I Am Starting Over

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 413 People

    They say you are the driver of your own car in

    life. Well my car has been on the side of the road for a while. The last 5 years I've been on standstill smoking weed. There's the person I am today and the person I've always imagined myself growing into. I'm disappointing myself. I feel like I'm nearly half of the person I...
    TheHumanExperience TheHumanExperience
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2014

    Rebuilding a Life

      I just left a sexless marriage which had me entangled for almost 7 years. It was a quagmire from beginning to end, and I only discovered what a truly bad idea the wedding was after said wedding was over. I ended up moving back home. I have been here two weeks...
    serenityprayer serenityprayer
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Aug 13, 2009

    Stuck On 73%

    To those great people who have been following my saga on EP thanks for your kind words and support. The latest news isn't news at all. My stbx and her sister in law lawyer are still asking for 73% of my net income. I no longer worry about it as the figure it so pathetic it needs...
    OmyTVC15 OmyTVC15
    51-55, M
    11 Responses Aug 8, 2012

    Starting From Scratch Again...

    Trying to learn my from past mistakes, and not make them again. Starting at rock bottom, with nothing. Unfortunately, already making mistakes again. Putting on the brakes, taking a step back. Willing to make new friends, but not willing to tell my life story again. Most days, I...
    MizzyH MizzyH
    41-45, F
    Nov 16, 2013

    Friday evening. Its already dark.

    I find myself in one smallish kitchen, at the end of a working week: doing the next thing. I wash and hang up clothing, make and serve food, do the dishes, clean the surfaces, decorate an advent wreath, make myself some tea, lose myself in my thoughts, listen to some music, and...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Nov 27, 2015


    So I hired a lawyer on Wednesday. What a way to be ushered into adulthood, huh? I really didn't think I would ever have to be one of those litigious Americans that sued people, but since I also dropped out of college this week due to the lasting effects of a bran injury, I am...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 27, 2013

    Nah, I do it everyday.

    But I'm still me. Wtf
    Natureismagic Natureismagic
    22-25, F
    Feb 25, 2016

    My 17 Year Old Son Is Blackmailing Me

    Yes just when things seem like they have gotten as crazy as they can get my 17 year old offers up a new twist to my situation, blackmail! He has been talking to his best friend's ex girlfriend who lives in another city 45 min to an hour from here. He want to take her to a movie...
    OmyTVC15 OmyTVC15
    51-55, M
    8 Responses Mar 31, 2012

    Blind date...hmmm...I've had quite a few over

    the last 8 months, some memorable for the "impact" of "could this conversation get any worse..?" Some I had a great time talking to, one turned into a 7 month r-e-l-a-t...yeah, that's as far as my brain would allow me to go. I had blind date for coffee yesterday and honestly...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear
    46-50, F
    Apr 6, 2015


    let sweat pour hunger pains ravish an absence of mother tongues and the false love of screens lock the darkened tank body contorted eyes closed connect with the upward confined giving way to inner space wandering giving way to focus effortless peace finding a home in skull...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom
    22-25, F
    Jun 4, 2013
    cailinAlainn cailinAlainn
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2015

    Since I am back on here with 0 stories

    or questions and stuff then I might as well start from scratch /: The struggles
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 28, 2015

    How do you safely navigate the waters between

    dating someone and staying friends? It was a good break and I'm learning it's because we both desperately need to take that breath in our own lives. When you still care about someone, there's a fine line between showing that and becoming a stalker...hmm.... I rode my bicycle...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 28, 2015

    My Last Chance .

    I am at a period in my life of upheaval and displacement , it is happening for a reason . I am not going through all of these struggles for nothing , I know it's the new chapter . I have lied to myself too often in the past but I am finally becoming honest with myself and others...
    Smackhead Smackhead
    70+, F
    May 25, 2013

    This is a new account I want to start over from

    my previous ones because those were mistakes I did a lot of bad stuff but I want to overcome them and be better
    faith002 faith002
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2015

    OMDG. It's been an extremely tough,

    painful and exhausting path. I'm leaving behind constructs and contracts that kept me down and held me back and I'm starting over. In my heart, I'm ready and willing to live my life more authentically. All I now need is one small shift of the pieces, so that I can move into my...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 1, 2015

    Starting Over.

    Is it too late? I am leaving a relationship of 15 years. We are selling our home. I have started packing boxes. I will be starting all over again in an apartment. Splitting everything up. All the furniture and belongings. Its a lot of work! I am giving up my equity for my own...
    seemedlikeagoodideaatthetime seemedlikeagoodideaatthetime
    36-40, F
    5 Responses May 13, 2012

    As I sat on a log quietly,

    overlooking the water, my son came up and sat beside me.  "Mum, are you going to leave completely?" "I'm not leaving you completely. See this move as an extension of space", I said. "You and I can always come and go between your base and my space. We can move both ways...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    Nov 1, 2015

    Quitting The Nairobi Trio

    Today I've decided to do what I've been thinking about for a long time. I will no longer placate a person who is basically emotionless and passionless. I will no longer walk on eggshells nor bend over backwards to please this person who simply doesn't seem to appreciate it. I...
    lightpainter lightpainter
    61-65, M
    1 Response Apr 27, 2012

    I'm ending a current career choice to follow my

    actual dreams. For so long I been scared to really go out on a limb. I have been baking in the us army for about 2 years and I picked up some skills but I still need more training. I Have Always Had A Passion For Food And How IT Works For Your Body. Since my time in the military...
    tallgal14 tallgal14
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2014


    simplicity of breath tracing thread through the whirling of lovemaking and the arms of sleep managing to feed both flame and infant hemoglobin our edges soften when the stitches are examined candle leaves and pores clasp mirrored light in each other we belong
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2013

    Was 1 1/2 months clean,

    back to stage1... Gotta wear jumpers now...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2014

    I don't know about the rest of you

    but last year wasn't the best. Mine ended awful and so once that clock hit 12 on January 1st I promised my self I would pick myself up and always be happy, and be me. So far I am getting there. Am excited to graduate and move on to college and to further my education. Everyone...
    love0914 love0914
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2016

    Yesterday I took a big step

    and per registered for driver’s education classes then today I signed the contract for the class. At first I was a little nervous even when I called a cab to take me to the driving school I was thinking is this right thing to do? When I got home I had a little bit of buyers...
    vassalordreader vassalordreader
    Jul 2, 2014

    Started over on Jan 2,

    2015 and have been going strong! It feels good
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2015

    I'm so very excited to know

    that I most definitely, certainly and delightedly in every cell of my being have decided to move out and give myself permission to begin a new chapter in my life. I ask any of you who know, like and appreciate me to join me in holding a vibration that is uplifting and...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2015

    Tough Choices

    I talked to my oldest son who lives out of state. He has been angry with me about the divorce and about being caught in the middle of everything. His anger has changed based on the circumstance and on his latest talk with my stbx. His views are sometimes contradict themselves and...
    OmyTVC15 OmyTVC15
    51-55, M
    Dec 27, 2012

    this is a new year so everything

    that happened last year, happened last year no need to bring up the past
    jxmmi jxmmi
    22-25, M
    Jan 16, 2015

    Almost The Same As I Was In College

    Had a house, cars, land, and was working it well.   Then the divorce happened, I walked away from it all and took a good share of the credit card debt with me, leaving the house note and a note from a previous house that wasn't on the title to her.  Was I scared?  Oh yea...
    mtvlm mtvlm
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Jul 15, 2012

    Starting Over, Finding My Path

    I'm starting over, looking for the place I call home for the first time in my adult life.Everywhere I have lived before was just a place to eat and sleep and kinda hang out. It never really felt like home. Part of starting over  had to do with needing to get away from people...
    roadmaptome roadmaptome
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 3, 2011

    Leaving a marriage that has sucked the life out

    of me. Getting my own place, taking control of my own life. Meeting new people, planning an adventurous trip. Starting again is scary, but I'm so excited to find ME again.
    secretsnvrtobetold secretsnvrtobetold
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2014

    Beginning again...clean slate.

    It's interesting being in an adult relationship vs teenager...three years after I left my marriage, at the urging of my family, I began dating...after a few...um...hmm...learning lessons, I met a wonderful man. We both have children, so respect and understanding were...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear
    46-50, F
    Mar 26, 2015

    "Brainstorming The Rain"

    As I sit on my front porch watching the rain hit all of mother nature's beautiful surroundings in sight, I feel calm, relaxed and most of all soothed by the sound and breeze blowing past me.. I have to admit I am no longer feeling as overwhelmed with the usual everyday stresses...
    xxmeandonlymexx xxmeandonlymexx
    26-30, F
    Nov 22, 2013

    I must learn to love myself

    once again before I love another.. <<Note to self... I have faith in myself that I will get there once again after picking up all the broken peices.
    xxmeandonlymexx xxmeandonlymexx
    26-30, F
    Apr 4, 2015

    The view from my bed

    as I wake up in the early morning. This is a beautiful space and I love how it feels. 
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    Dec 13, 2015
    ThbigSwitch ThbigSwitch
    18-21, M
    Feb 24, 2016

    Deleted half the people in my circle,

    and I'm starting fresh. I've come to realize that I don't deserve love, and its perks...if I have to be lonely for the rest of my life just so my mom won't stress me out to the point of migraines, then it's worth it.
    Nixismachina Nixismachina
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2014

    I'm planning on going to Brazil.

    Starting a new life. The prospects look good, but it's also scary. I'm going alone :( I wish I had someone to join me...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 12, 2015

    And it sucks! For all my friends

    that I had made and all my stories and experiences that I had I lost because for some unknown reason I tried to logon to EP and it wouldn't except my password or username of which I know where and are correct so I had to redo my account. My username was Maturemuff54 it is now...
    maturemuff55 maturemuff55
    56-60, F
    17 Responses Nov 7, 2014

    And it's such a scary time.

    Entering the dating world again at this age is intimidating. I never expected to be here, but here I am. Wish me luck!
    Blissfullybeautiful Blissfullybeautiful
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Mar 22, 2016

    How Many Times Do I Need To Start Over

    I am still trying to get a life here. I left my abusive sexless marriage over 20 months and had a relationship that did not work out and right now I over worked and in huge financial trouble. there is no end in sight and I do not know how much longer I can last.
    OmyTVC15 OmyTVC15
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Nov 1, 2013

    So, I taught myself how to play piano in

    primary school, between age 10-12 but had to stop when I joined a boarding school . I picked it up again after the end of high school at age 17 but it wasn't really the same as it had been before.... infinite passion, yes,.... but all the skills learnt were either very rusty or...
    wednesdaychildke wednesdaychildke
    26-30, F
    Aug 5, 2014

    Not There Yet

    There have been many things happening in my life since I have last written. I have met a new soul mate and lover. She is hard to describe becase we connect so well. In some ways our relationship is complicated because our love is so deep and it came about so fast. In other ways...
    OmyTVC15 OmyTVC15
    51-55, M
    8 Responses Jun 21, 2012

    They haven't registered yet,

    that their father is going to be out of the country regularly for weeks at a time... and I am going to move into my own space soon... I am gentle with my self and trust that it will work out. I care for them and I care for me.
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2015

    I've burned too many bridges in my life already.

    From now on I'm focusing on making connection built on solid foundation and strengthening those that have already been established. Better to create than destroy. (For the most part.)
    AntonioDB AntonioDB
    26-30, M
    Sep 23, 2014

    lovelychickadee lovelychickadee
    36-40, F
    Jun 27, 2015

    Back to square one Ep.

    Just me, my son, and school. I blocked everyone involved. Cleaned out my boookbag, and soon to will clean out my car, room, and phone. No more of the shanigans. I have a lot to offer to just settle for anything. I feel a lot better. No more tears! No more begging! No more...
    justasia justasia
    22-25, F
    Feb 25, 2015
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