I Have No Idea What To Do As A Career

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    I Don't Know What To Do As A Career I'm 19

    firstly i'm not smart, i'm 19 years old i didn't get enough points to get into university my only option is to wait until i'm 21 so i can get in. I'm terrible at math, science, EXAMS. I believe half of this is due to the fact that my mum NEVER has told me to do homework or focus...
    Ellabella18 Ellabella18
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 12, 2010

    me tbh , so I had to apply

    for colleges even tho I don't plan to , but now I been thinking about maybe being like a professional makeup artist. I mean I loveeee makeup , I always practice everyday , I used to want special effects makeup but I mean I don't do that everyday so I'm not sure about that...
    bloodyzombie19 bloodyzombie19
    18-21, F
    Jan 11, 2016

    I am lost in the large maze of life.

    Despite achieving my professional destination, i end up being unhappy and unsatisfied.
    Aaaashton Aaaashton
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    I'm 18 and just graduated secondary school (we

    don't split Junior High and High School as markedly as in the US), and don't have a clue what I should study. All I can think about is leaving my country, Panama, for good. Nobody has been able to give me good advice. Everyone just asks: "What are you good at?/What do you like...
    Gorstone36 Gorstone36
    22-25, M
    Jan 31, 2014


    I did a degree in dance. I enjoyed the experience at the time. Before I did the degree I also did two other two year courses in dance. Looking back now I feel I have wasted a lot of time and money. I'm not really skilled with anything useful. It's been suggested to me to do...
    SolveForX SolveForX
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2011

    I been thinking a lot about this

    and so my one teacher kinda helped me and so did my friend. At first I basically cared about the money but then my friend said I should do something I love. So it really made me think a lot, and so I decided I should probably be a makeup artist, my teacher says she has a friend...
    bloodyzombie19 bloodyzombie19
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2016

    At college one day a week,

    studying to be an electrician. Not entirely sure this is my path but it sure breaks up the week from the repetition and monotony that my full time job offers.
    TrySN TrySN
    26-30, M
    Nov 2, 2015

    I'm only 16, however the pressure to know what

    you want to do at this age is crazy. There are so many things I look at and think maybe but then there's always some type of problem with it. I am extremely creative. And a visual thinker. I honestly hate maths and science.. Uhm and geography.... And history... I absolutely...
    GirllOnFire GirllOnFire
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 12, 2014

    Yaah... Well the thing is

    that im feeling torn between two sides of me, equally as strong. My brain and logic, and my heart. And I'm increadibly driven by both, soo... That makes every desicion difficult. I want so much with my life. For example I wanna be a doctor, and I wanna be an adventurer/alpine...
    darkspiritwolf darkspiritwolf
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2015

    Every time I think I know,

    I end up doubting myself and changing my mind.
    sleepysleepy sleepysleepy
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2015

    Uhhh. Janitor?

    Sooo. I'm a cook. I can do the job. My current workplace I do great in. A more professional kitchen whooped my ***. I don't think I want to be a cook in the long run, and I'm always greatful when I get to be cleaning or doing dishes instead of cooking.I just wanna scrub, mop...
    ChesterBSchizoid ChesterBSchizoid
    5 Responses Sep 27, 2012

    I'm lost. I've come to the point in my life

    where I'm supposed to decide what I want to do as a career for the rest of my days. How does one make this decision? What if I choose wrong and end up missing out on doing something that I would have enjoyed a lot more? What if I end up hating what I choose. I find myself hating...
    Csmith5555 Csmith5555
    22-25, M
    Jan 5, 2014

    I really don't I'm going to college soon

    and the choices I've looked through...its hard to narrow it down to just one.
    kathyorihara kathyorihara
    18-21, F
    Sep 11, 2015

    This Is My Career . . . .

    I don't know. Plain and simple but more than that. I have ambition (so I've been told) and have many hobbies. In fact, I've several interests which I've tasted and abandoned and others which I've wanted to do but haven't the money nor the time. I have so many thoughts that can't...
    SomethingNew88 SomethingNew88
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 30, 2013

    There are so many careers to choose from

    that I'm completely lost. I was suspended from college for poor grades after I fell victim to depression, and now I can't seem to put my life together. Sure, my resume is great for entry level positions, but is that all I'll ever get? Will I ever make enough to afford my own...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 29, 2015

    At first I had no idea what career I wanted to

    do for three years. When I was younger I wanted to have 20 careers ( I literally had a list in my diary) but as I grew up I knew that wasn't possible and change my mind on a lot of it. So after hs I went to college but didn't like what I was doing so I dropped out. Being self...
    bribrinique bribrinique
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 9, 2015

    Tbh I have no clue I changed my mind

    so many times its not even funny. The first time I wanted to to be a pro surfer then a hair stylist then a tattoo artist then a message therapist then a now I don't know
    Nenanena13 Nenanena13
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2015

    I've been thinking about what I want to do

    for a career. Mainly I just want to earn more than $30,000 a year. I wish I could move back in with my mom and go to college and be aloof. just really f****** expensive
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 25, 2015

    one minute i want to work

    as a psychiatrist, the next i want to work with plants/landscaping. sometimes i even want to try and pursue a writing career, but that seems unrealistic. i guess the landscaping is the most realistic because ive always been good with planting, and im not afraid to get dirty. im...
    IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT
    18-21, F
    Mar 18, 2016

    I always was upset about the fact

    that I haven't been able to keep a job for more than two years I was always giving myself complexes over that but I really did try the jobs I get are entry level and no matter how hard I try there is always an issue with some of the undesirables on the Job Or management. What...
    Bella70 Bella70
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 12, 2015

    I worked for 12 years

    as a specialist in health technology and lost my job after "whistleblowing" to the wrong person. I was great at what I did, but now I can't get hired by anyone in the industry. After 2 years of trying to find a good fit for my skillset I'm at a total loss. It sucks having to...
    sph1nx sph1nx
    36-40, M
    Jul 3, 2015

    Learn from my decades of experience.

    You will be building a reputation for yourself from grade school until the day you die. You are constantly selling yourself as someone valuable or worthless. You must build trusting relationships with people of influence. They will "make you successful" and they can "destroy...
    1490wayb 1490wayb
    51-55, M
    Apr 10, 2014

    Graduated with international studies major

    but worked in sales for the last 4 years. Sales is a bit of a rollercoaster for me but not exactly sure where to go with this...
    Livelife27open Livelife27open
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2015

    I just want a job I love

    and pays a lot of money so I won't ever be financially unstable and I'll be able to help my family with money if they need it
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2016

    I'm looking to get out of my career (dental

    assisting) asap. I just absolutely hate it. I would love to be an entrepreneur. So, I was thinking about becoming an eyelash extension technician. I don't know much about this career, and cannot find answers to my questions. I want to know things like, how they get paid. Is...
    wildchile wildchile
    26-30, F
    Dec 21, 2015


    I mean it's kinda sad, even my parents are look down on me. I have found the reason why every time I start an college application I can never finish it at the same sections and that's the major one. I was told to put undecided then someone told me that's bad. I don't even know I...
    ExtinctxBody ExtinctxBody
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 2, 2013

    Ughh it's so frustrating.

    I'm so upset with myself. I know I have time to figure it out but I wish I knew so that I could work toward it
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    Mar 25, 2016

    I have no plans for a serious career such

    as a doctor because it just seems worthless. Why do we have to pay to live?
    DreamOfAFox DreamOfAFox
    16-17, F
    Mar 15, 2016

    Hello guys! So ive been working

    as a receptionist for 4 years and have been offered a job as a consular officer (bigger responsibilities and challenges) with almost the same salary and will lose some of the benefits i currently enjoy at my current employer. I am tired of my receptionist person and would like...
    Jessica0766 Jessica0766
    31-35, F
    Aug 24, 2015

    Listen to Eryka Badu's "Didn't cha know"

    and it sums up my theme for my career.
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    2 Responses Mar 15, 2016

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    Milintee Milintee
    41-45, F
    Sep 27, 2012

    My da says I must be a doctor

    or an engineer. But I dream of being an architect or civil engineering consultant like him. I love math and I don't think doctors can make enough in the new socialized medicine. Da says he will consider these things but that must continue to prepare for this path.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Aug 28, 2014

    I have 30 years experience in the workforce.

    Today company's do not want to invest in training you. They are expecting the person hired to already have the skills and jump right in full speed ahead. You must have the license, certification, etc when you apply. Even my new industry "insurance and financial service" has a...
    1490wayb 1490wayb
    51-55, M
    Mar 24, 2014

    I want to help people.

    I'm good with kids and I know a lot about mental health. I dropped out of being an education major, now I'm a psych major. Not sure if I want a masters degree, it will get me money but that's not all i care about, definitely getting a bachelors. I don't know if I want to be...
    tsubakiblossom tsubakiblossom
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 5, 2015

    I have one year left at my community college

    and I don't even know what I want to major in after I continue. I'm currently majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences/General Studies, but after a year out of high school I still haven't been able to isolate a single interest in which I would be passionate enough to pursue a...
    EmbracetheInfinite EmbracetheInfinite
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2014

    All I know is I love reading

    and being alone. I'm going to grade twelve and I have no idea how ongoing to get into collage what can take with chem and physics b/c they were all full
    iNeedToRantNow iNeedToRantNow
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2015
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Dec 26, 2015

    I spent 2 years in college learning something i

    always wanted to since childhood. Depression came grades fell and i quit it. After an year i want to pursue the same thing but i have a doubt. Mostly ihv read up people who quit after like 10 years of putting their work in to something they were passionate about but i couldn't...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 27, 2015

    I did some volunteer work helping adults with

    disabilities and loved being with them. They're such kind, honest, hard working people that I believe could do a lot for the world if given the support. I went to college so I could get a job in this field but never realized how much team work was involved. I'm a loner and don't...
    Mehck Mehck
    31-35, F
    Sep 5, 2015

    My father married a women

    and could not conceive a child even after 15 years of marriage.So he married another women(my mother) just to have prove the world that he does not have any fault.(we are a Muslim family and my father belonged from a typical Muslim area where people are uneducated and thinking...
    aanaskhan2003 aanaskhan2003
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Sep 4, 2014

    i am looking for some career

    which give me money and satisfaction is any one can suggest something....thanks in advance
    rohitsinghvi2006 rohitsinghvi2006
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Jul 18, 2015

    Some pepople know what they wanna do at an

    early age. I've been job hopping since 17. And still have no idea of a career that'll make me happy and stay. I do love my current workplace, but I wouldnt call it my career. Really sad is, where I am, papers do all the talking. You don't have the cert or qualification, you...
    enragedmisfit enragedmisfit
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 21, 2014

    I'm not really sure what to do.

    .. My mom is pushing for university right away, which I was totally on board with until I realized it would be another 4+ years of writing essays and stressing about exams. Now I think maybe I would like to take a bit of a break from the educational system for a while and try...
    twilimajora twilimajora
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 26, 2014

    College Life, Yet Still Nothing.

    I admit it, I'm still young and I still have a way to go. Though right now, I have no motivation even in the subject I'm pursuing. Sure I tell everyone, "Yeah, I'm going to blah blah blah" or give them a bunch of crap of what I'm going to do with my degree as if I had this all...
    TheWanderingWriter TheWanderingWriter
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2013

    I want to do so many things,

    I don't want to be tied down to one job. Theirs to many jobs to just pick one, I want to just adventure discover new things be able to do something different all the time. I have no idea what I'm going to do!
    Kirerhor Kirerhor
    Feb 12, 2014

    This might sound a little bit narcisitic

    but I know I could probably do well in almost any career but because of that I have absolutely no idea what I want to do with my life
    SunriseSammie SunriseSammie
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 6, 2015

    Has anyone transitioned out of the education

    field or any other field successfully?
    MisunderstoodGal30 MisunderstoodGal30
    22-25, F
    Apr 6, 2015

    I graduated with a journalism degree this year

    but not sure I wanna be a journalist anymore, though I do love to write and writing has always been a passion of mine.
    GoGoTomago GoGoTomago
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 3, 2015

    I have no clue what I'm going to do with my

    life, I've never really talked about it much, or known where to find help, and i guess this is an appropriate place to post about it. I guess I'll start by giving a bit of my background(Story if its a bit drawn out but I want to just get everything out): I'm 18 years old, living...
    Juicen Juicen
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 13, 2015

    I really don't know what to do.

    I fear that if I get a job at some crappy retail shop, I'll end up being there forever, or end up at some other crappy retail shop. The worst part about my life right now is that I've met an amazing girl, by "met" I mean started talking to over the Internet, now we have a long...
    Jolley2k Jolley2k
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2016

    So drawing was my first love.

    . I flunked in kindergarten yes you heard it right. Never been the class learner. I discovered a fashion magazine in junior school and was hooked to sketching designs that's how my aesthetic sense sky rocketed. I have always been the very picky about my clothes ever since i was a...
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    Apr 20, 2015
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