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I Want to Do Something Useful With My Life

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    I'm 19, I live in Mississippi. I've been medically discharged from the military. I've permanently damaged my knee and will never run again. I work at a sports bar. I go to...
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    Never once I imagined that I would want to end my life until now.
    CM04 CM04 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    I want to make my life better & move on my bad old habits ? Advices
    lordeley952 lordeley952 18-21, M Nov 15

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    Sometimes I think the world will be better off if I was dead. I just want to restart my life. Redo everything.
    nfernandez23 nfernandez23 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 16

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    Education degree but have only ever had term positions. Live in a small town where there is not a lot going on. hell even if there was I would be bored. WTF? I am just not...
    markty markty 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    I'm about done with life. From here it can't get much better either. I'm only in 8th grade and it's so stressful. I have algebra 1 honers and I'm not supposed to be in there. My...
    hallow1331 hallow1331 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to e with you for ever and ever
    Chloe158 Chloe158 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    I want to be with someone who care about me like my boyfriend
    Chloe158 Chloe158 13-15, F Nov 3

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    It seems like forever since i first met you. The moment you came over and sat with me and started talking to me, it felt different, but at that time i didn't know what to think. A...
    shreya242 shreya242 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    Im finding things really hard at the moment. People don't really understand but then again I dont really understand my own feelings, so why should anyone else? I can't go to school...
    sademptynothing sademptynothing 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I want to become a high school English, social studies, or home ec teacher. Then I want to get married and have 5 children.
    Pancake17 Pancake17 13-15, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I want to go back to finish my nursing degree and be the best mother I can possibly be.
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I'm an honors student, I go to school everyday, I do many extracurricular activities, and that's about it. School is one part of my boredom, and here is why: 1. I spend all night...
    justaGeneralization justaGeneralization 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    I am simply bored with my life. I don't even know why. I do fun things I have an interesting life but I'm so bored with it. I'm going to comiccon this weekend and I'm learning...
    imsorrywho imsorrywho 22-25, T a week ago

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    My all-time favourite book is a novel called "A Confederacy of Dunces" by a guy called John Kennedy Toole. As a teenager I worked in a bookstore on weekends while still at high...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 7

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    I started having abdominal pain back in September, then the bleeding started, abdominal pain was severe almost all the time, now it comes and goes. My stools change size...
    HisLove2010 HisLove2010 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    All of this needs to end... I can't continue to live like this... Everyone around me is doing something for themselves! Except for me... I'm not going anywhere... I'm stuck here...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    I'm tired of being the victim. Everyone takes out everything on me and I'm so exhausted from dealing with it. I'm so mentally and psychically tired of everything. Sleep feels like...
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F Nov 9

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    I have no idea what i want to do when i get out of high school. I am from a small town, i know i want to move to new york. But i dont have money for college & im not even sure what...
    httpchance httpchance 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I find that when I am late to something (event/work/sports) or remember something that i forgot to do, I shut down and go into a reclusive state, where I find I can't socialize...
    RiverWilson RiverWilson 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm 20, in the uk and would like to snapchat with any gays from anywhere dleaf27.
    SamBrian27 SamBrian27 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I have a lot of interest like Politics, Philosophy, Psychiatry, Religion but I also love music, makeup, art, and interior decorating. If I had enough money, I'd be like Jennifer...
    gglz18 gglz18 22-25, F Nov 17

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    I've been noticing lately that everyone seems to have a pull In my life. Except for me. I can't seem to think for myself. I am easily manipulated. I let someone talk me into sex...
    reneeo11314 reneeo11314 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    I want a text that says I forgive you. I realize that everyone did something wrong to make this mess and I'm sorry too. We can go to being friends again but I have conditions...
    ShyGuy990 ShyGuy990 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I want him to message me and ask how I'm doing. Just something to show he thinks about me.
    hazeleyedangel68 hazeleyedangel68 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So, posting an update after my initial rendezvous with the threshold called real life. Life's good, been good. Logged in to EP after months. Did most of the things in my bucket...
    bearpro bearpro 26-30, M Oct 31

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    I'm having a problem with finding myself.. There are times when I just freeze and I do not know what I want to do or to say.. What should I do? :( i do not know what i want in this...
    kangaroo02 kangaroo02 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I have so many things that are going good for me... but I still feel like everything is on one track. I don't know who I am or what I want. All I know is I have a child I love and...
    bumblebooxo bumblebooxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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