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I Am Finding Myself On Ep

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    Finding My Voice - I'm just going to write like no one is going to ever read this. (I hope someone does, maybe some advice would do me some good) Before I start, I'll understand...
    soulsearcher143 soulsearcher143 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2012

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    I am currently finding/creating myself, slow but surely. I have found that in the past being the naive and vulnerable me does not help me. It makes me depressed, angry and...
    whylife93 whylife93 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Im doing this TEDx project in school. My topic is on insecurity. Didn't realize how insecure i was.
    fortega2 fortega2 13-15, F Apr 2

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    XxDazzlexX XxDazzlexX 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    💞 I love finding myself through beautiful thoughts that become words...
    alina222 alina222 36-40, F Mar 18

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    April 18. Freedom. Many of us were oppressed and victimized as children. As adults, we may continue to keep ourselves oppressed. Some of us don't recognize that caretaking and...
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    April 18. Freedom. Many of us were oppressed and victimized as children. As adults, we may continue to keep ourselves oppressed. Some of us don't recognize that caretaking and...
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    I saw my best friend take suicide in front of me. He was 16 and handsome. Suicide doesn't kill someone, its sadness. Being judged Feeling like you have no one Suicide is being...
    ILYBlackVeilBrides ILYBlackVeilBrides 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    I'm looking to find myself again is it ok that I go places by myself for example bars, movies, restaurants?
    BrittTHart BrittTHart 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I'm letting go of the things that used to hold me back. For example, my weight, drug usage, people who I considered "friends" and even "family", but most importantly, myself. I...
    SweetxSorrow SweetxSorrow 18-21 Mar 18

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    It was thrown in my face today and i couldnt help but blame myself for having shared it in the first place. Im only human. I did not think this friend of mine would do this to me...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    March 30. Experiment. Experiment. Try something new. Try stepping out. We have been held back too long. We have held ourselves back too long. As children, many of us were...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 30

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    March 30. Experiment. Experiment. Try something new. Try stepping out. We have been held back too long. We have held ourselves back too long. As children, many of us were...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 30

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    Too many times I find myself letting anxieties and fears control my thought patterns and actions. Into my 20s I had many factors that led me to believe that life was nothing but...
    simulatedexistence simulatedexistence 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I drown myself in music all the time. I feel like I can do anything when I'm listening to music, anything. I love anything I can relate to. So that's many songs but I could never...
    silentlyhurtingeveryday silentlyhurtingeveryday 13-15, F Mar 23

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    April 2. Facing Our Darker Side. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. —Step Four of Al-Anon By the time we get to the Fourth of the Twelve Steps, we are...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 2

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    April 2. Facing Our Darker Side. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. —Step Four of Al-Anon By the time we get to the Fourth of the Twelve Steps, we are...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    April 7. Those Old Time Feelings. "I still have bad days. But that's okay. I used to have bad years." —Anonymous Sometimes, the old feelings creep back in. We may feel fearful...
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    April 7. Those Old Time Feelings. "I still have bad days. But that's okay. I used to have bad years." —Anonymous Sometimes, the old feelings creep back in. We may feel fearful...
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    April 14. Perfectionism. Recovery from codependency is an individual process that necessitates making mistakes, struggling through problems, and facing tough issues. Expecting...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    April 14. Perfectionism. Recovery from codependency is an individual process that necessitates making mistakes, struggling through problems, and facing tough issues. Expecting...
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    April 17. Taking Care of Ourselves. We often refer to recovery from codependency and adult child issues as self-care. Self-care is not, as some may think, a spin off of the Me...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    Friendship Friendship isn't being behind everyone else, trying to cram yourself in, to feel like you belong. Friendship isn't talking loud, laughing loud, being loud to be heard...
    LittleListener LittleListener 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    He leaves me messages while he works late and I’m asleep. I love finding the messages he leaves me first thing when I wake up in the morning. They always put a smile on my face...
    Lauryn0114 Lauryn0114 31-35, F Mar 27

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    April 3. Acceptance. Surrender to the moment. Ride it out and through, for all it's worth. Throw yourself into it. Stop resisting. So much of our anguish is created when we are...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 3

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    April 3. Acceptance. Surrender to the moment. Ride it out and through, for all it's worth. Throw yourself into it. Stop resisting. So much of our anguish is created when we are...
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    In the past year I have pulled away from all of the friends that I ever had, even the few that I made attending college. My communication skills are terrible, I have have really...
    whatwasthatpromisethatyoumade whatwasthatpromisethatyoumade 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    April 6. Patience. How sick and tired we may become of people telling us to be patient or to learn patience. How frustrating it can be to want to finally have something, or to...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 6

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    April 6. Patience. How sick and tired we may become of people telling us to be patient or to learn patience. How frustrating it can be to want to finally have something, or to...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 6

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    The right word can make the biggest difference, it almost like finding the exact description to feeling, thought, event, "ect".
    Seflex Seflex 22-25, M Apr 7

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    I live in squaller. I think I do it on purpose so I can blame poverty for not finding any success as an artist
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    *Everything that ever caused a tear to trickle down my cheek, I ran away and hid from it. But now, everything is unwinding and finding its way back to me. And I don't know what to...
    shafizri shafizri 18-21, M Apr 7

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    April 11. Financial Goals. Taking responsibility for our financial affairs will improve our self-esteem and lessen anxiety. Each of us, today, has a present set of financial...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F a week ago

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    April 11. Financial Goals. Taking responsibility for our financial affairs will improve our self-esteem and lessen anxiety. Each of us, today, has a present set of financial...
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    1. This should have been my "I Am a New Member..." post.2. I was born and raised in Saudi Arabia.3. I moved to California for college.4. I finished undergrad in New Jersey.5. I...
    thisaintlove thisaintlove 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    April 13. Enjoyment. One of the prohibitions many of us learned in childhood is the unspoken rule — don't have fun and enjoy life. This rule creates martyrs — people who will...
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    April 13. Enjoyment. One of the prohibitions many of us learned in childhood is the unspoken rule — don't have fun and enjoy life. This rule creates martyrs — people who will...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I told you guys that I hated myself. Now I am in a messy circumstance and I felt everything was falling apart. I might not finish my degree on time when the financial stance is not...
    InFiDeL0020 InFiDeL0020 26-30, M Mar 24

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    It's been over half a year since I cut myself for the first time. I got home from school and had been stressed and as they say "when it rains, it's pouring". I got inside my...
    iSabishii iSabishii 18-21, F Mar 24

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    Here the past few days I've been dealing with a lot of insecurity and self esteem. I was talking with my best friend today and I think I have a really good idea of what I would...
    needinganescape needinganescape 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    ( Short story: Prologue) My last hope Everything stops. Times stands still. There he lies on the cold ground. Here I’m standing just staring down as death whispers on the end...
    TweDee TweDee 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    It took me a while to realize that somewhere along my path of life I actually managed to lose myself in reality. I lost old friends and gained new ones and realized I had changed...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    We're all here for the same reason right? We all hate ourselves. But I don't know if I actually hate myself or I just can't find anything about myself that I like. Or I think...
    caseylouise caseylouise 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I do this as a way of figuring myself out. I love diving into the deepest depths of my innermost desires and thoughts, exploring myself and learning new things every day. I love to...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M Mar 28

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    I started to really hate myself when I was about 9 or 10. I don't know why but as I was going through the day I realized all of the stupid things I do, how pathetic I am and I...
    skinnylittlewrists skinnylittlewrists 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 31

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    I came to a realisation today that I have given up on myself. I have been putting on a brave front for the most part, but inside been struggling with inner turmoil. I was driving...
    NewDay NewDay 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    I once read an interesting perspective about the people you will encounter in your life, it states: "25% of people you meet: will never like you; 25% of people you meet: won't...
    FussBox FussBox 26-30, F Apr 7

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    I wouldn't call it loving myself, but rather that I find myself to be one awesome, one of a kind person. I am intelligent, hard working, easy going, open, and honest, to name some...
    bkf2 bkf2 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I've only been on EP for three days, and it's already helping me with my ongoing battle with depression. Or rather, it's helping me to help myself. I'm the kind of person who...
    xeian xeian 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    My biggest problem right now is not knowing how to handle the most basic situations. I find myself stuck, unable to explain myself, or my feelings, throwing everything into a box...
    Mirabal19 Mirabal19 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I am a tom boy kinda girl.. but so what!! i love myself now n don't care what others think of me.. i love to try out new things ...so what if others don't like it. i love to deal...
    90colors 90colors 22-25, F 3 days ago