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I Feel Lost

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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 7 Responses Jan 7

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    Without purpose. Aimless.

    Everything I create ends up being not even a whisp of what I am capable of...I'm stuck in a rut but I dont even know what the rut is.I feel so out...have been not eating for days.Tired of this.
    xheri xheri 18-21, F Dec 14, 2014

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    I am 23. I fell in love with the wrong men.

    I got mentally abused by each one. They made me feel like a loser. I try to stay away from all this but m hopelessly romantic and affectionate towards everyone. i feel i have a pathetic character. And pls this is not about s**. I have lost my confidence.in everything.
    notpureanymore notpureanymore 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    i was in a long distance relationship

    for 3 months, we were dating for about a year before that, but he broke up with me two weeks ago because my depression and negativity was too much for him and was really starting to affect his mood and life. but he said he still loves me and wants to be there for me and "it...
    dmbpal dmbpal 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2014

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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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    So I'm moving soon, to another town

    and my boyfriend is staying here to go finish his schooling and the time is coming up a lot faster than we expected. And I'm terrified, cause instead of only 8 miles separating us it's gonna be 150 miles. I'm not sure what to do, we both are a little lost but at the same time we...
    Loislane29 Loislane29 22-25, F Jan 4

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    The idea of not knowing whether

    that person is over you or forgot about you or anything like that sucks because you just don't know anythinggg
    QueenLisaa QueenLisaa 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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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...
    hunterw0lf hunterw0lf 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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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 13 Responses May 24, 2013

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    I hate my mother's boyfriend.

    ... He's everything I don't like
    jeyhere jeyhere 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I feel like I'm slipping again.

    School is getting even harder, I don't want to talk to my closest friends, and not knowing what's wrong with me is eating me alive. I'm just done.
    InternetKid905 InternetKid905 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2014

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    Going through some "stuff" right now.

    I have never had great parents and they have let me down my whole life. I don't talk to my mother (don't judge you have no idea what she has done to me) and i am in contact with my dad, but recently I am not to sure what I should do about him. He has been on drugs almost my...
    maggiemae89 maggiemae89 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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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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    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 have almost everything I have ever wanted.

    I have awsom hobbies, finomanal friends.but what I won't most of all is to share my life with someone. I have been let down, in an abusive relationship and I'm afraid that when something..someone comes along I will walk right by it. After all I been threw in this roller coaster...
    blindlove91 blindlove91 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2014

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    I'm almost 18. My life is ahead of me.

    And only now am I seeing the truth of adulthood. Like waiking up from a coma, I have emerged from my depression .I had hit rock bottom and somehow it suited me that bottom, so well I made myself comfortable. I felt secure, like I couldn't be doing it worse, so I couldn't loose...
    Ilebasmuse Ilebasmuse 16-17, F Dec 28, 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 16 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I just feel like nobody sees me.

    It's like I'm not there and I never will be.
    mockingjay6312 mockingjay6312 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    It's been going about

    for a while. I feel I have to restart my life, with new friends and all that. I don't want to, obviously. Then again, the pressure of who I was is no match for the fragile shall of that person I am now. "Is it time to move on?" Yes. But I can't. I am that person who just can't...
    KA4689 KA4689 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

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    My story isn't unique.

    I know that, but I'm sharing it anyway to get it out of me, to maybe find some catharsis and healing from releasing my thoughts and feelings, and to maybe hear from others who've been where I am and have managed to move on. I found love and married a good man. Many years later...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 31 Responses 3 days ago

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    How can I feel so happy

    but so sad at the same time?
    janewsmith janewsmith 18-21 1 Response Nov 21, 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 2 Responses Sep 30, 2014

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    Over the last few months ive slowly began to

    feel empty inside, as i go through the same routine over and over ive become desensitized to the world around me, complacency is setting in and i find it hard to motivate myself to climb out of this void, its been about 22 days since i last abused prescription medication and im...
    HowLongWillWeBeWaiting HowLongWillWeBeWaiting 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 10, 2014

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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 8 Responses Jan 9

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    I never thought it was possible to love someone

    so much that you end up doing so much damage to yourself in the end. You have this big picture in your head the whole time you're with someone that things will eventually go right instead of wrong. Sometimes I wonder if I set myself up for failure from day one because I decided...
    shawneysbroken shawneysbroken 26-30, F Dec 13, 2014

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    Really feeling some discontent

    that my shipping date got moved up a month. I'm really happy I got the job I wanted, but that means staying here longer. And I'm just really tired of being home, and this rollercoaster life online with people. Especially the people who I thought were my friends, but I'm...
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 18-21, F Jan 18

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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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    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'm Lost But Trying To Be Found!

    I have spent so many years trying to please everyone that I lost myself. Finally, at 30 I realized that I didn't know who I was or what I truly liked. I put what I wanted on the back burner to make my marriage work and my spouse happy. Now I am slowly learning to live again...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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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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    I am adopted. And even

    though I've known this since i was 12 years old (I'm 24 now), I still feel unwanted. My adoptive family loves me, and they support me. But somehow, I can't shake this feeling of being unwanted off of me. Am I being selfish, or am I totally normal feeling this way? By the way, I...
    cth2os cth2os 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Like I am constantly wondering

    or out maybe I'll never find what I want or I'll never be able to reach my dreams kind of like a shadow roaming the world. Self Portrait: Vast Space
    emiri77 emiri77 18-21, F Dec 11, 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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    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 5 Responses Dec 12, 2012

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    Rollercoaster ride...

    . One minute i feel great.. Tackling the world.. Sunny skies... Music playing... Confident...head held high...smiles...I say too much.. Get too comfortable... Lose my ground...Then push away.. Start to feel vulnerable... Out of place...Question myself... Second guess my choices...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2014

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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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    I write poetry here and there

    as an outlet for my emotions in a little notebook I like to carry around... Ive had it for a couple months now and have its helped me get through a lot . I left it at work the other week and it's now lost.. I feel like I'm missing a big of myself.
    christina9058 christina9058 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 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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    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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    My husband never self grooms

    and he's been pretty uninterested in me and ignoring me for some time now.. I walked in on him today grooming his stuff. Seems like cheating to me
    jussme91 jussme91 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I'm feeling so lost about everything right now.

    Everything used to make sense.
    jeremyspoke jeremyspoke 18-21, M Dec 2, 2014

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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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    i feel like im losing my mind i meet my fiance

    after his release he had five yrs probation and i was 4 months preg they recently have him for a vop he waiting in county for florida to come get him im so lost scared im a wreck i love him so much
    jtsheridan jtsheridan 36-40 Nov 23, 2014

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    Who am I? What do I want?

    What should I do with my life? Where should I live? Will I get married? Will I have children? Will my dreams come crashing down around me?
    MyChemicalBreakup MyChemicalBreakup 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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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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    Once again I spent the day feeling sorry

    for myself and doing absolutely nothing at all to change my situation. I know I should brush it off and just start anew tomorrow but this has been going on for so long. I just can't seem to find the motivation. :/ it's getting harder and harder to see the silver lining..
    christina9058 christina9058 18-21, F 9 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    Lost In Side

    Days go by sometimes when my thoughts are of dark and with no sound.I can be standing in front of you and not hear a thing what you just told me..I feel sometimes I should pull out a map in my head so I know where to go..Right or left  what to do... do I turn right or left...
    YouWhoRainDancer YouWhoRainDancer 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 12, 2010

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    ...

    No directions... lost without a map... wandering in the desert alone. Yep I am lost.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 45 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    I don't know where I am going.

    I'm drunk. Drunk on love. High off of my insatiable need to be the best and to settle for nothing less. I want love. I want passion. I want change and movement, not stagnancy. I'm craving something. Longing for it. Deteriorating without it. I need something but I don't know what...
    Dreamerrrrrrr Dreamerrrrrrr 18-21, F Jan 17

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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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    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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    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