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I Need An Escape From Myself

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    Remember the Movie "Papillon"?

    Sometimes I feel like the Dustin Hoffman character.  He's been a prisoner for so long that he just gave up trying to be free.  That's how I feel sometimes.  It's been so long since I've had some sense of control over my own life that I think I've just given up...
    gulfcoaster gulfcoaster 46-50, M 10 Responses Jul 28, 2008

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    Hey everyone I hope you all are doing great

    unfortunately I'm not. I hate myself to the millionth degree. I can never escape my unhappiness. Even when I'm happy, sadness is inside me crawling back until it controls me. I don't feel like anything anymore. It hurts me just sitting there in class where everybody is talking...
    BrokenPromises14 BrokenPromises14 13-15, F Sep 19, 2014

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    I Need Out Of My Own Head.

    "Over thinking leads to negative thoughts." It is so completely true. My brain NEVER stops and it makes me feel like I'm going crazy. I can't seem to stop thinking about every little thing I have ever done and how it has/may have affected people around me. Did I make the right...
    LeBonBon LeBonBon 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    My Life

    From  the news broke that i may be  gay nothing that was confirmed  or not but due to ignorance of my oh so loving family.My life seemed so enclosed there clingy fingers always clingy on my chains never wanting me to far away  but not it is as if i am a...
    adrenalinevamp adrenalinevamp 18-21, F Sep 26, 2009

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    Need To Be Free

    I just need a escape from myself, my life, my home, is really stressful, my family is arguing and screaming and there is sometimes cry, which i hate, i just need to escape from it all, no more drama, no more stress, but this is impossible for me, i am stuck here for awhile, but i...
    Desolatebones Desolatebones 18-21, M Jun 24, 2012

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    Caged Mind

      I have thoughts  But I don’t know how to rescue them Stuck in my neurotic mind, sentenced to a life of pain I sit here not knowing what to write I know I have something to say But my thoughts are prisoners to my mind Free but chained Alive but motionless There...
    Nellieccr Nellieccr 18-21, F 2 Responses May 20, 2010

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    ARGH!

    I can't stop ******* thinking about everything. And worrying about everything. And double-checking everything and over-analysing everything and I wish I could just float along and not have to constantly be in my head, trapped.
    esclave esclave 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 31, 2007

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    An Escape From Everything.

    I really need to escape from everything. My sister, myself, and just everyone. I'm really sensitive, and everyone thinks I fake it for attention. I'm not like that. I think about ending everything, but I can't. I'm too scared. I'm scared to leave everyone that actually cares...
    Junkylife Junkylife 13-15 1 Response Oct 9, 2012

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    Who Is Truly Willing to Spend Time With Someone They Hate?

    No one. So why should I spend so much time with myself? Even when I am with other people I spend all my time inside my head. I don't join conversations because I never seem to get a word in and I've stopped trying.  Most of the time instead of asking people things, I will...
    thornswithoutroses thornswithoutroses 18-21 2 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    Some do drugs, others go

    for a run, but at the end we are all just searching for that tiny space, perhaps a hole, that gives us shelter from the terrible reality of the world.. But I'm tired of running from reality, always daydreaming, I want to live my life without fear and anxiety.. :)
    Rourou19 Rourou19 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    No Escape.....

    Sometimes i just want to escape, to escape the way i feel and all the confusion thats in my head, i want to walk away and forget how i feel and just be free from it all....... but i know i cant, because there is NO escape from myself !!!
    TIPSY TIPSY 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 3, 2007

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    Trapped In Meeeeeee

    Lately I've been feeling terrible depressed at the level that I pop up 4 sleeping pills so I avoid the feelings of depression and anxiety I even tried to cut of my veins to me my life is worthless I don't know how I got this way it just hits me like a ton of rocks.
    troubleinblack troubleinblack 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2009

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    Not Yet

    I wish sometimes you could see world threw my eyes... I just wanna live again... Can't turn it down, there's no off switch... Beating me down it da ground... I can't give up but ****! I'm stuck... Why do I have a conscious? All it does is **** wit me... SHUT UP!!!! STOP...
    faded1 faded1 31-35, F Aug 1, 2013

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    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Jul 16, 2014

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    I need an escape from myself,

    to get out of my own head for a while. I am considering electroshock therapy again (I have had 45! treatments already). I just think it is time to reboot the system. Check. Check. Is this thing on?
    zendaddyt zendaddyt 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 10, 2014

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    Press Play

    I sit here tuning out the world Sitting with the greatest gift the devil gave the world  Music When the silence is deafening The sound of heavy metal  Slow tempos  Blood wrenching lyrics  Invigorate my tormented soul The pain and worries is drowned out No one...
    Nellieccr Nellieccr 18-21, F 1 Response May 18, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I just want to go away for a bit, just to escape from reality. I feel like it would help me so much. I just need to get away from familiar settings & familiar faces, and just go...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 31

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    Reality sucks, to put it bluntly. One of the main reasons I spend so much effort and time into my hobbies is because sometimes, I can't face reality. Daydreaming, writing fan...
    PleaseInsertCoin PleaseInsertCoin 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 14

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    i need escape route now now now now right now now
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F Mar 30

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    Reality is such a trip. I spent a lot of time trying to escape from reality, like it was some universally accepted state of things that we all experienced equally. Then I came to...
    LouDog319 LouDog319 26-30, M Mar 30

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    Everyday I step out of reality for a few hours. I just escape in my mind. I fantasize about so many different things. Sometimes I imagine being in my favourite book or movie...
    sierraladeirdre sierraladeirdre 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I really need a break right now. I just wish i could forget about everything and escape my life for a while i'm tired of being depressed and angry all the time. I hate fighting...
    Hotspicychilli23 Hotspicychilli23 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 14

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    I want to escape most of the time just cause I'm not like the others I'm in a wheelchair I wasn't born like it but I've been in it all my life along with other issues it's tough, I...
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 15

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    There are times that I badly need a break from reality, like if I could just even sleep for years just to get out of it. I'd love to
    ajdream ajdream 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    Today was the worst day of my life or so I say. I went to therapy and i feel like trash. I want to give up I really do . I don't know I just want to escape this life, my reality...
    cmt334 cmt334 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I definitely wish I could escape sometimes and not have to deal with a the insane things that life throws my way. Just some peace and normalcy would be awesome even just for a...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    i really dont know what to do...i feel like i need to type all my pain on here to keep me calm..i really dont fit in this world...i wish i had guts to kill myself..i really do...
    letmetellyouaboutme letmetellyouaboutme 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I need to hear from someone who has been in the situation I am in now. I have heard from people who say to just leave and move on, but no one really understands if they have not...
    txhouswife42 txhouswife42 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    its an expirience a dark side of my life i was at the party when i felt dizzy ( i was very drunk ) i got out of party and i see a girl very hot and sexy and she was very drunk...
    nikkisingh nikkisingh 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    one day i woke up at night and found my sister sleeping next to me i go secretely for her neck and strangled her hard after that she suddenly stopped moving and felt that she is...
    nikkisingh nikkisingh 13-15, M Mar 31

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    I have found it.. and it's perfect... makes me feel calm. and safe. and let's me. be me.
    mrsskayl mrsskayl 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    That's why I do recreational drugs.
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M Apr 14

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    Im extremely stressed all the time and constantly worried about the future. I try to focus on anything other than making college decisions and what i want to do with my life. Im...
    ashleyy416 ashleyy416 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    Ride my unicorn into the sunset, and pick up my baby boy along the way. Carry my pug on my back and go to Brazil. Just start over new.
    74Kitty 74Kitty 22-25, F Apr 15

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    Did someone say , "money" sure wish it grew on trees :)
    liveurDream liveurDream 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    Reality is the cold floor at home where the carpet is lingering close to. Reality is digging into to your pockets and pulling out nothing. Reality is getting a B on a test you...
    Zeffernissle Zeffernissle 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    Sure reality might be how things are, but if reality has no dragons, no magic, then maybe it's not real. But this is the downside of being intelligent, you think... deep thoughts...
    PortalJumper PortalJumper 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    Reality is the worst nightmare.
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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    I keep daydreaming, even in class at school. It's nice because then you can go into a fantasy world of your own; you can create a whole new universe just by daydreaming. I know I...
    Wantsomethingtostoptheboredom Wantsomethingtostoptheboredom 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It's just one of those days. My blade is dull though.
    Untrustworthy117 Untrustworthy117 16-17, M 5 Responses Apr 7

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    So lonely since wife died. Everyday is sooo long without her. She was only 34, how can I continue, life moves on but I'm stuck in time. Hasn't even been a year but if this is the...
    Widower1 Widower1 31-35 1 Response Apr 8

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    www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELKbtFljucQ The feeling that I get from listening to this song keeps me truly humbled about the depth of talent in this world. Plus being able to witness...
    ManUp56 ManUp56 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    They are sometimes unpleasant, but I think I need to so I can move forward. Well I wrote about being a gambling addict, and I've done some soul searching stuff, and come to a few...
    kinkysexybabe kinkysexybabe 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 13