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I Am a Work In Progress

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    Physically, mentally,

    emotionally I am a work in progress. Each day is a step closer to being who I strive to be
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Mar 15

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    First picture I've taken in a while,

    How do I look? Hahaha
    averyjtaylor averyjtaylor 18-21, M Jun 18, 2014

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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 4 Responses Feb 23, 2014

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    "Don't kiss me if you're afraid of thunder,

    my life is a storm." - Anita Krizzan
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's a bit ridiculous

    but for the solid last 3 months, I have not been alone. Dawn til dusk. Consecutively. I have constantly had somebody with me. Maybe not necessarily present in the same room as me constantly, but within hearing distance. Whenever my eyes have been awake, I've had company. I've...
    KairiKipling KairiKipling 18-21, F 1 Response May 9

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    "Lost In Paradise"EvanescenceI've been

    believing in something so distant as if I was humanAnd I've been denying this feeling of hopelessnessIn me, in meAll the promises I made just to let you downYou believed in me, but I'm brokenI have nothing leftAnd all I feel is this cruel wantingWe've been falling for all this...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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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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    When you're training at work

    and it's completely ghost out, yayy for slow days.
    Benchillada Benchillada 22-25, M Mar 5

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    I believe I am a spiritual being having a human

    experience and in this experience my spirit or soul is on a journey. In this regard from the day I was born or came to this human experience I have evolved many times and will continue to do so because I am only a work in progress. There is no end to this evolving growth process...
    Sandalwood3 Sandalwood3 41-45, F Mar 3

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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 4 Responses Dec 6, 2012

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    But I fear it'll all be

    for nothing, or I'll see the results of constant improvement when it's too late to reap the benefits, that's if it ever happens...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 15, 2014

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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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    So I have been attending therapy

    for a while. I am trying to improve myself. I do not think I will ever be perfect, but I can be better and I can be happy. I struggle with a lot of things from my childhood. I do not believe in excuses, but it can be hard to break programming, but I am getting better. I...
    tiredgoodguy tiredgoodguy 26-30, M 1 Response May 4

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    The makeup of our family is changing.

    And it has put us all in such a strange place. When my husband and I bought this little house in this little town ten miles from my parents, we were excited to stay a part of our family community and to be in a place where our family could grow in a healthy environment. But we...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 22-25, F Jun 9

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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, 2014

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    Another woman's beauty is not the absence of

    your own.... Just something to remember. Personally this is something that I struggle with. I feel good about myself until I look at another girl; but we all have something special and beautiful about us. Feeling comfortable and confident is a must and although it may take some...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Dec 15, 2014

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    I've had people tell me it's a good thing I'm

    little. I'm completely harmless. Because I have a dangerous soul. It's one I keep hidden behind my agerasic facial structures. It is a gift looking younger than you are. Really. Murder shows are my lullaby. Sadistic thoughts repeat to fill the silence. I try not to feed them...
    KairiKipling KairiKipling 18-21, F 1 Response May 27

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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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    It's hard when I am not

    as happy with life or as happy with where it is going. Feeling stuck makes it hard for me to want to do the things I know that are good for my well beng. It is hard to avoid that chocolate and the wine and the cigarettes that call my name when I am stressed. Yet that is son...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F Mar 3

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    : Let's get started. FACT - I just turned 28.

    Born in Manila, PH. 100% pure Filipino. Often times when asked who I am, I stop, think and wonder then smile. Maybe because I, myself, don't know what the answer is. JUDGMENT - In our family, I'm known as the "black or dark grey sheep" yet the most caring and principled (they...
    Curieux2004 Curieux2004 26-30 2 Responses Oct 26, 2014

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    I definitely think of myself of a work in

    progress, I believe everyone is. I've had many great memories throughout my life even as a 21 year old. I had recently been "diagnosed" with severe depression and suicidal tendencies. The way I look at life, is I try to look at it as positive as I can and it is very difficult. A...
    Zanezanezane Zanezanezane 22-25, M Apr 21

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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, 2014

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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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    6:10am The one thing I've needed to know about

    overcoming perfectionism is surrender. Perfection is about controlling the outcome in order to receive love and acceptance. It's all about fear. Surrender is about accepting where we are at in any moment, knowing that we are a work in progress. Yesterday a coworker also told me...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 4 Responses May 21

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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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    Finally started taking some positive steps

    towards being healthier and bringing my husband along that journey this week. We've started waking up a bit earlier, doing yoga together, long walks together when we get the time, regulating our sleep schedule, etc. Although we can't afford to eat much healthier yet, I've...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 22-25, F 4 Responses May 28

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    Sometimes I regret venting here.

    Not because I've gotten overly negative reactions or anything (you all have been generally gracious with me so far, so I thank you), but I feel sort of whiny and I wouldn't want anyone to think of me in that way. Sometimes I write to figure myself out, as if I don't know what...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 22-25, F 5 Responses May 10

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    I went to church today

    for the first time in a very long time. It was to a friend's church to be there for the baptism of their son, the boy I've been nannying for the past few months. Of all church traditions, baptisms have generally been one of my favorites in the past. But today, amidst the...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 22-25, F 3 Responses May 24

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    Maybe it's you that made a practical girl into

    a silly romantic that wants to watch Shakespeare in Love and believe in it completely. Maybe she was that girl all along, covered in layers of ash, just waiting for someone to brush it all away and reveal the pale flesh she was always meant to show you. And then, in her...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 22-25, F 3 days ago

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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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    the girls always say oh you're fine you're

    pretty you're cute in their fake voices, i know they don't mean it. i smile, but inside i wish i could only eat fruit and coffee, i could get my fat lazy self to the gym everyday, or that i had an ounce of self control, but instead i smile and try to feel okay.
    emiri77 emiri77 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2014

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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 3 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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    Arranging the required resources

    for the projects in co-ordination with HQ. >Taking pro-active actions on the shortfall of the job performance. >Conceptualizingdetailed project reports and project execution plans after thorough discussion with clientsand construction team, project evaluation in terms of outlays...
    terrinvm terrinvm 26-30, M Nov 16, 2014

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2014

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 2, 2014

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    back5050 back5050 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Master123a Master123a 31-35, M May 16

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    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 1 Response Apr 28

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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, 2014

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    Daily, weekly, monthy,

    and yearly I continue to change. If I was a sign it would read, " Under Construction" Each day I am better then yesterday but sometimes I get alittle behind.
    orchidangel orchidangel 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    I fight and war with against homosexual thoughts

    and feelings daily. One I will have the victory over this evil desire.
    Goddard13 Goddard13 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 20

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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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    Simplified Simplified 51-55, M 6 Responses Jun 1

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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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    retepmik retepmik 18-21, M Oct 17, 2014

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