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Coping with failure and moving forward with life

I'm graduating college with the least desirable outcome possible--low GPA, no honors, no club involvement, no positive relationships with my professors etc. in kind of a useless liberal arts major, purely because of laziness. This in addition to the fact that it wasted over $200k of my parents money is making me feel really bad (as it should). How do I move on from what feels like a really big failure? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2014 - 40 answers

Should I change my job and my country of residence?

I am facing a huge question that I don't know how to navigate and don't feel like I can talk to anyone about. The short story is that I have a precarious-feeling academic job in the Midwestern U.S. and applied for a job in an English-speaking country in the Southern Hemisphere. Today, I found out that I am on the short list for the job. And now I'm just not sure what to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2014 - 16 answers

is retail the only prospect for me

I'm 21, live at home, and don't know what kind of career I can hope to get. I'm worried that I'm going to be stuck working crappy jobs for the rest of my life and never move out. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2014 - 13 answers

Need help living in the here and now.

I have a lot of exciting stuff coming up in the next few years of my life, but before I get there I have to somehow slog through the doldrums of my current life. Help me live in the present. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2013 - 11 answers

Love and life projects

How legitimate a dealbreaker is weed consumption in a relationship ? A down-to-earth relationship question. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2012 - 27 answers

Why can't I accurately predict my feelings ten years into the future??

Help me relax and enjoy my budding relationship without stressing needlessly about The Future! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2012 - 6 answers

Needing some hope

There's always someone else, right? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2012 - 38 answers

Law school (and beyond) worries

I am a rising 2L at a T6 school. My first year grades were really bad, and I'm trying to figure out my future. Many snowflake extras inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2011 - 21 answers

How to Maximize My Chances for a Job a Year From Now

My wife will begin school in Boston in the Fall of 2012. I've got a great job in Chicago right now. What's my best bet for keeping this job as long as possible, while locking in a new job in Boston for when we move? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Break up, yep.

Break-ups and the future: how to proceed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2010 - 17 answers

How to enjoy thinking about the future - sans stress

How can I plan and enjoy wondering about the future without spiraling into worry. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2010 - 11 answers

I am starting out in life as a lawyer/Islamic finance postgraduate with no debt, and I would appreciate help and advice with regards to my future career choices and personal finances.

I'm a 24 year old law graduate. I am currently chambering with a law firm and doing a postgraduate degree in Islamic banking/financing. I have no debt. How do I make the best of my situation? Please advise me how I may plan and start my life properly, from the perspective of both personal finance and professional work. I would also appreciate being advised on how to invest, or save, or acquire assets. To sum it up: "If you could start off your life from my position, how would you do it, both professionally and financially?" [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2010 - 7 answers

Turning 30. Handling it poorly.

I'm not talented at anything useful. I'm not passionate about anything specific. And I'm getting older. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2010 - 32 answers

Didn't get into grad school - now what do I do?

Didn't get into grad school - now what do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2010 - 18 answers

Hostages to fortune

How can I maintain some optimism about my child's future, given the crappy crappy world we live in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2010 - 45 answers

Failed to register for Selective Service - ruined for life?

Let's say your a male and you've made a horrible mistake: you didn't sign up for Selective Service while you still had time. Is there any way to fix this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2009 - 15 answers

I'm probably moving. Do I stay in this relationship or do I go?

I'm in a relationship but unhappy where I live and planning to move. My boyfriend may not wind up joining me. Is it better to cut off the relationship or pursue a long distance relationship again for a little while? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2009 - 17 answers

How do I tell my girlfriend I want to be a father?

How do I go about telling my girlfriend I want to be a father? This makes me nervous, since I don't think she wants to be be a mother and life-goal conflicts like this are pretty big when talking about relationships. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2009 - 50 answers

Please help me out with my doomsday anxiety

Please help me out with my doomsday anxiety. I need some respected, rational, realistic stuff to read about economy, oil, food, etc. in the near future and beyond. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2008 - 37 answers

To purposely make myself below-average to avoid being average?

What looks, uh, the least bad on a transcript - a C or a D w/ an A or B as a repeat grade? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2008 - 12 answers

When the future is everything, how do you deal with it being put on hold?

I tire of the summer hiatus from academia. I live with a very strong work ethic and moral sense of duty that causes me a sort of existential crisis when my life seems to be put on hold. This feeling cannot be ignored, and cannot (seem to) be reconciled. Do you have similar experiences? I'd love to hear stories... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2008 - 14 answers

Should I buy a house? This one? Now?

Should I buy a house? This one? Now? (Sticky family and personal issues involved.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2007 - 15 answers

Consequences of plagiarism

My partner has just been caught for plagiarism. I don't know many details because she won't talk about it, but I want to know what effect this will have on her future. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2007 - 36 answers

Is happiness fleeting?

I'm happy for the first time in my life. Really, amazingly happy. Only, I still have lots of big goals I'd like to accomplish in my life, and I'm worried that any moves I make toward these goals will take me away from the things I love so much about my life. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2005 - 18 answers

Planning my future

I'm 27, and getting to the point where I understand I'm not a big kid but an adult in denial. I want to change that attitude. I like who I am (hey, been that way for 10 years!), but apparently that's no good for an adult. I keep saying I like to seize the day, but I'd like to seize my future now (woohoo). I need to become responsible, to think long in advance, to make decision quickly... such things I tend to procastinate through, or let wane until the problem arises again.
So, my question : how do I grow up ? I have found such things as "planning your future" or even the "Life Assessment Quiz". I'm kinda looking for more advices on what I should do next, pointers, ways to kick my own ass, that sort of things.
Please, no "have a kid, that shall do the trick" tips :)
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2004 - 26 answers

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