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I Want to Do Something Useful With My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 204 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    It's so cliche... but I really don't know what to do with my life. I'm in the first year of law school. I find it interesting but it's too much for me. Ikeep failing in EVERY...
    notcoolmarvin notcoolmarvin 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    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 1 Response Jan 28

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    I'm failing in everything I do. I want to turn my life around and reach my full potential but I have zero motivation to do so. It really bothers me. I'm failing in school; im...
    marymbuthia marymbuthia 16-17, F Feb 8

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    this is not where I wanted to be. I am not who I wanted to be. I want to live my life. I need to face my fears and turn it around. so many changes are scary. what is the next step...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 9

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    I am in love with life. I have depression issues, more than some people, less than others. This does not stop me from trying to live my life to the fullest. This life was meant to...
    stupendusdude stupendusdude 46-50 7 Responses Feb 17

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    I am not really sure why, but I just am. I've seen all kinds of people and travelled to different parts of the world. I know what it's like to be poor and also what it's like to be...
    SiriusJT SiriusJT 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    She told me that if the opportunity came about with one of her friends she wants to sleep with them. She asked if I was okay. I was quite surprised but not shocked cause I know she...
    stonecold31625 stonecold31625 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    Want to Swim With Dolphins
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I am trying not to do something. Sometimes it's hard. Sometimes harder still. That something has been integral to my life for over 10 years now, and I'm only 28. It's eaten away...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M Jan 30

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    when i was in 7th grade i was bullied everyday for a lot of reasons.. it was phycial and mental. they would call me names, tell me too kill myself, call me a tr*nny, f*ggot, freak...
    andylovesyou23 andylovesyou23 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 14

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    I am tired of retreating into myself. I am tired of reliving the heartbreak that I have experienced from the time that I get up until the time that I go to bed. I need to learn...
    2020dreamscreen 2020dreamscreen 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    In my earliest memories, I have been transgender since at least 3 years old. I remember sneaking down to the basement and wearing my moms clothes when my brother was in school...
    scoobygurl scoobygurl 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I feel like I'd be an amazing girlfriend and that I'm completely ready and capable of having a loving relationship with someone. My problem is that I don't know anyone (in person...
    kaitlyn1994 kaitlyn1994 13-15, F Feb 3

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    I feel I'm disorganized and careless. I also lack confidence and overthink too much. I can't commit to anything fully, and I often get told I don't pay attention. I often question...
    Experiencezzzz Experiencezzzz 18-21, M Feb 16

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    I'm just really bored with my life. I have a lot of **** going on. but I don't know. I'm kinda waiting for something and while I'm waiting I'm just bored. I sit and have nothing...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want to see something specific but some how I'm having a hard time getting it when it used to be always offered to me :/
    MysteriousRose MysteriousRose 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hi , my names Kevin I came out to my family when I was 12 I'm now 16 so far they are supportive with it using the right name and calling me by the right gender but there are a few...
    KevinV98 KevinV98 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 2

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    I think after 30 yrs of living in the same town with the same ppl with the same gossip and everything is the same! Its really time to travel and see wat the reality is! Versus...
    Frenchgal11 Frenchgal11 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I want someone who loves me by all heart ,I want someone who can offer me his shoulder when I feel sad ,I want someone taking my hand to travel the world ,I want someone hold me...
    jessicatong jessicatong 22-25, F 4 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    This experience is like no other. It's a bit scary and it has a mark close to home. Dare I go forward or shy away. I'm enjoying the ride though there have been several bumps along...
    quietgirl36 quietgirl36 36-40, F Feb 3

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    makes you depressed, seeing what you want and not being able grab it. knowing who you want to be, but you have you be someone else. taking a right turn when you should have turned...
    alexxvaunlennon101 alexxvaunlennon101 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I feel like all i do nowadays is annoy everybody I talk to. Im doing nothing productive with my life. I probably wont ever find a job even after i take these classes. Nobody really...
    cat1024 cat1024 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    I wish life had a reset button I've made some bad choices so far in life to which install regret now
    stephenh95 stephenh95 18-21, M Feb 1

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    Tis the way of the Viking. Tis the way to be a Norseman. Every moment of everyday is carved in stone in my life. I take in everything of everything. For all we know, life could end...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    The irony of it all is that in any kind of social, ethical and any other view, I am doing really well. Mentally I know I am SUPPOSED to be alright, yet I cannot let go of this...
    DestinyWriter DestinyWriter 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    Recently I've been getting these really random waves of sadness taking over and I start acting out. It's making everything so much harder, I just want to cry and sleep when they...
    flamingfangirl flamingfangirl 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    i thought im the only one but i realize that a lot of people have the same problem everyday is the same day the faces the places and the same mood the routine is killing me and i...
    danougi danougi 18-21, M Feb 12

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    I was in the darkest moment of my life when I discovered EP. I was being ignored and hated by everyone in school, my family was having problems at home, studies were stressful and...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    i m Looking For my life partner For Marriage If any One want real Marriage so Pm me or Add me on skype. Talha.armani
    sadhear sadhear 22-25, M Feb 17

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    i m Looking For my life partner For Marriage If any One want real Marriage so Pm me or Add me on skype. Talha.armani
    sadhear sadhear 22-25, M Feb 17

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    Something just occurred to me: there seem to quite a lot of us! Kind of different from that feeling of isolation many of us grow up with.
    amyjones3371 amyjones3371 51-55, T 8 Responses a week ago

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    seasons change, situations change, people change. everything changes..over time, i will stop caring and over time i will be twice as stronger than i am today. i will not roar like...
    deleted deleted 26-30 a week ago

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