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I Still Have a Long Way to Go

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 476 People

    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 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 18-21, M May 21

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response May 7, 2009

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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 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 5, 2009

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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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    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 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 27, 2012

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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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    Have been studying more

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

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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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    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 1 Response May 21

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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 1 Response Oct 15, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    Love and compassion is food for the soul, even the most ruthless people have broken down when you showed them love instead of hate. A little love goes a long way, it goes as far as...
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    So I lived 5min away from this guy, we spoke everyday for a year.. Crazily enough we never met up, because I was too scared and have massive anxiety etc.. So we never met but I'm...
    dontkillmyvibe17 dontkillmyvibe17 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Yes I'm a guy and I have long hair! Long hair is the best!!!
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    I Can't Stay Home Alone At Night Since I was 16 I have had trouble being on my own, but I am getting better. I can be home alone during the daylight hours for quite awhile, but...
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    I have long hair and i don't care. I won't cut my hair really short because i hate my hair short.
    ashleigh5grant ashleigh5grant 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 14

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    I have long hair :) And im a guy
    alnightcat alnightcat 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I had long hair!! I always had!! :) :) Made me feel very girly! It was my pride! My mom always told us to keep our hair loooong because it was part of our 'culture'. I only had...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F Jul 1

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    My story is of us. We have been together for close to 10 months and the beginning felt like a fairytale. I had a cautious heart at first because this is my first relationship, my...
    livelydreamer2 livelydreamer2 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    My had my first real boyfriend not so long ago, we dated for half a year and then his mother said we couldn't be together anymore because I was distracting him from school. I was...
    Mi5h Mi5h 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I was over a friends house a couple of years ago and we were playing with her foam sword when she fell on the bed and looked in my eyes. I was so blind from what was happening that...
    blackoctober10 blackoctober10 22-25, M Jun 27

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    i like to soak in the tub but sometimes a long warm shower is refreshing!
    BettyLavender BettyLavender 61-65, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Well compared to above my hips my legs take up like half my body lol so I suppose they're long.
    XxbixtchybellaxX XxbixtchybellaxX 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I dated this guy my junior/senior year of high school. He was always super sweet and of course very cute. I was an idiot and broke it off because of something's people were saying...
    rie76 rie76 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I call it my crowning glory, but I love keeping my hair long and curly. I take great care of my locks.
    annieka annieka 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I'm going into the 10th grade and still no first kiss 😔 When was you're first kiss? Should I be as scared and stressed over it as I am? Thanks
    ashlea345 ashlea345 13-15, F 13 Responses Jun 30

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    He is my ex and we've been on the friend zone for a while... It's fun how we talk about old days and everything. And when I think about him I miss him so so much. But I guess that...
    allisonslim allisonslim 22-25, F Jul 11

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    I thought i am strong w/o her, I know it is painfull but i didnt expected that this pain is so hard to bare. I miss her, I still love her, so hard to breath whenever she flash...
    Kram978 Kram978 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Its 12 midnight and all im thinking its about her, what could she be doing, is she okay? Is she doing the right things, how is he better than me, its been a year since i lost her...
    mcalderon89 mcalderon89 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have been having sex with my daughters mum for years. I think it's time to stop.
    usernamesareashame usernamesareashame 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    Well it's all started when he randomly snap chatted me one day. I didn't know who he was but in the photo he looked cute so I replied. We continued sending pictures and talking and...
    imtoomuch imtoomuch 13-15, F Jul 12

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    I have never had sex just some kissing
    kimbooty1313 kimbooty1313 13-15, F a week ago

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    As part of the transition to being a woman I have left my hair grow. It naturally grows quite quickly, well initially anyway - the rate it grows slows down a bit after a six months...
    subpaulagirl subpaulagirl 41-45 4 days ago

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    I hate myself because I think I love you. I've always had trust issues with men because the only man in my life I have been able to trust until recently was my dad (recently my...
    kaps105 kaps105 18-21, F Jun 25

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    I married then cheated on him then we divorced then 3 years later remarried & now we have 2 small children. I recently met up w a former lover who I should have stayed with in the...
    HisAndrea HisAndrea 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    It's very difficult to do a lot of the time but, I try not go judge someone by their appearances, or their words and behaviour, I try to add a little kindness to my thoughts...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    Be kind to someone and you will make her/his day.It is contagious too! that person will smile and do the same for others.Of course,not always works but at least you gave example...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    What the hell is wrong with some people today? Cant they ask a person to be their friend, before adding her/him to their circle? How presumptuous! !