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I Am Rediscovering Myself

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    I have always been confident

    and comfortable being me. Always looking for the good in people and any circumstance I find myself in. Very passionate about my beliefs and in the "greater good". But my values and trust in people tend to leave me vulnerable and quite often taken advantage of. The big struggle...
    MUTTofSOCIETY MUTTofSOCIETY 26-30, M Jan 25, 2014

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    Hopeless Or Hopefull

    Oh yeah, most definitely I am a hopeless romantic,,, Okay, I think I am a hopeless romantic,,, at least I know I used to be. Okay,,,, let's say I am a hopeless romantic who has lost hope,,, or maybe I am just a hopeful romantic, or a hoping to be a hopeless romantic. I know...
    lvyourtoes lvyourtoes 56-60, M Oct 14, 2012

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    Rediscovering Myself

    I’m rediscovering myself, The happy old self, I used to be, That’s what I want, To be happy again, Smiling, Laughing, That’s me, Happy again.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 1 Response Apr 2, 2012

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    Road To Rediscovery

    I know who I use to be and what I use to like to do. I'm fully aware of that girl, her transgressions, her successes, her beauty, her passions, and her dislikes. But while admiring the girl I was, I feel like I've lost sight who I have become and what she likes. I've asked myself...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 10, 2012

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    Its a Very Scary Journey

     i'm in the beginning phase where i could just back out and turn around and then wake up one day and realize how little ive learned . I dont remember many things from my childhood and some of it i think i blocked , and  i want to open those doors . I want to face myself...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Jan 11, 2008

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    The Leopard

    They say "A leopard can't change its spots" and I am finding that to be true. Not that I want to change who I am; I am comfortable in my own skin but there are a few things I would like to work on. Let me start out by saying "everyone has problems" and for most people their...
    lvyourtoes lvyourtoes 56-60, M Oct 13, 2012

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    I Need Myself Back.........

    I feel like I lost myself somewhere in the way when I leaned on someone so much that I forgot who I am , is it right and what to do I have been helpless indecisive insecure needy possessive and been in denial been delusional been blaming accusing and that's not me I cant believe...
    apersonlikeme apersonlikeme 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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    Contemplating....

     Good Morning all,Im doing pretty good. I just started yesterday a group called WAVE, women against violence everywhere and it seems like its going to be good, already we are discussing how living in a mentally abusive situation for years clouds your view of reality and how your...
    browneyesopening browneyesopening 36-40, F Aug 23, 2011

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    Somebody's Something

    I went from being somebody's daughter to somebody's wife.  And then I was somebody's mother.  Somebody's employee.  Somebody's volunteer.  It was a lot of somebody's somethings and it all filled my life, but now the roles have shifted a bit and I have...
    WonderfullyAware WonderfullyAware 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 27, 2010

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    Finally Sober

    I am learning who I really am.  I am thinking it will take about 20 years before I get it but I am trying.
    kaf0201 kaf0201 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2008

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    Unexpected Realization

    I was searching the library.  I had a problem to solve.  i knew my now ex-wife had a problem and someone had mentioned that maybe my wife was co-dependent.  I'd been married for 15 years and I was ready to try anything to fix the problem.  I found the section...
    ekardris ekardris 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2009

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    I Don't Know What More There Is For Me to Say

    It's almost like 'I am rediscovering myself' is all there is to say. I guess ever since a week ago, when I realized that the novel I'm writing, I love it so much because the main character is the real me. Actually I kind of discovered that while talking to my therapist. I said...
    LonelySoul LonelySoul 18-21, F Dec 12, 2007

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    Who The Heck Am I?

    Everything I once knew as ME seems distant and bogus. After losing my job and 98% of my friends as a result of my actions and my situation, I'm not realizing that the life I built was an elaborate play-act lasting almost 37 years. Now what?
    mirthy mirthy 36-40 Feb 19, 2013

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    I can never express myself. pretty much any sad emotion I feel, I keep to myself...which has only messed with my head a bit.
    hollywoodgypsy hollywoodgypsy 26-30, F 2 Responses 32 mins ago

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    I know myself so well. And yet Every day I discover new and surprising truths about myself Some of these I like better than others
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones 46-50 1 hr ago

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    I have a deep problem I can't think anything good about me.Like every time I look at a boy I think to myself "I can never have him as a boyfriend I'm too ugly " I don't know what...
    LovingElement13 LovingElement13 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    So I do understand myself but in the same breath I question why certain things are there. Things I have discussed on here but don care to discuss now. No matter how much we know...
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    I'm not sure how I can really go about doing this but I'm officially up for adoption. My name is Zana Elise Walker I'm 16 years old from Indiana. I recently got out of an abusive...
    Zanaphobia Zanaphobia 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    My college buddy. I think it all started with my college buddy... Falling in love with him presented a challenge to my rigid beliefs & reawakened the adventurous spirit in me. The...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I feel like I'm losing myself to past experiences. I try to over come all the obstacles in life and still pull myself together but I've realized that through every obstacle I left...
    ladycherie97 ladycherie97 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I'm feeling extremely insecure. I'm ready to break down but I'm not pushing myself to see differences. Last night was really a wake up call. I spent the Fourth of July around the...
    exacerbate exacerbate 16-17, F 5 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    im a powerlifter I run I lift and diet one thing I hate is when people try to pressure you to eat something you dont want too like "oh hey comon you can have mcdonalds big mac" NO...
    jeff225 jeff225 16-17, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Im distancing myself from people because from the experience of 32 years of living a nightmare, I have found humans to be nothing but self absorbed organisms who live to pity and...
    PrettyTragedy83 PrettyTragedy83 31-35, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I was starving myself and I put myself on a strict diet to eat 3 meals a day and nothing else. But recently, I just ate and ate, and now I have managed to gain so much more...
    bpc2415 bpc2415 13-15, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I'm a failure to myself, my family, and my friends! I can't do anything right. I try to do everything for people but it's never good enough. They always compare me to everyone else...
    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I have never really ever thought of my self, as beautiful, hell I have never even thought of my self, as even average. I just always feel like, I am the ugliest person in the world...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I am working on myself I have just figured out that I have never truly loved myself. Each day now I am loving myself and things are looking up. It's been hard to look at yourself...
    lilly920 lilly920 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Wow. Just. Wow. I'm still a little shocked at myself. I wonder if he is too... He made me mad, you see. Not like it's the first time he's made me mad in 15 years, of course...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    1. I'm afraid of people and can't socialize. 2. I have hurt people in the past to make me feel better about myself. 3. I'm the ugliest person I have ever seen. 4. I'm not skinny...
    brokenxwings0 brokenxwings0 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I need to surround myself with good people. I dont care if you're a relative or a church friend or whatever. If i feel you are just going to tear me down im going to do my best to...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I just checked my grades on the site, and I've failed two classes this semester. My GPA is officially the lowest possible, and I'm going to be put on academic probation yet again...
    girlinwhite girlinwhite 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have really worked hard on this. I never paid attention to if I loved myself or not. I discovered thru hard times that I didn't even know myself or who I was. I am still...
    00DesertRose 00DesertRose 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Walking around in nature. I could walk forever. In this national park that I find myself in, like so many hikes I've done before but, this one is different. I'm alone as I walk and...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    to the one.. who talked with me for months, about a place who pushed me away from my cave held my hand, told me that she loves me and i am saved so i went on a journey of...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Whenever I start open up my feelings I have to turn my music up BC it's just so hard. I feel really lost and confused on what's right or what's wrong. I'm worried about my life. I...
    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm working on myself too.. I've realized that I try to please everybody but never try to please myself. I be so wrapped up in what everybody wants that I neglect what it is I...
    Corderica Corderica 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    It doesn't happened often. Sometimes it strikes me and I don't know why. I just hate myself. I see myself as pathetic and degrading. I have things people will never get and I know...
    cloudycarnage cloudycarnage 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    My sister was out all night, so I ordered in a 12" pizza from room service and ate it by myself. I was full and wanted to stop about halfway through, but then I thought about how...
    feedeer feedeer 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 26

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    I bought photo frames to hang up pictures of myself in my room. My Mum laughs and asks why I love myself so much. I laughed and answered simply and truthfully, "if I cannot love...
    Espiallidocious Espiallidocious 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Growing up I always felt as if something was wrong with me. I actually got to the point where I hated myself. Due to bad family members and associating myself with bad people, I...
    solojo solojo 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I hate it.I have so many feelings.My boyfriend doesn't know he thinks I'm fine.No its like I'm stabbing myself every time I lie to myself or anyone.Alex doesn't know either.My...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 6 Responses Jun 25

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    Im really starting to hate my scars I use to think they were beautiful but I don't think that anymore because now every time I look at them it reminds me how much I hate myself i...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 3 Responses Jun 24

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    Why am I so upfront and talkative with people but avoid a relationship at all cost -.- I'm not afraid of asking people out, I'm not insecure about myself. In fact my confidence is...
    Spagoodles Spagoodles 18-21, M