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I Want to Find Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 192 People

    It All Started When...

    ...I was born. I was born to wonderful parents and I loved them very much. And I wish sooo much that I could end my story at this, and say I live "happily ever after" but I can't. When I was 2, my parents got a divorce, and my dad had visitation rights. So I saw my dad...
    Moonmisery Moonmisery 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 7, 2009

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    Living a life for Christ can be very

    challenging at times as it sometimes feel like the more that I more the more my prayers se to be denied? I am at a crossroad right now of trying to just find me even thru all the hurt, pain, abuse & silent suffering I just want to make it succeeds fully in this world & not have...
    bubblysunshine bubblysunshine 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 15, 2014

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    It's a struggle, a search,

    maybe you even hold the key to a door that is unkown. Yet, no one can really find themselves... My thought was exactly, you try and find yourself in a search... a quest. But, I was wrong. The only time you can find yourself is in others. Because, others hold the memories of you...
    Roy186 Roy186 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 10, 2014

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    Who I Am and Who Ill Be

     Goals  and getting started ... I want to get to know my inner insecurities ... what my inner make up is ... and why i do the things i do and how to battles the inner  doubts i have about myself and ways to correct them ...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2007

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    I've always found happiness through other

    people. I've relied on past boyfriends to make me smile, feel comfortable, and feel like I have worth. When I felt special to someone it gave me happiness in knowing I mattered to the world. Now after three failed, but loving, relationships I am left with this person I don't...
    GabbyCot GabbyCot 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2014

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    I want to find my true self .

    I'm lost . I'm trying to find the real me . Any suggestions
    lordeley952 lordeley952 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    My Home

    hi , my name is nour and i m a guy from syria ,i want to share my story with any one who listen , first please forgive my language i dont speak english , last year i was a very happy guy about every thing in my life ,my entire life was just perfect i got into a relationship with...
    splash32 splash32 18-21, M Oct 4, 2012

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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 from relationship to relationship is cool and popular but when you really hit "maturity" you will learn that it's all foolishness. Never let...
    bubblysunshine bubblysunshine 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    I keep routing myself,

    even though I love and excel at what I do. I have a mental block and it feels like a ton on my head. Why do you think this is happening to me?
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    Feeling Spacey!

    For the past couple of weeks, I've felt almost as if I'm in a daze.  School is going by at a snails pace, the kids are getting to me every second of the day, I can't seem to find the energy to clean the house.  The thought that keeps running through my head is that I need some...
    SpoiledRose808 SpoiledRose808 26-30 1 Response Sep 28, 2011

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    Who Am I?

    As a young adolescent in this day and age, it's typical for a teen such as myself, to constantly wonder, who I am or who I want to be? When you determine your future, does it have to be under your parents expectations? Do I have to live up to society's standards? Who's standards...
    DJSpeaks15841 DJSpeaks15841 16-17 2 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    Is There Something I Should Be Doing?

    I'm trying to figure out who I am, what do I like, what do I want to do with my life and I feel so overwelmed. I don't understand the point of life or what I'm doing here. It make me so depressed because I feel like there's something missing, or somethings not right, and there's...
    Cherflu Cherflu 31-35, F Dec 8, 2012

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    I've had an astrologer email me

    for some time now. One of the things that popped out most was that I have a lot of potential and talents screaming to be used. Of course, without a credit card, I cannot get the full look into it, so I'm at a loss of where to go with this.
    evie2001 evie2001 13-15, F Apr 15, 2014

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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 lifted away. whats really left? NOTHING!!!!!. so who am I? who do I want to be? isnt a sense of idenity born not learned? at...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    I've Lost Myself Somewhere, Has Anyone Else Found Me?

    Is this the lost and found section?
    literalgal literalgal 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30, 2008

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    Broken And Lost

    I really don't know myself. not my true self. Sure I know somethings; my likes and dislikes, my talents and my quirks. But even all of that stuff seems not genuine. or maybe I feel not whole. I tried religion, for the longest time I was a devote christian. I submersed myself into...
    Cherflu Cherflu 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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    Creativity

    The Words that I write Come from the very heart of me The painting that you paint Come from a land I’ve never seen The hands that sculpture Come from an emotion deep inside Why do I like it? It’s an expression of you and me The creation from inside Brought...
    Seye Seye 36-40 2 Responses Jun 7, 2009

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