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I Am Discovering Myself

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    This winter vacation in Iran with my beautiful

    family has given me the boost I need to see the reality of happiness and discover who I am.
    PersianPeasant PersianPeasant 18-21, F Jan 7, 2014

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    Not Sure I Can Do This

    I decided to go back to school to get a better job because 11k a year was not letting me support my daughter very well. It has been over 3 yrs since I've been in college. I gave up my apartment and moved back in with parents. My grandparents on my moms side has permanently...
    nanababie nanababie 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2012

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    Inspiration

    don't depend on others. and try to fulfill our dreams
    friendlove23 friendlove23 18-21, F Mar 12, 2012

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    5 Years And Still Trying To Find The Real Me

    My symptoms of Bipolar Disorder started showing around 14 and by 18 I was fairly sure I was indeed bipolar. At 20 I finally went to get diagnosed. I was told I am in fact bipolar and was given medication to treat it. The meds never worked and the doctors I was seeing weren't...
    GuardstheGrey GuardstheGrey 22-25, M Apr 2, 2012

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    It's a continuing process.

    Lately, I'm discovering how to be a better man.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M Jun 4, 2014

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    I am on my way of discovering on how be a

    better person at the same time survive from the evils around you. I'm afraid of being used by bad people when I try to be good to all. I have that constant fear that "what if this person hurt me in someway or the other" this fear has made me alot isolated in many ways. I know...
    harshmehta harshmehta 18-21, M Aug 13, 2014

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    I Am...

    So far I'm curious, romantic, optimistic, forgetful, I laugh easily, I smile easily, I travel, I plan, I screw up my plans (yes I have missed a plane and a train these past few months XD but it always works out!), I have a few naughty secrets, I sometimes do things I shouldn't, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 21, 2013

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    Wonder How Much More I Can Take

    I have been with my partner for nearly 12 years now we have a son together i dont love him im wanting to leave but its not that straight forward so now it feels like i am just acting and im going along with it im not happy--he has been abusive and controlling in the past and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 1, 2012

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    More than anything in this existence. "What could be So bad about you?" don't ask me that, you shouldn't ask me that, very annoying. I take everything out on myself because I feel...
    Britt4ny Britt4ny 70+, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Hidden in the depths of time in another world I once sat, a world where life was friendly, safe, nothing harmed. Then as I grew it was ******** from me and not of my own doing...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F Jan 4

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    I've talked to myself ever since I can remember... it's how I fall asleep at night. I like to place myself as a character into my favorite sci-fi of the time and just act out...
    emilyannie emilyannie 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    So the other day I was at olive garden for my brothers birthday and we were having a great time with his friends but I while I was having fun I was forgetting that I really had to...
    NapalmNinja NapalmNinja 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    have you ever had this moment when reality/life just hits you and you ask yourself "what the hell is wrong with me ? I really need to get a grip of myself and my life!" after this...
    Solitaire91 Solitaire91 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    I have an urgent need to forgive myself for something I did in high school. For years I've been very harsh with myself about this mistake and I've been telling myself that what I...
    NamelessNomad NamelessNomad 22-25, F Jan 20

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    I hated how I say to people that Im proud of myself and I loved it. I hated how **** I am. I hated how I can be so confident. I hated how I interact with others. I hated how I feel...
    shishishosho97 shishishosho97 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Honestly I am 34 and no high school education. I had kids at 18,29,21 . Been married 2x and never done a damn thing for myself . I come from a place and daily that has the...
    KittenHasClaws1980 KittenHasClaws1980 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I'm fifteen. I'm a sophomore and I've been continually depressed since last summer when the first girl I legitimately fell for got really mad at me and then moved away. I just sent...
    GuiltyLover GuiltyLover 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    narcissistic maybe- i grew up with no self confidence. i was the black sheep of my family and the middle child, chubby and shy. when i graduated i started loosing my "baby weight...
    snelletrail snelletrail 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    The title says it all. Well yeah, I really do hate myself. I've been hospitalized 3 times in the past year for suicide attempts, self-harm, and drug use. I've done so many things...
    shecancareless shecancareless 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Last year was a game changer for me..i left my boyfriend of five years last February. It was difficult to do but I don't regret it. It took me over a year to work up the courage...
    lambkin lambkin 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    I feel like I do of course im a walking contradiction so maybe im not after all..uhhh I dont know why the hell it's so hard for me to give a crap about myself anymore unless I have...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    …and I never get bored of myself or hate myself... I love being myself at all times; perhaps I am a little narcissistic... Oh well, better than self hating, no? Although I don't...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I want to break down and slash my wrist and watch the blood hit the ground. I think to myself, what urges this on? Why am I so depressed, so angry, confused, upset. I just wanna...
    fade77 fade77 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel like I am always giving more than I can. I try to fix everyone without taking the time to fix myself. I am attracted to people who have many problems. I don't know why, I...
    SkyDean SkyDean 16-17, F Dec 31, 2014

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    so here we are - 2015!!! a whole new year to mess up, lol :) I hope this one is good to me, and that I am successful at improving myself. I have really lived a very long life - I...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I annoy myself so much. my mind never stops talking. i hate the sound of my own voice. i hate my reflection. i hate the way i look. i hate my personality. i hate everything about...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I do not know why I posted the last story. I think I'm just weird and over it. All of my sh!t's gonna be on blast one day. If not, then I've pretty much given up on becoming famous...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Even though i felt lonely, felt depression and suicidal things creeping up on my back bone, the only thing thats keeping me now from waking up with a razor and slitted wrist is the...
    CursedRaven CursedRaven 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I was 12 years old when I and thirty other kids were waiting outside in front of the school. It was the first week of secondary school. In a few minutes we would bike to a nearby...
    Jemoeder Jemoeder 26-30 1 Response Jan 4

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    if I make someone important upset or make myself upset I'll say negative things to myself and lock myself in my room and starve myself no matter how hungry I am
    LilahWolf LilahWolf 16-17, F Jan 5

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    I'm so fat and ugly and stupid. I'm a massive screw up, I can't do anything right. I can't stick to a diet because I'm such a fatass. I have no self control. I barely have any...
    SheSaid15 SheSaid15 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Now I will pick myself up and brush myself off. Do what's exactly right by me: study hard, workout hard, take great care of myself... love myself so completely. I will be even...
    Summerandroses Summerandroses 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 9

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    I generally isolate myself in my place 2-3 times a week, so that i can be completely alone, and nothing negative will happen in my life. I am self employed, and my business is so...
    herbals4ever herbals4ever 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    Whenever I post a picture of myself on here (a few times) I get comments and messages like "You're Beautiful." "You're pretty" stuff like that. I'm not here to fish for compliments...
    vaashapenin vaashapenin 16-17, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I wrote ab out my bad traits in 2014 and i promised i'll eliminate these traits by 2015 : EP Link I'd like to share this story with you to tell ya what i have eliminated up till...
    Mvendetta2 Mvendetta2 18-21, M Jan 1

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    I've sworn to myself that THIS year I WILL lose weight so that I can feel better about myself. I have low self esteem, partly because I feel ugly because I'm so fat. Whenever I get...
    ConfessionsOfALostGurl ConfessionsOfALostGurl 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    How can you keep living on when you absolutely dislike yourself? I guess its a question that everybody asks themselves but a question I keep asking myself more and more often as...
    xrainey xrainey 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I hate being strong when I know I'm weak...but I act that way so ppl don't look at me with pity I hate being beautiful when I feel ugly, i put on makeup and dress to impress, but...
    boxgirl1987 boxgirl1987 26-30, F Jan 4

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    I look in the mirror and I'm unhappy. I compare myself to others and I am so awful. I see pictures of myself and I can't even look at them. I do things that annoy people or I make...
    taylorsuzenski taylorsuzenski 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I have been trying to "pick myself up by my bootstraps" as folks have a REAL affinity for saying. It is going pretty well, although I am still having my hardships. It seems like...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I've always had weight issues and struggled with wanting to be thinner. In Mid October of 2014 I was 5'5 138 pounds. I was prescribed adderall for add, I began to see I didn't eat...
    mjglynn mjglynn 13-15, F Jan 6

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    hi guys I'm new to this website so yea /. well I'm 16 and I've played softball all my life last year was the one year I couldn't play because of a shoulder injury lately I have...
    JenEspinosa17 JenEspinosa17 16-17, F Jan 7

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    Single and alone, it was a huge change which I never signed up to go through. Every single day, I go out into the big scary world, and I live my life without him. I would go...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 9

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    Today marks the day of change. I've noticed I've gotten better with myself in growth. A year ago today I wanted to die, I hated myself more than anything in the world. But now I...
    acorn288 acorn288 16-17, F Jan 9

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    Just do I don't have a story, maybe I just need to give myself a shake and am feeling sorry for myself. Just over the past few months all I do is sleep a lot and it's just pure...
    myselfxox myselfxox 31-35, F Jan 9

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    After yrs of being told (in a roundabout way) I finally see for myself that I'm just not a happy person. I have bad habits of worrying and stressing over every stupid little thing...
    lilldemen lilldemen 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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