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I Feel My Life Has No Direction

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    When Will I Know?

    I've been drifting aimlessly for years, not really taking a clear path in life. I've gone from dead-end job to dead-end job, just enough to get by to pay the bills and keep food in the house. I don't know what I want to do or what I really want to be. Sometimes I feel so lazy I...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 21, 2009

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    Has Anyone Found My Road Map?

    I'm 29 years old and I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing with my life or where I am going. You know that old Robert Frost poem A Road not Taken? Well I have constantly taken the road less traveled (not so much anymore) and every time I have to say it hasn't really made any...
    happypear happypear 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2011

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    i dont know what to do.

    i just feel like my life has no direction whatsoever. im going to college soon but i dont know what i want to major in. im so confused. i hate worrying about the future
    CURRYXBLAZE CURRYXBLAZE 18-21, M Aug 30, 2014

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    I Don't Know.

    I'm currently at school. Working, studying, fun things like that. And I know I want to go to university, do a degree, but after that...I just don't know. I have never known. I know what I would like to do...be a teacher. But I haven't got the confidence to do that. So that's out...
    TheBohemian TheBohemian 16-17, M Nov 14, 2011

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    It's All About The Journey Anyways

    In my own opinion part of what causes us anxiety about being directionless is being too focused on an end and not appreciating where you are in the now. Having said that I am right now at a point in my life where I feel like I am just moving sideways. In that day in day out is an...
    travelingthinker travelingthinker 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 6, 2012

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    When Plans Fail

    i am on this site cause im home on a friday night my own parents have stuff to do and my little brother. I had a plan to become a teacher im very good with kids because inside im a 21 year old kid i went to carthage and thought the rest would fall into place but i got side...
    kking131 kking131 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2011

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    Where Has The Time Gone???

    I don't know what has happened to my life. I'm not unhappy with my life but I feel like I should have done more by now. I have no career, I have never been married (not that marriage plays a huge role). I have traveled a lot but would like to travel more but mostly I want to make...
    20thcenturygirl 20thcenturygirl 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2011

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    I Feel My Life Has No Direction.

    At the moment i feel like im suck between a rock and a hard place. I have one more year of school and after that i have to decide what I want to do with the rest of my life. I feel passionless at this moment. No drive what so ever. I wish What i wanted would just become clear so...
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 21, 2009

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    calmripple calmripple 18-21 Feb 14

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    hetty96 hetty96 18-21, F Feb 11

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    ever since I moved away from home. My husband was transferred go to the west coast which was a million miles from both our families. At first thought it would be great to get away...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F Feb 12

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    I've been dating this guy for a while now yet he shows little to no affection. He has what's called Asbergers Syndrome and I was not sure if that played a part. He never shows any...
    makailafish makailafish 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    it's snowing outside and classed have been cancelled!!! Life has been good to me today
    Roxas3421 Roxas3421 18-21, M Feb 17

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    I thought I know what I want to do or become but life has taken me towards a totally different path that I am at the point of discourage and uninspired things I used to care for
    tvp3 tvp3 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I know, sometimes we think our life has no meaning, the truth is that we just have to think in a positive way. I always think that I should have a positive role in society, I can...
    wasseem wasseem 26-30, M Feb 17

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    but I do know whatever crazy sh!t life has in store, I just don't wanna experience it alone!
    lovemycrazylife95 lovemycrazylife95 18-21, F Feb 21

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    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My life has been consumed, I have moved to 6 different "homes" and currently, I still don't have my own bedroom because I'm stuck at this stupid boarding school and I hate it to...
    FoxFan64 FoxFan64 13-15, M 17 hrs ago

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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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