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I Accept Myself As I Am

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
    oeN4 oeN4 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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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 2 Responses Jul 4

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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 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.
    xxRainbowunicornxx xxRainbowunicornxx 18-21, F 4 Responses May 15

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    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 21

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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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    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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    RH17 RH17 18-21, F 1 Response May 13

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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

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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

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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

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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 26-30, M May 14

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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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    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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    I just lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks,

    it's not the greatest but it's a start. I'm so happy! ^_^
    Thatonebish Thatonebish 13-15, F 2 Responses May 29, 2014

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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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    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 and horny as ever.
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 1 Response Jun 22

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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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    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 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...
    WalterStuart22 WalterStuart22 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 26

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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 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 16

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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

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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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    The Real Deal Here!

    A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he...
    Mammy Mammy 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 30, 2008

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    To be really happy: maybe we should all stop

    looking for society to give us permission to be ourselves.
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 51-55, F Sep 29, 2014

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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 😏
    Layla1721 Layla1721 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Noo not yet :( im still too young

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

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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
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 15, 2014

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    Lonewolvesinc Lonewolvesinc 31-35, M Dec 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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    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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    Having read books on various sciences,

    mainly biology, I am comfortable with myself. I understand why my male mind does what it does. It's such a relief to know that I am a normal animal and not a sinner. Science set me free.
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser 36-40, M Sep 13, 2014

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    KaskadingKoquette KaskadingKoquette 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 26

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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 3 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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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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