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I Still Have a Long Way to Go

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 536 People

    Schools Out

    School is out for summer.My two childrens six week summer holiday is here.i have organized a few days camping at the beach,swimming baths,bike rides,parks ect.My children do stay at thier dads each weekend so i will stay sane,but its rare i go out socializing,my friends are in...
    majorcamarie majorcamarie 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2008

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    Long Way To Go

    Long way to go,Have indeed,Life's just beginning,All these false starts,This is it,The real thing,I'm on my way.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 2, 2012

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    Well My Body Says: 16 Years, My Mind Says: Over 20

     Yeah, like the title says, i'm 16 but somehow i can't talk to people my age, i just... don't understand them... But when i talk to people over 19 years old, I feel "normal" or maybe happy. Sometimes i hate being like this, because you are like the mother of the...
    BellaFoulk BellaFoulk 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 29, 2009

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    I Sure Hope So

    I look at the title to this group and my first thought was "is it a negative statement or a positive statement"  and before I joined I had to set it in my mind that it was going to be a positive one.  I guess the reason I had to do that before joining I...
    ablmu65 ablmu65 41-45, M 4 Responses May 7, 2009

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    And I'm Looking Forward to It.

    I'm young, and I still have A LOT to learn. The path ahead is extremely long and intimidating, and I can't afford to go off track again. There's plenty of times where I've just wanted to give up on everything. Where the pain I was in (physically and emotionally) didn't seem...
    deletedd deletedd 16-17, F Jun 21, 2009

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    I Have Come This Far And Its Great

    Ive come along way in the fact that I have overcome depression and now overcoming negativity and Im wanting to overcome obstacles that hold me back. I wrote about my experience of it and how I got through it. I mentioned in there about a car accident I was in; I will add detail...
    TotallyAmazing TotallyAmazing 22-25, M 5 Responses Oct 10, 2009

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    In My Darkest Hour

    There where times when the thought of facing another day, Not knowing how I will make it through the day, I found that I do have what it takes to overcome my fears, pain, disappointment and my own guilt I tormented myself with. Not giving up when everything seemed hopeless, I...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2013

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    Each day is a new opportunity to be better

    and do better. A chance to gain knowledge and understanding; to create connections and share experiences. Each day is brighter than the one before. I'm filled with so much hope that I can no longer contain it! If you're out there, lonely and afraid, and looking for answers, just...
    HopefullRomantic HopefullRomantic 22-25, F Sep 30, 2014

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    Commitment Phobe

    I have realized something...I'm a commitment phobe. I want a serious relationship someday, but the thought of actually HAVING that kind of relationship scares the hell out of me. My brother says I haven't met the right guy yet, that's why I feel like this. I want to agree with...
    iamrae22 iamrae22 22-25, F Oct 15, 2012

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    Live Harder Every Single Day.

    ....and that is what I am learning to do.  Yes, I have a long way to go but I also know (shout out to the madre) how far I have come.  I have learned not only through my many, many, m-a-n-y mistakes but also through the words of others.... LISTEN AND YOU ...
    juswanablvd juswanablvd 26-30, F 4 Responses May 8, 2009

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    Being a person primarily closed off from other

    people (by choice earlier in life), I never developed the skills that everyone else around me has, and have success in things I want. Now, I have come across another event in my life that teaches me this. I will get the lesson this time. I'm writing this message for all...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M May 21, 2014

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    I was just watching a TV show,

    a comedy, which happened to have a character who looked and had the general demeanor and even sounded very similar to someone. Someone I never talk about to people in real life but who I still think about once in a while. And when that character kissed the girl in a sweet but...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    I Have Never...

    made love. I realise this-all ive ever done is have sex. No ive never slept around ive been with the same person for a long long time before him i never really dated-there were many times we were in love-weve been intimate millions upon millions of times over these years-but i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 5, 2012

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    Overcoming

    I have overcome a lot of things in my life some experiences that no one would believe and others that plenty have been through themselves. However every time i seem to get ahead and doing well I run into more obstacles and realize i still have a long way to go. I feel we never...
    Mhallrob87 Mhallrob87 22-25 Nov 27, 2012

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    When One Door of Happiness Closes, Another One Opens

    I turned forty this spring, and lost my job in the middle of last week.  Those are minor blips on the radar, though.   The rest of the journey lies ahead of me, not the closed doors behind me.  I'm confident with who I've become, where I am today, and where I...
    UnderEli UnderEli 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 5, 2009

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    Have been studying more

    than my sleep last night... Haha... Am I nutz...
    JudyAnneServantes JudyAnneServantes 16-17, F May 21, 2014

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    Endless Road

    I think the path I walk is an endless one, and it is a path of personal growth. I will never be satisfied, which I believe is a good thing, so I must keep moving forward and growing with every step.Like the great Bob Marely said- "Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 27, 2012

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    At Least That's What I've Learned

    Good or bad, this is just the start, this will pass too. Sometimes you will eat your words, break your promises and just laugh at the irony of things. You start believing in different things, you break down, build anew, experience that you can live without a lot of stuff, learn...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M 6 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    Most of the times I feel lost,

    whenever I wake up every morning I always pray that somehow GOD will lead me the way where I am supposed to headed to. I believe that I am still too young and is lacking at some points, there are things that needs to be polished. Unlike some of the friends I knew, they would...
    sunnysun32168 sunnysun32168 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2014

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    Everyday I Learn Something New...

    That is the most important thing to me in life. I have so much to learn and I love learning new things from my friends and just people in general. I think I've grown up to be a respectable young man with a very understanding mind. I give a lot of thanks to my mom for that one and...
    Grimace Grimace 31-35, M 4 Responses May 19, 2009

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    Yep. But I love the now.

    It's not perfect at all, but it's here. I'm thankful. And I know I can't help everything, but I can choose and I can try. I do and I will.
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M Jul 9, 2014

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    Cold To The Touch

    I drank myself to sleep after last night's breakdown. I woke up today without a tear in my eye. I just woke up, made my cup of tea, and got to my chores. I just drifted from task to task with a numb, I-don't-give-a-**** kind of mentality. I just don't feel anything anymore. I'm...
    iamrae22 iamrae22 22-25, F May 15, 2013

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    I Am a Work In Progress

    I truly am a work in progress. I want to continue this road and learn something at every turn. No matter if I take the hard road or for once in my life do it the easier way.....I want so much to be the best I can be. So.....here I am: Meg, a 30 year old woman looking at the big...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 36-40, F 1 Response May 7, 2009

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    I am 37 and have yet to finish school.

    . Got my HS diploma and then worked as a preschool teacher for 14 years.. The last 6 years I've been a stay home mom raising 4 boys. Now that my youngest is getting ready to start school in a year I'm thinking about going to school to get a degree. I feel so old and so dumb! My...
    jenniemars jenniemars 36-40, F May 21, 2014

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    I feel like I have a a lot more to achieve at

    life. I feel like I came a long way but still have so much to offer. People tell me I'm still young but I'm not content
    kdperkin kdperkin 22-25, M May 21, 2014

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    The Art Of Feeling Better

    I decided to perform an experiment, see if it impacted my life at all...I decided to log out of Facebook AND turn off my cell phone for 72 hours. I went about my usual routines, school, grocery shopping, etc. Just with no outside influences. It was tough, but I did it. And now...
    iamrae22 iamrae22 22-25, F Nov 20, 2012

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    I'm 16 and I have a small bladder and I have always wet my bed and I wear diapers at night and sometimes in the day. I'm really used to it and I don't care that I do it and...
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    So I went to the dentist. I was told my wisdom teeth are coming in straight but my mouths not wide enough for them so they will still be half under my gum. So I need surgery. My...
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    I have been growing my hair out for over 2 years since I started college hope to find a cool girl who will want to trim and cut it when I transfer.
    hcl355 hcl355 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    In my mind, sex is a natural and wonderful experience that two people can share. Or multiple of people if that is your thing. But sex has always been overshadowed by my desire to...
    FlowerCookie FlowerCookie 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    If someone touches my hair then you will see a different side of me
    ssaammii ssaammii 13-15, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Me and my ex we kinda talked and we trying to make things work but l don't know if they will but l have hope they do .But one problem he is a thousand miles away meaning Long...
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    smells fruity all the time. Whipping my hair like I don't care.
    22Nm 22Nm 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I might end up cutting it. Not sure 😛
    quintenn quintenn 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I love my claws, broke 1, but it was to prevent having it ripped off (had that done twice now) but the rest are at a quarter of an inch now and I love it! better yet, 100% natural...
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    I have 3 wisdom teeth coming in. Bottom left which doesn't hurt. Top right which doesn't hurt. Then bottom right which hurts so much :'( I don't think I have a top left I think I...
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    A wise man sat in the audience and cracked a joke. Everybody laughs like crazy. After a moment, he cracked the same joke again. This time, less people...
    imperfectionsarebeauty imperfectionsarebeauty 13-15, F Aug 19

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    Told my boyfriend I intend to keep it for a little while longer.
    littlebabyjane littlebabyjane 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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