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I Lost Myself Somewhere Along the Way

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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 27 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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    It's a funny old world ain't it ?

    I just wanna write about my experience that I've had with EP over the last couple of years as a way of closure to a relationship with an online community that has brought me laughs, sadness, enlightenment, insight, inspiration and last but no means least connected me with a very...
    RolexRush RolexRush 31-35, F a week ago

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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, 2015

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    Some say true love prevails ,

    but what if your heart was so smashed you just are not able to love properly . You can be loved and feel loved, but it is like impossible to give back cause that feeling of having a heart has been destroyed and stretched for across the galaxy. Just lingering fragments of ones...
    Brandon15shawana Brandon15shawana 18-21, M Jul 12, 2015

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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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    the best thing when get lost,

    is that before you get lost was someone, something, but when you open your eyes to find your self lost in family lost in society, don't know where to go and why I'm doing this, family fight al time, murder Threat ? my brother kill my dad, kill my cousin ,and know will get to me...
    justforgottenSOS justforgottenSOS 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 8, 2015

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    Yes, i did long time ago,

    but i will try my best to find him again, although i know that will be unfortunately difficult!!.
    umayyad umayyad 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 8, 2015

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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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    I married young... I loved being married,

    but being single for the last year has really made me examine who I am as an individual. I realize that as independent as my husband and I both were, there are parts of me that stopped developing. I didn't need to be strong in certain ways because of who he was. It is a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 24, 2015

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    I may like the premise of the Theroy of a

    Deadman song. Blow. A part of my soul has dissapated...
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2015

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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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    The Dance

    In pink, she dances her choreographed dance. She's spinning to her demise. Star filled eyes now as hollow as her heart. She's spinning to her demise. Sheer perfection, a permanent smile pasted to her frail face. She's spinning to her demise. Her tears are now found in a...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 11 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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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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    Probably Probably I'm not really crazy

    but I'm having a set back tonight. Probably I'll be okay by bedtime. Probably I'll get on with things. I'm going through the motions and things are going great. On the inside though, there's storms brewing and occasionally I lose it. It's when I'm alone. Everyone is tired of...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2015

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    I am unsatisfied, restless,

    and constantly feeling uneasy. This is all after my ex and I broke up. I don't feel like myself, and want to get back on track, but I am not sure how.
    brentlz brentlz 16-17, M Aug 25, 2015

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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'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...
    HollowBravado HollowBravado 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 3, 2014

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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 21 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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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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    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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    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, 2015

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    I Would've Never Thought

    I've always been the friend that was there. I would drive to my friends house at 11 pm at night because they were depressed, pick them up, buy them food, and blow half a tank of gas driving around singing Mayday Parade or whatever made them feel better. I was there. I let my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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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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    Most of the time I don't

    even know what I like anymore. I don't know what I want to eat, watch or do. I don't have fun doing much anything. I feel like I'm just living my life wrong, like I'm on the wrong path or there's still something missing. I just don't know what to do the only feelings I seem to...
    LostInADream96 LostInADream96 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2015

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    I don't know where I am going

    and I don't even know where I am at. It's 1:46 am and I am sitting outside in my driveway crying and wondering why I keep going and what is the point? I have two people in my life who I talk to, one who knows more about me than anyone, and I mean nothing to them. This all just...
    IWillGo IWillGo 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2015

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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 am a runner I will not mind the roughness

    nor the steepness of the way Nor the chill, unrested morning, nor the searness of the day I will no more take a turning to the left or to the right But go straight ahead, for the road leads home. :)
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I'm not sure exactly what it was

    or maybe I do, but I don't want to admit it to myself. I lost who I was. I lost my close relationship with God. I lost my cool BC I snap at people. I'm too quiet now. I can't even have a conversation with someone. I'm always sad and when I'm happy I feel like I'm supposed to be...
    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2015

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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 13 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    BurningArrows BurningArrows 18-21, M Nov 27, 2015

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    - Losing life is like losing love In every

    direction a dim touch Twin stares single breath Gone Even the flower that blooms Red or grey A fluttering butterfly Or still And the beating heart Only bleeds blood To beat life But not love Bearing repeating starts Every moment is the moment you left me Every drudge...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 8, 2015

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    What a difficult and confusing process.

    ..trying to 'un-become', to understand and accept who I truly am...and hopefully get back some of the passion that has been lost in my soul for far too long.
    lifesinlimbo lifesinlimbo 51-55, F 4 Responses Sep 5, 2014

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    I used to score the best in the college,

    I was always on the top, I used to study 12-15 hours a day,I don't know why but I couldn't join masters after graduating.First I got admission in some university but due to my father's sickness I had to come home leaving it.The year later I tried in many universities and was...
    destinedboy destinedboy 22-25, M Sep 10, 2015

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    I don't know why, but I seem

    so alienated from everyone. People come and people go..... I feel like a man without meaning, without purpose, yet I continue to move onto another day. I do not understand why I am still here, yet I am.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Dec 6, 2015

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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 3 Responses Oct 26, 2011

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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 5 Responses Apr 5, 2015

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    Into The West

    I just watched (for the umpteenth time) LotR, The Return of the King. I have read the book a gazillion times, since  school days, before the movies came out, and even in between that. And it always saddens me to read it. More so, to watch the movie where it comes to life before...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    I taught I had friends .

    ... I know I did wrong ??? But all I did was share my feelings ?? I became best friends with my best friend boyfriend ... And taught I caught feelings ... I told the two people I trusted the most him and my other best friend ... And they were the ones who told her ??? Now I...
    Norealfriends Norealfriends 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2015

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    The blank wall which seems to be screaming at

    me. Who am I? Where am I going? Why exist when all there is only suffering? Do I want to live the same day repeated till death only it's a downward spiral like NIN album? My shoulders are tense. I seem to be paralysed when I attempt to do a chore. I feel as if I am frozen while...
    Hamhavi Hamhavi 18-21, M Jul 25, 2015

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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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    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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    i lost my self again

    even i was try to move on with my life but seems im still can't feel how about my self its like nothing spirit and just trapped by condition i cant go on again ouuuu God... what happen with thats all im so hopeless seems no one again who want me and love me :(
    DaynaLidya990 DaynaLidya990 22-25, F Jan 24

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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, 2015

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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 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 26-30 2 Responses Mar 31, 2015

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