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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Right now, I'm rediscovering the things

    that used to make me happy so I don't feel completely dead on the inside.
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 Jul 25

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I started talking to myself during the second year of my marriage. Long time ago....I got married to a guy who didn't enjoy talking to me. Things that were of an interest to me...
    nubone67 nubone67 31-35 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I definitely need to take better care of myself.. I forget to eat or get too lazy to eat, so my weight fluctuates constantly. I forget to drink enough water and have lost...
    boklenHolley7 boklenHolley7 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Dear you, You don't know how much I appreciate your presence in my life. Yes, you are a patient I see twice a month or sometimes only once but you are an inspiration and a bless...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've always told people to not care about what people think, and now I;m worrying even more then anyone I know. I always tell myself not to worry about them and what they think...
    FloppyFish FloppyFish 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    In my past I was seeing a man who already had a girlfriend. In other words I was "The other woman" I was young , stupid , naive and inlove. I trusted this man. I spent THREE years...
    xBambi xBambi 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I keep so many things to myself I doubt anyone truly knows my whole story or my attitude or what I do alone or why I text so much or don't fight back when I have a lot to say I...
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    This is what happened after I stopped dating for two years now. I've been in a relationship for a year and six months before I realized that I needed space. My partner needed it...
    officialwanderer officialwanderer 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I used to see no point in self harm because it would only mean even more pain, but now what I see is a different pain that will temporarily distract me from the pain I constantly...
    bandgeekavery bandgeekavery 13-15, T 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I thought I had it figured out already -- being confident with myself, accepting myself, being comfortable with being around people, socializing, believing in myself and in my...
    Chraie Chraie 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm a great person and I know that, but I do have my faults. I also suffer from an anger issue. When I'm mad.. I'm really mad. I will instantly feel a threat and that means I will...
    Aflame22 Aflame22 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I did it to my right arm it wasn't deep to the bone but enough to leave a nasty mark. I was 18 at the time. I was in a middle of a brawl (big group fight) I was by myself and out...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    This is how I keep myself from doing things I said I'd never do I don't tell myself never to do anything, that way I never let myself down.
    Cumdumpster22 Cumdumpster22 51-55 5 days ago

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    Statements of mystical truths and palpable absurdities overwhelm my mind with unintelligible euphoria. Locking myself in the comfort of solitude, I unleash all eccentric thoughts...
    Mira11 Mira11 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    feel so destroyed i always expected this...that it will fade away this illusion i cherish...i lived in..for some bright moments in my life i was ready to give all...never taken...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't like to use the word hate often but if I am being honest...I hate myself. I've always hated myself since I was a child. This feeling has gotten to such a low point where I...
    rcmh171822 rcmh171822 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    A few years ago I was very depressed. Just because I knew I am born in the wrong body. I am not a boy, I am a girl. But how should I tell my mom and dad? I was so confused about...
    GirlyGirl1993 GirlyGirl1993 18-21, T 2 Responses a week ago

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    I always had a thirst for the center of attention without rationalizing what comes with it. I always wanted to be desired and looked up to. I always wished I could have better...
    CaraBlossom CaraBlossom 18-21, F a week ago

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    I have had this problem with myself since I was a kid. I think this may have something to do with my autism but I get a bit hard on myself and put myself down all the time. Every...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    .. And it was like everything i did was falling apart.Everything i had was fleeting and everybody i loved ..they were losing trust on me.I couldn't find myself anywhere in their...
    anupamasatyarthi anupamasatyarthi 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I talk to myself all the time, it's a daily thing. I don't spend a great deal of time around people anymore. I feel I paid my face to face talking dues in my last job s I tend to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 26

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    I hate myself more than you can know. Worthless doesn't even begin to describe how I feel. I smile and act happy just so people don't have to put up with my bullshit. I can't stand...
    NothingtoNoOne NothingtoNoOne 26-30, M Jul 24

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    Sometimes I feel like I want to kill myself, that feeling just randomly hits me at full force and i feel like my life is out of control so i cut myself or burn or sometimes I...
    IHateYourSmile IHateYourSmile 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    emotional clearing is a gateway to the next level of development on the individual basis it seems. since yesterday; being emotionally triggered revealed many things perhaps i was...
    Solongotgon Solongotgon 26-30, F Jul 24

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    I have to stop trying to connect with other people so hard instead of leaving myself laying there feeling sorry for myself and start connecting with my self and of course with my...
    Miriamjen Miriamjen 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I sure do. I take care of myself and my emotions. I cheer up myself whenever I'm sad. I go out to shop my favourite things.Sometimes I pamper myself standing in front of a mirror.I...
    lovemylife2210 lovemylife2210 26-30, F Jul 24

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    I struggle with low confidence and low self esteem, but I'm definitely trying to put in the effort to build it all up again. I tend to compare myself with others, which I think...
    AcousticSoul17 AcousticSoul17 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    No, I'm not confident at all. At least not in my abilities. I consider myself good at some things, but when I see a person who does better than me in that field, instead of being...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I made a decision that cost me eternal love, joy, peace, relationship... all the good things that only Love Himself can give. I don't understand why I did it, the only answer would...
    Coloursearching Coloursearching 22-25 Jul 23

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    i ******* hate myself ...i hate myself i hate myself i hate myseeeeeeeelf....why why why why why why why why why ******* whyyyyyyyyyyy.......im a loser and always will be...im a...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 21