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

    I have just turned 25 and feel lost in my own life. I feel like everyone else is on track and i've been left behind still trying to figure out what it is i want to do. I graduated from my Media Production degree 4 years ago and have worked in London on some really popluar tv...
    racelema racelema 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    I am a newbie. I read a few of these posts.

    No offense to the young people out there, but I am 45. I have had a stable work history bcz I just stay even if I'm not happy. Jobs are hard to find. My shelf life with the jobs I've had is very short. I lose interest quickly (abt 1 year). I can't really find anything I'm...
    staycalm7 staycalm7 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    Career Doubts

    Ok so I'm studying publicity and communication first I thought that this was perfect for me but now I'm at my last semester and I'm having serious doubts about if this career is really the one or if am I going to be able to find a job I salgas get good grades but I don't think...
    SkylieoUNv SkylieoUNv 22-25, F Feb 5, 2012

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    6-7 Years of College Maybe/maybe Not Ending With Only An Associates Degree...

    I have been in college since the fall of 2003.  My first year I wanted to study to be a Crime Scene Investigator.  My second year I changed my major to Life Science but still taking Criminolgy classes.  My second year though I dropped out because I didn't know what...
    aquakersworld aquakersworld 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 8, 2008

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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

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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 2 Responses Nov 3

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    I'M Stuck. I'M Young And In A Rut.

    I'm 24 and have no idea what I want to do with my life. When I moved to this state, I had no interest in college (I was right out of high school) but my dad was paying for a community college and so I went. Passed a little more than half of my classes and started failing. Dad...
    SunnyDisposition89 SunnyDisposition89 22-25, F Mar 12, 2013

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    I have been thinking about committing suicide

    for the past five months. It all started with having sex with my ex boyfriend. I feel so guilty. I was only 17 then. When we broke up, he simply said it was normal and I shouldn't over react by crying. I can't tell anyone because I am afraid they will judge me. Of course I have...
    butteredcream butteredcream 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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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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    Feeling Pretty Discouraged

    I'm only nineteen and I feel like I'm having a midlife crisis. I graduated high school in 2012 and went to college a few days afterwards. I was so inspired to do something with my life and I did just fine for my first year of post secondary. I just needed to get an apprenticeship...
    chumpsandwich chumpsandwich 18-21 2 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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    So basically I am a girl

    who is bisexual and 16 years old. I have known I am bisexual for a long time but only recently have I actually admitted it to myself. Not one person in my life knows and it's quite hard. I like girls more than i like boys but I've never experienced anything with a girl before...
    tamsin23 tamsin23 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29

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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 14 Responses May 10

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    Directionless

    So I'm in between jobs at the moment and trying to find myself.  The problem is that I'm spending far too much time trying to find myself when really I'm just not diving in and doing. I've taken a career exploration class. I know my interests and skills; now it's just a matter...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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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 3 Responses Sep 25

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    Despairs & Delusions

    hey guys, im Chris. im 25 years old and i live in london, england.   basically i have no degree, no a-levels and my GCSE's weren't great but i am a smart, well rounded guy (just dont have some pieces of paper to verify it).   anyway since leaving school i have...
    AnalyseChris AnalyseChris 22-25 2 Responses Jun 27, 2009

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    No Idea What I Want To Do With My Life

    I'm in my sophomore year of high school,and I don't know what I want to do at all,everyone one is is saying how they know what college they want to go to and what the want to be,and I just feel so alone,like I don't know anything,but I plan to be an engineer but I just don't know...
    Lakeasa6678 Lakeasa6678 16-17, F Aug 19, 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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    Just tired of my hubby not helping

    or appreciating anything I do. I work a full shift come home to find house dirty while he just does what he wants. I'm tired from work and I just want a clean home. I clean and they trash it. We have four kids. I feel like I'm just done.
    lizbeth28 lizbeth28 26-30, F Mar 27

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    It Could Be Worse, But It's Not Better.

    Where do I even begin ? As I'm typing this, I have tears streaking down my face. I'm a 23 -year-old female and my life ... I ... I don't know what to do with it. It's utterly useless. I'm not a stupid girl; actually very far from it. I attained my Bachelors of Science in...
    boocee boocee 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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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 21-25 234 Responses Mar 5, 2008

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    I Dont Know What I Am Supposed To Do

    I am a 23 year old male and I have no direction in my life. I would like to become successful someday, but i do not know what from. I am currently attending a community college right now for Network Administration. I feel like a total failure to society; My academic standings are...
    realtre realtre 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 30, 2010

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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 3 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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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 May 8

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    Dramatic Soprano To Unemployed Cashier

    Sometimes, I think if I would have worked harder, hell, as far back in second grade, it wouldn't be like this. I was going to be a huge star on the International Opera Stage and change my name to Camryn Coles...But that didn't happen. I think it was a a cluster **** comprised...
    CaptSweatPants CaptSweatPants 31-35, F Feb 21, 2013

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    Hi guys my names jennie im from liverpool uk,

    im 26 and aint got a clue what I want to do with my life, this has only happend recently but I feel lost. I was always the top of class until I hit year 4 I was 12 my granny had just passed away who was my life, and in the same year I was diagnosed with terretts adhd and mild...
    jenbob87 jenbob87 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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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 Have No Ideas

    Hello, I'm 24 and when I graduated high school I pretty much went directly into law enforcement as a police officer. I worked as a cop for 3 years and grew unhappier as time went on. finally I resigned. I am now working in a bar when the season is in ( i live in a tourist town...
    ihavenoanswers ihavenoanswers 22-25, M Mar 3, 2013

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    People spend time asking me.

    . and every. every single time it just hits me hard. I'm like "nahh, idk." they'll be like are you serious with the face like ugh.. and I just say keep myself alive I guess. with an awkward laugh. hmm..
    rsddhj rsddhj 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29

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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

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    Lost, Waiting To Be Found Again

    Just re-read the title of this group and it made me smile a sad smile. Didn't think I'll be saying this at 28. Me! Not having any idea what i want to do with my life! Sounds so bizarre, but unfortunately so true right now.  I'm 28, occupy a high position in the company I...
    SunnySmile SunnySmile 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2010

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    I know what I want to so,

    I'm going to be a psychologist. Other than my career, I don't have the slightest clue. -sigh-
    freeebird freeebird 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I Don't Know My Passion

    I literally have no idea what I'm passionate about. I read articles about trying to find your passion with tips like find out what you like or what you're good at. The thing is I don't know. Maybe I'm good at certain things but I don't really take the time to master it or I'm...
    bloomoon bloomoon 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2013

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    Life????

    So this is whats been going on... A few months ago I quit my job in retail management because I was sick of the hours. I just moved to a new state and I'm trying to figure out what to do... Do I go back to what I know? Do I open my own company? Do I start a consulting firm? I'm...
    gettingcomfortable gettingcomfortable 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 12, 2013

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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

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    The Truth About Life.

    There is no truth u make are what u make it if u don't understand than u wont understand life. Don't be subjected to the social standards of life. Create your own beliefs, styles, loves and way of life. If nothing in this life interest you then maybe your too good for it...
    fez4mj fez4mj 22-25 Jun 14, 2013

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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 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    My Life Is Limbo Seems Like I'm Doomed Forever

    Well were to begin, I'm 32 have 3 kids married and unemployed. Feel like I have no real meaning to my life, direction, focus, ect... Have had dozens of jobs since I was in my teens never committed to one path or another  ran my own company in 2006 for a summer got it going...
    Nindiwen Nindiwen 31-35, M 7 Responses Aug 24, 2009

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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

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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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    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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    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

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    Just Don't Knowsmartgirl

     I just don't know what to do with my life beyond school. Yeah, there are choices. I'm a pretty smart girl with good grades but I just don't want to screw up my life and choose something that I'll regret everyday of my life as I wake up in the morning. I don't want  to...
    LittleShortOne LittleShortOne 16-17 3 Responses Dec 20, 2008

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    Indecision And Lack Of Focus; Lost In My Early 20's, Looking Back With Regret And Foward With Doubt

    I'm 23, finished a film and media degree, moved from Dunedin to Auckland and got a boring meaningless job in that industry (television) and now am lost, feeling like I'm not following my dreams. Although I want to get stuck into long term commitments such as having a full time...
    hamishgnz hamishgnz 22-25, M Aug 18, 2013

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    My Life

    When I was in 7th grade I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder. i was on a lot of medicine for depression when suddenly i was taken off of it by my dr. It threw me into a limbo and i didn't know what to do...i got horrible grades and had to transfer schools to change my...
    bgoldman252 bgoldman252 18-21 Nov 30, 2011

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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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