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I Am Not the Person I Used to Be

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    I used to be so happy,

    trusting, fun loving but marriage to someone with an addiction took that from me...
    Timetotalk Timetotalk 46-50, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I Lost Me

    Somewhere along the line, I lost the person that I used to be.  I don't know when it happened.  It must have been a slow loss that wasn't as noticable.  Now I have become so far removed from who I really should be (or was) that I'm not sure how to get back there...
    flowrpowr flowrpowr 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2007

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    When I moved to a new city everything changed

    my home, friends everything. Couple of years later my friend has been having parties with drinking and drugs I wanted to be cool so I did that stuff I regret it so much I'm not the person I used to be my attitude changed I have been doing illegal thing I need to stop I don't...
    misfitoutsider misfitoutsider 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am not....everything has changed.

    ...some for the good...some for the bad....and some are neither..... I am stronger in my voice....I am guarded with my heart...I don't believe everything I am told....and I know there is BAD in everyone..... I don't trust like I did....and I don't love like I did..... Cruel...
    ladyamelia ladyamelia 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 11

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    I was extremely shy! Now I became more

    confident, happy, I made more friends, etc.
    gabby1119 gabby1119 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    How Times Have Changed

    Back in 1995, when I got my divorce I was lonely, scared, and exhilarated all at once living in rural Vermont...but trusting in God, I found my true calling as a screenplay writer...on my own, the Heavens parted and I was rewarded, by faith alone, a soul sister who guided me down...
    starryknight1999 starryknight1999 41-45, M 17 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    I am so so tired all the time.

    Yesterday all I managed to do was sleep and draw a little picture. Today I haven't done anything. It's really frustrating. I don't know how to get my energy levels higher.
    stephiwayland stephiwayland 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I used to not be scared of bugs except bee's

    and wasps and i wouldnt be scared and im a little shy when i meet new people until i actually know them . And know im scared of bugs even if its a little nat . Im shy and im more insecure about my legs and i dont like showing them becase i think there ugly but im skinny and tall...
    damnMcCoy damnMcCoy 16-17, T 3 days ago

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    peavus peavus 41-45, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    tayloralesia tayloralesia 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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    I used to be brave loud

    and talkative to everyone even if I wasn't their friend but since the beginning of high school people have knocked back my confidence I am loud with my friends but now am very quiet with other people but I want to be loud I just can't get any words out
    jaffacakee jaffacakee 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Brokenwing88 Brokenwing88 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    The Best Of Me ~

    They say that I am not to be trusted because I have a sparkle in my eye. They say that I always want things that I cannot have. They say that I am hiding the best of me because if exposed then I am weak. They say that I am cold hearted and unloving because my selfisness haunts...
    zonus zonus 31-35, M 6 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    Lately I've been struggling with happiness.

    .. I'm depressed because I'm a horrible person... I have been with my fiancée for 4 years now and out of that 4 years we have never really truly been happy... We love each other but because I don't know how to or because I'm too stubborn to show him how I love him I treat him...
    RHorne1990 RHorne1990 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I used to be a fun, happy-go-lucky,

    personable, charismatic person. But after my Anxiety and OCD resurfaced, and I was diagnosed with severe depression: I just kinda became a rock. A rock that just so happens to hate people lol
    n0ceur n0ceur 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Um yeah I have changed a lot.

    I used to be mean and now I'm really nice. But I also make a lot more bad decisions. I don't know why I do I just do. I am trying to become an all around good person and I feel like the first step is accepting the decisions and things I cannot change. I feel that I have grown as...
    lexiab123 lexiab123 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    That's what life does to you.

    Through experiences, both good and bad, life changes and develops us. Things that were so important to me once, are no longer such a priority, and vice-versa. My perspective has changed.
    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 5

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    My dad recently killed himself I I just want

    other people to know to Never go down this road it causes so Much heartache and sadness it's no Answer to anything
    ekins09 ekins09 26-30, M 11 Responses Jul 26

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    In fact I am stronger,

    wiser, and more conscientious than I was. I grew because of the person I used to be.
    milkroses milkroses 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 25

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    Morgaanx Morgaanx 16-17, F 12 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm so caught up in my pretend self,

    I have actually forgotten who I used to be.
    cristalbae1 cristalbae1 16-17, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I use to be fun and I literally wasn't afraid

    of anything. I could stand up for myself and tell things like it is. But now I'm depressed all the time and I'm always afraid and everything I do just doesn't seem right 😣 and for the most part my answer to everything is just one big "I don't know" because I really don't know...
    Jaesus Jaesus 16-17, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    My Long Journey

    During my marriage, I was so consumed with making sure that ALL of my husband's needs were met and that I did everything to help and support his efforts in being the man that he wanted to be and needed to be. I spent all my time focusing on him that I didn't realize how...
    Mahal1023 Mahal1023 46-50, F 30 Responses Nov 14, 2010

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    I think I have PTSD, my heads blank all the

    time. I used to be able to talk to other people, but now I can hardly ever respond to their questions or statements. My eyes are always in a 100 mile stare. I'm a shell, my feelings have left me. I was smoking resin at the time, when I thought a bunch of my things were moved...
    kiel108 kiel108 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I want to take an overdose,

    right now. I've done it before, and I think I could do it right. But that isn't who I am anymore. I can't think about my own death without thinking about its impact on everyone around me. I'm not that person anymore. Suicide doesn't make your problems go away. It passes them on...
    Fionndom Fionndom 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    My life has changed for the worst.

    I was such a happy child. Now I'm a depressed, self harming teen. I can't believe how life snuck up on me. My mind has turned on me. My mind hates me. I'm starting to agree with my mind more and more. Help me.
    happytobeanon happytobeanon 13-15, F 5 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I'm not the person I used to be,

    I've gotten better in some things but some things have turned out to be worse.. I have learned to keep hurtful thoughts to myself, no matter how mad I am. I used to have anger management issues and just shot random hurtful words at people I care about, but now it's better.. Just...
    ginawexler ginawexler 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    darrls darrls 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    I lost my husband 5 months ago.

    I feel so lost and alone. But I have to keep moving forward. I miss him so much :(
    hanhphan86 hanhphan86 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    How any times during my life do I have to

    become a different me until I don't know who I am anymore? All I know now that I am able to say say about me, "I am" but how many of my "I am's" am I and why I am not just one "I am" once? And am I who I am really me now? Just because I can say, "I am" now, does that mean...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 10 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    necxo necxo 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    Anyone else have a traumatizing event happen to

    them in high school that completely changed who they were?
    mattinthehat mattinthehat 18-21, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    Not one bit but for once its

    for the better! I have found my voice, I have found my sexuality and comfterablity with my body, and the person that I am. I think I use to spend so much time on wondering if people liked me or not but this morning I do not worry about it all. Weird for the night I had but I...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Dallas Realizations

    I recently travelled to Dallas to meet some of my amazing ep friends. As seems to be the norm rather than the exception these days, my flights ran late and I ended up spending some time at George Bush International, in Houston, TX. Disembarking from the plane in Houston, I...
    PeachesGalore PeachesGalore 46-50, F 8 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    Happy With New Me

    Life brings to us both good and bad times. I used to be a quiet person who keeps everything inside. Was a pessimist type of person. Due to problems in my parents I was never happy. But now I am a different person. I like to socialise with people and try to see the positive side...
    littlestars littlestars 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 14, 2012

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    A Reason To Change.........

    When i was a kid,my father would sit by my bed every night  before i went to sleep and he would say to me-"son if you dont wake up tomorrow,if it turns out that today is your last day on earth,would you be proud of what you have done in this life?..........cause if you are not...
    Borne Borne 22-25, M 10 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    5th and 6th grade was the best .

    I am now grown and have changed into a young boy who loves catching frogs to a 19 year old dude who has huge pupils from being stressed everyday. After my mom had an affair on my step dad I was heart broken. My family crumbled. Before that while talking to my oldest sister I...
    Harrisshap Harrisshap 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    If I Could Forget

    If I could forget all I have felt Allowing all the memories to melt Forgetting the anger and anguish inside Accepting the present and losing the pride If I could only erase these welts that you placed Feeling a glimmer of joy, comfort embraced If I could open myself to you...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 7 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    A couple days ago, a friend of mine was telling

    me about 2 waitresses at a cafe he likes to go to. One of them is this super energetic young thing who takes "bubbly" to a whole other level - beyond anything that could be genuine (some people are naturally bubbly, but not THIS bubbly). the other one is a bit older and has a...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 15

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    I Am Me~

    No, I am not the person that I used to be. My values have shifted; my needs and desires have totally shifted. If you knew me well thirty years ago, I think you would find me a stranger to your eyes today. I have experienced certain significant emotional events that have changed...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 51-55, F 5 Responses May 17, 2012

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    I was out of shape, had really low immunity,

    and was suffering chronic joint & muscle pain for a couple of years. It sucked. Doctors just kept telling me it was all in my head. :-( A friend convinced me (after a year of talking to me) to try Shakeology and working out! Good nutrition totally changed my health and my life...
    ladymaverick31 ladymaverick31 31-35, F 13 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm Brooke. 16 years old.

    I used to be a straight A student, honour roll etc. I played hockey on three teams and took flying lessons when I could. I had a part time job and I was happy. I was bullied at school though and one day I snapped. I just started hitting the girl over and over. I got in...
    BrookeSandhurst BrookeSandhurst 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 7

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    I used to be so against drugs & ciggarates

    because my whole family did that until last year when I started smoking weed and ciggarates and drinking. I sneak out, lie, and I guess I'm just a teenager now.
    basicbitchtho basicbitchtho 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    There is plenty of room

    for improvement if I just push myself Inhale Love, Exhale Hate Inhale Confidence, Exhale Doubt Inhale Beauty, Exhale Ugly Inhale Tranquility, Exhale Anger Inhale Positives, Exhale Negatives Its so easy to slip into bad ways... but keep breathing
    DorothyWheresOz DorothyWheresOz 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I keep my feelings to myself ,

    Yeah i get emotional but at the end of the day all I really have is myself . It may hurt me when he acts the way he does but hey that's life no one is bound to stay with you once you love yourself you'll start to realize what's best for you . Some of you females don't love...
    nicolee778 nicolee778 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 29

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    Who doesn't feel alone?

    Everybody feel onde time that is alone
    bd28 bd28 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    I was a swinger and Kinkster with my ex wife.

    I caught her cheating and she decided that I wasn't a very good Dominant and she craved more. Instead of talking to me about it she left. She destroyed my life and hers with her sexual Antics. She has lost two high paying jobs now. Gave me primary custody of our children and now...
    MasterLyme MasterLyme 46-50, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I met this guy and I thought he was really great

    until I fell in love with him and months down the road I found out he was lying to me and I never felt so alone. I just want to remember the person I was before I met him and be happy I just don't know how and it hurts.
    earthtoashley earthtoashley 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been through betrayal.

    Something I am still not cozy talking about with anyone but God. The experience changed me. I get glimpses of who I was every now and than but I can't seem to get back to any part of who I was. The trauma caused me to now question it all. Family, faith, myself. I have no idea...
    allybaba allybaba 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have nobody im suicidal cant find friends

    or have a gf ;( please i need someone
    Hardcore1Gaming Hardcore1Gaming 13-15, M 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Or at least the person I tried to be and,

    for a while, really became. Until gradually I reverted to less than what I aimed for. I'm trying to recover the person that I was, for myself and for the people I love, who love me regardless. Having them see me this way hurts us all, so I try for their sake, too.
    analiza17 analiza17 18-21, F a week ago

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    I used to be outgoing

    and fun and I felt beautiful I got married and am now a victim of domestic violence. Will I ever be able to put the pieces back together??
    uniquemarie uniquemarie 26-30, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I used to be outgoing

    until everyone started blaming me for things I never did
    dawny1244 dawny1244 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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