I Am Self Sufficient

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    I paid the bills today,

    did the laundry, cleaned the house, filled the fridge, and made an amazing dinner. I did it for me. I always do it for me. I do not know a more gratifying feeling than when all the chores are done, a full belly, and a glass of wine at the end of the day. The only thing I want to...
    justmeandmydreams justmeandmydreams
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2014

    I used to self-harm. I'm 1 month clean,

    My scars have faded but I feel lost without them😖
    Killie1967 Killie1967
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 6, 2015

    I make my own money and pay my own bills.

    My fiance does the same and we split the chores for the most part. My father says that I am emotionally dependent on my fiance. I do not want to believe this is true. I could live on my own just fine, but I have no desire to. I lived by myself for a year and a half during...
    CobaltStorm CobaltStorm
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 15, 2015

    Being that guy who can always solve everything

    by himself makes people think I got my **** together. I don't. I need you all. Cause the truth is... I'm alone and scared.
    peterschmidtty peterschmidtty
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2015
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    2 Responses Apr 23, 2015

    In such a way that ..

    . I can write stories on EP from the experiences I've learned on EP.. I can reach higher stepping on my own failures.. I can be happier going trough all my unhappy years.. I can love others more purifying all the hatred I received from others.. At any point of time in any...
    whyacinth whyacinth
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2016
    fhhvcvbx fhhvcvbx
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 2, 2015

    I am, and sometimes I hate it.

    I'm tired of only having myself to depend on.
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    Feb 17, 2016

    When will my voice become stronger

    and rise universe yours so the words I speak can be heard and felt When will you realize how you relish in the games you play and sex or love is not a toy How all the people you've broken are no longer held together by glue but by the diamonds of who they are And how you let...
    Louise951 Louise951
    18-21, F
    Feb 29, 2016

    I am the head of household

    once again and can pay for all my expenses as well as my son's and dog's.
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    1 Response Sep 6, 2015

    yeah that's right I am just

    that I don't take hand outs fom no one I learned early if you want nice things you gotta earn it I'm independent and I don't need a sugar daddy I work my little tush off at a 65 hour a week job as a assistant manager at my favorite clothing store I got no complaints and I...
    sexybrowneyedblonde sexybrowneyedblonde
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2015

    I am a very self sufficient woman.

    I have saved money since I was a child. I worked my way through college. I have a great job today with great pay and benefits for me and my family. I am a married wife and I am also a breadwinner in our family. My husband and I are employed by the same company and have been...
    femalewithredhair femalewithredhair
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 9, 2015
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    Aug 8, 2015

    Bought the gel tips at the pharmacy

    and a little decal and did my own nails Cost me $10 as opposed to the $40 they charge at the salon What you think?!
    MNI1982 MNI1982
    31-35, F
    Apr 28, 2015

    Self sufficiency is not the ability to take a

    selfie. That doesn't count!
    nvcowboy2 nvcowboy2
    51-55, M
    1 Response Dec 27, 2014

    Goodbyes are not forever Goodbyes are not the

    end. They simply mean I'll miss you, until we meet again
    Insan3lyGifted Insan3lyGifted
    51-55, M
    Dec 28, 2014

    I am a single mom, nurse,

    own my home. I never had a choice but to be self efficient aND can be tiring. but at the same time.. if someone tried coming in and taking that from me, we'd have an issue. that's why it bugs me when my boyfriend says things like, oh I'd take care of you. no... I take care of...
    jeanie0 jeanie0
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jun 5, 2015

    The world glamorizes the idea of being an

    artist, romanticizes it even. The truth is that it's mostly hard work, no sleep, and a lot of fighting commercialism in hopes that people will someday see your work as something pure and worthwhile. Parents, don't discourage your children from being an artist. Art weeds out the...
    lespectrement lespectrement
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 7, 2015

    I have about an acre's worth of garden,

    make my own soaps, flour, bread, and booze. I'm trying to become more self sufficient with time.
    lindsayb1989 lindsayb1989
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2015

    Ive been living independently

    for a long time now, so I am quite well settled and God has blessed me with a good job.
    melwynslife melwynslife
    41-45, M
    May 29, 2015

    I literally am always doing things by myself.

    . I'm not antisocial but I prefer to do my own things in my life.. When asked to do things I'm not a leader or a follower. People can follow what I do, but that's not my goal.. I'm doing me.. But then again, I'm forever stuck between wanting a relationship but not wanting to get...
    emmygarrett101 emmygarrett101
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2015

    I think I rely heavily on myself

    and for some unknown reason I see it as weird or weak to get help.
    Releasinginyour Releasinginyour
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jan 5, 2015

    I work full time and part time.

    I'm young, but I'm independent. I make my car payment, rent and almost have my school loans paid off. I also can help my little sister pay for her schooling and that's great since our dad bailed out. I'm good enough at cleaning and cooking so I don't starve, even some minor...
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    1 Response Jan 6, 2016
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    3 Responses Sep 19, 2015

    I really want some one to share up my

    conversation with,who can keep secret wit me,some one who will love me for who I am not what I am and who is honest like me.
    westerpascal westerpascal
    22-25, M
    Mar 23, 2015

    I have many skills, education

    and my life knowledge have allowed me to be independent.
    Cecmenow Cecmenow
    51-55, F
    Sep 7, 2015

    The only person that I can depend on is ME!

    My husband has totally prepared me to live alone if need be. I don't think he meant to though. Just when I ask him to do something he would always be busy... So my thought was always..."Screw you. I'll do it myself. " This has made me a better person on one hand but on the other...
    Awesomomster Awesomomster
    51-55, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2015

    I would at least like too be.

    Living off the grid, growing my own food. Would be the ideal life for me.
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    Jun 30, 2015

    I am the epitome of independence

    and self sufficiency. After living and surviving the various experiences that formulate my life, I've had to learn to depend on myself. Everyone in my life depends on me, whether it be for a helping hand, responsibilities, moral support, or even just a listening ear. I'm the...
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    1 Response Feb 14, 2016

    I pay my morgue I pay all the bills

    but I'm never home to enjoy all the things I have and I miss my dog
    JustNickThanks JustNickThanks
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2015

    I don't need to be taken care of.

    .. But people make life more enjoyable. I would love to want someone at some point in the future. It is a goal.
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    1 Response Apr 9, 2015

    screw religion, screw help,

    I am self sufficient in every way, if i cant do it on my own it's not worth doing. and I am successful.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 22, 2015

    Self-Sufficient Or Just Selfish?

    As I was raised, I was thoroughly taught that I must be self-sufficient, self-reliant and independent.  I must not burden others with my own problems.  I absorbed this, and became very proud of my independence. "I can handle it", and "I don't need any...
    61-65, F
    4 Responses Jan 16, 2009

    I guess growing up with an alcoholic mom has

    made me mom self sufficient I mean I still do stupid stuff I'm a teenager of course bug i know when's enough and when I need to take care of myself
    marz2020 marz2020
    16-17, F
    Jul 22, 2015
    hunn0066 hunn0066
    22-25, F
    Mar 30, 2015
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