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Topic: Lost

4 posts, 0 answered
  1. JohnJoseph12
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    30 May 2020
    I'm 21 and am feeling that my life isn't going to achieve much which i'm struggling to come to terms with. I'm currently back at University but for whatever reason I do not feel motivated at all to study with my major exams coming up. Before I changed degrees and went back to university I was working in retail for the past two years. I didn't mind my job but did not feel fulfilled in stacking shelves and serving customers for the rest of my life. I don't want to get to my 30s and realised i've wasted my 20s doing things that I regret but I have no idea what I want to do in life. Does anyone have any similar life experience on this that may be able to help me with how they got through this and say how they are feeling now?
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  2. Sophie_M
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    30 May 2020 in reply to JohnJoseph12
    Hi JohnJoseph12,
    Wishing you a warm welcome to the forums. It takes a lot of courage to be so open and honest with your feelings, and we are glad that you have reached out here tonight. We can hear how overwhelmed and defeated you're feeling, but please know that you've come to a safe, non-judgemental space and our community is here to support you through this confusing time.
    If you feel up to it, we'd also encourage you to reach out to our Beyond Blue Support Service, which is available 24/7 by phone on 1300 22 4636 or on Webchat 3pm-12am AEST on our website: One of our friendly counsellors will be able to talk through these feelings with you and can offer support, advice and referrals.
    Feel free to keep us updated here on your thread throughout your journey.
  3. JohnJoseph12
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    2 June 2020
    I guess it's just hard not knowing anyone else has gone through this where all the people I know have a meaning in life, of knowing what they want to do and how they are going to complete it by staying motivated.
  4. quirkywords
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    2 June 2020 in reply to JohnJoseph12

    Hi John,

    many people reading your post but not posting will relate to yiu. When I was 21 I was changing my uni course every year and dropping out of uni and having a break.
    I felt so lost and envied everyone else,

    I did finish my course eventually but I was very unsettled, In my 40 s I worked out what I wanted and I opened a book shop.

    is there something you like doing, not what others think but what you really enjoy.
    quirky .

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