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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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 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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    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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    It's 3 AM I awoke from yet another dream about you.Cover in sweat I turned upon my bed and no one is there.We haven't even met but I think about you constantly. I've heard your...
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    I wish I would of had more time with him. I wish I could of met him. I wish cancer didn't exist. I wish I could bring him back but I can't. And I'm afraid nobody will ever love me...
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    Admit it, you have done bad and unfair things and right away, you wish you never did it. You would wish you could go back to the past and fix everything. I just wish that my mind...
    WinchesterLover WinchesterLover 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I do in some ways. Last night I was thinking how I'm too old and two big to get on those inside playground type of things I used to play on when I was young. And, I realize, as I...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 22

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    Im beginning to get it… how we both came together from our needs, from our lacks. Maybe we could´ve made it, but none of us were ready to be in a relationship… In this...
    Gaialion Gaialion 36-40, F Mar 28

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    I wish i could be able to explain what i feel... i wish i could show that i feel so much...those little simple things ..which others doesn't found worth noticing.. but they hit...
    tweetysweety1 tweetysweety1 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    This may confuse you I've been thinking of this for a while and it's kind of complicated. Wish 1: To be good in math (I suck at math) Wish 2: To be able to travel to any...
    megamjfan megamjfan 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I wish I could forget about you. I wish I could forget about how you made me feel, how happy you made me. I wish I could forget how you broke my heart.
    Runnerforever21 Runnerforever21 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I wish i could not remember my father. i wish i could not remember being bullied at a young age. i wish i could not remember my step dad being an alcoholic.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 9

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    Hate myself for always being shy , socially awkward & scared. Always wished that i should have been more outgoing & sociable and had more friends to talk to , share my experiences...
    SAINTOFKILLER SAINTOFKILLER 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    My circle I write to you. I wish I could make it better for you. Take away your pain, your confusion, exhaustion. I wish my light could burn away the darkness so you could see...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I wish I helped her,she was shouting,screaming and crying for help but I couldn't help her I keep hearing her voice in her head....she was hurt,she cried but I couldn't help....I...
    sofiannedeer sofiannedeer 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I wish I could take all your nightmares away...all your bad memories and feelings...you don't deserve that....I wish I'd feel all your pain for you...switch places...so you could...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M Apr 11

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    Who doesn't wish they were in a great relationship. It doesn't matter if that relationship is based on their faith, marriage or friendship, we all wish it were better. The...
    Happinessisthinking Happinessisthinking 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I wish i met my half brother. i wish i didnt cheat on jason. i wish i stayed in contact with my family. i wish i didnt mess up so much in 2012. i wish i never had the ects.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 9

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    I get tired of this world... I want to be gone I get sick of this place... I wish I could meet someone that I can understand and then understand me... Too many wishes and sucks how...
    eflor14 eflor14 16-17, F Mar 23

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    What would be your wish right now? My wish: I wish that people would never need to say "I wish" in their lives.
    SensualRomantic SensualRomantic 36-40, M 4 Responses Mar 24

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