What's your biggest struggle and how are you overcoming it?

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    Mar 23, 2012 7:38 PM GMT
    Edit: I corrected my title phrasing. It should make more sense now... icon_smile.gif

    I'm just trying to inject some new topics into the threads. They may not take off, but I tried.

    So the question is self explanatory.

    For me, my biggest struggle is self-acceptance - of myself simply as a person - forget about all of the other shit that goes with it.

    I am still working on that, but my "quest" this past year has really opened my eyes up to the fact that I'm really just an average guy. I may be totally fucked up, but so is everyone else.

    I am so much more than fat, or gay, or stupid, or bitter, or worthless...

    So this quest for me was so much more than losing weight - it was finding me.


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    Mar 24, 2012 12:40 PM GMT
    I haven't overcome it yet and probably never will icon_neutral.gif
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    Mar 24, 2012 12:42 PM GMT
    biggest struggle now is not making contact with my x. 6 months now, Although with time I am less and less inclined to reach for him, even though he has made 3 attempts.
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    Mar 24, 2012 12:45 PM GMT
    ive had so many, and every time i over came them, no matter how hard something is, if i got to do it, ill do it.
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    Mar 24, 2012 12:48 PM GMT
    My first relationship left me feeling completely worthless. Took me some good amount of time but finally am seeing past it and feel much better about myself.
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    Mar 24, 2012 2:18 PM GMT
    My biggest struggle is figuring out I'm gonna handle the physical and psychological stresses of flying 30+ hours a week, plus all the side work, plus keeping the plane's required maintenance checks up to date. But I fired off an email last night that'll nip that in the butt.

    Other than that, I've been "out" for 21 years, so being gay in a non issue. You have my sincerest hope to eventually get to that point in your life as well. icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 24, 2012 9:19 PM GMT
    Thanks for the comments everyone.
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    Mar 24, 2012 9:21 PM GMT
    1) Trying to succeed career wise/financially. I unfortunately am obsessed with trying to pursue the hardest career field on earth, when I very likely don't have the capability/personality to make it. But nothing else interests me. Very stressful/depressing to feel like a failure at my age.

    2) Entering the relationship world. May never happen, not sure.
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    Mar 24, 2012 9:23 PM GMT
    Trying to maintain my sanity.
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    Mar 24, 2012 9:26 PM GMT
    Making it out on my own away from home. It has been two years and i have done well for myself. In school on the honor roll, accepted for a big part in a production play, I am doing just fine but it was never easy.


    Another big struggle for me is tolerance because I have a very bad temper
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    Mar 24, 2012 9:26 PM GMT
    How to not feeling totally and completely socially inept. I'm an amicable, outgoing person, but when I'm in social situations, I panic and just freeze up. I can't think right. I can't say the right things. It only helps when I've had a few drinks. Even leading up to the social event, I practically have a panic attack. Ugh. 42 years and counting.
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    Mar 24, 2012 9:31 PM GMT
    Being happy without people judging me based on my personal preferences and it not interfering with my career.. as of now I am not out and don't care to be because its my personal business.. I am getting better with just being me and being happy.. joining this site is my first step to overcoming this struggle..
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    Mar 24, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
    Lack of faith in myself and my own abilities, plain and simple. At times it paralyzes me. I wish I knew how to shake it.