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Old November 6th, 2017, 05:28 PM   #4
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Name: Emily
Join Date: November 6, 2017
Location: Michigan
Gender: Female
Default Re: I feel like I'm going to hate adult life

Originally Posted by AussieNicholas View Post
I'm 17, turning 18 in about a month, and in my second last year of high school. This year I've felt completely overwhelmed by the amount of work the teachers expect to us, to the point that I feel like I wouldn't have any time for myself if I tried to do well in all of my subjects. I've spent most of this year angry because the school expects students to just shut up and deal with it even though they're asking students to give up most of their own time because the school says so. The school keeps bugging me and trying to 'help' me manage it better, but the fact is that the amount of work they're handing out would cut into most of the time I have for myself.

It's gotten to the point where I'm just not exciting to go into the adult world because I feel like this is the kind of standard people will expect of me. I don't want to give up the things I care about just so I can get a job I hate because I need to live somehow. And it's not like I have any prospect of getting married or having a relationship, so I'm constantly wondering what the point is. What's the point of living if 90% I hate what I do and I'm exhausted and miserable? It's at the point where a part of me just doesn't want to live because I feel like this is how things will be from now on.
I'm so sorry Are you planning to go to college? Because in college, you get to choose your major, which means you get to take classes you actually enjoy. And the point of it is to prepare yourself for a job in a field that you love.

I always hated school up until college, and then I loved it. What is it that you are interested in, may I ask? What is it that you're passionate about? I hope that you pursue that dream, whatever it is.

And if you don't know yet? That's fine. Many people change their college majors. Community college is there for people who don't know what they want to do yet, and for them to try out different things and see what they like best. It's fine. The important thing to know is that you do NOT have to take a job in a field you are miserable in. You have every right to pursue your dream, whatever it is. I completely agree with you, life isn't worth living when you're not happy and working at a job you hate. So why not work for and pursue a career that you love? I guaruntee that there is something out there for you, and I hope you find it and go after it with all your heart. You can do this!
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