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I Am Starting to Accept Who I Really Am

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 117 People

    Me

    I am what I am,I am what you see I am not what you think although I just might be I have my own mind as I have my own face I have my own views for I have my own tastes I am not as you figured me out to be I have no plots or conspiracies... ...well not as far as you can see I have...
    Spitbak Spitbak 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 21, 2011

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    No Lion!!!

    Im understanding my self more and getting to know the real me! Not the person other people want me to be!! Im no lion on the inside but maybe a tiger! Or my inner cub! lol. But EP has defanatly helped me to understand who i am. If you have a problem with that than you can go...
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M 5 Responses Sep 1, 2008

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    I Want To Let Myself Out.

    I have been thinking really hard about my life and how boring it's gotten. I've been married for only five years and the fire is slowly burning out between my husband and I. He's a sweet man but is always busy at work, with friends, or with his hobbies. He tries to spend at least...
    ginagurl ginagurl 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    I Have Forgotten Who I Am

    From long ago I was forced into doing things I did not want to do. I did them anyway as a matter or survival or a way out of a situation that I had no control over. I just remembered when I got raped inside a boy's restroom by two boys. I was young and my memory put it away...
    Lyndsey2u Lyndsey2u 56-60, T 1 Response Sep 20, 2008

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    A Life Yet Lived

    It was a long journey to the place I stand today.Self acceptance did not come easily, nor without shadow and turning.I am able, at this point in my life, to feel compassion for myself.The self I could have been, should have been allowed to beĀ and the self I became.I have even...
    btrflysfound btrflysfound 41-45 Sep 23, 2011

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    Same Cross Road, Different View

    My life has followed the same patterns pretty consistently for as far back as I can remember. I've felt the same grievances and encountered the same problems over and over again until gradually, I just shut down. Still in that shut down state, I realize I need to grow. There are...
    NoxNata NoxNata 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    As a man, there is nothing more satisfying than to create a new human life with a woman who wants to have a baby. I'd love to repeat this experience, so if you are an EP member who...
    gregff gregff 41-45, M a week ago

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    i didnt beg you to be my friend ..your the one who approach me first so please stop acting like im begging you to stay at my side
    GeramieKrissia GeramieKrissia 18-21, F May 22

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    I am. Yes, I definitely "AM" and I definitely would love for others to accept who I AM... at least in a meaningful way. I have one best friend and at this age, that is plenty and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 18

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    No matter what kind of person you are, I accept who you are as who you are and will not judge you for it. That's just the kind of person I am.
    Sniper3kitty Sniper3kitty 18-21, F 1 Response May 2

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    The Beatles, of course, was what I grew up with, and I have Beatles in my DNA. LOL! But the one group I have always loved to listen to and respect greatly for their musical ability...
    domhearted domhearted 56-60, M 1 Response May 18

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    we still question pearl harbor and the jfk assassination and this happend only 14 years ago was it terrorism who really did it was osama bin laden behind it at all what were the...
    poopmaster1960 poopmaster1960 51-55, M 1 Response May 4

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    I'm tired of falling in love and having my heart ripped out.. I just want to fall in love with someone who really loves me.. I want to go to college and become a teacher... Then I...
    2Thoughts 2Thoughts 18-21, F 2 Responses May 22

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    I met someone who really helps me when I'm bored and depressed. We are not in the same city but we are always talking on Skype. So I think meeting someone online is not a bad thing...
    cenksama cenksama 18-21, M 1 Response May 25

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    i really want to work on my communication skills. i feel judged and criticize a lot about it. i get angry easily and i don't talk much. i really anxious about making changes...
    db174 db174 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    Why is it so hard to let people be happy? It seems to me that whenever we see other people enjoying life and feeling like they're walking not on the cold concrete but on the...
    xKissAndTellx xKissAndTellx 16-17, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    My mom was always pretty ambitious when I was a little kid. She started her own small online store alongside my dad before I was born. But soon she was ready to move onto something...
    anon1296 anon1296 18-21, F 1 Response May 20

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    Some things are not acceptable.. it's not possible to accept everyone for who they are.. Would you accept a ********* or rapist? See what I mean.. most people here are not saints...
    onestarrynight onestarrynight 56-60, M May 6

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    There aren't a lot of those out in the real world or even the internet world. Some of us are so desperate that we'd change who we are to fit into society. Well, they. I know who I...
    derangeddelinquent derangeddelinquent 13-15, F May 18

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    I am starting my life over for the third time, thousands of miles away. First time was when I came to US with a little money and my degree in Architecture. I traveled for a while...
    Xuzhou Xuzhou 56-60, F 1 Response May 20

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    This was the one place that I felt safe and accepted but now there are annoying people that are just rude
    MistKrys MistKrys 13-15, M 6 Responses May 5

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    Accepting others start with you accepting yourself! I Accept you for who you are!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 8

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    I don't get why people don't accept everyone for who they are. If I can accept you, then you sure as hell can accept me for what I am
    lupos lupos 13-15, F 2 Responses May 11

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    Yeah I'm a guy who takes the idea of being a relationship really seriously, I mean potentially you're dealing with someone else's feelings...so I guess really it goes without...
    Endlesshelix Endlesshelix 26-30, M 13 Responses 6 days ago

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    I offered, and my wife accepted, to move out. It has been about 5 weeks, I mentioned divorce today. She isn't ready, thinks we still have a chance. The idea of getting back...
    HarryOsbourne HarryOsbourne 56-60, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Count your blessings not your problems; gloss over lessenings, celebrate add ons. Appreciate that we often do what we must to have a life filled with love more than lust. And...
    oneinawillian oneinawillian 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    What I find interesting is people that think they know it all. The nature of man is to be disobedient every since the beginning. Some people are confused because in their heart...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F May 6

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    I am starting over again in my personal relationships, and I look forward to starting them with new, positive experiences. I will take my time, and I will be choosy with whom I...
    Danielle1011 Danielle1011 51-55, F 5 Responses May 10

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    So my boyfriend successfully hid that he was a cross dresser from me for many years. When I found out I was extremely hurt and angry. It was hard to get past it, not the cross...
    CMegan CMegan 31-35, F May 21

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    I always did and I still do. Everyone is there own person everyone has there own problems. You never know who's actually hurting on the inside or who's actually holding back a...
    lovebugg11 lovebugg11 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    So, I'm not sleeping again even though I have to write a two thousand word paper, create a six page powerpoint, and take a map quiz, that all have to do with my final grade in a...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 3 Responses May 7

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    I have been through so much in the past several years. I was hospitalized three times for suicidal ideations. I went through a bankruptcy. I went through a divorce. I was starving...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 8

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    It's just a matter of time before someone close to me doesn't accept me for being transgender. I know I won't always be accepted. But I'm grateful for those who stand by me and...
    Alison806 Alison806 13-15, T 3 Responses May 10

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    Life isn't easy right? We can't always have everything we want We have flaws We aren't perfect We need to accept our flaws We have to accept our body size or weight No one is...
    LeahLoveeU LeahLoveeU 13-15, F 1 Response May 17

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    We are all unique people . We all have our stories to tell that has had made us who we are today. Who I am I to judge you. I choose to see the good in everyone it doesn't matter...
    KindridSoul KindridSoul 36-40, F 14 Responses May 20

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    (Long description) I'm a small town girl who got bullied constantly because she was different.i have alopecia areata and this is part of my Long story. I wanted to fit in and be...
    Paramoregirl123 Paramoregirl123 16-17, F May 20

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    Accepting another does not mean I will agree with them. We all share this human experience. If you think everyone who does not agree with you hates you then you do not accept...
    in2mec in2mec 56-60, M a week ago

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    I accept everyone. I don't treat you different if you're straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, bicurious, white, black, Asian, tall or short. I accept people for who they are and I...
    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    It is the failure to admit to one's mistakes that is unacceptable. If you do something that hurts another person, even if it is not a direct attempt at harm, fix it as best as you...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F May 4

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    I'm trying to accept a lot of things right now. I try to accept the fact that my uncle died, that I can't change the past, and that I am too damn nice to people. I act as if I am...
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto 13-15, M 1 Response May 7

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    Being the only bigender in the whole school is hard. I can't find people who will accept me and won't mind being my friend.
    justthatnormal justthatnormal 13-15, T 7 Responses May 9

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    I was bullied in school, I wasn't a popular kid, I was the loner, I was shy.... now I have left school and now at the tender age of almost 32 I have great partner and amazing 3...
    gamer3613 gamer3613 31-35, M 4 Responses May 16