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I Have to Find Myself Again

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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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    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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    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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    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 13 Responses Jun 15, 2010

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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 1 Response Apr 22, 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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My college buddy. I think it all started with my college buddy... Falling in love with him presented a challenge to my rigid beliefs & reawakened the adventurous spirit in me. The...
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    I had a full hysterectomy two years ago at the age of 29 without ever having the opportunity to have children. I have been sick ever since. I was told the surgery would change my...
    Genergy84 Genergy84 31-35, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I feel like this is an issue that people will have to agree to disagree on as attitudes and preferences vary from person to person. However I am against capital punishment...
    GreenBabylon GreenBabylon 22-25 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I have cried myself to sleep more than once. And tonight, i think its going to be another night....I just know its happening, I can't stop the tears now, and I haven't even laid...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    3 days ago myself and entire family lost the most influential person in our lives, my grandmother, best friend, fill in mom, most loving and accepting person I've ever known. such...
    peacefulpasser peacefulpasser 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I cannot get over the hurt that my husband caused me over three months ago. I am in therapy and doing all the reading etc. I can, but I cannot seem to let go of what happened and...
    Patilud Patilud 51-55, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    rambling and tired lol not a good combination. Have a Wonderful night everyone.
    Ayaime7 Ayaime7 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Is it grace or is it Saturday law and Sabbath keeping??? Here is the side that clearly explains grace: Regarding Saturday or Sunday worship, I found the following. So many of...
    HeavenKnowsWhatComesOverMe HeavenKnowsWhatComesOverMe 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    A while ago i gave away my dog to a friend. Its been months now and i still haven't gotten over it i don't like to talk about him or even mention his name. I went to go see him...
    Gertrude95 Gertrude95 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm so confused, Many say you're life is already planned kind of like everyone has their own book. A lot has happened these past few months. Everything is adding up, Things I want...
    yasminesaleh00 yasminesaleh00 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    It makes you question your self, your worth, your strength, if it really was your fault, what you could've done to avoid it, what did you do to deserve it and if it will happen...
    Maricopa Maricopa 18-21 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I haven't cut myself for three months but I can still see my scars, it triggers me sometimes but I know I shouldn't cut, but whenever I tell someone that they're like, stop cutting...
    drunkpunker drunkpunker 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    In teens I could of ignore these issues, his insecurity and him waiting go for whatever girl that showed him interest was getting annoying, he would try to wife anyone who liked...
    3mjay 3mjay 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    It's actually pretty funny to think that growing up, everything seemed so normal, I never even considered that every other "normal" kid doesn't grow up like I did. Any how, I...
    TheHippieBitch TheHippieBitch 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Nothing better than crying yourself to sleep unintentionally while having insomnia... There's a cure!
    chanelroe chanelroe 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Walking around in nature. I could walk forever. In this national park that I find myself in, like so many hikes I've done before but, this one is different. I'm alone as I walk and...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Part 1 I looked in the mirror to ensure that I was ready, combing back medium length brown hair, gazing into my own deep blue eyes as I did so. I was starting my last year of...
    lordoflols lordoflols 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've been a musician as long as I can remember. I'm pretty sure my first words were sung! I've kept up singing, and even learned the guitar and a little piano. And it has been my...
    EndOfQuiet EndOfQuiet 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Circumstances may make you who u r but YOU decide to either fight it with all you have and try to find your own happiness or to surrender to the hell you've known. For me I...
    FightingForHappiness FightingForHappiness 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    A message for Soniador1963 and people like him. You can misrepresent all I say, you can lie about me insulting one of your friends and you can block me for pointing out your...
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    To hell with trying to find myself, I'm going to create myself.
    IchirinNoHana IchirinNoHana 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    So I'm not trying to write a sob story, I guess I'm just looking for some kind of motivation or support or even coping strategies that may have worked for some people. So this is...
    HippieRose HippieRose 22-25, F a week ago

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    Before i tell the dream let me say. So when you're dreaming you're obviously asleep right? . Well imagine being half asleep and dreaming. It is literally one of the most annoying...
    Kurunda Kurunda 18-21, M Jun 27

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    Who am I? Why do I belong here? Everything I say is weird, When I say something no one knows how to respond to it back and everything I do I am still alone. I feel like a...
    AwesomeGuyy22 AwesomeGuyy22 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    I used to really like the States a lot when I was a kid, based on all the stories and popular media at the time. But then right around the time I was in my mid-teens my opinion...
    Redivivus Redivivus 26-30, M Jun 26

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    I lost myself while trying to make everyone happy now I'm losing everyone while trying to find myself.
    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody 26-30, M 4 Responses Jun 26

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    help i have done it again i have been here many times before hurt myself again today and the worst part is there's no one else to blame, ouch i have lost myself again and i am...
    highondarknes highondarknes 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I was born in the early '60s, to a very conservative small town family. My paternal grandfather was the local Chief of Police. This meant that my family name was very well known...
    Knum420 Knum420 51-55, M Jun 25