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I Want to Do Something Useful With My Life

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    3 years ago new life was breathed in me through the birth of my niece. Before that I was so miserable and hurt after a difficult relationship. Life had become so repetitive and...
    bleuoiseau bleuoiseau 26-30, F 12 hrs ago

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    I WANT something bad to happen to me. Something really ****** up. Why? Almost all of the great people in the world have had something ****** up happen in their life and it sparks...
    herewegothen herewegothen 18-21, M Jan 17

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    I'm 22. about to be 23, and I have no idea what I want to do with my life, at least in this way that we live. I do know that I want to be the best person I can be, physically...
    LindseyMae LindseyMae 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am so bored with life. I am tired of my job and my lifestyle. I can't wait to pack everything up and move to the beach. I want a new start and a new life. Honestly I just want to...
    Lynnxxoxx Lynnxxoxx 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Ah, i want to go on an adventure. I want to meet someone who takes me on a journey that exceeds all expectations that life could bring to someone. I want thrills, adrenaline...
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I love sex a lot I've been told that there is something wrong with me because I love having sex is there something wrong with me
    bigfrank917 bigfrank917 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Hi I'm 35 going on 36 and I'm currently dreading my life. New year started with a new potential relationship which didn't work out and has left me feeling broken and useless. I...
    Oliverwm Oliverwm 31-35, M Jan 11

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    I think differently. Too differently. And it is not just one person. I think everything differently than everyone else in this world!!!! No one would ever think the same way as me...
    rainsnducks rainsnducks 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I think I have a mental disorder. They say that if you think you're crazy then most likely you aren't but you know if there is something wrong with you. Anyone can dig into their...
    ImYourLady ImYourLady 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    It's a major struggle tonight. I'm feeling so beyond done with life at this point. I should be sleeping, but all this crap is running through my head and it's literally going to be...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    Met another bicurious guy here recently and started talking about frustrations and fantasies and what we wanted to try with another man. Before long we started talking about what...
    padraig412 padraig412 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 12

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    I want to experiment with another guy....Now this is an interesting topic, but if you are having second thoughts about hooking up with someone else check this out. I'm in a...
    maryann230 maryann230 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    At this point in life it's just hard to be happy anymore. All my life consist of now is struggle, drama, sadness, school, and pain. I haven't been happy in months and anything...
    ArtisticLife ArtisticLife 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    *** UPDATE: 5 days after this post *** Soooo.... It's been 5 days since I "came out" up here... The nice people on EP make me feel comfortable with myself. Thank you guys! I love...
    crazysoul24 crazysoul24 22-25, F 10 Responses Jan 4

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    I used to want it all, good grades, good health, a lot of money, a good career. I just feel like I can't have that anymore. My grades dropped, and so has my whole perspective of...
    MrsTennantXx MrsTennantXx 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I know I have to choose a path to go, but I am getting comfortable staying stuck where I am. I don't have enough will power to move forward or change something...
    vasinas vasinas 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 16

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    How is it that some of the most deserving people are the ones that constantly have the problems? I grew up terrible, I over came it. I became better, I try to be the best person I...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I tell my mom how I feel all the time. She says I'm fine. I never truly feel happy just this great mediocre feeling of okay. It is safe to say that most of the time I feel a little...
    Deuz Deuz 18-21, M Dec 30, 2014

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    When I'm most depressed I think of this.. The sun has left and forgotten me/ It's dark, I cannot see/ Why does this rain pour down/ I'm gonna drown/ In a sea/ Of deep...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 6

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    I wish a meteor or something would fall from the sky and crush my house while I sleep. But, alas.
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I'm in the legal department; I have a Paralegal certificate but this isn't what I want in my life. I've been to multiple offices, worked different positions, and worked in...
    bahamam4m4 bahamam4m4 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I'm 23 and I've been going to my local community college since I graduated high school, nearly five years ago. I feel like I'm just wasting valuable time and money. I like math and...
    Amd81491 Amd81491 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I would really like to chat with other believers who struggle in any area of life. I could really use the Body and be encouraged by the flow of life from the Lord which is in each...
    liveurbestlifenow liveurbestlifenow 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    It's especially hard right now for me to even figure out where to begin. I have some stuff on my background, and most employers run background checks. Even though my life has...
    LifeofLewis LifeofLewis 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I was sexual assaulted by my ex. And even after 2 months, I have nightmares of him raping me. It happened in such a grey area that he wouldn't be charged. I work in the same office...
    LoyaltillIbreak LoyaltillIbreak 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    i dont see alot of point any more i just seem to be like a rollar coaster that dips further down than it comes up, i dont have any reason to live and no one would miss me plus if...
    E5RedViper E5RedViper 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    2015's here and I still don't know how to twerk. I therefore believe that twerking will change my life :D
    SweeterThanToblerone SweeterThanToblerone 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    My son was PTSD due to sexual abuse done by a relative. I found about after he had a flash back on vacation. I found him near death once and I feel like I can never really get...
    reydog reydog 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Sometimes when the things of this life threatening the very core of the spiritual being you have become: And someone whispers, "do you love em now?".( after a terrible deed) Guess...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F Jan 11

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    Today was not good. Nothing good came out of today. Well, I guess the fact that I got to have a peppermint mocha was good, but today was ****** all around. I'm tired of crying...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F Jan 15

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    Every time I try and do something that I think is for the benefit of someone it always comes back and bites me so going forward I am just going to stop and not bother anymore.
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Ok so ever since my ex and I broke up, I feel like I have bad English now. I get lots of tongue twisters and I use the wrong terms sometimes. Before the break up (and before I met...
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Every time she sees me getting by, either with education or weight loss, or be it anything positive, she hurts me, beats me, and spites me... She literally broke apart my family's...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Please respond with authenticity, support, a