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I Want to Be True to Myself

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    You know, i feel really nude going out

    now that ive stopped wearing make up. But it feels better than lying to myself everyday 👍
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 16-17, F 1 Response May 15

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 8 Responses Nov 22, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 50 Responses Aug 24, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    It's More Than a Good Saying

    It should be a way of life. If you can't be true to yourself, no one should trust you.  But, the trick is figuring out just what you are true to and why.  We often fall into patterns and keep on repeating them like the feud between the Hatfields and McCoys without...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 14 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 3 Responses Dec 8, 2008

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    jennyccn90 jennyccn90 22-25, F Jun 27

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    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

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2010

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    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

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    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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    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

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    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

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    it's silly to think this way because I'm still pretty young but I can't help but think I'm never gonna find someone and be truly happy.. Even if it's just for a year.. Just to feel...
    cupcakes1995 cupcakes1995 18-21, F Jul 5

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    I know I am loved by my best friend and a couple close friends, but I can't help but want to fall in love, but the thing is, if you fall in love, it's extremely hard to get out. I...
    maddielovee maddielovee 13-15, F Jul 6

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    I also want true friend on ep any body is here
    hassanmatloob hassanmatloob 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    My boy friend bought a house. It needs work done before it can be at it's full potential. Anyway when ever he gets mad he tells me to leave🏠So this morning he starts talking...
    ADRASTEIA ADRASTEIA 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    First, about friendships. I get too close to the people I like. I don't mind it. Just that I feel that it must become heavy for them. I want to not be a burden on them. I want to...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    well bc I think it will be better for me. I have heard so much good stuff about it. you have this brotherhood that just will not die. the guy described the bond as deeper then...
    beachboy14u beachboy14u 18-21, T 2 Responses Jul 10

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    [Note: This piece of writing was written during a process of understanding. I did not understand the subject and then write, I wrote and came to understand while writing.] What...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 5 hrs ago

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    It's been a rough year, and I've been feeling very low. I am having a hard time moving forward right now because I have trapped myself in sorrow. I was telling a friend last week...
    Floatingstars Floatingstars 36-40 1 Response 59 mins ago

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    More often than not men never explore the true essence of a woman. They settle for explorations of multiple partners or more extreme behaviors as do their partners. And women too...
    WhiteRosesDelivered WhiteRosesDelivered 61-65, F 2 hrs ago

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    Every now and then, I have nightmares that come true. It has happened about 8 times. Before 9/11, I had a nightmare that planes flew into skyscrapers. Just recently, July 10th, I...
    vanessasky29 vanessasky29 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    You inspired the deepest most profound poetry I never thought I had the ability to write. You inspired the deepest most profound feelings that led me into an obsession with you. As...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    1) My name is Chris. 2) I have Schizoaffective Disorder. 3) I am left handed and do everything left handed except playing guitar. 4) I play bass guitar. 5) I love being...
    AnAutumnWind AnAutumnWind 36-40, M 11 mins ago

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    I am trying hard to heal myself from the recent bad incidents. I mostly don't share my pain with others so it's hard for me to write this aswell. But i want to change myself for...
    Anujk8 Anujk8 26-30, M 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    "When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness is the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy...
    Sophiesmiles Sophiesmiles 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    True friends show up in the middle of the night to nurse.... Cuddling. Feeling blessed.
    jjtoes jjtoes 36-40, F 7 hrs ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    For a long time i wanted and longed for a group of loving friends to share my life and experiences with. I have a few friends in reality that i know are true friends and we share a...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 13 Responses Jul 3

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    This is MY feelings about being fat 1. Do I like being fat ? NO 2. Do I want to lose weight ? yes 3. Have I lost any weight since starting 28 days since the start of my diet...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 7

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    PLEASE READ THIS ON YOUR SPARE TIME IT IS A KINDA LONG LOVE STORY I THINK I BROKE A RECORD... AND IF YOU START PLEASE MAKE IT TO THE END THANKS ;) It was a hot day... The last day...
    Stunallypp Stunallypp 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 10

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    ** A heart in need of you in a world destitute of love ** Have I prepared my heart for you Lord Have I let you in to heal me letting go of the hate & sins in this world...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    My last 4 relationships have ended with me seeking protection in a Womens Shelter in order to leave safely. I have broken this debilitating cycle by finally saying NO and exploring...
    CosmicGirlA CosmicGirlA 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    Just like anyone else on this Group, I am hoping to make friends that would lead to true friendship. The kind of connection that each would have trust to express more, and trust...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 8 Responses Jun 29

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    It is hard to not have anyone you can call your true friend and talk openly with about things in your life whether good, bad, or neutral. I am married but things are not going so...
    Olivia2014 Olivia2014 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 4

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    I wish I could die... It's been all I've wanted since I was 8, whilst most 8yr olds were praying for a new toy or sweets I was there wishing I could just die. I used to sit in my...
    Anniebee13 Anniebee13 13-15, F 2 hrs ago