I Am Finally Discovering Who I Am

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 493 People

    Out From Under the Shell

    I had never been much of a socialite, very little communication with the opposite sex, shy, introverted if you will. This continued out of school and into University. I would never go out, or i would i would feel horrible, almost a social phobia at times. I shunned my friends, i...
    Spikeles Spikeles
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 30, 2007

    A Whole New Life

    A friend once told me "the moment you open your eyes, you will never be able to close them again." At the time I was not sure what she meant, but now I understand. I can see the kind of life I had, the life I was told to live and the future that I would have been forced to endure...
    SeekingAmanda SeekingAmanda
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 23, 2013
    Akurou Akurou
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 23, 2014

    Redefining Me

    five years ago I was, literally proying that I would meet the man I was when I was 22.  That man was confident, sure.  When I was asking that I was 37 and that man had been beaten out of me over the years.  It's been a roller coaster ride of a year for me. ...
    GoodMan67 GoodMan67
    41-45, M
    Feb 23, 2010


    I love who I am.  I am a caring, compassionate, honest, loving, sensual woman and I love to experience all that life and the world have to offer me. I love me!!!
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    19 Responses Jan 8, 2010

    At Last For What Am I Struggling For?

    At last i finally got tat ***** all this years..........i keep on searching for the solution for this freakin problem.....now its juz go to an end of my life with nothing~
    Leslie175 Leslie175
    18-21, M
    Sep 11, 2009

    I'm Finally Discovering Th...

    I'm finally discovering that I am possibly not from this planet.  That would explain a lot.
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton
    41-45, M
    16 Responses Jun 12, 2007

    Little By Little

    For many years I fought who I really was. I just had to fit into the square hole society had made for me. Then about twenty years ago I had a knock down drag out with myself and realized ... it's okay to be myself. It's okay to be me. Since then I've adjusted to letting more of...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Sep 7, 2008

    Before I Had No Clue

    If you look at my experiances, I think you might be able to tell that I have a handle on who I am now.  I'm 47, and it took a long while.  I am still somewhat insecure and lonely but I know who I am finally!  I am an Artist, a Child of God, A Mother, a...
    NewShoes NewShoes
    46-50, F
    Sep 21, 2007

    Through grade school

    and most of my life actually, I've always tried to alter myself to fit into the common. Always doing and saying what I thought was most accepted. When I started high school in a new town I tried to be more myself, the real me, and I think it worked somewhat. I've never had...
    Planetena Planetena
    18-21, M
    Feb 19, 2015

    ...and Its Only Taken Twenty Years

    I have worked out exactly what type of personality, in a social sense, I have, and it's only taken twenty years. I have spent some time agonising over who I am, and today, I appear to have come to a rather pleasing outcome. This outcome came completely out of the blue, in fact...
    Subjugate Subjugate
    22-25, M
    Jun 16, 2010

    I am a humanitarian. I am a highly sensitive

    person. I am fully aware that I don't fit in the norm. I have no interest in fitting in really, only to avoid conflict will I ever. I don't like conflict. I dislike attention seekers. I dislike fake intentions in people to gain favor and disregard them. I am all about genuine...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2015

    Read My Experiences and Storie...

    Read my experiences and stories, there are more to come...
    kane2007 kane2007
    36-40, M
    Jun 12, 2007

    The Real Me.

    I am funny. I am worth loving and being loved. I am intelligent and talented. I have empathy and compassion and I am a good friend and mother. I have validation and appreciation. I am a good person. Why did it take me so many years to realize this...
    dartist dartist
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Oct 8, 2009

    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 start questioning your plans for the future. At 16 I hadn't the slightest clue what I wanted to do next week, let alone the rest of my life...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2014

    Getting To Know You, Getting To Know All About You... Getting Like You, Getting To Hope You Like Me

    Rock Bottom is a good place to begin... I am unique, rare and beautiful. All of which becomes obscured by my unrealized issues and failure to launch. Walking blindly through life, blind because I am unaware of who I am. Floating through my youth on the clouds of a good time...
    KatjaShoshanaGrace KatjaShoshanaGrace
    31-35, F
    Jan 9, 2011

    I've Always Liked Me.

    As far back as I can remember, I have always liked myself.  Growing up was difficult for me, because I couldn't figure out that if I liked myself, then why did so many people dislike me?  It took me until I was 45 to figure it out.  I decided those people were...
    nanasixboys nanasixboys
    1 Response Sep 12, 2009

    Now I Understand

    Writing down the main experiences I am having on a daily basis is giving me a lot of insights. I understand now why I react over and over again in certain situations. I am understanding myself better. This gives me hope and strength that I can overcome my inner issues and become...
    thinkandfeel thinkandfeel
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2009

    Just Me

    .... but a happy me! All my life I have been an unhappy, frightened me but now I can be a happy me thanks to the book HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE by Barry Neil Kaufman.
    jimrich jimrich
    70+, M
    Feb 3, 2011

    More About The Same

    I can trace things all the way back to when I was tiny.  All my parents' male friends, male neighbors, nearly every male who ever came near me wouldn't keep their hands off of me.  Touch, stroke, pat. you get the idea.  By the time I was four and could speak...
    nanasixboys nanasixboys
    Mar 13, 2010

    I'm almost 30... Well,

    February I will be. It's taken so many mistakes and experiences for me to get to this point where I feel comfortable being exactly who I am. Mistakes and imperfections, I wouldn't trade a thing in my life or change all the things I went through. You NEVER stop learning. Looking...
    thescrap2hisbozley thescrap2hisbozley
    31-35, F
    Dec 14, 2014


    I used to know who I was but am not that person anymore. Who I am today? Yet to be determined. Maybe someone will clue me in or I'll find my owners manual.
    zillaron zillaron
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Sep 13, 2009

    I Am Me

    Self discovery is constant. You never know absolutely who you are - that is, if you are completely honest with yourself. Because who you are is a constantly waltzing dance between biological blueprints and environmental influence. This is who I am. I am the girl who is always...
    Demise Demise
    22-25, F
    Nov 3, 2012

    Being Kicked Out of My House T...

    Being kicked out of my house taught me so much more about life than public school ever could. And through all of that, I started to see who I really am, and I appreciate everything so much more now that I am beginnign to discover who I am.
    snokat snokat
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 12, 2007

    now **** this world.

    i am not gonna care for any one now. feeling excited for my new life series.. ##fights##street fights##
    faslonn faslonn
    22-25, M
    Jun 16, 2015

    Worldwide Energetic Downturn.

    For nearly four years now, I have been pretty depressed, well that's what I thought it was. I think I defined it as depression because I couldn't really be bothered to work it out fully. I was always tired, I could never get out of bed, I was always late for work, I hated my job...
    Subjugate Subjugate
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 13, 2011

    Leaving the City of Comfort

    You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.  What you'll discover will be wonderful.  What you'll discover is yourself.  ~Alan Alda I am discovering who I am, yet it is not entirely pleasant news to me.  There are...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 15, 2008
More Stories