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I don't know what I'm doing anymore... - April 17th 2010, 06:03 AM

I'm 20, and have entered my 4th year of university. The first two don't count as it was in a completely different course, but I have this year and next year left in my current one.

I moved from a second-rate university in Perth a few months ago and moved to Canberra to study at the country's best. But I'm missing Perth so much, and I'm not sure if my current course will get me where I want to go. And it's SO much more challenging than my last course in Perth. I don't know if I'm going to be able to pass with the marks I am used to getting.

And the messed up thing is that I dont even know where I want to go with my life. I love politics to death, but recent events have made me question whether or not I want to be embroiled in it.

I originally wanted to do teaching (primary) and then moved to secondary (major politics, minor history), but I moved away from it because I realised teaching wasnt for me.

But now I'm re-thinking it; and I dont think it's because I really want to do it, but because it's an easy option; a guaranteed job.

I'm just about to board a flight back to Canberra after an AMAZING 3 weeks in Perth (seriously, I never had such a great time when I lived here. That's what makes it worse; and I KNOW this lifestyle isn't sustainable - going out every second night, meeting new people, not working and spending hundreds of $$. I can't live like this forever and I know I NEED to get back to get away from it).

Crisis of identity and all. I was so 100% sure this move to Canberra was the smartest move for my career, but when, after nearly 4 years I don't have a clue what I'll do when I graduate, I'm starting to re-think everything.

What is wrong with me? I just want this feeling to go away! I don't want to move back to Perth, that's a cop-out, but the homesickness, the doubt and the lack of direction is eating at me.

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Re: I don't know what I'm doing anymore... - April 17th 2010, 06:44 AM

have you tried doing an internship for both ideas? it might help you decide.


" One day at a time, this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering. "

i wonder when i'll finally jsut start accepting myself, when i'll stop saying i wish i could be like that person.

i have facebook, and myspace. and you can ask for it. :P
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