I Need a Break

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 1,050 People

    I keep hoping that I'll log in

    and see an acceptance email, but it still says "in progress." I'm losing hope fast. I don't know what I'm gonna do if I don't get it.
    bawstenbrewin bawstenbrewin
    22-25, F
    Mar 29, 2016
    PetiteChica PetiteChica
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2015

    I earned my break finally.

    After years of no vacations and break neck working for a lousy company, I am finally getting a much needed vacation. I have about a week left before I get two off. I am headed to California and Colorado. I intend to savor every second of it. The plus side is, when I get back to...
    buffalobaby2016 buffalobaby2016
    31-35, F
    Aug 8, 2015

    Big One.

    I wish I could have the biggest break ever.. But I know that I couldn't get one of those.. Just a break from my mind.. A break from life.. A break from everything.. Just to keep everything away so I could just have a break...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Sep 12, 2008
    Kersheskisses Kersheskisses
    18-21, F
    Dec 14, 2015

    I am so fed up with these assignments #headache

    #need_a_break #Long_vacation_maybe :v
    Lyona1200 Lyona1200
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2016

    I need a break from life,

    from my depression and anxiety.. I need a break from myself. Sometimes I just want to leave my body and wander around the woods or be on some deserted island. To not worry about absolutely anything and have nothing in my mind. I feel like I'm going to go crazy if I continue on...
    Marie107 Marie107
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2016

    Well it's been fun and I know some of you will

    be letting out a big sigh of relief, I've stopped responding to every interesting post. Yes, I know, I went a bit nuts today. Got new meds that are working fabulously, so in a very good mood. I'll pick it back up in a few days, you are now duly warned! So I think I may reverse...
    Dantescircle Dantescircle
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Jun 9, 2014

    I know it's a choice,

    but I hate how the working world expects u to be on all of the time. Definitely makes taking a break more vital!
    dafunkofamadhatter dafunkofamadhatter
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 19, 2014

    Break Brake Break

    How do we manage when we get bored and distracted? When even fear of deadlines is not enough to motivate you because the odds are too much against you anyway? Not giving up but i think i need to tell myself that if i need a break, i might as Well accept it as a fact and be brave...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 21, 2011

    Advice Needed...

     I need a break from "me" from my mind and my life...is that possible, to disappear from yourself for a while?
    Candita Candita
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Jun 21, 2007

    Sorry but I have to yell it WHAT THE **** IS

    WRONG WITH PEOPLE.????? A mother kills her child. I don't know how to process this. . . . . Telling with people like this everyday is bringing me to a dark place, I need a sunny vacation!!
    Hermione44 Hermione44
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2016

    I need to take a break from EP

    for a while. WAY too much drama and, quite honestly, I get more than my share of that already. I will still check in occasionally, but right now, I have other stuff going on and can't give EP the attention I used to. Take care, everyone, you have been amazing and I thank you...
    Sheepdog47 Sheepdog47
    46-50, M
    Nov 18, 2015

    But we never get a break

    until we stop running and face ourselves.
    poiemajeremiah poiemajeremiah
    36-40, M
    Aug 11, 2015

    From Ep That Is

    like i was trying to say in my status but ran out of room. I hope to have a few things settled in a few days. depending on how that goes I'll be back for more fun. If you are one of my friends and have my personal email you can use that to contact me. I really do feel bad about...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 18, 2012

    I think I'm having a burnout (and I'm still in

    my 20's!) and that I need to have a long break from all of this. I'm lacking enthusiasm to my work and a lot of things that I felt empty and down that I felt I'm missing something. I just want to up and go somewhere and just be free without thinking of repurcussions but the...
    Galamede Galamede
    26-30, F
    Nov 5, 2015

    It's Monday, of course.

    I'm already kinda beaten for the week, just tired of the same routine where I'm still doing so much for school. It's senior year. I really thought I wouldn't need to keep it up in the last two quarters of the year. I probably sound lazy, but the only thing I could really blame...
    DanceOfBlades DanceOfBlades
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 11, 2016

    Just to let u guys and my friends know i will

    be offline for a while i have reached a point were i can't anymore and have no energy i will come back but right now i will be offline for a while For all who i hurt i'm sorry for all and i hope u guys can forgive me love u all
    goven99 goven99
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2015

    The hours that I work in this place are

    so tiring. Not only that but it's mentally exhausting working in care. I never keep my days off because they are always short but I really do need some me time. I'm feeling far too drained.
    bluesgem bluesgem
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 16, 2014

    This weekend should have been fun.

    I took the family to do a bunch of cool stuff that I thoroughly enjoy and thought that they may enjoy as well. It's not like I pushed this on anyone. I told my wife what I had planned, and that I had done so, because it was fun, low-cost and we could make an entire day of it...
    Stepdadoutside Stepdadoutside
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Feb 8, 2016

    I've been working 3 jobs 7 days a week just to

    make ends meet this year. I got a whole day off last week, the first free day I've had in 1-1/2 years, and I realized how tightly I've been wound up. I had just gotten numb, and it's no way to live. I'm dropping 2 of my jobs so I've got enough time to look for a better full time...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    So I'm Going To Cut Myself Off From Everyone For A Little While

    I don't even know what to do right now. All these different feelings I don't know. So I'm just going to avoid everyone. I don't feel like having to deal with lying to them and pretending there's nothing bothering me. I hate when people ask if I'm okay, because I know they just...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 29, 2011
    deleted122 deleted122
    22-25, F
    Nov 5, 2015

    R I P

    My boss just passed away. No. She was more than my boss. She was my mentor, my second mother, my friend. She taught me everything I know... She was diagnosed with leukemia just before Christmas. The 11th March she suffered a stroke and fell into a coma. She died March 13th at...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 14, 2013

    Just one of those days

    when you see things for how they truly are and everything hits you at once.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 5, 2015
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 6, 2015

    "You look tired." "You've lost weight.

    " These two comments have been something I've heard over and over from different people for the past weeks. That's fine. I've been stressed out, and I really am tired. I've not been eating well. But today, my cousin asked me, "Is there something going on with you? You have...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    3 Responses Mar 17, 2016

    taking a 2 day break from EP.

    .... will explain later
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 2, 2014

    I'm going to try to be off EP

    for the next week or so if I can. I just really need to take a break an get some space from things.
    AlliHastings AlliHastings
    Jul 9, 2014

    So Tired From Tennis Practices,

    School and My Family.
    kellyjin1234 kellyjin1234
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 3, 2015

    I'm so emotionally beaten up lately.

    I don't want to hurt his feelings and all that. I don't want him to see me broken, I don't want to take my frustrations out on him. It hurts me to know I hurt him anyways but I think I would hurt him even more if I didn't break it up. I only did what I though was best. i hope he...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 12, 2015

    oh how the day for me to leave EP of coming

    lmao. nt leaving like that but I need to separate myself a little more. life is opening up for me a little more and I need to move away from EP for a little I WILL NOT forget my friends here. I don't forget people easily. but I do know if I don't hear from me it's not because I...
    mentallyhigh mentallyhigh
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2015

    My cousin has been telling to take a short trip

    on my own. Just a few days to get away from everything, where I don't have to cater to anyone's needs but my own. I'm seriously thinking about it, but I've never travelled anywhere alone before. But I think it would be really good for me.
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    1 Response Apr 11, 2016

    I'm Ready Now

    I'm not giving up after 2 years. I just need a break from it. I'm talking about my relationship. For 2 whole years i have been struggling and i'm really tired from it. I'm tired from all the disappointment, the traveling, the waiting and most of all the distance...
    nicorley nicorley
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2007

    I don't ever go out! I am a college student

    earning the rest of my degree 2 semesters left and I have every little thing done :) I am unhappily married. My husband does not like me going out and throws a temper tantrum every time I do go anywhere so o have stopped going. I have an almost 6 year old who is my world, and...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2014

    I don't have the best coping mechanism.

    When things get overwhelming I tend to block things out... I suspect it is why I don't sleep well. There's a place in my mind that's never at peace. For example, whenever my weekend rolls around I build a wall to keep all the work stuff out. I just want to forget for a while...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    1 Response Mar 27, 2016

    I can't even handle decisions lately.

    everything seems so confusing...
    blackberries blackberries
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Feb 13, 2016

    My Date Night

    Okaayyy.....I was on a date last night and was finally having a good time. :) We went out to eat....walked the town and talked. We stopped for some coffee and dessert. We went to a pub for a couple of hours and talked some more. I believed we learned alot from each other and got...
    mikanippon mikanippon
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Nov 2, 2012

    How many bad days do you have to get through to

    finally deserve one good day... because honestly I need a break
    cmyk323 cmyk323
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 9, 2016

    I am so tired of dealing with my staff

    and their petty bull crap. Now there is a former staff member spreading lies and saying that i gossip about them. I never say something that I am not willing to say to someones face. I am frustrated and hurt.
    zombiemama zombiemama
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2016

    You ever get so mentally exhausted

    and stressed that you just need a break from everything? Because that's how I'm feeling.
    MegaManX97 MegaManX97
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2016
    deleted deleted
    Jan 19, 2016

    No work an a family to take care of statingcto

    feak out don't know how to change it when work is hard to come by I just need a chance
    Kztrust Kztrust
    26-30, M
    Jan 5, 2016

    I won't lie there are days

    when I feel so alone, I have to keep my mind distracted or else I'd start breaking down. I found some useful tips to stop feeling alone for a moment such as watching movies, cooking, writing, sport, going out/partying, cleaning my room, meet friends, taking care of myself...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 13, 2016
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