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I Am Afraid of Change

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    And they are incredibly scary. I have decided on a whim, to pick up everything and move to a big city from a small city in which I have lived for years. I am excited for the change...
    wise0025 wise0025 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    my plan is to become more modest. more cultural. stress free. I want to find my inner self and spend more time sorting my life out and planning for the future. I'm going to look...
    candlejack21 candlejack21 13-15, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I try to change people and can't. I can tell someone to quit doing this or that. I resisted people telling me that. Thought no one cared about me so why should I listen. Had to...
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 18 hrs ago

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    I cant be myself with my family. Truly, when I'm happy and the days depression isnt weighing me down. I like being weird and dancing and laughing loud. I cant with my family. If I...
    KiraRawr KiraRawr 16-17, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm going through a rough time in life and this poem really speaks my heart. what despicable creature am I with broken heart and twisted lie take broken steps unto my doom the...
    Cabur Cabur 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am so tired of doing the same things year after year. It has gotten me nowhere. I feel as though my life has not changed the way that I would have liked it to. I am bored and...
    lovelife84 lovelife84 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I am afraid. I am afraid of spiders, heights, death, all of it, all of the petty and more complex creatures, things, and instances, but that is of the least importance as of right...
    ASMRLegion ASMRLegion 18-21, T 2 days ago

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    Is there anyone who doesn't. Whether it's to join an activity to become more social friendly and have more fun or whether its to go to the gym or start exercising to lose weight...
    GrimMindControl GrimMindControl 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Have you ever just looked at your self and thought, how did I become the person I am....? Are we merely a bi-product of our genetics, environment and experiences? I swear today I...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I had a traumatic experienced. After being lonely, bullied and alone for 6 years, I met a bestfriend. At first we are three, then we become five and named our group. Our group...
    lavendermist07 lavendermist07 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    No one has said anything, nor commented in a nasty way, but I want to make it clear, while I am 100% honest about my life events, due to the possibility of revenge from certain...
    thebooboo thebooboo 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    For everyone who is afraid- You can't spend the rest of your life being afraid of people rejecting you, and you have to start by not rejecting yourself, you don't deserve it. From...
    AnyaW AnyaW 13-15 3 Responses a week ago

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    I had a dream which helped me realize I am afraid of scrutiny. I can't post things and leave them up because I heavily scrutinize everything I write. I don't just express what's...
    ReadyFreddieDarling ReadyFreddieDarling 26-30 a week ago

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    I have a hard time at times being me , I decided one day I wanted to change and be different out no where I get the idea of dressing elegantly and classy michelle Obama style or...
    IHoldElegance IHoldElegance 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    Okay, so this whole experience seems silly, but I have two words for you my bunny-fearing friends: Donnie. Darko. Once I saw that movie, bunnies were out. Easter is the worst...
    karabbit9 karabbit9 26-30, F Jun 17

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    It is always at the back of my mind. I am always wondering. Especially when my cousins and friends announce their engagements. I always wonder...when? How? I know a few older...
    Espiallidocious Espiallidocious 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I used to be afraid to die even though it really far off. I'm not afraid anymore because I think there a several things that could happen in tandem with my body decaying. 1 I will...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M Jun 15

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    http://youtu.be/PNUqicbFBN0 Being who you are, unabashedly takes true courage. Never give up on yourself, never stop trying to be the best individual you can be. If other people...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    When you been in love with someone for so long you forget what it feels like to be single. When it all comes to an end you are constantly reminded that you are single and sometimes...
    thenyunderdog thenyunderdog 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    I was obese for most of my life due to that no one ever looked at me, bullied me and it broke me. this made me extremely unconfident along with family issues to a point I became...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jun 14

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    I use to be afraid I'd be alone forever, because of how I am and my way of thinking. Now If I'm ever afraid of being alone forever it's because I do know if any woman would have...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 14

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    I am a very passionate person. But I am afraid to show this side of myself to people for fear that they will think I'm "weird" or "crazy". For example, if I was to tell people...
    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    I am afraid of my future, scared to make decisions in my life. I have been raised with an overprotected parents who makes all the decisions in my life. I am afraid of them too.In...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 14

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    Sometimes, I am scared to leave my friends by themselves. Cause I feel they talk about me behind my back. I don't think they really like me. Although they say they do. I care too...
    L0serLikeMe L0serLikeMe 18-21, F Jun 13

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    I am not afraid to say that Jesus is lord, and I don't care what you say or think. Thus is what I believe😄
    flowerpowerflower flowerpowerflower 13-15, F Jun 13

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    The second boyfriend I ever had beat the crap out of me for almost two years. I was too afraid to end the relationship and when I finally did I was afraid he would come after me...
    kristanicolexx kristanicolexx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 9

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    Why are we afraid of change when its all we need? Why do we hold on so tight to things that bring us down, we are scared of letting like its our death sentence. We seek things that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 9

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