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I Am Happy to Be Me

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    Why Won't I Be? =)

    yeah. i am happy  being me=)
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 19, 2009

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    Because.....And if id never had made those

    mistakes i would not be the woman i am today!lilreddressღ 
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    Almost There!

    For a really really really long time, I was extremely self-conscious and I held myself back and I wasn't happy. At all. But recently, I've been doing some self-reflection, and I decided to change that. I realized that I deserve better than the expectations that I was setting for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    I had an epiphany today.

    I just realized I am living in a defining moment in my life. 2 years ago I was married to a hateful, mean, manipulating woman that I didn't love. I married a woman thinking it would work and I could be in the closet my whole life so I could continue doing my church thing...
    johntyrel johntyrel 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 12

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    Finally I Am Beating Depression!!

    For the first time in nearly 7 years i am happy to be me!! I am getting over my depression!! It feels so good to be able leave the house by myself!! As i mentioned in my other story i recently broke up with my boyfriend. It took alot of strength to do that. I depended on him...
    commodore720 commodore720 18-21, F 1 Response May 13, 2007

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    Just Me

    I know I'm not perfect. BUT I am perfectly me! xo
    HisLady HisLady 22-25, F Sep 11, 2009

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    Fra-geel-lay

    Today. This is how I feel. yUck Foo
    NotLarryBubkiss NotLarryBubkiss 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 18, 2012

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    Im gay... It repulses me to see macho uber

    sexual bro type guys who say the words "*****" and "****" like its ok... And like it should be comfortable for all men to be around. They think every man like places like hooters and twin peaks... They text you pictures of naked girls they find here and there on the web... They...
    johntyrel johntyrel 31-35, M Jul 12

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    Me

     I'm happy,How I like it,The way it should be,There's nothin',Makes me happier,Than being me.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2011

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    I Am Totally Happy To Be Me......

    I am very happy to be me....it took many years to get to the ME I have wanted, and I have had a lot of good people help me get here....my awesome new husband, my best friend in the world next door to us, my awesome daughter, they have been through the ride with me, and they are...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 24, 2010

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    Yes, I Am Happy Being Me!

    Being transgender has made my life confusing, difficult, sometime painful.I am living my life today, being myself. I am just me, and I like being me.I've come to accept me over all these years of living with myself.I am a woman, I know this.Being a woman is a lot of work but...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2012

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    Bi-polar Survivor

    Anyone who suffers with bi-polar.Should all know that it's not easy.All the **** we feel,Suicidal Tendencies,Anger,Depression,Etc.We get labeled as crazy,psycho and before, this use to bother me but for the last 3 years.I could care less what people label me.Yup I'm Bi-polar and...
    antisocialbutterfly antisocialbutterfly 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2007

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    Sure

    100% happy being me. Smiles.  
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2009

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    I am getting happier. Part of that is because I'm a recovering alcoholic and I work with other alcoholics that are just getting sober. Helping others makes me happy!
    BamaChristopher BamaChristopher 51-55, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Exactly four years ago I was the happiest,luckiest girl alive.Had everything I wanted but I thought why not get some struggle and pain.And slowly situations got horrible...And I...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    To be honest, I'm afraid of being happy. Maybe it's because everything that makes me happy disappears.
    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am happy again :).. Yes I am.. Soon I hope you!! Yes you!! Will be happy too if you already not!!
    logen88 logen88 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    because of how I thought happiness was obtained. I thought people or a person was suppose to make you happy. Clearly, I am wrong. I think the goal now is to figure out what it is...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Ridiculously Abundantly Happy!! =) *Funny part is, though, I've flowed through practically every emotion in the textbook Just Today... And I'm thrilled to report: We're closin...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F a week ago

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    The easiest way to become happy is to do what it is you want to do. We become unhappy when we worry about what someone else thinks of us. This thought can be a passing glance and...
    Weretiger Weretiger 26-30 a week ago

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    There's this guy I am with almost every weekend. I've spent more time with him than I have with friends I've had for 30 and 40 years. I was sad and miserable for such a long time...
    xcryptic xcryptic 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    He is so happy with me :) He was practically in tears. It was his best birthday ever. I'm so good!! But ... It's not enough for me. I need so much more than making him happy...
    Aagatha Aagatha 36-40, F Aug 17

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    this is the biggest factor to my deppresion, i was bullies for my whole school life for being fat and ugly..... and its true i am but its such a vicous cycle ... i am an emotional...
    Afallenangel666 Afallenangel666 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I finally feel content with my life and happy that I'm taking small steps towards achieving my goals, and I literally walked in for a job interview yesterday and started that very...
    AV143 AV143 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    In fact, maybe TOO happy. I've never experienced abuse so I'll never understand what it's really like. Sure, my parents divorced, but I grew up with a loving mom and stepdad. I...
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I have my friends, my lover and a wide open space of beer cans and tarmac and wandering birds and hedgehogs and silence. I am happy. I am happy,
    LittleLux LittleLux 41-45, F Aug 14

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    There comes a point when you realize that to some people in your life you will never be good enough for no matter how hard you try, and at that point you realize that you are...
    josielynn0119 josielynn0119 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY to my lovely sister Julia. :) I'm so lucky to have a sister who is always there for me when I need to talk. She always makes time for me to help me through any...
    Hannah1100 Hannah1100 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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    I've never liked happy endings. They seem contrived and dishonest, a lie about how things most often are. I don't understand why Hollywood films so often let the "good" guys win. I...
    GlassDog GlassDog 36-40 5 Responses Aug 9

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    I'm really sick and tired of hearing people ******* complaining about being single. want to know why you're not in a relationship? that's why. do you really think someone is going...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Happy anniversary to my best friend and wife...17 awesome years. some up and downs but 99% all ups.
    Insouciance413 Insouciance413 36-40, M Aug 8

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    I'm fatter than I've ever been and I could not be more happy about it. I spend all day stuffing my fat face with junk food. I always have four (an extra in the afternoon) huge...
    m3ltingsnow m3ltingsnow 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    I am tired of being single for all my life.I just want to be in a happy relationship.
    spacewanted spacewanted 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Like I've mentioned before I was raped by my stepdad when I was 10 years old. While it was a very scary experience for me I have chosen to forgive my stepdad for what he did to me...
    hannahphillips hannahphillips 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    This is the things that I pray always and wish I want to be happy again with someone that will accept who ️iam.
    verlaidamendoza28 verlaidamendoza28 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    My happiness comes from my internal interactions with the life around me.. And with the building and blooming of my internal visions. All that I need to be happy are the basic...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M Aug 6

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    It's the first time in 8 or 9 years since I felt like this. I'm truly happy again!!!!!!
    VeniceTheFree VeniceTheFree 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    Happiness belongs to those who WANT to be happy.
    Hornesty Hornesty 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Let us use EP as a great inspiration, as a friend, as someone we can seek advice on with and not just as a social media because it is not. Let us learn from each and everyone's...
    EPNids EPNids 36-40, F Aug 4

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    August 4th ...international happy friendship day...A friend is someone who knows everything about you....But loves you anyway.... 
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    My father, who helps support me (at 28), really resents my dogs. He helps me with money (I haven't worked since February) - but he hates the fact that a lot of the money he...
    PreposterousRex PreposterousRex 26-30, M Aug 3

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    I don't know why, but I get a real high off of others happiness... It just makes me extremely happy to see others being happy. Ah... Just seeing someone in a good mood makes me...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 3

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