What's the hardest thing you've had to overcome?

Switzerland
August 7, 2007 5:23pm CST
For me, perhaps it is adjusting to a completely different weather and culture. Our family moved to the UK seven months ago. What can I say - I was culture-shocked! It was autumn when we arrived and for me the weather is extreme compared to the dry and wet seasons I'm used to in Asia.
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@ninsensei (232)
7 Aug 07
Same. Moving to another continent, with completely different weather, culture, accent, etc. I'm still adapting but everything seems good so far.
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@djeljhay (12)
• Philippines
9 Aug 07
for me the hardest thing ive overcome was when during the days when i was a single mom,,, i'm pressured financially and emotionally,,raising up a kid by yourself is a big responsibility,,,,but now im much happy,, and much satisfy and contented with life
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@Nanette99 (220)
• Canada
9 Aug 07
My mother had me when she was just 15. When I was 10 we moved to the city and shared a room in a middle class neighbourhood. When teachers found out how young my mother was and poor we were compared to them, I was not treated very well. My mom tried volunteering at the school but a couple of the teachers actually insinuated my mother was not welcome at there. This went on for quite a while but eventually we got over it. I ran into one of those instructors not to long ago and, I say with only a hint of egotism, I looked much more successful and happy than her! :)
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@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
9 Aug 07
The hardest thing for me to overcome was leaving my daughter with a daycare when I went back to work- That was pretty hard- I hated not being with her 24/7. But it has gotten easier- she is 10 now and it did help her grow- and be around other kids!
@wiccania (3362)
• United States
8 Aug 07
Becoming a single mom and trying to figure out how to make ends meet has probably been the hardest thing for me to overcome. It's been especially hard since the person that my son's father left me for was supposed to be a friend of mine.
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• Philippines
8 Aug 07
I should say that it is not overcoming vices, habits or culture shock. In my case, the hardest thing which I found hardest to overcome is my separation with my husband which happened almost a year ago. It's quite difficult to cope with life as a single parent but I found out also that I am happier this way.
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@derek_a (10903)
8 Aug 07
This must be sitting in zazen (Zen meditation) for 12 hours just holding the mind focused on the inhalations and exhalations. A friend and I undertook this a few years back. The products of this experience was very profound - beyond experience. In the Zen temples of Japan, this is nothing - they hold what is known as "sesshins" that can go on for a week or two. That sounds hard, but I am added a value-judgement there, so it would be as hard as I created it to be. Much harder in anticipation than practice though, no doubt. :-)
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
8 Aug 07
I am still working on it. The loss of my mother at ten, and the pain, anger, and abuse from childhood. But, God is faithful.
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@Booffy (364)
• Australia
8 Aug 07
for me ... giving up smoking, i tried all sorts of tricks to give up, in the end it was the scare of not living so i went cold turkey... still have my days .....but very very hard to overcome
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
18 Sep 07
Well, that must have been a big step for you. I am happy for you about that. I try to do my best everyday and that is always something to me.