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I Lost Myself Somewhere Along the Way

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    Where Did I Go? The walls are closing in,

    my mind so full i feel like it is going to explode. My feelings no longer exist i am just this empty shell. Even i don't recognize me anymore, i think back to where i may of got lost, wonder if i did get lost or if this is the real me now. Surely not no one can be this shut of...
    Raindrops18 Raindrops18 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    meh, i remember when i was a happy chappy 99%

    of the time, no worries and no drama, then stuff all changed, i put my dreams on hold to help support my gf at the time, and ended up never getting a chance to chase them, just settling for mediocre and as long as she was happy..i was :3...but things change..people destroy you...
    PonderingPanda PonderingPanda 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Take me where I'll feel the sun shine on my

    face.. Take me where the mistakes I made never took place.. A place where It's warm and filled with loves embrace.. A place where my mind is finally free and bliss..
    terriblefixations terriblefixations 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 5

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    lost and lonely i want more

    but dont know how
    madmanbryan madmanbryan 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    Where Did I Go? I Lost Myself Yet Again?

    I think it happens to all of us.  Not like a clap of thunder or the slam of a door.  More like the gentle slow leak of sand from a cracked hour glass or the slow leak of water from a tiny crack in the water glass.  But you realize it suddenly....when your...
    PrayerWhisperer PrayerWhisperer 46-50, F 29 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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    I lost myself in you

    and now that you're gone, I don't know what to do. I sit in my room, tackling mountain after mountain of homework, desperately waiting for your name to pop up on my phone. I'm unaccustomed to this emotional intimacy, this emotional reliance and I hate myself for it. I hate it so...
    Heartbeatangel Heartbeatangel 18-21, F 3 Responses May 7

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    As an eight-year-old child,

    I was innocent and pure, with my eyes lost in the direction of sunshine and clouds. There was no real darkness. I was very optimistic, happy, and idiosyncratic. So different and strange that my peers didn't approve of my strangeness, yet it didn't phase me. A few years later, I...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 May 28

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    I've lost my soul, or a part of it.

    Life has not been the same since she's been gone. I tend to not care much about anything and i've missed so much of my son's life. The separation kills me! It's so easy for my friends to find connections but for me, it's mission impossible! I've endured so much and it's made me...
    OvOBrien OvOBrien 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 3

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    My whole life I've had a close,

    tight-knit relationship with my parents. Family is really important to me, including both of my sisters. A lot of the views and beliefs I have today clearly come from the familial influence I have. But as I've gotten older (and still very young, only a few months away 20), I...
    odm3 odm3 18-21 1 Response Apr 20

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    Don't Kow Where Or How I Became So Lost

    I've often thought to myself and even said that somehow or somewhere I lost my way.  And the feeling is numbness and loss of direction.  It's like I took a wrong turn (it goes way back) and I just kelp going blindly and never regained sense of direction. And this makes...
    wordsforliving wordsforliving 46-50, F 7 Responses Aug 9, 2010

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    Into The West

    I just watched (for the umpteenth time) LotR, The Return of the King. I have read the book a gazillion times, since  school days, before the movies came out, and even in between that. And it always saddens me to read it. More so, to watch the movie where it comes to life before...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    I am tired of my relationship with my husband

    and yet there is no end in sight ....:(
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I need to focus on what's real.

    Worrying and analysing bring up problems that don't need to be there. All that you need to know is what really matters: people who have stuck by you, your health, and your creativity and humor. Everything else is irrelevant. I just wish I could apply that to myself...
    mindstatic mindstatic 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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    I am not long out of a terrible relationship.

    This sounds so silly but how do you find yourself?I feel as though I am hollow :/
    soontobeexwife soontobeexwife 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    It Totally Fits

    Who am I? I am mommy to two little boys. I am the wife of a man that has no passion for me, body or mind. I am a cook, a maid, a wiper of little noses, the one that picks your dirty clothes up off of the floor...washes, dries, folds them and tucks them in neat stacks in your...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F 41 Responses Dec 2, 2008

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    I am currently reinventing myself,

    and it doesn't live up to the 'natural standards' of just any woman you meet. I lost myself at the age of 6, sometime around then, in a whirling despair of chaos and bad news. I would continue my journey for escape for years to come, manifesting itself in so many ways that now...
    Yourbaaaby Yourbaaaby 18-21, F Aug 8

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    Between ten and 14. Or

    after 7. Or before third grade. Or during third grade. Or after my parents divorced. Or at birth. So. EP Link
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jun 8

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    Idk anymore. Being nice

    and a great person wont help people to want to be your friend. After being treated like **** for so much of my life i am becoming an annoying ******* who pushes away people that care.
    sassysauron sassysauron 16-17, M Jun 17

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    I used to be so outgoing

    and full of energy. Now I just stay at home, worrying about disappointing or upsetting my husband. I have tried to leave so many times but I don't trust that I will make it on my own anymore. I lost all confidence somewhere along the way.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I want back all that goodness

    that I've lost. All the optimism that used to be in me. The smile that I used to carry with a light heart. It's all gone.. I'm not saying I'm not happy. I am. Days have turned better. But then there are those dark days that still steal you away from your sleep and makes you...
    Brokenhurricane Brokenhurricane 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 9

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    I had a dream this morning.

    I was back in my school hanging out with my first love. Someone I've loved but did not love me. In the dream we were laying on the bench under the tree. The sun was shining. .. we comforted each other with words and gestures. He told me about his ambition. I listened lovingly...
    SolitarySol SolitarySol 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    But I'm Finding My Way Back

    I don't want to define myself by my circumstances, but i guess I was doing that up until about 6-months ago. I remember a time about 2-years ago, when I was crying and suddenly realized that I didn't feel like a human being anymore, let alone a woman.  I felt like a "thing...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2011

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    The Dance

    In pink, she dances her choreographed dance. She's spinning to her demise. Star filled eyes now as hollow as her heart. She's spinning to her demise. Sheer perfection, a permanent smile pasted to her frail face. She's spinning to her demise. Her tears are now found in a...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 14 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    I don't think I was ever completely in one

    piece i guess u could say..just the older I got the more lost i became..i though i was getting better at finding my self..and there was a period where i really thought i was gonna make it lol..but that didnt quite work out like that..i have gotten better at somethings..dealing...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 28

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    Desperately looking to find the person I used

    to be. I miss the confident woman and the happiness bursting within me. She's gone, broken almost beyond repair.. I don't like this new self loathing person..
    Smckinnis Smckinnis 26-30, F 9 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    I was working my way to becoming a whole person

    instead of a broken mess. I was fixing my life. Now I just feel like I'd deceived myself into thinking things were starting to be okay. I feel like everything I was, what made me...well...me, has been scooped out and discarded. I feel empty. All the joy and anger and...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 2 Responses Apr 18

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    Im so stupid ., :( how can i sove this problem

    sorry Mom i lost your things :( its an ACCIDENT .
    lerej16 lerej16 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ramblings Of Lost Time, The Art Of Reflection, Cups Of Coffee, And A Reflection Or Two...

    I stumbled into the room and looked around, wondering what brought me here to this god forsaken place. I saw before me the past that I lived, the life that I lost, the being I surrendered for someone else's needs and profit. I found the keepsakes that I cherished stored in old...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 8 Responses Aug 13, 2010

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    A break up left me back at my parents,

    jobless, depressed, and so out of touch with who I really am. Today I want to try to find myself again. Live a fulfilling and humble life. Growing and learning everyday with out unhealthy dependencies. I hold myself to such a high standard I never want to fall short. Any advice...
    purelaughter purelaughter 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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    Who Am I?

    Im 33 I lost my job and im single. What a way to start this story huh. When i was younger I was the life of the party every one wanted to be my friend and I was outgoing we partied every weekend and I lived laughed and loved as the song says but never took anything seriously...
    irvinebrown78 irvinebrown78 31-35, M 9 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    Everything I've once found passion in is slowly

    fading away. I used to love skateboarding and playing video games but now every time when i think of picking it back up again i just feel like it wont make me happy. Recently everything has seemed so bland to me lately. I try to find meaning in everything: having friends...
    FranklynF FranklynF 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I think I once knew exactly

    who I was and what I wanted. I think that there was a time in my life where I was so sure of myself and I wasn't afraid. But then it's like one day I woke up and I was lost. I don't know when that was. Sometimes I feel that I look in the Mirror and it's not me. But the thing is...
    lexiab123 lexiab123 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 2

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    I lost myself somewhere along the way

    when I found love, a deep, penetrating love that I've never known before, that I never could've imagined for myself. And I'm grateful that I lost myself to such a force as this
    Heartbeatangel Heartbeatangel 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    I don't know who I am anymore.

    I hate to go out with friends, hate clubs, drinking, even going for a walk. This all changed drastically almost three years ago. I met my current boyfriend in college and he is an epileptic. Until then I was quite social, I used to hate to be home and have huge fights with my...
    InesLudovico InesLudovico 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    I once met someone, I fell in love with this

    someone. We were fighting to be together off and on for about three and a half years. At the end, I told him I was done, that I didn't care anymore. I told him not to ever bother me, because I wont be there. As a year passed, I began to start to think about him, to dream about...
    saatansnipples saatansnipples 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    My heart is sore. Literally.

    It's been years since I've felt this way, this alone. Futility. That's been my word for the day. It manages to be a word both handed to me and selected by me. It hit me like an arrow to the chest. Futility. There really actually is no point to it, no point to anything, really. I...
    KeagzB KeagzB 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    I Lost Myself Along The Way

    i've been married for alomost 16 yrs and a mom to 3 kids,13,6 and 4 - i am a stay at home mom and have been for 13yrs - I recently had a mini breakdown and wanted to leave it all - in that difficult time I came to the realization that it was really all me - I had been a wife and...
    badgirl72 badgirl72 41-45, F 26 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    I woke up and realized

    that I'm under 30 and all I do is work. I have become no fun and I am constantly worried about being responsible. Sometimes I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder for no reason. I just want to be who I use to be.
    CrayCraze CrayCraze 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Life Is A Labyrinth

    Have you ever felt losing yourself along the peak of success? Have you ever felt so unhappy in spite of all the blessings showered upon you? Well, I am. I have been so aimless for some time. I don't know the main reason but depression might be a contributing factor.  I am...
    md08 md08 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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    I'm 35 and I am still not sure

    who I am going to be when I grow up. If you had asked me when I was a child or a teenager, I had goals and dreams. Things in life have taken me off that path and now I feel like I just exist, take up space, with no real purpose.
    Blue1513 Blue1513 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    One good thing about being lost is you get an

    opportunity to reexamine yourself and to redifine the who and what you are and what life means to you
    bayouboy65 bayouboy65 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 26

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    Yep - in a hopeless funk - -

    but coffee & humor saved the day - - -
    Lifeisacaveat Lifeisacaveat 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    i hated my friend ...

    . hurted me a lot ,,,, i was innocent :-(
    babyit babyit 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 26

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    Hi Guys GOOD TO BE BACK I have not been on here

    for a while but I have come back as I feel that you are some of the best people to talk to as there are no judgements and you tell it how it is so here we go. From the age of about 12 I have been a compulsive lier. Then I would only use it to fit in to certain social...
    AlexUK23 AlexUK23 18-21, M Aug 19

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    Somewhere between babies,

    divorce and disability I last who I was. Thankfully I am getting back to the things of life I love and miss.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 16

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    Piece Of Me

    My story may read just like some others; but it is personal to me. I got dealt a crappy hand, like many in this life and I truly believe you must play the hand you are dealt. But that analogy is getting harder and harder to understand, with each new hand that I am dealt. I am...
    JadeBleu JadeBleu 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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    Limbo

    I feel like I’ve lost my sense of belonging. I’m an outsider lost in limbo. Older than half the people around me but with the knowledge of a youngun’. I’m not a part of anything and I have no one to identify with, I feel quite lonely and lacking in something to put my...
    WittyDittyInc WittyDittyInc 26-30 2 Responses May 24, 2013

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    Lost

    Somewhere along the line in life I lost myself, when all my pains and feelings of being rejected by others and feeling like a failure weighed heavy on my shoulders. I thought I was capable of doing great things to help others, until I got lost in my bitter feelings. I feel I have...
    marx5 marx5 22-25, M Jun 21, 2013

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    Confusion

    I can feel so happy, sitting here laughing at shows, smiling like a normal person. As soon as the laughing stops, I feel like I get hit in the gut, and I feel like crying. I don't understand what's going on in my brain. I feel like I know what I need to do to get better, but I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    I am coming out of two different,

    very bad relationships in the last two years. The first ended with a rape, and the second was over a year of emotional abuse, and I'm really struggling with trust issues and feelings of loss. My very first relationship ever was six years ago and it was six months of sexual...
    JadeSubbae JadeSubbae 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I Would've Never Thought

    I've always been the friend that was there. I would drive to my friends house at 11 pm at night because they were depressed, pick them up, buy them food, and blow half a tank of gas driving around singing Mayday Parade or whatever made them feel better. I was there. I let my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    I don't know who I am anymore.

    Then again, I don't believe I never knew who I was in the first place. Everywhere I've gotten to or accomplished was because I had others to help me. Mainly my family and my boyfriend. Even then I continue to feel like I've disappointed them from cracking under the pressure of...
    eidolon6 eidolon6 18-21, F Apr 16

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    My therapist wants me to be okay,

    my stepmom wants me to be perfect, my dad wants me to go away, and my teachers want me to try harder. It's had to be yourself when people are asking you to be something else. :(
    celiy celiy 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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