I Feel Like I Have Wasted My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 300 People

    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 can't figure out what either of those are and it's driving me crazy. I feel like I'm the epitome of wasted potential.
    MightyKenn MightyKenn
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2015

    Got into a relationship

    where I was the provider. Poof thousands of my hard earned money down the drain. To top it off he left me un our apartment alone. I had to break the lease and move back in with my dad. He still owes me 1000+ that I will never see. Sucha learning experience! I wish I could go...
    Hannaahhboo Hannaahhboo
    Apr 3, 2015

    Wasted days of my youth.

    I remember telling myself that I would not regret my choices. That I made them for specific reasons that kept me safe, shielded from harm. I could not have known then that life would point out those decisions and mock them with the present anguish. How humorous. How naive I was...
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 14, 2015

    im only 15 but I still feel like I've wasted my

    life. I could be living right now but for the past years I've been stuck at home worrying about everything and being depressed. I have no childhood memories, not many memories of the past because I haven't lived at all. even to live is hard for me, the world is so big and I feel...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2014

    What Would Be The Rite Thing To Do?

    I'm in a seriouse realtionship I leave with my man and have a promise ring on ma finger,I have a son and his not the father,he has daughters and I'm not their mothe iv fallen pregnant before and we decided 2 termanaite it coz we we're not ready it was de 1st time iv ever done...
    poshines poshines
    Apr 9, 2012

    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 husband is studying and I am searching for job. As I get more and more rejections while searching for job, I feel worthless...
    bubucis bubucis
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2015
    Intotheunknown Intotheunknown
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jan 10, 2015

    My heart is bleeding tonight what the hell was

    i thinking too goof to be true its all my fault i do this to myself nobody is to be blamed !
    anasteel2 anasteel2
    46-50, F
    Aug 18, 2014

    Going back to boarding school

    for a second year only to get tortured by the staff members and stalked by negative people. The third I was just looking forward to going back home and never coming back here. But I'm still here and I don't know what to do.
    FoxFan64 FoxFan64
    16-17, M
    Jan 11, 2015

    I really have nothing to show

    for myself. I just quit my job due to medical issues, & I took a "break" from college 2 years ago. I want to go back, but it's so expensive, & I don't want to be paying back loans for the rest of my life. I'm just worthless.
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

    College Years Atleast...

      I feel like i've played aroun, slept, drove an done nothing for the last 3 yrs with nothing to show for it but a low gpa and that's it. Even tho i won't go as far to say that i wish i wouldnt have done it all i do wish i would have been pushed more as a child; that way the...
    lostprophet lostprophet
    22-25, F
    Dec 12, 2010

    I'm still young, I know,

    but I want to experience things, and at the place live now and such, I don't have that. I wish I could tell the full story, but I'm not gonna do it here (Ask me for my Skype if you really want to and also can help me.)
    Jordioa18 Jordioa18
    18-21, M
    Apr 17, 2014

    I'm now 31. At age 8 my dad left our family

    and will never speak to me again. At 14 I started smoking weed and moved out of home to live with a guy that physically and emotionally abused me. At 24, with no friends and a family that was totally broken apart I broke up with this guy (finally) and stopped smoking. Have gone...
    scookies scookies
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 5, 2014

    I Have Nothing To Show For It

    I have absolutely nothing to show for my life so far.  I always have to start over when I break up with someone.  It has been 6 years and I'm still rebuild my life.  I have done nothing worthwhile with my life.  How do I change?
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 5, 2010

    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, and soon.
    DanielPhillips DanielPhillips
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2015

    At an early age, I knew I wanted to do

    something unique with my life. I knew I would never fit into a "regular job." I was an exceptionally attractive kid, and somewhere near the age of 12 I saw a clothing catalog and knew I wanted to be a model. My mom said "no" and that was that. I remained attractive and upon HS...
    BornWriter BornWriter
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2015

    Wishing Away......!!

    I'm 36 yrs old, my last job was ten yrs ago, I've been a housewife/maid for the past ten yrs. I feel the world has moved on and left me to it. I find it had to rejoin it again, I would love too....I'm a single parent (absent husband/father). I have 4 children 10 and under and...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Mar 20, 2012

    true. it is the truth.

    i would like to throw all the people n situations into the garbage n start a new
    thejoyprovider thejoyprovider
    26-30, M
    Jan 6, 2015


    I have never achieved anything i dont feel in my life i should have done higher education but i didnt and I feel now that it is to late and i dont have the money I had a abusive ex and i sit here and think im tired,I give up my life should have been more I should have been more...
    XxBlackCat100xX XxBlackCat100xX
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2011
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