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I Want to Do Something Useful With My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 201 People

    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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ideas

    I have some ideas floating around in my head, and I need to start making goals. I'll add more later
    veralynn veralynn 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2013

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 Mar 17, 2013

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    not really that serious but.... I think something is wrong with me because I'm in a Good Relationship kinda rocky right now but anyways I think there's something wrong with me...
    dessmart1 dessmart1 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I have my good days and my bad days.. Lately it feels like more bad than good. My boyfriend wants to have a talk tonight. Either we both drastically change or it won't work.. I'm...
    LovelyLonley LovelyLonley 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I don't know. Everyone is always telling me that I have to be one thing and one thing only. But no, I want to be a nurse, a musician, a marine biologist, an editor. But I HAVE to...
    leonelalol leonelalol 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I am turning 23 tomorrow and I don't have a single clue of what I want to do with my life. I work because I have to fend for myself but I don't like my job at all. I work...
    thewildkind thewildkind 22-25, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I think?!! I KNOW that there is something wrong with me, but hey! What can I really do about it?!!
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    Yeah, there's definitely something wrong with me. And I know what it is. It's the fact that I run. I've always been a runner. My dad would make my brother and I do wind sprints in...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I think there is something wrong with me that makes it impossible for men to love me. I've never had a real relationship, I've just had men who use me for sex and discard me when I...
    AutumnCarielle AutumnCarielle 22-25, F Dec 7

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    I want to be with you in every way possible. I miss seeing you. I miss spending time with you, even if it was just for hours. Every minute I wished it would last. I miss talking...
    pleadingsorry pleadingsorry 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I'm about done with life. From here it can't get much better either. I'm only in 8th grade and it's so stressful. I have algebra 1 honers and I'm not supposed to be in there. My...
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    I don't want to live with my "family" anymore. I put the quotes around family because I no longer consider them to be that. They do not respect me as a human being, they treat me...
    xxbrokengirl98xx xxbrokengirl98xx 16-17, F Dec 1

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    I'm running away from home, I have a car and can pick anyone up, so ever is suffering and wants to run with me just message me, I have a small group so it won't be as boring
    11MARK11 11MARK11 16-17 Dec 5

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    I want to shower with a guy all naked
    Joeysbigdick34556 Joeysbigdick34556 16-17, M 4 Responses Dec 8

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    I want to shower with a hot guy
    Joeysexyass34566 Joeysexyass34566 16-17, M 4 Responses Dec 10

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    SO I was reading a confession and it was about a girl who is in love with her teacher. Well I've always wanted to sleep with one of my teachers in high school or college. Well my...
    imateenagewasteland imateenagewasteland 16-17, F 14 hrs ago

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    It’s the question that’s been haunting me and that I’ve been avoiding, consciously or otherwise, for the past several years. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like I’ve...
    metaphylosopher metaphylosopher 22-25, M Dec 5

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    I am simply bored with my life. I don't even know why. I do fun things I have an interesting life but I'm so bored with it. I'm going to comiccon this weekend and I'm learning...
    imsorrywho imsorrywho 22-25, T 1 Response Nov 21

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    I got bad grades for once in my life and have not heard the end of it. My mom yells at me and tells me i am a useless, ungrateful spoilt brat. She even yelled the F word at me. She...
    MayIToo MayIToo 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I have no idea what i want to do when i get out of high school. I am from a small town, i know i want to move to new york. But i dont have money for college & im not even sure what...
    httpchance httpchance 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    I find that when I am late to something (event/work/sports) or remember something that i forgot to do, I shut down and go into a reclusive state, where I find I can't socialize...
    RiverWilson RiverWilson 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I can't meet any expectations? I feel like everybody moves a step ahead of me and no matter how hard I try I almost never catch up, and this kind of feeling makes me question if...
    silviamj5 silviamj5 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I was once a young beautiful woman, who believed in love being magical. A power that defy all odds and invincible. What I learned was that I was foolish and arrogant. I didn't...
    cl0udyskies cl0udyskies 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I want a text that says I forgive you. I realize that everyone did something wrong to make this mess and I'm sorry too. We can go to being friends again but I have conditions...
    ShyGuy990 ShyGuy990 22-25, M Nov 24

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    I want him to message me and ask how I'm doing. Just something to show he thinks about me.
    hazeleyedangel68 hazeleyedangel68 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    I want to spend the rest of my life with you A life with just love A life where we share each other's happiness and sorrows A life in which we laugh and cry for each other A...
    Sk13k Sk13k 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I want to you relax and enjoy life. Don't take life too seriously. Smile and squeeze a stress ball every now and then.You only live once. Life can be hell sometimes but not all the...
    Outofeden Outofeden 31-35, F Dec 5

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    I am 21 years old. I have a good GPA am involved with clubs at my community college, and have been attending this school for over two years now. I feel so lost- I don't know what...
    Schwarzwalderkirschtorte Schwarzwalderkirschtorte 18-21, F Nov 21

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    I use to have you, I use be glowing with hope for everything and I use to feel refresh having able to talk to u but now everything seems impossible because u will not turn back and...
    minniekoala minniekoala 22-25, F Nov 25

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