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I Am Lost In Life

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    It feels like everyone around me is depressed.

    My sister tells me every day that she wants to die because of a sexual abuse. Two cousins of mine tried to kill themself. My brother keeps saying that that there is no aim in life. My mother has been beaten by my father for many years. And I can go on like that... Even when I...
    assia25 assia25 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm angry at myself and I hate myself.

    And I am feeling totally lost. Have felt it all my life. I'm too afraid of living and too afraid of dying (by suicide). I'm stuck and feeling lost. I feel adrift and I can't find any light to guide me to shore. 40 + yrs I've been adrift. I'm so alone! Suffering is no existence...
    akinhead akinhead 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 31

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    Love a girl so much we were in relation

    for so many month but she betrayed i fought with my parents as i wanted my girl to be my soul mate ,was so crazy that in love that i couldnt explain the reason why?but suddent all things were change there was fight and finally now she is no where she betrayed me Now i m...
    Emran7771 Emran7771 22-25, M Mar 29

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    Help

    Can I die? Can I leave this hellhole?
    treegurl94 treegurl94 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    I think I should pursue photography.

    It's my passion in the first place
    nocturnalninja nocturnalninja 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    I'm a fresh grad from college.

    Most of my friends are very smart even though they don't study at all. I tried to be like them, to just do some fun stuff and not study for exams and see if I can pass like them, but I failed. I always fail. And even if I study, I can't still get high marks. My grades are just...
    nocturnalninja nocturnalninja 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 31

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    It'S All Changed

    It seems like my life has changed overnight. I remember going to bed a happy carefree, stress free, optimistic person. But now I wake up in despair. Nothing makes sense anymore. I think way too much and stress over the fact that I feel Like my life will never be the same. So many...
    leestrauss leestrauss 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    I have an advanced degree

    but am in fear of failure so I don't pursue it and work a menial job, I do volunteer work that's unrelated , all it's doing is robbing me of sleep, and I guess not knowing what I want is keeping me stuck and letting opportunities go by .
    mrrabbitdigital mrrabbitdigital 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 7

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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

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    growth is painful. change is painful.

    but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong
    UtsukushiFantasy UtsukushiFantasy 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 27

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    I think there is a reason

    for us to be alive in this world....
    dede9090 dede9090 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    The title says it all.

    Why do we fall into these holes that we ourselves have dug for us to only dwell awhile until we notice we don't want to be in this hole anymore....and about that time is when the heavy rains come tumbling down making our hole in which we dug a impossible, slippery, muddy...
    Falcor88 Falcor88 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Hey guys... I figured out how to feel better

    about myself, and be happier and I'd like to share it with you all. (I am aware this might all sound very hippie like...but I'm just trying to help others...) I have advice that might help .. I don't know if you're a spiritual person(meaning you find animals, humans...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Or at least I feel that way sometimes.

    It's hard for me to detach myself from ppl I kno is bad for me. I find myself either letting them remain or cuttin them off and missing them so I rekindle the relationship. This is with friends and family. I jus wish I knew how to really walk away in every way possible.
    aries1214 aries1214 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Well it inst that im giving up on life.

    The problem is that i'm just sad these days and i dont know why? I have been for 2weeks like these and this is going a lil worse,i sometimes feel alone,not enough when i do everything for others. I have been in a fight with my as called as "bestfriend" and then we are just...
    clee000 clee000 13-15, F Apr 1

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    Brokendreams

    So many times I've had happiness and a stable life so close within reach I thought it was mine and then it slips through my fingers. I cannot believe it has come to this.Years have escaped me in my choking urgency to fulfill a vision I only sabotage when it draws anywhere near...
    timekiller timekiller 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 15, 2009

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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...
    ThatOtherGuy16 ThatOtherGuy16 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 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 21-25, F 18 Responses Jul 24, 2006

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    Fragile And Broken

    I lie awake into another nightmare. And I can’t find a place to lay my head. I tried to close my eyes but sorrow keeps me awake. It creeps inside slowly that I don’t even notice the tears starts flowing. I tried to make it go away, but still misery finds a way. There’s...
    warriortears warriortears 22-25 6 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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    Tomorow is my birthday.

    But now I'm feeling. Y I was born. What a ******* life??
    harry8199 harry8199 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 31

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    Where Is My Sunny Day?

    Everyday I awake in tears. I dress with tears. I drive to work with tears. I type and work with tears. I encourage. I lead. I parent . With tears. Tears of regret. Tears of what if? Tears of why me, why now? Tears of what the hell? They never stop. I look for pretty. I look for...
    MyAngelTy MyAngelTy 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2013

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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 Dont Want To Participate In Society...

    i have been unemployed for a little over a month now and it has given me more time to think. which i dont need because i already cant shut my mind up as it is. anyway, ive come to the conclusion that i am now 30, and am pretty much... nothing. i have no real skills or artistic...
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 2, 2012

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    I know we've heard this one a lot

    but here I go. Ever since I graduated from high school I had been told by everyone around me to do things which everyone is doing , get a decent college and a job , nobody asked me what I really wanted to do or even if they did I was too scared to admit it because I myself don't...
    Norajean1109 Norajean1109 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So much is going on in my head lately.

    Life isn't as easy as I thought it was going to be. I got married with the intentions of starting a family and it doesn't look like that's going to happen. Do I put aside what I've always wanted to not hurt him or walk away so I can have what I've always wanted.... This is...
    Ang1978D Ang1978D 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Lost And Alone

    My mind wonders. My heart weeps. tears no longer fall from my eyes, I wonder why as my heart breaks so many times each and every day. I woke up this morning in a very strange place, my heart broken and yes I was afraid. Drugs..no even thou I wonder if really they might help...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2013

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    Help

    Help,I'm lost,Can't find my way,Please,Somebody,Give me a map!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 28, 2011

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    "just Breathe"

    I don't know what group would be apropiate for this story, I just felt like writing this feeling that's been haunting me down for a while. I've always wanted to make the world a better place and help those people who truly have it way worse than me but after a while I realized...
    tatyana16 tatyana16 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 8, 2011

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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 21-25, F 4 Responses Aug 3, 2006

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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 10 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    So I'm sick of life as it is known these days.

    Today is the first day of planning in a possible two years worth of planning. I want to get a lot of people who are tired of having society tell you what to do and what not to do, so we can head to the woods. **** buying property when there is wilderness all around I'm talking...
    innocentgreed innocentgreed 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I Had It All Figured Out ...

    the first time i saw "Who's the Boss?" with Tony Danza and Judith Light I was 13.  i knew within the first five episodes what i was going to do with my life!  as time went on i made it.  i was an advertising executive with lots of big accounts, status...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 29, 2007

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    I have a good life and I'm usually happy,

    but I like self-harm and I really don't understand why. No matter what my mood I'll do it. I just don't understand. :/
    Magicbubbless Magicbubbless 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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    I'm a wanderer. I'm in a constant battle

    between my two selfs. A part of me wants to fulfill Gods plan for me on this earth, and another part of me wants to be my self and experience life. Dancing through life I guess you could say. Message me if you wanna talk!
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    Everybody Wants Answers..

    So what do you do? What do you want to be when your older? What are your dreams and ambitions? What are you doing about...life?...a bf/ husband? kids? family? bills? a house? God? career?..spending your life working to live..or living for your holidays and not to mention the...
    followthewhiterabbit followthewhiterabbit 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 5, 2011

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    I walked upon high And I stepped To the edge To

    see my world below And I laughed at myself while the tears rolled down 'cause it's the world I know.
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    I lost my job today ,

    feel so lost and confused like life is against me.
    Sukhii Sukhii 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 1

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    My panic disorder is out of hand

    and is completely taking over my life. I'm unable to get a job or keep down a college course. I struggle to even step outside without feeling anxious. Places, people, wide open spaces, food, cars, buses and being alone trigger me to have panic attacks. When I have a panic attack...
    MeganCaroline MeganCaroline 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    Stream of consciousness Too many Racing

    thoughts.. Who would have thought my life would turn out this way... It was all so promising in the beginning.. as if anything was possible. I never wanted to turn out like this. I was never meant to. It all jus happened so fast and now here i am, picking up the broken pieces...
    MissUnderstoodx MissUnderstoodx 18-21, F Dec 2, 2013

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    Lost Expectations

    I have been exploring the idea that happiness can only be achieved when we have no expectations.  I believe all the pain we have in life is from not getting what we expected. Think about it: Lost Love: You never lose love.  You simply lose possession of that person...
    HeWhoPleasures HeWhoPleasures 41-45, M 31 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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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 1 Response Jun 21, 2007

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    Don't know why but for the first time ever I

    feel lost and and unsure of myself for the first time ever. I feel like I have no direction or compass to help guide me along the way. I recently moved to a new town and am getting used to that but it's the first time being so far away from my immediate family and after my dad...
    Lkjjkl Lkjjkl 31-35 1 Response Apr 2

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    Lost And Useless

    My mother is 54 years old and is working her *** off for up to 10 hours a day at a job that barely appreciates her. I do not want her to be 60 and having to work this hard. I don't even want her to be 55 and working this hard, but it's pretty much too late for that. I've been...
    Mikebissle Mikebissle 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 21, 2011

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    No Way To Cope

    this is going to be long... but i just need someone to listen. someone to attempt to understand... but no one ever does. and i know why. it just ******* hurts. like most problems, mine all began with my family. ... they used me and abused me like garbage, i grew up in poverty in...
    Constraint Constraint 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    All I See And Feel Is Nothingness.

    I wake up almost every morning thinking to myself: 'You are going nowhere. Your life means nothing.' I am currently studying for a MA degree in English Literature, and yet I feel no drive to excel at it because I see nothing positive at the end of it. With rising...
    tristessastar tristessastar 22-25, M 10 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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    kojack2014 kojack2014 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    you misunderstood me.

    
there is so much i want to tell you
and make clear to you,
but i cannot find the right words
that will be able to show you
exactly what is going through my mind
and how i am really feeling. my mind will not settle down at all,
but i know you can sense that. 
you...
    CuntySwag CuntySwag 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    My dream in life is to be a famous vocalist

    and actor, face plastered on every magazine, a role model for the youths of the future. I was close, so close... I am an award winning vocalist because the school I went to paid for me to go to competition. Everything was working out but as everyone knows: money begets money...
    x5m45h1ngx x5m45h1ngx 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    One Year Ago Today

    I had everything I ever dreamed that I wanted. And how strange, that today, I am back at square one? No drugs or alcohol, no adverse health condition nor infidelity has struck me. Nonetheless, here I am. What could have a goal driven over achiever floundering? The magic carpet...
    WoobieTuesday WoobieTuesday 36-40, F 11 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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    I'm in my late 20s and stuck in life.

    I have made so many regrets in my life and I know people say "you will learn from your regrets," but what if your regrets you made in the past turns you into a loner and you can't seem to break the chains. Now, I have noticed that I fear almost everything and I was never scared...
    believe201427 believe201427 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    I'm capable. I'm prepared.

    I'm smart and I want to succeed. But, I keep doubting myself. I have low self esteem and low self confidence. I am breathing, but not living my life. I have dreams that I want to fulfil. Goals that I want to achieve. Things I want to become. But, my self doubt is my biggest...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I've always been a late bloomer.

    As such, college frightened me. What do I want to be? How the hell should I know?! I went anyways, after being repeatedly told that you have two years to figure things out. This isn't actually true of all schools and I bounced around at my career-oriented college for two years...
    Dollfaise Dollfaise 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    Cannot find my purpose on this Earth.

    ..I'm still young but it feels like I've been living for thousands of years without any meaning. I am grateful for every breath that I take & know that the God I believe in would never put me in something I cannot get out of..so I'm not a ungrateful human being who wants it all...
    sicajae7 sicajae7 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Don't get me wrong - I've had a beautiful life

    so far. I have a boyfriend who loves me for me but sometimes I guess I don't know what he sees in me. We have a beautiful house and two fantastic dogs. I feel like I'm stuck in a rut. I have been working with kids who have special needs for several years now and I'm ready to...
    Underduck Underduck 31-35, F Apr 2

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    I can't help but feel the all-to-calm vibration

    of a solitude I'm no longer capable of enjoying. Contact with the outside seems unattainable, and so I brood. All the while slipping into an Ebony ocean of negative purpose. Hedonism wouldn't be enough to motivate a shift in mentality. Any kind of persuit of pleasure seems...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    I feel like I have no aim

    or reason to do what i do.. no motivation. I use to have many friends, but now I think that I dont have real friends anymore and lost contact with many of them :(
    indigobird indigobird 18-21, F 1 day ago

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