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Hello world. I'm19 and I just decided to drop out of my college program which I hated to start in a journalism program. I've always wanted to be a journalist. Thing is classes don't start till September 2013. So u can say I have plenty of time to do whatever. I'm in the process of trying to better myself. I am a very artistic person I love art music fashion poetry and so on. My problem is I'm scared to fail or scared that people won't agree with my work or won't like it. I'm also scared that I won't make it in life. Like I won't succeed and be happy. All I strive for is true happiness and being able to be independent and make my own money. I don't wana end up living off my family or friends. I wanna be proud of myself and be satisfied with my life. Any advice? What do you guys think I I should do before I start a school again?
Zepora Zepora 18-21, F 9 Answers Nov 3, 2012 in Self Improvement

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Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.<br />
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Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.<br />
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Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.<br />
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Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.<br />
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Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.<br />
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Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.<br />
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Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.<br />
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And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.<br />
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Strive to be happy.<br />
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- Desiderata (Latin: "desired things"), a 1927 prose poem by American writer Max Ehrmann (1872–1945)<br />
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Wonderful answer. Very motivating. Thanks so much for taking the time to write that. It really helped and inspired me.Xo

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Ahh, no effort at all. Wikipedia and copy-and-paste is a wonderful combination.-;)

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cool beans!

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Just live the crap out of it!

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Lol I agree. Thank you.

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Consider looking into getting a Phlebotomy Certificate and working in a lab to draw blood. The course is usually only 3 mos in duration and the pay is usually $15-16/hr. You can work part time or full time while you go to school next year. The best place to work would be a hospital but many other opportunities. Check it out. My thoughts are if you can go to school (for anything) for 3 mos to get a certificate of some type, you will have a better income than min wage while you attend school. Best wishes.

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Work hard, be creative, dream BIG and develop GOALS for your life so when you go back to school, you can incorporate them into your education to create the life you want to have:-) Good luck!

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Whoa, dear...that's up to you...but I'd say, for sure, follow your "own" heart, you'll have fewer regrets {hopefully} later on...when you're old and crunchy!...lol...

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Lol I agree. It's hard when so many ppl expect you to do certain things and accomplish certain things. But thank you

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thanks for comment.....

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This is a good question since I have no Idea what to do with mine either...

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Lol I don't think anyone is really sure on what to do with their life. Life is so mysterious.

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I sure did not have a clue what to do with mine! I had dropped out of community college after accumulating 114 quarter units in two or so years...was considering 'going back' for a four-year degree but had no idea what to study. Finally, one day when I was 23 and on layoff from a blue-collar job in Silicon Valley, my brother said: "Just get a degree in anything! Anything at all, even basketweaving!". So the next day I motored my '67 Mustang hardtop coupe over to San Jose State and bought a copy of the CSU catalog [of Majors and associated curriculum]...went through it page by page, major by major, till I came upon: "B.S. Health and Safety Studies"...looked at the coursework: all the '-logies': Bio-, Microbio-, Physio-, Epidemio-, etc. Then the electives: Public Health, Alcohol and Drugs, Foundations of Safety and Accident Prevention, Motor Vehicle and Traffic Safety, etc., and said (to myself): "Hey, all this stuff comes natural to me! I could get this degree...blindfolded, with my hands tied behind my back, upside-down, etc.!"...fast forward to now: in two years I'll be retiring from a then 25 year career in an Environmental Science related profession with a State Government. Life goes by FAST! Trust me, you'll see. And the older one gets, the faster each year goes by. So, you've heard it before, no doubt, but it goes like this: live every day as though it is your last...relish every trial, tribulation, blessing, and good fortune...live life for YOU, on YOUR terms...laugh...cry...try to smile as much as possible and avoid frowning...watch out for yourself, you are YOUR best keeper and guardian...no one can nor will live your life for you, nor theirs for you either, for that matter...stop and smell roses, pick flowers, kiss kittens...love, love, love, as much as you can...lastly, people wiser and older than I tell me its all about people: friends, family, strangers...PEOPLE...I would add animals and plants to 'people' also though...

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oh, and may I add an old Chinese? (Confucious?) saying:
"An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered." Remember this when the car breaks down, the water heater busts open, a freak storm blows the house roof off...

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also...when possible, set actual physical goals to maintain direction...it is okay to change your goals, that is not failing, just growth...Think with great concern (as in 'worry') ONLY about things that you CAN change...do not waste time, effort, energy, nerves on anything that you cannot change. Learn from mistakes but only dwell on them for as short a time as possible to ensure you get/got the lesson, once there, dismiss the incident, mistake, whatever, permanently, keeping only the lesson learned for the future...the world is full of people that I call vampire people: they will suck the 'blood', life and energy from whomever they can. Learn to be able to spot these people right away then give them nothing of yourself and they will slink away in search of another victim...a similar sort of lot are the con-people...like vampire people they can be crafty and very good at their game...they will seek to physically and/or economically use you...they will often appear to be giving you 'blood', life and energy while they take and steal the physical and are often found in company of vampire people...save money and/or invest it wisely as much as possible; sure, it is nice having 'stuff' but it does not take much stuff to become more stuff than you need; so stash it away safely as a sort of habit; remember, you can always spend it later...I really wish I had been wiser in that respect with my money...as soon as you have a tidy lil wad worth saving, stick it in an investment account with a place like Fidelity, where it is easy to buy and sell stock, bonds, etc...you can still just park savings in such an account but you will still have the ready option to invest it in something...do not wait until you are 50 to learn about investment accounts like I did...now, I know I've gotten a bit ahead of you with all this but this is all info you can simply stash in your subconscious as you enjoy your break and move forward...may excellent fineness in as much as possible come your way...the fact that you have posted that question here at your age tells me that you will likely always be at least a step or two ahead of the game and most others in it. Peaceout! - c

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Thank you very much for taking the time to write all that you have, it's very good useful information, that I will take to heart, I wish you much and many blessings :)

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one thing , follow your heart and do what you really want , if you want freedom , then enjoy ;D . do whatever makes you happy , it doesnt mean you quit college you got nothing , there's something more valuable than college :D

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Yes ur right I need to do as much as possible before I start school again. Thanks for you're comment and I agree

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yea no biggies ;)

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Travel. Walk the Earth. Meet people. See beautiful places, things, and people. Eat weird delicious foods. Sleep beneath 365 different skies. Have adventures.

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Great answer. Thanks

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