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I Dont Know What to Do With My Life

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    What kind of a future does a C student with autism who lives in poverty have? Effort doesn't matter anymore, I'm simply just unable to do the things I'm told, the schoolwork I'm...
    ThatOtherGuy16 ThatOtherGuy16 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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    No Hope - I never even know why to write here anymore I can't actually put it into words how I really feel. I'm just getting closer and closer to giving up The thoughts that...
    herebutinvisible herebutinvisible 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    Who Am I? Where Do I Belong? - Is the question that has been boggling my mind for as long as I can remember. Constantly living a lie so that I will fit in, so that my parents will...
    fiercefoxyfire fiercefoxyfire 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 3, 2011

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    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...
    fridaygurl fridaygurl 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    What Should I Do? - I don't know how to write all my thoughts down.... I find it so difficult to understand myself lately. I have so many dreams I want to pursue, goals I want to...
    nightlights nightlights 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2012

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    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...
    invithink invithink 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 14, 2010

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    I wanna know how it feels to be kiss.How it feels to missed by a person that can't go on without you.i want to be held and hear the words "Your beautiful ".Ive seen people wear...
    jayseca jayseca 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    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...
    OnLiiLoStoNe OnLiiLoStoNe 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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    Hoping To Brainstorm With Others... - Hello,I came across this board and it is on a day I am feeling particularly lost and sad about my life. I am 26, I am not married (but I have...
    DragonflyLillies DragonflyLillies 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 9, 2012

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    Besides that though one thing happened that both helped me and ruined me. My little cousin. I met my little cousin around 4 years ago. He was the cutest little kid and he liked me...
    dhirshah dhirshah 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Sometimes, I wonder what I'm doing with my life. I take a step back from reality and try to see the bigger picture; all in all, it's just an illusion I've created for myself. How...
    gh0ulish gh0ulish 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    Life Seems Pointlessly Difficult - first I wanted to be a farmer, then a programmer, then a scientist, then a construction worker, then a welder. From there... pipefitter...
    KoteRahl KoteRahl 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 14, 2013

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    Update Work seems to be back to normal and so is my life for now. Thank you for your responses and concern
    Shirleyyougest Shirleyyougest 46-50, F Mar 6

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    I'm having a bit of an existential crisis (well that may be a little melodramatic). Can't say I'm really enjoying life at the moment. The main problem is that I have to decide...
    AnAmnesiac AnAmnesiac 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    College soon...no idea what I want to do. At all. So nervous that I won't ever know.
    Amydenson1 Amydenson1 16-17, F Apr 5

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    I'm 17 this year and I originally wanted to become a doctor , not because I was extremely passionate about medicine or anything but just because I had good grades and found it...
    rebekahmak rebekahmak 18-21, F Mar 25

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    Drifting Around: I am in a place in my life where I am just going with the day to day motions. I recently graduated from college and have been working a couple part time jobs...
    monikers16 monikers16 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    Im Lost. - I dont know how to express myself. Im bad with words and don't even know where to begin this paragraph, let alone where to begin my life. Im currently working as a...
    Usernameeeee Usernameeeee 18-21 1 Response Dec 29, 2012

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    I have no clue what to do with my life because everything is fascinating to me. I'm deeply interested in science and physics and space travel. I've thought countless times that's...
    Jack0fTr4d3s Jack0fTr4d3s 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    I'm hiding from happiness. I've buried myself in the deepness and there's no one come to find me. I've been lonely for long long time. I always felt that I'm not belong to anyone...
    Moondance77 Moondance77 22-25, F Jan 20

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    2 years and I'm going to to graduate I really don't know what I want to study but I'm really interested in fashion design but my parents are not letting me any advice what to do?
    hopiingforbetter hopiingforbetter 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    When It Comes Down to the Conc... - When it comes down to the conclusion i know exactly what I want to do with my life.  But like life it self everything is all subject to...
    morejjo363 morejjo363 19-21, F 4 Responses May 17, 2007

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    Is there something wrong with me? I have no goals in life and no aspirations. I have no hobbies and no talents. Seeing people around me doing something with their life frustrates...
    aryam630 aryam630 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I Hate Everything I Do - I almost constantly feel like I am caught between doing something i hate and nothing at all. I feel like I've tried so many jobs, sales, teaching, Admin...
    emilystrange105 emilystrange105 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    I am 40 years old . Male , I worked very hard in warehouse 5 years ofter closeting down I start run my own business I couldn't succeed ,I start college because of stress I couldn't...
    Wmas Wmas 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Trapped - I have been fighting with myself again. In 2005 I felt the same way. Lost, trapped. I made the decision to go back to school – and really do it. I had nothing to...
    somethingmissing somethingmissing 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 17, 2008

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    for the last few years i jst feel so upset..so confused... i jst can't decide what i realy want in my life what makes me really happy... i jst know i am not happy wid my lyf at all...
    desforlyf1992 desforlyf1992 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    So ever since elementary school I’ve always felt mistreated and felt as if I didn’t belong. In kindergarten I would always get in trouble for talking during class, never get...
    dhirshah dhirshah 18-21, M Mar 18

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    Just Me - I know people have trouble not knowing what they are going to do in life because i have the same problem and i know that i must not be the only one who does. im a senior...
    nextgeneration nextgeneration 18-21 Apr 21, 2012

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    My story is quite simple and probably pretty common: I'm in the middle between high school and college, and I have no idea of what to do with my life. I graduated, my grades...
    Matt200 Matt200 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I have no goals or dreams (yet). I'm 16 and I feel old! I have no time to reach the dreams I don't have
    KarolineBruunDK KarolineBruunDK 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    The problem I found growing up is from such a young age we are bombarded with so much information, knowledge, ideas, concepts and we are told we can be and do anything we set are...
    fadedmind fadedmind 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 12

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    I Want to Taste the Breeze of Every Great City - I dont know what to do with my life! I have attended college for the past 3 years and im no where near graduating. I have changed...
    lolatango lolatango 22-25, F 26 Responses Jul 6, 2008

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    People think its great to be well rounded because your options are limitless. And while its great to have choices, I wish that there were only one or two things I was really good...
    JJ125880 JJ125880 16-17, F Feb 4

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    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 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 18

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    here is my story, i had problems in the school i got distracted, i didnt not attend classes and ocassionally get in high or drunk, i soon have problems whit it and i was taken out...
    ivanaguila ivanaguila 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I'm 21 and I still don't know what I wanna accomplish in my life. I want so badly to have a passion for something or at least a goal that I wouldn't mind working towards but I just...
    CA829 CA829 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I wish one of you could tell me.
    babemcgee babemcgee 22-25, F 12 Responses Jan 6

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    ........... .............. - Life?? I don't want or need this thing anymore.. I reached my limits, more than my limits actually and I can't take this anymore yet there's no...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 1 Response Nov 20, 2013

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    I studied so hard in school but it was never good enough my Act and SAt are low and now no school wants me. I want to become a pediatric emergency medicine physician but how do i...
    tatortiz95 tatortiz95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I still young I know but when I think of future and careers I get crazy...there are just so so so many thins to do
    Lostsoul31 Lostsoul31 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I Do Know What I Want to Do Wi... - I do know what I want to do with my life. I am leaving for the Marine Corps this coming Monday. I should be going up to MEOPS this afternoon. I...
    KoalaChic KoalaChic 19-21, F 3 Responses May 18, 2007

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    My Thing Just Doesn't Exist - Well actually, it's not entirely true that I don't know what to do with my life. I know precisely what I want to do, I want to help people, like...
    Angelwings7 Angelwings7 13-15, F 7 Responses Oct 2, 2011

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    Oh my god!! I just got home from the office and I feel so so so bad. I have never felt guilt like this before. I had to leave, now I’m screwed I just ran out I’m quite livid...
    Shirleyyougest Shirleyyougest 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 4

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    I feel good about my life.. Seems other people are always wanting me to change. Deep down I think they are in a state of disarray and they want to find peace, so they seek drastic...
    SammyJD11 SammyJD11 31-35, M Feb 4

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    The good news is that I'm in college and I'm about to have an associate degree in general studies. The bad news is that I really don't know what to do with my life and it's kind of...
    JaimeJackson JaimeJackson 18-21 1 Response Apr 5

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    Not Knowing What To Do Next - OK I have lived I am a middle aged woman and I don't know what to do with the remaining days-months-years of my life. I am a university professor and...
    lijepatena lijepatena 31-35 2 Responses Sep 20, 2010

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    I Realize When I Will? - After long thought I decided to share my experience of being lonely. . I was in love with a girl in 2006 where I spent most of the time writing poems, love...
    lonelyManik lonelyManik 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 2, 2013

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    When is Someday Ever Going to Come? “Someday. That’s a dangerous word. It’s really just a code for never” - Tom Cruise as Roy Miller in “Knight and Day” When is...
    BradBL BradBL 46-50, M Mar 12

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    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...
    Fernwolf Fernwolf 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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    Not Now:) -  Actually few days before or  the past year i really think about  my   future carrier ........ what will do i in my life...    thats all because of confusions...
    BinteEshrat BinteEshrat 18-21, F 5 Responses