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I Am Trying to Change My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 86 People

    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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    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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    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
    ThatBlueOwl ThatBlueOwl 16-17, F Aug 19

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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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    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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    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 7 Responses Feb 24

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    Related Experiences

    When I was little I was physically, verbally, and sexually abused. I try to move past my past but it seems nearly impossible. I don't sleep at night, I have picked up some nasty...
    tinyec96 tinyec96 18-21, F 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I'm in the fourth stage and getting to the fifth!!  :)This is definitely one of the life-changing period of my life. After my biggest epiphanies, I keep getting more and more...
    ChicaAudaz ChicaAudaz 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Something I wrote to him, although I didn't send it. Thank you. I have a lot of things to thank you for. Thank you for showing me how to love and supposedly be "loved". Thank...
    weightingforhappiness weightingforhappiness 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I feel lost with my life. I am past my parents age when they had me and its looking like I won't be having kids. I am anthletic 6' 174lbs and I have extremely high cholesterol so I...
    shadowgear shadowgear 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    So a few days ago my adopted father was snooping on my facebook, because he found out I was in a "relationship" with a 22 year old. So he was snooping on my Facebook cuz apparently...
    KATarinatillinghast KATarinatillinghast 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    At last.. I made my decision today. It took months of depression and finally i decided to move on. I read a blog about getting over a one sided love, it was really beautiful. It...
    urbanmellow urbanmellow 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Im gonna fix my F'd up life ! :P :D Hold me to it if you care to. I'll be grateful. Ask me how im doing with the plan. For all of you that are looking for a change, here are 11...
    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 13

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    I was listening to an old radio interview Chris Perez (he use to be the singer Selena's husband before she died.) I recently stumbled onto him so ive kinda been getting re...
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    Lol my Instagram is like hacked. Trying to think about all the positives about this though?! #whybemadorsad
    oxoxJillianxoxo oxoxJillianxoxo 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I believe that every woman is capable of making the love life she's always wanted a reality. I was single for a long time with an incredibly active dating schedule (I was averaging...
    chloeloveactually chloeloveactually 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I changed it from Cyanideheart to Celestialthallium :)
    CelestialThallium CelestialThallium 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I'm at a very weird and scary but exciting & hopeful point in my life where I need to completely shed everything old and jump into something completely new. If I don't it will be...
    SirenaVonLee SirenaVonLee 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I have no idea why I am on this site at 11:30 in the morning but I need to vent. Im 19 years old nearly 20 and im trying to get myself together and trying to get my life together...
    buxey buxey 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 15

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    September 8. Stopping Our Pain. "Some of my feelings have been stored so long they have freezer burn." —Beyond Codependency There are many sources of pain in our life. Those...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    Hello to all my EPeeps! This is an update of sorts. I can't explain everything in detail right now, but` I wanted to let you all know lots of changes happening in my life, that...
    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F 11 Responses Sep 16

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    To start a story you need a good opening, -shiyori from The God Only Know anime, but i don't know how to do it. so let just start the story about myself, first, My name is Jiji, my...
    callmezie2 callmezie2 18-21, M Sep 18

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    I just finished watching a film that I know I'm going to fail miserably trying to share because it was touching in a personal way to me. It was a film about a young girl from the a...
    TheShadowedGirl TheShadowedGirl 31-35 1 Response Sep 21

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    I was just reading the extinction part of a paleontology and evolution book I need to return to the store since the reason I bought it no longer exists. People that love aliens...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M Sep 6

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    There are parts of my life I, like so many others, would love to change but can't for many reasons. I have always wanted to have a better relationship with my mother. I had hoped...
    Youget Youget 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 15

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    Tonight i lay here thinking about my day.... I started it off scared of change... Of being set up to fail.... Of not being able to accomplish the challenges ahead of me... After...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Life is a TRIP sometimes. I am trying to accept the fact: I will trip countless times. Like an awkward penguin sliding down the slope of an iceberg, you've got to accept your...
    theAnonMouse theAnonMouse 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 22

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    My boyfriend's sex drive: Every other month or so the conversation comes back once again "How am I attractive or good enough if you don't want sex with me?" I'll say. He says he...
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F 12 Responses Sep 2

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    My life has been change out of influence of three guys, the first one simply broke me, the second made me go back to being good just so that at the end I will be even worse than...
    simplyfuckit simplyfuckit 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    Life is such a funny (sic) story, the best way to alter the things is go with the flow, if you can change them. Its true when you have parents, wife, kids and everyone showing...
    maskedmagic maskedmagic 31-35, M Sep 19

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    I have been married for 8 years now, our marriage has an age gap of 18 years. I really wanted to get married by a white man am an African lady. We met in my country and after he...
    Tok14 Tok14 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 19

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    At some point in your life you had made some choices that are not exactly the best ones. It's kind of late now to change it.... People say: "it's never too late". I don't agree...
    yaretzy0001 yaretzy0001 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    My friend and I were on a path to to lose weight. While we made an effort it just didn't see like much. She lost 7.6 Kgs in just 11 day of her program. I've tried nearly...
    LuiaFederacci LuiaFederacci 36-40, F Sep 24

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    September 25. Peace with the Past. "Even God cannot change the past." —Agathon Holding on to the past, either through guilt, longing, denial, or resentment, is a waste of...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F a week ago

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    The things that once brought me pleasure and comfort, feel like the obstacles keeping me from catalyzing my life into something worth living. I used to have laughs and good times...
    K3TTLE K3TTLE 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I was miserable all throughout childhood and I thought maybe my life would get better when I was a teenager and looked forward to that. I was depressed and had anxiety all...
    chilipeppasforever chilipeppasforever 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    A funny thing about years is that we only get one of each. After its done its put on a shelf called "forever". No matter how many we get its still not many at all. so maybe you had...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    its really hard.. i'm completely torn i just want to get this off of my mind so i can focus but the only way i can do so is by letting go of my girlfriend, im in love with her so...
    NotBiasedBAM NotBiasedBAM 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 13

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    Ok does anyone really have an answer .... Life itself it's so easy ...everywhere you go everything you do everything you touch if it's alive you do it with love... Simple right...
    longingone longingone 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    23 no carrier, no job, no diploma , ****** up life, live in my parents house, trying to find my motivation button so i can get up and start over. or find a suitcase with 10 Million...
    otstandons otstandons 31-35, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm wasting my life because I'm too afraid of screwing it up to actually live it. I've never understood when people my age say that they're excited because they have their whole...
    hacky2012 hacky2012 18-21, F 1 Response 19 mins ago

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    I'm making some changes in my life, if you don't hear anything from me you are one of them. #formerana:(
    lightraydawn lightraydawn 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    What is life? Life can be a number of things, maybe even anything. I've seen it, in the wealthy and the poor. In both the sane and insane. Life has no face or name to hold it down...
    sighted sighted 22-25, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I used to be happy. Until I experienced the world worst breakup. We knew each other for five years, dated for eight months, and have been broken up for two years...and I still...
    NikkiNova NikkiNova 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't cherish life everyday, some days I hate life. But I am trying to change that. Sometimes it takes something awful to happen for you to realize what you do cherish. It has...
    Isntitironic Isntitironic 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I always lived like a person thats never confident on her own skin. I never felt pretty or attractive. Maybe its just the way I am. But Im trying hard to change my pov. I wish I...
    itsmenhiceee itsmenhiceee 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 3

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