I Have No Idea What to Do With My Life

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    I am 40 and still pondering what to do with my

    life. I had a bit of a rough start and then ended up marrying someone who was disabled. Most of my life in that marriage revolved around taking care if him and his needs. Now that I am on my own, I finally get to step back and really ponder this question. There are just so many...
    dreshany dreshany
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Apr 21, 2014

    I am a sheltered 21 year old girl,

    never had a job and live with my parents. I thought I had it all figured out. I finished high school, told everyone who asked that I wanted to become a nurse. I finished my pre-requisites in nursing a year ago, applied to a school, got rejected. Then I started thinking, maybe it...
    WaveRunner101 WaveRunner101
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Jun 2, 2015

    I'm at that point where everyone's getting

    married and having 2.5 kids and I'm not.
    katariffik katariffik
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2014

    its all happening all over again,

    I lost, I lost terribly, it will happen and nobody will ever know, till everything is over. I sometimes wonder if I will ever be missed by anyone, I dun think so.
    alan1881 alan1881
    36-40, M
    Apr 24, 2015

    I took language and literatur

    as my field of study.. I used to be a teacher before. and now it's so diffucult to find other job. I have been applying job as administrative staff or accounting (I got good enough grades) but it all has been turned-down because my study background. I do want a job, I want to...
    meandmythought meandmythought
    26-30, F
    Nov 12, 2014

    What Do I Do With My Life

    hi im in my late thirties i been deprressed most of my life when i was young i didnt have much luck with girls they didnt like me i didnt seem too popularmy life is a sham im just wasting away i dont know what day of the week it is .left my job about 6 months ago because i was...
    defoekeane defoekeane
    36-40, M
    8 Responses Apr 22, 2011

    Exotic Dancing

    I know most of society sees it as morally wrong or degrading, but I have SERIOUSLY considered stripping as a job. I'm in college, and I still have no idea what I want to do with my life. At least I could do that and not be poor and broke while I figure out something else I wanna...
    Kikiana1 Kikiana1
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Apr 23, 2012
    nick3737 nick3737
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 10, 2014

    Because I'm Good At Nothing.

    So, I am the most impractical and useless person on the planet. I flitted through high school, doing the minimum to get by and just so happy to be able to hang out with my friends every day. Somehow I got the grades to get into the best uni in my state, only I didn't really care...
    kikis2 kikis2
    22-25, F
    17 Responses Jun 3, 2010

    Brain Freeze

    My Story is simple and complicated. I'm 49yrs. young. Unemployed, obese, depressed and ashamed of what I become. I don't know if I should be applying for SSI. or looking for work. I just don't know! It's like my " My Brain Is Frozen"
    Lotso370 Lotso370
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Jun 30, 2012

    42 years old, unhappily married,

    two kids, went the college, yet still have no clue.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 14, 2014

    Sometimes i feel empty

    and lonely. It feels that there is something missing in my life. I am 25, is this normal to my age?
    hazysummer hazysummer
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2014

    Unemployment, Insomnia, Trapped and Lost

    I'm 37.  I can't tell you how I managed to make it to 37 without finding a definite direction, but clearly I did.  I have 3 kids, I have a mortgage, I have a wife.  In a nutshell my problem is that I thought my life would be nothing like what it is- not that I'm...
    TylerDurden72 TylerDurden72
    36-40, M
    6 Responses Aug 18, 2009

    I honestly have no idea what to do with my life.

    I have changed majors at least three times within the passed 4 years. My current major is Exercise Science, which I enjoy because I work at a physical therapy center. However I get discouraged because of money issues and my parents. I want to do something that makes me happy...
    justanothersteph justanothersteph
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2014

    im 21 years old recently lost job

    and looking for a new minimum wage job. I feel so lost in life i have no friends bf car nothing. My sisters are 20 and 17 and both have jobs bfs and friends. Idk things aren't going right for me anymore. i finally had things in my life going well for me. I was engaged my fiance...
    Tristechica22 Tristechica22
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2014

    Jobless Not Sure What To Do

    hello, i am new here. i am grateful for finding this kind of group to join. well, i am still unemployed and age 26 yrs old. i did retail in 05 and stayed for 7 months, hated the job, had issues with the managers because of my college schedule back then. i had another job lasted...
    ladyceleste ladyceleste
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Jul 26, 2012

    Of course you do! Your natural built mindset is

    to survive. Your social view from others is to be doing something like going to school or getting a job(not necessary but it's what the public expects) and to the religious you mindset is to live so you can do something later that may or may not happen.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    Nov 12, 2014

    I'm in college and I'm supposed to graduate

    next year if I can hold everything together and not lose my mind. Everyone around me is successful and has their career goals already, and I'm just sitting here thinking, "Well, I'm not particularly good at anything." I usually get mediocre grades and it leaves me feeling really...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 28, 2014

    I just wake up every morning

    and do what I "have" to. I don't know what I want at all.
    giovannisconfusion giovannisconfusion
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 20, 2014

    I have no direction and no idea what to go to

    college for... I am a single mom of two... and i am 20... and i want to find something i can do that will make money for my family... but i cant ever find anything that i would enjoy doing for the rest of my life. i have been told to do something in healthcare, because that...
    vwalton1 vwalton1
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 12, 2014

    I never take my life serious.

    I'm just taking it day by day. I keep changing my major. I was a science student in high school, accounting in college, now social science in university. honestly, I don't really like it. I don't even know what I like, what should I become. Lately I talked to my old friend. and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Feb 14, 2015

    Three years ago, I decided to go to Culinary

    school. I did Ok in it. I passed all the classes with little problems. I know I'd never win any contests for fastest, smoothest, or anythingest knife skills, but I am competent in a kitchen. After finishing the classes, I got hired as a "Prep Cook" at a restaurant. After a few...
    gingershuman gingershuman
    41-45, M
    Nov 12, 2014

    It's been a long time

    since I've been on here my life's been a mess and I have no idea what I'm gonna do I feel like depression is just clouding everything up but I've had music to help me out through these clouds I'm sorry I haven't been on Ep well best of luck to everyone on finding out what they...
    shyguy747 shyguy747
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2015
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    18-21, F
    Oct 11, 2014

    I Feel So Lost

    I have no idea what to do. I always see people and how their lives just fall into place. Stuff happens with them that changes their life. I'm still waiting for that. Nothing ever changes with me and I really have no goals. I don't have any goals to set either. I don't want to go...
    herewegothen herewegothen
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2013

    So I'm over the person

    that all of my other experiences were about. I've recently had a crush on this other guy. We messaged each other on fb..not anything bad just talking about random things..which is how I found out he's already talking to someone. Isn't my luck great? Like he knows I have a crush...
    lacalloway lacalloway
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2015

    I'm a mental and can't stay in a course

    or work for longer than a couple of months before I get burned up. What to do with my life? I'm enjoying games and going to the gym, get wasted on booze and binge watch series. That's it : kind of pointless..
    AlricVirgil AlricVirgil
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Apr 24, 2015

    I am 22 and have been unemployed

    since the first of the year and dropped out of college 2 years ago. I have no idea what to do. I want to go back to school but I'm terrified to. I'm afraid I'll never do anything with my life.
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Apr 11, 2014

    I Have No Idea What To Do With My Life

    I have no idea what to do with the rest of my life. There was a time I thought I wanted to be a policeman but I came across some crooked ones so that changed my mind about that. There was a time I thought I wanted to be a pastor but I lost my belief in Christianity. I took a...
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    66-70
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2011

    I have no idea too...

    I constantly have the feeling that I'll never be successful and just end up as a lonely woman with a boring low-payed job.
    xForgottenOne xForgottenOne
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2015

    its sorta weird how im struggling in school,

    something will affects my life forever, but i couldnt care less about it, like i have no modivation or drive to actually put in the effort to do the work. its a new feeling for me
    ablonddude ablonddude
    18-21, M
    Oct 12, 2014
    theatwin theatwin
    18-21, F
    Aug 31, 2014

    Do you feel the same way?

    Then here's my advice-stop looking. I was taught to believe God had a purpose for everyone. They didn't tell me that sometimes that purpose was to do nothing. I spend my days reading the Bible and hoping for a miracle. It's not much of a strategy, but I'm out of options...
    Jamlec Jamlec
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Mar 27, 2014

    Hi there I have no hope.

    Have a nice day!
    ChemGirlToBe ChemGirlToBe
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Feb 10, 2015

    Every year I get a new idea about my future

    studies and job. Last year I wanted to be a doctor, a veterinarian, an architect and then a tattoo artist etc... last month I wanted to be a designer and now I want to be a translator, but I'm sure that next week I'll change my mind. I just wish I had a precise idea of what I...
    Judicael Judicael
    18-21, T
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2015

    There's so many careers out there

    but I have no idea what I want to do :(. I'm scared of not figuring it out and then being stuck in a job I hate forever. No thanks not for me. Whatever I do though I want to be successful
    epsarah94 epsarah94
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 23, 2015

    Work And Its Secret , Swami Vivekananda

    One of the greatest lessons I have learnt in my life is to pay as much attention to the means of work as to its end. He was a great man from whom I learnt it, and his own life was a practical demonstration of this great principle I have been always learning great lessons from...
    Abhih123 Abhih123
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2013

    I'm 20 years old and about to begin my

    sophomore year of college. I've changed my mind on careers about 5 different times. At first, I wanted to be a journalist, or a writer, and then I wanted to be a lawyer, and then a nurse, and now a physical therapist. But what I really want is to travel the world, and not be...
    livebyphil4thirteen livebyphil4thirteen
    18-21
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2014

    So I guess we are who we are

    for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we came from, we can still choose where to go from there. We can still do things. And we can try feel okay about doing them.
    mfarrell95 mfarrell95
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 20, 2014

    I'm 21 years of age and currently not working.

    I've tried so hard to look for another job something else always interfered. I'm about to be 22 in little over a month and i still am not sure on where i'm going in life. I feel like an complete failure. I'm afraid i'm going to end up as loser and a nothing im so depressed and...
    Tristechica22 Tristechica22
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2015

    Feeling Stuck

    This is more of a story of caution, but I'm willing to share my own story if it will save someone else heartache. I've always wanted to be a writer. I loved getting writing assignments during class and would volunteer to read my work. When I was a senior in highschool, I decided...
    CrimsonHoneyB CrimsonHoneyB
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 8, 2011

    I want to leave my abusive spouse,

    but I can't find the strength to actually leave!! I give up trying to change him, it's not going to happen. I need help to give me the courage to leave.
    nursingstudentxo nursingstudentxo
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Nov 12, 2014

    What The Hell Do I Do Now?

    I just graduated in december after  9 long years of trying to get this stupid psychology degree, 9 fing years for a degree I can't do anything with. i've always had a hard time making up my mind about anything and education was no different. My boyfriend takes care of me he...
    lostmarilyn lostmarilyn
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 8, 2010
    maritzuh maritzuh
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2014

    I have a rough idea about my future

    but nothing concrete. It makes me anxious to not have a plan but how can I plan my whole life at 16! I have a hard enough time planning my outfit and weekend!
    bbybleu bbybleu
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 11, 2015

    I Don't Know Where I'm Going...

    I don't know what to do with my life. My life sucks as it is. Everyday it's the same routine. Get up, get on the computer, go to school, get home, get on the computer, work out a bit/exercise, sleep. I have no motivation for school, but I know I need  it. So I could have an...
    SnapWire SnapWire
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2009

    Having Trouble Knowing What I Want

    I'm having trouble knowing what I want right now.  I just finished college and have a bachelor's degree in English and a minor in secondary education.  Logic says to go ahead and teach since I will be certified and all that good stuff, but I just don't feel like that's...
    RandomFortune RandomFortune
    26-30, F
    6 Responses May 15, 2008

    I'm not entirely sure what I wanna do

    when I get out of high school. The military is calling my name but college seems best for me. I think I wanna do physical therapy so I can be a physical therapist and travel. Traveling physical therapist make BANK! And the kinda life I wanna live I need some BANK! Radiology is...
    Honorthycurves Honorthycurves
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 21, 2014
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