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I Am Trying to Find Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 91 People

    Life Is Not So Much About Finding Yourself As It Is About Creating Yourself.

    I saw that quote (or perhaps I paraphrased it) on a mug and loved it. I've been trying to figure out all the little details about me and that quote made me realize there is more to it. I can find the things I like, but I also get to decide how to do it and where I...
    SashaAmazon SashaAmazon 31-35, F 4 Responses May 1, 2009

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    Finding Who I Really Am

    It is hard to know where to start but here it goes. Up until January 29th 2008 I had a very fast paced career in Sales. I held the Job for three years and was quite successful. On January 29th my boss came into my office and told me that the president of the company wanted to...
    mjbauto mjbauto 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2008

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    Titbits Of Thoughts.

    little ferns of emotions deep inside my heart burns the thorn pric ks yet the bond beckons and I feel so drawn. The pain of longing says in your presence I want to shine. I know you are touch me not yet the cravings for me means a lot.It keeps me awake,it makes me breathe ,it...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Nov 19, 2013

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    I have lost myself in trying to be the best

    daughter, sister, wife and mother. My youngest are going to be 20 and don't need me the way they used to. Now I find myself with no reason to get out of bed. I lay here in silence, thinking of everything but nothing. I don't work, handicap. I do not have any friends. I sometimes...
    Nil0 Nil0 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2014

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    I Am Trying To Find Me

    I'm looking for Me,Can anyone help,Please,I need a map,Directions,Please,I can't find Me!
    cndrewdrvr8 cndrewdrvr8 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 9, 2011

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    Who Am I

    I am a 17 year old almost an adult and I have the mind of a 25 year old. I dont know who I am. I need to find myself. I have been through so much in my life. Judged for every little thing I have dont, judged for everything I say. I have been taught that I cant be who I want to...
    Babygurl2008 Babygurl2008 16-17, F Apr 24, 2008

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    It's a complicated thing, trying to find yourself. Unsure of what you need to do to figure it all out, trying to separate yourself from everything and really decide what you need...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    It's so weird to feel so sure of your way, yet so lost at the same time. I am pretty young, yet I know exactly what I want to do and where I want to go in the future. I've planned...
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    We all are trying in our own ways. For me it seems all I have been doing is trying to change and grow and improve. I am trying to not get stuck in the past. I am trying to...
    MKbookworm MKbookworm 13-15, F Feb 5

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    I've always been an outcast. My upbringing and misfortune of being born into a life of poverty by an alcoholic mother didn't exactly help me to succeed in this world we find...
    Johnirish Johnirish 22-25, M 5 Responses Feb 23

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    Here we sit , in anxious bicker trying to figure out who fibs, who snickers. Here we are in the same old place. As you've ripped me in two nd shown me that place. Where the...
    TruthBTold1980 TruthBTold1980 36-40 1 Response Feb 21

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    I have a crush on a boy, but I'm trying to forget him because my best friend has a crush on him too and I don't want it to ruin our friendship, she doesn't know that I like him and...
    Nordic5angel Nordic5angel 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I do not think that my situation is special, though it sometimes feels that way. I am going through a divorce, the filing of the finalization papers is probably tomorrow - though...
    Imperator44 Imperator44 31-35, M Feb 22

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    She has never felt so far away and I have never felt more alone, than tonight. I wish that I could find hope in something else, but I never have been able to. The loneliness is...
    InsaneDane InsaneDane 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Hello everyone! My name is Sam I'm sixteen years old, from Jordan this is my first time to write anything specially in English but I really need to tell what is in my heart. Since...
    sami1998 sami1998 16-17, M 11 hrs ago

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    Everyone seems to be genuinely happy but me. I'm trying to find happiness, but I fear I'm not looking in the right places. Or I'm not pushing hard enough for it. I don't know.
    Devilscar Devilscar 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    Not trying hard enough.. I lost my resilience when I lost myself.
    simmerdame simmerdame 16-17, F Feb 13

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    Struggling with having no friends. I try to do things alone but I would love to have someone always there a bestfriend maybe. Someone to laugh with and have nights out, and even to...
    ximperfectangel ximperfectangel 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 13

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    I am trying every day to forget about you. I try to not beat myself up over missed opportunities. I try to use reasoning that things are the way they are and that's that. Sometimes...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M Feb 20

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    I know it’s going to be a journey, but this intuitive eating seems to be effective and its principles seem to be working. It’s difficult when I keep focusing on losing weight...
    alm430 alm430 26-30, F Feb 13

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    Happiness is hard to find but once you feel like its in your hands, endure it all you can and live greatly up to it.
    ohangela ohangela 13-15, F Feb 14

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    Im 24, and Male (and i've had a few drinks but my profession allows me to be a good storyteller). I think i'm bisexual but am highly confused. Strap yourselves in for a long story...
    Wishop1024 Wishop1024 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 19

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    I'm 21 and a college student. I want to die. I spent so much money that I can't survive the semester. It's ruined my mood because I can't find enough cash to get back what I lost...
    thegreatestidiot thegreatestidiot 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 24

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    Sometimes I wonder why everyone else in the world has it easier than me. I've grown up in relatively abject poverty surrounded by great amounts of wealthy people. I've never had...
    thegreatestidiot thegreatestidiot 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 25

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    I just read this article and whoever wrote it did a really good job of explaining the complex bad relationships people go through. It's probably worth your time to read it...
    threestepsback threestepsback 18-21, F a week ago

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    Dear monster I shouldn’t be wasting my time to tell you this but I am. I’m not doing it for you, it is for me because I owe it to myself. Three in a half years ago you thought...
    l34rnt0l1ve l34rnt0l1ve 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    I wish I could look in the mirror and love what I see. To be able to shop without getting depressed. To feel worth something and beautiful. But as much as I want that I find myself...
    Starvin9Artist1 Starvin9Artist1 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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    I have been so lost and confused for so long, but lately I've really felt like I was finally headed in the right direction. But this weekend I made a really bad decision and I...
    thepeanutgallery thepeanutgallery 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    i always tell myself im going to stop, i did for over a year. now im back to mu old habbits again. sometimes i just really want to cut and i hope myself back so i dont do it. i...
    andylovesyou23 andylovesyou23 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    My husband left me about 6 months ago and we were together for 15 years. I am still heartbroken and I'm scared that I will be alone for ever :( I don't think I'm ready to start...
    Hevvie2015 Hevvie2015 31-35, F 12 Responses Feb 16

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    What started off as a tragic situation ended well, kinda like the image above......one depicting tragedy and the other comedy.  Here's the story:This happened when I was in my...
    BeyondIllusions BeyondIllusions 56-60, F 10 Responses Feb 17

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    Today is an emotional roller coaster for me. I know that my marriage is over and my husband has agreed to go but I'm having problems understanding how someone can just give up on...
    Unsatisfiedwoman74 Unsatisfiedwoman74 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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    i hate it when people litter! I have a ton of stories about me seeing someone litter - then I go up, and pick it up and throw it away - or mention it to them, or ask them if they...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Feb 18

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    I feel like everything that I am feeling right now, love, hate, lust, depression, anxiety is trying to claw it's way out of my body in a frenzy of tears and possibly blood. But no...
    OblackmyeyesO OblackmyeyesO 13-15, M Feb 23

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    at times I want to say fack off and push every one out of my life. sometimes I want to say to the people who help me, i don't need anyone's help. Well, I do say and do selfish...
    Sadfate Sadfate 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    I can't seem too find my way,I think this is the part when I just deal with what can't be fix (hunker down it should be fun) I feel defeated
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    In my mind I am sitting at my computer working. The ticks of tapping on the keyboard echo in the still air. Loving my job, I continue to allow my mind to wonder in it’s...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My boyfriend cheated. We have been together now for 2 years and 2 months, however last year In May, he cheated on me. I was absolutely heartbroken, but this is what happened. So...
    DAHSIENEK DAHSIENEK 22-25, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am tired of allowing fear and anxiety control every aspect of my life and I do mean every. Not getting my drivers license, Going to bed, eating, what to wear, etc,etc,etc. I am...
    animallover412 animallover412 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    life becomes so hard when you find out that your girl friend dying day by day and she has a week to live
    romeowacco romeowacco 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Every day, I am trying to not hate my body, and to not hate the number on the scale. I refuse to weigh in anymore. I'll start weighing in on Tuesday nights only. Once a week. I am...
    obscureriddle obscureriddle 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Trying to understand why things have ended up the way they are. When I was made this way and what the plan is for me. Some days can be really confusing trying to figure out ones...
    beenhereb4 beenhereb4 22-25, F Feb 16

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