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I Am Starting to Accept Who I Really Am

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 116 People

    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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    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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    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 be and the self I became.I have even...
    btrflysfound btrflysfound 41-45 Sep 23, 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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    Related Experiences

    I've been posting a bit in the more "depressed" part of Experience Project more because i have unsaid things I don't feel too comfortable sharing with family. So I look towards...
    xxRaindrop xxRaindrop 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    He will be 15 this month, and he is starting to feel really bad. Arthritis, compressed spine, heart worm, gastric reflux, his lungs have this fungal tumor or something..in his legs...
    Shellfinder Shellfinder 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I accept who I am beside my breast lol Haha besides that I love my body and my personality
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't apologise for who I am, because I believe it's one of the quickest ways to find the right people to fit into your life and to find the ones who really love you.
    InLoveWithDarkness InLoveWithDarkness 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    i had a friend who really loved my massaging and kissing her feeties. I could massage them with or without lotion for hours and hours at a time. My record is 23 hours straight only...
    startrek69 startrek69 51-55 Mar 31

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    I want my family to accept me. I haven't come out to them but I'm pretty sure they know since I dress butch but I can tell by their stares and comments that they don't like it. My...
    hicks15 hicks15 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I think it is time to really let you go. And that's so hard to do because some part of me will be in love with you for the rest of my life. But the daydreaming, the running in...
    Jnyl Jnyl 26-30, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I have been gaining weight over the past few years and eat and drink what I like. I have noticed that my family is starting to get fatter as well. Probably our portion sizes and...
    Jackincontinent Jackincontinent 46-50, M 3 hrs ago

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    And I'd give up forever to touch you 'Cause I know that you feel me somehow You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be And I don't wanna go home right now And all I can taste...
    tkski tkski 41-45, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    ...........I didn't notice that but maybe I'm like this, I tried it out.....................................let me tell you though, not everyone but some. You care too much, you...
    Denzebarrrn Denzebarrrn 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Today I will accept that I spent a lot of my time on the phone. I think I did ot because I was searchig for some sort of approval. I also spread my blog at the internet so that...
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Let’s assume that this is just a fictional story, so that there aren’t so many hate filled responses. A middle aged man, who has been married for 35 years wants to find a...
    dhevel dhevel 46-50, M 2 hrs ago

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    To everyone who feels not accepted, don't feel so down. Because usually, the ones who care more and living with a broken heart, you are the ones who will be rejected and hatred...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I'm really an awkward person. I have trouble starting conversations, let alone holding them. I can never tell what I should say, as I don't want to say anything wrong, or weird the...
    buddytori buddytori 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Dear Switzerland, dear Swiss folksFirst of all, I love you. I grew up here. Even if I wasn’t born here, I can’t help but love you. Despite your occasional quirkiness...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F Apr 9

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    My wife admitted of having an emotional affair of a co-worker after I have caugth a txt message and a picture with an email account made for them.She works on nigths and the guy in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 13

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    My best friend is dating my play brother and I liked him first but he likes her and she likes him and I'm really close with my brother she calls him BAE and my boo right in front...
    October231999 October231999 13-15, F 20 hrs ago

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    I love how my friends can accept me for who I am when honestly, I really don't know who I am. I love how my friends can accept me for who they think I am.
    Oilovneb Oilovneb 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Yeah that's right..I'm real!! You can rest assured that what you see is WHO you are talking to...any pics that I share are 100 percent ME....and I expect the same from all who...
    Angelkins Angelkins 46-50, F 15 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    bond fire ^.^ everyone's invited woot woot saw a really cute couple at the grocery store love girls who like girls ;)
    becreative1308 becreative1308 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I wanted to share my story about my relationship with my ex-boyfriend, I'll call him Mark. We met at university, we were in the same friendship group. Mark was the shy, nerdy...
    drakewood drakewood 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    My boyfriend and my best friends boyfriend have just started working together and they have become really good friends which means that all 4 of us get together as a group quite...
    Chuggington Chuggington 31-35 Apr 6

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    Dear all Accepting the people around you as who they are will really help you better understand the life..just when you accept you straight,gay,religious...ETC friend you will get...
    alixalix80 alixalix80 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I often use the phrase"actions speak louder than words" when talking to my sons. I want them to understand that in life, people will often tell you what they think you want to hear...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 10 Responses Mar 29

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    Unlike some people on EP actually I do accept you are you, with your interests, likes and dislikes and permanent facets such as your race, gender and sexual identity and...
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 10

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    A reason why many people don't get along, it's because they won't accept each other for who they are. It's why people don't become and stay as true friends, it's why couples get...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 13

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    I really miss my teacher, well he was actually a student teacher, he taught me when I was 10/11. He would laugh at almost every joke I made, he was also really silly. On his last...
    FunnyBunny6129 FunnyBunny6129 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I have so much to thank this website for. It's allowed me to start to get to know who I really am. Although I'm still wandering around, lost in life, I'm no longer as lost when it...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 29

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    I think of the various people who know me .. And those who think they know me. Most of them know one facet of who I am, maybe even a few different facets. But does anyone really...
    Walkalone9000 Walkalone9000 51-55, F 12 Responses Apr 1

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    Tonight I really hard. I'm used to talking to my boyfriend every night, but tonight he had a friend of his who's locked up with him call me to tell me he got a 24 hour lock up...
    hillaryalexis hillaryalexis 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    my partner he have 3 kids they under 18, i accept them but they don't accept me . In our relationship it hard to work it out coz i really in love but he said he want to break up co...
    kalolaine kalolaine 26-30, F Apr 9

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    The world would be much better off if everyone had the courage to be themselves. It's really easy to judge people but not so easy to just let people be themselves without trying to...
    WalkAwayFromTheSun WalkAwayFromTheSun 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Since my recent traumatic experience when I thought I might fall victim to the devil's atrocities and may even lose my life injuistified I feel pained for everyone who faces...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    who loves Addie's? Lol, do you need a pill everyday to be in a good mood and energy just to exist?
    nikkija22 nikkija22 36-40, F 10 hrs ago

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    I often struggle with how sexually driven I am. For a long time there was a certain amount of shame attached to it. Girls who enjoy sex and have a high sex drive are often...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 31-35, F 18 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Hell yes it is! You can gurantee that the photos you ses are who your talking to. unless itz Jemma.
    TheDiamondMinecart TheDiamondMinecart 26-30, M 1 Response