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I Am Discovering Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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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    This is my first time on this site.

    Around when I was 10,11, and 12 I searched on the internet for information..about everything. I've always believed that the supernatural once existed and that it is very possible that it still exists. I moved and lost touch of me wondering but over this year the questions in my...
    Moonlight1000 Moonlight1000 16-17, F Jul 6

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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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    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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    It's a continuing process.

    Lately, I'm discovering how to be a better man.
    utahwriter utahwriter 41-45, 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 definitely need to take better care of myself.. I forget to eat or get too lazy to eat, so my weight fluctuates constantly. I forget to drink enough water and have lost...
    boklenHolley7 boklenHolley7 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Dear you, You don't know how much I appreciate your presence in my life. Yes, you are a patient I see twice a month or sometimes only once but you are an inspiration and a bless...
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    I've always told people to not care about what people think, and now I;m worrying even more then anyone I know. I always tell myself not to worry about them and what they think...
    FloppyFish FloppyFish 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    xBambi xBambi 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I keep so many things to myself I doubt anyone truly knows my whole story or my attitude or what I do alone or why I text so much or don't fight back when I have a lot to say I...
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    This is what happened after I stopped dating for two years now. I've been in a relationship for a year and six months before I realized that I needed space. My partner needed it...
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    Chraie Chraie 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Aflame22 Aflame22 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't like to use the word hate often but if I am being honest...I hate myself. I've always hated myself since I was a child. This feeling has gotten to such a low point where I...
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    A few years ago I was very depressed. Just because I knew I am born in the wrong body. I am not a boy, I am a girl. But how should I tell my mom and dad? I was so confused about...
    GirlyGirl1993 GirlyGirl1993 18-21, T 2 Responses a week ago

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    I always had a thirst for the center of attention without rationalizing what comes with it. I always wanted to be desired and looked up to. I always wished I could have better...
    CaraBlossom CaraBlossom 18-21, F a week ago

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    I have had this problem with myself since I was a kid. I think this may have something to do with my autism but I get a bit hard on myself and put myself down all the time. Every...
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    .. And it was like everything i did was falling apart.Everything i had was fleeting and everybody i loved ..they were losing trust on me.I couldn't find myself anywhere in their...
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    I talk to myself all the time, it's a daily thing. I don't spend a great deal of time around people anymore. I feel I paid my face to face talking dues in my last job s I tend to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 26

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    I hate myself more than you can know. Worthless doesn't even begin to describe how I feel. I smile and act happy just so people don't have to put up with my bullshit. I can't stand...
    NothingtoNoOne NothingtoNoOne 26-30, M Jul 24

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    Solongotgon Solongotgon 26-30, F Jul 24

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    I have to stop trying to connect with other people so hard instead of leaving myself laying there feeling sorry for myself and start connecting with my self and of course with my...
    Miriamjen Miriamjen 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I sure do. I take care of myself and my emotions. I cheer up myself whenever I'm sad. I go out to shop my favourite things.Sometimes I pamper myself standing in front of a mirror.I...
    lovemylife2210 lovemylife2210 26-30, F Jul 24

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    I struggle with low confidence and low self esteem, but I'm definitely trying to put in the effort to build it all up again. I tend to compare myself with others, which I think...
    AcousticSoul17 AcousticSoul17 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    No, I'm not confident at all. At least not in my abilities. I consider myself good at some things, but when I see a person who does better than me in that field, instead of being...
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