I Dont Know Who I Am

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 599 People

    How does one go about figuring out

    who they are? Any advice?
    saintmeaty saintmeaty
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2015

    I have no idea what I want to do

    or plan to do with my life anymore. Spent so much time trying to make others happy and now I am focused on me.. I feel like my life is on pause and I am waiting for the play button to be pushed. Not sure what is my next step, just want to start enjoying my life and be happy.
    EternityF EternityF
    26-30, F
    Jun 28, 2015

    I am dying for the day

    that I can finally find out my purpose for my life... I am trying to forget who I am "supposed to be" but it's hard because I have so many personalities and moods... how can I know who I am?
    ecress ecress
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2014

    Nothing ruins your twenties like thinking your

    supposed to have your stuff together! Seen this somewhere and it's the truest thing yet I'm exactly 20 and feel like my life is crap. I know I'll eventually get through it but it's so hard to go up because I've been down for so freaking long. I'm just tiered.
    SophieBabe20 SophieBabe20
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 15, 2014

    My Life is falling apart nowandays.

    I feel like maybe I shouldnt have made it to 17 and the matrix screwed up and didnt kill me off sooner. I don't know what to do. I feel like im in some loop of normality and routine. and I dont do routines or normality. and then again, I dont like the new life im about...
    ImInLoveWithMySins ImInLoveWithMySins
    18-21, T
    1 Response Mar 18, 2016

    So much emptiness inside me.

    I can't explain why. What happened to the cheerful me? Now I hate everything, everyone and It seems like I do everything wrong! My friends... They aren't my friends.... My parents....it's like they hate me....I cry tears...but I can't explain them....Me...me is gone.... đź’”
    Emoheartbroken Emoheartbroken
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2014

    The Journey

    you could say that life is everbodys ongoing journey of self discovery.   some people are lucky enough to know what they want from life and have the ambition to persue their goals, perhaps more people than i know....   i have never had that grace however. ...
    ForeverAlone ForeverAlone
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2007

    I don't know what my sexuality is.

    I've had a bf before. I liked him a little bit but I didn't get butterflies when we kissed or anything. Recently, for the past couple of days, I've been confused about my sexuality. I've read a lot into it and taken online tests (Ik they're not accurate) but 98% of the results...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 28, 2015

    I feel so confused. I'm a person

    who is friends with many people with many different interests and I feel like those people know who they are. They know their interests and they stick with them and find a group of people who enjoy the same thing. But I feel like I'm floating in the middle of it and I can't find...
    kaisoophie kaisoophie
    13-15, F
    Sep 6, 2015

    But I'm Learning

    I was ready to end it all, I was ready to leave this hateful place. I knew who I was back then and I was a bad person who always made bad things happen. I knew there was no carrying on the way I was and it seems at that moment, at that point in my life, although I was stopped...
    ASortaFairytale ASortaFairytale
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2007

    I wish I knew. All I know is

    that I'm bi and I'm called to be a pastor.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 27, 2015

    I ponder to myself, "who am I?

    " Sometimes. I ask what is my purpose of existing on this earth. I think about that a lot.
    6356kk 6356kk
    16-17, F
    Mar 8, 2015

    Right now I feel like a puzzle with missing

    pieces. At some moments I get this feeling that I can't even describe. I am not going to write that much because I am still trying to figure it out myself.
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jun 27, 2015

    I wake up every morning,

    rushing to go someplace...whether that be work, school, internship etc. All these places are supposed to give me some sort of identity, but the reality is that they don't. I've never felt so lost at the age of 29. people my age are most likely starting families, climbing the...
    mobetta84 mobetta84
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2014

    Its All Just An Act

    who am i???that maybe the hardest question one can ask..no matter how i think thoroughly i still dont know the answer to that, i still dont know who i am and what i might become. who am i??i am just ordinary nothing unusual just someone you meet then later on you...
    Juanitadelacruz Juanitadelacruz
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2013

    Who Am I

    I don't know who i am anymore ive changed into something horrible smoke drink and drugs if theres ever any i slit my wrists everyday im always depressed and think about killing myself my ex is with the guy she cheat on me with im losing all my friends, i went on a date it was...
    Ilosteverything Ilosteverything
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 12, 2012

    Who Am I?

    I look in the mirror, and I see someone so familiar she is a stranger.  She thinks she's ugly but she feels she's beautiful... She thinks she's pretty, but she feels horrendous... She is simple to hang with, yet complex to live with... She is her worst enemy, but her...
    21butterfly 21butterfly
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 10, 2008

    Summer is around the corner.

    Last summer I bought myself a birthday gift. Very expensive therapy session. Long story short, I was in a point where I felt helpless so much. I remember feeling really stuck. In therapy I learned about inner child. It was shocking and hard-to-believe however it all made sense...
    Natsuno Natsuno
    31-35, F
    Jul 14, 2015

    Every time I look in the mirror,

    I see a different person.
    taylor7922 taylor7922
    22-25, F
    Dec 15, 2013

    I think I'm gay but at the same time I stay in

    a relationship where I'm not sexually attracted to them and honestly I can only make up so many excuses on why I don't want to do anything with her anymore and if I break up with her I feel like all of our friends wouldn't talk to me, I feel stuck
    everythingelseistaken2 everythingelseistaken2
    18-21, M
    Nov 16, 2014

    My whole life I haven't had time to discover

    myself. I have been consumed with relationships and bad choices. It becomes habit and discovering myself Is a scary thing. I feel like I don't really know who I am and what I want out of life at all. I feel like it's time to stand alone
    deleted deleted
    Oct 8, 2015

    All These Shattered Pieces Can They Make A Whole?

    I don't know who I am, I mean I think I've spent the majority of my life trying to find that out or finding out rather WHO I want to be. I just feel that I have shattered pieces of me and they just need to meld together to make this full/whole person. I'm the girl next door type...
    EnchantingMinx EnchantingMinx
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2013

    I don't know who I am I feel

    as if one minute I could be a happy go lucky smiley girl an the next I'm numb and empty and me inside changes I feel it and I can't remember what I was like..
    EmHeartsX EmHeartsX
    16-17, F
    May 5, 2014

    Who Am I?

    just cant seem to really know what i want in life...since i was a kid all i just thought to do is to study hard and education would lift us from poverty, I never thought exactly who and what I wanted to be...I know it sounds crap but cant seem to find myself.
    violetmallows violetmallows
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2012

    Here lately I have really been struggling with

    who "I am". For me it is easy to be an outgoing lovable person, to a stranger. To someone who knows me, well that is a different story. I have been with my fiancé, the father of my child, for some time now. The longer we are together the more I question who I am, what I like...
    Inmyheadarestoriesunread Inmyheadarestoriesunread
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 21, 2014

    I just recently turned 20,

    but I have been in an existential crisis for a few years now. I know my sexuality for sure. I don't know my gender or who I want to be when I "grow up." I quit high school, I don't go to college, and feel like I don't belong no matter where I'm at. I'm confused and lost and I'm...
    infinitygrey infinitygrey
    22-25, T
    Sep 29, 2014

    Its hard to find ourselves,

    its like a never ending maze in our helpless bodies, theres two exits the end and the beginning. You can choose either to start at the beginning again and go through everything once again, or go straight to the end. But theres a certain few, with the extra shoulder to stand on...
    princessxk96 princessxk96
    18-21, F
    Feb 5, 2014

    I feel like I don't know

    who I am...or that there's really nothing about me to tell. If I were to meet this great guy (ha!) and he asked what type of person I was or what's so great about me, I would be looking really dumb in the face because I don't know. I don't have any particularly close friends, no...
    redpill2013 redpill2013
    Jul 30, 2014

    I don't know if I like guys

    or girls I am so confused
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 27, 2014

    I took a stress management class back in college

    and I remember we were required to play a clip of a song that represented us at that point in our lives. Afterwards, a fellow student asked me "so what makes you, you?" That question always stuck with me. I was just speechless at the time. I don't know how to sum up who I am. I...
    branzymandias branzymandias
    26-30, M
    Jul 27, 2014

    Im aware that who you like,

    or who your with doesn't necessarily define you, but it is important in the whole self discovery process, and what if you don't even know who you like, or if you like anyone at all! I want to make the right choices, i don't want to be 30, married with kids and finally discover...
    Private21 Private21
    22-25, F
    Jun 2, 2014

    I haven't been on EP much over the last few

    weeks. Partially because of the holidays and partially because I was struggling to further identify myself. On Christmas Day (12/25/2013) I "came out" to my family about being an Androgynous Straight Male (although I am becoming more & more bicurious; baby steps first...
    SFRosie SFRosie
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 12, 2014

    I am constantly struggling with

    who I am and who I should love, I like boys but my parents want me to love a certain kind of boy. I have grown up around another type of boy all my life and I have grown attracted to them. Now I am forced to change my views and love a type of guy I don't even find attractive...
    Ctina21 Ctina21
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 26, 2014

    I look in the mirror

    and I don't even recognise myself. I don't feel real. I feel like this is a daydream or something. I never feel like im actually here. I have no idea who I am. I don't even know what im into . I don't know what bands I like, what shows I like. what im into. I don't know who I...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2015

    I dont think I know who I am.

    but I'll find out
    jenniebaez1992 jenniebaez1992
    22-25, F
    Feb 4, 2015

    I love God. I love sex.

    I hate people. I'm lonely. I admire hard work. I wish I could stay at home asleep every day. I hate liars. I lie. I'm strong. I'm weak. I hate stupidity. I'm not smart. I have an incredible respect for life. I wish I could die. I'm so many things, that don't match...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 22, 2015

    I just don't know anymore.

    I don't think I ever knew...maybe back then..
    AfterFall AfterFall
    22-25, F
    Oct 18, 2014

    I don't know who I am anymore.

    I am a really sweet and true friend, especially to my crush, but me and her have been in a LOT of fights and I've been the cause of every single one of them. Why the hell is it that I always mainly hurt the people that I love?
    samcoyour samcoyour
    16-17, M
    Apr 27, 2014

    I used to be this boy

    who was fun and out going, now I'm just a boy who hates life, who has been very depressed, and talks back. I don't know who I am a anymore.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 2, 2015

    I'm living in a world I do not understand

    people say one thing but mean the opposite, I don't understand this world but I'm learning how to live in it, I may not get it right the first time around but it's ok because you learn from your mistakes, I may not do anything to change the world but I'll do something to change...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 13, 2014

    Idk what I want in life I know I'm not straight

    so that's one thing but idk what my style is or if I want to be a vet or a lawyer I want it all yet get so little im so lost and depressed I need guidence and help
    sadnesskillsme sadnesskillsme
    16-17, F
    Mar 3, 2015

    How do you find out who you are?

    Are you even meant to? We as humans judge too much and overthink, why do we have to find ourselves? To give us self worth? You are yourself already! Living breathing YOU! You don't need to put words to explain yourself. You don't need to be a type of person and put yourself...
    Ohkay89 Ohkay89
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2014

    Who is that girl I see in the mirror?

    Does anyone else know? This strange girl who knows nothing about her life. That has no idea what to do. I wish I knew her. The doppelgänger who looks back at me with the same cloudy blue eyes. When will I meet her? Does she even exist? Does anyone wish to know her? Or is her...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 22, 2014

    One thing I have noticed about myself is

    that I say sorry a whole lot. Also I notice not many people say sorry to me and when the do, I feel extremely flattered. Needed to say that.
    Ctina21 Ctina21
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2014

    I have spent my entire life living to make my

    mother happy. I have done everything according to what she believes is right. I am about to graduate high school and i realize that i have no clue who i really am. I dont know religously what i believe in or if i believe in anything. I dont know what i want to do with my life. I...
    apoole9 apoole9
    18-21, F
    Mar 6, 2015

    Who Am I?

    Its the question that goes round my head everyday. It always left me thinking. I don't know who i am. Who am i? I know I'm human but whats makes me, me? Right? I know I'm sounding so selfish and vain. But don't you ever think the same way? It keeps me, to think that maybe. Its...
    photogirl22 photogirl22
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 2, 2013
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