I Have a Mind That Goes Blank Sometimes

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 431 People

    Not All Bad

    It happens so often that people around me are used to it. I can just be in the middle of a sentence or playing draughs and I'll suddenly just completely have my mind go blank. Then it takes me ages to refocus on what I was doing and try to remember everything. It's sure hard work...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    Mar 16, 2008


    I have been at work and I'll be at my station setting up for the day you know making sure I have all my supplys and what not. I'll start heading to the back to get something get there and just blank out! GAHHH it's annoying!
    ForeversNever ForeversNever
    22-25, M
    Sep 10, 2008

    So I Was Going to Write My Story And..

    ................... Okay, I should just give up now. It'll probably come back to me at 3 A.M.
    LysKitsune LysKitsune
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2008

    I Had a Story, But I Forgot It!!!

    I'll have to get back to you on this one ! lol
    trixi trixi
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Mar 17, 2008

    I Think It's An Age Thing.......

    It happens to me........ Sometimes I go up to make the bed to find that it's already been done, walk into a room and have no idea what I'm doing there......  I have to go back to where I started (if I can remember where that was) and usually it comes to me.......or a...
    Francescanolonger Francescanolonger
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 6, 2008

    It's Called a "Brainfart", Guys...

    I have "brainfarts" all the time, especially when I am very tired, or stressed out.  It's like there's just some sort of internal "hiccup" in the ole' synapses, or something, and I just sit there staring like a goldfish on acid... 
    JusDifferent JusDifferent
    41-45, F
    Mar 18, 2008

    A Spliffing Mystery

    I must have inherited this random brain-pause-syndrome from my friend that introduced me to EP. She and I would occasionally converse on random topics, and she would always seem to forget even the most obvious and simple of vocabulary words. We'd have a short giggle about it...
    zeligocity zeligocity
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2008


    A whole lot of times! And it's got nothing to do with age. Walk from one room into another - and I stand there trying to figure out "What the heck was it I came in here for, anyhow? I then have to go back to where I started from, think, and then it'll come to me. And...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong
    56-60, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2011

    Stressful Situation

    Sometimes my mind will just go completely blank except for the though "how am I supposed to be reacting right now?" Which most of the time happens in a stressful situation like if I unintentionally did something wrong and as a result adversely affected someone.  Or if I am...
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat
    41-45, F
    Jul 13, 2012

    I Shoot Blanks Too!

    What group experience is this again? Oh yeah!      I just forget things.  I find myself going from downstairs to upstairs and by the time I get there I don't remember wth I was going upstairs for in the first place.  I just don't know sometimes. ...
    ichooselife ichooselife
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Mar 25, 2009

    Blank Or Jumbled

    i find that in specific pockets of time, my mind is genuinely blank -  free of words and devoid even of thought, except the one thought that tells me that my mind is blank. friday night/saturday morning (whichever you consider it) was one of those moments. it was around 3am...
    toexist toexist
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2008

    It Happens

    Sometimes when I'm talking to someone I want to say their name but I totally forget it and end up looking like an idiot. Other times, I go up the stairs to get something, and while I'm going up the stairs and i hum or sing to myself and then by the i'm up the stairs I completely...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine
    18-21, F
    Mar 16, 2008

    Uuuumm, What Was I Saying?

    Yeah, like that. Mid-sentence sometimes, I can be talking to my friend and then I'll just stop and be like "what were we talking about?" She thinks it's hilarious, I don't tend to find it quite as amusing. But then I suppose it probably is. :)
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2008

    You Know... the Thing!

    My mind will always go blank when I'm searching for a particular word. I just wave my arms about, pull faces and say "You know... thing!" until I (or someone else!) find the word I want.
    spektor spektor
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Nov 10, 2008

    I'll Be Talking...annndd...

    I'll be talking, telling somebody something.....and the sentence will get completely lost in my head before it has a chance to touch my tongue.  And I will have the HARDEST time trying to find it and remember what it was to finish what I was gonna say.  So, there are...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2008


    ....    ummmmm.... what was I going to say again?  
    dyin2live dyin2live
    31-35, F
    17 Responses May 22, 2008


    don't remember what I was going to say.
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Feb 2, 2009


    All the time! I can be talking or typing and.... oh wait, huh? WTF where were we? Oh goodness here we go again. Wait... Did you see the sun, it rose this morning. Oh my car IS silver sir but why do you ask? Ten, yes the number is definitely TEN! I want a what? Oh no no not...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 16, 2008

    It Just Happens

    I just go balnk sometimes. it happens mostly when I'm talking and I see something sparkly or shiny or a butterfly flies by or something.
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal
    18-21, F
    12 Responses Oct 20, 2008

    Yes It Does

    Ahhhh. . . . . . . . never mind, I'll get back to you.
    308shooter 308shooter
    56-60, M
    Jun 13, 2012

    Damn Petit Mal...

    "I think you're (bzzz)....and then (bzzz)...cookies." WTF??   I HATE it!
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 12, 2009

    Wow..what The Hell!?

    So I have always been very proud of my memory. Women have obnoxious memory retention to begin with..right guys? So here I am the memory freakin queen, going about my business and low and behold in the middle of a story completely forgot the name of the person I was talking to...
    mccross mccross
    36-40, F
    Jun 12, 2012

    Voluntary Vs. Optional

    Many times my mind will go blank, like everyone else when I'm about to say something (generally life changing and revolutionary). But sometimes my mind will (partially optionally, I think) go blank when I'm about to start thinking not so happy thoughts. I think it's one of my...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 6, 2008


    ...I totally forgot what I was going to write...
    justjudyblue2 justjudyblue2
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 21, 2008

    When Someone Restricts A Topic They're Not comfortable With

    it often triggers after someone cuts off the path in the course of a conversation by saying they're not open to converse about that but don't offer a redirect or something else to chat about. my mind just goes BLANK and I’m left humiliated and left feeling like I'm incapable...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    31-35, M
    Dec 1, 2009

    Always Blank!...:(

    my mind is the biggest idiot creature on the face of this planet..it stops working whenever it is needed the most!..ch!...always getting me into trouble!...:X..i wish i cud get my hands on my mind..and change its wiring to sumthing less worthless!...:(:(
    paranoidweirdo paranoidweirdo
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 12, 2008


    yes I was going to say something.... hummmmmmm another blank time in life...
    redman redman
    46-50, M
    11 Responses Apr 6, 2008


    I find it strange that my mind can be so full and so empty at the same time..... I guess thats all....
    Unreality Unreality
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 20, 2009

    More Often Than I Care To Admit........

    This has been happening to me for sometime now. I can't seem to think of the simplest words, or during a conversation, I freeze up and forget what I was talking about. Can anyone say humiliation ?? It is more likely to happen if there is a rude interruption while I am speaking...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream
    36-40, F
    Aug 30, 2012

    I Go Blank When..

    So the day goes by, and I think: hey, I've got a story to share on EP. Some time later I go to EP, and then nothing. Don't remember what my story was }:( Sometimes I'm somewhat overwhelmed by beauty in close proximity, then brain dies.
    vinceBx vinceBx
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jul 22, 2008


    *parched feeling*  Man, I'm thirsty! I need some water! *runs downstairs and stands in hallway* ... Why the hell did I come downstairs? *thinks* Oh, well, must not have been important. *runs back upstairs* Damn it, I forgot my water! *repeat*
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    Aug 19, 2008

    28 and Old

    I think if forgetfulness was how we measured old. I would be like a million years old. I am so bad a times people look at me and are always like "are you pregnant" No fool I am forgetful. I actually have a Tshirt that says if I were born white I would be a blond. Not...
    KaysFun KaysFun
    26-30, F
    Nov 14, 2008


    I am scared crapless that I will get Alzheimer when I get older. I can't even remember where I put my keyes sometimes. Lately, if I'm trying to explain something to somebody, my brain would go completely blank. I am one of those people who goes into another room to do something...
    AuntTammy AuntTammy
    26-30, F
    May 6, 2008

    I Just Can't Think Sometimes.

    Normally, or perhaps in the "best case" I am very intellectual. Very aware of my own thoughts, very attuned to what is going on inside. Right now, though, it's like someone has raised a shield or something, and all of that is unavailable. I simply can't think on a deep level...
    xXmonsieurhamXx xXmonsieurhamXx
    Jul 26, 2012

    For whatever reason, I feel

    that I should write something profound...but my mind is absolutely blank.
    Myzery Myzery
    36-40, F
    Mar 23, 2016

    Blank At the Wrong Time

    I had a court hearing yesterday, it was a very important one.  No, it wasn't "crminal" or anything like that.  I was trying to testify and my mind kept going blank.  This blank minded thing really got hold of me.  I'm not happy about it.  But I...
    Neveah Neveah
    18-21, F
    Jun 26, 2008

    Medicine Induced Crazy Forgetfulness

    Whenever I take ambien!!! It goes totally blank and I become a totally different person.  A great case in point was several days ago.  I don't remember signing into EP and I don't remember talking to many of you but I posted stories and many have reported that I was...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    10 Responses May 12, 2008

    Like Now...

    I'm suppose to write more EP stories... but my mind is a complete blank... what do I write? Do I even have anymore to write about? What if I have already shared everything? GASP! :-o
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 5, 2009

    My mind gets blank and most of the time I can

    stare at something for hours and dream...Do you?
    exhuberantviolet exhuberantviolet
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 4, 2014


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    Eternal Eternal
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2009

    At Work

    this happens to me mostly at work.  Customers will come in, regular customers, and all of a sudden i can't remember their name....even tho i know i know it and have remembered it on many occasions...sometimes my mind just goes blank.  I almost feel bad for having...
    KinkyFlower KinkyFlower
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2008


    DrewBerry DrewBerry
    46-50, F
    May 22, 2008
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