I Aspire To Be A Better Me

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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

    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


    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


    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
    31-35, F
    Jun 2, 2013

    but I dont think Im getting there.

    I am changing but not for a better me. I am stuck inbetween extremes. one is being so nice and kind up to the point that other people would make fun of me and look down on me thinking that i am a weakling. the other is gaining the strength from harsh experiences and creating a...
    MaggieAndTheFerociousBeast MaggieAndTheFerociousBeast
    22-25, F
    Apr 1, 2015

    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
    Feb 14, 2012

    Evening peeps it's late

    and cold here . I have my heater going and I'm watching "sisters of War" on ABC I think I have problems but it's nothing to what these brave souls went through . With all the chaos in my life if I could but sit for 1 hour with these woman I'm sure they could put a whole new...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 21, 2015

    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

    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

    If I compare myself to others,

    sadness is usually the outcome. I can only compare my current self to my past self. When I do that, I see so much improvement and feel better. It is a much healthier habit.
    DemonicallyPossessed DemonicallyPossessed
    18-21, M
    Jul 1, 2015


    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
    Ricesha Ricesha
    18-21, F
    Oct 1, 2015

    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

    I know I haven't posted in the longest time

    but I thought I'd start a series of posts on personal targets. Currently, I am a person who can get pretty adhoc in terms of my current schedule, just going with the flow of school and seeing what else I can fit in in the peripheries of my schedule. However, I wish to make the...
    benthicflare benthicflare
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 4

    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


    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
    56-60, F
    8 Responses Jan 23, 2008

    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

    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


    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
    31-35, F
    Jun 2, 2013

    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
    Nov 15, 2012

    Perfection's the goal

    and you can never get too close!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    May 24, 2015

    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


    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

    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
    3 Responses Sep 10, 2008

    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
    31-35, F
    Jun 6, 2013

    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
    Dec 5, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    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
    May 22, 2012

    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

    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
    56-60, F
    39 Responses Apr 28, 2008
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    1 Response Mar 9

    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

    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
    Feb 16, 2012

    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
    26-30, F
    Nov 11, 2013

    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
    Jun 25, 2012

    I've been getting the same basic feedback about

    a couple of my personality traits. Traits that I consider to be flaws. Well, at least one is a flaw. Not so sure about the other one. It hurts to be told by numerous people that a certain way is how they perceive you. It makes me feel like no matter what I do, it's never right...
    notthis78 notthis78
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2014

    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, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2009

    Cut The ...moorings !!

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

    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
    1 Response Nov 30, 2009

    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
    May 7, 2014

    I am constantly working to be a better person.

    I want to improve my skills and learn as much as I can and really just experience as many amazing things as i can. College is such an amazing place for exploring yourself.
    meadowes meadowes
    22-25, F
    Jun 10, 2015

    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

    People have to learn to be more grateful with

    life. Don't take anything and anyone for granted because you don't know what could happen tomorrow. You have to appreciate the little things in life, maybe today you don't see it like its a big deal or something, but when you realize that everything that you have is such a...
    anybodybby anybodybby
    18-21, F
    Mar 17

    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

    Till this day I struggle with impressing people.

    My body language says I'm confident, I'm comfortable with myself, that's because I've trained my body to project that I am confident. Example. I'm walking on the street alone, sometimes I look around to see who's looking at me. I try to walk a certain way, act a certain way. It...
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    4 Responses Mar 7
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