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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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    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 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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    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 4 Responses Feb 24

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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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    Related Experiences

    I wish life was like a video game I could choose which avatar I wanted to be and Change life styles. And I could choose which emotion to feel. I would choose to always be happy...
    True101 True101 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    In this exact moment: listening to music, sunday night, being 20, living in this small studio in the city, it being a summer night, smoking. Even though I'm broke and a student...
    AutumnV3 AutumnV3 18-21, F a week ago

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    If there's one thing in my life that's missing It's the time that I spend alone Sailing on the cool and bright clear water Lots of those friendly people And they're showing me ways...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I haven't been on here for a while, but I feel the need to really write out my feelings. Two weeks ago I came back home to the Bahamas for a year. I was pretty excited on coming...
    rainee12 rainee12 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    It was the start of my freshman year. Deep into a depression, bipolar episodes, scars up and down my left wrist, suicidal thoughts screaming through my ears, sticking my finger...
    icecoldqueen613 icecoldqueen613 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    My life right now is sad, its lonely and i havent done anything i dreamed of doing, I hold myself back from all the possibilities and i dont understand why, I plan to do all these...
    xchelseydawnx xchelseydawnx 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    It's so difficult to change the elements I want to change. Which is predominately finding work and meeting people I actually have a connection with. But I won't give up.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I was a lost girl. I was trying to find myself. That was until I met someone online last summer. We became really good friends, talked about life and played around. We promised...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 7 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    He stared into the steady glare of the LCD display of his laptop screen in the darkness of the night, as he typed out those words.. his last ever creations. The fingertips that had...
    pretender1326 pretender1326 26-30, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    The only thing preventing me from moving forward and living a truly blessed and free life is financial and emotional obligations that I have pressed upon myself due to the good...
    Awakening29 Awakening29 26-30, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Most of time, I'm happy. But sometimes I feel very scared and unstable. I am trying my best to recognize what's given to me and appreciate what I have. Maybe I'm trying too hard...
    Emily712 Emily712 31-35, F 20 mins ago

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    Change - All great change in America begins at the dinner table. Ronald Reagan - If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 6 hrs ago

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    ---WARNING: Venting piece, don't read if you don't want to--- I've realized that after 5 years of depression, I can't do this anymore. I can't. I'm done trying to hold onto a...
    00SecretGarden00 00SecretGarden00 13-15, F 22 hrs ago

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    "Cognitive distortions are at the core of what many cognitive-behavioral and other kinds of therapists try and help a person learn to change in psychotherapy. By learning to...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's no time to make a change just relax and take it easy , look at me I'm ugly but I'm happy Find the girl settle down .... Father and son by cat Steven lol!
    Ewan14 Ewan14 41-45, M 12 hrs ago

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    You must have courage to change if you want to grow.
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F 2 Responses 48 mins ago

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    Honestly I just don't know anymore every time I try to be positive on life things just go bad again. Every since 7th grade things haven't been all that but things didn't really get...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    He was in the midst of a divorce when I met him. Then he went back to his wife. I left him and went back to school. Then he left her and begged to get back together. That's...
    tmonroe666 tmonroe666 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I'm one of those people that never usually goes on these forums to pour my heart out as I usually internalise things and try to deal with it myself - this seems to be one of the...
    Liya2004 Liya2004 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I try my best to fit in with my family but nothing seems 2 work :'(........ at school its the same i changed my whole image just 4 people 2 like me so one day i went as myself and...
    christinababy23 christinababy23 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't really know why i am Posting - I guess I need some way to get my feelings out to someone who won't dismiss them and tell me how I am wrong- overreacting - premenstral...
    Wastedtime11 Wastedtime11 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sometimes I look life through a filter of perfection...how things should be.A supportive family,friends and happy kids around,living a peaceful life full of feelings and deep...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    Well, it is easy to feel this way, because "they" keep telling your to just run faster, run harder, run with more of your "passion", and it will all be okay. They tell you not to...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    Yeah my eyes they change. I've had them a deep sea blue, a grayish blue, and a fiery green. In this pic they are grayish blue.
    kittykat6918 kittykat6918 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    My eyes change from blue, gray, green and hazel depending on the clothes I am wearing
    jsprings482 jsprings482 31-35, M 5 hrs ago

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    Ive made a few major decisions in my life so far. When I was 12 I decided to leave my adoptive home in account of the abuse that I was dealing with. In deciding to go live with my...
    xXUnusualXx xXUnusualXx 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    **I feel like I'm in an AA meeting.** My name is Chris and I'm... ...the youngest of 8 kids. I was born in to a strictly religious home. My father was a military officer, a...
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M 5 Responses Jul 1

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    I hate my how I'm living my life and who I am. I procrastinate and I'm lazy. I sit around all summer. Summer school is here and I even fell behind summer school. 8 packets. 5 pages...
    wanderingsoul777 wanderingsoul777 16-17, M Jul 2

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    I have had many people come and go in my life, some leaving for the best and the ones coming to replace them, not mentally or physically , but another person caring in replace of...
    sommer02 sommer02 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I like routine, order and structure I think because I'm slightly OCD. But I think that if I continue the same thing ever day anymore it's going to drive me insane. Every morning I...
    Ailurus23 Ailurus23 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I can't change the fact my "mother" is insane and trying to get rid of me. I can't change my past. I can't change that I was attacked and raped. I can't change that destroyed my...
    sluggo111 sluggo111 16-17, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    It isn't the easiest thing to do, it's definitely a learning process. There's a lot of things i wish i could change, especially my past but...i can't and i need to accept that and...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 16

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    I want to change myself. I want the old me back How happy I used to be.. Even after trying hard I never succeed.. My stupid mistakes have gotten even more bad now. Dad by day I am...
    AnjaliBhandari AnjaliBhandari 13-15, F Jun 28

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    Hello, this is somewhat of a sensitive topic for me. But I've been pretty sturdy my whole life and would like to lose weight. I want to do it the healthy non abrasive way. I'm not...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 30

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    I started smoking weed when I was 16. My Dad caught me doing it and took my weed. This made me hate my Dad. I acted so mean to him when really he was just trying to keep me safe. I...
    kevin1080123 kevin1080123 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    My husband leaving me is the one bug thing that has changed my life. Didn't see it coming at all... Now I'm just trying to find my feet and my way again.
    mssst mssst 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    July 15. Self-care with Family Members. "I was thirty- five years old the first time I spoke up to my mother and refused to buy into her games and manipulation. I was terribly...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    He told me I have to blog again I wrote a blog today when I was going through a very rough time. I feel I am doing better. I think that some of you were right. I am depressed. It...
    RsBrat RsBrat 36-40, F Jul 19

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    I've had a few good days keeping occupied, but every time I'm at home alone I can't stop thinking about what my ex and his new girlfriend might be doing. Every time my phones...
    iknowmykingdomawaits iknowmykingdomawaits 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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      Let's call me N, and I am 23. I am writing this because no one is really willing to listen... All my life I feel very miserable... I think I have a compulsive lying...
    HoneyAndToast HoneyAndToast 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    I've never been able to relax and have fun. Because of this I've missed out on so much in life and I’ll probably miss out on so much more. It’s one of my biggest flaws. I...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 3 Responses Jul 10

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