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I Work Hard And Rely On Myself

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    I wish I wasn't so hard on myself but I'm afraid if I stop I won't have any motivation to move forward. It's as if I have this real of all my shortcomings and it just plays again...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F May 3

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    Except, working in an empty office building on a Sunday afternoon is so depressing. Trying to hurry up and finish so I can go and meet some friends!!!
    BBWand40 BBWand40 41-45, F 4 Responses May 17

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    I'm always thinking that I owe people explanations for the way I act. I feel like they have the right to know so no one will think any less of me. But in reality, regardless of...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I've been broken into pieces for years but it's time to dust myself off and fix myself up. I want to work on my confidence so I can do all the little things everyone else does that...
    kdauthor kdauthor 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am tired of trying so hard, in a country that greed has ruined. It used to be your company would keep just enough profits to be well off, they cared about thier workers and gave...
    simj1122 simj1122 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 28

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    I try as hard as I can to make those I love and admire proud of me, but every day in some way I'm told "You're not good enough" or "you're not attractive at all." I try to prove I...
    SomethingThatWorks SomethingThatWorks 18-21, F May 5

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    Honestly, I work hard to improve myself, but today I am feeling very low..The energy levels are too low... I have worked on myself to act resilient,but today it is getting...
    alexmatilda alexmatilda 31-35, M 2 Responses May 10

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    I started a new job two months ago, which I enjoy and thought was going well. However, yesterday two managers called me into a meeting to inform me I didn't communicate enough...
    emz76 emz76 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    Over this past year I've changed.The truth is I can hardly recognise myself,I'm almost a completely different person from before.I'm not really sure what triggered this change,it...
    MeAndMySelf98 MeAndMySelf98 16-17, M May 10

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    It's a bit ridiculous but for the solid last 3 months, I have not been alone. Dawn til dusk. Consecutively. I have constantly had somebody with me. Maybe not necessarily present...
    KairiKipling KairiKipling 18-21, F 1 Response May 9

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    I've never been rich, wealthy or had an easy life. I have ALWAYS worked. I know how to struggle gracefully. I have never had a man give me a home bring home the " bacon" or be the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 19

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    Life isn't static, rather it's constantly flowing. My life is a constant work in progress. I don't ever expect perfection, I don't want it. I enjoy the triumph and struggle of self...
    JustUhhhThought JustUhhhThought 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 29

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    I am hard-of-hearing and I belong to the hearing world. I wear hearing aids, I work hard to improve my speech, and I struggle communicating with hearing people. On some days, I...
    CallieR00 CallieR00 13-15, F 2 Responses May 5

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    I work at a taco bell in Texas, and its the most stressful job I've had, I make horrible money and am constantly getting called into work. I am 17, and work harder than most people...
    dizzyneat dizzyneat 16-17, F 1 Response May 6

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    Turtle. Slowpoke. Slow as molasses in January. These are words used to describe me from 5 years old and onwards. I'm not lazy. I'm smart, passionate, and creative. I'm methodical...
    flypaperflowers flypaperflowers 36-40, F May 9

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    I'm trying to work on finding myself but I have no idea where to start. I feel like I don't know what I want anymore. Like everything I wanted before is just so out of reach. I...
    Ladyred93 Ladyred93 18-21, F 3 Responses May 18

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    I want to starve myself because that's the only way I can do it!!!! I try running, exercising and dieting but none of those things work so starving myself is the last thing I can...
    izzygirl360 izzygirl360 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    never worked in it myself, but i know from stories my friends have told me and eye witness accounts. to be honest, it never seemed easy to me anyway.
    callmenathan callmenathan 18-21, F May 7

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    sometimes i'm just overflowing with thoughts and feelings. and there's always that worry that absolutely nothing i say makes any sense. there's so much inside my head and i never...
    labyrinths6899 labyrinths6899 13-15, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I am 20 y/o undergraduate student attending UC Irvine. I am a mechanical engineering major. I am applying for a management minor. I do what I love: working with and learning about...
    Kwasimoto Kwasimoto 18-21, M Apr 29

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    For the longest time, I thought I was at a stalemate with myself. No vehicle, no job, no home. I've achieved nothing since high school, how pitiful. I recently chronicled the abuse...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Sorry this is a bit long.. But I'm writing everything on my mind for once and all... <3 You might wonder.. Why does this girl always post sad posts? Always complaining. This is...
    Rourou19 Rourou19 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    heat pump service lee's summit, MO has delivered cutting edge living a touch agreeable. Since it is less lavish to situated up, it has acquired prevalence just like a moderate...
    stucksheatingcooling stucksheatingcooling 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    If you never rely on anyone for anything, you will avoid disappointment. ^ this is one of the hardest lessons I've ever had to learn.
    jade0417 jade0417 18-21, F 1 Response May 13

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    This became a longer story then I wanted to be, but its my story and I carry it with pride. I have always been a weirdo and I love myself for it. I am now in a point in my life...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 1 Response May 20

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    Guess what I'm doing. EP got me worked up tonight Need some encouragement.
    57pantievswolf 57pantievswolf 56-60, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I am having hard time starting conversations or meeting people, it is even worse when I am expecting someone to talk to me . Maybe it is just my lack of experience in that field...
    LFSomething LFSomething 22-25, M 3 Responses May 2

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    As the title says, I keep most of my life and feeling from coming out of my mouth. Having my thoughts and emotions sealed in feels much better than opening up to others, not that I...
    MrPepperTen MrPepperTen 16-17, M 2 Responses May 14

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    It's the curse of the oldest child really-I was the trailblazer for my siblings growing up and never really shook the "I have to do this by myself" mentality. I felt like I had to...
    SlushyAseSparkles SlushyAseSparkles 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    To know me in person, I'm someone who is very sociable, funny and overall a kind soul. What I have in an abundance in humor and the gift of gab, I lack in the inability to hide my...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 2 Responses May 13

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    Why is it that when I rely on some people they always takes a long time to get their act together. To lend a hand to help.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 May 14

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    I'm so happy I have this because it's done more for me than nearly anything else. I worked full time starting in high school and now I pay for my own things. I have a difficult...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F May 19

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    I legitimately hate myself. I just feel like a pathetic loser. I cried so hard last night that I actually collapsed. I'm buckling under the stress of work and school. And if I can...
    LunarRise LunarRise 22-25, F May 5

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    I always believed in the inherent consistency of myself; that, since I was depressed as a child, being down in the dumps is just a fact for me...as if it's my hometown that I am...
    Ewoo Ewoo 16-17 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I will sum it up mostly since it's very long, but here it is: I was introduced to her when I visited my dad's family, she was the girl that lived up the road. I can't remember...
    Saravegan2 Saravegan2 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    Well, i was in big hope for that. But it turns out that it doenst always need to turn out like a happy fairytale. Im in a LDR too, the second time in fact (with the same person...
    ElAlemano ElAlemano 36-40, M 2 Responses May 6

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    i cry myself to sleep because all the pain i suffer each day. i wont let people see me when im sad or angry or anything that they would upset them. they don't need to suffer or...
    kat29emo kat29emo 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    I´m just starting to learn to lose myself...and he, he is just learning to find myself...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I would like to start my own business but I'm afraid. I am tired of working for company to company and making money for other people. I want to start a business doesn't have to be...
    senon senon 31-35, F 1 Response May 16

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    I like working nights. It is a different world. Totally different group of people out there that you deal with, some interesting and some just strange, others that are like me and...
    SoConflicted233 SoConflicted233 46-50, F 13 hrs ago

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    The demons. They win again. They take over my whole self. My whole being. They push away others. They manifest themselves deep in my mind. They turn those who are trying to help me...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 1 Response