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I Have No Idea What to Do With My Life

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    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

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    I'm 24 and have no idea what I want to do with

    my life. I don't want anything badly enough. I also keep making excuses as to why I can't do things; the only thing I'm really love is singing and performing musical theater, but I can't afford to go back to school for it (no co-signers for loans, poor credit, already $102k of...
    Pesamesagisum Pesamesagisum 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    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

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    I'm pretty successful

    which I'd like to blame mostly on luck. Right place, right time no question about it. Is it good luck or bad luck though? Good because I am fortunate enough to live comfortably material wise...bad luck because I am now caught up in things my actual interests had nothing to do...
    ruberbandball ruberbandball 22-25, M Apr 2

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    Months ago I met a guy named Hanno,

    him and I were buddies to the hip. I also have a girlfriend, her name is Ellie, we've been in a long relationship until Hanno came along. I met Hanno at school I'm a senior at high school. Hanno and I would hang out talk about things that Ellie and I wouldn't speak about, we do...
    jkgman97 jkgman97 18-21, M Mar 16

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    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 61-65 2 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    Still No Clue At 40something.

    I don't know what I am supposed to be doing with my life. I have a husband and a teenage daughter but to think I was put on this earth to be just a homemaker (which I am really not that good at) is depressing. I rather repair or put together something than to cook and clean. I...
    WALKINGWOUNDED WALKINGWOUNDED 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2011

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    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

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    I find myself wondering "what will I do with my

    life" college is getting closer and this question is ringing in my head, the fact my parents never stop asking me isn't helping.
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    I have average grades,

    lots of friends but always alone and a broken family with only my mother & sister's love. I have no idea what I wanna be when I grow up. Where I'm gonna be at 10 years down the road. Which course I want to take in college/polytechnic. I feel so messed up because everyone around...
    Planetweird Planetweird 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    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

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    Enlistment Almost Done Now What?

    Right now I am in Iraq wrapping up my final deployment into the country shortly after I return this time I will be leaving the military service due to the lack of Intelligence in the Intelligence field its not what i expected and I dont want to be involved anymore. Beyond that...
    Destructoboy Destructoboy 21-25, M 2 Responses May 9, 2007

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    theatwin theatwin 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Am I Jeffrey?

    I want to share this with you. It's an excerpt from Daniel Quinn's My Ishmael   "Among her friends in college," Ishmael began, "my benefactor, Rachel Sokolow, counted a young man named Jeffrey, whose father was an affluent surgeon.  Jeffrey became...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 15, 2008

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    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

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    Selling my business because my family situation

    changed. I want to go back to school. Just not sure in what.
    jaml jaml 41-45, M Mar 18

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I'm Just Floating...

    I know I'm a smart individual with potential but right now I'm floating by and I feel like I'm letting life pass me by.  I dropped out of college after three years, two transfers and four majors.  Now I've moved across the country from the Midwest to Florida, am...
    Suds Suds 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2009

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    Almost Graduating highschool !

    Almost turning 18 .... And I have No idea what to do It's getting , overwhelming ...... I have no talent and skills ):
    RubieeCeee RubieeCeee 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I’m a bit stuck with my life… I don’t

    really have any big problems, I’m 25 years old and I have no big record of failures in my past, my present is quite perfect in all aspects of my life, and I don’t see any trouble having a nice future… only thing is: it just doesn’t feel right, I lack of a purpose, I don...
    Eremaerd Eremaerd 22-25, M Jan 20

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    I really don't. 1 look at the way my good

    friends are going makes me want to gain weight like them, but I also want to keep up with other friends at school. I'm also convinced why I want to become fat. It's cause I'm really lonely :( I'm not asking for a girl. I need something/someone to hold on to. I always feel down...
    AllFlabbedUp AllFlabbedUp 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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    What to Do

    I just feel like I'm stuck. I have no idea what to do. No idea how I'm going to make a living. I don't really know what I am interested enough in. I honestly just feel kind of lazy. I hate math and writing and reading. I just don't care for school and ever subject I've had an...
    jstsumguy jstsumguy 19-21, M 2 Responses Dec 6, 2007

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    Stuck With No Plans For A Future

    I am a student in college and I feel stuck. I've been to three colleges and hated them all. I can't find what I want to study an I have no idea what to do for a career later. I work at a gas station and want to quit because it's miserable but I don't want another retail job and...
    TaintedBubblegum TaintedBubblegum 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2012

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    Who Am I?

    This is my first posting, so bear with me. I am lost. I am confused. And it is making me depressed. I am 27 years old, currently working on an associates degree that will hopefully turn into a bachelors or further. I have been in school for quite some time now, and it is getting...
    nalexander1983 nalexander1983 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 27, 2010

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I just don't know! When people ask me what I

    want to do when I finish school, I feel like such an idiot when I say "I don't know yet." I can't help it, I just have no idea! Worst feel ever!
    baharn baharn 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    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

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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 5 Responses Apr 21

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    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

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    42 years old, unhappily married,

    two kids, went the college, yet still have no clue.
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    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

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    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 14 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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    I'm 15 and accomplished most of my life goals.

    I don't really know where to go from here.
    peacegirl1952 peacegirl1952 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    I'm going to college next year.

    I'm nervous about receiving my letter. I hope I get accepted. I'm in secondary 5 (or 11th grade) in high school and this year I couldn't get advanced science for some reason. So I'm taking pure & applied science prerequisite in college. I will have another year to decide what I...
    Mia97 Mia97 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    As far as a career goes.

    I have had a hard time focusing on just one thing to do. Recently I went to Sokanu website to narrow down some careers that go with my personality. It is a great website. It is very descriptive of all the different careers and you first start off with a bunch of questions so...
    butterflyhearts17 butterflyhearts17 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    maritzuh maritzuh 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    It's funny how I see people

    as young as 16 panicking about their future and here I am at 23, panicking over the same issue. I always had the mindset "I'll just worry about it later" and kept putting the big decisions behind me until one day, I graduated from college and those big decisions tapped me on the...
    someonealreadytookusername someonealreadytookusername 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I Keep Trying New Ideas But None Have Worked So Far

    Working was a necessity so I took whatever job that was offered hoping to rise to the top like...something. I bubbled up a bit from time to time but there were always others shoving me back down again. I quit one line of work to try out another and the same darn thing happened. I...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 18 Responses Oct 21, 2010

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    I Have No Idea What To Do With My Life Because...

    Everything I would like to do is not "real", as in the sense that it all really just does not happen in this world. Not saying that it is totally fantasy based, those things all could happen, all are very possible but they just don't happen here, this world is set up in...
    Xuul Xuul 31-35 20 Responses Dec 28, 2009

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    Just Drifting

    i feel like i have no place, no direction, no destination. i am just existing. just drifting through this life alone.
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M 5 Responses Apr 28, 2011

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response May 12

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    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

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    I don't know what to do.

    No ******* idea. Na-da. I'm talking about my future- like COLLEGE. god help me.
    randommgirl randommgirl 16-17, F Feb 24

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    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

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    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...
    ConfidentLee ConfidentLee 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    Thinking about the future is horribly scary

    and terrifying. I don't know what to expect but as long as I have a stable job I love and my girlfriend is always there. I can't ask for anything else more.
    FullofFood FullofFood 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    Seems so horrible to say,

    but it is true. I'm 14, getting started with the world and I only feel like I'm moving downward. I didn't get accepted into the high school I wanted to go to, I have unappreciated talent, and everyone thinks my ADD gets the best of me. Where to go now? I got wait listed for...
    UnspokenIdealist UnspokenIdealist 13-15, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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    I am 53 and have been working in the same

    business for over 30 years. In the past few months I was asked to resign by new management and by mutual agreement we stuck a deal. I am now in a position where I am not too excited about going back into the same career I had. I have even been offers 2 jobs already but...
    Midnightghost Midnightghost 46-50, M 5 Responses Mar 20

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    Been with my bf if 18yrs had 3 lovely children

    been 2 hell n bk n r still 2gether but he's stopping me from doing the job I want 2 do. I'm stuck
    hayley34 hayley34 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Lost And Searching

    How do we know what we want to do with our lives? Better yet, what do I want to do with my life? I constantly find myself coming back to this question in my mind and asking it over and over again. I used to have a plan, back in school before graduation...before life happened. My...
    lacedup77 lacedup77 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    I think i do now but i won't know till I've actually tried it but do have a very good idea what it's like to do the career i want to do! When i was growing up, my career choice...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30

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