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I Want to Find Myself

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    I Want To Know Who I Am

    I think for a long time now I have been trying to find who I am. I have always struggled with my weight and that has really held me back in life. After high school I just didn't know what I wanted to do who I wanted to be. I had a lot of friends a lot of family a good life a good...
    northernlightsalaska333 northernlightsalaska333 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jun 15, 2013

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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 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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

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    Related Experiences

    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...
    Ricky2701 Ricky2701 18-21, M Apr 10

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    I am currently finding/creating myself, slow but surely. I have found that in the past being the naive and vulnerable me does not help me. It makes me depressed, angry and...
    whylife93 whylife93 18-21, F a week ago

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    I have so many things in my mind I´d like to express .. things I care about, which make me feel I´m alive... I usually write about some of them as random thoughts in stories...
    SweetNancy SweetNancy 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    People have an amazing way of shaping your perception about yourself. I have struggled my whole life with issues either about body image, confidence, academic performance or other...
    maddyha maddyha 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    No offense to guys, but I find guys on the internet... to ******* weird. I should know I'm a guy. I'm not gonna be on the internet talking to some strange guy about strange ****. I...
    Rydil Rydil 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    There was a point of time where I was the different and weird person at school. I had a lot of creativity flowing through everything I touched. I was so into fashion that I let my...
    belayourself belayourself 16-17, F Mar 21

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    I want a different life, not the one that I have. Is that wrong, weak, fanciful? Like the Christmas movie “It’s a Good Life” how would the world be affected if I were in a...
    leeman5510 leeman5510 56-60, M a week ago

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    Im doing this TEDx project in school. My topic is on insecurity. Didn't realize how insecure i was.
    fortega2 fortega2 13-15, F Apr 2

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    Omfg I'm freakin dying of laughter. I think I'm hilarious on EP :')) and the funniest thing is when people get pissed off by my sarcasm X'D omfg I CANT BREATHE!!
    ILoveBearGryllz55 ILoveBearGryllz55 16-17, F Apr 5

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    XxDazzlexX XxDazzlexX 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Conflicting emotions are sure here. I like my men, especially the girly, effeminate variety. However, a pretty girl, with that smile that melts hearts, oh and she's juicy and f...
    Michael5280 Michael5280 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My biggest problem right now is not knowing how to handle the most basic situations. I find myself stuck, unable to explain myself, or my feelings, throwing everything into a box...
    Mirabal19 Mirabal19 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I am a tom boy kinda girl.. but so what!! i love myself now n don't care what others think of me.. i love to try out new things ...so what if others don't like it. i love to deal...
    90colors 90colors 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    It's been over half a year since I cut myself for the first time. I got home from school and had been stressed and as they say "when it rains, it's pouring". I got inside my...
    iSabishii iSabishii 18-21, F Mar 24

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    This is a difficult subject for me, so lemme talk in a analogy instead... Life for me has been a mellow train ride on a gently sloping railway to hell. I have years to burn 'til...
    Ewoo Ewoo 16-17 Apr 7

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    I sit here looking around myself, and can't figure out how I got here. My goodness, I used to think of myself as chubby, but now that I look at myself I can't figure out where my...
    WorkItMami WorkItMami 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 7

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    The men who I called my father, two uncles, brother, and the two girls I called my sisters all physically and sexually abused me when I was little. They made me a slave and they...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Too many times I find myself letting anxieties and fears control my thought patterns and actions. Into my 20s I had many factors that led me to believe that life was nothing but...
    simulatedexistence simulatedexistence 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I wouldn't call it loving myself, but rather that I find myself to be one awesome, one of a kind person. I am intelligent, hard working, easy going, open, and honest, to name some...
    bkf2 bkf2 22-25, M a week ago

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    We've been dating over a year, seriously dating for nearly a year. He's my first boyfriend, and my first love. He's the first person I've ever wanted to date. The first person I...
    bamboomonster bamboomonster 22-25 2 days ago

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    I met him at 18 on the second day of college. Started dating a few weeks later, with him cheating on his long-term girlfriend. Broke up several times and got back together because...
    zkjk1112 zkjk1112 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I have been with 38 men and 2 women and while i enjoy sex with men i always want something more ,i am in a very loving relationship with a wonderful man but i constantly find...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 21

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    We've talked about it so much, he's adamantly opposed to the idea and I feel like a terrible person for thinking it. We've set an appointment with a marriage counselor, but it's a...
    hourbyhour163 hourbyhour163 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I sometimes find myself lost and confused w/ life not understanding what to do because of the "norm" that we as people put for ourselves. I too am guilty of portraying and acting...
    Sdm2987 Sdm2987 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I've always looked at myself in the mirror or photos and just thought eww.. I don't understand how some have said they find me attractive. To begin with its only happened like...
    Raven628 Raven628 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I'm fat, disgusting, ugly, and worthless and everyone I've ever tried to get help from didn't care about how I feel. Sometimes I shout on the inside and I want to die because I'm a...
    iLoveAsjohn iLoveAsjohn 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It took me a while to realize that somewhere along my path of life I actually managed to lose myself in reality. I lost old friends and gained new ones and realized I had changed...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Lol I want to say this! If karma does exist I wish you do get what you deserve. I still get disgusted with myself because I still find myself at times just thinking about what it...
    catnisswil catnisswil 26-30, F Mar 30

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    It suckssssss. They say you'll always love your "first love" but this is ridiculous. No matter what I always find myself missing him or thinking about him and it's kinda annoying...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I've been under depression for under 3years now. and I'm 13 this year. I never knew who i was, right from the start. I find myself an outcast which people hate/dislike. My grades...
    Vinxitus Vinxitus 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm 19, maybe it's all just caused by me trying to find my own place in the world and trying to become independent, but for as long as I can remember I've just wanted to get away...
    iSabishii iSabishii 18-21, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    The thing about me is that i get bored easily.Then i get lowly and then really low and then get depressed.I always find myself comparing to others in terms of intelligence...
    edwn112 edwn112 18-21, M Mar 26

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    I'm craving intellectual stimulation. I'm in my third year of university, and I absolutely love it. I love learning about the mind and its capacities, about psychology and the...
    danii92 danii92 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Before I got pregnant with my son I wanted NOTHING to do with kids. While I was pregnant I wanted to NEVER get pregnant again. When he was a sleepless newborn I told EVERYONE I was...
    Purplesloths Purplesloths 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    April 7. Those Old Time Feelings. "I still have bad days. But that's okay. I used to have bad years." —Anonymous Sometimes, the old feelings creep back in. We may feel fearful...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 7

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    April 7. Those Old Time Feelings. "I still have bad days. But that's okay. I used to have bad years." —Anonymous Sometimes, the old feelings creep back in. We may feel fearful...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 7

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    I'm still in a relationship (2 years) and me and my bf would literally spend days in bed and would only really get out to eat something to have more energy. I loved it and is one...
    Monstersinmyhead Monstersinmyhead 22-25, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I don't even know how or why it happend and I guess it dosent't even matter anymore. I was so blinded by the depression and anxiety,all the lonelyness and desperation just drove me...
    NARS1 NARS1 16-17 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My mom is Chinese, my dad is Indian and I was born in UK but half raised in Malaysia where my parents are from. However until REALLY recently I never used to find myself sexy (even...
    littlesaiyan littlesaiyan 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Maybe every few days. I do it to make me feel more confident, but I always find myself feeling worse afterward. I've tried to stop. This has been going on for 5 years now on and...
    ArianaChaCha ArianaChaCha 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    The more I write, the easier it is to string thoughts together in conversation also. I find myself telling my usual stories in new ways and you know that us older guys have stories...
    sailor764 sailor764 46-50, M Mar 26