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Exclamation I have no clue what I want out of my future! - May 6th 2009, 02:32 PM

I've always been so sure of myself, and now, I have absolutely no clue what I want. I'm stuck between journalism and social work and I'd love to be a forensic scientist but I'm terrible at math and science which is kind of... necessary.
With journalism, I'm scared I'll get bored.
I love to help people, but I'm afraid I'm too emotional for social work. That's always been what I want, and my mom says I won't be able to because I'm too emotional for it. My mom works for a lawyer and I really like what he does but I live in a small town and I don't want to be stuck here all my life.
I just don't know what to do.
I don't even know what college I want after my two-year community college because I'm so unsure of a major!
I feel like I'm stuck in a rut, and I'm so bored with my life now. I don't feel like I'm working toward anything. I neeed to know.


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Re: I have no clue what I want out of my future! - May 6th 2009, 03:21 PM

Honestly Haley, you sound like me a couple of years ago. I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do in life, and where I wanted to head next. To some degree I still don't! But I'm getting there. If you're finding it hard to know what to do, the best thing you can do is to talk to people about your options. There are plenty of people who you could turn to. People here, your friends, family, teachers, guidance counsellors. The lot! Remember, all of those people are there to support you, and this is one of those times too. Often when you talk things through you find yourself leaning towards one option more than another, and then you find that actually you do know what you want to do, you just couldn't see it. I've nearly finished my first year at uni and I'm just realising that the course I'm on really isn't for me. Even if it's later that you realise what you want, it's such a good feeling when you do, so try and keep an open mind and remember to keep talking.
   
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Re: I have no clue what I want out of my future! - May 6th 2009, 08:02 PM

I know how you feel, i've only just figured out that I want to do something medical - but I still don't know exactly what.
What helped me figure out the jist of what I wanted to do was work. Once I started that I figured that I really love certain aspects of my job and they're the ones I want to do for a living in the future.

Why not think of the things you want to do, write them all down. Write the Pros and the Cons for each of them and see which one turns out the best for Pros?
OR you could volenteer in each work place for a week or so, just so that you know what it's like to be in that environment? Worth a shot.

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Re: I have no clue what I want out of my future! - May 6th 2009, 08:51 PM

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I've always been so sure of myself, and now, I have absolutely no clue what I want. I'm stuck between journalism and social work and I'd love to be a forensic scientist but I'm terrible at math and science which is kind of... necessary.
With journalism, I'm scared I'll get bored.
I love to help people, but I'm afraid I'm too emotional for social work. That's always been what I want, and my mom says I won't be able to because I'm too emotional for it. My mom works for a lawyer and I really like what he does but I live in a small town and I don't want to be stuck here all my life.
I just don't know what to do.
I don't even know what college I want after my two-year community college because I'm so unsure of a major!
I feel like I'm stuck in a rut, and I'm so bored with my life now. I don't feel like I'm working toward anything. I neeed to know.
Get your general education out of the way, that should give you some in figuring out what you want to do. It's normal to feel this way, I used to know exactly what I wanted, but things changed. Now I'm taking everything day by day, or else I go crazy.


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Re: I have no clue what I want out of my future! - May 8th 2009, 03:59 PM

I know exactly how you feel, if you need help in identifying some goals there is a lot of helpful information via the internet, do a search on goals.
   
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