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I Am Trying to Change My Life

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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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    My name is Jiuan. I'm 18 years old

    and an upcoming sophomore in college. And this is why I need $10,000. (It's a long story so sit tight) I graduated from East Central High School in the top 10% of my class (Class of 2014). I started out at community college even though my rank assured my acceptance into any...
    jmou jmou 18-21, F Jun 26

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I feel like if you give up months of your life

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

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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 8 Responses Feb 24, 2014

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    wintersecret wintersecret 31-35, M 1 Response 27 mins ago

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    Before I go to bed I just wanna say thanks to the man in the big house lol you know who i mean the Lord. I just wanna say thanks for the life I have I know that my life is a...
    mowerben mowerben 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Been married two years met husband four years ago when we first met we were crazy about each other but he was married less then a year to his hs sweetheart and I was with mine so...
    frenchfry5 frenchfry5 18-21 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was watching an episode of Catfish recently in which the Catfish created this Hannah Montana version of her own life. I looked at her as she created this version of herself and...
    Crownite Crownite 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I cannot change that my ******* of a dad tells me and my bro he don't care about is and that we never did anything with him but that's ok he's gonna miss out on the rest of my life...
    miamousley miamousley 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    How many months has it been? I forgotten how much I adored your kisses. I don't remember being so happy to be held in your arms. It's hard for me to imagine myself looking up with...
    FrenchKissed FrenchKissed 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I remember back in 2012 that was the year that people believed what the Mayan calendar had predicted about how the calendar was going to end anyway I remember I was going through a...
    Jolietillinois Jolietillinois 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    So to try and find happiness, I am making small changes. one I left behind someone that was destroying my life. Now months later after getting back into a semi stable place I am...
    fallenzero fallenzero 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    So much has happened the last month so much stress and chaos..I'm trying to tackle each thing one at a time,but it has all been very emotionally draining I'm still in the mist of...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ive ruined my life wont get another job now and might end up doing some time wish i could go back and undo it all 😭😭😭😭
    HelpMe19 HelpMe19 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    it's hard to be yourself in a world that constantly compares to everyone else! it's exhausting being judged all the time by people who are supposed to love u first hand! I am me...
    CasseMoi CasseMoi 36-40, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    My cousin and i have been really close for a long time , but now all he does is ignore me and not talk to me , he literally deleted me from his life && it honestly hurts me and i...
    Bianca28 Bianca28 18-21, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    But yet accepted the things I can change I had this person to inbox me once a cheater always a cheater which was kinda hateful to me as I read it but it didn't affect me because I...
    robertl30 robertl30 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    I believe I am in s emotionally abusive relationship with my husband who I love more than just about anything in the world, this time I went back home to visit family and I could...
    wash02 wash02 31-35, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    It is very hard ... to accept you exist in my work place. At this point of my life, I just wish God will just wipe you off and let you get lost. No I don't hate you but I hate...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    alcoholism and self loathing has destroyed many things. i hurt my best friend and even though i cant change the past i can accept it. she has a new boyfriend and you should see her...
    Kogane Kogane 26-30, M a week ago

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    I was born with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills (the ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way). I...
    claythechamp claythechamp 18-21, M Jul 23

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    Job said," If a man die shall he live again," "I will wait on the Lord all my appointed time until my change comes." It is something about changes most people don't like. It...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F Jul 23

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    The careers I wanted to do growing up! When I was younger a child I was obsessed with soldiers and wanted to be in the army I love the camouflage gear you have to wear and the...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I read people's struggles, I can relate, I recall my darkest moments, so many years of existing one bad moment after the next. The worst for me was being told that I deserve to be...
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 22

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    I've been feeling depressed and sorry for myself alot lately and I think it's time for a change. I'm ready to man up and face my problems head on! I'm tired of feeling self pity...
    UnderDarkClouds UnderDarkClouds 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I've made lots of mistakes. I've said things I wish I never had. Did things I wish I could go back and change. Spent money on things that, when I look back, wonder if I really...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I think failed relationships like friendships, family, or romantic relationships are a good way to learn about yourself and kinda change your bad habits. Like for me when I was in...
    StarDragonWitch StarDragonWitch 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    We were friends . then he proposed me and we started dating.. and i fell in love with him ..madly. .he cheated ,left me so many times and came back with excuses and apologies .. i...
    missttie missttie 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I'm so not where I wanted or thought I'd be at my age. 25, no job, no higher education and living in the basement of my boyfriend's parents house.... Yeah great ******* life huh...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    After being sad for even the smallest of the things and changes in life...I have finally accepted that some things are not to be changed.
    PG90 PG90 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I am constantly changing. The most significant change in my life has resulted from embracing Eastern practices. Growing up in the U.S., and a wealthy state at that, Connecticut...
    JA1678 JA1678 22-25, F Jul 16

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    My life revolves around things I cannot control. Including things I SHOULD be able to at my age. It caused me to self harm for years. It wasn't until recently I realized I self...
    thisfruitloop thisfruitloop 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Half of me is soooo glad it's Friday and the end of another ****** week in a job I hate and the other half is dreading another lonely weekend sat home dwelling on all the **** in...
    summer7575 summer7575 36-40, F 12 Responses Jul 16

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    Isn't everyone? I guess to answer this question, you have to know what you're definition of happiness is. For me, I'm not talking about watching a clip and getting a chuckle...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 15

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    I've been writing on EP a lot today. I feel so crazy. I don't know what to do. How to not be this way. How to be okay with things and not let my mind obsess over this. I can't get...
    Kikiana1 Kikiana1 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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