I Wonder About the Path Not Taken

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 191 People

    What If I Did Not Tell My Boyfriend I Was Pregnant & Raised Baby Alone?

    I look back a lot on the day that i found out i was pregnant  in 2000.  I was with my best friend and was terrified when the nurse told me i was pregnant. I wished so bad i was dreaming. In that  time i had seen some things about my boyfriend that kinda bothered...
    lostdreams80 lostdreams80
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2010

    I Know I Do

    I think it's inevitable that we all eventually wonder whether we've made the right choices in our lives, including all of the "what if's." But the thing I have come to find is that "the path not taken" may not have been a better choice; it is simply a...
    RubyPhoenix RubyPhoenix
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2009

    Curiosity Or Fear Of Long Term Commitment

    I have been blessed to be very curious about many things. It is this innate curiosity that  has led me to a very interesting life. And the more I learn the more I realize how very little I know. With hindsight I realized that I really wasn't a planner, but more of an opportunist...
    wisdom360 wisdom360
    41-45, F
    Sep 11, 2011

    The What Ifs..

    i do wonder what would of happened to me if my family and i had never moved to another country when i was little. But i guess i would of ended up going to the same secondary school as every1 else + grown up with them. But i'm glad that path never happened i wudnt have i any other...
    xxxsmurfiiexxx xxxsmurfiiexxx
    16-17, F
    Aug 7, 2009

    Trailing Path

    She walks along her chosen path with a trail aside her a ways away. Her path is clear and filled with love and laughter But that trail is constantly tempting her to stray Step by step she stays head strong hearing the trails whispers Her path has never hurt her, its dependent...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine
    31-35, F
    19 Responses Mar 10, 2011

    I Had Two Options.

    In March of 2012, I had two monumental options: stay at my old school, or try out a new school.At my old school, I was bullied by being ignored. People treated me daily like I didn't even exist.  If they treated me like I existed, it was to let me know that I was only useful...
    Boulier Boulier
    18-21, F
    Nov 3, 2013

    What Are We All So Scared Of?

    His name was Sam. We were friends...belonged to the same group...for people who wanted to move in new directions. The group was effective at least for us. I left my corporate sales job to go back to school for something closer to my heart and he took a sailing trip halfway...
    frito414 frito414
    56-60, F
    24 Responses Aug 6, 2009

    What Life Would Be Like

    We all have choices to make everyday, "what to eat" "what to wear" and other mundane things. There are those choices one makes at significant times that determine who we are or where we are. I make predictions time and again of what my life would be like if choices/things had...
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    Jul 7, 2013

    I Aint Bothered

    i would just like to know what would of happened if i took a diffrent route but i dont regret nuffin.its like when you try searching for something or find something you didn't want to find. people say sometimes it is best to leave somethings closed i say, how would i know what...
    PriestAzrael PriestAzrael
    22-25, M
    Jan 20, 2010

    Related Experiences

    Are we still allowed to use Experience Project if we are already members and it's just non-members who cannot sign in anymore? That to me seems like it gives us members security...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    1 Response 6 days ago
    I've made some incredible friends here at EP, many have followed my path to a clean and sober life as I have, keep fighting the good fight to all of you, to those of you that have...
    aerosnz1 aerosnz1
    56-60, M
    6 days ago
    Okay here goes nothing.. 1. I'm 19, I'm a proud single mom to my son. 2. I go to college and also I bartend and own a tattoo shop 3. I eat super fast. Whenever I go out to eat with...
    Buoyantwaters Buoyantwaters
    18-21, F
    3 Responses a week ago
    OK, I'll do one of these too. WTH LOL! 1. I am a Capricorn. If that matters to you... 2. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I'm the MC for the workplace costume contest. We get...
    haniazed haniazed
    46-50, M
    6 Responses Apr 18
    my dad had to come and pick me up from class today because I was sick. as soon as my mom got home it was over her lap with my panties at my knees to get my temperature taken :/ it...
    wellspankedmary wellspankedmary
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 18
    Just for a moment today I thought about getting out, however the thought was not fleeting and I actually stuck with it for a moment longer. I imagine this is due to my lack of...
    mljenkins mljenkins
    41-45, F
    Apr 18
    Sometimes I wonder if I wasn't as special as you thought I was. Maybe I'm just someone who stumbled into your path. Wide-eyed and unsuspecting. Not knowing how to shield my...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    Apr 18
    Some days I am happy being alone, as I've consciously chosen this path. Then there are some days I wish otherwise.
    EscapingUrLies EscapingUrLies
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 18
    its odd how it happens. you open up to people. you trust, you care and they care too. but then it happens. you realize you start holding back because you dont care to cause pain...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Apr 17
    I don't have anything to share or even say right now, I guess. I've been posting these blogs of mine in the "spiritual path" section of this website for the past few months, but I...
    FocusReborn FocusReborn
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 16
    Ok. This is really risky. But now I see e.ps closing down it makes me so sad. I hope this doesn't upset the person I'm wondering about, but I met them on here the first time I...
    Jordbaerbonnie Jordbaerbonnie
    31-35, F
    Apr 16
    So I I woke up this morning, got the kids ready for school, ate breakfast and started my daily routine of cleaning. I actually was feeling good and amazingly happy. Thanked God for...
    TY4YOSON TY4YOSON
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 15
    How easily the fruits and veggies get cut! They don't resist, they don't oppose. Coz that's how they are made, soft, cutable, eatable.. Sounds a bit absurd lol, but while slicing...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 15
    I am sad, because if it were not for EP.. I would not have met the most wonderfully amazing person...I have wonderful memories of messaging and getting to know her. !! Good By EP...
    ReallyBill ReallyBill
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 14
    I want to kill myself but I feel like I'll miss out on something. Idk. Not looking for attention just wondering about your suicidal experiences?
    maloriemeow maloriemeow
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Apr 14
    I struggle day to day to not do it. I would go to my family, but I know what theyre gonna say. I would go to my friends, but I don't want to bother them, they might have more...
    CrazyfatCatLady CrazyfatCatLady
    18-21, F
    Apr 14
    The prevailing question of our species, of course, has always been "who" or even "what" are we? Are we spirits? Machines? Animals? Or are we just some cosmic mishap, swept up and...
    FocusReborn FocusReborn
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 13
    The clear and present danger of climate change means we cannot burn our way to prosperity. We already rely too heavily on fossil fuels. We need to find a new, sustainable path to...
    hazaramujahideen hazaramujahideen
    70+, F
    Apr 12
    In 2015 I was diagnosed with Cushing's disease which was caused by a brain tumor. I had brain surgery on 20 July 2015. My best friend took leave the day of surgery and visited...
    Sanetvh Sanetvh
    41-45, F
    Apr 11
    I'm becoming okay with all the things that I am not, but it's been a long process. First, there's the initial period of suddenly feeling great and feeling so connected to the...
    thisisnotanexit thisisnotanexit
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 10
    I feel inspired to write, to express myself. Right now, I'm in a creative flow. Words just seem to form themselves when I'm in the receptive mode like this and it often feels like...
    FocusReborn FocusReborn
    22-25, M
    Apr 9
    I've said before that I've come a really long way along this path of mine and this realisation constantly shows itself to me in the most subtle of ways. It really is amazing, but I...
    FocusReborn FocusReborn
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 9
    I don't just think about others. I think about their thoughts, their feelings and their beliefs. Quite literally, in fact. The ability to look into a man or woman's heart and dive...
    FocusReborn FocusReborn
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 8
    I check my phone in the morning time for her text message I usually get from her during the night, and she isn't there. I'm thinking she is busy. I wait later on in the day, still...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 7
    You find that the more self-contained you become along your path/journey the less there is to really think about or even do. I'm not bored. I'm just sort of pensive; contemplative...
    FocusReborn FocusReborn
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 7
    I do wonder, sometimes. Not because I worry what they think of me, but because I show different people different facets of myself. Do I appear as simple as I portray myself to be...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 7
    why do I care if others think about me....idk but it feels good to know I was on someone's mind...that i was/am special enough to them at one point
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 6
    10 things about me. 1. I love coffee, as in I eat everything that have coffee on it as long as it's edible. 2. I hate people who taken me for granted. 3. I join here because I...
    icesky icesky
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 6
    Many times I have thought about that very special one I have yet to meet... I wonder if he/she thinks of me sometimes too !
    AlipheeseVayentha AlipheeseVayentha
    18-21, F
    Apr 6
     Are you a Wolf Therian in the UK?yes? than Path of the Ancients Wolf Pack is for you!Path of the Ancients is a pack located in England, Great Britain and we do lots of...
    Mistygosa Mistygosa
    18-21, F
    Apr 6
    I wonder are you thinking of me as I'm am always thinking about you ?? Are you okay my cockney darling ?
    Triplets111 Triplets111
    56-60, F
    Apr 6
    1. First of all, since so many people mention zodiacs, I'd like to point out that I'm a Physicist and don't believe in that gobblefunk. I was however born the 29th February, which...
    Michalb Michalb
    41-45, M
    Apr 6
    There isn't a day... maybe an hour even, that I don't think of you. I miss you. I wonder if you're doing okay. Are you still out there somewhere? Or have you completely left? I...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 5
    if men I find attractive know about that. If they somehow notice that I'm eyeing their figure, face, hair...and can't get enough! Damn, it feels so good to spend time with a good...
    OpenlyHonestly OpenlyHonestly
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 5
    I used to call him silly billy, his name was billy lol. I met him online before I met my hubby and I wonder about him sometimes. He stopped talking to me over the phone for like a...
    XcookiexbakerXx XcookiexbakerXx
    22-25, F
    Apr 5
    I'm so lost. I'm so stuck due injory to my hands. I can't work had to retire 14 yrs ago. I need to be freed clear mine to see life. Most days not sure what my purpose is. I use...
    beforeverme beforeverme
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 5
    It's hard sometimes to let go of the things we love. Maybe it's not so hard. If love is the way we show that we don't mind giving things up than this should be easy. Regardless of...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 5
    A bucket list of 100 things i want to do and see a must in my lifetime 1. Travel all over the world and experience all culture get in the heart of the country. 2. Swimming...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    Apr 4
    I just wanna touch base on what's going on with me right now. Well, I'm blowing my own mind while simultaneously having no idea how I'm doing it. Just my general understanding and...
    FocusReborn FocusReborn
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 4
    It has taken 37 ssri none worked I began cymbalta 6 months ago depression very low pain barely noticeable but I have a choice to use a C2 fur break through pain I have been...
    Vocevaiver123 Vocevaiver123
    46-50, F
    Apr 4
    So yeah, I'm just gonna put this out here now... I really do think that there is something really *really* different about me. It's in a deep and profound way, I think there's no...
    FocusReborn FocusReborn
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 4
    Like most of us, I've searched for a site simiilar to EP, to discuss my particular interests and other things too. So far, nothing has really taken my fancy or hit the spot. So...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Apr 3
    I don't usually talk about or discuss things like the existence of an afterlife, as I feel that, like a lot of things of this nature, it's become so misunderstood and poorly...
    FocusReborn FocusReborn
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 3
    Years have past now, and it's almost too hard to imagine being back in the hospital, standing by his bed in ICU, screaming while you listened to his lasts few breaths praying it...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6
    18-21, F
    Apr 3
    Everyday, I wake up. I wake up and even if it's for a split second, he crosses my mind. It's been a year since me and my ex broke up. We met on the Ps3 in May 2011, and had been...
    TiedToReality TiedToReality
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 3
    So I love my boyfriend don't get me wrong he's a wonderful person. I just don't know if I love him the same anymore. I'm super bored with our relationship there's a lot of fighting...
    Taytay8128 Taytay8128
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 2
    So another week has elapsed and a brand new chapter in my journey has unfolded. Not in an eventful or even grandiose way as such, but as I've explained in some of my other blogs...
    FocusReborn FocusReborn
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Apr 2
    I have had a few obstacles placed in my life's path - of that I can feel certain. I have really ALLOWED myself to get too depressed about many issues, and to let those feelings...
    Nateindenver Nateindenver
    31-35, M
    Apr 1
    Since ep is closing I wonder what people would remember me here for. I know most of my ep circle is pretty much disbanded now so that's a thing but I wonder what people would...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 1
    Actually the story behind missing socks is a bit more involved than most realize. Now I don't know if it's true for city dwellers, but out in the rural areas missing socks are a...
    calmingwind calmingwind
    46-50, M
    Mar 31
    Are you aware your talents together with your weaknesses? Possibly you'll have taken trouble to know you are together with what you've just before beginning any company? If you're...
    vagarland65 vagarland65
    36-40, M
    Mar 31
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