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I Am Not Where I Wanted to Be At This Age

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    No not one bit close.

    By now I was sure i would be wealthy but I gave that away to my ex wife. I'm comfortable but not living where I thought, an east coast guy now living I'm Los Angeles wow a huge change. I'm happy but not as happy as I want to be.
    bjcf1102 bjcf1102 66-70, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    When I was younger I used to watch Peter Pan

    and wonder why he never wanted to grow up. I couldn't wait to grow up and hang out with all my friends and stay up late. Little did I know I would have very few friends and I would stay up late every night crying from a broken and depressed heart, waking up with scars and red...
    deamonsinside deamonsinside 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 18

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    I am 23 year old and I feel like I am having a

    mid life crisis. I do not have a job and I do not have a degree I feel like a complete failure. I have a fear of being unsuccessful and its real lying comming through. I always taught that I would have a good career going before I am 30. I take think so serious that I do not...
    kimberlee1876 kimberlee1876 22-25, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    As the title itself says I'm not

    where I want to be at this age lol I'm 24 on disability for a condition I've had since birth can't cook to save my life or drive , not that I'm in capable of doing either just never learned tho lately friends are pitching in to help me learn to cook as well as drive :) have a...
    shadowknight1226 shadowknight1226 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 16

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    I'm 21 and struggling through college

    for reasons I don't know/understand. I'm living with my parents and paying them rent and tensions are at an all time high. I've been trying to find my own place for a while, but single apartments are too expensive, and I can't find anyone to live with. I was told years ago that...
    eygis eygis 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I wanted to be a world traveler

    and learn new languages. Now I only travel to the store and work. I have never left the Midwest. Married and pregnant at seventeen put s bump in the road. Don't get me wrong. I love my family. Been married for twenty-five years and have great successful kids and a...
    bateyegirl bateyegirl 41-45, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 12 Responses Aug 4

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    I look at this experience sometimes

    and I wonder what to put down. I"m 39 going back to college in the fall to work on my A.S. Degree in Child Development. 39 isn't old but when it comes to going back to school it is. I may not be where i want to be on the outside or the outer man as I was told in Church, but...
    mlcockrell mlcockrell 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 24

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    I'm 47 and I'm just now beginning to figure out

    who I am and what I want. I'm getting a late start. But I guess late is better than not at all. :D
    coffeeflavoredkisses coffeeflavoredkisses 46-50, F 12 Responses Jun 16

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    i spend all of my days with hope,

    ,but i am tired ,,i need something ,,i am not happy ,,i don't like be depress i wanna be positive and make other happy,, but i cant do it any more..what should i do..i know all of the advice about happiness ,,i don't need advice,,i need just change something in my life,,but what...
    CassieJess CassieJess 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 28

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    18 years old. Im supposed to be at the

    University of Memphis. Undergrad. Major in biology. Preparing myself for medical school and becoming a neurologist. Im supposed to be in advanced yoga classes and doing contortion work. Stretching. Im suppose to be driving. Im supposed to be going to ballet, hip hop, zumba...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 15 Responses Jul 30

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    I get attached to fictional characters more

    than I do to real people, and I'll have to admit, it's kind of embarrassing!
    witchcrafter3 witchcrafter3 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 16

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    Confidential informant

    for FBI and DEA....took down major drug trafficking operations
    bigdaddyjaxxx bigdaddyjaxxx 51-55, M 6 Responses Sep 19

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    Boy can i agree with this.

    . I at least thought I would be married by now, but that hasnt happened. I mean, I still live at home with my parents barely making enough to get by because of debt from school and bills... i wish i could just.. nevermind.
    lostandlooking4answers lostandlooking4answers 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm twenty two years old

    and I still live with my mother, I know it isn't exactly uncommon but it's not what I want. At this age I always thought I'd be off on my own with apartment somewhere but with what I make, that's just impossible. Not everyone peeks in their twenties but I still envy those who do...
    Theorion32 Theorion32 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am 25 and I am a trucker

    that doesn't drive because I hate driving, honestly don't know where my life is going. I gave up my job and apartment to move down to Texas and nothing is working out the way it should and I just want to go back home but I don't want to be labeled as a quitter
    cmsullivan cmsullivan 22-25, M 7 Responses Aug 12

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    I'm 27 years old. My boyfriend of a year

    and a half broke up with me almost a month ago. After that I started thinking I have a degree in criminal justice but can't find a job. I live with my parents. I've never been engaged. I want to be married with a house maybe kids and a better job that pays more than minimum wage...
    NikLee1987 NikLee1987 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    i should have graduated this past year,

    instead i'm not graduating till next year. all my friends are leaving after this year, and i'll be all alone. it's so depressing :(
    summasun summasun 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 18

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    Stuck In A High Paying Job

     I am not where I wanted to be at this age.  I"m 49, divorced with 3 adult kids that live with me.  I have a great job and earn a great salary but I end up spending most of my income on my kids, my ex-wife, and the house.  At work, I am an "in charge...
    preston95842 preston95842 46-50, M 11 Responses Dec 29, 2009

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    Stupid Genius

    When I was a kid, I was constantly told how smart I was and how one day I'm going to make it.  When I was 8 years old I was put into the G.A.T.E. (Gifted And Talented Education) program and had to attend a new school.  I was a little worried about what was going to be...
    TheIdeaOfMe TheIdeaOfMe 31-35, F 60 Responses Oct 6, 2009

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    Im divorcing my abusive husband

    and I'm terrified of life
    EMG1258 EMG1258 26-30, F 9 Responses Aug 18

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    I feel so out place and pressured in college

    My parents always expects something more from since i am the girl and its hard to find a friend when you came from a different place
    MsMightyMe MsMightyMe 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 20

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    I really don't care if anyone reads my stuff I

    just need to get out a few things... Life
    adrianuh4 adrianuh4 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 12

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    I'm headed to an eating disorder inpatient

    treatment center next week. From a halfway house that I've been in for 7 weeks. Previously I was in a rehab for 3 months. Before that I was at home getting high off of adderall living with my ex getting high every day driving around doing nothing. I'm only 20. This isn't where I...
    starchild941 starchild941 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 19

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    I had so much hopes for myself

    when I was younger I thought by 19 I would have my **** together I am no where where I want to be and I am not reaching it any time soon. I thought I would have a better life and be happier in so many aspects, I can't help but feel that my life turned out to be a failure.
    melonladyy melonladyy 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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    I feel as though life

    for me is going noway.....compare to the my age and what I planned to do.am just not there yet!
    Nikirika Nikirika 18-21, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been married 3 weeks

    and my new husband has started to bully me really badly. Intimidating and controlling me. My heart is hurting and I'm disgusted at his behaviour. I have nowhere to go and currently a student nurse with limited funds. He is a military man who is going to get help for his anger...
    Worldtoright Worldtoright 46-50, F 35 Responses Sep 9

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    I am sixteen and never dated anyone.

    Never had a boyfriend. I mean, I know I sound like one of those desperate teenagers. But I can't help it. I'm human. And it's just a little difficult when all of your friends that your surrounded by are in committed relationships.
    witchcrafter3 witchcrafter3 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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    All around me are familiar faces Worn out

    places, worn out faces Bright and early for the daily races Going nowhere, going nowhere. (Precise description of where I am)
    Ajliveup Ajliveup 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    My life completely sucks.

    I am not exaggerating. I see myself as serving no purpose.I am not working.never worked.life should be enjoyable,it's not. I wish I would just die. I live with my unfair,controlling father.He has a problem with me going out at night. When we have an argument he likes to tell me...
    Hannarose Hannarose 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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    I am 15. I have passions involving music,

    running, and writing. However, I am not very good at any of these things. People have constantly told me that my best work is equivalent to an intelligent person's average work. These people are usually my friends, yet also many of my teachers and my parents have told me this...
    jaxrossi jaxrossi 16-17, M 4 Responses Sep 19

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    Not. Even. Slightly. I'm 25,

    high-school drop out, living with someone else, no job, no money, no friends, so basically everything is going downhill.
    BIackyChan BIackyChan 22-25, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    It seems like everyone at my age is becoming

    successful... Wish I can just rewind back time to when I was 16 and start over..
    SweetRose22 SweetRose22 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 21

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    Why does it seem like I'm going nowhere

    and I'm almost 30. Every aspect of my life is just a mess right now.
    mlia48 mlia48 26-30, F 31 Responses Aug 19

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    Hell No

    I suppose at this age I would have ideally been married by now and had my own counseling practice. That was the dream I had in college. I was thinking of going for my masters degree and having my own office. Now it seems I am the perpetual patient. A lot of crap has happened...
    Kittychanel Kittychanel 41-45, F 17 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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    I'm 30, and transgender.

    I wanted to go on hormone blockers when I was 12 (I begged my parents). They treated me like I was crazy. I went back in the closet and pretended everything was normal pretty much straight up until I was twenty eight. I wish I'd started in my teens or early twenties when more...
    tewarinerai tewarinerai 26-30, T Sep 16

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    When I was in High School,

    I had delusions of grandeur. I can do anything that I am physically, mentally, intellectually and spiritually capable of. If I am willing to pay the price and deal with the consequences. I am at a low right now. But when I get off my keester and take some action, things will...
    Luvhugeuptop Luvhugeuptop 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 18

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    I thought I'd make good money,

    have a wife and at least one probably two kids and a house with a lawn. Lots of pets. A great church and set of friends. Instead I have a dead end job, no relationship and I live with my parents and have nothing. I do have good friends and a great family.
    Mad1428 Mad1428 36-40, M 5 Responses Aug 11

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    Ah, well.... I should have stayed in school to

    continue on to college. I would have been done by now and started a great career of some sort. But then I wouldn't have what I have now. I don't regret my decisions. Just wish circumstances were better.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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    I am so depress right now!

    ! I feel like I can't move forward! I feel like my life is so ******! I'm so overwhelmed. I try to walk around like I'm okay but I'm not. I hate where I'm at in life. I'm so f&cking tired of ppl telling me it's gonna get better. I honestly don't see it happening. I've been on...
    1morestatus 1morestatus 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 20

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    I'm 15. I was happy most of my life

    until this year. This year I've lost friends. I've lost connection with family. I've lost a lot of things I loved. I do believe I am a good person. I do not hate myself, I want to make that clear. But I don't belong here. I have nothing to turn to and nothing to look forwards to...
    Ricky3883 Ricky3883 13-15, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I thought at 69 I would have my kids to rely on.

    None of them see me or care if I am alive even. I thought I would be secure. We live in Rented now. Health is not as good as it was either. So I do not want to be here.
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    Not where I thought I'd be

    but I'm grateful...I've been blessed with a determination that keeps me going even when circumstances say I'm not supposed to. I'm just thankful.
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 9 Responses Sep 11

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    I'm so tired of being poor

    and not being at the level of people that surround me. I've invested all my money in a business that is not profitable yet and sometimes I feel like giving up. I would love to have money like when I was a regular employee. Miss so much that time!
    manulondo manulondo 31-35, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hope For The Future

    Just as I was beginning to feel completely worthless and like a waste of space, a miracle happened! I was cleaning the mirror in the bathroom, and contemplating what a failure I am, when out of the corner of my eye I spotted it; a completely empty roll of toilet paper. I knew...
    MyNameIsHurl MyNameIsHurl 31-35, F 14 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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    I may share this experience a few times

    because there is jus so much I want to vent about. I apologise if it may be a bit repetitive.i always taught that by the time I am 23 I would be in a well respected career but this is not the case. I now stay with a relative with is extremely uncomfortable sometimes however I...
    kimberlee1876 kimberlee1876 22-25, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I just turned 45 at the end of August.

    Thought my life would be totally different at this age than how it has turned out to be. It's not a bad life..don't get me wrong. But I just thought that I would still be married, living in a decent sized house, have some savings, not be worried about bills, not living...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 10 Responses Sep 19

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    I wanted to be an assassin

    but my cover was a biologist. And I was gonna have a husband who was a soldier....I'm pretty far from where I wanted to be. Lol
    noirlune noirlune 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's time for a positive life changing

    experience and I know I have to begin with my inner self but I need to learn how.
    cjjb55 cjjb55 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 19

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    I wish my parents pushed me into doing more

    things before it was too late.
    Ashash146 Ashash146 13-15, F 16 Responses Jul 24

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    I'm 16...I moved out about 3

    or 4 months ago, I don't really know because I hardly remember what I did last week. I have done probably every drug that exists in a mass of about a year. I haven't seen or really talked to my family other than my grandma since I moved out of my parents house. But that's okay...
    brookel16 brookel16 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    Boys= run for my life I am 17

    and can be friends with any guy. Any sign of attraction or emotional devotion, I freak out and hide under my covers. I'm not some naive little girl. I know a ton of things in this world. I just don't know what it is like to be hurt. That is the scariest thing of all at 17, when...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 6 Responses Sep 10

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    I'm starting to lose my mind.

    I just keep telling myself just because I am struggling doesn't mean I am failing but it's hard to stay positive the truth is I don't know what it is I want to do so I'm left feeling like I'm stuck. I know life is full of ups and downs I'm just wondering when this feeling will...
    fairycake1 fairycake1 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 15

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