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I Don't Live to My Full Potential

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    Awakened, I Need to Be!

    I'm bidding the time of my AWAKENING. Yet, i need a catalyst. What's the catalyst??? is it another failure??? I cannot afford another one. I need a catalyst. Awakened, I need to be!
    galatea galatea 16-17, F Apr 16, 2008

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    Done Dreaming, This Soldier's Gonna Reach For It.

    I’m not going to do this anymore. I’m not going to sit in front of a computer or TV thinking about my future. I can do more than I’m doing right now; I can be more creative; I can be more influential; I can have more fun than I’m having in the military; I can take the...
    ubustud ubustud 22-25 Feb 24, 2012

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    Fear Of Failure

    All my life I have dealt with fear of failure, I have been afraid that if I was ever promoted in any job that I would not succeed but instead make a fool of myself. I have given up way to much in my life because of this fear. I am finally facing my fears and moving on with my...
    kidrockdreamer kidrockdreamer 36-40, M Jul 29, 2012

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    A Life On Hold

    I suppose I can't say that I have a life without any goals what-so-ever, because I do have a main long-term goal that I'm waiting for... With that goal, I'll be able to have short-term goals. I have no rights in my country so I pretty much always stay in my home. I go out only to...
    Fluxy Fluxy 22-25, F Feb 19, 2013

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    I Don't Live Up to My Full Potential Either

    I once saw pictures on line of a 15 year old girl who got up every morning at 5:45 or 6:00 AM and spent two hours painting or writing poems. Over the course of a couple years, her art became very popular and her poems became an interest to the pubic. I learned Japaneese...
    Radiant Radiant 56-60, F 4 Responses Jun 25, 2007

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    Is This Really Who I Am?

    I have been gainfully employed for almost 30 years, with the same company.  I earn a decent salary, but I am not happy in my profession.  I understand in these hard economic times it would be really bad for me to leave my job, and to do what I really want to do. ...
    fruitopia fruitopia 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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    I Have It Easy

    i dont work....my husband takes care of that. i just clean house and take care of the kids. sure i tell my husband that i work just as hard as he does....but i dont. i mean, c'mon, how often am i on the computer. i could do a lot more with my time, and eventually i will. but...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2007

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    I Did These Jobs In The Military, Why Doesn't That Count?

    Now I'm just an Army NCO with a degree in liberal arts and PTSD from my previous deployment thinking back on the big things I've done as a student and soldier. As a student I helped run 5 student organizations while maintaining a 4.0 average. I won an award for best new student...
    ubustud ubustud 22-25 1 Response Feb 23, 2012

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    Oh Laziness

    I'm a fairly bright kid, always did pretty well in school and on tests and such. But I never ever work up to my full potential because I am so incredibly lazy. I pretty much only do what I absolutely need to get by. I need to get cattle prodded into action and put the full...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 19, 2008

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    turtlesplash turtlesplash 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 4, 2012

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    To Be Honest.

    IM ON THE COMPUTER TOO MUCH, I NEED TO STOP THIS. I annoy myself doing this, I need to live lifeeeeeeeeeeee. (Too much twitter, really.) But still, I can't go on like this. Lol.
    littlethingsxx littlethingsxx 13-15 Feb 17, 2013

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    I Live

    to not more than .4% of my full potential. I have tried anything and everything. I never found my place. Looks like I am OUT OF THIS WORLD.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 Jun 29, 2009

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    But What Can I Do

    NO ESCAPE FROM THEM I live up to less than half percent of what I am, and this is so very sad really - TO U ALL TOO. You all live up to 50%, 80%, or more of what you are , some even 100% - many in fact.  
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 Nov 7, 2009

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    I Can Feel It...

    I just KNOW I'm capable of so much more in my life. I just feel like there is this "fog" about me or in my brain that isn't quite letting me just giver. I catch glimpses of what I feel I'm capable of every now and then, but it quickly goes away. It's like having a...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 7, 2009

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    The Hopeless Homeless Unemployed College Grad And Her Achy Breaky Heart Pills

    People outside of my family despised me because I am so weird, as members of my family feel sorry for me. I am begining to resent this and truly want to tell these people to stop looking at me like a sad puppy dog and kick rocks. I suppose I would do the same thing myself. ...
    Entropy2010 Entropy2010 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 8, 2010

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    Never have and never will. Not a fan of destroying my lungs or smelling like an ash tray or having my teeth get all gross looking.I prefer not to date women who smoke cigs, just...
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    not only bettle depression I battle low self image! I am so frustrated how guys tend to base a girl on what she looks like when we all get older and ugly with age your wife you...
    MichaelaG MichaelaG 26-30, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    this is going to be one of those brittany rants that i'm not going to filter and make pretty. if you like pretty, then stop reading. THE SAME WAY THAT IF YOU ONLY LIKE PRETTY GIRLS...
    foldedunfolding foldedunfolding 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am tired. I am tired. I am British, 18, and practically a single mom to my sick 3 year old brother. My mom is always away at work and I have to take care of him. I have to take...
    TheSkyIsBlue12 TheSkyIsBlue12 18-21, F Feb 19

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    My boyfriend owns his own film marketing/editing company, which requires him to work 12+ hours a day, every day. He has so many opportunities for shoots in different states this...
    kristenvslife kristenvslife 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I've been in Erasmus last year and this semestre I can't relate to anybody, I don't know what I want, where to go, what to do, I get anxious, depressed, I don't know what to do...
    marihelena marihelena 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    "She walks in beauty, Like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes." - Byron For me, there is no...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F Feb 9

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    Dear World, Dear God, Dear Buddha, Dear whoever or whatever you are out there, I am listening as of now. I applied for a fast food job and got an interview - and hired. That was...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M Feb 11

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    I'm sitting in my room right now listening to my kat. I have been talking gathering up info and stored it where it would be save, so that could get to it and organize it. my...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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    My mom and I have never gotten along. She always wants things to happen for me way more than I ever want them to happen for myself. Of course I have huge dreams, but she expects me...
    koalabea koalabea 22-25, F Feb 23

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    I totally understand how pain - being unloved when you need it desperately - can lead to resentment and outright hatred. I totally get how things even just within yourself - guilt...
    scalner scalner 31-35 a week ago

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    It's been two and half years since I quit drinking alcohol & beer. Going on three years this coming July. I don;t do any drugs..but it still feels good to be sober and clean. I...
    FourEyedLad FourEyedLad 36-40, M 9 hrs ago

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    My dad had some drug and alcohol problems. I don't want to end up like him, so I'm not letting myself take recreational drugs or drink alcohol on a regular basis (in fact, avoid it...
    fireraven23 fireraven23 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    No you don't. I'm 16 and a lot of kids my age already drink and smoke. Hell the only thing I drink is tea, water, soda, and milk.
    hondurananonymous hondurananonymous 16-17, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I'm so sick of people saying "I don't need that to have fun" like good for you and your life but some people like drinking and like smoking. Maybe they like that it makes the world...
    Jusjellybean Jusjellybean 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Yeah the world today is all about people furthering their own agendas. Makes me want to get off grid. Reconnect with what is real. Get away from all the human bullshit our species...
    Progs13 Progs13 22-25, M Feb 15

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    I am a 14 year old girl who doesn't get along with my mum. Me and my mum would get along maybe 10% of the time, the other 90% we fight or don't talk to each other. I really want...
    coolgirl2112 coolgirl2112 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    Not that I'm going to do anything drastic because of it. But I don't believe anyone has a reason to live, there isn't one unless you make one. And even if you make one it isn't...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    i don't understand. why would he come back and say those words when he don't have the intention to stay? when he will just break my heart and leave me hanging, shattered, empty...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    I've been feeling terrible for a year. I have depression. I go to school, I can't do things, it's hard to study because of it, I can't put myself into pieces and I've ruined almost...
    lilysthoughts lilysthoughts 16-17, F Feb 19

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    I feel like I just need to let this out... I have a lot of pent up issues and frustrations with my parents that I've never really expressed to anyone. The other day, some simple...
    astro00 astro00 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 20

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    It truly shows a sign of weakness when you refuse to stick to what you post. If you honestly feel that way, you're entitled to post it. I find it disappointing to see people delete...
    endlesschapters endlesschapters 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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    Are you incapable of doing so yourself? Why must I message you? In all honesty, I think there is ONE person that I message on here and that's not all that frequent. I don't mind...
    RationalCutie RationalCutie 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    Often when I pick up a book, I barely glance the cover before I am onto the first page trying to decide whether it takes my interest. I read a few pages, get a feel for it, see if...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 9

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    Lonely,hungry for your affection Sitting by the phone wishing for your attention I know you. Inside and out You make 10 calls a night to blow it all out Did my face cross your mind...
    OsageBetty OsageBetty 31-35, F Feb 9

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    PLEASE DON'T JUDGE ME FOR THIS POST, I AM ASKING FOR ADVICE, IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN IN THIS SITUATION THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN UNDERSTAND IT! I HAVE 2 YOUNG STEP DAUGHTERS AGES 6 AND 8...
    xbeautifulx xbeautifulx 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    Maybe because they are an indirect reflection of what I don't like in myself or there's a quality inherent in them that I don't quite possess. Other times, I just can't quite put...
    trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE 26-30, F Feb 16