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I Am Trying to Find Myself

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    Call it a mid-life crisis,

    but really I've been going through this for a while. If I could, I would pack a few things and go on an "eat, pray, love" journey to find "me" again. I'm not a religious person, but more spiritual...and I'm a foodie...the love aspect would definitely be interesting as well. I...
    W4W2 W4W2 46-50, F 26 Responses May 30, 2014

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    Sometimes I Think Who Cares?

    I feel like I've been trying to find myself forever, sometimes I think who cares.  I may never know and I wonder if that's such a bad thing.  I have so much going on in my life that sometimes I just don't have the energy to try and figure it out.
    keyna keyna 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 28, 2008

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    I lost myself while trying to make everyone

    happy now I'm losing everyone while trying to find myself.
    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody 26-30, M 4 Responses Jun 26

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    I can't figure myself out.

    I spent months focusing on getting out of a really bad relationship, my mind was constantly thinking of what it would be like to be by myself again, and ways to get away from this terrible person. I broke up with her in September, and now everything is said and done, I'm back in...
    Ag0405 Ag0405 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2014

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    It happens bit by bit.

    I get excited when I rediscover old passions and hobbies and get that old contented feeling. I get even more excited when I discover something new to do, or even a variation on a theme. I suppose a bucket list helps moderate this. I could die today and be ok with it, I mean, I...
    ZigNamaste ZigNamaste 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    Where Has She Gone?

    I have been on a self journey now for about 2 1/2 years. The day I left my ex-husband was the cusp of that journey....but even before I had begun a transformation that was needed and wanted for a long time. I too, like many other men and women in relationships, lost the person I...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    Don't know why but i've always been attracted

    by weird things to other people. Like Domination / Submission, feet, leather, latex... Very ashamed to talk about it with people i know so i don't do it and it ruins my mental... Don't know what to do about all these stuff that i enjoy secretly...
    ScummyGuy ScummyGuy 22-25, M Apr 19

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    It's odd but I have found myself

    but it's hard finding ways to express the bits of me left but I'm giving it a shot and to some manner it's working
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 20

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    I don't think I know

    who I am. I don't love myself like I'm suppose to because I have insecurities about myself. I don't like my size and I wish I was prettier. I wish I looked my age and not younger. I wish I was thicker than I am. but its hard for me to make decisions and I can't figure out where...
    jenniebaez1992 jenniebaez1992 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    iloste iloste 18-21, M Apr 20

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    It took my mom 2years to finally let me be me.

    I'm changing universities and cites . I'm so excited for my fresh start and in a coastal city far from home. I'm happy :)
    prettyboo711 prettyboo711 18-21, F Mar 8

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    Im 22 and confused out of my mind.

    Im scared to make all the desicions that will impact my life. Im terrified about my future and what I want to do, who I want to be. Im stuck and confused with pressure from my family to hurry up and figure it all out. Im just so confused.
    DenSan DenSan 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2014

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    Circumstances may make you

    who u r but YOU decide to either fight it with all you have and try to find your own happiness or to surrender to the hell you've known. For me I choose to fight with all I have until I have nothing left. I'll admit circumstances have crushed me to points where I had nothing...
    FightingForHappiness FightingForHappiness 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    To hell with trying to find myself,

    I'm going to create myself.
    TheKillingPerfection TheKillingPerfection 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    I find everything confusing.

    My boyfriend cheated, lied and got overly possessive. I finally left him but can't seem to move on with life. I guess I still love him at times and then hate him for what he did to me. He was the only person I was so very attached to. And he came out with colors I never thought...
    HeldonWhite HeldonWhite 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    We entangle ourselves in knots of our own making

    and struggle, lonely and confused.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 17

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    life asked death, "why do people love me

    but hate you?" death responded "because you are a beautiful lie and I am the painful truth.."
    cheyseason cheyseason 13-15, F Mar 19

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    You can only push yourself

    so hard until everything ends up collapsed. Being pulled back and forth, it's like you have no control. In reality, there's a way out of every problem.
    Kkgunny Kkgunny 16-17, F Apr 19

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    I am going through a lot right now.

    Trying to figure out who I am, what I believe, how to express myself, how to be comfortable in my own skin, & how to do all that without screwing up my marriage. He's a good guy. I love him a lot. But I need more avenues of self expression. I need more excitement! Of course I...
    SaundraMae SaundraMae 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 25

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    Who am I? Why do I belong here?

    Everything I say is weird, When I say something no one knows how to respond to it back and everything I do I am still alone. I feel like a ******* robot sometimes.
    YourSecretAdmire22 YourSecretAdmire22 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    I am trying to be happy

    but find myself being glum. I want to start going out with friend's, going out on dates, and just live life to it's fullest. Being an introvert that has just broke up with his girlfriend of fifteen years makes me want to crawl in a shell and disappear. I just want to feel normal...
    Encontrados Encontrados 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 12, 2014

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    Onmymind1976

    I joined this so I could type out my frustrations... but now find myself speechless. lol... i lost myself in my marriage. I was Mom, & wife. But there was no Me left. So now im learning ab out myself again, but still being a mom. THat is difficult, when im struggling to make ends...
    Onmymind1976 Onmymind1976 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 1, 2012

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    I don't really understand myself.

    I don't really feel like there is much motivation for me being here, but at the same time I know I'll never off myself. I'm just super confused, and it feels like I'm just endlessly walking through a big pile mud; not necessarily a bad thing, but not very interesting either...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    We all grow and change,

    but lately I realized in the process of getting my **** together after being crazy for awhile - I'm no longer sure of who I am. Certain things I do know. Others? Finding parts of myself I never believed existed before.
    unsuresubmaybe unsuresubmaybe 41-45, F Apr 13

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    I am considering the idea,

    > Write down how you feel about your whole life,bad memories,pictures of people who give you bad memories.and put them in a box, write bad memories on it close it up.and one day you can just burn it all...
    petramullins petramullins 16-17, F May 16

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    we will never find ourselves,

    only in bits in pieces... and I say this because as we age we gain knowledge and wisdom which helps us find out more about ourselves..
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 26

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    I am trying to find myself,

    & men keep getting in the way. I'm to blame just as much as any of them. And some have been nothing but a friend. But I'm only talking to women today. I need some space.
    SaundraMae SaundraMae 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 26

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    My college buddy. I think it all started with

    my college buddy... Falling in love with him presented a challenge to my rigid beliefs & reawakened the adventurous spirit in me. The event of him walking into my life again kick-started this journey of trying to figure out who I am, what I believe, & what I need to be happy. I...
    SaundraMae SaundraMae 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    20th April 2015 What I truly wish….

    to is free in every possible way. Not patriotic freedom but when one is separated from the reality and a sense of self…..oblivion. A person in his lifetime goes through various stages and I believe I have been through most of them in a very short period of time. There was a...
    HopeEverlasting HopeEverlasting 31-35, F Apr 20

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    The Mask We Wear

    Every one I know wears a mask from time to time. Perhaps it's human nature not to expose ourselves to people around us. My mask comes with me every place I go. Not many know the real me. I don't even want anyone to know the mixed-up crazy me. Yesterday, I went to church and wore...
    keeva keeva 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2012

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    Inspiration From Ep, I Identified

    This is the dark thick coastal form, from where my waves are trying to come outside with mystical strength and love but it is the hurdle!But I would have tht clear watery being inside me tht is ready to flow with full energy towards skies..I know there are treasures inside but I...
    sunshines333 sunshines333 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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    Im just all over the place right now.

    I recently divorce And now im trying to find my happiness and figure out what will truely make me happy as far as moving to a new state and continuing college or moving on to a new major to study.Im trying to restructure my life and my career goals. Its even more tough trying to...
    ConsciousQueenRGB ConsciousQueenRGB 26-30, F Sep 9, 2014

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    Ugh, figuring myself out

    and trying to be okay with it and trying not to worry so much about it is so draining and difficult. I think I've discovered a new part of myself and it's so exciting and liberating but my anxiety makes it so scary.
    figuringmyselfout figuringmyselfout 18-21 1 Response Jan 7

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    I have stepped outside of my comfort zone.

    I left all my friends and family and moved to another country. Now that I am away from all that is familiar to me I realize how much of my life was spent living for them and not for myself. So much so that I don't really know who I am. I am now going through this process of...
    elitetb elitetb 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    Who am I? I have no clue!

    Maybe I don't need to know exactly but just something to work with. Something to build on! So I can build a future for myself!
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2014

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    I'm finding it quite hard

    and I'm not sure why.
    yennafur yennafur 26-30, F Sep 14, 2014

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    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    arabella1108 arabella1108 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2014

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    I'm 20 years old, I'm trying to find

    who am I. I'm trying to find my personality. trying to build my own empire.
    ihatepeople2015 ihatepeople2015 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Still Lost

    i have a secret that i have been keeping in my entire life and i am looking for some answers to my questions....but still no luck, i am still stuck in the middle and still not moving forward... how should i overcome it????
    maynee maynee 18-21, F 14 Responses Oct 14, 2010

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    If you follow my posts,

    you'll know that I've been curious about polyamory lately. I love another man besides my husband. I like to flirt. I have my favorite guy on here. But I also have a fairly decent relationship with my husband. I've been thinking today about why? Why do I crave this attention...
    SaundraMae SaundraMae 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 8

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    Kimberlee123 Kimberlee123 41-45, F Jan 26

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    I have dreams about me

    but I'm older and I have lost my way of life constantly living in fear and when I wakeup it's the same only now.There is this girl at my school from day one I liked her I defend her with my life but i wonder why I try and fight if I have nothing.
    venomsounds venomsounds 13-15, M Dec 7, 2014

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    EP is a great way to get to know myself.

    In the spirit of anonymity I get to remove my social filters & really be me. I guess we're never too old to surprise ourselves!
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2014

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    wanderquietly wanderquietly 18-21, F Dec 8, 2014

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    Who, What, Where am I

    I look in front of me, behind meand even at my shadow. I am a stranger to myself.  I know others around me better than I now me. I am trying to resolve this mystery about who I am, what I am and where I am. I go to my analytical brain and look at myself in mirror of...
    keeva keeva 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 12, 2012