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I Am Discovering Me Again

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    Unwritten Letter #1

    I am alone. Well, almost. I have lost most of my friends from the past years. Not that they have proven themselves to be phony but that it's just life happening. My life needed them before and they needed me as well to fill a space in their lives and to help them become better...
    wildice wildice 18-21, F Nov 10, 2010

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    Find Your Way

    It happens in the blink of an eye, but I see it coming from a mile away. It nudges with the deepest pain, and drenches me in the coldest rain. Forgetting the illuminating rays of a sunny day. Wondering why there’s no light in the words that I say. I swear there’s truth...
    MizzyPilot MizzyPilot 26-30, F Sep 24, 2013

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    Jung At Heart

    Sorry for the excruciating pun. I have been reading a lot of Carl Jung, the Swiss psychoanalst recently (my partner is a bit of a devotee), and what he has to say on the unconscious including the colective unconscious, on projections, archytypes, synchronicity, the...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M Oct 4, 2009

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    Friday

    I got the opportunity to sing in front of people last night with a band since 2006. It was the first time I wasn't nervous performing infront of others. I enjoyed it so much! It's cool to be able to do something that brought me joy in the past that is bringing me joy again.
    tattedgirl311 tattedgirl311 41-45, F 4 Responses May 20, 2011

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    Blissfully Me 2010

    Having tried to conform to everyone elses expectations, energy, conditioning, ideals and loosing me and being unhappy now I choose my path.Only when we are authentically ourselves can we live blissfully.
    blissfullyme blissfullyme 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2010

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    Life-Long Journey

    Every time I think I've found myself, I lose me again. Every time I lose myself, I find another piece I didn't know existed. It's a constant process...a never ending journey.
    LG76 LG76 36-40, F 11 Responses Sep 20, 2013

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    I Have Lived the Last 6 Yrs Focusing On Making My Husband Happy Now It's Time to Discover Me; Wifetellsall; Wife Tells All

    I was recently listening to someone who was asked what is the best advice you have ever been given and they said the following: Put your oxygen mask on first before helping the person next to you." It made me think. I've heard this a million times, but never thought much...
    WifeTellsAll WifeTellsAll 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2009

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    Just realized that when I hold my breath exhaled

    for long enough, I start to feel pleasure all over my body. It feels better and better he longer I hold it... Is this normal?
    hem592 hem592 18-21, M Feb 11, 2014

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    Just spent 5 minutes looking myself in the

    mirror. I wasn't looking at everything I hated or everything that made me upset. The only thing I was looking at was me. I was looking at the pain and hurt that is beneath my skin. I then looked deeper and didn't recognize this strong independent woman standing there. All I saw...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2014

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    The Willingness To Learn Is Discovering For Me

    Observing the movement of life with silence (of mind) we have no burdens ours or others ... free to use the power of wisdom, which is to use what we know, as we live ... you can only live in the now (not the past-nor future) open to see the true or false of things as they unfold...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 21, 2010

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    The Se7en 8ight Project

    Se7en 8ight Project Hello, my name is Travis Olson and I am from a small Illinois town just south of Chicago. I am now 18 years old and ready to graduate from Coal City High School 2013. The title of this paper may cause you to question how a name like that may arise...
    79sunrunner 79sunrunner 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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    Eureka

    There is euphoria in finding lost things. Ever lose your car keys? It's infuriating. Wallet? A hassle. This week we lost my 6 year old's library book. In fact, since I have moved, most everyday items are...lost, for now anyway. The unpacking is not going so well. Not...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 11 Responses Nov 10, 2010

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    And It Sucks Sometimes

    or may be more appropriately said, "Finding myself, still and discovering things again".  This is a painful process but I think I will be better for it in the end or rather, when I figure some things out.
    semihippiechic semihippiechic 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2010

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    Discovering Me

    Discovering me, It's about to happen, Fresh start, Can't wait, See myself again, The future, It's bright ahead.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 28, 2012

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    Learned So Much In My 20's

    I'm in my late 20's, 28 to be exact, and when I look back on those 28 years, I think I learned the most about myself from the ages of 20 to 28. My emotional understanding, my creative energy (I'm a writer), and even my sexuality were all discovered in my 20's. I recently asked...
    neuromuze neuromuze 26-30, F Jun 16, 2012

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    Starting Anew With The Past At My Side...

    I'm starting anew with the past at my side The devil says no, but make it I might. Life has definitely thrown some curve balls my way and fate has put some real screwballs in my way, but I've come this far. I'm banged up, beat up, stabbed, stuck, poked, prodded, broken, put back...
    CAnnesdad CAnnesdad 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 22, 2012

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    Getting Back to Healthy

      February 8, 2008, as I walked along the street to pick my children up from school I took in the warm air and thought back to the happier days of a fit body and a clearer mind.  I have moved 1500 miles across a country, I decided to go back to college to do what I...
    terafortdrum terafortdrum 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2008

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    Wow I Like That Person In The Mirror

    Well let's face it we all age. It is one of the many things that bonds us together and makes us strong. Well this last birthday has made me evaluate myself and I like that person in the mirror. Life changes and we all grow and look back on parts of our life that we may miss. I...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7 36-40, F Dec 3, 2009

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    Finding Me With A Broken Heart

    I didn't know how much I needed to look at myself until I had my heart broken..I was in love...truly, madly, deeply...But things had occurred between us that left us both looking at ourselves - in different ways but ways that saw me grow towards hi and him move away from me. The...
    Kristenbb Kristenbb 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2012

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    Everything's Changing

    I see no moment or reason to stop and look back.. as long as there's an exciting path to wander.
    ravenge ravenge 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 14, 2011

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    All this feigning for serenity is going to

    cause me to plead insanity. I won't tell you what goes on inside of me, Don't know who controls the darker side of me, Just know that it strengthens the brighter side of me. Searching my reflection for my destiny, Causing detours because I'm blind to the best of me. Thank the...
    MizzyPilot MizzyPilot 26-30, F 2 Responses May 14, 2014

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    Learning To Open My Heart

    I am descovering me,descovering I love Jesus and I want to follow himdiscovering I love my husband and I want to support him even when its extremly harddiscovering how very much patience i have and that i'm a long way from Gods level of patience..that i'm not perfectthat i dont...
    ripplingwater ripplingwater 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 30, 2010

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    I Am Not The You That You Think I Am. I Am The Me That I Am.

    I am learning more about myself. I can draw. I can care about people. I can choose who I want to be with, what I want to do, who I want to portray myself as. I am not the me you want me to be. I am the Me that I Want To Be.
    tattedgirl311 tattedgirl311 41-45, F 1 Response May 18, 2011

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    #

      Your Life Path Number is 9 Your Life Path Number represents the path you should take through life and the talents and skills you have to make your journey a rewarding one. A 9 Life Path will lead you to look at all with love, compassion and tolerance. You will explore...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2010

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    Well....look Who's Back

    I will always of been someone's wife, I will always be someone's Mom, but I am finding I am also me. Six months have gone by since my husband passed, my son is away at college and will be there for two more years so here I am. I notice that I am changing what I do, what I...
    TakingMyTime TakingMyTime 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2010

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    Smiling For Me

    Watching the remaining water slowly trickle down the glass door.Feeling the heat, seeing the steam lingering in the room.Inside these granite walls, I have thought so much.I've cried in here, but mostly just think.The hot water just runs over me from my hair to my toes.I love how...
    greeneyes37 greeneyes37 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2013

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    Big Changes In The Coming Year

    Starting in 2010, I'm going to start focusing on ME more. Not in a selfish way where I forget about others, but I need to focus more on what I want. Seems I spent alot of 2009 saying and doing things opposite of what I felt, just to make others feel better and not cause conflict...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 28, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Names used herein are not real names A few months ago, she contacted me, sounding nostalgic and genuine, ready to pursue a relationship with me, as we are but 2 hours away from...
    georgeT203 georgeT203 18-21 6 hrs ago

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    I gave up. I did. But, I won't give up again. I was making progress overcoming my social anxieties in the spring. I was getting more comfortable in social situations and making...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 9 hrs ago

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    I have... Loved and lost, too many times Chosen careers and felt them crumble beneath me. Built homes only to abandon them. Accumulated possessions to see them scattered in the...
    WripTyde WripTyde 46-50, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    A lot has happened over the last decade. I got married to who I thought would be there for me forever, had my caring, nurturing soul exploited to make her feel like royalty. I...
    Rdmthoughts Rdmthoughts 31-35, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I'm never wearing cleats again. I've been using cleats for a few weeks now and have had two near misses. A cleat is used to keep your foot attached to a bicycle pedal. You're cleat...
    2sugarsplease 2sugarsplease 41-45, M 22 hrs ago

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    If there's one thing I hate the most it's back-talking, especially when it's negative of what someone gives his or her own interpretations to which are all wrong. If I ever catch...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I'm rather amazed at how many emotions I'm having right now. Alright, I don't want to exaggerate -- there are only a few. And they're pretty much gone already. I might not have a...
    DeGustibus DeGustibus 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    First time it happened was when I was about 6-7 years old. I was playing in the yard, front of the kitchen which was higher then the yard . I suddenly jumped up, it was like...
    Annabel1712 Annabel1712 18-21 3 days ago

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    I feel like I'm almost breathing properly again. I can sleep like a baby again and wake up without feeling like my life is crushing down on me the minute I wake up. And if I haven...
    Miriamjen Miriamjen 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Spending time at the rink made me miss playing hockey. I felt like going out on the ice and skating again. I miss the way it felt to glide over fresh ice with long strides. I miss...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I'm also pro-choice though; in order to stop abortion, you have to choose life. Well, people may ask why I'm against abortion. As some may know, I don't follow things blindly. I...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    its to the point I just want to give up on life but then when I really really think about it I'm like do I want to give up on life do I really want to die no I'm afraid to die I'm...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I used to have a very good memory. But my brain remembers everything except my mistakes. I'm prone to repeat my mistakes again & again. My sisters are very upset, they just done...
    yumemi yumemi 26-30, F Jul 18

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    Antidepressants are no cure! Ok before I start sharing my story of why I’m against it, I just want to say I do have a strong opinion yes but don’t attack me for it as I’m...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    I know a lot of people are against this farming system, but there are also those who really like the idea.Which side are you on and why?Click here to view the article Previous post...
    gamesexpe gamesexpe 18-21, F Jul 16

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    can I please be 24/25 again....50 is around the corner!
    mrsrshaw mrsrshaw 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I don't know why. I just got in the shower and suddenly I had one of those moments when millions of thoughts get processed and I just felt like ****. I've been trying, I really...
    GrimMindControl GrimMindControl 18-21, M Jul 15

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