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I Am Trying to Change My Life

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Aug 19, 2014

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    Over this past year I've changed.The truth is I can hardly recognise myself,I'm almost a completely different person from before.I'm not really sure what triggered this change,it...
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    I'm trying. This difficult situation is giving me the chance to change my life. I truly hate that it is. Deep down I want to be with my wife and son. But that isn't possible. So...
    snake215 snake215 18-21, M 1 Response May 13

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      Malcolm X Gandhi Steve Jobs I look up to people like that Martin used the media to his advantage... To help fight for civil rights Gandhi was able to influence a nation...
    LeahLoveeU LeahLoveeU 13-15, F 3 Responses May 19

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    Recently, I have had quite a few life changing events that have happened. Looking back on some things, I probably would have changed some things sooner, but I can’t control the...
    Haywee123 Haywee123 22-25, F May 5

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    Every day my mom tells me that I can't change the world. That it can't be done. She tells me that if I don't like something that I better get used to it because nothing is going to...
    steviehunt steviehunt 18-21, M 3 Responses May 13

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    I have felt low for so long now, and everyone says it's sad how much my confidence has completely deteriorated over the last year, so I have decided that I am finally going to put...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F May 12

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    a few years ago i started a new life its a big struggle. at first i took my time to get myself together and then i started. small steps and a few big ones here and there. and by...
    vince89 vince89 26-30, M 1 Response May 16

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    I start my day with a lovely breakfast. Then I do work like a crazy being. Perhaps, I'd love to sketch. I'd rather not reveal the other side of me. I live a double life. A life...
    altasiandera altasiandera 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Not him god tell me this is a nightmare please I can't my soul is my brother it always has been the only thing I have left in this world I lost and am going to lose everything the...
    elior elior 18-21, T a week ago

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    I'd like to share some really awesome quotes from the last 24 hours that fellow Avengers and maybe some new recruits did here: Corey posted this that lead to a lot of good dialog...
    georgekirk georgekirk 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    I'm 19 years old and it's been almost a year since I graduated high school. I remember having plans to at least attend the nearby community college, start investing my time into...
    WardenChult WardenChult 18-21, M 3 Responses May 15

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    My brother shot himself in the head Sunday morning ,, 1 week from getting the news His Ex wife and Mother of his only child had died from cancer ,,she is now an Orphan ,,not alone...
    rckt148 rckt148 56-60, M 5 Responses May 19

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    Human existence itself is sinister, macabre is in its essence. The human being, by occasion, encounter himself in this universe, without an apparent purpose, without a sense or...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    Human existence itself is sinister, macabre is in its essence. The human being, by occasion, encounter himself in this universe, without an apparent purpose, without a sense or...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    That my life will get better for the best and not the worst! Wish I could change everything around me, but some reason I know I can't!
    G3ORGI4P34CH G3ORGI4P34CH 31-35, F May 11

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    it's hard to accept and you just feel weak , like in some point of life these things are going to change
    linadabaghie linadabaghie 13-15, F 2 Responses May 20

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    There are people i can't save and things i can't change if they ask me for help i know i'm gonna be dropped. It's just apart of my life i help someone learn and understand but no...
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I feel like I'm about to break down and become something numb. My parents took away everything I truly cared about. I had friends that I loved like adopted family. They were gone...
    Stormeyes Stormeyes 18-21, F 1 Response May 19

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    i dunno what i am doing bht i am new here. i made a mistake really big mistake in my life. i married a drug user and i dunno he use it. i forgive him many many times for he said he...
    toniiris toniiris 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm trying to accept a lot of things right now. I try to accept the fact that my uncle died, that I can't change the past, and that I am too damn nice to people. I act as if I am...
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto 13-15, M 1 Response May 7

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    Okay, get this off my chest: I am 27 years old. I am almost 30 and I still don't really know what I want to do with my life... that is specialize in something. I do but I don't...
    OrchidLilacChrys OrchidLilacChrys 26-30, F 2 Responses May 7

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    the moment it hits u..... when someone so special to u.. u only want to c happy..happy with you but because 'their happiness' lies elsewhere, you secretly pray n hope their wishes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 13

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    Did a presentation today. Messed up so badly people say "it's okay" "it happens" and" you are new in these kind of stuff so don't worry everything will be fine". In reality, doesn...
    affectionateWriter16 affectionateWriter16 22-25, F May 14

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    There are limits on what we can effect both for ourselves and for others as much as those things we could and ought be prepared to change for ourselves not least for me aspects of...
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    One reason: have had to deal with people's who egos were out of whack my whole life. People who always though they were better than me. People who thought 2 + 1 = 4 and everyone...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    In December of 2014, my life was changed forever. I was a depressed teenager, and I always remained cold towards my entire family. I pretty much hated everyone and anyone that...
    ChocolateGirl04 ChocolateGirl04 13-15, F May 7

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    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change the strength to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference
    Joeyswiffey4life Joeyswiffey4life 26-30, F 3 Responses May 11

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    I once heard these words in a movie and it stuck with me. I learned then that its easier to accept that mistakes do happen... that we learn from it, look back and call it...
    KrisKrosSk8 KrisKrosSk8 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Everytime I think about starting a new life I have to come to terms with my expectations for what that means. I keep expecting change and yet I refuse to change myself or my...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 2 Responses May 2

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    I am writing this as I must share my happiness. I have had a struggle with my weight since my early 30's. Actually at 28 my metabolism changed and I slowly started to have weight...
    ProHealth1 ProHealth1 31-35, F 1 Response May 4

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    Every time something changes in my life, moving house, parting with friends, graduations, deaths, new jobs, leaving old ones, even when a character in my favourite TV show leaves...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 22-25, M May 15

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