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I am stuck. Stuck in a rut in my life, and I really don't have any clear idea of how to get OUT of it.

Part of it is I'm just scared, I think. Which is STUPID--but there we are. Part of it is...well, idk. I just--all I do is work/eat/sleep, and to spice things up, throw in a little worrying about the hubby and/or bills.

And I'm tired of it! BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

SO, MY FRIENDS, I ASK YOU~

How did you figure out what it was you wanted to do with your life? (Or how are you working on changing your life for the better, or how are you working on KEEPING your already fabulous life~)


This entry brought to you buy 3am, random fears, the panic that my 10 year HS reunion is 3 years away and I have NOTHING TO SHOW FOR MY LIFE OMFG, and even worse I have the VERY LAST 4th of July thingy for my dad's side of the family on July 2nd and I HAVE NOTHING TO SHOW FOR MY LIFE and and and yeah.

I'm getting older and I'm panicking, though I promise, really, truly, I'm trying not to.

Advice? Anything? Comments, criticisms, concerns, etc, PLEASE, I beg of you, give me your pearls of wisdom!

Date: 2011-06-18 12:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lillyankh.livejournal.com
Hello lovely.

First of all, cut the "nothing to show for my life" crap, because that just isn't true. I don't know you all that well, but you still seem like a great person with an interesting life. Sure, you're not a millionaire, but you're married and living in a reasonable apartment.

With regards to what you want to do - are there any causes you feel passionate about? Voluntary work can be a fantastic way to find what you want to do in life, and it's really rewarding too. I work with kids a lot, and I fight for equality at my University. We recently got gender neutral toilets installed as a result, and we're constantly running campaigns. It's a great job. Oh, and my ultimate dream job is to work with hedgehogs but I need to pass my driving test first! (I put it off for a while...) And from my volunteering, I decided that working with kids was what I want to do, so I'm going to be a teacher.

I don't know if it'd work the same for you, but it's always worth looking. Animal sanctuaries, museums, day-care centres, liberation groups - all are good if you want something to do with your time. And then you can tell people about all the amazing work you've done. :)

Date: 2011-06-19 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladydragon543.livejournal.com
Fair point--the nothing to show for my life thing is totally wrong, I know. I kinda just..panicked. I meant more I don't have an education, and stuff--and its the impending family reunion thats really making me feel that particular "lack". Heh.

the volunteering sounds good--I'll see if there's anything around here I can help with, I'm sure there must be! Hopefully something near, for the time being, as Hubby and I are sharing a car at the moment, and there isn't any public transit here, sadly. I can't believe I never thought of that, to be honest!

Thanks hon. =)

Date: 2011-06-25 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lil-1337.livejournal.com
What is it you want to do with your life? It is completely human to reassess where you are and what you are doing especially where there are milestones on the horizon.

I fail to see how you have not done anything with your life. Just because you are not the CEO of a major corporation doesn't mean that the things you have accomplished should be devalued.

Date: 2011-06-26 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fuzzym.livejournal.com
As pointed out, at least you are married and living on your own. Yeah, money might be a stretch, but you are making it work. While I, on the other hand, am living with my parents. Which, no matter how you look at it...sucks. So.

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