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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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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...
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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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    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M Jul 22

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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...
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