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I Wish I Could Be Me

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    All the Bloody Time! ...

    All the bloody time! Its funny how differently you can act around different people.
    cluck cluck 16-18, F Feb 12, 2007

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    Adhd

    Hi! I have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) when I'm on the medicine that calms me down I just don't feel right like I'm depressed I don't smile and I dont laugh I hate the feeling! When I'm not taking the medicine I feel so me I laugh ALOT and smile untile my...
    911forever 911forever 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 27, 2012

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    My Colorful Masks

    About two and a half years ago I found someone. A few days over two years ago I started dating this someone. Not just someone, an angel. A beautiful wonderful soul. She helped me throw the masks away. So many colors. So many personalities. So many friendships were lost when...
    Anndei Anndei 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 25, 2009

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    Me???

    sometimes when im with different people no matter with who. I act and feel like i have to be someone that they think i am i can never realy just be me. my family judges me cuz they think i dress like a guy (t-shirts and jeans most of the time), but i just think it feels more...
    ilovehateu ilovehateu 16-18, F Oct 17, 2007

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    I Have Enjoyed My Life and Wil...

    I have enjoyed my life and will continue to.  The changes that I would make about "me" are challenging, but workable. 
    emericklisa emericklisa 21-25, F Feb 14, 2007

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    Being Me

    I wish I could be the real me. Sometime I feel I'm not being true to my self. I act as though I'm a puppet and I'm being controlled by others. To be honest I don't know how to start being the real me again. I don't even know how to stop being a puppet. But I do know is that I am...
    Saylol Saylol 13-15 1 Response Nov 10, 2013

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    I Am Except For Being Around 3

    I am  myself  around everyone else but these three... they are also the three that frightens me the most ....my Mother ...my wife and my daughter... My mother  I am the black sheep at 52 I still try to please her... My wife I still try to prove to her I am...
    bquick bquick 51-55, M 4 Responses Apr 21, 2008

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    I wish I could be myself my mom always cracks

    jokes about how I am always eating or how much " the only time I get up is to look in the fridge" I hate how fat she makes me feel I know I am not skinny but **** can't I just be me for once
    nadirah96 nadirah96 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Trying My Best

    I am doing better with trying to be myself. But sometimes I feel like myself is not good enough. I can be myself with my fiancé. But with my friends ( even though that's like 2) I just feel like I can't. I have this brick wall that won't break down.
    eyeslikestars eyeslikestars 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2012

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    Just Once

    i wish that just once i could be myself with my friends my parents...with everybody! when im with my friends what i do just seems to weird,with parents im very morbid and listen to music like marilyn manson and joke about being killed and other stuff like that but when im with...
    XscreamingXinsideX XscreamingXinsideX 13-15, F Jul 17, 2009

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    Walk a Day In My Shoes

    People often try to make it sound like its really easy to just be yourself.  They say "Just be yourself" with the same inflection as they would say "The bathrooms down the hall."  They dont realize that for some people, for whatever reason...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 30, 2007

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    Harder Than It Looks

    I am -a 16 year old teenager -stubborn -passionate -impulsive -wild -careless -irresponsible -unstable -able to love, endlessly -someone who acts on her feelings -experiencing a lot of complications because I cant always act on all those things. I get hurt if I do it...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2008

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    I Contain Multitudes

    i remember telling my mom when i was really young, in second grade, maybe, that i "played different with different kids." i was upset and confused by it, but my mom seemed to think it was a very wise statement. and on one hand, i think it is a good thing. it is not so...
    Fahrenheit Fahrenheit 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2007

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    I feel I am more myself right ...

    I feel I am more myself right now then at any other point in my life. I am slowly coming out, and telling people how I really feel rather then hiding.    I am also starting to deal with other problems I am faced with like Anxiety, panik and depression.
    chateone chateone 19-21, F 3 Responses Feb 12, 2007

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    I Am But What Other Want To See.

    I have had to wear my mask twice in my life. It is the same hollow mask of shame of how is left with in me. I felt forced to hide myself at a very young age of six. Close off the emotion that be for all to see. There was nothing any one would have like to allow some one like me...
    solarregeneration solarregeneration 41-45, T Jul 23, 2010

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    If I Really Knew Who That Was...

    Some of my good friends in my "real" life have definite opinions on my socially-oriented anxiety issues...  when I express some of my anxiousness or feelings of separation, I am told to "just relax"...  Have you ever been told to "just relax...
    dyin2live dyin2live 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 2, 2008

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    I Wish I Was A Rock...

    I try so hard to conform to everyones expectations, family, friends, and coworkers.  I try to be so gentle when revealing who I am but to be different frightens people.  Everyone will say it is cool to be different, but in reality everyone is afraid to take off their masks...
    BlueCedarTree BlueCedarTree 46-50 4 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    Don't Get This One - I Am ...

    Don't get this one - I am me!?!
    thatweirdromanguy thatweirdromanguy 46-50, M Feb 14, 2007

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    Someone asked me today to write what I would wish for if I had only one single wish. That is an almost impossible decision. One wish when I have so many thoughts in my head. I...
    desirabledreams desirabledreams 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Not my entire life but I kind of wish I'd never come across ep. That's where my downfall was. Don't get me wrong it's a great site, if only I hadn't encountered the wrong people...
    WintersSoldier2 WintersSoldier2 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    that I happened to be a charming person. A eloquent person whose appeal is like a wine that intoxicates and stimulates. A effortless person who flows, not stumbles or crashes or...
    Ewoo Ewoo 16-17 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I wish I could stop inviting evil into my life.I wish this pain could be more bitter and less sweet.I feel like I'm caught in a delicious chocolate-like loop of fear and disaster...
    banquet banquet 18-21 Aug 31

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    Well like mentioned in the head line, I wish for it. Really. Maybe I have some brother complex. Despite I want to write about it, it is hard for me - so excuse the poor language. I...
    seshin seshin 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I lost my Dad when I was four so yea....I have a had a lot of time to think about his death, fathers, him and well, everything. I was four and although I was in the room right...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 13

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    I wish I could feel bright about the future. I wish I felt like good things are going to happen to me. After so many years of so much pain though, all I know is pessimism. I feel...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F Sep 5

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    It sucks, it sucks being a bi-sexual. Sometimes I wish I was normal, when I say normal I mean " Straight " . I wish I could share out everything that I'm feeling deep inside to...
    HopelesslyLove HopelesslyLove 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Playing Blue's Clues with the News, Why did he come into my life? Everything I had to hide from the world I didn't have to conceal from him The only person I could be completely...
    WhenStarsAlign WhenStarsAlign 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    I wish they could understand that just a 6 minute phone call would have made the world of difference to me. That's all it takes, just to hear that voice. Even if it's only for a...
    Saram1985 Saram1985 26-30, F Aug 27

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    My name is Gabriel. I shall start from my first friend. His name was Alex. Unlike the other kids in kinder he didn't judge me based on how I dressed or even on how I refused to let...
    GARLITH GARLITH 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I wish he'd never told me that he cheated. I wish I could forget all the hurtful things that happened when we dated. I wish I could take an eraser to my brain.
    Amiramae Amiramae 22-25, F Aug 25

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    I wish I could just leave, drop all of my obligations and just go somewhere new, escape all this complacency, all this indifference and apathy. I wish we could all do this.
    quike23 quike23 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    I hate that I feel anything. I wish I could be a neutral person, with no strong feelings about anything. If I could just stop caring about things so much, and stop feeling so...
    misscoffee misscoffee 22-25, F Aug 24

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    I'm a 24 year old single girl. I just recently moved to Phoenix a couple of months ago. I was living in Rapid City, South Dakota, and I moved because it was difficult to meet...
    julyjewel78 julyjewel78 22-25, F Aug 25

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    The Guiding Sickle I must admit, this current stretch of time is not going well for me. I've come to understand something serious though: if I wished to leave any kind of note to...
    SourPennies SourPennies 18-21, T 2 Responses Aug 28

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    It's been three months since I have felt a woman on my skin. After that break-up, until this day I have found only one woman who wished same than me, but she is so far away. The...
    Damaskox Damaskox 22-25, M Aug 31

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    I worry that I will never be self-confident about anything, even as I get older. I see my parents and other people around me that are always sure of themselves, taking a firm stand...
    SereneSolidarity SereneSolidarity 18-21, M Sep 2

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    I wish i was good enough for people to admire me. I wish I was good enough to find someone who would completely understand me and be there for me. I wish I was good enough for...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 12

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    I come from a family of entrepreneurs. Every single member of my family has a business: my mom, my dad, my sister and my five aunts. I’m the only one stuck in a dead-end job...
    ideglan ideglan 31-35, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm not unhappy, but I'm not happy either. I don't want to kill myself, and I look forward to a potential future, but I just feel like my life won't turn out the way I want it to...
    minnielong minnielong 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Its just like standing on the edge of the cliff, your favourite thing swinging to and fro in front of your eyes but you can’t hold. .Its a dilemma of life. You want with every...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Sep 2

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    For our initially time with the Maldives we chose this little, wonderful island, ideal for couples for complete rest. I liked that It is really like The everyday postcard island...
    Keniaga838 Keniaga838 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    especially on mornings like today when I'm having trouble getting dressed. The weather's changing, and people think that it's old legend to be able to tell change is coming in your...
    petergavin69 petergavin69 41-45, M 2 hrs ago

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    I didn't cherish her when I had the chance now she's gone. I tried to give her everything after losing her. She doesn't love me, she doesn't feel for me, I'm not even half the man...
    CrestofCourage CrestofCourage 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I wish if time could rewind to change a few things. Any mistakes I made and bad decisions I could have avoided.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Dancing while sitting. Lol. My version of dancing. Lmao. Or is that lamo. Omg. Too funny. Epilepsy with tourette moves. But not epileptic. Wish epileptics...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 5

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    It won't happen in a flash.. Or a day... Or a week... Or months... Or perhaps years... But I'll move on. I'm not gonna wake up and suddenly realize you aren't who I need. Or...
    catherineeac catherineeac 13-15, F Sep 5

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    My whole life's been thunders and storm. Every night i cry myself to bed wishing that tomorrow will not come. I fear the day where all the scene of the wicked are actively working...
    whyfeelpain whyfeelpain 22-25 Sep 10

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