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I Am Trying to Change My Life

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F Aug 19, 2014

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    Im 16 about to turn 17 i already have a daughter she is 5 months old couple of weeks ago i found out that i am going to have another baby. About a month ago i got expelled from...
    rolando1231 rolando1231 16-17, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I have gone 6 days without lying and it has been hard. I always hear that voice in my head that says "if you don't tell the truth it won't hurt anyone" or "it's only one more and...
    selfishgirl21 selfishgirl21 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    Golden Rules about Life... 1. Examine life, engage life with vengeance; always search for new pleasures and new destines to reach with your mind. 2. Worry only about the things...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 11 hrs ago

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    How do i ever get confidence in myself I really hate I'm struggling with this all my life and it stops me from doing anything :( also I really hate it I'm gay and chubby ugh I used...
    quattrodsg88 quattrodsg88 26-30, M 20 hrs ago

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    Feeling sad.. life mein ek sachche pyar ki kami hai.. last year, pehle lagta tha ki sab mil gaya.. par kuchh din ki khushi, phir udaasi.. kabhi akelapan mehsoos hota hai... kya...
    rko683 rko683 31-35, M 11 hrs ago

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    So, for starters, I'm 20 and I live in NC. I'm an Eagle Scout, a college student, and a christian. My life hasn't been one of perfection or glitz and glamour, but it hasn't that...
    MyLifeInANotebook MyLifeInANotebook 18-21, M Feb 8

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    I'll try to sum up and simplify this as I could write for days, and to the untrained seem crazy if making any sense at all. I was bullied and mentally abused from childhood, as...
    NightGambit NightGambit 31-35, M 9 Responses Feb 22

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    Im not really sure how to start. Theres really so much going on and anyone could give me some kind of insight this would help a whole lot, even if its a few words. Im sorry for...
    ConfusedNote ConfusedNote 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    I'm a compulsive liar and this I do very well and have been one from a very young age. I'm now 24 and this has cost me a lot, my relationship of 3 years my close friends, my job...
    Mohau Mohau 22-25, M 19 hrs ago

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    Wow, it's been a while since I've written on here. There has been so much change in my life the last few months and for once it's all good. I started an amazing job and made a...
    faith7777 faith7777 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I like things. I enjoy a lot of art, and also other things that are more commonly desired - like tablet computers, fancy cells phones, etc. I have been trying to ONLY add things...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Feb 17

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    I don't just want to change my life i want to change me. I have had a really horrible childhood & my adolescent years were no better but i don't think that gives me an excuse to...
    flyingblossom flyingblossom 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    The only constant in ones life is that everything is ever-changing. Sometimes I find myself paralyzed by the thought of change. Although I'm outgoing and spontaneous (at times) I...
    itsallnewstome itsallnewstome 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I am normally not one to blog or post about things going on in my life, but this time I believe it will help in my efforts to finally get control of my health. Over a year ago, I...
    alm430 alm430 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    LAST LETTER BEFORE HER DEATH Sitting here looking at the sky thinking It's really hard to pass a day without any text from you how I deal my life without U I am not blaming...
    romeowacco romeowacco 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    We all are trying in our own ways. For me it seems all I have been doing is trying to change and grow and improve. I am trying to not get stuck in the past. I am trying to...
    MKbookworm MKbookworm 13-15, F Feb 5

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    It is hard to accept change, to "let go" because we become attached to these things. We see them as our only source of happiness, or they give us security. Change is chaotic and...
    curiosi curiosi 51-55, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I tried to go to bed on time today at 10 pm it's now 5 am lol I couldn't fall asleep and i hadnt used the comp all day either and was so stressed out i needed to use it,i tried...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I am working hard trying to change my life right now......it is filled with so much pain and confusion...so many negative things that are tearing me down, along with people who are...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    So much work to be done in fact i should probably be working out right now or doing some self help stuff or other productive stuff but hey this is a start wanting to change,really...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I've always been an outcast. My upbringing and misfortune of being born into a life of poverty by an alcoholic mother didn't exactly help me to succeed in this world we find...
    Johnirish Johnirish 22-25, M 5 Responses Feb 23

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    Trying to change my mind. Trying to invent a new me. Trying to shed the bad and gain the new and better version of myself. Trying to trust myself. Trying and seeking answers. Self...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 2 days ago

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    I hate distance.. When I went to Italy I wish for love and adventure! I was lucky, I got them both during my stay! I fell completely in love with this guys, and he changed...
    tussilagos tussilagos 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Even at the oncoming age of 33 I am having self-realizations of things that I don't like about myself. I believe I can change. I've always declared that I welcome all challenges...
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 9

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    A while ago I asked a question on here: “Is it even worth trying to quit an addiction if said addiction is one of the few sources of joy in your life?” Well, I am now...
    SpaceTurtle SpaceTurtle 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hate my life so much, I really have been compensating whether or not I should kill myself, but I can never bring myself to it, like it's just thoughts; but seriously Life's...
    Krchan2 Krchan2 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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      I came across this forum after searching for advice or similar stories online. Here's my story anyway; I'm about to turn 25 this April and feel completely at a loss with...
    Mardybum1 Mardybum1 22-25, M Feb 5

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    We get set in our ways. We become what we are, based on what we have experienced in our lives. Scars don't heal, they just teach us a lesson. We gain strength & wisdom from them. I...
    HippieDee HippieDee 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Yup, that's me. I'm on a road towards accepting events that occurred over the past year. Today, I truly feel like I can smile for real. Feels like God is smiling back at me. I...
    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    I grew up in a home with neglectful and/or abusive and absentee parents, and as a result I wasn't taught anything about life, and just general life skills that every person should...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F Feb 6

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    When it comes to money, you can't win. If you focus on making it, you're materialistic. If you try to but don't make any, you're a loser. If you make a lot and keep it, you're a...
    AlphaLion AlphaLion 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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    SO I have always looked at what would be the worst outcome of any given situation I went into. And because of that I can't seem to see the good in life. I want to change that but...
    dragonturtle dragonturtle 22-25, M Feb 9

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    I need to do things to improve my life and make me a happier human being than the state that I'm currently in. I'm tired of coming on here and avoiding my own problems. I make...
    spreadyourwings spreadyourwings 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    Here we sit , in anxious bicker trying to figure out who fibs, who snickers. Here we are in the same old place. As you've ripped me in two nd shown me that place. Where the...
    TruthBTold1980 TruthBTold1980 36-40 1 Response Feb 21

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