Make a plan. Pursue a meaningful goal that will benefit you, your future self, and your family, and steer you away from nihilism. That should be your mission in life, generally.
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Why do so many people on the Internet recommend that you outline your story? What is the best way to go about it?
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My ultimate goal in life is to become a wife and mother. In the meantime, I am working toward the much smaller goal of supporting myself by doing what I enjoy most at the moment: writing.