I Am Discovering Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 248 People

    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

    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

    i try to hide who i really am,

    but i can't... i have to be who i am to be happy
    m1r14nn4 m1r14nn4
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2015

    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

    Inspiration

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

    It's a continuing process.

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

    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

    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

    This is my first time on this site.

    Around when I was 10,11, and 12 I searched on the internet for information..about everything. I've always believed that the supernatural once existed and that it is very possible that it still exists. I moved and lost touch of me wondering but over this year the questions in my...
    Moonlight1000 Moonlight1000
    18-21, F
    Jul 6, 2015

    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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