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I Lost Myself Somewhere Along the Way

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    - Losing life is like losing love In every

    direction a dim touch Twin stares single breath Gone Even the flower that blooms Red or grey A fluttering butterfly Or still And the beating heart Only bleeds blood To beat life But not love Bearing repeating starts Every moment is the moment you left me Every drudge...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 8, 2015

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    I think I once knew exactly

    who I was and what I wanted. I think that there was a time in my life where I was so sure of myself and I wasn't afraid. But then it's like one day I woke up and I was lost. I don't know when that was. Sometimes I feel that I look in the Mirror and it's not me. But the thing is...
    lexiab123 lexiab123 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 2, 2014

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    It's a funny old world ain't it ?

    I just wanna write about my experience that I've had with EP over the last couple of years as a way of closure to a relationship with an online community that has brought me laughs, sadness, enlightenment, insight, inspiration and last but no means least connected me with a very...
    RolexRush RolexRush 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Confusion

    I can feel so happy, sitting here laughing at shows, smiling like a normal person. As soon as the laughing stops, I feel like I get hit in the gut, and I feel like crying. I don't understand what's going on in my brain. I feel like I know what I need to do to get better, but I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    It Totally Fits

    Who am I? I am mommy to two little boys. I am the wife of a man that has no passion for me, body or mind. I am a cook, a maid, a wiper of little noses, the one that picks your dirty clothes up off of the floor...washes, dries, folds them and tucks them in neat stacks in your...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F 41 Responses Dec 2, 2008

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    Most of the time I don't

    even know what I like anymore. I don't know what I want to eat, watch or do. I don't have fun doing much anything. I feel like I'm just living my life wrong, like I'm on the wrong path or there's still something missing. I just don't know what to do the only feelings I seem to...
    LostInADream96 LostInADream96 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2015

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    I sometimes wonder what people don't like about

    me. How some hate me even. What did I do? Why can't I be your friend? We may like the same things...
    chantie95xo chantie95xo 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 5, 2015

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    I want back all that goodness

    that I've lost. All the optimism that used to be in me. The smile that I used to carry with a light heart. It's all gone.. I'm not saying I'm not happy. I am. Days have turned better. But then there are those dark days that still steal you away from your sleep and makes you...
    Brokenhurricane Brokenhurricane 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    I don't know why, but I seem

    so alienated from everyone. People come and people go..... I feel like a man without meaning, without purpose, yet I continue to move onto another day. I do not understand why I am still here, yet I am.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Dec 6, 2015

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    I don't think I was ever completely in one

    piece i guess u could say..just the older I got the more lost i became..i though i was getting better at finding my self..and there was a period where i really thought i was gonna make it lol..but that didnt quite work out like that..i have gotten better at somethings..dealing...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 28, 2014

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    Limbo

    I feel like I’ve lost my sense of belonging. I’m an outsider lost in limbo. Older than half the people around me but with the knowledge of a youngun’. I’m not a part of anything and I have no one to identify with, I feel quite lonely and lacking in something to put my...
    WittyDittyInc WittyDittyInc 26-30 2 Responses May 24, 2013

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    I Have Lost My Personality And Sense Of Humor

    And It Is Ruining My Life. For the past year i feel as though my life has been tumbling down a hill with an endless slope. In the past I was one of the funniest people out of all of my friends and that I personally knew of. I would be able to turn even the most dry statment or...
    Yappogi Yappogi 16-17, M Aug 13, 2015

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    for the last 5 years I have become someone new.

    someone I would not be. I was manipulated to change to suit someone else then they have faded from my life and claim the love and care about me still. for so long they were there by my side helping me survive. they were the family I didn't have. now they have gone. though not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 19, 2015

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    I'm not sure exactly what it was

    or maybe I do, but I don't want to admit it to myself. I lost who I was. I lost my close relationship with God. I lost my cool BC I snap at people. I'm too quiet now. I can't even have a conversation with someone. I'm always sad and when I'm happy I feel like I'm supposed to be...
    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2015

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    As an eight-year-old child,

    I was innocent and pure, with my eyes lost in the direction of sunshine and clouds. There was no real darkness. I was very optimistic, happy, and idiosyncratic. So different and strange that my peers didn't approve of my strangeness, yet it didn't phase me. A few years later, I...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 18-21 May 28, 2014

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    i lost my self again

    even i was try to move on with my life but seems im still can't feel how about my self its like nothing spirit and just trapped by condition i cant go on again ouuuu God... what happen with thats all im so hopeless seems no one again who want me and love me :(
    DaynaLidya990 DaynaLidya990 22-25, F Jan 24

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    Into The West

    I just watched (for the umpteenth time) LotR, The Return of the King. I have read the book a gazillion times, since  school days, before the movies came out, and even in between that. And it always saddens me to read it. More so, to watch the movie where it comes to life before...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    Somewhere between babies,

    divorce and disability I last who I was. Thankfully I am getting back to the things of life I love and miss.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 16, 2014

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    Desperately looking to find the person I used

    to be. I miss the confident woman and the happiness bursting within me. She's gone, broken almost beyond repair.. I don't like this new self loathing person..
    Smckinnis Smckinnis 26-30, F 9 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    I don't know where I am going

    and I don't even know where I am at. It's 1:46 am and I am sitting outside in my driveway crying and wondering why I keep going and what is the point? I have two people in my life who I talk to, one who knows more about me than anyone, and I mean nothing to them. This all just...
    IWillGo IWillGo 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2015

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    Probably Probably I'm not really crazy

    but I'm having a set back tonight. Probably I'll be okay by bedtime. Probably I'll get on with things. I'm going through the motions and things are going great. On the inside though, there's storms brewing and occasionally I lose it. It's when I'm alone. Everyone is tired of...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2015

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    Ramblings Of Lost Time, The Art Of Reflection, Cups Of Coffee, And A Reflection Or Two...

    I stumbled into the room and looked around, wondering what brought me here to this god forsaken place. I saw before me the past that I lived, the life that I lost, the being I surrendered for someone else's needs and profit. I found the keepsakes that I cherished stored in old...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 9 Responses Aug 13, 2010

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    So, there is something I've been holding onto

    for months... Something that happened to me, and I don't really know how to talk about it, not that I really have anyone to talk about it with anyway. So around two months ago, I broke up with my girlfriend (ex) due to what would amount to shopping list of problems. She was...
    TheZEEMan TheZEEMan 22-25, M 13 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    I feel like my entire life has just been a

    struggle. Im too chicken **** to kill myself but i pray every night to die in my sleep. Im tired of living, im exhausted. I cant do this, and i honestly no longer have hope. I feel like its one struggle after the next. Trauma after trauma. People tell me to stay strong but i...
    niellyn niellyn 26-30 2 Responses Mar 31, 2015

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    I once met someone, I fell in love with this

    someone. We were fighting to be together off and on for about three and a half years. At the end, I told him I was done, that I didn't care anymore. I told him not to ever bother me, because I wont be there. As a year passed, I began to start to think about him, to dream about...
    saatansnipples saatansnipples 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2014

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    Twisted ambitions Demented perception Loveless

    lust No retention Faults forgiven Bridges burnt Broken down Into the abyss The inner workings Of your mind Trapped Eyes are a succubus Into the soul Thoughtless mistakes Witless banter Mistakes made No happily ever afters Tired eyes Weary heart Time and time again Without a...
    KristinaBeena KristinaBeena 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    Some say true love prevails ,

    but what if your heart was so smashed you just are not able to love properly . You can be loved and feel loved, but it is like impossible to give back cause that feeling of having a heart has been destroyed and stretched for across the galaxy. Just lingering fragments of ones...
    Brandon15shawana Brandon15shawana 18-21, M Jul 12, 2015

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    Yes. It was 2008-2010.

    I found EP when I was completely lost.I was on and off, juggling in a labyrinth of daze.I was unaware of the incomprehensible maze.I was groggy until 2013.After 5 years, I recaptured each foot print and saw all the lapses & loop holes.Lapses in judgement.Being young and trusting...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 9, 2015

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    What a difficult and confusing process.

    ..trying to 'un-become', to understand and accept who I truly am...and hopefully get back some of the passion that has been lost in my soul for far too long.
    lifesinlimbo lifesinlimbo 51-55, F 4 Responses Sep 5, 2014

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    Who Am I?

    Im 33 I lost my job and im single. What a way to start this story huh. When i was younger I was the life of the party every one wanted to be my friend and I was outgoing we partied every weekend and I lived laughed and loved as the song says but never took anything seriously...
    irvinebrown78 irvinebrown78 31-35, M 8 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    I may like the premise of the Theroy of a

    Deadman song. Blow. A part of my soul has dissapated...
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2015

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    BurningArrows BurningArrows 18-21, M Nov 27, 2015

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    Along The Way

    I wonder if its just the fact that I'm getting older and don't view things in the same mindset as i did when i was younger, but I cant seem to shake the feeling that im lost here. I used to be the "life of the party" so to speak. I was a very strong minded person, quick to jump...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 10 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    I was stuck in a loveless marriage,

    but it was worst than that. For over 10 years I knew I didn't love her, but I though if I changed who I was I would be happier. ...and then I started to change more and more. I had a number of affairs to try and feel something. than I fell in love, I talked my wife in to an...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 8, 2015

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    I used to score the best in the college,

    I was always on the top, I used to study 12-15 hours a day,I don't know why but I couldn't join masters after graduating.First I got admission in some university but due to my father's sickness I had to come home leaving it.The year later I tried in many universities and was...
    destinedboy destinedboy 22-25, M Sep 10, 2015

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    Piece Of Me

    My story may read just like some others; but it is personal to me. I got dealt a crappy hand, like many in this life and I truly believe you must play the hand you are dealt. But that analogy is getting harder and harder to understand, with each new hand that I am dealt. I am...
    JadeBleu JadeBleu 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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    I Lost Myself Along The Way

    i've been married for alomost 16 yrs and a mom to 3 kids,13,6 and 4 - i am a stay at home mom and have been for 13yrs - I recently had a mini breakdown and wanted to leave it all - in that difficult time I came to the realization that it was really all me - I had been a wife and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 21 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    I feel like I lost who I am,

    but I can't figure out where. I need to find myself, I'm tired of being emotionless and watching everyone around me succeed and live their life. I feel like I can't go on adventures anymore. I miss the person I used to be, the class clown goof ball who couldn't find anything...
    DaisyKaine DaisyKaine 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    A break up left me back at my parents,

    jobless, depressed, and so out of touch with who I really am. Today I want to try to find myself again. Live a fulfilling and humble life. Growing and learning everyday with out unhealthy dependencies. I hold myself to such a high standard I never want to fall short. Any advice...
    purelaughter purelaughter 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 9, 2014

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    Yes, i did long time ago,

    but i will try my best to find him again, although i know that will be unfortunately difficult!!.
    umayyad umayyad 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 8, 2015

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    The Dance

    In pink, she dances her choreographed dance. She's spinning to her demise. Star filled eyes now as hollow as her heart. She's spinning to her demise. Sheer perfection, a permanent smile pasted to her frail face. She's spinning to her demise. Her tears are now found in a...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 11 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    You think to yourself "what the **** am I doing"

    but that doesn't stop you from making the mistakes you know will break your heart. Because somewhere in that ****** up little head of yours you think someone might genuinely give a **** about you.... but that's ludicrous and you're a masochist. So you just give yourself away...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 12, 2015

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    I am a runner I will not mind the roughness

    nor the steepness of the way Nor the chill, unrested morning, nor the searness of the day I will no more take a turning to the left or to the right But go straight ahead, for the road leads home. :)
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    the best thing when get lost,

    is that before you get lost was someone, something, but when you open your eyes to find your self lost in family lost in society, don't know where to go and why I'm doing this, family fight al time, murder Threat ? my brother kill my dad, kill my cousin ,and know will get to me...
    justforgottenSOS justforgottenSOS 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 8, 2015

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    This became a longer story then I wanted to be,

    but its my story and I carry it with pride. I have always been a weirdo and I love myself for it. I am now in a point in my life where I honestly dont care if people think of me and that I am building a friendbase that is accepting and loving towards me, just like I accept and...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 1 Response May 20, 2015

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