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

I Have a Fear of Getting Lost

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 61 People

    I've never been a north,

    south, east west person. Still can't tell and I never could figure out a map. Have had directional issues since I first started diving at 15. Always had to write down explicit instructions to anywhere otherwise I wouldn't go. I had anxiety amnesia 2 separate times in my 20's...
    Cinderfire Cinderfire 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 17, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    School Poem; Imitation Poem: The Poison Tree, I Pity Thee

    Yeah this is just a poem I had to write for school. We had to imitate a poem of a certain writer and I chose the poem "The Poison Tree" written by William Blake. I had pity with people: my pity, it did eventually end, I was angry with society: I kept it in, and grow it did so...
    tigra139 tigra139 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Lost In The Woods

    I developed an extreme fear of getting lost after getting lost while driving home one morning. I had dropped my husband off at his new job. He worked offshore and drove him to the dock to meet the boat he was going to be on. It was about 3 am and after the boat left the dock the...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Hope Nav Will Help!

    I envy people who have a decent sense of direction.  I think everyone fears getting lost once in a while - but when I'm outside my geographic comfort zone - I'm terrified of getting lost!  It's less stressful when I'm walking - but driving?  Yikes!  Not only do I have do...
    iceblueaccent iceblueaccent 51-55, F Aug 4, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Extreme Fear And Panic When Driving To New Places

    The title says it.  I got my driver's liscense when I was 16, but didn't get my own vehicle and really start driving untill I was 20.  I was so scared when I first started driving in town.  I managed to get over my fear of driving in my small town, but have never gotten past...
    gazingupwards gazingupwards 31-35, F 14 Responses Dec 27, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Getting Lost In The Mall

    One day i went to the mall with my brother and we went in JC Pennys and we both went up the escalator and he went down and i was scared to go down the escalator so i waited in tell he got down and i went down and i looked around and he wasn't there so i went and looked around JC...
    ownagefailownwin112317 ownagefailownwin112317 18-21, M Jan 27, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Never Got to Eat Lobster

    Husband and I tried to go to a portugese place and never got there. We could not find the place for about a half hour. I started to panic, couldn't breath and started to gag. After my horrible incident we gave up and left. My husband was so mad at me and could not understand why...
    lynn35 lynn35 31-35, F Dec 13, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Over 40 Years

    When I was a little girl of about 11 my sisters and my mother and I spent 9 months living with my uncle and his family. One the first day of school when school was out I couldn't find my sister and cousins and ended up trying to walk home from school alone. It was a small town...
    blew1958 blew1958 51-55, F Jul 24, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    This is an update to my story about fear of

    getting lost and where I am today. The answer was unexpected. I recently went to the doctor to see about actually taking meds for my ADD. I felt that even though I have managed my condition that current life circumstances made it harder, and I wanted to do well at a new job...
    gazingupwards gazingupwards 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 14

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Frighten Little Mouse hidding in the shadow's

    Yes, i am afraid of getting lost and nobody (other than my hubby and my Shaklee Sponsor) know about this. A few months ago, i was contemplating joining the Art Instruction School. But i live in a very remote area. A few years back, i could not join because i could not go meet...
    SHould SHould 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Get Lost All the Time!

    I get lost all the time. I have a terrible sense of direction and have ever since I started driving, or at least that's when I noticed it. I can go somewhere 10 times and every time it's like the first. I get lost in malls! I hate going somewhere unfamiliar because it never...
    DharmaG DharmaG 46-50, F 5 Responses May 7, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    What if you lost your ability to Love ? What if the ability to enjoy everything was taken away from one day to the next ? This is a glimpse into my life suffering from a mental...
    jeromeleegriffin jeromeleegriffin 41-45, M Nov 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I want to list my fears hoping to get over them one day Fear of judgement, rejection, abandonment Fear of loneliness Fear of getting lost Fear of not being enough Fear of driving...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F Dec 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This applies to all of my loved ones. and, no, I don't mean the fear of abandonment but the fear of losing any of my loved ones to death. It haunts me, especially the thought of...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F Dec 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    For years I have avoided going to other people’s homes. Even when I started a janitorial business I refused to clean houses. Going to homes of people whom I know became something...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I fear getting pregnant like so bad even if I'm not near or with anyone it's like in my head
    StephyLynnJoe StephyLynnJoe 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think my sister is starting to hate me. I don't know what I did wrong and now I want to escape. She has been pointing out things that hurt me and I can't tell if she's just...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F Dec 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love hearing new music. Especially enjoy rock and alternative types of songs. I'm a huge Lady Gaga fan! My 2 favorite songs are Crystal Clear by Adrenaline Mob and Pitiful by...
    Oneday94 Oneday94 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This is my first entree in my dream journal. 12/18/14 I dreamed last night that I was at my old school having chapel like we did every Wednsday, only everybody from my new school...
    Ashlynthepanda Ashlynthepanda 13-15, F a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Whoever said that to have loved and lost is better than never to have loved at all, obviously had never really loved. I lost the love of my life over 4 years ago (no she is still...
    Tazman57 Tazman57 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well right now I am staying with my mom, and I have two friends, which includes others within their family. One friend lives just down the street from me. Her life is in turmoil...
    MMMartin MMMartin 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Best story. I was in college living in a house with a bunch of friends. I used to smoke a LOT of weed. My best friend Kelly and I had our friends Ryan, John, and Aaron over to...
    galexytwin galexytwin 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have been really ill lately, I've been sick, have a really bad cough and have been getting bad headaches. Throughout all of this, my dog has not left my side. She has led beside...
    mejustbeingme123 mejustbeingme123 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Since I have been getting a bi tummy all I wan to so is watch it grow. It's no where near wee I want it but it's a start
    Chubbyhubby230 Chubbyhubby230 31-35, M 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was diagnosed with myoclonus 2 years ago. We had a restaurant and were working 18 hours a day, not sleeping properly and weirdly, not eating! It was really scary I got carted...
    Jellyt0t Jellyt0t 41-45, F 9 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Close your eyes for a second. Now tell me, what did you feel? Did you feel alone surrounded by darkness with no one there to hear your cry? Did you feel safe as if hidden by a veil...
    welchbw welchbw 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have had family members overcome Cancer and beat it, but I have also lost family members from it too. A few years ago, I lost my grandmother. She had stage 3 bone cancer, and...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am trapped between my own emotions and pain. I can't get out. Every second leaves from my life, I feel like i am more getting trapped in it. I don't feel like I used to feel. My...
    deathiscold deathiscold 70+, M 2 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My faith in love isn't strong enough to over come my fear of rejection
    welchbw welchbw 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have met a number of Ascended Masters during my lifetime, some like Rama, I just met in passing. But aside from Kuthumi, there are three that stand out: Hilarion, Babaji and...
    Orion33 Orion33 51-55, M Nov 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I lost my virginity a month before my 15th birthday to my boyfriend of, at the time, 9 months. we've now been together for almost 2 years and 7 months. I don't not at all regret it...
    redhead0505 redhead0505 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    in past, i lost many great opportunities of enjoying certain things, and getting new life experiences.......... i feared that people will laugh at me if i dont do a certain thing...
    LittleCreates LittleCreates 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have spent the past couple of years in an emotionally abusive relationship. My ex boyfriend had problems with alcohol and would use it as an excuse to accuse me of cheating on...
    amie1986 amie1986 26-30, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am always told I take the Bible to literal ,,that it is a good story book written and perverted by men ,,, to some extent I agree ,,but in those pages are prophecies Christ...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M Dec 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    At first he happen to be caught in her glance, she had not noticed him her eyes were only focused on a friend as they whispered. Then slowly his existence started to grow, her eyes...
    Moonlight94 Moonlight94 18-21, F Nov 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Australia is one of the most fattest countries worldwide, where three in five Australian people are overweight, and after three months, I have become one of the many people who are...
    moonwoofer moonwoofer 16-17, M 3 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am not able to wish people a simple "Merry Christmas!". I am getting the following message:--- Uhoh! Your message might contain inappropriate content. This is only an automated...
    LordLucas LordLucas 26-30, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    How I Moved Beyond Insomnia by Jennifer Jackson, The Mind-Body Coach www.beyondinsomnia.com We all know people who can sleep like a rock no matter what. I have never been one of...
    beyondinsomnia beyondinsomnia 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hey i have no life I never graduated, never had a prom, never had some cute love story happen in my life, even though i have my true love... we never had a nice cute story though...
    beckybecks224 beckybecks224 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have had CFS for about 12 years and am sick of people either not believing that I have it or giving me "helpful" advice (such as: oh, just push yourself a little more each day...
    TealGirl TealGirl 31-35, F 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have an irrational fear of elevators. I would go out of my way to avoid getting into one or even being near one for that matter. I do not give a flying **** if I have to climb a...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Together with criminal monies, you will also discover funds having evaded taxes in addition to monies that were built through crime, grafting and crisis. For the most part, the...
    Darronbanki1 Darronbanki1 31-35, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's been a year now since my last intercourse with H(now is STBX) and I spent the whole year feeling like a dead body. But not long ago, work led me to someone from another...
    sissysassy sissysassy 31-35, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well it starts off as me being in this Huge School Gym with Bleachers....I mean this gym was about the size of three to four large movie theater rooms at the theaters put together...
    CoolIntellectualJames88 CoolIntellectualJames88 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Those words you said "I want to remain as friends" and "I knew you liked me for a while" took me by surprise. I didn't know what they until a couple of hours later when I finally...
    Evoriya Evoriya 16-17, F Dec 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hi. My name is _____. I'm 19 years old and I go to a really good college. I've just started acting. I write sometimes for a food website. And I spend most of my days on with my...
    bonesandrepetition bonesandrepetition 18-21, M 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    im so lost its ridiculous. ive been a shut in for months. from depression, anxiety. today is the first time i drove my car, i felt like i was seeing the outside world for the...