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I Am Lost In Life

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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

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    Hi. I am writing this

    because I just turned 21 years old in August and I feel completely lost in life. I have no idea what I want to do with life. I am currently in University studying social work and I do find it interesting , but I am always wondering is this what I really want to do as a career...
    kad1102 kad1102 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    i should be happy with my life

    but i dont know anymore
    sinister00 sinister00 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    fathom77 fathom77 26-30, F 9 Responses Nov 19

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    Wanting to do something.

    ... wanting to go places...wanting to BE something... but not even knowing where to start
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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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 4 Responses Jul 24

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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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    im a loser in 70 percent of my life.

    ....but suddenly i start to think i can overcome my problems , i can do good in studies.....But then i realized that it was the music playing in the car which gave me these thoughts. i became a loser again as i was after music stopped.....no music ....no life
    isaha24 isaha24 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    I feel like I'm truly all alone.

    All those who I felt cared for me were nothing more than mirages in my mind. I am left to my own devices, and I'm frightened. I don't know which way to go or which road to take. Maybe all he's saying is true. Perhaps I am worthless, unwanted, and unlovable. Maybe somehow I have...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sometimes I sit and wonder how everyone’s

    lives seem to be so perfect. I look upon the pictures of facebook friends and see the smiling bright faces, with eyes and a glint of excitement staring back at me, insinuating why I am not so happy, and why I feel I have always had this cascade of dark fog falling at my sides...
    EtherealAmethyst EtherealAmethyst 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    Why is it that I strive to make everyone around

    me happy, yet nothing ever seems enough? My husband is my rock and will do anything for me yet he's the one I treat like ****? I love him dearly but I just seem to take outta angst on him. The more angst I give him the more lovable he is towards me? I guess it's some kind of...
    TheCoitalQueen TheCoitalQueen 31-35, F 10 Responses Nov 21

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    I am so lost.... I don't know what to do,

    idk where I'm going... I'm not happy. Nothing is making me happy anymore. I can't figure out what I want. I know what I want, I just can't get it. I feel like God has given up on me. Honestly, I just want to kill myself. I feel like I have nothing to live for anymore, no purpose...
    Shanyyyy18 Shanyyyy18 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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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 1 Response Jun 4

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    I spend over 2 hours laying on my bed ,

    listening music and play games ONLY !even i have alot of work.
    ebtehal ebtehal 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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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 hate when people call me beautiful.

    I mean. It's a love hate thing, I wish I could see myself the way other people see me, I don't see my beauty the way they do. I don't see any beauty at all. I see a disgusting ugly face. And I hate it, I think I'm pretty at times. But I don't think I'm beautiful
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 8 Responses Dec 3

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    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 6

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    blankpage04 blankpage04 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I'm turning into a person

    who lives with a massive amount of regret. It used to be a few things here and there, where I'd say oh I would have done this different etc., but now I feel it is such a heavy weight on my mind, so much so that I can almost feel it weighing on me physically. I know it's wrong...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    Lost in life a bit, but I dont hate it.

    If I had More confidence growing up, I would be something awesome by now. But I amnot. Yet. I am working hard to achieve my goals. I feel an emptiness that comes with science and nursing, I like it, but is it really my knack? I have a very unique personality. Outgoing and...
    Cakecake123 Cakecake123 22-25, F Dec 6

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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 18 Responses Jun 5

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    I came to this college

    because to pursue a career as a director now I'm second guessing myself and life in general, I'm really stuck and confused. Like what is my purpose..
    TheFreeSpirit TheFreeSpirit 18-21, F Dec 7

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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

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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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    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 4 Responses Dec 1

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    Certainly compared to everyone else

    who appear to have their **** together. I try and possibly do to an extent, but I'm still not reaping the benefits. :(
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Nov 21

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    My problem that iam dont have problems ,

    i fell like i liveing boreing life no experience , no problems that i can think and solve it and nothing new in my life.
    ebtehal ebtehal 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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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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    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'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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    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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    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

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    I've been unhappy for

    so long until I don't know how to be happy again. (Typing this while crying and getting ready for work)
    Rosebox Rosebox 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    I keep blaming myself

    for why my best friendship is over. I leaned on the guy so much that he couldn't handle it anymore. I am such an lousy person for being so dependent on him. I can't stop blaming myself. And I tried so hard to apologize and make it right and that made it worse. I just am so down...
    JH4K JH4K 22-25, M Nov 11

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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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    Soo I just turned 20 last week

    and I'm a college student. I can't help but feel completely depressed almost all the time. I try not to talk about this to anyone I know because they would either tell me that there are bigger problems out there in life (which I agree 100%) and that I should just look at the...
    collegemisfit collegemisfit 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 don't know where to go from here.

    I am awaiting results from my final year of university and pretty certain I passed. I have just started full time work as an assistant in my field and celebrated my fifth anniversary with my boyfriend. I have a hefty house deposit saved already and am thankfully debt free, but...
    GirlAboutTownXx GirlAboutTownXx 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    OK so here is my story: Birth:i was born some

    amount of months early, i had a thing on the side of my eye and the doctors ripped it off so i have a scar there,heart was failing so i had surgery there on my side,indocin is a medicine that i am allergic to so i was given that and that is how i have a scar on my stomach. After...
    hiroyukikun1 hiroyukikun1 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 13

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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 6 Responses Mar 31

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    There's days that I feel lost.

    No where to go or turn to. Not knowing what's the out come sometimes I feel alone in my life having hundreds of relatives that love and adore me. Yet I feel alone. There are days, night I kneel down to pray to you god for guidance. Ask you what's my true calling in this so...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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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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    It doesnt matter if i excist

    or not. It wont make any difference.
    DepressedFool DepressedFool 16-17, F 9 Responses a week ago

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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 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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    I'm 51, wife, mother of 3 teens,

    and I should be more sure of myself at this time in my life, but I'm not. I worked for 18 years with a telecom company but resigned after my husband's job relocated to another state. We had always talked about me staying home with the kids for a few years, the kids were younger...
    cmj03 cmj03 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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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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    Madame Bovary […] in the depths of her soul,

    she was waiting for something to happen. Like a sailor in distress, she kept scanning the solitude of her life with anxious eyes, straining to sight some far-off white sail in the mists of the horizon. She did not know how it would come to her, what wind would bring it to her...
    A1m1A A1m1A 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 2

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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

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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 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I find that I have so many things going on

    and I constantly tell myself I want someone there but when someone offers to listen I won't talk. When I write I guess its better than talking because I know no one is going to respond. It seems as if I write and kinda get over it no need to really over analyze anything. And...
    palomaflys palomaflys 16-17, F Nov 20

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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...