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I Am Rediscovering Myself

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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...
    aloserlikeme aloserlikeme 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Feb 19, 2013

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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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    Related Experiences

    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 hate everyone. I mean it. I'm done caring about other people who don't even see me. I just want to be left completely alone. I don't want anyone. I don't want anyone to care...
    ImYourLady ImYourLady 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Yesterday, with the help of a new friend, I've come to terms with how I really feel about myself. The truth is I hate myself. I always have. I'm fat, and it's always weighed me...
    SerSean SerSean 18-21, M 34 mins ago

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    I've become so warped cynical and bitter... I'm not outwardly bitter not without good reason anyway I can't stand it I used to be so bright so colorful now it just seems im...
    Kitten2514 Kitten2514 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    Well I used too I found I made an absolute fool of myself by overthinking I thought Something was wrong when in fact it was good all along I'm an idiot but your idiot!
    RonSims RonSims 31-35, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    This is me. I want to eat myself to immobility. I want to be held in my bed as a prisoner of my own fat. I would enjoy the journey of reaching that lifestyle as I slowly become...
    AspiringSSBHM AspiringSSBHM 18-21, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    i was awoken today by my recent ex patents informing me that my beautiful amazing love killed herself last night claiming even after i finally let her go there was to much damage...
    itsalwaysme80 itsalwaysme80 31-35, M 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Oh gosh I find myself always saying "it's a secret" to people .__.
    PsychologyNerd PsychologyNerd 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I'm on a road trip right now with my family and Im in the back seat by myself. Send me some hot stories and help me out?
    ShyButNaughtyGirl ShyButNaughtyGirl 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Just sitting here looking at different groups on here and this one just so happened to pop up. This couldn't be more true for me. I can hardly look in the mirror without cringing...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 34 mins 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 6 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 3 Responses Dec 17

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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 Dec 18

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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 a week ago

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    I have to say my kids have to be the best in the world I really did a great job as a mom and dad to them now they have their own kids and they are doing a great job with them both...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 2 days ago

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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 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 Dec 17

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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 5 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 4 days ago

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    It is when I find myself being negative that I dislike myself. Example, getting jealous. Jealousy or envy is such a pathetic and waste-of-energy human emotion. It eats away at your...
    mercifulpennies mercifulpennies 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I really do. Whenever **** hits the fan, I stray from the norm more than I normally do. I get this obsessive, compulsive urge to make this world a better and a happier place; to...
    rabinafrost rabinafrost 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My nameis Theo, I am a thinker, lover, fighter, winner and healer. It took me a very long time to instill confidence in myself, I called out that I am useless and stupid long ago...
    Xhito Xhito 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am trying to improve myself. I had a bad reaction to the Barium I had to drink for a CT Scan. I have missed almost two weeks of work. I feel better, but weak. Today I asked my...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F 23 hrs ago