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

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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 2 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    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

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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 2 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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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, 2014

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2010

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    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 18-21, F Nov 21, 2014

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 5 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    Pretty much my life is over.

    ... :/ but in a way it's just begun
    daniel7268 daniel7268 16-17, M Jun 26, 2014

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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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    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

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    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

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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 5 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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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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    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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    Tak162015 Tak162015 16-17, M Jul 4

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    GlennSimpson348 GlennSimpson348 18-21, M Jul 4

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 26, 2014

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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 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 18-21, F 2 Responses May 23

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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, 2014

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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 Jul 25, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    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 16-17, F Mar 29

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    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 3 Responses Mar 13

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    Macherry Macherry 18-21, F Jun 12, 2014

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    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 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    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...
    PartyGuy21 PartyGuy21 18-21, M May 24

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    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

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    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...
    LilMissOptimistic LilMissOptimistic 22-25, F Jun 5

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2014

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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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    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 22-25, F Aug 12, 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 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2014

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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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    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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    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

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    It’s the question that’s been haunting me

    and that I’ve been avoiding, consciously or otherwise, for the past several years. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like I’ve gotten much closer to answering it. And it feels like I’m running out of time to do so. It’s starting to seem rather embarrassing and pathetic...
    metaphylosopher metaphylosopher 22-25, M Dec 5, 2014

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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'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

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    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 1 Response a week ago

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    I have many, many medical issues physical

    and emotional and am only 28 years old. I cannot get permanent disability I keep trying though but meanwhile I am on temporary disability till January 2016 cause of anxiety problems. I have no idea what career or job I can do anymore cause of Fibromyalgia and all other issues. I...
    butterflyangels2387 butterflyangels2387 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 25

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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