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I Don't Think I Have the Courage to Be Who I Want to Be

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    I Never Thought I Did

    But now I think I do, and more importantly, always have. I have never been afraid to be myself, happy to be different and different from other's. But for a long time I thought I didn't have the courage to be who I want to be and live my dreams. But now, I think I do. I just need...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Dec 5, 2012

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    Not For The Lack Of Trying

    I want to be the mysterious social lady at the party that everyone wants to know more about. I want the aura that attracts people to you and gives off a confident feeling. I want to dye my hair blond and wear beautiful clothing. Be able to have the confidence to presue what I...
    LittleSunGirl LittleSunGirl 18-21 2 Responses May 15, 2011

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    whenever i try to please my parents by striving

    for my best in many ways, i would always end up in an argument with them, said being too immature. i don't think i am immature, why can't they understand what truly is my desire to achieve? i did try to bond more with my family numerous times before, yet nothing seems to work...
    yunisaurus yunisaurus 13-15, F Aug 22

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    Please Help Me (blog Repost)

    I'm freaking out again! I really can't decide anything! I'm in the Army, but I haven't shipped out yet! But I'm positive I only joined because I'm not smart enough for college! I want to get out! I want out! I can't live without my computer! I'm so afraid my boyfriend will...
    OrbManson OrbManson 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 30, 2010

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    ....or the motivation.

    .. Or the ability. I'm an absolute toilet bowl of a mess.
    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I Won't Ever Be Who I Want To Be

    People always tell me that I can do... and I can be who I want but I'm not sure if I can anymore. I'm too shy and I've got no confidence at all really.. I'm too scared to do anything.. even the most simple things because I'm scared of failing and being a disappointment. I...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2010

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    Courage Is Just One Small Part

    To be honest I am not sure if I should post here, but I am going to anyway and have people tell me to go bug off. So I know that courage is a part of it. However, in all honesty I lack a couple of other things needed to be who I want to be as well. The very first is any kind of...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M Jun 15, 2013

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    It's mostly out of fear of being judged.

    But I'm getting better at it. Very, very slowly.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Sep 11

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    Taking The Step Out

    Well all my life I always thought that I would be a buisnessman or a scientist or a doctor. Recently though I've found out that I'm a good singer and writer. I never thought I would be happy doing any of those other jobs, but I've always loved singing and prefoming. I have the...
    MariusValjean MariusValjean 18-21, M Jan 23, 2010

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    It's so strange I'm crazy confident,

    around certain people and cripplingly shy around others, I've lost a lot do to my shyness and I don't want to lose anymore so if anyone has any advice on building confidence in high school, I'm open to it
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    If I died tomorrow, nobody would miss me.
    RyderSebastian RyderSebastian 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 6

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    The experience of being a psychopath..
    jacqueline212 jacqueline212 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 6

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    I think, no...I know, I've spent the last 15 years trying to convince someone that I'm good enough to love and deserve the truth. There's no point in going on about all the things...
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    What more lies will unravel? Why couldn't he just tell me to my face? I bet he wasn't working all of those weekends. I bet he wasn't falling asleep on me at 9 and even 8:30 at...
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    I'm only 16.. 3 years ago I cut myself and I have been doing it on and off since then. I don't understand what's wrong with me. I'd be out with my friends, enjoying my time. Then...
    Aly262 Aly262 16-17 1 Response Dec 1

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    lol yeah, i literally don't give a damn what people think about me. I've always been just myself .. and if people don't like me for who i am then it's just simply not my problem...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M a week ago

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