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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 2 days ago

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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 1 Response 41 mins ago

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    July 23. Making It Happen. Stop trying so hard to make it happen. Stop doing so much, if doing so much is wearing you out or not achieving the desired results. Stop thinking so...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 9 hrs ago

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    Note to future self: Matt, leave the past where it is. You may never forget what happened, but some of the other people are trying very hard to forget and you should let them...
    MattsShadow MattsShadow 18-21, M 1 Response 30 mins ago

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    I have been through alot in life, and still dealing with certain things, i need a change in my life a major one.
    TwisterTy TwisterTy 22-25, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Have you ever found yourself lying awake in bed at night, with so many questions and observations and thoughts seemingly crashing around in your brain refusing to let you sleep...
    Oliveea Oliveea 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    Ive had a change of perspective, or should I say an addition of a new one... Nevertheless, at any given time I have always hated the person who I used to be. it could be the me...
    prosaicmosaic prosaicmosaic 18-21 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    The human condition is full of ups and downs. No one, even the luckiest, is ever always happy. Bad things happen to us all. What determines our ultimate satisfaction with our life...
    Adaydreambeliever Adaydreambeliever 46-50, F 9 hrs 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...
    WoundedDreamer WoundedDreamer 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I've had problems with emotional eating in the past. I'm now at 58kg and trying to reach 52kg. I've had this goal for a while so I'm willing to dedicate myself to it :)
    justEexisting justEexisting 16-17, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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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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    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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    When I watched the movie "West Side Story{ I feel for the young woman trying so hard to impress the gang. She wanted to fit in, and to be very important in the eyes of her peers...
    Alicehath Alicehath 56-60, F Jun 26

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    June 24. Detachment. Detachment doesn't come naturally for many of us. But once we realize the value of this recovery principle, we understand how vital detachment is. The...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 24

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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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    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...
    WistfulSigh WistfulSigh 70+, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I don't know what it is. I just want to start over again. Become a new person. Maybe it's my obsession with changing things around? I have no clue but I really just want to start...
    h3ysam h3ysam 13-15, F Jun 24

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    I don't know what to do, I don't know where I am, I don't know what's going to happen... It's difficult to work out or plan because the future is unpredictable and at the same...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 26

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    For most of my life I have been the type to question things, wonder and think 'out the box' or in another way of putting it. I have been able to cast my mind outside this 'cage...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F Jun 27

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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 3 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 1 Response 3 days 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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    HELP!!!!!! I really really need someone's help! I have no clue what to do with my life! But my situation is very unique! I have asked parents what they did when they where like...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Trying to change my look a bit. Just died my hair and thinking of cutting it! Change should be good
    gisel607 gisel607 18-21, F Jul 14

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    I have totally messed up my life. I am going no where in life besides mental hospitals for the last three and a half years. I'm never going back to one again..willingly that is. I...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I wish I hadn't done certain things in the past, but I can't change that now. I've hurt so many people in the past, and a lot of it is just blending together. I've been through so...
    dyingalittleinside97 dyingalittleinside97 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 23

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    You never know, the person might be having the worst day of their life and all they want to see is you! Smiling can make a very big difference believe it or not. I'm always happy...
    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    The Black Woman's Kids- My younger sister and I are the product of a well off very married Middle Easterner and his Black mistress. Illegitimate if there ever was any. My mother...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 30

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    I know things could be worse and theirs people that have it harder and worse than I do, but I just didn't think this would happen to me. I am thankful for the things I do have and...
    WoundedDreamer WoundedDreamer 16-17, F Jul 14

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    I was fighting.. trying to figure it out Wat actually happened.. I'm not the person I used to be. Always had an anger an attitude.. the fire..really liked to hangout with my...
    avatar1990 avatar1990 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    some times all we need is to see a sparkle of hope so we can keep going and keep fighting. With trying everyday to get closer to my god and keep asking him to make my dreams and...
    unknown159231 unknown159231 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I use to selfharm. I had 10 scars underneath a purple bracelet that I never take off. I have been treating my scars for 3 years, today I realized that only 8 are still visible...
    SaphiraJane SaphiraJane 16-17, F 8 Responses Jun 29

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    I'm trying hard to accept that my father will never change, he's an alcoholic. Which means he's selfish & manipulative.He only ever talks to me when he needs me to do him a favour...
    EveMarieJones EveMarieJones 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 4

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