Originally Posted by Steven.
omg I need help, I don't know what I want to do with my life, like with studies and occupation and stuff. I've already finished 2 years of university but I'm dropping my current course. I thought I knew what I wanted to do but going through this list of hundreds of things to choose from, I'm still unsure of what i should be doing.
what if i never figure out what really makes me happy? i don't have a passion for any of this stuff
i just wanna roll over and die.
i feel like i've wasted the past 2 years of my life and i'm scared of wasting any more years ergh does anyone else relate
cant i just quit studying all together and get married to some hunk and become a housewife
I know this AWFUL feeling.
Two months after I started university I realised the course and career is most likely not for me and have seriously considered dropping out like hundreds of times. I'm now in my final year and hoping to finish with a degree classification that would allow me to do postgraduates in an area I'm ACTUALLY interested in. I've always felt like I wasted two years of my life but in hindsight I don't think so. The past two years allowed me to actually consider all the possibilities in terms of field/career, etc and besides, I'll (hopefully) get out with a degree that would enable me to find work somewhere to raise enough money to self-fund my postgraduates.
I think these scenarios are actually far more common than many think. I mean how old one was when he/she decided on what they want to do? Too fucking young is the right answer. Add to that pressure from parents/peers/teachers and you get a formula for a disaster.
I'd say do not worry too much about it and even if you take 2-3 years off to figure out what you want to do, then do so. They won't be wasted. You're putting TOO MUCH PRESSURE on yourself right now. Relax and don't look at it like it's a race. Perhaps you could undertake several volunteering opportunities in fields or areas you think you might enjoy and if it turns out you actually don't, then move on to the next. That's what I did and I now have a better idea of where I'd like to work in the future.
Originally Posted by Mustachepova
^I find it so stupid that we're supposed to figure out what we wanna do with our ENTIRE LIVES at such a young age? Like how the fuck should I know?
Not to mention nothing interests me
Every time I was asked "what do you want to do in the future?" my answer was NEVER consistent. The reason I chose my current course was "I'll study this so I can work for Pixar and win an Oscar."