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Old self harm scars, military, psychology-- question. by AriMcGuire on Thu May 15, 2014 2:51 am
Hi!

Well I'm 24 years old, my scars are a decade old, literally. When I was younger, I grew up in a war called "home" and I suppressed my emotions, I always had a smile on, was always making others laugh, pretending pain was not reality. It was reality alright, I broke at the tender age of 14, but I never wanted to die. I had harmed myself in order to understand the feelings others would get from cutting, but I could never seem to find the pleasure through it, it hurt! I did this a few times until I said "enough is enough there must be another way!"-- And truthfully the only way was simply getting my life together, it all starts from within. I learned to deal with pain on my own, no help. I've been through a lot and have made plenty of mistakes, but I believe and KNOW my past does NOT define the strong woman I am today.

I've always wanted to serve my country, I've been a protector since a child, the fuel to the fire actually started at home protecting my mother and sister from my father, then I proceeded behind the doors of my homes, such as protecting ones from bullies. I want to enlist with the Air Force in a year, do a bit more college before hand, and I want to major in psychology. I'd love to help anyone in general, from my personal experiences I have helped many, and I will not stop being there for others, guiding them, showing them there is a way. I feel there's too many people that go into professions that give service onto others simply for the money, instead of doing it because it comes from the heart, because they genuinely care, and want to help.

I've seen positive and negative thoughts over my past and how it can disqualify me, I will still try my best and give it my all, but what is your thoughts on this? And even if I do get disqualified, I'm gonna continue my studies towards becoming a psychologist. I can still become one, right? It would be a shame to know all years I'd put into something I love I'd be denied from because of my past mistakes.

Thank you!

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Posting a blog by jizzyjo_45 on Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:46 am
Hi I need to list a blog but want to make sure tigers listed in the correct section so as it yo upset anyone. How do I do this ?

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What can I do if my family is causing me pain? by XxMariexX on Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:54 am
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Scars i want to keep *tw* by sschoemaker on Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:13 am
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Fighting. by shortsnorts on Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:00 am
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Re: Posting a blog by Ada on Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:58 pm
I don't think the sections make much difference here, jo. It's OK to just post as usual. Blogs are family friendly like most of the rest of our forums. But that's the only restriction. If you want...

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Re: Help! I need a new coping skill. by shortsnorts on Tue May 13, 2014 8:56 pm
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Re: Help! I need a new coping skill. by Screenman on Tue May 13, 2014 8:25 pm
A friend of mine used to keep a rubber band around her wrist like a bracelet, and slap her wrist with it whenever she had the urge to self harm. Maybe try that?

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