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I Am Discovering Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 182 People

    It's a continuing process.

    Lately, I'm discovering how to be a better man.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M Jun 4

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    This winter vacation in Iran with my beautiful

    family has given me the boost I need to see the reality of happiness and discover who I am.
    PersianPeasant PersianPeasant 18-21, F Jan 7

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    Inspiration

    don't depend on others. and try to fulfill our dreams
    friendlove23 friendlove23 18-21, F Mar 12, 2012

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    Wonder How Much More I Can Take

    I have been with my partner for nearly 12 years now we have a son together i dont love him im wanting to leave but its not that straight forward so now it feels like i am just acting and im going along with it im not happy--he has been abusive and controlling in the past and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 1, 2012

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    Work done 4 the night,

    time 4 a bit of ME timeđź’‹
    loubi loubi 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 4

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    I am on my way of discovering on how be a

    better person at the same time survive from the evils around you. I'm afraid of being used by bad people when I try to be good to all. I have that constant fear that "what if this person hurt me in someway or the other" this fear has made me alot isolated in many ways. I know...
    harshmehta harshmehta 18-21, M Aug 13

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    Not Sure I Can Do This

    I decided to go back to school to get a better job because 11k a year was not letting me support my daughter very well. It has been over 3 yrs since I've been in college. I gave up my apartment and moved back in with parents. My grandparents on my moms side has permanently...
    nanababie nanababie 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2012

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    I Am...

    So far I'm curious, romantic, optimistic, forgetful, I laugh easily, I smile easily, I travel, I plan, I screw up my plans (yes I have missed a plane and a train these past few months XD but it always works out!), I have a few naughty secrets, I sometimes do things I shouldn't, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 21, 2013

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    5 Years And Still Trying To Find The Real Me

    My symptoms of Bipolar Disorder started showing around 14 and by 18 I was fairly sure I was indeed bipolar. At 20 I finally went to get diagnosed. I was told I am in fact bipolar and was given medication to treat it. The meds never worked and the doctors I was seeing weren't...
    GuardstheGrey GuardstheGrey 22-25, M Apr 2, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I've always found happiness through other people. I've relied on past boyfriends to make me smile, feel comfortable, and feel like I have worth. When I felt special to someone it...
    GabbyCot GabbyCot 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I hate myself for all the lies and deception I inflicted on my current boyfriend. I blame my family particularly. I am a cheater and this means I have broken my own value system. I...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    Come with me now KONGOS Whoa, come with me now I'm gonna take you down Whoa, come with me now I'm gonna show you how Whoa, come with me now I'm gonna take you down Whoa, come...
    coffeeflavoredkisses coffeeflavoredkisses 46-50, F Aug 8

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    I frequently discovering things about myself but didnt know epmexists to post them...but now I am condused wich story I should tell first
    vinyards vinyards 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    I honestly hate myself. I'm so dumb and awkward. Nobody wants to be around me especially in school, I basically only have like 1 friend :x which makes me scared as **** for school...
    mandycandy0123 mandycandy0123 16-17, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Gonna try to make this quick. I just wanna write this out cause I'm trying something new that i hope will help me. Im 15 years old male and I hate myself. I look in the mirror...
    Dann7 Dann7 13-15, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I cut myself today. I am so ashamed. I haven't done something like that since I was a teenager. I used to cut myself all the time when I was younger. I had some issues growing up I...
    Thinkofme Thinkofme 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    My story is that I have a sickness inside that I don't know how to make go away. It's hard to define this sickness other than a pervading poison that is eating me from the inside...
    Shellybelle Shellybelle 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    It all started about 4 years ago in junior high. I started growing up, going through hormonal changes, and some adjustments in life. And in the process I started dating (Late I...
    kittybabe100 kittybabe100 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I am really bad due to self punishment and can be really negative on myself! I beat myself up, hate myself when i make a mistake or say something wrong or annoy someone or do...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Today I talked like "a guy" to my friend who's a girl, and she didn't like it. She told me so.... actually she didn't. She said she had some things to do and she wanted to go. I...
    MCxxOPREVxxOG MCxxOPREVxxOG 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    I hurt myself again. After several years, I hurt myself again. I chose to hurt myself rather than hurt others. Everything is coming back to me. The pain, agony, self-pity and...
    purplefreespirit purplefreespirit 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I don't have money for food, a place to stay. So I'm going homeless, no family and nobody who can help me. My drug addiction doesn't really help either. I am having a tough time...
    YoungRidah YoungRidah 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    i appreciate my own company. i always have but ive been lonely too. now im making a bit of effort because ive left myself alone or in someone elses hands for too long. its weird...
    luckylassie luckylassie 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I hate myself the pain and humiliation I caused my parents by marrying outside my religion. I hate myself for for forcing my husband to convert to my religion albeit for show...
    Hbee1980 Hbee1980 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The other day at work I had an epiphany that I really truly love myself. I was thinking of a party that I went to..my first one. I refused to drink any alcohol when all of my best...
    londontravella londontravella 18-21, F Jul 29

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    what i have for myself is beyond hate. i hate everything about myself. i hate my own existence. i hate my parents for having me. i hate god for creating such a weak helpless being...
    SlaveToMyBullshit SlaveToMyBullshit 18-21 1 Response Aug 1

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    I love spending time by myself. Probably mostly because of my social anxiety, but also because of the way I was raised. As a teenager with high school parents, I was never allowed...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M Aug 8

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    There is a saying that everything in life comes as a blessing. It's part of our destiny and our path towards our life. We perceive events in our lives as good or bad, we make...
    xogymfish xogymfish 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    It's therapy to me. The relaxing part of the day. If I don't talk to myself, I think that would make me even crazier than how society already sees me. I'm an introvert. I hate...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F a week ago

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    I met an amazing girl yesterday. I don't think it was the first time I had seen her but it was the first time we were introduced. At first I thought she was a couple years older...
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    Most people wouldn't understand and I don't expect you too. No one knows I hurt myself not even my closest friends, I only punch myself in the ribs and punch walls and throw...
    heyapple69 heyapple69 66-70, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    At times I tell myself I can handle what Im feeling for that girl. I tell myself I can be friends with her and that its just only friendly love. I try to make myself believe all...
    realandtrue realandtrue 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    What to hate about me? I'm too perfect to live in this world XD jk! Seriously.. Sometimes i love myself like a lover other times like a best friend Sometimes I hate myself but...
    AutoLove0 AutoLove0 22-25, F Aug 3

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    I grew up in a fairly conservative Midwest town, and as such told myself when I was younger that I would never be one of "those girls who makes out with other girls at parties or...
    hottiewithabody94 hottiewithabody94 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 4

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    I have been out of work for over a year. I am trying to find work but it is very difficult. Lately I have been mad at myself and feeling down. I started spanking myself. I get nude...
    mmccoy43 mmccoy43 41-45, M Aug 7

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    I'm having those feelings again. I've been trying hard to believe in myself and be productive. Doing that I feel requires self-esteem of some sort. So I'd like to let these...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    So I'm super cool. Like the coolest person out there. So when I'm in my room I'll go over to my mirror and start rapping. Just to myself. And it's like really hardcore rapping like...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I am 5'7 and 205 pounds. In high school I used to be 120 pounds and looked sick, but I felt beautiful. I hate myself so much for how much weight I put on. I hate going outside...
    Calicogirl20 Calicogirl20 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Umm this started when 9 idk how well i stared talking to myself my room LOL Kun idk know how i stared but i talk to myself alot alot and its normal for me i get caught by my little...
    Deeshnay Deeshnay 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I like myself very much. I take care of myself. I never let anything go to waste. I find myself very attractive. I like myself very much. I knew I was going to live a happy life...
    lycheechan lycheechan 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I love the feeling of talking to "someone else"! I usually give myself encouraging pep talks to cheer myself up and keep myself going! :) I also talk about the people I hate and...
    Redhy11 Redhy11 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 28

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    Not physically. At least not anymore. But I always wanna put myself in danger. I always talk to people who I know will just hurt me. I always do dangerous things, especially if I...
    21cookielover21 21cookielover21 18-21, F Jul 28

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    I get angry at people too easily. I hate that I never stood up to the bullies and it's too late now as they are gone. They needed to learn their lesson but I was a coward so I...
    pikachuux pikachuux 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I hate myself for not fitting in with society. I mean what's so hard about going and getting a tattoo and going and getting drunk/high at a party? I don't understand myself I have...
    superabe11 superabe11 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 29

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    Just needing to remind myself of this ... as I've gotten to know people better on here I'm finding myself becoming guarded again. It's interesting to me that with some of my...
    StarLily71 StarLily71 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    And that's why I love EP; the only place I can be myself ! Because in real life I can't be myself or I feel I can only be myself around a few people (3-4 persons I think).
    HeeyItsParisHere HeeyItsParisHere 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I have been doing so much writing lately, keeping an online journal of my most innermost thoughts, desires, dreams, wishes, fantasies and hopes. I keep so much of this private...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    Do I need to see a doctor? Or Am I okay? I'm 17 and lately I've felt not myself. One minute I'm so happy and the next minute I'm dying inside because I'm so upset. Its not just...
    TheShyGurl TheShyGurl 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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