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I Am Not the Person I Used to Be

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    Many people in my life just don't interest me

    anymore. I care for them, but I'm tired of them. I'm tired of dealing with people that don't get me the way that I hope for. It's annoying. It's tough. Im tired. I'm just so tired of it all.
    tabbi123 tabbi123 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    I have changed a lot this year.

    I have become more distant from people. I don't have as many friends. I dont really like who i have become.
    brennpoo brennpoo 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm really not the person I used to be.

    . I used to be naive.. I used to be shy and quiet.. Now? Not anymore.. I used to keep everything for myself, my thoughts, opinions etc.. Now? I don't do that anymore.. I used to change myself so other would like me. Now? Not anymore.. I finally understood, if they like me...
    Fofitupida Fofitupida 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    Today is 6 months, aka 184 days,

    since I stood up, took control of my life, and got sober from my drug addiction!
    kittentoes kittentoes 22-25, F 10 Responses Jan 20

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    I wish I was the person I was

    when I was 18. Not fat, (fairly) confident, optimistic, secure and mostly, self-contained. Although, some of the elements of my current personality I actually do like.
    RealLifePerson RealLifePerson 26-30, M 1 Response May 23

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    I used to be a romantic You took

    that from me I don't know how to get that part of me back Where is it? They tell me to wait. I am so sick of waiting.
    GermanTaco GermanTaco 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm really not the person I was,

    but whenever I'm home, I feel like some weird other version of myself. It makes me uncomfortable but I don't know how to deal with it. I love coming home, but I also hate who I am. I wish I knew what to do.
    justmeinthisbigworld justmeinthisbigworld 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Not the old pathetic me anymore

    who was trying hard to fit in before. Not the one who was craving for love, acceptance, understanding and friendship I have learned to love and value myself first before others ☺️
    imsoflhai imsoflhai 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    Nope, not the person I used to be

    and I'm glad. I am happy with the new me. :) :)
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 3 Responses May 22

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    I used to not care what anyone thought of me.

    I used to not care if I didn't have a boyfriend. I used to think boys were gross. I used to think there was no such thing as "popularity". I used to go weeks without crying I used to think everyone was my best friend I used to be happy and contented on simple things. I used to...
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    A Reason To Change.........

    When i was a kid,my father would sit by my bed every night  before i went to sleep and he would say to me-"son if you dont wake up tomorrow,if it turns out that today is your last day on earth,would you be proud of what you have done in this life?..........cause if you are not...
    Borne Borne 22-25, M 10 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    I am not the person i used to be,

    i used to be an arrogant, apathetic dweeb with no drive. I have now become a hard working person but, its the people in my life, who i owe a thank you to. They have taught me to get out of my funk and become humble and have given me a drive to be a better person. I'm still...
    Dmonet77 Dmonet77 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    Moving anymore is arduous.

    Every muscle, every joint groans complaining on the attempts in getting out of bed. My morale has abandoned ship as I sit on the side while the alarm sounds angrily. Hastily I silence the villain that awoken me from my slumber and curse the afternoon sun that brightens my room...
    FightingPhoenix FightingPhoenix 46-50, M 8 Responses May 22

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    After being married for 17 years with 2

    beautiful children, my husband left. Mid life crisis I suppose. I suffered on an emotional roller coaster for a few years trying to figure out what was wrong. He was not a talker. Just avoided conflict and never knew how to communicate very well. It took lots of faith and...
    lrj519 lrj519 46-50, F 25 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    As i get older i really start to hate people

    more and more, i have never been a people person, a bad violent and abusive relationship changed me for the better or worse im really not sure
    ExtremeNext ExtremeNext 26-30, F 16 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    I used to always be happy.

    I never had a single problem in my life, that was 7th grade when I was bullied everyday, that was my first time being depressed and wanting to commit suicide. I became a different person. I'm now ending my freshman year in high school and I'm glad I didn't do anything to hurt...
    thefallenangel643 thefallenangel643 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I grew up with cats then developed an allergy

    to them in high school. So dogs it is! I still can't post pics. Why!?!?!?
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Slowly our eyes met one another from across the

    room. Smoke fills the air and the small talk surrounds the tables. I take a sip from my glass consciously aware of her still staring in my direction. A clash from the band setting up broke the intense look and I took it as an opportunity to make myself scarce. Insecurities and...
    FightingPhoenix FightingPhoenix 46-50, M 3 Responses May 25

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    I have changed so much now.

    but even throughout the changes I've made i still live you entirely. you will always be in my heart.
    goodwitch011070 goodwitch011070 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    After being basically unemployed

    for over 2 years (minus a bullshit 4 hour a week job) I just got hired today for a full time cashiering job at a store I love to shop at. ALSO I AM 97 DAYS SOBER. Life is ******* great right now. :) To everyone who has had a hard time or who is going through a hard time- keep...
    kittentoes kittentoes 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 2014

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    finally divorcing my husband was the best thing

    that I ever did. I still sometimes cry and get scared, and I am a little crazy still but I am getting better. I feel more beautiful and happy and safe than ever before!
    VanValentina VanValentina 36-40, F 13 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    It's the weirdest thing.

    I'm 21 and before now, I never experienced attraction. I never was sexually driven to anybody. But today I almost collapsed because my "crushes" snapchat was too cute. All it was was him sharing his smile with me while he was working and my day was made. I'm a complete...
    KairiKipling KairiKipling 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Loosing you was the second best thing to happen

    to me. Letting you go was the first.
    catherineeac catherineeac 13-15, F Dec 3, 2014

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    I have seen glimpses of

    who I was but I think I have adapted and developed the old me. I have had to learn to survive and the old me was a survivor and I feel like an older wiser version of a younger naive me!
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F May 25

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    ...so many transformations,

    so much gathering of positive momentum.... must keep it up by resting more.
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    AStaticNothingness AStaticNothingness 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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    I was married & faithful

    for SO many years. We divorced. Now I don't care to be that person anymore. I was honest about it before I married my husband so he knows I want to be free to have other physical experiences if the right guy comes along at the right time. The young & ignorant will say WHAT...
    Walkalone9000 Walkalone9000 51-55, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    How Times Have Changed

    Back in 1995, when I got my divorce I was lonely, scared, and exhilarated all at once living in rural Vermont...but trusting in God, I found my true calling as a screenplay writer...on my own, the Heavens parted and I was rewarded, by faith alone, a soul sister who guided me down...
    starryknight1999 starryknight1999 46-50, M 17 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    I've changed so much from being cheated on with

    my own best friend in 2012 back in my first semester of my freshmen year. My high school life was crushed and feels like the rest of my high school year is the same pattern over and over again but just betrayal from friends. I understand our Performing Arts high school is small...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 1 Response May 25

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    I am SO sick of being silenced!

    And made to feel like my opinions don't matter
    bearinmind bearinmind 36-40, F 10 Responses May 4

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    I'm a shell of who I used to be.

    The smile is within, but to escape the confines of my dark prison bars, is a task, I care not to take on each day. Promises and more promises broken over and over. A few weeks, turned into months. Months will give way to years, if I allow them to. I hate that you lied when I...
    ChanelKelly ChanelKelly 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I have changed so much over a short span of time

    and I don't even know if it's for the better or not. My morals and priorities changed along with my outlook on life and I guess that's normal as you grow older.
    ConsideredMystery ConsideredMystery 18-21, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I used to believe I was beautiful.

    Hell I was a phone call away from being on America's Next Top Model and other shows but now, the bf disrespected me to the point where I don't like the way I look anymore.
    Tiffany0911 Tiffany0911 26-30, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    i use to be mean when i was in elementary

    and middle school. i dont know what happened now im too nice. i allow people to walk all over me. i dont want people to think that im a complete ***** ya know. i care about others peoples feelings too much. i just care too much period.
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I sincerely believe that we change a lot in our

    twenties and learn who we really are during that time. We sometimes try on different personas and eventually settle into who we really are deep down to our core. We are raised to be who our parents want us to be, but learn that in order to be happy, we need to find our own...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 30

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    I think everyone agree with

    that Pain changes people. Because without pain, you will never know how strong you are. Personally, I think positive people, who never felt any neglect and fear are the weakest of all, and people who suffers a lot, and sacrifice, will always have this higher self esteem.
    Manuala Manuala 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    My mother is helping me find myself again.

    She stayed up with me all night explaining to me methods to get over being lost. She reminded me that I was born with an inner strength that will always be there for me. She just gave me hope that I can become a whole person again if I put the effort into it. She gave me classic...
    BunniesCry BunniesCry 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    My journey hasn't been easy,

    but I'm still Standing Laughing Forgiving Loving Learning and Living I'm perfectly imperfect and unapologetically me!
    silverfox54 silverfox54 61-65, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    Hi ! My first semester back in school is

    ending. I want to thank my Dad and Mom for taking their rebellious daughter back under their authority and roof. Thank you for bringing Discipline and Love back into my life. I also want to thank all my EP friends who are helping advise, discipline, encourage, and express my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 5

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    You give and you give

    and they take. All they do is take. You put everything you are into something they don't even care about. You hope that one day they'll change their mind but they don't care about you the way you care about them. And this has happened what once? Twice? Too many times to count...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    I don't know what happened to me.

    I was a mainstream kid who was sort of popular and now suddenly I'm the most emo kid in school
    anthonyalfano anthonyalfano 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    five years ago I left an extremely abusive,

    unhealthy relationship. I paid alimony to him for five years and very recently paid my last payment. I'm not that woman anymore. I am strong, happy,content, secure, and successful. I made it through the darkest part of the night, and now the sun is rising and I am ready to...
    surgchic surgchic 46-50, F 14 Responses Apr 21

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    Today marks 123 days of sobriety

    for me! I thought this would be a fun day to celebrate just because the numbers line up. Haha.
    kittentoes kittentoes 22-25, F Nov 22, 2014

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    Sometimes it takes the right voice

    or the right words from that oh so right person to lift you back up :)
    TheMeBMini25 TheMeBMini25 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    "A man who views the world the same at fifty

    as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life" - Muhammad Ali
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    Respect yourself enough to walk away from

    anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.
    BlackWidowBaby BlackWidowBaby 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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