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I Bring Out The Optimist In Me

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    One of my colleagues is going to leave soon - this is what I hate to happen mainly because there will be less people to help out and I will be busier and even more stressed out...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    The rain is falling....Nothing I love more than hearing the rain hitting my windows as I enjoy every sound it makes. It is like a symphony to my ears and it makes my heart race as...
    Micky7288 Micky7288 56-60, M 12 hrs ago

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    This day is horrible. I honestly would rather be at work, dealing with the worst escalations then being home right now. This day brings back bad memories of a horrible event that...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Hey, so i don't even know where to start.. im a 18yo girl. The last 4 months I'm in a long-distance relationship with a girl who is also a very young mum of a 4 yo girl. I'm...
    jeruo jeruo 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    When I am really depressed. I shut people out. When I am really sad. I shut people out. When I am really scared. I shut people out. When I am really afraid I shut people out When I...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I wish I wouldn't feel so lonely wherever I am. I am in a loveless marriage and he threatens suicide when I try to leave. He also makes me feel guilty and worthless as a mother...
    LostOutHere LostOutHere 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Should you drive-through towns which have been economically shut lower because "the factory" has closed and gone following a " " " new world " " " zone, it's difficult to discover...
    vagarland65 vagarland65 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    It's a full moon and i can't help it, brain drives me crazy when it's a full moon, suicidal and negative thoughts all night. I'd actually rather die than live with myself When...
    Miriamjen Miriamjen 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Pigging Out On Chinese Food Being a foodie, a woman who likes to stuff herself on food of all sorts, I just love it when I get a chance to stuff my face and simply pig out, which...
    BlueJeanedPrincess BlueJeanedPrincess 56-60, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    To my father, my abuser for 25 years: I am writing to inform you that I know exactly who and what you are. Additionally, despite your many years of bullying & brainwashing...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't think ill ever really know why i took so long to come out to myself. I mean, i have never had anything against the LGBT(ect) community, but somehow i created this strange...
    vraag vraag 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Okay, hate is strong, and probably not entirely accurate. I guess at least they bug me a little. All too often, constant optimists seem fake, like their upbeat, peppy attitude is...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Music is fuel for my creativity. I need it to write or attempt to draw. It also is something I use to keep myself optimistic. It's sometimes hard to stay in a positive mood.
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm listening to this song where my ex and I would just listen together while cuddling at night. It's fascinating how all it takes is one song to simply bring back one thousand...
    BeautifulDayDream BeautifulDayDream 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I'm done. Cannot process another damn thing. Cannot focus on the positive. Not sure how to even distract myself enough to get through this. I Know it will Pass. I Know there's...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I remember clearly the one time I came home on leave from the military and got the vibe that everyone had moved on. My sisters had families and kids and were quick to ignore my...
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy 36-40, M Jun 26

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    I use to trick myself into believing that I was the worlds happiest loner. I told myself that I was tough, strong, and could stand on my own two feet without anyone's help. I...
    HeyJ HeyJ 31-35 Jun 26

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    On this green, grassy rock I plan my feet My sweat, my land, my rule But my rival plans my defeat Nature's goal to make me the foolOn my deere, with blades of steel...
    runningsage runningsage 51-55, M Jun 26

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    I'm a 13 year old Orthodox Jew girl. I have 4 other sibling and I don't like my religion. My parents (who are orthodox) don't let me wear pants. I'm fine with certain things, but I...
    CallMeNobody CallMeNobody 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Mostly out of necessity, because the AC is on so high in my room that my hands are freezing...stiffening up on me, and trips to the washroom to warm them up under hot water is just...
    1gr8guy 1gr8guy 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 24

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    appreciate Inner and Outer beauty myself! Outer Beauty without inner beauty; I can't stand. For me I can not just date an Outer beauty woman, because honestly it is what is within...
    wjk1849 wjk1849 46-50, M Jun 23

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    For about 2 years i have been talking with a counselor. As i had been diagnosed with depression among other things, as a result Of a horribly abusive 5 yr relationship. In a...
    sinistergirl sinistergirl 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    A guarded optimist that is. The glass is 1/4 full.
    kickingDali kickingDali 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 20

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    The other day I read about a dare between a husband and wife to go to the mail box for the mail when it arrived in the middle of the day in the buff. The husband drew the short...
    funkelly funkelly 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 20

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    I'm not sure when this obnoxious little habit became reality, but these days I find that I can hardly bring myself to venture out into public. Since coming to university, I've...
    quirkygirl520 quirkygirl520 22-25, F Jun 19

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    I came out as bisexual when I was 13. I'd been having bisexual feelings for a few years and after kissing a boy for the first time, I realized it wasn't just a hormonal phase...
    NorCalBoy NorCalBoy 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    why is liking the same gender wrong? If only my family knew what i actually like instead of pushing " the boy friend " topic every other day but when i bring it up i can tell they...
    megs1992 megs1992 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    Pro Outfitters, a premier hunting lodge that is owned and operated by Brad Gannaway, is situated in Mound City, Missouri. This full service lodge has been offering world class...
    martin765 martin765 22-25, M Jun 18

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    Aunt is going out of her own way to take a trip to her home country. I recently heard she quit her job. When I found out about it from my mother, I don't know how we're gomna pay...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 18

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    I am stressed about so many things. It's to the point where I'm at the peak at my depression. Like I can never sleep at night. I'm only eating twice a day. I can never get out of...
    lovethybey lovethybey 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    Ok so a couple months ago I snuck out to see the love of my life ok I'm over aggregating but I that my main and my bff Brian so when I got to the house I was freaking out I was so...
    prettyme12 prettyme12 13-15, F Jun 17

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    For some people when they are brokenhearted or really broken inside or out, they tend to fill emotional pain and physical pain. I am feeling it since November 2, 2012 Friday. It's...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    hey everyone I write experiences to atleast get advice back everything is super hard I vented about everything and everyone the other day to my sister in confidential so while...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 15

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    Although there have been times when I turned my back on 'hope', I will always be an optimist in my heart and soul. I will always believe there is light within a dark soul, love...
    Daniellevn Daniellevn 18-21, F Jun 15

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    While living in North Carolina for a couple of years (once again doing some theatre work there) I lived in a house fronted by a main road, not near any other houses, and with a...
    sttos sttos 56-60, M Jun 15

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    While living in North Carolina for a couple of years (once again doing some theatre work there) I lived in a house fronted by a main road, not near any other houses, and with a...
    sttos sttos 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    Very challenging position depending on where we have built our esteeme and self , will power and drive overall. This extends to the view and act of where I can take an...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 36-40, M Jun 13

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    When I was little, I loved studying ancient Egypt and mummies and the royalty. And one time I was studying cleopatra. I read she loved to bathe in milk and back then she seemed...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    I am optimistic that my son will be able to explain to me why he took money out of my wallet this evening without asking. Because if he can't I just don't know what to do with him...
    wackygramps wackygramps 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 12

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    A year ago today, I came out to my best friend who's name is Christina, she was extremely supportive and I will never forget that moment that made me feel like a huge Weight had...
    C06122014 C06122014 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 12

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    Optimists believe that their own actions result in positive things happening, that they are responsible for their own happiness, and that they can expect more good things to happen...
    fresa87 fresa87 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 12

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