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I Accept Myself As I Am

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    Rebirthing

    I have looked at my life as useless for the past few years. I never was comfortable with how I looked, people didn't seem to like me, they didn't even know I was gay. Now I'm am deciding to change. I'm tired of fake people trying to be my friends and usinng me, I'm tired of...
    ajl04 ajl04 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 26, 2013

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    She~ I love and appreciate the woman I am today.

    She has been here since before my birth. She has carried all of my burdens and revelled in all my joys. She has cried through every pain and sang through every pleasure. She was me when I was betrayed by those meant to protect me. She was me when I forgot the lessons of my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 12, 2014

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    It took me 28 years to finally accept myself

    as I am. I am imperfection. I make mistakes. I am human, and I am ok with that.
    itsallnewstome itsallnewstome 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2015

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    KaskadingKoquette KaskadingKoquette 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2015

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    I get turned on a bit watching real good action

    movies with a lot of *** kicking and maybe watching a fight. Weird right? Haha it's one of my dirty lil secrets 😏
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 17, 2015

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    I do .. But what if I was being a complete

    ignorant arrogant idiot? I can't accept that, can I!
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 7, 2015

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    I wish others accepted me too.

    I have this secret that I can't tell anyone, except this girl who was my best friend. But if you wanna know what it is, you can message me if you want to.. Idk, you don't have to..
    Bubbles000 Bubbles000 18-21, M May 13, 2015

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    I used to feel a lot of anxiety regarding my

    gender and sexuality, but over the past few months I've started accepting myself more and more, and stopped trying to change things or convince myself of things. I'm much more comfortable in my own skin and feel a lot less anxiety as a whole. I am a male-identified crossdressing...
    TaylorStuart TaylorStuart 18-21, T 1 Response Feb 26, 2015

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    As the years pass by,

    I'm slowly learning to accept myself as I am and embrace the things that make me stand out. It's been a long journey but it's happening.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 31-35, M May 14, 2015

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    I was taught as a child that "if there is a

    will, there is a way." That quote has been the bane and motivation for me as I sprinted, trudged, and catapulted thru life. For the first time that I am conscious of...I have hit my wall. I need a break. I am not going to try any new meds that might hopefully put my...
    VikingIcePrincess VikingIcePrincess 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2015

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    From the time I was very young,

    I knew I was different. I was always more comfortable expressing and embracing the more masculine side of my personality. I was the consummate tomboy, playing baseball and football as intensely and as well as the boys, climbing trees, getting dirty, being quite the daredevil...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 21, 2015

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    As of now I'm a heterosexual semi-submissive

    female-to-male transvestite, and I'm proud I've started discovering myself finally. I'm so happy i can now think beyond what I've been taught: that girls dress like girls and love boys, and boys dress like boys and love girls, and we don't talk about sex.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 25, 2015

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    I Am Working On Accepting Myself As I Am

    Trying to follow Dr.Suess' lead: "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." Still working on it
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2011

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    Don't Do Things You Wouldn't Be Proud Of, Stay True To Your Morals And Heart..and You Will Like Who You Are.

    I really like the idea of finding our energy to help accept and enjoy our life. not something to fill a void. but rather something for motivation and meaning.. my motivation is my long term relationship with.. the best boyfriend in the world. my goals are a happy marriage and...
    uhyta uhyta 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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    Who I am, I cannot change.

    I accept that. Who I will become, I can help create. That I can be better is a truism that I am responsible for.
    ProgressivelyCurious ProgressivelyCurious 61-65, M 1 Response Mar 17, 2015

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    I may not be pretty, I'm not rich,

    I don't have a perfect body, but I have a good and warm heart for those who care.
    BeautifulDayDream BeautifulDayDream 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    I want to talk about self-acceptance

    for a minute. Why is it SO important to accept yourself as you are? Every day you live through your eyes, hears, body, etc. When you learn to accept yourself as you are, you begin to open up new doors that were previously close. Some of us tend to beat ourselves up. We aren...
    Saramore10 Saramore10 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    What is wrong with people these days?

    It makes me sad to be a teenager. Everyone is just so rude and they don't even think
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 15, 2014

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    I don't care if my friends

    and family found out that I wear diapers and wet the bed soon I will be doing that. This who I am I just love diapers. And people will just have to accept it
    Johntruck17 Johntruck17 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    RH17 RH17 18-21, F 1 Response May 13, 2015

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    I accept myself as i am

    but that doesnt mean i cant grow. i havnt used typing much in my life but im startin to understand how important language is. i wana express myself clearer. thats how im gonna start :)
    JennaRee JennaRee 13-15, F Jul 4, 2015

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    yes! I used to hate my body

    so much... I felt fat, even though I looked normal. but a few months ago I understood it's not that important. it counts, what we have inside. and everything else will come with time. in September I came back to healthy nutrition. it's way easier when I'm positive! don't feel...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 3, 2015

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    Me, Wordcard

    I actually know who I am. I have only been denying it which leads to the complication I faced in which I tend to feel lonely. After some thoughts, I discovered that being alone most of the time is not an accident, if I think about it from another perspective, it is actually a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 28, 2012

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    It has been a long arduous journey from self

    loathing, feeling rejected and insecure as child and teenager to accepting myself with all my flaws and assets. I am at the point of my life, where I no longer worry about what others think of me and can express my thoughts and feelings freely, yet gently, always with the goal...
    Prostate56 Prostate56 56-60, M May 23, 2015

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    Noo not yet :( im still too young

    for this I hate myself
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Jun 14, 2015

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    i know that i am not perfect not the best

    for the world but i am the best in my own world because this is my kingdom and i rule here i accept me as i am no matter how careless or tough or an emotional fool i am the best choice for me!!!!!!
    Ahaanaa Ahaanaa 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I know I'm lucky cos my mum was a bit of hippy

    back in the day so she was fine when I started dressing even when I was very little
    JessicababyBell JessicababyBell 26-30, T May 12, 2015

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    I Am Who I Am Because God Is Great!!!

    I accept myself for who and what I am, because I know I am delightfully and wonderfully made. I am also bi-sexual with a great husband 6 kids ( one sort of adopted), and have a girlfriend. I have heard all the tired excuses of going to hell, over a one liner in the bible. I also...
    torturesbellies torturesbellies 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    I accept the weird crazy awkward me

    that i am these qualities make me unique. I don't like to follow any rules or having to feel like i have to live be in a certain way to fit in. I like myself how i am :3 i think we should all accept our selves as we are and not feel bad or insecure.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 15, 2015

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    If I don't who would?

    that goes for everyone..accept yourself for who you are, then one can take away your humanity....
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M Aug 15, 2015

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    This wasn't an easy stage to reach,

    in fact I might not have and maybe never will, perhaps all i'm feeling right now is premature enlightenment. If that is the case, then that still means I have progressed from the position I was once within. Will I still have issues with myself? Yes, nothing can change...
    lmpulsive lmpulsive 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 16, 2015

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    I feel like I use to live my life to make

    others happy....but now I live my life for me!
    hammer963 hammer963 51-55, M May 28, 2015

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    Lonewolvesinc Lonewolvesinc 31-35, M Dec 24, 2014

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    I accept who I am beside my breast lol Haha

    besides that I love my body and my personality
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 22, 2015

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    Love Myself

    I love myself for all my unique traits and personality that is given to me. Every person in GODs eyes is beautiful and perfect in his own way. Love must come from within your soul. Else you will live your life feeling unworthy of any cause.  I am a compassionate person...
    free112 free112 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 4, 2009

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    http://fb.com/share.php?

    u=http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/01/i-will-never-be-a-well-behaved-woman/ I found this link and it's an amazing read. It also speaks to the type of person I am, one I'm proud to be ❤️
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2015

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    I've Learned To Accept Myself

    I don't know if I'm just a shy quiet girl or if that's just part of my social anxieties, but I have always had a problem with the way I am. I've always wanted to be more outgoing. Less passive and more aggressive. I've never had a problem making friends. It seemed like the only...
    pangoftenderness pangoftenderness 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2013

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    I just lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks,

    it's not the greatest but it's a start. I'm so happy! ^_^
    Thatonebish Thatonebish 16-17, F 2 Responses May 29, 2014

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    Well there is sure as hell will not freeze over

    any point of not accepting what I am at my age. 70 this week maybe but just as young
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 2 Responses Jun 22, 2015

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    It took a long time for me to finally accept

    myself as I am, but I can honestly say that I definitely do. I'm beautiful inside and out, and I feel no shame in showing myself to the world in complete and utter vulnerability. Not in a shallow, egotistical, conceited type of way. Rather in a confident manner that says "I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 29, 2015

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    I let go. I am completely in control of

    who I am and who I will be. I am in control. Others are not responsible for my reactions, regardless of my sense of justification. Ultimately, I choose how I handle myself, and I can either be a noble, beautiful woman, or I can be a pathetic, childish coward. I choose the former...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Nov 16, 2014

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    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2015

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