I Am Working On Myself

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    I've heard that time heals all wounds.

    .. So I'm wondering why, after all this time, I am still having such a hard time accepting things the way they are?? I feel like a piece of me is missing, and I am trying so hard to search for that missing piece. The more time that passes makes me realize that I am missing the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Apr 14, 2015

    "Another Friday night

    and I ain't got nobody" Cat Stevens
    jenjen0923 jenjen0923
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Apr 1

    I've had a real epiphany over this last week.

    The last two years have been really terrible and I've been wallowing and drifting following a relationship breakdown. This affected me on a far more fundamental level than I realised at the time and my life lost its sense of purpose. AT best I've going through the motions and at...
    Burnley123 Burnley123
    31-35, M
    6 Responses Feb 4

    It takes time to execute a change,

    it's challenging but I can make it. I BELIEVE IN ME!!!
    Spicy21 Spicy21
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    I seriously have no idea

    who I am. I don't know my own personality or if I even have one. I'm just empty. I just hope I find myself in the near future.
    meganheappey meganheappey
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Mar 24

    today was a way better day

    than yesterday. nothing but positive vibes 🤗
    jaslovely jaslovely
    70+, F
    1 Response Apr 11

    So last night I think I might have had a mild

    case of anxiety attack. I'm never had one that I was sure of but basically most of the time I feel like there's always something to do and never have enough time of the day to do it. I know I cant do everything every single day but i am a planner, and when my list of things don...
    Yinhx Yinhx
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 23

    Yesterday, I forgave myself,

    and gave me another chance ....
    artPHy artPHy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    I underestimated that growth takes time

    and effort but I'm safe and making progress Today I'm going to jump over another hurdle.
    jenjen0923 jenjen0923
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Mar 30

    So it's been like 6 days

    since I had a negative thought about myself and I'm proud
    dominick6 dominick6
    16-17, M
    4 Responses Nov 17, 2015

    Ok so I was just chillin

    and realized something huge for me. I've been trying to lose weight so that when I go to my hs reunion I'll feel better about myself and maybe connect with someone. This person used to really like me and I want to hook up. Ya, shallow but it's true. So... They liked me when I...
    DoIknowmenow DoIknowmenow
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 19

    I made the giant leap

    and broke out of the box and its scary out here. I'm not sure what's to come but I'll be ready.
    jenjen0923 jenjen0923
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Apr 13

    I have been jumping hurdles

    and making progress physically to leave the dysfunction I have known all my life. Today I have begun to feel it in my heart.
    jenjen0923 jenjen0923
    56-60, F
    Apr 18

    I realize that letting go isn't easy

    as I thought but I have made progress. Today I will have courage and strength as I move forward.
    jenjen0923 jenjen0923
    56-60, F
    1 Response Mar 28

    I am a certified Hatha yoga teacher

    but I don't actually teach yoga professionally. I have been out of the loop for a while and I would like to get back into teaching yoga again. I need to work on myself first and this means having rigid yoga routines that are necessary but also inspiring. This was the main reason...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 17

    I love that I can write here without fear of

    being "found out" or having these stories traced back to me. I don't even write about my feelings here to seek validation, it's just cathartic to get it all out into the universe that a) I feel like crap, b) I can't wait to stop feeling crappy, and c) if there are those out...
    wildheart9 wildheart9
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 1, 2015

    I learnt over the weekend

    that most of my debt will be completed in 20 months. Half the battle won.
    BeauKitty BeauKitty
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2015

    I have smoked and dranked

    since I was little
    ellystardudt ellystardudt
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Apr 20

    I have spent the last 3 years trying to get

    back in touch with myself. I was in an abusive relationship for 15 years. That's almost half of my life. I didn't realize how far gone my true person was. I say I've spent the last 3 years searching. I have and I've barely scratched the surface. It is a constant struggle to not...
    Lildna Lildna
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Feb 13

    Tonight was the last time someone will EVER

    slam a door at me or had the attitude that they didn't want me around.
    jenjen0923 jenjen0923
    56-60, F
    1 Response Apr 17

    After feeling like I was crawling

    and making small steps along the way I had a huge breakthrough today. I'll rest in this place for a couple of days and enjoy the ride.
    jenjen0923 jenjen0923
    56-60, F
    Mar 31

    I don't appreciate people pulling me down

    while I'm trying to build myself up , but I guess haters gonna hate !
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 28, 2015

    Everyday I get a little stronger

    and I'm beginning to believe the affirmations I tell myself daily. Thank you God!
    jenjen0923 jenjen0923
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Mar 26

    I recently went through a breakup from a 2 ½

    year relationship. Sometimes I feel sad, sometimes angry, other times I'm happy and ready to take on new things but one thing I know for sure is that I have an underlying feeling of calmness. The only one I want to focus on right now is ME and I'm ready to do that. How I've...
    LuisaLuna LuisaLuna
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Oct 1, 2015

    i have decided to let go of my broken past.

    so that i can be the person my little bother Clyde(??) will be proud of me. when i see him again
    knight97 knight97
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2015

    Not tonight though. Tonight I am a messy.

    A heavy drinking fatty food eating weak *** person with guys from my online dating profile trying to get me on the phone, but I'm too drunk to pretend to be graceful about my latest "disappointment".
    IntuPisces IntuPisces
    31-35, F
    Mar 23

    I am going to try not to put all my eggs in one

    basket so to speak on this Easter Sunday, and ask my mother and sister to do something with me or get together. Already have a feeling I would just be setting myself up for a letdown. There are other people in the world, I just don't know them yet! I have lost most my family...
    cocomyshell cocomyshell
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Mar 27

    So... I started getting attached to someone

    online... the thing I get attached to are the personalities and how they type. I know it can faked, but I get attached anyway... I pulled away from them tonight and it hurts... I am trying to stop getting attached to people so easily....
    joker364 joker364
    26-30, M
    Apr 13

    Doing what you love is the key to happiness.

    Choose to be happy today :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 16
    foreveralone22 foreveralone22
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    It occurred to me recently I have a problem

    with authority. Well that part isn't new, but what I did realize is that I have a hard time telling people no and enforcing the rules when it will make them mad, because I'd be ticked if people made me follow the rules. Things are not cut and dry, black and white, but what's the...
    KimTin33 KimTin33
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 19

    Today I woke up in my bed,

    in my apartment, next to my pup, with my son safely asleep in his bed. We have a home, we have food, I have a job and we are not going without today. I am beyond blessed and that is what I am going to focus on today. Not the insane amount of laundry that I need to do, or where...
    PinkStarburst1984 PinkStarburst1984
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2015

    I am working on loving myself.

    Some days are better than others Today being an off day. As I think about it will take a long time.I have so much past I have pushed aside that it is blocking me from happiness. I have talked to family but all I was told was to get over it. I am just making a pity party, which...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 7

    I have come a long way.

    I am just happy to progress, I don't care if I make it but I don't want to give up till the end.
    ertreilb ertreilb
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 1, 2015

    I dont feel satisfied with my current situation,

    that is why i must reconstruct myself.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 16
    BestMe3 BestMe3
    41-45, F
    Aug 23, 2015

    It has been almost two years

    since I have been on this site. A crazy thought, as I frequented the app on my phone hourly back then. And so much has changed. The thoughts of suicide have ceased, and only pop up in times of looking back from where I was two years ago. I still take Zoloft, and has helped me...
    sleevesandbracelets sleevesandbracelets
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 3

    It is a very slow process.

    I don't really think that I will ever be who/where I want to be. I am working each day to be a better person than I was yesterday. I am so grateful for everything that I have. I feel almost excited to see what tomorrow is going to bring to my table. I have my good days as well...
    PinkStarburst1984 PinkStarburst1984
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 29, 2015

    In a week of being on this site I am out

    growing my life. I feel like I'm out on a limb letting go of what doesn't work for me anymore and not sure which direction I'm going to take.
    jenjen0923 jenjen0923
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Mar 18

    Today is the day I am letting go of the old

    and allowing the new into my life.!!!
    jenjen0923 jenjen0923
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Mar 27

    true self-esteem is not the same thing

    as improving your self-image. self-image results from what other people think of you. the true self lies beyond images. it can be found at a level of existence that is independent of the good and bad opinions of others. it is fearless. it has infinite worth. when you shift your...
    haleymc haleymc
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Apr 15

    My manager walked in on me today

    while I was scratching my butt with a ruler. Contemplating quitting my job now.
    shymic shymic
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Aug 6, 2015

    I am changing life long self imposed patterns.

    EP has given me the support to move forward. I'll miss you EP!!
    jenjen0923 jenjen0923
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Apr 3

    So, I thought I'd try something new- something

    I've never done before! I need to have a place to vent- to say what I need to say out loud, but don't have the courage to talk about to anyone who knows me. I'm hoping by being here- I can help strengthen myself, and maybe regain a little bit of confidence! I hope!
    trying2hard trying2hard
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Jul 24, 2015

    I got a new tattoo today,

    it's says "love yourself first" in Arabic. to me it means that I should stop allowing myself to get hurt by the 'love' I have for certain people and that before I can fully give my love to someone, I have to be able to love myself first. I honestly felt compelled to get the tat...
    jaslovely jaslovely
    70+, F
    4 Responses Apr 14

    CREMATION - My one last chance

    for a smokin hot body
    1HelluvaMessGma 1HelluvaMessGma
    61-65, F
    4 Responses Jun 14, 2015

    I am working on myself to change my life body

    and mind deeply. it means a complete change to face my illness and realise I have to take care of me and enjoy every minute of my life
    lyllou30 lyllou30
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 16

    nothing but positive vibes all day 🤗 lately

    I've really been working on trying to better myself, my life, and those around me.
    jaslovely jaslovely
    70+, F
    3 Responses Apr 12

    I know I'm weird and crazy

    and really silly but I am just glad that I am me does anyone else feel this way
    KaiaMichaelis2 KaiaMichaelis2
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Sep 7, 2015

    Every day is like a new adventure.

    In fact, the last ten years of my life have been one great adventure, most of it not very good. Now that I am older with the mistakes of my past behind me, I am trying very hard to better myself, but it is difficult some days to say the very least. One minute (or one day) I am...
    iSpyce iSpyce
    31-35
    5 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    I am so glad that I no longer have to live by

    the dysfunctional lies that I've lived with in the past. Today I am able to make new healthy choices.
    jenjen0923 jenjen0923
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Apr 11

    This rodeo is coming to a close

    but I still feel comfortable posting on EP. I've been doing all the inner work and my daughter is starting to pull away but more that that I no longer have a desire to will play their games.
    jenjen0923 jenjen0923
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Apr 5

    Today I took my first pole dancing exercise

    class. I have to give it to all those dancers, you have great body strength. I'm going to feel it tomorrow.
    MarieIsHere MarieIsHere
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Sep 24, 2015

    I usually tend to put my guard up

    when a guy shows interest in me but I'm trying really hard to let people in.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jun 6, 2015

    This is the journey of life,

    everything in it has a purpose!
    Lonelyman1977 Lonelyman1977
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Apr 2, 2015

    They say its never too late to start :) I was

    lost in those guys things and fantasy land that I forgot that loving myself aint enough I have to work on myself! I had enough of all these ..Now its time for my comeback! Seriously this was never me! I guess its in holidays maybe :P But whatever it was enough of Lazy-ing! I am...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    10 Responses Dec 1, 2014

    Thanks to my special someone,

    I have a renewed fath in myself. I still have far to go but I can do it now
    lookforafriend lookforafriend
    51-55, F
    1 Response Mar 18
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