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I Wish I Could Be Me

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 could. It's after midnight and I'm sad and awake after 2 hours of sleep! I just want to keep crying cause I am one of these people who feel with every fiber in their bodies...
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    I swear I thought this group was gonna be I wish I wish i wish I wish i wish a ***** would
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    I love all shades of silver and gray so naturally the color silver gray is my absolute favorite color. It’s a beautiful color that is neutral and not outstanding yet it has a...
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    I wish I could win the lottery..'cept gotta pay to play. *SIGH* I'm too cheap; can't seem to part with my dollars.
    ofsoundmind1015 ofsoundmind1015 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    If I could choose who I would get to be in life, I would certainly switch with that person because right now i wish I could be that person. I hate everything about myself and...
    animegirl63 animegirl63 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I CAN, it's a curse ( I can underSTAND why larger people might hate me but Ive been skinny all my life, it's no picnic either, it really isn't, I'D like to be percieved about 25-50...
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    i seriously wish my mind had a delet button..i could delet all bad things from my life..i think too much and i fed up totally from this..i wish i can go back in my past years i...
    sarafais sarafais 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    $2000 a month x 12 months x 50 years = $1,200,000- Yes, this is my one wish, $1,200,000- I could plan a stable future for my daughter having this amount...allotted to me monthly...
    cjkenton cjkenton 36-40 4 days ago

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    Today, I feel sad, it always end up when i've been doing nothing for too much time. I feel getting drown in my loneliness. Wish I would be loved by someone. If I was fat, at...
    GDADA GDADA 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    Everything I listen to Nirvana I silently sing to myself. I only wish I could legit sing so that I won't sound bad....
    MsFuzzWuzzOreoCat MsFuzzWuzzOreoCat 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Last year, I had a boyfriend. It was a very long distance relationship but we saw each other when we could. He dumped me. I really miss him. I loved kissing him and he enjoyed it...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk 41-45, F a week ago

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    I wish that I could forget all the times that he hurt me, so I could believe him when he says he loves me.
    C8H10N4O2 C8H10N4O2 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I wish I had a close friend that I could text whenever I feel like I need to get things out of my mind. Lately I've been so depressed just wishing that I could talk to someone...
    Wellzerz2012 Wellzerz2012 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    I am just tired physically and emotionally. I wish I could sleep until everything passes. I need a break. A break from everything that's going on so when I come back maybe ill...
    Overtherainbow66 Overtherainbow66 22-25, F Aug 27

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    Everything has been bothering me lightly. I start school in two weeks, so I decided to sell something (I bought with my own money) so I could buy a hoodie or something (my parents...
    xxJaydaxx xxJaydaxx 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I wish I could eat SOMEthing that would put weight on me
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    When i saw this group, i was torn between feeling this way and yet at the same time not. I had a fairly decent childhood as far as anyone could see. My parents were good at hiding...
    sherbear182 sherbear182 18-21, F Aug 25

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    She was tired of constant travelling and felt nauseated. She leaned back as they were speaking. His charm was irresistible. Both of them had let their guards down on each other. Or...
    Cathars1s Cathars1s 26-30, F Aug 25

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    I recently went to a baby shower one was having and a few that my mom liked were happy to see me. The others around my age behaved like they never knew me or they just didn't care...
    FutureVet2014 FutureVet2014 18-21, F Aug 25

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