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I Am Reinventing Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hence the name change.

    It only takes me once to learn my lesson. I've had enough life experiences that I can adjust myself accordingly. I am very grateful for resilience. It is a gift. Once a month I get pretty emotional - I mean I am a girl. But today I don't really feel anything but numbness...
    LanaKane101 LanaKane101 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    There's really two of me trying to live inside one body. The first me, the one everyone see's is the crazy, loud, fun, easy going, party animal glam guy. That me is always having a...
    FlyingMonkies FlyingMonkies 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    I enjoy going places and doing things by myself. I work with people all morning and enjoy time I take by myself. It gives me time to relax and some peace to relieve any stress.
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M 6 hrs ago

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    Under Construction: The Sign I Wear Mentally! A famous psychologist (His name is Phil.) talks about the fact that we all have pivotal points in our lives; crossroads, where we can...
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    I think I'm starting to slip back into depression again. I met the love of my life, and he's all that keeps me going. This has been a tough year. I had to overcome getting raped...
    An0nym0usAgain An0nym0usAgain 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I'll give you the key to explore my body and discover my soul.  Let me see myself, fully, by you loving me.
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 23 hrs ago

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    Lately I've been addicted to playing with myself naked while watchin **** and stoned outta my mind. I've never had a ****** like it.
    NastyNikki4u NastyNikki4u 22-25, F 5 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I really do. I hate being a teenager. I hate everything about myself.
    lamiavarc lamiavarc 16-17, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    32 year old female currently in a relationship going on 4 years together. When I drink, I get out of control, insecure and jealous and I hit my boyfriend. I go to therapy and he...
    cubankutie cubankutie 31-35, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I honestly don't. I wish I did because its not healthy for my brain to keep telling me I'm ugly. I want to feel beautiful and love myself really. I don't just want to look in the...
    londepV londepV 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    When I have something to say I can express myself much better by writing. I've been considered to be a quiet person. Everything that I keep inside I am able to put on paper without...
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I'm unable to be involved in relationships that have healthy exchanges of affection, compassion, and love. This is not my choice, but the result of many years of chronic anxiety...
    DarkPathos DarkPathos 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 3

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    Today I forced myself to puke again. I was out with some friends and we were hanging out at the skate park. After a couple of hours of skating I wanted to do something else. So I...
    pukeboy pukeboy 22-25, M Feb 6

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    I tried writing this experience once but it shut down in the middle, so I'm a little frustrated but I'll try again. I was saying that I find myself doing things just for the sole...
    Shamandora Shamandora 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I hate my life so much, I really have been compensating whether or not I should kill myself, but I can never bring myself 2 it, like it's just thoughts; but seriously Life's been...
    Krchan2 Krchan2 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Tomorrow is going to be tough. I'm scared. Terrified. Utterly bare with no armor. When did I lose it? Did I ever have one to begin with? How do explain myself. How do I confess...
    DeijiDaze DeijiDaze 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Finding an inspiration that heals. Shes gone. It hurts but I will be okay. This past year has been phenomenally hard but I believe I'm exactly where I need to be. 2014 I was...
    mmn6134 mmn6134 22-25, F Feb 5

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    and NO i do not have an eating disorder. i only starve myself as a way to punish myself. because i feel so extremely fukking guilty for everything there is about me. i HATE myself...
    gurldeleted gurldeleted 41-45, F Feb 5

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    My brother and I just had an argument. He sucks at arguing because of how he drags the focus of the argument to other things. Things like me. He constantly insults me for being...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 13

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    I don't hate myself for the way I look anymore ... I hate myself for the person I am ... I realize how ******* awful I am to everybody!! I'm just so mean to people all the time and...
    suicidalblonde suicidalblonde 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Is it like normal to bully myself? Idk. I tend to insult me, and think the worst of me... I guess it's because I'd rather listen to this stuff from me, instead of from someone else...
    kindahipsta kindahipsta 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Yup I have resorted to this. I want the next two years of my life to be about no one but myself. When I'm in a relationship I bend over backwards to give my partner anything that I...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 26 Responses Feb 2

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    Something I had to do for a long time as long as I remember. I finally gave up and admitted that I was different from everyone else at school. For many reasons. Too many reasons...
    crazysoul24 crazysoul24 22-25 4 Responses Feb 5

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    If you play with fire, you're going to get burnt.... Why did I let this happen? Someone is going to get hurt... And I hope it me and not the people involved... I've ****** up...
    catho catho 18-21, F Feb 10

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    Today, I wanted to relax, but I couldn't. My mind was planning in detail some corner of some project which was technically interesting, but not even possible to do today, and not...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M Feb 10

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    I think it started with my home life. My sister called me a **** for wanting to wear a skirt to school. My dad called me a pig at age 5 because I left a plate on the table. My mom...
    semirelatableteen semirelatableteen 13-15, F Feb 10

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    They say they relationship with yourself is the most important one. Dr. Phill actually said that so it must have some truth behind it.. Oh wait. I remember it being very true. I...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 Feb 13

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    When I was younger I used to compare myself to other people, but as I've gotten older and adopted a new way of thinking, I only compete with myself. I want to be the best version...
    NikkiTattooedHeart NikkiTattooedHeart 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 15

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    This is something that has plagued me since as far back as I can remember. I have always had low self-esteem, and growing up with a narcissistic mother didn't help. I got teased...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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    My house was wrecked, the storm was over... I hated myself from allowing it to happen.  It was too much that I can bear, I went catatonic.Yet, I managed to walk past the...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 15

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    I just survived my first Valentines day after separating from my husband of 24 years. Yes, I am glad that sucker is in the rear view mirror. The day. Not the man, lol. You get the...
    littlecreekgirl littlecreekgirl 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Sometimes I am afraid of myself... I am afraid that I will grow up to be a murderer. This is a legitamate fear that is on my mind constantly. Normal people don't worry they will...
    Mewl Mewl 18-21, F Feb 18

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