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I Am Currently Growing Into a New Person

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    Because its all about EP,

    EP, No Real Life. Its a slow and awkward process, but I really do think that putting myself out there here has allowed me to connect with people as a new person, one not hindered by physical realities or life experiences. The result, while not a "real" new person, is the...
    mickitg mickitg 41-45, T Nov 8

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    No More "Life Of Riley"

    I always felt I "lived the life of Riley". I worked part time, could get off when I needed to be somewhere else or just wanted to be somewhere else. I was not the bread winner in the family and I loved not having the responsibility and just leaned on Tracy. He was a great guy to...
    TakingMyTime TakingMyTime 51-55, F Oct 12, 2010

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    Who Will I Become?

    I have been given an opportunity that not many people have...the chance to change. A recent experience has caused me to re-examine who I am and what I am all about. I have discovered things about myself that I never knew before. I am going through these changes and I am so...
    purpleriz purpleriz 46-50, F Mar 9, 2009

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    Almost There

    I've been forced to change who I am multiple times in my life, and it takes time for me to figure out who I am again. It seems that the cycle is that I get emotionaly hurt and than depressed and than try to pretend like I'm happy by going out and drink at a bar. That's happened...
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 16, 2008

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    Meditation

    If you read my stories, you might notice that I no longer write hurtful, hateful things about myself. I am happy by myself and no longer NEED  anyone. I think meditating regularly has helped me overcome some of the issues I had. With more and regular meditation routine, I know I...
    newmsuv newmsuv 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2011

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    Journeying “We are not human beings on a

    spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.” -Steven Covey I used to believe that who we are is inherent, that we are born with certain traits, characteristics, predispositions etc, and they make up our uniqueness, our personalities and we are who we are...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 10 Responses Oct 20

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    In The Process

    I am growing into a new person... after I turned 30, I felt very different.I feel like my priorities have changed, I've grown up quite a bit, and I'm ready to explore myself and figure out exactly what I want and need. I'm not living my life for others any longer- I spent 30...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 9 Responses Apr 16, 2011

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    Seriously Exceeding Expectations

    With age comes wisdom. Sure. I’ll accept that. You live and you have experiences. Yes. Now, if you are able to categorize and store the facts that you glean from those experiences, you can then probably parlay those little tidbits into what some might consider useful...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 18 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    You're Here....no Really You're Over There

    Transition has been a very important word in my vocabulary these past few months. It seems that everything I knew six months ago has somehow morphed into something different. Not all the changes have been unwelcomed, but the major ones definitely were not invited to my party...
    TakingMyTime TakingMyTime 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 2010

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    A Person

    who has had some teething troubles over the past while But knows that they have been essential in order to place her in a place in which she has to grow and transform I am now someone who craves light and resents the darkness, as opposed to clinging to it in safety of hiding...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 11, 2009

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    I'm doing a lot better.

    No more hotel with a crappy fiancé. I've been all about me and finding myself lately . I have felt things I never thought I'd feel before and changed so much. Sometimes I have slip ups though.. Days where I just break and I do everything wrong and take what feels like 20 steps...
    Tayylorr Tayylorr 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 7

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    Swinging

    I walked a lot today. I walked mostly alone, sometimes with my dog, and I did some good thinking while I was out there.I've changed, good or bad I guess depends upon whom you ask. I doesn't matter though, what anyone else thinks. Ultimately I have to live with me, in this head...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 22 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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    jasonmadison jasonmadison 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Growing Into a New Person

    Sometimes alot of changes occur that are beyond our control and we find ourselves having to do things that ordinarily we would not have done--that is if our lives continued the way we had planned them to be. Growing into a new person takes courage.  Each step one step...
    Arashika Arashika 41-45, F Nov 19, 2007

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    A Year Of Firsts Continues

    I find myself drawn to this experience group even more than the Recently Widowed group. As my Year of Firsts continue I find experiences are more about change and becoming a new person. I know the hardest "firsts" are yet to come. As I get ready to accept another birthday, it...
    TakingMyTime TakingMyTime 51-55, F Sep 19, 2010

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    Finding My True Self

    My true self is funny, confident, and caring.   I'm not shy, that isn't who I am.  I was taught at an early age that children are to be see and not heard.  Then my ex would out talk me if I tried to say anything.  I was always wrong, or he just didn't listen to me.  There...
    jcue1976 jcue1976 31-35, F Jul 21, 2011

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    Humbugginess Be Gone

    "It's just a thought, and thoughts can be changed." I forget which self-help book I read that in, but that's actually a good thought to remember. I guess the same can be said of states of mind as well. Holidays are difficult for me, as they are for most people who have...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2010

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    Growth Spurt

    With each year of my travels I enjoy the many wonderful places this country has to offer. While recently being in Pennsylvania and North Carolina I marveled at the landscape. I was especially awed by their winter beauty. Both seem to have a business of growing and selling...
    TakingMyTime TakingMyTime 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2010

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    Process of Reinvention (part Deux)

    I allowed myself to emerge from my past relationship emotional issues last week. It wasn’t the most comforting time, sinking so low, but I saw that I really do love myself and that I over-compromised far too much for others, that I had allowed people to impose on me because I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 26, 2012

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    I cant say I'm liking the 'growing up' part.

    Not right now, atleast. I'm coming to terms with certain things, and preparing myself to face the real world. I have always been a dreamy person. Dreamt of playing about on beaches on islands all day long. Living on the countryside, in a tent maybe, and cooking and roasting my...
    MetalheadIntro MetalheadIntro 13-15, F Apr 8

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    I Feel Good About It

    Like I have said that I have overcome depression. I am experiencing new emotions that I never have before. I am not changing myself entirely. I am just knocking away the worst parts of my thoughts. I know I will never be perfect. However I know I worry to much about things that...
    Tara277 Tara277 26-30, F Nov 24, 2012

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    stupidlove6 stupidlove6 13-15, F Oct 2

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    Changing Changes Stuff (and It Ain't Always Pretty)

    I am growing into a new person. Have been discreetly changing mentally and physically over the past year or so, and am, at 40, ready to live my life the way I've always wanted to, not according to how some book (some church, some husband, some society) says I should live. I've...
    Wrestless Wrestless 36-40 1 Response Mar 20, 2012

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    For me, there is always some change in myself,

    hopefully in a positive direction but truthfully, not always good. Continually trying to see more, think bigger, do better. Struggling to find the spot I feel I need to be at. The place that feels like it's mine, where comfort, strength, love of self and productivity with...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 12 Responses Mar 11

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    I Know My Life Will Be Different As Of Today 1st Of May.

    I am doing things i have never done before.I am eating things i never eaten before.I am thinking and believing differently. I am starting afresh as if i was born today.I am consuming daily cellular nutruits,barley green,spirulina,joint food and Omega 3. I am eating balanced...
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 2 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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    The Art Of Reinvention

    I joined EP as a way of expressing those areas of my life that was keeping me back from moving forward the way I wanted to. I wanted to share my stories and receive feedback from as many people as possible. On here, I can tell the same stories over and over again without boring...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 17, 2012

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    The Explorer's Path

    Last night I had a nightmare. In it, I was writing another tedious email to someone who wouldn't leave me alone or forgive me in real life. I was responding to another one of his emails over "love" mistakes I made in the past when out of the blue he jumped up and grabbed me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 2, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    let's starting all over again new beginning from hello my name is Camille hello my name is Gia and forget our past relationship and started new relationship slowly as new adult...
    Lilyalexandergia Lilyalexandergia 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    I have changed my name from PsychedelicSmile to SunsetTears. Because spelling that was hard. :( But now I'm a new person because of this.
    SunsetTears SunsetTears 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    so my life so far it's the same schedule mostly from so complicated to so simple not too much going on with me now I feel little bored sometimes alone then I think of my baby and...
    Lilyalexandergia Lilyalexandergia 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    I love the sea.I love winter. I love coffee. lemon. movie's with drama.I love working out.I love fish, tuna .I love song mirrors for Timberlake and want it to be my wedding song it...
    Lilyalexandergia Lilyalexandergia 18-21, F Nov 12

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    I am Louisiana born and raised ... From small town but am in love with New Orleans . Not in the touristy sense , but in the realest way possible . I know the possible pitfalls and...
    BornOnDaBayou337 BornOnDaBayou337 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Currently getting into City and Colour. One of my favorites so far is What Makes a Man. I'd love to cover it, but have yet to find a good instrumental. Favorite band at the...
    endofalldays endofalldays 18-21, F Oct 30

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    When I was a young girl, curly blond hair ,blue eyes, sincere smile full of laughter and but very shy. Life seemed so easy . Until the age of 5. I remember all of the good times...
    zylahgirl zylahgirl 26-30 1 Response Nov 2

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    I began talking to a guy a month ago. I haven't had feelings for men in a long time so it came off as quite a shock to me when I saw myself feeling attracted to this young man. He...
    Zari93 Zari93 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I feel like each day I keep evolving into this person that I don't even know and that I definitely don't want to be..
    jwest230 jwest230 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    I need help. I just do not know how to respond to my daughter.She was one of those girls that wanted to have a baby as soon as possible. We went to years of therapy. She started...
    fay14 fay14 51-55, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    With the good time I had yesterday with my boyfriend and today being Thanksgiving, I am reminded of why I'm so grateful to have him. I'm grateful that I finally have a man in my...
    TyThe90sKid TyThe90sKid 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    I am currently setting up my profile, and looking for a place to include the following information about myself. Note that I wrote this several months ago, but am just posting it...
    andrewphysics andrewphysics 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 31

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    Today after Thanksgiving dinner and in the hen house with my mother, aunts, and cousins; my mom asked if I had decided on a new outlet yet. This is part of our family dynamic...
    Theonlyexception4me Theonlyexception4me 46-50 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I want to tell the people my childhood story and why I'm so depressed. Let's start by saying hello, my name is Justin. I was born in Des Moines Iowa November 11th 1991. I am a...
    Supershoes24 Supershoes24 22-25, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    From about the age of 12 to 14 a boy my age came to our Christian school he was a quiet kid dark-haired very small he had moved up to our neck of the woods with his mother who left...
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    To the day within your pregnancy shoot you arrive at the studio with each of the sentimental merchandise and props that We've mentioned. We know that all expectant mothers are...
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    "The Home: A Memoir of Growing Up In An Orphanage" by Richard MckenzieBack Cover:Like other children in the 1950s, Richard McKenzie remembers pillow fights and pea shootouts...
    TenThousandSorrows TenThousandSorrows 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    In 1903, a poem was engraved on a bronze plaque and mounted inside the lower level of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty; a sonnet written by Emma Lazarus titled "The New...
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    I didn't exactly know how to feel when I read about HSP. It felt as if I was reading my emotional autobiography. I've always been quite a sensitive and emotional person but now...
    IthinksoIam IthinksoIam 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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