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I Am Rediscovering Myself

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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 1 Response Feb 19, 2013

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 23, 2011

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

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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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    Related Experiences

    what i have for myself is beyond hate. i hate everything about myself. i hate my own existence. i hate my parents for having me. i hate god for creating such a weak helpless being...
    SlaveToMyBullshit SlaveToMyBullshit 18-21 17 hrs ago

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    if i could i would cut off my arms break all my bones stab myself 50 times burn myself alive and push myself on the fifth floor of our building and other weird painful things x_x...
    harmlesscheesecake harmlesscheesecake 18-21, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I have been a self-improvement project for so many years now, and I feel like a college course! At the beginning, I decided to set myself a 5-year plan. I carefully formulated it...
    terridactyl terridactyl 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    If i kill myself who will care . My dad wont . The people who will , will cry for a week maximum and then forget me . No one will remember me after a month . But at least i'll be...
    peyton1998 peyton1998 16-17, F 31 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Often, I will want to just spill the beans about myself. Something about "purging," I guess. Sometimes, it is good. Many times, it is not. So, the question is: "How much is too...
    hillcountrydeb hillcountrydeb 61-65, F 9 hrs ago

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    I really wanna poop myself, anyone wanna chat and do it with me?
    fullboxersguy fullboxersguy 18-21, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I've been really down on myself. I just don't feel pretty anymore. I don't think I'm sexy or cute, or attractive. I don't dress like a normal girl. tshirts and jeans are my...
    helreb helreb 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I wasnt there for someone, who is really special And perfect, when He needed me the most :'( He's always here for me but I feel like Im never for him :'( Im looking forward to go...
    IzzyIrwin IzzyIrwin 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself. I hate myself...
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Yes, I truly do. Before I go on, the purpose of this story is not to brag. Heavens no, I’m not like that. I’m not conceited. I’m not full of myself. I’m not a douche...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 7 Responses Jul 20

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    I feel claustrophobic in my own skin. I don't want to be me anymore. I honestly don't know how people go through life "happy" because for me life is literally just hard. It's hard...
    marisolitude marisolitude 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    As of late, my life hasn't been what I would consider to be optimal; I distanced myself from the only person that I have had any inkling of romantic attraction to, bickered with my...
    woahwoahpotato woahwoahpotato 13-15 Jul 5

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    This both a good and bad thing for me. The good: whenever I'm alone or with someone I don't like for example my fake *** friend I tend to talk to my self. When I need to make a...
    FighterWolf FighterWolf 13-15, F Jul 9

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    Why do I hate myself? I look deep inside myself to answer the question and all I see is a monster staring back at me. In my eyes, I see Frankenstein without the scars and body...
    scooterp23 scooterp23 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I hate myself, absolutely hate myself. Why do I feel like this, why can't I be normal? Why can't I love myself unconditionally, even if I were to be flawed, why? Why did I have to...
    EmmaTrowwy EmmaTrowwy 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I, I HATE myself. I hate myself so much. I hate myself so much, it's hard for me to explain just how much. I don't think you'll ever be able to comprehend the amount of hatred and...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 9 Responses Jul 24

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    It's weird, but whenever I'm with friends, I basically look at myself from an outside sort of view. When I'm with them and I say something inappropriate or if I use a curse word, I...
    londontravella londontravella 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I love myself or I at least I'm trying to love myself. I as many woman I know have a tendency to find any flaw about myself. I look on the mirror and say yes I'm thin but I have...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Since having my daughter and a really terrible break up(which I look back at now and say thank God that it's over), I have not had much 'me' time. Today, I took that time to pamper...
    sunniedays89 sunniedays89 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    When I first arrived in Ibiza it was very difficult for anyone to get to know me. I was afraid to smile and socialize because I cared too much about what other people thought. I...
    Badtimanonymous Badtimanonymous 31-35, M Jul 6

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    I really hate it when people cut themselves off from me. Am I just so repulsive or am I just not cool enough for them. Do they just want to change their image and I'm not a part of...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 1 Response Jul 7

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    I talk to myself a lot. Like a lot, and in great detail. Like I'm talking to other people but I'm the only one there. In my head I could be in a group of people making them all...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I talk to myself a lot. Like a lot, and in great detail. Like I'm talking to other people but I'm the only one there. In my head I could be in a group of people making them all...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Hi, I'm 16 this year. I just really need someone who can relate to me. I hate myself so much. I hate everything about myself. And this is why. I'm Asian so ever since I was young...
    jyjho jyjho 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 14

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    I want to die I hate my life myself and everyone around me my parents abused me and then abandoned me with my grandparents and got completely new families. I want to kill myself I...
    slater666 slater666 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 18

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    Identity is a state of mind in which someone recognizes/identifies their traits that leads to finding out who they are and what they do and not that of someone else. For the first...
    Sanora Sanora 18-21, F a week ago

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    Since I was young I enjoy having conversations with myself. Sometimes it's just me scolding myself or I pretend there is somebody asking me questions and I imagine myself in...
    yetanotherhuman yetanotherhuman 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    The other day at work I had an epiphany that I really truly love myself. I was thinking of a party that I went to..my first one. I refused to drink any alcohol when all of my best...
    londontravella londontravella 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    i am recently divorced . been with the guy 8 years or so. it is so easy to find a guy to date... the guy falls for you quick so you give your best to the relationship... then he...
    VictoriaRRose VictoriaRRose 26-30, F Jul 1

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    I know I should love myself, but I have a hard time doing it. I mean, I don't hate myself, and I know I am a good person, but I just have a hard time feeling love for myself. I...
    HiddenAnger HiddenAnger 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    This benefits me and everyone in my world. By cherishing and nurturing myself I make myself more confident and attractive. And know what? I really like myself more. I am not...
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M Jul 4

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    I hate myself. I immediately regret everything I say or do, or don't say or don't do, from the deepest conversations to the tiniest facial expressions I might make while ordering a...
    biggoron biggoron 26-30, M Jul 8

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    I used to cut myself. It started when I was in 7th grade (I'm 18 now and just recently graduated), and continued up until a few months ago. I'm not proud of it but I like to share...
    pinkfleshbows pinkfleshbows 18-21, F Jul 12

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    I'm starting to get more socially awkward as I get older... Do this upcoming year instead of being cheery, outspoken, loud, exciting and talkative, I'm going to keep to myself...
    vividdreamer97 vividdreamer97 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Most people that know me find me genuine and sincere. I am genuine and sincere. I value honesty in myself and in others. But I do not often speak my mind. Of course there are some...
    junliga junliga 22-25, F Jul 13

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