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

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    I honestly have no idea what I want to do.

    Nothing really interests me I guess.
    jordan43930 jordan43930 16-17, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I did want to be a nurse

    because the majority of my family are nurses. Now that I've finished my diploma, I'm not so sure anymore. I don't know what else is out there but I'd like to find out.
    tvdlover1865 tvdlover1865 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 24

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    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 26-30, F 13 Responses May 10, 2014

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    Not completely. I have never known

    and I don't know how to know.
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    I am a gay man. Phsycally

    and mentaly healthy. I just told my parents that I am gay. They are not angry, but they try to keep me stay at home all the time, trying to forbid me going out with gay friends, not allowing me to go overseas, pushing me to read bible verses all the time. At the other side, I...
    kevijn kevijn 22-25, M Mar 14

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    I have some ideas but wishing I had a more

    clear sign about what I'm meant to do
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    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...
    SingingHeaven47 SingingHeaven47 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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    Ever since I got bullied by my best friends I

    never ever thought I'd meet someone who would want me. I was skinny,not clever,lonely,and totally hated myself. I met my first boyfriend when I was 23,it was either go and meet him or I don't think I'd of been on the earth any longer. Wanted to take my own life a number of times...
    Shellster69 Shellster69 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    jollygreen0123 jollygreen0123 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 27

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    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 18-21 246 Responses Mar 5, 2008

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    I had an idea, I was

    even working towards my career by going to school. living in a predominantly white neighborhood I am forced out the neighborhood because they are afraid of me and my boyfriend. we are friendly young adults trying to be successful now we are forced to live elsewhere.
    constancemariefat constancemariefat 22-25, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I don't know what I m doing now.

    .and where is this going to be .. I m trying everything at my best to succeed in life but nothing gave me good result...it makes me feel bored...
    radhasekaran radhasekaran 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    brixy brixy 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    I am 23 and a mommy of 2 beautiful kids.

    I had my first at 16 so I've really had no "proper" education. My partner is well educated and the deputy mayor of the city we live in. I have no idea what it is I want to do though. Politics and local government is not what I want. I don't fit into that sort of world . I'm...
    yes234 yes234 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Honestly, I'm so happy I found this place.

    I've been feelings so many feelings lately and desperately needed to release it to someone or something, but writing it down to myself was just not cutting it anymore. I'm overwhelmed. I'm stressed. I'm struggling. Yes, I'm only 20 years old but really... I'm already 20 years...
    bayrhee bayrhee 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    When Did My Life Become So Utterly Pathetic?

    I'm 20 years old and will be turning 21 in January. I have no job. I've been out of high school for over a year now and have not gone to college at all. I have spent my entire year out of school looking for a job. ANY job. Literally anywhere that is hiring, I've applied there. I...
    1welcome2 1welcome2 18-21 1 Response Oct 23, 2011

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    I have so many things

    that are going good for me... but I still feel like everything is on one track. I don't know who I am or what I want. All I know is I have a child I love and need to work to take care of. I do the daily necessities to get by and keep everything comfortably above water. There are...
    bumblebooxo bumblebooxo 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2014

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    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 4 Responses Apr 4

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    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 2 Responses Apr 22

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    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 1 Response Mar 31

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    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 12 Responses Aug 26, 2012

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    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 8 Responses Feb 15, 2014

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    I'm 18 & all my friends are in college.

    I'm the only one that decided to not attend school because I couldn't decide where I wanted to do. I got a part time job & that's all I do now.
    monicaar3 monicaar3 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 27

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response May 8, 2014

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    I kept on walking.. And still,

    I don't know where I am going to.
    Arya098 Arya098 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    So I suppose it's because sometimes people feel

    very small in the world and there's such a vast multitude of thoughts, ideas and emotions and you can see it in the faces of people passing you in the street, the sky fades to deeper hues of purple towards evening and a shaft of blinding light enters through the cafe swing door...
    Luckas90 Luckas90 22-25, M 17 hrs ago

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    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 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    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 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 2, 2012

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    I'm 22 And I Already Feel Like A Failure.

    I did the college thing for three years and although I loved it and love being a student, I just didn't have the focus I needed to be successful at it. I changed my major before but I just can't seem to pick one thing that feels like a good fit for me. So, I lost focus, my grades...
    gria91 gria91 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    So I often think about what I want to do with

    my life. I know what I like, I just feel like I havent found my passion. I really want to travel a lot. I want traveling kind of be what I do. Life should be about the experiences we make, not what materials we own. The big problem is money of course. You need to money to do...
    unfinishedsentenc unfinishedsentenc 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27, 2014

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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 different types of law, but I don't think this is meant for me. I plan on saving up some money to go back to school to become a Vet Tech/Vet Tech Assistant...
    bahamam4m4 bahamam4m4 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses May 6, 2014

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    I have a lot of free time

    and I have no idea what to do with it ????
    mohamedsam mohamedsam 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 21

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    I work in a coffee shop.

    . Most reaction I get form co-workers are what do you want to do with your life as I respond I'm attend back to school in September and once I do not sure what I want to study .. Does anyone has the same issue ??
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M Mar 29, 2014

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    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 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 17, 2013

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    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 2 Responses Mar 25

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    so im 19 years old and i have no idea

    who i am of what i wanna do with my life i didnt finish school so its hard and i dont know what i wanna do with my life i think i need a push in the right way
    angie1996eye angie1996eye 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    I am 22 years old. I went to a university

    after high school for one semester and then I decided to leave and go to community college. Needless to say, none of my choices in education worked out, so I ultimately left college. I told myself one day that I would go back, but I have always felt that college wasn't an option...
    EC231 EC231 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2014

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    life is freakin bored.

    .sigh* need something better to do ..... sigh*
    btdude86 btdude86 26-30, M Mar 29

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    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 4 Responses Feb 26

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    A Clueless Graduate

    i graduated a year back. i was pretty clueless on what to do next. i thought i should start working and i did and it was literally hell there. it did not make life easier at all. i was clueless and in fact i have become more confused with what to do in my life. one year later i...
    isanythingavailable isanythingavailable 22-25, F 12 Responses Nov 20, 2010

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    I can not go back to yesterday ,

    because I was different person then .Yes,the past can hurt .We always live in regret ,things you did or things you failed to ...The older you are ,the stronger feeling you have that I hoped I would never have grown up so that I can take a chance to well enjoy my childhood...
    jessicatong jessicatong 26-30, F 1 Response May 13

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    It pains me to start again.

    I have responsibilties not only to myself but to my family. I just don't have that liberty like others to throw caution to the wind and face a completely uncharted territory head on. It may sound exciting if you're on your own but if you carry other's weight as well, your...
    filledspaces filledspaces 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 16

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