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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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    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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    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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    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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    I love so many things,

    I want to do/be so many different things I know I have a potential to be these things, however i'm not even doing one of these things because im lost and confused and I don't know which direction to go in. At times I think I am no good, and I feel ridiculously stupid, so I apply...
    shelley95 shelley95 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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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 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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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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    mum says do medical or be a doctor my brother

    says go into law my dad says do business management because all my main subject grades came good i can go into anything... i dont understand what i want to be everyone keeps changing my mind i one wanted to own a big music business and a retail place and a charity shop and i...
    heeeeey heeeeey 16-17, F a week ago

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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 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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    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 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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    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 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'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

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    xoMegan xoMegan 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 29

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    NeedyArtist NeedyArtist 18-21, M Jul 21

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    Starting my final year of high school next week.

    I'm terrified. Anxious about applying to colleges and getting a job and my drivers license. I don't know what to major in or where to go. I don't know if I should get my general ed or just try to get into an lvn or rn program. Is anyone else worried about their future? I've also...
    lovelyyouth lovelyyouth 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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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 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'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 Aug 1

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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 have no idea what to major in.

    I'm terrible at math, science is interesting but I am not passionate about it and do not want to have a job related to it, I have a slight speech impediment which makes me absolutely hate speaking publicly. What the hell am I supposed to do?? Not to mention I'm slow and dumb as...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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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 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I really don't. I am

    so stressed about it! Because those who claim to be my parents are just forcing me to get a grip on it and research some sh!tty institutions and continue along like this is normal! I mean I lose sleep every night to pain and I fall asleep when I am too exhausted to stay awake...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 16-17, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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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 8 Responses Jul 9

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    I do not know what I want to do with my life in

    the future. I had a few interests, but none of them would make a sufficient amount of money to live off of. It's terrible knowing that this whole world revolves around money. I don't even know what I like anymore. I'm starting to feel very apathetic towards everything and...
    anonofep anonofep 13-15, F Aug 19

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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

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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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    Jesus. Dear God. Please help!

    I'm rarely able to make up my mind about things. When I do I change my mind often. I am a planner not a finisher. An idea person not the person to execute. I get bored with things pretty quickly. I am easily distracted. I don't like to sit still. My mind and body are often...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    babemcgee babemcgee 22-25, F 12 Responses Jan 6

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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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    I'm kinda bored right now.

    .. Anyone wanna talk or anything? Im just watching family guy... 😒
    DepressingKayla DepressingKayla 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 28

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 19

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    I'm a second year university student

    and I really have no clue what I want to do.
    enza105 enza105 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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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'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

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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 Jul 28

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    Im trying to get a job ive been applying

    for so many and still nothing i havent gone to college for like 4 years , because i live with my bf . My bf dont let me go to college bc he tells me ina go talk to guys , and i wanna go back to school ,
    paola93 paola93 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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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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    Everything is irritating the hell out of me!

    I'm 20 years old and don't have a job. Mums on my back all the time. And she's telling me she's skint yet she's just brought loads of clothes she's pretty much got a brandnew wardrobe and she's going Ibiza next week and I'm sat here like wtf I've got ideas of what I'd like to...
    Butterflyfairy23 Butterflyfairy23 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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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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    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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