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I Am Reinventing Myself

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    As I look back at my old journal pages

    and entries, I can't help thinking that I have come a long way, yet still quite far from what I wish to become. I have several reasons to rejoice, however, because I am, after all, making a lot of PROGRESS.
    OnceBittenTooMany OnceBittenTooMany 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Pros And Cons

    I have spent so much of this past year lookin inward. Examining my life. Doing kind of a mental pros/cons list. What about my life do I like, what about my life do I hate. Hate is a strong word...maybe-dissatisfied with. What I found out is my pros list is much longer than my...
    lonelymom2 lonelymom2 46-50, F Nov 10, 2012

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    Hate Starting Over!!!

    Need to start over AGAIN is pressing me hard. No love, no money, health issues, blah, blah...I so need to reinvent myself, but have no idea even where to begin. OK, get rid of cancer first, get a job second, solve the debt,find a cheap apt to rent (impossible in Croatia), get...
    Godess4Fun Godess4Fun 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    Realism?

    I recently got out of a long-term relationship... and was rejected by a guy I like as well. So now I feel the need to redefine myself, I dunno, maybe because I've been so attached to one person or another... & relationships are quite important to me, so perhaps I tend to define...
    firefly128 firefly128 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2011

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    Im Starting Over As The Real Me

    after my five year relationship ended, i was a little bit lost with single life, why wouldnt i be, i really thought that me and my ex would be together forever i really loved him i wanted to sit next to him in my rocking chair that kind of thing, but looking back i...
    purpletraveller purpletraveller 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2009

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    I was divorced in February 2014,

    after 12 years of marriage. I am fortunate to have primary custody of our two children. I did make the mistake of almost marrying nearly the first person I met after my divorce. We did not marry, and it did not end well. So . . . . what I am doing now (finally) is reinventing...
    CapricornDad CapricornDad 41-45, M 1 Response May 23

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    Changing

    Winter was baaaaaad for me. I was depressed. Felt really scared at times. Made some bad choices. Someone hurt me. I was so low. Haven't been that low in 3 years maybe. But hey, spring feels much better. I am reinventing myself. I make efforts to do so. Constantly! And it works. I...
    notnownotever notnownotever 18-21, F May 13, 2012

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    Always

    We should all be doing this on some level or another. To stay the same is not to grow. After all, as a living creature, we should appreciate the beauty of growing.
    hibislo hibislo 31-35 Dec 3, 2011

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    Becoming A Skyscraper

    I think I decided it was time to transform not change but transform after the best relationship and longest I ever had ended. Maybe because I realized I was ready to throw away my life for someone elses. Ready to give up that experience of flirting with a foriegner on a island...
    TellmeaLie TellmeaLie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 29, 2013

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    Feeling so reinventing myself people probably

    think I am crazy and trying to be a kid again, lol
    mrsrshaw mrsrshaw 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    Starting Over

    I am reinventing myself. I'm at the beginning stages of leaving a bad relationship. I'm not sure who I am anymore. I was engaged and looking forward to my wedding. Now I'm starting single all over again. I don't even remember how to be alone. I know I'll be lonely but I don't...
    georgiakd georgiakd 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2010

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    Reinventing Myself Inspired My Page

    I have been single by choice for over a year now. I have been in several relationships but have yet to find what I am looking for. In order to share my experiences about being single I have started a page on Facebook. Check it out at facebook.com/ROASG
    k31447 k31447 36-40 Dec 22, 2012

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    Putting Matter Over Money

    This has been a LONG time coming. I have felt 'off kilter' for so long - focusing on myself - what I have, where I have been, how suceessful I was, what 'titles' I earned. NO MORE!!!  I was searching for a hobby, something to fill my...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 7 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    This year I began becoming a person

    that I don't think I want to be. I have done things I once told myself I would never do, and would be ashamed if some people knew about them. So in August I will be starting college and I will become someone who I can see in the mirror and be happy with. More importantly that...
    ahaydonh ahaydonh 18-21, F Apr 26, 2014

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    Kinda Constantly

    I think I am doing this constantly, reinventing myself. I always find out new things about myself. I've always allowed myself to change my mind. I never sign contracts with myself because I know there is a good chance I will break them. I do what I want and only think I'm bad...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F Jul 15, 2013

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    At 25 Years Of Age....

    I decided I would be a writer. Then I lived life. Worked as a musician. Married. Raised children. My wife and I still have 2 children at home. November is "National Novel Writer's Month". This year I am participating. The goal is to write, don't worry about mistakes. Write. Write...
    boogerbass66 boogerbass66 51-55, M Nov 8, 2011

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    The Grand Reconstruction

    Yes, I'm rebuilding myself. It'll take a lot of work, but I'm up for it, and I certainly have the energy for it. I plan: to break everything down, study the problems, eliminate as many of those problems as possible, and start the reconstruction of my soul and being. Not an easy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 7, 2011

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    Rebuilding Me Day 2.....

    I'm not sure where this will go, or how often I will be able to update. I'm a pioneer in my field, clean energy - in particular disruptive technology. I hit the guardrail hard this week with my job and ended an abusive work relationship that has been going on for nearly 4 years...
    mattyboy43sums mattyboy43sums 46-50, M 3 Responses May 12, 2013

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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