Take it off your chest...
Read Rules

People say it's okay to not know what you want to do or what to not know what you want to be as far as the age of 40, i hear it all the time but the amount of pressure and stress my mum puts on me is unreal, and I'm only 17. She threatens me all the time that I'll have to marry young and become a housewife if i dont choose a career path soon. I know she means well but little does she know her words are detrimental and heartbreaking. She tells me i don't take school seriously and i just go for the sake of it but truth is, i'm just as confused as the next kid.

Your Comment...

Latest comments

  • Your mom is just afraid that you'll screw up your future and that fear makes her behave a little irrational. She means well, but she's wrong. Try to not listen to her. There will always be someone who tells you that the path you choose is wrong, and if you always believe them, you'll never be happy

  • I know how you feel. But she's wrong. I spent my high school career aiming myself at a career in music education, even joining the music honors society, just to change my mind at the tail end of senior year and decide I wanted to do art. It's 3 years later and I've come full circle: I have no idea what I want to do. And that's okay. It's okay to try different things to see what you like. It's okay to make a choice, and then change your mind. It's okay to get a degree in something, and then decide you'd rather do something else, so you go back. It will be okay. You will be okay. Nothing is set in stone.

Show all comments