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I Am Trying to Change My Life

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 also don't expect you to change for me. Unless you're an idiot...or an *******, then yes change.
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    I do try to understand why but I go by and this quote is a true as can be "things happen for a reason". Makes me feel so much better that what ever life throws at me it happened to...
    AliChan25 AliChan25 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    First of all, let me be clear that I am not suicidal at all, not even a little bit. Life feels hard for me but I believe that things can change for the better. It seems like...
    fuwhat fuwhat 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I'm not missing my old life, but I am missing my friend that moved away. The one I used to have girls nights with. We could walk around at night for hours, just talking and joking...
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    I am still trying to accept that im gay sometimes even though ive come out to so many people
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    I'm trying to accept the fact that I'm not some size 4 skinny girl, with perfect skin, and long soft hair. I'm trying to accept the fact that school is hard. No matter how hard I...
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    When I first joined EP I tried to help a young woman with a problem ..... This person was in trouble due to lifestyle choices that lead in a large part to her situation. I regret...
    jimmybear100 jimmybear100 61-65, M 1 day ago

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    Hi My name is MJ. Here's how you could destroy your life with a stupid mistake in a timely manner. My story started 2 years ago when I was looking up at a dating site, I found...
    Brokenlife87 Brokenlife87 26-30, M 1 day 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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...
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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 3 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 a week 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 Feb 4

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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 Feb 4

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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 16 Responses Feb 3

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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 Feb 3

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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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