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I Am Lost In Life

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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 May 22

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 2

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

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    I jest woke up and I miss my mom

    so much and my dog jest died last Sunday I have so many memory of my past i let my mind slip into them for a while I try to start my day but I don't know how to make it in this life Its hard no one loves me and my dog was dead I think life is jest pass me by now that I want to...
    fordguy98 fordguy98 51-55, M 1 Response May 31

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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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    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 1 Response May 7

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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 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 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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    PersistentRage PersistentRage 16-17, F 3 Responses May 4

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses May 18

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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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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    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 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 2 Responses May 15, 2014

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    Alpha1M Alpha1M 26-30, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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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 6 Responses Jun 21

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    Though I may be directionless like many other

    people challenge yourself to confront your demons and to be honest with yourself. Only then can you give yourself a fighting chance at living again. Not a guarantee at living but a chance.
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 2 days ago

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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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    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 1 Response May 19

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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 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 24, 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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    And I'll find my way

    or die trying.
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 61-65, M May 4

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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'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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    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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    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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    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...