I Wasted All Those Years

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 245 People

    Or Did I?

    i don't know anymore. maybe the experiences I had durring those 'wasted' years were necessary for me to do other things later in life. i did learn an awful lot
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    Dec 26, 2007

    Teachers Keep On Teachin'

    Wandering, wandering wandering, conjuring.conjurimg conjuring... Deciding deciding deciding acting on a whim... Delivering it to them.. Uncontrollable behavior and mind with no peace just building blocks that seem(ed) like cement. Upon approaching someone for guidance.. Their...
    amyriadofmelodies amyriadofmelodies
    26-30, F
    Oct 26, 2013

    All Those Years

    All those years,In the wrong job,Why did I stay,God only knows,It's changed now,I've left,Got a life,Happy am I.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 22, 2011

    Making Up For Lost Time

    I spent so many years being depressed.  Not sure what it was or how to deal with depression, I numbed it all away with alcohol & drugs.  I dropped out of college in my sophomore year not knowing what I was doing or where my life was going to end up.  Things...
    darlene darlene
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Feb 22, 2008

    Too Many to Count

    I look back at my life and see so many things that if I just got off my dead but and found the motivation to go through with so many life changing situations.  But now a days I look at the "Shoulda's, coulda's and woulda's" and see that each was a lesson in life...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 11, 2008

    I turned down job offers

    and (very) good money for 3 years because I desperately wanted to help my parents in their restaurant business. For almost a decade I worked in the hotel and restaurant field successfully and I was certain I could help ensure their ventures would be fruitful. Unfortunately, they...
    illshowyouhow illshowyouhow
    26-30, M
    Dec 22, 2015

    I Never Knew Until It Was Too Late

    I will try and keep this as short as I can, partly because it would take forever to write fully, and partly because it is painful to use keyboard at the moment.      My Father was a very Good Man. He worked very hard, He was a Family Man, If he went out, it...
    Lonely1963 Lonely1963
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Sep 23, 2009

    The Past Is The Past

    What's done, is done. However I am stil haunted by my past, in the sense that I know how I wasted so many years. The challenge right now is to stop! Stop wasting time. Catching up is never going to happen. I just need to get myself straight, on track. I don't want to waste my...
    SonicReducer75 SonicReducer75
    36-40, M
    5 Responses Feb 15, 2010

    Wasted Years...

    My first eighteen years of life have been pretty lame when it comes to my social life. I had only one REALLY GOOD friend who moved after fifth grade who will come into play later. Ill start off in middle school. Social life in middle school wasnt so bad because well no one ever...
    kidsgone kidsgone
    2 Responses Sep 6, 2011

    When I graduated high school in 2005 everyone

    went to college. I sat in classes, spending over 100 thousand dollars, learning how to answer multiple choice questions. I can't get a job, I have debt, and I truly believe despite my 3.9 GPA I learned absolutely nothing to help me in the real world. The classes were a joke and...
    kittyblaza kittyblaza
    26-30, F
    Dec 9, 2013

    Wasted and Still Wasting...

    I feel like my childhood and my teenage years were a complete waste. I wasted too much time worrying about what others thought of me, doing what others expected of me, and just not being happy and enjoying life. And now I can't take any of that back. Yet the sad part is, I still...
    earth2bella earth2bella
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 9, 2008

    13 to be exact, in a relationship

    that should have ended sooner. I don't want others to make the same mistake. “Unless it's mad, passionate, extraordinary love, it's a waste of your time. There are too many mediocre things in life. Love shouldn't be one of them.” ~Dreams for an Insomniac Here's an...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2014

    29 Of Them

    I spent 29 years hating everything about myself. Everything. Don't believe me? Go look at some of my really old stories on EP. I had incredibly low self-esteem and just wished I could disappear. I allowed my insecurities to hold me back from living my life the way I wanted...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 1, 2010

    10 Years...

    ...one terribly jealous, possessive boyfriend.  Ages 16 to 26.  A couple of breakups that never lasted more than a month or so.  I don't really know why I stayed so long.  I guess I thought I could love him enough for the both of us.  Young and...
    atali atali
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Sep 14, 2008


    I feel like I should be much more then I am right now. I am 21 and should of joined the military when I got out of high school. Taking all that time to find myself really set me back.. I feel so far behind right now.
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    8 Responses Oct 3, 2010

    8 Lost Years

    I spent my youth in a bad relationship. It lasted 8 years. I got nothing but mental and emotional abuse from it. I was stuck with everything in the end. He walked away free. I wasted so much of my life with him and I can't get that back. I don't know why I didn't leave sooner.
    cpetshks cpetshks
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 11, 2007


    is truly wasted on the young. When I was little, I thought it would be so cool to be an adult. As an adult, you get to drive places, have money to spend, no parents to tell you what to do.I think my childhood (under age 12), was the last time I was ever truly happy. Why? I didn't...
    jjia25 jjia25
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 20, 2010
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