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I Am Trying to Change My Life

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    Unemployed To Self-employed Before 23 July 2012 - What Are The Odds Of That Happening?

    I have been unemployed for a very long time. I am in my late 40s, and have no business experience whatsoever. I left school at the age of 14 years old, with no qualifications and never did go back to get any (my biggest regret).I have aspirations of being self-employed by the...
    Craftworkcottage Craftworkcottage 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 25, 2012

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    So i finally decided it's time

    for me to change... to walk a different path in life... you know "renewing thyself". Sigh, it's hard, it really is. The temptations, the urge of going back. At times i feel like giving up this fight... trust me this constant battle with all these disappointments, its so...
    BlueFloraKae BlueFloraKae 18-21, F Dec 3, 2014

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    Thanks for all the responses.

    it helps a lot in this conscious decision to improving life, making something outta it and really believing in it... Small steps have been huge milestones for me lately and i't going better. So, really thanks for sticking out with me so far. I feel grateful, and it makes me...
    Minimaxhall Minimaxhall 26-30, M 9 Responses Feb 24, 2014

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    The First Step!!

    I have been trying to make moderate to serious changes in my life for about 2 years now...and still some how stuck in a limbo. I quit my job 1 and a 1/2 years ago, and yet...still stayed on...out of greed, out of fear and that peculiar sense of inertia that seems to...
    RenR RenR 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2009

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    Yeah, pretty much planing to do a 180.

    I need to reduce the stress level, witch means that i have to change everything in my life... I have to say, i am really exited about it
    AnjaM98 AnjaM98 16-17, F Aug 19, 2014

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    New Career Path

    I have been teaching for three years and it takes up 80% of my life and I hate it. I am too stressed and want a job that stays at work. I do not want to prep for work or work after work or do work on the weekends. I want more time with my husband and family. So, I have...
    lizzylizard217 lizzylizard217 26-30, F Feb 21, 2009

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    I learned that I want change

    and it worked or a short period and I still go back the same me after a while. Does anyone has some wisdom to share? Should a daily journal is used?
    climbinghigh climbinghigh 46-50, F Mar 27

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    One Day At a Time!

    My life has been horrible... so many disappointments and abuse within it. And then I did the worst thing, by abusing myself too. But since last year, 2008, I've been working to change my life. Baby steps, little by little! And I got so very far too! :-D I admit, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 22, 2009

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    I feel like if you give up months of your life

    to help a family member if you ask for help they should.
    zakkiyyia8 zakkiyyia8 36-40, F Apr 1

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    My Life As I Know It

    I am a depressed person who is negative, pessimestic and hateful. I dont like a lot of things and thus become angry, lathargic and give up on myself and everything thing else. I'm not a very happy person. I've tried cutting out media, ******* friends and narrowing my options so...
    ladybuggirl182 ladybuggirl182 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Key word in my search for a group was CHANGE. There were so many choices and all sounded just as good as the other but then right in the middle was this one, which just seems dead...
    starzbound2fall starzbound2fall 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I am going through a lot right now. Trying to figure out who I am, what I believe, how to express myself, how to be comfortable in my own skin, & how to do all that without...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I thought I found someone who would be good for my life but that was a joke.. dating him changed my life for the worst.. the choices I've made in the past mouth haven't been the...
    LovingTheNewMe LovingTheNewMe 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    More on what exactly happened five months ago that flipped my world upside down: Someone noticed me, & it brought forth this life out of me that had been sleeping for years, maybe...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    who am i ??? what i want ? where i want to go ? what i want to be ? some says life is journey of self discovery. for me, it has been journey of loosing self so far. but i have a...
    confusedsoul21 confusedsoul21 26-30, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    hey im gay but not obvious pls no hate. i think im a lost soul trying to find my better half, i havent been in a romantic relationship for 21 years, yeah im single since birth. i...
    BuenRoed BuenRoed 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    I believe sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. There is nothing they won't tell you about themselves if they trust your kindness. However...
    Pand0rasCharm Pand0rasCharm 70+, F 15 hrs ago

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    We cannot change the past, but what I have learned about myself, is accepting myself today, forgiving myself and letting go of things that are no longer valid helps me change my...
    Artbeats Artbeats 41-45, M 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I've realised something from reading over my other experiences, it seems you can be so miserable in a relationship but something always keeps you hanging on. It's all a lie. It's...
    Jin959 Jin959 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Shadows fill an empty heart As love is fading, From all the things that we are But are not saying. Can we see beyond the stars And make it to the dawn? Change the colors of the...
    soldiergirl2 soldiergirl2 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    I don't know what I want to do with my life, i have no clue where to start either, it feels kind of like everything i ever felt before has been wiped out and as much as i try to...
    lostinthisworld45 lostinthisworld45 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    My fiance and I have been trying to get pregnant for about 6 months now. are we doing something wrong or what???
    CopenhagenAngel427 CopenhagenAngel427 18-21, F 6 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    My Birthday came, like it does every year. But this year was different. Every day for about 2 weeks leading up to my birthday was complete misery. Me being blamed for everything...
    St4rbright St4rbright 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I've been posting a bit in the more "depressed" part of Experience Project more because i have unsaid things I don't feel too comfortable sharing with family. So I look towards...
    xxRaindrop xxRaindrop 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am so overwhelmed by my life. The part that makes it so bad is no one cares, even though they can see it. I help everyone but I can't get anyone to lift a finger for me. Today...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Story of My Life: From Darkness to Light (epic poem about seventh to tenth grade) Story of My Life: From Darkness to Light The days go by as I think of you I'm sorry our...
    SeeingAuras SeeingAuras 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Hi guys. I'm 24 years old and, seeing as I'm going/went through a massive quarter life crises myself I decided to just make the subject my graduation project. You know, because why...
    Syrika Syrika 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    "I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made...
    Katie419 Katie419 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    This might be my last job to live my life, I've worked for 5 different jobs in 5years, after graduating college. Now I am 27, I've dated 4 different wonderful man in a serious...
    27girl 27girl 26-30, F Mar 31

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    I'm trying to accept that life is not a joyful ride, that it is actually pain and sorrow also. I should be able to accept, that sorrow and pain are part of the beauty of life. And...
    Bluehalo Bluehalo 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Trying to accept things is never easy. It's ****** up how one day you bring me happiness and hope the next I think of you and burst into tears... I don't know why I thought this...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I have been having problems with myself. And that has led to other problems. I grew up in such a terrible home. I grew up to be a contradicting person that is under developed and...
    xxRaindrop xxRaindrop 18-21, M Apr 7

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    People shouldn't take their life for granted. :/ I hate when people say "F*** my life" over something like dropping something or something small. People say things like, "I hate my...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    The hardest thing in my life is dealing with my alcoholic father. He's been an alcoholic since I was born, but from what I've been told, he was not like this before. Quite the...
    n0stradamus n0stradamus 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I am trying to accept that the father of my child and I, do not work well together. But it's difficult when you fell in love with the person they use to be.. There were very good...
    krmdr krmdr 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I know you won't change what you are, though if you wanted to you might. Having just heard a familiar tone it makes me wonder why I bother.There's so much more out there to life...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Accepting the fact that I can't change how much people care or not, no matter how much I care is one of the hardest things ever, but I'm learning to accept and move on. People take...
    Debbiefrangipani Debbiefrangipani 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Lately ive been trying to cope with two of my losses. My heart was filled with happiness because of these two people. Now its completly gone! People use to say i had a heart of...
    Ashleymil Ashleymil 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    So this is it.I'm 21,male,Indian and a loner.I've been hurt by a lot of people in my life,but thats all in the past.I now need a job,but I have no family support,I live away from...
    sakthiachu sakthiachu 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 17

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    20th April 2015 What I truly wish….to is free in every possible way. Not patriotic freedom but when one is separated from the reality and a sense of self…..oblivion. A person...
    HopeEverlasting HopeEverlasting 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    a lotta things that bother me, I know God's given me a beautiful life and a lot to be happy about but well, you know.. the human nature, we're never satisfied! even I wish I had a...
    slytheringuy slytheringuy 16-17, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Went shopping in a store that I had always dreamed about as a kid. Tuned into the music they were playing, Good Life - OneRepublic, stopped and reflected. They're so right, this is...
    20F14 20F14 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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