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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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    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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    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 7 Responses Feb 24

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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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    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
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 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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    Related Experiences

    My little boy just turned 6 and he is my life. I feel like I am in grief mode worried about him getting older. I am extremely sensitive and every hand hold or cuddle is precious to...
    kukani41 kukani41 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Hard but I'm trying and trying to become a better person
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    You can easily change somebody's life There was a girl I found on a chat website who was horribly depressed and wanted to commit suicide I talked to her giving her advice and it...
    anestacia anestacia 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Not even trying to figure it out anymore. I just like male and female parts and have had sexual experiences with both XD my family and most of my friends don't know though ._.
    andybiercats andybiercats 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    You just don't know but it hurts me more whenever I hurt you. I don't want to see you that way but you just won't accept my help and you don't want to help yourself either.. We...
    purplefreespirit purplefreespirit 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    It's hard to be stuck in a place in life that you just do not want be in. And look back and beat yourself up for choices that got you there. Well. I've done this for years and...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I found in life you have to push yourself to get what you want cause nothing ever comer to you.......so I have tied my hardest to make everyone happy around me, but sometimes even...
    izzyalmond izzyalmond 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    There's always room for improvements!I'm not exactly happy/ satisfied with my life as it is at the moment and well i am making small changes and it is all slow progress but it is...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    It's so hard to put yourself first, but sometimes, we all need to take a minute, pause the craziness that is our lives, and take some time to think if we are truly happy where we...
    lostinlove12399 lostinlove12399 13-15, M Aug 4

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    I feel so lost... I have this dream and goal, of becoming a police officer, and serving 1 term in the US Navy... But recently my plans may have been changed both due to me not...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M Aug 12

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    August 18. Valuing this Moment. "Detachment involves present moment living - living in the here and now. We allow life to happen instead of forcing and trying to control it. We...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 18

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    I am trying to do that . And learn a new life with out a close friend she is in the hospilal. And she was my care giver and she is not doing to good . And then my world changes...
    lashanda lashanda 51-55, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Stay up all night...trying to keep people safe. Up all day...trying live a "conventional" life. SOMETHING has to change. Being a hero...not so great.
    bikegenius1 bikegenius1 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    August 28. Taking Care of Ourselves on the Job. It's okay to take care of ourselves on the job. It is not only okay - it is necessary. Taking care of ourselves on the job means...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    I've been with my kids mom for 7 years and have 2 kids,a 4 year old and a 1 year old. We had an up and down relationship because when we first started she didn't have an idea what...
    jay305 jay305 31-35, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have my preferences, tastes, and ideas. I'm just not sure where I fit in life, in society, anywhere really. I have my plans, dreams, and ambitions but they could eventually...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Well I'm trying to accept the fact that I'm gay and it's getting harder and harder everyday. Sometimes I feel like I'm bisexual and I need to be more with girls but this actually...
    beonstreet beonstreet 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Well, I have been trying and still trying.... I can't change the fact that I live overseas and won't be back in my country to live for good...that I won't be able just to phone my...
    Eloisiane Eloisiane 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I can't say life's been that easy for me, but then again compared to most people on the planet, maybe mine has. As far as my own ability to cope goes, it has varied at different...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 19

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    July 30. Accepting Powerlessness. Since I've been a child, I've been in an antagonistic relationship with an important emotional part of myself: my feelings. I have consistently...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 30

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    In the past few years I've struggled with depression, anxiety, PTSD and an ednos, but I've pretty much won the battle. I was hospitalised for four months and I did a lot of healing...
    madmoodog madmoodog 13-15, F Aug 5

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    August 14. Owning Our Power. Many of us have someone in our life that challenges our ability to trust and care for ourselves. When we hear that person's voice or are in his or...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I have post vacation blues and it's changing my life recently I just went to Utah to see my family and go to bear lake for a week and now it's over. It's been 6 days already and I...
    utahboy7 utahboy7 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    It's hard to accept things you can't change. Being dealt a rotten hand of lemons in life is very hard to take. I guess I've become more of a seeker of ways to cope now more than...
    Mechnyte Mechnyte 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person...
    MAT5629 MAT5629 41-45, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    It's a very confusing world we live in, though some people would like to believe it can be simplified. There's a lot of chemical reactions and in reality things aren't quite as...
    sugaranspice sugaranspice 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I'm trying to change my life for the better. Any ideas to help be more hopeful?
    itsawish itsawish 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    It seems I continue to update lessons in life that I have learned along the way, including but not limited to the following:....You cannot nor should you try to sway anyone to do...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    My life goal is to become a better person every day. The only person I'm trying to outdo is the me from yesterday. Whenever I act selfish or complain about something insignificant...
    kissthedeadly kissthedeadly 18-21, F Aug 10

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    Trying to cope with the scars you have from the most testing times in your life!!
    Klcataldo Klcataldo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I was adopted been knowing it all my life I had the greatest adoptive family one could have they were an older couple and past away early on in my early adult hood .I also was...
    Sinabinette Sinabinette 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I have spent my life pretending to be someone I never was. Lived a lie of who I am. Did what I was "supposed" to do. Worked hard, got married, had a family. All the things a man...
    sammiejo79 sammiejo79 51-55 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm always say to myself ''that's it, I'm going to make a change and start to get healthy''. But then I'll never commit to it. I'm an emotional eater, and a boredom eater, I know...
    HaightStreet HaightStreet 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    My life has changed in the last three years four years even five years. It is still changing. Last night for the first time I hit the ignore button on a call from someone I really...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Sometimes I get scared of dying. Knowing that I'll never be this person anymore. Because this life is all I've ever known! Even though us humans have life after life, some of us...
    Maisiee Maisiee 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Thank u for the replies: There's more question in my life that I really need an answer or an advice: :Story of my life with japanese partner: He is Japanese, but he born...
    zilvie1972 zilvie1972 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    But the thing is I can change panic and anxiety if it wants to engulf my mind then bring it cause after 20 years of trying to run from it and never escape I am facing it what's the...
    weeshil weeshil 41-45, F 16 Responses Aug 5

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    This has more to do with my parents and family. For a long time now my dad has always gone to websites so he can talk to girls and most recently he got into contact with his old...
    ashlynn1014 ashlynn1014 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    I grew up a Jehovah's Witness. I was disfellowshipped in 2011. It's been 3 years not having the majority of my family in my life. Both my sister and my brother have gotten married...
    brejack07 brejack07 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 5

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    Boy, it's been really hard. And the period of about a year, but really more like a month, I have lost the support of almost all of my friends and family. Might I add, for really no...
    CinderellaInWonderland CinderellaInWonderland 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 14

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    i am 25 yr old a dropout with no ged or high school diploma, started working since i was 16, but i wasn't able to save any money, started using drugs the addiction i got is esctasy...