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I Am Not the Person I Used to Be

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    gentlyyours707 gentlyyours707 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    Well here we are confusion in your mind

    that is set in deep. To you I'm a delight. The stars that lead you home, but I just gave you love no more or less. I can't move my life into yours. It won't align. You now desire things, you know I crave. It's like your reading my mind as your telling me what you will do. How we...
    Isis27 Isis27 36-40 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Sometimes it takes the right voice

    or the right words from that oh so right person to lift you back up :)
    TheMeBMini25 TheMeBMini25 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    EmbraceTheEVIL EmbraceTheEVIL 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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    Nor am I the person I will be tomorrow.

    .. I think of the girl I was... I think I liked her, I think life was easier for her. But the mind plays cruel tricks. She was not that different from me. In the dark moments of reflection. We are still the same her and I. But yet I am ever changing, trying to find a skin...
    Author1980 Author1980 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    A year ago I'd never imagine myself being

    so cold and cruel...a year ago I didn't know such pain existed
    Noorie13 Noorie13 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My mother is helping me find myself again.

    She stayed up with me all night explaining to me methods to get over being lost. She reminded me that I was born with an inner strength that will always be there for me. She just gave me hope that I can become a whole person again if I put the effort into it. She gave me classic...
    BunniesCry BunniesCry 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    And I'm so glad that I'm a different person!

    The reason being, I have been redeemed! Jesus Christ has set me free! I once was lost, but now am found! I gave my life to Christ and I will never be the same again! He paid the price for my wicked sin, and because he shed his blood for every lie, every bad thought, every bad...
    Imnothomeyet Imnothomeyet 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    five years ago I left an extremely abusive,

    unhealthy relationship. I paid alimony to him for five years and very recently paid my last payment. I'm not that woman anymore. I am strong, happy,content, secure, and successful. I made it through the darkest part of the night, and now the sun is rising and I am ready to...
    surgchic surgchic 46-50, F 12 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't know what to do now.

    I have just recently opened myself up to feeling attraction again; I feel the familiar stirrings of magnetism and interest, but as soon as I do I feel myself yearning and reaching again for her. I catch myself falling for her frequently, but I also don't think I am ready for...
    Romanidancer Romanidancer 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Today is 6 months, aka 184 days,

    since I stood up, took control of my life, and got sober from my drug addiction!
    kittentoes kittentoes 22-25, F 10 Responses Jan 20

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    It feels sad when my old friends tell me I am

    not the strong, friendly, confident, adventuruous, and strong person that I used to be. Lately, I have just been this morose, sad person who is just afraid to try new things. I want my old self back...
    elphy407 elphy407 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    When I was 20 I had sex with a really hot guy.

    A few days later I found out he was 17 . Not a huge difference but definitely illegal. He looked older!
    Sparkleshinypink Sparkleshinypink 22-25, F 15 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    Many people in my life just don't interest me

    anymore. I care for them, but I'm tired of them. I'm tired of dealing with people that don't get me the way that I hope for. It's annoying. It's tough. Im tired. I'm just so tired of it all.
    tabbi123 tabbi123 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    I'm really not the person I used to be.

    . I used to be naive.. I used to be shy and quiet.. Now? Not anymore.. I used to keep everything for myself, my thoughts, opinions etc.. Now? I don't do that anymore.. I used to change myself so other would like me. Now? Not anymore.. I finally understood, if they like me...
    Fofitupida Fofitupida 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    I've lost my spirituality,

    charisma, confidence and physical health..Lost my top knotch job and will power too
    perspirit perspirit 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 13

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    Today marks 123 days of sobriety

    for me! I thought this would be a fun day to celebrate just because the numbers line up. Haha.
    kittentoes kittentoes 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2014

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      I dated someone

    who was separated and he assured me that he was tested regularly through the military. Well, I came back positive. I told a new guy that I was dating about my status and he didn't seem to mind, because I was taking Valtrex to suppress it. He had some strange bump down there...
    hshaun2015 hshaun2015 36-40, F Apr 10

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    I feel like I'm not who I

    once was. I miss being happy and feeling myself. I wonder when I will feel me again. 😔
    jazzy55 jazzy55 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I used to be carefree

    and vibrant and fun to be around. Now that I've had my heart broken I am none of those things. I'm just a shell of a person who used to smile and trust and love fully.
    joyfulcloudofsorrow joyfulcloudofsorrow 31-35, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am so sad realizing everything I have

    now will someday be gone
    kidneygrl kidneygrl 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    It's amazing how things change.

    It was only a couple of years ago that i was the naive girl who trusted almost everybody, and never had to worry about who would break her heart next. Now i hardly trust anyone besides a select few, and push almost everyone away for fear of getting hurt. The only positive...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 16

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    "A man who views the world the same at fifty

    as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life" - Muhammad Ali
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    After being married for 17 years with 2

    beautiful children, my husband left. Mid life crisis I suppose. I suffered on an emotional roller coaster for a few years trying to figure out what was wrong. He was not a talker. Just avoided conflict and never knew how to communicate very well. It took lots of faith and...
    lrj519 lrj519 46-50, F 25 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    Could I love Cocooned in a spin layers

    and layers Of impurity Whether I'm leaking Or slowly seeping In this cyanosis Of existence Blue veins choking chains Light limps lower and lower Struggling to wake My eye lids Weary from tip to toe Leery - blow by blow Could it crack My exterior lacks The...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    As a teenager I had friends,

    good ones, I loved wearing makeup, going to the gym, reading, History, art, music, I was interested in having friends and knowing more about everything and anything. I would wake up thinking about what exciting experience was awaiting, I loved school and I dreamed about being a...
    Commononesense Commononesense 18-21, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    After being basically unemployed

    for over 2 years (minus a bullshit 4 hour a week job) I just got hired today for a full time cashiering job at a store I love to shop at. ALSO I AM 97 DAYS SOBER. Life is ******* great right now. :) To everyone who has had a hard time or who is going through a hard time- keep...
    kittentoes kittentoes 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 27, 2014

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    Kids films get it so right.

    .. What do you see You people gazing at me You see a doll on a music box That's wound by a key How can you tell I'm under a spell I'm waiting for love's first kiss You cannot see How much I long to be free Turning around on this music box That's wound by a key Yearning Yearning...
    Author1980 Author1980 31-35, F Apr 7

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    As i get older i really start to hate people

    more and more, i have never been a people person, a bad violent and abusive relationship changed me for the better or worse im really not sure
    ExtremeNext ExtremeNext 26-30, F 16 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    Things that happened totally changed the person

    I used to be. I am not cheerful anymore, I am losing my enthusiasm, I am not as smart as I used to be in academic and I am always feeling down and depressed.
    tangoecho0893 tangoecho0893 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 15

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    Used to hate myself for thinking liking guys

    was wrong and horrible. Now it's the best thing that has happened to me.
    DLaPratt DLaPratt 13-15, M Apr 7

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    I've been through so much

    and I know their are so many ppl who are worse off. Just want me back. I use to sing and listen to music. Don't do either anymore it was my happy. I am depressed and feel alone. Just lost myself in this life and don't know how to get it back. Bad break ups, health issues...
    CER80 CER80 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    The worst thing you can do is become cold

    because of past experiences and ruin your future experiences.
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 17

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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 46-50, M 17 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    You don't deserve me.

    After you cheated I started to know myself and become independent. You don't know me anymore I'm not the same person bc you taught me how to face the real world. Never to trust, have confidence, nor think that someone truly cares . You don't deserve me, but I hope you're doing...
    gkaren gkaren 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    kittentoes kittentoes 22-25, F 17 Responses Oct 30, 2014

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    Respect yourself enough to walk away from

    anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.
    BlackWidowBaby BlackWidowBaby 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    used to be a little **** at school,

    was so confident and couldn't give a ****. now I'm aiming to go to uni and make something of myself. lost a lot of my loud personality but if I was the person I used to be then I wouldn't be aiming for further education
    anniethe27th anniethe27th 16-17, F Apr 8

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    Loosing you was the second best thing to happen

    to me. Letting you go was the first.
    catherineeac catherineeac 13-15, F Dec 3, 2014

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    It was just about dawn outside.

    She was still slightly fuzzy from spirits and dancing and from the house and the man whose bed she had crept away from. She was scared to go home. So she walked for a while by the river. Spring was awakening the forest that ran adjacent to the river. She heard it buzzing in...
    Author1980 Author1980 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 8

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    neither is the ol grey mare.

    LOL sorry guys I just kept hearing that song. Anyone else know it?
    DeanGullbury DeanGullbury 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I use to be a normal human.

    .. then I preformed suicide. Now, I'm what no one believes in... a monster or as my friends call me, "pasta"
    Zellaplayzcreepypasta Zellaplayzcreepypasta 18-21, T 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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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 10 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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    My journey hasn't been easy,

    but I'm still Standing Laughing Forgiving Loving Learning and Living I'm perfectly imperfect and unapologetically me!
    silverfox54 silverfox54 61-65, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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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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    I hate who I've become.

    .. I don't know what to do. I've been the worst to my family and my future.
    Ssa39 Ssa39 13-15, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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