is it right for me to feel this way

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so ive recently made 16 and i feel to old to be so empty. Like i know nothing about myself. i dont know what i like, what i wanna be like, and its scaring me to think of where ill be in 10 years if im already 16 and is more confused in life than ever

Tags: asked December 6, 2014

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I kind of feel the same way,I'm just working on getting a job and sticking with my hobbies for now and maybe when I'm 18 to go to college take classes to figure out what I want to do/be in life.
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It's common and perfectly okay to feel like this but please remember that you still are a teenager and dont have to come up with a life plan right now. If you wish, you can get a job just for now and stay in an apartment until you finish school.Learning about yourself is not as hard as it sounds. Find out what you like: Do you like blogging, photography, drawing, sewing, etc? What's your favorite genre of music? What's your favorite color? Favorite animal? Simple questions like this can help you feel like you're learning about the "real" you.But don't be afraid. Don't be scared. You have people that will help you.<3
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I know the future can seem scary. It's a completely normal and ok feeling to have! When I was your age I had absolutely zero idea who I was or what I wanted to do with myself. It seemed like everyone expected me to have some big plan for what I wanted to do. But here's the good news: you don't have to figure it out right now!
I would encourage you to take some time for yourself and figure out what you like. The very best way to do this, in my opinion, is to just spend a lot of time thinking about it. When I was around your age I really liked to do personality tests and answer "20 questions" type lists. (You do not have to do this, but I had fun with it.) You can take up some new hobbies or go back to some old ones. Along those lines, you can look into joining a club or organization, whether that be at your school or in your community.
My other suggestion is to think about the kind of person you want to be, and the kind of life you want to have. You can ask yourself questions like "What kind of place do I want to live? What kind of people do I want to be around? Do I want to get married/have a family?" Those sorts of questions might help you start to generate some ideas for what your future will be like... and you can figure out the details sometime in that future.
Things might seem scary right now but you can get through it! You have plenty of time ahead of you to learn about yourself, and I would say that's much more important than having a big plan for the future.


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