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I Aspire To Be A Better Me

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    5:03pm

    She sits at Starbucks wondering what steps to take. She feels alone but every time she looks to the right, he's there. My Prince. My knight in shining armor. We dont have much but we have each other.
    HopelessInMiami HopelessInMiami 26-30, F Jun 2, 2013

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    And Here We Go Again...

    I can't even tell you how many times I've purchased journals in anticipation of filling them with profound thoughts, poetry... things of that nature.Always confronted with blank pages staring back at me. At times I've filled them with my then "brilliant" ideas only to tear out...
    sparrowminded sparrowminded 22-25, F Jun 19, 2012

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    Well, Looks Like Today Is

    the beginning of my happiness. I'm actually to the point where I've motivated myself enough to get back into doing the things I used to. I'm not incapable of it, so I'm not sure why I came up with excuses not to do it. Also, I'm now single. I'm not psyched about it, either...
    SweetxSorrow SweetxSorrow 18-21 Jun 25, 2012

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    Before !

    Before judging my life or my personality, pants my shoes and cover the way that I walked, live my sadness, my doubts, my joys;  covers the years that I covered,  stumbles where I stumbled and  raise you as well as I I made it.”Tibetan saying !
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 16, 2012

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    Love In Ep !!

    I found a special person in EP.My life has changed..I go  be a father ..I go  marry ..we are happy and grateful ...E
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 22, 2012

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    The Burden of Better

    A better me.  Better than what?  Are we all really here to climb to some vague, self imposed fortress of greatness?  The eternal struggle for more.  Is that not the biggest burden of our existence?  What have we missed in our ...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 39 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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    Not Just Better, But Happier Too!

    I was reading some of the stories here. I agree with the goal of wanting to be *better* in so many ways, but for me it's also very very important to be happier, progressively. If you are just seeking to be better at things that can go on forever, and there is the danger of...
    MakingPeace MakingPeace 46-50, M 7 Responses Feb 2, 2008

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    He Never Gave Up

    So Heres the Story (Sorry for the Spelling Mistakes e.t.c Im crap at telling Stories) Once There was this 5 Year Old Kid , Who Spoke so Fast that People could not understand what he was saying(Even his Parents) . He couldnt help it he was born in that Way . In Primary The...
    ColouredSmurf ColouredSmurf 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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    Scan

    Realization Virus DetectorVirus has been detected in Life.exe!!Anger.exe...detectedDepression.exe...detectedUnhappy.exe...detectedLonely.exe...detectedNegative.exe...detectedInsanity.exe...detectedAll problems have been found, Do you want to repair  the program Life.exe?Yes...
    polo8907 polo8907 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 25, 2011

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    But Before I Do, I Must Ask, "who Am I?"

    First, let me state what I am not. I am not my name, my job, my actions, my words, my friends, my family, my life, my possessions, my clothes, my reputation, my choices, my thoughts, my beliefs, my values, my nationality, or anything else I can lose. If it can be lost, I am not...
    monsterdog81 monsterdog81 31-35, M 2 Responses May 1, 2011

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    Words !

    my words are not taken from a book they are taken  from my heart I expect nothing of you not even thank you but if someone can use my words I'll be happy to be   able to help !    
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 5, 2012

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    Habits !

    Our habits and personality traits are continually changing. They are influenced by conditioning our mind receives from various sources such as reading , TV , or even interactions with other people . This is a warning to be more selective about the environment and companies . So...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 1, 2012

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    Just Wish

    i knew where to begin.  if i know who i was, i would work so hard to be a better version of it. 
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 30, 2009

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    Be A Better Me

    I am quiet, shy, and tend to be reserved.I want to re-from myself and create a better and more open and kinder person.So I start reading inspirational books, and i practice everyday, to be more outgoing,more social and be myself.Everyday i wake up, and i keep pushing and...
    TamiStar TamiStar 16-17 1 Response Mar 7, 2012

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    Infinite Possibilities

    " When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings,you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities. "~Deepak Chopra~I'm finding more and more quotes, people, and experiences that are enhancing my awareness.  My life is changing for...
    Annikka Annikka 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2012

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    Tomorrow Is Here

    I am going to get out of this slump. I will be 29 and have achieved 8/10 goals Ive set out for myself. Sadly, Ive never been able to commit to anything but a pillow and my woes. Today I have nothing but a man that adores me. The me that everyone else seems to have given up on. I...
    HopelessInMiami HopelessInMiami 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2013

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    Problem Solver?

    I am a thinker at heart and would probably describe myself as someone who thinks about things far too much. This usually means I can be very objective about situations and can find understanding when others dismiss or judge but as you can imagine it can get me into trouble too...
    captainpedantic captainpedantic 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 20, 2013

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    Climbing That Ladder

    I was at the bottom of the ladder I'd climb one step and I'd fall back down Climb 5 steps and I was back on the ground Every step I took would land me where I was before But I still climbed that ladder Yes I grew frustrated And even got angry I got depressed For getting...
    InmemoryofLifelessStar InmemoryofLifelessStar 18-21, F Feb 6, 2012

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    Life !

    Life is full of endings and new beginnings . At every turn there is something that challenges us , is the new , formidable , or simply the family . What for some is an insurmountable mountain for others is a challenge to overcome. What becomes grim for some, for other remains...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 16, 2012

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    hey guys i feel better at the point of my life

    everythings going good and i love me more then ever but i still cant take love from nobody at this point i been doing things and i want the world to know how bad and good i am.
    Revelyn Revelyn 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    Every day, 1 step at a time,

    putting 1 foot in front of the other. Today I could think about it without having the anger, hurt, despair and malice come up. It was just for a moment but I did it. I saw how what they did came out of their own selfishness. I did everything I could but they were unwilling to...
    lemonthyme lemonthyme 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    A Work In Progress

    I'm not trying to convince you of anything. I'm just trying to live my life while overcoming a profoundly unpleasant condition of birth. Born with a brain body mismatch. Learning and dealing with a body that may never be quite right. Not trying to pass, just trying to fit...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 3 Responses Sep 22, 2009

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    Eternally Aspiring.

    I am a firm believer that as humans we will all strive to be better people then we were ten minutes before. And that that will always be a distant yet reachable goal. And one that we will all be running towards for our whole lives. Because that's what humans do.
    johnArgus johnArgus 22-25 1 Response Mar 13, 2012

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    I've Grown As a Person

    I believe in everyone life comes a time that they feel this way, and I've been there many times. I haven't really been a bad person, all my life I have alway been liked, admired, lot of people wanted to be like me. I was just this friendly person fit into any type of crowd, never...
    Friendlybabe Friendlybabe 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2008

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    The Right Girl At The Wrong Time.

    Today was like the mother of all bad days.....nothing seemed to go right. I thought at one point that it might turn around, but then to realize that the only thing turning around was my stomach. Today was a day filled with big disappointments for me, but only because I set...
    tayadora tayadora 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2011

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    Cut The ...moorings !!

    **** happens but life goes on... a sense of detachment let go..... the things... negative.. dramas ... Wishs.. is necessary !!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 6, 2012

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    Post Traumatic Growth

    I volunteer with veterans, many of whom suffer with PTSD ... Post traumatic Stress Disorder.I recently came across the following which can relate to many of us who are going through life's challenges and struggles ...." Post traumatic growth refers to positive psychological...
    Annikka Annikka 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 20, 2012

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    True Friends -

    Rashid and Jamal, friends from day one The world is unfair, my friend, this may be But the two of them, they’re there for each other Dreamteam, they could not make it without each other Rashid lives with 8 siblings under one roof A good boy who rarely gets into trouble He...
    ColouredSmurf ColouredSmurf 13-15, F Aug 9, 2012

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    Breaths Deeply All Day Long !

    Remember your breathing If you can become a master of your breathing you become master of your emotions ... The unconscious continues changing his rhythm of breathing, so if you become aware of this rhythm and its constant change, you may stay aware of their unconscious roots...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 15, 2012

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    Love !

    Love gives meaning toour relations  , generates goodfeelings and thoughtspromotes cooperation , respect and tolerance !
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 2, 2012

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    Misunderstood

    Sometimes I get so angry at the world. Angry because I will always be misunderstood. Angry because people will never share the same mental capacities as I. Angry because the people that "know" me arent the ones that can relate to me. angry because someone will always mumble some...
    HopelessInMiami HopelessInMiami 26-30, F Jun 2, 2013

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    Empower Yourself..

    Its raining cats and dogs right now in NY. My joints and bones are so achy, but I'll get through it. There is no simplicity in my life but that is because there is nothing simple about my situation. Which is why I gotta take everyday as I go and smile even when it hurts, because...
    HubbaBubba421 HubbaBubba421 22-25, F 1 Response May 21, 2012

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    Reality Check

    I woke up this morning with a bunch of "oh my what was I thinking" swirling around in my head. I have those.....reality check kind of moments now and then, and they can be a bit surreal to say the least. I have no idea why at any point I ever feel that it is okay to reach for the...
    tayadora tayadora 36-40, F Apr 7, 2011

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    Suddenly

    The rain was relentless today, and only seemed to lighten up when I wasn't standing in it. I was truly feeling very unsure of myself and quite vulnerable. Every hour of the day seemed to pass so slowly, as if it knew I was twisted inside and was teasing me by the moment. There...
    tayadora tayadora 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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    I Think Everyone Is Trying To .....

    I am trying to aspire myself to be a better B and better for my future family even though i have a long time from that point. I am going to college , trying to excel at work , maybe even learn spanish so that i can speak to the new majority of consumers at my work.
    TwitchyTwitch TwitchyTwitch 22-25, M Jul 13, 2012

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    Precision !

    I  consider each situation ... what to do, how and for how long .. recognize when something is not right .. ready to start again !
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 2, 2012

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    I Want My Life To Make A Differance In Someones Life

    This is my life long goal: I want my life to bless everyone's life that I cross in this life. I want to help people restore from all this life has thrown at them. I not sure how I can do that all the way yet I have ideas but not a lot a money. But even now I give what I have...
    wildflower65 wildflower65 41-45, F Jan 27, 2011

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    Alone!

    I feel that I am rejected by the society, this is normal to me for the last 6-7 years. Never had a friend to share moments! no one to share love ! no invitations for party and pubs! Every time leading life alone! But still I feel that, God wants me to achieve something in...
    nissn nissn 18-21, M 7 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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    Trying Is Important, Rests Leave On God

    I remember a few years back, whenever i tried to do something, i always expected positive result. And when it wasn't happening, i felt too low and disappointed. I must say that  books are the best companions and teachers. Reading has been my passion and i love to read books...
    moksha18 moksha18 51-55, F 2 Responses May 24, 2010

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    Never Never Land

    A profound question came to me late last night from a person much younger than I........"What do you want to be when you grow up?" I laughed and said...."Who said I am ever going to grow up?" I am a very playful and active person who has a childlike heart, but is in no way...
    tayadora tayadora 36-40, F 1 Response May 24, 2011

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    Always Trying

    I always say that I am aspiring to be the best version of me. I know that I'm not perfect (nobody is -- another thing I like to say is "a perfect person is just someone you haven't gotten to know well enough". I might have a lot of sayings. ;)) and I still make mistakes, but...
    AnonymousEP77 AnonymousEP77 41-45, M Jun 14, 2013

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    I Can Only Start Again....

    was very hard this experience put me on the ground and destroyed all my hard work for two years the hard work of becoming a different person .. have a different life.. I lost everything... I can only start again even if the tiredness is a heavy mountain !!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 5, 2012

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    Curious

    What is the driving force that moves you to achieve your goals?  Why do we feel compelled to make goals?  How do you kick start your desire to achieve?  Are some people born with a higher level of drive?  Does fear play apart in setting an attaining goals?
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 8 Responses Jan 23, 2008

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    One Day At A Time

    I'm still in this rut, asking myself if I'm depressed. I can't give an answer. I try so hard to think positive thoughts, negative ones often cross my mind. Everyday I'm learning new ways to relax my mind and my body will follow. I don't want to age from stress and depression. I...
    Artheart7 Artheart7 22-25, F Nov 11, 2013

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    Me !!

    perdido em mim perdido num mundo que a muito deveria ter deixado partes partidas sem possível reparação sobrevivo sem razão sigo pelo caminho da desilusão já só, sem entender continuando a caminhar por não ser permitido desistir !! tomorrow is another day..... a day...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2012

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    Unfortunately Me

    To whom it may concern, Let me tell you a little about myself, since I believe that I have been misinterpreted by you and many others. I am a person who by natural DNA loves to love people. I feel people out and learn to love them in various degrees as time passes. I...
    tayadora tayadora 36-40, F 3 Responses May 1, 2011

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    Taking Control Of My Life

    Hey everyone :-) How are you? I hope you're incredibly well. Do you sometimes feel like you just simply don't have control over your life? Many situations, people or events dictating where you're going in life rather than being the 'captain of your soul'? The great...
    changemakers changemakers 26-30, M Dec 10, 2012

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    I Do

    I aspire to be a better person due to having a source of inspiration in my life - life that touches my own and shows me forth a light along my path reminding me how I can put my best foot forward; be myself and not be afraid to aspire higher, listen to my inner voice as opposed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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    Happiness !

    " Material things give comfort , not happiness . Happiness is something that is subtle and deep in our consciousness . Happiness is to be filled internally , entire. It is happy to remain on the ups and downs of life . However , we have the habit of thinking if it happens in my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 14, 2012

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