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I Am Reinventing Myself

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    Am I Taking Responsibility And Control Or Am I Just Causing Trouble?

    My wife and I took another drive to my sister's home to give her a break from caring for my elderly mother. We went a couple of days early and had a reservation at a hotel about two hours from my sister's home. The room had a hot tub and a gas fire place. We were hoping for a...
    midwestrefugee midwestrefugee 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 24, 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 5 Responses May 12, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Today, All types of feelings have been running

    through me. As it has been for the last year plus, this long trip on the emotional wreck train gives me thought life overload. In the last two years I have lost 3 jobs, been through 3 toxic relationships, lost my house, cut off unemployment extensions and literally almost gave...
    SunsetDaily SunsetDaily 36-40, F Jan 29

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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...
    Strikerfreeze Strikerfreeze 18-21, M 1 Response 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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    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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    I have to say I do it at least 4 times a day! At work I sometimes get so wet that I want to go into the bathroom or out to my car and pleasure myself!
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    I hate myself sometimes why I'm so lack of confidence. I wasn't like this when I was younger. Some parts in life changed me and how I behave. I always try to maintain low-profile...
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    I'm Touching myself right now
    BUC01 BUC01 41-45, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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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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    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...
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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...
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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 1 Response 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 Apr 12

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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 a week 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 a week 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 5 days ago

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    1. I feel bad (Can I allow myself to really feel it? Can I accept that what I really feel is horrible pain? Can I allow myself to feel it without trying to assume it can/should...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 4 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...
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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...
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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

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    I have always felt disgusted with myself even from a young age. In middle school to now (Highschool) It has increased dramatically. I hate everything from my weight to my hair...
    patches36 patches36 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    Well yes I do like touching myself I just can't help it, it's comes naturally to me. I've pleasured myself as long as I can remember. I one great releaser for stress,anger or what...
    TandT0420 TandT0420 36-40, F 12 Responses Mar 28

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    It's so hard for me to love myself. I hate everything about my body, hair, and teeth. I always wear makeup because I am extremely insecure. I'm not that person who complains about...
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