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I Don't Live to My Full Potential

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 have been with my boyfriend for 4 1/2 years. We met at university through a mutual friend. We don't live together as we live and work in different cities and I am still caring...
    MsRugbygirl19 MsRugbygirl19 22-25, F Aug 21

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    I probably fear life more than I fear death. There are far worse things in life than there are in death. I’d like to think of death as a liberation of struggles, diseases...
    TheGreatLeveler TheGreatLeveler 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 31

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    I don't fear death; though I do have some issues coping with grief. I come from a family that did not really help me to understand and cope with grief, so even now at age 42 I'm...
    BJH72 BJH72 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 31

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    I'm not completely sure why I even signed up on this site, yet alone posting a story. At the end of the day, I know that this will not improve nor will it change anything about my...
    LilMsUnknown LilMsUnknown 36-40, F Aug 13

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    DONT JUDGE ME.. I DONT JUDGE YOU.. I have problems .. Like all of you have problems.. And we come on here with hopes.. In finding a person.. or someone who has experienced what...
    AGIRLnamedH0Pe AGIRLnamedH0Pe 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I don't mind people judging me. It has never bothered me. I judge people all the for better or for worse. I consider judging a prediction more than a label.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I think I'm mentally ill. Apparently I told a friend I kinda love him(I'm confused if I really do love), and that friend sounded like he's rejecting me since he told me he had a...
    Yumire Yumire 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    My in-laws moved in with us almost half a year because they can't afford to rent anymore after deciding to retire early. They now babysit my children, two attend kindergarten one 6...
    Sugaray0212 Sugaray0212 31-35 3 Responses Aug 1

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    We've been cursed with minds that can count time and hearts that yearn for a God. Sometimes I think about God and religion and how someone tried to make up this perfect world of...
    skybaby0 skybaby0 18-21 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I am twelve and I have believed in god since about two years ago. Then I started to question things. I also took adv biology last year and we learned sines tuff about how the earth...
    Dev4444 Dev4444 13-15, F 12 Responses Aug 3

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    Is there anyone out there who can tell me who, or what I am... If you can please tell me, I don't know. Story: My mother did not expect to be pregnant, after I was born I remember...
    kierra172 kierra172 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    My life is hell and horrible : read if you dare I'm in my forties lonely depressed and don't have many friends I relocated to try and better my life most of the friends that I had...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    I guess there's nothing really wrong with my life. I'm getting decent grades. I don't have nearly as many friends as I did before but the few I have I know I can count on. Of...
    poetess15 poetess15 16-17 1 Response Aug 1

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    I think I told this story before, but here I go again... I have lost my faith in so many things. I have lost my faith in myself, in people, in life. When I was a kid, I had a...
    Allaloneandpoisoned Allaloneandpoisoned 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    Let me start off by explaining a bit of my issues, that are causing me to lose my mind. I am 41yrs old with really bad teeth and hair loss issues, live in my mother's back area of...
    about2giveup about2giveup 41-45 4 days ago

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    I literally get it if you don't agree with lgbt etcs but do you really need to like shove your hatred in everyone's face then you use the "sin" excuse i mean why?? there's a lot...
    rsddhj rsddhj 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I don't have a lot of friends ,just a few close ones but even they don't know me fully...I've never ever had a bff nor do I ever think I will...the close friends I have are too...
    MariaGrace95 MariaGrace95 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    With all this Robin Williams suicide discussion, I have had a nerve hit. I am 22 years old and lost my uncle to suicide when i was 18. He was only 28 and was very close to me. I...
    MrJosiah MrJosiah 22-25, M Aug 12

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    My girlfriends and I have "Girls Night" once a week. Every week a favourite topic seems to be makeup; they all bring out bags full of it and all I have to show is Burt's Bees. Don...
    lorlisette lorlisette 22-25, F Aug 13

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    But....what's with the influx of "not checking profiles" or blocking someone if they don't answer your perverse questions or answer it with sarcasm. I don't mind chatting with...
    thesilentchef thesilentchef 26-30, F Aug 15

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    Ever sense I was around 4 or 5 me and my little cousin would touch each other, curiosity I guess. He never penetrated me or came, I don't know if he even know about any of that at...
    youngrose youngrose 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    whenever i try to please my parents by striving for my best in many ways, i would always end up in an argument with them, said being too immature. i don't think i am immature, why...
    yunisaurus yunisaurus 13-15, F Aug 22

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    Cordial But Distant-My mother and I lived with him from the time I was 2 or 3 in his country onwards(after her US Navy discharge). He drank but usually didn't turn psycho. I have...
    Joha0505 Joha0505 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I don't have anyone I could talk to, but I am dying for sex. I was sex deprived as a kid, because my parents controlled my life too much. They consider sex as a kid of sin. In the...
    pblack pblack 41-45, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I need to put my story out there so that others can follow along and gain what they can. Life for me is difficult, very difficult and very confusing. I am 23 years old and I am...
    falc0n falc0n 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I want a life that is fully mine and the life that is right for me. My path, my own destiny, a purpose and belonging. A life that I feel comfortable and at ease in. Nothing is...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Jul 30

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    At some point I would like more real, genuine relationships with other women. But I have some problems that prevent me from understanding what other women do with their lives. I'm...
    britannagis britannagis 31-35, F Jul 31

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    When I was younger I was besotted with everything todo with babies! I wanted them so bad... When I grew up it was the first thing I tried to do, get pregnant when I got married...
    off2heavenIgo off2heavenIgo 13-15