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I Dont Know What to Do With My Life

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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 what The next phase of my life is going to be like. I'm just about to finish 6th form, and have applied to do electrical engineering/ computer science...
    AnAmnesiac AnAmnesiac 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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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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    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 actually go threw my head sometimes scare me so much Nobody is ever there for me when I need them Yes you get people...
    herebutinvisible herebutinvisible 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1

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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 were decent, my parents will accept any career that I could take and my economic situation is pretty stable, but I have no clue...
    Matt200 Matt200 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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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 any rewards like the other students did. I would always be punished and isolated from everyone else when we went to play out or when we had gym...
    dhirshah dhirshah 18-21, M Mar 18

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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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    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 minds to. I've found it hard to decide on being anything, what school should I go to so it looks better on my resume, what clubs or groups...
    fadedmind fadedmind 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 12

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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 of the school, so im waiting to join again, but left 6 months for that, so my question is that, what should i do while? dont wanna to feel me a...
    ivanaguila ivanaguila 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20

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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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    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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    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, God tell me it didn’t happen please I love my husband so so so so much so much he's always so busy and I’ve been so lonely but I just...
    Shirleyyougest Shirleyyougest 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 4

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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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    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 feel professionally very satisfied, I love my students. I am not someone who hates her job. I love my job and that's the only...
    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 letters ( I studied in hostel thats y no internet ) rather concentrating in studies.. I got very less grade which made my...
    lonelyManik lonelyManik 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 2, 2013

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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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    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 Someday ever going to come? No, not Sunday, Someday. You know that day. You’ve dreamt and talked about it all these years. You...
    BradBL BradBL 46-50, M Mar 12

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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 at. And when you could do anything, its hard to realize what you WANT to do. I think I've narrowed it down to three things, but they're all...
    JJ125880 JJ125880 16-17, F Feb 4

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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 do I escape without actually escaping? What is life? How do I work through the obstacles and conjoin the pieces together without truly over working...
    gh0ulish gh0ulish 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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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 change. I used to want change until I up and made **** happen to better my life. Now I have what I want. I don't want...
    SammyJD11 SammyJD11 31-35, M Feb 4

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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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    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 in high school and my parents keep pushing me to decide what im going to do in life. all i know is that i want...
    nextgeneration nextgeneration 18-21 Apr 21, 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 achieve but something just hold me back. I feel like a lost puppy. I don't really know what I should do to make all my...
    nightlights nightlights 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2012

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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 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 gallons of make up and slutty clothing to get a guys a attention . However that is the the attention I want ; I just want to love and be...
    jayseca jayseca 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    School or stay in my dead end job Girls

    or keep mind on money Be honest or keep holding my tongue But I want a good lay so bad it's making me cray. But I still stay focus.
    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 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 simultaneously. I didn't really pursue an education that I am passionate about, I just ended up picking a major just to work towards some goal...
    monikers16 monikers16 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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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 11 mins ago

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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 continue ,I can't get job my children always asking me to buy some I am not able to keep them happy ,because i do not have...
    Wmas Wmas 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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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 depressing....I mean after that I'm like," I don't know what I'm doing and what kind of career do I want?" I know that I want a job...
    JaimeJackson JaimeJackson 18-21 1 Response Apr 5

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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 ******* thing I can do about it. There's nothing left inside but the ruins of what I used to be before.. its over now after all the...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 1 Response Nov 20, 2013

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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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    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 given or anything else. There is no obvious point of living anymore. I've reached the bottom and there's nothing here, not even hope. I just want...
    ThatOtherGuy16 ThatOtherGuy16 16-17, M 3 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 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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    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...i m so worried dnt knw what to do...i wish someone can understand me and hlp me to make a decision.....
    desforlyf1992 desforlyf1992 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 12

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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'm currently a senior in college.

    I'll have my degree at the end of the year, and I have no clue what I want to do. My degree will be such a waste for me. I originally started out as a mathematics major, but I realized it wasn't for me anymore. I took a bunch of random classes to try to figure out what I was...
    EnigmaticBeing EnigmaticBeing 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 7

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 do it if i cant even get into a good college. Should i just give up on my dream and settle for something simple and easy? I don...
    tatortiz95 tatortiz95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 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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    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 me. I envy thoose people! Knowing that I might end up as failure and a looser terrifies me. I am not good at anything and I pretty...
    aryam630 aryam630 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 22

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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 9 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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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 interesting also I didn't know what else I wanted to do . I chose the university away from home as I thought it would be a good fun experience and...
    rebekahmak rebekahmak 18-21, F Mar 25

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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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    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 1 Response Dec 29, 2012

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    I'm in love with this beautiful guy

    and this girl likes me but I don't like her back but I don't know if the guy likes me back and I don't know what to do
    bloodofcour bloodofcour 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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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 over the rest of his cousins he followed me around and listened to me. Whenever I saw him I felt as if there is a light and that he was it...
    dhirshah dhirshah 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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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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    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 24 Responses Nov 14, 2010

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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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    babemcgee babemcgee 22-25, F 12 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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