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I Am Trying to Change My Life

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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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    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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    This year I made allot of changes in my life.

    I know some friends I use to have is not as dependable as I thought they were. I learned it hard to meet good people in this world. I learned I can't be dependent by people and need to do stuff for myself. Though I had done many stuff for myself in the past, but now I decided...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Dec 16, 2013

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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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    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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    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

    Hey guys... I also wanted to change my life... Especially for the better. I figured out how to do it and I'd like to share it with you all. (I am aware this might all sound very...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 29

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    Hey guys... I figured out how to feel better about myself, and be happier and I'd like to share it with you all. (I am aware this might all sound very hippie like...but I'm just...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7

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    He walked into the room and my heart immediately started beating quickly. I knew of him and his reputation, but it was the first time I ever seen him up close. That all sounds...
    Skinnylove29 Skinnylove29 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    For a little over a year I have been trying to explain the reasons and motivations behind the way I have lived my life since I married my husband. I have never been able to explain...
    isis55 isis55 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I'm trying to change my life. Yet now I'm starting to think all I did was make it worse. I knew it wouldn't be easy. But recent events have convinced me it may be a bad idea to...
    Anonymousboy777 Anonymousboy777 16-17, M Mar 30

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    Life has turned upside down, spun around and set my path in a strange new direction... My mindset gotta change..Help...How to change to meet the new life head on.... So health...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F Apr 8

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    All my life I have lived with limits on my life. I have let the words and the mistakes of my love ones stop me from living my dream. I never wanted to be a biology major or a...
    odis22 odis22 22-25, M Apr 14

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    Since I was a little boy I didn't communicate with people. I was something like an introvert. Instead of improving my social life I started different activities like martial arts...
    ghos7 ghos7 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The past couple of years has been extremely stressful and trying... I've been depressed through it all... Now I'm trying to come out of it. But every thing I do to try and turn my...
    Anonymousboy777 Anonymousboy777 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been married for 11 months - we dated for 8 months before getting married... Dumb, I now know. Well through all this time to the point we are now, there has been over a year...
    childlessstepmom childlessstepmom 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 4

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    You've probably all seen me. Or at least read my posts. I want to write this, it'll be like one of those sappy #day32 things. These are my thoughts, pulled out and strung together...
    shadowgem shadowgem 13-15, F Apr 12

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    Trying to accept the things that we can change, the courage to change the things we can and the wisdom to know the difference comes form Accepting Reality as it is in the current...
    mlcockrell mlcockrell 36-40, M Apr 7

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    I definitely had an interesting fall semester. This current was has been mostly me trying to get used to the idea of my country again. I think I'm starting to finally except it...
    queserasera22 queserasera22 18-21, F Apr 13

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    I hate my life so, so much right now... This is the only consistent thing I have in my life right now... my total disdain for my life! I am in pain psychologically and I can't...
    aniave aniave 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    My marriage is failing. It's still so hard to say it. The few people I've confided in tell me constantly how shocked they are that we're going through this. Apparently we play the...
    hourbyhour163 hourbyhour163 22-25, F Mar 24

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    My past hasn't been all that great. After all, that is how we learn. We make mistakes, we learn from them. If you don't make any mistakes, you're not trying anything, and you're...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I'm leaving my relationship . It's hard but It's only hard because she seems to make this as hard as she can for me. In fact her idea is to make life hell for me until I leave. I...
    dixiecrystal1 dixiecrystal1 18-21, F Mar 29

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    I believe in my heart that I was destined to become a drug-addicted alcoholic. It isn't necessary that I recognize whether I was genetically predisposed or biologically vulnerable...
    HighWireGirl HighWireGirl 46-50, F Apr 9

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    For a brief second I knew a boy named Alejandro.Have you ever had someone in your life and all of a sudden, in a second they are gone from your life?Age 16 on the eve of junior...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    there are a couple of things in my life that aren't working out but i dont know how to change them, if i can at all. for one, im having a bad time at school because i have a lot...
    moonpuppy2 moonpuppy2 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It makes me sad to see how people live their lives being walked all over. How they force themselves over and over to try again to make something work. Even though in the back of...
    comfortdistortion comfortdistortion 18-21, F Apr 9

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    I'm finally doing what I think is best for ME. My whole life I've done what I've been told is "right" and doing what others want me to do because it's what I "should" do. And you...
    Lala365 Lala365 18-21, F Mar 29

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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    April 3. Acceptance. Surrender to the moment. Ride it out and through, for all it's worth. Throw yourself into it. Stop resisting. So much of our anguish is created when we are...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I got married half a year ago to the love of my life, and we decided to live in the country he was living in, which ment i had to leave everything and everyone I knew and loved...
    SweetPotato01 SweetPotato01 18-21, F Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7

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    It had been over four years since I’d stepped out on that branch him. I remember it well - I thought my footing was sure. I placed one foot there – it felt secure enough...
    LadyBronte LadyBronte 46-50, F 8 Responses Apr 7

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7

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    I came across my other (original) name today and it was strange to enunciate the letters that formed it together. I repeat it slowly in my mind and it is as if I am trying to...
    IHateMirrors IHateMirrors 22-25, F Apr 7

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    April 19. Accepting Change. The winds of change blow through our life, sometimes gently, sometimes like a tropical storm. Yes, we have resting places - time to adjust to another...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    Ever since I went off to college and started going through my partying faze, no one sees me as an adult. I am studying in college to become a PSW, I make better decisions, I don't...
    maskedandforeversearching88 maskedandforeversearching88 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Why worry about that which you can no longer change, the way I see it is if you can change it then try to accept it pointless hate accomplishes nothing. If something is in your way...
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    Trying being the operative word. It's not easy to change what has become a habit of mine a habit built up over years, negativity it comes easy to me. It's easier to believe, easier...
    acquiredtaste acquiredtaste 26-30, F Apr 1

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    I decided to take some risks & do some things that I haven't done before this year. I want change in my life. I want to be a better person. I want to be successful in life. I want...
    TheQuietOne92 TheQuietOne92 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Home at Last It is 08:20, sunday 22 december, and it is a good day. Despite all the trouble in my country, the political and economic uncertainty, the threat to our independence...
    yulico yulico 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I'm not sure if some of us are born like this and it's ok to feel this way everyday but I'm so unhappy. From childhood I wasn't able to just sit and be happy everything felt heavy...
    charliann charliann 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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