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    Recently I've posted a feeling/thought about me

    feeling lost and confused. I have tried meds and therapy it takes the edge off for a bit, but it doesn't help. Have you ever just felt HOPELESS like no matter what your possessed by a certain spirit or feeling that just wants you to never be happy. I am 32 in a couple days and...
    ItsAnt ItsAnt 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I don't know how many more times I can break

    before I shatter. And you're breaking me again.
    sproetje sproetje 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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    My life has always had a turn to it about 3

    years ago my father got ill and to today he is still ill he had a stroke by the way I am 17 my father had a stroke 3 years ago it left him unable to move or talk he lost both his legs and recently February 8th 2015 my mother had passed away in December on the 23 she had a...
    americangal americangal 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Lemme explain:I did well in school.

    Got good grades, listened to my parents for the most part. And now I'm feeling lost because I don't have much passion for anything anymore. Well I never had much passion for life in the first place. Maybe its because I've been at home for the past couple of months. I've gotten...
    spreadyourwings spreadyourwings 22-25, F 9 Responses Jan 9

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    Dysphoria

    Do you use spanish wine for relaxation? Mushrooms for imagination? LSD for crazy visions? correction fluids for revisions? spells to ward your debt away? Ointments for rejection's sting? long strange trips for inspiration? transcendental caffeination? Well, I guess I'll...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses May 24, 2013

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    I think that I've gotten

    so experienced to wearing the mask with a sculpted smile. Saying a million times that robotic "I'm fine". I began to believe it myself. Yet that fairytale is crushed when the memories come back. Then I'm sitting in a pool of my own ghostly past. Again. Trying not to drown. A...
    Nottheaveragegirl Nottheaveragegirl 18-21, F Mar 28

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    So tired of worrying

    and being afraid. So scared that something is going to go wrong. I can't ever just live life and be happy, because in the back of my mind the expectation of disaster is always there. It's been taking a huge toll on me mentally and physically. While also putting a strain on my...
    Nottheaveragegirl Nottheaveragegirl 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    My guy and I "met" on Ashley Madison three

    weeks ago or so. We exchanged emails, then met for coffee. It was instantly wonderful and intense. Then the guilt came. The next week we made it to the hotel, had our time, and it absolutely killed him. He was afraid he was hurting both me and his wife. I made no attempt...
    CountrySlicker CountrySlicker 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 2, 2014

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    Am I Alive Or Just Breathing?

    A relatively simple and straight forward question with an equaly simple and straight forward answer. But lately I've been finding it harder and harder to answer that question. On the one hand I do have brief moments of happyness here and their but One swallow does not make a...
    Simiyes Simiyes 26-30, M Sep 6, 2012

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    Feeling better today.

    .. Spent good quality time with my daughter talking laughing.. Working together on some chores... Walked at the park. Saw some beautiful scenery... Acomplished alot and managed to find my sunshine.. It felt good..... My thoughts are still all over the place.. But it has been a...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2014

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    Left? Right? Go straight

    for the next ten miles?
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    Lately all I do is stay to myself,

    everything is a chore to me. This is even a chore typing this up, but I really need someone to talk too. What's happening to me. It's hard to smile now a days. Really tho
    ItsAnt ItsAnt 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I'm not sure what I'm missing.

    I need someone to laugh at life with. I think my life doesn't have enough laughter. I love being around people who are witty and enjoy looking at the funny side of life. Do you enjoy making people laugh? How do you feel when you're surrounded by grumpy complainers? My...
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F Mar 12

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    As I watch my dream car,

    the Audi R8, drive by I begin to automatically tell myself ill buy it one day. I snort as i think about it. Is that what i really want? I should apparently, my parents want it, my cousins who im supposedly in a rat race with sure do. They all tell me to go to college and become...
    TheKingWizard TheKingWizard 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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    What A Long, Strange Trip It's Becoming

    I picture myself like a modern huckleberry Finn. Wandering over America living the most envious of easy lives. But I don't want to. I feel as if I'm searching for either home, or as a film put it, my magical lost princess. Untill then, I will keep enjoying life and gathering...
    hellimus hellimus 26-30, M Jul 22, 2012

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    Here Me.....

    Hear my tears which flow so freely..... Hear the pain I try to hide......... Hear my frustration as I wait for someday...... Hear the smile erase from my face...... Hear the me inside....... Hear me cry for your help..... Hear my heart stop beating in my chest...... Hear...
    ThoseTearsofJoy ThoseTearsofJoy 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 12, 2012

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    I feel like everything I had to ground me is

    slowly slipping away from me like I'm in an ocean drowning and trying to swim to shore but I just can't reach it. I can't get to shore and I just want to find my way back to solid ground.
    neuroticmelancholy neuroticmelancholy 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    You know that feeling you get

    when you aren't exactly sure if you've been away awhile? The type of mentality that ensnares the mind. It won't let go, at times, but its usually transitory. It comes in flashes, in-between the rain clouds overhead. But when it refuses to release, when all remains translucent...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    stormyjones stormyjones 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I am tired.. Tired of all.

    . Im waiting for something to happen but I dont know what. Maybe I need someone with who I could be honest with, never dare to talk about myself and never show the real me to any of my friends.. Are they even my friends if they dont know me? Anyway I feel lonely and lost, I dont...
    Mirii Mirii 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Constantly trying to be positive in constant

    negative situations gets tiring. I keep saying to myself things will get better, they will get better but they never do. Everyday it's an argument with someone. Everyday I'm wondering why I have to work so hard to get him just to talk to me. Everyday I'm making mistakes and the...
    Nottheaveragegirl Nottheaveragegirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    Half my friends grew up practically overnight.

    They're on their own and having to take care of themselves AND their families. The other half don't have to do anything but do somewhat decent in school and their Mommy and Daddy pay for everything. I'm in the middle trying so hard to figure life out, but I'm too scared to...
    DollPaintedIvy DollPaintedIvy 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    I'm not getting better,

    I know it. I'm not. The World's unresponsive, the sun is in hiding, and my fondness for overcasted weather has hit a sickened low. My current situation, it just 'won't' end...I'm cornered and absolutely flattened. All is inanimate and somehow out of reach. It's the numbness...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 24

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    A psychiatrist asked me

    why I have skull tattoos. My answer is this: death is proof of life. It was spontaneous and I tried to played it off as a joke since my sister was in the same room. But honestly, when you already gave up the fight cause you were just too lost and couldn't find your way and...
    bhabhablacksheep bhabhablacksheep 22-25, F a week ago

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    I am 25 now and have depressed on a consistent

    basis for about 12 years. There are good days and bad days, but it often seems that the ratio is not in my favour. On paper I should have a lot to be thankful for: I have a good job, youth on my side, and a place of my own. But I am constantly drowning in a swamp of self-hatred...
    Catz44 Catz44 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    I know what I want...

    Some people have figured it out... Some people know it better than others... Some that do, are confused about me... Truth is, I don't know why I don't get what I want... I don't know why I give up the weak parts of me, and find a girl... I'm lost within my own fear... Letting it...
    Arr762 Arr762 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 8, 2014

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    I Feel Purposeless.

    I have long periods of time when i dont have anything to do, and instead of relaxing, as i seem to have lost that ability, i just sit and ask what i should do. This isnt the off-hand "what shall i do to occupy my time" this is the deeper what shall i do, how shall i proceed with...
    djpanda djpanda 18-21, M 13 Responses Apr 11, 2011

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    Not knowing which direction to go in.

    .. At the moment I'm so lost in a sea of possibilities.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 5, 2014

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    So I finished my first semester of college

    and now that I'm about to start my second semester I realized that I'm not even that sure about my future. I thought I knew what I wanted to do but now I feel like I just lost my sense of direction and everything seems so useless and I cant imagine my future like I could before...
    mary42996 mary42996 16-17, F Jan 31

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    After coming out of depression,

    I changed as a person. I used to be an ******* just to make other ******** laugh, I used to put my exgirlfriend down to make myself feel better because she cheated on me but immediately regretted it and I was too "proud" to see past it. I try to be nice to absolutely everyone...
    Blixio Blixio 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This is the first experience I'm posting here.

    I thought I'd start with something brief, just to see how this all works, before pouring my heart out. I feel lost. No matter how hard I try to make things work or fix things, it seems like things just get worse, and I end up with problems that I could've never imagined. I try...
    AlanFromHere AlanFromHere 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I don't know what else to say.

    I just wanted a straight forward answer just like sometimes you do. My heart is broke. Contemplating just deleting this... Because honestly I don't want to live without you in my life. I'm lost for words... So I remember watching a movie and will use quotes from it to speak for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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    I'm starting to question

    who I am anymore. I consider myself a very unique soul, but have seem to drifted away. I used to be passionate about so many things (the environment, charity, new friendships) but now I feel like I just don't care about anything. I'm not depressed - let's just put that out there...
    rachh4321 rachh4321 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5, 2014

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    Can someone draw me a map of my life from start

    to finish? So the next time i need to make up my mind on something tough. I just pull The Map out of my back pocket and see where the each fork in the road ends up so I can make the right one and not regret it.
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    So i have been away from here

    for a while. Had a bad experience on here that made me rethink its helpfulness to me. I seem to come back thou. Its nice to just write down my true feelings knowing that its not hurting anyone i love as they cant see this so i can pretend to be ok for them to stop them worrying...
    rachlin50 rachlin50 22-25, F Feb 14

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    It's funny how someone can bring out all

    that you had been hiding within yourself; making it seem as if you've changed completely when really, you were just never yourself in the first place. However, being that I have lived a lie my whole life, I feel lost. A part of me is stuck in the past, the present is distorted...
    walker13sl walker13sl 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    So tonight I decided i should probably stay

    sober. And to distract myself I started painting and decided to sketch even though I haven't in a while. I thought I was just sketching some random person I was making up, then I started noticing I was sketching myself. That look I have when I look in the mirror and dislike...
    teehee342 teehee342 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    How do you learn to trust

    when you've been hurt so many times? How do you say everything is okay when it's anything but? How do explain why you are so sad when there is no reason to be?
    Elitria626 Elitria626 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 14, 2014

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    Shadows on the walls.

    . Whir of the fan.... I lay here in the quiet... Trying to turn it all off...... Tonight i hate being alone... I miss being important... Being somebody special... Being missed... Hugs.... And laughter..... Sharing special things.... I hate feeling invisable......... Forever feels...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2014

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    Summer Wine

    I wish people had been honest with me. I wish they'd tell me to prepare myself for a life time of disappointment and heartbreak. I wish they'd tell me that I'm never going to grow out of my awkwardness, so I'd better get used to it. Ugh. I suppose we're all a bit lonely and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    I've been on here a little while,

    and I feel lost between the perks looking for a fix and those that are completely destroyed by their current life circumstances... I'm just trying to find someone who can help me to reconcile the betrayal I feel over my wife's infidelity and her attempts at keeping us together...
    scootter01 scootter01 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    It is with a very heavy heart.

    That I say; one of the people that saved me when I had my heart attack. Lost his battle today and could not be saved. RIP Brian, my boss, my friend, my working partner (when everyone else had gone home), I looked up to him for the many ways he helped others often from behind the...
    luckynewstart luckynewstart 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 17, 2014

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    I don't know where I'm going,

    but I'm going. Are you coming with me?
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 7

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    Things at home are still up in the air I

    dropped out of sixth form a month ago now and havnt found a job or really done anything. I felt positive and like this year my life would really improve but already I feel like I'm at the bottom of a pit hole and there's just no way out. Agh I hate this feeling so much
    Hevss Hevss 16-17, F Jan 21

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    I'm so lost..........

    ........!!!!!!!!
    VeniceTheMenice VeniceTheMenice 31-35, F 1 Response