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I Am Working On Myself

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    I dont like to talk about personal stuff, but have found that in not doing so, it is hurting me & others even more.I know all of my flaws, I just need to take them on bit by bit.
    RadRen RadRen 22-25, F Jan 14

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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...
    chimbie88 chimbie88 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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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...
    chefdjour28 chefdjour28 26-30 2 Responses May 27, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 14, 2008

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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...
    radiantsky radiantsky 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 23, 2013

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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...
    TRYINGTOBEKEL TRYINGTOBEKEL 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 14, 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...
    Coveredunder Coveredunder 31-35 Dec 7, 2013

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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...
    GraceGoalsDreams GraceGoalsDreams 26-30, F Dec 27, 2013

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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...
    radiantsky radiantsky 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2013

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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...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Mar 27, 2013

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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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    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...
    NYDadtoFour NYDadtoFour 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 11, 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...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Apr 20, 2013

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    I recently realized loving yourself also encompasses taking care of ones physical health. I thought loving myself meant only loving the intrinsic portion of myself. While I was...
    McLovin0000 McLovin0000 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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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...
    arentweallcrazy arentweallcrazy 26-30, F Sep 1, 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...
    nobodyimportant20 nobodyimportant20 18-21, M Jan 5, 2012

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    Its just dissapointing that I havent been able to change, and thus lost hope of ever changing, what hurts the most is the few people I love(yes it is somewhat possible for me to...
    RadRen RadRen 22-25, F Jan 25

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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...
    NataShay007 NataShay007 13-15, F Nov 6, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 8, 2011

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

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    I Am Also Working On Myself... - I am going through a bad break up and i am suffereing from depression. I am trying to become a responsible person and become independent. I am also...
    lonely17 lonely17 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2010

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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...
    frankspencer frankspencer 16-17, F Nov 25, 2009

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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...
    unicornmagic unicornmagic 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    Getting Back To Good - Getting back into self-improvement again since falling off the wagon during the holidays. All this turkey, potatoes, and chocolate made it tough to stay the...
    SomeWiseMan SomeWiseMan 36-40, M Jan 28, 2011

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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...
    nobodyimportant20 nobodyimportant20 18-21, M Jan 4, 2012

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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...
    ellen183 ellen183 22-25, F Mar 11, 2012

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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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    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...
    nat2389 nat2389 22-25 1 Response Oct 16, 2011

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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...
    juicesWorld juicesWorld 18-21, F Oct 29, 2010

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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...
    soitskindoflikeadiary soitskindoflikeadiary 16-17, F Jan 22

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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...
    ashleyxxpiano ashleyxxpiano 18-21, F 2 Responses May 27, 2011

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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...
    6lex 6lex 26-30 Jan 30, 2012

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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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    I've tried to change. I've tried to be nice, to "open up", tried being patient,tried to be "good" and fucken smile all the time. I've done so for five fucken years! WTF? Im trying...
    RadRen RadRen 22-25, F Feb 7

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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...
    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...
    tuscanyblue tuscanyblue 56-60, F Sep 17, 2010

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 29, 2013

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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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    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...
    elisahs elisahs 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2013

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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...
    Amay408 Amay408 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2011

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    It was a holiday, and I was at home, I got to the shower and took a bath, normally when only my wife and son are in the house I get out of the bath naked and dress in my room, but...
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    I wouldn't call it loving myself, but rather that I find myself to be one awesome, one of a kind person. I am intelligent, hard working, easy going, open, and honest, to name some...
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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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    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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    A lot of times, I wish I can change myself. Sometimes I wish I had a different body shape, different eyebrows, that my skin looked cleaner. Sometimes I wish I was smarter, more...
    almaera almaera 18-21, F 3 days ago

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