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I Am Starting the Next Chapter of My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 188 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Next Chapter

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

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    Related Experiences

    I am starting over my life by starting a new chapter. I was up talking with my husband tell late last night we were talking about where things are going in our life, what we see...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 23

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    So... As I told you in a previous story. My STBX and I spoke to our children and told them we are separating. This was a little over a month ago. It was a huge relief to tell...
    Sassyblues Sassyblues 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    Everything has changed this past 10 months! I had an epiphany, the real, awe-inspiring, shell-shocking revelation that we tend to see in movies etc. I am not kidding you right now...
    Tearystar1027 Tearystar1027 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    Its funny how we go through education & then jump straight into the joys of a 9 to 5 routine. But I knew there was more to life.. I wanted to live a life of purpose.. To spend...
    maktub1 maktub1 26-30, F Oct 21

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    In hindsight, I could have done many things differently. In reality this is what became of my life... I was born in the 70's and am a middle child. I have an older brother and...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F Oct 19

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    In hindsight, I could have done many things differently. In reality this is what became of my life... I was born in the 70's and am a middle child. I have an older brother and...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 19

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    Chapter 1 Get A New Life Chapter 2 Enjoy Chapter 1
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M Oct 2

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    October 31. All Our Needs. "And my God shall supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory..." —Phil. 4:19 This verse has helped me many times. It has helped me...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 3 hrs ago

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    Chapter 3: School. Dull, grey, the last school you'd want to go to. People always starting fights or getting expelled. People bullying or teasing or picking on the younger years...
    ArpWolf ArpWolf 16-17, M Oct 22

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    I want to step in a Chapter of love But I'm scared he not going to like me for a long time. I think I'm better off single forever Guys just don't like me for a long time
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Oct 4

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    Sigh...I graduated with my bachelors' degree in something that I'm not that crazy about. Instead of continuing to go through life apathetic, I want to really enjoy life and not...
    spreadyourwings spreadyourwings 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 13

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    I have had numerous past lives. :) very interesting. I've always been a healer and a helper of some sort. I was a servant in a royal palace in Egypt. I used to bath and dress the...
    Crystabell Crystabell 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    So here I am 30 years old and just got a divorce from a man I had been with for 12 years. While I was getting the divorce I had met this girl that I worked with and mind you I have...
    cviolet cviolet 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    So here I am 30 years old and just got a divorce from a man I had been with for 12 years. While I was getting the divorce I had met this girl that I worked with and mind you I have...
    cviolet cviolet 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I've reached an age of realization. A few years ago I decided to refuse to live my life according to social norms and what others wanted for me. I decided it was time to pursue...
    jessie0494 jessie0494 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I am starting college in the new year at 21 which is three years later than most people start and I am suddenly feeling really nervous about that fact. I spent the three years...
    rezonance rezonance 18-21, F Oct 19

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    I've thought about giving up in life many times. One thing that's kept me going is the saying that ending your life is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. I'll admit, some...
    Cece4 Cece4 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I am only on day 19 (im going for 60) and I am starting to feel human again. I still think about him but the feeling is less intense every day and I'm starting to care about what I...
    nycwoman nycwoman 61-65, F Oct 7

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    Chapter 1: This is where it all started. This is how I found out I was a therian. When I was young (about 3 years old) I remember having a dog named Taylor. An extraordinary...
    ArpWolf ArpWolf 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 17

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    Ok so this girl in my class is super popular but lately she has been treating me like crap. Mainly because I'm a vegetarian and an atheist and she's the opposite. Anyway, I decided...
    thatcrazyveggo thatcrazyveggo 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    well I'm not "starting" I have been here for more than 3 years now, had lots of experiences and I can honestly say, that EP has brought out the best and the worst in me, I'm not...
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 22-25, M Oct 16

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    Now that I'm a daddy I have to get my s**t straight. I'm changing my life for the better well being of my son. I want to be his father figure even from afar. I'm stopping my...
    Jr2299 Jr2299 13-15, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    So it's coming almost to the end of 2014. Yup time and tide indeed waits for no man. Ok so I'll do the cliché Introduction of me. My name is Roselyne. I'm from Malaysia and yeah I...
    RoselyneRhamya RoselyneRhamya 16-17 Oct 5

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    Im 27 years old, I have a 7 yr old child and I have no idea what I want to do in life, Ive gone to school for multiple things and still have not found what I want to do. I am so...
    gemeni87 gemeni87 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    AXIS Capital is a group of global insurer and reinsurer, providing clients and distribution partners with a broad range of specialized risk transfer products and services, i.e...
    dagnbvarsdttir dagnbvarsdttir 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    Been immigrants my family traveled to Sydney, Australia via small boats during the war. I had a very rough childhood growing up. My dad left my mum after I was born. A guy moved...
    zenzuu zenzuu 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    Sitting outside work waiting for my shift to start... Thinking about my life choices... Thinking about how all I feel is useless... I'm going to change some things in my life...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Oct 6

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    I'm 27 and recently diagnosed with a progressive incurable Nuerological disease. I had to quit my job. I'm a surgeon and just starting my career. My hands don't function so well...
    Sleepyk87 Sleepyk87 26-30, M 6 Responses Oct 6

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    After a month being settled in a new city. Things are going great. Visited a few old friends at the beginning. Then a very close friend of mine came visited. School is okay. I...
    ketogluta ketogluta 22-25 Oct 7

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    I am creeping on 25 with no career, just a job. The process of life usually goes like this. People move out of there parents house at the age of 18-22, have a career at 22-24, and...
    tobecomegreater tobecomegreater 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    I have been through a lot in my life, more then most. Started life with a single mother, then was raised with a crazy step family, ran away from home and have been on my own since...
    colliesjournal colliesjournal 41-45, F Oct 11

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    I had several vivid visions and here is my longest most vivid one I ever had.I was laying in bed when suddenly, clearer than any dream I've ever had and clearer than reality at...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 22

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    I want to go back in time and change everything. I've dropped out, I've ****** up my life, I've let depression get me, I've ruined everything. I want to go back and start over, I...
    Darkthoughtsallover Darkthoughtsallover 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Recently iv been becoming mildly depressed with my life. I feel stuck and that my life is going downhill. It's is so stupid I'm in high school for goodness sakes I should be happy...
    xxrep99xx xxrep99xx 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    We are all rowing our boat across the river of life; all starting on the same shore, all going to the shore across the way. Some row one way; some row another way. The current runs...
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 9