I Feel Like a Failure Sometimes

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    Bad Mom

    I am a single mom raising 3 boys on my own.  I have been alone for 5 and a half years now.  I feel like a failure and a horrible mom.  I am  never home to help my kids with homework because I am working.  My two youngest struggle in school and, even...
    butterfleye73 butterfleye73
    8 Responses Aug 29, 2010

    I could be so much further In life

    but the dumb **** I've done has been such a setback that I feel like I've failed and let the down the people that love me most.
    Jojo069 Jojo069
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    Im taking organic chem this semester

    and i have been bombing each test. What's surprising is that I'm a chemistry tutor and my students look up to me. I tried doing everything. Homework. Notecards. Studying in a group. Studying alone. Studying till 5 in the morning a week before the exam. Ochem YouTube channels...
    szchwakovpf szchwakovpf
    22-25, M
    Mar 16, 2014

    Over the years, I've had ups

    and down and these irregular patterns have disturbed my confidence. Despite being smart and all, I still don't get the grades I feel I deserve. I am mostly optimistic but when hardships come onto me, it's hard to look on the bright side again and move on. I've made many mistakes...
    lifetime201 lifetime201
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Feb 11, 2014

    Even though I do a lot of automotive photography

    and have built my name up over 5 yrs I still feel like a failure I don't understand why I feel this way maybe Im not doing enough that I should. attracting ppl to like my facebook fan page also feels like a failure not that whomever likes should be any of my concern Im not...
    airmax78 airmax78
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 15, 2015

    Failure Girl

    Reality slapped me hard in the face.  I am a failure to myself and others.  I never meant to become this ultimate failure but my life just became that way.  There was a point after graduation from college that I was doing well and my life was on track but then I...
    maverickgrrrl maverickgrrrl
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Sep 5, 2009

    Most Of The Time

    i dont want to be some emo cutter whining about how hard life is and how nobody understands me. i got myself in the mess called my life. i have to find the way out. my parents dont owe me a thing and i messed up with them and dont want to contact them until i have done better...
    hopeisfound hopeisfound
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Aug 23, 2013

    Often times I feel like a failure,

    I'm 22 and working a dead end job. I still live with my parents even despite saying when I was younger that I would not. I flunked college in one semester because I was immature and did very stupid things with friends. The girl I loved and had a child with cut off communication...
    Cavsanada Cavsanada
    26-30, M
    May 22, 2015

    I hate taking pills and I don't remember the

    last time I took one. Always told myself I would only take it if im in a great deal of physical pain. This pill is not for any physical pain. I hit a really heavy downfall this week. Ironic because I was so happy on Monday. I know what's wrong but I don't want to talk about it...
    RoastedCycki RoastedCycki
    70+, F
    Mar 30, 2015

    When I get stressed, I shut down.

    This semester has been rough, all of the classes have been difficult and unejoyable and I'm trying to help my mom design her restaurant. If I don't take a full load of classes I won't complete my degree in four years. After the separation of my best friend and I am essentially...
    Twichl Twichl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 23, 2015

    I can study my *** off on a regular basis.

    I can also work when I know I should be doing more for school. Despite that, I can have these days where I am so frazzled that I can't and don't want to do anything. I create this mental block where I can't retain anymore. Even if I understand what I'm doing one moment, I can...
    autasaurus autasaurus
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2013

    I have 3 presentations,

    1 poster and and an essay due next week. I'm doing the best that I can but I feel like a failure and am hopeless now.
    Libranastasia Libranastasia
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 11, 2016

    I have a master degree

    but haven't found my niche yet. And sadly I don't even know how to.
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    I feel like I never do anything right.

    All I do is push people away, including my husband. I feel like he doesn't even like me half the time. It's no wonder why. I don't do anything for him, I'm barely nice to him. Maybe I just don't know what love is.
    MisperceptionsOfLove MisperceptionsOfLove
    18-21, F
    Mar 22, 2016

    I Have Ptsd

    I'm retired millitary and served 2 tours in Vietnam. I lost a lot of friends while there, and couldn't save them. I spent many nights asking why I survived, and why I couldn't help them. I still have dreams and nightmares. I relive the events when they bought the farm. So, many...
    fuddnuttzz fuddnuttzz
    66-70, M
    1 Response Apr 5, 2012

    I just feel so stupid.

    Like it's just me who is struggling. Like I'm never going to be good enough or smart enough.
    Meloryne Meloryne
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 7, 2015

    I want to be the girl I used to be

    so my parents will love me and be proud of me again.
    xxangellynnxx xxangellynnxx
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2015

    Fear of failure makes to focus

    and stay attentive, which leads to success. This is true for one side of coin. Other side of coin prompted to negative thoughts leading to confusion, panic, less quality work etc..... For everything there exists two sides. It is up to one's choice to decide the side.
    nissan124 nissan124
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 24, 2014

    I cant take it I don't know how to be happy I

    don't know how to smile for no reason I don't know how to make friends or even talk to people im sorry im a mistake and im sorry Im so screwed up I just don't know how to do anything right anymore...
    MemoryLane1137 MemoryLane1137
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 14, 2015

    Successful At Failing...

    I'm always screwing up it seems. Whether forgetting to do something or doing something wrong or being too mindless and stupid to understand what's going on, I always feel like I'm letting everyone down. It's a very frustrating feeling, knowing that there is always more than a 50...
    Tuva Tuva
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Jun 17, 2010

    I just watch as my grades drop

    and I can't help but feel like an idiot. My parents put me on this pedestal and drill it in my mind that If I don't get all A's I'm worthless. I'm just sad I guess..
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Feb 5, 2014

    I've had a horrible time

    since I've gone back to school. It seems like everyone is making so much progress and no matter what I do or how hard I try I'm getting dumber and dumber. I have to take three writing intensive classes this semester and if there's something I'm bad at its is writing papers let...
    polkemon polkemon
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2014
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2015

    Am I Supposed To Be Here?

    Do you sometimes wonder if you were born without a purpose in life. I do! Ever since I finished school, I didn't know what I wanted to do in life; and now being nearly 41; I'm in the same predicament. I started out with cooking for a career; hated it, then went and studied a...
    Robbie230272 Robbie230272
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Dec 26, 2012

    I feel like a failure all the time.

    My job is getting more and more difficult. I feel like I just can't do it anymore. I want to quit but im scared. No other options. This makes me have a lot of anxiety and stress.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 29, 2016

    Feeling Is Good - and Other Major Discoveries

    Sir Winston Churchill's thoughts have taught me a few things ~ whenever I notice I may slipping in that direction quickly I remind myself: "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."  "It is a...
    aftermath aftermath
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2009

    Apprently sometimes life just likes to screw me

    over unexpectedly with curve balls that just seem to throw everything out of whack. Apparently today is my best friends 22nd birthday whom I've known for 14 years now. Although the night before she calls me bawling her eyes out that her stupid boyfriend, she caught him cheating...
    Izzy143 Izzy143
    22-25, F
    Jan 20, 2015

    Sometimes, I get these moments.

    ... Even when I'm reading books, taking a shower, or studying, I have these thoughts that flit through my mind; "God, I'm such a failure... Is there some sort of special lesson everyone else got while growing up that I didn't? How Is it that I can be so pathetic and stupid at...
    twylarose twylarose
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2015

    I don't know. I was super excited to find out

    that my psych grade went from a c to a B+, but immediately disappointed to find that my English grade dropped to a B. English is one of my favorite subjects. I was hoping that my final essay would boost my grade but I ended up getting a C on it. A stupid c. Then I didn't do much...
    Moonlitt Moonlitt
    18-21, F
    Dec 17, 2015

    Seriously... I keep trying to be a good person,

    someone my boyfriend can be proud of. I try to find myself a hobby I'm good at, but everything I try just... I'm just not good at anything of it. I've tried to knit, crochet, play the guitat, write, play videogames. I try every day, week after week without getting any further. I...
    secretgirlonfire secretgirlonfire
    22-25, F
    Dec 29, 2015

    Chamber music exams yesterday,

    first bachelor, first time, all new. It was crazy all the second semester, and I didn't get any help choosing repertoire, so I ended up accompanying a beethoven violin sonata which was -apparently- too much for me to handle. I also had three other groups and they all went okay...
    ItsOnlyLana ItsOnlyLana
    22-25, F
    May 3, 2014

    I screwed myself over in high school due to my

    depression, anxiety, and not having confidence in my self. It's been like this for years... I got myself stuck in special ed classes because I was too shy and depressed to really do anything or connect people very well. People seriously thought I was retarded, when I really wasn...
    bribri590 bribri590
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2013

    I never failed academically.

    I was consistently in the honor roll. Never failed my parents. I was a scholar from high school through college.When I apply for a job, I can be the favorite among the crowd.One interviewer even told me that he called me again even if his boss chose another. He wanted to prove...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jul 2, 2015

    Well all the time really.

    Im always a day late and a dollar short. I always miss something that i should have noticed, or been somewhere else instead of where i was at. i look back at my life and all i see is failure. i look to my future and this voice is whisering "you're gonna fail because that's all...
    TheWanderingWarrior TheWanderingWarrior
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 22, 2014

    Sometimes I feel as if I haven't accomplished

    enough...that there is more I could be doing right now to make life better.
    DisasterDad DisasterDad
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2015
    Eli7563 Eli7563
    22-25, M
    Apr 13, 2015
    Eyemuhdumass Eyemuhdumass
    Mar 5, 2015

    Failure.. I been failing in society by being

    unable to fit in. I'm socially awkward, not the type that says dumb things, but the type that doesn't talk a lot. I usually like to listen to others, and never want to talk myself.. I just don't know what to say.. I don't know how I've been surviving with this through high...
    lonelyshyguy1995 lonelyshyguy1995
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 14, 2014

    Right Now

    I'm feeling like a complete failure right now. I ruined two relationships in less than one year because I'm just completely idiotic and scared and useless on that sector. The only thing I want is to be in a happy relationship and whenever I get the chance I get panicky and...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl
    18-21, F
    19 Responses Jan 15, 2008

    Normally I think I’m pretty good at

    supporting my friends and loved ones. But some days, things just don’t go well. Today my special friend EP Link had an issue and needed me to help/support her. Instead my attempts just made things worse. Even talking live was not enough. There’s not a much worse...
    alteregoeleven alteregoeleven
    51-55, M
    Aug 9, 2015

    Like now.. Laying down,

    using my phone and BAM! It slips off my hands and fall straight on my face.
    Cheesyboy Cheesyboy
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 18, 2014

    I suck at everything.

    I feel hopeless.
    elgrxce elgrxce
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2015
    MsVincent19 MsVincent19
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 19, 2015

    I always fail at something

    and i will always be a failer
    NikkiakaOSTCD NikkiakaOSTCD
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 1, 2015

    I am feeling so down like

    for the stupidest reasons. I have been overworking myself with living up to my expectations, but there is always people who can do better than me and that really angers me for a second, then it saddens me in another instant. Like why can't i get my thoughts straight!
    gecha gecha
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2014

    I will be graduated very soon

    but I haven't found the job that i want to be. I'm English major in Thailand and people around me seems to move forward with success. My grade is 2.95 :( i don't know what is my dream. Some got a job abroad , some got scholarship. I don't wanna keep daydreaming and of course i...
    spongechannie spongechannie
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 18, 2014

    I never could do good on tests.

    I am really bad at taking them. Right now it's the flordia written exam for driving, and I just can't seem to pass it. I read the book forward and backwards but still no good. I just can't seem to get it right. I just want to give up. But I want to drive... back to the books...
    Airleasd Airleasd
    26-30, F
    Feb 18, 2015

    The Duty To The Helpless

    The asunder of Mankind by the human conditioning screams of peril, screams of pleading, screams of mercy, billions collapsing on their knees for just a single drop of assistance, empathy or compassion. So many souls in this world crushed under their pain, trials, tribulations...
    Lushiro Lushiro
    22-25, M
    11 Responses Oct 22, 2013

    I forget to close the office door more

    than once: I don't care about anything he has to say and I'm intentionally ignoring him. Wtf. Every single ******* time I forget something, I'm intentionally ignoring him and don't give a **** what he has to say. HE WILL NOT LISTEN TO ME TELL HIM THAT I FORGOT. I do NOT...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 6, 2015

    I am good at nothing.

    I suck at everything. every part of my life. I suck at being a son, a brother, friends hate me, no girl, relatives bully me. teachers despise me
    thedivich1 thedivich1
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Feb 18, 2016

    i've been through many hard ships,

    I was blamed for the mistakes I didn't commit,I failed in my relationship, I was living with one ray of hope that everything will be alright one day,that one day I've been waiting is today, I kept all of my efforts ,worked day and nights, I failed again I deserve a better life...
    alekya99 alekya99
    18-21, F
    May 21, 2015

    I keep procrastinating,

    and wasting my life away...my peers are all gonna be successful and I'm gonna be a failure. I don't have a purpose in life anymore, there's no point in doing anything :(
    Mysoulishurt Mysoulishurt
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 8, 2014
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