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View Poll Results: Are you comfortable in your own skin?
Yes, I have always been comfortable and true to myself. 28 35.44%
Not sure; still trying to find out who I am. 2 2.53%
No, not comfortable with myself. 9 11.39%
Yes and No. I am now but was not always this way. 40 50.63%
Voters: 79. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-13-2017, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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My husband and I recently attended an event and saw some old acquaintances. What struck me by my husband's remarks to others was just how comfortable he was with himself and where he is.

It also struck me that I am not. I feel I have missed opportunities and I'm not even close to where I should be.

If you are now comfortable with yourself and where you are, what got you there?

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Old 05-13-2017, 01:17 PM
 
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If you are not comfortable, I would suggest you identify and address those issues. Being uncomfortable about yourself is not a good way to live.
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Old 05-13-2017, 01:23 PM
 
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I wanted a family most in life, and I have it. I have a life partner I enjoy and it's mutual. We enjoy our home a lot. I think that a lot of it boils down to deciding early in life, what my priorities were, and working toward them gradually. It wasn't always easy. I enjoy change and challenges. Still have them. But I knew myself, knew what what would give me happiness, and have enjoyed the journey so far. Looking forward to what comes next.
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Old 05-13-2017, 01:31 PM
 
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Yes that is one thing I can truly say for any negatives that may be, I am also comfortable within my own skin.

but I have always enjoyed your posts Bette, you strike me as careing and knowledgeable. I bet you have your positive situations where you are comfortable too.

P.s. It is nice to find admirable qualities in a spouse. Is a good thing
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Old 05-13-2017, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Interesting. If the question was asked a few months ago, I'd say sort of. But realizing you can't change the past and today is fine. So I am fine. Today is what matters!
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Old 05-13-2017, 01:35 PM
 
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My husband and I recently attended an event and saw some old acquaintances. What struck me by my husband's remarks to others was just how comfortable he was with himself and where he is.

It also struck me that I am not. I feel I have missed opportunities and I'm not even close to where I should be.

If you are now comfortable with yourself and where you are, what got you there?

You can also PM me.
I'm not even sure what this question means.

As Popeye said: I am what I am, and that's all that I am.

But that doesn't stop me from continually trying to improve myself in various ways. I often fail, but I try, anyway. I could never be complacent and settle for what I was yesterday. Tomorrow is a new day. (Which reminds me, I need to get a haircut and cut these long hippie-age locks; it looks like I'm stuck in the 60s.)
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Old 05-13-2017, 02:03 PM
 
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Yes, I'm all I have.
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Old 05-13-2017, 02:15 PM
 
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I'm comfortable where I'm at in life. I don't need to prove anything to anyone. People close to me know the person I am.
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Old 05-13-2017, 02:27 PM
 
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While I don't spend time in the "I coulda been a contender" mode, sometimes I've wondered what my life would have been like if I'd made different decisions. It's impossible to do it all in one lifetime, though, and I'm very happy with how my life has gone.
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Old 05-13-2017, 02:27 PM
 
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I'm not even sure what this question means.

As Popeye said: I am what I am, and that's all that I am.

But that doesn't stop me from continually trying to improve myself in various ways. I often fail, but I try, anyway. I could never be complacent and settle for what I was yesterday. Tomorrow is a new day. (Which reminds me, I need to get a haircut and cut these long hippie-age locks; it looks like I'm stuck in the 60s.)
I agree.

I like to change things up, so I would say I am comfortable in my skin since I know that is the way I am!

So Betty, the OP, you are comfortable because you know you!
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