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I Want to Do Something Useful With My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 212 People

    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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 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 Apr 23

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    i know there is something wrong with me i have nightmares since i can remember and they are mostly about monsters and murders
    darkangel1996 darkangel1996 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I want to live with a mistress. I want to be someone's full time sissy slave (maid, daughter, ect.. what have you). I want to pack up and move to a new place where my only sense of...
    WettyHamm WettyHamm 22-25, T 6 days ago

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    anyone in Southern Ohio who wants to runaway with me?
    Meltatum Meltatum 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    No pics. As always. But I want to chat with a dirty woman. :(
    MagHow MagHow 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    The older I am. The more painful experiences I go through. The less patience I have in dealing with other people's garbage attitude. For example... this so called guy friend who...
    Ichizu Ichizu 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    Beeing a professional gamer. Earn a living by doing what i love. That would be something
    Potchii Potchii 22-25, M 5 hrs 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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    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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    I have no passion! people ask me what your passion is and I don't know. When i was a kid I wanted to be a dentist then when people started asking me the famous question "What are...
    SingingHeaven47 SingingHeaven47 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    I just realized I only have one year left of high school.... And I haven't done anything I want to. I want to be a dramatic person- not like school drama but just Radical and...
    TundraIvy TundraIvy 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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 3 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...
    Socalsunset Socalsunset 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14

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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 Apr 24

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    I was scared because I though this was all life offered me. Typical milestones that everyone goes through and happy moments every now and then. Now I know, that's ALL I want my...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 5 days 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 Apr 21

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    I don't know what I wrong with me but something is definitely wrong here. For the past 5years I have had the worst headaches ever along with head swings and dizziness. I would have...
    kikimyst kikimyst 18-21, F 5 days ago

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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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