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I Am Trying to Change My Life

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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, 2015

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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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    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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    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, 2015

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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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    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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    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 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, 2015

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    ok eradicating feat from life isnt easy; in fact is possibly the most difficult thing one has to do. Actually, fear is the only attribute from all the negative things that happen...
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    I met someone that has changed my life. Before I met him, I had social anxiety and many more problems. I wouldn't want go out and find comfort in my home. It's a long story how I...
    sxyylove sxyylove 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    People ask me how can I be so happy after all that's happened to me, well the truth is... I chose to be happy and to live my life to the fullest instead of laying in bed all day...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I don't care how many depressing experiences I post, or how disappointed I am with my life, or how much I have screwed up, or how hurt I have become, or no matter what people will...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    My normal anyway. My normal is a bit unpredictable and I generally feel comfortable with it being that way. That said, I have created many accounts on different social sites that...
    JessicaMarie35 JessicaMarie35 36-40, T 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I dont really think of it as a big deal or anything. In high school I had a friend who is black and I always saw her with straight hair one day she came to school and it was wavy...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 22-25, F 22 hrs ago

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    I've always tried to force myself into being in the, what you call, 'popularity' category in every crowd/event I go into. But, it just doesn't work that way in my favor into terms...
    savannahjade99 savannahjade99 16-17, F 22 hrs ago

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    I can't change my past, our past, but I can change my future and it is mine because there is not "us" in it anymore. You hurt me and I must remember that. I must remember all...
    American19 American19 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    "My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn't go as planned, and that's okay."
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    My demons are cutting me out.. I'm feeling like I'm drowning deep underneath the sea. I can't see any light other than the lights predators emit to catch me. I'm not sure which way...
    ollynobody ollynobody 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    Let me preface this by saying I love my boyfriend, he's wonderful but not responsible or mature. I'm in a relationship where I pay for most things. If we go out, I pay, if we get...
    dashdash12 dashdash12 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm a product of my own imagination. What I imagine I am, I become. I tell myself I am good, but that's because I'm deciding to be what I call good. All my worries and fears are...
    AlphaGoat AlphaGoat 31-35, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am who i am . And i know i need to chamge... I just hate myself and i need to change that. I am clumsy and i need to change that. My way of living is insufficient and i need to...
    Potchii Potchii 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Sometimes resigning yourself to the fact that your life is difficult, maybe more than others and being okay with this fact and maybe trying to make a difference to someones life...
    SunlightSeeker SunlightSeeker 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I can't change my age, its not that I feel old, but its how people perceive me to be old. In my mind I'm years younger than my drivers license say I am, I do remember when I wanted...
    couldashoulda69 couldashoulda69 66-70, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    At this point in life things have taken an interesting twist. Right now i feel numb. I'm 23 and already been married and divorced. The whole dating thing has been a fall. I'm shut...
    laquitabonita laquitabonita 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    One of my biggest downfalls, is always looking to the past for guidance, whereas most people would learn from it, I dwell in it. I've been diagnosed with chronic depression since I...
    NinaPants97 NinaPants97 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Bad Hair Day is a Disney movie and is based on very sensitive subjects. It is one of my favorite movies and I knew even before it aired the first time that it would be added to my...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    As many of you know, I am battling pneumonia for the second time this winter. I am not someone who is often sick. I landed myself in the hospital two weeks ago and was told that...
    Gracey0079 Gracey0079 36-40, F 15 Responses a week ago

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    Like the people that come and go in your life and how to deal with it and school and back stabbing people and it's just a normal part of life I guess but sometimes it's like...
    CallMePonyTail CallMePonyTail 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I really want to change my life. But  first of all i want to change myself first. So here's 10 things that on my top list to change myself. 1. No more mast ur bate 2. No more p0r...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Feb 3

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    My guy has PTSD. He has changed so much. I want to help him but not sure if there is anything I can do anymore. He is very distant and it's getting worse.
    WVgirldiane WVgirldiane 56-60, F 10 Responses Feb 2

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    When trying to make a change, we usually tend to feel uncomfortable or unsure if we are heading the right track. But well, it's normal! Ikr. :) theearthchild.co.za/15...
    blitzkrieg7 blitzkrieg7 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    On January 5, my girlfriend and I picked out rings. We were trying to start a family together. Life was incredibly good. For the past two weeks, we have fought almost daily, we...
    Sheepdog47 Sheepdog47 46-50, M Feb 1

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    Don't you just hate when a girl says I didn't talk to you because I was busy. But after all that time, all of a sudden she's back online and you happen to see she's online and she...
    YourSecretAdmire22 YourSecretAdmire22 22-25, M Jan 31

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    Year 2550 Mars Surgent Demonair Ee.pr Repolov, is exploring the northern hemisphere with his team and searching for temporary energy fields to set up a new reactor. But, it's been...
    Turbo6O6 Turbo6O6 22-25, M Jan 30

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    Our time of existence is feeble, but not because time is, but because our (individual) life is, there's no certainty, that's dealing with life: dealing with uncertainty, because...
    oneiric13 oneiric13 26-30, M Jan 29

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    I wrote a post about temptation. It got some men defensive and they felt compelled to say repeatedly that they'd never be tempted to cheat. First of all, my post was not indicating...
    Walkalone9000 Walkalone9000 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    I had never really met a person who had made me question everything about myself-my job, the way I view my relationships with my family, the way I view myself, my anxiety, my...
    sweetsexxylexy sweetsexxylexy 22-25, F Jan 28

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    I was driving home today, and everything's the same mundane, usual stuffs I'd encounter hundreds of times before; driving alone, traffic's bad (it wasn't this bad in December when...
    bellabong bellabong 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    i feel like ending it all. im very close to just hanging myself and getting over it. so i got no one in my family im the only one i live alone. no friends no other family and no...
    minieBeanie minieBeanie 18-21, T 3 Responses Jan 27

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