I Am Slowly Finding My Way

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    Reeeaaallly slowly, but I feel

    that life is about the journey, not the destination. Time for me to realize that in the end, all I truly have is myself. I got this.
    ZenLioNESS719 ZenLioNESS719
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Mar 13, 2016

    I am 27. It is a very confusing age to be in.

    To me. I am neither young nor old. I am neither naive nor wise. I have occasional 21 year old emotional feelings and then push them away because I feel I shouldn't be feeling this because I am now a mother with a failed marriage and a toddler to care for. Soon enough, I have to...
    majesticsea majesticsea
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 13, 2016

    So today I will be happy,

    because I want to, because I can and because I feel like it.... Shh boom (life could be a dream) http://youtu.be/0T5W-xJWuPE
    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    Mar 7, 2016

    I stopped to think quietly

    and listen to my own heartbeat and breathing. What is my heartbeat beating for? I've read some of the words I wrote and I have noticed the way I spoke wore me down. I feel like the world is against me. I subconsciously feel that I should not be in this state I am in. I am meant...
    majesticsea majesticsea
    26-30, F
    Mar 7, 2016

    I am still trying to find my way.

    Jobs here are scarce, I'm getting creative with my search...but it's been hard. I know things will be changing soon...I will find my way...live is in the adventure...right?
    amisfitlady amisfitlady
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 7, 2016

    This is obviously a lie.

    .. I have less idea now of where I'm going in life than when I was a student and single- and that was a long time ago! ah well, we do what we must because we can..
    jahosijhs jahosijhs
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 29, 2016

    I was reading this article "What

    if all I want is a Mediocre Life?". I think it is a breath of fresh air or more like a relief for me that I don't have to be extraordinary. I think maybe I've pressured myself too much to be the perfect wife, mum, daughter etc. I strive to be a mum who is present for my kid. I...
    majesticsea majesticsea
    26-30, F
    Feb 24, 2016

    The counselor called me this evening.

    He has already met up with my husband last friday and now he would like to hear my part of the story. We'll be meeting tomorrow evening. My heart and mind is a whirlwind. I am reluctant to go. I am a private person and hate telling my personal struggle to some stranger. My...
    majesticsea majesticsea
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 22, 2016

    I had a strange dream a couple of days ago.

    It was so significant and real that I needed to put it on record here. Usually I wake really early mornings at around 6am. And sometimes after that, I may lay down with my son again and doze off. And it was a beautiful dream I had of my son and I in a train. It felt like we were...
    majesticsea majesticsea
    26-30, F
    Feb 16, 2016

    i want privacy....no privacy whn u live wth

    parents. maybe its not privcy. maybe i jst want them to leave me alone to do whatever i like. i dunno....but its nt all bad to live wth ur parents. either u get closer or further but u learn about each other more...especially whn u hvnt seen them in ages bcs u wr in hostel or...
    gabrielleshin gabrielleshin
    22-25, F
    Feb 11, 2016

    Its been more than a week

    since I left my husband. After that, I haven't really cried. But im crying tonight. Im not sure what these tears mean. I feel blessed to be in the arms of my family again. My son may have lost a father but he gained a very loving grandfather and uncle. Its been a week of great...
    majesticsea majesticsea
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2016

    Never water yourself down just

    because someone can't handle you at 100 proof
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 29, 2016

    My name is Anthony and I'm 23.

    I'm slowly trying to find someone who lives in Chicago on the south side
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400
    22-25, M
    Jan 17, 2016

    This vessel filled with a soul

    so rare, a rare disease so intricate in the most simplest of terms that is within my being, making me, proving to bring forth prosperity, guidance, and charisma. But How is this possible- something I despise but embrace. It is in those isolated moments Where i ridicule myself...
    Jusslogiq Jusslogiq
    22-25, M
    Dec 28, 2015

    Finding yourself is realizing

    that we are changing every single day. Change is inevitable.
    Jusslogiq Jusslogiq
    22-25, M
    Dec 26, 2015

    Any one away? Let me introduce my self,

    my name is Cary.lm feeling lonely, and depressed. I would really like to have an actually, old fashion verbal conversation with someone. 786 661 9175.
    TwinkleTy23 TwinkleTy23
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2015

    I thought that once I started a family

    and 'settled down' life would be easier and less complex. This isnt the case is it?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    Taking a gap year from university to try to

    have time to actually think about what I really want to do with my life. I feel a lot of pressure to have everything figured out by now..
    sofibird sofibird
    22-25, F
    Dec 10, 2015
    Ladyxc Ladyxc
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Nov 30, 2015

    So it's been a blah kinda Monday

    and I don't want to sit and ponder and think about all of the things that have happened that I can't change. I need a distraction... So I'm entering my winter cleaning mode. I hate cleaning, I am not a meticulously clean or organized person. With me there is always so much to...
    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    Nov 23, 2015

    "She was a forgiver. Her heart was

    so large that she didn't know how to give up on people.. because she always believed in the good of those she loved. It wasn't until her heart was walked on so many times, that she had no choice, but to let go of those who burned holes in her heart"
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2015

    I'm 6 months out of a 3 year relationship

    and I still feel like I'm getting over it. it was my first stable long term relationship, and she was the first I girl I considered marrying and making a family with. if it normal to still be in the healing process after such a time period?
    guitarman826 guitarman826
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2015

    "I finally understood what true love meant.

    Love means that you truly care about another person's Happiness.... More than your own. No matter how painful the choice you face might be."
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 6, 2015

    One stepping stone at a time.

    In this long journey we call life.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 5, 2015

    Until recently, I've almost always been a very

    paranoid person, although I wouldn't have called it paranoia when I was paranoid. It's still a bit weird not to have those thoughts in my head anymore but it's definitely more peaceful. This was a huge thing for me to overcome and involved a terrible 2 weeks as well as 4 month...
    Redstar86 Redstar86
    31-35, M
    Oct 12, 2015

    My wandering soul always tell me different.

    . Like something so celestial and overpowering awaits me.. And this is the path. Inbetween what I want, what happens, and whAt I think is right. This path.. So unfamiliar.. Not tangible, neither visible. Yet a path... Awaits.
    Jusslogiq Jusslogiq
    22-25, M
    Sep 29, 2015

    "Because of you I can feel myself slowly

    but surely becoming the me I have always dreamed of being." - Tyler Knott Gregson
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77
    31-35, F
    Sep 27, 2015

    Exploring new things about myself

    but pacing myself at the same time. Always remembering happiness lies within me only!!!! I won't rely on others to make me happy, finding happiness within is truly a great feeling.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 26, 2015

    Making new friends and finding out things about

    myself I never knew! After being in a relationship for 10 years, I am now just starting to discover myself. Its strange and unfamililar but exciting, thrilling and better than being heart broken and confused!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 19, 2015

    a long time ago I could look in the mirror

    and be proud of who was looking back. an accomplished cadet in ROTC now I'm in my parents trying to find a way to either get a boring job that leaves me an empty she'll or go to college... finding my way in life is taking too long.
    Sapphiregamer Sapphiregamer
    22-25, M
    Sep 14, 2015

    It's funny how I think I've reach my peak

    and know it all, but then something comes along and I learn something new. An endless parable... I have a long way to go.
    petersonad1 petersonad1
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 9, 2015
    WonderingWillow11 WonderingWillow11
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Sep 2, 2015

    If I ever fall in love I want it to be like I

    never saw it coming. I want it to be like me and a friend and we hang out a lot and have each other's backs. We only think of each other's as friends but were totally secretly denial about it. And things between us escalate. We see each other with other ppl and it kind of bother...
    blahblahblahxoxo blahblahblahxoxo
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2015
    Peanuter Peanuter
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2015

    This has been a life of doing,

    rather than being, making sure everyone around me was satisfied while I left myself out of my own life. It's been a life of protecting myself from what I had come to believe were threats. It was easy to build a belief that the world was a threatening place. Growing up in my...
    sophrai sophrai
    66-70, M
    1 Response Aug 23, 2015

    I use to tell jokes I couldn't get through

    telling because I'd be laughing so hard. Now I don't laugh.. I get a chuckle here and there. I feel like I can't even be myself.
    Sophia117 Sophia117
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2015

    “Underneath my outside faceThere's a face

    that none can see.A little less smiley,A little less sure,But a whole lot more like me.”― Shel Silverstein
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77
    31-35, F
    Jul 28, 2015

    I'm noticing the flaw's

    or such imperfections i have i guess, its a start?
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    18-21, M
    Jul 28, 2015

    I'm slowly realizing

    that in order for things to change I really have to change.
    misslx92 misslx92
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2015

    Its been almost a year

    since i wrote my post about being a single mother. My daughters coming up two and things are getting better for me slowly, Im still a single mum and my daughters dad isnt involved with her. I only found out this march that when he was sleeping with me he had a girlfriend of...
    Toriaxo Toriaxo
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 14, 2015

    I feel like I want to checkmate myself.

    I don't want to have kids because it seems that I will have to put my life on hold to care for my children, to make sure their dreams come true. If I don't have kids, I won't need to keep aside money for their well-being and education. I won't need to invest my time and love in...
    puppywoof puppywoof
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 30, 2015

    "20 things you don't owe anyone" http://www.

    powerofpositivity.com/20-things-you-dont-owe-anyone/
    zeeva70 zeeva70
    41-45, F
    Jun 24, 2015

    It took me to physically leave him to

    even get his attention.
    BookDiva BookDiva
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 9, 2015

    "Why You Should Never Defend,

    Explain Or Justify" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/russell-bishop/defend-explain-justify_b_832000.html
    zeeva70 zeeva70
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 8, 2015

    Today, I sat around thinking about

    why I desire to do absolutely nothing to better myself or live life to the fullest. I have a very negative outlook on life and sometimes suffer from low self esteem/depression, but I found that even those things aren't the issue. I'm the issue. I've spent the last 24 years in...
    colorfulSoul colorfulSoul
    22-25, M
    2 Responses May 31, 2015

    Describes me perfectly.

    ...through all my ups and downs, verbal abuse, suicidal thoughts, I still try to push through it and pray I will one day find what makes me happy.
    BlueMoonx BlueMoonx
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 31, 2015

    I've been single for some years

    now since my divorce. I am still really a ball of confusion; It has helped that I have a good career and a good male friend at work who is loyal and trustworthy but married. The other side of the coin is that I still love my ex very deeply and if there was any chance of...
    Suerob1006 Suerob1006
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 28, 2015

    I graduate college is a few weeks

    and I am terrified. I don't know what to expect and that scares me so much.
    findmywaySEA findmywaySEA
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 18, 2015

    A couple weeks ago, I would still be very

    nervous when it came to my future. Thinking about it made me anxious and I felt as if I was just loosing myself. Now, I am not scared. I'm looking forward to it. I don't know what it will be like, but I know there's something that will happen with me. God will have a plan for me...
    BMTH99 BMTH99
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 17, 2015

    When I love, it is a very monogamous love.

    I find it difficult to impossible to think about someone else, besides my lover, in a romantic way. Sexually I like to be with one person. These days it is becoming an unpopular way to be. For me it isn't a choice but just a part of who I am. It would be nice to find a partner...
    Takenbysilence Takenbysilence
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 21, 2015

    its always one step b4 the next it might be the

    wrong step or the right one I dnt know cos no one knows how what u do 2day affects 2moro so I mo just keep stepping till d day I die....1 step @ a time
    ojeezy ojeezy
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 16, 2015

    It's hard to stay strong

    but I kinda like it it's better then being weak
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 10, 2015

    I have made it clear

    that i want to know certain things, i need to hve certain things in a relationship.. it's a two way street.. maybe I'm too demanding.. love is compulsory to start a relationship, but love itself is nt enough in order to keep it last.. the fact that I'm the last person to know...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i
    70+, M
    3 Responses Apr 8, 2015
    LonerLifeLiving LonerLifeLiving
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 6, 2015

    Missing her makes me regret

    that I ended our 7 year relationship. I must remind myself that I have good reasons for my decision. I should not be sad.
    iamd08 iamd08
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 1, 2015
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney
    18-21, F
    Mar 18, 2015

    One day at a time, one small change a day.

    I'll become the man I am meant to be.
    infjlife infjlife
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Feb 27, 2015

    Some months ago small problems affected me

    so much. I felt depressed, not good enough and all that kind of stuff. Today I had to experience something that should bring me down to my knees...I'm waiting for this feeling to come. It doesn't. I actually feel amazing, better than the last days which surprises me a lot...
    BMTH99 BMTH99
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2015

    Thinking its time to turn my life around,

    not going to lie I struggle everyday, and I know at this point the only thing that will change the path Im on is, turning to God, Im not completely sure of how to do it, but I know prayer will help me get there.....I need God in my life to direct me down the right path w/being a...
    Shananigins Shananigins
    26-30, F
    Feb 12, 2015

    I have been so lost and confused

    for so long, but lately I've really felt like I was finally headed in the right direction. But this weekend I made a really bad decision and I feel like it ****** up everything I've been working hard to undo. I know I can just try again and I'm trying to not let it bring me...
    thepeanutgallery thepeanutgallery
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2015
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