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I Am Rediscovering Myself

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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...
    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...
    WonderfullyAware WonderfullyAware 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 27, 2010

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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...
    ekardris ekardris 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2009

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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...
    MUTTofSOCIETY MUTTofSOCIETY 22-25, M Jan 25

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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...
    mirthy mirthy 36-40 1 Response Feb 19, 2013

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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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    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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    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...
    browneyesopening browneyesopening 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2011

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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...
    aloserlikeme aloserlikeme 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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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...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Jan 11, 2008

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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...
    lvyourtoes lvyourtoes 56-60, M Oct 14, 2012

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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...
    LonelySoul LonelySoul 18-21, F Dec 12, 2007

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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...
    lvyourtoes lvyourtoes 56-60, M Oct 13, 2012

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    I write this tonight as it flows through my fingertips once more. It so awesome to be given a gift to write specifically revealing my thought to you. See, its something i have...
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    ==> beware if hughgo<== he's a bully. Yes, everyone has opinions. Fair enough. But, Thank you. It's worth it. You shouldn't have threatened & tell me to shoot myself. Really...
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    I told you guys that I hated myself. Now I am in a messy circumstance and I felt everything was falling apart. I might not finish my degree on time when the financial stance is not...
    InFiDeL0020 InFiDeL0020 26-30, M Mar 24

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    On a constant basis. I get annoyed with how negative I am. I get annoyed with how unmotivated I feel sometimes. I get annoyed with myself when I feel down. I get annoyed with...
    acquiredtaste acquiredtaste 26-30 1 Response Mar 17

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    It's been over half a year since I cut myself for the first time. I got home from school and had been stressed and as they say "when it rains, it's pouring". I got inside my...
    iSabishii iSabishii 18-21, F Mar 24

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    Here the past few days I've been dealing with a lot of insecurity and self esteem. I was talking with my best friend today and I think I have a really good idea of what I would...
    needinganescape needinganescape 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I don't know were to begin. I feel like its an on going thing. Everyday. Every hour. I have to shake my head to let my thoughts go away. I try to ignore them. I realize I was...
    PrincessGobi PrincessGobi 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    ( Short story: Prologue) My last hope Everything stops. Times stands still. There he lies on the cold ground. Here I’m standing just staring down as death whispers on the end...
    TweDee TweDee 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    It took me a while to realize that somewhere along my path of life I actually managed to lose myself in reality. I lost old friends and gained new ones and realized I had changed...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F Mar 26

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    We're all here for the same reason right? We all hate ourselves. But I don't know if I actually hate myself or I just can't find anything about myself that I like. Or I think...
    caseylouise caseylouise 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I do this as a way of figuring myself out. I love diving into the deepest depths of my innermost desires and thoughts, exploring myself and learning new things every day. I love to...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M Mar 28

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    I started to really hate myself when I was about 9 or 10. I don't know why but as I was going through the day I realized all of the stupid things I do, how pathetic I am and I...
    skinnylittlewrists skinnylittlewrists 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 31

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    I came to a realisation today that I have given up on myself. I have been putting on a brave front for the most part, but inside been struggling with inner turmoil. I was driving...
    NewDay NewDay 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    I once read an interesting perspective about the people you will encounter in your life, it states: "25% of people you meet: will never like you; 25% of people you meet: won't...
    FussBox FussBox 26-30, F Apr 7

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    I wouldn't call it loving myself, but rather that I find myself to be one awesome, one of a kind person. I am intelligent, hard working, easy going, open, and honest, to name some...
    bkf2 bkf2 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I've only been on EP for three days, and it's already helping me with my ongoing battle with depression. Or rather, it's helping me to help myself. I'm the kind of person who...
    xeian xeian 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    My biggest problem right now is not knowing how to handle the most basic situations. I find myself stuck, unable to explain myself, or my feelings, throwing everything into a box...
    Mirabal19 Mirabal19 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I am a tom boy kinda girl.. but so what!! i love myself now n don't care what others think of me.. i love to try out new things ...so what if others don't like it. i love to deal...
    90colors 90colors 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    For the longest time I have invested my time thinking about my friends and family and whether I have upset them. Whether I said something wrong. Whether I offended them. Whether I...
    moorelove3168 moorelove3168 18-21 1 day ago

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    Is it me? Everything is crumbling. Nothing makes sense. Relationships are broken. Bonds that should be permanent are severed, leaving behind ragged edges of frayed cord. I know I...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F Mar 17

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    Today I had yet another deep conversation with my acting professor. He told me how I should just ignore people's judgements and go past that, how I shouldn't be afraid to be myself...
    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F Mar 18

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    My arms throbbing with pain after being hit on the arm with a plank of wood. The woman continues to scream. Continues to shout. Continues to remind me why everything is my fault...
    revolucion revolucion 22-25, M Mar 19

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    When I make a mistake, I hate myself, I get angry with myself & I want to hurt myself & punish myself!!! I feel worthless. I suffer from depression & social anxiety. I mentally...
    l2thedoublej l2thedoublej 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    I've been trying to concentrate on things about myself I like rather than my flaws. It's so much harder than I thought it would be. I always catch myself comparing myself to other...
    daniefaye32346 daniefaye32346 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    My birthday came and went without fanfare on Valentine's Day. Yes, I am a year older 57. While part of me feels young, my body still feels sluggish. I bought myself a new...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Yeah, I am myself, 100% I'm the original G. So many goddam people always ask me how and why I change how I act and behave and stuff depending on where I am and who I am with...
    bluemetalchick9 bluemetalchick9 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 5

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I can't bring myself to trust myself. I'm fully aware and cognizant of the damage I have put myself through. I sit in this perpetual state of stagnation and the illusion of...
    coconutgirl27 coconutgirl27 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    So, it has been a while since I've found myself on here. I was doing really well after coming back from a holiday in Egypt. Surprisingly, my boyfriend and I lost weight (as the...
    Mel999 Mel999 18-21 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I was so cruel to myself. Before...i let them paint those heavy weights on my confidence. Worse, i painted the world on my worth, slowly crushing any hope i had left. They kept...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 Mar 21

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    I could write a 30,000 word prose of why I am depressed and why life has led me to the way I feel right now. But none of that really matters. It doesn't matter what life...
    Isabel13 Isabel13 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I hate that I prefer being by myself. Occasionally I force myself to go out with people but most of the time they reek of negative vibes and are Debbie downers. I get sad when I'm...
    mayvalentine mayvalentine 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    I find it incredibly difficult to open up to people, especially lately because everyone I've ever been close to has left. Now I just keep the majority of my thoughts and feelings...
    hollylynn91 hollylynn91 22-25, F Mar 26

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    I hate myself more often than before.. I hate myself because i could never do anything right. I hate myself for not being that strong person before. I hate myself for everything...
    Amature14 Amature14 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27