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Topic: I feel like uncertainty of the future is eating me up

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  1. Sunflower bean
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    1 March 2019

    I feel like my story id pretty typical of a 23 year old Bachelor of Arts graduate, majoring in Political Science. I kinda fell into a i guess a depression after graduating about a year ago as I was after my degree quite uncertain of what i wanted to do and well aware that I really didn't have any real qualifications of any kind of job. I traveled around Europe after graduating to give myself some air to breathe and even after coming back i felt myself drifting in life, eventually landing a job in a contact center which I have been working for a year. I eventually applied for postgrad last year and started this week as for now.

    Initially I was excited to go back into education and thought that it could help me sort things out. But even after a few days in class, I still feel like after graduating I will be back in square one and struggling, this time in more financial debt that I am considering maybe dropping out. I feel like maybe i just drifted into this course and should of just gained real work experience. I just feel like I am making the wrong and expensive choices that are going to come back at me in a few years time.

    I guess what I really wanted to ask is how alot of people seem to be able to carefully plan their lives ahead, like they already drew a plan and foresee where they will be in 5-10 years etc etc. I feel like I am overthinking this and beating myself too much but i am just really stuck in limbo and don't have a realistic idea of where I am supposed to be in life as a 23 year graduate. I just want advice from people who have been there and any advice I can take.

  2. Doolhof
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    1 March 2019 in reply to Sunflower bean

    Hi Sunflower bean,

    I am not the best person to advise you as I ran away from home while doing year 12 and never finished my schooling.

    Sometimes I look back on my life with regret, the thing is that does nothing but make me feel lousy so it is pintless.

    Can you speak to a careers advisor about possible direction, or someone in connection with the course you are doing to see where it will lead you.

    Yes, some people do seem to be able to map and plan their lives, I am not sure how many actually fulfil their original dreams and ambitions. Sometimes we need to be flexible and change our options.

    Would it help to write down all the pros and cons of continuing study or finding employment and work out what seems best.

    Wishing you all the best and hope you find some answers and feel strongly about which way you want to go.

    Cheers from Dools

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