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I Want to Do Something Useful With My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 532 People

    If I Had My Way...

    I would run an animal sanctuary and allow children and classrooms to walk through and learn about the importance of caring for our fellow living creatures.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Dec 20, 2010

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    I feel like I have been wasting my life,

    yes I know " I'm only 13, I have much more life" but I don't want to look back and say, oh yeah! I remember! I was depressed for ******* 2 years! :D -_-
    StevieOakley14 StevieOakley14 13-15, F May 10

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    Job?! Career?! Self Esteem?!

    I am middle aged and have not had paid work for 17yrs, since I was pregnant with my first child. Before then I worked in a co-operative cafe. I have been being a parent whilst also sorting out my '****', which I have quite a lot of. My children became a huge catalyst for me to...
    impro67 impro67 41-45 1 Response Oct 18, 2010

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    I Want to Be Useful

    If everyone just pitched in and did something helpful for others then life just might be a better place. I want to be something or do something in life that will make a difference for many people. I would like to help as many people as possible. I just haven't figured it out yet...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    I have spent 26 years bringing up children

    and now I feel like I'm left sitting on a shelf I want to do something useful Ijust ddon't know what
    lisajane360 lisajane360 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F May 11

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    BearHugs20 BearHugs20 13-15, F 3 Responses May 11

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    i wanna be something

    but i donot know how
    logenkamel logenkamel 22-25 Aug 16

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    I Know...

    The other day while chatting with my best friend, we mentioned about our dream of going to greece together... Our inspiration came from the movie "The sisterhood of the traveling pants". Then we mentioned about wanting to knit, wanting to master yoga, wanting to go to...
    nicorley nicorley 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    Depressed

    I feel like I do nothing with my life but surf the internet. How xo I change that? (13 yr old)
    wandamagical wandamagical 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    Frustration...

    I really want to do something with my life, something useful, yet every time I find myself browsing the internet liking pictures of silly cats. I really feel bad about it myself, I spend WAY too much time online! I always tell myself 'This is the day, today you're going to work...
    DrunkenHaze DrunkenHaze 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2013

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    WonderWomanWithPurpleHair WonderWomanWithPurpleHair 22-25, F Jul 28

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    i feel like that i know a little thing about

    everything.. but i feel that I'm being older and i don't complete my knowledge about anything. . i don't know what to do
    joekt joekt 18-21, M 1 Response May 10

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    I Cannot Move Forward

    Its that classic story, I spend every second that im not at school at home... Doing nothing. I'm always trying to find something to do ( like the next video game to play, or the next YouTube video to watch). Its really quite pathetic, I'm 17 I should be out getting a job and...
    baaron4 baaron4 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 17, 2013

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    Everyone Is Here For a Reason

    Everyone is on Earth for a reason.  What is my reason?  I would love to do something wonderful with my life but what? I don't know.  How do you start?  I want to be more than just a wife, a sister, a daughter, a doggy mommy, a small business owner, a female...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2007

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    Usefull Usage Of Time In Class

    My teacher told me to do something useful in the class time, soooooooo (Mandy 2012) I am writing this.
    VInhhong VInhhong 16-17 3 Responses Dec 13, 2012

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    Creativity Block

    I love artisticy things, I can't draw, but I enjoy photography and writing :). I really just go on the internet all day. Its spring break and I need to do something fun! Does anyone have something I should write, draw or take pictures of? Love, juniper Ps I'm 13
    gateway2narnia gateway2narnia 13-15, F Mar 23, 2013

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    I Don't Know.

    I am a 21 year old... here is what I cant say " Man" I cant say that I am... I'm a child, ... truth is I'm scared of going one direction and losing myself on the way and end up hating myself for doing so. I cant really aim high in life, thinking I'm not gonna make it and the...
    Raysayhey Raysayhey 18-21 1 Response Aug 1, 2012

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    Space Exploration

    After a few years questioning what's my place in the universe, I got to the conclusion that the only thing I can do is to help the Human species to keep evolving; by discovering new ways to improve ourselves(doing research in fields like genetics) or to achieve goals such as...
    Moonwatcher Moonwatcher 13-15, F Aug 11, 2009

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    Make A Wish

    I want to DM for make a wish foundation kids, except that would be my wish and they'd all be disappointed having to listen to me drivel on about the glory days. " Back when I was a kid we played 3.0!"
    cburke14 cburke14 22-25, M Jul 12, 2012

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    I am 43, professional white collar man. 6', 205, short dirty blond hair, short beard, blue eyes, d/d/f, I am looking for a friend with benefits. I hope to hear from you and we can...
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    I'm sick of life. I'm depressed all the time. I can't make any friends as much as I have tried I can't. I'm always left out. I feel like a complete failure.I just don't see the...
    Timelord1702 Timelord1702 16-17, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Some days I just am amazed that I am here, at this point in life. I have a wealth of knowledge and experiences yet I am not where I desire to be. Oh my daughter’s home is very...
    SofiaLongino SofiaLongino 46-50, F 18 hrs ago

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    Foraging. Have heard how it can put you back in touch with nature? A bountiful, sustainable and free source of delicious fare.I thought that I would give it a try and imagined this...
    PickledPete PickledPete 51-55, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am at a good place in my life and I'm proud of the steps I made and will continue to make to make myself into a better person. So here's a picture. No I do not want attention...
    ShyKiz ShyKiz 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I'm a sophomore in college and I don't know what I want to do with my life at all. I know you can't get a decent job anymore without a college degree, but I don't want to waste my...
    dexter06 dexter06 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I do. But at the same time I don't? Maybe I'm just to lazy to commit to anything and to follow through. I lack the drive, I guess. Or maybe I haven't found anything I'm passionate...
    theprotagonist theprotagonist 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    life is really tough for me right now. dont really want to be here any more. fed up with exsisting and dealing with ****, nothing goes right so there is no purpose to being here
    evolution2012 evolution2012 31-35, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm going off to college on a few weeks and wanted to take this summer off to figure myself out, but I'm no closer to finding out what I want to do...
    dreamergirl17 dreamergirl17 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    cosmosdrift.tumblr.com... this is in hopes that your recreational habits might be in tune with mine. few have this. i am hurting so much inside cause no one seems to love me for...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F a week ago

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    I don't know what to do, i want to enjoy my life but how? i want an adventure but i don't have friends to be with.
    AlexandraSandy AlexandraSandy 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    One point, I wanted to be a paleontologist, then an Astronomer, then a Fireman, Physicist, Doctor, Entomologist, chemist, Geneticist, author, and the list goes on and on... Too...
    Beerus Beerus 22-25, M Aug 23

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    I've caught my husband on SO many websites and emailing people from Craigslist about sex. I even just found out he has an Ashley Madison account! He says he never met up with...
    Susrh Susrh 41-45, F 11 Responses Aug 23

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    open my fb: this guy doing internship in German, that girl studying medic in Egypt, this girl pregnant and happily hugging his husband. ... what a perfect life. while I'm...
    inspirit05 inspirit05 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    When I was younger I was physically and mentally abused by my mother. In my early childhood my dad was an alcoholic who would drink come home and beat my mom. We would have to...
    Lost2334 Lost2334 26-30, M Aug 23

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    Don't we all? Im sitting here trying to find a job Laid off since may. Then again desire someone who acceapts me for me. Being out of work puts a hamper on such desires. Take life...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M Aug 22

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    I know I still have a few years to figure it out but as of right now I really have no clue as to what I want to do with my life when I'm older. I don't have many interests and...
    jillmyers91901 jillmyers91901 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I want to connect with friends who gets is...get it?
    Rita2015 Rita2015 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I've been in a FWB relationship w/ this guy for over 5yrs. We both are in a relationship yet still get it on monthly. I even had his kid. He hasn't met his daughter who is now 4...
    Ariesgirl81 Ariesgirl81 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    So, done with life right now. That dog was seriously my life and then I leave him with my brother for a few minutes and he's gone. FML
    rainbowkitties rainbowkitties 16-17, F Aug 20

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    I am like 85% straight and 15% lesbian. I really want to experiment sexually with another girl however I can't picture myself being in a relationship with a woman. I love being...
    KellOnEarth722 KellOnEarth722 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I do my very best to take care of everyone and everything while I feel like my own life is suffocating me. Almost 17 years in a marriage to a chronic addict and habitual liar...
    aliwegi aliwegi 36-40, F Aug 19

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    Sorry if your mail and posts have gone unanswered, I started a new job and have been really busy, all is well and hope all is well with all my friends, I've missed talking to you.
    CDKristiK CDKristiK 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 17