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I Am Reinventing Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 May 23

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    I do hate myself. This has been the way I have felt for as long as I can remember. I cannot even comprehend how it'd feel to like me for me. I don't know where this came from, but...
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    Starting to accept myself & even love the person I am today. Took a long time let me tell you!😂 , but hey! Better late than never. Just a great feeling all around when you stop...
    lifeofkiya lifeofkiya 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    So, seriously, I am working on myself in every way imaginable. I have recently started TG therapy to go on hormone therapy with the end result being a complete sex change. I was...
    Abigalye Abigalye 46-50, T 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I've always give through this and I find it extremely hard it believe someone when they give me a compliment. I find that hating myself happens when people exclude me and leave me...
    Stevestonite Stevestonite 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    I'm starving myself. It's not as bad as it seems. It summer time. And no, I don't want to have a bikini body to strut at the beach. I just want to go back to the school and not be...
    Regi0215 Regi0215 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    The person I am. The way I think. The way I look. I hate everything about myself I constantly question my whole existence. I wanna look pretty and not be lied to I wanna feel...
    loveyourselmore loveyourselmore 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    I can't help it, I....just can't look at myself without feeling pure revolution. What the hell is this thing.
    Kanashimisama Kanashimisama 18-21, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    so I read that people will talk to themselves to help think or to get rid of anxiety but I will talk to myself as if I am other person just to. I do not always do Otto think. is...
    PietroMaklakov PietroMaklakov 16-17, M 14 hrs ago

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    Wow. Just. Wow. I'm still a little shocked at myself. I wonder if he is too... He made me mad, you see. Not like it's the first time he's made me mad in 15 years, of course...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    1. I'm afraid of people and can't socialize. 2. I have hurt people in the past to make me feel better about myself. 3. I'm the ugliest person I have ever seen. 4. I'm not skinny...
    brokenxwings0 brokenxwings0 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I need to surround myself with good people. I dont care if you're a relative or a church friend or whatever. If i feel you are just going to tear me down im going to do my best to...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I just checked my grades on the site, and I've failed two classes this semester. My GPA is officially the lowest possible, and I'm going to be put on academic probation yet again...
    girlinwhite girlinwhite 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I have really worked hard on this. I never paid attention to if I loved myself or not. I discovered thru hard times that I didn't even know myself or who I was. I am still...
    00DesertRose 00DesertRose 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Walking around in nature. I could walk forever. In this national park that I find myself in, like so many hikes I've done before but, this one is different. I'm alone as I walk and...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    to the one.. who talked with me for months, about a place who pushed me away from my cave held my hand, told me that she loves me and i am saved so i went on a journey of...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Whenever I start open up my feelings I have to turn my music up BC it's just so hard. I feel really lost and confused on what's right or what's wrong. I'm worried about my life. I...
    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm working on myself too.. I've realized that I try to please everybody but never try to please myself. I be so wrapped up in what everybody wants that I neglect what it is I...
    Corderica Corderica 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It doesn't happened often. Sometimes it strikes me and I don't know why. I just hate myself. I see myself as pathetic and degrading. I have things people will never get and I know...
    cloudycarnage cloudycarnage 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My sister was out all night, so I ordered in a 12" pizza from room service and ate it by myself. I was full and wanted to stop about halfway through, but then I thought about how...
    feedeer feedeer 18-21, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    I bought photo frames to hang up pictures of myself in my room. My Mum laughs and asks why I love myself so much. I laughed and answered simply and truthfully, "if I cannot love...
    Espiallidocious Espiallidocious 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Growing up I always felt as if something was wrong with me. I actually got to the point where I hated myself. Due to bad family members and associating myself with bad people, I...
    solojo solojo 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I hate it.I have so many feelings.My boyfriend doesn't know he thinks I'm fine.No its like I'm stabbing myself every time I lie to myself or anyone.Alex doesn't know either.My...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 6 Responses Jun 25

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    Im really starting to hate my scars I use to think they were beautiful but I don't think that anymore because now every time I look at them it reminds me how much I hate myself i...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 3 Responses Jun 24

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    Why am I so upfront and talkative with people but avoid a relationship at all cost -.- I'm not afraid of asking people out, I'm not insecure about myself. In fact my confidence is...
    Spagoodles Spagoodles 18-21, M Jun 23

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    When I was 8 years old my life completely change. My parents broke apart and my dad left us. I attended a different school where I wasn't liked by the teachers or the students...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 13-15, F 12 Responses Jun 22

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    Wow, seems like everyone else here has positive experiences to share. Some of the following will be super negative, but some are slightly positive (I guess?): When I was in...
    nerdfighter314 nerdfighter314 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    sometimes my depression seems to hard to handle. its hard to handle when my love one and me argue and he tells me mean things. maybe thats y.im depress huh..any ways. i cut myself...
    sexyinpink08 sexyinpink08 22-25, F Jun 22

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