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I Want to Start a New Life

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    Honestly, I'm up to my neck In ****.

    I don't know who I am, I'm torn between two selves and I enjoy being one part and that's the part that my friends know me as- it's not a good part that I am proud of but it is me. But there's also another side that is good, so ******* good. I help people I'm kind to people, and...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I really hate being more

    than just myself. I have an SSN to identify me, I have a credit score, I'm on government records, I'm identified by banks, school records, etc. This site also has some information about me. A bit of this is self-inflicted, but most of it is an automatic result of birth in a...
    OneEarth2 OneEarth2 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Well I am in the process of starting one

    so that's a thing. You have to hit rock bottom before you start to rise.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F Aug 18

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    Every time I think about leaving everything

    behind and start a new life, I always get panic attacks. I really do not want to live here anymore but somewhere in the back of my mind, I can't leave. This is so frustrating.
    usernameless23 usernameless23 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    Two days of school left.

    Then all hell breaks lose and I start fresh for year 10.
    InfiniteTearDrops InfiniteTearDrops 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Carefully making the internal growth.

    Choosing my path with wisdom. Learning from my mistakes and making sure my heart, body and mind are aligned. I have no doubt I will continue a happy human being .... But I will be able to share with my loved ones.
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 15

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    I'm tired of the same ol'.

    I need NEW. I want to strike out on my own and start something completely new for myself. I want to get a car, drive across the country to Oregon, maybe change my name just for the hell of it, and just be happy. I can't wait.
    GoddessAirmid GoddessAirmid 22-25, F 19 Responses Jun 24

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    Good morning ! It's raining here :) how is your

    day going so far..! I wish all of you have a great day .
    summer712 summer712 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 11

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    And with a bang, suddenly everything I knew was

    gone. The world I thought I existed in-changed. The life I was supposed to live-taken. Everything I thought I knew about life was no longer true or was irrelevant. I turned towards a new path with hesitation, lingering in the threshold to the world I thought was black and cold...
    MDaddysGirlM MDaddysGirlM 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    My Eggshell Thank You.

        i shared "eggshells" and i never thought that so many people would come and share their own stories and offer kind words of advice and sincere care and compassion. i had a dream last night of a single ladybug, she came and sat upon my shoulder. i hear thats a...
    chenadoll19 chenadoll19 22-25 8 Responses Nov 19, 2010

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    im taking control of my life

    and saying **** you to the people who have brought me down. going to start a new chapter in my life full of fun and adventure, meet new people and stop walking on eggshells cause i only got one life and i plan on living it the way i want too starting this year.
    columbus38 columbus38 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    Yes I did! For 3 months now,

    I miss my dog and my bird. I miss the companionship of my ex but I don't miss being married. I like my own little place that it's called mine or my apartment, it was really lonely at first but now I'm loving it just being me.
    Gettingout72 Gettingout72 41-45, F 9 Responses Dec 9

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    F@&$ Love.

    You know what, f@&$ love. No seriously I mean it. Love f@&$ing sucks. I try and try to believe that things are going to better but things have gotten worse all around. I wanted to believe that Love was an achievable thing, but I'm starting to realize that it's not. Even a true...
    gentlepanic gentlepanic 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    jakerobertsamson jakerobertsamson 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    Eggshells

    i am scared to start this. i am stuck in a "hush hush" family secret. and i am not allowed to speak about it. nobody to vent to, i dont ever want to see a therapist because i dont want to be seen as someone broken and weak. i am stuck in a house that pretends that nothings wrong...
    chenadoll19 chenadoll19 22-25 181 Responses Nov 11, 2010

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    Even before I have a "Life" I'm 22

    and I haven't done anything so far in my life other than get older day by day..
    EnglandsAnswer EnglandsAnswer 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 15

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    I want to fake my own death,

    then disappear. Then change my appearance and start fresh. I don't care what kind of life, as long as I forget my old one...
    emilesfault emilesfault 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 31

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    Just Going For It

    In September of last year, my life did a complete turnaround. In my mind, although it was stressful at times, I had an amazing life with everything going for me. I was in my third year of college, getting fantastic grades, lining things up to study abroad in Paris, working a job...
    timburtonrox11 timburtonrox11 18-21, F 87 Responses May 10, 2011

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    Getting sober is really not easy

    and I feel like If I could just start a new life and move and make new friends and start to make my life different and better that I would be happier but I need to save money so I can move I wish it could happen now
    Iamthebayside Iamthebayside 22-25, M Aug 25

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    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    After a month being settled in a new city.

    Things are going great. Visited a few old friends at the beginning. Then a very close friend of mine came visited. School is okay. I guess it is how everyone else feels starting a brand new life. Hang out with new people in school. I try to be positive with everything else. I...
    ketogluta ketogluta 22-25 Oct 7

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    Do Mothers Retire?

    I enjoy life, I embrace every drop of the blood that courses through my person, not because I am special, but, becaue I am still here, I am a survivor. I've made it through so far, even though there are days that my sorrow over the loss of my child nearly kills me, and yet, I...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 57 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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    Because My Life Is Destroyed

    I don't know really where to begin.  My life has been in shambles since I was 18 and I don't see how its ever going to change.  There is no light at the end of the tunnel for me.  When I was 18 years old (young and dumb) I was convicted of a felony theft.  ...
    wasigirl wasigirl 31-35, F 125 Responses Oct 20, 2010

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    Life Goes On

    To my friends that know me, and those that will.By me and my stories you know about the crises in my life.I think this has been the worst year of my life.I'm not saying I was above it.I just never thought it would happen to me.My wife and her affair was I thought more than I...
    Waymor Waymor 46-50, M 15 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    I don't want to start a new life I AM starting

    a new life! I am the creator of my own happiness
    oceanicdreamer oceanicdreamer 22-25, F Jun 24

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    I'm On My Way....

    Funny I should see this group today, because I have had 3 people this week tell me that I seem happier and healthier than I have in years... one person today said that I look like I'm blossoming every day~ Wow.... what a road to get to this point!!! I never would've thought...
    02KnowMe 02KnowMe 41-45, F 9 Responses Sep 17, 2011

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    Here Goes Nothing...

    Six years ago, I was an overachiever, I was a bad-***, I was the go-get it type of girl. I saw everything as black or white, right or wrong, true or false. I was 19 and I had the world in my hands...or that´s what I thought. I had a nervous break down and lost everything about...
    Ib3th Ib3th 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2013

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    Am I Selfish?

    I want to start a new life away from my family and the place i grew up. And i plan on doing so. I love my family, I am grateful for them but i can't live with the pressure. I am still young but nearly 20, i don't have the money or the education. I have a good boyfriend, i plan...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 25, 2012

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    I just want to pack my bags

    and begin a new life where I can make a difference, stop wasting my time here and actually do something that matters, I work in a dead end job where I am going to be doing the same pointless things every day! It's so wrong! All I want is to matter and help and just be needed...
    Youmeansomething Youmeansomething 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 17

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    I have been dreaming about moving away from the

    city that I was raised in. I imagine myself creating a new name for myself and I imagine myself creating a new sense of wonder about life. I always dreamed of California because it's often associated with youthful freedom let alone the gorgeous weather. I have no reason to stay...
    KelseyLeigh123 KelseyLeigh123 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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    New Life

    Ok this my first time at writing a story on here a real one so gonna give it a try Id like to start a new life cause my life has just been 1 big roller coaster i wasent perfect in school i had epletic fits then i had a few girlfriends 1 done something really evil to me and it...
    gordie1983 gordie1983 31-35, M 30 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    I'm so ready! Ready to start over.

    Hope I'm not too old for that.
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 25

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    My past has brought me

    so many obstacles in my way, scars and a broken heart, but i want to leave that all behind.. Today, I want to be happy.. I want to go out there and prove everyone that, I'm not the little kid I used to be, I'm not the same person that everyone laughed at and step on.. Thanks to...
    Cheesyboy Cheesyboy 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    But So Very Afraid

    I think about it often... about taking the children and just going. It's not like there is a lot here for me but I guess more than I realize. I mean the X isn't my favorite or most trusted person but he's here if I really get into a bind and need them picked up or watched. And...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 3, 2008

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    but where do I start?

    I regret wasting so much time trying to live up to everyone’s expectations. I suddenly feel so old: all doors seem to be closed. I am going to be 29 soon. I feel like a walking disaster. Too late? Yes, probably...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 15

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    Leave behind the tears,

    the pain, the hardness....cruel words when they were felt at the time needed, which was too many a time, and never cared of their damages, never cared of the hurt feeling after they were said....like they were never spoken.....All the hard work of so many years, always one sided...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Bpack Bpack 31-35 3 Responses Dec 9

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    Drowning In The Things I've Done

    I want to Mulligan my entire life story. When I was 7 my father abandoned me, leaving me with an abusive, alcoholic mother. I was promiscuous in high school, and ruined the only good relationship I've ever had by ignoring him. I should have given him more attention, but I was too...
    cephaloscotti cephaloscotti 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2011

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    Be Careful What You Wish For ...

    I've started one ... albeit with threads still very much linked to my old life too.But taking steps to make radical changes takes a lot of effort ... and you need to be persistent. It takes time to re-establish yourself ... but being impatient for everything to fall into place...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 7 Responses Aug 17, 2012

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    No more running into people from my old life.

    No more having to be stuck where I grew up and where I felt like a misfit and outcast my whole life. I don't want to live in such a cliquey small minded environment anymore. I want to meet people who knew nothing about me before. No more constant strange looks for being a...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F Aug 22

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    haven't slept in two nights.

    .. ready to be the person i feel like inside myself in the outside world
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M Dec 10

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    Maybe it's not always about trying to fix

    something broken. Maybe it's about starting over and creating something better...
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    My current one is at its end,

    I've felt this for a long time now. I am tired. I'm not one to point fingers or complain, so I won't. I am grateful for everything that has happened to me, and I like the person I have become. But now, no more. Tell me of the world, outside. Are you having a good time? How is...
    SpaceTurtle SpaceTurtle 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    i would like to live in the light of the love i

    feel for life when i'm alone in the dark.
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M Dec 10

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    On my way to view my new flat!

    ! Can't wait to get sorted over there :-) hope everyone is doing good today or tonight :-)
    Youmeansomething Youmeansomething 18-21, M Nov 15

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    Move

    I move out from me and my last partner place of lived ^ ^ I leave in peace , move out from there mean I make a giant move in my life change the way I live, fighting to change the way I was, and what I believed as my lifestyle now I feel born as a new person, welcome to my new...
    staticonveyor staticonveyor 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 2, 2012

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    dashuria dashuria 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    I Wonder What It Would Be Like??

    I recently had an appointment with one of the list of healthcare professionals that I see on a regular basis. I particularly dislike and feeo great apprehension about my visits with this person. It's not because I don't like her, or because I don't respect her credentials. She is...
    libra604 libra604 26-30, M 7 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am starting a new life!

    I have moved abroad now, it's been my first 2 weeks, and tomorrow I'm starting my new job! I don't know anyone, and I live in a cottage with no tv (omg!) and today finally I got internet :)
    josieo79 josieo79 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 15

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    I've been stuck in a city I don't like,

    in a state I don't like, for 24 years! I need to get out of here. I've researched several places, but they each have their drawbacks... The real problem I have is all my stuff, my belongings, I love them so much, I don't want anything to happen to them, don't want them to get...
    Sinjintiger Sinjintiger 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 25

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    I want to restart my life again

    because I don't like it this way