Losing sight of the future.

Kristian (@lordcat) 9 years, 11 months ago

Lately I’ve lost sight of what I want to do in life.
I’ve been going out and partying lately so I feel maybe I’m just getting lazy but I’ve lost interest in my software engineering course and kinda feel like I have nothing to go to now.
I constantly been thinking about what I’m going to do about getting a job and living somewhat comfortably, but I don’t know what I want to do to get there.

I wanna ask is this feeling of being lost something everyone goes trough?
Why is it that Growing up we’re all thought to know what we want to do in life before going to college?

February 22, 2012 at 6:35 pm
Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 9 years, 11 months ago ago

Don’t ask what you want to do, ask yourself what you want to become.

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Mike Wuest (510) (@mikeyw829) 9 years, 11 months ago ago

Going through the same thing.. I’m taking a break from school right now. I was an econ major and suddenly realized that I don’t really want to do that at all I was just fooling myself. What’s the rush?

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craig (1) (@cgbush) 9 years, 10 months ago ago

change man, its the one constant in life, everything and everyone changes. personalities, intrests, thought processes, ect. i personally dont think its really a bad thing bc everyone DOES go through it. dont dwell on it, just roll w it, what you want in life WILL come to you in time! stay w patience, and enjoy the moment. life is all aboot the moment. dont sweat the future too much, cuz you never know when there will b no more future for you. not tryin to b doom an gloom, but its the truth.

i do also second Martijn’s statement. just find that balance of ease and planning

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Anonymous (13) (@) 9 years, 10 months ago ago

I feel the same way sometimes.. don’t know what I want to do. just hope its fun.

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John (27) (@jblisstaz) 9 years, 10 months ago ago

It’s very difficult to have a solid grasp on what you want to do while you’re in college, you’re so young!

I felt lost when I was in college as well, and I think the cause of this sense of loss stemmed from what my peers were striving for. I saw all these people trying to go into finance, or people doing interesting things like Teach for America, and I lost site of what my goals were, and felt lost. Then I found something that really interested me and just fucking did it, things have a weird way of working themselves out. If you can just focus on the things that make YOU happy, go for it. Don’t let other peoples pursuits confuse yours, because it has absolutely no affect on your own happiness.

What I like to do is write down a list of goals, these can be career oriented, life oriented, or just anything you want to achieve in the next week, month, year, decade… I go back to my goal sheet every once and a while and see how they have changed.

Never be bored. Life is far too amazing to spend being bored. Spend your time doing anything that interests you, and maybe, like how it worked for me, you will be able to make a life out of the things that make you happy.

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Nick (195) (@nickc2007) 9 years, 10 months ago ago

Loads of people tell me I’m really lucky to have figured out what I want to do with my life (DJ), but I think I only found it through trying loads and loads and loads and loads of different things. And hell, I’m hardly certain I’m gonna keep doing this forever. So just keep trying out new things, and see what clicks.

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