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I Am Trying to Find Myself

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    My Journey

    I'm on a path to try to find myself, I try to keep an open mind and have done and had many experiences. I've met people who were religious to people who were just simply spiritual, I've met bussiness type people to people in the healthcare field. I was taught and mentored by...
    marx5 marx5 22-25, M 1 Response May 30, 2013

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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

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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

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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 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 12

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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

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    Here lately I've been lost.

    I've been searching for something or someone to understand me. And that's put me into a lot of tough situations. I'm in love with a man who is as broken as I am. But he's so hurt now that he is afraid to trust me. I've learned so much about myself through loving him though. I've...
    saraheboothe saraheboothe 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Me Too

    I have never really been able to follow my heart. Being young, it's understandable that I would be under someone else's control and guidance for most of my life. I have also been afraid of branching out on my own. Now that I'm older, and am starting to realize that I can direct...
    TheQuietGirl TheQuietGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2012

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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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    arabella1108 arabella1108 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6

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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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    I am sick of looking.

    I can't find me. I wanna die =.. (...
    WolfOfDreams WolfOfDreams 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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    Aren't We All?

    I think this is pretty self explanatory, but I'll share my personal experience. I spent a lot of my time as a child alone.  My siblings were older than me by quite a bit and never wanted to spend time with their bratty little sister.  I played alone a lot, and was...
    chaotic chaotic 26-30, F 4 Responses May 30, 2007

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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

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    Help Me Find Her...

    I want to find myself......"Excuse me sir, but I'm lost. I'm looking for my friend, can you help me find her? Well...she looks like me...she is me. I've lost myself and I'm looking for her, can you help me find her please...Have I been drinking? No, not today. Am I on drugs? No...
    stellastarz420 stellastarz420 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2012

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    I'm trying to find my own version of happiness

    and a life that feels right for me. I have so many sides of me I'm trying to fit all together. I consider myself relatively traveled but I have no intention of stopping any new travel plans. I always tried to figure what made more sense for me. I realized I would not be happy in...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F Aug 28

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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

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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 15 Responses Oct 14, 2010

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    I question what my purpose really is.

    . Why am I still even here on this earth? How I act at school isn't who I am.. And how I act outside of school isn't really who I am.. So really WHO am I? I just want to be able to figure it all out and say "This is who I am" I'm tired of putting on a show for others at school...
    distanceandspace distanceandspace 18-21, F Jan 17

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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

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    Up and Down

    Sometimes I feel myself, free of self-conciousness and fear and full of love, and then I seem to get scared and run away back into my shell.  When I am feeling like that it's absolutely incredible and freeing, it's really hard to describe.  But then it's like I can't...
    outoftheshadows outoftheshadows 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2008

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    The Power Of Your Mind

    You can convince yourself to believe in anything, want anything, love anyone, hate anyone. You just have to learn how to steer your thoughts. Where we all fail is that most of the time, we are trying to change someone else, for better or for worse. Even worse, we think we need...
    Kimstarway Kimstarway 31-35, F 2 Responses May 27, 2011

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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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    don't know what im doing,

    don't know what i want to do, don't know where im going haha hmmm....
    lfcsean lfcsean 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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    Lately I've been thinking a lot about my future

    and what kind of person I want to be everyday that goes by I get even more lost in myself
    Jenna1214 Jenna1214 16-17, F May 29

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    People have an amazing way of shaping your

    perception about yourself. I have struggled my whole life with issues either about body image, confidence, academic performance or other achievements..i have wasted my whole life trying to conform with the standards set for me, until now, I had an approach that I should be like...
    maddyha maddyha 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    who is Jayda Lyric Byrd ?

    Jayda is a very sweet girl who is trying to find herself because she has been through so much in life living only for eighteen years. Who is Jayda Lyric Byrd she want to succeed in life because she has lots of dream to pursue in life Who is Jayda Lyric Byrd she is a loving...
    lyricbutterfly2013 lyricbutterfly2013 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    He’s like the other half of me.

    I never expected to have a guy friend that knows almost everything about me. I can’t even admit some of those things to myself, yet whenever we talk, every detail seems to flow freely, forgetting being kept a secret. He was an unexpected friend. I never saw this friendship...
    ErinValcourt ErinValcourt 18-21, F Dec 19, 2013

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    It's All About How We See It!

    Two days ago,I went to my uncle's house wich is a one hour journey by car,and while on the way,i started reading in a book in wich i've been keeping as a journal for about two years,I used to write in it a lot,and while reading,I noticed that for about a year i've been...
    jonahsalam jonahsalam 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15, 2013

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    I just feel so disconnected from everything

    and everyone. The possibility of being bipolar comes to mind given how I can care and, then abruptly, not about something or someone. I see my life has progressed in the past years but not to the extent it should have nor direction and I feel like I've been on the sideline the...
    littleshadow15 littleshadow15 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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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...
    alycia12 alycia12 26-30, F Sep 9

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    Opening up to someone is

    as hard as building up walls around you.Lately, I've discovered that being so caught up in your bubble, your own shell, won't be able to do you any good. Ever. It's gonna drown you in sorrow, and keep you from knowing; from learning other things that you can grasp, if you just...
    ErinValcourt ErinValcourt 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2013

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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!
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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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 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    Oh wait! There I am! Finding yourself is the

    wring task. The correct would be "getting busy living and choosing little goals to accomplish".
    davidinverness davidinverness 22-25, M Jun 26

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    I'm finding it quite hard

    and I'm not sure why.
    yennafur yennafur 22-25, F Sep 14

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    wanderquietly wanderquietly 18-21, F Dec 8

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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

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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

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    bambi456 bambi456 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    With my ex, whom I still love,

    trying to find himself... I've become lost. I have to find myself, while he does the same. We'll always be friends and his family will always be mine as well, so it's going to be hard for him to get rid of me.
    MichaelClifford MichaelClifford 16-17, F Mar 13

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    I let myself go to this boy

    and now I am struggling to find who I am. I feel myself changing and I want to get back to the independent, happy person I was. I tried to find my happiness in so many people and things but that only created a bigger mess, so I realize that I need to find happiness in myself...
    murn murn 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    A Slow Process...

    It's a slow process, but i am slowly discovering the person i once was.  Somewhere over the course of my last relationship (which lasted 5 yrs) i lost myself....i learned things about the world that scared me, unexpectedly got pregnant, had to put up w/my ex's drug use even...
    KinkyFlower KinkyFlower 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 17, 2007

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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 41-45, F 27 Responses May 30

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    i had a great childhood.

    everything went really well until year of 2008. in year 2008 i got sick i had a chronic gastritis and it ruined my life , my education. i failed A/L exam. and finally i got anxiety. now i m unemployed and still fighting with my illnesses. i m lost. i dont know what to do. i m 22...
    daxshane daxshane 22-25, M Aug 18

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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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