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I Keep Trying, That's All I Can Do

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    Keep It In

    You know it's funny how a smile can hide everything you feel inside. I don't really tell people how I feel. I just keep it all in. Even the things that have happened to me in the past are still inside my head. I act like I'm OK when I'm not . I know I should say something and...
    citraamalia citraamalia 18-21, F Oct 21, 2013

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    Over and Over Again...with Feeling

    I was born to parents with middle class aspirations and a clear vision of what they wanted to provide for me. I was kept warm and safe and dry. I knew my limits with them and I was definitely loved. How I came to be so filled with dread and self-doubt is a mystery to me. I...
    frankkiejo frankkiejo 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 12, 2007

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    Well, I Am Heading the Right Direction

    I feel like heading the right direction is what really matters. It does not matter how many times you fail, er how many mistakes you make, er how bad they may be. What really matters is that you want to succeed and are trying..that over all you attempt to go that direction, you...
    Gelfwings Gelfwings 26-30, F Aug 3, 2008

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    Keep "Fighting"

    I'll always keep fighting and never give up on the one that I love. Sometimes he's distant and he never says he loves me. He's in love with someone else. Yet he cant live without me. He cries if I say I'm going away. Maybe one day he'll love me and be with me forever. But no...
    julygirl julygirl 18-21, F Feb 15, 2008

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    Again...and Again

    I will keep trying to for a smile on my face for as long as I can...
    Eternal Eternal 31-35, F Aug 13, 2009

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    And Get What....

    Yes i keep trying and yes its all i can do Problem is i still end up with nothing Just more closed doors, possibilities that should be that aren't things that i though were viable suddenly not opportunities nonexistent Keep trying and all i get is lied to ridiculed and told...
    tulick tulick 31-35, F Aug 3, 2008

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    Learned It a Long Time Ago

    Never give them a chance to get over on you was one of the first things I was taught a very long time ago.  The day you stop trying is the day you need to sit down, curl up in a ball and cease to exist.  OK so it didn't work the first time so just walk back, look at the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 27, 2008

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    Trying

    I keep trying,That's all I can do,If I'm to succeed, I've gotta keep trying,That's what I'm gonna do!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Oct 8, 2011

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    Practice Makes Perfect

    I read A story to my Daughter The Little Train that Could There is a lesson to be learned. Always Remind yourself I think I Can I think I can. If you Think you can You can. You have to keep trying.. Until you Suceed.
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy 18-21, F Aug 2, 2008

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    I Could Lie Down & Sob

    That is something I have seen grown men be reduced to before. I just keep on keeping on. Every single thing I was ever at one time convinced was never going to get better did, so I fall back on that when I need reassurance.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 17, 2011

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    One Day At a Time

    One step at a time ... move forward. Try and try again to complete that job or achieve that dream. When knocked back, move forward again. When knocked down, get up and move on. Always forward. Always try. For when you stop ... it's over.
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 2008

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    I Had That Moment Again

    I started to get down on myself and try to drown myself in self-loathing again. BUT I kept thinking of the things I HAVE accomplished in the last two weeks. I have a really really unrealistic view of things. I have also fed the thing in me that says 'you suck'. I need to stop...
    frankkiejo frankkiejo 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2008

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    Don't Give Up

    Life is very difficult at times. I have friends and a good job...but I live alone. Some tasks seem insurmountable for a SWF. I am just learning to rely on self for most things...not used to it yet. I know it will be much easier with the passage of time.
    LoriD LoriD 31-35, F May 3, 2007

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    My ex and I are trying trying to date again,

    we're trying to go do different things that we've never done before to make it even more fun for us. Usually, every time we try to be with eachother we argue about small things such as, trying to help eachother out, talking to much, overreacting a lot, on the phone to much...
    eli26j eli26j 16-17, M 1 Response May 22, 2014

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    Again...and Again

    I will keep trying for a smile on my face for as long as I can...
    Eternal Eternal 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2009

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    It's All That I Do.

    I try, It's what I do. If I didn't try, I'd be nowhere, and I'm somewhere, even if the place is unknown. Trying is my only and best suit. It's all I can do. If I didn't try, oh man... who knows where I'd be? I'd be nowhere, with nothing, alone, with nobody. But since I try, and I...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F Dec 18, 2010

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    But Really...

    i suppose we really COULD choose to just up and quit.  i mean, if i really wanted to, i could just give up...  but the thing of it is, too many people have too much riding on me.  if it were just myself, i can see myself quitting.  but it is not.  i have...
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F Sep 30, 2007

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    Don't Quit

    When things go wrong as they sometimes will When the road you're trudging seem all uphill When the funds are low and the debts are high When you want to smile but have to sigh When care is pressing you down a bit Rest if you must, but do not quit Success is failure turned inside...
    FightingDawn FightingDawn 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    I didn't win or lose But I got faster

    and stronger Without doubt It's time to show If only I could!
    jakobim jakobim 13-15, M Jun 9, 2014

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    We have reached peak nostalgia. Movies based on toys and games, remakes of those movies you liked when you were younger, and revivals of shows like and and.... These are strange...
    stubagmalno stubagmalno 36-40, M Apr 8

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    I'm living in fear at the minute. My life is turned upside down. My ex friend is trying to isolate and humiliate me. They won't let me move on.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 16

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    First things first... my surgery date is set for Thursday, April 23rd. I gratefully embrace all prayers, good thoughts, best intentions, healing energy and peaceful wishes. Thank...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 8 Responses Apr 15

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    I just moved house and got an apartment right on the seafront, and it has a basement room at the front with a yard!! Woo! I finally have some outside space of my own, where I can...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M Apr 14

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    So since 2/3rd March ive lost over 12lb and this week I went to get weight and I've yet agin out on 1/2 to which some people say that's not much you can easily get it off. But it...
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 20

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    I am happy today that again I make a girl feel truly loved and strong, but a little sad that we can never talk, as she has to sell her phone due to financial issues. She was an...
    neeraj8king neeraj8king 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 21

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    An old friend messaged me on Facebook one day, we begin flirting, sexting, & eventually ended up sleeping together. A few times. After seeing each other, I would try to stay in...
    xxihateyouxx xxihateyouxx 18-21, F Apr 12

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    10 Daily Habits That Will Give You Incredible Willpower: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle. Success is a lot of...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    My Ex came by the other day.... at first she seemed angry and stern. I gathered this by the tone in her voice and her telling me over and over again that she is here to talk this...
    VintageSparrow VintageSparrow 22-25, F Apr 7

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    I've realised something from reading over my other experiences, it seems you can be so miserable in a relationship but something always keeps you hanging on. It's all a lie. It's...
    Jin959 Jin959 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    What is it they say about rehearsals? If you have a bad one, the performance is sure to be a hit! Let's think of today as a bad rehearsal... Which I'm certain will guarantee that...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 14 Responses Apr 22

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    I am 23 years old, turning 24. Let that sink in. I am 23 and I am treated like I am 12 years old. I still am not allowed to bring home a guy. The racism and elitism that comes from...
    Helen91x Helen91x 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I keep thinigs to my self because I'm very selective about who I open up to. You can't talk to everybody about everything. I have no problem being open and getting things off my...
    MJP88 MJP88 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 14

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    I probably should have gotten therapy years ago but never did. I'm so reluctant to share my problems with anyone. How could they understand, anyway? I'm so different everyone else...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M Apr 8

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    It's taken me a long time to get around to writing this letter. I've been putting it off for years, to be honest. I suppose that I was waiting for you to get in touch with me. An...
    courtney24850 courtney24850 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I feel like no matter what people around me try to ruin my life! I am happily in a relationship now with someone I love so much and who treats me so well and he has a great family...
    secretdestiny secretdestiny 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Someone tell EP that those initials are supposed to be THREE CAPITALS!!!!!! Just because Microsoft's 'Word' programmers cannot understand abbreviations doesn't mean EP has to...
    Perspicares Perspicares 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    "Must've been a place so dark, you couldn't feel the light reaching for you through that stormy cloud. Now here we are gathered in our little home town. This can't be the way you...
    HisMsLane HisMsLane 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I've been going to my dads pretty much every day for the past 6 months. and I still don't feel that my siblings care about me as much as I care about them. Then make me get so...
    tyman512 tyman512 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    It's 2:15 a.m. ....I feel so tired and that usual headache.I really need to get some rest but I'm still wide awake and listening to this irritating sound,tik tok tik tok....It's my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 23

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    Hard shove, feel the heavy weight It's the same love that I push away It be the same thing I always debate Why you left me here for another These days I tend to see red 'Cause all...
    TheFlamingLips TheFlamingLips 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Surgery and all that followed: Part OneAs I try to tell the story about my cancer diagnosis to date, I want to state up front that this is my story, my reality. At times, it may...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 12 Responses 4 days ago

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    There's a voice inside of me that tells me to write even when I feel like I have nothing to say. Right now I have nothing to say. This is me spit balling and hoping something will...
    AshleyJea AshleyJea 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    It's actually begin as a very awkward acquaintance thing between me and my senior that developed as both of us were forced to do the same thing once a week. I've never had the...
    Myownchris Myownchris 18-21 Apr 7

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