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I Am Starting the Next Chapter of My Life

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    A New Light In My Path

    I have begun... I can feel the change within. Waking up early without an alarm, re-acclimating to a place that I thought I had left behind. Skipping the nicotine and replacing it with nutrition and yoga. This was almost automatic this morning. The change comes from inside your...
    migwetch migwetch 18-21 Jul 19, 2009

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    My Thirties

    I had a rough transition from 29 to 30. Not because I was scared of getting older- I actually welcomed that part. What I struggled with was figuring out what was really important to me at this stage in life. I felt incredibly bored and under-stimulated with my 20-something...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 18, 2012

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    After High School

    That's the chapter I'm starting- the one that happens after high school. Right now, it sucks ***. I have almost no friends- I love the ones I have, but I seem incapable of making new ones. Everyone else seems to be making new friends, but I seem to be one of those people that...
    tqoftu tqoftu 22-25, F Jan 1, 2008

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    What It's Like To Be Alone

    So there are some pretty crazy stories on here, never will I be able to be as inspiring or interesting as many of them. But I do have one experience that has changed my life a lot. For almost the past two years I have lived in Brazil. I made a decision in my life in which I was...
    farmerfrann farmerfrann 22-25, M Nov 17, 2013

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    CHAPTER II Act 1

    HOPE THE NEXT FIFTY ARE BETTER TO ME THAN THE FIRST FIFTY. WHAT CAME OUT OF THE FIRST CHAPTER GREAT FAMILY AND FRIENDS MY LOVELY CHILDREN. THE NEXT CHAPTER I HOPE I FIND MY SOUL MATE THE PERSON THAT MAKES ME SEE FIREWORKS WHEN I AM AROUND THEM .THAT ALLOW ME TO HAVE BUTTERFLIES...
    bquick bquick 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 4, 2008

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    Wether I Want To Or Not...

    The truth is that I didn't believe the last chapter was done yet. Guess I was wrong. So here I am, in my mid forties and starting over. It's something that had never even crossed my mind until recently. So I guess I'll need to accept what has happened, what people now think of...
    BohemianTragedy BohemianTragedy 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 4, 2013

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    Again.

    And for the first time in a long time, I am encompassed by serenity. I am worth it. I will not waste my time with a liar. I will not waste my time with a person who talks down on me. Disregards my feelings. Degrades me. For a while I thought you were worth the emotional...
    jtruant11 jtruant11 26-30, F Nov 13, 2013

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    In a few weeks time, I'm moving to a new city

    by myself to attend a junior college program for five years. It's a complete 360 change and I've worked hard to get into the school and part of why I wanted to go was to leave bad memories and bad people behind and move on. I'm happy that I got a chance at a new beginning but...
    cathydaisy cathydaisy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    The New Perspective

    I've been through so much in my life, hurt, neglect, emotional abuse...i suffered depression, and many other things...my friends betrayed me, my boyfriends loved me so muh..they claimed, cheated, then tried to come back...i felt i had no place in this world.... But, as u'll hear...
    lacypoo lacypoo 21-25 Mar 26, 2008

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    Next Chapter

    This next New chapter is - Yet Unwritten
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2012

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    Judging a Book By Its Cover...

    I hereby declare that I too am 'starting the next chapter of my life'. Just as soon as I find where I left my book!!
    SweetHoney SweetHoney 46-50 Mar 4, 2008

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    I am graduating in less

    than a month and I have decided to formally begin my natural hair journey. I have not used any chemicals in my hair for approximately 10 months and no heat at all for at least 4. My hair is very coarse, dry, crunchy, and brutal to deal with. I can't even see my line of...
    gabbythatgirl gabbythatgirl 22-25, F Apr 7

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    The Last One Was Way Too Long

    I am glad it is over.  Now, moving on, with a different outlook & attitude.  Hope this is one of the best chapters yet.
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 9 Responses Jan 14, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    The good days are starting to outnumber the bad. The past still stings and tears at my heart, but I recover more quickly. I'm so thankful for new and old friends that love me and...
    kitticat007 kitticat007 31-35, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Headed out for margaritas ! Who is coming ;)
    kitticat007 kitticat007 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I got a new ring :) for me ! My ring finger still feels weird, but I'm liking the new look:D
    kitticat007 kitticat007 31-35, F 6 Responses Sep 4

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    People suck. Ha, if you guys weren't around I could really start to enjoy myself. Funny, idle thought I'm having that really resonates with me.
    rsgalindo01 rsgalindo01 31-35, M Sep 10

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    It's been over two years since we officially toke up. I've spent every single day thinking about you. Crying about you. I've managed to trash a relationship with a really great...
    KaylaNicole93 KaylaNicole93 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I recently divorced my wife of 5 years. I moved from the east coast and am starting a new life for myself in Garlin Texas.
    StrangerDanger75 StrangerDanger75 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    To start a story you need a good opening, -shiyori from The God Only Know anime, but i don't know how to do it. so let just start the story about myself, first, My name is Jiji, my...
    callmezie2 callmezie2 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    There is so much that can be said but I will boil it down to this... the life I thought I was building for myself seemed to come apart at the seams in a very short period of time...
    LestatdeLioncourt LestatdeLioncourt 31-35, M 13 hrs ago

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    Right now, I am beyond frustrated with life. I think that's why I have decided to write so much on my experiences on this site. I just need to talk/vent. Some people seem to...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 10 hrs ago

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    I'm at a very weird and scary but exciting & hopeful point in my life where I need to completely shed everything old and jump into something completely new. If I don't it will be...
    SirenaVonLee SirenaVonLee 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    Whoever created this experience uploaded a photo of a symbol that is recurrent in my life: a spiral. I'm fascinated by the golden ratio. I've read a couple books, but I'm no...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    My Life is starting over again, over again my friends say I’m back again My life is starting over again Over again My fame is spreading across the land Now I got me a band Got...
    RasinBoy RasinBoy 26-30, M Aug 21

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    In a way I have but the chapter is only half read if that it's time to be me and live a life freedom men fight for us to have freedom all the time so let's use it...while we still...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Day 7 (last day) - finding EP has been one of the best discoveries I've made this summer. So many of you here make my day every day, and you don't even know it. Just by letting...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Forget chapter, how about I just start a whole new freaking Book! ¯ _(ツ)_/¯
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    When I say the above, I don't mean it lightly. I'm not a little whiny teenage kid saying it because my mum didn't buy me skinny jeans. I mean really I am at my wits end...
    moonscapemonoxide moonscapemonoxide 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    Take me Away GingerSlim (Chorus) God please take me I can't do it anymore I need a call to say that I'm good Because I just can't take much more Vs1 I feel like Ive caused so...
    GingerSlimSTL GingerSlimSTL 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I feel lifeless sometimes. &This is one of those times . It's about 50% of every year for me that I find myself spending a lot of time laying in bed, facedown, sinking into my...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets 18-21, F Aug 24

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    The thyroid partly controls the reproductive hormone program. Hypothyroidism can result in irregular or major durations; menstrual cycles may well cease altogether. In Gals of...
    Joshua603b4zn8 Joshua603b4zn8 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    I've decided to go back to a simpler lifestyle by raising my own non-polluted food and reducing my dependence on store bought goods. I started an organic garden several years ago...
    Herefor1 Herefor1 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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    College is starting up in the next couple weeks and I'm excited about the experiences, but also nervous. My brother already attends this college so I've visited and gone to parties...
    elowham elowham 18-21, M Aug 18

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    I am starting my first college experience next Monday I am 23. I dropped out of high school at 17. I am hoping I will make friends, meet girls, and be accepted. I'm nervous hoping...
    bradman1390 bradman1390 22-25, M Aug 18

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    So i was at a concert last night in a city near my hometown. It was my brother's favourite band I was with my mum dad and brother. I have been to this city many times and I plan to...
    bobby277 bobby277 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    It might seem like no I can't do it, but I've pretty much had the worst year of my life and tomorrow I am starting my path to college and I hope I get the qualifications I need. I...
    cmdoran cmdoran 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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      I am wondering if anyone is currently in the same situation as me, or has been in the past. My profession is a Graphic Designer. Nearly five years ago, I walked out of my...
    jenks69 jenks69 36-40 Sep 8

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    Starting my final year of high school next week. I'm terrified. Anxious about applying to colleges and getting a job and my drivers license. I don't know what to major in or where...
    lovelyyouth lovelyyouth 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Ice bucket challenge, beer nominations, whatever the f someone comes up with next,... I SIMPLY DON'T CARE !!! Although writing about kind of contradicts that but I'm not the only...
    PersonOfUninterest PersonOfUninterest 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    Steering and Technical Guidance. In combination with funding, CDC presents once-a-year direction and complex help to assist condition, territorial, and local health departments...
    Alexander714b4xm8 Alexander714b4xm8 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    Today is going to be a good day because I am going to make it a good day. I started with a chakra opening meditation and read a few chapters of proverbs. Now I'm getting ready to...
    Midnightchorus Midnightchorus 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    High school life was supposed to be fun, right? But I couldn't fathom why I can't seem to be entertained with this life. Sure, I have very close friends who I really trust. I have...
    Cheyn Cheyn 13-15 13 hrs ago

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    I am starting college in a city far away from my hometown, where I don't know anyone except my brother, but I'm not very close to him and he won't be around most of the time...
    nindzavuk nindzavuk 18-21, M Sep 1

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    I am so disappointed that I'm just now starting college instead of going as soon as I graduated high school!! I would have been in my career field by now instead of just starting...
    nursingstudentxo nursingstudentxo 22-25, F Sep 8

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    Starting over at 51. Last weekend was my birthday and I spent it alone. I wasn't feeling appreciated or loved by husband so we split 2 months ago. Now I'm starting over by myself...
    LookingforLove63 LookingforLove63 51-55, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    September 18. Letting the Good Stuff Happen. "Before recovery, my relationships were lousy. I didn't do very well on my job. I was enmeshed in my dysfunctional family. But at...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 20 hrs ago

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    Life is too strange, ironic, and unfair. Life is strange because everything has a deeper meaning that we can't see, but it's always around us in every step we take. Life is ironic...
    DeniedWings DeniedWings 18-21, M 1 day ago

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