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I Don't Know What to Do About My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 239 People

    The Different Girl

    I've always been the girl who didn't fit in... The girl who looked funny... The girl who wanted to be popular... The girl who would do anything for attention... The girl who would love when she wasn't loved... The girl who was different. I've always had long and thick hair that...
    lovaticforever13 lovaticforever13 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    Never Ending Quest

    Ever since I graduated from high school in 2004 I have been trying to figure out what it is I want to do. I have been involved in youth programs, volunteered, gone to college and university (without graduating), and have considered many possible career directions. I have...
    SumeraMarvatilsa SumeraMarvatilsa 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2010

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    minniekoala minniekoala 22-25, F Nov 21, 2014

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    Midlife Crisis Anyone?

    I am 37 years old and I seem to not know what to do with my life. I used to be an achiever and enjoyed my life as much as I could. I was always happy go lucky expecting things to go my way or "eventually" go my way. I had a positive attitude and was willing to learn from...
    nybagels nybagels 36-40 2 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    I Don't Know

    I don't know,What to do,This mess called life,Needs sorting outPerhaps,I need a break,if that don't work,Well, I don't know.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 2, 2012

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    Confused

    I don't know what should I do,and what I can do.......
    shiningsweet shiningsweet 18-21, F Apr 13, 2013

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    Not Clue

    In a lot of ways i'm very similar to other stories posted.In elementary school I was a straight A student without even trying and that continued into high school until the last three years of high school when i had a lot of family problems.It resulted in lower grades  but...
    sheverne sheverne 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22, 2010

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    Going to Have a Breakdown Soon!

    I was always one of the "smart" kids in lower school, the kind that get put into the "extended" math programs and is the top student in Italian studies from 2nd grade to 12th. Come upper high school and I've dropped to being of mediocre intelligence and and...
    Kitlet Kitlet 22-25, F Aug 17, 2009

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    Please Give Me Some Advice. Confused

         I got into Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo two years ago. I enjoyed the school somewhat, I was trying to make friends in a fraternity and playing basketball. I signed up as a construction management major mainly because my dad told me that it is a good...
    Intense1234 Intense1234 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20, 2010

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    27 Year Old Unemployed Software Engineer.

    I took an admission to a course in software engineering in 2001 and completed it in 2009.  As for now I don't have any clue that whether I will excel in this field or not. I am afraid of an interview and hence keep on putting the things off till tomorrow. I am certainly in a...
    kakadeakshay05 kakadeakshay05 26-30 May 26, 2010

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    Scary Future

    everyone i know can be able to say what they want to do in future except me. i keep telling myself im too young to know but i've got to grow up someday! its like everything is moving forward but im still the same old me. Its irritaes me to know that i can't keep up with others...
    TheGirlNextDoorToYou TheGirlNextDoorToYou 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2011

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    Confused

    I don't know what should I do,and what I can do.......
    shiningsweet shiningsweet 18-21, F Apr 13, 2013

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    Success

    Everyone wants to be successful right? Wrong. If that was the case, then I would not spend a majority of my leisure time doing absolutely nothing, whether it is on the internet or watching television. You see these videos on motivation that ask you how bad you want to be...
    IronicHypocrisy IronicHypocrisy 18-21 1 Response Jun 6, 2012

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    This Is a Tough One

    Just having a difficult time trying to figure out what is my passion and purpose in life. On top of my working life, I am trying and have tried different things such as taking courses, educating myself more and more, meditation, spiritual philosohy and social life, yet still feel...
    kwbrown kwbrown 31-35 3 Responses Jun 29, 2009

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    Simply Confused...

     I can honestly say that this life i'm living, isn't the one that i am fully satisfied with. When i'm in church, standing in that group of teens, singing those songs that express EXACTLY how i feel, i feel as if that's where i belong. It's just so over-whelming, and i LOVE it! I...
    pandaaboo pandaaboo 16-17, F Feb 10, 2011

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    I Know

    I have been unemployed for almost a year now and I fear for my future and I often ask myself what's to become of me. I just don't know where I stand concerning down the road.
    MySweetLord MySweetLord 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2009

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    No Direction In Life...

    What can I say? I'm just another poor sap who doesn't know what to do with himself. I'm almost 22 years old, and I'm at a complete loss as to what I'm going to do for a living. Like most people, I too had plenty of unrealistic dreams when I was a kid; dreams about becoming "...
    avmaktslave30 avmaktslave30 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 10, 2009

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    No Direction

    It's really awkward when I go to my advisor so I can register for classes.  I chose to major in English just because it has always been my best subject and I like it.  Beyond that, I have no idea what I want to minor in, and I certainly have no idea what I want to do...
    MsStarrShine MsStarrShine 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2010

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    I Don't Know What I Should Do Now With My Life

    I still want to study and work part time  I am thinking that marriage and babies are too late friends are non-existent for the greater part of my life I have had no real friends I have had set backs in my education and love life and career dreams so what else is there to do...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2011

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    I Really Need Help

    So this are my problems: My problems are the ones about 'getting along with your parents' even though I'm so young. I don't get along with my parents. I hate them sometimes. My mother works 2 jobs and always says I don't appreciate her. My father is..well I don't consider...
    suntpraf10 suntpraf10 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 2009

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    Slowly Suffacating

    From the time I wake to the time I close my eyes, I literally feel the heaviness of my life gone wrong.  My husband has been unemployed for almost 2 years, and I, a housewife for 16 years moved into the workforce.  We have been supporting a family of seven on 23,000 a...
    barelystanding barelystanding 36-40 1 Response Jul 28, 2010

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    My Life Is A Joke

    I just finished smoking a cigarette, I think that is my fourth one today. After a while I just stop counting and although I know it can cause cancer I am so addicted. Sometimes I smoke routinely, stress that is my scapegoat but the real problem is my life in general and the fact...
    Litebub Litebub 26-30 2 Responses Sep 23, 2010

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    Change

    I find many people judge me on my past. I have spent alot of time in prison because of commiting crime to support a drug habit. I used and abused drugs to escape from reality. I have been out of prison 3 years and not touched any drugs. My past seems to be my future and its got...
    tbee tbee 26-30, M Dec 31, 2009

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    Confused

    I don't know what should I do,and what I can do.......
    shiningsweet shiningsweet 18-21, F Apr 13, 2013

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    Change Of Mind

    My entire life I have always worked hard in mapping out my plans for the future.  I never wanted to be unsure of where I wanted to go in life or who I wanted to become when I grew up.  As a child, I fantasized of being an actress and musician, even an astronaut.  ...
    WildandYoung WildandYoung 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 24, 2010

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    The End

    Well if you've seen my stories then you know my relationship some . Well it hasn't gotten any better . An I really don't know what to do anymore . Do I stay an try to make this work , been doing that for nine years now . I DON'T KNOW I REALLY DINT KNOW WHAT TO DO I DON'T KNOW...
    Sleeponit Sleeponit 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    I Don't Know What To Do :(

    I am twenty years old - which I keep being told is young and recently I have come out of university after only my first year. It wasn't that I failed or couldn't stick the work, I was bullied by the people I lived with (very bitchy girls). I couldn't even move...
    SazBunny SazBunny 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2009

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    No Idea What to Do...

      I’m not yet 30, and have felt this way for certainly most of the last 15 years, resulting in a number of episodes in that time. These issues continually eat at me, and now I have reached a point where I know it is affecting every single aspect of my life and will, I...
    Muppetdave Muppetdave 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 4, 2009

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    imgivingupnow imgivingupnow 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    My boyfriend has been telling his friends he wishes I could drive and how I keep getting interviews, but never get hired for the job. On top of all that I just found out I am...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 6

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    Every morning I wake up nervous,anxious,and jittery. That's because this guy I used to see has a girlfriend and he only posts things about her on Facebook. I haven't checked his...
    BunniMoney BunniMoney 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 13

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    There's this girl and i really like her but i don't know what to think about her. She is straight, but told me that she likes a girl. When i asked her who she said she couldn't...
    HarleyHart HarleyHart 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    So frustrated that I keep thinking about how to talk to him in person. Yet, it's hard, because we rarely have sometimes alone to meet afterward. My shyness is at the top that...
    Bunnie486 Bunnie486 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I don't know what to make of you either. You are just sooo.....aargh! Confusing! You know this thing between us, you keep sending out mixed signals which confuse me, and then I...
    rabinafrost rabinafrost 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I feel happy but i still feel sad and I feel like I want something but I don't know what it is. I wan't something but I don't want it and I'm just not sure if I actually want it or...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 18-21, F Feb 6

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    I'm working my *** of for school but my marks are not that great. Everyone thinks I'm stupid, and I guess they made me believe that too. I want to pass my finals but I'm so...
    ABACDEE ABACDEE 18-21, F Feb 1

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    He says he loves me every single day. We act like a couple, and we have been since September, but we haven't actually been in a relationship, because he doesn't want to be in one...
    Amusical135 Amusical135 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    It's not that I don't love my wife and son. I can't imagine my life without them. I still feel very confined, however, by the social and legal pressures that come with having a...
    onlymortal onlymortal 26-30, M Jan 31

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    I'm sitting in my room right now listening to my kat. I have been talking gathering up info and stored it where it would be save, so that could get to it and organize it. my...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I have been married to my husband Since July 2014. We have a 2 year old son and I am very pregnant with our second. He was not abusive in any way shape or form until after the...
    failingtorun failingtorun 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I'm so stressed in my life right now. I have so much going on. I have a court date in April because my uncle raped me. I already had the arraignment and I had an anxiety and panic...
    tristesol tristesol 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    KevinAdams123 KevinAdams123 31-35, M 6 Responses Feb 10

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    My relationship is so boring. When I was single I used to have fun even though I did not have a job. I was having fun. I thought having a relationship is fun - doing something...
    Cinderella73 Cinderella73 36-40, F Feb 17

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    I don't understand what my problem is. I'm so socially awkward and uncoordinated and self conscious and I wish it would stop. I feel so terrified of what people think of me that I...
    brimc7 brimc7 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I'm almost 28 years old and have never been in a relationship. I've never had a man tell me he loves me. Never really been on a date. I can be shy, but people tell me I'm funny and...
    CaliLove1387 CaliLove1387 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My boyfriend might be deployed to Kuwait and i don't know how to cope with this we have been together since my sophmore year in high school when i moved here i am now in the middle...
    Klong121 Klong121 18-21, F 2 Responses