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I Am Defining Myself

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    Older and Wiser

    older and wiser, oh so true, i have learned to trim my fingernails at work so i don't have to worry about where they go!   it's soo..... liberating-yes, liberating !!!!
    leosdisciple leosdisciple 51-55, M Sep 19, 2009

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    Today I Change

    Ive always been rather sarcastic, at a constant level.I have always been blunt and strait to the point, and staying with my character, I stay lively and funny, but get serious as required.I am in psychology 101 in college, and while the things I learned there I have learned...
    mindwarper11 mindwarper11 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 20, 2012

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    A Work In Progress...

    Just a few years ago, right before the recession, I was on top of the world.  I had a high paying, high profile and high pressure career as a Quality and Training Consultant for a top rated insurance conglomerate.  My manic plans included a move to Hartford, CT to work in...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 63 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    Life Goes On

    I'll write this kinda backwards. I joined EP looking for something considered strange(a human pet) I've found one and strangely enough even though it's currently online only it helps my days. I'm a long haul truck driver and have been since I was shortly out of high school, I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 18, 2012

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    I'm Still A Bit Of Tomboyish Because I Never Like Wearing Dress At All.

    I think dresses are for women who have a great legs, bodies. 
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2011

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    Is A Work In Process

      Is not easy to erase memories and forget about the past something you've been living with for so long totally changed the way you think about life and try to discover yourself again in a new and different way learn from so much negativity and turn it all around learning from...
    OoLunaoO OoLunaoO 26-30, F Jan 3, 2011

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    I remember when I was younger I used to be very feminine, I had my own look and loved that part of me. It made me feel like I cared for myself, and I didn't cared what everybody else had to say according to my looks, as long as it made me happy. I had a bad past, to the point I...
    OoLunaoO OoLunaoO 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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    Making Some Big Changes

    Wow, "work in progress" is totally how I feel lately.Last year, I had a major stress-related meltdown. I was being oppressed in thought through classes in uni that were diametrically opposed to my beliefs. I was being dogged by people who seriously disrespected & backstabbed me...
    firefly128 firefly128 26-30, F Jun 15, 2011

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    Defining Who I Am.

    Some days I wonder who I am and where I'm going, most of the time, it's a long time to figure out, and sometimes, I'm simply on auto-pilot. I think that defining one's self is a process, it happens slowly over time, and it's a never ending process.  The labels that society...
    evilkittymew evilkittymew 36-40, F Jul 26, 2008

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    Now I Know What M.l.king Felt Like

    Yes I had a dream, I was getting married I remember his face and all the way he looked at me, the way I looked at him. Yes I had a dream one inwl never forget. I'm looking for you everywhere and I will never forget. My love, my heart, my begining my HOPE!!
    Vanmarble Vanmarble 31-35 1 Response Jun 4, 2010

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    Who I Am

    I'm not the geek that you once knew, as i don't fit in with them, never been a jock, or a prep or a head, I'm not any of the cool kids yet somedays wish i was, i am a 36 year old male who is straight, alone and usually unconcerned about it. I don't know how to explain who i am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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    Myself

    I'm defining myself as: good sense of humor, nice, bold, kinky, original woman, amazing person(a friend of mine told me), cute, positive.  
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 2 Responses May 14, 2008

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    Hey Me...it's You.

    Nothing's going to change the truth. Over the past few months, I've made progress in what some have called "finding myself." I was a homebody. I liked playing my computer games and watching TV. I didn't like going out...anywhere, really. For anything. But I have done so...
    TheHonestLiar TheHonestLiar 26-30, M 1 Response May 6, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    At one point in my life I was very depressed. Everyone at school hated me, and my parents were very abusive to me. They were verbally, physically, and mentally abusive and they...
    sempiternalFlood sempiternalFlood 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    Hi :) My name is April Ann, and I wanted to tell you about myself. I was born in 1993 in TN. I have 4 brothers; 1 biological and 3 by marriage. My parents divorced when I was about...
    aprilanne4 aprilanne4 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    It makes no difference the state of mind I find myself in For everything points to a rather lonely existance I adapt as best I can to be who I want within my limitations Yet...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    There's nothing that I have...nothing to give, nothing to show off. Nothing. The ability of communication--nonverbal cues, eloquence, "people skills"--monetizes much of our lives...
    Ewoo Ewoo 16-17 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My story is that I have a sickness inside that I don't know how to make go away. It's hard to define this sickness other than a pervading poison that is eating me from the inside...
    Shellybelle Shellybelle 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    The group "I want to kill myself" is not available to me on EP. That is bullshit. So I'm here. There's not much I can think of to say. I have been wanting to kill myself for a...
    Orange666 Orange666 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I'm depressed and it's hard. It's gotten bad enough that I started cutting myself for tons of different reasons. Sometimes I feel so numb inside that I cut myself so I can feel...
    benjamintkw benjamintkw 13-15, M Sep 10

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    Do I love myself?! I have started wondering do I really love myself? I mean of course I do I'm adorable! At least that's what I always say. But do I really love who I am, am I...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    There are days when I won't be able to do anything but feel. (I say only "feel" because I can't quite find the words. I feel bad about myself and everything else, but not really...
    TwoWastedCigarettes TwoWastedCigarettes 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I have accepted myself, not in a way that I know myself therefore I should change everything to fit in the society and #yolo. No not that, but simply I have accepted that, me, who...
    anon152 anon152 13-15 5 days ago

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    I hate myself the pain and humiliation I caused my parents by marrying outside my religion. I hate myself for for forcing my husband to convert to my religion albeit for show...
    Hbee1980 Hbee1980 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I'm trying to find my own version of happiness and a life that feels right for me. I have so many sides of me I'm trying to fit all together. I consider myself relatively traveled...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Aug 28

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    Partly by myself.. Havent done it active-active.. But active/passively or call it passively-active. I sort of have the belief, that when everyone is gone. Just by myself. Then I...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Aug 29

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    Today I went for a swim at my local lake. As I jumped into the water with enthusiasm, I was determined to swim to the little island far off in distance. I paddled and paddled and I...
    BLVLFreeSwim BLVLFreeSwim 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    This is the first time I am opening up about myself, and I truly cannot stand the person I am, all for one small aspect of me that in reality should not be as big of a deal as I...
    skh22 skh22 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Especially when other people are in the picture. When others speak fondly of me, I get upset. I want them to just shut up, and that makes me feel like a bad person. Some days I...
    iKitKat iKitKat 18-21, F Sep 10

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    Leave me alone for now I'm deep in thought, treacherous territory I know It's what I must do to decompress from a day of scattered thought I never thought I'd get to a stage where...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M Sep 10

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    I hate myself for all the lies and deception I inflicted on my current boyfriend. I blame my family particularly. I am a cheater and this means I have broken my own value system. I...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I have cut myself multiple times. I used to insert safety pins into my wrists whenever I was suffering. I tried to overdose myself with glucophage and adol, that I've lost count.I...
    BridaPaulo BridaPaulo 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I look at myself sometimes and wonder why I'm still here. Many moments in my past I could have easily stumbled further than I have. It has become quite a battle to journey through...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M Sep 13

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    You know you’ve come to a low point in your life where you’d wish, practically begged, that your mother should have swallowed you, or aborted you when she had the chance. A...
    EatingSheep EatingSheep 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    Looming thought's yet to be processed have me considering ideas that shouldn't Why do these happen I don't know, my understanding is just that from where I sit I dwell On the...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    There's something about him that I've always admired. Something that has always drawn me to him, even now. His strength. His passion. His curiosity, his thirst for knowledge. For...
    NeverForgeIt NeverForgeIt 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I like myself very much. I take care of myself. I never let anything go to waste. I find myself very attractive. I like myself very much. I knew I was going to live a happy life...
    lycheechan lycheechan 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I was looking for the page "I Am Ashamed of Being Myself," and I could have sworn that I clicked on it, but instead Firefox led me here. So what I'm going to do is tell the story...
    Kurokagi Kurokagi 18-21 Sep 2

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    When I get frustrated or extremely upset or argue with someone I want to hurt myself. Its mainly when I argue with my close friends and mother. I feel so bad about things I said or...
    kleox7x kleox7x 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I never for a second thought my life would take the turns it has I'm greatly appreciated for all the people I have met, love, lost Along the way, you are my current saviours For...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 11

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    It doesn't matter what the outcome is Just the way you reach your end game That's the most important step that can be achieved Don't pay attention to the naysayers that sit by the...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M Sep 11

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    I forget the days as the nights close in they all seem to run together now. For reasons unknown to me the medication agreement I have accepted Has placed me in a mellow zone, free...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M Sep 13

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    I love things but I make myself believe I don't love them. I hate things and I try to love them. I know how am I yet I try to change! I know that I want to be intersting yet I try...
    Idonotcareanymore Idonotcareanymore 18-21 Sep 13

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    I have to keep telling myself this. I can do this. I can graduate college with an offer letter. I can get at least 65 for my english. I am not going to disappoint my old man. I can...
    minyue minyue 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I seriously think there is something wrong with me because I don't just talk to myself, I talk to myself like there's another person next to me. I mean I'm aware that I'm talking...
    DiamondInTheSkye DiamondInTheSkye 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have been held back, turned down by job interviews (potential bosses) & romantic partners a lot in the past due to my extreme self-doubt. I am a very hard-working ambitious...
    greensanctuary greensanctuary 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I never for a second thought my life would take the turns it has I'm greatly appreciative for all the people I have met, love, lost Along the way, you are my current saviours For...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I've always talked to myself but I only incessantly depended upon my own voice when I was about six years-old and beyond. I used to get left at home a lot of the time and I was...
    NocheSombra NocheSombra 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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