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Vent post: any women in their mid/late twenties feeling so tired and aimless? Or have you felt that way before and made it out alive? I’m about to get promoted, in the middle of applying to grad school, and feel more lost than ever. I don’t know what I want to do in life at all, and have no time to even properly think about it.

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I absolutely felt that was in my mid/late twenties. It’s certainly much improved now (early 30s). I’m still not thrilled with every aspect of my life, but it feels much less overwhelming, and I’ve improved a lot in being able to plan out of it. It’s just easier now to see “here’s where I am for the moment; here’s my plan for 5 years from now.” And that reduces the feeling of being stuck here forever and makes it easier. I’m a big fan of not just trying to push those feelings away but allowing yourself to look at what you really want.

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This is so comforting. Thank you.

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I feel this right now!! 25, getting promoted and applying to grad school. Not sure what work I want to be doing. Not happy with the city I live in and not sure to move to or when is the right time to move. All of this made more difficult bu having a serious relationship and someone else to consider while going through this. Like not sure what I want my life to be or look like and I feel like I need to start taking steps towards that otherwise I’ll end up miserable in a life that doesn’t feel mine

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We are the same! I’m also in a serious relationship, we’re actually moving cities together and we have both been pushing forward with our careers and making it work for each other. But to your point, always bending a bit for another runs the risk of not doing exactly what’s right for you. And that is so overwhelming to contemplate!

Yes. 27 and I feel this way. Hoping it’s a result of the pandemic and the job being super busy, so I’m hoping it gets better when life gets more back to normal. But maybe that’s optimistic.

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