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I Want to Do Something Useful With My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 192 People

    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I think that its a good thing that we feel like we are meant todo something more with life,(i just came up with this so if its confusing i apologize in advance) A while ago in...
    zackattack38 zackattack38 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    We have been together for almost 2 years. I love him, but I don't think I've ever been "in love" with him. I think our relationship is more about companionship now. Recently he's...
    Nlix Nlix 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    Right now, I am beyond frustrated with life. I think that's why I have decided to write so much on my experiences on this site. I just need to talk/vent. Some people seem to...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Sep 18

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    I am 22 years old. I went to a university after high school for one semester and then I decided to leave and go to community college. Needless to say, none of my choices in...
    EC231 EC231 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm a wreck.. I have depression and anxiety! I want to feel motivated to do something. I want to be able to make my own lunches for work. Make my own dinners... Just to live like a...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Sep 20

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    I want something real. I am not happy with my situation anymore. Time to move on I guess. I want honesty and true I am offering the same who's up to talk :)
    Lupusinignem Lupusinignem 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    I enjoy talking to new people about life and life stories. If you wanna talk about anything message me. Im a good listener and i have a lot of experience with life, so feel free to...
    Fitguy1984 Fitguy1984 26-30, M Sep 15

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    A lot of people may say i lost all my friends, that i have no real ones. People i once called my best friends, they expect forgiveness but don’t forgive in return. who cares. the...
    lorraine1998 lorraine1998 13-15, F Sep 20

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    I'll be 26 this month. I'm married with two kids. I have a bachelors degree in a field where it is hard to find jobs, so I work retail, managing a store 6 days a week. I wake up...
    Env06 Env06 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 5

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    I find it amusing hearing everyone ***** and complain about life on here, I sympathize with them, but I also want to tell them to suck it up and quit their wining. I want to post a...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Right now I'm seriously contemplating just picking up and leaving to either another state or another country. The way I'm headed right now, I'll be at a dead end job for the rest...
    modernmuse modernmuse 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    All my life I've felt I was born to do something important, and recently I received my calling from God and I was right :) I feel good to know that he trusts me with something so...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    ive really come to the decision that ive had enough. if it wasnt for my kids I would of ended it months ago. my bf lets his family, 2exs and his 2kids treat me like dirt. it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 5

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    I have lived and survived a life of poverty and abuse..all of them...emotional, physical, sexual etc. I'm also a product of my generation..smart and a late bloomer, life...
    khewster khewster 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 22

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    Don't we all? I think we all feel we should be doing something more.
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I feel like I have a lot more to do with my life. I have a boring life. I'm changing it by hanging out more often now. Also this Christmas I would be returning Christmas gifts in...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    All I want is something real. Hope that's not too much to ask for. Just 100% trust,honesty, and loyalty. Just mean what you say and do as you say. Especially those 3 lil words. "I...
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    I always think of the ways in which I wish to live out the rest of my life - they all seem like pipe dreams ready to be smoked out but I still continue to dream.
    Li1981 Li1981 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Got problems Pray it's talking to God he will hear and answer no problem too big or small. But beware God may need to make some changes in your life first Blessings
    Kitchenmess Kitchenmess 61-65, F 3 days ago

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    When I want to sleep I can't, when I don't want to sleep that's all I can do. When I'm hungry I feel sick, when I'm not hungry I'm fine, I want to cry at the simplest things even...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 14

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    .....i dont know if this will ever make any sense. still writing this though. i wanna make a big change in my life, that i shoulve done before.. i have tried to make it but...
    aquamonkey aquamonkey 22-25, F Sep 13

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    I really want my life to be exciting. Being married with children is cool, but i want it to be more exciting than just the mundane...i feel bored with my life
    Fitguy1984 Fitguy1984 26-30, M Sep 14

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    Oh man....Some people must think I'm insane, just absolutely mad. My life is a mess, utter chaos. And love every aspect of it. I'm constantly redefining what it means to live and...
    SleepyHead2123 SleepyHead2123 18-21 Sep 15

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    Not because my life sucks. And not because it doesn't. I have a handful of mistakes i've made, that i wish I didn't, and I also have a bunch of things that i'm proud. I wouldn't...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 18-21, M Sep 21

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    As I sit down at my desk, room cluttered with clothes from the night before, a table lamp, fluorescently lighting the room. As I stare at the pen and a empty sheet of paper. An...
    WarzJack WarzJack 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    Fab evening with the costa women at the creative art studio mijas pueblo it's a charity with a passionate director
    Kitchenmess Kitchenmess 61-65, F 18 hrs ago

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    Im not the same person i was before.. Infact ive changed for te worst.. The sweet shy side is hid from people bc im sick and tured of always being run over by like basically...
    believexo believexo 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    I have two miracle boys. I have a condition that normally renders women infertile, but I was somehow able to have two baby boys. They were both a surprise, as we weren't really...
    neveragoodusername neveragoodusername 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 6

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    Ever felt sad, genuinely sad, and didn't know what to do about it? I really want things to be different. There was a time in my life when I was surrounded by friends and always had...
    downer12 downer12 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    Autonomy, independence, control, Living my life more on my own terms Finding myself and my place in this world A role as a leader Confidence in my own skin Use of creativity...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F Sep 14

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    I don't want to be The Silent Guy anymore. All my life that is what they called me and now all I want is to be just like them, not silent but sociable. To be someone others can...
    KWsuperstar KWsuperstar 16-17, M 3 Responses Sep 18

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    I just want to talk to you lol....just not sexual talk I'm not open to that and will not hesitate to block you if you start to talk sexually....but I would love to help you with...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Sep 19

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    I'm sorry to everyone around me... I'm sorry that all I've been is depressing.. I don't mean to add all that extra stress to your life... I want to get better... I will get better...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Today I feel like I'm gonna break!!! I