I Am On a Journey of Self Discovery

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    I have been in recovery

    for 12 years, but I don't have 12 years clean. these last 12 years has been a journey of self discovery, finding myself and learning to love myself. These are the hardest things I've ever done and I still don't feel I know myself.
    kareenmarie kareenmarie
    36-40, F
    Apr 30, 2015

    Lost And Found, Round And Round

    In the past few years, I have both found and lost myself. Now, as a new(ish) mom, I have forgotten who I was, who I am. I had fallen into a black abyss, and am now rising back up but still persue this journey of self discovery as a rise. I can't remember much with my ever...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong
    36-40, F
    Jan 24, 2013

    We don't change. We come into this world

    as something and we remain. We adapt to things. To situations around us. But a part of us remains within.  Over the years we choose to be certain things. So we start creating a parallel image of us. What we want to be. What we can be. What others want us to be. But what we are...
    Meggu Meggu
    26-30, F
    Apr 24, 2014

    I am finally starting to break free of lifelong

    insecurities and finding out who I really am. It is such a liberating feeling.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    Nov 8, 2015

    Feel like talking tonight.

    .. What a life I have had. Ups and downs have been the norm and rarely a smooth line. Maybe it's me. I needed smoothing. The beauty I feel inside of me is experiencing so much. Allows me an understanding of people. I feel deeply their emotions. Grateful for my gift of...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 10, 2015

    It could be really good

    for me because I don't really know who I am or what I like or what I want. I would like to go somewhere by myself and rediscover me from zero.
    ClassicGentleman ClassicGentleman
    18-21, M
    Oct 21, 2014

    Here is a link to a Free Personal Development

    Audio Book - I hope you can gain something from it :-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWDiXN8nAx4&feature=youtu.be
    allanrufus allanrufus
    36-40, M
    Jan 21, 2014

    Time to open the door.

    ..walk through and feel all life has to offer. Covering pain comes out in other areas. I love my bravery. I have weathered some bad storms but I do not want to walk with an umbrella all the time. Letting go. I sense the changes within me. I know there is courage to take a...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 5, 2015

    My Greatest Strength Disguised As My Greatest

    Weakness I want you to think about those two words for a minute. Strength. Weakness. What do they mean to you? What is your greatest strength? What is your greatest weakness? It took me years to come to this realization, but I think our greatest weaknesses also highlight some...
    iSpyce iSpyce
    1 Response Jul 21, 2015

    why is number deeply embedded in our creation?

    why is language the biggest rumor??
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 8, 2015

    After a difficult lifetime being abused by

    family, I have finally started to shatter the persona that molded me from others. I am realizing who I am under all the sadness and anger, and its strange at it is I am starting agsin from the basic foundations that was set from my stepdad who raised me before he lost me to my...
    Janaya83 Janaya83
    31-35, F
    Jul 16, 2015

    It's quite the thing

    when one realizes their not lost, but merely shoring up the courage to walk the next path....Thank God. The feeling lost scenario was a definite buzz kill!
    findingolivia findingolivia
    26-30, F
    Dec 29, 2013

    I was abused my whole life by my narcissistic

    parents , i can't say i had a terrible childhood but that was devoid of love and acceptance , now i am in my thirties but still hunted by my past , i have trust issues and i can't develop an intimate relationship , i 'm working on my issues everyday and i progressed a lot during...
    farfar1984 farfar1984
    31-35, F
    Nov 8, 2015

    And on this journey I have uncovered five

    peculiar things so far; 1. I have quite the attraction to older gentlemen, 2. I should really take up a blood sport or something that allows me to express my repressed Masochism, 3. My friends are most likely going to do some amazing **** without me if I can't pull my head...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 16, 2015

    Hi is me again, Last night is what i unspected.

    You see... yesterday i got kicked out from my apartment, is my own fault to, cause yesterday i still don't have enough money to pay my rent. that noon my neighbour Fendy call me and ask 'Hey Alex is just me or are your bags is supposed to be outside your apartmen?' What? did i...
    AlexFord21 AlexFord21
    26-30, M
    Dec 17, 2015

    Opening My Eyes

    For a little while I was a shell of a person, hollow, scared and completely withdrawn from the world around me and focused completely on myself.  Curled up like a feral cat who has been wounded ready to strike to keep people at a distance.  And then I began a journey, a journey...
    snowberry75 snowberry75
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Nov 28, 2011

    no greater company

    than that of the lone man (kind)
    deleted deleted
    Mar 12, 2016

    I am on a journey. Most of my days I don't

    really feel present but I keep going. I'm still trying to figure out my purpose and find my true self. I hope each day I get closer to who I am meant to be and find true peace
    toniyl toniyl
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 29, 2015

    I really should discover my self again i had

    always some emotional immaturity in me and lots of trust issues , abandonment issues , anger and depression ,how i should start ? I have no idea , there are alot of sources out there and always there is a resistance to come out of your comfort zone , the more you resist to go...
    farfar1984 farfar1984
    31-35, F
    Oct 22, 2015

    We Are Not Who We Think We Are

    if you are because of who you think you are, then you are not who you really are. You are who your heart tells you you are. Dont tell your heart (yourself) anything, just listen to it, and do. You'll be much happier that way. You dont have to think of who are, you already are...
    ilovelife88 ilovelife88
    22-25, F
    Feb 27, 2011


    It is the year 2013 and I am now 23 years of age. Per usual, I take a reflective look back on my previous ventures and experiences and ponder upon them. Knowing what I know now and realizing the lack of knowledge I had in my youth is a very interesting experience. I look back...
    InfiniteArgus InfiniteArgus
    22-25, M
    Feb 1, 2013

    I am not where I thought I'd be

    when I turned 30 but where I'm at is exactly where I should be. This is the year I start to find myself again. Here's to 30 !
    Thatonegirljules Thatonegirljules
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 20, 2015

    Moving through ... or to me

    My own self-discovery continually keeps uncovering things which help me understand myself as I move to become whole. Sometimes it can be scary and other times utterly amazing. There are changes in my life. Many little things I notice every day. However the biggest is...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    Dec 8, 2008

    Bursting Clouds

    The fog settled heavy on the hills.  Clouds bursting with moisture hung like heavy pillows near the tree tops.  I looked up with envy as I drove my car around the bend in the highway.  Knowing where I was going but knowing where I belonged.  Life’s...
    princecaspian princecaspian
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 24, 2010

    It's extremely eye opening

    when you leave your comfortable life in a small town for college and realize the world for what it is..and then begin to question whether everything you thought you knew about yourself is even accurate. It's daunting but I'm on a journey. The journey of existence.
    window3324 window3324
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2015

    The Minds Use-fullness Depends On the Thoughts of the User

    I have written a book to help people who are looking for Spiritual and Personal Growth in their lives. Title "The Minds Use-Fullness Depends On The Thoughts Of The user" You can find it as an E-Book at www.selfdiscovery.co.za "Without knowing the essence of...
    allanrufus allanrufus
    36-40, M
    1 Response Sep 19, 2009

    I'd like to play the truth game.

    . Ask me anything and I will answer it honestly.. Im playing this game to discover myself more.. Lately, I've been feeling a bit disconnected from reality n isolating myself away.. I want to go back on track n start living again.. Thank u :)
    deleted deleted
    Aug 10, 2015

    Book - The Master's Sacred Knowledge by Allan Rufus

    http://allanrufus.org/sacred-master-key/ Audio Excerpt - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m25Id1IcMso A KEY TO YOUR INNER TREASURE This is the story about a wise old Master who comes across a young man who was about to end his life by hanging himself to a large tree. The wise old...
    allanrufus allanrufus
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Dec 13, 2012

    Roads Of Life And Self-discovery

    I wrote this on July 31, 2011 and thought that I would share it with everyone. "Each of our roads of life and self-discovery are pitted with heartaches and disappointments, potholes of despair, cracks of discouragements, and ruts of hardship; it is up to us to ask God for His...
    lizagirl69 lizagirl69
    41-45, F
    1 Response May 1, 2012

    Self Discovery

    I have started a new path and that is self discovery.  Learning to please myself, finding things I enjoy.  Exploring new hobbies that excite me and finding things that keep me movtivated and interested.  Its sad but I look at myself in the  mirror...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings
    3 Responses May 27, 2009

    18 December 2015 #3 Last night i first back

    home b'cause, when i open my new home door i find no one here... probally in gym. so i decided make some bacon for myself, that when i hear his bike enginer sound. 'Guess he back.' When he entry the room. He yell at me. "What are you thing you doing?" I look at him with...
    AlexFord21 AlexFord21
    26-30, M
    Dec 19, 2015

    Discovering Me, Discovering You

    I guess, we all are. It's not like we know everything we need to know about life already. Each day, every moment and people we meet are out there to teach us something, whatever it may be. And as I go on with my life, I'm re-discovering & discovering things about myself.
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 2, 2009

    Let see, since i'm new here.

    Hi name Alex, 24 years old, i'm little shy for a boy. I live in Jakarta, Indonesia. Work in a store since it was only job i got. i have problem with money, i mean i had much dept in around me like Study loans or House bills. With my friend Edi we use to be classmate since...
    AlexFord21 AlexFord21
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 17, 2015

    I've been working on my likes.

    What do I like? I found out that I'm pulled in by guys with really curly hair. Long hair too. I love traveling. I love all types of music. I can somewhat play piano by ear. I like pizza. I love being high. I love cuddling, platonic or not. I love hugs. I also like...
    TheRisingPhoenix TheRisingPhoenix
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2015

    The Never Ending Journey

    I really want to find out as much about myself as i can ... I guess you could say im picking my own brain to see what really makes me tick . i want to delete all the negative programming that has been stored up in bins heaping out of memory bank and burn them . And recreate my...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2008

    What advise wud u like to give to someone

    who take this journey...??
    witchyrits witchyrits
    36-40, F
    Aug 11, 2015

    I have discovered that

    if you don't let people push you around they will still be your friends and they will respect you more.
    ricoramiro ricoramiro
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 29, 2015

    Introspection often reveals things,

    which the eye and mind fail to see. It is only through the revelation of the heart that we in spirit become free. Time though is a strange companion as we journey with it too often while in the dark. Yet the sun still shines; the birds still sing, whilst we question the issues...
    nivanvc nivanvc
    41-45, M
    Nov 3, 2015

    Cherish Every Wish In Your Heart

    “It was a miraculous Christmas Day when Arthur pulled the sword from the stone.  In all the tumultuous crowd that witnessed the deed, none was more surprised than the young Arthur himself.  Where is Merlin? he thought, certain that the wizard had accomplished the...
    Dee67 Dee67
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2009

    Look What I Discovered...hehe

    Risky business requires risky….risk management. So to speak of course because if that were possible risk would hold no relevance. Philosophy is easy; the path to get there hurts like Hell. What will be, will be. What shall not come to pass...
    InfiniteArgus InfiniteArgus
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 31, 2010


    Its hard to truly know who you are when your surrounded by a blinded society. thats why i choose being alone sometimes because your more open and aware of your life and soul. art and music has really been a good guide for me. I take lots of walks at night cause its the only...
    whoameye whoameye
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 25, 2007

    There's a lot I'm re-learning about myself,

    an example being that my body is perfect the way it is (I'm actually very fit, but there's a couple parts of me I'm unsatisfied with). I'm also trying to re-discover the innocence of my childhood, since it was kind of taken from me early on. Some people think I'm weird for...
    cbones2010 cbones2010
    26-30, M
    Oct 21, 2014
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