Honestly horrified.

I'm afraid of growing up. I'm going into highschool this year, and I'm seriously scared. I don't know what I want to do when I get older, career wise and everything, I don't even want to think about college. I can't figure out what I'm really interested in, what I want to end up doing for the rest of my life. I certainly don't want to end up behind a fast food counter. I ABSOLUTELY don't want to join the military. Too out of shape and lax on appearance. I've had some ideas of running away from it all, living life on a dollar or less a day, but where would I go? How would I earn money without becoming a w****? I don't know what to do anymore. I've taken quizzes that are supposed to give you a career that you'd be interested in, but all the results seem so confusing and vague. I've thought about being a writer, but I don't even know where to start on that! I've thought about singing, but what are the chances of being successful on that??? I'm scared and I don't know what to think anymore.

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  • Don't worry so much about the future right now! There are plenty of people who have graduated college and still don't know what they want to do. As far as the singing goes, I have now recently tried to get into the acting career which is just as competitive but if you keep your mind set and go for what you want to do you can do it!
    Don't be scared and don't let anyone tell you you can't do something!!

  • First off, you have time. Stop feeling too overwhelmed! You're only just entering high school, you don't need to figure out what you need to do with the rest of your life at 14!! Enjoy your life and do things you enjoy doing and you'll figure out the rest of your life. It'll come to you, I promise!

    Annie
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  • Your anxiety is coming from somewhere. Find out where (parents, friends, teacher) and try to figure out what they are saying or doing that is making you feel this way. No one said you have to join the military to have direction in life. Knowing where you don't want to end up is really good and you seem to know where you don't want to end up, so all is not lost. Someone gave me advice a long time ago and maybe it will help you. The problem is you don't know what to focus on and your goals are too far away to reach. So, find someone you admire..not a celebrity but someone in your school or a friend's bother or sister or cousin or neighbor. See what it is you admire about that person and do what they do. Do you think they have a great job and you want that job? Do what they did to get on that path. If you model your behavior after successful people, follow their path, it will put you on a course and you can spend your energy working toward something instead of wasting your energy on feeding your anxiety. But look beyond the outside. If you admire someone based on their car or fancy clothes you are focusing on the wrong things. After a while the person who's path you started to follow may not seem right for you but by then you will have a better idea of what YOU want and can alter your life to fit your dream. I did exactly that. I'm a professional, married and happy. It's what I wanted and I got it just by following the path my very first boss went down. She was my inspiration and it worked. I wish you nothing but the best of luck.

  • I have the same problem You just have to think this through

  • Starting thinking, and throw the f****** ball! See and do...that is all there is!

  • Relax. I thought I was going to be a Chiropractor all through middle school and high school. Then senior year I switched two like three completely different career choices. And I finally figured it out in college.

    You have a lot of time. :)

  • Ur not even in high school and you're worried about college and career? Chill out babe. High School is for having fun, worry about ur future later.

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