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I Am Rediscovering Myself

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    Its a Very Scary Journey

     i'm in the beginning phase where i could just back out and turn around and then wake up one day and realize how little ive learned . I dont remember many things from my childhood and some of it i think i blocked , and  i want to open those doors . I want to face myself...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Jan 11, 2008

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    I Don't Know What More There Is For Me to Say

    It's almost like 'I am rediscovering myself' is all there is to say. I guess ever since a week ago, when I realized that the novel I'm writing, I love it so much because the main character is the real me. Actually I kind of discovered that while talking to my therapist. I said...
    LonelySoul LonelySoul 18-21, F Dec 12, 2007

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    I have always been confident

    and comfortable being me. Always looking for the good in people and any circumstance I find myself in. Very passionate about my beliefs and in the "greater good". But my values and trust in people tend to leave me vulnerable and quite often taken advantage of. The big struggle...
    MUTTofSOCIETY MUTTofSOCIETY 26-30, M Jan 25, 2014

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    Hopeless Or Hopefull

    Oh yeah, most definitely I am a hopeless romantic,,, Okay, I think I am a hopeless romantic,,, at least I know I used to be. Okay,,,, let's say I am a hopeless romantic who has lost hope,,, or maybe I am just a hopeful romantic, or a hoping to be a hopeless romantic. I know...
    lvyourtoes lvyourtoes 56-60, M Oct 14, 2012

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    The Leopard

    They say "A leopard can't change its spots" and I am finding that to be true. Not that I want to change who I am; I am comfortable in my own skin but there are a few things I would like to work on. Let me start out by saying "everyone has problems" and for most people their...
    lvyourtoes lvyourtoes 56-60, M Oct 13, 2012

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    Road To Rediscovery

    I know who I use to be and what I use to like to do. I'm fully aware of that girl, her transgressions, her successes, her beauty, her passions, and her dislikes. But while admiring the girl I was, I feel like I've lost sight who I have become and what she likes. I've asked myself...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 10, 2012

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    Somebody's Something

    I went from being somebody's daughter to somebody's wife.  And then I was somebody's mother.  Somebody's employee.  Somebody's volunteer.  It was a lot of somebody's somethings and it all filled my life, but now the roles have shifted a bit and I have...
    WonderfullyAware WonderfullyAware 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 27, 2010

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    Contemplating....

     Good Morning all,Im doing pretty good. I just started yesterday a group called WAVE, women against violence everywhere and it seems like its going to be good, already we are discussing how living in a mentally abusive situation for years clouds your view of reality and how your...
    browneyesopening browneyesopening 36-40, F Aug 23, 2011

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    Rediscovering Myself

    I’m rediscovering myself, The happy old self, I used to be, That’s what I want, To be happy again, Smiling, Laughing, That’s me, Happy again.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 1 Response Apr 2, 2012

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    I Need Myself Back.........

    I feel like I lost myself somewhere in the way when I leaned on someone so much that I forgot who I am , is it right and what to do I have been helpless indecisive insecure needy possessive and been in denial been delusional been blaming accusing and that's not me I cant believe...
    apersonlikeme apersonlikeme 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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    Unexpected Realization

    I was searching the library.  I had a problem to solve.  i knew my now ex-wife had a problem and someone had mentioned that maybe my wife was co-dependent.  I'd been married for 15 years and I was ready to try anything to fix the problem.  I found the section...
    ekardris ekardris 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2009

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    Finally Sober

    I am learning who I really am.  I am thinking it will take about 20 years before I get it but I am trying.
    kaf0201 kaf0201 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2008

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    Who The Heck Am I?

    Everything I once knew as ME seems distant and bogus. After losing my job and 98% of my friends as a result of my actions and my situation, I'm not realizing that the life I built was an elaborate play-act lasting almost 37 years. Now what?
    mirthy mirthy 36-40 Feb 19, 2013

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    I wish I wasn't so hard on myself but I'm afraid if I stop I won't have any motivation to move forward. It's as if I have this real of all my shortcomings and it just plays again...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    more than i think i do . i hate myself because of how i am perceived . i hate myself to extent that i cant say why i do. i dont want to have friends because i dont want...
    lonesomedove80 lonesomedove80 31-35, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    It is such a horrible feeling of keeping a secret from your family and friends and bottling up, not sure how to slip it into a normal conversation and not ruin everyone's mood by...
    Daddysecretprincess Daddysecretprincess 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Once I almost killed myself on PURPOSE because I was so mad. At my parents (obviously) They took away my laptop and iPad because they didn't want me "staying up all night." I...
    ChocolateGirl04 ChocolateGirl04 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I'm ugly I have cancer I'm fat No one wants to e my friend And everything seems to be going wrong I don't have a million dollars to buy everything that I need I hate myself...
    Jusjellybean Jusjellybean 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I was at a family gathering and I was wearing shorts. It was really hot and we were at a park . I was having a few bourbon and cokes and getting very relaxed. I didn't realize it...
    Beret Beret 51-55, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    It's been only one week since I was last depressed... And yet, so much has changed already! 😊 I feel like a completely different person. I'm so happy now!! I just wanted to say...
    fragilegirl6 fragilegirl6 13-15, F 47 mins ago

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    YOUR LIFE IS YOURS TO DESTROY OR BUILD! The truthiest of all the truths is that you're the only person who has to live with yourself. It's all up to you to make yourself feel good...
    BetterWorldd BetterWorldd 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    Why.Must.I.Be.Here? I can't handle myself. I just can't... I'm so done and over myself.. I sell myself short, I disrespect myself, I intentionally hurt myself... I'm all sorts...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    Something went wrong in my life at one time. I am so preoccupied by my looks it's disgusting. I used to have the lowest self esteem, I was antisocial, hated my looks, hated my skin...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I am having hard time starting conversations or meeting people, it is even worse when I am expecting someone to talk to me . Maybe it is just my lack of experience in that field...
    LFSomething LFSomething 22-25, M 16 hrs ago

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    I'm a fairly confident person in my own confines. I'm not confident in public like I used to be. Some people say I have a stocky body frame. I wish I could change that but as much...
    Danwitt21 Danwitt21 18-21, M Apr 4

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    I blame myself when things don't go right even if its not my fault because the only one who can fix the problem is myself. also sometimes its good to vent but who wants to listen...
    me0883 me0883 22-25, M Apr 6

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    My body is a prison. I hate every single inch of myself, and sometimes it's unbearable. I am such a disappointment to everyone, including myself, and I'm pretty sure my boyfriend...
    Mickkeyy Mickkeyy 18-21, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I think that this probably sums up how I feel about myself. Angry at who I am, annoyed with the things I make, I hold every one of my actions, no matter how harmless, against...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F 21 hrs ago

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    A few things about me... I leave disjointed pieces of myself all over the Internet. I do not have multiple personalities in a schizophrenic sense, but I am tired of the separation...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I drained 25 pounds of blood in one session of cutting myself in a hot bath.... It's stupid, life is hard enough as it is without me having to hide thick cuts, ugly scars...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I mostly hit myself when I feel stupid. I punch myself in the head and face I slap myself in the face. I punch myself in the legs arms chest stomach. .. I even sometimes bang my...
    DeeDoubleYoux DeeDoubleYoux 22-25, F Apr 4

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    Looking at other posts on this site makes my problems feel so much smaller. Thinking about it rationally I guess I have it pretty good. But I still feel like... no one would miss...
    jthakkar1998 jthakkar1998 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    I want to change my life. I've taken already some steps, but I can't stop now or it's all just gonna revert back to where I started from! Changing who I am, how I look at the world...
    Featherwings Featherwings 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I like to take many pictures and look at myself in the mirror a lot and people think I'm vain and conceited. However, there's a good enough reason for this... I never really had...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    I've struggled with depression since I was 7 or 8. I handled it by pretending it wasn't happening and didn't talk about it. Honestly I don't think anyone knew when I was younger...
    transtastic transtastic 18-21, T 4 Responses Apr 19

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    I have been married for 9 years and that marriage is now coming to an end. We are on good terms. I would even say we are friends. Just in the process of getting divorce papers...
    girlx427 girlx427 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    today me and a friend decided that we were going to get pizza after my class so we got a medium between the two of us cos she usually only has one or two slices. at first i only...
    likesthembig likesthembig 18-21, T 2 Responses Apr 21

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    I love myself like someone who crushes on a celebrity, but me and my crush are the same. I could spend hours just staring at myself in the mirror. My boyfriend actually walked in...
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 22

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    I know this sounds really stupid, but I have terrible issues dealing with guilt, and there have been so many times when I lay face down under the covers in my bed and think about...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F Apr 24

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    Yesterday, again, i promised myself to not gamble... I even asked my best friend to come to my work a hour before i was finished so he could "watch over me" and not let me go...
    iamlostinmydreams iamlostinmydreams 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    1. I am creative. 2. I am sensitive emotionally. 3. I am into details and can express myself really well, some say I am rather eloquent and articulate. 4. I am very friendly... it...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 5

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    I'm so angry at myself I wish I could clone myself and beat myself up. I have so much hatred in my heart right now and I don't really know how it came to be. When I'm at work I can...
    ForeverALoser ForeverALoser 22-25, M Apr 6

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