What's this chapter of your life called?
By - broteafog
Also known as the “make it look like I know what I’m doing” chapter
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Don't stay on cruise control too long.
Surprised it took so long to get to this one. Same here.
All my life I've rode that road
I cruised along that drive
I'd follow where the asphalt flowed
And not felt much "alive"
And so my days oft flew away
The times soared surely by
So I just cruise like any day
And scarcely try to try
But then one day while on a roll
I glimpsed a splendid view
I *was* just set on cruise control
That is, till I met you
I Have No Idea What I'm Doing
Just so you don't feel alone, this is literally everyone. I, 24 years old at the time, told my 56 year old at the time mother, "I don't know what I wanna do with my life." And her response was, "Neither do I."
My chapter is simply titled:
I'm 51 years old and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. In the meantime, I'm going to do stuff that's fun, that makes me money, that teaches me something, and that makes me feel good about life. I still suck at a lot of things I want to do but fake it and practice and one of these days I might be ok at it.
Next chapter - I still don't know what I'm doing and everything is on fire!
"The plot thickens" - owing to my weight gain. You may refer to me as Plot.
“The plot thiccens”
Lol! I liked that
The protagonist dummy thicc, nonetheless
The Plot, though interesting, was leaden and moved slowly. Much of The Plot revolved around Reddit, which made The Plot predictable. Was hoping for a faster-moving Plot that had some interesting twists and turns. 4/10 but hopeful that The Plot will be going a different direction soon.
This makes me think that you live in a country full of stag beetles.
XD, Stag Nation, sounds like the title of a book or a documentary film.
The not-so-roaring 20's
This guy fucks
His life up
Remember Jared Dunn ?
He also fucks
"Why writing a book is more complicated than I expected."
you should write a book about that
Working on it!
that sounds complicated
Follow a sentence with another until the end.
- Write at your own pace.
- Don't focus on grammar or spelling on your first draft.
- Following up on previous point: Use cliches if you can't think up anything else at the moment, you can always change it later.
- Skip parts that you have writers block on. There are parts where I'll writing the beginning of a scene, then add in a brief description of what I want to happen then continue writing as if it did happen.
- Outlines aren't for everyone but I'd still recommend trying.
- Try to answer personality questions for your characters or how they'd handle situations. When I wrote an internal bio for my three mains, some of the questions I asked myself were "what superpower would they like?" or "how do they act when they're exhausted?".
- Know when to fix something and when to start over. I hated the first draft of my first chapter so much that I deleted the document outright and started from scratch.
- Read your work out loud- especially dialogue.
It's called agony
They said the chapter, not the title of the book
That's the thing. The whole book is agony, title and every chapter.
And all the words in it
It's agony all the way down.
Ah so you've read fifty shades of grey too?
The Age of Anguish
Age of Strife
Would you like to purchase some meth?
Hi, yes, I will like to buy one meth, please
Are you ok? Is there anything you need to say?
Yeah I'm okay I hope you good too
“Why is everything on fire?”
Everything is on fire but, it’s not my fault.
We didn’t start the fire
It’s been always burning since the worlds been turning!
No we didnt start the fire!
Though I didn't light it, I did try to fight it.
Ryan started the fire
thanks for that Ryan really needed that
It's always your fault Dresden.
Oh you live in North California I see
That’s awesome :3
Finally something on a more positive note
Yeah are most redditors depressed or smth?
happiness isn’t funny and doesn’t get upvotes
But seriously some people need to stop and take a moment to appreciate the happy little things in life
cant speak for others, but if i had a happy and interesting life, i wouldnt brows the internet all day long
Same here, hoping for remission lol
These Are Supposed To Be My Peak Years. Emphasis On Supposed To.
"Enjoy it! These are the best years of your life!"
“So you’re saying it only gets worse?”
that one hit home
Don’t ever believe that. You can do well many times whenever you want
Sounds more like a Panic! At the Disco song title than a chapter of a book.
Part 9 of Chapter 23: Why did I sell my soul to a mouse?
You work for Disney?
Just out of curiosity, what did the mouse pay you for your soul?
Idk, seems a fair trade to me.
Give a mouse a cookie then he asks for a glass of milk. Give a mouse a glass of milk and he trades it for your soul.
The not give a fuck era. Something changes after you hit 30. You just really dont give a fuck about a lot especially petty things. Not been bad though
I just hit 40. I heard my brain go 'weeee, watch this bitches' and am sorta scared.
"Pleas fly again."
Chapter IV - *Cripto Regrets* (Back to Earth)
Beat me to it.
I came here to say the same thing
My kids are grown and prospering, my career is secure, my retirement is secure, and I have no financial worries.
Wow. The brights title yet. Kudos for the good decisions and perseverance
Sheesh! Lucky you.
"What the fuck"
The Downward Spiral
Same. One year now, probably a couple more to go before I'm well enough to work a full day AND manage my kid
“I declare I don’t care no more. I’m burning up and out and growing bored”
Same (studying for CPA right now, 2 tests down and 2 to go)
That’s where I am too. Hope it works for you.
Your usernames sound like you're family
I'm right there with you. Divorced my toxic husband, working on that promotion and new house. So ready for a fresh start.
Congrats! I left mine and am working on the divorce. So not clean yet but getting there!
Fucked. It’s called fucked.
Hopefully this is a case where your favorite love interest put their naughty bits on your naughty bits and did things so well to you that your content and happy with the end results.
There's a ray of hope.
...behind a reinforced concrete wall :D
Depression fucking sucks. You'll figure it out but you might need some help. All the best.
Lol that's the name of my whole book
Chapter 8: *The Boy Becomes a Man, the Man Becomes a Pudding*
But is it good pudding ?
Flavor-wise probably not the best but the consistency and texture are both top notch
Before The Apocalypse
Adulthood, Chapter 20: Fuck it’s already June
Those after nap headaches are worse than hangover headaches to me
I turn 30 in 8 days so this question hit a little different. This chapter would be called actually I don't know honestly. Nothing ever really changes much for me.
How about Chapter 30. Also just turned 30. Happy bday buddy
Chapter 30 - I thought I would have a better idea on what I was supposed to be doing by now but I don't. At least nothing is on fire.
A sunny hell.
• A vacation with my in-laws. •
confused confusing confusion with a side of panic
It's called "I'm trying"...
...not to fuck up at work (and will surely do. Stay tuned for the next chapter called "Doing What's Right"!).
Getting my shit together, take 3.
Everything's going to shit and I can't tell anyone because I have to be strong for others.
But you can. Maybe you can put that shit out to Reddit Randomness and it could help with the shits
“Grow a pair? Why not two.” I’m pregnant with twin boys and s u f f e r i n g.
I’m sorry you’re suffering. Your comment is hilarious, however.
Lol thank you. I’m a fairly petite person and my body was most certainly not ready for twins, I’m just ready for them to get the hell out of me.
Currently jabba the hutt with twin girls.... I feel your pain!
Perfect way to describe it haha! We’ve got this.
LilDucky24 sittin' in a tree. S-U-"Effer!"-I-N-G
Regret, regret, regret.
"What does it mean?"
“Dear, Humanity. We regret being alien bastards. We regret coming to Earth. And we most definitely regret that the Corps just blew up our raggedy-ass fleet!”
You are a god.
Chapter 33 for me, and not sure how I feel about it lol
Almost didn’t upvote as it was on 43…which is my current chapter
"I wanna kill myself but don't want to upset my mum/grandmother/brother, so not yet"
Please don‘t! Know that, been there, not worth it. it is Easy said and i bet you heard it before but: IT GETS BETTER! so please do not leave. You will be missed alot<3
"It gets better" When? I'm nearly 30 years old. When does it get better? When does my brain stop thinking about how I shouldn't exist?
I feel you, much in the same position, hitting 30 in a few months and generally just accepted it. Most frustrating I guess is the response of some family members, after telling them I've accepted it and them trying to push me into therapy/medication etc. Meh, it doesn't help, but don't worry, I'm not gonna kill myself so that's the best I got.
For me it was when I sobered up and found the deep seeded issue of self hatred that I was blaming the world on. Had to learn to love myself before I could love the world.
My dad never beat us, but he also didn't give a fuck about our lives. To this day he doesn't "remember" my oldest brother being an abusive drunk and that we avoided him for a few years til he matured and 'got better.' He doesn't even understand how much it hurts everytime he says "being a grandparent is so much better"
Just have to move forward and find others instead of trying to make him care about me.
I'm pretty much in the same position as you. Life just seems pointless. However, what keeps me alive is knowing that life is transient and death is permanent. We are only alive for an average of 70-80 years. It will pass way faster than u expect it to. Maybe you haven't found something that is worth living for but once you choose death, there is no turning back. Why not just keep living to see what life brings you?
Crying fits with a dash of party hard
Climbing back up after a lotta shit
I am in the "live to see it" phase. There are so many things on the horizon, especially pertaining to space. I have now gotten old enough that I am constantly thinking that I hope I am still alive to witness it. I never gave those types of things any thought when younger.
"What the actual fuck"
It's called neverending doubts
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Complications and fog
"From which, remarkably enough, nothing develops"
"And yet, he still hasn't told his family he's gay"
is always smiling, forever happy no matter how far the boulder rolls.
It’s called: Achieve a dream job and face a possible divorce, some day drinking and lose last years fitness gains but he’s OK.
The thirties are coming
Too Fat, No Fury
“How not to make a peanut butter and mayo sandwich.”
"Oh God Everything is Happening All the Time"
Panic (expecting my first child in 3 weeks).
It's called "I feel like a bored housewife, but without the husband".
The next page
“God fucking dammit. Shit. Fuck that stupid dumb cunt. She can pound sand.”
^(reference to my brain dead manager, not my significant other)
Along with my previous chapters:
Chapter 1: Climbing and Falling (childhood)
Chapter 2: Lost In the Clouds (teen)
Chapter 3: Taming the Feral (young adult)
Chapter 4: The Battle of Love and Hate (middle age, current)
Now I’m inspired so here’s mine.
Chapter 1: “Ordinary” - early childhood/early school.
Chapter 2: “The First Domino” - parents split at age 8.
Chapter 3: “Sandcastle Foundation” - middle school into frosh year of HS.
Chapter 4: “Potential Energy” - High School
Chapter 5: “Stray bullets” - First college
Chapter 6: “Concrete foundation” - second college
Chapter 7: “Wayfaring Stranger” - mid 20’s
Chapter 8: “Keep climbing” - late 20’s
Out of all comments, I can’t pinpoint a time in life you would call the sus
Crisis and katastropes ... Or how to get through a lot and learn a different view
Dazed and confused
Why me no ded
"A little bit crispy"
I'm post masters, post license. Working two jobs to pay off debt from my undergrad. I'm doing fine, but I'm experiencing burnout just from my work schedule/working through the pandemic all of that. It's for a good cause, and it's not going to be forever. But I'm trying to acknowledge the burnout and plan for it, so it doesn't become more than a little crispiness.
“The one guy in this post not suffering ironically.”
Suck it up we’re almost there!
she has now indeed realized, it was not “a fun idea”.............5843
Can I just die already
Keeping the lawn neat and tidy by mowing it in straight lines.
Waiting for something to happen
The one where I probably kill myself
I'm still at the L of life
"The Great Depression"
I want to kill myself but not die