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I Am Learning to Be Myself

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    Homework About Myself. - Yes this group title, thxx for that. just started to write and make my homework now. im workin on my studie for myself, learnin more and get to know...
    Nimia Nimia 31-35, F Nov 6, 2012

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    Learning To Be Myself - I'm learning to be myself find my wants and desires and do them rather than do what others think I should do.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 1 Response Dec 5, 2011

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    I Am Trying -     i am trying to be myself . i am just trying to take it day by day.  i am a little proud of myself . i didn't blow up on any customers today.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 8, 2009

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    Yeah I Am Slowly But Surly... - After so many years of always being what someone else wanted me to be, having them make all the decisions about what i can and can not do. I'm now...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 1 Response May 15, 2013

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    Who Am I? - I have recently found my self divorced and alone. I did not realize until recently, while feverishly reading all I can on self help and personal growth, that I...
    qcr1971 qcr1971 36-40 3 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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    I was never much at keeping up appearances or maintaining a facade, but I was so easily distracted by trying to "find myself" that I lost sight of who I am. I lived a life that...
    MysticalSkeptical MysticalSkeptical 41-45 1 Response Jan 28

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    Who Am I? - Aside from the fact that it's already challenging to be yourself for fear of being judged, it's also challenging when you aren't all that quite sure of who you are...
    Auxesia Auxesia 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 22, 2012

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    I Am Learning, - I am learning, To cry if I have to or feel like it.To scream if if I have or want to.To be mad, if I need being it.To be happy and smile for my own sake.To talk...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 5, 2011

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    Who Am I? - I have been trying to say, do and act the way others have wanted me to for as long as I can remember and I don't know who I am. I am lost. I am a boring shell of a...
    RHorne1990 RHorne1990 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 12, 2013

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    The Process - The definitive advice that I received on the Psych ward when I was 13 years old was "Be yourself. We like you.  It is your attempt to be whatever it is you think...
    claysu claysu 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2012

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    I'm Awkward - I've have begun to embrace my awkward self. I don't beat myself over the things I do anymore like stuttering, talking fast to try and cover up the stuttering, saying...
    orangesky03 orangesky03 16-17, F Sep 22, 2013

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    Future Imperfect - Strange that the older you get, the less you seem to know who you really are.  I am still a daughter, though my parents are very elderly and live in another...
    FortuneCookie1948 FortuneCookie1948 61-65 Apr 27, 2012

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    Still Learning - Most of my life I tried not being my self to fit in but I learn that never works for me. Because of that, I learned to accept to be my self. Though I know me being...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Feb 16, 2013

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    Almost There - Ive been on the path to being myself for a long, long time. I truley dont know whats stopping me. I honestly feel like people would love the real me, but there is...
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F Mar 7, 2013

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    Small Victory - I hosted my first party last night. While married, he insisted on determining the guest list, creating the menu, cooking the food, and planning the activities (and...
    PeachesGalore PeachesGalore 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    Me....just Me...... - I have fulfilled several different roles in my lifetime...obedient daughter, loving mother, understanding step-mother, faithful wife....now at 50 years old, I...
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    Why fit in when you were born to stand out.
    BrianCrew BrianCrew 22-25, M Feb 4

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    Very Slowly - It is such a slow process.  Life has been on my face like an iron mask.  Changing me and molding me to its will for so long I am not even sure what it under it any...
    Oldandgone Oldandgone 41-45 7 Responses Sep 9, 2011

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    Love Myself - I always tweet on Twitter "love yourself" which I used to build my own identity. I believe that love should first sprout from the person herself. There are so many...
    vintage01 vintage01 22-25, F Oct 14, 2012

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    Inner Conflict Dissipating - It's easy to want to hide who you really are on the inside, and its difficult to be one's self. I've always had trouble trusting people so theres...
    misternobrain misternobrain 22-25, M Jul 11, 2013

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    Enough - I used to worry about what people would think if I was myself. Would they like me or hate me but at this point in my life I don't care anymore. I don't want my daughter to...
    truthseeker28 truthseeker28 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2012

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    My whole life I was told by the people i love that I am ugly. The sad thing is I really believe I am too. Sometimes it's really hard to look in the mirror without becoming...
    Marquinta Marquinta 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    i have never though of myself as beautiful. as people make fun of me for being tall and having a healthy skinny figure. :/
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    Okay so I'm bulimic and yeah I'm also in the early stages of anorexia. Anyways, I am not eating for 2 weeks again...can't wait. I can already see myself at 90 pounds and I'm so...
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    I self taught myself the piano, and then ukulele. Now onto guitar! The guitar is actually pretty similar to the ukulele, or for me anyway. It's a lot of fun learning songs. Once...
    HawaiianPunchz HawaiianPunchz 16-17, F Mar 22

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    I am learning to let go and free myself.. To look at things from a different perspective and question everything, everyone. I am searching inside of me for inner peace that cannot...
    0silence0 0silence0 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I do this as a way of figuring myself out. I love diving into the deepest depths of my innermost desires and thoughts, exploring myself and learning new things every day. I love to...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M Mar 28

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    I've only been on EP for three days, and it's already helping me with my ongoing battle with depression. Or rather, it's helping me to help myself. I'm the kind of person who...
    xeian xeian 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I am a tom boy kinda girl.. but so what!! i love myself now n don't care what others think of me.. i love to try out new things ...so what if others don't like it. i love to deal...
    90colors 90colors 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    Today I had yet another deep conversation with my acting professor. He told me how I should just ignore people's judgements and go past that, how I shouldn't be afraid to be myself...
    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F Mar 18

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    My Japanese learning stemmed from my love for anime and wanting to watch it without subtitles. The more I learned Japanese and the culture behind the language the more interested...
    Kingme1234 Kingme1234 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    I've been trying to concentrate on things about myself I like rather than my flaws. It's so much harder than I thought it would be. I always catch myself comparing myself to other...
    daniefaye32346 daniefaye32346 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    For the past couple of years i had been very hard on myself.I am not proud for who i am.I can't even say to myself that i look beautiful.I always have this attitude that i am not...
    dreamingnightingale dreamingnightingale 26-30, F Mar 24

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    For as long as I can remember, I've loved things like personality quizzes, astrology, animal totems, enneagrams, anything that's designed to tell you about your personality. In my...
    VioletThorns VioletThorns 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Apart from my first language i.e Spanish, I can speak English and little of French. Since my love for world cinema, I watch a lot of foreign language movies and get fascinated by...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F Mar 24

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    I don't think I will ever grow tired of learning or being a student. Of course, eventually I want to receive my university degree and pursue the career I am working towards, but...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 22-25, F Mar 25

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    Learning it. Never knew learning a language could be so hard! The only plus Is a crush in that class, and he helps me. So maybe Spanish isn't that bad?
    Jaycie82 Jaycie82 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Honestly, I think the most learning I could get right now would not come from any kind of book, nor any school or teacher. I've had more than enough advice on how I *should* live...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't love studying,I hate studying. I like learning, learning is wonderful :)
    Mary0710 Mary0710 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I used to be. I was working on myself for a while. But I'm not now. I'm still learning sometimes, it happens still. I'm just me now.
    chimbie88 chimbie88 31-35, M Mar 16

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    There are so many things i would love to do,somtimes it just feels like those things i want to do are so far away. i have such a long way to go.each time i try to do things right...
    cutealex21 cutealex21 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    The only person that will always be there for me is myself.
    biancawho biancawho 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Yes. Wer not married but we have a child. I love doing everything in the house. Feeding him. Sorting out the baby. And I love moaning at him about it. He knows I like to mention...
    samfxw samfxw 18-21, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    This is day #1 on my own without my ex boyfriend. Even when we broke up back in October, we still hung out every day. This time, I must learn to distract myself with other things...
    londonqueen londonqueen 22-25, F Mar 16

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    I have never played a stringed instrument before, so learning to play the ukulele has been a challenge, but fun! I have been playing for about a month now, and can play a few songs...
    ashlee2184 ashlee2184 26-30, F Mar 18

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    I'm not sure whether I've improved any especially in English, I tried really hard to master it whether in writing or speaking. I find it hard every time when I learn the language...
    iqmalzbrown iqmalzbrown 26-30, M Mar 18

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    Learning Spanish oral exam😎
    Jordy94 Jordy94 18-21, M Mar 18

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    I have a struggled quite a bit living life. Battling alcoholism, depression, an anxiety disorder and social phobias I have crossed an emotional landscape often painted bleak and...
    ProgressNotPerfection ProgressNotPerfection 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    Please message me if you are interested in a Korean conversation practice buddy! I prefer to speak with people under 18, as I'm under 18 myself. ^_^ gamsahabnida!
    xiiaochuu xiiaochuu 13-15, T Mar 20