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I Am Finding My Way Again

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    It's hard to find yourself,

    or who you are. When all you hear around you is judgment and society's expectations.
    lostinsocietyexpectations lostinsocietyexpectations 16-17, F Feb 6

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    Using My Own Compass

    I always felt like I was being pulled apart in every direction. Till one day I found myself lost. I sat along the road, exhausted. Took a nap even. I finally woke-up. Got my bearings, stood up I am traveling on my two feet now. In the right direction because I am listening to...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F Dec 30, 2012

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