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I Am Afraid of Change

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    I Need A Push

    This is the one thing about me which truly bothers me the most. I am so scared of change and it completely rules my life. I am not driven to have a career (or even get a job) or go any study or just about do anything! This is turning in such a big issue for me it's insane. When...
    EverSparkling EverSparkling 18-21, F Nov 2, 2011

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    I'm a pretty big, strong man.

    But change is hard for me. I just closed on a condo and will be living on my own for the first time. But I have already been a renter and have always lived with someone, so this is new to me. I walked into my new home today and felt anxious instead of excited. I have never...
    BigHryRomeo BigHryRomeo 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Something New

    I honestly am the type of person that likes to have life figured out. now, the day to day stuff I am fine with something spontaneous happening .. I actually love that, but as for my future I'm pretty set on the way I want things to be.. and it's so scary because I recently just...
    thedancer03 thedancer03 18-21, F Nov 7, 2013

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    I Am Afraid...

    I am afraid of change because I think something bad will come from it. However, I know that change can make things less boring. I dont like going outside, so I am always on the computer. I decided that I would start having conversations with people online for once. Now I am...
    bellaunq bellaunq 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12, 2011

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    Why Must It Change?

    I can deal with little changes, except when there's a big change involved. If something big changes, I notice every little change that happens in my life. At some point it'll become to much and I break down and cry, though this doesn't happen often. I just can't see why such big...
    ReginaMeK ReginaMeK 13-15, F Dec 1, 2010

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    Safe...

    As 'safe' doesn't apply to me anymore, I 'settle' in rituals, patterns false security etc. Change, it is not familiar to me, so I see it as being a burden, taking me to a place where I am not prepared. I can't not be prepared, I need to plan for anything, and when it gets to a...
    hurtandpain hurtandpain 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 18, 2010

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    I thought moving away from California

    when I turned 18 would be ideal. I went to Texas to stay with my Aunt in hopes of making a better life for myself. instead i found the same dysfunction as I had when I was living with my parents in California. I ended up doing meth and getting myself into debt. i am now back in...
    halohaley halohaley 18-21, F Feb 7

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    Certain Changes

    I do not do well with change. I don't like change.
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2013

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    Cha Cha Changes.....

    I used to love change. The excitement of venturing out and trying something new. Or did I? I have come to realize that live is all about perception. What I perceive a situation to be is what I decide it actually is.Right now I am in a place of things changing. I’m about to get...
    30Forward 30Forward 31-35 1 Response Apr 4, 2011

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    Really Afraid Of Change

    I've spent the past three weeks in a deep depression, because my sister's dog died (after more than 10 years), my sister left for the navy in October, my dad is 51 this year, and I'm in my junior year of high school and going to be 17 in two months. In my mind it felt like...
    toohonestforowngood toohonestforowngood 18-21, F Dec 28, 2009

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    Change

    I like status quo. You already know what is in store for you. Sometimes though, it's not good enough and changes must be effected. Most of the time, changes are done by force.I feel a lot of changes right now. Changes in the house, changes in the family, changes in the tasks...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 Jan 23, 2013

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    Yes And No

    I've always been afraid of change - I like the routine my seemingly uncomplicated life brings me -, but I also need it.  And that is the big paradox in my life: fear versus longing.  So when will I be able to let go of that fear and make the changes that could finally...
    KittyKatty KittyKatty 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2010

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    Not Change So Much...

    Change requires making a decision and making a decision requires taking a chance and doing something. The change that I can affect I don't and the change that just happens leaves me stressed and insecure.
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M Dec 7, 2010

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    Its An Obsession Of Mine

    the last time i changed, my life fell to hell. and everyone i use to love, hated me. So i have a good reason to fear it. not that i can stop it from happening though, lol, so its a pointless ******* fear.
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F Oct 21, 2010

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    My Husband Is Changing... I Am Afraid

    I have been married to a wonderful man for 19 years.  We have always seemed to be a good match.  Yes, we've had our arguments, we are both stubborn and headstrong, but I have always thought we were a good match.  In the past few years we have gone through some...
    musing musing 41-45, F 3 Responses May 1, 2009

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    The only constant in ones life is

    that everything is ever-changing. Sometimes I find myself paralyzed by the thought of change. Although I'm outgoing and spontaneous (at times) I am also a creature of habit. The fear of making the wrong decision, and the impact it will have on my future often deters me from...
    itsallnewstome itsallnewstome 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    This might be my last job to live my life, I've worked for 5 different jobs in 5years, after graduating college. Now I am 27, I've dated 4 different wonderful man in a serious...
    27girl 27girl 26-30, F Mar 31

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    i had so much friends but i lost them all. i'm afraid of meeting new people because they will leave to just like everyone else. i'm afraid that i'm gonna lose all the people i...
    catsrule5678 catsrule5678 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Sometimes I look at my sister and I can't believe how different we are. When everyone says we are very similar I can't help to agree and disagree. She's so comfortable with herself...
    Amairany Amairany 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I sometimes feel so afraid of what to come. Anything, when I drove to gym in the heavy rain, I talked to myself, that was the only way, it's a silly fear no one else could...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I understand every painful thing to ever happen to me. I have made resolve and found it to hold no catharsis or understanding or even slight release to my constant lingering...
    twistedrope twistedrope 18-21, M Mar 22

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    I am currently in the throes of rejection. The thing is, he didn't have the decency to end it properly. He just ignored, kept it open-ended until I got the hint. Im not crazy, and...
    lullPalooza lullPalooza 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 23

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    I ended a long term relationship recently. Feel great. Then....ran in to an old boyfriend who was awesome and I messed up. He wants me back....definitely forgiveness and love. Too...
    guliannah guliannah 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    With everything. Life, homework, traveling, drawing, work, driving, and others things. Whether * do or don't want to, * can't, even if it's important, needs to get done, or...
    CrossCresentCreed CrossCresentCreed 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Why should you be afraid? That darkness is a part of you. You should just accept it. To be afraid of it is the same as being afraid of one of your own limbs. we all have darkness...
    KittyBlue3 KittyBlue3 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    My bf is thinking about at least 3 years studding in an other country and it won't be easy for me to move to that land and he knows it. He and a friend of his wish to go that...
    kristhy kristhy 22-25, F Apr 5

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    I was rejected by a guy that I liked in first year when I was 11. Then he told everyone that I had asked him out and I lost some friends and was bullied because of it. I'm good...
    laurabaillie16 laurabaillie16 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I don't want to loose any of my friends, but sometimes things can change in the blink of an eye.
    randomart4lives randomart4lives 13-15, F Apr 5

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    My Story. I would like to tell you all now, rejection is nothing to fear. I have known a girl for years now, to protect her anonymity I'll call her "C", It was love at first sight...
    PugsAndPenguins PugsAndPenguins 16-17, M 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was always the one that eats the slowest and my mom never had the patience for me. We were supposed to be going to the beach. Because I ate too slow, I was left behind. The rest...
    YesIAmAsian YesIAmAsian 18-21 1 Response Mar 23

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    Yeah, aren't we all? We are afraid of rejection. It's like it's better to not ask questions if we are afraid of the answers we will get. Envy those who can easily express their...
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I just did something that I never really thought of doing. This pertains to my very first story on Experience Project, please do use that story for reference. I signed into my...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Apr 3

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    afraid of what will happen, if I speak up, speak out, let them know I'm hurting. but how do you tell someone who thinks you're perfectly fine, that you dread everyday before it...
    irishlassy98 irishlassy98 16-17, F a week ago

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    I think my biggest fear is the fear of myself getting sick to my stomach or someone else getting sick. Since I was a little girl I have been terrified of it. Everything about it...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F a week ago

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    Death is a natural part of life, the only thing I'm afraid of is dying without having of had my fair share of experiences with the world.
    SugarAndStrawberries SugarAndStrawberries 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    My heart is racing. My head is hurting. I keep thinking about how there's no one. There's nothing. Maybe I've been alone for too long. I've forgotten how to connect. Every part of...
    bunnyXbunny bunnyXbunny 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I am too afraid to do anything wholeheartedly. Sports, school, relationships. I can only dip in my toes, not jump into life
    thescruffofamoose thescruffofamoose 18-21, F Mar 22

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    There are so many different things I want to do with life. Want to really be in the fashion field also bar tending but I have this weird way of thinking . I even get job offers but...
    Lolabeautyy Lolabeautyy 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    it's a scary road im afraid if you learned the truth you would stray...
    mrsskayl mrsskayl 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    It's just I'm afraid they would touch sexuality and I don't normally say nothing
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 24