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I Have to Find Myself Again

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    Out Of My Tailspin

    Recently, I felt like I crashed and burned. I was drowning in a horrible mix of depression, debt and ****. I am rebuilding by finding better things to focus on to brighten my spirits, so the depression is disappearing and I am starting to avoid **** too.   The debt...
    baringmysoul baringmysoul 41-45, M Apr 18, 2010

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    Who I Used To Be... At Age 7

    i used to be that kid with the smile that could brighten a room. i used to care what other people felt. i used to feel the pain of an angery parents.i am now the kid that no one cares about. i am now the kid in the background. i am the kid whos dad wants him gone. i am the kid...
    rawrthekid rawrthekid 13-15 Jan 25, 2011

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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 dating, he wanted to be an architect but didnt think it was too enjoyable. he then mentioned to me that he has always wanted to be a firefighter but...
    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 indifference and apathy could be so overwhelming, the faerie wonders how the world continues to exist.  ...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 15 Responses Jun 15, 2010

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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 get my ex out of my life for good, I don't know who I am and what I like anymore. Like most narcissist perverts, my abuser has taken away all my talents, my intelligence, what...
    dormouse10 dormouse10 26-30, F Feb 11, 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 told that I could walk with a stack of books on top of my head, or that I was as graceful as a swan. Well after not walking for so...
    cinnamint cinnamint 31-35, F 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 myself first isn't something i know about. Until now. She left me soon as she had finacial support. So I quit the job...
    chrisa83 chrisa83 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 22, 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 but I would do anything to just know how he really feels about me. But the best thing I ever did was have a senior talk to him and...
    Victoria19 Victoria19 16-17, F Apr 11, 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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    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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    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 different. As much as I try to think about myself and everything that I've gone through with her, I can't seem to figure it out. Is there really a way to...
    LionssDen LionssDen 18-21 Oct 23, 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 way I feel and I should tell you but it's to real. Im scared of rejection or what you will say because idk...
    Victoria19 Victoria19 16-17, F Apr 16, 2012

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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 little apostrophe, A pause to cause still life. For now I know I have to grow, Which way is up to me, And how am...
    harleylover1970 harleylover1970 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 20, 2012

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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 waited by the curb.Until a cab pulled up and asked where I'm headed.I said to the driver I have to find myself...
    RedDust RedDust 41-45, F Nov 15, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    This is the hard time for me.. I need to be strong... I am trying to find myself after breaking up with my gf who i love to death
    AnnaKhit AnnaKhit 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I am comfortable with most of myself now but my parents hate me. But I don't really care. I have been in the basement with my headphones in for the whole summer. I'm gonna dye my...
    misfitmily6091 misfitmily6091 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Sometimes in the midst of a pleasant situation I'll find myself staring off feeling like I could be more open or more happy but I'm sitting here apathetic feeling like id be more...
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F Jul 10

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    I have been feeling this increasing uneasiness. I don't know whether it's anxiety over nothing, or that I'm feeling more and more hopeless. I'm so tired and more often apathetic...
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I've been trying out different ways to find happiness in myself.. Listening to different kinds of music, exposing myself to new cultures and lifestyles, It helps quite a bit...
    pennyly pennyly 13-15, F Jul 12

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    I have stepped outside of my comfort zone. I left all my friends and family and moved to another country. Now that I am away from all that is familiar to me I realize how much of...
    elitetb elitetb 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Oh wait! There I am! Finding yourself is the wring task. The correct would be "getting busy living and choosing little goals to accomplish".
    davidinverness davidinverness 22-25, M Jun 26

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    I know what it feels like to face the darkness.. Feeling lonely.. Its the feeling I know best. I hate feeling this way, Ive gotten out of it once before but its like a relapse but...
    hannahpaigelove hannahpaigelove 16-17, F Jun 27

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    Our lives are considered to be packed in a matter of 80-90 years. If you get lucky enough, maybe 100 years will be your life. Everyday, the subtraction of hours into minutes into...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F Jul 7

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    It's weird but in just like, "Oh my good, I'm too funny. I'll kill myself with laughter."
    ILoveYourSmile ILoveYourSmile 13-15, F Jul 10

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    In order to find yourself you need to know who you are. All of the things that you've encountered in your past needs to be properly & maturely dealt with. So many think running...
    bubblysunshine bubblysunshine 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    once again...as always....I always set goals for myself that I want to achieve but I always seem to fail and it makes me so disappointed in myself and makes me feel like a loser...
    SomeGirlS SomeGirlS 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Haven't cut for ages (about 5 months) but the past 2 days have not been easy at all...I cut again! :( I'm not asking for anyone to feel sorry just wanted to let it out.
    SammySnm SammySnm 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 27

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    I have a giant whole in my heart and soul iv been trying to fill my whole life and it's hard to do
    kintobeans kintobeans 22-25, M Jul 7

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    I have purpose in my life and setting up one is difficult cause the needs and desire change with time. It is impossible to have only one goal in life. Im being rich in future is a...
    rom4 rom4 31-35, M Jul 8

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    I dont know what should I do but I have to do something
    Darlinghton Darlinghton 18-21, M Jul 12

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    I now realize that you should never say your jealous or envy anybody. You ate yourself & have the things you have to mold you. I'm so happy with the knowledge i have & my true...
    sbcncsmnd sbcncsmnd 16-17, M Jul 12

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    And it looks like I'll be doing it again. I can't believe this. I hate my life. So much.
    BrokenPhoenixx BrokenPhoenixx 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I do cut myself and I can admit it but I need some advice. I don't wanna be lectured and told not to cut, only people who cut will understand so please don't tell me not to!!! I...
    emi37y emi37y 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I can't live without music. Life for me without music would be a rough life.Music is truly the only thing that keeps me going when I'm in hard times.When I'm depressed I listen to...
    GingerSlimSTL GingerSlimSTL 13-15, M Jul 8

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    I'm so sad. I'm so scared. I'm so ******* lonely. what's the point. I wish I had actually died when tried that time, you wouldn't believe how much I hate myself. help.
    Rubyrooo Rubyrooo 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    For some reason whenever I cut I take pictures. I don't know if it helps me or makes me want to stop I just have. The worst time I cut, I had cut 52 times on one arm. I didn't...
    thalassinia thalassinia 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Hate speaking to people bc I know how annoying I am and I don't want to annoy them
    fashionanxiety fashionanxiety 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    don't know what im doing, don't know what i want to do, don't know where im going haha hmmm....
    lfcsean lfcsean 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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    always and forever - there's a new chapter to discover all the time, in the book of my life
    Li1981 Li1981 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    This time I tried to cut deep. I couldn't. It was this metal flower thing I got off of jewelry. I do everything I can to stay away from blades. Yesterday I made 12 small cuts and...
    bandssave bandssave 13-15, F Jun 28

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    I used to be genuinely happy in life. One day I started to feel unhappy. Now everyday I feel bad. I just don't know what to do
    444444k 444444k 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I was feeling tired and depressed, I just couldn't resist
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I cut because I feel like it let's out the pain and the tears that out caught and can't come out of my eyes I
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F Jun 28

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    Jealousy!! It's taken over my relationship! I feel like I'm in a glass box watching my relationship fall apart and I can't do anything about it!!
    zoefx zoefx 22-25, F Jul 5

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    I feel like I'm just existing and not living..😔
    4evershattered 4evershattered 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    Omg yes I'm done,this 1 experience sums me up completely
    greatinbedchick greatinbedchick 16-17, F Jul 8

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    It started with one cut. Then it became more. Then the razor wasn't good enough. Then it wasn't deep enough. Then there wasn't enough blood. Eventually it got to the point where I...
    Xander8905 Xander8905 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Well I'm sitting and eating a microwave dinner another night completely alone and was just thinking about a lot of stuff. Then this memory came to mind after thinking about last...
    louisrcac louisrcac 13-15, M Jul 14

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