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I Am Discovering Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 233 People

    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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    It's a continuing process.

    Lately, I'm discovering how to be a better man.
    utahwriter utahwriter 41-45, M Jun 4, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    I remember when I was 8, at the doctors for a checkup to go to a summer camp. The doctor asked me how much I thought I weighed before stepping on the scale. I guessed 80. It was 90...
    katherinesong katherinesong 13-15, F 1 Response May 20

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    it is as though the more I study myself the more I change.. I think something is a concrete truth about myself it changes. it's hard to live in such a tumultuous undefined grey...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F May 2

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    Did it ever occur to you that in like 30 years when you're in the car with your kids you'll be playing the "oldies" station and it'll be one of the more popular bands now. And...
    cmr426 cmr426 13-15, F 3 Responses May 2

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    I love connecting with people through music. I have a friend who has reunited me, in a way, with Al Stewart. I remember a couple of his songs. Primarily "Year of the Cat". But...
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 4 Responses May 12

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    A New group for me but I am enjoying and discovering their music
    mintybear2 mintybear2 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I wanted the night sky. The cold night, empty, dark--with a smattering of bright diamonds. The inconstant, nebulous, shining hope that you'd one day realize my affections against...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M a week ago

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    I know I'm young but I feel like I could be so much of a better person if it wasn't for my depression and PTSD. They make life hard, and I find myself lashing out at people I love...
    LostInElizabeth LostInElizabeth 16-17, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I hate myself. I really do. I hate every single pore on my body, I hate my acne, my too big nose, my face, my yellow teeth, my too small mouth, the flab on my stomach, arms, legs...
    Lilneko Lilneko 13-15, F 36 mins ago

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    It is no wonder I have so much good advice for others, because I never use any of it for myself!
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    So I really love my face and my body and a lot of strangers compliment me... im way too skinny like seriously... and my famili and some friends say that i look anorexic and ugly. I...
    gongita gongita 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    To be able to literally laugh at yourself and see the thngs you do almost as if you are a diff person. Can be so humbling& the difference of maintaining your sanity. What's left of...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    If you want to know the story to this then PM me. I embarrassed myself in front of a client. (Im a prostitute)
    CrystalSapphire CrystalSapphire 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Am Always Improving Myself
    pullups26 pullups26 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    I forgot who I am, and spent so long building up these walls. Little did I know, the isolation hurt more than the fight. So, I'm breaking them down. I'm learning who I am with each...
    Ellytheoutcast Ellytheoutcast 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I wish I wasn't so hard on myself but I'm afraid if I stop I won't have any motivation to move forward. It's as if I have this real of all my shortcomings and it just plays again...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F May 3

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    I'm here again tonight, just when i thought i should have by now feeling more better about myself after the short escape from the hermit shell i've been self-confined in - I'm not...
    jessycarcher jessycarcher 22-25, F May 9

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    This became a longer story then I wanted to be, but its my story and I carry it with pride. I have always been a weirdo and I love myself for it. I am now in a point in my life...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 1 Response May 20

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    Something went wrong in my life at one time. I am so preoccupied by my looks it's disgusting. I used to have the lowest self esteem, I was antisocial, hated my looks, hated my skin...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M May 2

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    I am having hard time starting conversations or meeting people, it is even worse when I am expecting someone to talk to me . Maybe it is just my lack of experience in that field...
    LFSomething LFSomething 22-25, M 3 Responses May 2

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    Over this past year I've changed.The truth is I can hardly recognise myself,I'm almost a completely different person from before.I'm not really sure what triggered this change,it...
    MeAndMySelf98 MeAndMySelf98 16-17, M May 10

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    As a young woman growing up, I always liked guys that were my skin color even though I would've loved to be with a White guy, I just didn't pay much attention to them because I...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    My body is a prison. I hate every single inch of myself, and sometimes it's unbearable. I am such a disappointment to everyone, including myself, and I'm pretty sure my boyfriend...
    Mickkeyy Mickkeyy 18-21, F 1 Response May 2

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    I am a 20 year old from London who studies Performance at University, which is about to end in a week. After that ill be off to America for five months working and experiencing new...
    Amyflorence Amyflorence 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    I have made this profile few days ago with a decision to face my fears of socialization and gain some insight in my own along with other people's similar problems. At first I...
    LFSomething LFSomething 22-25, M 2 Responses May 6

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    This is to all the people who have thought about giving up. I 1st must say, god has not given up on you. All my life I have been worried about what others have thought of me. I...
    theplanofaction theplanofaction 22-25, M May 11

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    Dear God, I pray that I get to have the courage and the perseverance to fight and not care of the risks involved. I am truly ashamed of myself. If it was only myself, I would...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 May 20

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    I don't trust myself to be capable, smart, mature or brave enough to do what I truly want to do with my life. I'm not even able to admit to myself exactly what it is I want from...
    Magicalcarebear Magicalcarebear 22-25, F 1 Response May 20

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    Had an incredibly painful migraine today. I was supposed to be hosting family dinner tonight and I had to cancel. I feel awful about it. But I realize that the migraine is my body...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 22-25, F 2 Responses May 22

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    I'm ending a lot of relationships that aren't mutually beneficial, in order to collect my energy together and create space for something new to grow within. Something new as in...
    earthcentreRise earthcentreRise 22-25 May 25

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    I've been broken into pieces for years but it's time to dust myself off and fix myself up. I want to work on my confidence so I can do all the little things everyone else does that...
    kdauthor kdauthor 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I cant seem to combat against it for very long, my mind always seems to find its way trickling back into thoughts of him...He, who is my best friend. I felt awkward about the...
    SophisticatedPsychopath SophisticatedPsychopath 22-25, F a week ago

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    I find myself lusting for my ex but having no real desire to be with him. Makes me question myself a bit. Am I capable of loving anyone? Maybe it's me with the issues. Shouldn't I...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 2 Responses May 2

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    I hate myself I often dream of how I'd make a time machine to torture myself as a child I am always one reason away from making myself bleed I constantly battle depression I feel...
    omss omss 18-21, M May 3

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    more than i think i do . i hate myself because of how i am perceived . i hate myself to extent that i cant say why i do. i dont want to have friends because i dont want...
    lonesomedove80 lonesomedove80 31-35, F 2 Responses May 3

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