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

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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
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 25, 2014

    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

    Be NEET with me.. First,

    buy Ice Cream (I prefer Chocolate) Second, sing Wheatus' Teenage Dirtbag
    deleted deleted
    Mar 22, 2016

    It's so cliche... but I really don't know what

    to do with my life. I'm in the first year of law school. I find it interesting but it's too much for me. Ikeep failing in EVERY single way I can. I'm failing EVERY test. I study really hard (which is hard to belive, because there's no effects of my hard work) I don't like people...
    notcoolmarvin notcoolmarvin
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2015

    okay I'm in middle school,

    call me an attention seeker or something but I really don't know. the lessons, I don't care about them. they are so boring. ALL of them. I hate school so much because all I want to do is sleep when I'm in that prison. I want to study fine arts or just not study at all. after...
    darklotus01 darklotus01
    13-15, T
    1 Response Mar 7, 2016

    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
    26-30, M
    Jun 19, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    Jul 25, 2014

    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

    I'm 24 years old. I have 2 useless degrees.

    I don't want to live in a city and work in an office and die there. I want to travel the world and meet people and do good. I don't know how to escape. I need to get the **** out of here.
    yayaya24 yayaya24
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2015

    Im 21 years old and i dont go to school

    or have a job , i live with my bf for the past 3 years already , and i cant stand being there , . And its tough that having a job because they havent called me , i have really bad luck getting one because i dont have any expierence , and for school i dnt have money to pay ,
    Ddghhtddghyg Ddghhtddghyg
    22-25, F
    Nov 21, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Jun 8, 2012

    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
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2009

    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


    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
    3 Responses Nov 7, 2013

    i am STRESSING about how to become a better

    person, I HATE how the people I live with speak to me and how incredibly unsupportive, selfish and mean they are. I don't know where to go from here. I just want to love people and help the world, that's it, and I want to ascend (that's a sort of spiritual term) and i feel so...
    hopingforbetter98 hopingforbetter98
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 23, 2015

    Days seem to be going by faster,

    I have no conception of time... I just see myself growing, aging, changing and being glued down. I am very happy with my life, I have an amazing husband and our first child is on the way. But I can't help but want more... High school was my glory years with friends, being...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 5, 2015

    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, 2014

    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
    Jun 26, 2012

    next step? watch supernatural!

    you never go wrong with supernatural!
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    Mar 22, 2016

    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

    I am 21 years old. I have a good GPA am

    involved with clubs at my community college, and have been attending this school for over two years now. I feel so lost- I don't know what to do with my life at all. I am excellent at ceramics, and excel even though I've only been in it for about 2 years. The things I make look...
    Schwarzwalderkirschtorte Schwarzwalderkirschtorte
    22-25, F
    Nov 21, 2014

    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, 2014

    It's harder to decide

    when I'm aware that I prolly might not have a chance to live. I'm too lost. I dunno if it's worth deciding at this point. I've had to leave to several other states in my life. In another state alone again. That you don't know and you still needa be watchin over your shoulder...
    FreightTrainOG FreightTrainOG
    22-25, M
    May 24, 2015

    i already planed all till my life,

    and i cant understand the personns who plan their life only for tomorrow.. they have no futur planes
    laulala laulala
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 23, 2015

    School depresses me,

    and I want to drop out. But they say that I'll end up doing a shitkicker job if I do. Obviously I don't want that, but I also don't wanna do something that requires a lot of education, because it depresses me. I don't know. I just don't know. Honestly, I'd rather just go live...
    ImNabooThatsWho ImNabooThatsWho
    18-21, T
    Apr 7, 2015

    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
    10 Responses Jun 11, 2008

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2014

    This year I will be a senior in high school & I

    already feel the pressure of picking the right school and the right major that will have an huge impact on my future. But how am I suppose to do that when I'm still trying to figure out what is it that I want to do for the rest of my life.
    lIShayIl lIShayIl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2015

    I am very torn between doing Psychology

    and Philosophy at university, or doing Genetics at university, doing Social Science at college; or applying to college and doing Applied Sciences or Art or Music. Right now I hate school and can't wait to leave. The problem is my mood has taken a turn for the worst again...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2015
    Tak162015 Tak162015
    18-21, M
    Jul 4, 2015

    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

    I'm a sophomore in college

    and I don't know what I want to do with my life at all. I know you can't get a decent job anymore without a college degree, but I don't want to waste my time on a degree that I don't really feel passionate about. I want to drop out of college and just go live somewhere else and...
    dexter06 dexter06
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    I have no idea what I am doing.

    I am going to college but I don't know what I want from it or from life itself. It's overwhelming me.
    Lynnd520 Lynnd520
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 22, 2015

    I want to remake myself.

    I think I'm going to go out and change my whole look. Everything will be different.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 26, 2014

    I am 17 years old and I don't know what I want

    to do with my life. Even though I know I shouldn't compare myself to others, I know that most of my classmates already know what they want to do or at least which direction they want to go towards. And that makes me slightly worried. I feel like I am the only one who doesn't...
    Jasliet Jasliet
    18-21, F
    Mar 29, 2015

    Pretty much my life is over.

    ... :/ but in a way it's just begun
    daniel7268 daniel7268
    18-21, M
    Jun 26, 2014

    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
    22-25, M
    2 Responses May 21, 2014
    GlennSimpson348 GlennSimpson348
    18-21, M
    Jul 4, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    Aug 12, 2011

    I think this is a topic

    that frustrates me the most. Life looks like it's suppose to be easy and work out but there's a lot to do to just maintain a home and food to survive on. I did grow up disillusioned that the luxury life of happily ever after would just easily drop in my lap but it did not. As...
    Wellnezamy Wellnezamy
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 25, 2015

    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
    1 Response Feb 15, 2012

    I'm trying to maybe turn my hobbies into cash.

    One thing I know I would enjoy from experince to become a teacher, but the amount of education required, combined with the cost and awful employment prospects are a big deterrent. From a practical point of view it would be better to remain in the job I'm in now. But I...
    Nickf20 Nickf20
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 6, 2016

    I will be reaching my 30's soon

    and I feel my time is running out. I don't have that great apartment, great relationship and great job. Instead I am separated from my husband, moved back with my parents and just started another new job (starting from the bottom again). I feel like a failure. Sometimes, I think...
    macabre00 macabre00
    26-30, F
    Jul 26, 2015
    Macherry Macherry
    22-25, F
    Jun 12, 2014
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