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I Am Reinventing Myself

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    Putting Matter Over Money

    This has been a LONG time coming. I have felt 'off kilter' for so long - focusing on myself - what I have, where I have been, how suceessful I was, what 'titles' I earned. NO MORE!!!  I was searching for a hobby, something to fill my...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 7 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    The Grand Reconstruction

    Yes, I'm rebuilding myself. It'll take a lot of work, but I'm up for it, and I certainly have the energy for it. I plan: to break everything down, study the problems, eliminate as many of those problems as possible, and start the reconstruction of my soul and being. Not an easy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 7, 2011

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    Starting Over

    I am reinventing myself. I'm at the beginning stages of leaving a bad relationship. I'm not sure who I am anymore. I was engaged and looking forward to my wedding. Now I'm starting single all over again. I don't even remember how to be alone. I know I'll be lonely but I don't...
    georgiakd georgiakd 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2010

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    Becoming A Skyscraper

    I think I decided it was time to transform not change but transform after the best relationship and longest I ever had ended. Maybe because I realized I was ready to throw away my life for someone elses. Ready to give up that experience of flirting with a foriegner on a island...
    TellmeaLie TellmeaLie 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 29, 2013

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    Always

    We should all be doing this on some level or another. To stay the same is not to grow. After all, as a living creature, we should appreciate the beauty of growing.
    hibislo hibislo 31-35 Dec 3, 2011

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    Hate Starting Over!!!

    Need to start over AGAIN is pressing me hard. No love, no money, health issues, blah, blah...I so need to reinvent myself, but have no idea even where to begin. OK, get rid of cancer first, get a job second, solve the debt,find a cheap apt to rent (impossible in Croatia), get...
    Godess4Fun Godess4Fun 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    Kinda Constantly

    I think I am doing this constantly, reinventing myself. I always find out new things about myself. I've always allowed myself to change my mind. I never sign contracts with myself because I know there is a good chance I will break them. I do what I want and only think I'm bad...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F Jul 15, 2013

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    Rebuilding Me Day 2.....

    I'm not sure where this will go, or how often I will be able to update. I'm a pioneer in my field, clean energy - in particular disruptive technology. I hit the guardrail hard this week with my job and ended an abusive work relationship that has been going on for nearly 4 years...
    mattyboy43sums mattyboy43sums 46-50, M 4 Responses May 12, 2013

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    Realism?

    I recently got out of a long-term relationship... and was rejected by a guy I like as well. So now I feel the need to redefine myself, I dunno, maybe because I've been so attached to one person or another... & relationships are quite important to me, so perhaps I tend to define...
    firefly128 firefly128 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2011

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    Pros And Cons

    I have spent so much of this past year lookin inward. Examining my life. Doing kind of a mental pros/cons list. What about my life do I like, what about my life do I hate. Hate is a strong word...maybe-dissatisfied with. What I found out is my pros list is much longer than my...
    lonelymom2 lonelymom2 46-50, F Nov 10, 2012

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    Im Starting Over As The Real Me

    after my five year relationship ended, i was a little bit lost with single life, why wouldnt i be, i really thought that me and my ex would be together forever i really loved him i wanted to sit next to him in my rocking chair that kind of thing, but looking back i...
    purpletraveller purpletraveller 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2009

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    This year I began becoming a person

    that I don't think I want to be. I have done things I once told myself I would never do, and would be ashamed if some people knew about them. So in August I will be starting college and I will become someone who I can see in the mirror and be happy with. More importantly that...
    ahaydonh ahaydonh 18-21, F Apr 26

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    At 25 Years Of Age....

    I decided I would be a writer. Then I lived life. Worked as a musician. Married. Raised children. My wife and I still have 2 children at home. November is "National Novel Writer's Month". This year I am participating. The goal is to write, don't worry about mistakes. Write. Write...
    boogerbass66 boogerbass66 51-55, M Nov 8, 2011

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    Reinventing Myself Inspired My Page

    I have been single by choice for over a year now. I have been in several relationships but have yet to find what I am looking for. In order to share my experiences about being single I have started a page on Facebook. Check it out at facebook.com/ROASG
    k31447 k31447 36-40 Dec 22, 2012

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    Changing

    Winter was baaaaaad for me. I was depressed. Felt really scared at times. Made some bad choices. Someone hurt me. I was so low. Haven't been that low in 3 years maybe. But hey, spring feels much better. I am reinventing myself. I make efforts to do so. Constantly! And it works. I...
    notnownotever notnownotever 18-21, F May 13, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I am currently reinventing myself, and it doesn't live up to the 'natural standards' of just any woman you meet. I lost myself at the age of 6, sometime around then, in a whirling...
    Yourbaaaby Yourbaaaby 18-21, F Aug 8

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    I am 5'7 and 205 pounds. In high school I used to be 120 pounds and looked sick, but I felt beautiful. I hate myself so much for how much weight I put on. I hate going outside...
    Calicogirl20 Calicogirl20 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I always say I feel like I'm married to someone I hate because I don't particularly like myself and I can't escape myself. It's really hard to be in this position and I hate the...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    I am more than ecstatic to be able to give hope to all sufferers today by being able to truthfully tell you that I managed to rip myself out of bulimia completely in the time space...
    mel95 mel95 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I'm going to make this short and sweet. I don't have to explain myself to anybody. Nobody is perfect and nobody has the right to judge me. If you're going to be my friend, then be...
    ChristiBoo2014 ChristiBoo2014 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    so im 26 and have two children 4 and 7.I do all i can for them i adore them.Right now it is difficult as my financial status isn't great so obviously im going to worry about there...
    cizzyfla cizzyfla 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I disgust myself when I let people get the worst of me. Dude, you're better than that, so get your *** out of those situations...
    danjgust danjgust 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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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 3 Responses Jul 25

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    I cut myself today. I am so ashamed. I haven't done something like that since I was a teenager. I used to cut myself all the time when I was younger. I had some issues growing up I...
    Thinkofme Thinkofme 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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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 10 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 Jul 26

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    It all started about 4 years ago in junior high. I started growing up, going through hormonal changes, and some adjustments in life. And in the process I started dating (Late I...
    kittybabe100 kittybabe100 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I am really bad due to self punishment and can be really negative on myself! I beat myself up, hate myself when i make a mistake or say something wrong or annoy someone or do...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Today I talked like "a guy" to my friend who's a girl, and she didn't like it. She told me so.... actually she didn't. She said she had some things to do and she wanted to go. I...
    MCxxOPREVxxOG MCxxOPREVxxOG 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    I hurt myself again. After several years, I hurt myself again. I chose to hurt myself rather than hurt others. Everything is coming back to me. The pain, agony, self-pity and...
    purplefreespirit purplefreespirit 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I don't have money for food, a place to stay. So I'm going homeless, no family and nobody who can help me. My drug addiction doesn't really help either. I am having a tough time...
    YoungRidah YoungRidah 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    i appreciate my own company. i always have but ive been lonely too. now im making a bit of effort because ive left myself alone or in someone elses hands for too long. its weird...
    luckylassie luckylassie 51-55, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 Jul 24

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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 Jul 27

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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 Jul 29

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    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 1 Response Aug 1

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    I love spending time by myself. Probably mostly because of my social anxiety, but also because of the way I was raised. As a teenager with high school parents, I was never allowed...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M Aug 8

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    There is a saying that everything in life comes as a blessing. It's part of our destiny and our path towards our life. We perceive events in our lives as good or bad, we make...
    xogymfish xogymfish 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's therapy to me. The relaxing part of the day. If I don't talk to myself, I think that would make me even crazier than how society already sees me. I'm an introvert. I hate...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    Let me say this as just hate me for loving so sincere and have no return treat from the one i am in love with. OK! I found out that my girl friend can walk and protest and do...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M Jul 22

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    I think I learned to hate myself To say I hated myself As a way to punish myself for being Powerless in the face of hurt And unable to express my anger With all the things I...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 8 Responses Jul 25

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    Often times we are our own worst enemy. In my case I push myself way too hard. Whatever I do I want to be the best at in the competitive sense, but just so that I can feel content...
    Pacificdiem Pacificdiem 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    I met an amazing girl yesterday. I don't think it was the first time I had seen her but it was the first time we were introduced. At first I thought she was a couple years older...
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    Most people wouldn't understand and I don't expect you too. No one knows I hurt myself not even my closest friends, I only punch myself in the ribs and punch walls and throw...
    heyapple69 heyapple69 66-70, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    At times I tell myself I can handle what Im feeling for that girl. I tell myself I can be friends with her and that its just only friendly love. I try to make myself believe all...
    realandtrue realandtrue 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    What to hate about me? I'm too perfect to live in this world XD jk! Seriously.. Sometimes i love myself like a lover other times like a best friend Sometimes I hate myself but...
    AutoLove0 AutoLove0 22-25, F Aug 3

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    I grew up in a fairly conservative Midwest town, and as such told myself when I was younger that I would never be one of "those girls who makes out with other girls at parties or...
    hottiewithabody94 hottiewithabody94 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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    I have been out of work for over a year. I am trying to find work but it is very difficult. Lately I have been mad at myself and feeling down. I started spanking myself. I get nude...
    mmccoy43 mmccoy43 41-45, M Aug 7

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    I'm having those feelings again. I've been trying hard to believe in myself and be productive. Doing that I feel requires self-esteem of some sort. So I'd like to let these...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 1 Response