I Am Starting Over Again

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    I would have never thought

    that at my age I would have to start my life all over again , but I guess that saying your never too old holds true...I am starting a new I have lived in New York my whole life and I have been working at my job now for 24 years I have supported my two sons alone when my first...
    monica0215 monica0215
    56-60, F
    7 Responses Sep 24, 2015

    Looking at some of my friends' posts on

    Facebook, it seems they couldn't wait to see the end of 2015. It's obvious they've had a few challenges. And if you're feeling much the same way, I hope 2016 is a better year for you, as well. As for me, 2015 was great. I always intended to have an utterly splendid year of...
    hidingbehindascreen hidingbehindascreen
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 4, 2016

    I'm starting over! Again.

    Feels scary, overwhelming but I feel hope again. It's been a tough few years. I hung in long enough and things had to change. I quit my job. Moved back in with my parents and got rid of the baggage. Now what? Who knows. Just taking life 1 day at a time. So far I'm doing better...
    scorpiogirl81 scorpiogirl81
    36-40, F
    11 Responses Feb 17, 2014

    i guess thats pretty self explanatory.

    note the use of word "again"
    IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT
    18-21, F
    Mar 14, 2016

    This dating after 40 thing has its ups

    and it has its um...yesh...things that make you define what you are looking for. Tonight on a first date I was asked "you are single, what's wrong with you," My answer "absolutely nothing." I am in absolutely no hurry to find someone, I was blindsided by an amazing guy last...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear
    46-50, F
    4 Responses May 29, 2015

    Once upon a time this would have been an

    adventure. I used to like those. With every move I started over and loved every minute of it. When divorce is the cause of starting over, rather than feeling like you're starting a new adventure, it feels like you are left standing in the same spot after someone has pulled...
    Selene73 Selene73
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 1, 2015

    I have been divorce for 14 Years

    and Single 8 Years! I am just getting back into the dating world! I now love myself and My body!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 25, 2015

    Well I'm starting a new year with a fresh start.

    Which is a nice of saying, I had to dump his psychotic *** and hope he finally leaves me alone. Its both amazing and extremely sad, how something that was so full of pasion ended so horribly.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 4, 2016

    I've been moving around countries

    for many years but now I will start over again and hope it will be my place. I'm Brazilian and will relocate this week to Santa Cruz CA-all by myself and with a very low budget that maybe will hold a month so I'll need to find a job-any decent one-asap! Have no family in the US...
    Bluebird1963 Bluebird1963
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2016

    After being married for more

    than 12 years, most of which I thought was happy, I find myself "starting over again" in every sense of the phrase. My life has had many ups and downs, but the ups far outweigh the downs. I'd always been the bread winner in my marriage, and over time I started feeling unwell...
    lookin4hope lookin4hope
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Apr 22, 2014

    I think we all deserve to be happy

    and live the life we want to live. Many things make us forget what's really important. I felt like I lost myself, who I was, what dreams I wished for myself. Life hit me hard, just as soon as I was going out into the world. For a couple of years I was in constant chaos, some of...
    SeekingGreatPerhaps SeekingGreatPerhaps
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2015

    After all those devastating phases of life

    when you start over again, you are no less than a true champ who never learns giving in.
    hiddentears hiddentears
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 11, 2015

    I had to start over nearly 3 years ago

    after leaving my marriage of 23 years. I've managed to get the material things I need like House, Job etc, but I can't help but feel I have no purpose now. I looked after my family all that time but now find myself alone as my children no longer need me just my bank account.
    T1ggy67 T1ggy67
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2015

    At the end of the day it is all about effort,

    it's not always about whether you succeeded. Ideally you want to succeed at whatever it is your pursuing, truth is it's not always about succeeding. Honestly it's about being able to say you tried your best, the outcome is secondary to that.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 28, 2016

    This time, it's a brand new start.

    My children and I signed the papers for our very first home...not house, not apartment, not rental, but home. A place where walls can be wiped down when dirt appears. A place to plant a garden that we will see come to fruition, a place of hope, a place of dreams. Almost four...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jun 3, 2015

    But this will be the last redo session

    for me! I will admit to being afraid but everyday I swear I become a step closer to becoming Fearless
    2006Tina 2006Tina
    36-40, F
    Nov 22, 2015

    Notice how it says, "again" -

    because I have attempted, many times, start over again and have failed. I allow too many distractions to come in and make whatever obstacles I already even more challenging to overcome. We all do; not just me, you deal with it too. I'm not being hard on myself; I'm doing as my...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 5, 2015

    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    emilyccaa emilyccaa
    26-30, F
    Dec 8, 2015

    This is what starting over looks like.

    It's not a negative thing for me, it's a place called home. It's putting a new coat of paint on an old patio set. It's realizing that my dad had a belief in me long before I ever truly believed in myself. It's realizing that he knew I was possible of bigger things. Last...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear
    46-50, F
    Jul 6, 2015

    Its a lifestyle. I've left a trail of

    "established households" substantial careers, and cadres of friends...I've not seen ALL the World YET. Time is running out.
    SirSukl SirSukl
    66-70, M
    1 Response Dec 14, 2015

    One's house, is like one's soul,

    you take care of it, it takes care of you
    deleted deleted
    Dec 25, 2015

    Just sad that the happy life we

    once had is really gone and I don't have much of a choice but to leave you. 19 years is a long time. We used to be good to each other. But you prefer the company of your precious booze and endangering countless others. Something I can no longer endorse or enable.
    deejustdee6969 deejustdee6969
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Sep 13, 2015

    On the 10th of January 2016 I got picked up by

    the police at the staff office of my supported accommodation ..the reason for the arrest was a breach if restraining order ..in 2011 I went to court in Brighton because I made multiple phone calls to a white European French speaking make who was very racist and hateful against...
    Inthedark16 Inthedark16
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2016

    I chose this group to explain my Username,

    PhoenixDream(the 38 is not important to this story). I have had quite a tumultuous past six months or so. My quiet little middle class suburbia life was turned up side down when I found out my husband was using drugs and cheating. For the past ten years of my life I had been...
    PhoenixDream38 PhoenixDream38
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Nov 16, 2015

    moved to another city.

    from city to country suburbs (10 mins from a city by car). from a house with 4 people and the homey feeling of friends coming in and out, food cooked, bong hits and pipe tokes.. to a life of trying to get clean in a classy home with two family members.. Going clean from LSD...
    Sauceydoll Sauceydoll
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 28, 2015

    I'm feeling overwhelmed by circumstances

    and can't sleep. Single motherhood is very hard- but a terrible spouse would be worse.
    Piecestopeace Piecestopeace
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 21, 2015

    Is there any way, any way at all,

    that I can keep you in my life?
    SuriAnne SuriAnne
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2015

    My breakup this year was the most unbearable

    pain I've ever been through and I can't face it. I can't bring myself around anyone that will ask me questions or tell me anything about my ex. I decided the best thing to do would be to cut this part of my life off move across the country and start a new life where I don't have...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Sep 11, 2015

    Left by a runaway man,

    unloved mom and wife and now I am starting a new life by loving myself more and accepting that I am forever single.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 11, 2015

    how do you start when you have nothing to start

    with? and got nothing when you end. any survival tips ?
    Sauceydoll Sauceydoll
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2015

    Because of her behavior-and my fear

    that she is being self destructive; I agreed to a counseling session. In fact, I told her to schedule it. It was deceptive on my part-my intent was to get her to face the problem she has begun. While my note to her seems to have worked; at least for now, the session was...
    Bruce2016 Bruce2016
    51-55, M
    1 Response Feb 27, 2016

    This Time It's MY Choice

    I left a 25 year marriage in July 2012. During those 25 years, I had to start over several times, but none of those were my choice or the result of my decisions. My action in July was the culmination of a series of decisions that started in 2000. At that time, my children were...
    Ceridwyn Ceridwyn
    5 Responses Jan 30, 2013

    I have had to start over three times IN the

    last 25 years. first time was when I found out that my now decided ex-husband was cheating with the Nanny! IT was the best thing to happen too me. Second time is 8 years ago when the guy I was living with and had a very long and hard relationship with and I made my mind up...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jun 14, 2015
    Xuice Xuice
    70+, M
    Mar 13, 2016

    Leaving the past in the past tired of carrying

    that dead weight in my heart.
    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 1, 2015

    Me and my girlfriend are moving back to

    Virginia on January 5th. We've only been here in Texas since October but two weeks after we moved here my step brother died in his sleep, which basically sent my ***** of a step mom into a whirlwind of bullshit drama. I don't mean to sound insensitive, I miss him too but he...
    pandachair pandachair
    22-25, T
    Dec 20, 2015

    People keep asking if I'm going through a mid

    life crisis because my life had changed drastically over the past year and a half. No. It's not a crisis, it's a plot twist. All great stories have them.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 9, 2016

    It's hard till you start feeling nothing.

    Then it's hard till you start feeling something again.
    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2015

    So, my husband and I have been separated off

    and on for about 11 months. The last 5 months I've had my own place and we officially broke things off a little over a month ago (just waiting on divorce papers) And...I met a guy. We've been dating pretty heavy. I feel so vulnerable. He's not someone I would want something...
    KamLei KamLei
    26-30, F
    Mar 6, 2016

    They all left a bitter taste in my mouth,

    and I am angry with everything that happened. First I admit that I had a few fantasies, but then I begged God to forgive me and came to my senses that I didn't want to think of him in that way. But it was too late there was a romantic movie about us and he condemned me for it...
    cutiepitunia cutiepitunia
    1 Response Nov 11, 2015

    07/04/2016 - I'm always starting over.

    Whether it's work, relationships, friendships, health, fitness, life. I'm always the one starting over again. The one who ends up picking up all the pieces and starting again. It's okay though, it makes me into a much stronger person so that when the right person, job...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 6, 2016

    My entire adult life,

    I've been in Lesbian relationships. I was even legally married to a woman after being together for 13 yrs. However, last year I left and divorced my wife. Since then, I've dated men...and am now in an exclusive relationship with a great guy. I've always known that I was bisexual...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2016
    deleted deleted
    Jul 27, 2015

    I want to forget the past

    and begin again. I want my future filled with positive supportive people.
    lavendarflame lavendarflame
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    Leaving Behind

    Eight years ago, I started packing my books, my clothes, my personal stuff. Leaving behind my family, my friends, my life that I once knew. It was not an easy task to do.  Never mind the physical exhaustion of packing boxes. The mental and emotional strain of leaving my roots...
    Sylphy Sylphy
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Aug 27, 2011
    notmyownself notmyownself
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2015

    This is the last time I'm starting over

    and this time everything will work out. I hope...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 28, 2015

    Be Brave Little One!

    I am starting again.........................yep I joined the gym, I actually am pretty sure I have written about this before and joined the gym a long time ago, only to find myself sabotaged (by me) and am back at a place I dont want to be.  So I am going to try...............no...
    NewDay NewDay
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Jun 4, 2013

    Well I finally found a site

    that seems acceptable. I hope to start over, make new friends, get some good connections and maybe help someone out. Time for a new beginning.
    DexieAnderson DexieAnderson
    18-21, M
    Feb 18, 2016
    ShadyBlue ShadyBlue
    56-60, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2016

    This morning is the first time in ages

    that I've woken up in good spirits. It's such a foreign feeling to me, I just want to hold on to this feeling and hope it lasts. Good morning, EP
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 8, 2016

    It does not mean I am desperate either.

    Just because I have to start over doesn't mean I am failing for anything either. I have not failed myself I am just brushing myself of to do greater in life. Right now I have hope in the back of my heart that drives me towards a fresh new start.
    Babeondwy Babeondwy
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 14, 2015

    Well, here goes...I'm ashamed,

    feel like a fool...I'm divorced. Decided to try online dating. Just to get out and meet people. Met this guy who said he was just out of the Air Force para rescue. Said he was divorced for a long time. We were about 50 mi apart which didn't bother him. We spoke via email and...
    SunnyGrlA SunnyGrlA
    41-45, F
    6 Responses May 26, 2015

    I quit my job at the end of October.

    I had been unhappy with the work environment for 2 years. I started a new job in December. At the time I was fighting to keep my apartment. When my new job found out how much I was struggling, they fired me. Last week I left my apartment, had to surrender my 4 year old dog, my...
    Gowhereurappreciated Gowhereurappreciated
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Dec 20, 2015
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