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I Am Rediscovering Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Have embaressed myself a number of times and will probably share more of those stories as go along. One of more embarassing was when i was out shopping and had decided to wear a...
    Pissyknix Pissyknix 36-40, M 4 hrs ago

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    Ever since I was younger, I don't react to disappointing others very well. I had always been wary about how they see me and how I should act around them because I feel like no one...
    JalynArr JalynArr 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I was told I need to prove myself. I admit at this stage in my life I again have hit bottom and filled myself with depression as BPD has raised its ugly head again but in my life...
    wickedone72 wickedone72 41-45, F Mar 5

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    i hate myself i hate my body, my face,my hair i hate how i walk,how i talk i hate looking into mirror i hate how i cant talk to people like a normal person i hate that i see myself...
    yeniC yeniC 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    all of my life I've put myself on the back burner to help friends and family and in a blink of an eye I turned 36. I've never been in a relationship, I've never really done...
    monteJ monteJ 31-35, M Mar 8

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    Yes I am a cutter but I'm not proud of it at all. in fact I do my best to pretend like they aren't there. I have old ones on my left arm but new and old ones on both of my thighs...
    easterbaby88 easterbaby88 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I have recently stopped caring. I used to cut because I just could not handle what was going on in my life. I used to cut because I would hurt so bad that I didn't know how else to...
    lowellwolf lowellwolf 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    It was a dreadful night that I hope I don't have to relive ever again. My boyfriend and I were at each others throats, testing each others limits and becoming increasingly agitated...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I put god first and myself second because I can only depend on myself and god, a part of loving myself is putting me first, I'm no longer saying yes to man, just god and myself, I...
    Brandnewhim2015 Brandnewhim2015 26-30, M Mar 19

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    I haven't been happy with myself for awhile. It started with my ex, I became very self conscious about myself. I used to never care, I was very care free but then I started to...
    blooop123 blooop123 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Ever since I was bullied at primary, I've lost myself. I wrote a list about myself and they were actually nice but deep down I still dislike myself for some reason. I've tried to...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    So yeah, me first experience on this site. I am one hell of a insecure girl. It started when I was 12, I had alot of friends but still alot of people called me a pig, or just fat...
    iwannarun iwannarun 16-17, F Mar 9

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    Yesterday I competed at the state academic team thing in Louisville. And I made so many mistakes. I don't know if I'll be able to forgive myself for some of this. I'll always be...
    AshleyWCSloth AshleyWCSloth 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 16

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    They say before You do anything you must first believe that you yourself can do it. Love yourself before loving others, accept yourself before accepting others, But as if would...
    Yuzuru Yuzuru 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    Loving yourself can be challenging. Although it sounds quite elementary and simple -love yourself- it can be a perpetually formidable undertaking. This is doubly hard if you live...
    blutiger blutiger 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    Im struggling. Just like I've always been. Ppl never are what they seem. I trust ppl an they all eventually turn on me. I take a huge risk letting them know a few things about my...
    AquilaAqua AquilaAqua 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So right now it's Monday the Second of March 2015, from tomorrow onwards I'm going to starve myself. Im 5'9" and weigh 74kgs, i need to get to my goal of 59kgs. I feel so depressed...
    HannaTheSwedishChick HannaTheSwedishChick 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 2

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    It's not that I think you don't love me. It's the fact that I don't love myself and I make myself think that no one can love me by making impossible connections possible in my mind...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Mar 2

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    I couldn't help myself after everything that's been going on I just gave in and did it. I feel like I should go back and do it to punish myself for hurting myself but I just don't...
    theultimatesashacourtney theultimatesashacourtney 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    I have always had a picture of my honeymoon night all planned in my head. i have always wanted to surprise my husband with a gift that god had given me. i am not a girl that is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 3

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    Does anyone ever do things the hard way, just because? Not particularly do things the hard way, but more of doing them the way the less fortunate would. I seem to do that with so...
    aDesperado aDesperado 18-21, M Mar 5

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    The more I open up about, the more I hate myself. I should never have been born. I'm too screwed up for this world. I'm just so tired and everything's so much effort and I can't...
    WakeUsAndWeDrown WakeUsAndWeDrown 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    S'group describes me. People always ask for my help, and I help them. I ask myself for help, I try to go through the same steps as I do other people. I split myself into two that...
    C9Poke C9Poke 16-17, M Mar 6

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    A story I posted last year but figured I'd post again this morning as I am up early. :) I like public self-pleasuring, and I like bathrooms. A few months ago at a PTA meeting I...
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    Today was the first time I touched myself at work. It was quiet and i found myself reading naughty experiences and other peoples fantasies on here, and I couldn't suppress my urges...
    uniqueusername91 uniqueusername91 22-25, F 24 Responses Mar 7

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    aaaaargh!!! roller coaster of emotions again. probably my 'daddy issues' rearing their ugly heads. long story short: I'm happy being alone. i love being single. And Yes, I'd...
    peepsqueek peepsqueek 31-35, F Mar 8

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    Learning because really, I am still not even sure who I am. Most of my life I have been the strong one, the glue that holds everything together. It never mattered if I was falling...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 8

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    i have never liked myself and i dont think i ever will.. i always expect the worst, and because of that, the worst always comes, and I end up hating myself even more. i cannot be...
    neyah20 neyah20 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    Whatever has happened to me, I don't want to remember. Whatever I remember, I make sure it won’t happen to me again. I'm no one for anyone to remember me as who I am today. I've...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F Mar 10

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    I guess I have no room to complain. Keep putting myself back in this position. Aren't we allowed to make mistakes? It's so hurtful to hear that someone won't be there for you...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 15

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