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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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    disneyprincess626 disneyprincess626 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I kind of like it this way.

    Aimless. Each year not planned and completely surprising. This year does not resemble last and the last didn't resemble the year before. I don't see myself changing, but perhaps it's time to start having some long term goals.
    Abayoumi Abayoumi 26-30, F Jul 17

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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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    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'm just not sure what I want to do with my

    life anymore. It scares me, I don't know what's going to happen next.
    EnigmaticStare EnigmaticStare 22-25, F 4 Responses May 24

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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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    its been two years since you passed

    and i still dont know how to feel.I lost my soulmate.my life has just stoped and fallen away.liveing in dought and sorrow.wishing you were here to hold me,and for you to say that you love me!I miss you SARRA! LOVE KEVIN!
    dad2one dad2one 41-45 1 Response Jul 12

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    It seems I think too much.

    I've been depressed, and then I think further into it and analyze why I'm depressed. I start to see patterns, and I can actually predict when I will get depressed. There is no inherent meaning to life, so we must assign it one. Luckily for me, I have found it. I want to make...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M 1 Response May 28

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 2

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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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    What if this isn't real,

    what if none of this is real, what if we're just day dreaming. I often ask myself "what is life" And none of us (yes, none) will ever know the answer, ever. And a lot of times, people don't know what I'm ACTUALLY asking, they always answer with "Life is about living, and...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    Am I being serious? What am I suppose to do

    here? Who I am? #verypoorme
    Arya098 Arya098 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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    I love my family, I really really do

    and they are my only reason of wanting to be on earth. Recently my father has been talking to his old "friend" and and she have been talking for a while now, my sister took a photo of there conversation (I should add that he is still married) basically saying they love each...
    ashlynn1014 ashlynn1014 16-17, F 1 Response May 15, 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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    adekue adekue 18-21, F Jul 12

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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 feel like a complete failure

    and I feel that I will fail at whatever I try. I cannot find my purpose in life. I feel like I do not have one. I think about just ending it. I feel that I am a waste of space anyhow.
    sydster sydster 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 14

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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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    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 May 20

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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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    thought that you were right

    for me, but felt so lonely in your company.
    XxSxarletxX XxSxarletxX 16-17, F Jun 24

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    Sometimes you only want one person

    who cares for you but that's never gonna happen
    tiya78 tiya78 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22

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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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    I'm under pressure cause I can't have you the

    way I want, let's just go back to the way it was-
    Fvcklifexx Fvcklifexx 18-21 1 Response Jul 8

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    Maybe the journey isn't

    so much about becoming anything, maybe it's about unbecoming everything that isn't you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 21

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    I don't know what to do

    or where to go anymore... All i know is I feel like I am at the end of my road
    FFPower FFPower 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 14

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    i want to go home. yet home is no longer there

    and it is getting from bad to worst. everyone says i am wrong but i am afraid that they are wrong.
    SMcCL SMcCL 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 12

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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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    Unsure about anything.

    . Always in my own head, remembering things I just don't want to, and feeling like everything is forced.. I miss the days of being carefree and innocent. These days everything has to be a battle
    LilVixen17 LilVixen17 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    I'm 21 years old, currently doing a summer

    internship, but this is the only thing I can actually put on my resume! I'm going into my senior year in college, and I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing with my life afterwards (Whether another internship, work, possibly move somewhere)? I've never had any idea of what I...
    PsychoDreamer PsychoDreamer 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    I gaze upon the verdant fields

    that mark my life, Lush hues to most...but gray to me. The shadows long begin to creep, Darkening my trail...blotting me. My compass failed, my heart is lost, I shiver against the chill tonight, I see the smiles of the ones I love, Who are blind to me...and my fight. My mind...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 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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    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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    fathom77 fathom77 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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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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    I'm 65 years old and don't know

    where to start. I was born in a cowboy town in Washington state. In a very abusive family. One time I received black and blue welts on my butt and back, for talking back. It was, as soon as you get home from school, do your chores. You don't have time for sports after school...
    Veteran1 Veteran1 61-65, M 4 Responses Jun 8

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    Not sure where to from here.

    I'm at the end of my marriage of 15 years. All at the same time i lost my brother a year ago. I feel so so lost. I've been dating for 6 months but not sure if this is the relationship. She seem like an Angel, however I'm finding myself not wanting to give account to her after...
    Stonecold1 Stonecold1 36-40, M Jun 20

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    what's on my mind right now.

    . I don't fit in no matter what, this sounds different but.. when I see people/humans I don't understand, it's like I'm looking at another lifeform, as their looking back at me I get lost. Who are you is what I usually think or what are you, .. what am I. I fake a smile to people...
    MsXXV MsXXV 16-17, F Jul 16

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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 3 Responses Dec 17, 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 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 27, 2014

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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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    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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    Life is too short to cry

    for the loss..
    tiya78 tiya78 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    That feeling when u feel no one is

    for you in this world :((
    zheiy zheiy 31-35, F 3 Responses May 1, 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...