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    This is gonna sound like some tumblr crap lol but I just feel like I am not living my life to the fullest and having the most fun I could.
    I am 17 and I see people go to festivals, parties, out with friends and I don't really do that much.
    I have close friends but we only go out to the cinema and for meals, nothing too drastic.
    Summer is here and I just feel like I'm constantly scrolling through my Instagram looking at all these people my age having fun and I'm sat at home doing nothing.
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    This is gonna sound like some tumblr crap lol but I just feel like I am not living my life to the fullest and having the most fun I could.
    I am 17 and I see people go to festivals, parties, out with friends and I don't really do that much.
    I have close friends but we only go out to the cinema and for meals, nothing too drastic.
    Summer is here and I just feel like I'm constantly scrolling through my Instagram looking at all these people my age having fun and I'm sat at home doing nothing.
    I feel the same sometimes, but you still have plenty of time to do stuff so I wouldn't worry about it
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    Are you actually unhappy with your life or is it just FOMO?
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    I don't feel like I am actually living, let alone fully living. :lol: The grass is always greener on the other side... People only put up happy pictures on ig. I'm in the same boat as you, but unlike you, I don't have anyone left. Maybe you should do something productive? Find a job, learn to drive, find a new hobby etc.
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    Then develop an interest/hobby and start pursuing it.

    I would be the same, but I have an interest in languages so I've been working on my German & beginning Russian during the holidays and I feel productive based on everything I do.
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    Partially feel that way.

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    Same tbh but my mum is too strict so she wouldn't let me go to concerts and festivals anyway
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    I feel like this too. I lost all but one of my friends in sixth form, and the one I do still have, I rarely see or speak to. I'm hoping things will change once I start uni
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    I always feel this way*
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    Why don't you just, oh I don't know, start going to festivals and parties?
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    Yes. I can fully relate, 100%. I feel like education has taken up teenage life entirely. Not only that, but I have realized how much of an anti-social freak I am. My shyness has gotten me no where and I have barely done anything that the typical teenager has done/is doing. I don't go out to parties, never been on a date, never slept over someone's house etc... I just feel like I am going to have a mid-life crisis one day . It's really depressing when I think about it. I wish I was confident. My shyness is holding me back.
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    Yes My parents think i'd get kidnapped omg.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P22gcb4YHso
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    (Original post by loveleest)
    Yes. I can fully relate, 100%. I feel like education has taken up teenage life entirely. Not only that, but I have realized how much of an anti-social freak I am. My shyness has gotten me know where and I have barely done anything that the typical teenager has done/is doing. I don't go out to parties, never been on a date, never slept over someone's house etc... I just feel like I am going to have a mid-life crisis one day . It's really depressing when I think about it. I wish I was confident. My shyness is holding me back.
    You sound exactly like me tbh
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    Yeh I can relate to this. I've finished school and now my life is basically on hold till results day. I don't socialise with anyone outside of school so I'm spending my days just either working or just watching TV/ going on the internet. I'm going on holiday in a few weeks time so that will make me feel a bit better but Yh I hope that when I go uni by joining sports clubs and societies that I will have more of a life aha and I think it's likely given uni allows you to meet more people whereas my sixth form was quite small and there's a limited number of people to be friends with. Pretty much wasting time and counting down the days till results day
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    I feel like this too. I've had OCD since I was a child and then developed panic disorder and that left me being housebound for years and even now as an adult, I still can't do what many people my age do in terms of social and career options. I feel like I haven't done anything with my life other than be in and out of doctor surgeries, hospitals and then caring for family members. I feel like I should have definite career by now, but I don't. I give up when things get hard and that has also held me back.

    I am content with my life. I do have a great partner, family and pets but I do feel like something is lacking and I am just surviving instead of grabbing every opportunity I can get and grabbing life with both hands.
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    (Original post by loveleest)
    Yes. I can fully relate, 100%. I feel like education has taken up teenage life entirely. Not only that, but I have realized how much of an anti-social freak I am. My shyness has gotten me no where and I have barely done anything that the typical teenager has done/is doing. I don't go out to parties, never been on a date, never slept over someone's house etc... I just feel like I am going to have a mid-life crisis one day . It's really depressing when I think about it. I wish I was confident. My shyness is holding me back.
    You're not the only one. When I was in year 7 I did used to go round people's houses and do stuff outside of school but after that my social life rather died and I've never been to a party or been round anyone's house for all I can remember ; the last time I met upwith someone outside school was last year I think and now it's the summer I've only texted one person but I don't really wanna meet up with them cause I worry it'll be awkward and I struggle to see the point in furthering our friendship given the unis we will likely go to are so far apart so idk I'm just reaching the conclusion that I'm gonna start from square 1 in septmber and hopefully will somehow get a life. Try not to worry too much cause many people are like yourself in never been on an date ect as I haven't been with anyone but I'd like to think things will get better . Overall I'm somewhat glad that I've focused so much on school and not doing things like drinking ect as I've really had to work to get good grades so idk it is what it is.
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    Yeh I can relate to this. I've finished school and now my life is basically on hold till results day. I don't socialise with anyone outside of school so I'm spending my days just either working or just watching TV/ going on the internet. I'm going on holiday in a few weeks time so that will make me feel a bit better but Yh I hope that when I go uni by joining sports clubs and societies that I will have more of a life aha and I think it's likely given uni allows you to meet more people whereas my sixth form was quite small and there's a limited number of people to be friends with. Pretty much wasting time and counting down the days till results day
    Meet people/make friends from here
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    Yeah ive not done nearly as much as i wouldve wanted too!
    Ive never been to a festival! Id love to go to one but never had anyone to go with!
    So im gonna go on my own!
    But ive never had any friends so thats not helped me at all.
    But now ive got a new attitude in life so im gonna start doing the things i want to!
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    If you want to live life, then buy a BMX and ride it around some forests and hills. Eventually you will learn some free styling skills. You've got no excuse not to.
 
 
 
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