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I Have No Clue What I Want to Do With the Rest of My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 62 People

    I'm 21, Talented, Hard-working, Skilled...and Clueless!

    I am a 21/m.  After high school, I attended some college and then decided to get into the family business.  The career I am in now pays very well (made $33,000 as a 20 year old) but the work sucks and I feel mentally like I am 50. Some people say I am crazy to leave a...
    NoClue NoClue 18-21 5 Responses Jun 30, 2008

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    A Drop-Out With No Qualifications..... Yeah, Great.

    I dropped out of school with mental illness before I could take the exams. I've been struggling with my mental illness ever since, and only just joined a fairly basic English class. I have no qualifications, and even if I did, I'm afraid no one would ever hire me. They'd surely...
    HerMelody HerMelody 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30, 2013

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    Urrrgghh!!

    my brother died in Turkey,he was in the military.April 22 of this year he was only 21.he was and is my bestfriend but every since he has died i have nooo clue what to do with my life i was so sure of things was gonna change my major to child development,now i dont know.all of my...
    navia8204 navia8204 18-21, F Jul 30, 2012

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    What Happens At The End?

    I have no idea what my life means, I use to I think and now seems to be gone. I don't know where or what happened but it seems like my life quit keeping up with the world. I have always worked hard and did what I was to do but now that kids are grown and I'm geeting old it seems...
    harryhoop harryhoop 41-45, M Jun 23, 2013

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    It's Not -too- Bad...

    but when everyone around me for so long seems to have it soooo together it really makes me wonder if i'm doing something wrong.  I am prone to fits of self doubt and when all the puzzle pieces are falling into place for those I see and interact with it makes me step back and...
    failingecho failingecho 21-25, M 3 Responses Feb 25, 2008

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    Rah!

    So many people act like I should know what I want by now...hell no! I don't know what I want! Maybe I don't want anything from anyone! Argh...
    Shayndel Shayndel 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2008

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    Here is something that I have found that has really helped me, Pushing myself everyday to think about where my actions will be taking me and what is going to help to achieve my...
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    I don't know why it took me so long to realize how good life can be. I was such a pessimist for such a long time! And since I had a bad attitude I was also lazy. This year has been...
    alcool91 alcool91 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I'm gonna say I'm in a pretty good place with my life, finally. Got a wonderful husband to be who I love with every bit of my heart. Got 2 wonderful step sons in my life who look...
    mrsmitchell15 mrsmitchell15 22-25, F Sep 11

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    I wish my life could have turned out differently. I am a married woman, but have been very happy for the last 24 year now. I guess it was ever since we had to sell our new...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    wandererdreamer wandererdreamer 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 10

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    I've been feeling so damn ******* happy about life ever since last night like I'm so lucky to have the family I have....
    BrutallyHonest316 BrutallyHonest316 22-25, F 28 mins ago

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    one of my friends from last year called me and left voicemail out of blue. I haven't seen him in a year almost. I feel bad that his father died, and he had to take care of wills...
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    1994trip 1994trip 18-21, M Sep 8

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    NicolaJ14 NicolaJ14 13-15, F 9 mins ago

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    MorbidMorals MorbidMorals 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M Aug 26

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    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Sep 4

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    Sigh, I've had a rough week so far. between kids and hubby's causing stress my mom who has non small cell lung cancer we have had a rough go. Chemo was rendered pointless and did...
    Deflatedone Deflatedone 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    My parents just told me I better stop listening to this kind of music (muse, radiohead, etc) because it's to depressive "for my age", and because I am just writing lyrics like this...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    We are all going to die one day we might as well live life to the fullest. If you are suffering and thinking your life is meaningless, it's not! Live life and forget your worries...
    SweetAussie SweetAussie 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I feel there's got to be more to life than what I've been enduring & feeling for so many years. It's burning inside of me so badly, I just need to vent. I never have before... As a...
    michelle0808 michelle0808 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I don't want to live my life in a holding pattern, neither good, nor bad... just existing. Barely holding on until the next trial lays me flat once more. I want to live my life...
    Aurinne Aurinne 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    A lot of people may say i lost all my friends, that i have no real ones. People i once called my best friends, they expect forgiveness but don’t forgive in return. who cares. the...
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    Happiness can be learned, but finding meaning and a purpose in life is what leads to it. Not the other way around. The happiest people appreciate and realise that being happy adds...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    you know why I don't like reading so much and this reading culture? First I think the writer is not smarter than me, I don't have to be told what to do to start thinking or doing...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have been feeling so confused and lost. In high school I was involved in everything and was the valediction. Now I feel completely stuck. Due to money I had to leave the...
    MysticallyForbidden MysticallyForbidden 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Thinking of you ~C~. I always do. There hardly passes a moment in the day where you're not on my mind. My love for you is firmly ingrained in my soul. I know what your...
    bobrido bobrido 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    FiftyLyricsInAMiracle FiftyLyricsInAMiracle 13-15, F Aug 25

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    Env06 Env06 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 5

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    You were my buddy, The one I adored, Our relationship was fraught with drama and our love, grew apart, I think that I must have loved you in another life, There is no other way to...
    SunlightSeeker SunlightSeeker 26-30, F Sep 6

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