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I Often Wonder What If

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    what if there was no autofill data facility

    for browsers...i wonder how some users would remember their loooong and crazy usernames.. the usernames would've been shorter and simpler if there were no form-autofill.. lol
    AlexGabriel AlexGabriel 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    bleedingouttheeyes bleedingouttheeyes 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    Unplanned, Unlikely, Unforgettable

    She lifted the pillow from her eyes, and the morning light found her calculating the time from the brightness in the room.  As her mind cleared and her eyes adjusted, yes, probably about 7:30, she found him next to her and watching her with his eyes wide open and a smile on his...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 11 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    Imagine For A Moment

    What if you forgave yourself?What if you gave yourself the grace you afford others?What if you looked in the mirror and saw what the person who loves you most sees?What if?
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F 6 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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    Aliens exist? God was evil?

    Reality wasn't reality? Earth is the ****** up planet? My brain in a vat? Conspiracy theorists?
    CJCA CJCA 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 28, 2014

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    xmarziax xmarziax 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 11, 2014

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    I didn't love that boy,

    or missed that train? Would my life be different somehow altered because of one slight change to my past. What if I chose a red umbrella instead of a black one? Would I miss my chance with fate? What if...
    CombatBarbie CombatBarbie 18-21, F Oct 7, 2014

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    I am the only person

    who isn't that close to their extended family -sister, mom, etc...
    cottonbreeze cottonbreeze 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Until November

    Posted in this same experience group are two other stories, the events that immediately preceded this part of the story. A reading of them is not essential to an understanding of how we find ourselves this afternoon, but I offer those links here anyway. The way we came together...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 7 Responses Sep 3, 2012

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    What if I was happy? What

    if he hadn't died? What if I still lived there??? What if she hadn't met HIM? WHAT if she loved me? What if she was there for me like a mother should be? What if she cared??? How would I be now if only she cared???What if I didn't hurt mentally???? What if I wasn't bullied...
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F Oct 31, 2014

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    I wonder if anyone has a major crush on me?

    Like I do on some people ... But probably not but that would kinda cool to know I'm loved
    Imfearlessbae Imfearlessbae 16-17, F Jan 27, 2014

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    Sometimes the big "what if"s in life put me on

    the border of anxiety and over-thinking. It can pick at my brain, and to try to pull the dangerous curiosity out is like pulling a cat off the sofa, with it's nails snagged onto the fabric. Every time I pull, it clenches deeper into my brain and causes me to have a headache.
    Rilman77 Rilman77 18-21, F Dec 8, 2014

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    What if you did that thing

    that you're afraid of and you did it full out with intent? How do you imagine that it would turn out? Can you even stand the thought of pushing through it? Can you stand imagining the scene in your mind?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 10

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    I sometimes wonder what

    if I had done something different so that my life would have turned out the way I wanted it to be..!? Is there really a point to everything??? I feel happy but yet something is missing...
    jayatri17 jayatri17 22-25, F Dec 25, 2014

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    I Sometimes Wonder "What If"....

    My mind tends to wonder quite a bit....especially on high stress days at work, like today. Usually I can just send myself to a 'happy place' and make my mind settle down a bit...but not today. Today was a 'what if' day...a day my mind thinks about how things could have been...
    amodelcitizen amodelcitizen 36-40, M 4 Responses May 1, 2013

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    lostandforgotten75 lostandforgotten75 18-21, F Apr 6

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    I just disappeared from this site never to

    speak to anyone. I mean anyone again. What would happen? Would anyone wonder where i had gone? Would they try to see if they could get a hold of me? Even if to leave me a message or two on here. hmmmmm...........
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    I am not a suicidal person,

    but sometimes I can't help but wonder how everything would be without me around. Sometimes when I am sitting the car, I stare out the window and just think about it. What if I got in a car crash right now and died? What would happen? Would the people who bullied me feel bad...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh 16-17, F 1 Response May 28, 2014

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    "Didn't we almost have it all?

    " This song was playing as I typed this post. And this got me thinking about the what ifs, the what could've beens, parallel timelines or whatever you call it. Is this regret? Wanting to know how my life would have been, wanting to turn back time and make smarter decisions? I...
    thecasualdilettante thecasualdilettante 22-25, F Feb 9

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    I've Missed Much Without You

    I wonder nearly everyday how your passing altered my life. I wonder would the little boy in me be less broken. I wonder if Dad would have come home more at night. I wonder if Christmas would have been the happy Holiday others tell me it is. I wonder if it would have made a...
    hunnydipz hunnydipz 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 24, 2012

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    WhereIsTheLogic WhereIsTheLogic 31-35, F Nov 5, 2014

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    Their were two worlds.

    One for the people who gotta start **** and think they know it all and one for the people who are laid back and chill. If that was real everything would be a delight. But that's only a fantasy to be honest. And theirs no way out.
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M Sep 5, 2014

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    I always wonder that

    if my friends knew half of what I've gone through and still go through and knew what went on in my mind, if they would still be there and help me get through it.
    BeYou321 BeYou321 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2014

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    What If It Happened To You?

    This story was inspired by an article I read a while ago. It was about a 17 year old girl being beaten within an inch of her life by someone from school. When her boyfriend found out about this the next day, he then tracked him down and killed the one who assaulted her. He was...
    JesusKravitz JesusKravitz 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F Jan 4

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    If a soccer player falls in the woods

    and there is no-one there to see it.....does he still wither around in pain like he just passed a kidney stone while giving birth to a bowling ball after being shot three times with in the leg with a handgun????.........
    LoneRider72 LoneRider72 41-45, M Jun 30, 2014

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    people didn't have hidden agendas

    and ulterior motives. what if people can be nice to someone without wanting something in return. what if I wasn't damaged beyond repair and I could fathom someone loving me. what if I could love myself enough I didn't need anyone else.
    EgyptianMermaid EgyptianMermaid 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 10

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    You Can't Spend Your Life Not Knowing.

    What if, is always a hard thing for me to wonder. What if. When the past is already done, you still think; what if? But for some you just cant spend your life not knowing right? But how can know if its the past? But what if is also a beautiful thing, because it gives us hope...
    Artemis17 Artemis17 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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    Oh, Oh, Oh, It’s Magic

    Is magic in our heart and soul? We climb mountains to find it. Is magic the way we think and feel? Emotions go this way and that. We seek it, this thing called magic. Is magic found only in another? Is it you that I have searched for? Can the magic be shared? We seek it, this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    what if i had done something differently.

    ..my life would not be so dull. I wouldn't have lost my love. My tears would not be my friends. What if..
    jayatri17 jayatri17 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2014

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    A Pebble

    I hear her measured steps moving further away in front of me. "Mama, I want to walk with you!" "Then try to keep up dear. Walk a little faster and look where you are going." I look up. I try to take faster steps. I see Mama’s dress, so faded and patched at the hem, swinging in...
    DinahMoeHumm DinahMoeHumm 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    what if we dont all come from rich

    or upper class backgrounds with a family name that everyone recognizes but instead we come from a family that has great value and has struggled to make it in this society and their children did not grow up with a silver spoon in thier mouth but was willing to work just as hard...
    mzzdede123 mzzdede123 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2014

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    One Of Us ...

    I live in a city by the sea where a huge variety of people live side by side in a state of relative tolerance and understanding. I describe it this way because, although I'm sure it's not perfect, it does seem to be accepting of people of all kinds and I've heard it said that...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 25 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    Is He Worth It?

    He lives in ohio, I live in texas. He has a little girl, I have no kids. He drinks like crazy does drugs and doesn't care about his future, I don't drink dont do drugs and want to open up my own bakery. He wants to be with my body, I want to be with his heart. Will he ever change...
    Christianruby Christianruby 22-25, F 9 Responses Sep 5, 2012

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    So what if I meet a man?

    So what if I fall in love? So what if you love me too? So what if we get married? So what if we buy a cottage? So what if you are my world? So what if we have a baby? So what if we have three more? So what if we love them completely? So what if they grow up? So what if...
    amaryllisflowers amaryllisflowers 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 10

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    I Hadn't Gone Back Home That Day

    I walked back in the house that morning, it must only have been 20 minutes after I had left first time, I had to go back and get some papers I had forgotten. My wife was naked and a man was standing behind her, fondling her breasts and pounding her so hard and making her scream...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Aug 7, 2012

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    xxtina15 xxtina15 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I often wonder what if I never existed?

    Whose life would I have changed for the better? Whose life did I save? Whose life did I condemn? If I had never existed would anything be different? I doubt it, I honestly doubt it.
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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    I play this "game" with myself daily.

    How radically different would my life be had I made one or two different choices? It's a cruel game.
    perpetuallyfifteen perpetuallyfifteen 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 10, 2014

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    Often I wonder how many couples I ruined out of

    pure mean spiteful and jealousy. In the end they are at each other's throat, while I sit here and laugh. I know, I'm mean.
    DeeplyLoves DeeplyLoves 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I wonder what if I gotten in the big awesome

    resource rich school With good looking people with better attitudes A school where I can't really be known by almost all grade level student A school that's bound with resources That makes their students competitive applicants for higher education I do wonder every time I...
    amongstleshadows amongstleshadows 16-17, M Feb 11

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    About 15 years ago I was attending a dear

    friend's bachelorette party in New Orleans. We were at a club on Bourbon Street. Dancing to the music of an amazing DJ, who was also a good friend of mine. Having the time of our lives. Enjoying the amazing feeling of being on Ecstasy haha. I still remember that I wore a black...
    enchantingsub enchantingsub 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    Eric Clapton really thought she looked

    Wonderful 'tonight', or was it just the 20th outfit she'd tried on & he just wanted to get to the party..........
    LoneRider72 LoneRider72 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    What If I Had Chosen ... ?

    An EP friend of mine, "txwoman2" (btw, she's very bright and very cute) posed the classic, "What if?", question in a story recently. As I age (just turned 60) that thought crosses.my mind more often. But I know that I have been blessed with a cup that has been more than half...
    habeant habeant 56-60, M 10 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    Wonder

    I sometimes wonder if I will get a job one day. I wonder if I will live a long life or a short one. I wonder if people my age consider me their friends. I wonder if I will get married and settle in. I wonder what lies ahead of me. I wonder if there is a god or not. I wonder what...
    EduardoMontes EduardoMontes 13-15, M Jul 27, 2013

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    I'm actually meant to be this way.

    I wonder if this is who I am. I wonder if I made a mistake in becoming like this, or if I was supposed to become as bitter as I am. I wonder if something has a plan for me, or if it's all been a mistake....
    TheHalfMadWriter TheHalfMadWriter 18-21, F Jan 4