I don’t have a clue what I want to be.?

NYS GED


I’m 19 years old.
I know, I know seems like the golden age for this kind of question.

I dropped out of high school two months into my senior year. It was for a safety reason, not because I wasn’t smart enough. I got my GED the following summer with top marks.

My problem, is I don’t know what I want to do with my life.

I’ve thought about a few things:

English Teacher
NYS Trooper [family of cops]
Hair dresser
Motivational Speaker [from my personal experiences etc.]

But they all have pulls to someone in my family wishing I would take one of these career paths, and I just don’t see myself happy in any of them.

I feel like a loser for not having the drive to do something. I don’t even have a job right now.

How have some of you figured out what you want to do in life? Or am I alone in being desperately clueless because nothing appeals to me and it feels like I have no interests, but all the ambition in the world to do something.

Believe me, you are not a loser. I’m 30 years old and still struggle with that question. Some people are just lucky to have jobs right now and some people are even luckier to know exactly what they want to do for the rest of their lives right off the bat. But, like you and I, are just waiting for that moment to find out exactly what we want to do and there is nothing wrong with that. Try to enroll in some classes at a local college to get your juices flowing. Even if you don’t know what you want to do, you’ll have some college experience under your belt and you can at least find a decent job until you find yourself.


5 Responses to “I don’t have a clue what I want to be.?”

  1. 100% Wrong Answers — December 23, 2010 @ 4:28 am

    be a rock star
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  2. bleucharm — December 23, 2010 @ 4:46 am

    Believe me, you are not a loser. I’m 30 years old and still struggle with that question. Some people are just lucky to have jobs right now and some people are even luckier to know exactly what they want to do for the rest of their lives right off the bat. But, like you and I, are just waiting for that moment to find out exactly what we want to do and there is nothing wrong with that. Try to enroll in some classes at a local college to get your juices flowing. Even if you don’t know what you want to do, you’ll have some college experience under your belt and you can at least find a decent job until you find yourself.
    References :
    Take care and good luck!

  3. Kathryn — December 23, 2010 @ 5:17 am

    Don’t feel like a loser — lots of young people don’t know what they want to do with their lives. It’s much better to give it a lot of thought now than to end up in a job you hate. I think you should buy a book on matching a career to your personality. Amazon has many of them, including the one linked below. Good luck!
    References :
    http://www.amazon.com/Career-Match-Connecting-What-Youll/dp/0814473644/ref=pd_sim_b_2

  4. Maggie — December 23, 2010 @ 6:01 am

    Here’s a thought for you.

    Rather than end up drifting from one job to another, probably way below your capabilities while you wait for inspiration, why not volunteer overseas for a year? It’ll broaden your horizons, give you an amazing experience, you’ll be doling something really valuable and it will impress future employers. You’re young enough to take time to decide the rest of your life.
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  5. Farah — December 23, 2010 @ 6:23 am

    First of all, try asking yourself "what am i good at?"
    If that doesn’t work…
    ask yourself what can you contribute to the community..
    My suggestion is that..
    you can try to open small business like a stall or something.
    It is for temporary only. If you are good in it and you like doing it, you can just proceed.
    If you don’t like it, it is still a good activity as you can improve on your communication skills.
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