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I Am Defining Myself

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    Now I Know What M.l.king Felt Like

    Yes I had a dream, I was getting married I remember his face and all the way he looked at me, the way I looked at him. Yes I had a dream one inwl never forget. I'm looking for you everywhere and I will never forget. My love, my heart, my begining my HOPE!!
    Vanmarble Vanmarble 31-35 1 Response Jun 4, 2010

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    I'm Still A Bit Of Tomboyish Because I Never Like Wearing Dress At All.

    I think dresses are for women who have a great legs, bodies. 
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2011

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    Life Goes On

    I'll write this kinda backwards. I joined EP looking for something considered strange(a human pet) I've found one and strangely enough even though it's currently online only it helps my days. I'm a long haul truck driver and have been since I was shortly out of high school, I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 18, 2012

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    Making Some Big Changes

    Wow, "work in progress" is totally how I feel lately.Last year, I had a major stress-related meltdown. I was being oppressed in thought through classes in uni that were diametrically opposed to my beliefs. I was being dogged by people who seriously disrespected & backstabbed me...
    firefly128 firefly128 26-30, F Jun 15, 2011

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    Is A Work In Process

      Is not easy to erase memories and forget about the past something you've been living with for so long totally changed the way you think about life and try to discover yourself again in a new and different way learn from so much negativity and turn it all around learning from...
    OoLunaoO OoLunaoO 26-30 Jan 3, 2011

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    Hey Me...it's You.

    Nothing's going to change the truth. Over the past few months, I've made progress in what some have called "finding myself." I was a homebody. I liked playing my computer games and watching TV. I didn't like going out...anywhere, really. For anything. But I have done so...
    TheHonestLiar TheHonestLiar 26-30, M 1 Response May 6, 2010

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    Defining Who I Am.

    Some days I wonder who I am and where I'm going, most of the time, it's a long time to figure out, and sometimes, I'm simply on auto-pilot. I think that defining one's self is a process, it happens slowly over time, and it's a never ending process.  The labels that society...
    evilkittymew evilkittymew 36-40, F Jul 26, 2008

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    Older and Wiser

    older and wiser, oh so true, i have learned to trim my fingernails at work so i don't have to worry about where they go!   it's soo..... liberating-yes, liberating !!!!
    leosdisciple leosdisciple 51-55, M Sep 19, 2009

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    Today I Change

    Ive always been rather sarcastic, at a constant level.I have always been blunt and strait to the point, and staying with my character, I stay lively and funny, but get serious as required.I am in psychology 101 in college, and while the things I learned there I have learned...
    mindwarper11 mindwarper11 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 20, 2012

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    ...

    I remember when I was younger I used to be very feminine, I had my own look and loved that part of me. It made me feel like I cared for myself, and I didn't cared what everybody else had to say according to my looks, as long as it made me happy. I had a bad past, to the point I...
    OoLunaoO OoLunaoO 26-30 2 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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    Who I Am

    I'm not the geek that you once knew, as i don't fit in with them, never been a jock, or a prep or a head, I'm not any of the cool kids yet somedays wish i was, i am a 36 year old male who is straight, alone and usually unconcerned about it. I don't know how to explain who i am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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    A Work In Progress...

    Just a few years ago, right before the recession, I was on top of the world.  I had a high paying, high profile and high pressure career as a Quality and Training Consultant for a top rated insurance conglomerate.  My manic plans included a move to Hartford, CT to work in...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 63 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    Myself

    I'm defining myself as: good sense of humor, nice, bold, kinky, original woman, amazing person(a friend of mine told me), cute, positive.  
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 2 Responses May 14, 2008

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    I lost my razor and was about a good 2 month since I have cut myself. I felt like part of myself was missing when I lost it. I sometimes have this urge to cut myself. Then I don...
    NocturnalMiss23 NocturnalMiss23 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    We rent out a couple of rooms in our house to make a little extra money, yesterday I thought I had the place to myself so I was wearing a bra and panties and just a dressing gown...
    LibbyLee LibbyLee 56-60, T 7 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I am so tired. Tired of caring about everything and nothing. Walking this line of doing the right thing but still being true to myself. Tired of holding the weight of the world and...
    Pharmalady Pharmalady 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I'm always naked at home . I've always enjoyed the feeling . Just lounging around , walking around or whatever I'm doing my hands always seem to act as a magnet ... Always drawn to...
    Biman55 Biman55 56-60, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    narcissistic maybe- i grew up with no self confidence. i was the black sheep of my family and the middle child, chubby and shy. when i graduated i started loosing my "baby weight...
    snelletrail snelletrail 26-30, F 10 Responses Jan 28

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    I'm unable to be involved in relationships that have healthy exchanges of affection, compassion, and love. This is not my choice, but the result of many years of chronic anxiety...
    DarkPathos DarkPathos 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 3

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    Today I forced myself to puke again. I was out with some friends and we were hanging out at the skate park. After a couple of hours of skating I wanted to do something else. So I...
    pukeboy pukeboy 22-25, M Feb 6

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    I tried writing this experience once but it shut down in the middle, so I'm a little frustrated but I'll try again. I was saying that I find myself doing things just for the sole...
    Shamandora Shamandora 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I hate my life so much, I really have been compensating whether or not I should kill myself, but I can never bring myself 2 it, like it's just thoughts; but seriously Life's been...
    Krchan2 Krchan2 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I want to break down and slash my wrist and watch the blood hit the ground. I think to myself, what urges this on? Why am I so depressed, so angry, confused, upset. I just wanna...
    fade77 fade77 16-17, F Jan 28

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    I have always been willing sacrifice my happiness for the people i love. I recently have found myself in a situation where i wronged a friend and i apologised sincerely for it but...
    outragedbamboo outragedbamboo 22-25 4 Responses Jan 31

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    Tomorrow is going to be tough. I'm scared. Terrified. Utterly bare with no armor. When did I lose it? Did I ever have one to begin with? How do explain myself. How do I confess...
    DeijiDaze DeijiDaze 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Finding an inspiration that heals. Shes gone. It hurts but I will be okay. This past year has been phenomenally hard but I believe I'm exactly where I need to be. 2014 I was...
    mmn6134 mmn6134 22-25, F Feb 5

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    and NO i do not have an eating disorder. i only starve myself as a way to punish myself. because i feel so extremely fukking guilty for everything there is about me. i HATE myself...
    gurldeleted gurldeleted 41-45, F Feb 5

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    My brother and I just had an argument. He sucks at arguing because of how he drags the focus of the argument to other things. Things like me. He constantly insults me for being...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 13

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    I don't hate myself for the way I look anymore ... I hate myself for the person I am ... I realize how ******* awful I am to everybody!! I'm just so mean to people all the time and...
    suicidalblonde suicidalblonde 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Is it like normal to bully myself? Idk. I tend to insult me, and think the worst of me... I guess it's because I'd rather listen to this stuff from me, instead of from someone else...
    kindahipsta kindahipsta 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Yup I have resorted to this. I want the next two years of my life to be about no one but myself. When I'm in a relationship I bend over backwards to give my partner anything that I...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 26 Responses Feb 2

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    Something I had to do for a long time as long as I remember. I finally gave up and admitted that I was different from everyone else at school. For many reasons. Too many reasons...
    crazysoul24 crazysoul24 22-25 4 Responses Feb 5

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    If you play with fire, you're going to get burnt.... Why did I let this happen? Someone is going to get hurt... And I hope it me and not the people involved... I've ****** up...
    catho catho 18-21, F Feb 10

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    Today, I wanted to relax, but I couldn't. My mind was planning in detail some corner of some project which was technically interesting, but not even possible to do today, and not...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M Feb 10

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    I think it started with my home life. My sister called me a **** for wanting to wear a skirt to school. My dad called me a pig at age 5 because I left a plate on the table. My mom...
    semirelatableteen semirelatableteen 13-15, F Feb 10

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    They say they relationship with yourself is the most important one. Dr. Phill actually said that so it must have some truth behind it.. Oh wait. I remember it being very true. I...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 Feb 13

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    When I was younger I used to compare myself to other people, but as I've gotten older and adopted a new way of thinking, I only compete with myself. I want to be the best version...
    NikkiTattooedHeart NikkiTattooedHeart 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 15

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    This is something that has plagued me since as far back as I can remember. I have always had low self-esteem, and growing up with a narcissistic mother didn't help. I got teased...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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    My house was wrecked, the storm was over... I hated myself from allowing it to happen.  It was too much that I can bear, I went catatonic.Yet, I managed to walk past the...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 15

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    I just survived my first Valentines day after separating from my husband of 24 years. Yes, I am glad that sucker is in the rear view mirror. The day. Not the man, lol. You get the...
    littlecreekgirl littlecreekgirl 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Sometimes I am afraid of myself... I am afraid that I will grow up to be a murderer. This is a legitamate fear that is on my mind constantly. Normal people don't worry they will...
    Mewl Mewl 18-21, F Feb 18

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    I am really struggling with regret. I know the past is gone. I know that others opinions are meaningless. But I beat myself up. I have done bad things. I worry most that it...
    thepeanutgallery thepeanutgallery 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I hate myself for being too afraid to be myself. I hate myself for not being able to express anger, sadness and happiness. I hate myself for being so useless. I can't trust anybody...
    bluerosesandblackfoxes bluerosesandblackfoxes 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    school is really stressing me out. im feeling overwhelmed and im getting mad at myself and im having all these thoughts to just take my anger out on myself and just cut. i feel...
    perksofbeingdepressed perksofbeingdepressed 16-17, F 7 Responses Jan 28

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    Self Reflections My skin is not a tough armor, its too thin and easily broken. The air i am inhaling is attenuating with each gasp for breath. My shins are quivering and small...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    I've been feeling like this recently. Some days I'll be hopeful and confident with myself. I'll set goals, try to be more productive, and make plans for the future. But yesterday...
    christarose96 christarose96 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    {maybe i should cry for help, maybe i should kill myself} Do not tell me to be happy. Do not tell me to love myself. Do not tell me I'm attention-seeking. Do not tell me to suck...
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Jan 31