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I'm struggling with a lot of things ~ Struggling

Hey Jason.

I'm 17 and I'm struggling with a lot of things.

I'm trying to figure out who I am and what I want to do with my life.

I'm also trying to figure out how to fit in.

I'm feeling like nothing I do is good enough.

I just don't know what to do.

Can you help me?


Dear Struggling,

It sounds like you are an average teenager.

All teens I've worked with feel overwhelmed and uncertain about their identity and how to fit in.

This is normal to feel this way, and it is important to remember that you are not alone.

It can be helpful to take some time to reflect on your values and interests, and to think about how you can express yourself in a way that feels authentic to you.

Additionally, it can be helpful to reach out to trusted adults in your life for support and guidance. (I know this might seem like the worst idea, but remember every adult was once a teenager and had these same feelings)

Finally, it can be beneficial to practice self-care and to take time for yourself to relax and recharge.

I hope this advice is helpful.

Take care,

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