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I Don't Live to My Full Potential

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

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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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    This might be my last job to live my life, I've worked for 5 different jobs in 5years, after graduating college. Now I am 27, I've dated 4 different wonderful man in a serious...
    27girl 27girl 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    This is something I wish I could read to my mother, or at least, memorize it, so when we get into another argument, I could scream this at her. I'm Sorry Written By: Unknown...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 2 Responses 14 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 3 Responses Mar 4

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    I started university september 2013 and shortly before that I'd looked online to find other people who were going to be going to the same one, and started talking to a boy who I'll...
    apismellifera4 apismellifera4 18-21, T Mar 15

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    I KNOW I don't deserve this... I don't deserve these flashbacks, nor did I deserve the abuse. I just want these stupid flashbacks to be gone. I can't deal with them anymore! I...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Yeah. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood to talk. It sucks when certain websites don't have the option of putting an "away" sign up, or a "busy" or "invisible" sign. This website...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    My house is my comfort zone bubble. But that bubble is suffocating me. I feel like i'm two different people in my life. Person #1: Who i want to be is who everyone knows...
    WritesHerWrongs WritesHerWrongs 22-25 1 Response Mar 6

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    Don't Invade Experience Groups That I Don't Agree With
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    I don't like how I have my International Politics midterm tonight. 1) I wish it would be thursday and tonight would be my global history midterm instead. 2) I don't like how we...
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    aaaaargh!!! roller coaster of emotions again. probably my 'daddy issues' rearing their ugly heads. long story short: I'm happy being alone. i love being single. And Yes, I'd...
    peepsqueek peepsqueek 31-35, F Mar 8

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    I hate people liking me just because I am good with make up, good on dress i wear or I'm good in my profile pictures.But guys, hello, I see myself not that attractive. I'm freaking...
    kristinef1 kristinef1 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    Blocking isn't the right way to tell others that you don't want em to talk to you, especially when those people where friends. I'm not saying that blocking is bad and unacceptable...
    MariKun MariKun 16-17, M 8 hrs ago

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    I woke up this morning. My little sister had been in my room and made a minor mess. I f*cking lost it. Not when I woke up. I waited a good thirty minutes. Picked the mess up, and...
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    My mom had the freaken nerve to ask me if I wanted to go out with them for my sister's bday. LOL HAHAHA I just have to laugh. So my feelings don't matter and I got cussed out but...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    what is wrong with crying? why is it such a bad thing to see a grown man cry. seriously, everybody is a human and they have feelings too. I just don't get it. smh
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I've never felt like I really fit in. I have no connection to anything in this world. I feel like I don't even belong in 'my'body, I don't recognise my appearance or my traits. I...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I guess I'm not everyone's cup of tea. Oh well, their loss. I love who I am and I don't need someone else to judge my worth. I feel that that's what separates me from the "normal...
    GlockBlocked GlockBlocked 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I don't think my parents would be smiles and giggles if I ever decided to marry a girl. They don't even know that i'm into girls and has no feelings for guys.
    imasweetheart imasweetheart 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    My bf has a 4 year old daughter so if we ever get more serious then I actually have a kid although I don't want it... I'd do anything so that he doesn't have her. His ex didn't...
    fosterpaste fosterpaste 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I've been with my husband for 5 years now we dated for 3 months before I got pregnant lately I've been feeling like I don't make him happy anymore he is always angry, tired, and...
    armijo2w armijo2w 31-35, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I can't help but compare myself to others. My friends are more than just full time students. Here I am at home, still living with my parents, gaming, hardly a social life and no...
    ikg00 ikg00 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    Don't Like Going To The Dentist At All
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 12 hrs ago

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    Don't Say I Love You Unless I Mean It
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I've never felt like I truly fit in, I've always felt like the outsider when around people. Even when I had actual friends and a good social life. Being the age I'm at, I don't...
    everyotherusernamewastaken everyotherusernamewastaken 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    I've never felt like I truly fit in, I've always felt like the outsider when around people. Even when I had actual friends and a good social life. Being the age I'm at, I don't...
    everyotherusernamewastaken everyotherusernamewastaken 26-30, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I'd love to have more, but if I don't click with them, or have much in common, I'd rather be friendless.
    everyotherusernamewastaken everyotherusernamewastaken 26-30, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I think coffee tastes like tobacco and I just don't like tea. I rarely drink hot drinks but when I do I have hot chocolate.
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I've been battling depression for years and I blame everything on myself. I keep thinking I don't deserve the precious gift of life. It should be given to someone who takes...
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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