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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Everyone goes through this stage of their life, some people more than once. I on the other hand am still going through this. I have been for years. I don't understand how some...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Some time ago I read this article on some website, theunboundedspirit.com There's nothing new, but in my opinion the article is very well written. It made me think... 1. The...
    DiscoveringTheTruth DiscoveringTheTruth 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    I'm unsure what to do with my life. I'm still young and about to step foot into the world. I just don't want to screw the rest of my life up. Help?
    BeastD123 BeastD123 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    You only live once and make sure u make it count. Life is so short and on top of that we not free with out problems and responsibility. We have to go thru every single day but we...
    dezeena dezeena 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 16

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    I'm a senior in High school and my only plans are graduating, which is somewhat of a goal, but just doesn't seem enough when all of my friends are already accepted in college and I...
    lunatiic lunatiic 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    recently ive felt like im looking at my self from a distance woundering what I am doing with my life im 20 years old ive been living with my girlfriend for a year or so and I dont...
    died4sammich died4sammich 18-21, M Jan 3

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    Accept, Forget and Moving on... Words that are easy to pronounce but quite harder to do because in most cases we tend to hold grudges, regret and kept on blaming other people and...
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I've felt the heavy chains of duty for as long as I can remember. I've done what I was expected to do forgetting that maybe I should have first done what was best for me and my...
    Ready2BmeAGAIN Ready2BmeAGAIN 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I'm in the legal department; I have a Paralegal certificate but this isn't what I want in my life. I've been to multiple offices, worked different positions, and worked in...
    bahamam4m4 bahamam4m4 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Terrorists are mostly to blame for this hinderance of wanting to experience life. The business course of my college is doing an international trip to Europe. They've done so...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    Obstacles and challenges do not equate to impossibilities. You can still do what you set out to do. You just have more to grapple with. But you can still do it. Sure people can...
    RoyalTeee RoyalTeee 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    I've always wanted a simple life. I am a companion by nature. I've always taken care of others. I've put others above myself. I feel very tired. I envy housewives in a way...
    SKDel SKDel 26-30, F Jan 2

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    What have you always wanted to do?
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    I couldn't agree more. It's easier than you think to do...the keyword here...simple. Your best friend, that you would never hurt and could trust with your life is all this takes...
    kattrx1 kattrx1 31-35, F Jan 4

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    Ever feel like you aren't truly living up to your potential. That there is more to your life than clocking in and punching out. My greatest fear is to die unsatisfied with my life...
    Acirem Acirem 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I've been going to school for almost 3 year and I still don't know what I should do with my life. Everyone says look into something that seems interesting but i just have no...
    ambiguoushearts ambiguoushearts 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have a friend that I met on here last year... we don't talk so much lately... She's crazy-awesome... she loves like this... I have never asked her... but her life sure challenges...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    minniecc11 minniecc11 26-30, F Jan 15

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    "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." -MLK
    Spanishintuition Spanishintuition 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 19

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    I have absolutely no clue. I love the theater I love movies. I love watching the behind the scenes stuff. But I have no idea what my talent is! I know I can't sing, and I'm good at...
    Theoldmaid Theoldmaid 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I feel like a coward. I dropped out of college because even with a scholarship, grants and student loans I can't pay for it. However that's okay, I don't want to spend the rest of...
    CynicalIntrovert CynicalIntrovert 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I am that kind of adventurous soul ...that doesnt like to rest ...i like to feel my blood boil ...i want to fly ...i want to fall ...but never stop !!! I want to wake up everyday...
    FreedomVirus FreedomVirus 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I mean think about it we spend 12-13 years in grades school just to get out of that school and go into another, and then we work for the rest of our lives. I have one life and I...
    mstv1112 mstv1112 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I don't appreciate people when they judge someone with their appearance but not their feelings. It feels like they want to rule that person for rest of their life
    stevend76 stevend76 46-50, M Jan 11

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    "This false self is never happy or fulfilled for long." An EP user suggested Ekhart Tolle to me and I am very grateful. I wanted to share "living in the now" in this experience...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's especially hard right now for me to even figure out where to begin. I have some stuff on my background, and most employers run background checks. Even though my life has...
    LifeofLewis LifeofLewis 22-25, M a week ago

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    I don't want to be anyone else but me, I like me. My therapist says that there are all types of abnormal things about me. Yeah, I'm trying to figure that out, but that doesn't...
    LadyTShay LadyTShay 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My best friends are four guys. We've been togther since 8th grade.. there is adair who is like the dare devil of the group, he always does things to the extreme.. there is willaim...
    angelwyn angelwyn 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    OK...so for many years now I have been wanting to escape society and the bug bare of day to day life. I aim to live from only the land with no cash, credit cards etc etc you get...
    dillybob10 dillybob10 31-35, M Jan 14

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    Why do we rely on dumb quotes and trite sayings when we are sad or struggling? Like we get encouragement from something someone said once. It shines some new light on our...
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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    I have been hiding out for a couple of days. Some friends came to visit. Actually I will call them acquaintances not friends, because I don't like them at all. I know hate is a...
    kinkysexybabe kinkysexybabe 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    F** life. **** living. **** trying to help people. **** trying to save mother earth and humans from certain destruction.. The sacrifices I have made no one knows about, or...
    musicmatters1111 musicmatters1111 36-40, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Well, im 11 years old, i was born and raised in the US, we (my mom,dad, and i) moved to Mexico two years ago, the change was really hard, i didnt have good spanish. We stayed with...
    Justmeandid Justmeandid 16-17, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I am 27 yrs old and I don't feel like it. I still live in my parents' house (haven't lived anywhere else, nor can I afford to). I'm still in community college trying to get my AAS...
    lamalbelle lamalbelle 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    In no specific order: - James H. Breasted, "The Dawn of Conscience" - Arnold Toynbee, "A Study of History" (the abridged, single volume edition) - Jack Miles, "God, A Biography...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I want to travel, that's about all I know for sure right now. I got fired for going to my cousin's funeral and I'm losing my house. I want to break up with my ex and we aren't even...
    Karmickitten Karmickitten 22-25, F Jan 3

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    I <3 to :) I want to feel free, happy and good everyday without thinking of others. I want to focus more in my Life :) and Love myself as how I value other people who are...
    19htiaf 19htiaf 18-21 Jan 4

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    I have come to realise that it is so much easier emotionally to lose a friend to death than it is to ego. I used to have a few select people that I was extremely close to, people...
    Mermaiden333 Mermaiden333 46-50, F Jan 6

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    For achieving any goal of your life, financial planning is very important. Generally, people fail to make a sound financial plan. So, you need to know your current financial...
    caryjhons caryjhons 31-35, M Jan 9

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