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I Sometimes Feel That My Life Is Going Nowhere

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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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    its probably not.. not

    that I care lol
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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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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    Especially when you hear of what people my age

    (25) are doing with their lives. I have potential, but without opportunities, it's difficult to realise that potential. Right now, I'm volunteering but I still don't see light at the end of the tunnel, or at least not during the years I can enjoy life fully. And it upsets me...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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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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    Just finished high school failed actually.

    Barely any friends , sick mother and grandfather. No idea what to do with my life . Live in a small town don't have a job. Spend my days doing nothing. What to do with my life
    anestacia anestacia 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    EBestest EBestest 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    Ever feel you are a hamster on one of those

    little wheels in their cage? Round and round and round you go.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 9

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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 graduated college at the age of 25.

    I have no job, no social life, friends don't like hanging with me, my family sees me as a huge liability and merely someone who cooks for them, no one wants to be with me, my relatives make fun of the small business I run. basically its not just me that thinks my life is headed...
    lotstodeal lotstodeal 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I know I'm a little young to feel this way

    but typing this may help me. First of all, I didn't care when I was little so as of now I weigh like 225... And I'm too lazy to do anything but sit there and play Minecraft! I can't find motivation to do much because I'm the type that gives up if I can't understand on the 1st...
    MonkeyGirl0909 MonkeyGirl0909 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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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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    I am already 22 and still in college.

    Actually, I am now a sophomore however, 5 years ago, I was also a sophomore in college and up to now, I still haven't graduated. So what happened to me? 7 years ago, I passed the most difficult exam in the country, I got my second choice course and was really eager to go to...
    trappedinmy trappedinmy 18-21, F Sep 18, 2014

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    It certainly ain't that's

    for sure. Just look at the competition for jobs these days. :(
    NotgoingsoloAus NotgoingsoloAus 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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

    enough for him or fill like nothing I do is right
    melissaheart68 melissaheart68 46-50, F Mar 25, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Growing up to the age of about six i had a

    normal, mischievous life like most kids until the death of my father. He died at the age of 32 from a heart attack, well so im told by family but ive never really believed it. After that i kinda took on this tough guy role in school. Acted real tough, was considered like the...
    AnonGuy2 AnonGuy2 18-21, M Aug 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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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    In the middle of nowhere!

    Sometimes I wonder if there's something that i should be doing or somewhere i should be going as I'm not moving up nor down or changing or improving!Like at the moment i'm not sure what i'm doing of and really don't know what step to take next... I guess this is where I have to...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Aug 15, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    domipl domipl 31-35, F Mar 26, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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 3 Responses Mar 20, 2014

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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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