I Don't Recognize Myself

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    Where there was once a shy and bashful girl, there is now a bold and unremorseful woman who stares back at me. Clearly tainted by a world unforgiving of mistakes, a world where being truly "meek" or "modest" do very little to benefit a person. This girl, who I at one point felt...
    CouleursDeMoi CouleursDeMoi
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 12, 2013

    My mom shared a picture of us recently.

    I had to look at the picture again to see that it really was me. I looked so happy. It's been a while since I've felt happy. And I honestly forgot what I looked like smiling. An interaction between myself and the mirror never results in a pleasant feeling. I don't know if the...
    chels32 chels32
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2014

    Everything is changing too fast.

    I could still remember the first time I actually looked, inspected and saw myself in the mirror. I noticed every detail, and everything. But now that I looked in the mirror once again, I am not sure if it is me anymore. It was as if l, someone had taken over me and I am merely...
    littleowlet littleowlet
    16-17, F
    Mar 2, 2015

    I look at myself in the mirror every morning

    and I have no idea who the person looking back at me is. I feel like my personality and who I am doesn't fit with what i look like
    LRSwim LRSwim
    22-25, F
    Aug 3, 2015

    Today two people were telling me how beautiful

    I was I realized that lately a lot of people have been telling me that It kind of gives me a weird feeling I look in the mirror and I do see an attractive person But it's like in my head due to abuse from people in the past I feel like some kind of awful or unlikable person I...
    Justventingg Justventingg
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2015
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