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I Lost Myself Somewhere Along the Way

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    I've been doing fine

    for the past few months.. but I think about dying, and it doesn't seem like a bad idea.
    ripmalia ripmalia 18-21, F Nov 18, 2014

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    I don't know who I am anymore I have completely

    lost my self. I began this year trying to change my life and all I did was make it worst I am falling all of my. lasses I have no true friends. I have literally convinced my self not to love or trust any one . all I see in my life is down hill I am always at war with my self my...
    misprisy101 misprisy101 13-15, F Mar 6

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    I Lost Myself Along The Way

    i've been married for alomost 16 yrs and a mom to 3 kids,13,6 and 4 - i am a stay at home mom and have been for 13yrs - I recently had a mini breakdown and wanted to leave it all - in that difficult time I came to the realization that it was really all me - I had been a wife and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 22 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    Who Am I?

    Im 33 I lost my job and im single. What a way to start this story huh. When i was younger I was the life of the party every one wanted to be my friend and I was outgoing we partied every weekend and I lived laughed and loved as the song says but never took anything seriously...
    irvinebrown78 irvinebrown78 31-35, M 8 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    Why do you come to me Searching

    but hidden Things you must say But know are forbidden Our souls have entwined I feel your sweet presence The desires you feel To devour my essence Running from something Afraid of your heart Desires overcome you Even though we're apart Are you afraid? Of what can never be You...
    Hidndesires Hidndesires 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Along The Way

    I wonder if its just the fact that I'm getting older and don't view things in the same mindset as i did when i was younger, but I cant seem to shake the feeling that im lost here. I used to be the "life of the party" so to speak. I was a very strong minded person, quick to jump...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 10 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    As an eight-year-old child,

    I was innocent and pure, with my eyes lost in the direction of sunshine and clouds. There was no real darkness. I was very optimistic, happy, and idiosyncratic. So different and strange that my peers didn't approve of my strangeness, yet it didn't phase me. A few years later, I...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 18-21 May 28, 2014

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    You can’t say that the moment

    when your brought into this world is going to be good. Hey my mom had me when she was sixteen, and she tried charges the guy who she got pregnant by with rape. My real dad. I don’t know. But then me being born, under a young teen mom. Her on the move and go with her mom and...
    Brandon15shawana Brandon15shawana 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2014

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    You think to yourself "what the **** am I doing"

    but that doesn't stop you from making the mistakes you know will break your heart. Because somewhere in that ****** up little head of yours you think someone might genuinely give a **** about you.... but that's ludicrous and you're a masochist. So you just give yourself away...
    sa3r1na sa3r1na 18-21, F 1 Response May 12

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    Ramblings Of Lost Time, The Art Of Reflection, Cups Of Coffee, And A Reflection Or Two...

    I stumbled into the room and looked around, wondering what brought me here to this god forsaken place. I saw before me the past that I lived, the life that I lost, the being I surrendered for someone else's needs and profit. I found the keepsakes that I cherished stored in old...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 9 Responses Aug 13, 2010

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    I feel like my entire life has just been a

    struggle. Im too chicken **** to kill myself but i pray every night to die in my sleep. Im tired of living, im exhausted. I cant do this, and i honestly no longer have hope. I feel like its one struggle after the next. Trauma after trauma. People tell me to stay strong but i...
    niellyn niellyn 22-25 1 Response Mar 31

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    I had to grow up too fast

    and somewhere along the line, I lost myself...
    oneofthoseweirdos oneofthoseweirdos 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    So, there is something I've been holding onto

    for months... Something that happened to me, and I don't really know how to talk about it, not that I really have anyone to talk about it with anyway. So around two months ago, I broke up with my girlfriend (ex) due to what would amount to shopping list of problems. She was...
    TheZEEMan TheZEEMan 22-25, M 14 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    It's the day before my court.

    And I am preparing and getting ready for my court trial tomorrow morning. I had to hitch hike to wiky this afternoon. Rode in the back of a truck. Got off at the band office, walked inside and got the thing I was looking for. A brochure stating "Wikwemikong PeaceMaker Justice...
    Brandon15shawana Brandon15shawana 16-17, M Mar 28

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    I feel like i am losing control of my existence.

    I can be anybody at anytime and that technically makes me nobody. It's like after struggling for a while between who i am and who i wanna be i fell in a dark abyss. No where to go, no road to follow.
    bluenightmare bluenightmare 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    Confusion

    I can feel so happy, sitting here laughing at shows, smiling like a normal person. As soon as the laughing stops, I feel like I get hit in the gut, and I feel like crying. I don't understand what's going on in my brain. I feel like I know what I need to do to get better, but I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    I was here, then I wasn't.

    Now I am back with a few more ingredients to ad to my lonesome recipe. Today she told me she no longer see's me as her rock... Her man. That she feels she must be my rock. That she wants us to get back to where we once were... But that she has had to be her own rock. Wow...
    OldNRusty OldNRusty 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Desperately looking to find the person I used

    to be. I miss the confident woman and the happiness bursting within me. She's gone, broken almost beyond repair.. I don't like this new self loathing person..
    Smckinnis Smckinnis 26-30, F 9 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    I can nevert be myself

    because im o different n am not accepted in my society and its killing me. everyday i drift more into solitude
    livetobefree12 livetobefree12 18-21, M Dec 11, 2014

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    Limbo

    I feel like I’ve lost my sense of belonging. I’m an outsider lost in limbo. Older than half the people around me but with the knowledge of a youngun’. I’m not a part of anything and I have no one to identify with, I feel quite lonely and lacking in something to put my...
    WittyDittyInc WittyDittyInc 26-30 2 Responses May 24, 2013

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    I don't feel badly about it though.

    Brad paisley said it well, When you lose your way that's when you find yourself. The path of rediscovery isn't dull; I find it enlightening. I appreciate all those who -for better and for worse-have helped me see more clearly.
    smoothpaddle smoothpaddle 41-45, M Dec 8, 2014

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    Yes. It was 2008-2010.

    I found EP when I was completely lost.I was on and off, juggling in a labyrinth of daze.I was unaware of the incomprehensible maze.I was groggy until 2013.After 5 years, I recaptured each foot print and saw all the lapses & loop holes.Lapses in judgement.Being young and trusting...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 9

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    It Totally Fits

    Who am I? I am mommy to two little boys. I am the wife of a man that has no passion for me, body or mind. I am a cook, a maid, a wiper of little noses, the one that picks your dirty clothes up off of the floor...washes, dries, folds them and tucks them in neat stacks in your...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F 41 Responses Dec 2, 2008

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    Piece Of Me

    My story may read just like some others; but it is personal to me. I got dealt a crappy hand, like many in this life and I truly believe you must play the hand you are dealt. But that analogy is getting harder and harder to understand, with each new hand that I am dealt. I am...
    JadeBleu JadeBleu 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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    I woke up and realized

    that I'm under 30 and all I do is work. I have become no fun and I am constantly worried about being responsible. Sometimes I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder for no reason. I just want to be who I use to be.
    CrayCraze CrayCraze 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 3, 2014

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    I think I once knew exactly

    who I was and what I wanted. I think that there was a time in my life where I was so sure of myself and I wasn't afraid. But then it's like one day I woke up and I was lost. I don't know when that was. Sometimes I feel that I look in the Mirror and it's not me. But the thing is...
    lexiab123 lexiab123 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 2, 2014

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    I was very lost for a very long time,

    which almost all of us experience i am sure. I made so many mistakes and there are so many things i could have done differently. Alas i stand where i am today because of each and every moment leading up to what i have in my life and in myself right now! The truth about my...
    VintageSparrow VintageSparrow 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2014

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    But I'm Finding My Way Back

    I don't want to define myself by my circumstances, but i guess I was doing that up until about 6-months ago. I remember a time about 2-years ago, when I was crying and suddenly realized that I didn't feel like a human being anymore, let alone a woman.  I felt like a "thing...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2011

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    What I have to do now is find my way back to

    myself. And once I have found myself I must hang on to it.
    alan61a alan61a 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 20

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    I lost myself while loving a man too hard.

    I wish I knew before it happened. if I knew this was all going to be game to him I would've gave half of me or ended. Now my heart is filled with so much bitterness and hate. I'm distant from family and friends. I've been drinking for 3 weeks straight. I don't eat. I sleep all...
    candij1983 candij1983 31-35, F Feb 9

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    Twisted ambitions Demented perception Loveless

    lust No retention Faults forgiven Bridges burnt Broken down Into the abyss The inner workings Of your mind Trapped Eyes are a succubus Into the soul Thoughtless mistakes Witless banter Mistakes made No happily ever afters Tired eyes Weary heart Time and time again Without a...
    KristinaBeena KristinaBeena 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    I've lost my soul, or a part of it.

    Life has not been the same since she's been gone. I tend to not care much about anything and i've missed so much of my son's life. The separation kills me! It's so easy for my friends to find connections but for me, it's mission impossible! I've endured so much and it's made me...
    JulianLucci JulianLucci 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 3, 2014

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    A break up left me back at my parents,

    jobless, depressed, and so out of touch with who I really am. Today I want to try to find myself again. Live a fulfilling and humble life. Growing and learning everyday with out unhealthy dependencies. I hold myself to such a high standard I never want to fall short. Any advice...
    purelaughter purelaughter 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 9, 2014

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    I know I'm losing myself.

    depression and anger are the only feelings I have. well that's not true but I really don't feel like I'm genuinely happy. It takes a lot for me to smile and I only do it for my little ones. Because I just can't bare the thought of them seeing me so down. I pretend to at least...
    Jeshayna Jeshayna 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    I lost myself. All my hopes

    and dreams went down the toilet long ago. I was once thin and beautiful but didn't think so. Therefor I gave up on everything. Now I am ugly and fat I could never do what I wanted to do before. I feel like I'm 70 years old at 21. My life is boring, depressing, and I hate myself...
    dragthewaters4 dragthewaters4 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I once met someone, I fell in love with this

    someone. We were fighting to be together off and on for about three and a half years. At the end, I told him I was done, that I didn't care anymore. I told him not to ever bother me, because I wont be there. As a year passed, I began to start to think about him, to dream about...
    saatansnipples saatansnipples 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2014

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    Somewhere between babies,

    divorce and disability I last who I was. Thankfully I am getting back to the things of life I love and miss.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 16, 2014

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    Where Did I Go? I Lost Myself Yet Again?

    I think it happens to all of us.  Not like a clap of thunder or the slam of a door.  More like the gentle slow leak of sand from a cracked hour glass or the slow leak of water from a tiny crack in the water glass.  But you realize it suddenly....when your...
    PrayerWhisperer PrayerWhisperer 46-50, F 28 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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    I just don't know who I am anymore.

    I cared so much about fitting in and being popular and that has blown up in my face. Finally, it took being diagnosed with bipolar to see that my "popular" friends weren't real and it was all fake. I'm trying to remember who I was before party girl me. I know I loved Hello Kitty...
    Isabellarose94 Isabellarose94 18-21, F Feb 24

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    I don't think I was ever completely in one

    piece i guess u could say..just the older I got the more lost i became..i though i was getting better at finding my self..and there was a period where i really thought i was gonna make it lol..but that didnt quite work out like that..i have gotten better at somethings..dealing...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 28, 2014

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    I sometimes wonder what people don't like about

    me. How some hate me even. What did I do? Why can't I be your friend? We may like the same things...
    chantie95xo chantie95xo 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    This became a longer story then I wanted to be,

    but its my story and I carry it with pride. I have always been a weirdo and I love myself for it. I am now in a point in my life where I honestly dont care if people think of me and that I am building a friendbase that is accepting and loving towards me, just like I accept and...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 1 Response May 20

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    I've really messed up on my freshman year at

    college.. I usually do not have a difficult time putting myself out there and making new friends but in my first of college I've made about one really good friend while the rest are just basically acquaintances (some are closer than others). I'm not sure if it's just because I...
    dabc12 dabc12 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    Today I thought I found a friend.

    .....who knew everything I felt,she knew all my weaknessesand the problems that I have been dealtshe always understood my wondersand listened to my dreamsshe listened to how I feltabout life and lovesorrow and sadnessheart break and shameand she knew what it all meant to menot...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Oct 22, 2014

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    Lost Cause

    Once upon a time, there was a girl that was a fledgling and valiant. She thought of nothing and did what she wanted without shame. She laughed often and didn’t care to play the fool; there was always a smile on her face, and a twinkle in her eyes. But one day that girl grew...
    Ariraine Ariraine 22-25, F Jun 6, 2013

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    I want back all that goodness

    that I've lost. All the optimism that used to be in me. The smile that I used to carry with a light heart. It's all gone.. I'm not saying I'm not happy. I am. Days have turned better. But then there are those dark days that still steal you away from your sleep and makes you...
    Brokenhurricane Brokenhurricane 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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