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Help me figure out my life... goals? wants? needs?

This has been a year of change (breakup, move, deaths, grad school). I'm home at my parents' for the holidays and want to take some time to reflect on what I want for the next year and the rest of my life. I feel like I'm entering a new phase of life, and want to do it with self-knowledge and a vision of what I want it to be. This includes career, love, friendships, travel, everything. I'm hoping you can recommend exercises, readings, and approaches to figuring out what I truly want and (to a lesser extent) how to get there. [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs on Dec 21, 2013 - 18 answers

 

Autobiographical writing moonlighting as instruction manual

Have you ever read any autobiographical writing that has since helped guide how you make decisions or choose to live your life? Any length is good - particular passages, articles, or even full books. [more inside]
posted by estlin on Oct 19, 2013 - 13 answers

Acquaintance is a child sex offender. What now?

I recently learned that an acquaintance is a convicted child sex offender. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2013 - 22 answers

What do I really want from myself, anyway?

I'm trying to figure out what direction I should guide my future in. Problem is, when I take most personality (*cough* Myers-Briggs *cough*) or skill tests, I can never overcome the bias of what I "should" want, or what my field (the sciences) have conditioned me to. What can I do that can help me figure myself out that isn't sensitive to bias and will basically catch me "off guard" so I can figure out my strengths/weaknesses/potential truthfully? [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Mar 13, 2013 - 8 answers

How to become an education tech person

What can I do to get started on my dream of creating a website that provides the tools that I believe should already exist for teachers? [more inside]
posted by melancholyplay on Jan 26, 2013 - 6 answers

How to get through these next hours, these next days.

My partner just ended our relationship, what strategies can I use to get through the night and next few days? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Jan 19, 2013 - 34 answers

Help my parents help themselves.

Two part question. Helping quasi-luddite parents figure out how to use their computer, and whether I should help them make the switch to VOIP. [more inside]
posted by phaedon on Nov 14, 2012 - 17 answers

How do I approach a second date?

Never dated someone I didn't already know. Some advice on dating protocol? [more inside]
posted by Atlantic on Oct 16, 2011 - 19 answers

Help Me Fly A Kite!

I am interested in flying kites (single line). Need help to get started. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Sep 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Forum suggestions.

Is there somewhere I can go online to discuss relationship questions, or to ask for advice? Which forums are best for getting someone else's perspective? [more inside]
posted by Small Pockets on Apr 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Guidance Councilor for Adults?

Are there guidance councilors for adults? I never learned how to find a job or advance within career paths. [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Feb 17, 2011 - 11 answers

Besides therapy, would a life coach help?

i grew up in a home where asking an innocent question such as, "why" resulted in verbal or physical abuse ("why are you so stupid", "don't ask why", and if I did, a hand or a fist would come at me). no surprise that i've also come to realize that I am SO much more insecure than I thought I was. now that I look back, I see that i've never asked the right questions at work, with doctors, or anything like that. My brain would shut down and I would just nod and agree to what I was being told only to think about what happened much later and realize that I should have asked this or that or responded in a certain way. My thought/response patterns have been pretty consistent throughout my life (sad, I know, as I'm nearing 40) and I desperately want to work on communicating better. I struggle to figure out how to say things "nicely" or in a way that's effective as opposed to what often times is more harsh/rude/ineffective. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me sample accurately!

Please provide me with an *effective*, and statistically sound, table/chart listing suggested sample size guidance for associated population size [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Jan 14, 2010 - 11 answers

Paper Topic on Iran?

What's an interesting aspect of Iranian society/ Shi'i Islam that would lend itself well to a 10 page expository essay? Nothing too controversial - my professor is Iranian. Just something interesting to write/ learn about. It has to be pretty specific. Thanks for suggestions!
posted by howgenerica on Dec 9, 2009 - 13 answers

The Tortoise and the Ant and the ...?

If you wanted a stable, boring (but really only boring in scare quotes), modest life, what career paths would you take? Emphasis on path; I want to come out of this post with a course of action. [more inside]
posted by Nonce on Aug 18, 2009 - 58 answers

After a break-up and social ostracization, what should my next steps be?

Break-ups, moving, planning out my future, and everything in between. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2009 - 14 answers

Almost 29 and eternally single, HELP!

I turn 29 in a couple weeks and would like to be in a relationship. What can I do differently? [more inside]
posted by learninguntilidie on Jan 9, 2009 - 97 answers

Send me back to skool

How does a 25-year old college dropout go about getting a fresh start at a new university? [more inside]
posted by sambosambo on May 11, 2008 - 11 answers

How can I escape the temp trap?

Career-filter: I have gotten myself mired in the temp/admin world, and I want to get out! What kind of positions should I be applying for to gain experience, set myself up for grad school and get started on a meaningful career? Please help me take the next step in moving my life forward! [more inside]
posted by allen8219 on Apr 23, 2008 - 13 answers

What should I do with my life?

About a week ago I graduated from high school—finally. I graduated with honors and have a very large scholarship to a state university here. It's all planned for me to go to university. But I am not sure if I want this. [more inside]
posted by fjardt on Jun 4, 2007 - 44 answers

So, what's the skinny on accountancy?

So, what's the skinny on accountancy? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Oct 28, 2006 - 11 answers

After 'A' Levels: advice and recommendations for a university undergraduate.

What would you say to a reasonably bright (nearly) 19 year old at this stage of her life? [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- on Jun 22, 2006 - 38 answers

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