Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Feel I Have Wasted My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 122 People

    Waste Of A Mensa Iq

    I am a 36 year old Public Defender. I make well over 100k. I have a wife and a kid. I get six weeks vacation a year. And I would give it all up (except my children) to be 18 again. College and law school are worthy endeavors, but I should have joined the military. I should have...
    Scubafrog Scubafrog 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I feel so bad as I am a Doctor

    and not able to practice medicine because I moved to US and now I have to search for another job that I don't have any expertise on. Beside losing all these years, also I have to lose my social level and to work with minimum wage. How awful is to have good life and to lose it...
    kokogogo kokogogo 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 21, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Actually Have Wasted My Life...

    I am 37 years old and I have wasted my life.  I have always lived with my parents, I have had very few jobs outside of our family business, Ive never been married and have had no serious relationships... I dropped out of highschool because of some serious social phobias, and of...
    knowbuddy knowbuddy 36-40, M 11 Responses Feb 5, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have two licenses but unemployable.

    I got fired in my high paying job and now I am feeling so low. I want to forge ahead again but I feel such a loser. God, I am just too sad for everything
    shobelyn shobelyn 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am a Software Engineer

    and make a lot of money. Still, i feel this emptiness in my life. I was an amazing athlete, quizzard, public speaker in school but was forced to study engineering. I constantly feel i am stuck in the wrong career and i feel i can do so much more and could've done much more with...
    Kratozzz Kratozzz 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 4, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It feels like I have wasted my life.

    I sometimes think that I am worthless.
    Shereen84 Shereen84 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 6

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Day In My Shoes

    I am 25 yrs old , I began my early teen with lot of promise and hope , did well in most of my activities a good student, a loving boyfriend ,a loyal friend decent son. Life took a sudden turn when I decided to move to for Australia for studies, I had to break-up with my love...
    mel28 mel28 22-25 3 Responses Aug 27, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am 19 and i think i basically lost my mind.

    I've always been a sort of weird kid, but in a cool way. Growing up I could find happiness in anything and I could connect with pretty much anyone. For some reason I have always been very nervous about getting close to a girl so i never had a 'true' girlfriend. Once i got to...
    alla420 alla420 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 20, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Wasting My Life Day By Day

    I purposely went to sleep late last night because I knew that I had nothing to get up for. I got out of bed at 11:00 hating myself. Why am I wasting my time, day, life. But on the other hand, I have no normal job. I am feeling depressed. But I dont want to waste my life even...
    sufferingmypaininsilence sufferingmypaininsilence 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 12, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Wasted Time

    I have been an unhappy soul 95% of my life. I can't seem to get my act together.... I hated primary school, & felt uncared for by teachers. In Secondary school I wasn't bullied as such but was unhappy & not especially popular. my home life during my teenage years was mostly...
    seanyseanysean seanyseanysean 46-50 1 Response Aug 9, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am 30 years old. Plain

    and simple, I've wasted the life God gave me. There are years of my life that are just a blur due to my frequent marijuana use. I have many regrets and given a do-over would do things completely differently. My brother is in high school and he is an example of the person I want...
    zarpanzur zarpanzur 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 5

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Soon to Be 55

    On thursday I will be 55. I have hardly anything to show for it.I'm divorced. I have a son who I have not heard or seen in over 5 years, he is somewhere in Texas. I am a recovering alcoholic (15mths) I feel lonely a lot. I live in a small studio apartment and work 5 days a...
    MontanaJohn MontanaJohn 51-55 9 Responses Jan 3, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    18

    And I have never had a job. I still dont have my driver's license. I've never had a boyfriend. Those are just some of the things that a typical 18 year old would have already experienced that I havent experienced because I constantly live in fear and worry. I have so many...
    nitid nitid 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 21, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Wasted Four Years

    Hey all, Im an ex-student, honestly saying i didnt do anything after my high school. I went to school but got no degree, while i studied on a-levels before, Did not chill out nor had fun. The only thing i did was sitting in my chair the entire day.. Now i got kicked out of my...
    singh91 singh91 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I am almost 32 years old, unemployed for 6 month as I returned to my home country and again living with my parents, actually me and my husband both are living with my parents. My...
    bubucis bubucis 31-35, F Feb 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just feel like my life is over. I feel like I have failed and there's nothing more I can do. I feel ashamed. I'm tired of feeling this way, I'm fu3kin tired of it. I feel so much...
    Thefightingangel Thefightingangel 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am overwhelmed with everything, I recently had a bad experience with marijuana. I was with a few of my friends and we we're smoking, and suddenly everything went wrong for me. I...
    qwernia qwernia 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a life outside EP that is full of pretensions.
    dakilangdreamer dakilangdreamer 18-21, F Feb 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm 30, going through a divorce and feel stuck in a career I don't enjoy. I can't shake the nagging feeling that I'm not where I belong or doing what I was meant to do. However, I...
    MightyKenn MightyKenn 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i feel as if i have no where to go................. my life is just a blur now. i leave class through my mind. i leave a public place through my mind when i am shopping with my...
    WolfsParadice WolfsParadice 36-40 a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm tired of pretending I'm "happy" and that everything is okay. I feel trapped, I feel that I have no hope.
    alybearbear alybearbear 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's simple, life is not what I expected and I'm tired of it. The funny thing is every year I say this is my last one, or I plan my death the best way I know how. Sometimes I want...
    ItsAnt ItsAnt 31-35, M Feb 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I often wonder where I'd be if I took a different path in life...
    lovinlife2014 lovinlife2014 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm not joining this group to gloat and say how wonderful I am because I am fairly unremarkable against anybody else out there. We all have lives outside EP most of us have...
    louisetiger1 louisetiger1 31-35, F Feb 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just have no sense of direction anymore where to go and what to do.. honestly drinking is my only escape from this world and it kinda sucks i truly hate it .
    Phonetwist Phonetwist 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Funked off with my friends lately , they never lend a shoulder when i need it. And im always helping them out asking how the family is and all that and they just dont give a funk...
    thedudefromearth thedudefromearth 18-21 Jan 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Trying to be the golden child, trying to meet others expectations, when it honestly doesn't matter to me whatever the hell you think of me. I think it might be time for a change...
    DanielPhillips DanielPhillips 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It really is stressful these days. Even the simplest jobs there's so many rules and so much time constraint to get the job done within.
    tangledweb94 tangledweb94 18-21, M Jan 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    But it kinda sucks. So that's why I'm here instead.
    UnfinishedStar UnfinishedStar 18-21, F Feb 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ageism has really messed me up. Messed is an understatement and I am really trying not to cuss but I can't think of another word to describe and make you understand HOW BAD AGEISM...
    charlieisme charlieisme 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Though I was an addict sometime time in the past and had undergone therapy, now i feel like i have wasted a part of my life that i could have done something constructive with. I...
    misterweirdo misterweirdo 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    You do not have to waste your time, bending over backwards to make people happy when they don’t, and wouldn't, do the same thing for you. I have wasted enough of my time going...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am 22 Muslim I guess I have hard time to know real Islam still there , i think that thing not always the way it look you , should search a lot to discover the truth lost my...
    gonalex gonalex 18-21, M Feb 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    -one version of it, targeted to financial supplies and free time- I started working while at 16, any kind of jobs, worked through high school, moved out at 18 and continue working...
    alogo alogo 26-30 2 Responses Feb 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Positive ways in which having an Herpes can improve your life! Being diagnosed with Herpes/STD can be a 20382014heartbreaking and overwhelming experience. Let’s face it, all of...
    pozoq pozoq 22-25, M Feb 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Both my parents work in the medical field, and have high hopes for me but.. I could never see myself working a realistic job. My dream is to design fashion, and I am well aware of...
    agglo agglo 13-15, F 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The last few years have just been awful for me.I've watched friends come and go.I've watched loved ones and friends die around me.I've screwed up my life and others lives with my...
    DarkSecret62 DarkSecret62 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It seems like every time I try to be happy, be strong and move on from my past, it keeps crawling behind me.... Everywhere I go I have to face a piece of my ex...the same ex who...
    madusand madusand 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Younger Women are more Willing to Marry Older Men. A recent survey measured people’s attitudes about marrying a partner either older or younger than themselves. The survey...
    Donnaccaa Donnaccaa 26-30, F Feb 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Younger Women are more Willing to Marry Older Men. A recent survey measured people’s attitudes about marrying a partner either older or younger than themselves. The survey...
    Donnaccaa Donnaccaa 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Younger Women are more Willing to Marry Older Men. A recent survey measured people’s attitudes about marrying a partner either older or younger than themselves. The survey...
    Donnaccaa Donnaccaa 26-30, F Feb 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A wife with no life. I am a wife and mother of 1 and another on the way. my family means the world to me but for some reason after 6 years of marriage I have jusy realised I have...
    Awakey Awakey 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Today my boyfriend and I broke up. We'd been together for almost a year and I know it doesn't seem that long but he was the love of my life. I can't stop crying. I feel like I'm...
    BlyssEP BlyssEP 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm at a point in my life where it would benefit me to be able to take a "time out" so to speak, and be given a glimpse of my life as a whole, from an objective and higher...
    RelayedDeaction RelayedDeaction 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am at my breaking point....it has taken a bit to get my here but I am here.....I am fed up with trying to make things right with the one who does not hear me....they hear my...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Any other daughters of narcs have this? My mother never asks how I am or cares about I feel. Talk about my problems, she doesn't listen and switches it to be about her (common...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ok, so this is something that has really damaged my life badly and I just need to vent it somewhere. It will be very long and I apologise for going off on tangents...
    inexperiencedguy94 inexperiencedguy94 18-21, M 20 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel