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I Am Reinventing Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 29, 2013

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    I have been doing so much writing as of late, I find that it helps me focus on the here and now. I write about my day, my goals, dreams, desires...I write about so much. I have...
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    I think I might be in love with myself... Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Well, I don't really care. I am most important to me. Of course, I don't always put myself first. I...
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    I want to be the unique and beautiful goddess I once was. Right now, I am ugly and undesirable. I loved myself last week and the week before, but something happened this week that...
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    Never have I thought of killing myself or try hurting myself in ways that would end my life easily. I started to beat myself a few days ago and it felt good. I feel like I deserve...
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    How can you love yourself when you don't feel good about yourself ? This is the question I ask myself, because when I think about it the answer is. I don't feel good about myself...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    Sometimes in your life you can meet some people that give you bad vibes. You feel uncomfortable with either their action, or their words, then you play down your feelings, and...
    ChicaAudaz ChicaAudaz 18-21, F Sep 29

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    I used to hate myself ( people know how to make you hate yourself!) I worked hard on myself and I reached the point where I had Love-hate Relationship With Myself now it is...
    AutoLove0 AutoLove0 22-25, F Sep 29

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    I knew that long time back, I have myself, and ONLY myself. But Idk why I keep on forgetting, Idk why I am fooled easily into forgetting facts and into believing in things that...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Well I feel like I'm never satisfied with myself. I can never do anything right or please anybody. Sometimes I'll cry randomly because I'm frustrated or just tired of everything...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    "All of our relationships depend on our relationship with ourselves. If you don't love yourself, you can't possibly love anyone else" ~unknown. i never understood this when i was...
    AThousandThoughts AThousandThoughts 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 14

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    Everyone is guilty of comparison to others. After a little lesson I learned in youth group and a good fasting I realized three things 1) I compared myself more than I thought in...
    directorskittish directorskittish 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    I often feel abused. I went online and took an abuse test. It was obviously for couples, but I scored really high and likely of being abused. I scream at myself, punish myself...
    innerself000 innerself000 18-21, F Oct 16

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    i hate myself if i don't get the perfect grade. i hate myself if i see a bigger number on the scales. i hate myself sooo much if i don't get an awarding certificate at the end of...
    michiko michiko 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I treat myself like I'm a different person. I often have debates with myself, get mad at myself, and I even have different opinions. Conversations with myself could go like, "Haha...
    unicornbombz unicornbombz 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    But I'm not IN love with myself ;) Seriously, though, what I have learned about loving the person you are is that if you don't, it is awfully hard for someone else to love you...
    shoehorny shoehorny 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    I can't tell if I'm beautiful or ugly. My face and body distort when I look at myself in the mirror. The one moment when I finally tell myself I could possibly be pretty, I look up...
    SaveTheGeek SaveTheGeek 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I want to wear all black, and have multiple piercings in my ears. I want to wear deep dark eye make up, and wear strange things. I want to act crazy and go on midnight runs. I want...
    mishandle mishandle 18-21, F Oct 6

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    All my life I have pushed myself to do things that are difficult and that scare me. On a daily basis I purposely put myself in situations that I do not like, that terrify me. Why...
    mattturcs mattturcs 26-30, M Oct 12

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    There was a time I had no friends. So I decided to change myself. I wore lots of makeup, fancy cloths, stuck out my boobs with a push up bra, and had my hair nice. Within two days...
    Fifidog Fifidog 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I try to think back to a time where my life was different. A time where I was completely content with myself. And you know what? I can't recall a time where I was ever content with...
    terriblefixations terriblefixations 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    I constantly think negative thoughts about myself, I hardly consider myself human and I put everything and everyone before myself. It's gotten to the point where I don't even...
    caseys22 caseys22 22-25, M Oct 14

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    I am starting to see that although I enjoy being alone, it is starting to border on isolation. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be alone but isolating yourself and making...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    There was a time when I used to be pretty critical and judgemental. These past few years though there's a different way I've taken. It's this: whenever I see something in someone...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    How do I STAY motivated to workout? especially since its getting colder outside in the winter months. Is it crazy to try to eat healthy in the winter when everyone is trying to...
    beccaishere89 beccaishere89 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I mainly talk to myself because I'm a planner at heart so I like to plan out what I'll say on the phone or maybe in a conversation with someone. I think I don't like not being...
    simplycomplex82 simplycomplex82 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    Why am I the one sitting here crying when it's my fault? Why am I the one sitting here missing you when it's my fault I lost you? It's all my fault It's my fault that we barely...
    WhySufferxx WhySufferxx 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 25

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    Before you say you hate yourself please read this...about me I assure you. You'll feel better about yourself. I'm 24-years-old still living with my parents and although I don't...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 8 Responses Sep 30

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    The one person I hate more than anyone else is myself. I feel like a freak because of who I am. I wake up everyday as a freak, and feel like a disgrace all day long until I fall...
    griffinlynn1 griffinlynn1 13-15, T 1 Response Oct 1

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    I don't know how this really goes. But I've been driven to this point. To the point where I'm moaning on the internet to people who don't know or care about me because I have no...
    paigezero paigezero 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 3

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    I cant help it. I constantly look down on myself. My mother is a psychopath. Growing up, I didn't have a good role model. My mother lied all the time, and my dad was foolish enough...
    InsertMyName InsertMyName 13-15, F Oct 4

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    I've been longing to know who I am, and what I am supposed to be doing with my life. I'm sure many others out there feel the same way. However, I wonder how many can also include...
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