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Easter holidays. Finally relaxing properly for the first time since I started this job. So that's nice! haha . . . Only 5 weeks left after the holidays. Time is passing crazily fast! Not as sore today
Keeping Track A
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which is good. There are now a few love interests from the dating app. Luke, who I had two dates with is being very elusive, we have hardly communicated by text. But he said he is not a texting person. At least one or two texts would be nice though

PuggyM R
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Enjoy your rest and good luck with the dating

Keeping Track A
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I am wondering if maybe he isn't big into committal and it's just going to fizzle out or if he is just into something super super casual. Which is a pity because there was a lot of chemistry. That said, he is working. I'm off on my holidays with

Keeping Track A
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loads of time on my hands. So maybe I'm just overthinking things!! Guy 2 - meeting him this eve and Guy 3 either Friday or Monday. Guy 4 - who said our first meeting was not a date - was scheduled for Sun. eve but I think I will reschedule because I

PuggyM R
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Yea I guess maybe just give them a little more time and that's good

Keeping Track A
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want to avail of the lift my sis is offering to visit my family in Galway for the weekend! . . . This morning I taught a tutorial on a topic I really like. It wasn't really worth the money in the end because of the time I put into it but I enjoyed it

Keeping Track A
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all the same because it reminded me of how good it feels to explain something that you know absolutely inside-out! :D I am trying to decide whether I will correct exams during the summer or not . . . It would be great experience with the new

Keeping Track A
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syllabus as this is the first year it is being examined! And the extra income could pay for a holiday ... I am sure there are much easier and less stressful ways for teachers to make money over the summer though! Decisions, decisions!! Will apply for

Keeping Track A
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a job in a different school as one has cropped up. I have a contact in the school I met at a training day who said he would put a good word in for me so I will avail of that offer! :D I'm pretty sure there are more things I had meant to do too!

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Well got some of the blood test results back - Vit. D levels low. Which possibly explains fatigue (and joint pain?) Liver and kidney function fine which is a relief. (Phew!) Had to redo some tests
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as there were not sent into the lab on time. At least I am on my holidays so it wasn't too much of an inconvenience. :D Blood clotting factor test results will be interesting and may provide some insight into what is going on with my body. Due in a

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week approx.

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Well got some of the blood test results back - Vit. D levels low. Which possibly explains fatigue (and joint pain?) Liver and kidney function fine which is a relief. (Phew!) Had to redo some tests
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Had a perfect date yesterday. Trying to tell myself to take it slow and not get carried away like I usually do. Think I need to reflect on what exactly I want in a relationship too. In other news,
Keeping Track A
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I went to the wedding Saturday. I ended up drinking at the reception and carried on for the night but I was fine. No tears, no hangover! :D . . . Then, the day after I did some exploring along the Ring of Kerry. I collected lots of shells, got some

Keeping Track A
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great photos, got absolutely soaked twice and ended up in skirt, bare legs and flip flops visiting the waterfall but it was all worth it. I have realised I need to do this more often. So glad of the break too. All of my other breaks I was working and

Keeping Track A
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/or super stressed out and last time attending my Grandma's funeral! This feels like the first break I am having where I am actually relaxing and enjoying myself. Maybe it's because the summer is approaching too, who knows!!

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Albertine M
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So much good stuff there - yay! Good luck with your date - as you said taking it slow is key but I know that is easier said than done xx

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John T
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You sound happy. I'm sure you are making your date happy too. Enjoy it!

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Keeping Track A
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Thanks all! I met him again the next day so so much for taking things slow but I am just going to pace myself in terms of emotional investment. I think I am not ready to commit to anything right now, so I am going to date and browse for a while, keep

Keeping Track A
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things casual. If my feelings change and I only feel like seeing one guy, then that's what I will do at that point. But right now, I am scared of getting in too deep. Of being hurt or hurting someone. Of things not working out . . .AGAIN. So, I will

Keeping Track A
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having fun on dates, not take things too seriously, play things by ear and re-evaluate regularly as I go along! KEY INTENTION - Stable emotions, slow & steady. Don't rush in headlong!! PACE emotions and how much I share. Maintain healthy boundaries.

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4 Keeping Track A
11 Apr 2019 ·
Went to doc on Monday. I have psoriasis, most likely caused by stress. Need to go back on meds I stopped taking for digestion issues and got a load of tests done for easy bruising. Taking Pharmaton
Keeping Track A
11 Apr 2019 ·

for fatigue. Wedding Saturday. Will be traveling tomorrow.

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7 Keeping Track A
07 Apr 2019 ·
So. I met a guy I met on a dating app. Even though he specified it was 'not a date'. I don't think I felt a spark either. But he took me to do my grocery shopping which was very kind. And he is honest
Keeping Track A
07 Apr 2019 ·

and open. I feel sorry for him. He is stuck here in Ireland and hasn't been able to return to Syria for 5 years

Keeping Track A
07 Apr 2019 ·

Maybe I have started a new friendship now. He said he would like to see soon. I will see where it leads. Either way, I quite enjoyed my day. 🙂

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07 Apr 2019 ·

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Joseph F
08 Apr 2019 ·

Make sure you always meet in public and let your friends/family know where you will be. I'm not saying you aren't safe, but no body likes to worry 😊

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08 Apr 2019 ·

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08 Apr 2019 ·

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Jeff M
08 Apr 2019 ·

I always feel like people should be open to friendship on those things. Unfortunately, when no spark in my experience, the woman moves on. Friendships can lead to sparks or be good on their own!

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08 Apr 2019 ·

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11 Apr 2019 ·

Thanks all!

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4 Keeping Track A
06 Apr 2019 ·
I always look forward to the weekend and then it comes and I don't know how to spend it apart from working/doing housework . . . Lonely and empty :/
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06 Apr 2019 ·

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07 Apr 2019 ·

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Anna D
07 Apr 2019 ·

You could try to find a hobby. Have you ever had one?

Keeping Track A
07 Apr 2019 ·

Hi Anna, yes. I like music..I played the keyboard for a while today. Then I went out and I met my sister and then I met someone. It was better after I had gotten out and about.

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08 Apr 2019 ·

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3 Keeping Track A
04 Apr 2019 ·
Been hit by a wave of tiredness, loneliness, emptiness and inexplicable sadness. I feel like I need to cry.
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04 Apr 2019 ·

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Jos R
04 Apr 2019 ·

I'm the same tonight. Think I may put on some sad music or film to get the tears moving.

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5 Keeping Track A
04 Apr 2019 ·
So I reinstalled Tinder (dating app) yesterday. Not too sure if it's the right time. Scheduled a phone call with ex tonight. But I have accepted we are just friends. I suppose I will just take things
Keeping Track A
04 Apr 2019 ·

super slow.

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8 Keeping Track A
03 Apr 2019 ·
Early night. In bed already@8:43, even though the clocks only went forward on Sunday so my body clock should be on 7:43. I have not yet overcome or out-rested The Tiredness. Pretty content though! :)
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03 Apr 2019 ·

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03 Apr 2019 ·

See...

nixiblu .
03 Apr 2019 ·

Same.. I meant

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5 Keeping Track A
03 Apr 2019 ·
Prinicipal told me yesterday that 'There will be a science job next year. I will see it being advertised in May and I am welcome to apply.' . . . Very non-committal. I just replied that I hadn't
Keeping Track A
03 Apr 2019 ·

thought about next year yet. . . There is still the potential competition of the other new science teacher who has a year's more experience than me in the school, I am not sure if I want to teach in Cork again, or if I want to go back to my hometown

Keeping Track A
03 Apr 2019 ·

Galway . . . or if I want to teach in a different school in Cork. . . it all depends on the contract they offer me! We'll see what happens!!!

John T
03 Apr 2019 ·

I've never been to the Republic. I lived in Fishguard and one or two days a year, visibility was good enough to see the Wicklow Hills if you climbed high enough.

John T
03 Apr 2019 ·

I think I have some family history in the Cork area on my Dad's side, but they were originally from Norfolk I think... I have some Celtic blood though, I'm 50% from NI and have fond memories of visiting family in Ballycastl and the giant's causeway.

John T
03 Apr 2019 ·

*Ballycastle

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03 Apr 2019 ·

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03 Apr 2019 ·

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Keeping Track A
03 Apr 2019 ·

I have to admit, I felt a little self conscious sharing that. I'm always worried someone I know will find out I use this and figure out who I am! . . . That's nice John! So do you live in Northern Ireland now?

John T
03 Apr 2019 ·

No my Mammy's side of the family live there.

John T
03 Apr 2019 ·

Don't worry there are MILLIONS of people in Ireland. Also I don't think you've ever shared anything you should be ashamed of. It is nice having semi anonymity here. Although I don't think the world would end if that were to be broken.

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03 Apr 2019 ·

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nixiblu .
03 Apr 2019 ·

Being on here is nothing to be ashamed of and everything to shout about.

nixiblu .
03 Apr 2019 ·

I stayed in the best hostel in Ballycastle

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04 Apr 2019 ·

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6 Keeping Track A
03 Apr 2019 ·
Energy levels quite good. Still a little tired overall. I have a lump in my arm underneath where there was a dirty bruise. The area is tender and the veins are very obvious. There are quite a few
Keeping Track A
03 Apr 2019 ·

broken veins further up the same arm . . . I'm a little concerned. I think I will book a doctor's appointment for Monday to get it checked out. . . Apart from that, my tax refund has been confirmed so I am due to receive €1853.76 into my account!

Keeping Track A
03 Apr 2019 ·

Will definitely help speed up repayment of my loan from parents. :D Delighted about that. Work is going far better these days. I am much more organised, my thinking is far clearer and I have learnt to let the little things go. I have a far better

Keeping Track A
03 Apr 2019 ·

grasp on timing now so I am more or less on track with all of my classes. I may have to do some extra classes at Easter with the third years but even if I don't, I would probably just about be able to finish the course if I speed through the rest of

Keeping Track A
03 Apr 2019 ·

the chapters . . . Feels great! :D

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03 Apr 2019 ·

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Albertine M
03 Apr 2019 ·

Well done you!

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04 Apr 2019 ·

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Keeping Track A
04 Apr 2019 ·

Thank you! 😁

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04 Apr 2019 ·

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6 Keeping Track A
02 Apr 2019 ·
Had another very productive therapy session. Actually, I think some of the best work I am doing is outside of the 50 minutes of therapy. That's where the golden reflection time comes into play.
Keeping Track A
02 Apr 2019 ·

So then therapy is just about thrashing about ideas with the therapist. . . Not entirely true, she does challenge my thoughts and emotions which I really needed. It's a great fit. It's working very well. I'm very pleased with my progress. I finally

Keeping Track A
02 Apr 2019 ·

feel like I gaining super clarity, letting go of many things (material) and emotions I had been clinging on to, healing, growing, embracing my adult independent self, which is fantastic. Yes, it's great. PROUD OF ME! :D

Keeping Track A
02 Apr 2019 ·

Oh! Also, since the start of September, I have paid back over half of my loan from my parents. At the beginning of Sept., I owed them €7413. Now, I owe only €3,200. I have been paying back €400 every two weeks mainly, which works out at between

Keeping Track A
02 Apr 2019 ·

30 to 40% of my take home pay. . . I am due a tax refund, so I hope to make my last repayment on May 9th or definitely by the end of May! . . . Such a weight off my shoulders. I'm proud of myself for paying off the debt so quickly up until now. :D

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03 Apr 2019 ·

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Jeff M
03 Apr 2019 ·

Great to see those accomplishments and be proud of yourself!!

Keeping Track A
03 Apr 2019 ·

thanks Jeff :D :D :D

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03 Apr 2019 ·

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Manda P
04 Apr 2019 ·

Well done with the hard work in therapy. It's tough but so worth it. I've been in therapy for 12 years & feel like I'm just now working in the core roots of my problems. I hope I can see this kind of improvement.

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6 Keeping Track A
02 Apr 2019 ·
Didn't eat today until 1:41 but had a lovely lunch. Wasn't weak/feeling ill with hunger before then either. Didn't have any supervision classes this afternoon so I was off early at a record 1 o clock!
Keeping Track A
02 Apr 2019 ·

Dresses I had ordered for a friend's wedding don't suit so I will be returning them. May avail of extra free time to go to doctor's, write to a friend, get some photos printed, return the dresses and get ahead on planning for school!

John T
02 Apr 2019 ·

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John T
02 Apr 2019 ·

Busy busy, I wish I could be arsed to do something. Anything...

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02 Apr 2019 ·

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02 Apr 2019 ·

I'm pooped just reading this!

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03 Apr 2019 ·

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Keeping Track A
03 Apr 2019 ·

Alas, all I actually did was cook, eat, have a look at my budget, may a bank transfer and . . . I thought I did something to do with school, write some notes to parents on the online system maybe?

Keeping Track A
03 Apr 2019 ·

I was too tired to be any more productive despite my ambitious plans!! 😋

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2 Keeping Track A
02 Apr 2019 ·
Phone ran out of battery so my alarm didn't go off. I woke up later than usual but still on time to get ready. .. Finding it difficult to get up out of bed though 😕
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02 Apr 2019 ·

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02 Apr 2019 ·

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5 Keeping Track A
02 Apr 2019 ·
Felt a bit lonely today. It was my sister's birthday. I wanted to meet her to give her an gift but she was spending the evening with her husband. I feel a bit childish but it made me feel a little
Keeping Track A
02 Apr 2019 ·

left out. . . On the up side, I woke to the Dawn Chorus, danced about the house and had a super productive day. . . Another negative though, I have put on weight and I feel quite self conscious and fat nowadays. Decided to diet (well just reduce

Keeping Track A
02 Apr 2019 ·

portion sizes and eat healthier) and exercise from tomorrow onwards. I am attending a wedding in two weeks and I don't want to feel self concious!!

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02 Apr 2019 ·

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02 Apr 2019 ·

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Jeff M
02 Apr 2019 ·

Maybe surprise your sister on the weekend with something special? Nothing better than extending our birthdays! Good luck with eating better!

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02 Apr 2019 ·

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Keeping Track A
02 Apr 2019 ·

I met my sister today and gave her her gift and treated her to coffee, Jeff. :D It was OK, though I had hit a real energy slump and was feeling very tired so I didn't overly enjoy it too much. But it was fine. And I was glad she liked my gift. :)

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03 Apr 2019 ·

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7 Keeping Track A
31 Mar 2019 ·
Just back from visit to my parents in my hometown. I arrived at 9pm last night and left at 3pm today. It was the right amount of time. I spent time with family, went to the beach, saw my Grandpa,
Keeping Track A
31 Mar 2019 ·

visited my Grandma's grave (I left some flowers and a couple of shells at her graveside. I kept matching similar shells that I have put beside my photo of her in my bedroom. 😁) It was the right decision to go to visit. My heart wanted it.

Keeping Track A
31 Mar 2019 ·

And overall, I think I was more productive this weekend because of it. I put on and hung out a wash of clothes, did most of my corrections yesterday, cleaned my dishes, got my groceries, did a huge clear out of wardrobe, chest of drawers AND

Keeping Track A
31 Mar 2019 ·

unserbed storage at home and I still got to enjoy some time with my family and a little time at the beach. Also, remembered to pick up my prescription which was important as I would feel absolutely crap with side effects if I ran out!! . . . So, even

Keeping Track A
31 Mar 2019 ·

though I could have gotten more schoolwork done, I am happy with how the weekend went. 😁 Especially happy that I got to see my Mum and that I got to visit my Grandma's grave on Mother's Day. 😁

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31 Mar 2019 ·

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01 Apr 2019 ·

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01 Apr 2019 ·

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01 Apr 2019 ·

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Manda P
01 Apr 2019 ·

Sounds like a great weekend. I'm glad it was good for you. You

Manda P
01 Apr 2019 ·

Nope, there is no more. Just hit the auto fill, I guess?

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03 Apr 2019 ·

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4 Keeping Track A
27 Mar 2019 ·
Still tired. . . Had the chance to pop home today for half an hour. It was a nice quiet break from the incessant hustle bustle at school. I felt quite energetic when I got home after work so I cooked
Keeping Track A
27 Mar 2019 ·

dinner for myself and enough for next two days, did some cleaning. Backed up my work laptop which is a relief as it had been on my mind for a while since laptop isn't functioning 100%. . . So quite a productive evening, even though I didn't get as

Keeping Track A
27 Mar 2019 ·

much schoolwork done as I would have liked. At least cooking is done so will try and do that tomorrow and Friday. Organised some folders today for each class which will make keeping track of things much easier. That made me quite happy. 😁

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27 Mar 2019 ·

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Darsius B
27 Mar 2019 ·

Being productive while lowish is rough, so mad props! Good on ya :)

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27 Mar 2019 ·

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28 Mar 2019 ·

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28 Mar 2019 ·

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28 Mar 2019 ·

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28 Mar 2019 ·

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3 Keeping Track A
27 Mar 2019 ·
Tired. Trying to focus on the progress I've made rather than the things I could improve on. I wonder if I will ever reach a place of stability, calm and happiness. 3 for tiredness.
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27 Mar 2019 ·

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27 Mar 2019 ·

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27 Mar 2019 ·

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27 Mar 2019 ·

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27 Mar 2019 ·

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28 Mar 2019 ·

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28 Mar 2019 ·

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4 Keeping Track A
26 Mar 2019 ·
It feels like life is a race but as I approach the finishline, it continues to move further away so that I am always running but always behind. 🙁 I'm very tired of it all, this hamster wheel life.
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26 Mar 2019 ·

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26 Mar 2019 ·

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27 Mar 2019 ·

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27 Mar 2019 ·

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27 Mar 2019 ·

You aren't confined to a race track.

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