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I Want to Do Something Useful With My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 211 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Over the last few years, I've been pushing myself to figure out what I want to do with my life. Until recently, that was something I thought you had to figure out quickly. But then...
    WhiskeyShooter WhiskeyShooter 22-25, M Apr 4

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    I am 17 years old and I don't know what I want to do with my life. Even though I know I shouldn't compare myself to others, I know that most of my classmates already know what they...
    Jasliet Jasliet 16-17, F Mar 29

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    I seem to drive people away, I've been told also that I'm closed off, emotionally and generally just closed off. I don't see it though, this makes me feel like I'm not normal, like...
    Experiencezzzz Experiencezzzz 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    So, I've had my Xbox One for over half a year now. And I just now set it up to turn my tv on/off with it. Slow right? Oh well, finally decided to try and do it.
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M Apr 6

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    so I am 18 years old and just started university this year, and well...... I quite my studies only because I hated what I was doing and couldn't take it for one more second. now...
    marisvds marisvds 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I want to do something with my life instead of waiting for something to happen because it is taking prince charming a lot of time to come and I'm not going to sit around and wait...
    darkangel1996 darkangel1996 18-21, F Apr 11

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    In my mind I saw little hope for what could be... And I think it's pretty obvious now, that the hope that was there has faded. I'm convinced that it will never be. So I guess it's...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 11

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    life is freakin bored..sigh* need something better to do ..... sigh*
    btdude86 btdude86 26-30, M Mar 29

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    Hey guys. I know i usually post expiriences and stories but this post is dedicated here. I never ever expected to get the response i have gotten from all you of. Your comments and...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I know it sounds pretty pathetic, but I do. Everything is a struggle, everything is hard for me. Because of where I live, the simplest things become problems, I think 7 times...
    ListenerTalker ListenerTalker 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    School depresses me, and I want to drop out. But they say that I'll end up doing a shitkicker job if I do. Obviously I don't want that, but I also don't wanna do something that...
    ImNabooThatsWho ImNabooThatsWho 18-21, T Apr 7

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    I am not a pessimist so much as a realist, there are so many things that I want in life that most say isnt much to ask for. But in my gut I know it will not come to pass. A place...
    Lestat93 Lestat93 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    somewhen something went wrong i'm so bored of the routine i'm going through. however, the more sirious problem is me. i have to change myself at first - change habits, lose some...
    PaulineSR PaulineSR 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    My so called "friends?" Always making me feel bad about myself and constantly falling out with me. School is so hard. I cant even walk home without something happening. I have been...
    philex2014 philex2014 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    Back story... I never really grew up with friends never had a social life I was always constantly bullied in school. the only person who acknowledged my existence and did...
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M Apr 12

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    Ever since I got bullied by my best friends I never ever thought I'd meet someone who would want me. I was skinny,not clever,lonely,and totally hated myself. I met my first...
    Shellster69 Shellster69 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The curve of a tiger's back, the cute toes of a tree frog, the doleful hoot of an owl...these are the things I want to experience for the rest of my life. Animals from around the...
    XraZorBladezX XraZorBladezX 18-21, F Mar 30

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    Even as I age I find that there are still things missing in my life and I can't help but want more....I think as we get over 50 and start that decent we cannot help but feel there...
    Micky7288 Micky7288 56-60 1 Response Apr 6

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    Does anyone know of any good cities to live in, that have a school for EMR (paramedics)?? I'm looking to move away start a new life, or, start my life I suppose... And I'm just not...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I want, no, need to find a new job - but I have no idea where to start. Not only that, but I can't seem to get over this mental 'block' and motivate myself to start looking. I...
    Reignbeaux Reignbeaux 18-21, M Apr 6

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    Does anyone know if I can move to the states from Canada without having social, family, or economic ties? I basically just want to start new and go to school there. Start a new...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Apr 7

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    I hope that who you are in high school doesnt determine who youll be for the rest of your life... Im kinda relying on that. Im not this person.. Or adleast on the inside, but even...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I want to get out of this place, theres no way out, your on your own from here, we are put on earth, our parents hold our hands fr a while, then we get shoved into te open world...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I recently realized that I just want a change. I'm tired of hating the direction in which my life goes, because I want to become a person that I enjoy being.
    NinnysHeart NinnysHeart 16-17, F a week ago

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    I know there's people that actually care and all, but they're not here. They're all spread out across the globe away from me. I know my family cares but they can't help me with my...
    JeSuisGay JeSuisGay 16-17, M 12 Responses 4 days ago

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    well I went to school for cosmetology. loved it. I love makeup fashion hair. I worked at a high end salon in a high end area. and the was the WORST mistake ever. people are so rude...
    bduerr bduerr 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I feel very anxious and depressed most of the time. I feel drained and tired. I made choices that became a life I nevef wanted to live anyway so now I'm trying to figure out...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I wish I had a friend... I want someone to talk to who I can call all hours of the night. why am I incapable of making friends
    lilpoetbear lilpoetbear 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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