I Am Growing As a Person

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    My life has been far from easy.

    I wasn't born into a situation where things were given to me, I've had to work hard and gather knowledge through learning and life's experiences. For a long time I've always felt like something was missing in my life. Please note, that's someTHING not someONE. But recently I've...
    JadedUnicorn JadedUnicorn
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2015

    Ever noticed how angry people get at you

    when you don't allow them to use you ? "Yo, let me borrow $20" He said. "No" I replied. "iight F you" he responded. I'm realizing more and more that I don't need nor do I want the friends I currently have. If all you're interested from me is me lending you money, going out...
    3dayweekend 3dayweekend
    18-21, M
    Nov 13, 2015

    I was at the dollar store today.

    I bought a mop and a toilet brush. As I walked out I realized how okay it is to be ordinary. I've always fought the notion. I've been afraid to settle into anything, especially motherhood and other life long responsibilities. And because I've always yearned for exceptionality, I...
    AshleyJea AshleyJea
    22-25, F
    Jan 24

    Through Independence

    While it has been self strengthening to keep my struggles a secret as I learn to carry my own burdens, it has also been soul nourishing to keep secret my triumphs, accomplishments, and discoveries. I have found this to be a great way of reinvesting in myself. By keeping an...
    Wispen Wispen
    31-35, F
    Aug 23, 2012

    it feels good to be reflective about my progress

    as a person. I know my kitchen still messy but for the most part my dishes and remain done. I know the my living room so messy but for the most part it's still organized. I get more sleep now I eat better now and I dress better now. I'm about 15 or 20 pounds into my weight loss...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 3, 2015

    Yesterday, I realized

    that I didn't know who I was anymore because I would always act like everyone else wanted me to be. So I'm not going to be the person that everyone wanted me to be. I'm going to be me. I'm excited about the me that I realized that is the true me.
    RatchetGurl101 RatchetGurl101
    16-17, F
    Jul 24, 2015

    im turnin 18 in August litrally next month

    but i still do things i regret and its okay there's nothing wrong with making mistakes and growing u can be 50 and still growing as a person
    IQXX IQXX
    18-21, F
    Jul 25, 2015

    I'm Growing Still

    Yep, I do admit that I have grown much, in just these few months. It still amazes me how far I have gotten in my life. But I am still a student and may be so for the rest of my lifetime. :-) I am constantly growing in spirit, knowledge, and strength. And it's a wonderful journey...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 31, 2009

    I'm really struggling in my life.

    I am trapped inside self-destructive cycle. I need to be honest with myself about it right now because if I don't it's going to be rough moving forward. It seems like I am a different person to everyone I meet. I'm a different person in my mind than who shows through my actions...
    AshleyJea AshleyJea
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Dec 5, 2015

    Without change you cannot have progress

    and without progress you cannot have change. The day has finally come where I am no longer a teenager or a child but in fact a grown up. I am moving out and getting a college degree in an extremely reputed school. To be truthful I had been waiting for this day for a while.. But...
    TheAlphaDoge TheAlphaDoge
    22-25
    Jan 17

    There are a lot of times in life

    when you need signs or help deciding what paths to take, don't hesitate to ask for them. There will be others when you're not sure if you should turn around and head back to where you started, trust yourself. You are a guided light and you'll find your way by truly letting...
    AshleyJea AshleyJea
    22-25, F
    Nov 17, 2015

    I Am Growing Everyday.

    Even amidst the worst days I believe there is something to be learnt. Everyday the people I work with teach me something new. I learn from the about as much or more than they learn form me. I value people's experiences. i think that the youth I work with have something  ...
    sng84 sng84
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 6, 2010

    GROWING Older Is Mandatory. Growing Up Is Optional

    " GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.  We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give. " The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to...
    sithlord101 sithlord101
    26-30, M
    Jul 22, 2008

    I hope I always do, because the day I stop will

    be the day I die. I always find it amazing just how all the good and bad stuff of life shape the person you are. I'm also wary of people who seem not to grow and who become fixed in their character. Their inflexibility is tiring and frustrating.
    ClownNine ClownNine
    56-60, M
    Jul 24, 2015

    I drove! By myself! Down the highway!

    At Night! I was following behind hubby as he drove my new car home and it was just amazing.I wasn't nervous after the first few moments and it was actually quite fun. I finally understand the freedom of driving a car rather than just getting place to place. Some 80's remix...
    CherrybombBetty CherrybombBetty
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2015

    My flaws and obstacles will stop developing

    into excuses. I will take responsibility for every thing I've ever thought, said, and done. I will not hide my true self from anyone, anymore, no matter how uncomfortable it makes me. My dreams will be front and center, and I'll make their fulfillment a priority. Fear and...
    AshleyJea AshleyJea
    22-25, F
    Dec 30, 2015

    How not to let your past destroy your future,

    manly p hall http://youtu.be/cHkAHqwelDE
    bobdole8469 bobdole8469
    36-40, M
    May 27, 2015

    Just because I liked something at one point in

    time doesn’t mean I’ll always like it, or that I have to go on liking it at all points in time as an unthinking act of loyalty to who I am as a person, based solely on who I was as a person. To be loyal to myself is to allow myself to grow and change, and challenge who I am...
    sincerehuman sincerehuman
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2015

    Games

    When I was young I started playing with games like catching. It then slowly grew into a new type of play like Pokemon cards or digimon cards. Used to stay interested in games until I was 17 when I started finding that I have less and less time for games which is sad at at the age...
    kisakinomiya kisakinomiya
    18-21
    Sep 6, 2013

    I don't know whether its a good change

    or not, but I'm feeling the change..nowdays I don't care if people like me or not.I work for my own happiness rather than others'. it weird. I'm a bit upset but no change comes at an easy price....
    fortisparadys fortisparadys
    22-25, F
    Jul 1, 2015

    Growing Pains

    Having a sense of self is seldom a constant quality. Elementary school was never a time I worried about the person I am because I never questioned it. I just lived in the moment and for the moment, as any child would. Middle school gave me some idea of the person I was going...
    CarlyOnline CarlyOnline
    18-21, F
    Aug 5, 2013

    I've spent most of my life letting myself

    become overwhelmed by negative emotions. It's been crazy over the past couple months, but I've been focused on redirecting my inner dialogue and I can honestly say for the first time I am overwhelmed with gratitude. I am going through the hardest portion of my life right now...
    AshleyJea AshleyJea
    22-25, F
    Jan 10

    I've decided to take a break from university

    for the rest of the semester. I think this decision is the best thing I can do right now for my happiness and my mental health. Since graduating from secondary school, I've never really stopped and taken a step back to give myself time to work out what I want in life. Sometimes...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2015

    Love

    Perhaps it is all of the inspirational, motivational, spiritualistic, philosophical, positive thought provoking, quote saturated, and healing ideas that have poured into my mind and diluted my spirit. I have a thousand foreign thoughts rummaging inside of my mind picking up...
    happinessisajourney happinessisajourney
    22-25, F
    Sep 29, 2013

    Since people always looooove to ask what my

    plans are and what I want out of life, I'll tell them this. I want simplicity without expectations. I want a lot of laughter. I want people to realize that I'm not a unique person, and I want to be loved like everyone else does. I don't want to have to wake up every day to do...
    AshleyJea AshleyJea
    22-25, F
    Oct 17, 2015

    It's time to let go of the toxic elements in my

    life. Farewell to my phone, the boy and the junk food.
    bawstenbrewin bawstenbrewin
    22-25, F
    Apr 11
    AshleyJea AshleyJea
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 15, 2015

    For once, I am not wondering what is wrong with

    me. I worked out - I am ok! I am really ok! I made some mistakes, but I am overcoming them. I let some people treat me badly, but I will do my best not to allow that again. I am moving forward! Yay! 😄
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 12, 2015

    I've been holding so much in,

    this year has really been literally the hardest year of my life. Within 4 months my life has changed for the better yeah i've been through hell this year i've lost the love of my life i've had to deal with not being with someone who i thought was the one for me. i miss waking...
    marydiaz marydiaz
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 5

    Why should we be tested

    or tried? Why does the universe always stretch us like it stretches itself? How could every single thing in life have a reason? Why do we move through cycles, and why are we seemingly programmed to repeat them?
    AshleyJea AshleyJea
    22-25, F
    Sep 17, 2015

    I've been trying my whole life to break out

    when I should have been focusing my energy on breaking in
    AshleyJea AshleyJea
    22-25, F
    Apr 10

    Enneagram Type 8

    Well, the other day my work had a big dual team meeting. Basically once a month both teams get together and do some time of small team building activity. this month we did a personality typing program called the enneagram. It was pretty cool, but it was very introductory. I didn...
    sng84 sng84
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 19, 2010

    I am breaking out of this cage.

    The strongest binding force are the boundaries of the mind. For years I have been confining myself to this corner in my mind. The emotional torment, the reminiscing in my mind about "those days", and always knocking myself down a notch. Always treating myself like I'm...
    realsweetbaby realsweetbaby
    18-21, F
    Jul 8, 2015

    Everyone is worthy of love.

    I am just beginning to learn to love myself again. I've been lost for the past few years and only recently realized that love has to start with me. I have to love myself, pay attention to myself, pay attention to the lessons life has been screaming at me to learn. They are...
    mylove77 mylove77
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 27, 2014
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