I Worry About My Future

I don't know why. But I am worried because I am 25, and don't have a career, that my life is a bust. I am still at Freshman level at my college. Dealing with my father everyday isn't easy. It can be very tiring sometimes. Also, not having a girlfriend, puts a damper on things also. I do get scared of messing up. Scared of losing my license. Life can have so many twists and turns. I am just scared of messing up.

chicago54 chicago54
22-25, M
4 Responses Mar 3, 2010

I feel the same way. I just turned 26, and I am at a similar level in my undergrad at a university. i feel overwhelmed and a great deal of pressure from my family and others. Its true life does throw curve balls, but I want to know, how can we move past these curve balls and excel? It seems easy to get stuck at a certain point and settle, but the hard road, or the road that seems impossible is the one that we ought to stick to, but it just seems so difficult! help....

25 was a marking point for me as well, and I am getting more worried as time passes. You see I have been out of university for 3 years and have yet to start my career. I have not been able to even find normal employment because I am overqualified for the jobs that I could get when I was younger.

You're not alone. I think we've been indoctrinated into this mindset that we need to have our lives figured out sooner than later, but life throws so many curveballs, you have to be malleable. I spend so much time worrying about what might happen when I get to a certain point, that when I arrive there, I forget to make a choice. Ive made some bad choices, and I agree with CompNerd89 that I feel overwhelmed and afraid, but you gotta be strong because life goes on; you worry too much about being left behind, it'll happen. And for the record, I'm 19 years old, but I feel so much older than I am, not wiser, just older.

I feel ya. I worry about my future a lot, too. I'm almost 21 years old, and I've taken almost 2 years off since high school. I have a lot of goals but don't feel I have enough motivation and self confidence to achieve them. I fear that if I make bad decisions at certain points, there'll be no turning back, and my life will be screwed.