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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Not 100%. I don't think anyone ever will lol
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    It broke my heart to realize this. But I got to college. I'm in the "Honors Dorms", in fact. And I'm realizing how little you have to do to get by with being considered "honorable...
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    Don't care much about appearance so it doesn't really bother me, but it still kinda sucks some times.
    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    There are so many careers that I don't believe you don't need a college degree for, honestly.
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Throughout my years on earth, I've worn so many masks sometimes I don't remember what my real personality is. Maybe all of them are me? Maybe none of them are me? I guess I'll...
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    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    elel110993 elel110993 18-21, F Mar 25

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    It is not the process of thought that must be changed; the problem is not inherent to the fact in which one should think differently... nor it is intrinsic to the possibility to...
    bobsaber bobsaber 31-35, M Mar 21

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    Me: "What do you like about me?" Him: "Your body" it stabs me in the heart... I want to be loved for my character not to be made to feel like a object...
    Rosesanddiamonds Rosesanddiamonds 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    I hate myself. Nothing I do is changing it. I never smile, I'm not happy, I've never loved nor respected myself. I'm not capable of changing it. I think it's time I give up and...
    bhokie bhokie 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Unless you want to be a problem, then you got yourself a problem! Some fools need to have problems, I hope it's well worth your time!
    TanTwink TanTwink 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    Having women in the military is one of the worst things to happen to us. They will never be equal to men. In fact, they are a danger to have around. They will make mistakes and get...
    Rosepetal10 Rosepetal10 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    Yes really. Obviously I have my preferences too like everyone else and I do appreciate something nice to look at but when it comes to call, what is a persons looks or "hotness...
    tooloaded tooloaded 22-25, M Mar 20

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    It's sad I can't see what others see in me. I keep quiet about it because might seem like I'm fishing for compliments. Maybe a little insecurity keeps me from being conceited. What...
    xMissTix xMissTix 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    That is my opinion. We might have certain choices over certain things, but we do not have choice about everything.
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Nothing is intriguing, most of us are attention seekers . Either we write to attract sympathy or for self importance .
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    That's all. Nothing to describe.
    thestranger89 thestranger89 22-25, M Mar 19

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    Thats why i'm dropping out. College isnt for everyone.
    Lalafancy Lalafancy 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 25

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    I play hide and go seek in the rain with my kids. I've yet to make love in the rain, but still hopeful.
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    Seriously people's taste in music in this day and age sucks donkey b****
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    Everyone is their own interpretation of gender. That is what makes sense to me. Be yourself and see others as the individual they are.
    BlueCedarTree BlueCedarTree 46-50 5 days ago

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    The rain is renewing and gives me energy for the day ahead!
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    Well as a little kid I never played in the rain. I find this title amusing for it can give you a cold
    Naty13 Naty13 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    mcsunshine09 mcsunshine09 13-15, F Mar 22

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    Hello guys, I hope you're all doing well. I sort of hesitated about the idea of posting my experience here but I decided to do so. I sort of think that I have been a schizoid my...
    Bloodyshrines Bloodyshrines 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    explainit2me explainit2me 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Fluouracarpott Fluouracarpott 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I don't know.. I guess it don't really believe in love. As a child I did, but with each year I mature, I stray away from the thought. If it exists, it's more like extreme...
    TaylorNicoleee TaylorNicoleee 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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