I Dont Know What to Do With My Life

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    I have so many dreams,

    I think I haveva lot of things to do. I want to become so many when the time comes. I've always daydream about my dreams like meeting my idols, become a ufologist, a good artist, and trsvel the world. And I want to get out of here. It's better if I wasn't here. But when I think...
    CallMeBuddy CallMeBuddy
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2015

    I'm in college studying health

    and social because I wanted to become a councillor for teens but now I'm not so sure. I have no idea what I want to do. I don't even want to be in college. I just want a job and I'm not sure what else help?
    Danosaurphilion Danosaurphilion
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2015

    I'm lost. I'm tired of my job.

    What is there to do?
    pasttense pasttense
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jun 12, 2014

    My purpose is to do great things

    for GOD in life. Love people, forgive, and die and be with The Lord. Before JESUS my purpose was temporal. If my purpose was for a boyfriend or whoever else, people die and people leave.
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2014

    I am old and I don't know what I want to be.

    I am a Walmart employee. Kill me. Art is scary. ****.
    stephane28 stephane28
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2015

    im so confused with my life in general I feel

    like im trying to hold on but im slowly just falling off the tracks and slipping ? im just trying to figure out how to hold on and stay sane at the same time
    alexmorales123 alexmorales123
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2015

    im married. but im longing

    for this emotional connection with somebody. ask me how i am. flirt with me. kiss me on the forehead. pay the bills. hold my hand. introduce me to your friends. **** me.
    muymuyb muymuyb
    26-30, F
    Apr 16, 2016
    xoMegan xoMegan
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Apr 29, 2014

    I am lazy, unmotivated,

    and quite often (especially at night) sad. I never do anything but go to school and lay in bed. I need to find friends, I need to find a hobby, I need to find something! I often get sick of things really fast. Like if I meet a guy I have some sort of attraction to.. Almost the...
    Girlinthefloweredskirt Girlinthefloweredskirt
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 19, 2014

    Whats Wrong?

    whats wrong with my personality? whats wrong with my body? whats wrong with the way i answer the questions? whats wrong with not being sure what i want to do? whats wrong with wanting to do too much? whats wrong when i dont like one person but like everyone? whats wrong with the...
    fridaygurl fridaygurl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2012

    How am I suppose fix myself

    and my happiness if not even I know what I'm feeling. I don't even know what's missing... Or what I need.
    Beaxx Beaxx
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2016

    I know I wanna be successful

    but don't know the first step to take to get where I wanna be, I keep working these dead end jobs and I feel like I'm heading nowhere
    gabbithagreat gabbithagreat
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 22, 2014

    it really sucks when you meet people online amd

    get attatched to them and they tell you they love you, and you develope those feelings for people even tho they might be unhappy and in a relationship/married and there is no possible way for you to be with that person due to finanncial and geographically reasons. And not be...
    BiFurZak BiFurZak
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 22, 2015

    Was Goal Driven; Now The Complete Opposite, And Perhaps Lost

    I thought I knew what I wanted in life. I was too motivated and very ambitious. Graduated as high school valedictorian, and attended a top university in the US. I did very well in my undergraduate, majoring in Biology, and thought I was on my way to a prestigious medical career...
    invithink invithink
    22-25, M
    25 Responses Nov 14, 2010

    When I was I child I knew exactly what I wanted

    to do with my life, but now I've gotten a taste of reality and I really don't know what to do with my life anymore...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2016

    I'm in my first semester of college

    and I'm barely holding on. I'm not into school and I've never liked it and I don't even know why I'm here. I'm really upset because it's hard for me to focus or stay focused enough to getting good grades. I'm not failing anything but math(which is stressing me out terribly) I...
    leadmenot leadmenot
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 3, 2015

    I graduated college 4 years ago.

    I had 2 job experience, and both of it is not even more than 5 months. I am not happy to it and keep on quitting. I am so bored in my life. I don't know why I feel this way...I feel like I am not contented on what I have and can't find happiness in what I am doing.. :(
    G0530 G0530
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 22, 2014

    Dear all I seek your advice on my complicated

    story , i come from an arab family , muslim and happy to be so . Since a young age , I knew I had a different mind set then my friends and family , to make it short , I never believed in our culture.. Especially when it comes to marriage.. Never saw myself marrying from my own...
    MiaAbril MiaAbril
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 25, 2015

    What makes it worse is

    when I see all my friends graduating, getting married, having children, and I'm just sitting on my couch figuring out what happened to my remote.
    Kamkam08 Kamkam08
    18-21, F
    Mar 20, 2016
    SomeGuyNamedBlue SomeGuyNamedBlue
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 20, 2016

    I genuinely don't know what to do

    or where to go from here.
    Dreamer248 Dreamer248
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 24, 2015

    Recently ive been lost in my relationship.

    In the beginning it was great and magicail. All was good until I read a series of messages my bf had shared with a ex. It was pretty much a conversation talking about how they still likes each other and want to see each other. I was heart broken ready to break up with him. But...
    Wonder123123 Wonder123123
    18-21, F
    Oct 26, 2015

    Well my friends are keeping stuff from me again

    and from each other... Again.
    Beaxx Beaxx
    16-17, F
    Jan 3, 2016

    Hi .. i really need help here .

    . So on Monday 30/11/2015 i received my report .. i was in grade 11 now moving on to grade 12 .. anyways i only manage to get one A and my father seemed excited for me .. although my mother was not and started to lecture me .. i immediately started crying because i really tried...
    MinnieMelaMouse MinnieMelaMouse
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 3, 2015

    im 13 and in 8th grade.

    I go to a school that supports all collages and yet i have no skills to use in actual life all i do everyday is play video games listen to music and be on the internet so i feel kind of hopeless. I dont want to do career planning with the councilor because im scared to talk to...
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Dec 27, 2014

    It is my experience that I will continue doing

    the same thing over and over. As miserable as it is I will never change. Im really just afraid life could be more miserable.
    oddnelly oddnelly
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Feb 18, 2014

    Sometimes I get so confused,

    like I am in college but is it what I really want to do? What can I do to make sure that I will be happy for the rest of my life? It's hard sometimes.
    geekmaus geekmaus
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2015

    I'm 45 years old....and I STILL don't know what

    to do with my life. I once thought I had it figured out...I was married, had kids...was just going to grow old with that person. That didn't work out. Finally found someone else that I thought would be my forever...turned out he wasn't. So...right now...just raising my kids...
    RubyLane RubyLane
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2014

    I think it's normal though,

    you feel me? I guess it's one of those things you're suppose to figure out as you go. Otherwise it wouldn't be nearly as fun. Don't get me wrong, life can ******* suck. Still, I think part of the appeal of being alive is getting through those rough patches.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    1 Response Jan 6, 2015

    my country has the wrong idea about education,

    and I'm forced to study subjects that I couldn't care less about and do not interest me, because "I wasn't smart enough to study science" although it is my passion, I cant do anything about it now, but I'm in my senior year, the only year that counts and the year that will...
    tigersdontfly tigersdontfly
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2015

    Firstly a shout out to everyone on this

    experince who has goals and ambitions ans dreams. If you have them go for them. Write them on peices of paper and stick them on your wall and in your wallet. Breath iy. Take which steps you need to to make your dream a reality. It doesn't matter what anyone else says. It doesn...
    23kk23 23kk23
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2016

    And it makes me like have no emotion.

    I am like a robot now. Flat really flat i fight with my mom,i cant feel no anger, im upset with my bro but i dont care anymore. I even dont have anybody to love...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 8, 2015

    Lost With Life...

    I am a 21 year old college student, and i have yet to decide what I want to do with my life. I feel like I'm at a Standstill and I haven't even started moving yet. I think college is something I have to do in order to get a decent job. My parents and other family members are...
    OnLiiLoStoNe OnLiiLoStoNe
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Apr 23, 2009

    so i just got a cell phone today,

    took me a while i know. and so i was playing around with it for a little bit, and i hate how the keyboard is so small. in short, i have no clue how to use it. and i have found out that playing with the box it came in is more fun than having the phone XD
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Aug 28, 2015

    Its not that i dont, its more of i have

    so many things i would love to do, so many things i am interested in doing. But still giving myself a chance to discover who i am. Who i could be. Right now my life is on pause again. Still getting my life back on track, still waiting for a reason to continue what my heart...
    4rmSin 4rmSin
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Feb 17, 2016

    anymore I feel like im just living cause im

    just here im goin back to school next year have my classes already signed up but idk life right now just feels so overwhelming for me like the past year ive been feeling like im directionless and not having the communication skills to do what I wanna do plus this month ive...
    aaronpayne aaronpayne
    26-30, M
    Nov 1, 2015

    I feel like I'm just existing

    now lol. I'm still trying to figure out what I wanna do .
    Kamkam08 Kamkam08
    18-21, F
    Mar 20, 2016

    I'm not doing terrible.

    . But overall I've just been going from job to better job. I have a year left before I get my BA in accounting.. While I currently work 2 jobs... But regardless of all the bullsht.. The truth is I STILL have no idea what I want to do with my life; and that terrifies me. Really...
    nicohan nicohan
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Apr 5, 2014

    Sometimes, this thought just creeps up into my

    head and I start to get anxious. I hate when this happens
    tobiii12 tobiii12
    16-17, F
    Feb 18, 2016

    I'm lost in my life right now.

    I don't know where to go next and what my next step should be. Honestly, I want to move far away from this town...and I know I'm 23 and I can make my own decisions but I guess I am slightly afraid of my moms reaction. She calls me every day and we only live 5 effing minutes...
    Hamyamyak Hamyamyak
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Dec 5, 2015

    I spend so much time on the internet,

    that I'm out of touch with the real world. All I do is random time spent on the net, the whole day, while other people socialise and feel happy about things. I have a very negative view on life and it's not helping me break the depression cycle. I need to start earning through...
    lonelylifeindia lonelylifeindia
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2016

    I have no idea what I'm doing with my life

    right now and I'm okay with it
    mindisopen mindisopen
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2016

    it all feels so surreal can i just live in my

    head 4 rest of my days cause the world out there is quite freaky
    jazzg25 jazzg25
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2014

    I dont know what I where I'm going,

    I dont know where I wanna see myself after few years,I dont know what are my passions,I dont know what interests me,I dont know what makes me happy,I dont know what makes me sad,I dont know how to deal with certain situations,I dont know to take certain decisions,I dont know the...
    AlexGabriel AlexGabriel
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Sep 9, 2015

    There comes a point in life

    where you wonder if all of the pointless **** you did was worth it...
    GreenManley GreenManley
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 20, 2016

    Do I Need To...?

    I really have no idea what I want to do with myself, and my life. I want to experience so many different parts about being alive. Being stuck in society has left me depressed and unfulfilled...I want to explore, adventure, and try so many new things. People expect you to know...
    Fernwolf Fernwolf
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Jul 1, 2012

    I feel as if I am just going in circles.

    My life seems meaningless.
    deleted deleted
    May 12, 2015

    I just don't know. I don't know what I'd like

    to do for the rest of my life. I just want to have a career that I wont grow hate, something that won't make me dread getting out of bed every morning, but I don't feel like I truly know myself or what I really want yet.
    coollame coollame
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2015

    This has been a problem

    for quite some time now, im 19 years turnbung 20 on in a month, i should have a great life, my parents have money, i have friends, i dony see myself as ugly, and im smart, but still there is so much missing, i started smoking weed at age 13 i loved it and was hooked on the first...
    Adeadmanwalking Adeadmanwalking
    22-25, M
    May 11, 2015

    i feel like ending it all.

    im very close to just hanging myself and getting over it. so i got no one in my family im the only one i live alone. no friends no other family and no girl friend. only got a cat to give me company and these sad little forums i join trying to find the answers to life and what is...
    minieBeanie minieBeanie
    22-25, T
    3 Responses Jan 27, 2016

    I'm going into my final year of secondary

    school next year and then I'll have to start filling out college applications and stuff but I have no idea what I want to do. I've told people I want to be a nurse but I don't know if I do. I really want to join the army but I'm not fit enough and the thought of being killed...
    abbiiee98 abbiiee98
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jul 9, 2014

    I never had set plans in life

    but I did know what I didn't want and now I'm dealing with what I didn't want.. I know, I have to make changes if I'm unhappy.. Just need to figure out what I want in life and where I want to be. If I don't make a move, my life will be chosen for me..
    EternityF EternityF
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Dec 26, 2015

    I'm a fourth year architecture student,

    but after a lot of thought and talking to current architects I really don't want to be an architect. I found out I just want to help people, and I only found this out through helping with my local habitat for humanity. My entire family is filled with conservative Investment...
    QuidnuncHero QuidnuncHero
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2016

    I have my dream career

    and it has been a nightmare.
    Bctwix06 Bctwix06
    70+, F
    4 Responses Dec 25, 2015

    I'm almost 20 and have not gone to college yet.

    I'm terrified of failing and I have no idea what I want to do. I feel so pressured to get a job and go to school and it hurts. I'm so lost.
    bstarqueen bstarqueen
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 3, 2016
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