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I Like to Go At My Own Pace

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    I Hate to Rush

      A few years ago I noticed an interesting story within a local newspaper about the percantages of people rushing. I can't of course remember all the details but it has also made me to think about my life, the hurrying and the can't sit still attitude that seems to flood me...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F Mar 24, 2009

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    No! Don't Rush Me!

    Yes... I will get the most childish, digging in my heels, and not budging if a person tries to rush me! I do like to walk a path at my my own pace. Otherwise, I don't want to walk it at all. =p I had a lot of rushing in my life... people telling me jump here, move here, walk...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 29, 2009

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    Haste Makes Waste!

    It's as simple as my pace or no pace.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 15, 2011

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    My Own Pace

    At anything I do, I prefer going at my own pace.  The end results may be better.  :)
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2011

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    People may surpass me and look back and think, "Such a slow person." But I like my pace. I enjoy the things that I see as I walk to the beat of my own drum.
    mercifulpennies mercifulpennies 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    In elementary school, I had P.A.C.E. classes. These classes were some of the best I’d ever had. I remember one year, we were going over Russia. And we made all kindsa stuff...
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    Napoleon.... .... "The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, But because of the silence of good people!" Einstein.... ..... "I am thankful to all those...
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    whatever the moment we own, whatever the star or the stone, there's no need to ask, it's all the same task. at the end you will have to atone. (Jan.26, 2015)
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 7 hrs ago

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    he didn't know where he was going, when the wind started up, and the snowing; ice pelted his face, and cut into his pace, he said, "that's what I get for not knowing."
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Dec 27, 2014

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    she asked, "why does life go by so slowly; the pace of it makes me feel lowly." but then someone said, "get that out of your head; life takes time to make the best of us holy...
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    Dreamer among dreamer... Up here in the clouds, I throw you my rope. Grab ahold tight I offer you hope. High above within the gods, show them your metal rod. As the lighting...
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    To ronnie because of what you felt during that time of your life From the time i first met I only knew what i wanted to do But not what i needed to do RUNAWAY FROM YOU A voice...
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    “Sugar, it’s no parade but you’ll get down the street one way or another, so you’d just as well throw your shoulders back and pick up the pace.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    I'm going to slow down just a bit, and see how that is for a fit; too much of a race, can't keep up the pace, and the quality can't benefit. (Jan.24, 2015)
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    I am moving out when I turn 18, and I'm absolutely terrified. I'm... feeling really small right now, so I guess that's why I'm writing this. My story is long, but relevant. I...
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    I feel like a prisoner in my own body. I used to be healthy and beautiful and now I am extremely overweight and unhealthy, and as a result, terribly depressed. I've tried so much...
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    Do people just create drama so they can go on an adrenaline high? I'm tired of people flexing their dramatic antics. It's not appreciated. I'm a happy individual and when people...
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    I use to use other people's words to describe myself, my feelings, and my perception of the world. But since agreeing to trust myself completely, I have had to eliminate that habit...
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