I am 31 and I have no idea who I am or what I want to be. Thinking back, it would've been helpful to take those Career Planning classes back in high school a little more seriously. I thought I was getting pretty close to figuring it all out less than a year ago, but before I knew it, I am even farther back than where I started it.
A year ago, I had hobbies and interest. I thought I finally knew what I wanted to do with all my spare time. Looking at my life recently, I realized I've spent all my time trying to attain something I care very little about. Worse, I think I might actually hate it, but I do it because of the image I want to project.
It's pretty shitty to suddenly find yourself completely off track from discovering who you are as a person. However, it's even shittier to kind of realize it, but not be sure if you are right or not. The only thing I am sure of is that somewhere down the road, I am going to look back at this period in my life, and realize that everything I want now is just a phase, a pre-mid life crisis if you will. Yet, I am just not sure enough to walk away now because it might feel like I am just throwing everything away.
The people around you...always remember to look and examine the people you surround yourself with. They have a bigger influence over you than yourself.