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I Am Defining Myself

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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, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, F Jan 3, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    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 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have an urgent need to forgive myself for something I did in high school. For years I've been very harsh with myself about this mistake and I've been telling myself that what I...
    NamelessNomad NamelessNomad 22-25, F Jan 20

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    I hated how I say to people that Im proud of myself and I loved it. I hated how **** I am. I hated how I can be so confident. I hated how I interact with others. I hated how I feel...
    shishishosho97 shishishosho97 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Honestly I am 34 and no high school education. I had kids at 18,29,21 . Been married 2x and never done a damn thing for myself . I come from a place and daily that has the...
    KittenHasClaws1980 KittenHasClaws1980 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I'm fifteen. I'm a sophomore and I've been continually depressed since last summer when the first girl I legitimately fell for got really mad at me and then moved away. I just sent...
    GuiltyLover GuiltyLover 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 17

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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 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Last year was a game changer for me..i left my boyfriend of five years last February. It was difficult to do but I don't regret it. It took me over a year to work up the courage...
    lambkin lambkin 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    I feel like I do of course im a walking contradiction so maybe im not after all..uhhh I dont know why the hell it's so hard for me to give a crap about myself anymore unless I have...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    …and I never get bored of myself or hate myself... I love being myself at all times; perhaps I am a little narcissistic... Oh well, better than self hating, no? Although I don't...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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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 1 Response 2 days ago

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    More than anything in this existence. "What could be So bad about you?" don't ask me that, you shouldn't ask me that, very annoying. I take everything out on myself because I feel...
    Britt4ny Britt4ny 70+, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel like I am always giving more than I can. I try to fix everyone without taking the time to fix myself. I am attracted to people who have many problems. I don't know why, I...
    SkyDean SkyDean 16-17, F Dec 31, 2014

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    so here we are - 2015!!! a whole new year to mess up, lol :) I hope this one is good to me, and that I am successful at improving myself. I have really lived a very long life - I...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I annoy myself so much. my mind never stops talking. i hate the sound of my own voice. i hate my reflection. i hate the way i look. i hate my personality. i hate everything about...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I do not know why I posted the last story. I think I'm just weird and over it. All of my sh!t's gonna be on blast one day. If not, then I've pretty much given up on becoming famous...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Even though i felt lonely, felt depression and suicidal things creeping up on my back bone, the only thing thats keeping me now from waking up with a razor and slitted wrist is the...
    CursedRaven CursedRaven 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I was 12 years old when I and thirty other kids were waiting outside in front of the school. It was the first week of secondary school. In a few minutes we would bike to a nearby...
    Jemoeder Jemoeder 26-30 1 Response Jan 4

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    if I make someone important upset or make myself upset I'll say negative things to myself and lock myself in my room and starve myself no matter how hungry I am
    LilahWolf LilahWolf 16-17, F Jan 5

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    I'm so fat and ugly and stupid. I'm a massive screw up, I can't do anything right. I can't stick to a diet because I'm such a fatass. I have no self control. I barely have any...
    SheSaid15 SheSaid15 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Now I will pick myself up and brush myself off. Do what's exactly right by me: study hard, workout hard, take great care of myself... love myself so completely. I will be even...
    Summerandroses Summerandroses 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 9

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    I generally isolate myself in my place 2-3 times a week, so that i can be completely alone, and nothing negative will happen in my life. I am self employed, and my business is so...
    herbals4ever herbals4ever 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    Whenever I post a picture of myself on here (a few times) I get comments and messages like "You're Beautiful." "You're pretty" stuff like that. I'm not here to fish for compliments...
    vaashapenin vaashapenin 16-17, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I wrote ab out my bad traits in 2014 and i promised i'll eliminate these traits by 2015 : EP Link I'd like to share this story with you to tell ya what i have eliminated up till...
    Mvendetta2 Mvendetta2 18-21, M Jan 1

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    I've sworn to myself that THIS year I WILL lose weight so that I can feel better about myself. I have low self esteem, partly because I feel ugly because I'm so fat. Whenever I get...
    ConfessionsOfALostGurl ConfessionsOfALostGurl 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    How can you keep living on when you absolutely dislike yourself? I guess its a question that everybody asks themselves but a question I keep asking myself more and more often as...
    xrainey xrainey 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I hate being strong when I know I'm weak...but I act that way so ppl don't look at me with pity I hate being beautiful when I feel ugly, i put on makeup and dress to impress, but...
    boxgirl1987 boxgirl1987 26-30, F Jan 4

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    I look in the mirror and I'm unhappy. I compare myself to others and I am so awful. I see pictures of myself and I can't even look at them. I do things that annoy people or I make...
    taylorsuzenski taylorsuzenski 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I have been trying to "pick myself up by my bootstraps" as folks have a REAL affinity for saying. It is going pretty well, although I am still having my hardships. It seems like...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I've always had weight issues and struggled with wanting to be thinner. In Mid October of 2014 I was 5'5 138 pounds. I was prescribed adderall for add, I began to see I didn't eat...
    mjglynn mjglynn 13-15, F Jan 6

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    hi guys I'm new to this website so yea /. well I'm 16 and I've played softball all my life last year was the one year I couldn't play because of a shoulder injury lately I have...
    JenEspinosa17 JenEspinosa17 16-17, F Jan 7

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    Single and alone, it was a huge change which I never signed up to go through. Every single day, I go out into the big scary world, and I live my life without him. I would go...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 9

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    Today marks the day of change. I've noticed I've gotten better with myself in growth. A year ago today I wanted to die, I hated myself more than anything in the world. But now I...
    acorn288 acorn288 16-17, F Jan 9

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    Just do I don't have a story, maybe I just need to give myself a shake and am feeling sorry for myself. Just over the past few months all I do is sleep a lot and it's just pure...
    myselfxox myselfxox 31-35, F Jan 9

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    After yrs of being told (in a roundabout way) I finally see for myself that I'm just not a happy person. I have bad habits of worrying and stressing over every stupid little thing...
    lilldemen lilldemen 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 10