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I Dont Know What to Do With My Life

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2014

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    LeviKururugi LeviKururugi 16-17, M 4 Responses Jan 13

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    babemcgee babemcgee 22-25, F 12 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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    I do know what I want to do.

    ..but it doesn't seem realistic, in a way...almost too idealistic. I want to write a decent book. Have a green house, and grow food. Record music albums. Read a whole lot of books. Become a yoga expert. Learn how to survive in the wilderness. Paint many pictures. First of all, I...
    onthisislandinthisworld onthisislandinthisworld 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2014

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    i do have goals. i do have a partner.

    but when it comes to my life, i just don't know what to do with it. it is like every action or decision i make seems wrong. so what should i do if thats the case? i am stuck here. where i am. so how do i continue? i don't know what to do with my life anymore. it just seems...
    LuCiFeRz LuCiFeRz 18-21, F Oct 23, 2014

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    I'm studying midwifery.

    .. And I have an exam in 1 day so... I haven't studied, I mean I think I'll pass. But I'm unsure of this course. It's only another 2 years but I think I don't have a choice and I have to do it coz it's the best job and it has a lot of pay and I'm already 1 year into it . I did...
    depressiondsjsns depressiondsjsns 26-30, F Nov 5, 2014

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    So year 11 is pretty much over

    and now I have to drop a subject because I think I'd actually go insane with 6 subjects. And everyone is like I definitely know what I want to do and I'm just like err.. I like too many things to choose one and now I'm just confused with what I actually want to do. I think I...
    Angelyn2097 Angelyn2097 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2014

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

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

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    I think it's time to plan the end,

    rather than the future :/ This waste of space is checking out.
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    There are the good times then there are bad

    times sometimes it feels like the bad over powers the good an life doesn't seem right which is now every night I cry myself to sleep hoping that tomorrow will bring a better day but the bad never seems to end please please all I want is to be happy but there's always that one...
    Curlytop242 Curlytop242 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

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    Everyone goes through this stage of their life,

    some people more than once. I on the other hand am still going through this. I have been for years. I don't understand how some people know what they want out of life, what they want to do, where they want to go. I have no clue what I want to do or to achieve in life. I don't...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Ugh finals are in to weeks!

    Im so terrified, what if I do bad. I've been studying like crazy. Wish me good luck I've been seriously stressing out. Either I am super prepared for finals week and going to do awesome or I'm going to end up crying into my bowl of frosted flakes in the morning because I think I...
    teenwolf360 teenwolf360 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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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 my major 3 times but I have no interest in any of my choices. I HATE college. I only go to make my parents happy and because I dont know what it is I...
    lolatango lolatango 22-25, F 26 Responses Jul 6, 2008

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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 don't. I have absolutely no idea about what I would wanna do for the majority/rest of my life and when I do think of some things I find...
    CA829 CA829 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2014

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    As I'm writing this I'm feeling very anxious

    and angry.I just need a place to let it all out,even though english isn't my mother language. I just feel really angry because I have no one to talk to! I think I'm going to explode! My friends are great and they understand me but somehow they don't know what to do or to say to...
    9am3 9am3 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 3, 2014

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    Sad...I just feel kinda depressed

    because I got not so good grades in my revalida exam in patho micro and pharma...
    sunshinemae sunshinemae 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 wrong with wanting to do too much? whats wrong when i dont like one person but like everyone? whats wrong with the...
    fridaygurl fridaygurl 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    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 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 5, 2014

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    ZykhaG ZykhaG 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2014

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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 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

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    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 4 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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    I'm so confused. I don't know what to do.

    I'm studying midwifery this year and I guess it's alright. In the end I'll get a job and earn money and see babies and support mothers! But this course is hard work and I'm not very good at medical stuff.. Even after doing nursing last year and one year of midwifery already. I...
    depressiondsjsns depressiondsjsns 26-30, F Nov 4, 2014

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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 actually, really help them, raise them out of the gutter, and make their pain go away. Like, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, heal...
    Angelwings7 Angelwings7 13-15, F 7 Responses Oct 2, 2011

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    I am at college doing health

    and social care but I don't know if I really want to do that I feel like am only sticking with this so my mum won't kick me out and so I don't disappoint her but I haven't really been attending college much recently because I have been feeling down and because I sometime feel...
    aliciaxx1407 aliciaxx1407 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 22, 2014

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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......   i want  to this do that......      no  fixed goals.... then   gradually i make some decisions...
    BinteEshrat BinteEshrat 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    LeviKururugi LeviKururugi 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    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 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    recently ive felt like im looking at my self

    from a distance woundering what I am doing with my life im 20 years old ive been living with my girlfriend for a year or so and I dont know what to do she doesnt work well she used to but now has given that up to go and study which has left me 10 grand in debt I pay all the...
    died4sammich died4sammich 18-21, M Jan 3

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    I feel like my life is already destroyed,

    I have no idea what to do.... I am going to be twenty-two years old come October. I first went to school to be a massage therapist; come to find out that I really do not like being that close to people I don't know. I started to go to community college for general studies and...
    LilMissOptimistic LilMissOptimistic 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2014

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    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 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    I'm 26 years old, and I feel I should be

    so much further in life then I am right now. Right now I just feel completely stuck. When I first started college my major was English. I used to write a lot in high school, my teachers always praised my writing and suggested that's what I should pursue. So I did, I researched...
    Nuncie88 Nuncie88 26-30, F 2 Responses May 29, 2014

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    I want to have a future

    but I just can't see it. Everybody seems to have their life figured out, and here i am still on the blind spot not knowing what i wanna be, or potentially who I could be....
    LeviKururugi LeviKururugi 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This article gives a great understanding of

    what to look for when choosing a career, and insightful pointers to guide us in choosing the career of our dreams. http://margavita.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/choosing-the-career-of-your-dreams/
    Margavita Margavita 22-25 Oct 9, 2014

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    Yea I want to be someone

    who helps People like a doctor to care about patients but I don't know if it is the right path for me to go to
    karaforever96 karaforever96 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2014

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    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 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 19, 2014

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    xoMegan xoMegan 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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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, boilermaker, freelance pipewelder. Where did I end up? At some sweat shop where I get treated like crap and get crap for pay even though i...
    KoteRahl KoteRahl 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 14, 2013

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    My mom's newer boyfriend has practically

    convinced her to move to Florida. That's great for her and all, but I won't be able to afford rent by myself. I can barely handle my car and insurance payments while buying groceries. Well, I guess we shall see what happens come June.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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, 2014

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    So, in grade 12 I wanted to do all these cool

    things like be a flight attendant, a fashion designer or a florist. But my mum said they weren't good jobs and my principal said I had to choose something better. So the first thing that came up was dietician, but I got sick of doing the science subjects and failed chemistry and...
    sweaterrweatherr sweaterrweatherr 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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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 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

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    people have always said

    that they see me going places but never say where these places are or how to get there so on this journey called life I have gotten lost and I can't seem to find these places I am to go to, I have got no map and it seems I must make my own but I have no pen and no paper and it...
    anneloves anneloves 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Well, im 11 years old,

    i was born and raised in the US, we (my mom,dad, and i) moved to Mexico two years ago, the change was really hard, i didnt have good spanish. We stayed with my moms family. My moms family are ********,so is my mom, and so am i, its genetic i guess. Mexico is horrible. I know my...
    Justmeandid Justmeandid 16-17, F Dec 29, 2014

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    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 16-17, F 8 Responses Jul 9, 2014

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    I am so over everything.

    I just want to scream and say "I'm done" whilst hiding under my bed sheets. My friends don't make time for me anymore, the word "love" is a myth and humanity is destroying the planet. What is the point of life? What reason is there to live for? Why do we use the word "hope" when...
    Mzwalker Mzwalker 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 2, 2014

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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 on this planet. I hate it when somethings happen are really differentiated from what I've expected. Am trying to a avoided...
    Moondance77 Moondance77 22-25, F Jan 20, 2014

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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 me depressed and unfulfilled...I want to explore, adventure, and try so many new things. People expect you to know...
    Fernwolf Fernwolf 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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    I have absolutely no clue.

    I love the theater I love movies. I love watching the behind the scenes stuff. But I have no idea what my talent is! I know I can't sing, and I'm good at other stuff, I can't dance. But there's nothing I'm great at.
    Theoldmaid Theoldmaid 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 22

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