I Want to Be Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 407 People

    Saturday, January 12, 2013

    So yesterday I was on Facebook. Why was I on Facebook? Because that is where I network to all my network connections. I said to myself, I'm tired of Facebook. The social part of it the least. There is so much drama on there that I am just like one day... no Facebook... for...
    jpllc jpllc
    26-30, M
    Jan 12, 2013

    So, I just told another friend what's been

    making me more restless than normal lately. He told me it's not real and it's all in my head. It's frustrating enough that I nearly gave up on myself, but to have someone I know tell me that it's not real is just.... It makes me want to prove them wrong, and it makes me so angry...
    DaughterOfMichael DaughterOfMichael
    18-21, F
    Aug 11, 2015

    Give Them An Inch They Take Yard...

    I'm very sensitive, loving, honest, a good friend, good wife, very sexual, loyal and compassionate. I'm all those things, but feel stepped on by this world. I feel like I can't be myself because every time I give someone I think is a friend an inch they take a yard and then a...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 1, 2013

    okay i have always lived with the state of mind

    of where if my parents say something is bad .. its bad no matter what anyone else says. but came to the conclusion of trying to make myself happy, but I cant because anything I want to do, it is against what my parents what me to do. for example, don't like school i am really...
    sunnie0309 sunnie0309
    18-21, F
    May 5, 2014

    No More Hiding

    I have spent the last thirty years pretending to be someone that I am not. I don't want to hide any more. I just want to be me.Granted, I am still learning who I am. Some of it I am proud of and some of it shames me. I will always attempt to be a better person, but good or bad...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise
    41-45, T
    1 Response Jun 22, 2013

    I'm in love with him.

    I want to be with him so badly... I want to do other things as well.... I would love to just travel the world and do anything and everything. But, I am trapped. My religion will not let me do anything. Today while I was feeling ill and my boyfriend was kindly putting my stuff in...
    Cagedbird2 Cagedbird2
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2014

    I am scared to let people in

    and be myself. i don't want others looking down on me because of who i am and what i do. the thought of people finding out about the real me terrifies me.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 23, 2015

    I've been longing to know

    who I am, and what I am supposed to be doing with my life. I'm sure many others out there feel the same way. However, I wonder how many can also include identity issues as well. Growing up, I had that "phase" of questioning my gender. I was about 6 or 7 and my step-sister was...
    SFRosie SFRosie
    26-30, M
    Oct 6, 2014
    ItsDanny ItsDanny
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2016

    My parents were extremely critical of me

    when I was a kid and I just wasn't the person they wanted me to be so I made up this girl; the perfect daughter. I did everything I could to make them proud of me even though I was bullied and tricked and lied to. I grew up still trying to being this girl that just wasn't me. I...
    GirlInABottle GirlInABottle
    18-21, F
    May 9, 2015

    Everyone seems to hate drama But what

    if you were born with it? You breath, eat, sleep and live only on it. May it be weakness or bitchiness May it be liveliness or unpredictable-*** If you are a drama queen, be proud of the sin Die with it as yourself Don't live as if you're their shelf To keep the things they...
    whyacinth whyacinth
    36-40, F
    Mar 20, 2016

    So, I didn't really know

    where to put this so I'll just put it here. Five am comes around and my boyfriend gets home, takes me to Walmart and gives me the option of driving home, or to an empty parking lot. I choose to go to an empty parking lot, but my gosh. Walking to the car from Walmart I opened...
    DaughterOfMichael DaughterOfMichael
    18-21, F
    Sep 9, 2015

    But I can't. Literally.

    I don't think I was born in the right body... or something. I feel like an animal. I feel that I have ears (animal) and I can feel them changing position to match my reaction to things, I can feel them perk up when I'm curious. I feel like I have forequarters and hind legs. I...
    TheMissingTriforce TheMissingTriforce
    16-17, F
    May 19, 2015

    And be accepted for who I am.

    It's a simple thing, really. Most people, I'm sure, feel the same way.
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    Sep 1, 2015

    I think that is I show my true self people will

    judge me, and they usually do. What I noticed today is not everyone is going to except you, and we have to stop judging people ourselves, and find those special people that will love us for who you are.
    Kkariel7 Kkariel7
    18-21, F
    Aug 13, 2014

    I Feel Like I Can't Be Myself

    There are plenty of days where I feel like I cannot be myself. Sometimes I feel like other people want me to fit into a mold of who they think I should be. They want me to be this way or that way and I try to appease them but in reality I am only hurting myself. I am tired of...
    burton318 burton318
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 11, 2013

    I am kind of bored of not being totally honest

    in all respects. I'd wanna start living from now on having more opinions and being a bit more open. Of course, I'd also want to be open and agreeable new things which might be fun.
    Hyacinthas Hyacinthas
    18-21, M
    Jan 20, 2014

    I am a happy fun kind loving girl

    that love art and DJ but when I am around people I feel like I am not good enough and that I have to be like them but when I act like them they don't want to be around me like my sister she calls me an identity thief because of it some times I think she hates me for it but some...
    jessicalolcoco12345 jessicalolcoco12345
    16-17, F
    Dec 2, 2015

    civilization doesn't have to be boring.

    Come on! wake the flippin heck up you drones! Let me be a random gooooose! Cheer up you conceited wankers.
    SpontaneousRecoveryLovely SpontaneousRecoveryLovely
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 10, 2015

    I'm waiting very patiently to move out of home

    in 3 weeks. As it stands right now I don't leave my room because every single aspect of who I am is either judged or questioned by everyone in my family. In 3 weeks I can be whoever the hell I want to be without that nonsense. I honestly think a lot of their judgement is because...
    Blah9055 Blah9055
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 11, 2015

    I Am Real

    For DY... In order to answer your question, I am going to go back to January of 1985. I am 24 years old. I am sitting at my favorite thinking spot on Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara. From here, I can see the Channel Islands, mossy sea stacks, passing ships and pelicans. And I...
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    1 Response Dec 31, 2012

    I want to be able to wake up one morning

    and feel comfortable. I want to be able to be comfortable in my own skin and not worry about impressing others. I fake a smile almost every day because finding who I am deep down inside is so hard and frustrating and it makes me very unhappy and depressed. People are so...
    deannam8101 deannam8101
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2015


    Y'know I was gonna write this as a short story. Or a poem... but in all honesty irs past midnight, and Im tired. I just don't know how to explain what I go through. There are times where I can be myself. Carefree, and stressfree. Its amazing, I love it, my friends love it...
    RoscoetheFailWhale RoscoetheFailWhale
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 13, 2009

    A Dream I Wish Would Come True

    So I'm asleep (I know it sounds funny), but I'm asleep and in a good dream. I just woke up from. I dream the first I was somewhere somewhere that was really vague. Then out of the fog I came in a place where I was to on of my acquaintances known as my cousin, par se, and while...
    jpllc jpllc
    26-30, M
    Jan 8, 2013

    One Day

    I'm a very tough person from the outside and always come off as rude or bitchy but its all a shield so i dont get hurt im very sweet inside but i dont know how to show people the real me. i used to be able to but after getting bullied and having the worst year of my life i been...
    LonelyGiiirl7 LonelyGiiirl7
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2013

    I'm Not Me.

    I have always felt that im not who i'm supposed to be, I have felt different and alone since I was 11 years old. i remember days when i would lock myself in my room and just experience my sexual preferences, and know that something wasnt right!. i was raised catholic so my...
    allex510 allex510
    22-25, T
    Feb 24, 2011

    But I can't do it in a town

    where my family resides. I don't want them to feel shamed. I think this is heavily stifling for ne, and even if I am happy eksewhere, if I have to go visit them, I will have to dress normally, not color my hair wildly, not be Vary-Ai outloud, and talk about nirmal things. I...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 26, 2015

    Tired Of Thinking About Love

    You know, its a story when you think about loving someone. You konw, you may go through life just thinking to yourself dang, I want love but don't don't know who to love less the like how to love. You see, I like the old school type of love. That holding hands, hugging, and...
    jpllc jpllc
    26-30, M
    Jan 30, 2013

    And Accepted

    I have spent most of my life trying to be the person that I am expected to be. I don't want to do this any more, I just want to be me. I want my family and friends to accept me for who I am. I want people to stop judging me and treating me like crap just because I am finally...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise
    41-45, T
    Mar 26, 2013
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