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I Dont Know What to Do With My Life

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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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    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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    im so confused with my life in general I feel

    like im trying to hold on but im slowly just falling off the tracks and slipping ? im just trying to figure out how to hold on and stay sane at the same time
    alexmorales123 alexmorales123 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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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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    This has been a problem

    for quite some time now, im 19 years turning 20 in a month, i should have a great live, my parents have money, i have friends, idont think im ugly and im smart, but still there is so much missing, i started smoking weed at age 13 i loved it and was hooked from the first hit, i...
    lifeaintshit lifeaintshit 18-21, M 1 Response May 11

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    i don't know about the things i choose is what

    i want or not.and its not easy just wanting what u want to have wen there are people all around trying to make judgement on you,.especially if there are are people in your own family.i don't say i give a 100 percent at what i do but i try .yes my grades are kinda bad but doesn't...
    astrixx astrixx 16-17, M May 23

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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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    Im 17 years old. I practice gymnastics

    and i also do modeling. Im 6'12 tall. I had a bet with a 24 years old man who practice martial arts and he is very strong and has huge muscles. And he is 5'6 tall. I dont know how, but i defeated him in 30 out of 35 matches we had. Im flixible so he couldnt lock me and i could...
    emilythethe emilythethe 16-17, F Jul 18

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    This has been a problem

    for quite some time now, im 19 years turnbung 20 on in a month, i should have a great life, my parents have money, i have friends, i dony see myself as ugly, and im smart, but still there is so much missing, i started smoking weed at age 13 i loved it and was hooked on the first...
    lifeaintshit lifeaintshit 18-21, M 1 Response May 11

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    I am 27, was in a horrible car accident 7 years

    ago, all the friends I used to have stopped coming around after about a year. I have to live at my parents, for now, and I feel completely lost and alone... Does anyone understand?
    j2m3g j2m3g 26-30, M 1 Response May 31

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    I'm going to college this year with no major

    and I could'nt be more stressed about it. But how can I be expected to know anything at this age?? I don't even know what I want for breakfast let alone what I want to do for the rest of my life!! I've heard your major isn't always your career but I'm still terrified of making...
    DomoArigatox DomoArigatox 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 11

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    Im 17 years old. I practice gymnastics

    and i also do modeling. Im 6'12 tall. I had a bet with a 24 years old man who practice martial arts and he is very strong and has huge muscles. And he is 5'6 tall. I dont know how, but i defeated him in 30 out of 35 matches we had. Im flixible so he couldnt lock me and i could...
    emilythethe emilythethe 16-17, F Jul 18

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    My dream has been to become a doctor in the

    future. In my country, doctor is one of those occupation that gets most income. Frankly speaking, I personally dont really give a damn about it yet my fam, especially my dad really really give a **** about it. Well, in my country too, theres this uni acceptance way w/o any test...
    Hsnanx Hsnanx 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    How do I say this set I'm

    so lost I don't know what to do with my life I have lost my husband my kids my dogs my everything and I really don't know where to begin
    SpiritWolfe741 SpiritWolfe741 41-45, F 2 Responses May 13

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    Since I was 10 I figured out my life.

    Like what job I want once I'm older, what collage I want to go to, etc. Now Idk anymore. I know I'm still young. It's just I'm missing that hope. I felt like I lost hope and I have no clue what to do next and I absolutely hate that. I did what God wanted me to do and now I'm...
    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F Jun 23

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    Im 21 years old. I practice gymnastics

    and i also do modeling. Im 6'12 tall. I had a bet with a 28 years old man who practice martial arts and he is very strong and has huge muscles. And he is 5'6 tall. I dont know how, but i defeated him in 30 out of 35 matches we had. Im flixible so he couldnt lock me and i could...
    denisedenisedenisedenise denisedenisedenisedenise 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Ever have that awkward moment

    when you know where you've came from and what you've been through but, you're still trying to find the path for tomorrow?
    Mfudgie Mfudgie 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 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 am in college right now.

    My major U.S. Nursing. But I don't really think I would like nursing. I can't imagine myself messing with people all day. But I know that nursing is a good job income. I've been researching digital media. I really like doing things with my computer. I like editing vids and...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 feel as if I am just going in circles.

    My life seems meaningless.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 12

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    Theres so many things I like

    but I cant seem to find my passion and I know thats all I need to get on with life. I try to make the best out of my situation but I only sink further.
    stickyEz stickyEz 26-30, M Apr 10

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    I thought I knew what I wanted to do

    but I ended up failing & now I feel like I have no purpose in life. I just don't know anymore... 😔
    TheQuietOne92 TheQuietOne92 22-25, F Jun 3

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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'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 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 5, 2014

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    I'm confused on what I should do in my life.

    Started college with nursing major but idk
    yonnie97 yonnie97 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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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 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 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Might be a different type of 'what to do with

    my life', I mean I haven't had anything depressing happen to me thank God, but I feel... Unsettled. Sort of. Well, you know how boring summer vacations can feel, especially when all your mates are off having the times of their lives in other fun countries. I live in a...
    aresdite aresdite 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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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 6 Responses Jul 9, 2014

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    I thought long and hard about

    which thread to post this in. This one seems best. Okay I have a BA in English, mostly because it was the only subject I have really any aptitude or enjoyment in. I don't completely regret college, but increasingly it seems an archaic tradition, stuck several decades in the...
    Emeryael Emeryael 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2

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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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    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 don't see a future

    for myself these days. I have so little to work with, financially, educationally, I have no real relationships, out of work and soon to be without a home. I'm at rock bottom, sure the only way is up, but given the circumstances I don't see myself getting that high any time soon...
    Vumsy Vumsy 22-25, M 1 Response May 11

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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 4 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    xoMegan xoMegan 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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    My goals can be summed up as: 1) write books

    worth reading, 2) travel, and 3) bring down the overarching insane industrialized monoculture before it brings us down with it. Because it's not sustainable and it will crash eventually. But I'm not ssure how to do any of that.
    Emeryael Emeryael 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I'm starting to think not knowing what to do

    with my life for so long has resulted in being placed in doing something with my life that I did not choose for myself. I always thought I had a choice and to an extent I still do. I never wanted the unpaid job I have now but since no one else is around and since it appears I...
    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    I just got done with high-school

    and I don't have any special skills and I have no idea what I want to do :(
    ihatemylife97 ihatemylife97 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 27

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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 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 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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    I am old and I don't know what I want to be.

    I am a Walmart employee. Kill me. Art is scary. ****.
    stephane28 stephane28 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    To pursue master degree?

    To build a tech company? To reinvent my mum company? Go somewhere else far and start a career? Or well....stay, work and get broke in the fake silicon valley? Sigh...I wish someone could just point me out.
    8slowlyFading8 8slowlyFading8 18-21 3 Responses May 9

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    LeviKururugi LeviKururugi 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 13

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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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    I genuinely don't know what to do

    or where to go from here.
    Dreamer248 Dreamer248 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 24

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