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I Dont Know What to Do With My Life

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    We were told that we must somehow become what

    we are not, Sacrificing what we are, To inherit the Masquerade of what we will be.
    Error404nameunknown Error404nameunknown 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 19

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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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    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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    I Feel so lost sometimes.

    And it could be because of this. I let the unimportant things interfere with my mind. Sometimes when i meet people who seem like hey have it together they seem so boring and when i meet people who do not know what to do with theirs or even been all over the place from job...
    cbeneath cbeneath 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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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'm excited. Wish me luck.. I WANT SOOO BAD to come home in my dress blues. I don't want to come home without them.
    KoalaChic KoalaChic 19-21, F 3 Responses May 18, 2007

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    Hi. Guys my hubby's birthday I am looking

    for different birthday present , give some ideas
    lillipilli lillipilli 26-30, F May 25

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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 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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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 waitress; I took the year off from school to save money towards the last two years of tuition in my program. The...
    Usernameeeee Usernameeeee 18-21 2 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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    Started out wanting to become a Doctor (lol),

    then realizing how much work and money it would take to become one, not to mention the pressure and stress you'd have to endure I decided to go along a different yet similar path. Somewhere along the lines of nursing, though now I don't know if I even want to become a nurse. My...
    CloakedStranger CloakedStranger 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    I don't know what to do

    after high-school. Right now I'm debating between working in a bakery or a park ranger at GRSM (Sugarlands region) I don't have any college in mind but I know I want to go, but I can't find one nearby (within 250 miles) with a culinary major, but i'm too scared to take a job as...
    silvercobalt97 silvercobalt97 18-21 1 Response Jun 25

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    I'm kinda bored right now.

    .. Anyone wanna talk or anything? Im just watching family guy... 😒
    DepressingKayla DepressingKayla 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I know things could be worse

    and theirs people that have it harder and worse than I do, but I just didn't think this would happen to me. I am thankful for the things I do have and the good things that happened in life. Also knowing that my life probably could have turned out worse or maybe even be like my...
    SimplyAmazingx SimplyAmazingx 16-17, F Jul 14

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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 2 Responses Apr 19

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    "I wasn't lucky enough to have ever found what

    I wanted to do. Don't get me wrong-- I did nicely. But I never found my passion." -Said an elderly woman in the Humans of New York blog. She had a knowing smile and snow white hair and eyes that seemed to understand so much. I've recently found myself with this problem. And I...
    Lapoeta2nv Lapoeta2nv 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 19

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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 loose, my job sucked, my relationship… crash and burn. I was ready to reinvent myself. I went back to...
    somethingmissing somethingmissing 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 17, 2008

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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

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

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

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    I Dont Know What To Do With My Life

    I am 26 almost 27 years old and dont know what to do with my life. It is really ruining my life because whilst I feel like everyone else is getting ahead I am stuck in limbo. I have ADD and think of myself as a go getter. Recently, I completed a my diploma and currently have a...
    RJ7777777 RJ7777777 26-30 5 Responses May 26, 2011

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    I have so many ideas of what I want to do in

    life but I can't make up my mind
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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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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    xoMegan xoMegan 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 29

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    lionessstrong lionessstrong 46-50, F 1 Response May 14

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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

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    Im 19 and i lost my girlfriend

    and my social life, i was a confident and respected person but everything crumbled down after the break up, i've been living a negative life for 2 months, i keep making lots of rash and wrong decision and i end up losing everything... Sigh
    staz1995 staz1995 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 12

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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

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    I was a nurse LPN and i started studying

    for a RN, but i realized that i really kind of hate working at hospitala with the rotating shifts, so i quit and i stoped studying, but now im blocked i dont know what to do, i like the idea of making a event rental, but i have to work and have money to do that, and i like event...
    desirejanice desirejanice 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I've never had my mind set on an exact career

    for my future, i've always done well at school so kind of expected to fall into something. However, now i've just finished university and i'm scared shitless because I have no idea what I want to do with my life!!!! It's the most frustrating feeling as everyone keeps asking me...
    deathfromabove1066 deathfromabove1066 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    I don't even know where it's heading,

    I feel like I've lost control...just going with the flow..so many negative thoughts....just watching people live and wishing I could do the same...don't feel like doing anything...I've promised to start doing stuff, but just can't get started....so many goals to accomplish, and...
    Mysoulishurt Mysoulishurt 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 21

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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

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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, bodywork, and in the end I still always hate going to work or to that volunteer position or to that class I signed up for but...
    emilystrange105 emilystrange105 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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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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    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 change.  And the hard part isn't not knowing its how to do it all.  I know as long as I take the time and effort to think things...
    morejjo363 morejjo363 19-21, F 4 Responses May 17, 2007

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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

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    How do I pick what I want to major in college

    when my career choice changes every week and now I don't have any ambition to become anything
    camjames9876 camjames9876 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 12

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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 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I'm a junior in high school

    and I'm unsure of what I want to do with my life. I tell people that I wanna be a pilot for a major airline, but now I'm starting to doubt myself. I didn't even come up with being a pilot on my own, it came from TV and one book I read. I mean now is the time where I should be...
    TheGuy147 TheGuy147 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Before i start i'd like to point out

    that i am only 16... Soo.... My first year at the university will start in 2 month.. I don't have any kinds of trauma like 90% of people here does. I am totally normal people with a little twist. I think life is kinda boring for me... Because of my culture i just can't date...
    Sahin1021 Sahin1021 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I know I'm 29 but I have no freaking clue what

    I wanna do. No degree and working at a dead end job.
    DallasMan85 DallasMan85 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 11

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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 a boyfriend -  going on 5 years), we own two houses together one of which we rent and we have 2 cats and a dog. I find my life goes in...
    DragonflyLillies DragonflyLillies 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 9, 2012

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    For the past five years I've wanted to pursue

    dentistry and make a difference in a creative way.. Now that I just finished my first year of college, I've realized that science just isn't my fortè despite still wanting to be a dentist. My interests include things like art and anything creative basically, but there's no job...
    enza105 enza105 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19

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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

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    HELP!!!!!! I really really need someone's help!

    I have no clue what to do with my life! But my situation is very unique! I have asked parents what they did when they where like this but their answers where unclear. You see they assume that eventually when I'm in college and just before I get kicked out I'll just pick...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I feel I am a box of crayons,

    way too many colors to choose. I see the world differently, where most see one shade I see about a dozen blues. I want to be a 24 pack, that is simple and easy to understand. I can make any color I would ever need, with a blend or two and a hand. But to ever be normal, I...
    lu7998 lu7998 31-35, F 1 Response May 2

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    babemcgee babemcgee 22-25, F 12 Responses Jan 6

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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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    That spongebob moment

    when your like. " mrs. Puff. can I be excused for the rest of my life?"
    laughingkat laughingkat 16-17, F May 14

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    I've finally finished my thirteenth year

    or "final lap" of high school. Honestly I don't have a clue of what I want to do. I can't think of anything interesting to do. The inspiration from my mom doesn't help. "Try it, you might like it!" Or "you don't know until you've tried it!". My first step is to get a part time...
    TheTshirt TheTshirt 18-21, M Jul 2

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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 have no freaking clue what I'm doing with my

    life. I'm almost fifteen now. I've taken special courses for bonuses to help me get into colleges and stuff. But along the way I've lost my dreams and who I am and what I stand for. People always say to me "You're only 14 you have plenty of time! But ever since I was a youngster...
    y0ur3b3au1fu1 y0ur3b3au1fu1 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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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 accept me. Watching my life pass me by as the clock ticks and time runs dry. I don't know how to just branch out in full confidence...
    fiercefoxyfire fiercefoxyfire 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 3, 2011

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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 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    countrygirl4243 countrygirl4243 13-15, F 9 Responses May 27

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