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I Dont Know What to Do With My Life

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    I'm a sophomore in high school

    and I don't know what to do with my life. Alot of people tell you not to worry about it yet, that I have 2 more years, but my counselors are always saying we need to know if we're going to college and what for so they can find classes that relate to my career. I think I want to...
    brookledsome brookledsome 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    i dont want to get out of bed.

    i dont want to turn on the lights. i dont want to face the people at school. if i do i shake like crazy and get nauseous. i dont want to eat, but i always do end up eating and then i run to the washroom feeling guilty. i hate the way i look. i dont want to live. my parents dont...
    piercethevictoria piercethevictoria 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I have to pack up and move

    but I can't bring myself to do it. I know it's everyone's dream to leave their family's home and start living on their own but I can't seem to bring myself to do it. I am going to start school on Monday and I don't even know what college programs to take. I am stuck with no...
    SarahTeddy SarahTeddy 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 4

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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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    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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    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'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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    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 just dont... what will happen next?

    it all seems dark right now
    TheTurtleDove TheTurtleDove 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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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 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 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 Sep 1

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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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    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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    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 surrounded by people

    but feel so alone
    fairycake1 fairycake1 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I seriously don't. I'm one of those types I

    have to have a purpose or a concrete goal to work towards or I never seem to be able to do much. I just stay stuck spinning my wheels. Right now my life is in that spinning its wheels phase. I know what I want but nothings enough to drive me to where I need to be. It sucks! I'm...
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F Oct 4

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    i do have goals. i do have a partner.

    but when it comes to my life, i just don't know what to do with it. it is like every action or decision i make seems wrong. so what should i do if thats the case? i am stuck here. where i am. so how do i continue? i don't know what to do with my life anymore. it just seems...
    LuCiFeRz LuCiFeRz 18-21, F Oct 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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    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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    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 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 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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    This article gives a great understanding of

    what to look for when choosing a career, and insightful pointers to guide us in choosing the career of our dreams. http://margavita.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/choosing-the-career-of-your-dreams/
    Margavita Margavita 22-25 Oct 9

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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...
    Xo12345 Xo12345 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    I want to help people!

    I don't want to be an engineer. What should I do?
    Yosip777 Yosip777 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 22

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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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    I'm so confused. I don't know what to do.

    I'm studying midwifery this year and I guess it's alright. In the end I'll get a job and earn money and see babies and support mothers! But this course is hard work and I'm not very good at medical stuff.. Even after doing nursing last year and one year of midwifery already. I...
    depressiondsjsns depressiondsjsns 26-30, F Nov 4

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    I am in my second year of architecture

    and I'm pretty sure I don't want to pursue it anymore. Hell, I don't even know what I want to do but all I know is right now I want to run away and go somewhere where people don't know me but I am scared. I did talk to my parents about not wanting to pursue architecture but then...
    usernameless23 usernameless23 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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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

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    I'm studying midwifery.

    .. And I have an exam in 1 day so... I haven't studied, I mean I think I'll pass. But I'm unsure of this course. It's only another 2 years but I think I don't have a choice and I have to do it coz it's the best job and it has a lot of pay and I'm already 1 year into it . I did...
    depressiondsjsns depressiondsjsns 26-30, F Nov 5

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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 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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    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 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 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 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 22

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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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    Nobody can prepare you

    for life with words. Experience is the hardest lesson to learn, but the move profound and life altering. I am slowly coming to realize that life is why you make of it; literally. I know that may seem elementary, but in my mind it is quite a monumental concept. All that to say...
    Sgm51ngc5194 Sgm51ngc5194 22-25, M Sep 4

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    I don't know what to do anymore.

    I have nobody. I lost all of my friends for a guy.. A guy that doesn't even care about me anymore. I stay inside each and everyday on my phone constantly because I've nothing else to do. My life has come to nothing. I don't know what to do to turn it around. I never imagined my...
    nicoleleightonx nicoleleightonx 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 30

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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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    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

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    Yea I want to be someone

    who helps People like a doctor to care about patients but I don't know if it is the right path for me to go to
    karaforever96 karaforever96 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22

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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 1 Response Aug 23

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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 16-17, F Aug 19

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    So year 11 is pretty much over

    and now I have to drop a subject because I think I'd actually go insane with 6 subjects. And everyone is like I definitely know what I want to do and I'm just like err.. I like too many things to choose one and now I'm just confused with what I actually want to do. I think I...
    Angelyn2097 Angelyn2097 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 24

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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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    xoMegan xoMegan 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 29

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    babemcgee babemcgee 22-25, F 12 Responses Jan 6

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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 don't know what to do anymore.

    My life just on stand still. No motivation, commitment, just negativity in all aspects. The only thing I can do right now is think about what I can do to make things better. I wish I didn't exist because then someone who deserves it could have another chance in life.
    shellzshawtee shellzshawtee 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 30

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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...
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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