I Want to Be Normal

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    I do with I was normal.  Although I've been on the outside of the society around me since high school, for years I valued who I was.  I was different, but that was okay because I thought it inevitable that I'd meet people I fit in with.  When I started...
    UndergroundMan UndergroundMan
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2008

    What Is Normal?

    For me normality is a person, that feels right about the things she/he does, aslong as the things are "legal". I called it legal cause I can't find another word. What I mean is, that I think you can also be perfectly normally if you're doing something strange. Normality...
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    1 Response Jun 22, 2007
    Sinfool13 Sinfool13
    18-21, M
    Mar 16, 2015

    I Long To Be Normal

    I never had a normal childhood. My family is as dysfunctional as they come. My parents separated while I was still a child. I grew up in a chaotic household with my mother and four other siblings. And though I'm the second to the eldest sibling, I feel like I'm the middle child...
    CeruleanAngel CeruleanAngel
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 24, 2010

    I am not completely sure

    as to what defines normal. But the only thing I am sure is that I dont fit in. Not with anyone. I just wish someone told me how it is to be normal. Coz not being normal means being very lonely and numb.
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    Dec 20, 2014

    The other day, I don't know what caused it

    but I had a weird panic attack! It started with me thinking about how i am completely alone all the time and don't trust anyone enough to have friends. Anyway what happened was I started stressing out about everything my heart clenched and I started to hyperventilate and this...
    Trashboat1 Trashboat1
    18-21, F
    Dec 4, 2013


    I just want to be normal. All my life that has been my only wish. ever since I can remember. I have just wanted to fit into that picture I have in my head of how we are supposed to be. I want to see myself in those nicely framed photographs that line people's hallways. I want to...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jul 11, 2008

    I want to be like everyone else,

    not like me the despressed/anxiety attacks no friends sick all the time girl
    anestacia anestacia
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 19, 2015


    Normal,That's me,The way I'll stay,Why be anything else?We're all normal,In our own way.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Feb 9, 2012

    Normal Starts Early.

    Normal family. Since I can remember, I was always surprised when visiting my friends' homes. They were so different.  They had to come back home and do their homework at 6 o'clock. They had to go back home at 2 to eat. They were scared that their parents will scold them when...
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    2 Responses Jul 18, 2010

    I am not normal. I've known that

    for a few years now. Other girls talk about beauty. I'm ranting about misogyny. Other boys play shooters. I prefer Mario. Other girls like celebrities. I like my boys and girls fictional. Other boys play sports. I go on Tumblr. Other girls want to be a veterinarian. I don't...
    thelastfirstchoice thelastfirstchoice
    13-15, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2014

    I just want to be normal.

    I don't want to go through a daily struggle of deciding wether to cut or not. I hate that I do, but I can't stop. The release is just to good. I know I will feel like **** after but that doesn't matter. I feel like **** right now. So I might as well just get a lil bit if...
    Imjustdone Imjustdone
    18-21, M
    May 4, 2014


    There are definitely days I wish I was right in the middle of the bell curve in terms of cultural normalcy.  I wish my dad hadn't died when I was so young and left me with so much of his (and my mom's) debt and no estate or anything.  I am in my twenties and I see all...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 8, 2007

    I Hate This

    I try so hard to be normal, to be able to talk to people like i'm normal. i can't. I watch my words carefully, try not to upset people I don't want to upset, but i always **** it up.   i should quit trying. i know i'll never get it right.
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2008


    I wish I knew what normal is. To be apart of that inner circle that will take away my inner thoughts. To be normal would be to feel something other then I do now. But the truth is that normal is unknown to me and I must accept that fact. I am who I am and it is what it is. Wish...
    forgivin23 forgivin23
    22-25, F
    Jan 30, 2010

    My Silver Lining

    I have just recently seen the movie, "Silver Linings Playbook" at a local cinema. I've been wanting to see this film even before the Oscars because of the interesting plot and I'm glad I did. I loved the movie because the story is relatable and the central characters are well...
    CeruleanAngel CeruleanAngel
    36-40, F
    Mar 8, 2013

    I can't seem to control what is happening to me.

    I don't even know how to start. All I know is I am hating myself more and more each day. The guilt of being a disappointment to my job and to my parents is so deep it makes me think of giving up on living. I don't understand why I can not be normal. If there is a god, why was I...
    ShyOne85 ShyOne85
    26-30, F
    Apr 6, 2014
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