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Stuck here - December 16th 2009, 02:17 PM

Not too sure where this belongs but it's mainly to do with work/education and a career.

I'm lost right now, I have dropped out of education due to my heart not being in it, not really knowing what I want to do so having no motivation to try and also due to the fear of having panic attacks strike again and I just cannot rid this fear.

I have GCSE's and AS levels and am currently working part time in a retail shop as an assistant which i'm not too happy with as the hours aren't enough for me and well it's boring and I'm not progressing anywhere better in this job.

I've applied for loads of jobs, part time and full time for office work, shop work and waiting staff and receptionist even apprenticeships but I'm not even getting interviews just constant rejections! I'm sick of this now and just feel like giving up but I do not want to be where I am right now for the rest of my life.

I feel like everyone else is doing fine staying in education and going to uni which was my original plan before things went pear shaped for me and I never really found my feet since, just don't know what to do!

I guess what I want to know is how can I get on in life?
How can I progress when I don't even know what I really want?
And how do I keep positive that I'll get out of this stuck feeling when I keep getting constant knock backs?

Thanks x
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Re: Stuck here - December 24th 2009, 10:27 PM

You need to try new things. You will never find what you're interested in if you keep going through the motions. There is a girl in one of my classes that switched her major 8 times because she just doesn't know what she wants to do. You need to go out into the world and experience everything; art, computers, politics, science, math. Maybe education didn't interest you but think, maybe a different type of education? Maybe teaching a foreign language or a math class? Maybe high school kids instead of grammar school? Maybe teach religion? There are so many options of things to do. Go back to school (finances permitting) and talk to an academic adviser about your options. I know some colleges offer academic advisers that have you take a personality test and offer you choices of majors based on your personality type. There are many, many options out there. Good luck finding them!

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