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I Have Lost Track of What Truly Makes Me Happy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 29 People

    Who Am I and What Do I Want?

    Prior to moving with my husband from Missouri to his home state of Minnesota I was me.  I didn't really know what it was like to lose my identity until it happened.  My family has always had a very open relationship...we speak our minds, debate, maybe even get mad, and...
    daniv daniv 18-21, F Sep 6, 2007

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    I Am Clueless

    I was asked this question just today" What makes you happy?" I could not answer it because I do not really know what the answer is. I know certain people make me happy with their presence. I guess I need to start looking at what makes me happy before it is too late...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F Jul 17, 2008

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    At the End Is the Beginning!!

    maybe a loss is a gain and again it is found... trying hard to meld the pieces that fit to the old archetype of you can only bring a recurring of the old new not the now you,, which is who you should always be in the now right now!!!!
    bluebeast bluebeast 31-35, M Dec 31, 2007

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    Many think, "In order to be happy, I must fix my life and THEN go to God." It's just the opposite. You don't have the ability to fix your life. That's why it's in the shape it's...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F 1 Response May 18

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    I am already an orphan. My mom died when I was ten years old, ever since, she is bedridden. My grandmother is the one who's supporting me financially, since she is also old, my...
    MAHUNNIE26 MAHUNNIE26 22-25, F 1 Response May 18

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    "He was your friend, your partner, your defender. You were his life, his love, his leader. He was yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart." My dog Kovu was my best...
    EskimoRae EskimoRae 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    I lost it a looong time ago, way back in the early years of elementary school. Will I ever go back? No. I don't believe in fairy tales, I grew out of them. I'm just glad I was able...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    when people ask why I lost my faith I tell them because I lost my gf while trying to be a good brother to my dying sister.then they say so you will only have faith if you get...
    skykidx1 skykidx1 22-25, M 3 Responses May 3

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    Sadly wifey passed away to cancer under a year ago. i'm living in rented apartment we shared an a little depressing by myself here, especially wkds or when i'm back from work...
    Widower1 Widower1 31-35 1 Response May 5

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    I can not go back to yesterday ,because I was different person then .Yes,the past can hurt .We always live in regret ,things you did or things you failed to ...The older you are...
    jessicatong jessicatong 26-30, F 1 Response May 13

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    I feel I have been letting my family down most of my life. I pray about it all the time but it doesn't seem to get better. Once I start to feel like I am doing something that will...
    afa777 afa777 22-25, M 1 Response May 14

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    I once cared a whole lot. So much, it started to become tiresome. Seems as if I got so restless from it all, I gave up. Now I don't want to feel anything at all. I just feel empty...
    rynnnaa rynnnaa 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I wonder why I got this one : ) Smitten You are enchanted by love, romance, and affection. Your happy place is by the side of the person you are moonstruck by, and you derive a...
    txbtrfly txbtrfly 41-45, F 2 Responses May 7

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    I was 14, and my boyfriend was 17. At the time we were only together for a little over 2 months, but already we were so in love with each other. We've talked about sex before. The...
    crimsonelle crimsonelle 16-17, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    And my happy word is : Serendipity. What's yours?
    samy666 samy666 18-21, F 2 Responses May 7

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    my happy word is solitude.what's yours?
    omss omss 18-21, M May 7

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    Today, the world lost a beautiful soul. Most importantly, I lost a man who was a father to me. My heart is deeply saddened. He was my best friends dad and he always treated me...
    YankeeGirl14 YankeeGirl14 36-40, F 1 Response May 19

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    It was 20 years ago today the 22.05.1995 that I had the accident while at work and got my hand stuck in machinery. Do I miss my right index finger. To be honest of course I do as...
    Chunkyal Chunkyal 46-50, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    This post is coming something that I wish I didn't have more than one experience in. When I was a kid I lost my father to cancer after about 15 months from his diagnosis. After...
    Imnotreelyhere Imnotreelyhere 31-35, M Apr 29

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    I lost it. All my faith that I got just a few years back. They are gone. Drained out. I prayed and prayed. Slowly depleting. Slowly finding myself in more and more dire situations...
    Bernsch Bernsch 18-21, F 9 Responses May 2

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    Bliss You are happy because you don't need a lot to be content. You experience happiness in the best and worst of times. You see the divine in everything. You believe that every...
    goodman72 goodman72 41-45, M May 7

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    Well...how about that???? Bliss You are happy because you don't need a lot to be content. You experience happiness in the best and worst of times. You see the divine in everything...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 7 Responses May 7

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    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 1 Response May 7

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    Your word is "delight"You are happy because you are engaged in and curious about the world. The smallest things lift your spirits.You love that life is full of surprises. You can...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 2 Responses May 8

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    Becoming Real To grieve is to allow our losses to tear apart feelings, and lead us to the painful truth of our brokenness...
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    There are so many careers to choose from that I'm completely lost. I was suspended from college for poor grades after I fell victim to depression, and now I can't seem to put my...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    she was my bestie.when we cant talk for week i used to miss her alot.we used to share everything.she was sweettest girl on the planet. idk what happned last week, maybe that was my...
    sidmon sidmon 18-21, M 1 Response May 1

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    I lost my mum to lung cancer the very same day that my first child was born. After throwing myself wholly into being a mother and wife, I have never grieved for her. My son was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 4

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    My beloved Buster. aka Bussey, Mr. B, Bus We adopted him in 2001 from our local humane society. He was a black lab/pit bull mix. He was the most loving, gentle, sweet natured dog...
    CurvesandClass CurvesandClass 41-45, F 14 Responses May 8

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    On January 12th, 2013 I lost my mother-in-law Susan A. Grant. ... You were one of the most influential women in my life, next to my own mom. You took me in at a time when I...
    KierstenJ671 KierstenJ671 22-25, F May 8

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    One, I secretly still love, others I feel bad for now, and others I lost 6 this year
    StevieOakley14 StevieOakley14 13-15, F May 9

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    ive lost 18 in the last year
    Oddgirllili Oddgirllili 13-15, F 1 Response May 9

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    I didn't just lose a few, I lost all of my friends when I decided to join the military. The worst part was when I went back home for the first time (9 months later) and no one...
    CodeyL CodeyL 18-21, M May 10

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    CodeyL CodeyL 18-21, M 3 Responses May 10

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    She fell from the stairs in their new home at age 55. She broke her skull and suffered hemmorage to her frontal lobes. In the next 10 years this damage developed from first only...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 11

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