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I Am Starting the Next Chapter of My Life

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Next Chapter

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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 feel like everyone else in the world only cares about money, sex, what people are wearing, who people are dating, and what their kids are doing. I want to talk about philosophy...
    hollywood1919 hollywood1919 22-25, F 36 mins ago

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    I've lost motivation I keep getting stick in unhelpful ruts I eat too much I don't do enough I'm ugly, I'm fat This is all I see I'm tired of it I'm tired of myself My only...
    yeahtimesahundred yeahtimesahundred 31-35, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    i love life.. i love "all of you". When i express myself to the world and even the people closest to me they think im weird. im always judged but its okay. i still love all
    winterr winterr 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    please don't let me live this life without knowing you again :(
    fortisvir fortisvir 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    "Well I guess I'm going to let you go. But you get to take a little piece of my soul" Conrad Sewell "start again" Do yourself a favour and listen to this one, especially if you...
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon 31-35, F 4 hrs ago

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    Lots of people in my life think I'm "tough" or a "badass" and such. Little do they know I break down into tears on what seems like a weekly basis. I really think people in my...
    Whatsmystory Whatsmystory 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I'm slowly losing grip on my will to live. Nothing and no one is keeping me here apart from the games at the end of the year so when Christmas comes, I'm gonna try to finish this...
    Ilovefeet2015 Ilovefeet2015 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    ...like taking a walk in the mild sunshine, looking at the formation of the clouds...reflecting on how beautiful life can be...if you let it...
    Danielle1011 Danielle1011 51-55, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    My life is complete. I saw a guy today who had a t shirt that said "I'd go gay for grohl" as in Dave grohl. It was awesome
    Alienbassdrum Alienbassdrum 16-17, M 6 hrs ago

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    Walking on a beach feeling the sand between my toes as the waves licks at my ankles.. Walking through a snow covered forest at night with a moon full, bright letting the snow...
    subadonna subadonna 46-50, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Why is it most bad people always get the perfect life? I knew a really nice woman and she died of cancer. She never smoked a cigarette in her life. She didn't drink, but yet she...
    MyKingsPrincess MyKingsPrincess 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Soon I'll be nineteen, and then i'll be on my twenties.. then start working, applying for job, then actually land a job, devoting my time, sweat and heart at work planning the good...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 18-21, F 9 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I have no idea. I just know what I don't want. And I think that's a good starting point.
    AstralMonkey AstralMonkey 70+, F 17 hrs ago

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    It is a beautiful life that I have. I am surrounded by people I love. Everything fits perfectly and great things are about to happen. I can sense it. Nothing can go wrong now...
    jithutopian jithutopian 31-35, M 18 hrs ago

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    If someone told me 10 months ago that this is where my life would be today I would have gotten something to eat and drink, and then have blown my brains out.
    anonymousdrummer anonymousdrummer 16-17, M 19 hrs ago

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    It's probably the only way in my life that I can make a difference in someone's life. I have always wanted to go out this way.
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 21 hrs ago

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    I feel like none of my friends really know me. I would never discuss what I've been and am currently going through because I feel as if they would never understand. In school it is...
    susann017 susann017 13-15, F 23 hrs ago

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    Starting to accept myself & even love the person I am today. Took a long time let me tell you!😂 , but hey! Better late than never. Just a great feeling all around when you stop...
    lifeofkiya lifeofkiya 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I will be starting my senior year of high school in the fall and as of right now I STILL don't have any idea as to what I want to do with my life or what kind of career I would...
    marlene41298 marlene41298 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I gained weight this past months, maybe because I spend most of my time drawing (I'm taking architecture) and eat lots of sweets to keep me up all night. My mom saids I should...
    Vhanny16 Vhanny16 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    What if this isn't real, what if none of this is real, what if we're just day dreaming. I often ask myself "what is life" And none of us (yes, none) will ever know the answer...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    After roughly 5 years since finishing high school, I'll be heading back this fall... if everything works out how it is supposed to. Going for nursing. Starting at my (mostly...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Well, in a few months I'll have to choose the "right" college for me, my future job and so on. I really hate it when people (starting with my annoying relatives and so on...) ask...
    RainbowCupcake29 RainbowCupcake29 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Dear life, Could you pretty please stop giving it to me dry and fast? I didn't choose to be here, I didn't choose my mother and father... step father, next step father, mothers...
    Aliandras Aliandras 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    people are straining me with late decisions and time changes. Its starting to weigh on me it really time for me to go to rest right now and people are asking me for time to make...
    F00dbarevaporating F00dbarevaporating 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    My life has taken many twists and turns starting with the death of my dad in 2008. Everything changed and I started not to care anymore . It affected my relationship with my then...
    613stupid 613stupid 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    This is the last time I'm starting over and this time everything will work out. I hope...
    joshuaw53 joshuaw53 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    ?Soon be a year... since the divorce of a 23 years marriage. I felt like I was trafy to meet another. So I joined some fating sites. Agter a while Inmet someone that was really...
    tpg00 tpg00 46-50, F 4 Responses 6 days ago