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I Am Lost In Life

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Not on the right path,

    but which is? And this weekend consisted of my relatives giving me advice about how to behave and what to do when I'm over there. Everyone is looking forward to me going to college while I have to put on a smile for them. The harsh truth is I don't like what I'm going to study...
    AZChomp644 AZChomp644 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 19

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    I feel like I'm surrounded with paths to choose

    from, and whichever path I take I somehow either keep going and find myself back at the beginning, or stop and turn back early on. I don't even know what to think or say or choose. Even simple choices like what item to buy in a game or what meal to choose from a menu is...
    aeinhardt aeinhardt 18-21, M May 11

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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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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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    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 3 days ago

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    And I'll find my way

    or die trying.
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M May 4

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    This is true to a degree in my life.

    But it always helps to have someone to help you along the way. Sometimes I don't have that.
    ShyProdigy ShyProdigy 16-17, M May 3

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Just wondering if anyone else feels this way

    about their life. Younger years I had so much hope for what my life would be and where I was going and what I wanted to accomplish.. In the last few years I'm feeling like what's the point. At my age what is the point. I quit a job that I loved to stay home with my husband who...
    sadie2000 sadie2000 56-60, F 6 days ago

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    lost and cannot be found fallen

    and hit the ground broken and cheated all hope is defeated stepping into the abyss never to escape this lost and cannot be found to this hell forever bound
    RegicideJester RegicideJester 22-25, M 1 Response May 8, 2014

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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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    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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    Cutting. Sleeping. Crying.

    Basically all I do all day .
    devilgirl123zombie devilgirl123zombie 16-17, F 6 Responses May 2

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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