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I Am Learning to Be Myself

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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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    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 apparently have never grown oout of the approval and security seeking stage. Maybe, because I was abandoned by my...
    qcr1971 qcr1971 36-40 3 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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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 things, factors around that sometimes you give up and lose control of things. Therefore it's really hard to be...
    vintage01 vintage01 22-25, F Oct 14, 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'm taking on a new role....Me...Penny...that's all...just me...it's about ****** time!!!!   Penny Webb
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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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 always been a false front that I put up for everyone to see at times. I never really gave myself a chance to be myself but now im...
    misternobrain misternobrain 22-25, M Jul 11, 2013

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    Some of you may know this club

    or organization as VICA it is currently called skills USA although the archaic term is used often by those over 35. Anyway after being involved in skills for nearly four years I finally attended the state conference and competitions in Syracuse New York as a delegate. I am very...
    Axonpanda Axonpanda 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26

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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 more.  But the iron mask is coming off.  It is in bits and pieces but it is coming off.  Someday I will look...
    Oldandgone Oldandgone 41-45 7 Responses Sep 9, 2011

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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 wasn't me for years and it's taken years to both see that and remedy that.
    MollyPetal MollyPetal 41-45, T 1 Response Jan 28

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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 person I don't know what I like anymore. Sitting around doing nothing just seemed better than trying to figure out...
    RHorne1990 RHorne1990 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 12, 2013

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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 slowly learning how to just to be me and yes it feels good. Even the simplest things like choosing clothes, what i eat and what time...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 1 Response May 15, 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 yet he considered them "our" parties...lol). Everyone had a great time. One woman commented that her cheeks hurt...
    PeachesGalore PeachesGalore 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    BrianCrew BrianCrew 22-25, M Feb 4

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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 random crap for no reason, and using my hands an awful lot when I talk. I feel that me accepting my personality...
    orangesky03 orangesky03 18-21, F Sep 22, 2013

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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 myself better.
    Nimia Nimia 31-35, F Nov 6, 2012

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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 still some part of me that doesnt allow my true self to shine through. I think it may have to do with my extreme fear...
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F Mar 7, 2013

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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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    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 be afraid to be herself. So I am making myself a promise right here right now. I am going to be myself and...
    truthseeker28 truthseeker28 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2012

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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 country.  I am a widow, rather than a wife, and sometimes I would give anything to have someone to share things with...
    FortuneCookie1948 FortuneCookie1948 61-65 Apr 27, 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, if this is what I want.To remain silent, when I choose too.To stop saying it is alright or okay, when it is the...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 5, 2011

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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 you should be, that is disturbing us."It was good advice.  I took it.  It facilitated a real shift within me.  I...
    claysu claysu 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Life is all about learning to me, be that a new experience or a new hobby or even a new skill. Learning something new is expansion of body, mind, soul and ability. There is...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    "All of our relationships depend on our relationship with ourselves. If you don't love yourself, you can't possibly love anyone else" ~unknown. i never understood this when i was...
    AThousandThoughts AThousandThoughts 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have a serious problem comparing myself to others. I try really hard not to, but I do. It seems that I am really slow at learning things. Its like everything I look at something...
    TurkeyBacon TurkeyBacon 18-21, M Sep 28

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    One of the biggest lessons I learned from nearly dying of cancer is the importance of loving myself unconditionally. In fact, learning to love and accept myself unconditionally is...
    Shanti00 Shanti00 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    I read way too much, and I think even more. I can cook like a pro ( I was one) make my own all natural bath salts. Drawing, writing and learning I like taking something and asking...
    Pacificdiem Pacificdiem 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    How can you love yourself when you don't feel good about yourself ? This is the question I ask myself, because when I think about it the answer is. I don't feel good about myself...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    In each day I like to learning new thing . Life is about learning . We can achieve our knowledge from everywhere . We also can learn from small child and elder. Knowledge is the...
    SUMIA2108 SUMIA2108 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 25

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    I really like learning whatever I can about the world. I take extra college classes all the time not because I need them but it won't hurt me and I like trying to learn new things...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 30

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    I've been longing to know who I am, and what I am supposed to be doing with my life. I'm sure many others out there feel the same way. However, I wonder how many can also include...
    GlamGasm GlamGasm 22-25, T Oct 6

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    People probably wouldn't think this if they knew me. I mean I have no good reason to hate myself I just do. I have never technically been bullied and I have some friends and nice...
    BlueSkysGreySkys BlueSkysGreySkys 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I fill my emptiness with distractions, it used to be adult films the buying DVDs the shopping spree at the bookstores. I know it's not normal to be depressed and also thinking...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am TRYING to learn this & I am having problems with it. In the past 2 years, I have nearly died twice (sepsis & a heart attack), have dealt with cancer, the heart attack...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's funny... There are certain groups or people that make me feel so important (big in a sense/confident and proud of who I am)... And then there are certain groups or people that...
    OhGK OhGK 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I have a mild learning disability. I was put in a special classes. From Gr. 8 to Gr. 12. I was teased and my English was not good either.After I graduated from high school. I took...
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F Sep 24

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    The very fact we human beings have an inate capability to adapt also tells us that we can learn new things. For some it's quicker while some of us struggle yet we're able. I look...
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    Pain, beauty, self I carry the weight, to love, you must love all, and though I feign, to rise you must first fall, flat floored, grounded Moore, shamed poor, rough and boor, The...
    ymfas ymfas 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 27

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    Slowly but surely it's a tough thing. It's easier to believe the bad stuff about myself than the good stuff. I need more self-compassion.
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I have always been a free thinker, if someone tells me something I don't always accept it. I need to see it for myself in order to accept and retain it. There is many...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 9 hrs ago

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    not too many but i keep everything to myself.
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 6 hrs ago

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    i laugh at myself even when no one is around...hahaha
    mamaberry27 mamaberry27 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I managed not to cut for one year now, I felt better and better the last months. But the feeling of wanting to hurt myself gets stronger and stronger. Things are getting worse... I...
    Muizi Muizi 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Tomorrow October 21st I will be 47 year old. When I look back on the life I've wasted and the unforgivable things I did in the past it pushes me to make a fourth attempt at ending...
    ATroubledLife ATroubledLife 46-50, M 1 Response 48 mins ago

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    Learning some life lessons. I'm open to change.
    Toyies Toyies 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I get fascinated by just about anything. I love knowing things. I love improving myself. I love being able to see the world in different perspectives. It's breathtaking.
    unicornbombz unicornbombz 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 29

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    Something I wrote to him, although I didn't send it. Thank you. I have a lot of things to thank you for. Thank you for showing me how to love and supposedly be "loved". Thank...
    weightingforhappiness weightingforhappiness 18-21, F Oct 2

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    Sometimes I feel great about myself but than I fall into that category of depression, but it's not depression. I wonder if it's part of life. I have mood swings. Sometimes I'm very...
    theChickk theChickk 16-17, F Oct 5

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    I really would love to travel the world. But not just to see really cool things, I want to have conversations with people who think similar to myself. I want to understand their...
    xKzax xKzax 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    Be quick to listen , slow to speak....slow to become angry James 1:19 I am learning to validate more...listen well not comment. I get frustrated and angry at times when I can't...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My new baby. I've started learning to play. All I can say is it can be a bit painful on the fingers when you have very weak skin. lol Plus I was pressing the strings to hard. to...
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F Sep 24

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