I Want To Do More Than Survive, I Want To Live

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 203 People

    I may not have been a volunteer, a paying member, a top poster, or one of the local 'heroes' or infamous trolls but I can say that I have affected the lives of others and that they...
    FonderAbsence FonderAbsence
    31-35, M
    Apr 21
    I cannot begin to express my debt to EP nor how much the closing of the site saddens me. I met my soulmate, the woman who gives meaning to my life here. I was at a low ebb in my...
    Malchya56 Malchya56
    51-55, M
    Apr 21
    I originally came here to be anonymous, to read things I found to be of interest and respond however I liked without reproach, but I eventually realized that who I am and what I do...
    anon8369 anon8369
    31-35, M
    Apr 21
    today EP is going to Die it has been a great place to come and post meaningful creations over the last 5 years. it has also been a wonderful place to post meaningless sh*t...
    lionsdenn lionsdenn
    26-30, M
    Apr 21
    I am writing at the suggestion of Robb Warren and Waiting 4 What (and inspired by Vegas Baby). It seems appropriate to put a coda on what was one of the most important and...
    maryryan maryryan
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 21
    EP Management's Butchering of the Website Did the Website InWhy is EP ending? If you want to believe the noble-sounding explanations given in the Farewell Message, go ahead. The...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity
    51-55, M
    10 Responses Apr 20
    ok, I'm glad I get to end with this experience... (I wonder if I never stop typing this, if it will force them to continue? lol ) I just finished getting the second small roof...
    Nateindenver Nateindenver
    31-35, M
    Apr 20
    Thank you EP for existing. Without you, I wouldn't have met the love of my life on here. I was in a dark place before I found this site and took refuge here to seek advice and...
    Halfmonster95 Halfmonster95
    18-21, F
    Apr 20
    To my circle and everyone who I've ever chatted with To those who have read my posts I just want to say a big thank you for the chats and comments on my posts. You've all been...
    Sophiewargamer Sophiewargamer
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    Wow i cant believe it is closing soon! Time runs so fast and i never thought that the website i am using since 2012 will be closing. Some people here grew up using this website...
    Etude Etude
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    Life for me has always had more downs than ups, but somehow I've always managed to keep fighting through it. EP use to be a place I would come to vent and talk to people and it...
    nightskyvampire nightskyvampire
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    So many things I could free myself of but don't. Do I simply not do so because I am weak? Or is the excuse of procrastination be used because I am weak? I am weak yet not. You are...
    GrinchFairy GrinchFairy
    16-17
    Apr 20
    Be written something similar to this. I've had a lot of intentions on this site. Some bad, but one thing I've always done is committing to inspiring and helping people. I'm lazy...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    8 Responses Apr 19
    Anyone near Seattle, WA? Preferably ladies. I've always found it easier for me to befriend women.
    Davglovjr Davglovjr
    26-30, M
    Apr 19
    than to fight the war on drugs.What? We might get some warmth out of the burning dollars and heat is energy. which come to think of it the steam could turn a rotary and produce...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    26-30, M
    Apr 19
    i wish my life would be full of happiness but it's opposite of that no happiness 😔 I'm turning 19 in 2 months. From the childhood till now i never experienced what is happiness...
    alwaysthereforY0u alwaysthereforY0u
    18-21, M
    Apr 18
    this song is made as campaign song ''stop abuse'' this is cover song,still beautiful in a differently way. i am also abuse survivor and this makes me cry and encouraged me always...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Apr 17
    Hey there, I'm new to Ep and before I get started I want to thank you for reading . My name is Lukas DeFranco and for awhile now I've been in a constant cycle of the same boring...
    LukasDeFranco LukasDeFranco
    22-25, M
    Apr 16
    why do people even do drugs ? ...cuz it feels nice ? or is it to just run away from life problems ? if so that's stupid cuz by doing drugs you're fuckkking up your life even more...
    LovelyGorillla LovelyGorillla
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Apr 16
    40-51 year old woman in Oklahoma City.
    shoer shoer
    46-50, M
    Apr 15
    I think I'm not right in the head ..I have always been a very shy person weak vulnerable and unconfident ..I had a very difficult life ..I got left by all including family even...
    Inthedark16 Inthedark16
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 14
    I was in prison for five weeks this year for a restraining order breach which the court imposed on me four years earlier to stop me from contacting a Frenchman living in Brighton...
    Inthedark16 Inthedark16
    36-40, F
    Apr 14
    We have become very familiar with EP. Whether aware or not, we have accepted it as a home/a playground, a scape from our realities. It became a refuge and a dumpster for things we...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 14
    it hurts me very badly to know EP will no longer be a part of my life. I remember my first postings. I was still married. and extremely lonely. my ex was not happy, so she was...
    prisoner1972 prisoner1972
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 14
    People deal with their dreams in one of three ways. They accuse, they excuse, or they choose. Accusers spend their entire lives blaming others for why they haven’t achieved...
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    Apr 13
    EP, don't go. You have helped so many and I remember being amazed and overjoyed when I first discovered your site because had been searching for such a thing and I didn't know of...
    SunshineWriter SunshineWriter
    22-25
    Apr 13
    I am a south-east asian and in my culture couples won't live together until marriage. In the US or basically western culture in general, many couples cohabitating in relationships...
    ChannelingTruth ChannelingTruth
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 13
    -Life In Transition: A Compilation of Memories-I was born biologically male, but over the course of my life, have realized that my mind and soul on the inside feels female. Women...
    KayleeBehrens KayleeBehrens
    18-21, T
    Apr 13
    The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence. Blake Lively I don't always wear this sign ( confidence) but I'm wearing it tonight and it feels good.
    Wantsfortomorrow Wantsfortomorrow
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 12
    My name is Gabriele. Short it to Gabe I'm Italian I'm almost 16 years old My favorite colors are Orange and Dark purple. I'm gay. When I was a kid I had ADHD. I broke my leg on...
    Meduchan Meduchan
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Apr 12
    Asian here. My parents immigrated from the East where there are many abusive parents, South Korea! My parents said they want me to enjoy whatever job I work, plus to live fully...
    cracked8urface cracked8urface
    18-21
    Apr 11
    Though I haven't always been a regular here I had come to feel that whenever I had the time to visit here, it was always here. No it's going to be no more :(...I will, however, be...
    Xlandria61 Xlandria61
    61-65, F
    Apr 11
    Looks fade. The body will shrivel, sag, become discolored, fall apart and lose functionality... But a woman who is sincere, strong, stalwart, has a heart full of love and empathy...
    KikFindme12thNumber KikFindme12thNumber
    22-25, M
    Apr 11
    I might be an au pair in Ireland soon and I am so excited!!! 19 years living in Germany is enough! I want to see what life is like in more than one country!
    SuperDuperCoolGirl SuperDuperCoolGirl
    18-21, F
    Apr 11
    So I myself have Epilepsy and a family history of autism.. I don't want to call it responsible breeding, but logic suggests I shouldn't procreate.. Truthfully someday I want to...
    KindaPyro KindaPyro
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 11
    Christian Greed https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/kWbzzO/christian-greed What can truly amaze a genuine believer that looks only to the Father is just how true his words on world...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble
    56-60, M
    1 Response Apr 11
    11/04/2016 - It's crazy to think that in a couple hours I will be the big 30! If I'm being honest I'm not really looking forward to it and I guess at the same time I'm...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream
    26-30, F
    Apr 11
    So im pretty much a bird locked up in a birdcage. My parents are kinda the type of parents that dont want their kid to get poisoned by the world and that bs. I've been saying I...
    GrinchFairy GrinchFairy
    16-17
    Apr 10
    I want to stay young forever. But not by dying young. I want to stay young forever and also live forever. Does anyone in this group have some practical suggestions of things that...
    TheImmortalist TheImmortalist
    22-25, F
    Apr 10
    Throwing back to that tragedy.. 1995 17th on January...in Japan The great hanshin awaji earthquake happened. Almost two million people died(believe it or not,truth) I was only...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 10
    DISCLAIMER: I am dramatic and deep, so if your dramatic and deep like me please read on. I know I've heard it said a million times that I am free, that we are free, but am I...
    dearonedaya dearonedaya
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 10
    I'm 16, and I live in the UK. I don't have any long standing problems with family, nor do I claim to be misanthropic. I simply wish to pack up, leave, explore and live for myself...
    lampvalar lampvalar
    16-17, M
    Apr 9
    Another weekend of hell is upon me and I honestly don't think I can take one more day. It is now 630am and I got 2 hours of sleep last night. I was rudely awoke at 330am because my...
    princesskitu princesskitu
    51-55, F
    Apr 9
    when it comes to love many don't realize what truly they where expressing. the ancient Greeks who came up with the discription for love would probably smite us with their lightning...
    Thesdamos Thesdamos
    16-17, M
    Apr 9
    Everything gets better. I wanted to put an experience out there as my life has changed indeed in the last couple of years. A few years back I posted an experience about how lonely...
    BunnyObsession BunnyObsession
    22-25, F
    Apr 8
    I'm even using the "alternate personality" I made as a username to keep myself anonymous. I'm 17 and I have this whole other family, friends, boyfriend (Johnny Depp ofc) that...
    isabellaandre isabellaandre
    16-17
    Apr 8
    I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. I have approximate answers, and possible beliefs, and different degrees of...
    Mcinacann Mcinacann
    41-45, F
    Apr 7
    See, my aim is not to survive but to be thrown to the wolfs with adrenaline still pumping in my veins and hear the gods laughing saying ”that was one hell of a youth” and...
    Mcinacann Mcinacann
    41-45, F
    Apr 7
    The winds of change! They are blowing and continuing! What a wonderous fate befalls me, and oh how eager I am to receive it! Enough of that, but seriously, WOW! I'm super...
    Nateindenver Nateindenver
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 7
    Yes. But I am highly concerned how it will survive within all other after the announcement was made. That, Experienceagain, or any other site. I would love ep to be more secure and...
    fuckuprincessanyajaki fuckuprincessanyajaki
    41-45, F
    Apr 7
    First i have to admit , i'm very complicated , even i don't understand myself , and what i want from a person , i have friends and i had girlfriends , but none of them sees, know...
    Poxulis Poxulis
    18-21
    2 Responses Apr 7
    Everything seems so wrong nowdays, and i dont mean that it wasnt bad before. Im just becoming more senseless everyday and everyone is becoming more alienated with computers, mobile...
    Mic99 Mic99
    16-17, M
    Apr 7
    I'm a newie to this and honestly wasnt sure which group to write in....I supposed this was best as it is abit of everything...all random thoughts and feelings in my head. Dont even...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 7
    I'm really struggling to keep my head above water here. My husband of 6 years and father to our young children has been slowly but surely shutting me out over the past year. We...
    Everlie Everlie
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 6
    I get told I look 8-10 years younger than I am when people guess my age (usually guessing that I'm still a minor). I do have a youthful personality and my family all look younger...
    pandamagnolia pandamagnolia
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Apr 6
    Hi, I didn't know where to put this so I decided just here will do. Okay. So hey, I'm Candslayer, as you already knew that. But my actual name is Zoie. I was born in 1997 on the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Apr 6
    I want to gay sex, I live in north-east Alabama, I'm 15. I'm a bottom, so I prefer an older guy
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 5
    OPEN HEAVENS FELLOWSHIP DAILY DEVOTION THE NEW CREATION IS THE ADDRESS OF GOD ON EARTH 2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the...
    ganyoji ganyoji
    22-25, F
    Apr 5
    Most woman want Respect~Loyalty~Honesty (even when it hurts)~putting in effort to show that you care~not comparing her to anyone else or making her pay for other woman's mistakes...
    needingtoletgo needingtoletgo
    36-40, F
    Apr 5
    How Experience Project improved my Life, my way of thinking about... Me. *smile* I will not say "I am sorry" again for how I feel or think. I was beating myself up for...a...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Apr 5
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