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I Have No Idea What I'm Doing with My Life

maryjanewhatsername

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Honestly, I kind of need some advice and I figured sharing my thoughts on this might help someone else, I don't know. But, here goes nothing. I have absolutely no idea what I want to do when I "grow up," whenever that is. When we were kids, we were ingrained with this thought of needing to know from day one what our future plans are and how to achieve it through college and higher education. 

Now, when you peel back that bullshit logic, you get kids like me that are in their 20s and terrified because I still have no idea what the hell I'm doing let alone what my purpose in this life is. I have no clue what I'd like to do for 50+ years so I can retire and die. 

None of my interests or hobbies seem to connect to a career like it does for other people. Spending hundreds of thousands of dollars I don't have on classes I don't like to get a degree I might not use turns me off. It's far too risky. 

I feel like a failure and I feel guilty for not going into college because my grandma acts like I'm the worst thing alive because of it. My mother and I have associates degrees in our respective fields and work at a pizza place together; we are not the favorites. However, my mother's sister and my brother both have bachelor's degrees in their fields and are the apples of my grandma's eyes. I seek approval, yet want to carve my own path. So I reach an impasse that leaves me feeling talentless, worthless, and lost. 

Anyone else feel this way? The American education system is fucked up and expensive. 

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Ryan

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I just turned 33 and still have no fucking idea what I am to be doing with my life. I always land stable jobs that I stay at for a good amount of time before leaving because I end up getting bored and/or hating it. I kind of know what I would be doing in my dream world, but that's not something that I necessarily view as realistic. All I know is that I eventually want to be doing something where I am working alongside my husband. That's all I really want, so that's what I am trying to make happen. So I guess my advice would be that it doesn't really matter what anybody else thinks or whether or not you know what you want to be doing in the future. As long as you are happy in the here and now, that is what matters. 

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Jane Lannister

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No idea what to do but at least my college is free lol

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maryjanewhatsername

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28 minutes ago, Jane Lannister said:

No idea what to do but at least my college is free lol

Jealous. I live in fucking Idaho where shitty education is expensive. 

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Jane Lannister

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8 hours ago, maryjanewhatsername said:

Jealous. I live in fucking Idaho where shitty education is expensive. 

Well at least I'm not throwing money out of the window but it's the same kind of existential hell though.

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