

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    i keep trying to tell my mum

    that i don't know any more. when i was little i always wanted to be a nurse but after being rejected from university 3 times and 3 other ones not even getting back to me i just thought, well i'll try something else for now and see if i can try for nursing again some other time...
    makeitsomeday makeitsomeday 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    At A Total Loss

    I don't know what to do with myself. I have never had any sense of what my purpose should be. I feel like the people around me were all born with an inner-compass that tells them which direction to go and I never got one. I am finally in a place in my life where I can return...
    Athingwithfeathers Athingwithfeathers 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 11, 2011

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    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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    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 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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    ...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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    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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    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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    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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    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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