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I Am Lost In Life

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    My Sob Story

    I spent 4 years and a small fortune earning my undergrad degree just to feel like I've learned nothing.  I went back to college to get a post-grad diploma for a year, and I'll be done in 3 weeks.  I haven't worked since the summer after undergrad because I feel like I...
    kalikka kalikka 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 3, 2006

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    For all of my life there have been immense

    obstacles in my way both physical and emotional. and after eighteen years of living with these obstacles having finally conquered the last of them I find myself lost in a world of infinite possibilities. I’ am told that the first many years of my life were filled with love and...
    darren1776 darren1776 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Heart this if you're the type of person

    who never knows what going on
    shymic shymic 18-21, F 2 Responses May 5

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    Okay so I'm 19 years old

    and a female and I want to be adopted into a loving home since a young age I was placed in a care made un wanted I've been up for adoption twice which both failed I'm just a normally human living independtly and wants to be loved and cared about this was me as a baby 😊
    daisydoo567 daisydoo567 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    I was lost until someone told me I wasn't .

    . I was just sailing . . And I have lived by that ever since . -silviavictoria
    Jvxx Jvxx 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Not him god tell me this is a nightmare please

    I can't my soul is my brother it always has been the only thing I have left in this world I lost and am going to lose everything the one thing I was always sure of was my brother I thought I'd always have him only thing I have left of dad please tell it's lies pleasr en this can...
    elior elior 18-21, T 1 day ago

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    yokittyx yokittyx 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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    Sometimes I feel like killing someone,

    I've been told multiple times I'm worthless, nothing, just another body taking up space in this world. I've been pushed. Beat. One time I was at a restaurant with a friend and she punched me and made it look like I was in the wrong, that moment I realized people were wicked...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    Take a breath. Life is hard.

    But well make it :) to anyone who's going through depression, low self esteem, internal struggles that are masked by your false content I'm here for you ;) I understand you because I am all those things but when I look at the sun painted across the sky it gives me hope :). I...
    internallybroken internallybroken 16-17, M May 30, 2014

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    I suppose you could say I'm lost.

    ? I'm not really sure where to go for where I am. Everyone I know is moving on wards and upwards and I feel stuck, trying to recreate past memories, trying to be happy with my past self. But none of it is working. I mean I feel okay, I act normally but every now and again I...
    AtaliaSails AtaliaSails 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    Who am I? Why am I here?

    What is this life all about? There is a deep longing to think about and to know these things. I wonder do we all think about this or do some people just live their lives without much contemplation. It seems to me some people inherently know who they are and what they're here for...
    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd 26-30, M May 30, 2014

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    All I've ever wanted was to be successful &

    have everyone proud of me. But I feel like I'm about to let them all down one more time. I don't understand how I got A's & B's throughout high school but in college I'm barely passing. I've worked so hard to get where I am but I'm afraid I'm about to let myself & others down...
    TheQuietOne92 TheQuietOne92 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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    I want to feel like I am someone's favorite.

    I want to be one person's, favorite person in the world, and they are mine. Love is the most important asset (I think) a person can have, if it is a true love. But it's so hard to find. Being in love, & spending your life with the person who wants to grow old with you, makes...
    DrexelFloriene DrexelFloriene 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    i was pretty close to my mom.

    i mean, she was everything to me. she was the only person that understands me truly. the only person that listened. the only person that gets me. the only person that accepted me for who i am. and my dad on the other hand was the total opposite. he would pick fights for no...
    flxwrs flxwrs 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    Sometimes I fell like my life has no meaning &

    I sometimes think about ending it!. My mother & brother are the only things that stop me, if I lost them I really don't know what I would do. I've no idea what to do next & I would like to enjoy life for once. I've never asked anyone for help before as I'm afraid
    face1985 face1985 26-30, M 1 Response May 8

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    And I was high on you,

    while you were high on everyone else ||
    Peachh Peachh 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    I Don't Know What I'm Going to Do With My Life

    I'm young, smart, well-educated. But I have no idea what I'm doing with my life working an ordinary job for the man. And I can't just get up and quit because I don't know what else to do. Is this what we work hard through college for? To be slaves to someone else's dream...
    rhubarbo rhubarbo 18-21, F 19 Responses Jul 24, 2006

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    Those days when you can't

    even type how you feel. So blank. I don't know what to say. Life is tough.
    Xyanii Xyanii 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    how can we love ourself

    when we don't know who we are?
    cascadesky cascadesky 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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    I Hate My Life... Sometimes I wish I could just

    lay in bed and not get up. Let myself wither to the point someone cares enough for me and comes and saves me, to show me affection and nurture me. I crave so much love. I'm upset with the world I live in because I came to suffer. The world has so much to offer, and it seems I...
    solomon3020 solomon3020 18-21, M 21 Responses Jun 5, 2014

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    I don't know what I want to do with my life,

    i have no clue where to start either, it feels kind of like everything i ever felt before has been wiped out and as much as i try to connect with anything or anyone in any way i can't. it's like everything has so much meaning but at the same time it doesn't or it doesn't matter...
    lostinthisworld45 lostinthisworld45 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    I have hit that point.

    ..I am wandering in life...marriage...what is it I want... if not for my kids...things would be very different
    ladyamelia ladyamelia 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Life has so many twists

    and turns, for the life of me I don't know where to go or what to do. I am struggling with my faith in God, my belief that my life is on the right path, the inner struggles with things that have happened in the past but haunt me to this day...lots of things really. I have a...
    followthewhiterabbit followthewhiterabbit 22-25, F Apr 26

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    Ever just wanted to pack your bags

    and just **** off and without saying anything to anyone? Yep same😢
    rhiannperry rhiannperry 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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    I just want to be able to start a task,

    concentrate on it, and finish it. I just want to be successful. A lot is holding me back right right, past relationships, no motivation, the thought of me getting too old and being lost in life. I always feel like I got to catch up. I'm introverted and I think too much these...
    Experiencezzzz Experiencezzzz 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 23

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    Does anyone else feel like this: like they lost

    motivation in life like they can't sit themselves down to do anything even the things they love. Kinda like they're just stuck.....
    Experiencezzzz Experiencezzzz 18-21, M May 2

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    What is love? People say love is given not

    taken Love is putting him first before you Love is doing anything to keep that someone happy Love is trust Love for me cannot be defined but only felt. We all been through experience where we loved that someone special who doesnt love you back and it really hurts. I spend...
    jiajee jiajee 18-21 5 Responses Jan 18

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    i dont know if i should go to college,

    where i should go to college, what kind of job i want, or what to major in. my choices are astrophysics, aerospace engineer, economics, and political sciences.. id love to be an engineer or physicist, but im horrible at math. but then the other two dont really have any defiant...
    ThatOtherGuy17 ThatOtherGuy17 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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    How do I find myself again?

    My head is in the clouds. I don't know what I am meant to do and I don't know what I want anymore. I am confused with what my purpose is or whether I even have one. I feel so alone and unsure. I am tired of feeling this way. I am tired of feeling so lost and thinking about it...
    Mela22 Mela22 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 21

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    fathom77 fathom77 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    I have days (many) when I feel very empty inside

    and dissatisfied... Today is one of them. Not necessarily because something has happened to make it a "bad day", just days where nothing satisfies some yearning inside me. I know I "shouldn't" feel this way by many standards; I have a good job, nice home, and a good family...
    salix75 salix75 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 4, 2014

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    Cause and Effect

    I think you get lost in life when you let yourself get carried by the current of life.. you feel you have no say in what happens to you, but I believe in cause and effect.. so be the cause of your own life path and not just the effect of what life throws at you. God gave us free...
    SuzyWongx SuzyWongx 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 21, 2007

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    I put my dog down today,

    Hoss 11 years old. Loved him as a son...... how does one pay to kill their son?
    wildeire wildeire 31-35, M 2 Responses May 7

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    PersistentRage PersistentRage 16-17, F 3 Responses May 4

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    I came to a recent understanding about my time.

    I am not to live by my own free will. My natural instinct directs me in a way that made me come to realize its not my own feelings I choose to live by but its the guidance of its creation that leads this life I thought I called my own. We share this body,we share this time and...
    WarzJack WarzJack 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 27, 2014

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    Oh am I lost, I have been lost

    for years. I feel like I barely know myself anymore. I have this 'idea' of who I am, who I want to be, but the world doesn't know who I am. I don't show who I am or act or live the way I want to. I feel like there are two sides to myself, the side who loves life and knows what...
    kateegirl kateegirl 22-25, F Feb 25

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    who am i ??? what i want ?

    where i want to go ? what i want to be ? some says life is journey of self discovery. for me, it has been journey of loosing self so far. but i have a probable solution. i read a book power of now and now i will follow it for at least 2 weeks and see what change it brings to...
    confusedsoul21 confusedsoul21 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 25

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    Where I Belong?

    they say i belong in a mental asylum and i just think what have i become. as i cry all they do is sigh. they give me pills and hope that it will kill, all my emotions. slowly as my mind starts to blur ,all i say is it was the Atlantic ocean. was it that ocean, that caused all...
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F 11 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    All the time. I'm a software engineer

    who always wanted to be a physicist or mathematician growing up, but I'm not sure how much I care anymore. It's pretty sad. I know I have a job and make money, so yeah sure I'm "lucky" and shouldn't complain, but life and the universe has gotten so disturbing and hard that I...
    kchip11 kchip11 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 16

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    My Last.....

    I started college about a year and a half ago and was beyond excited. High school was hell mostly because of my over zealous mother who instead of allowing me to embrace our faith my way forced her God fear upon me. I was sheltered to an extreme. And idk uhow but I end up on the...
    lolipopsweet lolipopsweet 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 13, 2012

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    I have no idea where my life is going.

    I had a plan with my last gf to do long distance while she finished school but she ended up not being able to handle that and now she's with another guy and happy. Everything in my house reminds me of her and I have zero plan of where to go next. I've tried dating and haven't...
    bmo7987 bmo7987 26-30, M May 4

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    I hope life isn't a big joke

    because I don't get it
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 3 Responses May 4

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    I am 27 and I feel like I am in a rut.

    my life after school technically started when i was 21 and since then ive been trying to pull things togetehr with failure. i used to be a party animal but then i had teh feeling it was holding me back so since ive ended that lifestyle. ive always been ina realationship and...
    kettlepop kettlepop 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I'm 18. I finished school.

    I got a job doing construction. Now what do I do for the rest of my life ?
    davviid davviid 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Looking For Michelle

       Yep, that's what it said, LOOKING FOR MICHELLE.For those of you that may or may not have noticed, I haven't been on here in a couple of months. That's in part because I've been search for myself. Yeah, funny right? People say, How in the name off hell do you lose yourself...
    HELLSBABY HELLSBABY 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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    I'm not sure what to do anymore.

    My dream has always been to settle down with an older man. Someone financially stable, smart, funny, strong( both physically is mentally) and will take care of me. Have a life like back in the old days. I'll stay home, cook, clean and take care of the kids. Have date nights...
    JordanJessie JordanJessie 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 3, 2014

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