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I Am Lost In Life

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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 don't know how to be happy.

    I can list the times on my fingers where I felt complete joy. Other than that I always will look forward to something and be disappointed. I have never been content with anything in my life and don't know how to be. I have always tried to be invisible in life then regret it when...
    typicaltypingteen typicaltypingteen 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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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 living in a country

    where is big unemployment and I can't find any kind of job, I'm moving to another continent soon and if I don't succeed, I'm done. And by that, I'm thinking of committing suicide after spending all off my money which I got from selling my home. I've had two apartments and my...
    Zpirit1978 Zpirit1978 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 23

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 1 day ago

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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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    Sometimes I wonder, what's the point in life?

    We're all gonna die anyways..
    zareenatoor zareenatoor 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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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 4 Responses Apr 21

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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 2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    I don't know my purpose.

    I don't know where I'm going. I don't really have any goals. I'm just lost and going through the motions.
    antiquedahlia antiquedahlia 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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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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    fdenna fdenna 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 15

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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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    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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    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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    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 feel as though I am meant,

    or destined if you will, to do something great and lead a life of purpose and fulfillment. I feel I will have many followers in my endeavors and many fans. I feel I will be great... I just don't know what that thing is yet or how to do it once it comes. I really don't even know...
    kristenvslife kristenvslife 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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

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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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    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 5 days ago

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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 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 24, 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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    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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    PersistentRage PersistentRage 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Sometimes I want to scream just to feel the

    sound leaving my body. Then for once someone will hear me when I make a sound. I'll be important for that split second even if it is just because they are wondering if I'm insane. No I'm not crazy just lonely and sad. Don't mind me.
    Phoenixatheart Phoenixatheart 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Lost in my forever lasting battle between

    myself. in the never ending battle that me yes me who moans at lost Lost confused about the road ahead, alone without anyone to guide me. Mocked by the things I fear but I stand strong due to my rebellious soul. Lost so deep in my subconscious... How ever could I possibly...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F Mar 23

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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 2 hrs ago

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    *drinks 1 bottle of water* I am really good at

    taking care of myself. Like wow I'm so healthy.
    shymic shymic 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    lost my soul, the day we unfold,

    to see what will show, forever a hole, my heart she stole, a year ago, i let her in, she brought me out, stomped on my emotions, i'll never trust a human, not ever again!
    goodguybadreligion goodguybadreligion 18-21, M Apr 13

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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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    On March 23rd, mama died in my arms

    after a devastating battle with cancer. Now, myself (nineteen), Chantal (twenty) and grandpa (ninety-two) are left to figure out everything from finances, bills, taxes, mortgages payments, funeral costs and medical expenses. Here's her story: www.giveforward.com/fundraiser...
    kayygordon kayygordon 18-21, F Mar 28

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    No one believes in my dreams &

    even I don't sometimes. My life is completely void of love. I'm Just always in a cold & lonely state of being
    TheFreeSpirit TheFreeSpirit 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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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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    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'm at the point where I know I'm making

    terrible decisions but I really don't even care. Like I very well know I could end up drunk in the ditch by the end of the night but honestly I don't even care. If I somehow do find my way back home in one piece then lucky me. I don't have many people lookin out for me and I'm...
    alyssakayart alyssakayart 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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

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