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I Am Working On Myself

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    The Journey By Mary Oliver One day you

    finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice-- though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. "Mend my life!" each voice cried. But you didn't stop. You knew what you had to do, though...
    DisappearingStar DisappearingStar 70+ 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    What Am I To Do?

    Im curently coming out of a relationship, today being the day infact. I love my girlfriend so so much but i have these stupid re-occuring trust issues from previous relationships that i just can't seem to get over. Today i went through my girlfriends facebook messages and i know...
    nat2389 nat2389 22-25 1 Response Oct 16, 2011

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    Big Tesco

        You have to, don't you. Noone's gets it right first time. It's all about learning from mistakes, taking advice and that. I used to be more comfortable with myself, but not because I was a better person, I was just more comfortable. But you can't be a child...
    frankspencer frankspencer 16-17, F Nov 25, 2009

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    Discovering Hidden Truths

    I am at a point in my life where I trying to get to the bottom of my learning difficulties. I took a test for LD that was inconclusive. I was given a diagnosis of ADHD and slow processing speed. I sense my diagnosis of ADHD is inaccurate. I do know that I have slow processing...
    radiantsky radiantsky 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2013

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    Stop The Negativity!

    I am definitly on a "fix myself" life experience. I need to be more positive, do things I want to and smile more. The funny thing that I have learned, is to smile even if you are sad. If you smile it still somehow makes you feel better for that one second. As far as the positive...
    6lex 6lex 26-30 Jan 30, 2012

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    Sangha Invitation

    In my pursuit of further understanding and reduction of suffering I have studied and practiced mindfulness as much as possible on my own over the past year. The practice of mindfulness supports peace, happiness and the ending of suffering.   Sangha is a word meaning "association...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Apr 20, 2013

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    Self Improvement

    Constantly TO BE CONTINUED
    organiccookies organiccookies 31-35, F Nov 16, 2011

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    Like Lime On Trees

    The man wiped his eyes with the bottom of his shirt, through blurry eyes he looked up the street.Jimmie would learn to understand that our fear of the unknown may cause us to resist growth, acceptance and change. Once we feel secure in our understanding, to challenge that...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Mar 27, 2013

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    Today I Start Working On My Self-esteem

    Today I start working on my self-esteem. I have realised that I always put others before myself, mostly because I care far more for others than I do for myself. I like who I am, but there are parts of myself that I deny simply because I ahve always been taught that's not how a...
    unicornmagic unicornmagic 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    Addict...no doubt about it.

    In a scary spot right now. I successfully went through detox from suboxone but do not like who I am or how I feel nor does anyone else. At this point, I would take whatever came along and that's a step back for me.
    Coveredunder Coveredunder 31-35 Dec 7, 2013

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    Hi there!! just wanted to share my experience.

    On Finding my first Job, it was very tough in finding one. I get depress also.... I had pass a lot of resumes and only a few answered. I'm a fresh graduate, most companies wanted an experience worker. How can I start if no one will give me the opportunity to work :( At this...
    thebeautifuldisaster13 thebeautifuldisaster13 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Today 1-04-12

    Its 8:22 and im listening to Jesus of Suburbia. And ive been noticing how great my life is. I have a girl friend who means the world to me and she is sitting on the floor playing paper mario. Im up here writing this obviously, just thinking of a life with her in the future; what...
    nobodyimportant20 nobodyimportant20 18-21, M Jan 4, 2012

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    Maybe That Is Why

    I enjoy it at times, but I find that I continue to put myself (mentally) between a rock and a hard place. I like to philosophize about life and humanity in general, to learn from others mistakes and come up with my own solutions to life's problems. This is just how I "work on...
    ashleyxxpiano ashleyxxpiano 18-21, F 2 Responses May 27, 2011

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    Everyday I think about something I did good.

    And I consider things I could have done better. Lately it seems I an screwing up everything. But today.... One of my kids came up to me. And hugged me. He told me I was the best "teacher lady" he has ever met. He wanted me to stay with him the whole day and I really started to...
    DayDreamingDragon DayDreamingDragon 18-21, F a week ago

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    Working On Me

    About a month ago I decided to start to work on me. It's been four weeks and I have lost 20 lbs and feel really go. I have about another 35-45 lbs more to loose. Next thing I wanna do is start making friends and start having a life. I have four kids and a wife. I used to get...
    NYDadtoFour NYDadtoFour 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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    Can't Give Up

    Its been almost two years now since I realized I had issues about myself I needed to settle. I had been dragging myself through, whipping myself with guilt for being lazy and not working as hard as I was supposed to. To cut a long story short, I figured there was more to it. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Just Trying

    I'm trying to work on some things and improve myself, with time. No, I'm not caring what others say or what they would like to see me improve in. People can just mind their own business, as far as I'm concerned. =p But, what I feel "I" need to work on is being around...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 14, 2008

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    Hello Everyone* Like many here,

    I am just a work in progress. I decided to take an active role in actually living my life, because I feel I have wasted a lot of the time I've been blessed with, and I don't want to anymore. Life is a gift, and I am happy for it and want to live my best and do my best. 2013...
    GraceGoalsDreams GraceGoalsDreams 26-30, F Dec 27, 2013

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    Facing Obstacles

    Everything will be okay, I will be okay. I know i'm really a mess right now, and that i'm scared of myself. But I have to accept it and deal with my problems. I said many times that i'm going to work on myself, but i never got a change to have a new begin. A brand new me. Maybe...
    elisahs elisahs 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2013

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    Thoughts

    My imagination has inspired me to put the key in the ignition and drive. Now I'm not going to lie, I don't plan on going anywhere. For i don't know where to go, who to meet or what to do. I want to soar into the clouds, but I'm stuck to the ground on moving wheels. I'm stuck in...
    nobodyimportant20 nobodyimportant20 18-21, M Jan 5, 2012

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    No Contact

    I just ended all contact with my ex. He wanted to try to remain friends but it was too soon for me. I just need some time for myself to move on, I assumed he would need that time as well. However, he said not being able to contact me made him angry. It is odd since maintaining...
    radiantsky radiantsky 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 23, 2013

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    Work In Progress

    There are a few things overall I want to change about myself. I will be more honest, no more sugar coating,learn how to compromise, and have more patience.
    daydreamin daydreamin 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    Step By Step

    I knew before that I was the problem, but I don't know if I ever really believed it. And you accepted me the way I was, even if it was hard sometimes, so I didn't work as hard as I should have to fix it, although I did try. But now I see that I really was the problem. I'm the one...
    Amay408 Amay408 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2011

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    Lifetime

    And if takes a lifetime,Then so be it.
    RedDust RedDust 41-45, F Dec 2, 2012

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    No One Else Will Do It

    I'm working on living my life on my own terms. That means making my own informed choices without agonizing about how other people feel about those choices. Yes friends I am a recovering people-pleaser. I wasn't a total pushover but I spent an amazing amount of time worrying or...
    TRYINGTOBEKEL TRYINGTOBEKEL 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 14, 2012

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    I'm not worried about anybody

    or anything else. I'm working on myself. I don't want a relationship. I am so happy that I am single because I can't picture myself with someone. I would rather stay single. My name is Andrea. I'm 18 years old. My birthday is on July 21. I am a lifeguard, swimming instructor...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F May 30

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    It took a break up to make me realize

    that I needed to be a better person. My attitude and my beliefs were not very good. I want to continue to grow closer to God and mend some of my old relationships with people. I also would like to use my positive attitude to help others overcome their struggles and let them know...
    LaurenMckinney LaurenMckinney 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I Want To Findy Myself...

    I feel so strange...weird sharing this story but I hope someone out there understands me. At first glance, I come off as a tough girl. A woman with a tough exterior that talks slick and wont take crap from anyone...I guess life experiences have done this to me. I keep people at a...
    chefdjour28 chefdjour28 26-30 2 Responses May 27, 2011

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    Always...

    because without improvement, a person's soul gets stale...and we don't move forward...and then we sink lke a stoneinto a sea of vicious circles.
    ElvenLady ElvenLady 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2011

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    Im working toward being a better person.

    I volunteer at an Animal Shelter. I got my GED. I'm searching for a job. I found God again. I have love that I need to face; Im working on it. Im working on my depression; Working on it. I'm adjusting to my new home; Working on it. Im connecting with my inner self; Working on it...
    soitskindoflikeadiary soitskindoflikeadiary 18-21, F Jan 22

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    Through Me Eyes: Working On Me

    So hello, i am highly doubtful that anyone will read this but just to be polite i will introduce myself. My name is NataShay (on my profile but this is not my real name) and i am 14 years old. This is more a diary entry than a story but it is my life and i consider all life's...
    NataShay007 NataShay007 13-15, F Nov 6, 2013

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    It Hurts

    i suffer with bi-polar depression and anxiety first off. When my boyfriend went to jail its like it was all down hill for me.I cried so much the sunlight hurt my eyes.I shut the blinds,turned on the television and went to sleep.Everything from to eating to taking a bath was a...
    juicesWorld juicesWorld 18-21, F Oct 29, 2010

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    Things That Sink In More The 2nd Or 107th Time You Hear Them, Volume I

    It may seem like I fall back into the same old habits and patterns I always do, but I actually am working on myself. One can only live with personal discontent for so long. So here are a few of the things I hear again and again and am finally trying to integrate into my personal...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 29, 2013

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    Letting Go Of Bad Times And Improve Myself.

    I miss my old cheerful self with no problem in self-esteem. I seem to have forgotten how to be confident with myself again. I couldn't believe the confidence built up in me most of my life can be lost in just 10% of my lifetime. I'm trying to cast away my low self-esteem that I...
    ellen183 ellen183 22-25, F Mar 11, 2012

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    Welcome To My Crazy Life :)

    Hey there, This is my first post ever, so I guess I will give you a bit of what you can expect to find on here from me. I am Fiance, stay at home Mom of 3 of children with special needs, who is trying to juggle it all and make sense of this crazy thing we call life well...
    arentweallcrazy arentweallcrazy 26-30, F Sep 1, 2013

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    Self Reflection

    I am dealing with a very big loss...well to me it is big.. during this time I am trying to reflect upon myself and change the things I need to change to better myself... I have been realizing what I have been doing wrong in relationships even though my partners would tell me....I...
    SingleDad40 SingleDad40 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    Working On Myself Again

    New to this website, looking for someone to talk with on a Friday evening, when I feel most alone. Here is a quick overview of me. Just ended a five year relationship, third time this year I have ended it, but this time I have no more doubts about the decision. My biggest reason...
    tuscanyblue tuscanyblue 56-60, F Sep 17, 2010

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    Not to Be a Clone of Anyone,

    or to patronise or compromise myself, but always trying to learn from my mistakes and to take to mind the lessons I have learned and have been told.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 22, 2009

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    I Don'T Like Being Fake

    I never understood the phrase 'Fake it, 'till you make it' Never did. Never wanted to do it, ever. I don't like faking it. I'd rather 'Fail it, 'till I nail it.' If that even makes sense. Does that even make sense?
    chimbie88 chimbie88 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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    One Step At A Time

    I am in the process of starting my final semester at college and have decided that I need to improve myself. To do this, I plan on working on my weight/fitness, my eating habits, my spending habits, and my mental stability. It's a lot to work on, and I hope I have the strength to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 8, 2011

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    I don't believe for a second

    that there is a person out there who is 100% perfect with how they are in every way. Nobody is perfect but all we can do is flourish at the things we are great at and work on the things in which we aren't. The most important thing is to wear a good smile in your face. Keep it up...
    isatbytheocean isatbytheocean 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Related Experiences

    I have been held back, turned down by job interviews (potential bosses) & romantic partners a lot in the past due to my extreme self-doubt. I am a very hard-working ambitious...
    greensanctuary greensanctuary 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Maybe it's in the answer I'm asking, "...about that change I want to MAKE in my life, not see happening." I guess it's a pretty passive way of expressing my will to do something...
    xnstxncts xnstxncts 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    Looming thought's yet to be processed have me considering ideas that shouldn't Why do these happen I don't know, my understanding is just that from where I sit I dwell On the...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 2 hrs ago

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    I never for a second thought my life would take the turns it has I'm greatly appreciative for all the people I have met, love, lost Along the way, you are my current saviours For...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 2 hrs ago

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    Hi I starve myself every day people say I'm skinny but I knowimnot everyone thinks I have an eating disorder but I'm too fat too have one it would be great to talk to someone cause...
    starvetobeskinny starvetobeskinny 18-21, F 4 Responses 46 mins ago

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    A long time ago I went to the doctors complaing of depression and a lack of motivation to live my life, they put me on medical benefits and left me there to rot. After 15years of...
    AltLexington AltLexington 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    I've always been able to better express my thoughts or feelings through written words rather than spoken words. For some reason when it comes to speaking about myself, I find that...
    bonesxposed bonesxposed 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    (using google translate) um.. this michael.. i go to stand up to the one that bully me he about 5 yrs older than me and give me a black eye and when i breathe hard it hurt on my...
    Blazingdragon Blazingdragon 13-15, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    1) I was almost a youth minister. Now, I write horror and erotic stories. 2) I stutter. It gets pretty intense sometimes, other times you can barely hear it. 3) I'm a father to a...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    Recently we were doin fitness testing for my p.E class. We were doing dips and I sprained the bone in my chest( idk what it's called) and Golly did it hurt! It was the pain that...
    NeverLooseYourFlames NeverLooseYourFlames 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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