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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I just don't get it. I'm good in school. I'm always getting good marks and awards. And I'm working especially hard to get into a good science set in year 9 because I want to get...
    ofsquidgyandcarlile ofsquidgyandcarlile 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Most of the time I am on my own. I usually stay home or am at school for class or tutoring. I see my family and my co-workers often. I don't really have an entourage. It makes me a...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 Aug 9

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    I don't think it ever was I used to have a therapist and now social work is the career I want to pursue
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F Jul 29

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    i don't think i'm all that attractive, and it upsets me cause i want to be, but alas my appearance does not match Americas standards of beauty in any regard
    Superwholockian Superwholockian 13-15, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Dear hurt, Why can't you leave me alone? Why is it that you always find your way to suck me in, with no fair warning? Hurt, you put me down so many times. You keep telling my...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    It is a crazy story. Sometimes it feels because I am female, I must be the competing enemy to some. Ever since I have moved to London, I just find the women who work here are...
    EstuaryRivers EstuaryRivers 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 29

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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
    bananaman1uk bananaman1uk 26-30, M Aug 3

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    I'm pretty simple, I'm a down to earth kinda chic. People don't see what's beneath the outer layer, sure men pretend to want to get to know me but the fact is finding someone who...
    shimmersandsparkles shimmersandsparkles 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    Oh what id give to look into your eyes right now what if give to be by your side and not invisible. Why don't you see, I'm crying inside. You don't act like my best friend anymore...
    Britt199b Britt199b 16-17, F Jul 30

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    I know they mean well but it just seems like my friends don't trust my judgement. Everytime I talk about this boy, they shut me down. They want me to stop talking about him and...
    defi4nce defi4nce 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I haven't got a boyfriend since 3 years ago. It's not because I haven't moved on because trust me, my life has nothing to do with him anymore. It's not that I never find anyone...
    pinkfruitpop pinkfruitpop 18-21, F Aug 4

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    Song-time! Nothing cheers up like a spontaneous musical act! (Well, I can think of quite a few things actually, but that's besides the point!) When the day is long and the...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I want to thank the media for my distorted view of pretty...I feel that I only look decent when I straighten my hair for hours and perfect my makeup. My natural beauty just doesn't...
    freeyourdemons freeyourdemons 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Today I realized the real reason I haven't been looking for love and happiness with someone else anymore. It isn't because I'm strong and becoming independent and don't need anyone...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    Unfortunately EP does it automatically. It shouldn't be capitalized for the same reason we don't capitalize the word bullshit.
    Badtimanonymous Badtimanonymous 31-35, M Jul 21

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    I literally hear many voices, when I say something back to the voices, they don't reply. I know for a fact I am not imagining them. Sometimes they say my name or just random "happy...
    hellobriannaskye hellobriannaskye 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    If I don't get married it's fine I'll just travel and enjoy life. 😂😊😌
    Sammie099 Sammie099 13-15, F Jul 26

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    I know it's not popular opinion and it doesn't come across as very respectful or nice, but I think people are in the wrong when they say that Robin Williams is "free" or "in heaven...
    AlmostCool AlmostCool 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Educational attainment is a major goal of mine and I want to be formally educated as much as possible. While college degree certainly can open up some career opportunities, it is...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I'm sure most of us have been guilty in letting others here dictate our moods or how we feel about ourselves.. I soon learnt when I came here being over sensitive is a danger to...
    primnproper primnproper 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    Maybe if you did youd see me differently, and see i dont do things you dont like because i want to upswt you... But more like, i do them to forget about who I am temporerally...
    SingItForTheKids SingItForTheKids 18-21, F Aug 6

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    At least not necessarily. Some soldiers are indeed heroes, but this country (the U.S.) has the definition of a hero backwards. A true hero is someone who does anything to prevent...
    heapograss heapograss 22-25, M Aug 8

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    I'm not bragging about myself but I've always been a good student and going to college was a big dream of mine. I was bullied in highschool (and before) and I naively thought that...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I mean what's the point in being in a relationship thats most likely going to fail. you just get to love someone who eventually won't love you back. Yes you have good times, but it...
    danielfrost danielfrost 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    because people who think that way always die. The stupid way.
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I had a friend who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. He was the father of both of her children. Her son was 5 and her daughter was 3. He shot his ex-girlfriend and his own 3yr old...
    LilMsUnknown LilMsUnknown 36-40, F a week ago

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    In life I am ignored and mocked. No one listens to what I say because it "is not interesting" or "is not funny." To them I just seem like an annoying idiot. On this site anything I...
    Guest4111 Guest4111 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I'm glad you are no longer in my life now. You have no idea how much did you selfishness had put me through. casual relationship my ***! You just couldn't resist other girls, that...
    Naturalsimple Naturalsimple 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    Of course we have self doubt & yes, I share that self doubt about getting married again. I was married for 12 yrs & divorced now for 4. I would love to get married again one day...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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    I'm pretty but do you think I am?
    juliaek1 juliaek1 13-15, F Jul 23

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    Back in high school when I was in grade ten, my best friend introduced me to this guy that she went to semi formal with, just as friends, and ever since that day we became really...
    jenniferolise jenniferolise 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Honestly I think it's cool to have a therapist because it means you have a story to tell to people in the present and the future. It's also pretty cool because it kind of makes you...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M Jul 28

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    No. It wasn't funny. It was humiliating & contributing to my desire to give up on the human race. Why can't everyone just be Scotty Beckett? C'mon guys.
    Plutonianbabe Plutonianbabe 16-17, F Aug 1

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    I have a mother that is constantly judging me and telling me that I'm not good enough or that I'm never going to be loved by anyone. She thinks nothing affects me, but secretly her...
    weby667 weby667 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    Yh it's true... I prayed for good results but maybe god has something else on his mind for me. But i am devastated about my results and all the time i was wondering y??! Y did i...
    nimra1296 nimra1296 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have suffered with the big D for 5 years now. It started with a car accident. An accident caused by a change in a disability. Epilepsy. Is it selfish to feel down because a...
    DelanaWenbe DelanaWenbe 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    This is something that I struggle with every day. I wish that I didn't rely so much on other people's opinion of myself.
    riversongsingalong riversongsingalong 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think its only hot on tv/movies because the woman are scantily clad. Sexy women are sexy, most of the time it doesn't matter what hobbies they partake in.
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    I saw a councilor last year for 4 months and I'm starting again soon. I have always been shy about telling people but why? It's not shameful, I'm just trying to be the best person...
    Moelyn95 Moelyn95 18-21, F Jul 26

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    If I died tonight, no one would find me for days. When I stopped using Facebook none of my supposed fb friends emailed, messaged, or called to find out where I was. No one...
    absolom absolom 36-40 Jul 30

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    I've survived a broken heart before so why can't I be rational about it? Why haven't I hardened to it? I can't sleep, I've lost my appetite but worst of all is the overwhelming...
    heartskipsabeat heartskipsabeat 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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