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I Don't Know What My Future Holds

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    I Shouldn't Be Made To Feel Like A Failure, Just Because I Don't Know What I Want.

    Hey, my name is Nick, I've just joined Experience-project. I love it. I love this site. It's filled with wonderful people who have great empathy and insight. I thank you all, you contribute far more than you might think. Anyway, I'm 19 and I'm a Writer/Novelist/Author wannabe. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 28, 2010

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    Dunno What Tomorrow Brings...besides My Math Test

    if I had a time machine I might know what my future holds. But seeing as I don't...the simplest thing I can do right now is to live day by day and see what happens.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response May 10, 2012

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    Working On The Positive

    i have a long history of depression and emotional issues since i was about 8. I didn't ask to be this way but that's the hand i was dealt. i hit rock bottom in 2010 but things seem to be a little better now. i hope to find a decent job again, i know my limitations now and realize...
    rorer714 rorer714 26-30, M Mar 1, 2013

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    My First Night Without My Ex...

    It was internet/long distance...I have my own life to think of now. Scary and thrilling! I'm disappointed in her decision to leave but excited for me. I miss her genuine "I Love You" but I have to move on. Good luck, starshine...
    TheWomanWhoDid TheWomanWhoDid 36-40 4 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    Why Should I Know....??

    I work hard, Do Good, Be Good and I know the rest will follow. What it is...? I don't know.. But I know its going to be good. Very Good!! It will be!!    
    tenderfoot1 tenderfoot1 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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    My Future Holds

    My past has been nothing but crappy.  My present, I'm picking up the pieces and move on to better things.  As per my future, I don't have a clue what it holds.  Big time mystery!  lol.What I can say; I am still thankful and grateful! for everthing in life.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Feb 7, 2011

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    For the First Time In My Life...

    Throughout my life, I've made plan after plan.  Some have come to be, and others not.  Some have been sabotaged by family, some, have just not happened yet....... maybe. For the first time in my life I'm not sure what my future will be.  I actually think, it's the...
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2008

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    Things Can Change In An Instant

    Some experiences I've had in the last three years have taught me this: Everything you think you have, everything you think is stable and secure and never going to leave you, can fly away from you in a very short space of time. I know that sounds a little depressive -- and believe...
    nosouvenirs nosouvenirs 26-30, F Aug 14, 2008

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    Hmm.

    I got to this super accelerated university prep school and from grade 8, they have you thinking about university. But I'm nearing my end of high school, grade 11 and I thought I had more time. I have to start picking my next years classes that will determine which university I go...
    em4040 em4040 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2008

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    It's Not You, It's Your Fate :)

    I had been to fortune tellers. I let them see my palm and read what may happen in the future. They say the same things, that I'm lucky when it comes to money and I could have the things that I want to have. Dang! So stupid of me to believe it, but I did. They also say that when...
    riffraffmonster riffraffmonster 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2012

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    A lot of people have goals

    and dreams that they have a passion to fulfill. I on the other hand... Don't. I have minor goals, but I don't have a deep passion to do anything big. Is that bad?
    deya28 deya28 18-21, F Feb 6

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    My Future

    My future,I wonder,What it holds,These past two years,life's changed so much,I'm not where I thought,I'm somewhere else,Somewhere,I wouldn't have imagined,We can only guess,What the future holds.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Jan 25, 2012

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    Or Do I?

    I often sit here and think about what the future might hold for me, whether i'll find my happiness, whether i'll ever be confident and happy.  But when i really think about it, i know the answer.  If i continue to be used as a door mat by people, if i continue to live...
    lovecherry lovecherry 26-30, F 2 Responses May 28, 2010

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    Confussed In Life

    Since I was a little girl I always wanted to go to University, back then I never planned on what I was going to do other than I wanted so badly to work with Animals. As I got older it changed to becoming an Occupation Therapist. When I left school I left because of bullies, I had...
    Karen4Justice Karen4Justice 26-30, F Jun 7, 2011

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    What Do I Even Want?!

    International business lawyer. Police officer. Military. Hematology-oncologist. Reconstructive surgeon. Nurse. Author. Actor. Playwright. Artist. I've imagined myself as each and every one of these, and I see a future that could play out to be either pretty fantastic, or an...
    akane94 akane94 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2013

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    What Does My Future Hold??

    i just dont know, especially with the economy and the way things are nowadays, with all these cutbacks being made by the government, im just not sure what the future holds, or if i'll even have a job in a couple of years time!!!
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 7 Responses Sep 20, 2010

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    My Situation

    is one that scares me. I am extremely pressured and I have set high standards for myself. I cringe at getting anything less than an "A" or "A-". My parents pressure me continuously and my colleagues are AP classes. Its not that I didn't want to its because my parents and career...
    solotuv solotuv 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    Quite Thankfully Too

    In the past, I always had an idea of goals and what I wanted to do.  I wanted to be a journalist and from that become a writer.  That is what I worked for.  I would be married at the age of 22 and I would be living in Yorkshire. Life interrupted with other plans...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 14, 2008

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    Or do I? I think i have pretty good idea what

    i must do in future, to fulfill my duty to family. And i have very firm view on what i want to happen. But i do not know what will happen, whether my own plans or my family expectations will prevail. Or if some event will intervene and throw everything off course.
    yulico yulico 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Where Will I Be?

    In four months I will be done with my contract in Korea in 4 months. I know that I don't want to resign a contract where I am. I didn't think that I wanted to go back home until a couple of weeks ago. Now I think that I might want to go back to Minnesota to stay, but I'm not...
    darkerside16 darkerside16 22-25 3 Responses Feb 21, 2011

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    Don't Mind

    Of course I don't, nobody does. Our future will be found out soon enough for us. We just have to wait and see what's around the corner. Not that I mind.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Nov 28, 2007

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    My Future Is What I Make It...

    My future is what I make it everyday I wake up. If we could all see what is ahead of us, would we be satisfied or happy.? We cannot change the future but we can change ourselves. Just be grateful we have a future and embrace it with good karma, because what goes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 9, 2008

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    But I Am Ok With It

    It took me a few years to realize that even though I may not know exactly what is in my future that I will be ok.  In an ideal world, yes I would like to know everything that is going to happen to me and my loved ones.  However, that's not the way life works.  Once...
    reachin4goals reachin4goals 31-35, F Aug 4, 2007

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    It's exciting and scary at the same time.

    I'll be graduating high school in 4 months, and then be off to college in the fall. At least that's the plan. I've sent out applications a looonnnggggg time ago, and currently waiting for those acceptance letters to roll in. Im anxious to get my education,to go to school...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 16-17, F Jan 9

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    No One Does

    And i love it ... i love the excitement of each day starting and not knowing whats going to happen  i feed off of adrenaline and i have learned to not worry about tomorrow it only causes wrinkles and leaves me anxious ....
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Dec 28, 2007

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    And Not Sure I Want To Find Out.

    I guess I am okay with not knowing the end of the story.  I am willing to take it one day at a time, enjoy each day to it fullest and make the best of every situation I find myself in. 
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 16, 2009

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    The future is exciting

    but also scary. We are all unaware of what the future hold for us no matter if it is good or bad.
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F Apr 6

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    A Stark Future

    Rummaging through a box of old papers this morning I came across a synopsis for a play, written while I was part of an ill-fated drama group in 1995: ‘This is the story of a cold and stark unrecognisable future – A virtual world where there are no books or newspapers...
    gerardfsmith gerardfsmith 41-45, M Dec 5, 2010

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    I'm terrified of the future.

    ..of my future. I have anxiety every time I think about it. I don't know what to do
    juliaek1 juliaek1 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    "I Don't Know What My Future Holds"

    "I Don't Know What My Future Holds" so the best that i or any body caan do is to make the best of right now and keep loved ones close and friends even closer because you just never no what can happen you can wake up someday and it all can be taken away from you
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 13, 2008

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    Choice

    is floating over my head and forcing me to stay up into the wee hours drinking delicious PBR  and wondering how/why i ever quit smoking.  my entire life ive been a weirdo.  it took me a little over 20 years to figure out that was a good thing. and now, im...
    meeeese meeeese 26-30 May 25, 2009

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    I Thought I Did

    But lots of things have happened lately that have made me change my mind. Good things and things that were **** but now I see them as brilliant things. And whatever else gets thrown at me, Im sure I can take it
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 9, 2008

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    A Never Ending Drive

    The future is a spaceship we try to drive. It is hurried and merciless. There is no right time for it to come, without asking for permission and warning us, it can change our lives. A moment that invites us to laugh or cry, alone or together. And makes us learn and grow from our...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 18, 2011

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    An Epiphany

    Apparently that's the problem. I don't know what my future holds. I keep thinking the way it should be in different thoughts. That could be why my future hasn't progressed any further. So a few days ago I had a great thought on what I need to do. I have a life to get together...
    Intel Intel 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 22, 2008

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    But.................As I sit back

    and think about life I worry, not only because of the love I lost but even a companion I have lost to whom I cant reach even my heart burns.Once things look like we were soulmate.. everything bestowed by god on us but now am left confused and dazed, thoughts of your touch, your...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Dec 20, 2013

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    Tired Of Life

    I am just 20 years old and i don't know what to look forward for in future , i am medical student , i have a nice family, but i find myself tired of life , i just want to find reason to live .
    Mariam003 Mariam003 18-21, F Nov 3, 2013

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    Doom

    all I see in my future is a big black nothing... perhaps I prefer to keep it that way, somehow...
    SeraphicWannabe SeraphicWannabe 22-25, M 12 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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    I Don't Know.

    I dont know how my future will be.I tend to think the past. But what about the future?And does really anyone knows his/her future?How they know?Do they make plans and in that way they know it?And say its like that...say u make plans about the future how u know if it will...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 7 Responses May 15, 2010

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    I feel like I'm going to grow up

    and be successful with a fair amount in my bank account. But my space will be wide and empty. With just me.
    GreenPanda2015 GreenPanda2015 22-25, F Feb 3

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    Unnessary Yet Important Thoughts.

    I thought I had it all down. My career, how many kids I wanted, what kind of lifestyle I'd have. But I've gone through the most drastic changes in these past 2 years.   For starters, I am possibly the only 20 year old Pakistani (American- in part, if it helps) vegetarian...
    thedirtymak thedirtymak 18-21, F Jan 6, 2009

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    Nothing

    I don't see what future there could possibly be. There's nowhere to go from here. I've ****** everything up irreversibly.   **** it.
    newmurderer newmurderer 70+ May 9, 2010

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    I Would Like To Be A Famous Singer/actress

    I would like to be a famous singer/actress, now or whenever. I always had that idea, and i just wanted to know if you guys have any suggestions on how to get there more quickly.I know this is a short story, but please help me, and yes i am willing to work. Thank you.
    tateshere tateshere 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2012

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    do Any of Us Really Know Un...

    do any of us really know unless your a future tellar or something
    sweetstacey sweetstacey 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2008

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