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I Am Starting the Next Chapter of My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 180 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've decided to stop entering relationships. No more for me! haha. I've also started to join my Churches youth worship band. im finally becoming the good girl.
    kitkat2797 kitkat2797 16-17, F Jul 21

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    I have been gone for a few days trying to squeeze two weeks of life into a week. I saw this and it made me think of me at this time: “No, this is not the beginning of a new...
    1petitegreeneyes 1petitegreeneyes 46-50, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    well lets go down the list i blocked, judged and called a rapist by someone who was suppose to be my friend i should have known not to talk to him because he is way to sensitive...
    beachboy14u beachboy14u 18-21, T 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    a chapter of my life just ended and now I'm facing a new chapter! Everything happens for a reason..I just have to live a positive life!! Positive mindset= positive result...
    lovinicole lovinicole 22-25, F Jul 8

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    I want to become someone better. My life has always revolved around my horrible anxiety, and trust me when I say this I really try to not let it bother me, but sometimes you just...
    cbaremans cbaremans 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    A chapter of happiness and finding who I am.. Alone and without parents..
    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 16-17, F Jul 20

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    I'm at a very strange point in my life. At one point I had everything sorted I was married and settled with my wife and we were planning on starting a family together. But then we...
    hopelessdreamer83 hopelessdreamer83 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    June 13 2013, I was in a major car wreck and broke my back. I am recovering exeptionally well. However, since I was out of commission for such a long time I am way out of shape...
    justagirl4u justagirl4u 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I have my life as before and after 1991.Before I was conservative ,I liked Rush Limbaugh, was sexist ,racist, mean and would fight verbally and some times physically. I was also...
    tom67890 tom67890 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 13

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    “23 Painfully True Lessons You Learn By Age 23 1. You are not your failures or rejections. You are not the boy who couldn’t love you, the job you couldn’t get, the school who...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I'm starting college next month, you know, like everybody else, scared and excited at the same time! Anyone attending Purdue too?
    monaxoxo monaxoxo 18-21, F Jul 14

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    my name is unkown cuz i will not tell any one about it, may be i am complicated person, but life changes us our life style , immigrating from one country to other to survive, i can...
    goge1797 goge1797 16-17, M Jul 15

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    November 15th 2014...... I getting married that's wen my new life starts
    24chris24 24chris24 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I got my way. I should be happy. I got to move back to california. It just seems like my life is a game of starting over. But of course not until it starts getting better. And now...
    chemically99 chemically99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I also believe ppl leave for a reason! I just ended my affair recently, or he ended it for me but if it weren't for that I would have never found the wonderful man I am talking to...
    lovinglife11 lovinglife11 31-35, F 9 Responses Jul 15

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    Aug. 1. Gratitude. "We learn the magical lesson that making the most of what we have turns it into more." —Codependent No More Say thank you, until we mean it. Thank God...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 19 hrs ago

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    Honestly I just don't know anymore every time I try to be positive on life things just go bad again. Every since 7th grade things haven't been all that but things didn't really get...
    SimplyAmazingx SimplyAmazingx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Starting over is a little scary But I know what I want I want to be happy I want to laugh and remember the good things about me and about life! Gotta keep on believing :)
    cailinAlainn cailinAlainn 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    My life is hell and horrible : read if you dare I'm in my forties lonely depressed and don't have many friends I relocated to try and better my life most of the friends that I had...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    So around the middle of June I met a girl at the gym I go to. We clicked instantly to the point that we sat in the gym and just talked for hours. As the weeks gone by we have been...
    saix217 saix217 22-25, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I've never had my mind set on an exact career for my future, i've always done well at school so kind of expected to fall into something. However, now i've just finished university...
    deathfromabove1066 deathfromabove1066 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I must have done something bad in my previous life. I wanted to be something bigger in my life but I think I did something to deserve this for a life.
    acceptedmyugliness acceptedmyugliness 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Just started talking to someone after my brother pass away two months ago. She had help me with a few issues I was experiencing with the death of my brother and I thought she would...
    Stonecold1 Stonecold1 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    --Chronic Underachiever Ever since I can remember, I have been the "smart kid". I would score much higher on tests even though I hadn't studied and other kids have. I was...
    alcool91 alcool91 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    More recently I've bought Dansko Professional Black Cabrio clogs for work in the kitchen, I absolutely Love them!! <3<3<3 An just a few days ago I bought my first pairs of...
    TransAsian TransAsian 26-30, T 3 Responses Jul 21

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    Not the easiest thing in the world to do, but most certainly the best decision I have made. The first, my ex. I gave him over a year of my life, miscarried his child, and was to be...
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F Jul 23

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    Ive made a few major decisions in my life so far. When I was 12 I decided to leave my adoptive home in account of the abuse that I was dealing with. In deciding to go live with my...
    xXUnusualXx xXUnusualXx 16-17, F Jul 23

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    I sometimes have sad moments but I learned that after all life can be hell and paradise. Therefor to Give up is the worst thing because in all places in life that will make you...
    Happyjudy Happyjudy 18-21 8 hrs ago

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    All this is true and for venting purposes. I'm a 16 year old male. I have never seen my parents and I never want to meet them. I was found as a baby on the second floor of an...
    Xvilla Xvilla 16-17, M 8 hrs ago

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    I can't take back what has been done, I can't take back the words I said or the actions I did. But I'm done being depressed now, I had my time of crying and drowning myself in...
    Kirakat14 Kirakat14 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    Obviously, I’m not a relationship expert but I am an expert on my failed relationships😛 It wasnt working out for me andwhy it didn't quite work out(my version off course,not...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    Now that I'm 20 , starting my life in memphis I am really trying to start going back to school and saving for my place ! I miss Michigan but I'm ready to start my life
    micahdianne micahdianne 18-21, F Jul 6

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    I'm a junior in high school and I'm unsure of what I want to do with my life. I tell people that I wanna be a pilot for a major airline, but now I'm starting to doubt myself. I...
    TheGuy147 TheGuy147 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    As I sit here, thinking about life and my life, or lack thereof, it's starting to become clear that I'm not happy. With any aspect of my life.
    itsmed11 itsmed11 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    I'm 24 and the oldest of 3 girls. I'm in that age where people think I should be at the peak of my life, they say I should already have a stable job, so that I can help my family...
    gehanalyanna gehanalyanna 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I'm starting to think that if you have any kind of feeling at all, life is hard. The more you feel, the harder it is. But also the harder you feel, the better life can be.
    lollypopturtle lollypopturtle 22-25, F Jul 23

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