I Am Getting to Know Myself Better

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    It has taken a good while

    for me to really grasp the ways in which emotional abuse has affected my life ... and have withstood them through, plain and simple, sheer will to survive, to reclaim my own dignity. It has been deeply painful as well as cathartic to be able to identify the ways in which my...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    Jul 18, 2015

    Who Am I...

    i thought i knew myself very well...but now..i realize that i was definitely one of those teenagers who had no clue who i really was..just finding my way into this world and thinking whatever i was doing was right and whatever i was feeling about myself is who i really am...when...
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    Jul 28, 2012

    ​Eye gazingI know full well,

    when I am truly looking at someone and when I’m not. So I went through a phase where I experienced my own disconnectedness from… my soul centre. How could I tell?There was a time when I often caught myself not holding people’s gaze; I noticed I’d look...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    Feb 26, 2015

    Since I neither want

    nor can influence the events of the world, my mission is to preserve the internal integrity and equilibrium of my mind; that will be in which the manor in which I recover the purity of the original act; I shall be my own citadel, and to it I shall retire to protect myself...
    Ordinarylady Ordinarylady
    26-30, F
    Mar 9, 2016

    Over the summer, I've been working a job with

    the Canadian military. Basically, my job is to work the summer camps that are put on for military parents and their kids. As the summer is now over, camp has ended and I finally feel the need to speak out about how shocking this experience has been for me. Because of the...
    dabram71 dabram71
    18-21, M
    Aug 29, 2015

    All my life ive hated what i see in the mirror

    but now i like who i am. I have been in a bad place for to long and im starting to smile alot like really smile. That hasnt happend to me since christmas. I listend to people who claimed they cared but never did. I thought i would never be happy with myself but i am. I...
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    Jul 29, 2015

    And honestly, I don't like it.

    .. Deep in the inside, I know it's better to just accept that I'm not nice at all, which is how I've seen myself as for a long time now. I know as well that I can't blame others for it either, although they may have had something to do, as I used to get a lot of comments...
    Sil833 Sil833
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2015


    And it is not always the most comfortable feeling.  (But it is ultimately good and gratifying). It includes some raw stuff. Some stuff undisturbed for years, that stirs up dust and stuff that's irritating and discomforting.  But we have to get to that, in order to...
    Evania Evania
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Jul 25, 2009
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