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I Am Starting the Next Chapter of My Life

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 22-25, F Nov 13, 2013

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    I am freshly moved into a new home, in a new state. I've been in the process of losing weight and I'll be going to college soon enough. My mom and I have started throwing around...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F Jun 26

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    When you decide to make a change, your old self has a tendency to pull you back. But if you use all your strength to build your new self, then no matter how many times you fall...
    Smokerish7 Smokerish7 18-21 Jul 1

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    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 2 days ago

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    I am married to my soulmate. From the moment we met we both knew we had something very special.....I know what she's thinking about... We finish each other's thoughts...all the...
    Bergy7 Bergy7 51-55, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't want to start a new life I AM starting a new life! I am the creator of my own happiness
    oceanicdreamer oceanicdreamer 22-25, F Jun 24

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    I'm starting fresh with u guys I'm leda (lee-duh) is how you say it but I'm 19 years old and I'm a youtuber my youtube channel in hailedabear message me for more Oh and I...
    GIRLYGIRL894 GIRLYGIRL894 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    About to make a life changing move...I did this before, immediately after getting my divorce but without my child custody. Now, I have my daughter and about to start a new life...
    MalibuLady MalibuLady 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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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'm starting baking everyday (healthy food and smoothies), walking more, having a positive attitude, starting college next year, Forgetting the bad past, enjoying single life. And...
    pikachuux pikachuux 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    A chapter of happiness and finding who I am.. Alone and without parents..
    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 16-17, F 3 days ago

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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 11 hrs ago

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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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    This is for all those married Baby Boomers who reach retirement age and decide to divorce. It appears that divorce is on the rise in our age group ages 50-68. They are calling...
    FirstZin FirstZin 56-60, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    I have been being less safe with almost everything I do. I won't buckle up when I'm in the car, I'll hold scissors pointy side up, I know I'm to cowardly to kill myself. So I just...
    hugrycaterpillar hugrycaterpillar 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    It is very irritating when you give 200% of yourself to your job and the only thing that you get in return is exploitation and ingratitude. And the thing is that i never asked more...
    MarloBrendo MarloBrendo 22-25, M Jun 28

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    The key is to never give up when you're seeking for a change in your life. It might get hard and the feeling of giving up is knocking, but perseverance, positive thoughts and hope...
    Katie419 Katie419 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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

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    Starting today, I have made some personal inner changes. I have always been a pretty positive person, especially for those around me. But what I have been failing to do, is be...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 Jul 1

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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 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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    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...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 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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    Hi, my name is Mick, this is my first post here. To begin, I am adopted into a white family. I am coming to realize certain things about my parents and about myself. My parents are...
    mtroopa1 mtroopa1 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 24

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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 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 20 hrs ago

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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 16 hrs ago

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    My ex boyfriend came into my life unexpectedly. He taught me to be minimalistic, and I got rid of most of my material possessions. "They are just things", he would say. He is...
    pieceofmind127 pieceofmind127 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I grew up elsewhere and moved to the US a few years ago. While growing up, it was always my dream to move to the US and I had successfully done that! I have great family and...
    1dayloneliness 1dayloneliness 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 28

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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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