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I Am Lost In Life

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 May 17

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

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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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 2

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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 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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    PersistentRage PersistentRage 16-17, F 3 Responses May 4

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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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    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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    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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    disneyprincess626 disneyprincess626 18-21, F 1 Response 4 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 May 21

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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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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