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I Am Starting the Next Chapter of My Life

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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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    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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    Next Chapter

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

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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 18-21 Mar 26, 2008

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    There is a lot of words

    that could sum up the last 6 years of my life! but this story isn't about that - In fact its the opposite this for me its closure of my past its time now to start enjoying life , embracing every moment it throws at me an just live like there's no tomorrow. The sky's the limit...
    princess2121 princess2121 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2014

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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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    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 have decided I am ready to start the next

    chapter of my life. I am ready to move into my own place and I am ready to be fully independent. I can't wait until I have my own family in the future and become even more successful in my career. I am finally starting to become happy and excited for what this year holds for me...
    SomethingSignifigant SomethingSignifigant 18-21, F Jan 19

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    In three months I'll be in college and on me own away from this small town. Closer to my dream.
    NomadAngel117 NomadAngel117 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Before starting another chapter, I'm going to lay down the chapters first. Fill in the blanks later.
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    This true story is an example for those people who think they have a very complicated life. This story happened to me last year by the height of summer.The relationship between me...
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    Everytime I think about starting a new life I have to come to terms with my expectations for what that means. I keep expecting change and yet I refuse to change myself or my...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Well it sounds great, but it's just getting there. I'm making baby steps. started swimming and walking. I told my spouse I was a fat ball. He said I was his butterball, sweet. I...
    jmjkpl jmjkpl 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I can't totally hate myself one day and the next feel fine
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Story of My Life: From Darkness to Light (epic poem about seventh to tenth grade) Story of My Life: From Darkness to Light The days go by as I think of you I'm sorry our...
    SeeingAuras SeeingAuras 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I want a fresh start in my life. I want to make good memories as days pass by, be productive, travel and cherish each day of life.
    pillowsofurr pillowsofurr 18-21 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I got married during the early 1980's. We bought a small house in town that needed lots of work. We gutted the place and were starting from scratch. On this day we were gutting...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    Im tired of my life. I'm tired of my every day routine. I'm tired of the way I've been acting. I need a change. A big change. I need to flip this life upside down, turn it around...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 12 Responses Apr 18

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    To the next guy who wants to date me, my demons won't let me. I don't think I'm equipped mentally or emotionally to take this on. There are battles with my demons which I need to...
    EshaVellu EshaVellu 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    the meaning of my life changes with every chapter of my life
    marianova marianova 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Each day of our life is a new chapter on its own...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I was planning to start looking for work over the summer since I was finally able to convince the hubby to pay for camp so I can have some freedom. Little one starts kinder in...
    TheBluePill TheBluePill 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    My wife asked me last night if i would like to go with Sissy Nancy for a week up to her house in N. Carolina to get it ready for the summer season! I told her i would really love...
    lindabo99 lindabo99 56-60, T 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm planning on changing my life but when I try to change everything at the same time I get overwhelmed. so now I'm focusing on the small things. for example I started a diet, I...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Okay, so I am 19, and I did a few things in refrence to remebering my pastlife. I don't remember much, but I do believe I died in Jonestown. When I was around 5, my family and I...
    Deadpunk18 Deadpunk18 18-21 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I cannot ever get out of this. I know I can never and will never. I hate my life. I keep crying and crying and nothing works in my life well to the point that makes me satisfactry...
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    Blind date...hmmm...I've had quite a few over the last 8 months, some memorable for the "impact" of "could this conversation get any worse..?" Some I had a great time talking to...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    So, it turns out he was hurting my mum too. I can't believe that. All along, his main thing he said was that if I told anyone, he'd hurt my mum instead. Apparently he said to mum...
    FabulousUnicorn15 FabulousUnicorn15 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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    Well, we discussed starting this last night and decided today that I would get my first sort of establishment spanking to ground us Into our new lifestyle. He has yet to come home...
    juskeepswimming juskeepswimming 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I meet this guy from matrimonial site, he contact me and than started chasing me in a way that lot of phone calls and messages and i started to like the way he was doing all that...
    destinyandlife destinyandlife 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I do .. my rule is If u r not part of my happiness u r not part of my life. If u used to be but not anymore I won't histate to kick u out of my life. I cut all ties wth my friend...
    candles700 candles700 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I have been reading a lot about LOA- Law of Attraction and EFT- Emotional Freedom Techniques. Both talks about getting clear about what you want and to write it down. I've bee...
    aniave aniave 31-35, F Apr 5

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    Back story... I never really grew up with friends never had a social life I was always constantly bullied in school. the only person who acknowledged my existence and did...
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    Working at a prison most my life taught me to be aware and notice things. Anything out of place or odd. I carried this on through my life time. Some times for good and some times...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I'm really an awkward person. I have trouble starting conversations, let alone holding them. I can never tell what I should say, as I don't want to say anything wrong, or weird the...
    buddytori buddytori 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 20

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