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I Am Working On Myself

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    I've met a couple of nice people on here

    since I've joined, and I'm surprised on how easy it was to talk to them. I'm usually very anti-social and disconnected from any social activity because of my anxiety, but it's been great! I wish it was this easy to talk in real life.
    Mazuking Mazuking 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Why would someone who knows they're not living

    up to their full potential settle for so much mediocrity? :(
    FreeSpirit02 FreeSpirit02 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 19

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    i have decided to let go of my broken past.

    so that i can be the person my little bother Clyde(??) will be proud of me. when i see him again
    knight97 knight97 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    7lulu is learning from some of her past

    mistakes, regrets some of the things she has done.
    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Everyday has new chances

    for me to take advantage of. Everyday I can stay in my shadows, but the more I've been speaking up, the better I feel.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 10

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    Trying everyday! Want to work out

    and eat healthier for a better me, and managing stress and anxiety better. Budgeting is a huge one too!
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    I have always done what everyone else has done

    because my family was cruel and oppressive. They didn't teach me self-respect or boundaries. To this day I don't know myself at all. I am an empty vessel. I am easily influenced. I'm boring! I'm working on myself but I don't know where to start: I have no idea what I stand for...
    mlnchla mlnchla 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    Quotes, sayings, or realizations

    that changed your life?
    jkobb510 jkobb510 18-21, M 6 Responses Aug 7

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    I'm working on myself,

    it's a long work in progress, only because juwhen I think I'm content life throws another curveball. My biggest thing I have to work on, is letting go of the past. everything that's happened to me, I always say if I didn't have bad luck I'd have no luck at all. I need to...
    kitiara67 kitiara67 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 28

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    Part of working on yourself is to take yourself

    out on a dafe, get something to eat or drink and work on what you love the most, for me its my music :) Live inspired and **** the world!
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I love that I can write here without fear of

    being "found out" or having these stories traced back to me. I don't even write about my feelings here to seek validation, it's just cathartic to get it all out into the universe that a) I feel like crap, b) I can't wait to stop feeling crappy, and c) if there are those out...
    wildheart9 wildheart9 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    If you're trying to become a better person

    and want someone to talk to along the way please PM. 😊 We can help each other grow.
    lightseekingsoul lightseekingsoul 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    My jealousy & inadequacy is tearing me

    relationship apart. My night terrors, insomnia and diet are tearing my body apart. My depression is tearing my friendships (the few I have left) apart. Yet I am still going. I am striving to better myself, there aren't any other options.
    Radomguy1000 Radomguy1000 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 8

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    Becoming happy again!

    Working, school, and losing weight I'm back to me! Sometimes I find myself thinking about the past and start pitying myself, but then I tell myself life goes on.
    Hannaahhboo Hannaahhboo 18-21 1 Response Apr 18

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    CREMATION - My one last chance

    for a smokin hot body
    1HelluvaMessGma 1HelluvaMessGma 61-65, F 5 Responses Jun 14

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    foreveralone22 foreveralone22 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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    Every day is like a new adventure.

    In fact, the last ten years of my life have been one great adventure, most of it not very good. Now that I am older with the mistakes of my past behind me, I am trying very hard to better myself, but it is difficult some days to say the very least. One minute (or one day) I am...
    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 15

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    Working through my PTSD with lots of therapy.

    Been trying last 3 weeks to get better through intensive therapy. Feel like what I learned is slipping from my knowledge though and that I might lose my coping skills..
    FreightTrainOG FreightTrainOG 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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    girleve girleve 70+, F 3 Responses Apr 25

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    For the last 4 years I have been dealing with a

    lot of life-relates problems, now I'm trying to be a better version of me. I know I can
    padillasl padillasl 41-45, M Aug 8

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    I have started exercising last week,

    running, stretching, etc. Something I always wanted to do but couldn't make myself start out of fear it would bring unwanted attention. Last few months I achieved a lot, met new people, proved some things to both myself and others. I'm spending less time at home and it feels...
    LFSomething LFSomething 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 11

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    I learnt over the weekend

    that most of my debt will be completed in 20 months. Half the battle won.
    BeauKitty BeauKitty 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I'm working on myself too.

    . I've realized that I try to please everybody but never try to please myself. I be so wrapped up in what everybody wants that I neglect what it is I really want. I continue to break my neck for folks who may stab me in the back later. And no matter what I can't be spiteful back...
    Corderica Corderica 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    BestMe3 BestMe3 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Yesterday, I forgave myself,

    and gave me another chance ....
    artPHy artPHy 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    want to lose 70 or 80 pounds get my teeth fixed

    and get some other surgeries. I'm so ******* fat and ugly. and I don't want to spend the rest of my life alone
    monkeyl1v3r monkeyl1v3r 36-40, M 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I usually tend to put my guard up

    when a guy shows interest in me but I'm trying really hard to let people in.
    Melissaaxx Melissaaxx 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 6

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    DON'T CREATE EXPECTATIONS FOR THE FUTURE.

    If you are expecting, then again you will create suffering, because things are not going to happen according to YOU; things are going to happen according to the whole. The wave, the small wave in the ocean, cannot be the deciding factor. The ocean decides; the wave has to be in...
    crazihilary crazihilary 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I'm in a weird spot in my life I feel trapped

    with no way to make a change its driving me crazy trying to find a way to make things better and to change my life
    jessicah36 jessicah36 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I'm shy around my boyfriend of 4 years

    and I don't want to be 😁
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 12

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    A little while ago I started the 100 Days of

    Happy challenge. A friend of mine was posting about it on Facebook, so I checked it out. Basically, for 100 days you make a note of whatever made you happy each day. Doesn't matter how big or how small. You can post it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or just keep track of it in...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    I'm trying to, anyway.

    I'm currently in my last week of an intensive outpatient program for drug addiction and mental health issues. A lot of the things I've learned from this program are about how fear has been policing my life since childhood, and I'm trying to grow past that by putting myself out...
    TheCallipygist TheCallipygist 22-25, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    iam trying to change my body image been

    rejected alot of times and its time for payback
    keenkenny12 keenkenny12 22-25, M 7 Responses a week ago

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    Motivational video: https://m.

    youtube.com/watch?v=26U_seo0a1g
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    So, I thought I'd try something new- something

    I've never done before! I need to have a place to vent- to say what I need to say out loud, but don't have the courage to talk about to anyone who knows me. I'm hoping by being here- I can help strengthen myself, and maybe regain a little bit of confidence! I hope!
    trying2hard trying2hard 36-40, F 8 Responses Jul 24

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    I've heard that time heals all wounds.

    .. So I'm wondering why, after all this time, I am still having such a hard time accepting things the way they are?? I feel like a piece of me is missing, and I am trying so hard to search for that missing piece. The more time that passes makes me realize that I am missing the...
    BeingT BeingT 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 14

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    For the past few years I've been addicted to

    social media. This has hurt my schoolwork and even my social life. When I would hang with my friends, I was always glued to my phone. My friends started calling me out on it. My parents even talked to me about it. It finally hit me that I was wasting my life on the Internet...
    coolestdweebyahknow coolestdweebyahknow 22-25, F 7 Responses May 26

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    I'm trying to wipe out the addictions in my

    life. My addictions are probably easier to break away from than others...My most serious 'drug' addiction is probably caffeine. But there are things in my life I let control me, things I want even though I know they are bad for me. Things I do without wanting to do them...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I have been for a while slowly.

    Im still working on myself mentally. I want to be able to not have to take pills to function on w daily basis and I know that will come in time. I started dieting and working out today. I am also looking for a good 5k to do in about February so I have something to work towards...
    sandycheeks08 sandycheeks08 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    Well just left the gym.

    . My goal is at least 15 min everyday.. Walking to my vehicle I looked in the western sky and saw a bright star and just a sliver of the moon. I thought how like my heart the moon is. And how now the only thing left is the sliver but I have hope that someday it will be full again...
    DragonSlayer67 DragonSlayer67 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    I am working on myself to be a more outgoing

    and positive person. I'm tired of being that lonely smarty pants hipster girl. I wanna be more. I wanna have friends, fit in, have fun and not be so bitter all of the time. I'm so happy Google exist haha.
    Cessydesu Cessydesu 13-15, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I'm always working on myself.

    It just never ends.
    UselessNobody UselessNobody 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 25

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    You know what? I truly don't give a crap what

    people think of me any more. I have always cared and wanted to make a good impression and wanted everyone to like me and I've have always tried to please everyone else but so many people have "burned" me over time and frankly I am at the age now and have known the closet people...
    ZZlmeleneyZZ ZZlmeleneyZZ 31-35, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    This is the journey of life,

    everything in it has a purpose!
    Lonelyman1977 Lonelyman1977 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 2

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    Westwater1957 Westwater1957 56-60, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    My manager walked in on me today

    while I was scratching my butt with a ruler. Contemplating quitting my job now.
    shymic shymic 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 6

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