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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 133 People

    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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 18-21, M Aug 22, 2014

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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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    It's mostly out of fear of being judged.

    But I'm getting better at it. Very, very slowly.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 11, 2014

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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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    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 26-30, M Dec 5, 2012

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    I want to be married. i jIust feel like it probably wont happen.. I would love to be with that special someone. But I haven't had any luck with my past relationships or the guys...
    Jose020 Jose020 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    The body is just the car. The soul is the driver. Sad and mad come from roles. Roles forced. Sad and mad come from no caring Or deprivation Which is oppression. But...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 9 hrs ago

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    There is no gender. Its fiction. There is only soul. Caring Or angry. Why angry. Roles. Lol.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 9 hrs ago

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    Flirting...even if you are in a committed relationship, is good for the self esteem and ego.
    midagehippie midagehippie 56-60, M 13 hrs ago

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    I travel far too much... And when I do meet a girl I wonder if she's the best for me. Some part of me doesn't want to settle and another part of me hopes that there is a girl that...
    thebestyoucan thebestyoucan 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I never thought I would get married and I did. Than i told myself no kids but I have 2. Lol life is funny when you think back :)
    sumtone sumtone 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    Flirting doesn't mean you want anything bit of harmless fun ;)
    tornbetween2 tornbetween2 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    At my age, I know I won't.
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    When I said this to my auntie, it was met with explosions of confidence building tactics and, 'You don't know what the future holds'. It's not that I don't think people would want...
    sfairy27 sfairy27 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I think I'll die before getting married. I wouldn't be able to see the love of my life wearing that beautiful white dress, looking like an angel, and I wouldn't get to see my kids...
    20ShadesOfBlue 20ShadesOfBlue 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I want to stay positive and my family says I should, but it's so easy to feel like singlehood will be the norm throughout the course of my life. People everywhere are telling me to...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've been in a relationship for almost 3 years now. If it were up to my bf we would've probably been married by now. But since I'm a childfree gal I don't want to drag my SO into...
    Horseaddict Horseaddict 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to get married but it's a 2 person deal and I have no +1.
    Ishapian Ishapian 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    my family believe in them so much but i don't at all, i just want to wear my hair a certain way and dress a certain way, but they have such a problem with it.
    aohana aohana 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    It isn't that I don't think I'll ever get married, it is that I don't think I'll ever want to get married. With divorce rates over 50% and a biased divorce court, I don't want to...
    AdArbitrium AdArbitrium 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    It's honestly just a piece of paper. And paper crumbles, ages, rips. I don't need a paper to validate my relationship with anyone, because it honestly has nothing to do with with...
    Naluu Naluu 16-17 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am missing you and hurting so much because of you. It hurts soo much bc my feelings are true.. it hurts bc it feels like I been cast away.. I found my beacon of light. I was...
    missjdragon20 missjdragon20 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I will say something without thinking before I say it and that is when I get myself into trouble with other people. A lot of times I will speak what is on my mind without...
    marlene41298 marlene41298 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I didn't used to feel like this, because I was actually going to get married, but he passed away, and I don't want to ever be with anyone again romantically.
    Chockolatte Chockolatte 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    When the person who "loves you" leaves you because they don't know what to do anymore and have lost a little bit of their fight.. Yet all I ever did was reach out to you and you...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F a week ago

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    No, more like I KNOW you can't handle me. I'm 1.000% sure you can't handle my dry humor or my stubbornness. ;) Good luck trying though.
    OrochimaruSama92 OrochimaruSama92 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    my parents decided that my brother mattered most so he gets a room and they fuss over him with every step he takes. How dare he not have everything he ever wanted in place of me...
    OutToGetYou OutToGetYou 13-15, F Aug 20

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    When you and bae fight... But then you realize you don't have a bae...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Aug 18

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    Maybe, I don't know I'm too young to think about this XD
    ThisIsLife13 ThisIsLife13 13-15, F Aug 17

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    I really doubt it. I can't even find someone to find me attractive enough to want to date me, let alone marry me. So I really feel that in the end I won't ever get married.
    Klong91 Klong91 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    I hear many people putting them down,and some of those talking don't even have jobs
    marinerob marinerob 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I have seen the people who work as a cashier at Wal Mart or take your money in the drive thru at McDonald's and I look at them and realize that they are a person just like me and...
    girlfullofenergy girlfullofenergy 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I put on an act to the rest of the world that I am allright but really I feel constantly sad and depressed but I can't tell anyone because no one will belive me
    Jonathanba Jonathanba 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    I am no angel, but there are some strange things on this site. On the same screen this evening there is, apparently, a 13-15 year old girl who wants to be asked dirty questions...
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Yeah, so, i think that kids are growing up too fast I don't know. I mean i am still a kid but still. When i was 13 i was still playing with my friends outside. And now, girls are...
    AnjaM98 AnjaM98 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    You're the one I wish to forget The only one I love to delete from my mind but then again I'll be deleting one of the best part of my life you made my heart sing but you also made...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I love to sing, and all of my family and friends day I have an amazing voice. But, when I record myself singing, I hate every second of it... I don't believe I'm a good singer but...
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