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Im confused about life and it scares me

hello I recently entered community college and I have no idea what my career should be I stress about this everyday that I end up crying. I just feeling like I have no purpose in being here If I dont know what I want to do in life, it really sucks thinking about my future and seeing me no where.

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Lots and lots of young people don't know what they want to do for a career. You have plenty of company. There must be counselors available at your school for students trying to decide upon a career. Why not make an appointment with them?

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I went through this too - I understand how stressful it is. To be honest, I didn't fall into something i was interested in until a few years after university, and even now, I don't really know if it is what I want to do forever. I just went of things that I enjoyed and let the career path follow, i know it's not the best advice in terms of planning, but I really didn't know how else to manage it. There are some really cool tools online that can help though - I used a site called Milkround and it had a lot of information available

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I feel you. I started college last year (fall) and stopped going up till now because i was lost and anxiety attacked me, and I started feeling hopeless and shit! (Pardon my french). But I'm starting to seek help, possibly seeing therapists to help improve my feelings and to better understand myself and why i feel this way. I'm tired of just laying around overthinking, and so I'm trying to change things. I hope you can too! <3

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It sounds really tough for you but I agree with the other post that it might be easier to do what you enjoy and not be too drawn into the expectation that you should know what you want to do. We can spend a lot of energy trying to make the 'right' decision for our path in life but rarely do we have that much control. If it helps many people appear to know what they are doing but everyone has struggles and just trying to make their way through life, you got into college, your doing well

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As others have mentioned, you have so much time to figure it out! There are many resources to help you figure out what you would really like to pursue, including counselors, various websites, etc. The most important thing is that you do what you enjoy!

I waited a few years before starting college after high school, and even though I am almost finished with my degree, I am still not sure it is what I really want to do! My sister started with a science degree and towards the end of her sophomore year, she switched to accounting. You will know for sure as time goes on, no worries :')

xoxo

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community college general courses are usually a good way to find what course your most interested in. You take general studies for any degree, so it's all good. Try to give yourself a break about what you want to do in the future. It's not here yet, and you have just started on your path. Life happens even when the best laid plans are put forth. I loved art and biological sciences....then computers came along....then life happened, but I still have even more things I want to do...you'll do great at what ever path you take, and enjoy all the side roads along the way.

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Have you talked to an advisor? Also, are there aptitude tests that could help you determine your strengths not just your interests?

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God created us to have a relationship with him and that means having a relationship with other people. Doing good for other people when you are able. Take some classes and see what you like. I started with one major and then switched after 2.5 years there already. Think about the things you like to do and research jobs that may incorporate some of those things. The best is yet to come! Lucky you!

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You don't have to have it all planned out right now. I know how it can feel when you feel like college is an investment that you need to make sure pays off, but I think what would have helped me the most at that point in my life is knowing that you can change your mind. Take some classes, pick a direction, take an internship or part-time job in that field/area. If you don't like it, don't feel like you have wasted that time. You are at a point where you have the time to explore and experiment and find something worth investing yourself in.

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