Don't know what to do with my life.

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Don't know what to do with my life.

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Post by VG_Addict » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:41 am

I'm 23 years old, in college, and still don't know what job I want to get. What if I never do? Then I'll be stuck with a minimum wage job.

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Post by X-3 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:45 am

What program are you taking? Can you build off of it?

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Post by VG_Addict » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:34 am

[QUOTE="X-3, post: 1574579, member: 27765"]What program are you taking? Can you build off of it?[/QUOTE]

Right now, Associates in General Academics. Y'know, getting the basics out of the way.

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Post by Deepfake » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:09 am

You don't have to stick to the field you've chosen forever, despite what others might lead you to believe. Even when you do something you love, work is work and you're not necessarily going to 100% have your heart in it all the time.
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Post by ScottyMcGee » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:12 pm

You don't have to know what you want to do with your entire life in college. It's ridiculous for us to know exactly that within the span of 4 years. Only **** weird-ass people who always have a set plan for everything since they were like 13 know exactly what they want to do by the time they're in college. But that doesn't make the rest any less smarter or interesting; you just haven't found the moment yet.

And don't you dare listen to all those BuzzFeed articles like "20 reasons why your 20's are so important" or "20 reasons why your 20's are not as important as people think" because it's all such BS. It's all just our subjective experiences. Crap like that tries to condense and apply all young adulthood experiences into one.

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Post by CaptHayfever » Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:21 pm

I was still in school at 23; there's nothing wrong with that. :)

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Post by United Nations » Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:08 pm

I'm 24, and I'm still in school. Play around with classes at a community college and find out what you like.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:21 am

You're still pretty young, you've got time to figure it out.

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Post by VG_Addict » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:44 pm

But how do I find out what to do?

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:22 pm

Well, you said you are getting the basics out of the way. While doing that just think of what you would like to do. You like games, maybe some field relevant to that, not even necessarily game design.

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Post by Marilink » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:23 pm

[QUOTE="UNcooked, post: 1574629, member: 31164"]I'm 24, and I'm still in school. Play around with classes at a community college and find out what you like.[/QUOTE]
Just piggybacking on this. I'll be in school until I'm 26. Just keep doing your thing, gain experiences, and see what doors open up for you.
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Post by Deepfake » Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:21 am

A life of crime as a daring cat-burglar is always good, do that.
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:09 am

^ He would need friends though; a tall, obese man who isn't too sharp as muscle and a wheelchair-bound egghead for planning.

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Post by Jere » Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:41 am

Ey i went with Moving pictures and i can tell you it didn't help much when i started doing Wood chopping!

Or my current job as a janitor.

Look for the fullfilling jobs that looks fun and if that don't work try to make the best of any situation, mom have friends that is pushing 60 and don't know what they want but they are happy with what they have.

My tip in all this is keep going forward and keep breathing set goals for yourself!
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Post by SmackDownPete » Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:06 am

Unfortunately I'm 27 with a bachelor's degree and I still don't know what the hell I'm doing.

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Post by Calypso » Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:56 pm

Fun fact: No one really knows what they're doing and most of us are just winging it. Even the OCD people who try to plan for everything have to wing it.

There was this great animation that I wish I could find for you, but I can only remember the flashes of it that stick in my mind. In your life, you're going to be a hundred different things. Your role is constantly going to change, sometimes because you choose to and sometimes because you don't. Over time, all the skills you acquire can transfer from one part of life to the other.

It's okay to not know what you want. This is the part of life where you try things. Sometimes there are things you're going to try and not like, but you're going to feel as though you can't get out of them because you spent so much time/money/effort trying to make those things work. It's okay to stop doing those things if you're truly miserable and feel like you need to escape. Knowing when or if to quit is tricky. For me, I find that if what I'm doing is something that I crave doing, regardless of the pain/misery I'm in, I can probably stick through the crappy bosses and even worse colleagues. Because I love the work.

I guess my point is, experiment. Don't worry about getting things wrong. You're whole life isn't going to be ruined if you pick something, and it's the wrong fit, you'll simply just move on.

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