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I Am Working On Becoming a Better Me

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    Paradigm Shift

    I joined Experience Project several months ago, at the cusp of my transition to university. It's very humbling to read back on that first post that I made; I was a scared, confused eighteen-year-old, with no idea of her purpose or value. If I had the capacity to speak to my...
    ElysianPeace ElysianPeace 18-21 May 15, 2013

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    I Can Not Own What Is Not Mine

    I have begun to realize through self discovery ( and the support of so many here ), that I can not be everything for everybody. I have to take time for me. One of the things I gave up years ago was my music. I spent hours and hours practicing, composing; I had...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    Who Is Me??

    I woke up one morning and my marriage fell apart . . the man I have been with for the last 14 years was not the man I married this one morning when I woke up.  He has left me, moved out we are attending counciling and he says he is trying to clear his head...
    cfulgrif cfulgrif 26-30, F Dec 13, 2009

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    I definitely am not who I was on yesterday

    or even last week. I am striving to be..to become a better version of Me. Although I am not perfect and make many mistakes, I realize that at the very core of it all....I love ME...and I love even more the ME I see in the future. "The past can hurt, but the way I see it, you...
    Selfhelpme Selfhelpme 26-30, F Mar 2

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    Because It Matters!!!

    The decision to become a better person is or can be the most important decision that you can make. I realize that life can be so much simpler if you focus on making someone elses day or making the world a better place. You will begin to notice that life has more to...
    SJADE21 SJADE21 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    Change

    The time for change has come. I ended a seven year relationship with a very bad boyfriend who I now realized manipulated and abused me to the point, I had no self-confidence and was honestly contemplating suicide. The heart break still hurts. I miss him like crazy, but I would...
    JasminelynnB JasminelynnB 26-30, F Jan 11, 2012

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    Who Am I?

    One thing that I believe is really important in life is to know who you really are.  Not someone that someone else wants you to be.  For the past 3 years I feel like I have lost who I really am.  I tryed to be the person he wanted me to be. ...
    RomanticDreamer RomanticDreamer 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2008

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    Always Working On The Better Me.......

    I am always working on the better me. I have come a long way. I was not such a nice person years ago, very cold, harsh, mean, distant...and the list could go on. I am still hard, but yet very fragile and soft to a point. dealing with things in life a lot better. I am approachable...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Aug 23, 2010

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    Working...

    As of now it's not really happening *sigh*
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 11, 2010

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    A Better Me

    A better me,That's what's needed,Now,I've got the magic ingredients,It's a matter of using them,Change,I'm sure,It'll come fast.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I used to compare myself against the benchmarks of others, and the expectations of society (i.e., salary, material possessions, title/position, etc.) but the older I get, the more...
    shoehorny shoehorny 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    It really takes my mind off what I got wrong with me for the past three months, schizophrenia without medication is hard, I just can't help it, those kind of drugs have bad side...
    AYEZOOS AYEZOOS 18-21, M Apr 8

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    met a 40ish looking lady in the gym; started chatting thinking she is my age, wow she said she is 67 being working out 15 yrs; she doesn't even look 40! she asked what I am...
    mindwithawhy mindwithawhy 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm searching for like-minded, stable people who have the desire to keep this world from becoming a total shithole, to put it bluntly. I want to start an online community of good...
    rallyforpeace rallyforpeace 22-25 2 Responses Apr 1

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    It's better to forgive through the tears, breathe, be still, take many small steps, and give - even if I may be getting nothing back.
    jenga1 jenga1 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I can sense negativity in the things i say. It may come across as rude, and i notice almost immediately, but i am too awkward and anxious to smoothly correct the statement, i just...
    theMETAmonologue theMETAmonologue 18-21, F Mar 20

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    I am afraid of becoming an alcoholic. Its a main reason why I try not to drink so much. When I lost my daughter, I did not handle it the best way. Instead of turning to my friends...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F Mar 21

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    I fear becoming an alcoholic. Not because so drink excessively. Or have a high dependency on it. It's because of her. She's an alcoholic. And you know what they say "Like Mother...
    Frantastic96 Frantastic96 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I drink, often alone, mainly just to calm down my nerves. And I love that feeling. Drinking gets me calm, worrying about less. Can't seem to relax totally and properly without it...
    dysfori dysfori 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I have found myself becoming more and more "Anti-Semitic" the more I am exposed to Jewish people. If you had met me a few years ago, as a bleeding heart multicultural type, you...
    confusedcompassion confusedcompassion 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    EVERYTHING gets better after reps <3
    Akurou Akurou 31-35, F Mar 23

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    I had a battle against anger most of my life.It manifested slightly in primary, against people who i felt wronged me or disrespected me. I remember i also had bouts against my...
    Valtielislord Valtielislord 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    what could you add or say about this? Ill just say what I think of a episode I saw called "LIFE AFTER PEOPLE" Life after People Humans, as a species, are more like animal viruses...
    luisito196 luisito196 18-21, M Mar 30

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    I have been trying to turn my life completely and quite honestly its been working... like i have a weird sense of calmness in my heart. BUT there are 2 minor problems i have...
    Dimples411 Dimples411 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I hate to post something and be all "woe is me; my life sucks!" But in truth I am not the happiest I could be. Then I started my new job. I am working at a pet store with all sorts...
    karijune karijune 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Nothing better than starting my day with a nice, hot and sweaty workout! Gets me energized for the day and ready to roll! Not to mention, the eye candy isn't too bad either! :)
    UGonnaKissMeOrNot UGonnaKissMeOrNot 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Especially after training or working out.
    TheGuyWithTheFedora TheGuyWithTheFedora 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    I'm tired of having to come home everyday and deal with this. I'm going through a hard time as it is, they don't need to make it worse. I'm tired of my step-dad going around saying...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Well I started working out again and this is my second week of working out non stop everyday except the weekends. And I've been eating healthy, 5 meals a day and I feel great!
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Yes I am a working man. I like working on cars and on houses.
    Chase1997 Chase1997 16-17, M Apr 5

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    I'm just a lazy programmer. Everyday was a nightmare for me. I wake up around 8am and travel to work. Arrive at work about 10am and first things to done is to read many e-mails...
    ohmoomtang ohmoomtang 22-25, M Mar 20

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    When your job is like....here, if you do this you get a raise and a promotion...and I am like, why would I want that? The only reason I work, is to play my part in the preposterous...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 21

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    Working out in so many forms- the gym, challenging or recreational physical activity, yoga or Pilates, make me feel proud of my body. It helps me de-stress and I enjoy doing it...
    ateamgirl ateamgirl 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Being a Father of 6 is not easy! but I love being with my kids! Working from home has been great! being able to surprise them at school is great I love it! I always wanted more...
    mcateamgold mcateamgold 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I really do. I dont know if its being a woman, but i hate working to look pretty. I hate the idea of putting two iron plates heated up to about 350 degrees and putting it to my...
    TheVampireQueen92 TheVampireQueen92 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Mine sucks. I am in grad school. But I need a solid plan starting sometime before I am finished with grad school. I'm going to start working on it this weekend. It's partially...
    SashaAmazon SashaAmazon 31-35, F Apr 2

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    When I graduate high school, I'm going to start a new life. A clean slate. I'm going to keep a couple of friends and get rid of the other ones that weren't there for me. I'm going...
    GeorgiaPeach03 GeorgiaPeach03 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Here it is...another Saturday that I will spend in my office! Yes, I am thankful to have a job, and one that I enjoy...but I am missing having my Saturdays and sometime Sundays...
    MyCrazyLife63 MyCrazyLife63 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Okay just bought one of these and oh my do I love working out with this trainer just an amazing work out and a great way to take care of my frustrations that bother me
    Rena4 Rena4 31-35, F Apr 6

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    I started working out at the gym this. I want to lose about 20 lbs and gain definition. I'm a 38 year old woman and I've never done weights before. This week, after being very...
    lee1898 lee1898 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm officially a single working mom now!
    Annwithlove Annwithlove 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I mean cons are: The boss will call you be and will never call back to get hired cause he or she is a a hole trying to act high and mighty. Also the Gov wants to put their low...
    napninjanx napninjanx 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I'm not writing this to speak of myself ,I've done that already in my storys & confessions here I want people here to read this to know that life can change for the better...
    bob350 bob350 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I love giving oral it's a pleasure for me to satisfy my man like that .. So I would like to get better.. Is there any techniques to train my throat for being able up deep throat...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 20

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    hi everyone , i am Crysa and today was a better day. I talked to my ex-bestfriend and now we are only friend. I know that after all this we go through we couldn't be bestfriends...
    chrysaaa chrysaaa 13-15, F Mar 20

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    Ive been through a lot with my family passing away and the cancer I had and still have. and I did try killing myself but I was found and saved and now I have a much better life I...
    nonefornow nonefornow 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    This shouldn't be an experience. None of you are better off dead. I don't know any of you, but I know people, and I know that every one of you are worth something. Your worth...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I hate when people think they are better than you all because they could do one worthless thing better than you can.
    GuardianWarrior245 GuardianWarrior245 18-21, M Mar 29

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    People would be better off without me. I haven’t done anything worthwhile in my life and feel like a complete loser. Everything I try, I fail. I can never seem to do anything...
    fan210 fan210 18-21, M Mar 31

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    Time is running out, I feel like i am about to burst, But i will not scream or shout, Only keep these feeling to myself, I know it is not good, But i can only trust myself Why...
    Alexob13 Alexob13 18-21, M Apr 2

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    I am already good at drawling I just want to get better. Like better so I can draw landscaping.
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F Apr 2