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I have no idea on what i want to do in life any suggestions?

im 19, i haven't gone to college and i got no idea on what to do for a career. i really need help

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Mr_FadedGlory

I'm still like you, in a way. If I were in college they'd list me as 'undeclared'. My friend Elle helped me realize there was something I could do, that I might be good at.
But, I am much older than you.
So there is one thing I can tell you about when I was very young. I wanted to try everything. And, more importantly, I should have. I wanted to be a mechanic, a carpenter, a truck driver, a studio musician, and so on, and so forth. And, why not? We live in a free country. You can do whatever you like, even if it's something like wetting your beak in all sorts of different things. So go live your life, do it. No one is stopping you, but you.

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You forgot "stand-up psychologist".
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ellemacgregor
Hey buddy :)
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Hey Elle ;0)
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ellemacgregor
Hows the day treating you? Happy march by the way!
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Mr_FadedGlory
It's okay, a little cold, a little wet. But not too bad. How you doin' over there in Oz?
I'm so glad your back, we missed you so much. And I think you know who I'm talking about when I say 'we'. Oh wait, your all smart and cultured so you say it 'oui'! Jk, jk.
We really did miss you though, so never ever go on holiday again! Ever! Okay? Great, then it's settled! Ttyl!
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ellemacgregor
Haha well i say 'sí' :) hmm but if we stick too french id be saying 'if' not 'yes'
This is why its best to stay with one language haha not however many im at

Colder here than Bali thats for sure! Went for a run this morning/last night ad i got soaked-stupid rain!

Haha no more at all? Welllllll ohhhkay :)
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haha you know the way you write things doesnt make it sound so bad maybe i could just go around and be a jack of all trades it doesnt seem like id have much of a problem doing something like that
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Mr_FadedGlory
That's good. There's no time like the present.
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ellemacgregor

What do you enjoy doing?

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hmm well to be honest i dont know how to answer i like doing alot of things but i cant think of anything that i could make a career out of
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ellemacgregor
Ill try n help ya on the turning what you like into a career end, just list a few things, cmon itll be fun
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alright well if you insist hmm lets see i like video games, i love cooking, i like reading, i love to learn new things, i like playing sports like football and soccer, i like working on computers, i love cars,haha im starting to feel a little self concious so i think ima stop here
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ellemacgregor
Haha alright!

Hmmm

Mechanic?
Carsalesman?
IT person?
Videogame designer?
Chef?
Accountant?
Stock broker?
Team manager?
Electronic repairs?

Hmmmmm
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hmm well mechanic, video game designer, and chef i already had but the rest is pretty clever. i dont think i could do the whole cars salesman thing because im not really good at the sales thing. i couldnt take being an accountant im good at math but in small doses. same goes for the it thing i did it in high school and it wasnt so bad but only in small doses. stock broker is out because i have horrible luck teams manager? need more info and electronic repairs? sounds interesting
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Do whatever makes you happy.

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well thats the problem im happy doing what ever i can im a pretty simple guy most of the time theres not alot that i dont like
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Go to McDonald's college and you can become a millionaire!

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haha thanks for the joke
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take a careers quiz

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Where is that?
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like he said where can i take a good career quiz not like the ones i took in high school
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just live your dreams...
im 19,and architectural student ... i think you can prepare a list of your interests and a list of careers and their features then you can find the nearest career to your interests

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hmm well that certainly does help a bit but the dreams part not so much ive never really had those kind of dreams my familys always been pretty poor so i never really had a chance to let my dreams grow instead for me it was focus on your studies and go to college. now im here ready to enter college but no idea on what to do
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Do you have any interests? See if there are jobs in that area. You could go to community college, just start taking classes see what interests you. Or check into some apprenticeship programs.

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this is kinda what im going with at the moment but im still a bit stuck on the interests part
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Some people get lucky and find an area of interest when very young, others may take a few years. Be patient you will find it.
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Wait it'll come to you.

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thanks for the support
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When I was around your age, I had the same problem. I took a Myers Briggs interest inventory. You can take a free version of it on the internet. It gives you some information about your personality (based on your answers), and also gives you a list of vocations that correlate with your answers.

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thanks ill give it a try and see what turns up for my answers
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Just figure out a way to earn money doing something you already enjoy, that way you will never "work" a day in your life. For me it was this... I play guitar and enjoy doing live sound for other bands and musicians. I'll never be rich doing it but 20 years later I have a roof over my head, bills paid on time (usually), a new car when the old one took a dive. There's food in the kitchen and at the end of the day I am my own boss. What do you like doing? You're 19? Like playing video games? Creating those games is a billion dollar industry! Like food? You can cook it for others. Are you super social? Maybe bartending and juggling flaming bottles. You got to chase what makes you happy. Too many people go to a job they hate, dealing with a boss they want to kill just to make a few extra bucks. I guess to some it's worth it but I don't dread going to work, I really look forword to my days challenge. Hell be a cop! Everyday is new n fresh. Good luck buddy. Do what you enjoy, what YOU want to do.

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haha thanks i really needed a post like this i think to be honest it really got me thinking. maybe my real problem is im happy doing what ever i do so it makes it pretty hard to pick one thing over another that and well ive never really had dreams i could chase after im not really good at a whole lot of things but im interested in a lot of things i cant draw but i love any kind of art. i cant sing but i love listening to artist sing. i cant act but i love watching actors perform. and to be honest here it kinda really seems like i cant do anything at times
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Surely there's something for you. Keep the head up. You'll figure it out buddy.
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You mentioned a lot of arts... A DJ is artistic, cheap to get started and could be fun if you into night life. Big city hot spots pay DJs quite well.
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