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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

    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 25, 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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    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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    i don't know about the things i choose is what i want or not.and its not easy just wanting what u want to have wen there are people all around trying to make judgement on you...
    astrixx astrixx 16-17, M May 23

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    I want to live life to the fullest. I want to live in a big city. Dreams so big , I don't know if they're possible. I feel like I am so much different than anybody else. By that I...
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    Looking out of my window, i saw so many activities. And now the depressing part, I'm wondering what to do with my life after my degree. To pursue my master degree? To build a...
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    How do I say this set I'm so lost I don't know what to do with my life I have lost my husband my kids my dogs my everything and I really don't know where to begin
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    I have had many encounters with my friends, now looking for female who wants to do a 3 sum with me and my boyfriend,
    Jessandaaron Jessandaaron 26-30, F 4 Responses May 20

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    Yep. I have experienced what love and respect actually look like. Then I ran. And hurt this person in the process! I hate myself for it. But I'm married. Till death do us part?
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    The only thing that makes me happy at the moment is seeing myself hanging from a ceiling or with a bullet hole in my head. fact is my life at the moment is no where near where i...
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    I just want to be lively ya know. Though I feel if I live my life for myself alone then it is pointless, so for me I must live it for others. I must help others as much as I can.
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 14 hrs ago

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    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 4 Responses May 6

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    I fight her with all my might, my muscles are sore & my eyes are tired but I never give up the fight. She won't get the best of me, I won't allow her back in. Then my mind decides...
    Fiftypercent Fiftypercent 18-21 5 days ago

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    Human existence itself is sinister, macabre is in its essence. The human being, by occasion, encounter himself in this universe, without an apparent purpose, without a sense or...
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    Living life to the fullest is my ultimate goal. I believe in a higher being, that gives us all different journeys, loves us, and wants us to experience everything the world has to...
    iwannadabble iwannadabble 18-21, F 1 Response May 8

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    This is what happens when you provide a deep insight into your life, and figure out that you never know when are u leaving this life, "enjoy your life it may end now"
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    My mom told me that I'm doing what I want when I want to. Perhaps she's right. I am doing what I Want and honestly I don't even feel bad about it. I'm not doing anything wrong...
    3dayweekend 3dayweekend 18-21, M 2 Responses May 10

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    I am different to a lot of people I know, because I don't want to just vegetate and survive - go to work, go home, eat, sleep etc - and I'm not interested in status symbols...
    pixieowl pixieowl 26-30, F 6 Responses May 10

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    I struggle every day between doing what I love and doing what I must.it is a horrible feeling ..being torn from within..this feeling like an angry wave crashes into me as if I am...
    kanonr kanonr 26-30, F 3 Responses May 12

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    I don't think I'm going to a college. Maybe a community college for two years, but that's it. After that I think I'm done with education for a while. I wanna live a fun life. I...
    jacepierson jacepierson 18-21, M May 13

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    I have no idea what I am doing. I am going to college but I don't know what I want from it or from life itself. It's overwhelming me.
    Lynnd520 Lynnd520 18-21, F 2 Responses May 22

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    It's harder to decide when I'm aware that I prolly might not have a chance to live. I'm too lost. I dunno if it's worth deciding at this point. I've had to leave to several other...
    PartyGuy21 PartyGuy21 18-21, M May 24

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    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 1 Response May 3

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    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    Harry Potter. The Seer and the Sword. LOTR. Dune. Shogun. I could go on for days. His Dark Materials. Abhorsen trilogy. Books are full of situations and quotes that continually...
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