I Am Finally Beginning to Love Myself

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    I Love Myself

    Finally,I love myself,Hasn't always been so,Now in better space,It's easier,To love yourself,When you're in good space.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 14, 2012

    Finally, I'm Ok

    I won't bore you with the many reasons I lost my self-esteem, my innocence, and my confidence. It's taken many years to understand where all this negativity came from, and how all these self hating programmed responses invaded my mind, but I finally have a cure.... or two. What...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 13, 2012

    Hard to Do Along

    I have lived alone for so many years that I could not stand me but with friends and lots of prayers I turned my life around and finally got it in this thick head that I am a good person and got the old devil out of my life and know I am somebody now. Got to learn to forgive first...
    silvercoins4 silvercoins4
    70+, F
    May 20, 2008

    The Trust Me

    i have had a hard time in my love life. recently i had 2 look deep within my self because we had 2 write basically about our feelings.
    deleted deleted
    May 21, 2008

    I was a homeschooled outcast with no friends.

    LITERALLY no friends. Not one. I never got out of the house and spent years living that way. I prayed and prayed for someone to come rescue me and it never happened. Within the last few years,Ive made a wonderful circle of friends. Im surrounded by people that love me and Im...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 12, 2014

    Trying To See The Person Inside Me Standing Up For Myself

    I dont really like who I am as a person compared to say 20 years ago ... I was a very happy young woman at college in 1992 ... I was struggling at different times but I liked myself more back then ... I even like myself more back 25 years ago... that was 1987 I might have been a...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Feb 5, 2012


    It started a number of years back, after I came to grips with the war and the battle that raged inside me for so long. I accepted myself and moved on. I became comfortable with myself and the contradiction I lived with for so many years. It didn't matter anymore. The...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    1 Response Oct 15, 2008


    This group was in my goals, experiences I plan to have.. but Ep deleted my goals (apparantly I'm not allowed to have goals in life anymore? Thanks EP!) and actually put all my goals into my experiences, even though I've not had the experiences that are my goals. >_< So I'm...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo
    31-35, M
    Feb 5, 2013

    I'm finally getting to the point in my life

    where I can accept who I was, who I am, and who I am becoming. I grew up feeling alone and pushed aside so I never thought anyone would accept me, for me. So I started becoming images of people, who I thought were cool, popular, and loved. So much so that I was, and the person I...
    adobson5194 adobson5194
    22-25, F
    Jul 31, 2014


    i am doing what everyone has been telling me to do for so long.   And you know what? ... it feels great.
    ForeverAutumn ForeverAutumn
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2008

    Fingers Crossed

    for so long now i have seen the negative,weak or just average in meim beggining to see that im strong,loyal,kind,and have empathy for othersthis iskind of hard for me as im not used to singing my own praisesi was always led to believe you shouldnt blow ur own trumpetbut im...
    geekoftheweek geekoftheweek
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2011

    I didn't start until a few months ago

    but now i can say I love me, grant it i have my days but i think every1 gets that way from time to time
    PanamanianPenguin PanamanianPenguin
    22-25, F
    Apr 17, 2015

    I have spent 40 years not giving myself my

    proper due- even when I thought I was. I have always treated myself as a good workhorse, but not worth loving, really. And I realize that for all my heartbreak at how the world is, for all my empathy, I gave none to myself. If I were REALLY a workhorse I would have treated...
    nighthouse66 nighthouse66
    36-40, F
    Jun 4, 2015

    Out of the (different Kind Of) Closet

    I had a breakthrough yesterday that seemed very analogous to coming out of the closet. I admitted that I am a man-*****. Yeah, that's funny phrase and you might think I'm being flippant, but I'm not. All my life I've wanted to sleep with almost every girl I've met.  Women...
    HeWhoPleasures HeWhoPleasures
    41-45, M
    14 Responses Jul 8, 2008

    Thanks Doesn't Begin to Cover It.

    I'm the typical poster child for self-dissatisfaction.  Crappy childhood, sexually abused, you know the drill.  I'm 30 now.  I thought things would get better long before this.  I always thought I'd find happiness someplace.  But I didn't.  For years...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 8, 2008

    A Drive Without a Destiny

    Not knowing where you’re going, not caring. Just getting away, onto a strange place that will embrace you with it’s warmth. As the sun rises over your campsite, and the morning dew starts trickling off the leaves. The campfire busy warming up our morning coffee, and a...
    kinkitty kinkitty
    36-40, F
    18 Responses Mar 24, 2008
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