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I Am a Work In Progress

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    Taking Flight: As a continuous work in

    progress, I try to remain open to the things about me that I can change in hopes to achieve a more fulfilling and productive life. I find that birds of a feather often flock together. However birds that hang around in one place for too long pick up some hitchhikers along the way...
    Human0xymoron Human0xymoron 41-45, F Aug 1

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    The Beginning

    I got some good news...I finally got a job I start this Sunday but I'm kinda nervous. I hope I do well and that don't make to many mistakes. This is a new step for me. I really want to succeed and I feel like this is going to help with that process. I'm tired of being scared of...
    bluefrlife bluefrlife 18-21, F Nov 14, 2013

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    Effort In A Cup

    Putting forth effort to the aspects of my life which are important; consciously trying to improve myself mentally, professionally, and spiritually. Still I say, this has been a hard last couple of weeks. Doesn't it get easier? Shouldn't I be feeling on the top of the world...
    kristinlately kristinlately 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 23, 2011

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    Weird

    Last night I had a problem that kept nagging me to no end. Usually when I'm faced with stuff like that I tend to solve it right then and there so it wont keep me up all night constantly naffing at me and buggung me so much that I cant sleep. But I was so tired and so exhausted I...
    alisity alisity 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    We may not have it all together,

    but together we have it all.
    MysteryBusiness MysteryBusiness 18-21, F Dec 5, 2013

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    A Corner With Mirrors

    I've said that I wasn't made for corners and I don't like being in them but it seems as if fate/destiny/God has put me in one that I can't get out of.On Wed I had a case manger recommend an insane visitation schedule to determine which of us would be better parents. This made me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 17, 2011

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    First picture I've taken in a while,

    How do I look? Hahaha
    averyjtaylor averyjtaylor 18-21, M Jun 18

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    I Am A Work In Progress

    Look in my eyes Tell me what you see Do you see perfection in me? To you, do I look complete? Now take one more look pass my celebrity That's where you'll find the real me To you, do I still look complete? I got every material thing I could ever need I got the love from my fans...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Nov 1, 2013

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    Challenged To See ... Myself

    The other day I was talking to a very close friend and he asked me "Who are you?" My response, after a 'duh' look on my face was "I'm a mom, a student, a teacher, a daughter, an employee, a friend, a woman..." and I was able to pop off a few more. He then said "Those are your...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 22, 2011

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    I Am

    I am a work in progress. I am always trying to improve myself, and my moods. Lately I have been working on my moods, I started taking new meds, and document my moods, as per my therapist suggested.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 6, 2013

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    About everything in my life.

    Work, money, family, patience, emotions, speaking out, and attitude. 😒
    VGod888 VGod888 18-21, M Jul 20

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    Progress Can Not Be Made Without Change

     There are so many things I want to say that go unsaid. Why? Oh, I have plenty of reasons... Probably doesn’t matter anyway. It will just end up turning into an argument or debate I cant win: therefor it's not valid. It will only complicate matters. I haven’t thought it...
    JaydeBloodstone JaydeBloodstone 22-25 1 Response Mar 30, 2012

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    Understatement

    I am calm on the exterior, going about my day to day in much the same way as always yet underneath, I feel that I am at a very critical stage, and that is baffling, exciting, wonderful, frightening all at once. I know there are many strains and threads that I have to reconcile...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 30, 2008

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    I am a work in progress.

    I am always working on myself and trying to better myself. I am always looking at self-help links online and self-help books to read to try and better myself.
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I want to have a career not a "job".

    I don't do a good job at work when I feel like work isn't helping me obtain skills for what I really like Nd to me it's all about music. Ill still work but it's not as good of a job as making my own music and doing what I know I can do good at. I want my music to make people...
    iMarto iMarto 18-21, M Jun 23

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    Man May Work From Sun to Sun,

    But a woman’s work is never done. 
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 15, 2009

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    We All Need To Be Refined.

      Malachi 3:3 says: 'He shall sit as a Refiner and purifier of silver.'        This verse puzzled some women In a Bible study and they Wondered what this statement Meant about the character and Nature of God.   One of the...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 7 Responses Nov 13, 2009

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    All About The Attitude

        I recently discovered something about myself. When I lead by example it's by far less draining then trying to lift one person at a time. When I retain my integrity in every area I'm better able to keep balance in my life. When I stop selfishly feeding needs I'm better...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 3, 2012

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    Not Over Yet

    As an artist I do not like it when people see my unfinished work. It's a real peeve for me. I'll take it in stride and brush the irritation off but I prefer to astound and amaze after the last touch has been applied. I on the other hand... am a work in progress that God seems...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 22, 2012

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    Falling Off The Wagon

    "So, today I think I'll go on the bike and do some writing," I enthusiastically proclaim. "We both know you aren't going to do that!" My boyfriend razzes me with a smirk. I look to the floor and sigh, disheartened.  He's right, I've announced countless times that I was going to...
    PlasticRobot PlasticRobot 36-40, F Sep 27, 2013

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    Really trying to like myself

    so I can ultimately love myself enough to feel and understand why I deserve to be loved. I think that's the center of my discontent right now.. But I'm working on it 👍
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Fun Time Calls For An Evaluation

    I had a fun Memorial weekend with a college friend and met some really fun, unique people. We floated the river and went boating, both of which involved a lot of drinking. Looking back, I wish I wouldn't have drank quite so much, but I was living in the moment and was having a...
    kristinlately kristinlately 26-30, F Feb 3, 2011

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    When You Get Down to It

    Aren't we all a work in progress?  There's always something new to learn about ourselves and the world around us.  With each new lesson, we add another layer to our being.  No one ever achieves perfection.  Yet, we strive for it each and every day...
    goddessone goddessone 41-45, F 11 Responses Mar 16, 2008

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    Still Single At 31

    I met a wonderful girl and I goofed up by telling her she cries and throws tantrums. Now it makes it hard for her to open up to me. I feel like an idiot. I had been doing a good job of expressing feelings and emotions to. Now that I get stonewalled, which I can barely take, I...
    dreamer4life dreamer4life 31-35, F Aug 6, 2013

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    Majority of people don't really realize how

    though it is to be a teenager. A doctor once told me that he would describe the youth phase as an enjoyable yet dangerous ride. All the pressure and deception play a huge role upon the youth. It is the phase where malevolence and evil is wandering around trying to drag new souls...
    Armnd297 Armnd297 18-21, M Jul 2

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    Still Trying To Get It Right

    As a 65 year old you would think i would have much of life figured out by now. Not so. With age hopefully comes wisdom. Suddenly or sometimes not so suddenly we realize what we do not know, or even worse what we have been screwing up most of our lives. Some of it we can change...
    climber1 climber1 66-70, M 5 Responses Dec 6, 2012

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    'I'm Not Growing Up, Just Evolving..'

    the first time I read that quote in Nicole Blackman's book 'Blood Sugar', I felt it with every part of me.. I always compare myself to others who are my age.. I should be in college getting a bachelor's and a master's.. I should then be starting my career, working 9 to 5...
    BarNapkinPoet BarNapkinPoet 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2007

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    Perfect Imperfection Who am I 23

    and it’s all a lie Thought I knew who I was I thought that You were here with me But this darkness is breaking Everything in me These infinite questions Have shattered all the peace But I won’t question in the dark What is true out in the light I will follow after you...
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    DarcyMendez DarcyMendez 18-21, M Dec 7, 2013

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    Not the Finished Article...

    ...but every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better...
    notdarcy notdarcy 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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    Yes.

    My life story is still not finished. There are still alot of things that need to be done.
    Allwaysthink825 Allwaysthink825 22-25, F Jul 30, 2013

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    well , kind of. this year i ve lost 15 kilos

    due to my heavy schedule at the university and the fact that i dont know how to cook haha. i am still overweight though. my bmi says i should be 82 but i am 91. so 9 more kilos to go. right now i have one month free so i decided to start working out at a gym. it feels really...
    just22 just22 22-25, M Jul 21

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    21 Days + 12

    For 21 days I chose to consecrate from the internet to give God a chance to work in my life. The first few days... really, really sucked. I got bored so fast and my mind kept reaching for the clickety click of one page after another. I already knew I was gonna have to fill in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 21, 2012

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    With Support Of My Friends

    I have been a ep member for a little over a year now.  I have met soo many really nice people and also some that were really over the top. I won't knock anyone for their preferences, just don't want them to force their preferences on me.  I am learning new things everyday from...
    teri58 teri58 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2012

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    I Sure Am

    I feel like a mack truck came trough my house last night and ran over repeated times before I woke, I have my mother telling me my husband loves me and he will do anything he love BLAHHHHH BLAHHHH BLAHHHH DON'T SHE @5$#%@ GET IT I DON'T LOVE HIM I CAN'T HAVE HIM HANGING ON...
    eeyoresmuse eeyoresmuse 31-35, F May 21, 2012

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    I haw been having weight issues.

    First I weighed too much, now I'm underweight. I've changed my diet and am starting to see some progress being made. Now I just need to get back in the gym so I can make this gain a healthy one
    peacefulkhaos peacefulkhaos 22-25, F Jun 4

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    I have a job now, my first job due to moving

    issues and anxiety/depression. I'm a hostess and I love my co-workers. I never thought I would actually enjoy being around other people. Although sometimes I embarrass myself by revealing too much, I gotta stop doing that. I finally met people that enjoy the same things as me...
    TwoGypsies TwoGypsies 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    My life has been full of many twists

    and turns. I have made many mistakes and caused heart ache and pain to people I cared about. I'm not perfect but God is working on me. The past is the past, and if those people can't accept me for who I am now then I don't need them in my life. Everyone makes mistakes and I'm...
    mse4sho mse4sho 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    Loving Myself

    My entire high school years was me dressed in black as a type of mourning for the loss of my friends, my childhood home, and my innocents. Moving off base was the worse thing in my life. I was leaving my comfort zone. With a new house meant a new school and to make new friends. I...
    nanababie nanababie 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2012

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    Ever-Present Conscience I'll tell you flat

    out It hurts so much to think of this So from my thoughts I will exclude The very thing that I hate more than everything is The way I'm sometimes powerless To dictate my own moods I've thrown away So many things that could've been much more And I just pray My problems go away...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 2

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    We Are All, Aren't We?

    We should never become lax or complacent with ourselves or life. You can take me as I am and understand that I am not nor will I ever be perfect. I tend to think that perfect people are better at hiding their true emotions and baggage better, they can make up more believable...
    NeopolitanSkye NeopolitanSkye 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2012

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    I am indeed still a work in progress.

    And I honestly don't want to be. I want to know stuff and be able to do stuff already. However, for me, it's not like that. And so I'm stuck with making mistakes and learning all the big stuff such as being compassionate, patient understanding and doing what's right etc blah...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 9

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    I have always found it amazing

    that a masterpiece is appreciated and admired often years after the artist has finished it and moved on to another time, another place, another realm. The idea that something that is now considered perfection was overlooked in a previous time is something that seems bittersweet...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 23

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    I keep on falling off the wagon

    whether with losing weight, being better towards people, or self harm. I feel like I'm a complete failure, but all I can do is take it one day at a time. I hope someday I become the person I want to be.
    morganne206413 morganne206413 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I was recently reminded

    that life is an evolution, a constant work in progress. Everything we do, every one we meet (virtual or in person) has the potential to change us in a way. I just have to be open to learn what it is they came into my life to teach me, however brief the lesson might be has...
    GraceFullNess GraceFullNess 36-40, F Aug 9

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    I am trying to become the person I know God

    wants me to be, and break away from the person they made me think I was from their abuse. I have separated myself from the harmful ones and now begins my work on Gods path for me. :)
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    I wish i could go far far away.

    Just pack my bags and just leave anywhere....somewhere, Alaska...idk but I would love to just get up and go. Don't get me wrong, I love my family and friends. I have an awesome job and I'm almost done with school. I love where I live! But sometimes I feel like I need to just get...
    val67 val67 22-25, F Jul 2

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    My Struggle, My Triumph, My Success...Me A Work In Progress

    I like everyone else struggle....I struggle with doubts, insecurities, weight, and various other human issues. My struggles aren't unique but how I choose and at times choose not to handle them is unique to me. My triumph(s) are when I acknowledge my struggles for what they are...
    Caramelicious Caramelicious 36-40, F 7 Responses May 11, 2013

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    Golden Rule

    "To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan but also believe." ~ Anotole France
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2013

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    Im Sydney

    Hi Im Sydney. I just made this EP thing today. Im 16. Im a junior in high school. Im a natural red head. Im half Jewish, and half Catholic. So that makes me a Cashew. I was baptized at birth, and at thirteen I was recognized under the torah as a bat mitzvah. I was born in...
    Gingeraffe96 Gingeraffe96 16-17, F Dec 1, 2012

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    Me.....

    I am the only grandchild of an only child, who's grandparent preferred showering affection and treats on her friends, and still does.....I am the shy child who longed to be asked to the party, the dance, the group - to belongI am the soulful child who kept quiet under an...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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    Life Is a Work In Progress

    We all have our trials . Our time for joy our time for pain ...  im ready to become the person i want to be and i know i can succeed . Im ultimately fueled with Ambition  and Fury to show those who have hurt me in the past that i can succeed it may not be to the fullest...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    .... and I suspect the progress would be faster if I didn't live alone and there was somebody around to nag at me. Nobody or nothing in the real physical world is perfect, but as...
    4myinnerchild 4myinnerchild 51-55, M Aug 30

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