I Still Have a Long Way to Go

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 576 People

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Oct 10, 2009

    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

    and on this long journey I've realised.

    .. people will come and go! but... Some of them stay through thick and thin. Whilst others jump on the nearest bandwagon. Just remember.... we may only get ONE chance at life! so choose your friends wisely... :)
    DysfunctionalLogic DysfunctionalLogic
    22-25, M
    Sep 12, 2015

    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

    Have been studying more

    than my sleep last night... Haha... Am I nutz...
    JudyAnneServantes JudyAnneServantes
    18-21, F
    May 21, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Long Way To Go

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

    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
    May 7, 2009

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 30, 2013

    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
    26-30, F
    Sep 30, 2014

    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

    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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    Pyrodis Pyrodis
    18-21, M
    Apr 21
    So I had my 90 day eval today and passed above expectation. I still have classes and certifications to finish within first 6 months of hire and just staying above water (it seems I...
    WynterSolstice WynterSolstice
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 21
    The man who molested me is in a different country, so I have no way of carrying this out, in case anyone was worried. I want to poison my abuser, or smash his skull open, or stab...
    Grrlpeach Grrlpeach
    13-15, F
    Apr 21
    I havee. I can't say they are my best friends now, but when they were, oh boy did we do some stupid stuff! I think it's only right I end my time here on EP with a positive, fun...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1
    16-17, M
    Apr 20
    I hate how I've wasted so much precious time on people who in the end didn't deserve any of it. Everyone who's kept up with my posts or knows me personally knows the story of my...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
    On the 7th of may I will be 31 years old, and can still say that I am a virgin. I am a proud Christian, believing in Jesus wholeheartedly, and believe that it is important for a...
    jojoSaint jojoSaint
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 18
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    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 18
    my hair is a big pain in the butt! it's past my shoulders. I'm thinking about cutting it short when I was a little kid
    Midgetmike10 Midgetmike10
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 18
    The thought of losing my virginity, while at the same time creating a baby turns me on.
    jank1701 jank1701
    31-35, M
    Apr 18
    My symptoms of WPW started about the time that I was in the fifth grade. One day I was home and I felt really dizzy, to the point that I had turned white all over and felt as if I...
    adrienleigh adrienleigh
    13-15, F
    Apr 17
    Actually I love a lady with beautiful long hair, she did cut it but it is still pretty long. A month or so ago I decided to just not cut my hair anymore and it is getting there. In...
    boldtimer boldtimer
    66-70, M
    Apr 17
    I am 19 now, almost 20... I haven't been on here for a few years, but I think I'll give it a go. My parents and I thought I had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for 4 years before...
    Invisibleninja12 Invisibleninja12
    18-21, F
    Apr 17
    I'm still a virgin at she 26. Never had sex.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 17
    I hate wasting water but I need the extra time to think
    littlerayofsunshine666 littlerayofsunshine666
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    I have never had sex. worried about babies
    brooklynboyd2002 brooklynboyd2002
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 16
    I have never had sex. worried about babies
    brooklynboyd2002 brooklynboyd2002
    26-30, F
    Apr 16
    Got to love women with long hair, though I wonder why its so hard to get a date with them :( so if your in Florida/Tampa area and this is something you may like :P
    Livingmylifetime Livingmylifetime
    18-21, M
    Apr 16
    Stephen King actually wrote a book about writing, called "On Writing." I am certainly no Stephen King so I will limit my comments to my own personal experience. I have written...
    lasergraph lasergraph
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Apr 15
    I told my last girlfriend. I commented on the fact that her bra and panties didn't match. She said she needed to buy new. I told her that I had some that would fit her. We spent a...
    Thejannettearmet Thejannettearmet
    51-55, T
    Apr 14
    My Dad is very emotionally abusive. Wrecks me with guilt every time I see him, which isn't often. And when I can't make it to one of our dinner one night, if my mom takes the car...
    cecame cecame
    16-17, F
    Apr 14
    5 years ago I joined this forum in hopes to not hurt anymore. Here it is and today I googled women without mothers. I came across this site and decided to join. When I went to...
    NoHurt NoHurt
    31-35
    Apr 13
    Sometimes I think I'm alright... Other times I'm not.... Sometimes I don't feel the pain & then, like an unwanted visitor, it pops up & I feel it.... How do you really stop loving...
    endlessl0ve endlessl0ve
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    I met with her last night at my therapy appointment. I haven't been to her house in 8 months. Honestly, I thought things would go smoothly like last time and I would have the upper...
    kayla459 kayla459
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 12
    Yes. I have used LSD. I knew an aging man who'd come around circa 1960's Cambridge Mass back when it was still legal and being experimented with by local intellectuals and other...
    catnamedcheese catnamedcheese
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Apr 11
    Mine stated in like grade 8..i have on my hands and feet groin armpits and nose...it progressively got worse as I got older.i have periods of dry spells so thank God for that..i am...
    dizzy1575 dizzy1575
    36-40, F
    Apr 11
    **Not Feeling Helpless Anymore - Gaining Control Of My Anxiety And Thoughts** Hey guys, I'm relatively new to this thread but I looove the support this community has. Wish I found...
    SyazKhan SyazKhan
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 10
    Sometimes I go to the cinema alone, because I hate how noisy and disruptive my friends are and because it makes no difference whether you go with people or not. I just want to...
    FatalOrca FatalOrca
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 10
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    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 10
    ok so for the past 6 years I have been dealing with self esteem issues. there are some days where I wake up and I hate my self. I have the way I look and I feel like im never good...
    nijjana nijjana
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 9
    This is my story. It is long, but I hope you all can relate to it. A year ago I went on a catholic retreat called Kairos and I gave a speech on my ideals and how to find them and...
    cmom96 cmom96
    18-21, F
    Apr 9
    Since a very young age, I have a thing for hair, especially when it comes to cutting it off. To me, there is nothing more fascinating as grabbing a pair of scissors, select a long...
    KeshavK2J KeshavK2J
    22-25, M
    Apr 9
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    Indigo27 Indigo27
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 8
    My boyfriend and I fought for 2 or 3 months because I suspected he was cheating when I noticed he started acting differently. It upset me because we shared a love that was...
    CMC93 CMC93
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 8
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