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I Am Learning to Be Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    BrianCrew BrianCrew 22-25, M Feb 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm 14 years old and I like to finger myself. Are there any other ways or anything I can use to pleasure myself with? I can't use sex toys because I am still underage...
    ChocColax ChocColax 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    I tend to beat myself up a lot. I try to conquer everything on my own and its just not possible; Im killing myself. I work 9am to 5 pm Mon-Fri, then I have a 5 year old, and on top...
    Sb88 Sb88 26-30, F 35 mins ago

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    I tend to beat myself up a lot. I try to conquer everything on my own and its just not possible; Im killing myself. I work 9am to 5 pm Mon-Fri, then I have a 5 year old, and on top...
    Sb88 Sb88 26-30, F 34 mins ago

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    At least id like to think I'm trying. I can't really change certain peoples opinions about me if they think I'm out of the norm or weird or think something. or that im different...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I am quite a timid person sometimes, but I'm learning to be more confident within myself and to be more assertive! Because you can't get what you want if you don't make the move to...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F Sep 6

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    Do I love myself?! I have started wondering do I really love myself? I mean of course I do I'm adorable! At least that's what I always say. But do I really love who I am, am I...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F a week ago

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    I think All people ought to be entitled to an equal possibility to complete at whatever they adore. Remark right here and allow us to know your ideasR30;are living within the Local...
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    Shocking to All those that do not know Sullivan is she taught herself to browse those publications and every thing else when she was 19.You might not imagine oneself as aquiring a...
    Nolanyqj Nolanyqj 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    In the last year I think I’ve become more of an open-minded person. I’ve started to accept myself a lot more and, dare I say, actually like aspects that I previously despised...
    lookingatstars lookingatstars 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    After a breakup, I feel like we all want to better ourselves. We want to show the sucker who broke our heart that we will be fine without them. With that being said, I am working...
    anitamigna anitamigna 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I forget the days as the nights close in they all seem to run together now. For reasons unknown to me the medication agreement I have accepted Has placed me in a mellow zone, free...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M Sep 13

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    It took a long time for me to realize this but the first person who will help you live a full and happy life is in the mirror. Until I sought this person out and learned to love...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 29

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    My marriage crumbled over three years ago. It actually ended long before that, but I did not want to accept that fact. I then entered into a series of short meaningless...
    skk1966 skk1966 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    Things that I'm passionate about... My boys. They are my true heart and soul. Of all the things I've done in my life, raising them, knowing them and learning from them has made me...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 27

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    I am currently learning German. I feel that learning another language would be nice and decided upon German. So far it has been the easiest language I have ever learned. French isn...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F Aug 28

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    I plan on learning something new each day to the day I die. Learning means life!
    larrlee larrlee 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 10

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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...
    mzwhat mzwhat 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    In order for the person on the outside to feel like who i am on the inside i am going to: Dye my hair- a dark red Change my style- to gothic and alternative. I also want to wear...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I am learning to love myself more than ever before. I thank God for my second chance at life, and I know that special woman is around the corner.
    cainjo1994 cainjo1994 18-21, M Sep 1

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    June 6th 2012: Endless vista the road less travelled No one in sight for ever Thoughts of when I will be myself again Stopped and hidden from view "Unknown Soldier lies here...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M Sep 12

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    Endless vista the road less travelled No one in sight for ever Thoughts of when I will be myself again Stopped and hidden from view "Unknown Soldier lies here" Animal noises and...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M Sep 14

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    Accept Everything As Is . . I don't think that I ever liked myself in the past, but I do. I think I changed a few things in terms of personality. I like everything about me...
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Sometimes I don't like myself but I need to learn to so now I'm working on this
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hey everyone I hope you all are doing great unfortunately I'm not. I hate myself to the millionth degree. I can never escape my unhappiness. Even when I'm happy, sadness is inside...
    BrokenPromises14 BrokenPromises14 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I don't like dresses or skirts Love jogging bottoms and short hair cuts Not big on sex don't know what the big deal is Learning keyboard at moment imagine john Lennon and if I...
    aromantic2012 aromantic2012 31-35 Aug 29

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