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I Wish I Could Be Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 175 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    nadirah96 nadirah96 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 wish that I didn't have a life long medical problem. I wish that I didn't have anxiety and panic disorder. I wish I had a normal family, and not this dysfunctional mess. I wish I...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 4

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    i wish i could articulate things better,I wish I knew when to use a coma or a period? or a question mark..I wish i didnt have to re read what i had just written in order to...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Today I wish my life could be other. Sometimes I dream to be in somekind of crash or accident that made me wake up from a comma remembering nothing. I wish I can wake up and all...
    Bella1314 Bella1314 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Today I got up and decided to take the kids to the beach . They were so excited all packed and ready for a day full of fun. We arrive at the beach. I secure us a comfortable spot...
    ButterflyTearz ButterflyTearz 70+, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I wish I could hear her voice I could look into her eyes I could smell her perfume I could taste her lipgloss I could hear the music in her voice I could see the stars in her...
    Hardielam Hardielam 56-60, M 5 Responses Feb 4

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    "'Cause all the cool kids, they seem to fit in I wish that I could be like the cool kids Like the cool kids I wish that I could be like the cool kids 'Cause all the cool kids...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I wish I could escape the life that is my home. I just want to be who I am without being judged for it. Is that too much to ask for? And they wonder why I spend so much time in my...
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I wish I could write you a letter, telling you how much I miss you. I wish I could tell you I don't care what you want us to be, because I need you in my life, even if i'm just...
    Irregularthinking Irregularthinking 18-21, F Jan 31

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    That I love you. I often thought of my mother. Who misunderstood me the most. I wish I could tell her, how much I miss her ! Everyday !!! I wish I could tell my siblings how much I...
    Adritarahman01 Adritarahman01 31-35, F Feb 4

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    I wish everyone could stop living in the past (I as well) I just wish they realized how much it is holding them back and what they could accomplish , what they could do if they...
    suicidalblonde suicidalblonde 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    The trusting smile she gave, a sweet invitation to come closer. I was flirting with paradise.. and that small embrace seemed like a new world where all my vulnerabilities came out...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 5 Responses Feb 2

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    They say be careful of what you wish for. I have experienced that tenfold, especially since I make pretty heavy wishes. The thing is, many of those wishes have been granted for...
    Scorpio2468 Scorpio2468 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    How to make a very long story, very short? I dated a boy (we shall call him Darlin), a coworker, for 6 months. My high school sweetheart and best friend (who we shall call Bug...
    quirkygirl520 quirkygirl520 22-25, F a week ago

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    I wish I could go back to the dumb teenager I was like 5 years ago. I love my parents but I wish I could treat them better. :( now when I want to show my love I find stranger if...
    love9494 love9494 18-21 1 Response Jan 28

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    Ever wished you could grow some wings and fly away and disappear leaving everything and everyone behind , i know it sounds crazy . but I don't know why i get these thoughts of...
    leen94 leen94 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I wish I could go back in time. There are people who I wish I never met, there are other moments where I wish I had or hadn't done something. But everything happens for a reason...
    BrokenCorpse BrokenCorpse 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    "I wish I could fly, and magically appear and disappear. I wish I could fly; I'd fly far away from here."
    thetitania thetitania 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I know no emotion beyond love. a lot of people do not seem to understand what love is, and those who do, don't know how to explain or express it. love is not a feeling. love is a...
    SprinklesINF SprinklesINF 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I look at you with resentment more than anything. I can't stand being around you at times and I wish for one f'ing day you would care more about me. I deserve better, way better...
    BrokenCats BrokenCats 26-30, F Feb 14

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    If I could make a wish right now My wish would be to make my breast become a size d. I perky them looking.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I take a deep breath in exhaustion.. sitting in my 4WD, listening to Joshua Bell, The Swan.. my back is killing me.. a friend recommended his music to me.. she also recommended...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 5 Responses Feb 20

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    Has anyone ever thought, that maybe just maybe life wasn't meant to actually handle for ourselves. I have felt for a pretty good while, that I wish I could be free. To have all the...
    Miranda1008 Miranda1008 18-21, F Jan 31

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    i wish i wish upon a fish my wish to be a fish comes true
    Jin777 Jin777 18-21, M Feb 5

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    I have been crying all day with the pain of not being near the person i love in my relationship. It didn't help my father got dumped the day before valentines day and now he is in...
    LoveLessOne97 LoveLessOne97 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14