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I Lost Myself Somewhere Along the Way

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    Words of a life I know. Fear. Pain. Sorrow. Tragic. Friendly. Lied. Mislead. Misread. Not informed. A trail so narrow to the edge. Afraid. Can't let go.
    HybridWolf27 HybridWolf27 16-17, M Feb 16

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    I'm 35 and I am still not sure who I am going to be when I grow up. If you had asked me when I was a child or a teenager, I had goals and dreams. Things in life have taken me off...
    Blue1513 Blue1513 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    lost and lonely i want more but dont know how
    madmanbryan madmanbryan 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I know i'm young and some may even say im to young to lose myself in the first place. Well i believe there wrong. I used to have goals that i tried hard to get. I used a facade of...
    KIRa53 KIRa53 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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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...
    PrayerWhisperer PrayerWhisperer 46-50, F 29 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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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...
    Smckinnis Smckinnis 26-30, F 9 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    Life Is A Labyrinth - Have you ever felt losing yourself along the peak of success? Have you ever felt so unhappy in spite of all the blessings showered upon you? Well, I am. I...
    md08 md08 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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    Here's what I think. "Nobody care's what you think". Anyway. You create your own world. You create your own reality. How you react to things good or bad, defines you and shapes...
    HybridWolf27 HybridWolf27 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    I used to be so happy when I was younger things were more fed up than they are now but I always had something that made me smile but now nothing makes me happy I think about so...
    Imdonebye Imdonebye 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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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...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F 42 Responses Dec 2, 2008

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    So had friends. Grew up with my loving parents, who sometimes abused us, So that was touch, bonus, parents got into fights late at night. Parents with problems. umm watched it burn...
    HybridWolf27 HybridWolf27 16-17, M Mar 26

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    I had always dreamed of having a beautiful life; great husband along with children........it didn't exactly turn out that way. Now, I'm older.......still attractive but could lose...
    OneMystery OneMystery 61-65, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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    I never was the type to trust people real fast. My dad left my mother when I was three. Raised my two sisters with my mom until I became 11. After that my stepfather was there to...
    Luminarch Luminarch 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 17

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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...
    WittyDittyInc WittyDittyInc 26-30 3 Responses May 24, 2013

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    Sometimes the pain is unbearable and I wish I were dead. Ever since I was a 13 year old kid I have been haunted and tormented by overwhelming feelings of guilt, sadness, anger...
    squirsh2k squirsh2k 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    Somewhere... I started to mature. I started to think about consequences and avoided danger. I lost the effect of fun, but I want to find it again. It's hard to fit in here in this...
    MNightlySnow MNightlySnow 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 12

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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...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2011

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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...
    irvinebrown78 irvinebrown78 31-35, M 8 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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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...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    I don't know who I am anymore. Then again, I don't believe I never knew who I was in the first place. Everywhere I've gotten to or accomplished was because I had others to help me...
    eidolon6 eidolon6 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Falling for my best friend actually fell, really hard. Was there for her when she told me she was abused n broken...told her I was gay(I'm a girl) n that I needed a friend ...we...
    Rhythmnblues9 Rhythmnblues9 26-30, F Apr 5

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    I used to be so happy and social. After all this, I'm just a mess. I rarely ever want to go out with friends, I have to force myself to be happy. I miss who I used to be and I don...
    JerseyRoyaltyx0 JerseyRoyaltyx0 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    I feel like I lost myself 4 years ago. Ever since I met this stupid guy. I wish I never met him in the first place. Because I fell in love with him and it just messed up everything...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 1

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    I was working my way to becoming a whole person instead of a broken mess. I was fixing my life. Now I just feel like I'd deceived myself into thinking things were starting to be...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 70+ 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    meh, i remember when i was a happy chappy 99% of the time, no worries and no drama, then stuff all changed, i put my dreams on hold to help support my gf at the time, and ended up...
    PonderingPanda PonderingPanda 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Somewhere along the way i lost who i was, i have always been of chivalrous nature....but last year i lost my life, every last bit of it, my family has basically abandoned me in the...
    ddmagnum ddmagnum 18-21, M Feb 27

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    I Call this One. Self Where-abouts. Where are you now? Like right now: I am inside a home. It is warm here. The feeling is safe and comfortable. There is no tension or stress, no...
    HybridWolf27 HybridWolf27 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 14

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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

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    It's been 25 years now and I still haven't found myself ha. It's difficult to put into words but I still just can't figure myself out. I think leaving my current town would...
    aBlackRoseBurial aBlackRoseBurial 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    My GPS must have been on the fritz.
    redhotridinghood redhotridinghood 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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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...
    CrayCraze CrayCraze 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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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...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    My life has changed so much in the last couple years, I've lost all of my closest friends, I moved far away from my family and I've just been feeling really lost and confused. I've...
    hollylynn91 hollylynn91 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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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...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 9 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    Don't Kow Where Or How I Became So Lost - I've often thought to myself and even said that somehow or somewhere I lost my way.  And the feeling is numbness and loss of...
    wordsforliving wordsforliving 46-50, F 7 Responses Aug 9, 2010

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    Does fear cause real diarrhea or does it cause the feeling only ? http://livelifetothefullest.live-panic-free.com/2014/03/03/does-fear-cause-real-diarrhea-or-does-it-cause-the...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4

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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...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 12 Responses Aug 13, 2010

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    Yesterday I was curling my 14year olds daughters hair, she looked at me and said your face looks pretty, I said thanks she asked why I had makeup on ... I told her because I...
    tspring tspring 31-35, F 17 Responses Jan 15

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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...
    JadeBleu JadeBleu 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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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...
    purelaughter purelaughter 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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    Here I am, cruising through my mind and crawling through my heart in the Hope of finding pieces to finish this puzzle of " who am I". Not many years ago, I was a confident and...
    Hz228 Hz228 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 1

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    Ok so I don't know how long this will be.. Growing up I was always a confident popular girl.. I met my ex when I was 15, he was 17.. He was cool, had a car and was fun to be around...
    crrc crrc 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 13 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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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...
    lexiab123 lexiab123 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 2

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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...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    Having panic attacks? Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7

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    Everything I've once found passion in is slowly fading away. I used to love skateboarding and playing video games but now every time when i think of picking it back up again i just...
    FranklynF FranklynF 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    There once was a family. Two parents. He had a mom and dad. Dedicated. Allowed. On script. In a city. Downtown. He was raised by his parents. He was there along with his siblings...
    HybridWolf27 HybridWolf27 16-17, M Feb 10

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    Life. - I used to be one who was afraid to do a lot of things. I was afraid of being hurt, afraid of being afraid. But ever since I went to this thing with my church, my life...
    KittayGoesRawrxD KittayGoesRawrxD 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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    When nothing goes right, go left !!
    shadow010 shadow010 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    Filling In The Gaps... - I used to be a much less complicated person. Life was fairly easy and carefree, and I had no stresses. I was confident in who I was, what I was doing...
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