Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Dont Come From the Land Down Under

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 42 People

    To Me

    the Land Down Under has more of a metaphoric/hyperbolic meaning, and I most DEFINITELY am NOT from there. I am from the Big Bright Sunny Beautiful LAND ABOVE.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 2 Responses Jul 8, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    But I Would Be Proud to Have

                          I have many friends from there. There are some from there who have moved to America from there and some from America that moved to Australia. I...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 10 Responses Jul 4, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Upside Down Inside Out World Is Turning

    A recent incident at Melbourne airport left us shocked and ashamed. The airport was crowded with weekend passengers. We travel alot but have not flown on a weekend for a while. We were flying to Dubai via Singapore. I cleared security first because I did not have a lot of stuff...
    Duchessforthright Duchessforthright 46-50 6 Responses Apr 3, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    ...where Women Glow and Men Plunder

    Can't seem now to get that Men at Work tune out of my head. I got to hang out with with a bunch of Australians for a couple summers, including the one when "Down Under" was at the top of the charts.  Needless to say, I heard that song played several times a day...
    gladiate gladiate 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 24, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    My uncle raped me repeatedly but told me if I told he would kill me one day an aunt walk in on him molesting me and she just turned a blind eye
    innocentsoul innocentsoul 18-21 2 Responses 21 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    CPS took my sister and I from my mother. I was 10 months old. We were left at home alone with no caregiver. She was out doing heroine. Statistics say that children between the ages...
    Aimee3 Aimee3 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I Come From a Broken Family Excuses. So many of us have excuses. For those of us who come from broken families, the excuses come easier and more frequently. After all - we were...
    SackersonTheBear SackersonTheBear 31-35, M 7 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Considering all-the above components, we have selected Top-10 web-hosting firms for the effortless collection. Typically it'll be required that you permit advertisements to operate...
    dobbyha08 dobbyha08 22-25, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My parents are way more freaked out about the whole college thing than I am and flip out even more when I tell them to relax. I'm going to a top tier college, I know I can get the...
    sxphieds sxphieds 16-17, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Soon I'll be nineteen, and then i'll be on my twenties.. then start working, applying for job, then actually land a job, devoting my time, sweat and heart at work planning the good...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 18-21, F 9 Responses 14 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate my family :( sometimes I feel I'm the only like normal one from all of them... what they have been doing is to be talking behind their backs being jealous about their own...
    lucyael lucyael 18-21, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sometimes you have to break down, to build yourself back up. Sometimes I forget how broken I am, because I've worn this mask far too long it's fooled even me. Sometimes I wounded...
    KellerKing13 KellerKing13 18-21, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was younger I always saw my parents as happy. Little did I know they were really far from happy. I'm an only child, and from a fairly wealthy family I always thought that...
    secretspiller secretspiller 26-30, F 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    my parents divorced when I was four. I don't have any memories of us being together just of the arguments and the pain between them. when I was 6 my sister was born, we moved house...
    tamsin100 tamsin100 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    competitiveness is at fault ,the ego dates back well before the fables its our animalistic instinct
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    That moment when my mom tells me NOT to come visit her for her birthday because of my aunts... 😞 It was supposed to be a surprise... Nosy as **** judgemental b*tches(aunts).
    Eve34 Eve34 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My parents divorced when I was around 3 and my brother was an infant. My mom drinks uncontrollably sometimes and is also a lesbian. My dad retained custody but moved us in with...
    w92781 w92781 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've always tried to be kind, empathetic and understanding, offering support in every way to anyone who needed it, showing love and compassion. Not only to those who were good to...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    my mom and dad divorced shortly after I was born. my stepmom smokes weed every day (although I don't really care about that) and my step dad is an abusive dirtbag (he has actually...
    aarinxg aarinxg 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I saw a group here I hate slow walkers.I am a slow worker.When I go for walks ,I can't keep up with my husband.So we walk at our own pace.Why should we hate anyone for walking slow...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's so surreal to be here in the States. I wake up every day and pinch myself. Both insecure. Both running for it. Together we do this well but every time he leaves to carry...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i hate lying when someone askes me if im ok... like obviously if you have to ask you know im not...
    Dilapidated33 Dilapidated33 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i mean well @ all times!!!!!
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    What's a healthy relationship with a man anyway? I come from a family of just me and my mother and my half sister. She is the lucky one with the love of a man who will better...
    Selflove989 Selflove989 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am the youngest of six girls. When I was 3 months old my dad disappeared I have never met him face to face in my life and never will. I've only talked to him on the phone two or...
    KristanDanyelle KristanDanyelle 26-30, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My family pushes me. And I don't mean that in a positive way. Recently I vented to a man about the three jobs, four-class course load. When I later informed him I had dropped a lot...
    kobowden kobowden 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Actually I met two people. One of them is an incredibly good friend. A week ago I stood at an airport gate feeling so scared I thought I was going to be sick. I told myself I...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was the glue between; 5 parents and 5 half siblings, 9 grand parents, and 7 great grandparents.... What's interesting to me now is when they ask me why I don't have my...
    angelfoodcupcake angelfoodcupcake 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    First you send a letter to the cloud people and they send a stork 9 months, but they also give free watermelons and cantaloupes, for your mom to eat, then after all that, the stork...
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My whole family from my mother's side is broken. Everyone of them. Out of all my mother's 4 siblings, all of them have suffered, including her. I honestly think it's just like a...
    IAmJustMyself IAmJustMyself 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't know what to do. My father had left my family for a random woman who he committed adultery with. As a child, he always worked overseas, and I never really got really close...
    IAmJustMyself IAmJustMyself 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    my family is not as bad as others,but here we go,to start off I a 12 yr old girl, I'm a extrovert,I'm popular and strong. it all started when my mom was 25,she thought she really...
    Superwoman123456 Superwoman123456 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    idk where to start but here goes nothing..parents divorced when I was about 7.. my mom turned to alcohol drugs and men while I was left to be raised by my abusive grandmother and...
    happymess21 happymess21 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've been watchin' you from afar, for as long as I can remember You are all a real man can need and ever ask for this is love this is more than a crush It was Harlem at the Rucker...
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Many families have cracks. Some have small dents, chips, or polished scrapes. But broken families do exist. The pieces have been blown off and are so far from each other and so...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    And you say BIGOTRY is over ? Ha ! read the following. On a community the size of EP´s all kinds of people can come and post their stories. Some are amazing, well written...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    How can people be so oblivious???? What is that in people that keeps them from ever seeing what they are really like? I have told her (the woman who gave birth to me. Can not call...
    Loveart8 Loveart8 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So why tell a sad person to choose that. If they want to be gone why say okay. Why say they have to choose. Lately on ep i fight both. Staying And going. One member...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    this is my granddad. he rarely smiles so this is a special photo of him that I hold close to my heart. he used to be more light-hearted, but after my dad's crap & arrest, he became...
    distressedalien distressedalien 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I can from a single mom who had the chance to tell MY birth father about Me. but never did. then I meet my now dead ex husband and then my boys are IN a broken family. MY ex...
    Nebmom2 Nebmom2 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Drunk egos and easily spooked females.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My parents already miss my elementary because they were