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I Wish I Could Be Me

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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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    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 wish i could be happy,

    smile all the time, have that perfect fairy tale of a life, be able to be ME most of all..... i hate having to pretend like i'm someone else in a messed up world full of lies, cheating, and hatred, i always just wished life wasn't so negative, people didn't have to be bad, i...
    BumpsInTheRoad BumpsInTheRoad 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2014

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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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    if you truly liked me

    for who i am you would not avoid me at all costs. i never treated any one bad not even the people that i thing deserved it. its not up to me to decide if your a bad person or not. i don't hate you i except you for who you are. i would want the same for me. think about that the...
    bw32 bw32 31-35, M Jan 8

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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 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 3 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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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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    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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    I have some dear friends

    that I hold very close to my heart. They were the source of all the goood things in my life. They made my life lively, they made laugh and cry. They helped me love myself and the life I lived. But for the past year I have been slowly deteriorating. I lost all my motivation. I...
    BB13xx BB13xx 16-17, T Dec 23, 2014

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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 16-17, F Oct 17, 2007

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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 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 18-21, 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 Nov 10, 2013

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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
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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    All the Bloody Time! ...

    All the bloody time! Its funny how differently you can act around different people.
    cluck cluck 16-17, 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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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 12, 2007

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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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    Related Experiences

    it's easy to believe if you could go back in time and change the things that went wrong it would fix everything. When you're the one who is being destructive, destroying everything...
    Sakaratte Sakaratte 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    I would have never let my sister manipulate me into being someone I wasn't because, according to her, "you have to be a certain way in high school or you'll have no friends. Emo...
    littlevanessa littlevanessa 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    i am broken nowa days, many reasons for it,i have and so now i wish if i could go back to the time when me ,my family in our old house was living happily i remember waking up early...
    deepakchopra6192 deepakchopra6192 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    I wish for it so that I cant remember my past, and walk innocently a long the street~
    RachelThatsall RachelThatsall 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Oh how i wish becausw in everything that i do. See or hear makes me think that it might be connected to you.
    aquamonkey aquamonkey 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I wish for every person who reads this to know their worth and realize they carry a light within them that no one can extinguish. myself included ; )
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 10 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I wish I could just go back and never meet you but then I know I wouldn't be me, this version of me, then and I love how I became. I hate when you pop into my mind and a...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    It's her first day of her work now. :) How did I know?she told me when we had a good talk but ended bad. I wish I could greet her a good luck and a great day for her first day...
    Achelle07 Achelle07 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I wish I could tell you to your face just how beautiful you are but am not sure how you would take it
    susangoga susangoga 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I wish I didn't have to live up to everybody's expectations. I wish I could do whatever I wanted and not feel bad or judged about it. I wish I could live my life unafraid. I wish I...
    kmahal96 kmahal96 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I really wish I could right now... I wanna transform into a dragon, then fly to where you are and then burn your house to ashes... And then after that, I could really use a meal...
    RagingDemon29 RagingDemon29 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i wish i could meet my two best friends from here but the person i would want meet more would be good friend Steve because he always there for me and is best person i love talking...
    leemc leemc 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Wish I could meet everyone in my circle
    Theihan13 Theihan13 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I wish I could win the lottery,my dad and my husband would never work again :D
    MrsSalinas16 MrsSalinas16 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    There are some days that I just wish things were simpler! I wish my thoughts weren't so complicated- and that life could just slow down. I just wish I could figure out a way to...
    BeingT BeingT 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was I was pretty enough to be desired. I was that someone could see behind my pain and see me. I wish that sex wasn't the only way men like to show love. I wish I was enough.
    iSweets iSweets 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I love talking to you guys and I've made a few great friends. I wish I could meet you in real life because you are amazing.
    silence3412 silence3412 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Honestly I wish men understood what pregnant women go through. Last night I was in so much pain I am now 30 weeks pregnant and I feel sore all over and its been such a hot summer...
    muffin30 muffin30 26-30, F a week ago

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    I wish I could get a girlfriend. I'm 18 and I never had a girlfriend. Ive never kissed a girl. Ive never even held hands with a girl. What is so wrong with me that I can't get a...
    BlueBoy2015 BlueBoy2015 18-21, M a week ago

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    I wish I was older because mentally I feel ready to be an adult. I hate feeling trapped by my parents and school and other bull ****. I wish I could just be free with my...
    will1982 will1982 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    If I could go back in time...I would love it. My dad died ten years ago when I was six years old. I would easily go back to when he wasn't in pain and he could do things without me...
    ThisIsHowIAm ThisIsHowIAm 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    put my finger over some "snapshot" of that instant and twist it, changing that moment or my reaction to it, it would be my 15th birthday. As I was reading through old posts, I...
    Kindalost Kindalost 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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