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I Want to Be True to Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response May 15

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Only 17, a lot of people would say this "don't worry you have a lot of life ahead of you". Which that is correct, but it makes me wonder when will i meet someone. Someone that will...
    libbeyjan3 libbeyjan3 16-17, F Aug 18

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    I want true love I with my bf now and we barely have sex twice a week we barely go out and I'm so young and bored I wanna move on but I wanna get to know the other guy better me...
    deilia94 deilia94 18-21, F Sep 2

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    Hello, Beautiful People Ok, I am not here to have the largest circle of acquaintances. I want true genuine friends. In general I am happy to add most people. But there are certain...
    00TimEP 00TimEP 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    I want true friends. Doesn't matter where u are from or what social background u have just message me we'll take it from there. Peace ^_^ <3
    foreverfrozen foreverfrozen 16-17, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    A friend whom I've not seen for ages is going through one of the most difficult times of his life. He lost both his children, aged 2 & 4, last night. For various reasons, I can't...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    Maybe it's in the answer I'm asking, "...about that change I want to MAKE in my life, not see happening." I guess it's a pretty passive way of expressing my will to do something...
    xnstxncts xnstxncts 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    There is a very small line between heaven and hell, I realized this the hard way. One second you can be in heaven and the next in hell deep in burning flames. It is us who decided...
    ccrosser ccrosser 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    There is a very small line between heaven and hell, I realized this the hard way. One second you can be in heaven and the next in hell deep in burning flames. It is us who decided...
    ccrosser ccrosser 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    The first thing you should know about me is that I am an outsider. Yes, I have friends. Yes, we hang out. Once a month. That's about it. Those are my friends. That's my social life...
    hunniebunney hunniebunney 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have been held back, turned down by job interviews (potential bosses) & romantic partners a lot in the past due to my extreme self-doubt. I am a very hard-working ambitious...
    greensanctuary greensanctuary 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I never for a second thought my life would take the turns it has I'm greatly appreciative for all the people I have met, love, lost Along the way, you are my current saviours For...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    Looming thought's yet to be processed have me considering ideas that shouldn't Why do these happen I don't know, my understanding is just that from where I sit I dwell On the...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 2 hrs ago

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    I have spent more than 10 years of my life meeting people online. Observing how most see online relationships different from real ones. And yes with those years I have seen how...
    zoiera zoiera 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I got out of a relationship a while back where there wasn't any trust or respect. I am the type of guy that gets invested in a relationship and will give or do anything to please...
    menke2nathan menke2nathan 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    Hi I starve myself every day people say I'm skinny but I knowimnot everyone thinks I have an eating disorder but I'm too fat too have one it would be great to talk to someone cause...
    starvetobeskinny starvetobeskinny 18-21, F 4 Responses 21 mins ago

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    I'm in a closet and I'm from singapore. Is there anyone who is between 18 and 25? Please message me if you are one , thanks! (Hope I don't look like selling myself)
    guest929393 guest929393 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    I think I have always believed that I am not a complete person, that my life is about making up for that, becoming 'better'. Life has seemed to me to be the task of becoming a...
    Angiethebrave Angiethebrave 31-35, F 21 hrs ago

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    I truly am not a whiny person. I rarely speak of my problems, and even then I do not disclose the entire issue, because I find it an invasion of privacy. However, the anonimity...
    SebastianRo SebastianRo 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Oh Hi! Is this the suggestion box? Great! I'm Kenzie, a 16 year old girl who first joined EP last Spring. I made a few good friends in some common interest groups, but pretty...
    KenzieluvsRupert KenzieluvsRupert 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    One time I didn't really have any friends. But I wanted people to like me. So I changed to a more wild version of me. Within a week I had atleast 10 more friends. They wanted to...
    Fifidog Fifidog 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 5

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    Things that I'm passionate about... My boys. They are my true heart and soul. Of all the things I've done in my life, raising them, knowing them and learning from them has made me...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 27

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    The group "I want to kill myself" is not available to me on EP. That is bullshit. So I'm here. There's not much I can think of to say. I have been wanting to kill myself for a...
    Orange666 Orange666 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I have accepted myself, not in a way that I know myself therefore I should change everything to fit in the society and #yolo. No not that, but simply I have accepted that, me, who...
    anon152 anon152 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I've always been able to better express my thoughts or feelings through written words rather than spoken words. For some reason when it comes to speaking about myself, I find that...
    bonesxposed bonesxposed 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    (using google translate) um.. this michael.. i go to stand up to the one that bully me he about 5 yrs older than me and give me a black eye and when i breathe hard it hurt on my...
    Blazingdragon Blazingdragon 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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