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I Am Trying to Change My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 110 People

    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 10 Responses Feb 24

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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

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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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    road2recovery road2recovery 31-35 1 day ago

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    ozboybrian ozboybrian 26-30 2 Responses Dec 13

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