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I Need to Find Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 143 People

    Lost In Life...

    What am I today? Its not who I use to be, this stranger that i have become, in the same skin that has always been. I have lost my laughter, and the fun I use to be.  My life has been held back, and I am lost.  The things I want, the things I need are no...
    lostlover25 lostlover25 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2008

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    I'm a 21 year old girl

    and I feel like I don't know who I am. I'm in my final year in university but I'm not fully happy with myself. I want to find my inner peace, I need to have strong morals and be sure of myself. I feel like I'm not being the person I fully need to be, the person I picture myself...
    introvert93 introvert93 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I Knew..now..i Am Not Sure Anymore. Am I? Gosh.. =(

    It is 4:45 am, and  this feeling of not knowing is getting bigger.All my life  with my perfect family, with the "control" of my life, my luck, every situation was because I put myself in that position, because I wanted to be there, or do something. But one day, everything...
    nosoyyo nosoyyo 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2011

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    I'm 13. I turned 13 this year.

    (aug 30) & Now here it comes another year & I still dont know who I am. I lost myself within the years of middle school. (im in 8th grade) There had been Drama Self Harming Friends Depression Even a moment when I was left alone I think people think i do have feelings, but that I...
    13andlost 13andlost 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2013

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    Searching...

    I am now 32 and still not the happy with myself. I feel like a great void is over me. I am lifeless and lazy. I have been depressed for years and I want to know what causes it. I am very shy and have always lived in my head obsessing about very negative things. Wishing for...
    Iwannabehappy Iwannabehappy 26-30 6 Responses Jan 3, 2012

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    I have been on a search

    for who I am for quite awhile now. Every time I think I am getting closer, everything implodes. Work doesn't help anything, and neither does going out anymore. The people around here are like a sickness because they are all about the same thing; getting ****** up. I want to be...
    LilBoyBluu LilBoyBluu 22-25, M Sep 29

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    I Want Find My Life Agian

    I don't know who really i'm .I don't know what i wanna do in my life . some times i feel very sad . some times i feel lost . some times i really need to find  love . some times i need to find people who can understand me .  some times i feel that every decision i have...
    nooow nooow 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 28, 2009

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    I need to find myself.

    Those were the words she spoke to me the morning she left me to find herself. I will never forget the irony of that moment – it was a beautiful Monday morning but it was possibly the most horrible day of my life. The orange sunlight was seeping through my shades, temporarily...
    Ricky2701 Ricky2701 18-21, M Apr 10

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    Who Am I

        In a crowded room full of laughter I am full of pain; Feeling empty but small; Who am I? Who am I really? Can someone tell me? Who can see behind the mask To the pain and guilt within? Who can really say they know me When I don't recognize myself at...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2008

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    I Lost Myself And I'm Still Trying To Find Myself..

    I had this best friend. I met her when we were in like 5th grade. Then in college about 2 years ago she lost a couple pounds, met a guy, and when he said he didn't like me, she dumped me. It broke my heart at first. After a few months of thinking about all the good times her and...
    LadyLuna3356 LadyLuna3356 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2010

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    Life Not Including Kids

    I love my kids dearly.  However, I feel like I need to find some kind of activity for myself.  I need to have a life that doesn't surround my kids.  Yes I love them.  Yes they need me now, but its also not fair to revolve my life around them.  What...
    Julia Julia 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 14, 2007

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    Who Am I?

    I am 18 years old. Not in school, not working, not doing anything at all. Believe me, I want to do something with my life but the question is, what do I want to do? I would very much love to further my education and obtain my Bachelor's Degree but believe or not, I don't think...
    mitch1836 mitch1836 18-21, F Sep 28, 2013

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    A friend posted this and I wanted to share because we all need to be reminded. We do have control! Attitude The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life...
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    People think that I'm the happiest person because I smile and laugh a lot. But actually I'm not. Sometime I just want to end everything when everyone that i trust cut all the...
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    I can't figure myself out. I spent months focusing on getting out of a really bad relationship, my mind was constantly thinking of what it would be like to be by myself again, and...
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    Everyone who terrifies you is sixty-five percent water. And everyone you love is made of stardust, and I know sometimes you cannot even breathe deeply, and the night sky is no...
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    idk who I am. I never have. I cling to things and that becomes me. the student, the wife ect. I see what u want then I become it. I mold myself to be it. I mimic. but when its all...
    PsychoBitch69 PsychoBitch69 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    EP is a great way to get to know myself. In the spirit of anonymity I get to remove my social filters & really be me. I guess we're never too old to surprise ourselves!
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F Nov 19

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    When your best isn't good enough...
    bambi456 bambi456 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Im 22 and confused out of my mind. Im scared to make all the desicions that will impact my life. Im terrified about my future and what I want to do, who I want to be. Im stuck and...
    DenSan DenSan 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    MARCO!!.......................................
    RiddikulusSister RiddikulusSister 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 14

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    I'm in my second to last year of college and I still don't know what I want to do with my life.
    Deuz Deuz 18-21, M Nov 15

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    I need someone to talk to who is in a similar boat as myself. I'm 25, female, and still in college. I'm struggling to make any progress in my life and I've seemed to isolate...
    katastic katastic 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    mid 50's woman with grown kids and alone, in a new home me and my sweetheart bought, so very far away from him. i am an artist, so i work alone and now, i am finding myself...
    buddagirl buddagirl 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    Hey, my name is Anrietta(Anna for short). I am a 21 mtf (pre-op) transgender who struggles against myself, my family, and the world on a day-to-day basis. All I want is to be...
    anriettaxo anriettaxo 18-21, T 6 days ago

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    Unexpected, meeting someone that I would find so breath taking, why now.... In his life too, why now... I promised myself I would wait, the flirting, the kissing, were amazing and...
    flutterbyenight flutterbyenight 36-40, F Oct 28

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    I never liked these phrases. "I want to find myself." "I want to explore myself." "I want to know who I really am." Damn it! I know who I am and what I'm about. I didn't need...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Nov 4

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    My demon stood with me He who took all i had from me, Who had stolen away from me Family, Joy and Peace. I sought help from my savior, Christ, Praying for strength, begging for...
    TheDylanG TheDylanG 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm a young male adult and, I've been chosen by God to preach his word. So I am trying my hardest to better myself. So that people may look at me and see his grace instead of my...
    BubbaSasquatch BubbaSasquatch 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I find myself helping and caring for others and always forgetting I need some time to help myself so that I'm not overwhelmed.
    nena47 nena47 22-25 Oct 29

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    The ice cold chill from my single pain window woke me from a dead slumber. I lay in bed cocooned in the down comforter listening to the rain pitter patter outside. The slate grey...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    As part of my job, I often speak to young people in need of support (often through no fault of their own). On almost a daily basis I find myself dumbfounded at the way some parents...
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am such an idiot. I'm tired of believing people, why can't they say what they mean or not to say what they don't mean? I wish people can be more responsible for things they say...
    backofpostcard backofpostcard 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Slam poetry piece: Unperturbed view of future's abyss. So now the lines of seemingly well constructed literature are literally eating me. If I look at all the white spaces in...
    LegitimateRabbit LegitimateRabbit 18-21, M Nov 8

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    Hi, Im Holly DeHart from Bedford Mass, I am 19 years old, and I am reaching out to you because I want to make everyone more aware of what rare cases of addictions to this drug does...
    HollyD23 HollyD23 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I find myself not able to connect with people unless I am in a bar.
    upahead upahead 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    I find myself really hating the things that I do, the feelings that I have, or the inadequacies that I feel. I envy sometimes people who are bold and fearless in trying new things...
    liveurbestlifenow liveurbestlifenow 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    I'm trying a lot of things but they won't work out. I'm doing boxing but my punches won't break someone's ribs, I'm studying but I won't become a scholor, I'm loving but I people...
    yiskah yiskah 18-21 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I sometimes talk with myself. And my mum does it too. Back in the day, when my little sister and I were younger, we always found it funny that our mother could be talking with...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    I just don't find myself that pretty. I'm very average in my opinion. I wouldn't say I see myself as ugly. But I don't see myself that attractive. Though, I am nice and kind and...
    masmelo masmelo 16-17, F Nov 9

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    I often write or type what I feel not because I prefer to express myself that way, but rather no one seems to be too concerned with what I have to say. I have always been pushed...
    rrainfall rrainfall 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    When I thought I have moved on, thoughts of my ex haunt me when I wake up and keeps me awake at night. Not that I miss him or want to get back together but more of the anger and...
    anatriza anatriza 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    Well, this is something embarrassing that HAPPENED to me. It was in seventh grade, and when I was living in Texas, every year, my school put on this huge production. I was the lead...
    ThisIsJustForFun ThisIsJustForFun 13-15, F Nov 13

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    I would never ever hurt anyone but I find myself thinking terrible thoughts because I let my anger get out of control. My mouth utters terrible things when I'm angry or defensive...
    ShyGuy990 ShyGuy990 22-25, M Nov 19

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    I used to write a lot. And I mean A LOT. But lately I find myself unable to put anything down on paper. Not even a simple little thing such as "The cat is green". I don't know what...
    tRueInSAnItY tRueInSAnItY 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago