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I Will Be Myself,and Not What Others Want Me to Be

true To who you are, your individuality makes you unique, and as they say "variety is the spice of life" 16,626 People

    I used to be so insecure,

    but I don't have energy for that anymore. How all these girls my age can keep it up is beyond me. It's so much easier to be positive and confident. Yes girls, you in the back listen up, it's OKAY and EASIER and HAPPIER to be confident.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 12, 2015

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    call me what u like .

    . deem me unfit ..but in the end I'm still going to be me
    Msxspraypaint Msxspraypaint 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 4, 2015

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    Dont Tell Me What To Be

    all my friends try and say i need to be a bad girl around school when i all ready am but not as much of them they say i need to be girly girl, they say i need to be bad man, they say i need to be tomboy hod on a minute im my own person i will be who i wont and how i wont if you...
    angelwolf18 angelwolf18 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    I'm a country boy with traditional values.

    if you don't like then don't hit your *** on the way out the door.
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 16-17, M Oct 26, 2015

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    i am not afraid of being

    who i am. Some people think that i am very intense in a negative or positive way depending on who you ask. What i know? Is that i can not stand for people to be weak and push their responsibilties off on others but still i stand and i accept. People have hurt,let me down,abused...
    Bumblehbee Bumblehbee 26-30, F Jun 22, 2014

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    jeankachew jeankachew 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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    painted my nails black again yesterday.

    it feels so good to express my individuality.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 3, 2015

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    Hi this I can really relate to I will be myself

    I have been hated for it but my online friends like me for it and so I will do it
    lor44 lor44 16-17, F Oct 12, 2015

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    Well folks let me just tell ya I know this is

    gonna sou d abit weird ,cause that's been the reaction to the story I'm about to share with u ok,well I moved into this apt. And I noticed almost right away that the upstairs neighbor directly above me is following me around from room to room. No matter where I go in my apt. He...
    Fedup7117 Fedup7117 41-45 1 Response Oct 14, 2015

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    Look around you.. Appreciate the little things,

    the colors of everything around you.. Imagine if life was in black n white or think of the poor.. your bed, it's soft and comfy some people are homeless, think about water you drink, it's tasteless but yet people are lacking water in Syria.. When you think of these things, you...
    chillzzzxx chillzzzxx 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 4, 2015

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    I had bad relationships in the past,

    they wanted to change me , they wanted me to act a certain way, do what tell me do, the guy got abusive, so i pick up my self up and got out of that relationship and went to abuse course for women, it changed my life, i learn to be strong and i need to just be me.. I am very...
    supermom1972 supermom1972 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 26, 2015

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    First Rate...

    "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."- Judy Garland I wrote a little while ago about being unedited...and being the person you are. A number of things brought about this turn of mindset for me, the majority being people...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    The Life Child

    In my mind , I see a child crying and screaming for help . People pass by not noticing that the child’s in pain the problem is the child is silent . All her emotions hidden . She silently cries trying to keep her tears inside everyday . Every time someone asks she says she’s...
    TheJakeBlack TheJakeBlack 22-25, M 7 Responses Nov 17, 2012

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    We are trained to be like everyone else.

    A typical person who should do the practical things in life. Someone who must finish college. Someone who should have a high paying job. To build a career and start a traditional family of your own, and Raise children etc. I’m lost in this kind of system that everyone should...
    EcstaticAgony EcstaticAgony 22-25, F Jan 1

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    Letting go of the impossible.

    I can only be me... :)
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 18, 2014

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    I have come to the conclusion

    that I cannot date anyone while I'm separated... every time I start talking to them or go on a date I start to feel like I'm doing wrong. I talked to my wife, and she was confused about why. I told her it's because I am me and if I did anything different I wouldn't be me :)
    joker364 joker364 26-30, M Nov 6, 2015

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    no one and nothing can not change me.

    DEATH of parents ..loosing friends hearing BAD THINGS from others about your personality. i am exactly who i should be. but it makes me alone. i have no friend to can talk to him and i feel like everyone in this world hates me. i would like to be like others but i just can do...
    LIOSA LIOSA 16-17, F Jan 28

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    i've been through a lot

    so far.i'm not ashamed of who i am i'm even proud of myself.. but i'm so scared to seeing myself in the mirror sometimes today,i was stearing at my face and eyes that have seen so many things words are useless and garbage,i can't even discribe my feelings atm just know my...
    noteyetoeye1 noteyetoeye1 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2015

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    Good To Be Myself

    im same with other people that encounter with many problems. i know people always make fun of me.i don't care about it but im still a human being who not perfect.i lied if i'm don't care about what the rumours that people would say behind me.some how i left the feelings of being...
    rom4 rom4 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 21, 2011

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    Taking My Life Back

    I've spent far too long being the person other people wanted me to be and doing things that other people wanted me to do. My parents opinions and approval have always mattered strongly to me and I'd never want to lose my parent's respect but I can see that I need to be my own...
    FallenAngelWOOT FallenAngelWOOT 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 12, 2015

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    moonii moonii 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    Ever feel like your best just isn't enough?

    Like your Barely passing life because it's tough The society now looks upon us Like we are all competing to be the strongest People look at you and say you need to do better? Look at them back and say I am better When people say to you why did you do that? Yell back at them...
    princessxk96 princessxk96 18-21, F Dec 13, 2013

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    Something I hate is when people pretend to be

    someone they're not. That is not living life. You are imprisoned. Don't be someone just for someone else. Be yourself unless you really don't like yourself. If you have a weakness, a bad habit, or anything else, work on it. Improve yourself. But don't put on a mask.
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M 8 Responses Nov 19, 2015

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    I don´t write about sensual experiences I´ve

    never had...or crave to live... I only post about own sensual or erotic experiences which I permanently live. It must be sad having to be content with just throwing mind images to get some attention......I pity those mature ladies who would be much better off not pretending to...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 3, 2015

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    The Helpful Stranger...

    I noticed a man when I was out today. He was older, maybe 78, and sat by himself on a bench reading the paper, completely oblivious to the hustle and bustle going on around him. As I sat down for a moment on the other side of the bench, he looked up just marginally from his paper...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    Me

    Since i was very young i have been a people pleaser,i do what everyone else wants me to do because its easier & i fear conflict or confrontation. But i've come to the conclusion that ,that just brings me down & no-ones getting to see the real me ,so i'm changing ... I will be 1...
    angelofsweetness angelofsweetness 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    No matter what they want me to be I don't care

    I'm past caring I'm me a beautiful, quirky, messy individual who loves just as hard as she cries and will be a free spirit and there for her loved ones until the day she dies. I'm sorry if I'm a disappointment but I'm me. And I always will be.(I'm a poet I rhyme sue me...)
    silent62 silent62 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2015

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    I Am Me

    For many years I was just what everyone wanted and expected me to be...I was very miserable and very unhappy! Well...finally a little over a year ago I decided I had to make myself happy..so I changed! Of course it was a very slow change..didn't want to make the whole family...
    theheartofmemphis theheartofmemphis 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2011

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    Don't mix between my personality

    and my attitude because my personality is ME and my attitude depends on how you treat me
    bizzarebandcutie bizzarebandcutie 16-17, F Jun 21, 2014

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    It is tormenting when one is,

    after struggling to the utmost, ready to head up for a new journey and then out of the blue, some thoughtless, mean-spirited beings come in the way just to act as a barrier that depicts the ruthless nature of someone, one hardly knows.
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2015

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    Live in such a way that

    if someone spoke badly about you,no one would believe it.
    colleenzeddy colleenzeddy 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 25, 2014

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    My boyfriend left at the worst time in my life.

    ..My mother is in hospice and she is dying. I was crying last night, because I can't stand the thought of losing someone that loves me unconditionally. She is my world. The most beautiful person inside and out. I feel so alone and so lost. I'm selfish because I don't want to let...
    SoyAmantea SoyAmantea 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 25

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    Encontrados Encontrados 41-45, M Jul 12, 2014

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    It's not complicated okay.

    I won't change who I am for others. You can call me a *****, ****, whatever the **** you want to call me. But being me is the real deal. I'm official and will not be copied, nor copy others. Done, deal, settled.
    Leilani19 Leilani19 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    I made myself this EP account

    and have remained anonymous because that's what I want. I want to speak my mind and vent without being judged. Now, that being said, if someone doesn't like what I say or think, please do not comment or message me. I am on here to connect with people that are /might be going...
    Mystery08 Mystery08 22-25, F Sep 7, 2015

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    That has one downside only ,

    if I want to be more accurate, that has one big downside, it is risk of being judged badly by the others, so be careful in practising this right please!!!, i tell that to myself because I suffered from bad experiences in terms of that
    umayyad umayyad 31-35, M Jan 17

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    I have never been myself around most people.

    They tell me who to be and that me being me is not okay around them. Thank you very much.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 24, 2015

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    I was told by both of my parents

    that being a writer isn't a real job but it's what I want to do and they told me that I shouldn't. Who are they to tell me what I can and can't do when my mom doesn't even like me and my dad has barely been in my life
    canutomj canutomj 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2015

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    Unedited Me...

    I have spent a lot of my life trying to please others. Be the dutiful daughter, loving girlfriend, supportive sister. A good friend, helpful colleague...the list could go on forever. There comes a point though where you have to say enough is enough.You could spend your life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    While manifesting your individuality you may

    find those around you questioning your liberation and expression. It is never your responsibility to please them. Not your family, not your friends. Don't cage yourself for them. Be free even if it's in solitude. You are doing the best you can and its beautiful.
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    My Life

    I'm gonna be very honest with u people of EP my life was ******* **** my sisters and dad walked out on me I started to get in **** with my mam and school went I was 12yrs old I would give my teacher and other students hell if they annoyed me or question who I was ect I got...
    lucy2014 lucy2014 22-25, F 26 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    Everyone Thinks I Should Do What They Want

    Its so hard waking up everyday and finding the motivation to venture into a world where people everywhere just wants to suck the life out of you and dictate who you are. I am strong I know this because I have been to hell and back and endured things in my life a normal person...
    LoneAlpha LoneAlpha 31-35, M 11 Responses Apr 28, 2013

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    I'm never going to be the silent majority.

    ... to much fun being the vocal minority. If you can't tell which side of that coin your on, you really don't know you're true self. Being myself isn't always popular and why should it. Being myself I can go to sleep and not worry about the little things. The little things...
    smilestoenjoy10 smilestoenjoy10 46-50, M Oct 2, 2015

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    I used to think that a BLT was a person

    who was Bi, lesbian and transgender Turns out it's a sandwich or tortilla that contains bacon, lettuce and tomato
    EnchantedHopes EnchantedHopes 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2015

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