I Want to Be True to Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 366 People

    Having Gratitude For the Changing Landscapes of Our Lives

    "All human beings are pointed toward growth and expansion.  Relationships are, for each of us, the most profound vehicle for personal development.  The process of self-creation is a continual forward moving process, and either intuitively or consciously...
    Dee67 Dee67
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Apr 4, 2009

    No More Acts and Cover Up.

     In my past i was kind of a chameleon showing everything but my true colors i wass afraid to show it to the world and i ignored myself as well.One day i got tired of being ,chic like that person or tomboy like the next. Now i can deny my true self and i want to share it w...
    andreinac13 andreinac13
    22-25, F
    Sep 21, 2008

    Being True to Myself

    In my effort to be true to myself I've recently gone back to school to get my MSW in social work. Unfortunately that combined with work and caring for my two young children depletes my free time.   One of the first things that I'd like to do when I have free time again...
    Anna2 Anna2
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2008

    How Can I Be True To Myself? Can Anyone Help Me?

    I've endured so many pains and sacrifices just because I wanted people to accept and like me. I am afraid of so rejection and  I ended up not being who I really am. Its as though my life is based on what others might think of me. I've always have this imagination of what...
    lollipopbrigade lollipopbrigade
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 25, 2010

    Needing Inspiration For Short Film!

    Short film about BEING TRUE TO YOURSELF. I am a college film student wanting to write a short film with the theme of "Being true to yourself". I found this website when researching online about what it means to be true to myself and trying to come up with a story to tell. After I...
    FilmStudent FilmStudent
    18-21
    Jan 6, 2012

    Just Because I Want To

    Recently someone very close to me said "TG, you can't just do what you want". As i started to recall the last time i did do something i DIDN'T want to do and the major chaos and inner as well as outer turmoil that followed, i began to wonder if there would be heck of a lot less...
    trailguide trailguide
    36-40, F
    49 Responses Aug 24, 2010

    Finding

       Everyone has their own truth within.  Before I found mine, I searched for the Truths & Laws of the Universe. "Truths" of spirit:   Honor All Life. Love is Sacred.  Speak in Truth. Touch Only What's Yours...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Oct 17, 2008

    My Nature

    It is in my nature to be a dreamer, at times an escapist.  It is a gift which I believe keeps me sane.  Nevertheless, escaping conflict that is necessary keeps me mired in the mud.
    juan1966 juan1966
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2009

    Not What Is True To Others

    I am seeking to not be what others think, but still lack the full capacity to do so. I am slowly gaining that as I continue to move on.
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    Oct 8, 2013

    I Am Tired of Being Someone Else...

    For years I have tried to be what i thought everyone wanted me to be... no more. I have finally relized that I can only be truly happy when I am nyself... I will no longer do for everyone else and not for me. What a feeling to finally know who you are... to finally not be ashamed...
    ericalee4 ericalee4
    31-35, F
    Aug 19, 2008

    To Thine Own Self Be True

    This may sound 'selfish' to some, but I think it is quite the opposite.  If we aren't true to ourselves, we can't really be true to anyone. I realized this when I was meditating last night:  I've spent my whole life trying to be someone I thought I 'should be...
    Dee67 Dee67
    41-45, F
    32 Responses Aug 9, 2008

    it was awkward just now

    when my schoolmate which i'd never talk to smiled and wave goodbye to me. i felt butterflies in my stomach since then and when i kept thinking of it, i smile like an idiot. am i falling in love?
    aliahzkrh aliahzkrh
    13-15, F
    1 Response May 17, 2014

    That's Why I'm Here

    I want to be real here, be who I am. No illusions, no lies, just me. I joined because I need a place to be me. I need place to be ALL of me the good, the bad and the ugly. I hope I can do that here and meet many new friends along the way. Yes. This could...
    theredcherry theredcherry
    22-25
    7 Responses Nov 22, 2008

    Indeedy

    I am honest yet I do pull back internally in what I allow myself to delve within.  I have been a lot more better at this since joining EP and writing randomly about experiences and then getting a flow where the words come out and I find myself admitting things I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 18, 2008

    Dont Mess With The House

    BAMM! Chase kicks open the door. helloooo?suddenly a hook hooks on to his boxers and glues him to a fan.'everything went soo well in the morning.The mornniing.Chase time for school.'ok mmom'.chase puts onn his red boxers his white pants , and his button down shirt.Chase was...
    WedgieLova WedgieLova
    18-21, M
    Jan 15, 2012

    Sun Or City..

    I am so ready..Nothing to stop me now..so am i going to just get on with it then is the question.many dreams,still got some time left I think,who knows.i really wanto live by the sea or close enough,in nature.i wanto make music and art and practice healing.There all still lots of...
    iv2405 iv2405
    26-30
    Dec 29, 2010
    jennyccn90 jennyccn90
    26-30, F
    Jun 27, 2014

    What Comes 1st? Peace Or Love?

    Is there really such a question of what comes 1st? Think about it....can they both come 1st making them equal? Peace calms the heart and Universal Love is felt                   ...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses Feb 3, 2009

    So, I Must Admit ... (in No Particular Order)

    1. I love high heels ... ... could wear them almost all the time and love shopping for them. 2. I like working ... ... in an office. 3. I am looking for love ... ... 4. I do so want to be pregnant ... 5. I enjoy reading women's magazines like ... 6. I love fashion ... 7. I...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2008
    Foreverlove Foreverlove
    22-25, F
    Dec 10, 2015

    You know, i feel really nude going out

    now that ive stopped wearing make up. But it feels better than lying to myself everyday πŸ‘
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 15, 2014

    The Logo Here, Carrys Much Weight, Too

    The self-awareness of the 60's even without the drugs, gave that generation a foundation to build on that still carries our weight.  While it opened doors that some fear and can't handle, the great society of us have benefitted from the ability to accept ourselves as...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 27, 2009

    True to My Heart

     I wish that I knew what I really want.   So I can be honest with myself.  I hate making up excuses to put off things.  Life is so short that I can't keep telling lies to myself.
    winniebree winniebree
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2008

    To Live L!fe Authentically

    My dear friend, swanfether, sent me this poem.. and I connected with it so strongly I had to make this experience into a story. I've been doing much soul searching in the past weeks and months, and recently I discovered that what I wanted above all else, was to live my life...
    Dee67 Dee67
    41-45, F
    10 Responses Oct 7, 2008

    Its So Easy

    its so easy to be blindfolded, by putting god in a box, escaping reality, nullifying senses with substances, ignoring the in your face facts of the life and the world around us. upon a detramental downfall or slap in the face, i soon realize that "i can't do this on my own...
    tessagirl tessagirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2009

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