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I Keep Trying, That's All I Can Do

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    So i've been talking more often to the girl I've had a crush on for more than a year and a half now, but as you may imagine, she has a boyfriend and I feel like I'll never have a...
    randomuser94 randomuser94 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    It might be old, back from 1998 but the content is still something worth giving a thought. Enjoy reading statistics presented in an entertaining way. ____ Do Unnatural Acts...
    IBelongToAlison IBelongToAlison 41-45, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    30th day. Depression got the best of me. I feel so alone. Like.... If I dissapear, no one would ever notice. I know I've pushed almost everyone. I keep fooling myself that I'm...
    Extrano Extrano 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    I know I may not be the sharpest pencil in the bunch, but that doesn’t mean that I’m stupid either. I’ve been told my some of my so-called friends, teachers and even some of...
    agathashelly agathashelly 26-30, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    There are groups of people in the world that think they are dark, that their lives are somewhere in the grey and that they can express the dark within them by dressing dark on the...
    TucanSam200 TucanSam200 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    My ex and i broke up a couple of years ago and we both agreed that this relationship is not going to work and being just friends is better. But I love her i always did, and for the...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I can't even describe how much I love Pete. He is probably my favorite person in the whole world because I can actually relate to him. When we were both younger, we went through...
    ZosoJimmyPage ZosoJimmyPage 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am the kind of girl that keeps everything to her self and hide it with an smile . This is because I am scare that people will use it against me or hurt me and so I just keep it...
    ternat567 ternat567 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Well here's the deal. I have a relatively new friend that I've been hanging out with for a couple months now and he's a heroine addict. Now I knew this going in, and believe me in...
    goatonicon goatonicon 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    It's been 3 months since I began this long distance relationship and I can honestly say that this rollercoaster ride has caused me to reevaluate my needs and has helped me to be...
    New2MilLife New2MilLife 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    There's days where I forget I am autistic. Surprising isn't it. Today was not one of those days. Too many people today. Too many emotions. Too many decisions. Too many things to...
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones 46-50 1 Response 3 days ago

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    But yet accepted the things I can change I had this person to inbox me once a cheater always a cheater which was kinda hateful to me as I read it but it didn't affect me because I...
    robertl30 robertl30 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    Yeah, and for now that's all I have to say.
    2ducks1goose 2ducks1goose 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When you don't know what to do, or how to proceed, just talk, stay in motion. Just keep talking it out until you come to some kind of an opening, any understanding of what's going...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I believe we all have a Batman like friend (emotionless and stotic) while i'm the Joker friend (carefree and funny), except almost nowhere near psychotic:I tried so hard, my dear...
    EternalLuckyGuy EternalLuckyGuy 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It is very hard ... to accept you exist in my work place. At this point of my life, I just wish God will just wipe you off and let you get lost. No I don't hate you but I hate...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Do you know what it's like to hide your feelings, because you don't want to get that person in trouble? Do you know what it's like to throw your studies aside, just to be by his...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 61-65, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm the type of girl that likes to have long lasting conversations similar to DMC I don't know why but I hate it when someone can't keep a conversation going when I'm trying as...
    Taysia1 Taysia1 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Me and this girl, let's say her name is Lucy, for privacy purposes, had a undeniably strong connection from the start. We just got each other so well. And it didn't take us long...
    RecklessReign RecklessReign 16-17, F a week ago

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    Rascal Flatts "What Hurts The Most" I can take the rain on the roof of this empty house That don’t bother me I can take a few tears now and then and just let them out I’m not...
    OrphanBlackFan OrphanBlackFan 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    So a few months ago I got invited to this party, a sweet 16 to be precise. And when i got there i felt pretty confident because well i never ever wear make up to school or when i...
    Eli235 Eli235 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Many times I have experienced this and it makes you think or question yourself that you’re wrong all the time which of course makes you think theres something wrong with you...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Hi I am Madison, I am 16 years old and developed Darier’s disease when I was 2. The condition started with just a few bumps around my mouth, and by the time I was about eight I...
    Maddie314 Maddie314 16-17, F Jul 21

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F Jul 21

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