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I Dont Know What to Do With My Life

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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've been going to school

    for almost 3 year and I still don't know what I should do with my life. Everyone says look into something that seems interesting but i just have no interest in doing anything. I feel like I'm just taking up space in the world and that it's too much of a burden living with my...
    ambiguoushearts ambiguoushearts 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I don't have a future plan,

    and even if it did I don't think I would be so enthusiastic about it. Everyone seems ready for the future and can't wait for it to come sooner. But my only wish is for it to slow down. Why can't the world slow down... but most importantly why can't I catch up.
    LeviKururugi LeviKururugi 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 11

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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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    LeviKururugi LeviKururugi 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 13

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    I'm a senior in High school

    and my only plans are graduating, which is somewhat of a goal, but just doesn't seem enough when all of my friends are already accepted in college and I'm sitting here without a plan. I don't know what I'm gonna do with my life and I don't wanna get stuck working at some stupid...
    lunatiic lunatiic 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10

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

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    Idk wat am i gonna do with my life.

    , ! I wanna go to school get a job but i just cant being with my bf and having panic attacks , my mom told me she was gonna take me to the doctors to wats going on with me , im just wastingmy time with my bf , i wasted being with him since like 5 years already , .
    paola93 paola93 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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 Jan 27

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    Everyday its same damn crap.

    Im starting to get sick of it. Its not easy to go out and find a job or make friends or whatever. I hate everything. I seriously dont know what to do anymore. As each passing day suicide seems more of a viable option than living. I wish I had a purpose in life. Right now it...
    cat1024 cat1024 18-21, M Feb 5

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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 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 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 26

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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 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 in senior class,

    and I have no idea, what i want to do with my life. I don't want to have a job which will use all my time, and life will be again still waiting for something. I want to do something. Something that matter, with people I matter. Is that just naive dreamin, or maybe it is possible...
    Pukendejs Pukendejs 18-21, F 4 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jan 26

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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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    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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    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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    xoMegan xoMegan 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 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'm kind of in the middle of wanting to kill

    myself so I don't have to suffer and people don't have to deal with me anymore and not wanting to because people would think I'm weak and would judge me. I'm so depressed. I have no friends currently, everyone at my school hates me because this girl spread rumours about me and...
    IntrovertedKat IntrovertedKat 16-17, F 7 Responses Feb 7

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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'm feeling lifeless .

    .. The biggest clue is me sleeping on 9pm..
    Bagh8 Bagh8 18-21, F Feb 7

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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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    You see I am almost 20 years old

    and attending college. There is so much pressure to figure out what I want to do and I am FREAKING out because I still don't know what I want to do. I have so many ideas and so many things but I just don't know what to pursue. Im so afraid to tell people that I don't know...
    KSMP KSMP 18-21 1 Response Feb 8

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    I graduated highschool in 2011

    and have changed my mind so many times about what i want to do. Theres not a whole lot of options out there anymore. It seems like everyone just turns to the health field because theres always a guaranteed job. I thought about nursing a lot lately but I dont want to get into it...
    MKxoxo MKxoxo 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    alxsha alxsha 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 18

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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 Jan 27

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    LeviKururugi LeviKururugi 18-21, M Jan 26

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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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    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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    My boyfrien that i live with

    for almost a year and are expecting a baby in july, i recently found out he had sex with one of his own cousins i freaked out and left him we have been sad then happy then mad i feel anger that he never told me before until now. Idk if im over reacting bcuz of my pregnancy idk...
    Latinaslovebest Latinaslovebest 16-17, F 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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 am worried about what my life has come to.

    I have a very broken life . i wouldn't have post this if i knew someone i was comfortable with talking to but the last person i ever really felt love with left me because my friend was tackling her behind my back and be-siding it people thought she was to good for me , but...
    useless01 useless01 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 12

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