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25 And Nothing To Show For It

25 is such an odd age. Many people say "Oh, you're so young! You have plenty of time to do whatever you want!" But most of the time I feel like I should have accomplished far more than I have. And I feel like time is running out. I went to college right out of high school, but only stayed for a semester and then quit. I've gone back for a semester here and there, but I can never decide what I want to do, so I just end up quitting again. I can't even get a regular full time job, I work in a cafe at a bookstore. Almost full time, but I barely make enough to get by. I want to find a better job and go back to school, but I just can't seem to motivate myself. I'll have grand plans to put in all these applications and get myself straight for school, but when the time comes around I usually just end up laying in bed all day or on the computer. I really need to find some way to get more energy and motivation.
autumnrose137 autumnrose137 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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Many of us have no guidance. No one sheds light on your direction. It's common place to arrogantly say " well this person never asked", but how would we know what to ask about? Motivation must be worked like a muscle and in a isolated society , there's only so much a human can force themselves to do. Every other creature is in a network, and operates systematically at generally the same rate. Ants , fish, birds, ect. Be satisfied with the simple interests and that will give you strength and patience to do more a little at a time. Count even the simplest things as an accomplishment for now. Consider your character traits and nely found skills as an asset. Many schools post their syllabus and course books online which you can read on your own.

So glad to see that I am not alone. Haesli, you've got the right idea. I've tried to do lists, but never seem to be able to follow through. I really don't want to see myself at 30 like this though. I'm going to try to follow through with my plans.

Just googled "25 and nothing to show for it". And boom... another girl feels the same at the same time.
Really strange age... 25 - it's time to get first results.
I somehow graduated from college with mediocre GPA, changed so many jobs. And well, I did them quite well, but for other people it looks like I jump from one job to another like brainless, unreliable creature.
And I also have plan, but cannot implement it for years... because lazy, unmotivated, busy with everyday routine...
But I feel that something should be done, changed!
I am watching MetalMotivation videos on youtube, helps a bit.
2 days ago I started to create TODO lists for each day. Trying to finish everything planned even if it means I don't sleep this night. Don't know whether it will help...
Yeees, having nothing to show at 25 sucks, but it will be worse to have nothing to show at 30. I am just imagining myself at 30 if everything goes this way... Brrrr.

Just wish you best of luck! Please, cheer up and make things happen! I'll try to do the same.

That is me right there. I absolutely feel the same way.