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I Am Defining Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2011

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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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    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 2 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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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 56-60, M Sep 19, 2009

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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 Jan 3, 2011

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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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    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 31-35, F 2 Responses May 14, 2008

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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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    Related Experiences

    every thing we feel has to be normal...or they will come diagnose us with something...disorders, sophisticated light word for insanity so better hide it..bury it...avoid it all...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    Im struggling. Just like I've always been. Ppl never are what they seem. I trust ppl an they all eventually turn on me. I take a huge risk letting them know a few things about my...
    AquilaAqua AquilaAqua 13-15, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Deep within, I flow like the running rivers. Scraping past the surfaces of my own being, allowing myself to see deeply into my own depth. I fall deeply in love with myself, with...
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    I am proud myself and everything about me, I am proud I am a girl, I am proud of my intelligence , I am proud of the decisions I make. I am proud of the way I think , tge way I...
    rainygirl1992 rainygirl1992 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I do express myself through writing. throughout my life when I am going through something, as I am contemplating something, I will try and write down these things to help me...
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    No words can hurt me harder than the ones I tell myself… (makes mental note to remember I'm ONLY human)!
    TouchofAutumn TouchofAutumn 70+, F 8 hrs ago

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    No good, worthless, garbage, stupid, hideous creature, a failure, trash, less than human, should never have been born, that's how I feel about myself, what has led me to feel this...
    UnwantedHuman UnwantedHuman 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Ive been clean for a year... I completely forgot how it feels, the pain. I guess i just feel empty, and invisible. No one really gives a **** if im around. I have friends, but i...
    Eunice17 Eunice17 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    Ever since I was younger, I don't react to disappointing others very well. I had always been wary about how they see me and how I should act around them because I feel like no one...
    JalynArr JalynArr 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I was told I need to prove myself. I admit at this stage in my life I again have hit bottom and filled myself with depression as BPD has raised its ugly head again but in my life...
    wickedone72 wickedone72 41-45, F Mar 5

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    i hate myself i hate my body, my face,my hair i hate how i walk,how i talk i hate looking into mirror i hate how i cant talk to people like a normal person i hate that i see myself...
    yeniC yeniC 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    all of my life I've put myself on the back burner to help friends and family and in a blink of an eye I turned 36. I've never been in a relationship, I've never really done...
    monteJ monteJ 31-35, M Mar 8

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    Yes I am a cutter but I'm not proud of it at all. in fact I do my best to pretend like they aren't there. I have old ones on my left arm but new and old ones on both of my thighs...
    easterbaby88 easterbaby88 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I have recently stopped caring. I used to cut because I just could not handle what was going on in my life. I used to cut because I would hurt so bad that I didn't know how else to...
    lowellwolf lowellwolf 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    It was a dreadful night that I hope I don't have to relive ever again. My boyfriend and I were at each others throats, testing each others limits and becoming increasingly agitated...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I put god first and myself second because I can only depend on myself and god, a part of loving myself is putting me first, I'm no longer saying yes to man, just god and myself, I...
    Brandnewhim2015 Brandnewhim2015 26-30, M Mar 19

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    I haven't been happy with myself for awhile. It started with my ex, I became very self conscious about myself. I used to never care, I was very care free but then I started to...
    blooop123 blooop123 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Ever since I was bullied at primary, I've lost myself. I wrote a list about myself and they were actually nice but deep down I still dislike myself for some reason. I've tried to...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    So yeah, me first experience on this site. I am one hell of a insecure girl. It started when I was 12, I had alot of friends but still alot of people called me a pig, or just fat...
    iwannarun iwannarun 16-17, F Mar 9

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    Yesterday I competed at the state academic team thing in Louisville. And I made so many mistakes. I don't know if I'll be able to forgive myself for some of this. I'll always be...
    AshleyWCSloth AshleyWCSloth 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 16

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    They say before You do anything you must first believe that you yourself can do it. Love yourself before loving others, accept yourself before accepting others, But as if would...
    Yuzuru Yuzuru 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    Loving yourself can be challenging. Although it sounds quite elementary and simple -love yourself- it can be a perpetually formidable undertaking. This is doubly hard if you live...
    blutiger blutiger 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I haven't cut myself in such a long time. It's been months since I've had urges but I really want to hurt myself and tear myself apart today. I don't know what to do. I can't get...
    burningcolors burningcolors 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I feel bad because I am inept at taking care of this cat which I am fostering for an indefinite period of time. At this stage in my life, I am mainly focused by my drive not to...
    urbanseeker urbanseeker 22-25, M Mar 1

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    I haven't done it in like a year and I promised myself I would never do it again. But I did something really stupid that could have ruined everything so I felt like I needed to...
    Pooh1993 Pooh1993 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    So right now it's Monday the Second of March 2015, from tomorrow onwards I'm going to starve myself. Im 5'9" and weigh 74kgs, i need to get to my goal of 59kgs. I feel so depressed...
    HannaTheSwedishChick HannaTheSwedishChick 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 2

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    It's not that I think you don't love me. It's the fact that I don't love myself and I make myself think that no one can love me by making impossible connections possible in my mind...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Mar 2

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    I couldn't help myself after everything that's been going on I just gave in and did it. I feel like I should go back and do it to punish myself for hurting myself but I just don't...
    theultimatesashacourtney theultimatesashacourtney 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    I have always had a picture of my honeymoon night all planned in my head. i have always wanted to surprise my husband with a gift that god had given me. i am not a girl that is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 3

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    Does anyone ever do things the hard way, just because? Not particularly do things the hard way, but more of doing them the way the less fortunate would. I seem to do that with so...
    aDesperado aDesperado 18-21, M Mar 5

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