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

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    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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    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 5 days ago

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    i keep trying to tell my mum that i don't know any more. when i was little i always wanted to be a nurse but after being rejected from university 3 times and 3 other ones not even...
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    It's been rough but somehow I made it this far and I'm not about to give up that easily,For 14 years I hated my life, I wanted to die so badly but there was always someone that...
    AriaDream AriaDream 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I want to live life to the fullest because someday it's not gonna be there, it's all gonna be over so why not do what makes you happy? Why not do what you enjoy and why not try new...
    ginawexler ginawexler 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ive made a few major decisions in my life so far. When I was 12 I decided to leave my adoptive home in account of the abuse that I was dealing with. In deciding to go live with my...
    xXUnusualXx xXUnusualXx 16-17, F Jul 23

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    I'm sitting here counting down the minutes before I turn another year older. Nineteen years old. The year went by so fast, and the time before me is racing toward me like the waves...
    nainaii nainaii 18-21, F Jul 24

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    Britt25 Britt25 41-45, F Jul 23

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    killingallparamedics killingallparamedics 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    How would I live without her? I have invested emotionally everything that I am into this girl. This girl is wholly unique in ways far to private to discuss. She is unique in the...
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    Butterflyfairy23 Butterflyfairy23 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I am a college student, struggling with the idea of dropping out to pursue my passion of writing, travel, spirituality and introducing people to a more fulfilling life. Are you...
    theleigh theleigh 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Have to go through a year of hell before I can be where I want to be in life
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    InnerCalm InnerCalm 31-35, F Aug 9

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    I've been married for 28 years. My children are grown up. My husband is out going, life and soul, hard working but I'm lost. I feel conditioned which is maybe my fault. I...
    simply44 simply44 51-55, F Jul 31

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    I don't know what to do next year. I know I should study at university next year. But what? I love psychology but I don't want to work in one place the whole time. Most people said...
    Firechidist Firechidist 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    We all perceive a full life differently. With that out of the way, I'll explain what I consider a full life. To me, a full life is a life spent doing whatever it is one loves and...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Jul 24

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