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I Start Things I Never Finish

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    It Always Ends Up Undone....

    I think it's the motivation I have for things. Don't get me wrong, I start off liking them but then it trickles down to nothing. My mother fusses at me time after time how she has put money into something and moments later I just become depressed or lose total interest. Maybe its...
    ithappens85 ithappens85 22-25, F Feb 15, 2012

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    I Rarely Finish What I Start

    I'm sure its one of the reasons my life is a disaster.
    glimmerized glimmerized 41-45, T 2 Responses Jul 14, 2008

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    I Wounder Why

    i would start something and than i wouldn't finish i thought it was because i get bored really quickly and i start on on to something new i would start sewing than i stop i would start yoga than i stop i would start doing this sometimes i would go to the point where it just stay...
    lostwitconfussion lostwitconfussion 18-21 Jun 11, 2010

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    Except For Chocolate, Of Course

    > Everything else can wait..................   ;-)
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 9 Responses Sep 8, 2010

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    Never Finished

    i've never finished something.I get that strong desire for something,and i even feel that i can push myself through it,be patiente,be persistent.And indeed i am...for a couple of weeks.And then this desire goes one day just as it came.I just leave it whatever it is.never have...
    pro0ject pro0ject 26-30, F Apr 17, 2010

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    Books

    I have a habit of starting books and forgetting about them. Then I start to read something else...find the book I was reading first and switch to that..then I get all the plots mixed up and don't know where I am! I also start poems, stories, letters etc that I never finish.....I...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Nov 24, 2007

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    Will I Ever Finish A Race?

    I have started a lot of races but I have yet to finish one. I always start strong, determined and focused, moving forward at a steady pace....until...midway point...my vision becomes blurred, I amm unclear where I am going, my strength slips away from within and the weakness and...
    SelfDefinedPrisoner SelfDefinedPrisoner 31-35, F Oct 13, 2012

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    Why Is That?

    I hardly ever finish anything! Other than work (which is under duress and not much of a choice) I can't really think of anything I have ever finished. Like last year I decided to try crafty things in an effort to spend less time at my PC at night (you can tell it worked right...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney 31-35, F 6 Responses May 5, 2008

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    Oh This Is So True.

    This website is a great example. I currently have 45 tabs open, all different things I am planning to do, to do with this website. I will be lucky if I do half. So next time I log-on I will need to complete these things plus new things I will start and so the cycle continues.
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 21-25, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2007

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    Oh Yeah

    I've started so many things and never finished them, I've lost count. First, learning a new language. I've tried German, French, Japanese, Russian and Arabic. Progress - I only remember one or two words from each of them now. Then - cooking. Need I say how many times I wrote...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    Hello, My Name Is Kat And I Start Things I Never Finish.

    I was just reading a post from 2008 that was so true to me that I start things and never finish with exception of work which we have to and things for other people.  I've always had responsibility to take care of things for other people and help other people without...
    78kathry 78kathry 31-35, F Jan 24, 2010

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    My Deepest Confession

    For a long time, I have thought about getting this off my chest. The Experience Project is a wonderful venue for such things, and it's very true that release in itself is therapeutic.. After all, when we bottle stuff up, it just builds and builds. Which I why I have decided...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 8 Responses Jun 23, 2007

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    Someday's Never Going to Get Here!

    I have photos in a plastic tub.  For years I've been saying I'm going to organize them into albums.  yeah right.  I got started, have a few little 24 photo albums that I've filled.  But... I have lots of photos that have been added to the tub. What else? ...
    silvermystics silvermystics 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2007

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    I Appear To Have No "follow Through"..

    I dunno, i seem to get an idea, become really inspired and creative, put loads of work into it for the first week or so.. and then... BOOM! i cba with it and become really disenchanted with the idea... It bugs me because some of the ideas i have, when discussed with others, they...
    takenforafool takenforafool 22-25 Oct 5, 2011

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    Me Too

    I am so bad about dropping something once I realize I am not perfect at it right away. Sewing, cooking, scrapbooking, writing are all things I've picked up and become discouraged after starting. I know it takes practice, but it's so hard for me to keep going when I constantly...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 13, 2007

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    The Magic Is Gone

    I've tried writing a book three consecutive times and failed miserably. I get really into it for any given length of time, leave it for a few days to have a break and then - poof! The magic is gone. I didn't finish school when I was younger, my Graphic Design course at...
    Meeoko Meeoko 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2010

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    Too Much Going On

    i have too much going on to ever finish evrything, i have dvds i have never watched, books cds, jobs etc, hell, even this stor...
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 5, 2008

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    Scrap These.

    i have about 10 unfinished scrapbooks. i dont' even work on them really and whenever anybody asks about them i just reply with, "i'm too broke." really, i'm not broke. i'm just not into scrapbooking as much as i use to be. i wish someone would just come and finish...
    lazyker lazyker 21-25, F 2 Responses Jun 22, 2007

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    I Always Say That One Room At ...

    I always say that one room at a time I will de-clutter, but I never stick to it, I end up doing a bit every where and the house looks worst then when I started
    rosygal rosygal 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 11, 2007

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    Two Clay Figurines

    I dropped out of school, three times now. Almost all of my art projects I have started are unfinished. I've started writing many stories, and spent hours upon hours world-building for fiction. I've been meaning to clean my room for years. All in all, my life's accomplishments...
    GenericxName GenericxName 18-21, F Apr 5, 2013

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    My Friend Will Not Replace It

    I have a friend that i have only known for a year or so, i always thought that she was a nice person with views like my own, but how wrong was i????. You see, one day she asked me if she could get a lone of something that was my daughters, i told her i was not sure, as it was not...
    sadnlonley42 sadnlonley42 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2011

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    Yep .. I Have a Story

    Well.. I have started soooooo many things I cant name them all..so I'll start back in 93 ( lol...soo long ago)  anyway... I was out shopping for a pressie for my sister when I bumped into a friend I haven't seen for years we got talking & next thing I was...
    caroli9 caroli9 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2007

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    Always

    I always start things I don't finish. I have loads of projects and ideas wizzing around in my head, which I start, but never finish. I don't know, I think I might just lack motivation, probably. =/  
    Hairstyle Hairstyle 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2007

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    Thank God For Everyone Of You Now I Know I'm Not Alone!!!!!

    Like all of you, I too start things and never accomplish any of the tasks or projects have set out to do. I sit and think about why I do this to myself? I have yet come to a conclusion other then " Am I really that lazy?" That being said, I really try to finish what I start I'm...
    serendipities serendipities 31-35, F Oct 8, 2012

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    I Rarely Finish Anything Except Other People's Sentences...

    A few of the unfinished projects lying around my house: Baby quilt for my niece's birth...she is now two. Painting for my husband, meant as first anniversary present...we just celebrated our third.  My master's thesis.  Half-painted bookshelf. Old Nintendo system...
    natlynn natlynn 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2007

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    I realized this last year.

    My curiosity wanes off when I understood what the problem is. This trait isn't apparent with my paying job, but very noticable with my personal projects. I'm struggling to at least document the progress I made and making it public before moving on to the next interesting...
    maricagreta maricagreta 31-35, F Feb 19

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    Stuck On a Project

    I WILL finish that duct-tape wallet!
    museofallsoup museofallsoup 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2007

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    Lots of Things

    I've got lots of things unfinished - books I've never finished, movies I've never got around to watching, stories I've started writing, etc. Sometimes, I start something and then forget about it or get distracted by something else.
    TheatreGirl TheatreGirl 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 13, 2007

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    Inevitably...

    I must admit it was tempting to click "Plan To" ... heheh. Yah, well, not finishing stuff is one of my worst bad habits. The record is currently held by a handcrafts project I started when I was 9, which I still have somewhere, if it hasn't gone all mouldy, and which...
    fatcow fatcow 36-40, F Jan 21, 2008

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    I Will Start a Project That I ...

    I will start a project that I am really interested in, but once I get going, I either get bored or I just don't like the results. If I like how it is turning out, I usually finish whatever it is.
    silvertears silvertears 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2007

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    So Many Things

     i am the Queen of over scheduling myself ...  ivery rarely get any R& R although i need to make time for it ... and i know that otherwise im gonna go through burn out ..But summer is coming which means ill have the pool to relax in and chill while the kids play in...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 22, 2007

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    I Probably Stop When Finished 7/8

    It's been this way all my life. If I wanted to buy a candy bar as a child I would go to the counter, turn around a few stops before, run back to my Mum and tell her I don't dare to. I always loved new food products, like cereals. I would open them, eat a few spoons of it, take...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 7, 2008

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    Like Novels and Marriages

    I've started but not finished several novels and been divorced 4 times.  Do I have a problem?  You bet. 
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2008

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    I'm Angry At Myself Because I Dont Complete Anything...

    I have grown up in a family that never encouraged the "process" but only the result. They taught me to judge myself only by result and not the feeling, not the fun in process. They always told me that I need to work hard, and that everybody hate what they do, but they do it...
    dragonkin9 dragonkin9 26-30, F Jun 14, 2011

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    Can't Take Anything Seriously

    I looked for a social group on this topic to join and never come back. I hope you guys stick to it better then I did. All the best.
    willneverbeback willneverbeback 26-30 Aug 11, 2012

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    Omg I Need Help!!!

    It all hit home last night. Was sitting there having a beer thinking about all the stuff I need to get done in the near future when it hit me that I have never finished anything in my life. I have a house that is hanging in pieces that needs to be finished to sell because I have...
    cncgordon cncgordon 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 10, 2012

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    Gah, I'm Such a Procrastin...

    Gah, I'm such a procrastinator, which is the worst thing of all!!! And I can never seem to finish anything. I started doing my bachelors in computing systems and I just could not go through with it. I've also started countless websites and fansites that I've never worked on...
    Aulara Aulara 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 11, 2007

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    No point calling yourself a friend, a best friend even, if people can't trust you to keep their secrets. I wouldn't want anybody telling my secrets to strangers, but I can't expect...
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    I love starting new things, projects, ideas but when it comes close to being finished I always see what's wrong with it and it becomes a never-ending case of perfecting it. When I...
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    So this is a rather strange encounter I had just a few months ago. It was between me and a special little bird. I read really deeply into instances like this, but this time, it was...
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    I first started thinking about starting a business early on in my life. I would have lemonade stands. I would bike up and down my block, ringing my bell on my bike and sell ice...
    TrailrunnerMN TrailrunnerMN 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 2

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