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I Need to Find Myself

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    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 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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    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 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?

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    This is the hard time for me.. I need to be strong... I am trying to find myself after breaking up with my gf who i love to death
    AnnaKhit AnnaKhit 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    In order to find yourself you need to know who you are. All of the things that you've encountered in your past needs to be properly & maturely dealt with. So many think running...
    bubblysunshine bubblysunshine 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have purpose in my life and setting up one is difficult cause the needs and desire change with time. It is impossible to have only one goal in life. Im being rich in future is a...
    rom4 rom4 31-35, M Jul 8

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    I've been trying out different ways to find happiness in myself.. Listening to different kinds of music, exposing myself to new cultures and lifestyles, It helps quite a bit...
    pennyly pennyly 13-15, F Jul 12

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    I have stepped outside of my comfort zone. I left all my friends and family and moved to another country. Now that I am away from all that is familiar to me I realize how much of...
    elitetb elitetb 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I know what it feels like to face the darkness.. Feeling lonely.. Its the feeling I know best. I hate feeling this way, Ive gotten out of it once before but its like a relapse but...
    hannahpaigelove hannahpaigelove 16-17, F Jun 27

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    Our lives are considered to be packed in a matter of 80-90 years. If you get lucky enough, maybe 100 years will be your life. Everyday, the subtraction of hours into minutes into...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F Jul 7

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    Oh wait! There I am! Finding yourself is the wring task. The correct would be "getting busy living and choosing little goals to accomplish".
    davidinverness davidinverness 22-25, M Jun 26

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    It's weird but in just like, "Oh my good, I'm too funny. I'll kill myself with laughter."
    ILoveYourSmile ILoveYourSmile 13-15, F Jul 10

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    Hate speaking to people bc I know how annoying I am and I don't want to annoy them
    fashionanxiety fashionanxiety 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    don't know what im doing, don't know what i want to do, don't know where im going haha hmmm....
    lfcsean lfcsean 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I have a giant whole in my heart and soul iv been trying to fill my whole life and it's hard to do
    kintobeans kintobeans 22-25, M Jul 7

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    I dont know what should I do but I have to do something
    Darlinghton Darlinghton 18-21, M Jul 12

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    always and forever - there's a new chapter to discover all the time, in the book of my life
    Li1981 Li1981 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I now realize that you should never say your jealous or envy anybody. You ate yourself & have the things you have to mold you. I'm so happy with the knowledge i have & my true...
    sbcncsmnd sbcncsmnd 16-17, M Jul 12

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    More and more I find myself wondering why I can't stand the thought of ME. It's a very hard thing to come to grips with.
    theluckyduck theluckyduck 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    I've spend the past few months helping my friends and family with their own emotional and mental issues that I haven't made time to help myself and I've reached a point where I...
    Spencer7742 Spencer7742 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    What to do... When you find yourself wanting to hold someone and tell them how much you love and care for them but they no longer seem to have the time how do you pretend it doesn...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I need to write like I need to breathe, but lately there is no place for my words to fall. I am tired of being all over the map looking for a place to land. I have a therapist...
    truthandbeauty truthandbeauty 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I have been being less safe with almost everything I do. I won't buckle up when I'm in the car, I'll hold scissors pointy side up, I know I'm to cowardly to kill myself. So I just...
    hugrycaterpillar hugrycaterpillar 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Sometimes I swear I have split personalities! Part of me Thinks of Brenda as a loving mother and part of me doesn't understand her. I love her dearly, but I find myself not...
    SaphiraJane SaphiraJane 16-17, F Jun 29

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    I seem to always need someone to talk to...it's hard my best friend/soulmate loving husband died in December and I find myself talking to myself a lot when I'm alone...idk at least...
    dmlongobardo23 dmlongobardo23 26-30, F 11 Responses Jul 7

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    Well a year has come and it has also passed , since I've found out my wife was having an affair , yes we talked and tried to make it through everything together but a lot can and...
    juniorjohn juniorjohn 31-35 Jul 12

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    My itch is that I didn't have the luxury of enjoying my childhood; I grew up too fast, like Anakin. I've constantly transitioned, adapted and overachieved to an unhealthy point...
    baileysfantasy baileysfantasy 18-21, F Jun 30

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    My b/f & I have been together 7mnths & he just isn't a very outwardly affectionate person. I'm clingy & touchy feely by nature while he is more of the loner kind of keeps to...
    hendersonb09 hendersonb09 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    My mom and me never get along well at all. She was very emotionally aloof when i was growing up and she never hugged me at all. Even right now, she would always degraded me...
    stephaniecandice stephaniecandice 26-30, F Jul 12

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    When in an absurd, incredible, impossible situation, I tend to smile or laugh out loud. The degree of guffaws is dependent on the absurdity--the more absurd the situation I find...
    EruIluvatar EruIluvatar 70+, F 1 day ago

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    I just found out Im pregnant and I am so upset..I have 3 young children and my husband is ill.. his medical issues take up all his time as it is... my kids are 4,6 and 1 I work...
    ohshit101 ohshit101 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I hate my job. I'm a preschool teacher, which I love. I love working with kids but I have discovered that it's not about helping the children to grow and develop, it's about...
    ace3022 ace3022 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Why do I hate myself? I look deep inside myself to answer the question and all I see is a monster staring back at me. In my eyes, I see Frankenstein without the scars and body...
    scooterp23 scooterp23 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I still find myself looking up at the fluffy, white clouds and making out different shapes and figures in them.. And the best part is sharing what I see with my loved one, and them...
    myblumoon myblumoon 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Just looking for advice on what I'm doing wrong, or right. Idk, I just can't seem to connect with people or I push them away instantly. I keep finding myself getting scared of...
    awkward11 awkward11 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    i'm constantly in this place where I'm trying to find my "happy"... my adventure... my story.. L-i-f-e - scares me.. i find myself constantly fearful of making the wrong decisions...
    TinkerFae TinkerFae 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    It is not that I have a low self-esteem because I am a very strong independent woman; however the fact of the matter is that I do not adhere to the ideals of beauty that our...
    Rltdancer Rltdancer 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I can't stand looking at myself. I hate everything about me. It gets worse everyday. It's been so bad where I have looked in the mirror and started crying because I just hate my...
    DepressingKayla DepressingKayla 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am comfortable with most of myself now but my parents hate me. But I don't really care. I have been in the basement with my headphones in for the whole summer. I'm gonna dye my...
    misfitmily6091 misfitmily6091 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I have been trying to find myself over the years..and each circumstance that comes my way allows me to get to know me more. The decisions I used to make I questioned but now I have...
    strawberry38 strawberry38 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days ago