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I Have to Find Myself Again

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    The Cab - I looked where there is light... na da.I looked at the Lost & Found... na da.I posted on walls and street posts.I used a megaphone.I hired investigators.In the end, I...
    RedDust RedDust 41-45, F Nov 15, 2012

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    Him - He looks at me then turns away. I just really hope he would stay. But instead you walk away. I'm so hurt but I don't let you see the pain built up in me. You don't know the...
    Victoria19 Victoria19 16-17, F Apr 16, 2012

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    Looking Into Broken Mirror - It was two years ago I jumped from my two-story apartment window and shattered my heel into several pieces. I used to practice yoga positions and be...
    cinnamint cinnamint 31-35, F Oct 20, 2012

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    Me And Only Me -   I didn't realize I had lost myself but I have this reawakening that is amazing and I am on a journey to find myself again. 
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 18, 2010

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    Finding Me - Sitting here in the lost and found, Trying to make sense, Talking to myself out loud, A solo conference. Like a battle lost at sea, Swimming for dear life, A precious...
    harleylover1970 harleylover1970 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 20, 2012

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    Where To Start - I spent nearly two years supporting my girlfriend and myself while struggling with anxiety and depression. I knew I should have stood up for myself, but putting...
    chrisa83 chrisa83 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 22, 2010

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    How To Deal With Competing With The Firestation - I have been dating my boyfriend for almost a year and a half now and we have been having it rough lately. when we first started...
    bfd130girl bfd130girl 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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    Fade - The faerie wonders how mortals could act nonchalant over things that matter to others.  Is it a case of insensitivity?  Or are they just unconcerned?  The...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 15 Responses Jun 15, 2010

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    Everyday Teen Problem With Guys - You like a guy and you wish you could read there mind. Life would be so much easier if that's the was life really was. But that's not how it goes...
    Victoria19 Victoria19 16-17, F Apr 11, 2012

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    How Do You Realize What's Changed About Yourself? - My best friend says I've changed, and she wouldn't tell me how. I really don't know what I've changed about myself or what is...
    LionssDen LionssDen 18-21 Oct 23, 2012

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    How Can You Find Yourself When Your True Self Has Been Robbed Away From You? - After almost 10 years of domestic violence, and 2 more years to realize I've been a victim of it and...
    dormouse10 dormouse10 26-30, F Feb 11, 2012

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    I've found myself once, it was so great but i slipped away. I'm having a hard time trying to find myself again it's so frustrating
    ssolitude ssolitude 16-17, F Feb 8

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    I am currently finding/creating myself, slow but surely. I have found that in the past being the naive and vulnerable me does not help me. It makes me depressed, angry and...
    whylife93 whylife93 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    People have an amazing way of shaping your perception about yourself. I have struggled my whole life with issues either about body image, confidence, academic performance or other...
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    I need to find myself. Those were the words she spoke to me the morning she left me to find herself. I will never forget the irony of that moment – it was a beautiful Monday...
    Ricky2701 Ricky2701 18-21, M a week ago

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    I don't even know how or why it happend and I guess it dosent't even matter anymore. I was so blinded by the depression and anxiety,all the lonelyness and desperation just drove me...
    NARS1 NARS1 16-17 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm a strong person and my capacity for emotional pain is high... but these last 4 months have been incredibly rough. A new wave hits when I'm not even ready to recover or regain...
    rinavi rinavi 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    All the things that go on around me are depressing..It feels like I have to cut again..The depression is built up way too much..
    ScarsNeverHeal ScarsNeverHeal 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    Growing up was hell. It was hard to to say the least. Lost my father to suicide. Never met the guy. His family has never cared or wanted to be a part of my life. Even when I needed...
    Iammyownworstenemy79 Iammyownworstenemy79 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    There was a point of time where I was the different and weird person at school. I had a lot of creativity flowing through everything I touched. I was so into fashion that I let my...
    belayourself belayourself 16-17, F Mar 21

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    I have so many things in my mind I´d like to express .. things I care about, which make me feel I´m alive... I usually write about some of them as random thoughts in stories...
    SweetNancy SweetNancy 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    I was cut-free for about 4 months, but today I cut again. I am dealing with relationship problems. I love my boyfriend, he loves me, but because he is under his parent's rules, he...
    likeyouknowme likeyouknowme 18-21, F Mar 30

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    who is Jayda Lyric Byrd ? Jayda is a very sweet girl who is trying to find herself because she has been through so much in life living only for eighteen years. Who is Jayda Lyric...
    lyricbutterfly2013 lyricbutterfly2013 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    No offense to guys, but I find guys on the internet... to ******* weird. I should know I'm a guy. I'm not gonna be on the internet talking to some strange guy about strange ****. I...
    Rydil Rydil 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Living a life for Christ can be very challenging at times as it sometimes feel like the more that I more the more my prayers se to be denied? I am at a crossroad right now of...
    bubblysunshine bubblysunshine 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've done it many times when I can't sleep. And when I can't sleep it means I think so many things. So many things about the future, the present, my mistakes. And then, I just cry...
    Kitzami Kitzami 13-15, M Mar 21

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    And I am going to do it again tonight.. Letting it all out.. Hopefully I'll have a good night sleep.. then feel better by morning 😉
    TearfulNights22 TearfulNights22 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    I want a different life, not the one that I have. Is that wrong, weak, fanciful? Like the Christmas movie “It’s a Good Life” how would the world be affected if I were in a...
    leeman5510 leeman5510 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    Unfortunately I have twice but don't plan on doing it again anytime soon. Whenever the though even crosses my mind, I go straight to my books and music.
    rapfordays rapfordays 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I actually stopped a while back. Not really, like last year after Christmas. It's hard but I did and I'm proud of myself. My girlfriend looked down on me for it, though she has...
    GrimAndInUtterDismay GrimAndInUtterDismay 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I'm totally fed up right now. I don't have anyone. My only friend hates me for no reason. I am sick of everything. I'm constantly bullied, I get called ugly and fat and stupid all...
    breannainreverse breannainreverse 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    (Kyle= my 4 year old little brother.) Kyle: Sissy why do you have those marks on your arm? Me: Well Bubs....um, I have these little mean monsters who hurt me on the inside, but...
    TealMarie TealMarie 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I so wish some of my past attempts were successful although I have a lot in life I still think bout it a lot. I have to much now to do anything so now I'm stuck alive. I love life...
    Abb50 Abb50 18-21, F Apr 3

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    as a teen boy, I assume that this may be normal... but sometimes I just feel like I don´t want to go on with this comedy. My dad left, my uncles left, my grandmother left, my mom...
    jsabina11 jsabina11 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I'm not gonna lie. I have thrown up. Multiple times. I'm not proud of it. But. I do. It's been 2 days since I last tried. I think about it often. Yesterday I was in the bathroom. I...
    Diana14R Diana14R 18-21, F Apr 8

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    Ok so. I haven't told anyone that I cut but I don't do it a lot. Maybe once a mouth but I've never told anyone. And I don't think that any one knows. But I just really have to get...
    Awkward0Turtle Awkward0Turtle 13-15 Apr 8

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I don't think I've ever known who I was. Not really. I mean, I can be a bunch of things, but it doesn't mean that's who I am. But. I am trying. I feel so lost. Like something's...
    SwimmingDarkness SwimmingDarkness 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Im doing this TEDx project in school. My topic is on insecurity. Didn't realize how insecure i was.
    fortega2 fortega2 13-15, F Apr 2

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    Omfg I'm freakin dying of laughter. I think I'm hilarious on EP :')) and the funniest thing is when people get pissed off by my sarcasm X'D omfg I CANT BREATHE!!
    ILoveBearGryllz55 ILoveBearGryllz55 16-17, F Apr 5

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    XxDazzlexX XxDazzlexX 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Conflicting emotions are sure here. I like my men, especially the girly, effeminate variety. However, a pretty girl, with that smile that melts hearts, oh and she's juicy and f...
    Michael5280 Michael5280 36-40, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I don't get excited for anything anymore- even things I am looking forward too. Don't know where my enthusiasm has gone. Maybe I'll just pretend and it will become real.
    dubdvl dubdvl 31-35, M Mar 23

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    it only happens on certain days. As corny as it sounds its normally because of a missing my tbdl mom in one way or another or b wanting a real tbdl life not just online. u other...
    jaxianrhyder jaxianrhyder 18-21, T Apr 1

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    For some reason, the physical pain is more comforting than emotional pain.
    deathismysoulmate deathismysoulmate 18-21 4 days ago

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    I'm looking to find myself again is it ok that I go places by myself for example bars, movies, restaurants?
    BrittTHart BrittTHart 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I noticed him a few weeks ago, always glancing in my direction. He was a few cubicles away from mine. When my boss is speaking to me he'll glance. When we cross paths in the...
    marellamorton marellamorton 26-30, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Although he's not so much a boss as he is "management", whatever the **** that means. It's a very unstructured environment: not an office, everyone pretty much works on their own...
    Neired82 Neired82 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Every guy I have ever liked in my entire life has either not felt the same way as me, has ended up being a total jerk, has used me, forgotten me, hurt me, or has simply tossed me...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I have created a sort of short story. The same nightmare happening over and over again. I fall asleep and close my eyes hoping the dream will change. I close my eyes and open them...
    WolfBabe102 WolfBabe102 16-17, F Apr 5

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    It's been over half a year since I cut myself for the first time. I got home from school and had been stressed and as they say "when it rains, it's pouring". I got inside my...
    iSabishii iSabishii 18-21, F Mar 24