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I Want to Be True to Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 371 People

    jennyccn90 jennyccn90 22-25, F Jun 27, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I want to chat with people who really treat me as their friends. I want true friends. Be it boys or girls, I really want friends. Please respond, I mean those who view this...
    bigsmile2000 bigsmile2000 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I wish I wasn't so hard on myself but I'm afraid if I stop I won't have any motivation to move forward. It's as if I have this real of all my shortcomings and it just plays again...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    For once, I just want to feel something, and in the deepest part of my heart have absolute faith that it is real. Even the sincerest and most intense feelings I've ever had have...
    CalledByTheVoid CalledByTheVoid 46-50, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I don't know why sugar is spelled wrong, but this is true. I would love a daddy to spoil me, and let me spoil him back.. I want to give and receive pleasure. I love older men, and...
    LilVixen17 LilVixen17 16-17, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    more than i think i do . i hate myself because of how i am perceived . i hate myself to extent that i cant say why i do. i dont want to have friends because i dont want...
    lonesomedove80 lonesomedove80 31-35, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I have this reoccurring dream that I really hope does come true. It features the same person every night, if I can remember the dream that night.
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 4 hrs ago

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    That's what I wanted and I have certainly found them here on EP.
    RJH16 RJH16 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    Once I almost killed myself on PURPOSE because I was so mad. At my parents (obviously) They took away my laptop and iPad because they didn't want me "staying up all night." I...
    ChocolateGirl04 ChocolateGirl04 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I've been with my boyfriend since I was 16 & he was 19, we are going on five years living together & two years in our own house. We are perfect together and I am so glad I found...
    mblondiee mblondiee 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    Love can only be true if it is given freely
    Bfinally Bfinally 51-55, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    1. NYC 2. Love animal 3. baseball,volleyball 4. History is favorite 5. I'm in Army JROTC 6. I have depression 7. I'm vulnerable physically,mentally,emotionally 8. Pool over beach...
    pilot2022 pilot2022 13-15, M 6 hrs ago

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    0.77. I remember that Google was mentioned on "60 minutes" 1. "As good as it gets" - it was an interesting movie 2. Sometimes my keyboard-playing are REALLY boring 3. I have never...
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    I'm ugly I have cancer I'm fat No one wants to e my friend And everything seems to be going wrong I don't have a million dollars to buy everything that I need I hate myself...
    Jusjellybean Jusjellybean 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I tried on a t-shirt that didn't used to fit me well a few months ago, and it fit loosely! I never would've imagined that I would've gotten this far. I haven't weighed myself in 1...
    super563 super563 18-21, M 1 Response 59 mins ago

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    I heard a song Sunday night on the radio and I really liked it. Typically, when I hear a song on the radio that I like, I will take note of the radio station and the time - down to...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I wanna have a healthy lifestyle and I constantly try to motivate myself.Today I ate apples and vegetables, drank loads of water and excercized for half an hour I felt so good.And...
    xxrxxo xxrxxo 18-21, T 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    It's been only one week since I was last depressed... And yet, so much has changed already! 😊 I feel like a completely different person. I'm so happy now!! I just wanted to say...
    fragilegirl6 fragilegirl6 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I've struggled with depression since I was 7 or 8. I handled it by pretending it wasn't happening and didn't talk about it. Honestly I don't think anyone knew when I was younger...
    transtastic transtastic 18-21, T 4 Responses Apr 19

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    Something went wrong in my life at one time. I am so preoccupied by my looks it's disgusting. I used to have the lowest self esteem, I was antisocial, hated my looks, hated my skin...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I feel myself reaching a tipping point. I'm giving up hope that my wife will ever want intimacy. I feel like in fading away so far that I'm starting to think more about life on the...
    rg3001 rg3001 56-60 9 hrs ago