What Has Been Your Hardest Journey?

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What has been your hardest journey?


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26-30, M
67 Responses Feb 10, 2010

<p>loving someone who does not love you back but pretends to care</p>

<p>The one I am on now. I am trying to create a new life for myself with a new business. </p>

<p>Fighting false accusations brought about by my own family.&nbsp; I am guilty until proven innocent, the cost of a criminal attorney, black balled by EVERY family member; my heart is broken that anyone could ever believe these falsities.&nbsp; This indeed is a very difficult journey.</p>

<p><strong><em>Mine, thankfully hasn't been as bad as i have read here,. I know there is always someone who is worse off than myself, :-( I've found a lot of things hard in my life,. But nothing compared to half of these! </em></strong></p>

<p>many things..but most of all losing ppl u love</p>

<p>&nbsp;losing my father in law (and best friend) last March.</p>

<p>Finding yourself; realizing what you've lost and trying to regain it.</p>

<p>My Hardest Journey,mmm I'd like to spew out gut wrenching, tear dropping sobbing stories about my hardest journey but then I'd have to embellish. I was born intersexed, grew up abused. had an alcohol problem, been married twice, have mental illnesses but none of them have even equalled my hardest journey and that is self acceptance.&nbsp; I don't do well with it and I do try to not let others into&nbsp;my life.</p><br />
<p>I am a survivor, persistant and don't take noas an answer, but:&nbsp;I act tough and still have an&nbsp;self&nbsp;acceptance problem.&nbsp;</p>

<p>a accident,a few yrs ago..still in recovery..just a bout 17% more till i'm 100% again! Thank U to ask..Hope ur day is blessed!makes u a stronger and more grateful for life.(small things u cherish more*).and u gain a very compassionate heart..</p>

<p>My hardest journey is one that began shortly before Easter 2005.&nbsp; I got a call from my Mom to come down for Easter, that was when she told me she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.&nbsp; At the time the prognosis was good, but in late June that same year, she was in a coma, and I had to make the choice to take her off the machines.&nbsp;&nbsp; During this time, I was living and working over an hour away from her and on my days off, and sometimes even after work, I was driving down to be with her.&nbsp; I was also in a relationship with an alcoholic who passed away in Feb of 2006.&nbsp;&nbsp; Through dealing with all that, I started getting scared that If I loved someone I would lose them, like I was cursed.&nbsp; It was definitely a hard road to travel, but luckily I had great friends to travel it with me.&nbsp; Or I honestly don't know if I would have made it through in one piece</p>

<p>PUTTING UP WITH MY HUSBANDS CRAP FOR THE LAST 23 YEARS!!!</p>

<p>Life is always the hardest, and most rewarding, journey of them all. </p>

<p>overcoming the severity of my mental illness and learning new copin mechanism with certain addictions that i will not state here too personal but ive overcome it and i have lost weight too and becoming more obsessive with excercise as a copin method for me so i still have a bit of a journey to go but im gettin there and each day brings a new surprise everday no matter how good or bad it is its improvin and my medication helps in so many ways than one thats really all i can think off :-) </p>

<p>&nbsp;My hardest journey! Probably Telling my family that i had been abuse for 3 years by my uncle. having to give evidence and then have him accuse me of being a ***** and taking me to court! I can't fight for much longer... i am only 15!!! i just want t be back to normal but it won't! so yes that is my hardest battle to keep on going..</p>

<p>Shoveling the driveway....again and again....and again!!!!</p>

<p>For me it is trying to reconcile being born in a man's body, but wishing I had been born a woman.</p><br />
<p>I understand that for people who don't have this experience, gender dysphoria (to be technical) doesn't make a lot of sense.&nbsp; I am not sure it makes a lot of sense to me.&nbsp; I have tried to understand it in all kinds of different ways, but in the end I am left with a hard kernel of truth - for as long as I remember I have wished I was born a girl. </p><br />
<p>The journey for me is how I reconcile this with living my life as it is.&nbsp; In particular I have children (now reaching their teens) and I have been desparate to protect them from pain around this.</p><br />
<p>I believe that one day I will make the change.&nbsp; When I think about dying without ever having the experience of living as I know I want to be it feels unbearable.&nbsp; Emotionally it has been a hard journey so far, but I am sure that there are harder parts ahead.</p>

<p>Basically growing up and experiencing life the hard way.</p>

<p>Motherhood...</p><br />
<p>It's ever changing and ongoing...</p>

<p>My hardest journey has got to be the Bi-Polar road I have been traveling. I was diagnosed bi-polar many many years ago but only since leaving my now ex-husband have I&nbsp;been able to get help for myself. It's been a crazy journey.. A lot of ups and downs on this road, many medications and bad reactions. I spent over a year alone, with only my children, 7 and 2, as company. I&nbsp;have worked on myself repeatedly over the past 5 years and have become a new person than the one I&nbsp;was. I am far from done.. I&nbsp;will never be off this Bi-Polar road but I&nbsp;know that whatever work I put into me.. it's worth it in the end!~</p>

<p>finding my self-worth and peace of mind, I think. I've yet to completely get there. Sure, there have been difficult times, but I can't compare them. & I think this is what ties them together: the search for love, acceptance, self-worth, and peace of mind.</p>

<p>No hard&nbsp;ones just different kinds</p>

<p>The hardest jorney ever is the journey from my bed to anywhere that is not in my bed.</p>

<p><strong>i thought my journey was hard until i read some of the journeys my fellow EPeeps have gone through.&nbsp; i am grateful for my own difficulties.&nbsp; at least they're familiar.</strong></p>

<p>That's a tough question, but I can answer it. I believe it was when I became U.S Citizen. It was a long and tedious process, with obstacles. For instance, I had to study real hard. I had to learn about the government, and political process and the history of the United States. Then, I had to reshedule my appointment several time due to school issues. Then, after an initial interview, I passed my test with flying colors.</p><br />
<p>Then, it got tougher. I had to go to several area. I had to get my fingerprints on file. Then, I had to go to the immigration department to get my passport. Everything, from my social security, name change forms, and driver's license. It took me exactly three months to become a usa citizen, but I'm proud of it.</p>

<p>trying to be independent</p>

<p>The path that I am currently on has to date been my most difficult...and that is saying a lot considering all the icky paths&nbsp;it took to get here.&nbsp;</p>

<p>watching the man I love have an affair with his married assistant and not say anything. Cant leave now in financial hardship so I have to stay friends with him and watch. He acts like it is so great he is having sex with her not even a thought that she is still married. I&nbsp;guess it is the thrill of sneeking sex. The sad part is I do not want to be around if she "does " leave her husband&nbsp; He will be an idiot and act like he won the lottery. Of course sooner or later she will cheat on him But I cannot make it that long.</p>

fighting sever social anxiety and fighting to finish college in spite of it all.

<p>The struggle in my heart each day having 3 of my children in prison</p>

<p>getting over my low self esteem.....actually i'm still working on that one</p>

<p>Search & destroy missions</p>

<p>The one I'm on and have been on everyday of my life.</p>

<p>Taking care of my parents & grandmother.&nbsp; My, dad became sick, in 2005 and died in 2007 of renal failure.&nbsp; My mother became sick in the spring of 2008 of cancer, and died of it in the spring&nbsp; of 2009.&nbsp;I took care of them, as a son should, I have put my health on hold, and now, I am taking care of my 95 year old grandmother, who I been, taking care of since 2000.&nbsp; My parents, had a wonderful life together, 50.5 years.&nbsp;</p><br />
<p>I will never be able to have children, do to medical reasons, but I took care of them as they did me as a child.&nbsp; I, changed and bathed and feed my dad, as he did me as a child.&nbsp; I took care of my mother the same way, and gave her the resecpt, and the love up until the moment she passed away(i watched her go), to Heaven.&nbsp; I watched the moment she slipped away, but I sang to her, read from the BiBle to her and held her hand, for the comfort, as she did me, as a child.&nbsp;</p><br />
<p>Now, I am taking care of my grandmother, I have been taking care of her since 2000, she is a wonderful, but stubborn little woman, but I Love her, she has memory loss, and sometimes she forgets things(i dod too), but I have given her all of the love and support a grandson can give.&nbsp; Her other son lives in Flordia, and he doesn't visit, and she has other grandchildren, who live in SC,GA,CO, who once in awhile send a card, but never call her.&nbsp; But, I try my Best to give her the things she needs, take her to the doctors appt., feed her three to six meals a day, if that's what she wants, pay her bills, and manage her home and mine to, when know one else will.&nbsp; The only true friends I have, are the ones on here (EP), and although I don't know your real names, your my friends, you let me vent my feelings and, you may send me a comment, that I may not like(but that's OK), because, you are my TRUE FRIENDS.&nbsp; And if it wan't for you, I would be talking to myself.</p>

<p>Finding your way</p>

<p>This journey That I am on now the journey that no one wants to take but the one we all must face at sometime in our life the journey that only God can help me thru.</p>

<p>Raising three daughters on my own and putting them through college......my last child was born&nbsp;natural at&nbsp;11lbs ....... breaking my neck in a car car accident and placed with a halo brace for a whole summer......almost dying during a surgery from blood loss and how I was at death's door,but was shown that my life was meant to be lived. What does'nt kill you,makes you stronger. My whole life has been a journey, but the hardest one has been accepting God, but I did it because I realized how much He loved me and was with me all along. I just wouldn't look. :)</p>

<p>Making it to the bathroom, after a fleet enema.</p>