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I Am Not The Same Anymore

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    Due to my unfortunate past,

    I have changed. I became numb, I blocked out most of my emotions to try and protect myself; I am breakable. Over the last two years, I found myself with a boyfriend who seemed to love me for me. He understood me, he slowly started to break down my hard exterior. I told him...
    TheOneAndOnlyZella TheOneAndOnlyZella 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I've Changed For The Better

    I am not the same anymore.  I feel lighter, hopeful, grateful,and more at peace with myself. I can finally take a compliment more easily, without having the need to bring myself down. I can finally speak to people more easily. I can finally wake up in the morning...
    ArabellaBlythe ArabellaBlythe 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 12, 2010

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    I was here before and i was

    so different.. i was very depressed. I met someone who helped me, she lifted my spirits with her kindness and i was inspired. I was everywhere here, answering questions commenting on stories. I found i had something to give. words of support and encouragement. I helped people...
    onestarrynight onestarrynight 51-55, M 4 Responses Mar 2

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    If I Hadn't I Would Be Doing Something Wrong

    Of course I am not the same any more. I've changed, I've grown and I have learnt from life. If I hadn't I would be doing something wrong. I am not the same any more, but that's because I am growing as a person, learning from my past experiences and moving towards my future.
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Dec 5, 2012

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    I Will Do What I Feel >>>i Will Not Changed For Anyone

    be myself do take all the life i a funny way even life problems i will find a way to resolve my problems. i found that every day every one will be in a mood. today i am so nerves today i want to make love softly toady i am lazy *** today i want you beside me every moment today...
    mataroly mataroly 31-35, M Jul 27, 2012

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    Hypnosis

    I had an experience with hypnosis when I was in my late teens.  It unblocked many memories that were previously blocked.  Even though I was aware of these experiences the hypnosis had an effect on my personality and I was never the same afterwards.  Unfortunately...
    IamGone IamGone 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    Not The Same Anymore And Loving It...

    My outlook on life is amazing these days. I battled depression and anxiety for years because of a life I wasn't happy living. I had an abusive marriage and surrounded myself with people I thought were friends, only to find they loved belittling me behind my back. After going...
    candace56 candace56 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2012

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    She Is Gone....

    Once happy go lucky, her energy would flow around her, so much people around her would feel it and feel her warmth, made them feel good. Laughter and smiles across her face, showing everyone life was okay, as she would go about her day, expressions exhibited it all. She made...
    DarkThornedLilyRose43 DarkThornedLilyRose43 41-45, F Aug 8, 2013

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    One Day Your Whole Life Can Change

    Everyone in the world has a story and all the things that happen to us make us who are today.  I don't think for a minute that I have more heartbreak and loss than other people.  It's just that i think I hit the wall on how much I could tolerate.  2 years ago when my sister...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 29, 2012

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    What Have I Become?

    I am the shadow of an unknown figure slowly fading away within time Numbness aches through out my body as my mind is tortured with memories of hate This constant feeling of sharp, rusty blades slicing across my stomach and heart is what I truly deserve Not a single...
    Miffy Miffy 16-18, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    And It's Good

    My in-laws treat me with more respect now. They have learned that I can talk back.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 15 Responses Apr 3, 2010

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    I Just Want To Be Who I Really Am

    No one knows about me, I am afraid to come out to anyone, I am married with 2 children, i'm not in love with my husband anymore, I am attracted to women. Most days I feel like no one will ever love me, I might as well just die. I just want to love another woman, accept me for who...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 19, 2013

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    Nothing More Than A Cold Shadow Of My Former Self

    I am no longer the jovial innocent little girl I can barely recall. I've grown into this perverse, intellectual young woman with nothing left to lose and a lot to gain. I desire nothing more than to go back and undo the madness I've wrought upon myself. Simply for the sake of...
    MadamSinwell MadamSinwell 18-21, F Jul 13, 2013

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    Life Changes People

    school, marriage, kids, careers, family, friends. just a few things that makes people change. i am not who i use to be. i am a new and improved me. a better person who has learned a lot in life. one who has lived. one who is still living with different views now. is anyone really...
    chey20002001 chey20002001 26-30, F 37 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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    I have changed a lot through these past years,

    with new experiences and new mistakes I've made, and yet to make. I used to be a lot more open minded about the world and everyone in it, but then again, most children are until their minds have been corrupted by the views of today's society. I hope to capture the essence of my...
    musicislife00 musicislife00 16-17, F Apr 18

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    Reactions, Changes And Growing Concerns

    I am different since the earthquake. Some things that used to bother me just really don't anymore. I have a perspective that isn't as short sighted as it was before. I guess thats not a bad thing. I don't take for granted in quite the same way the things I took for granted...
    jellibeanz jellibeanz 26-30, F 14 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    Experience Is The Best Teacher

      It has been a bit since I have posted here. This was one of those spur of the moment things that I was grasping rather frantically for something to pour some energy into. I was hoping to find a sanctuary for my thoughts. Someplace to come to, and unwind. It has now...
    unanimously unanimously 26-30, M Dec 23, 2012

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    I was normal and healthy

    but then suddenly my world crushed down i got narcolepsy it ruined my life im only 15 and my school starts to go worser cause im so tired and sad.i was depressed when i was thirteen but i gladly am over it but sometimes that depress come back like for a day and then it goes away...
    Dumle Dumle 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    My Personlaity Has Changed...........

    About 7 years ago a tv fell on my head. at  first i felt nothing then i felt my face expressions looked funny and the feeling on one side of my face felt different,tight almost. My head feels blank sometimes,i forget things easily,i became more withdrawn and insecure about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 12, 2010

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    Nothing Will Ever Be The Same Or Ok Ever Again Especially Me

    She was my sister, my best friend, the person who knew me best in the whole world. I remember when I realized that she wasn’t going to survive her heart condition. I was visiting her and my mom in September 2009. She was so tiny and frail looking, her lips and fingernails...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 24, 2012

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    Im Not

    im a stronger person i dont let just anyone in i set boundries,wen ppl cross thm i gt rid of thm not in a evil way but they sure aint gonna be mi friend....ive had to bad realationships and they were serious relationships so mi solution dnt gt serious dnt fall in love nd tht way...
    Alwaysandforever29 Alwaysandforever29 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2011

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    Jesus saved me my face looks the same my frames

    not rearranged but I'm changed I promise I'm not the same
    tgn123 tgn123 18-21, M Apr 27

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    When I made my decision,

    well we made our decision on what was best for us at this age and that we were still in college and didn't have the financial abilities to support another life in October I thought that I would find a relief when it was over. As sad or twisted as that sounds. I thought the pain...
    asmit188 asmit188 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Turn Turn Turn

      After nigh on 30 years in a profession that causes one to see the darker side of peoples characters I have changed so much from that vulnerable innocent lad that I was once was.I have made every effort NOT to allow my profession to change my character however that proved...
    garvan garvan 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    The Day My Music Died

    I woke up this morning from a horrible dream. I feel empty inside, my soul seems to have left with you. Worse of all, you took my music with you. I made promises to you and to myself and don't seem to be able to keep, but I wonder why? It seems to me that If I made everything...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 31, 2013

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    And when I see people

    who act stupid like I used to, I try and help. But I can't lay them bring me down to their level.
    Swiitchiix Swiitchiix 22-25, F Dec 28, 2013

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    Ever since my husband decided he didn't want me

    anymore, I've been so devastated and sad. Our divorce will be final within a couple days and it's still so raw. People keep telling me to move on but I say to what? A life of being alone and having many regrets? I've stopped caring about myself, don't even recognize who I am...
    lionessstrong lionessstrong 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    Not The Same

    Not the same,No more,Things changed,So did I,Never standin' still,Guess,Life goes on.
    stormcape3 stormcape3 46-50 Sep 8, 2012

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    Not The Inner Me

    Have you ever been surrounded by a crowd of friends but yet you couldn't feel more alone ? I feel like this alot it's like they couldn't be more far away but yet their so close by. Laughing along but dyeing alittle more with each laugh. Contributing to the conversation but that...
    Underthesurface13 Underthesurface13 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5, 2012

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    I'm Trying To Be "me".....

            <3 I have spent a lot of time trying to figure myself out. I never knew just how messed up & complicated I made things. lol. Everyday, I change a little bit more. Sometimes for the better, & sometimes not so much. It is a...
    MaidenWolf MaidenWolf 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2009

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    Take Places

    Now I feel conflicting feelings against my thinking Convergence after 4 months of work together. Starting in dating. Friendship of two years. Marriage is declared. Traveling with her parents and the dimension for a year. She comes back to Egypt and our marriage legitimate. The...
    mataroly mataroly 31-35, M Jul 27, 2012

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    People have changed my soul

    and ways of thought I am tired of being walked on and mother .uckers not respecting me or others I hate that I shows my sister and friend how to rap they turned into controlling monsters im the star .ucking learn and live with it I hate making music and sinking my heart into it...
    KINGDARKNESS1 KINGDARKNESS1 26-30, M Apr 27

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    With Love And Thanks.

    All my life I have always been very self-aware.  Very observant of changes in myself both physically and mentally.  I suppose you could say that I am very much in touch with my own body and my own feelings.   The past year or so has been remarkable for me in...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 11 Responses Apr 12, 2010

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    Enough.

    I am tired of this. I am tired of the single life. I am tired of the fly-by-night encounters with women. I want some consistency. I want to be happy with the person I am with. I want some stability with them. I have figured out who I am, I am wanting to figure out who the...
    unanimously unanimously 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 30, 2013

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    I will never be the same never,

    I had two loving women in my life true love left my wife my high school sweetheart for a girl I deeply fell in love with and she and I were perfect it was as if it were meant to be but I could not get how I hurt my wife my best friend out of my head so the past ruined me and my...
    almostperfectme almostperfectme 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    I Changed For The Better

    So Ill be honest my teen years were kind rough for me I mean the first obstacle I had to face was that I had a learning disability and to be honest at first it didn't make me feel so good and I just totally gave up. I also faced bullies at school who would make fun of me all the...
    Liz5589 Liz5589 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2010

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    Change Back

    Once upon a time... There was a young fairy who lived in the world of creatures and beasts. The black dragons who blind with their acid breaths; the leviathans who attack and crushes; the gremlins who would work against you; the trolls who use unintelligent means of onslaught...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 80 Responses Apr 4, 2010

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    Lots Has Changed...

    Well its been a while since I wrote my last story on EP. From the last time I wrote so much has changed in my life and I am not sure if it's for the better or for the worse. I like to think I'm happy with how things are going in my life but I do feel like something is missing and...
    thesuitelife285 thesuitelife285 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    I Don't F***king Care!

    I'm done with caring.I'm NOT doing anything to please anyone else anymore!I'm JUST f***king D.O.N.E.Done.
    lisa36 lisa36 36-40, F 2 Responses May 22, 2011

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    Who Is?

    Again, lol, see title.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 30, 2010

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    We all change with experiences.

    ..the challenge is to not let die our essence.This is so hard...I am broken,burn out and sad.Melancholy feeds me everyday with the bittersweet memories and dreams never come true.Feeling all is a lie...feeling I always end same way.I need a spark.I wanna cry but I cannot,I wanna...
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F Jul 19

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    Things Won't Be The Same Again

    I haven't been on a walk, or baked one cookie in I don't know how long... Me and my dad used to go on walks ALL the time. For NO particular reason. If we were bored, we'd charge up our music, and go. It was that simple. Sometimes we talked. I remember we both had got tired of...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 12, 2013

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    I Wander Yet I Am Lost

    I look in the mirror and I don't recognize myself. I used to love not looking or feeling like I did before. It usually meant that I was carrying on with me life. Now, I'm just hollow...and when I try to ignore the feeling, I become emptier still. Saying "I'm not the same person...
    iamrae22 iamrae22 22-25, F Nov 3, 2013

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    Weak.

    I used to be fun,confident and out going but i fell for this boy,He's a great person, and i know that he loves me, I just feel like being in a relationship is suffocating me, and even when we broke up for like "two days", we went back together only 'cause i couldn't handle being...
    Capricorn94 Capricorn94 18-21, F Mar 18, 2013

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    Experience Changed Me

    There was a time I would cry if you wanted to leave me, but now I say go ahead, I deserve better.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 22 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    Very Painful .... But Funny...

       I WANT TO SHARE SOMETHING I DID, & I DIDN'T KNOW WHICH OF THE "GROUPS" TO POST IT IN, SO I JUST DECIDED TO POST IT IN THIS GROUP.    I WAS 19 AT THE TIME. I FELT SO TIRED & DOWN ALL THE TIME. I WANTED TO FEEL "PERKY & ALIVE" I WANTED A NEW ME. I'M A PRETTY CRAFTY KIND OF A...
    LITTLEBOYINSIDE LITTLEBOYINSIDE 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 3, 2012

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    This **** has changed me.

    To suddenly find myself completely alone at my age has hit me hard. I feel like no one cares. I feel like I do not matter. I feel no purpose. I feel like I do not matter to anyone. I do not even know why I am still alive. I mean, what's the point?
    campcrazy campcrazy 46-50, M 7 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    Perceptions Of Reality

    As many of you know I have a friend that is an athlete but he isn’t your typical “dumb jock stereotype” and not a week goes by that he doesn’t send me something profound and wonderful to think about in my free time.  Today he sent me...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 26 Responses Nov 20, 2009

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    I Am Very Happy.

    I am so thankful to God that I am not the same person anymore.It is for the better. I have changed and I am very much so at peace. This was along time coming. I have really been reading and studying and spending time with God. I have decreed things into my life. In Matthew Jesus...
    iamchanging iamchanging 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2010

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    Anybody Else...

    Did one experience in your life change you so much that sometimes you react and once it's all over, ask yourself (why?). Trauma is a ***** but after a couple of years now I know it was a lesson I had to learn. Just wish it wasn't the lesson I had learned
    DYamaJii DYamaJii 22-25, M Nov 20, 2012

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    Have I Changed?

    I enlisted in the US Marine Corp. right after high school in 1963, and, yes, I'm an old buzzard. In high school, I was the class clown and always had a smile on my face. Bu that all changed when i shipped out to Vietnam. I changed from a teenager to a man overnight, and lost my...
    fuddnuttzz fuddnuttzz 66-70, M 1 Response Sep 2, 2012

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