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I Am Discovering Myself

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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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    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

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    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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    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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    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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    mathcarvalho mathcarvalho 36-40, M Nov 25

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    It took long enough! Today I had a break through. For years I have been so confused about what I want to do with my life. Once you get into high school, your teachers and parents...
    AnnUrban AnnUrban 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    Ramble Gamble 'Cause I cannot stop my mind from running... One minute I'm hearing a recycled Christmas classic, The next is a parody made in my head. Catch my muse, set the fuse...
    DiamondPrincess89 DiamondPrincess89 22-25, F 17 hrs ago

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    “I have forced myself to begin writing when I’ve been utterly exhausted, when I’ve felt my soul as thin as a playing card, when nothing has seemed worth enduring for another...
    osnaps osnaps 22-25 16 hrs ago

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    Never learn from my past experiences. It's like reading an old book and knowing how it ends but going ahead anyway. I should not be allowed to think. It's this hope for something...
    gaeainchaos gaeainchaos 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    Even at this time of the year I still feel like no cares I'm thinking of starving myself to death Thinking haven't thought if I'm doing yet
    killam42 killam42 16-17, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I am lucky to have happy, healthy parents and brothers. But my other relatives are so annoying, that I can't stand being with them. My parents want me to spend time with them this...
    sangeunkim sangeunkim 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Yep. I just made something that looked really hard now pretty easy (other factors aside). Even if it doesn't work out I'm glad I did this, is that weird? xD Anyway I'll soon find...
    DeathIsPartDinosaur DeathIsPartDinosaur 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I think that I remember me, thinking about my thoughts, even it was a long time ago, when I thought I would not be able to think anymore. But I do think now, that it is O.K. to...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. As...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    Every time I make any kind of mistake- even just getting a bad grade on a test or saying something stupid- I feel like I deserve to be punished for it by hurting myself. I cut my...
    kaleidoscopic21 kaleidoscopic21 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 17

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    I get those days when I hate myself so much. I've always had the self destruction feeling in my mind but I try to ignore it. Some days it's really hard and I have a strong urge to...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 30

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    I hate myself..People always take avantaged from me. I know it but i don't know how to deny. I care their poeple feeling too much but they don't care my feeling. I cannot really...
    chombongkoch chombongkoch 31-35, F Dec 2

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    Almost?? I NEVER put myself first. you need me to drive you half way across the country? Sure!! I can't drive but ill be happy to carry you. the ex wants to talk? sure! Im suicidal...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    So i asked a question earlier about whether or not i should go out to hang with friends. ive been at home since im sort of overwhelemed at the moment and having a hard time...
    spreadyourwings spreadyourwings 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm a little worried.... I used to cut myself when I was around 18 or so , I accidentally cut myself and I liked the feeling. I began cutting because I liked the feeling and was...
    Honee86 Honee86 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    So I thought I should tell u guys all the things I have been threw in life this is hard for me telling u guys but bare with me so I was born on the 7 jan 1996 so as I got older and...
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I often write or type what I feel not because I prefer to express myself that way, but rather no one seems to be too concerned with what I have to say. I have always been pushed...
    rrainfall rrainfall 31-35, F Nov 25

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    I wrote this in 09 Am I me? Can I really only be me? Does it make sense to say that I am only Me, different from all else, and existing as only myself. I certainly don't...
    chimbie88 chimbie88 31-35, M Nov 25

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    Today I received a letter from my dad who has been incarcerated since April. This is the first letter he has sent me. I have not seen him due to circumstances in the family that...
    Aml4 Aml4 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    I'm currently trying to starve myself and work out. I don't know why but I feel like I do that I'll feel better in myself.. I hate myself so much. If I had the opportunity to kill...
    oxoxJillianxoxo oxoxJillianxoxo 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I have sealed myself into a safe little box over the years. I am rediscovering myself now and branching out. I have blamed my husband for being controlling, but have realized that...
    NWBiggirl420 NWBiggirl420 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 3

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    I talk to myself everyday. Sometimes I like to remind myself what I will be doing. I try not to talk to myself in public. I don't think it is a bad thing that I talk to myself.
    Rippie Rippie 22-25, M Dec 3

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    I mean really, a long history of victimization has left me so strong in so many aspects but there is still the residual leftovers deep inside. I tell myself I am worthless, that I...
    SameOldLoneliness SameOldLoneliness 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    For quite some time now I have seemed to be deeply unhappy with myself. I can't tell you how many days I woke up and just felt like I was nothing. I still don't love myself as much...
    RubyRayne RubyRayne 26-30, F Dec 9

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    I hate my self as stated above. I don't like my face, figure, voice, friends, family, location, and just overall life. I have sever anxiety and always find myself counting and...
    mckennaolsen mckennaolsen 13-15, F Dec 13

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    I have been trying to learn not to hate myself, to know myself as I truly am. I found this book: http://www.peace.ca/powerofnow.htm, It really helped. I learned to stop seeing my...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 15

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    mentally torture myself even have cut myself starve dehydrate myself as well . as you can tell I clearly don't love myself
    Mizo0217 Mizo0217 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 16

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    I'm falling apart. I had a bad childhood which I got through. I thought I was strong. I told myself I'd never do.. it. I'm doing it... I'm so disappointed but I'm numb. I bottled...
    WeCouldBeDead WeCouldBeDead 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    THE AFTERMATH... I LOVE GOD FOR MAKING ME, NOT ONLY AS A HUMAN, BUT AS AN INCAPABLE HUMAN... MAYBE IT WAS MEANT FOR ME TO SUFFER... I KNOW MY DESTINY... I LOVE YOU MY DEAR...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I still have my little family. But, I have isolated myself from past friends and even direct family for the most part. This may be more natural as it has allowed me to focus...
    LienOnYourDreams LienOnYourDreams 31-35, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I make sure that I have constructive conversations with myself every day. I bounce back and forward in dialogue with myself, and make sure to refer to myself in the first person. I...
    leftbrainer leftbrainer 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's been 4 months and I'm doing pretty well considering how close I was to losing myself the first couple of weeks. I was shattered. Crushed beyond repair. People who I'd never...
    queenettejeanette queenettejeanette 13-15, F Nov 25

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    This is the first time i try to ********** myself.I played with myself.I shoved two fingers to my holes.I didn't come,except keep getting wet.After I finished,I feel pain when I...
    jn97 jn97 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I had never felt more betrayed I knew thats how it would play out, but I was frantic. Desperate for it to change winds I begged, and howled with the wind. Please. Please, don't let...
    NeverForgeIt NeverForgeIt 16-17, F Nov 26

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    I have older siblings that have already graduated and as you might think, it's not my parents who tell me I need to do better than them, but rather myself saying I need to be...
    FriendOfARazor FriendOfARazor 18-21, F Nov 27

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    I hate myself because I am not pretty. I am bull headed and clumsy. Forgetful and unkind at times. Have bad grades and am a disappointment to me, my friends, and my family. I seek...
    DesyMckenzie DesyMckenzie 13-15, F Nov 27

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    I was raped a little over a year ago, and my body is just damaged goods to me now. I hate it. I am a recovering self harmer, so it's scarred all over. I even have my exes initial...
    BrokenAndBetrayed612 BrokenAndBetrayed612 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 29

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