I Have No Idea What I Want to Do With My Life

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    I have really bad anxiety

    so I don't know what to think. I am still in school. next year I will graduate. I been stressing and worried about how I'm goin to work, find a house, pay bills, omg what if I had kids, and how I am goin to socialize if I can't. All I do every night is cry and threaten myself I...
    queenbitch333 queenbitch333
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 28, 2015

    I'm in exactly the same boat.

    I'm a 22 year old female with exactly no idea or ambition in towards what I would like to do with my life. Studying in High School I was quite intelligent and was considered the smartest out of my group of friends, I loved English but however I wouldn't of called it my passion...
    jordanmaysaunders jordanmaysaunders
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2015

    idk how to feel anymore.

    someone told me to go to church for years. I finally went. I felt a connection to something.then realized I have no clue what my purpose is. I'm pointless. worthless really.
    allie606 allie606
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2015

    I honestly have no idea what I want to do.

    Nothing really interests me I guess.
    jordan43930 jordan43930
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 29, 2015

    I'm 36 going on 37 with a daughter

    who I love very much. I've always been the selfish type in many aspects..my belief being that satisfying myself would in turn mean satisfying my family. Lately, I feel like I'm not maturing nearly as quickly as I should. I feel like I'm a good parent but I'm selfishly scared to...
    Saelem Saelem
    36-40, M
    Dec 13, 2015

    I've tried to be very patient

    and careful when it comes to making decisions for my future and career. I've always struggled with the fact that I'm too indecisive of where I want to go in life. I've tried to take it slow, give myself some time to go through different experiences and stick around to find out...
    Realitea Realitea
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 25, 2015

    I got tired of my marriage,

    my husband and I quarrel more and more .we don't seem to trust each other any more .he is such a selfish man and only has himself and his family (exclude my son and I ? in his eyes. I am struggling of life ,what should I do ?
    jessicatong jessicatong
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 4, 2015

    I have an interview for college on Wednesday,

    but I don't know whether I wanna go to college or get a job... My local airport has a ton of vacancies and pays extremely well.... Do I want an education? Or money? I dunno...
    Kurlzz3Tears Kurlzz3Tears
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2016

    I just want to stay alive

    and have a good time.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2015

    Just got back from SCAD day,

    and wow.. I've never felt more discouraged.
    aspiringmagicalgirl aspiringmagicalgirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 17, 2015

    I'm looking for a job

    where I can help people and have enough money for a comfortable life, so teacher will never work. Just doing a job for the money sounds empty to me. I wanted to be a doctor first or an engineer as a back up plan, because if I went premed and didn't get in then I'll be McLovin it...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 6, 2015

    I'm 23 I literally quit my job last week.

    I haven't finished college yet because I took time off. Don't know what to do
    Livelife0532 Livelife0532
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 19, 2015

    I feel so alone. I have no idea what I want to

    do with my life. I'm tired of everybody . Also I'm tired people told me what to do or not to do like my family and my mom. I always be home doing anything with my life to taking care my sister and brother. I'm 24 year old in even when I go somewhere my mom wanne know where are...
    tweetyreck tweetyreck
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2016

    I'm So Lost

    I graduated High School in 2011..I've not done anything since I've been out. I have NO idea what I want to do with my life whatsoever. It is really starting to kill me..I'm losing people's respect, patience, and faith. I've lived in Ohio my whole life, but in 3 weeks I'm going to...
    Steviii Steviii
    18-21, F
    11 Responses Aug 26, 2012

    Just turned 30 yesterday.

    I worked at a dead end factory. I've been graduated from college for almost 4 years and can't get any experience or even job interviews. I have no clue on what I can and should do. FML!
    iAmErik13 iAmErik13
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Oct 14, 2015

    I'M Not Too Sure...

    I'm 19 yrs old. I graduated from high school in 2011. I didn't attend college the year after, but now I'm currently enrolled in a community college and I have a job and prayerfully another one coming up soon. The classes I'm taking are just general courses. I pretty much change...
    InfiniteZero000 InfiniteZero000
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 17, 2013

    No Direction

    I am 22 years old and I have no idea what I want to do with my life. Not that uncommon? Yes, I know, I am told that almost every day. The trouble is, I'm the type of person who gets totally depressed and lethargic and can't/won't do anything when I have no direction in life. What...
    zozozo22 zozozo22
    256 Responses Mar 5, 2008

    I'm so lost that it's gotten to the point

    where I'm sure if you google lost it would be a picture of me floating in space trying to ding home and asking myself why is it so dark oh yeah because I'm trapped in a box.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Sep 17, 2015

    I feel like most people want a perfect life.

    That would be, waking up at 6 in the morning, going for a run, having a fantastic rich breakfast, packing lunch, going to work by your environmentally friendly car, hang out with your buddies at work (and our perfect jobs are all creative stuff, and working for Google!), going...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2016

    I don't wanna live anymore

    but I don't want to make my mom cry...
    dancerwolf924 dancerwolf924
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 29, 2016

    Existential crisis. They sometimes come

    and I fall into that vortex, too hard to get out so I suggest you stay away from that thing for good...
    Katerinafaith Katerinafaith
    18-21, F
    Apr 20, 2016

    I have dealt with chronic depression

    for years and I didn't even know it. Years of sadness and lack of energy and motivation to do anything with my life. I still have no idea what I want to do. I guess I just don't care enough to actually do something. I just don't have any interest
    ndfan97 ndfan97
    18-21, M
    Oct 5, 2015

    This is gonna be a pretty long rant,

    sorry. You have been warned though. I'm 22, about to turn 23 in a couple of months, and I feel like I'm completely lost. I'm living with my parents, I'm unemployed, worked a couple of odd jobs, but nothing serious. No useful education too, barely got through secondary school. I...
    cyberwhat cyberwhat
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 18, 2016

    No Clue...

    I never have known what I've wanted to do with my life. I am going to be 21 and have spend most of my young life depressed and terrified. Familiar story, of course. I've seen people who lack direction in life have common mental illnesses or feelings. I have anxiety, ultimately...
    LadySarah09 LadySarah09
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Mar 2, 2012

    I don't know what I need.

    But looking for it has caused me to want some pretty confusing things. I don't even know what I'm doing, but I know how it feels and how it should feel. Sometimes I get close, but only for a moment. And it's beautiful. but when I can't find it again I get so lost I want to die.
    BoyRandom BoyRandom
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 10, 2016

    so I am 18 years old

    and just started university this year, and well...... I quite my studies only because I hated what I was doing and couldn't take it for one more second. now , im looking for something else to do , to study...and I just can not find ANYTHING that I like. I like to think that...
    marisvds marisvds
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 25, 2015

    I have no passion! people ask me what your

    passion is and I don't know. When i was a kid I wanted to be a dentist then when people started asking me the famous question "What are you going to do with your life?" I want to be this i want to be that. I like to learn but I don't have any passion. I'm from a sheltered family...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Apr 30, 2015

    I don't think to deeply on it,

    I just wing it. lol
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    22-25, M
    Oct 5, 2015

    how do I get past a depression

    and do what I was supposed to do? this is not me... I'm supposed to be settled.. now I don't know what I'm supposed to do with my life.....
    allie606 allie606
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2015

    I'm going to take some time to reflect today.

    I'm at a point where I question what I'm "studying" is really what I want to do for a "career". And yet, I feel hesitant jumping ship to a different major or career focus when I'm so close to finishing. Kind of like that feeling you get when you think you can make that yellow...
    Nick8876 Nick8876
    22-25, M
    Apr 18, 2016

    It's time to apply for college

    and I have ZERO idea what I actually want to do. I am very scared. Everyone has gotten into college except for me. And i've already had a long break in which i did absolutely nothing.
    Yuppierobo Yuppierobo
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 12, 2016

    I have no idea what i want to do

    when i get out of high school. I am from a small town, i know i want to move to new york. But i dont have money for college & im not even sure what i would study. Thinking about the future scares me, i just really hope i can make something of myself.
    httpchance httpchance
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

    One minute I wanna be a Global Studies Major.

    Another I wanna go Premed . And sometimes I just wanna give it up and go for my MRS .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2015
    brixy brixy
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

    At the end of the day,

    life should ask us, Do you want to save the changes?
    wAhmad wAhmad
    26-30, F
    Nov 22, 2015

    I apologize in advance; this is going to be a

    fairly long post. I'm a college sophomore and I still have no idea where I'll be in 10 (or even 5) years. All I know is that there are two completely unrelated things I'm passionate about: helping others (especially the less fortunate) and the field of mathematics. The problem...
    Halcyon0 Halcyon0
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2016

    50 percent of me wants to runaway

    and escape everything but the other half wonders if anyone would find me and if they did what would happen, how would they treat me.
    StahpCopyingMyName StahpCopyingMyName
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2015
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2015

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    deleted deleted
    Jan 30, 2016

    I mean nothing, 0. I have abilities,

    talents, like musical ability, and natural artistic ability, but to be honest, I find little as unfulfilling as doing anything with those talents. It's overly frustrating. For some people, they have a realization of what they want, and possess a way to make them materialize...
    KittyVanCuren KittyVanCuren
    31-35, F
    12 Responses May 10, 2014

    I have dealt with chronic depression

    for years and I didn't even know it. Years of sadness and lack of energy and motivation to do anything with my life. I still have no idea what I want to do. I guess I just don't care enough to actually do something. I just don't have any interest
    ndfan97 ndfan97
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 5, 2015

    What life would be like

    if i were in any way interesting? If i had anything to say for myself? If i did anything? But i didn't do anything. So what do i do? Well i'm sort of taking a time off from.....
    Aaaashton Aaaashton
    26-30, F
    Oct 24, 2015

    I want someone who loves me by all heart ,

    I want someone who can offer me his shoulder when I feel sad ,I want someone taking my hand to travel the world ,I want someone hold me and say :"baby ,don't cry ,I will be your side,I won't leave whatever happens when I am in despair,I really want someone to spend the rest of my...
    jessicatong jessicatong
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Feb 26, 2015

    If you told me when I was younger

    that I would be completely lost without passion or goals for my career at the age of 28, I wouldn't have believed it ... I have no idea how I didn't see this coming; how I got to this miserable place. I did what I thought was right growing up and listened to my parents advice...
    waitingforready waitingforready
    26-30, F
    Oct 5, 2015

    I have a degree Spent 3 month in Thailand to

    get experience in the field I want to get into Now every door is being shut I am going on 25 still living at home And everyone is asking me why I haven't got my shut together yet I can get my **** together .... If only I knew in which direction to get my **** to.. I now...
    blossomcatears blossomcatears
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 6, 2014

    I am 23 years old. I am an art school drop out.

    I live on my own and completely support myself. Everyday I feel trapped in a society I want nothing to do with. Some days I want to get into my ****** car and drive so far away, but then the little logic i have kicks in and I remember i will still be broke somewhere else. I want...
    eljen990 eljen990
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 8, 2014

    I graduated from the university with a first

    class in mathematics and Almost a qualified chartered accountant. and I still dunno where I'm headed!
    Aaarrrggg Aaarrrggg
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2015
    Lasbutterfly Lasbutterfly
    18-21, F
    Dec 28, 2015

    i failed at college just got n academic

    exclusion feeling lost and hopeless really dont know what to do with my life
    Nqabomzi Nqabomzi
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Mar 31, 2015

    I myself, have no clue what to do with my life.

    I finished year 12 last year and even then, whenever a peer would ask me questions like "what do you want to study in university?" or "what are you going to do after school?" I would always reply with the same answer that still hasn't changed, and that being; I have no clue...
    breesworld breesworld
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 10, 2016

    I've got no friends at school Everyday at

    school I'm either being bullied, or wondering around on my own. its a horrible felling. I have had to be taken out of class a few times because I've been crying over it. I also cry myself to sleep every night, I really want somebody to help.
    StacieH StacieH
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2015

    How am I supposed to choose what to major

    and minor in at college? I'll be going off to college next fall and everyone is expecting me to make these huge decisions. Well I dont f*cking know!!!!! Im only 17! I have a whole life ahead of me. How am I supposed to choose what I want right now?
    tarara0414 tarara0414
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Feb 15, 2014

    well I went to school

    for cosmetology. loved it. I love makeup fashion hair. I worked at a high end salon in a high end area. and the was the WORST mistake ever. people are so rude to beauticians. and FYI don't be rude to ur stylist, ur hair might be 5 in shorter than intended. just saying. anyways...
    bduerr bduerr
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 22, 2015

    Do you ever feel so completetly lost?

    Like maybe I shouldn't have taken this path...
    SammyPoo91 SammyPoo91
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 7, 2015
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