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I Am Discovering Myself

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 1, 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...
    GuardstheGrey GuardstheGrey 22-25, M Apr 2, 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...
    nanababie nanababie 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2012

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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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    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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    (Another piece from my old profile that I was fortunately to find. Hope you like it.) I consider myself a lover of music and this leads to an element of snobbery on my part...
    PoeticTorture PoeticTorture 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 20

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    For as long as I can remember, I've loved things like personality quizzes, astrology, animal totems, enneagrams, anything that's designed to tell you about your personality. In my...
    VioletThorns VioletThorns 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Friendship Friendship isn't being behind everyone else, trying to cram yourself in, to feel like you belong. Friendship isn't talking loud, laughing loud, being loud to be heard...
    LittleListener LittleListener 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I did something new today...I took a long look in the mirror. I glared into the eyes of that abused child crying in the corner, that neglected child no one listened to...sometimes...
    blackxrosexyuuki blackxrosexyuuki 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I'm looking to find myself again is it ok that I go places by myself for example bars, movies, restaurants?
    BrittTHart BrittTHart 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    It was thrown in my face today and i couldnt help but blame myself for having shared it in the first place. Im only human. I did not think this friend of mine would do this to me...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 42 mins ago

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    I told you guys that I hated myself. Now I am in a messy circumstance and I felt everything was falling apart. I might not finish my degree on time when the financial stance is not...
    InFiDeL0020 InFiDeL0020 26-30, M Mar 24

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    It's been over half a year since I cut myself for the first time. I got home from school and had been stressed and as they say "when it rains, it's pouring". I got inside my...
    iSabishii iSabishii 18-21, F Mar 24

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    Here the past few days I've been dealing with a lot of insecurity and self esteem. I was talking with my best friend today and I think I have a really good idea of what I would...
    needinganescape needinganescape 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    ( Short story: Prologue) My last hope Everything stops. Times stands still. There he lies on the cold ground. Here I’m standing just staring down as death whispers on the end...
    TweDee TweDee 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    It took me a while to realize that somewhere along my path of life I actually managed to lose myself in reality. I lost old friends and gained new ones and realized I had changed...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    We're all here for the same reason right? We all hate ourselves. But I don't know if I actually hate myself or I just can't find anything about myself that I like. Or I think...
    caseylouise caseylouise 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I do this as a way of figuring myself out. I love diving into the deepest depths of my innermost desires and thoughts, exploring myself and learning new things every day. I love to...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M Mar 28

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    I started to really hate myself when I was about 9 or 10. I don't know why but as I was going through the day I realized all of the stupid things I do, how pathetic I am and I...
    skinnylittlewrists skinnylittlewrists 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 31

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    I came to a realisation today that I have given up on myself. I have been putting on a brave front for the most part, but inside been struggling with inner turmoil. I was driving...
    NewDay NewDay 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    I once read an interesting perspective about the people you will encounter in your life, it states: "25% of people you meet: will never like you; 25% of people you meet: won't...
    FussBox FussBox 26-30, F Apr 7

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    I wouldn't call it loving myself, but rather that I find myself to be one awesome, one of a kind person. I am intelligent, hard working, easy going, open, and honest, to name some...
    bkf2 bkf2 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I've only been on EP for three days, and it's already helping me with my ongoing battle with depression. Or rather, it's helping me to help myself. I'm the kind of person who...
    xeian xeian 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    My biggest problem right now is not knowing how to handle the most basic situations. I find myself stuck, unable to explain myself, or my feelings, throwing everything into a box...
    Mirabal19 Mirabal19 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I am a tom boy kinda girl.. but so what!! i love myself now n don't care what others think of me.. i love to try out new things ...so what if others don't like it. i love to deal...
    90colors 90colors 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    For the longest time I have invested my time thinking about my friends and family and whether I have upset them. Whether I said something wrong. Whether I offended them. Whether I...
    moorelove3168 moorelove3168 18-21 2 days ago

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    Today I had yet another deep conversation with my acting professor. He told me how I should just ignore people's judgements and go past that, how I shouldn't be afraid to be myself...
    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F Mar 18

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    My arms throbbing with pain after being hit on the arm with a plank of wood. The woman continues to scream. Continues to shout. Continues to remind me why everything is my fault...
    revolucion revolucion 22-25, M Mar 19

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    When I make a mistake, I hate myself, I get angry with myself & I want to hurt myself & punish myself!!! I feel worthless. I suffer from depression & social anxiety. I mentally...
    l2thedoublej l2thedoublej 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    I've been trying to concentrate on things about myself I like rather than my flaws. It's so much harder than I thought it would be. I always catch myself comparing myself to other...
    daniefaye32346 daniefaye32346 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    My birthday came and went without fanfare on Valentine's Day. Yes, I am a year older 57. While part of me feels young, my body still feels sluggish. I bought myself a new...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Yeah, I am myself, 100% I'm the original G. So many goddam people always ask me how and why I change how I act and behave and stuff depending on where I am and who I am with...
    bluemetalchick9 bluemetalchick9 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 5

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I can't bring myself to trust myself. I'm fully aware and cognizant of the damage I have put myself through. I sit in this perpetual state of stagnation and the illusion of...
    coconutgirl27 coconutgirl27 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    So, it has been a while since I've found myself on here. I was doing really well after coming back from a holiday in Egypt. Surprisingly, my boyfriend and I lost weight (as the...
    Mel999 Mel999 18-21 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I was so cruel to myself. Before...i let them paint those heavy weights on my confidence. Worse, i painted the world on my worth, slowly crushing any hope i had left. They kept...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 Mar 21

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    I could write a 30,000 word prose of why I am depressed and why life has led me to the way I feel right now. But none of that really matters. It doesn't matter what life...
    Isabel13 Isabel13 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I hate that I prefer being by myself. Occasionally I force myself to go out with people but most of the time they reek of negative vibes and are Debbie downers. I get sad when I'm...
    mayvalentine mayvalentine 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    I find it incredibly difficult to open up to people, especially lately because everyone I've ever been close to has left. Now I just keep the majority of my thoughts and feelings...
    hollylynn91 hollylynn91 22-25, F Mar 26

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    I hate myself more often than before.. I hate myself because i could never do anything right. I hate myself for not being that strong person before. I hate myself for everything...
    Amature14 Amature14 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I have always felt disgusted with myself even from a young age. In middle school to now (Highschool) It has increased dramatically. I hate everything from my weight to my hair...
    patches36 patches36 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    Well yes I do like touching myself I just can't help it, it's comes naturally to me. I've pleasured myself as long as I can remember. I one great releaser for stress,anger or what...
    TandT0420 TandT0420 36-40, F 11 Responses Mar 28

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    It's so hard for me to love myself. I hate everything about my body, hair, and teeth. I always wear makeup because I am extremely insecure. I'm not that person who complains about...
    sabgonza sabgonza 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    It will be a struggle~ Nobody's perfect, we each have out flaws and features or traits we don't like about ourselves. I've come to terms with the fact that there is always going...
    lifesize lifesize 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Tonight I went a liit further than normal. I wanted to full on abuse myself. I tied my ankles together and then I put a belt snug around my neck, sat on the floor and tied it to...
    innerself000 innerself000 18-21 Apr 4

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    Yeah, ironic that today is Sunday and later on I'll be in church and I am thinking this right now. But I've done terrible thing. I slept with my cousin. Since we grew apart, we...
    hazelnuts143 hazelnuts143 22-25, F Apr 6

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    I am pathetic. My emotions are consuming me. I just wanted to end it. Yet, the unsteady hand of the blade could not cut. As hard as i tried to move it closer to my pale flesh, the...
    NotTheOnlyOne23 NotTheOnlyOne23 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I am hoping to find some relief in venting about my personal war on fat. I feel a bit narcissistic posting about vanity, but it goes deeper than my exterior appearance. My self...
    peacockskeleton peacockskeleton 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago