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I Can Only Be Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 737 People

    I Can't Imagine Pretending to Be Other Than Me.

    I've said it so many times before, to so many people, and even on here, I feel like I'm harping on.... but it really is something I feel incredibly strongly about.  Being honest about who you are, both to yourself and to others, is a necessity in life. I can't imagine how...
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2008

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    Impossible to Be Anyone Else

    My experiences made me and they are different than anyone elses. My heart, mind, make me unique, unlike anyone else. My soul and spirit lead me to me and no one else. I can only walk my path. If I'm lucky someone else is going along that path to their destination and we can walk...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2008

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    Libieration

    I radiate or communicate personal power, passion, and allure and am not dragged down by trends. I have a bold magical flair and a spirit of innovation and pride. I am secure in my identity and performance and thrive on creating, designing and fostering new and equal opportunities...
    Friendlybabe Friendlybabe 31-35, F Jun 12, 2008

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    No Other Way

    The older I get, it is the only conclusion I can come to - that I can only be myself.  I spent my teenage years trying to conform to what was "popular" and never could master it.  In college I met a diverse group of people and finally felt at home while I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 16, 2008

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    Even Sombody Who Impersonates ...

    Even sombody who impersonates other people, is in effect 'being themselves'
    simy simy 26-30, M Nov 27, 2007

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    When you're young, you wish

    for acceptance and struggle with finding your place in the world. Who will be there? How do I find what I need? As time marches on, and I reached the age of 30, I have found that everything I thought I knew at 23 is, for the most part, not even close to the answer to my problems...
    butterflibabe butterflibabe 31-35, F 2 Responses May 30, 2014

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    I don't know if I can truly love him,

    but I have feelings for him, just figuring out if it's friendship or more is hard, I don't want to hurt him by not being about to return the feelings but prolonging things will hurt just as much. So I'll try best to figure this out quickly.
    CookE114 CookE114 22-25, F Sep 8, 2014

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    I Am Me, Nothing More, Nothing Less

    I only wish it was enough..........................
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 26-30, M Dec 12, 2009

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    I Don't Pretend to Be A...

    I don't pretend to be anyone else. What is the point of pretending to be someone else. You only fool yourself. Although we have many roles and act differently in each, as long as you true to yourself you have nothing to fear. I can understand there will be times when you feel...
    titfortattoo titfortattoo 36-40, F Nov 27, 2007

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    Actually, wait. No. I can be 9 other people

    as well ._. Does that count? Merr.
    Yourguardianangel9613 Yourguardianangel9613 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2014

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    I Can Only Be Myself

    I can only be myself,No one else,Try to change me,Watch out!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 21, 2011

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    Too Bad

    " I can only be myself " to me it´s a 24/7/365 torture
    Dragonette Dragonette 41-45, T Aug 19, 2008

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    I Don't Know Who the Hell ...

    I don't know who the hell else I could be, I pretend to be my twin sister sometimes.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 27, 2007

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    Practical :)

    For years I have searched for who I am and what I want in life - as I string those things together, I do not want to sacrifice what I find by letting it get lost in a procession of masks and deceptions.  My memory sucks, so I would never be able to sustain the charade, my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 23, 2008

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    The Best of Yourself

    We are all different, that is for sure. But we all have the opportunity to be the best we can be! Check out my web page for more info. www.mygenewize.com/savannah . Let me know what you think!
    Savannah01 Savannah01 22-25, F Aug 6, 2008

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    Who Am I??

    Myself! I don't know of any other way to be. I'm not going to change or behave in a way that isn't true to myself just because someone might not like me. Period. End of story.
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 1 Response May 9, 2008

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    Damaged & Flawed.........

    With all my little imperfections & lack of courage. I can only be who I am. No more, no less. Who am I? Well, Let me introduce you to her............. This is WynHaven. She was born in Ontario about 37 years ago. She was a lovely child with no hair til she was 5. Mahahahaha...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 10, 2009

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    I Don't Want to Be Different

    I never try to be someone else or try to deny my feelings, in spite sometimes I don't now how to express them. I don’t follow standard and I don't want to be or act what the society expects of me. If people love me, then they have to accept the real me, there is not another...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 17, 2009

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    I of course have things

    that I want to change or improve ,but I will never say that I want to be someone else. I can only be myself. Duhh
    WasteYouthWithMe WasteYouthWithMe 18-21, F 1 Response May 16, 2014

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    It's Easier

    If I were someone else it would be hard to keep track of what I'm supposed to do!
    Morgause Morgause 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2008

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    Why Pretend?

    I cant be someone I am not. I hate it when people try to change who you are. Let's say you try. You wont be happy, Alot of people aren't really their selves any way cause they are always trying to please somone else. I can only be me wheter it ****** people off or not.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F Mar 5, 2008

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    It's All About Me

    I can only be myself, which is Cool, Sexy and just ******* down right Awesome!Word
    LongLiveRockAndRoll LongLiveRockAndRoll 26-30, M Oct 5, 2012

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    That's All I Know How to Be.

    I can only be myself, and if anyone has a problem with that then "pooey" on them. I decided years ago that I am tired of trying to please the masses. I prefer to just be me and make sure that I am happy.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 29, 2008

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    Iam Me

    I iam me not you i dont feel the same as you always iam me iam me not you even though iam a twin iam me not you and its ok the world would be borring if i looked and there was me's all over the place might be more laughter in the world calse i laugh a lot and smile too.
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F Jul 8, 2008

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    Its Amazing What Journals Reveal About Yourself At That Time...

    In 2005, i went through some serious changes in my life. i broke up with my highschool love of almost 8 years, started a real job in the city and was trying to find myself as an individual.I found the journal I was writing in (it was the year i started doing this), and started...
    browneyeblues browneyeblues 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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    Being Me No Matter What

    first . iam not type of person who likes to be treated like a doormate1FOR ANYONE . iam secend child of four kidsone older sister me and two younger brothersand I also four nephes two nieces and two grandnieses and my oldest niece jennifer is expection her first child in...
    joesdaughter joesdaughter 56-60, F Sep 27, 2010

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    I Can Only Be Myself

    I don't like fate people because you can only be who you are
    Tinara Tinara 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5, 2007

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    Popeye The Sailor

    I yam what I yam and thats all that I yam!
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M Nov 6, 2012

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    Good and Bad

    For all that is good in me and all that is bad - I am me, just me and no one else. I'm not perfect but everyday I grow to be more comfortable with my flaws, they are after all what makes me who I am. I used to be terribly ashamed of me, for many reasons, as I grow older I realise...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Jul 8, 2008

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    Rebellious Nature

    I am in everything rebellious. When I was living in north London with Rollo Richardson, my doctor boyfriend who is thirty years older than me, we went to some brilliant parties in which I proved myself a crazy French girl among all those Britons. Rollo is very much a fetishiste...
    ChouChou9 ChouChou9 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    It was less than a year ago and I'm only 22. She died the September of my senior year so she didn't see me graduate. She will never meet my future husband, my future kids, help me...
    sadailey sadailey 22-25, F 16 mins ago

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    I've always wanted to do something so big that I can move people and change them for the better and the world and all that jazz.
    PhillipBibat PhillipBibat 16-17, M 58 mins ago

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    The old me. Me in the middle of the road running and crying out for my friends, Laughing my heart out over their shoulder. Today also I smile because I love to smile but my eye...
    evilingod evilingod 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    This crazy world we live in, where its acceptable for people to do as they please without repercussions makes it very difficult for someone like myself to meet a REAL great guy...
    Plaincountrygirl Plaincountrygirl 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm currently struggling with who I was and who I want to be , everyday I think about who am I what I want to be what's my purpose and I find myself battling my own thoughts I even...
    Yariilondon Yariilondon 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    baby there you go again, making me love you, I stopped using my head, let all go, got you stuck on my body like a tatoo, and now I'm feeling stupid for crawling back to you, but I...
    psychoval psychoval 36-40 3 hrs ago

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    all last summer in case you don't recall, I was yours and you were mine forget it all, was there a line that I could write, sad enough to make you cry, all the lines you wrote to...
    psychoval psychoval 36-40 3 hrs ago

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    I usually have nightmares and end up crying myself to sleep most nights anyway
    4alex442 4alex442 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Yes. I'm going to involve myself in the movement
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I think I'd make people sad... or they would be bored asf cause it feels like the only thing I think about is being a hero/defender of the United States in a big hunky suit of...
    Captain9Omega Captain9Omega 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    Omg, this sounds sort of like me and my best friend. it's just so many emotions I wabt to get out and I think this is the place to do it. I'm in love with my best friend. It's...
    Daydo99 Daydo99 16-17 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I've cried myself to sleep recently it seems like my "friends" don't seem to understand me anymore, and my family has many problems right now, always ending up in the hospital...
    emily1213 emily1213 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I know a young girl that I have gotten close to over past several months I became aware of a guy with intentions to sexually abuse her and got her to put me in touch with her...
    Cargan2016 Cargan2016 31-35, M 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I know I can't do this. You're still a professor and I'm still a student. Why am I doing it. My legs betray me. I can't go without seeing your face and relive those happy days when...
    Anbarasi Anbarasi 18-21, F 20 hrs ago

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    Dear you, You don't know how much I appreciate your presence in my life. Yes, you are a patient I see twice a month or sometimes only once but you are an inspiration and a bless...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago