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I My Life Is Going Nowhere And I Dont Know How to Stop It

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 139 People

    This Is Not How It Was Supposed To Go...

    I'm 23. I've screwed up any chance of studying further. I've changed courses 3 times, dropped out. I've been working at the same bookstore for 5 years. The company is going downhill, there's no chance of getting a promotion. I can't find another job. I'm still living with my...
    thebookboy thebookboy 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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    Help Me

    Help me, I'm on this roller-coaster, it's called life, Taking me nowhere, Turning me, Inside out, Upside down, Back to front, I don't know what to do, I want off! I no longer fell this way, things are much better now. I couldn't resist writing when I saw this group.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 7, 2011

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    Just Because You Are Pretty Doesn't Mean Your Life Is Great

    My life is pretty much this: wake up/go to school try to learn come home call friends sleep thats it, day after day. my parents supposibly have "big" plans for me, but i dont know what they are. Their friends always just comment on how pretty I looked today, or...
    justaprettyface justaprettyface 16-17 8 Responses Feb 7, 2009

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    Feeling Depressed

    I have been feeling low and have no energy most of the time. Stuck in a job that pays well but is unexciting. Need some major motivation to get out of the depression. Any advice.
    timzy123 timzy123 36-40, M 6 Responses Apr 14, 2010

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    Lost

    I thout this site was for helping people figure out ways to fix things in there lifes that they can figure out for them selves if i wanted some hore to call me a winer i would have called my mother so take your site and shove it so far up your ****** and have a great day..
    shawn3 shawn3 26-30 2 Responses May 27, 2008

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    Why Keep Going?

    Ihave no idea what I'm doing with my life. I came to college because Ithought it was the right thing to do and Ireally didn't know what else to do but now that I'm here Ijust hate it and know that its not where I belong but Idont know where else to turn. I'm scared because I don...
    stillwaiting23 stillwaiting23 18-21 Nov 3, 2012

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    We'll if you are not going anywhere you can not

    stop, silly. Take that step in any direction!! Isn't it wonderful to have that choice? (^ν^)
    CaseyLeCuteUn CaseyLeCuteUn 18-21, M Mar 26, 2014

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    Dead End

    I hate retail. I hate stupid customers. If this is what I have to suffer through for the rest of my life I might as well end it now. I don't even have the energy to apply for jobs anymore. Two years with only one interview in my chosen field. Needless to say it didn't Go well if...
    Daniellekeeping Daniellekeeping 22-25, F Jan 7, 2012

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    Job Interview and Need Some Pointers Please!!!!!

    Hello all....I was hoping to get some tips for a job interview I am having on Monday. It is for a managerial position......a very important step towards that elusive dreamy career path.:D It is only the first step...an initial telephone based interview with competency questions...
    Unhappy29 Unhappy29 26-30 2 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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    I Know How You Feel

    i know what your saying. i have a good story maybe i will tell you some time.
    sebastion06 sebastion06 22-25, M Apr 10, 2011

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    Not How I Thought It Would Be

    I am 24 years old and the only responsibility I've ever truly had was being a student. But recently that has ended and I feel as though I have no path to follow in life. I had heard all the horror stories about post-grad life and how difficult it would be to make a career for...
    arose004 arose004 22-25 5 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    Trapped In My Own Personal Nightmare

    I always thought I was going to BE somebody. From the time I was in middle school I was rocketing towards whatever stars I could find. I spent my formative years up until college making excellent grades, devouring books on all subjects, learning to sing, dance, act, paint, and...
    hotelvoodoo hotelvoodoo 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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    What'S Wrong With Me?

    I don't know what is wrong with me. I feel like a crazy person. I have no self esteem and think I am a horrible person. I also feel like there is no end to the madness of life. I just don't know anymore.
    insanity77 insanity77 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2013

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    I Need to Know and Clear the Voices In My Head!

    What a dubious title I must admit!I am not going crazy. I needed to share this with someone, anyone and get some sort of closure from it. A relative recently verbally attacked me and started telling me how lazy I am ( I have two jobs!), how amazing his family is...
    Unhappy29 Unhappy29 26-30 7 Responses Apr 22, 2009

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    I Can't Find My Way

    I went to school because I thought it would solve this problem. I went to Asia because I thought it would solve this problem. I came home because I though it would solve this problem. The truth is, life is very painful. Everyday gets harder and harder. I have no road map...
    LittlePasta LittlePasta 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 24, 2009

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    Story of my life. But, that's my own fault for being afraid of failure.
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    I don't know How to deal With how I am feeling Not in a healthy way Not in a way that I can Explain to people and not make me sound so ****** up :/
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    I've been laying here with headsets on listening to music for a long time, and I just don't even know if this is really life. It's like you have so many people in your life, but...
    Artxsy Artxsy 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Little tip: Alcohol helps keep them down. Seems most didnt know.^.^
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    I usually call BS until they stop being said altogether. If idk the person I say thank you but inwardly think theyre joking.
    93Armand 93Armand 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Family Affair-My paternal grandmother,who raised me,was and still is a very skilled seamstress for a living. Her husband use to be a tailor. Two of her 3 sons are tailors with my...
    MeritEun MeritEun 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do...lol..
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't think I understand what self expression is. At the moment I feel like it is not about what you want, but about how you feel. There is a gap there between how I feel, and...
    ReadyFreddieDarling ReadyFreddieDarling 26-30 6 days ago

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    kyhorse29 kyhorse29 13-15, F a week ago

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    This is the first time I am posting on the internet for answers. But i am seriously sick and tired of jealous and backstabbers around me all my life. I am average looking and...
    monty1122 monty1122 26-30, M Jun 25

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    He's gone and I don't know how to breathe properly without him. He's gone and every sight, sound and word assaults my mind with thoughts of him. It didn't matter that his part was...
    forgedindarkness forgedindarkness 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Sometimes I think being gay is a curse. I wonder if his friends or whomever he's told about me would've viewed me differently had I been straight. I don't think he truly...
    gottabeBOLd gottabeBOLd 31-35, M Jun 24

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    Humanity's idea of "love" is fickle, you'll know when you really love someone or something.
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    How do I feel about love? Its an unfamiliar concept.
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M Jun 24

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    I look at the sunset and inwardly smile. I know it's always going to be there for me. I look at the moon and worry. I don't know why I get so scared at night. I can feel the tiny...
    zax2 zax2 51-55, M Jun 24

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    Love is you or your companion popping open a fart, and staying in the room to get the air freshner. I know this isn't one sentence but... I'd also like to add: "Look, in my...
    rorylovesrainbows rorylovesrainbows 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Sucks you dry, but manages to keep you going.
    Cheyenne555 Cheyenne555 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    My first real best friend who turned out to be a *****, I don't know how to get her damned voice out of my head. The more I think about it, the more I'm realizing how I didn't...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F Jun 23

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    With my, or similar sexual preferences, what are the secret ways to know?
    1LikeMind 1LikeMind 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 22

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    well first I rarely get them. So when I do, it's pretty weird and I feel awkward somehow. So from that, I even don't know how to compliment others which suck. In my head I'd be...
    CallMeShayYeah CallMeShayYeah 16-17, F Jun 20

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    I just kinda get nervous around any girl that I think is cute. And I never know what to say. So I never actually say anything when I want to. I just don't wanna get rejected
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