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I Want to Be True to Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 372 People

    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

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    jennyccn90 jennyccn90 22-25, F Jun 27, 2014

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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 49 Responses Aug 24, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    All throughout the two decades I have existed on this earth, I have struggled with men. All the men just seem to fade out. My father divorced my mother when I was young and ever...
    DreamCloud17 DreamCloud17 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The type of friends that are true and real and loyal. people who help with wan you need and not just what you want. true friends will be in your life as long as they are there to...
    stupendusdude stupendusdude 46-50 5 Responses Feb 18

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    I believe that honesty, trust, kindness, attraction and teamwork make for a healthy relationship. I want to be in a relationship with a person who wants the best for me and...
    nelby710 nelby710 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Life Lessons - by Jason Wachob 1. "You can't connect the dots going forward; you can only connect them looking backward." Steve Jobs was right on the money with this one. There...
    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    I would so want to experience it one day only if someone could make it come true that would great but I guess I will contuie to live in my own fantasies
    brandon900 brandon900 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    Because not for nothing, I used to be so very confident and... low self esteem? I mean what was that. Now it's just been eating away at me and my relationship with my girlfriend...
    LeeOmar88 LeeOmar88 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    It's been difficult. I have racked my brain about the decisions I have recently made. I questioned my own sanity. See, My life with my ex was not bad at all. I was content...
    irishstone irishstone 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 15

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    Finding true love scare me alot. Dunno if I can handle it. I'm used to bad relationships but I honestly don't want anymore of those. It drains me, makes me feel bad about myself...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Feb 16

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    Hey everybody. I want to write a novel, And I am gonna name it in a boy's name. who can tell me an amazing name?!
    lovetolivealone lovetolivealone 16-17, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    We have all made choices some good some bad, some we regret later, some we wish we never gave up on. When I was young. I made many poor choices. Drinking, smoking weed, women. I...
    Leeza1964 Leeza1964 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This is a letter for my counselor. I see her tomorrow. Blood drips from my wrists. But I feel no pain. No physical pain anyway. It only temporarily numbs my emotional pain. The...
    kellezia kellezia 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I'll give you the key to explore my body and discover my soul.  Let me see myself, fully, by you loving me.
    MyLady9 MyLady9 46-50, F 9 hrs ago

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    Lately I've been addicted to playing with myself naked while watchin **** and stoned outta my mind. I've never had a ****** like it.
    NastyNikki4u NastyNikki4u 22-25, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I really do. I hate being a teenager. I hate everything about myself.
    lamiavarc lamiavarc 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I want to break down and slash my wrist and watch the blood hit the ground. I think to myself, what urges this on? Why am I so depressed, so angry, confused, upset. I just wanna...
    fade77 fade77 16-17, F Jan 28

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    Of course I do.. some might think they hve given everything, but at the end there's nothing actually.. some say it has to be mad and thrilling, but at the end, that serene calm...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I hate my life so much, I really have been compensating whether or not I should kill myself, but I can never bring myself 2 it, like it's just thoughts; but seriously Life's been...
    Krchan2 Krchan2 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Hey guys. I wrote this as a letter ill never send. let me know what you think? I stopped writing for a while, mostly because, well, I wanted to block out how I had been feeling...
    abbylynn98 abbylynn98 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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    In my room I have a picture on the wall that has provided me joy for many years. This picture shows a beautiful stream with clear water, graceful rushes along the shore and...
    wantadoover wantadoover 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    I don't even know how to start this thing... So I guess I'll just dive right in. 1. I was born on May 9th, 2000. 2. I've been obsessed with fire for as long as I can remember. 3...
    SayMinty SayMinty 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    In my room I have a picture on the wall that has provided me joy for many years. This picture shows a beautiful stream with clear water, graceful rushes along the shore and...
    wantadoover wantadoover 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    You know that guy that's out to save the world one victory at a time? He drinks beer with the guys, has a poker night and goes to ball games, but he's also romantic, accepting...
    ShotsZ ShotsZ 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I have been on a spiritual journey for what seems like my whole life. I was raised Catholic but I wasn't one of those kids who was dragged to church and didn't pay attention. I...
    lgannon lgannon 36-40 Feb 14

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    Become A Better, More Positive You 1. Say affirmations every day until they sink in and resonate within every cell of your being. Sure, they may sound ridiculous initially, but...
    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F Feb 14

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