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I Am Discouraged

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    "Don't eat. Stop eating.

    .. because I asked you to." It's things like that from your mom that really hurts. I know I'm overweight. I know I have an eating issue. And at least for the moment, I have no health issues. I'm happy with myself... And if that...
    KellSee1 KellSee1 16-17, F Feb 6, 2014

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    Going Nowhere

    I feel like I'm doing nothing with my life and going nowhere. I'm stuck in the same rut, the same job, the same routine. I don't know what to do to break free from this cycle. I think that's how a lot of people end up joining the Army. Stuck in a life with no accomplishment, no...
    Bleedingavalon Bleedingavalon 26-30, F Nov 3, 2012

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    In the natural it seems like my life will be

    over after college. In the spirit it seems like it'll just be the beginning. The job market is crazy, getting into a graduate school in the field I want to go into seems impossible, I have to leave Mississippi if I'm going to change my life but I can't just relocate with no...
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2014

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    At least one time in everyone's life we get

    slapped in the face with realism. When this happens we do 1 or 2 things. 1. We fight what is making us feel bad. 2. We cry and get frustrated over said discouragement. I am now going through the biggest slap in the face I have ever experienced. I'm not even sure I can recover...
    sixpackbookworm sixpackbookworm 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 2014

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    Beyond Discouraged

    I can't take it anymore! I work my butt off and try my hardest but nothing seems to be good enough for my dad. He's always putting me down. My dad owns his own business, which he started with my mother and today they are really well off. My dad wants me to follow in his footsteps...
    abtoforever08 abtoforever08 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2012

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    I've always tried to stay positive about life

    but lately that has been getting harder and harder to do. I am so sick of feeling replaceable and just unwanted. Once a year I get to go to the big city and see my "friend", every Halloween. Last year when I went we had tons of fun, danced all night and I really loved it. I...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F Nov 2, 2014

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    I believe in myself. I believe

    that no matter the circumstances I'll somehow bounce back. I'm trying to hold on to the last strand of hope I have ..but sometimes having hope hurts too much :(
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 22-25, F Dec 11, 2014

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    No One to Fall Back On, Everything On My Shoulders

    i am tired of trying to make a life for myself. it is one horrible disappointment after another. how does this happen to some people? i think in my case it is because when horrible things happen i have no one to fall back on, no family support or support from extended family. so...
    tm3245 tm3245 51-55 2 Responses May 27, 2009

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    Today I'm feeling very discouraged.

    It took my 3 days to get a halter on a yearling horse we have and I was finally proud of myself, like I had finally done something right. Last night I went out to feed everyone and decided to try and tighten his halter up a couple holes because it was too lose and he threw his...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2014

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    I have been working really hard at my job,

    but I feel completed discouraged there. I feel like everyday I try to do my absolute best and I always fall short of my boss's expectations. I try to ask questions and understand what she wants me to do, but she never fails to point out every single thing that I did wrong or...
    bluemuse7 bluemuse7 22-25, F Nov 25, 2014

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    Does anyone else feel torn up

    when someone else gets to do something you really want to? I have been trying to plan this trip to another state for half a year, but one thing after the other has made me start to feel like it wasn't a good idea. I was still barely holding onto the idea, when my friend comes in...
    SacredEarth SacredEarth 18-21, F Jul 1, 2014

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    Lost

    I don't believe in anything anymore. I am empty except for this hole in my chest that aches. Maybe all the terrible things people say about me are true. No more fairy tale endings, no more meaning to life. Just work, then die. **** it.
    Aw8ingf8 Aw8ingf8 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    I am discouraged about everything right now.

    I'm discouraged about love, I'm discouraged about friendship, I'm discouraged about money/business. I was excited about a possible business venture to work with the local coffee shop and sell baked goods but when I brought it up i was basically laughed at. I have no prospects...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F Jul 22, 2014

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    Encouragement For the Discouraged

    This poem encourages the discouraged. It's hopeful, light, cool, and wonderful.  Enjoy. the discouraged     bad things my end up to good ones, when you fail you'd better clap ya hands, cuz you don't deserve being upset just try again be happy, sing...
    rosesencha rosesencha 66-70 Jul 22, 2007

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    The Change Guarantee is the belief I go to during times of change and transition. I believe that "from this situation, something good will come." I've found that every time my life...
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    I'm discouraged. ..anyone else?
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    I have been feeling like this for a while to be honest. I was always the black sheep. Mostly because I don't feel comfortable being around my sister because we have never been the...
    poppycock90 poppycock90 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    I'm 28 and have zero friends. Most days my phone doesn't ring at all and when it does is usually my dad or boyfriend. I was bullied in school, the work place, and by my family as a...
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    My life is full of amazing, exciting things right now and I'm finally almost about to achieve some of my life-long goals. I have worked really hard on my anxiety, and I am pretty...
    thehanimal thehanimal 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 10

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    snm1991 snm1991 22-25, F 9 Responses Mar 11

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    To be scolded at first thing in the morning and lastly before bed... To be put on the back burner to tv, friends, and alcohol... To never get even a 99 cent or handmade card on...
    snm1991 snm1991 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 11

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    To be scolded at first thing in the morning and lastly before bed... To be put on the back burner to tv, friends, and alcohol... To never get even a 99 cent or handmade card on...
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    I try hard not to be discouraged though sometimes memories can be so consuming.
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    jessiroseca jessiroseca 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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