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I Am Trying to Change My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 94 People

    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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    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 9 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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    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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    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
    ThatBlueOwl ThatBlueOwl 16-17, F Aug 19

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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 want to change the way I talk to people. I want to ask them how they are. I want to make sure they're okay before we enter conversation. I want to change the way I walk. I want...
    acorn288 acorn288 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I want to go back in time and change everything. I've dropped out, I've ****** up my life, I've let depression get me, I've ruined everything. I want to go back and start over, I...
    Darkthoughtsallover Darkthoughtsallover 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    Initially I thought that I could achieve change with someone else's help.... I even discovered that there were people in my life who were willing to help but every time they asked...
    Emeraldteo Emeraldteo 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    Life's Lessons When you feel chronically confused or stuck or enraged, or afraid, you realize that the crises we bring ourselves are angels trying to get our attention. An illness...
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 8 hrs ago

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    I'm going to change the world. Not, "I want to change the world" is what it should say. In anyway I can I'm going to try my best and make a difference. Little by little, big or...
    Greed2Avaricious Greed2Avaricious 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    If you knew the real me, you would know that I think about killing myself all the time. If you knew the real me you would know that every time I decide that tonight's the night and...
    alyssakayart alyssakayart 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    So much has changed, I've become a stranger again
    Jred4ever Jred4ever 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    Everything has changed this past 10 months! I had an epiphany, the real, awe-inspiring, shell-shocking revelation that we tend to see in movies etc. I am not kidding you right now...
    Tearystar1027 Tearystar1027 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    In many instances I feel like life has let me down despite the effort I have made to make it better. For the past year I have been on a journey of rediscovery. On this journey I...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M Oct 15

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    I knew a guy when we were kids, but we grew up in different cities, I met him again over 3 years ago, and as soon as we recognized each other we started dating. He was the type who...
    Aurora90 Aurora90 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I am always trying to make this world a better place for everyone. I don't see color, religion, sexual preference I see everyone as inhabitants of Earth. Life is like a pond and...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 17

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    Ok so yesterday I was running out of time to go the the gym so I changed clothes in the car while driving. I know that sounds stupid and dangerous but I needed to try and save 10...
    KennD KennD 41-45, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I remember last summer when I was freezing outside with shorts on when I was with my old best friend and dad at the park. I was cold, so I wanted to put on my jeans. There were...
    GivePeaceAChance3 GivePeaceAChance3 13-15 2 hrs ago

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    Change is always great but the wife usually gets her way and she is quite the cowgirl.
    CdKimmi CdKimmi 66-70, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    its at night when usually everything just hits you. your past comes to mind and memories come alive. on this earth I have only been in love once. and I lost it. I don't know how...
    thenun232 thenun232 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    There is beauty in all, and there is the ugly. Neither exist in solitary corners. Neither can survive without the other. There is balance in all thing, and we seek equilibrium...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 11

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    In hindsight, I could have done many things differently. In reality this is what became of my life... I was born in the 70's and am a middle child. I have an older brother and...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    In hindsight, I could have done many things differently. In reality this is what became of my life... I was born in the 70's and am a middle child. I have an older brother and...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I am trying to accept the fact that the man that i love will never open up to me. He is not the type of guy who expresses himself he would rather keep it all in.... but that is bad...
    Dsanders13 Dsanders13 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    Tonight i lay here thinking about my day.... I started it off scared of change... Of being set up to fail.... Of not being able to accomplish the challenges ahead of me... After...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    Ive been talking to this girl since freshman year in high school and she basically became my best friend throughout high school. Ive had feelings for her since about sophomore year...
    Desko12 Desko12 18-21, M 6 Responses Oct 7

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    I am trying to accept that what ever i do my family will never apreciate me!!! Even i do work hard they will just say i just playing around! Even i am tired and stress they dont...
    meowandarf meowandarf 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I can't change my past, I can't change my childhood. I'll never be able to change how I was treated when I was little or the events that still occur today. But I can make a...
    safetoread safetoread 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 5

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    Well a few years ago I was told I didn't have much longer to live if I didn't change. Well I was so distraught at the x of a lover gone awry that I didn't care if I died so I was...
    cronin43 cronin43 51-55, F Oct 11

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    My appearance is something I continuously struggle with every day of my life. But it has to change. Not me- I don't have to change, but my view, my PERSPECTIVE of myself NEEDS TO...
    queercutie queercutie 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    September 25. Peace with the Past. "Even God cannot change the past." —Agathon Holding on to the past, either through guilt, longing, denial, or resentment, is a waste of...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Sep 25

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    So I'm going to try to explain exactly how I've been feeling lately. And it's so damn complicated that most of the time I'm not even quite sure what I'm trying to say. I feel like...
    alyssakayart alyssakayart 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    A little. A lot. Maybe. Maybe not. Today wasn't a good day. She haunts my memories, she torments me with her existence. I don't feel like being here if I have to sit with her on...
    widerlich widerlich 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    My boyfriend has been gone to jail for almost 3 weeks, tomorrow I am going to see him for the first time since he left. He has less then three months left and its just difficult...
    Fkinnon Fkinnon 22-25, F 6 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I'm making some changes in my life, if you don't hear anything from me you are one of them. #formerana:(
    ElizabethSwannTurner ElizabethSwannTurner 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    Ok does anyone really have an answer .... Life itself it's so easy ...everywhere you go everything you do everything you touch if it's alive you do it with love... Simple right...
    longingone longingone 41-45, M Sep 25

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    When I was little I was physically, verbally, and sexually abused. I try to move past my past but it seems nearly impossible. I don't sleep at night, I have picked up some nasty...
    tinyec96 tinyec96 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 2

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    This has been story of my life the moment I born. Lost my dad and sis in road crash. Trying to pretend I am okay in front the whole world, but I am not......
    Pias94 Pias94 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 7

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    I was really depressed last November to the point that I didn’t believe I was depressed and told my 2 best friends I was bipolar when I wasn’t. I also told one of them I was...
    em27soccer em27soccer 16-17, F Oct 7

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    After 5 years, my husband is moving out. In July he told me he thought he was gay. It's October now, and the movers are coming this week or next. I don't want to be here during...
    joujoubee joujoubee 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 14

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    I am in a relationship with a female. I never ever thought I would start dating a female until this one girl asked me to kiss her and if we feel the spark to pursue it. We kissed...
    moeco moeco 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I feel like my life is going by faster and faster and since I lost all my respect I feel like it's getting harder to earn it back. Ppl have changed over the last 3 years...
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    What is life? Life can be a number of things, maybe even anything. I've seen it, in the wealthy and the poor. In both the sane and insane. Life has no face or name to hold it down...
    sighted sighted 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 27

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    I used to be happy. Until I experienced the world worst breakup. We knew each other for five years, dated for eight months, and have been broken up for two years...and I still...
    NikkiNova NikkiNova 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I don't cherish life everyday, some days I hate life. But I am trying to change that. Sometimes it takes something awful to happen for you to realize what you do cherish. It has...
    Isntitironic Isntitironic 31-35, F Sep 30

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