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I Want to Hope For a Life That Includes Who I Really Am

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    And Who Am I, Really

    How do I know who I really am? Is it who I really want to be? is it who others think I am? Is it who I think I am? I think no-one knows who they really are. But I hope for a life that includes me in it.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 29, 2009

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    Faking It

    I had to really look at myself in the mirror and ask myself...who the heck am I?  Yes I am a mother, a wife, and a co worker at my job, but what truly makes up me.  I get so lost in the daily activities of everyone else that I have to wonder who the heck am I...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 1 Response May 10, 2009

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    Want To Hope For?

    Sometimes I do want to hope for if possible given everything goes perfect live a life that includes who i really am.. If only I really knew who I really am. And I don't know why I think like that, really! I really don't like being unsure about everything. I don't have time for...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M Jan 3, 2013

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    I'm Becoming Who I Want to Be, But I'm Not Quite There Yet.

    A while back (yeah, it was really only a couple of weeks ago), I think I had an epiphany. The family got together, and I was always the outcast. The one who just sat there with no one to talk to. My whole life I've been the girl who wasn't good enough; the girl who had few...
    allyrs allyrs 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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    Who I Am

         Its hard to for me to assecpt me for who I am. I have alwasy wanted to be a normale  person. Being able to do what ever that I have always wanted to do. A life with out doctors. But I have learnd to like me the wat that I am. That I can't change my...
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Sep 6, 2010

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    I Will Be Me No Matter What Life I End Up With

    There is something about HOPE that doesn't fit in with the life I'm living right now. There isn't anything to look forward to and I am always me. What faces me is divorce and certain other unpleasant factors. Still I will be me. Everything used to be so bright and there was much...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 24, 2011

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    I Have Arrived

    I am living that life right now. I llldress and live as a female 24 / 7.i have been living that way for the last 5 years. befor that i wasa part time cd. but after i remarried in2005 i was encouragedby my wife to go fulltime as  a female .you would not believe thefreedom that...
    aniowagirl aniowagirl 66-70, F 2 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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    And have held on to such hope for eons. Or decades.
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    Here is something that I have found that has really helped me, Pushing myself everyday to think about where my actions will be taking me and what is going to help to achieve my...
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    Thinking about life itself as i use to do i realized a magnificent interior revelation. I will try to explain in writing form this feeling that i had. All of us came to existance...
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    I just wanted to make sure you were really OK, And wanted to see if you were checking in on your medication. You know I love you, and... Take care honey I know you're under a lot...
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    I forgive everybody else, but your self is the hardest to forgive. I want to forgive me. Do you forgive me? Will you treat me better than I have been treated?
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    I don't know why it took me so long to realize how good life can be. I was such a pessimist for such a long time! And since I had a bad attitude I was also lazy. This year has been...
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    Pursuit for happiness... I was born in Yugoslavia, communist country which doesn't exist anymore. Went trough war while I was teenager, and lost my dad which committed suicide...
    Zpirit1978 Zpirit1978 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    sometimes it's hard on this site to believe everything that somebody says sometimes it's hard on this site to understand people sometimes on this site it's hard to believe that you...
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    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    Just once i bud up my hopes its like a wall i build it up so high but there is always something/someone who makes me feel worthless and thats where the point comes that i break...
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    you know why I don't like reading so much and this reading culture? First I think the writer is not smarter than me, I don't have to be told what to do to start thinking or doing...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good. When in doubt, just take the next small step. Life is too short – enjoy it. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your...
    fiestychica fiestychica 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Message me if you want join me. I'll tell you the rest when you contact me. Hope to see you guys soon and I know we will be great friends.
    sophilla sophilla 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    Worth reading-A group of friends visited their old university professor.Conversation soon turned to complaints about'STRESS' & 'TENSION' in Life.Professor offered them Coffee...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    Life is a blink of an eye where as far as our memories can go is the last thing we have.Time is relative,we keep what really matters to us so it is important to make the now counts...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was taking pictures today because it had been a while since I took the time to capture a moment and I realized the most obvious, but scariest thing ever: I'm not going to be...
    Mirabal19 Mirabal19 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I don't want to live my life in a holding pattern, neither good, nor bad... just existing. Barely holding on until the next trial lays me flat once more. I want to live my life...
    Aurinne Aurinne 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    "The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The...
    silverfox54 silverfox54 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I known him since sophomore year in high school, he was different from other, he was funny easy to talk to and talented. Over the time we became close, I didn't realize I was...
    Warpaintjoan Warpaintjoan 18-21, F Sep 6

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    I've had a really bad past and present dealing with my abusive family, I wanna put it behind me and get over all the stupid things I've done to myself. So I started playing in a...
    Distancexx Distancexx 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    Nathing is more satisfying than knowing that another month of year has gone by and we have become a better person. We are able to find our passion, turn it into "What we do" for...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Sep 19

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    I don't know what I want to do in life, I don't know what I wanna be, I do know that I don't wanna be a doctor, or lawyer, all those fancy things, At first I wanted to be a...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F Sep 19

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    I have been living in fear a large majority of my life.. keeping myself from dancing at parties, weddings, keeping me quiet in a room of talkative friends, keeping me in the house...
    BIackyChan BIackyChan 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 21

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    People who haven't learnt how to look after themselves emotionally are more likely to reach out for someone else to do it for them. But no matter how good someone makes you feel...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Sep 1

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    People don't always need advice.Sometimes all they really need is a hand to hold,an ear to listen, and a heart to understand them.
    EatSleepBeHappyRepeat EatSleepBeHappyRepeat 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Usually I am working 10+ hours days, come home tired, dinner, dishes, laundry, etc. by 7pm I am completely exhausted. Then on top of that I have a 17 year old in my home who needs...
    breeze90 breeze90 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    If you want live happily in this world; Feed your strength! Encourage your natural expressive and hands-on talents. Nourish your appreciation of the world . Give yourself...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    What have I done? Where have I come from? When I burnt the backs with the sun through a glass did I seal the loss that's become me? Feeling undone What have I become? When I...
    LunaKye LunaKye 22-25, F Sep 7

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    I have been blessed by God with knowledge like probably no other in some cases. I want to be a pastor because that is my will of God-to share all he has shared with me with the...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Sep 7

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    But living MY life to the fullest might not fit your definition of "living life to the fullest." And I am soooo ok with that ;-)
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    Do you believe life is more about the moments we experience than the things we collect or have? I do and I feel challenged to live by that value. Why? I live with a woman that...
    spiritnow spiritnow 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 10

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    Life is kinda like a computer. You love it, then one day it crashes. It may have had a virus.. You had important files.. But those are all gone. Everything you loved. Is gone. No...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 16

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    i want my life to be amazing and wonderful but it just isnt like that. i never let myself chicken out of things because of this but it's still a mediocre life
    artandtravel artandtravel 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Sep 20

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    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Sep 22

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    If you have a week off, would you: 1. Visit your loved one (who could NOT take time off from work) in a boring desert state in the US. 2. Solo adventure trip to somewhere you...
    suryothai suryothai 36-40 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm not always sure just what this means, but life is something yo be grasped hold of with passion. It is the best chance of challenging how the Gods think of you! A full life is...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    now I've came to realize that if I want the best of what this world can offer, I will have to do that same, so I declare to myself and the world the most sickening work ethic, and...
    justinfustin justinfustin 18-21, M Sep 1

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