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I Don't Feel Good Enough Sometimes

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    All The Time....

    I run my own small daycare and often think that someone else would do a better job. I am super qualified and have a lot of years experience but on days like today when they are misbehaving or crying a lot and someone else comes in and settles them instantly, it does make me feel...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2011

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    New Vs Old

    Growing up I was always considered to be a little weird. I didn't really know who I was, lived in an imaginary world and didn't have many friends. I had many walls to the world and was really quiet and almost never showed people who I really was. I also had a co ordination...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 22, 2009

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    Somebody Will Do It Better

    Im a graphic designer. But when I say it I dont feel it. When Im looking for a job and I find something I like I think Somebody can do it better and i keep on looking or just find the little part in the job that I can say: I dont know how to do that. If somebody ask me to do...
    MyRockishMe MyRockishMe 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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    I'm Always Down Playing Everything I Do

    I never seek praise for work I have done, even when I know I probably deserve some praise for it. I always feel like I am not deserving of compliments and feel as if people are not complimenting me as much as they are showing pity.
    smflinchbaugh smflinchbaugh 16-17, F 3 Responses May 22, 2009

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    Waste Of Paint

    "Thank you, please but your flattery is truly not becoming me. Your eyes are poor, you are blind. You see, no beauty could have come from me. I am a waste of breath, of space, of time."- Waste of Paint, Bright Eyes
    JustAGirl101 JustAGirl101 16-17 2 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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    Sometimes I feel like joke to people.

    I feel like to the boy that I admire, I'm someone he jokes about with his friends and I'm so paranoid that his friends are observing my every move all the time. I feel like people lie about liking me to protect my feelings and I feel as if I don't really belong anywhere right...
    whitecrayons whitecrayons 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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    I Dont Feel Accepted

    I am about to be a junior in high school. I'm not popular but I'm not really a nerd either. I kinda just don't belong with anybody. I used to hang with the rebels cause I like their style, but I didn't like the things they did. And eventually they didn't like me either. I'm not...
    Darkontheinside Darkontheinside 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2009

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    All the Time

    I always feel like if I didn't have scars on my body that a lot of people will look at me and talk to me more.
    musared musared 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2009

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    Have you ever worked on something

    so hard and didn't get it? People say " Try you're best and you'll be good enough" but that doesn't apply to me. My best isn't good enough. No matter how hard I try and try I never get past square one. It's like you're just meant to be in that same place to never get better and...
    beatriz117 beatriz117 13-15, F Jul 31, 2014

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    A Lot of the Time

    not feeling good enough is an insercurity ive always had. i believe i know where it comes from and hate that i let it affect me in such a way. i have always felt like i have no good qualitites, that my presence just annoys people. in the few relationships ive had i dont feel good...
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 22-25, F 6 Responses May 21, 2009

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    Will I Ever Feel Good Enough???

    I'm sure some of the stuff I feel comes from my past. But it is a real reality I am being faced with each day.. And I really just don't know how to get a "grip" on it, and learn HOW to be different. I never feel good enough. EVER. And it is even hard for me to admit that, because...
    BeautifullyBroken1986 BeautifullyBroken1986 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2012

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    i dont feel good enough..
    melaz melaz 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 9, 2009

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    Sometimes Realism Hits

      There are days when I don't feel that I am good enough, days when I feel that I have let down everyone in my life who thought that I was going to be someone and go places. These days are dark in every sense of the word for they are the days when I know that I don't...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 8, 2010

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    Sometimes

    I know I still have a lot of growing up to do, because sometimes I feel like I'm just not good enough for the world. This feeling comes and goes. I think the last time I was really facing it harshly was in March and April. Everything that mattered to me was slowly...
    flyawayhome flyawayhome 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2009

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    Generations Of Isolation

    I've always felt like a misfit. I don't feel connected. Now I see this in my child and I blame myself.
    krlmck krlmck 46-50 1 Response Apr 19, 2013

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    Will I Ever Be Enough?

    "It's all your fault" "It was a mistake" "It should never have happened" "You don't have what I need.." "Why are you so dumb?" "It's ok, not everyone can do it" "You never get it" "You always mess up" And the list goes on and on and on... Just some of the quotes that I've been...
    ChristaBelle0609 ChristaBelle0609 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 9, 2011

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    I Don't Think I Ever Have

    I don't think I ever have felt good enough. Today I definatly don't feel good enough. I have a man who makes me feel insecure through no fault of his own. Infact perhaps calling him mine is an overstatement.I don't know. He's a closed book. 2 ppl have implied they don't...
    fresheyes fresheyes 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2009

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    I Am Broken.....But Worth Fixing

    I am not really sure if I am the only one who feels like this or if this is something must struggle with, but I feel completely all alone and simply just not good enough. Maybe because I am a child awarded to state at age 15 and because of that issue of abandonment I will always...
    brokenangel72 brokenangel72 41-45, F Oct 20, 2013

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