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I Keep Struggling With Who I Am

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 205 People

    Life On Pause

    Does anyone else feel like everyone else's life is progressing and you're just stuck in the same spot? unable to feel grateful for what you have? I may be comparing apples and oranges but I feel like I've gotten nowhere since starting University. I'm 22 years old and a Post...
    Makwete Makwete 22-25, F Jan 2, 2013

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    I to struggle with who I am the fact is I don't

    know who I am I thought I knew who I was but I don't really know all I know is I was born a boy but in reality that don't mean anything sense there are people out there who believe they are born the wrong gender so I cant say if I am really a boy or a girl all I know is I was...
    jon200547 jon200547 31-35, M Oct 4, 2014

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    Broken Self, Broken Soul

    I am nearly 27, and recently divorced. I never thought i would be in this position. She was abusive mentally and physically. She slowly turned me into a shell of myself, and although leaving her was the best decision I've made I feel extremely hollows right now. I have lost most...
    selfseeking selfseeking 26-30 Dec 10, 2012

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    I heard it all before.

    I know all the right words to say. I'm the one that can always help others, but when it's me that needs help I just want to run, want to be alone and I tell everybody I'm fine when I know I'm not. I'm not looking for responses to this post! I just need to type it!
    JFitzy JFitzy 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2014

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    Don't Know Who I Am

    I never had a sense who I really am. I follow others ,stay hidden inside myself. I am so far from everyone on this planet. I'm not real. I feel very frustrated.
    jjimmy61 jjimmy61 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 24, 2009

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    Who People Want Me To Be And Who I Am

    I transferred colleges recently, I felt I was going insane. I was torn between who my parents want me to be and who i really am. I have had so many experiences that have made me who i am i felt like my parents didnt know the real me. i have so much hidden inside i struggle...
    kacunnin kacunnin 18-21 4 Responses May 1, 2011

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    Hate Who I Am And Am So Ashamed....

    Sometimes I surprise myself and also anger myself at how fake I can be. I pretend my life is normal and that I am happy but it is anything but and I am really NOT happy. To the outside world I pretend everything is ok, but it really isn't. Yet I don't want people to know just how...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2011

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    No One Can Figure Me Out

    so I guess that I am young so I shouldn't know exactly who I am, but it gets so frusterating. People ask me what my favourite food is or simple questions and I honestly don't know the answers to that. I can't figure out my sexuality, because I have experianced to much. i...
    cindy17 cindy17 18-21, F May 21, 2009

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    All I Know About Myself Is My Name.

    Who I am? A question that I have been asking myself for a long time. I have been thinking about it and I started asking people but still I have no answer. I don't have a specific group of friends so I can know what kind of a person I am. For example, if I'm a punk I would have a...
    zeinakhaled zeinakhaled 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2013

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    I Don't Have Any Idea

    Since my husband died, I struggle with my identity. I am not sure who I am anymore. I built my life around him and my children and now that he is gone, I am at a loss as to what MY goals are. I can't seem to find a new ambition. I still run the business we started together, but...
    theredlady theredlady 41-45, F 11 Responses May 22, 2009

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    I was raised to be the gentleman,

    to care about how girl's feelings, to be the guy that she can let down her guard around knowing full well that I wouldn't betray that trust that she has for me. I was taught that instead of burying my face in a new phone or whatnot, I should greet people with a smile, say hello...
    V12Snow V12Snow 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 26, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    I feel so lonely it is literally painful. I've been feeling lonely and not fitting my whole life but lately it has become almost unbearable. Nothing helps me. I feel desperation...
    auxo auxo 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    so i go for my surgery on Thursday i have to be up before 6 45 am because that's when i go to the hospital. I am getting tubal ligation, done but instead of just getting them cut...
    Alexia85 Alexia85 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    my ex's friend just told me to go kill myself. I've been struggling with suicide and self harm for awhile now. the fact that some people can be so awful astounds me.
    NightshadesSnowflake NightshadesSnowflake 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    i am being stalked by this girl i am freaking out right now she is way 2 obsessed with me u have no idea how hard it was for me control her ways she now says its ok if i dont...
    Drakonn Drakonn 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    ugh today was so triggering! my sis just keep doing and saying things that trigger me, first she was eating chocolate and then she was like "omg I'm about to finish the whole bar...
    Silentsuffer Silentsuffer 13-15, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    here is my experience: I was in relationship with a person with NPD, fortunately i realized that he was a narcist in an early phase of oir relationship, when I was trying to break...
    nataliawww nataliawww 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    Maybe I will not leave tomorrow... ordays after that... . But I hope I have one chanve to have a moment... of having a great evening... great food....great comversation... and a...
    destita destita 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    There is this girl who came into my life a year ago and I was lonely and confided EVERYTHING to her. I told her who I was mad at, who I wanted to be friends with, who to watch out...
    AMIAROM AMIAROM 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I have been struggling with wheezing and shortness of breath during the night and when exercising or walking for about a year now. It wakes me up about 3-4 times every night. About...
    VeryInteresting1234 VeryInteresting1234 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    There was someone who I performed with years ago; for the sake of this story, I'll call him Greg. Greg and I had performed in several community theater productions. Being near him...
    PhillyAutismGuy PhillyAutismGuy 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Just threaded my eyebrows and got a pedicure. Felt great. I wonder what I should do next to change my appearance.
    Roger773 Roger773 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    Not a tale-teller. I wait to make up my mind. I gather facts. I don't divulge too much information about myself. I give people little to work with who are seeking out gossip. That...
    justmerae1 justmerae1 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's 3am and my mind won't stop thinking about the worst possible scenarios. What if I end up getting kidnapped? What if I end up in the hospital? What if I finally admit I have...
    MeeeKazz MeeeKazz 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    ...i used to do everything they wanted me to do, except have friends. when i started talking to guys to meet them as friends back when i was 25, 10 years ago, i started going out...
    sunriseinmyeyes sunriseinmyeyes 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Its 8:00 AM. I am lying in bed, on my side staring at the ceiling. Going over the days goals in my mind, turning onto my back while stretching out my arms and legs which seem...
    Lena1982 Lena1982 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    i love hearing about how bad a lady needs to go. i love seeing them fight so hard! i love that look in their eyes
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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    Evaluatingmy expenses. There is nothing more l can reduce
    guestgama guestgama 36-40 5 days ago

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    First post! Here goes... I fell in love with him the moment I met him. I knew it deep down, but couldn't bring myself to go for him. He is dangerous. Charming. Handsome. We are...
    MiniMeA MiniMeA 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I'm slipping into a downward spiral, I feel like I can no longer cope, I'm being driven back to where I once was, a dark place, blade in hand, unable to reason my way out of it any...
    alphapuppy alphapuppy 18-21, T 6 days ago

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    I seem to be doing pretty well in all my classes at school except for 8th grade math. For some reason I am having a difficult time understanding it. I never have been good at math...
    rachelholland rachelholland 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I am struggling with my marriage issues with my partner and is staying away from him. I am not the type of women who loves a man too deeply. I know someday a human heart changes...
    majesticsea majesticsea 26-30, F Feb 1

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    Despite leaving my partner and safe haven, I am still trying to find a sense of normalcy for the little one. I brought him out to the carnival last night. But it feels like a...
    majesticsea majesticsea 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I have mixed feelings about this,because on one hand I'm very security oriented and maybe idealistic,so I like the idea of only being flirty with men i think i can end up having a...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 30

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    i love the way i am,i love that i have a awesome since of humor i love the way how i'm in love with video games, i like that i act like a boy but look like a girl i like the way i...
    AK407 AK407 13-15, F Jan 30

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    anybody want to talk and share stories?
    experiencedowner experiencedowner 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    People have mentioned this to me before! I work in a very sociable environment. Part of what I do is to try and make clients and colleagues feel valued, and listened to. Understood...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 30

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    I am a trans boy. I am pansexual. I am a metalhead. I get angry so easily, and sometimes I can't control myself. but I am proud to be myself, I am proud because I dont reject...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 29

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    im starting to think my humbleness brings people down,im complacent NOT excited ...**** dont impress me or moce me but wisdom ,**** um
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    My husband and I have had a terribly rocky last three years together. He's cycled, going from adoring me to blaming me; he's begged me to stay and he's insisted I leave. He's...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F Jan 29

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    i have no desire to appear to be anything ,i am of life I AM ALL THINGS . . . . .
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F Jan 29

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