I Start Things I Never Finish

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 438 People

    My Friend Will Not Replace It

    I have a friend that i have only known for a year or so, i always thought that she was a nice person with views like my own, but how wrong was i????. You see, one day she asked me if she could get a lone of something that was my daughters, i told her i was not sure, as it was not...
    sadnlonley42 sadnlonley42
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2011

    I'm Angry At Myself Because I Dont Complete Anything...

    I have grown up in a family that never encouraged the "process" but only the result. They taught me to judge myself only by result and not the feeling, not the fun in process. They always told me that I need to work hard, and that everybody hate what they do, but they do it...
    dragonkin9 dragonkin9
    26-30, F
    Jun 14, 2011

    Yep .. I Have a Story

    Well.. I have started soooooo many things I cant name them all..so I'll start back in 93 ( lol...soo long ago)  anyway... I was out shopping for a pressie for my sister when I bumped into a friend I haven't seen for years we got talking & next thing I was...
    caroli9 caroli9
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2007

    I Probably Stop When Finished 7/8

    It's been this way all my life. If I wanted to buy a candy bar as a child I would go to the counter, turn around a few stops before, run back to my Mum and tell her I don't dare to. I always loved new food products, like cereals. I would open them, eat a few spoons of it, take...
    deleted deleted
    May 7, 2008

    I have a couple of bins full of projects

    that I will get to some day. Some day is a long time coming.
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1
    70+, F
    Dec 23, 2015

    It Always Ends Up Undone....

    I think it's the motivation I have for things. Don't get me wrong, I start off liking them but then it trickles down to nothing. My mother fusses at me time after time how she has put money into something and moments later I just become depressed or lose total interest. Maybe its...
    ithappens85 ithappens85
    22-25, F
    Feb 15, 2012

    Lots of Things

    I've got lots of things unfinished - books I've never finished, movies I've never got around to watching, stories I've started writing, etc. Sometimes, I start something and then forget about it or get distracted by something else.
    TheatreGirl TheatreGirl
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Dec 13, 2007

    Omg I Need Help!!!

    It all hit home last night. Was sitting there having a beer thinking about all the stuff I need to get done in the near future when it hit me that I have never finished anything in my life. I have a house that is hanging in pieces that needs to be finished to sell because I have...
    cncgordon cncgordon
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 10, 2012

    Oh This Is So True.

    This website is a great example. I currently have 45 tabs open, all different things I am planning to do, to do with this website. I will be lucky if I do half. So next time I log-on I will need to complete these things plus new things I will start and so the cycle continues.
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2007

    Someday's Never Going to Get Here!

    I have photos in a plastic tub.  For years I've been saying I'm going to organize them into albums.  yeah right.  I got started, have a few little 24 photo albums that I've filled.  But... I have lots of photos that have been added to the tub. What else? ...
    silvermystics silvermystics
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jun 22, 2007

    Me Too

    I am so bad about dropping something once I realize I am not perfect at it right away. Sewing, cooking, scrapbooking, writing are all things I've picked up and become discouraged after starting. I know it takes practice, but it's so hard for me to keep going when I constantly...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 13, 2007

    Will I Ever Finish A Race?

    I have started a lot of races but I have yet to finish one. I always start strong, determined and focused, moving forward at a steady pace....until...midway point...my vision becomes blurred, I amm unclear where I am going, my strength slips away from within and the weakness and...
    SelfDefinedPrisoner SelfDefinedPrisoner
    31-35, F
    Oct 13, 2012

    I Appear To Have No "follow Through"..

    I dunno, i seem to get an idea, become really inspired and creative, put loads of work into it for the first week or so.. and then... BOOM! i cba with it and become really disenchanted with the idea... It bugs me because some of the ideas i have, when discussed with others, they...
    takenforafool takenforafool
    Oct 5, 2011

    I realized this last year.

    My curiosity wanes off when I understood what the problem is. This trait isn't apparent with my paying job, but very noticable with my personal projects. I'm struggling to at least document the progress I made and making it public before moving on to the next interesting...
    maricagreta maricagreta
    31-35, F
    Feb 19, 2014


    I always start things I don't finish. I have loads of projects and ideas wizzing around in my head, which I start, but never finish. I don't know, I think I might just lack motivation, probably. =/  
    Hairstyle Hairstyle
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 17, 2007

    Why Is That?

    I hardly ever finish anything! Other than work (which is under duress and not much of a choice) I can't really think of anything I have ever finished. Like last year I decided to try crafty things in an effort to spend less time at my PC at night (you can tell it worked right...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney
    31-35, F
    6 Responses May 5, 2008

    Two Clay Figurines

    I dropped out of school, three times now. Almost all of my art projects I have started are unfinished. I've started writing many stories, and spent hours upon hours world-building for fiction. I've been meaning to clean my room for years. All in all, my life's accomplishments...
    GenericxName GenericxName
    18-21, F
    Apr 5, 2013

    I Wounder Why

    i would start something and than i wouldn't finish i thought it was because i get bored really quickly and i start on on to something new i would start sewing than i stop i would start yoga than i stop i would start doing this sometimes i would go to the point where it just stay...
    lostwitconfussion lostwitconfussion
    Jun 11, 2010

    Except For Chocolate, Of Course

    > Everything else can wait..................   ;-)
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    5 Responses Sep 8, 2010

    I Always Say That One Room At ...

    I always say that one room at a time I will de-clutter, but I never stick to it, I end up doing a bit every where and the house looks worst then when I started
    rosygal rosygal
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Aug 11, 2007

    My Deepest Confession

    For a long time, I have thought about getting this off my chest. The Experience Project is a wonderful venue for such things, and it's very true that release in itself is therapeutic.. After all, when we bottle stuff up, it just builds and builds. Which I why I have decided...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo
    31-35, M
    8 Responses Jun 23, 2007


    I must admit it was tempting to click "Plan To" ... heheh. Yah, well, not finishing stuff is one of my worst bad habits. The record is currently held by a handcrafts project I started when I was 9, which I still have somewhere, if it hasn't gone all mouldy, and which...
    fatcow fatcow
    36-40, F
    Jan 21, 2008

    Thank God For Everyone Of You Now I Know I'm Not Alone!!!!!

    Like all of you, I too start things and never accomplish any of the tasks or projects have set out to do. I sit and think about why I do this to myself? I have yet come to a conclusion other then " Am I really that lazy?" That being said, I really try to finish what I start I'm...
    serendipities serendipities
    31-35, F
    Oct 8, 2012

    Can't Take Anything Seriously

    I looked for a social group on this topic to join and never come back. I hope you guys stick to it better then I did. All the best.
    willneverbeback willneverbeback
    Aug 11, 2012

    Never Finished

    i've never finished something.I get that strong desire for something,and i even feel that i can push myself through it,be patiente,be persistent.And indeed i am...for a couple of weeks.And then this desire goes one day just as it came.I just leave it whatever it is.never have...
    pro0ject pro0ject
    26-30, F
    Apr 17, 2010

    Gah, I'm Such a Procrastin...

    Gah, I'm such a procrastinator, which is the worst thing of all!!! And I can never seem to finish anything. I started doing my bachelors in computing systems and I just could not go through with it. I've also started countless websites and fansites that I've never worked on...
    Aulara Aulara
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 11, 2007

    So Many Things

     i am the Queen of over scheduling myself ...  ivery rarely get any R& R although i need to make time for it ... and i know that otherwise im gonna go through burn out ..But summer is coming which means ill have the pool to relax in and chill while the kids play in...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2007

    Stuck On a Project

    I WILL finish that duct-tape wallet!
    museofallsoup museofallsoup
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2007

    I Rarely Finish What I Start

    I'm sure its one of the reasons my life is a disaster.
    glimmerized glimmerized
    41-45, T
    2 Responses Jul 14, 2008

    Oh Yeah

    I've started so many things and never finished them, I've lost count. First, learning a new language. I've tried German, French, Japanese, Russian and Arabic. Progress - I only remember one or two words from each of them now. Then - cooking. Need I say how many times I wrote...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 6, 2010

    I Rarely Finish Anything Except Other People's Sentences...

    A few of the unfinished projects lying around my house: Baby quilt for my niece's birth...she is now two. Painting for my husband, meant as first anniversary present...we just celebrated our third.  My master's thesis.  Half-painted bookshelf. Old Nintendo system...
    natlynn natlynn
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2007

    Too Much Going On

    i have too much going on to ever finish evrything, i have dvds i have never watched, books cds, jobs etc, hell, even this stor...
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2008

    Scrap These.

    i have about 10 unfinished scrapbooks. i dont' even work on them really and whenever anybody asks about them i just reply with, "i'm too broke." really, i'm not broke. i'm just not into scrapbooking as much as i use to be. i wish someone would just come and finish...
    lazyker lazyker
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 22, 2007

    Hello, My Name Is Kat And I Start Things I Never Finish.

    I was just reading a post from 2008 that was so true to me that I start things and never finish with exception of work which we have to and things for other people.  I've always had responsibility to take care of things for other people and help other people without...
    78kathry 78kathry
    31-35, F
    Jan 24, 2010

    I Will Start a Project That I ...

    I will start a project that I am really interested in, but once I get going, I either get bored or I just don't like the results. If I like how it is turning out, I usually finish whatever it is.
    silvertears silvertears
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2007

    The Magic Is Gone

    I've tried writing a book three consecutive times and failed miserably. I get really into it for any given length of time, leave it for a few days to have a break and then - poof! The magic is gone. I didn't finish school when I was younger, my Graphic Design course at...
    Meeoko Meeoko
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 29, 2010

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    Being here helped me to realize the meaning of some lyrics I heard many years ago... "I saw ten thousand people, maybe more... People talking without speaking, people hearing...
    KikFindme12thNumber KikFindme12thNumber
    22-25, M
    Apr 21
    Okay here goes nothing.. 1. I'm 19, I'm a proud single mom to my son. 2. I go to college and also I bartend and own a tattoo shop 3. I eat super fast. Whenever I go out to eat with...
    Buoyantwaters Buoyantwaters
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 21
    I havee. I can't say they are my best friends now, but when they were, oh boy did we do some stupid stuff! I think it's only right I end my time here on EP with a positive, fun...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1
    16-17, M
    Apr 20
    # 19. Before this ends, I'd love to tell 10 more things about myself. 1. My biggest goal or ambition is to provide for the needy. If earning money is the way to do it, then I...
    Abi936 Abi936
    22-25, M
    Apr 20
    Since today is the last day of being able to post for the foreseeable future, I thought I should let everybody know a few things about me. 1) I love the great outdoors. I could...
    HaleyAnnabelle HaleyAnnabelle
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 20
    I guess being in a relationship wasn't in the cards for me to begin with. Just more of a fantasy and a never ending hope that isn't going to come true. I've never been on a date or...
    MysteriousRose MysteriousRose
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    All of this, this group and all the stories here, are really impressive... in the most horrible of the possibile ways. What I'm most impressed with are the amount and similarity of...
    TotalVoid TotalVoid
    Apr 19
    I am so beyond damaged. These memories burn in my mind. Why couldn't he just confront the fact that he has hurt me? Having a girlfriend shouldn't make you not care about other...
    Redstrings Redstrings
    22-25, F
    Apr 19
    And I remember when I met him, it was so clear that he was the only one for me. We both knew it, right away. And as the years went on, things got more difficult - we were faced...
    Estranea Estranea
    22-25, F
    Apr 18
    Distance sucks... I can't look at him and admire all the little things he does, all his cute quarks. I can't touch or feel him, or lay on his chest and listen to him breathe. I can...
    cmyk323 cmyk323
    36-40, F
    Apr 17
    u know, I feel low once again.. I am just so messed up..how I wish that one relation worked..i was told I need a dom..and he could be the only one I would completely agree to..i...
    BrokenSB BrokenSB
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    1. that you ask too many questions 2. when I do something for someone and they just ignore me 3. when I see no reply in my inbox 4. when you are a boy and ask too personal...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 17
    i can't type 100 but i will try some i'm having groomy sunday morning my breakfast helps to start my day but i wanna pass out and need to sleep 10 hours(basically 6 or less) we...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Apr 16
    EP is only five or six days till it will freeze up and while I would have hoped something would come along and they would magically say never mind we are goin on, I feel the day is...
    boldtimer boldtimer
    66-70, M
    Apr 16
    well, my day today was almost good. .I finally got a followable productive day routine that can also help me in the long run. .I hope I can abide by it..today I'm half hr late in...
    BrokenSB BrokenSB
    22-25, F
    Apr 16
    Why not? The end is near... 1. I once got lost in the Ouachita Mountains and had to be rescued. We also learned that Man vs Wild is horseshit in a real life situation. 2. I've...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 16
    http://exp2.xyz New ep lets Get started
    Bjoern1997 Bjoern1997
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 16
    as always I woke up with a dream..a dream about u..u were sending me a song to listen to..and it was downloading while u sent another message and I repeated ur name in my mind..and...
    BrokenSB BrokenSB
    22-25, F
    Apr 16
    I used to say this, and wished that there's a reset button for everything that goes wrong so I could make it right but then, after seeing how the world works, how everything works...
    PiperMcLean PiperMcLean
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 15
    I have been working on a new series of painting lately. It keeps my mind off things when I have too much on my mind..Wish I was in the mood to paint again today but some days you...
    foolinlovegirl foolinlovegirl
    31-35, F
    Apr 15
    great..tumko hug karne ka baat pe bhi chhid hua..I don't know if there is anything about me that u accept..i don't know if there is any way by which u will ever be better...kaise...
    BrokenSB BrokenSB
    22-25, F
    Apr 15
    Once upon a time, there was a girl. A small skinny girl. She had purple hair and blue striking eyes. She walked so certain, as if she knew exactly where she was going. I felt those...
    nikolatasic nikolatasic
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 14
    he guys, im still pissed at cody, but things are beginning to look up, I started on youtubr, some bad influences are leaving my life, and some good ones are returning. netter yet...
    ZoeVoci ZoeVoci
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    Most days i really wish that i hadn't found this place 3 years ago. This place has taught me things I never needed to know. it's really bad when one thing completely overshadows...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Apr 13
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