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I Am Learning to Be Myself

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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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    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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    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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    The more and more i learn about myself,

    the idea of what i want from my life is becoming clear.Materialistic things do matter but i need something which is way above than the materialistic world, Sometimes i have thought of compromising on few things thinking that this is how the society is and i have to accept the...
    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    The problem is, I'm two different people.

    Both are very real. One is from my past, when I was five, and that person is much more powerful than I care to admit. He's frightened beyond sanity and regressing rapidly, because in infancy he remembers safety. The other is my normal adult self, at least normal for now, not...
    clothprefoldbillyb clothprefoldbillyb 61-65, M Oct 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    BrianCrew BrianCrew 22-25, M Feb 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    CinimonGypsy CinimonGypsy 41-45 1 Response Jan 28

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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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    Related Experiences

    I’m learning to love the books we liked Without thinking of you. I’m learning to love the films we liked Without thinking of you. I’m learning to love the music we liked...
    AJM95W AJM95W 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I have to say my kids have to be the best in the world I really did a great job as a mom and dad to them now they have their own kids and they are doing a great job with them both...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 45 mins ago

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    I've realized that as I journey through life and have learned to love myself in a healthy, compassionate, and nourishing way that I gain this light and this joy inside that spills...
    OhGK OhGK 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Don't see much people learning arabic tho its beautiful:3 to I'm learning turkish soon .. Any of you willing to learn arabic? Im arab myself and i find arabic class kinda hard for...
    nonorawi nonorawi 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    So the other day on a bit of a whim I went out an bought myself a keyboard. I love music and can already play guitar, but piano is something I've always wanted to try, after all...
    Supermassive93 Supermassive93 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am a empath by nature, I can feel, see and attach to peoples emotions, it is a amazing gift, but one thing I did not take into account was that I can actually learn in peoples...
    Auricor Auricor 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    I hate myself more than anyone else ever could. Yes. I hate myself THAT much.
    junglejimlove junglejimlove 16-17, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Is it time to let go? How do you know when it's time to move on from a relationship? Should I try to keep holding on? I've been seeing things a lot clearer these days, or perhaps...
    LeBonBon LeBonBon 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    For quite some time now I have seemed to be deeply unhappy with myself. I can't tell you how many days I woke up and just felt like I was nothing. I still don't love myself as much...
    RubyRayne RubyRayne 26-30, F Dec 9

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    I don't even know why I started learning German…but if anyone wants to talk to me with it please do! I've been learning for five months, but my grammar is pretty bad…Still...
    Kysandragon Kysandragon 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17

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    I cut myself again last night. Im so pissed off at myself, because i try to help so many with their problems i forget about my own. To and try to get them to stop. Makes me feel...
    Nick54 Nick54 18-21, M Dec 8

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    I tend to do this a lot because I'm a very shy/quiet person who suffers from Social Anxiety, Depression, and a Learning Disability. I have full conversations with myself when I'm...
    Ice26 Ice26 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've always kept to myself, I'd cry at night to hide the pain I always feel! I've learnt to trust a few of my friends and only have 3 besties who I'd tell everything now. Before I...
    daniebravo daniebravo 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    MOST OF MY LIFE i HAVE BEEN ALONE AND SINGLE. NOT BY CHOICE, BUT GODS CHOICE OR THE DEVILS WORK: I did not learn about se-x until my mid 30s. I know very little right now. Less...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Dec 7

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    Here is a part of an article excerpted from “The Secret of Letting Go” by GUY FINLEY. Self-Correction is Self-Elevation We are a peculiar race of beings. On one hand, each...
    lightislove lightislove 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    I'm learning, slowly that good does come from within. Peace isn't just something you read about in books, and trust is allowed to. If I let you in, I've given part of myself that...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F Dec 7

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    I just dont find the need to explain myself to someone when I know Im right.
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F Dec 17

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    The last time I was on EP was quite a long time ago when I wrote a small paragraph thanking everyone who had read "My Story" and gave me tremendous support. Though I was overjoyed...
    amcintyre94 amcintyre94 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Ramble Gamble 'Cause I cannot stop my mind from running... One minute I'm hearing a recycled Christmas classic, The next is a parody made in my head. Catch my muse, set the fuse...
    DiamondPrincess89 DiamondPrincess89 22-25, F 22 hrs ago

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    “I have forced myself to begin writing when I’ve been utterly exhausted, when I’ve felt my soul as thin as a playing card, when nothing has seemed worth enduring for another...
    osnaps osnaps 22-25 21 hrs ago

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    Never learn from my past experiences. It's like reading an old book and knowing how it ends but going ahead anyway. I should not be allowed to think. It's this hope for something...
    gaeainchaos gaeainchaos 22-25, F 19 hrs ago

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    Even at this time of the year I still feel like no cares I'm thinking of starving myself to death Thinking haven't thought if I'm doing yet
    killam42 killam42 16-17, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I am lucky to have happy, healthy parents and brothers. But my other relatives are so annoying, that I can't stand being with them. My parents want me to spend time with them this...
    sangeunkim sangeunkim 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Yep. I just made something that looked really hard now pretty easy (other factors aside). Even if it doesn't work out I'm glad I did this, is that weird? xD Anyway I'll soon find...
    DeathIsPartDinosaur DeathIsPartDinosaur 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I think that I remember me, thinking about my thoughts, even it was a long time ago, when I thought I would not be able to think anymore. But I do think now, that it is O.K. to...
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I took a nap right now and I had a really horrible dream, and when I woke up I had scratches all over my arms and some on my face. I had to clip my nails, like wtf 0.0 I know I did...
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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