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I Am Working On Myself

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    After a breakup, I feel like we all want to

    better ourselves. We want to show the sucker who broke our heart that we will be fine without them. With that being said, I am working on myself. I am working out daily. I am discovering new music. I am reading actual books. I am rekindling my broken friendships. I am trying...
    anitamigna anitamigna 18-21, F Sep 23

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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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    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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    My body is different from others

    and dont feel attractive, what do other people think?
    Shawnie07 Shawnie07 22-25, M 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Trying to balance every aspect in my life.

    It has been a crazy ride since I turned 18. So much things have happened. However, I am trying to be constantly happy. I'm trying to let go of things, even if it still hurts a whole lot. I think sometimes we just have these moments where we feel stuck and we don't know what to...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F Sep 30

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Nov 6, 2013

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    I'm waking up this morning

    and have to fight with my self not to message my ex gf. I just need to keep happy thoughts and know there must be somebody just as good as her out there. And it won't hurt to get drunk one more night. Lol
    azcat6969 azcat6969 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    I don't think I ever told some,

    in person, that I am here for them.. In fact out side of writing things down I have never really expressed my feelings so outwardly to someone.. I always get uncomfortable to tell someone "you know I'm here for you right?" I don't if it's because I feel it might be to mushy or...
    Moniqueismyname1 Moniqueismyname1 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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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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    I would love to hear from like minded people.

    What are you currently indulging in to improve your self?
    observer72 observer72 41-45, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    I have been through several jobs,

    and whether quitting or getting fired it id usually because my personality clashes, apparently. I don't know why though. I'm not a weirdo; I've been told "you're the most normal guy I know". I do occasionally raise my voice and get defensive, but I feel like I usually have this...
    joninaz joninaz 36-40, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I know a lot of people respect my

    transformation, but there are those who continue to make me inadequate about my sobriety. Granted, everyone has their problems. But, I'm trying! Some people can never be satisfied, I suppose. Regardless, I am keeping my head high and pushing forward to achieve what I want out...
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Sep 10

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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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    americanpoppet americanpoppet 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I want to be stronger

    and more powerful.
    lowlowloks lowlowloks 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 don't want to be so defensive

    but it's a bad habit I'm having a hard time controlling. I have acknowledged this but I don't know where to start working on it. Somebody please help me.
    CarmenSandiegosTrenchCoat CarmenSandiegosTrenchCoat 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Was so mean to my boyfriend

    and said the meanest things last time I drank. Why would I do this????
    agnesp agnesp 46-50, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    Lifetime

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

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    Self Improvement

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

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    I know it's not Dec. yet.

    But, are there any goals (long term)that you set for the next year to make you a better person than you are today? Sometimes not a bad idea to sit back and thing for a moment:)
    riderbike90 riderbike90 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Guess this days am working on my myself to be

    happy without anyone making me happy coz with dat I get mood swings
    loveydoveyd loveydoveyd 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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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 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    I have a condition.Depression.

    It triggered after a bad breakup and i have been a therapy since. It took me two years but was successfully out of it but now when my best friend who was with me during the break up became friends with my ex and started posting pictures with him my condition got worst then...
    JustAGirl2050 JustAGirl2050 22-25, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I have to remember that my life is mine

    and nobody can take the right away from me . unless they kill me
    jonesnadaley jonesnadaley 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    Sometimes taking time to yourself allows you to

    figure out things you couldn't figure out before, i love me time
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 16-17, F 29 mins ago

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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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