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I Sometimes Feel That My Life Is Going Nowhere

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    I Had All These Dreams...

    When I was in high school I had all these dreams and plans.  I was going to go to college and get a great job, and see great things and places.  I graduated, moved out, got through one term of community college and had to quit just to keep a roof over my head.  I...
    institches1981 institches1981 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2008

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    I Hate My Life

    I am 23 and I am going nowhere. For 3 or 4 years I have been stuck in routine but my problem is that I squander a lot of opportunities. I don't know why I do this. It doesn't help matters that I'm a closeted gay individual and I am more or less a recluse. Every night I wonder why...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 15, 2012

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    I feel like life is gunna take a long time

    and just the thought of it just makes me want to die ha I'm not one to just live in the moment ... I've tried and it never works
    Allienicoleharding Allienicoleharding 13-15, F Mar 16

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    I Have A Post Graduate Degree And It Is Going To Waste

    I feel my life is going nowhere, i really am not one to just show myself off and apply to jobs or positions where I might have to take some risks. I have the same job i always had before i got my final degree and i feel trapped and wasting time or moving so slowly. 
    juztn juztn 31-35 Dec 2, 2011

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    I'm the type of person

    that likes to change things up every now and then. I don't want to get stuck in a 9-5 job that I resent going to all week. I want to travel and experience and meet different people. I want to see what else the world has to offer. I want a best friend in France, to taste the best...
    3milyFaye 3milyFaye 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    domipl domipl 31-35, F Mar 26

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    I feel like this all the time,

    just waiting around hoping one day something will happen out of my life, I'm wanting to go in army hopefully by next year I will be in there making something of my life, just have to wait and things will always get better in time :)
    charbarx charbarx 18-21, F Mar 31

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    Haha I can relate to this a lot.

    I went through this for 6 months after highschool. (I am an old soul) I felt like I had to have it all figured out because I was 19. Still 19 but I'm just gonna let things play out. For those of you out there any action is better then no action. Just enjoy doing it and she'd...
    flexforchange flexforchange 18-21, M Mar 31

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    Big Time

    All I can do is smile though. Not much I can do to fix anything, I just have to deal with it. I'm going backwards in my life. I had it all back about eight years ago, my life was set and everything was great. The worst thing that ever happened to me was I broke my arm, but now it...
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay 31-35, M May 23, 2008

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    Imperfection Is Perfection

        ~TRIED TO WRITE THIS, DOING RE-DO SINCE I HAVE NEVER WROTE ON A APPLE AND IT MESSED UP :( ~       In your life you forever feel like your standing still, yet time is moving so fast it's screaming in your ear. Making you hate this world...
    lilfallenangel lilfallenangel 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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    Whats The Point

    Nothing's going right. Graduated from school, and have been unemployed for two years. Needless to say, my love life has suffered. I have become extremely cynical, and can't trust anyone. No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to get myself out of this rut. The irony of this whole...
    theundergroundman1 theundergroundman1 22-25 1 Response Aug 19, 2011

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    I wake up, eat, work,

    go home or hang around co-workers sometimes, cook, then sleep. Either my life is going nowhere, or my life isn't exactly a life anymore.
    Felicity3110 Felicity3110 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    In Spite of Success It's Empty

     I've had the opportunity to be so many things and enjoyed the success that came with each new career but it pales after awhile and I just want to run away and often did.  I've had so many different employers, so many different jobs and yet still look for happiness...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 1 Response Sep 16, 2008

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    My Life Has Gone Nowwhere Since My Parents Divorced

    Since my parents divorced, when I was 13 my life's road closed. I was raised differently from my other older siblings and siblings. When I got pregnant at 15; my life's road came to a halt. I have made bad decisions in my life and things are never going to be as happy as other...
    123ct 123ct 36-40, F Sep 6, 2008

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    In the Middle of Nowhere With Nowhere to Go

    So, I feel like I had a pretty good life up until last year.  I was living with my boyfriend and my daughter in a nice community.  I had a pretty good job that was stressful to say the least, but was very flexible with hours and conveniently close to home.  My...
    danetty757 danetty757 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 23, 2009

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    I View It As...

    a sign I am not going and getting. I must go and get - life will not hand me anything for free. MarkGregory Of course thats not true. It only seems like it at the time. Life gives you free stuff all the time. You just have to be involved in it.
    Markgregory Markgregory 46-50, M Nov 23, 2008

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    Sigh

    Days go by. Following one after another. Today is a fading replica of yesterday. Nothing unfolds.  Empty promises and broken heart. I want to get out of this roundabout!
    Fennella Fennella 31-35, F May 8, 2008

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    Like Right Now

    I mean really. I'm pushing 30 live with my mother have a crummy part time job that I had to take because well nobody is calling.   Went to school finished with a 4.0 and still no calls.  I send out resumes by the dozens and probably can't remember if I had already...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 16, 2008

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    My Undesirable Life

    I once tried to end this life to spend it in my enternal sleep.  bliss for me  but for some reason i stayed and hope it would get better.  But no.  it only got worst.  I ruined my so-called life.  i quit my job and am running my boyfriend away.  i wanted a better life...
    whykeeper whykeeper 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2011

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    A True Born Loser

    I don't sometimes feel like my life is going nowhere. My life IS GOING NOWHERE. Period. I wish I could say I want to get it back on track, but it was never really on track to begin with. Sure, up until about high school, you don't expect to have much of a life. But...
    Trapt Trapt 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 11, 2008

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    Everyday Is a Repetition of the Day Before

    Nothing changes. I hate school because its made my life a boring, repetitive mess. On top of it all I play the clarinet (an instrument I don't even like playing) and i am nowhere near good at it, and we have tests every week in band that pressure me to the point of tears...
    imperfectlyperfect82693 imperfectlyperfect82693 16-18, F Oct 28, 2007

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    I'm married but just fill like I'm not good

    enough for him or fill like nothing I do is right
    melissaheart68 melissaheart68 41-45, F Mar 25

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    Life Crisis At 17

    I feel like my life is going into a black hole. I don't enjoy being around my friends any more and i am always crying. Trying to figure out what i want is so frustrating! i want adventure and risk and excitement! where do i go? who can i talk to? What am i doing with my life that...
    wshakes wshakes 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2008

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    Stoped At a Red Light.

    as of now i know my life is holding and that is because i have no where to go my husband is deployed i work most of the time.. * i get called in a lot.* and i have nothing really to do i just eat sleep and work... and try to work out when i can... i mean ugh i feel like i was...
    rockinkandy rockinkandy 18-21, F Aug 23, 2008

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    Going Nowhere

    I have 2 chronic illnesses and severe depression. I wish I could get my life back on track, but I can't.  I have these illnesses and they have me. I can only work part time and I want to go back to school, but I feel I'll never get where I want to go in life.
    gigglemonster2000 gigglemonster2000 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 20, 2007

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    WTF.

    im only 15 im still going to school and i've never been held back. alot of people consider it one of the best of all schools. i have a boyfriend and plenty of friends. i get ok grades, but still slip into failing. im not anorexic or over weight im normal and thin because im tall...
    kimosabi kimosabi 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2007

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    Nowhere Road Is Where I Will Reside.

    Because I spend too much time screwing around on here instead of drawing. It's hard to be motivated all the time.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response May 29, 2008

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    How To Enter Hell

    This is not going to have all I suffered, but its a good effort to share it. On 2008, on a general life style being alone (relationships in my life never lasted long, due to my personality I think) I took a leap to a new chapter. Up until then I was working with a fat cheque...
    AxelVanHorn AxelVanHorn 36-40 1 Response Jun 21, 2012

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    One Way Ticket to Nowhere...

    I feel that way too.  I am not married, haven't started a family, and did not go to a 4 year college that I was going to do when I got out of high school.  Also, because of my fibromyalgia, I feel like I can't go nowhere.  I dont know if I have the strength to make...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2007

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    Does It Ever Get Better?

    Having delved into the work of several writes, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, I ventured into existentialism. I'm now left with more questions than answers. Is there a point? Does it ever get any better?  
    theundergroundman1 theundergroundman1 22-25 1 Response Feb 18, 2012

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    College

    i feel like school is a hold up..i feel like college'll never end. like..it's school..church..the store..home..and repeat.    
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F 1 Response May 15, 2009

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    Im A Statistic..

    Got my college degree in business. Got laid off from my first real job and been unemployed for going on 9 months now. Hardly any interviews and applied for for 100 positions and didn't land a single job. I applied to jobs In highly qualified and over qualified for. Worst part is...
    verbz verbz 26-30, F Sep 20, 2013

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    I have ambitions. I have dreams.

    I have desires. I know that I must take action to change my life but I don't know which direction to take. There are certain things that are possible and others that have factors in which I cannot control. This story may sound vague and not make any sense to anyone but me. I...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Tired And Fed Up

    Actually its constantly feels my life is going nowhere, stuck at a perpetual stop sign.The wrong direction came about 5 years ago traveling down the road to home. Instead it was as if I rolled unto a cable car turntable that rotated completely around. The downfall begins and has...
    yrral32 yrral32 61-65, M Feb 19, 2012

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    Help

    Help,I'm lost,Life leading nowhere,I'm in limbo,What do I do?Wanna move on,Can't,Not that easy,I'm tired of going nowhere,i want somewhere,Somewhere I can go,Enjoy life,I'm stuck!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 20, 2012

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    I hate the fact that my parents don't truly

    understand/accept where I want to go and be in life. It's holding me back from becoming who I want to be.
    unapologeticexpression unapologeticexpression 16-17, F Mar 31

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    22 And Lost In Life

    Hi, I guess this is where we start explaining how much we are lost and don't know what to do with life, so here I go... I am 22 years old and I feel like I have done nothing with my life. I was at a four year school, got kicked out because of bad grades and way to much going...
    azhorsegirl azhorsegirl 22-25 2 Responses Apr 14, 2010

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    Same Sh!t, Different Day,

    My life is pretty rubbish and it's not going anywhere. The only person who can change this is ME - so why don't I? I don't understand. I mean I lack motivation sure but why don't I help myself? Maybe I secretly like having a rubbish life because it gives me something to moan...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 10, 2008

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    Where Do You Think It'S Going To Go?

    Someone said that life was like digging a big hole and then filling it back in again. Ultimately pointless. Whatever you do is just filling ion time between birth and death. After I die it doesn't matter what I do in my life, I will be dead and gone and at best just a memory to...
    frankiegee frankiegee 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    Not Very Optimistic

    I'm fighting off a major depression (again).I recently had to leave a job I loved because my dyslexia made it extremely difficult me to learn and retain vital information. I was slower than my coworkers, did poorly on tests, etc. Since I left the job I have been trying to stay...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I feel like I've been through so much and go through so much each day. Sometimes it's so much I do not bother sharing or talking about because - for me talking has never solved any...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    i am 22 years old and it really feels like there is nothing goo about my life. my job stinks. ive been working at a sub shop making minimum wage since i was 16 and havent really...
    icespine icespine 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    I know he/they all have talked to me online before about my 'issues' but it seems to go nowhere. I just need to find more things to do otherwise I'm an empty shell.
    Yleng Yleng 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I am 28. I suffer from depression and I have a lot to say but I don't really feel like it. My bitterness will just add to your problems. I am going to go answer some questions now...
    spotface spotface 26-30, F Jul 6

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    it's weird .. even though I've lived by myself with me and my dad for 14 years , until now I suddenly feel really lonely Maybe it's because I miss my friends form school since I'm...
    lonelybeast1346 lonelybeast1346 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I'm so alone...no one understands what I'm going through or they don't care what I'm going through all I do is cry every night and feel empty inside..the pain is always going to be...
    MissButterfly007 MissButterfly007 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I feel so alone today and I can't understand why. Nothing necessarily bad happened I just feel so out of it. I haven't been outside. I've just been here. Waiting and hoping for...
    VerucaRose VerucaRose 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I feel like screaming! Just to get the anger out. I love my life but sometimes...there's a small rage inside that wants to grow into a volcano. Just angry at everything. Right now...
    ADifferentRoad ADifferentRoad 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I'm 19 years old and I've never experienced sex or even kissed a girl. I know I'm not a talkative person but it's still strange and unfair. Am I really that bad? Everywhere, every...
    jakob95 jakob95 18-21 2 Responses Jun 28

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    This is mainly because people don't want to talk about the big stuff. People just be scratchin' the surface of everything. Everything is superficial. Everywhere I go. And I sure am...
    nadsxo2 nadsxo2 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Hey am I pretty because sometimes I just feel worthless ;( :,( my best-friend he treats me like I'm worthless then says sorry but he does it again today we hade a argument he...
    tiashepherdx tiashepherdx 13-15, F Jul 8

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