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Angela

1 day ago

ENTP
Libra

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For the men...

Where are the emotionally available men at?

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Lea

9 hours ago

INFJ
Capricorn
I feel like im undercover
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Eliujen

1 day ago

INFP
Cancer
Have a good day
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Molly 🦋

13 days ago

INFP
Leo

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Who is your hero?
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Annie

3 months ago

INFP
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Being single
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So the whole you have to enjoy your own company and be happy by yourself blah blah blah stuff kinda confuses me. I like myself, I have hobbies and I don’t need outside validation, but here is my problem… If you create art and you’re the only one who experiences it, what satisfaction comes from creating that piece unless it’s shared with others who can appreciate it? Is it really supposed to be THAT fulfilling to just share it with yourself? Like, do you just keep hyping yourself up about how great of an artist you are even thought you already know it? Do you not share or sell your artwork bc that’s actually seeking outsdie validation, and who needs that?!? Shouldn’t your own admiration be enough? If you have a beautiful soul, do you sit and admire your own energy all day, and then go to sleep happy with your beautiful soul just to wake up and admire your own beauty for another day? Why do we discourage connection and outside reassurance/validation? Why are we so anti- interdependence? When did relationship’s become so taboo? God forbid you’d like someone to enjoy life with. I’m kinda over the- “Just be happy sitting by yourself and hyping yourself up. Enjoy the meal on your own. Be proud of yourself” mentality. Ok, I’m all of these things and can do all those things. So does that mean there’s something wrong with me bc I’d like to share these things with someone other than myself?

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Ani

1 month ago

INFP
Gemini
Got accepted into uni! 🌸
3 awards

Hurrayyyy~ \(^o^)/

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Avery McDonald

1 day ago

ENFJ
Aries

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New Guy

Hey im new around here, Not sure how this works yet but cant wait to chat.

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Jeremiah

1 day ago

INTJ
Gemini

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Just finished my last day with Panda Express.
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Panda Express has been my first job. Initially when I joined it, I was attending my high school (just ended junior year), being the super shy quirky teenager. My first day at the job I was so scared of my first impression upon my fellow coworkers, trying to say only the right things, or looking for whatever I could to get a laugh out of them. I wanted to be liked by everyone, I wanted to be the best; performing my job perfectly with zero mistakes. At least that was my goal at the time. After the 1st week of working at Panda Express, I learned how to: make chow mien, make fried rice, put down rice in the rice cooker, and, clean all the back of house. I tell you this, I SUCKED at it when I first started. The stress from cooking and making sure the food wasn't burnt, or undercooked while moving at a fast pace was just so overwhelming for me. Furthermore, having to deal with customers complaining about things like, "why is the food taking forever, I only ordered 2 family feasts !". (Family feasts are the 2nd to largest thing you can order from panda express, and since the customer ordered 2 of them, was obviously gonna take a few minutes). Or complaints like, "I don't like how the staff was working, they were very rude to me, I deserve free food or something! ". (I can not tell you how many people have bad manners, coming up ordering with such an attitude and just saying rude stuff just because they can, no reason for it too). I just pushed myself into a bubble of silence because that's what I thought would help me do better. In other words, I would not ask questions of how to do certain things, or how to improve, or ask if fellow coworkers needed help with anything. It really affected everything, I couldn't bare to go into work multiple days, I couldn't help to care for the food and how I cooked it. Just so many things going on and then having to worry about school starting back up, senior year the last year, gotta try my best so I can graduate. A few days go by and I finally decided to talk about it. Why this was important thing to me is because I initially hated, I mean HATED talking about my issues, felt like it made me weak or someone who is incapable of following a correct positive lifestyle. After talking about my stress and concerns about schooling, I felt so relieved and proud of myself that I Concord a hated thing of mine. It truly made me think on how life is and how getting help, asking for it, is not a wrong thing at all. I started asking for help at work on what I could do better at, started helping out coworkers, started actually feeling positive for once in a long time because I knew that everything was going to be okay. After a month goes by I started my trade school (WEST-MEC) for the electrical program. I started that based on my liking of early morning shifts (I'm a early bird), and I work really well with my hands and love puzzles. Starting the electrical program and my trade school was pretty fun, leaned how to wire up a switch and little about residential wiring. Then after trade school I would go to work at 4pm- Close. (I say "Close" instead of a specific time because closing could average from 10pm-12am depending on how busy the night was). Another month goes by and I start my senior year, so excited to finally end this school sentence I was given to since I was 6 years old finally able to say and do whatever I wanted too, no questions asked. My goal was to pass, I wasn't no perfect student for sure but I did mange to some how get decent grades. So when I started high school for my senior year, that's when my days got really busy. I would be waking up at 6:30am getting ready for school at 7:30am, after getting out of highschool at 11:30am I would drive to my trade school and get ready for class at 1pm to 3:30pm. After trade school, I would drive to work at panda express and get ready for work at 4pm-close, and then going home to go to sleep just to repeat it all over again. And this would continue for about a year, 5 days a week. Learning so much, in trade school, high school, and my job. Passing the year, I ended high school (yes I graduated, somehow recieved honor roll 🤯), and ended trade school for electrical (recieved certification for electrical work). I was so astonished that I successfully passed because I initially didn't think I would pass considering that it was just a lot. So much, I never really had time to hangout with friends, or go do a lot of things. But I made it ! It showed me that I can do anything as long I'm fully 100% with it, following a positive attitude that I got this ! After ending highschool and trade school, my days were a piece of cake. Monday - Saturday, work at 4pm - close, and that was it. I literally started getting anxious because of how much free time I had, kinda funny actually 😂. Started learning more things to cook at Panda Express, like orange chicken, sesame seed chicken, compound chicken, sweet fire chicken, Beijing beef, and a bit more. Smooth days for sure 👍. I started thinking about looking for other jobs now since I had a certification as a apprentice electrician. So, I started my journey, researching and found a catch (Hawkeye Electrical). So I set up an interview and got one ! At this moment I was like "NO WAY I JUST GOT A INTERVIEW!". At work I told my manager what was up because I just wanted to keep him posted on my plans for work. I had the interview three days later. I got the job ! So I told my manager and informed him that I am putting in my two weeks. He was happy but a bit bumbed that I was gonna be going. I considered myself a reliable coworker at Panda Express, making food reaching temperature and having a cleaned back of house. Me myself I was a little sad as well, sad that I would be leaving all the great hard working friends I had at work. But, I also was excited to start another chapter of my career path. Today on August 7th was my last day at work, I entered the building and was surprised with a cake with balloons and pizza and ice cream sandwiches. I was so surprised, all my friends at work telling me that they were gonna miss me and to stop by some days and come say hi. At 10:47 pm I clocked out, saying bye to all my friends, sad inside but knowing it is for a good reason. I start my new job with Hawkeye Monday, August 7th at 6:30am, Super excited. Consequently, never be afraid to talk about what your going through, talking about it actually help A LOT. In addition, never be afraid to ask for help, wether it's with how to do something better or how to do things I'm general. I learned that within my time working at Panda Express. Am I going to miss it ? Yes for sure, that teriyaki chicken was delicious😂, and of course my friends. (If you read this far than I just want to say thank you very much, it means a lot to me. I hope you have an amazing rest of you're day! Also here, have a cookie 🍪

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