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I Am Starting the Next Chapter of My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 186 People

    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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    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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    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 have been through so much in the past several

    years. I was hospitalized three times for suicidal ideations. I went through a bankruptcy. I went through a divorce. I was starving for a while because I didn't make enough money and had to pay a lot of child support. That part was one of the most difficult things, but at least...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 8, 2015

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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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    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, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "So what next??" I happen to ask this question to myself everyday and the problem is that each time I get a new answer. Yes, I'm unsure about where my life is leading to and so...
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    MentholSmoker MentholSmoker 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 27

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    Hello everyone! I am new to this, so go easy if I do this wrong?? I am 28 and have been kind of freaking out about my path, the decisions I have made, and my overall journey in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 26

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    All these years i let myself haunted by my own insecurities, i let myself absorbed all the negativities i don't even deserve. I settled for less, fear change. Avoiding anything...
    blitzkrieg7 blitzkrieg7 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    Life's many mistakes. Learn from your mistakes or be doomed to repeat them. I never learn. Does luck have anything to do with it? Lucky in love, or money? I am neither...
    Jcoe Jcoe 51-55, M 4 Responses Jan 25

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    Let me share my rather crazy story, in fact as I'm laying here in bed at 09:35 on a Sunday morning I wonder if it is actually as crazy as my brain makes it out to be but read on...
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