Are you a Lost Girl?

Lost Girl of the Week — By on November 24, 2010 at 9:00 am

One of the most common questions we encounter here at Lost Girls World is, “What is a Lost Girl?”

In our experience, a lost girl can be anyone… yes, even you. A lost girl is not an easily defined person, they are individuals, all unique in their own ways. Some lost girls get lost for weeks, months and even years. And some get lost without going anywhere.

When Holly, Jen and Amanda started Lost Girls World, they wrote their own definition of a Lost Girl:

Well, we definitely know a Lost Girl when we meet her. But since we can’t really leave it at that, we’ll attempt to give you the on-paper profile.

A Lost Girl is: A woman in her 20s, 30s (and beyond) who’s more than a bit unsure about what she’s doing with her life, the direction that she’s headed and how to make changes for the better. Despite having a steady paycheck, a social life, regular dates, four walls and a roof over her head, she’s got the pressing feeling that she’s overlooking what’s really important, and what she ultimately needs to be happy.

Trust us, we’ve felt the same way.

It’s pretty hard to realize your dreams (or even find the time to write down your goals) when bills, deadlines, bosses, cell phones and relationships all demand your attention. That’s why we decided to make this wildly impulsive decision–to put just about everything on hold–while we traveled the planet in search of great inspiration and life changing experiences.

If you can relate to our desire to take off (even if it’s just to ditch work for a few weeks) you may very well be a Lost Girl, too. The best part is, having LG status puts you in the company of millions other woman, young and old, slim and curvy, shy and outspoken. We’re all just trying to figure ourselves out. And while not everyone will rack up such extreme mileage in their quest for answers, the journey to self-discovery is always worth taking.

So, do you think you’re Lost Girl material? Would you like to tell your story to other women who are lost just like you?

We want to hear your story on what makes you a Lost Girl. If you think you or someone you know should be featured as a Lost Girl of the Week, e-mail your nominations to

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  • grace says:

    I love this definition of a ‘lost girl’ – there really are millions of us! Thanks for sharing your story and having the courage to set off in search of something better in the first place 🙂 Your journey is one of inspiration!