When we’re not ourselves, we tend to miss out on the little joys in life. We don’t notice sunsets or feel the warmth of a loved one’s embrace. When we’re not being our authentic selves then what is life worth? Everyone has had moments when they miss being themselves. Maybe you shaved off your beard, cut your hair, or dye it a different colour. Maybe you changed careers and moved in with someone.
It could also be that you used to do so many things that you loved for some reason, you quit doing them, and now you look back at your previous self and realize how different and unhappy you are. Whatever the reason, we’ve all had times when we wish we could go back to the old us, we wish we could just be ourselves again.
Sure, there is a time when change is good, but sometimes we get so caught up in making changes that we forget about why we made those changes, to begin with, and lose who we truly are. No matter how much we try, at some point in our lives, we all miss who we used to be. Maybe you’re feeling a little extra down lately. Maybe your friends don’t quite understand why a change to your personality is making you feel so bad. Whatever the reason might be, that in and of itself can make you feel even worse about yourself.
This collection of I miss being myself quotes is aimed at anyone who feels like they’re missing their true self.
I Miss Being Myself Quotes
I miss being myself. It’s not that I don’t like the person I’ve become, but I just feel so distant from myself sometimes. And I often feel like I have nothing to do with myself. It’s hard to differentiate between who I am and what other people want me to be.
1. I miss being myself. I feel a part of me has been stripped away in the last few months, and I’m a little worried that the pieces of myself are gone forever. I need to get them back.
2. I miss my freedom to be myself. I miss my independence. I miss being able to go outside and walk around the city without fear that someone can grab me, touch me, or talk to me the wrong way.
3. I miss being myself. I never imagined how much it stifles you when there are so many men who feel entitled to your body just because they have power over it.
4. I miss the me who didn’t care about the way other people thought.
5. I miss being myself, and I feel like something is wrong with me.
6. I miss being myself and the way I used to be when it came to making people my priority.
7. I miss being myself. I miss being able to be as loud and crazy and passionate as I want. I miss being able to play with my emotions. I miss feeling them so strongly.
8. I miss being myself, but I don’t know what that means anymore. I think about the person I used to be before I got so caught up in doing things right or wrong and making everyone else happy.
9. I miss being myself. I am a different person now, but I can’t find the old me anymore.
10. I miss being myself. I feel like I’m wearing a mask that is just not me, who I am, and what makes me happy.
11. I miss the things I could do before the accident. I miss the day I could still run around with my friends and not have to worry about anything. I miss the happiness and joys of what I used to be.
12. I miss being myself. I miss creating art that expresses how I feel and who I am.
13. I miss being myself, I’d rather die than change for anyone. I’m sure there are a lot of people who would agree with this.
14. I miss the old me. I miss being uncensored and honest. Looking back on that time, I realize that I did it to protect myself. So many things had gone wrong, and the world felt like a scary place in my eyes.
15. I miss being myself: the kind of person who laughs easily and listens to other people, who likes to hang out with friends all day doing nothing in particular. Who lets her curiosity lead her forward. Who can take apart a clock and put it back together with no clues, who knows everything about the planets long before she learns anything about herself, who is content alone or with others?
16. I miss being myself. I miss being truly happy and not having to worry about anything else except my happiness.
17. I miss being myself. I don’t mean the kind of self that’s perfect and confident and charismatic. What I mean is the good, old-fashioned days when I had no worries in the world and all of my problems were so small they could be held in between my thumb and forefinger.
18. I miss being myself. I know that sounds vague, but it’s true. I’ve been living this other life for so long, following others’ rules and expectations – unable to be who I truly want to be. Now that I have been allowed to find myself again and love who I am, I never want to lose track of myself ever again.
19. I miss being myself. I’ve been trying to be somebody else for so long, that I forgot about the person who used to be me.
20. I miss being myself. I want to be so many other things, but I can’t give up who I am to become those things.
21. I miss being myself. I knew what I wanted to do with my life and how to get it. Now so many doors have been shut on me and others I never realized existed before, since then.
22. I miss being myself and occupying my space. Conversations were a lot easier, I had fewer people to make decisions for, and I could take my time, and savour moments of silence.
23. I’m tired of being tired. I’m tired of being exhausted, of lying on the floor in frustration, and wondering when this will end. I’m tired of not knowing what’s wrong with me and why I feel so terrible all the time. I miss being myself.
24. I am missing me. Being myself, doing what I love, being happy, and being content.
25. I miss being myself, but I don’t have to worry about what others think of me.
26. I miss being myself. I miss feeling confident, energetic, and free. I miss the days when I could run for miles without stopping, feeling like my heart might beat out of my chest. Before I had to sit down to get my breath back. Before my muscles gave up on me.
27. I miss being myself. I feel like a shell of myself, and I don’t know how to fix it.
28. I miss being myself. I used to be fun and excited, but everything is so different now. The world feels like such a mess, and even more than before, I want to find that escape that only I can find.
29. I miss being myself, my old self, and the way I used to be. I miss the sensuality and excitement of being in school and living with people who made me feel good about myself. I miss being able to pursue my dreams and goals.
30. I miss being myself. Everything has changed in so many ways, and change is hard. When things don’t change as much, that’s when it gets hard for me too. I wish things could be like they used to be and should be. But I am still trying hard to get through this and hope that things will get better soon.
31. I miss being me. It seems like everyone is moving forward and I’m still stuck in the past.
32. I miss being myself. I miss my skin and hair, my freckles and wrinkles, and the way I look when I’m sleeping. I’d rather be something people love than someone they ignore.
33. I miss being myself. I miss walking the streets, seeing people, and making new friends. I look forward to the day when I can walk freely again.
34. I miss being myself. I miss the way things used to be. I miss the innocence and obliviousness of youth.
35. I miss being myself. I miss doing things that make me happy and smiling, enjoying myself and making my family proud of me. Things were so much better when I was in high school and had no care in the world.
36. I miss being myself. The real me, I mean. Not the person that the world sees, but the person inside me. The one who was me before I changed for everyone else and became what they wanted me to be.
37. I miss being able to be a free spirit and not worrying about how I’m perceived. I miss being able to honestly tell people what I think, instead of trying so hard to be like them. That’s who I am.
38. I miss being myself. I miss the girl that could walk through a city and know all people, or at least think she knew them. The girl who went to parties and talked to strangers, who rode the subway and got off with friends in love ideas for new stories. The girl was always okay because she knew that wherever she was, she was real.
39. I miss being myself. I feel like a lost soul now. But I know that if I can find myself again, I will be able to find my way back home.
40. I miss being myself. I miss the sunshine and flowers, I miss being able to go outside every day without a jacket, and I miss feeling like my body is strong and perfect.
41. I miss being my authentic self. I miss putting on my lipstick and going out, even when I hate wearing lipstick because it makes me feel better about myself. I miss feeling human again. Please don’t take this away from me anymore.
42. I am writing this because I miss being myself. The self that was silly and fun and full of joy, who loved with her whole heart, who didn’t worry all the time about things out of her control. I miss the way I used to laugh.
43. I miss feeling normal. I miss being able to wake up, ready for the day, happy, smiling, and caffeinated.
44. I miss being myself. I miss living my truth, not just telling people what they want to hear or conforming to their expectations. I’m going to do my best moving forward to be more open and honest with myself and others so that I can live up to my true potential.
45. I miss the feelings of self-worth, confidence, and even just being able to go out with friends without having that worry.
46. I’m not the same person I used to be. My head is filled with confusion and questions, my heart is heavy, and my body feels trapped.
47. I miss being myself. I miss the way my eyes would sparkle when I was happy, and I miss the way my heart would pound in anticipation of what was next.
48. I miss being myself. I miss feeling as though I am good enough just as I am. No matter what colour, size, age, or skill level. I miss that feeling of coming home to myself and feeling comfortable in my skin.
49. I miss being myself, I miss the person I had become. I miss who I used to be. In these moments, it’s hard to go back to being a stranger in my skin. How could this happen?
50. I miss being myself, before this world. I feel like my soul has disappeared, and now I’m just a shell of my former self. It feels like everyone knows me differently now, including myself.
51. I miss the way I used to be. When my mind was clear and my body was healthy when I could do anything with ease. Now I am a mess, suffering from depression and anxiety, unable to get out of bed, and struggling with chronic illness. But there’s hope.
52. I miss being myself. I miss the old me before all this began. I have a great life, a strong marriage and a family, but I’m not that person anymore. When you’re in my world, you are no longer allowed to be you.
53. I miss being myself. I miss laughing, I miss crying, and I miss being able to talk without having a panic attack. I feel like there’s more to me than just the girl who people know as “the crazy one.”
54. I miss being able to be myself with you. I miss the way your eyes would light up when you saw me, and how you’d greet me with a hug every time we met. It’s so frustrating that we have been in separate places for so long and getting to be together is so rare.
55. I miss being myself; fully and without shame. It’s not about what you can do for me; it’s about feeling like myself again.
56. I miss being myself. I am not who I was and I just wish there was a way back to that person.
57. I miss being myself, the person I was, who laughed easily and with others, who loved with all their heart, who cared about others, and how they felt.
58. I miss being myself. I think I have been a shell of who I am for so long, that now it is hard to even get close to the real me again.
59. I feel lost and alone like I’m in the middle of a crowd of people who have forgotten me. I miss being myself, it feels like I can’t remember anything.
60. I miss feeling like myself. I am constantly comparing myself to everyone else and feeling too fat, too skinny, not smart enough, or responsible enough.
61. I’m so lonely. All I want to do is be myself again, but since I changed my identity and started wearing a mask, it feels like that part of me is gone forever.
62. I miss being myself. I miss being able to do what I want and feel healthy at the same time.
63. I miss being myself and waking up knowing that I am going to happily live and enjoy every day of my life.
64. I miss being me. I miss my mind, the thoughts that once ran through it. I miss my heart, its feelings and emotions. I miss my soul, its creativity, and its purpose. I miss being me!
65. I miss being myself. I’ve learned a lot of new things while being involved in this project, but I know that it’s time to be the person that I am, not someone else.
66. I miss being myself. I feel like I am changing into someone else. I don’t recognize the person looking back at me, who feels so different from who I am.
67. I miss being the person I was before my depression took over and forced me to change.
68. I miss being myself. It’s like being a child on the waterside, watching all of your friends go home with one final wave of their hands and wishing that you too could leave and go home.
69. I miss being myself, who I was before I got married. Sometimes, I just want to kick off my heels, throw away the pantyhose, and wear a sweatshirt with no makeup on.
70. Sometimes, I wish I could just let go. My mind is racing, my heart is pounding, and I feel like I’m going to explode. But I can’t. Because if the moment passes me by, it’s gone forever.
71. I miss being myself – a whole, complete human being. I miss the ability to feel deeply and express myself, take risks, and own my worthiness. I miss feeling attractive and attracted to others who are attracted to me for who I am.
72. I am missing being myself. I just want to be me, without all the pressure and expectation on me.
73. I miss being myself. If I could get back to my normal self, I’d feel less stressed and more productive.
73. I miss being myself, but I can’t help it. Everything has changed. It is not that bad here, but I just need to go home so I can sleep in my bed.
74. The days are long, and there’s so much to do. But I miss being myself. I want my life back.
75. I miss who I was. The one who would rather stay up all night watching a documentary on a story unknown than go out and get wasted, who loved to sing along to music in her car with no particular direction, who felt passionate about a cause, and took action without hesitation.
76. I miss being myself. I have lost my confidence and that makes me sad. I am struggling to bring back the fun in my life.
77. I miss being myself. I couldn’t see where I was going in life, and that made me unhappy. When I started to challenge myself and take action, though, things started to improve. Now I’m feeling much more myself again and going for my dreams.
78. I miss being here and I miss being me. The people in my life are so unbalanced.
79. I miss myself; the regular me who used to be confident and bright. I miss her, she was comfortable in her skin, she laughed with abandon at jokes that weren’t funny, and she was happy.
80. I miss being myself. I miss the days when it was just me, a pencil, and a blank page slowly filling up with words.
81. I miss being myself. It wasn’t long ago that I had my own opinions, to be able to express them openly and honestly.
82. I had my crazy moments, sad moments, and happy moments. I want to be myself again.
83. I miss being myself. I miss my smile, the way it catches on the corner of my lips and spreads across my face. I miss the way that my eyes light up when I laugh. I miss looking in the mirror and seeing someone who loves me.
84. The people I love don’t know who I am anymore. It’s like the girl who used to be me isn’t lost, but she’s gone in a way that we can never find again. I’ll get better, eventually. And then maybe one day, I’ll be able to remember the person that used to be me.
85. Being my true self and feeling free to express my personality has always been something important to me and it’s still something that I feel passionate about.
86. I miss being myself. I will never recover emotionally or physically. My own family doesn’t want to talk to me anymore.
87. I miss being myself. I’ve spent so long pretending to be this other person that I don’t know how to let him back out of prison. I want to be me again, but it feels like once you go as far as I did, there’s no going back.
88. I miss being myself. I miss my authentic self. I miss connecting with people and making a difference in the world.
89. I miss being myself. I don’t think I am ready for this, but it is happening anyway.
90. I miss being myself. Sometimes, I just want to be me again and not have to pretend to be my perfect self all the time.
91. I miss being myself. I want to be happy in my skin and be comfortable with who I am.
92. I miss being myself. I was so different, now it’s like I’m not even there. When did my identity get lost? I wish I knew how to fix this.
93. I miss being myself. When I was alone and not a part of this world. The world was easier back then. There were fewer worries and fewer problems to fix but now…
94. I miss being myself. I love being passionate, creative and inspired but I have lost it now.
95. I miss being myself and I’m so sorry that this didn’t happen in the past. I had no idea then what I know now and you will have me to talk to about anything and everything…anything at all.
96. My life is so different now that I’m a parent. I miss being myself, who I was before this all happened. When I look in the mirror and don’t recognize my reflection, it’s like a part of me has been taken away. Once I fill this void, it will be complete again.
97. I miss being myself. I miss the feeling that I have a voice. I miss feeling like I matter.
98. I miss being myself. I’m afraid of losing my individuality, but I’m missing it so much. I was born to be me.
99. I miss being myself. I remember when it was just me, I didn’t have to worry about what others might think about me. At the time, there was no stress, life was simple and pure like child’s play. But things changed and will never be the same again.
100. I miss being myself and my inner self, the one who loves to laugh, be silly, and be lighthearted. She is still in there somewhere but she’s not allowed out anymore. The voice of reason has made a life for herself at the top and I have been brought lower than low to comply.
I hope you find closure after going through the collection of I miss being myself quotes up there. Please share the post as you might be helping other people in the same situation. Thank you.