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I Am Defining Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 97 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 56-60, M Sep 19, 2009

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    I may be strange but magic.

    .. there´s no lie in my fire...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 2

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    Related Experiences

    I have really worked hard on this. I never paid attention to if I loved myself or not. I discovered thru hard times that I didn't even know myself or who I was. I am still...
    00DesertRose 00DesertRose 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    I can't remember the last time I was angry and after a veeery long time.. for the first time, I'm angry >:( I'm the unfriendly and introvert type and I have trust issues. In...
    FallingWind FallingWind 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I'm lost and uninspired, I feel like I am gone, my body is here but my mind is wondering about life, I meet a nice girl, why can't we just be friends, why do I have a tendency to...
    psychopuppet23 psychopuppet23 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Go back down memory lane because it only leads to false hope and shattered emotions. Talking to her always makes me feel some type of way because she knows me on a level that no...
    preppiboi preppiboi 31-35, T 6 hrs ago

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    Suicide is easy. Reach your hand out, you get drugs. Break something with your hands, you can find a sharp tool to stab or slit. Find a rope, you can find yourself breathless...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I studied Taekwondo for many years as a kid, until I became a 1st degree black belt but I'm not sure about my self-defense skills by now. That was something I stopped doing since I...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    I tease myself to the point of ****** and then stop so that I start to throb but don't have a full blown ******. I do this for about fifteen minutes before I finally let myself go...
    thenymphomanic thenymphomanic 26-30, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I thought I could last longer than this. oh, well. I'm a disappointment to everyone else. Why not be one to myself?
    Snow1353 Snow1353 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    Walking around in nature. I could walk forever. In this national park that I find myself in, like so many hikes I've done before but, this one is different. I'm alone as I walk and...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    to the one.. who talked with me for months, about a place who pushed me away from my cave held my hand, told me that she loves me and i am saved so i went on a journey of...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Whenever I start open up my feelings I have to turn my music up BC it's just so hard. I feel really lost and confused on what's right or what's wrong. I'm worried about my life. I...
    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm working on myself too.. I've realized that I try to please everybody but never try to please myself. I be so wrapped up in what everybody wants that I neglect what it is I...
    Corderica Corderica 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It doesn't happened often. Sometimes it strikes me and I don't know why. I just hate myself. I see myself as pathetic and degrading. I have things people will never get and I know...
    cloudycarnage cloudycarnage 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My sister was out all night, so I ordered in a 12" pizza from room service and ate it by myself. I was full and wanted to stop about halfway through, but then I thought about how...
    feedeer feedeer 18-21, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I bought photo frames to hang up pictures of myself in my room. My Mum laughs and asks why I love myself so much. I laughed and answered simply and truthfully, "if I cannot love...
    Espiallidocious Espiallidocious 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Growing up I always felt as if something was wrong with me. I actually got to the point where I hated myself. Due to bad family members and associating myself with bad people, I...
    solojo solojo 31-35, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hate it.I have so many feelings.My boyfriend doesn't know he thinks I'm fine.No its like I'm stabbing myself every time I lie to myself or anyone.Alex doesn't know either.My...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Im really starting to hate my scars I use to think they were beautiful but I don't think that anymore because now every time I look at them it reminds me how much I hate myself i...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 3 Responses a week ago

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    Why am I so upfront and talkative with people but avoid a relationship at all cost -.- I'm not afraid of asking people out, I'm not insecure about myself. In fact my confidence is...
    Spagoodles Spagoodles 18-21, M Jun 23

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    When I was 8 years old my life completely change. My parents broke apart and my dad left us. I attended a different school where I wasn't liked by the teachers or the students...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 13-15, F 12 Responses Jun 22

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    Wow, seems like everyone else here has positive experiences to share. Some of the following will be super negative, but some are slightly positive (I guess?): When I was in...
    nerdfighter314 nerdfighter314 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    sometimes my depression seems to hard to handle. its hard to handle when my love one and me argue and he tells me mean things. maybe thats y.im depress huh..any ways. i cut myself...
    sexyinpink08 sexyinpink08 22-25, F Jun 22

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    My image of myself is not as others tell me I am. Intensely flawed, broken and worthless is often what I see when I look at my reflection. I struggle with the compliments that...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    I'm stupid, ugly, and ******* useless. I honestly feel like I'd be better off gone because nobody would miss me. I lost my first kiss to someone who wants nothing to do with me, I...
    DontBotherAskingCauseImNotOkay DontBotherAskingCauseImNotOkay 13-15, T Jun 19

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    I really feel so much better after a good serious conversation with myself. But it doesn't have to be serious. I mean, I talk to myself about everything. And we are a good friends...
    thejuicytriangle thejuicytriangle 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 19

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    I hate myself because I'm downright ugly........I've never been anywhere remotely close to a date, and I've never had any girl who's had a crush on me. Never kissed anyone, never...
    norb1138 norb1138 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 18

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    Today two people were telling me how beautiful I was I realized that lately a lot of people have been telling me that It kind of gives me a weird feeling I look in the mirror and...
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    I've been deeply insecure ever since I was about 11 years old and when I turned 15 my eating habits started becoming weird. I never could look at myself and like what I see. The...
    lovebugg11 lovebugg11 18-21, F Jun 17

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    I self abuse by hitting myself when I'm depressed. I usually use a hairbrush or a coat hanger. I don't cut. I hit myself because my husband doesn't want to hear about my depression...
    df12arkh df12arkh 31-35, F Jun 16