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I Am Trying to Grow As a Person

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 129 People

    hal48 hal48 26-30, M Jan 13

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    Hurry Up and Grow!

    I am trying to grow as a person because if I dont then life will be boring as for ever if I carry on not experiencing life much. What to do????? I am new to EP
    Iwannabehappy Iwannabehappy 26-30 4 Responses Jan 24, 2008

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    Trying Without Success

    I am trying to learn from my mistakes and become a better person. I am trying to listen to myself and what I want instead of what other people say I should do. I want to try new things, but I feel pigeon holed by how others stereotype me without really knowing me. It is hard to...
    dancer2011 dancer2011 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2008

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    Ultimately

    That's basically what I'm always doing- learning new things, exposing myself to new people, new ideas, new everything. It's uncomfortable sometimes for me to go outside my comfort zone, but I try to force myself to do it, because otherwise, how will I ever truly learn?
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Oct 18, 2010

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    I Am Trying

    "The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 14, 2013

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    OrchidLilacChrys OrchidLilacChrys 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Sometimes I get sad because I don't have any special person in my life and I wonder if it's because of me and my personality or... idk
    dandeelaion dandeelaion 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    tweetysweety1 tweetysweety1 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Mixedgoddess Mixedgoddess 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    "Falling in love" just because you like the way somebody looks is almost shallow in a way. It's like you won't accept somebody if they don't meet up to your expectations for the...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 10 Responses Apr 9

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    kaylie2323 kaylie2323 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I think it’s time to be very honest with myself because I think I haven’t been lately. I’ve been involved in a ton of drama lately and I’m not entirely guilt-free. I...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I was a person bullied at school and bullied at home and I keep letting it define me. I am finding a way to move on and grow from it and help others who are in a similar situation...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F Mar 20

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    I feel like I was pushed to grow up and punished for being a kid. I used to get into trouble for being bad when I was really just trying to get attention. I was left alone, told I...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T 1 Response Apr 8

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    Trying to accept things is never easy. It's ****** up how one day you bring me happiness and hope the next I think of you and burst into tears... I don't know why I thought this...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I tried to be good with a person and now I'm being in line of fire from that person coz of silly reasons, tried my best to give them a reason to, not, treat me like useless stuff...
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    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T Mar 26

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    I'm trying to be a better person for my own sake. When I help others it helps me. When I'm busy my mind doesn't stab me with painful memories and thoughts. So I'm going to try new...
    Greensickle Greensickle 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am really trying to make myself a better person but it seems like everything i do is in vain. 😢
    Cubeball Cubeball 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Finding myself and growing is far more important, and I am myself. When things fail I have get up and dust off and rebuild and grow. I am and I will always be who I am, as much as...
    Orchidspetals Orchidspetals 36-40, F 5 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I don't understand why u have grown so cold and indifferent towards me. I don't deserve it and it hurts. I want to be there for u but I don't know how anymore. I guess I ain't good...
    BeyondGreenEyes BeyondGreenEyes 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    No one should be. If you're the same person at 35 that you were at 18, you failed to mature, grow up, and learn some life lessons.
    dgrantmhs dgrantmhs 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    If we only knew then what we know now about being the other woman. ... It doesn't do temporary damage to our hearts and minds, it's a life sentence of a growing, venomous-like...
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    anag86 anag86 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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