I'm 16 and in college. I graduated high school a year early to start my life. And I have no idea what to do with it. I'm currently majoring in Business Administration, so I can supposedly open up my own bookstore. But I really don't know if that's what I want to do. Since I was a very, very little girl I've dreamt of becoming a famous singer and actress. But my insecurities always get the best of me and I don't know if I'm good enough so I don't try. There are so many things I want to do, but I don't know how to go about them. I feel like I'm stuck between two cement walls.

iloveedward iloveedward
22-25, F
7 Responses Nov 2, 2009

I am the same like ur condition too.. I graduated from highschool and I really don't know what i really want in my life

Thanks, all of you for your comments and sharing your personal stories with me. :)

iloveedward<br />
I was thinking about your desire to be famous. I think that fame of something that a lot of us seek. I want to be acknowledged and appreciated by many people. However I want to accept myself. Often people who are famous have a problem of self love. Fame doesn't necessarily bring happiness.<br />
Now acting and singing are things that we can it get involved in without going to school. However college is often a place where people start exploring these desires.<br />
Most of my life I've been a freelance person. After about 10 years of working for companies as an engineer or computer programmer. I went off on my own. It was there that I found the real joy of work. I did consulting. I also tried to start my own business. Probably if I'd have more of a business background like you want to get I would've been more successful.<br />
I'm retired now. So I'm looking back. The biggest thing I enjoyed was the freedom of being my own person. I have three patients. There were times when I had fame. It made my ego feel good. However the biggest kick I got out of life was being able to be free to do what I wanted to do when I wanted to do it.<br />
So I'm rambling. I loved college. I love talking philosophy with other students and working on difficult calculus problems and getting my mind into the science and the physics of things. I could not have cared less about my grade. Although my grades were considered good A's and BS. All I was concerned about was that I loved the whole process of learning.<br />
I think it your stage what you need to do is find out what you truly love.<br />
B. Macducal

You know... my cousin used to say that business was a major people took when they didn't know what they wanted to do with their lives. He would call it the undecided major. I didn't believe him until I went to college and took it myself because I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. But unlike you I never had a set dream when I was a kid. One week I wanted to be a policeman, the next a psychiatrist, and another a power ranger. But I never had that one shining dream. I'm closing in on 22 and I just figured out what I want to do but even at the it's still a best guess at most. You're young still and already have accomplished a lot, more then most people your age. If you went to follow your dream and fail then you still have plenty of time and the opportunity to go back to school.

I was in the same situation as you when I was younger. I didn't know what to do with my life.<br />
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There were plenty of things I could do, but I just couldn't decide. So I picked the most practicle thing out of all of them. Then I started going to college for that. <br />
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Whatever you want to do for the rest of your life will hit you really hard. the thing that will make you the most happy will be the hardest thing to do, but don't settle on something just because you're afraid you can't do it. Just go out there and try what you want for a while and you might suprise yourself as to what you really can do. I know I did.

iloveedward<br />
You graduated a year early so you could start life and you went back to school to study something that you aren’t too sure of. It sounds like you haven’t started life yet. Some Europeans have their children travel for a year after leaving high school. I joined the Air force after high school and I got live in Spain for a year. Of course you don’t know what direction to take because you may not have found the right group or place that encourages you to explore life. A degree in business will lead you on to a much more material filled life but it could be an empty life if you don’t have the excitement of pursuing the things you love. Have you ever considered keeping a journal of how you see life. <br />
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It is hard to know what to do in life, even when you are older it is still hard to know, you just have to give things a try, focus on your study but maybe take acting classes once a week and try out for some auditions.