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I Am Currently Growing Into a New Person

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The first guy that ever liked me,

    Mark, had only a brief time with me. That's a lie. Throughout high school, he chased me. He was popular. I wasn't. He went to a fancy rich private school. I went to an all girls high school; I was shy. He was a white tall handsome football playing rich boy with a car and I was a...
    hmmngbrd hmmngbrd 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 7

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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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    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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    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 46-50, F 18 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 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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    I have changed so much this year,

    but I don't know how
    Takeitfromme Takeitfromme 13-15, F Dec 9, 2013

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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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    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 13 Responses Mar 11

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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 46-50, F 22 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I just wish that I could find a completely new person to like and date and be with and get to know. I hate ending up getting back together with people I already know because I know...
    lyricblue lyricblue 16-17, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    So.. I feel extremely trapped. The past year my life has been out of control. I was suffering job burnout after being mandated to work over 50 hours a week for years due to the...
    Tropical5 Tropical5 31-35, F 16 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I'm tired of games and emails that never stop. The constant hum drum of one person pretending they are perfect and the other just having to except it. I am who I am. Not perfect...
    leaving6622 leaving6622 36-40, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I believe that people come into your life for a reason. Whether it's to be a friend, to lift you up, to teach you something, to be someone that you look back on and remember fondly...
    InquisitiveFascination InquisitiveFascination 41-45, F 56 mins ago

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    18 Stats That Prove That Government Dependence Has Reached Epidemic Levels The American Dream April 18, 2014 Did you know that the number of Americans getting benefits...
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    I've found it helpful to conceal events in my life from others. I don't fear their judgement, but they're reaction. Keep in mind, I'm an opened minded girl. I love getting to...
    smilesofazombie smilesofazombie 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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    first off let me tell u how embarressed I am about posting my feelings online. I never thought it would get to this point but I just really need to get some stuff off my chest. I...
    ssam1991 ssam1991 18-21, M Apr 5

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    I feel like somethings off about me. I've never been in a relationship I'm 19 years old never had a boyfriend never been asked out never even had a first kiss. I'm straight and I...
    LIVELIFE365 LIVELIFE365 18-21, F 13 Responses a week ago

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    So I know this isn't a well thought of experience, but I tried a "lady of the night" last night. First, I didn't expect her to be the same person in the ad... I thought she'd be...
    Addy315 Addy315 18-21, M 8 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    If someone told you you could give one person a present and your budget was unlimited.what present would you get and for whom? just curious :)
    sheshka sheshka 22-25, F 18 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I would like to make some friends, very hard for me to do cause it's hard for me to trust, I'm in a no win relationship I should have left years ago, this person is just mean at...
    fusciarose55 fusciarose55 46-50, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I was just curious....do any of you check the age of the person you are about to talk to? I've been getting a lot of messages from people 30 and up. And not everyone basically said...
    conzy112 conzy112 18-21, F 33 Responses 1 hr ago

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    New Zealand is the fastest growing economy among the developed economies. There are 11 key areas in which skilled workers are required for the New Zealand economy. A New Zealand...
    ImmigrationNewZealand ImmigrationNewZealand 31-35 1 Response Mar 25

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    New Zealand is the fastest growing economy among the developed economies. There are 11 key areas in which skilled workers are required for the New Zealand economy. A New Zealand...
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    Granted, I am without tolerance for incessant barking or children's tantrums. We're not in a big congested city. So, I guess I'm the annoying neighbor expecting a quiet...
    qazrazl qazrazl 41-45, F Apr 5

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    In 1971, a thief broke into a house and was shot in the legs by a trap set up by the homeowner. The thief then sued for damages... and won.
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    I was reading online and came across the following article which I think is valuable information for anyone who is currently discouraged with job-seeking. http://www.bbc.com/news...
    SoftWillie SoftWillie 61-65, M Mar 26

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    6 months, 377 applications sent, 18 weeks of unemployment, 3 in-person interviews and 1 lump sum severance check later, I, Jai Ferrell, a 10-year entertainment marketing...
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    I am currently visiting my sister and brother-in-law who are very practicing Catholics. So every Friday we go to the church, stand in line, and pay too much for a bad fish...
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    I am a mean person sometimes because when someone hurts me and my loved ones I tend to be mean and have a hard time forgiving and forgetting. Actually, I was only referring to my...
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    11 months ago I was diagnosed with scabies, 4 month ago I was shown a article about Morgellons because I kept having strange symptoms. Today I have nothing, I've lost my home, my...
    frankiedances frankiedances 31-35, M 7 Responses Mar 25

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    Though I am certainly a transgender woman, I have never been diagnosed with any form of gender dysphoria or anything of the sort. I certainly experienced it for a long time...
    SisterCyanide SisterCyanide 26-30, T 3 Responses Mar 27

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    ***Before you read this: I am NOT looking for sympathy and/or pity; I'm trying to explain a little what living with this disorder is like. Please don't feed the narcissist's supply...
    LiquidThinking LiquidThinking 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I'm a mother of 2 wonderful girls currently going thru the process of divorce..it's been a long 15yrs of heartbreak and loneliness..I truly married the wrong person God had in mind...
    lonelyinAlabama lonelyinAlabama 31-35, F 11 Responses Mar 24

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    Hi there, this is cosmos. Male, mid-20's, North American, Good-looking, Work-in-progress-personality, Post-secondary-graduate, Toronto. I sort of know why I'm on this site but I...
    chaoticallycosmosme chaoticallycosmosme 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    So5years ago I suffered a stroke that has left my life absolutely shattered. I am a totally different person then I was post stroke and in all honesty I hate my life actually I...
    kohine8taahua kohine8taahua 46-50 Mar 26

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    So I randomly receive a message from the hubby saying this: "IDK how 2 be ur friend. It's hard cuz I do care but because I don't care 4 u like a husband should love a wife is not...
    Itonlytakesone Itonlytakesone 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I think it's completely fine that I want nothing to do with my mother and her cycle repeating problems of drinking too much.. She is going to a counseling appointment tonight to...
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