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I Want to Do Something Useful With My Life

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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 2 Responses Feb 6

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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 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Apr 4, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    In this life, normal boring existence just doesn't do it for me. I want to meet the most beautiful girl in the entire world and be together. I want to go to college and meet new...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 23 hrs ago

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    Why do every person I care about always leave me...I've only had 1 real relationship in my life before. The very first one last almost 3 years. We broke up after I moved back home...
    Sorasai Sorasai 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 26

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    So, recently I've come to the conclusion that I never feel completely satisfied or content with life. I have a decent job, I have a car, I have enough people to dub "friends" and...
    CocoaLibra CocoaLibra 26-30, F Jul 1

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    ​Hard life! "Oh I give up!" so many times I thought of giving up.... I get to the point where I had enough and just want to sleep forever or run away never come back but I...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I am single, and proud of it! There's nothing that upsets me more than to see people in a relationship to make up for being alone. It's so sad. Why do we put so much pressure on...
    Alliwoo Alliwoo 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    An outsider looking in may think I have it all, but I am lacking! I don't want to cruise by life and wake up 50 years from now with regret! I want to feel, I want to laugh, I want...
    GirlAboutTownXx GirlAboutTownXx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I have always wanted a home with a swimming pool in the backyard and nice flowers and grass that a gardener would take care of because I just love swimming!!!!! I want it to be Zen...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 30

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    I want to be with another girl so badly... I want soft skin under my fingers and gentle breath on my neck. I want sweet kisses on my lips and her body wrapped around mine... I want...
    kaykoi kaykoi 18-21, F Jul 6

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    I just want to be with someone, but not just anyone. I want to be with you. I can't tell you I love you, even though I do. I can't tell you. We would be unlikely. It's not like I'm...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 7

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    I really do. Since he doesn't want a girlfriend and doesn't like me in that way then I told myself not to like him and just to be friends and it kinda worked for a while although I...
    musicislife00 musicislife00 13-15, F Jul 13

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    Ok, so for a while I have been wanting to experiment with a guy - especially my best friend - I dont want to go all out - just get off togeather / help eachother out / hold...
    omgitsme00 omgitsme00 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I want to chat with a boy under 18. Someone who is not perverted, and who is skinny, or average. If any of you people judge me, i don't really care. If you don't like it, then jog...
    michiko michiko 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I want to start with THEY! HOW dare EP limit me? They bully me by making me take the first word, So my statment has to be fake in order to be heard! They met each other man and...
    Twidget0831 Twidget0831 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    I am so horny want to chat with gay friends my id wasu9245
    wasurato wasurato 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    im 16 and im bi and want to chat with some guys:)
    mrlonely21 mrlonely21 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I struggle telling people about my problems. So, I guess just writing my whole story would be better. Haha, I know it'll be pretty long. I'll just go ahead and say it: my mother...
    BookWonderer BookWonderer 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    I really want to be serious about his! To start taking action and stick to a plan.. I don't know why I lack commitment and consistency to my personal goals.. Whether I like it or...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    One soul in one body . One heart . One feeling . That's me I've came from along journey of life till this day . One by one & each person that I met or talked to . Everyone I...
    lordeley952 lordeley952 18-21, M Jul 15

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    People are so dramatic like your girlfriend broke up with you...move on man its not the end of the world. Or the other day in my house my mom figured out i wasnt taking the...
    Insomniac77 Insomniac77 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    The Walk of Shame. I don't know why I ever believed it would be different. "Hey let's hangout!" An hour later I'm doing the walk of shame. At least tonight I managed to get up and...
    BlankWhitePage BlankWhitePage 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Ive been "friends with benefits" or "hook up buddies" with this guy for a few weeks now. I really want it to become something more and go on dates but he made it clear it's no...
    creativeowl creativeowl 18-21, F Jul 2

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    I've Wanted To Try Something For A While
    blackforest99 blackforest99 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    We gotta get passed fears to be able to trust.Trust it is not only to hope for the best and wish we wont get hurt...we gotta start trusting ourselves too. This means...if you...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 6

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    But that would be selfish right ? I dont eant anyone to br effected my death especially. The person who finds my body and coroners or med examiners i wish there was a way to do it...
    sorrybouttheugly sorrybouttheugly 16-17 Jul 8

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    I want to be more than a friendship. I don't know how I would do, but I want to be yours. I want to make you happy. I kinda have a crush on you. I want you to feel the same way...
    LonelyHolly LonelyHolly 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    And when I get through some of these medical issues I have - I am going to. I want to go back to school. I am scared as I have not been in school since I was 17. I used to think it...
    DaisyMe1975 DaisyMe1975 36-40, F Jul 13

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    I wanna start life over I wish my parents would never got to see me in cuffs I also wish I never. Got pregante so early. In age I wanna start life again I jus wish I wasn't so...
    babyskyx3 babyskyx3 13-15, F Jul 14

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    My life will start to change when I will change my thoughts and my view on life.Life is already beautiful.
    Heaventohell1 Heaventohell1 18-21 1 day ago

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    I woke up today with a strong mentality today. I have always complained about being overweight and whatnot and well today will/is the day that I'm going to change my life and my...
    beyondthebluesea beyondthebluesea 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I just find the details of life so damn complicated these days. Technology, phone menus, so many choices between products, everything is self-serve, etc. Even when it comes to...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Pretty much my life is over.... :/ but in a way it's just begun
    daniel7268 daniel7268 13-15, M Jun 26

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    I want to change myself. I want the old me back How happy I used to be.. Even after trying hard I never succeed.. My stupid mistakes have gotten even more bad now. Dad by day I am...
    AnjaliBhandari AnjaliBhandari 13-15, F Jun 28

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    My life is so full of adventure, spontaneous eruptions of interest and the unexpected. Although I have lady friends and acquaintances, sure would like a lady friend we could skinny...
    Sandalfoot Sandalfoot 46-50, M Jun 28

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