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I Am Trying to Change My Life

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F Aug 19, 2014

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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 8 Responses Feb 24, 2014

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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

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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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    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

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    So the UN wants to regulate Americans and other industrious nations out of our jobs, except china of course, to limit our emissions of CO2. The ultimate goal is to control every...
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    Well it's more like trying to try to make a change I'm aware that my current mental and physical state won't really change lol so I'm trying to change little things. First I...
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    So ready for a change of environment...wish I could start over in a new place...would I be great to meet someone who would help me do this😉
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    I notice that I'm taking life to serious and I'm missing out on the fun that life has to offer.
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    Hello Everyone! My Name is Ellie and I am writing this post on my journey to losing weight. Back in December of 2014, I started to notice that I have been gaining a tremendous...
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    There's a difference between surviving and living. I was the type of girl who would walk with her head bowed in the hallway, going straight to class without stopping to "chat" or...
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    I used to be a busy college student and lived in the gym, led a pretty healthy active lifestyle. Then I got into drinking, almost every night, and with that came a lot of late...
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    Although I never fully admitted to my parents about being gay, I recently told them admitted that I cannot perform with women (since they continuously ask why I am not married or...
    GoodLookingArabMale GoodLookingArabMale 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Like how today I feel it's all just so unfair. That you will get to move on and start a whole new life and I will be picking up the pieces of a broken family. How I'm going to be...
    sp7799 sp7799 36-40, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm seriously trying to accept I can not change her mind. I'm trying to accept I'm a failure as a husband and father. I'm trying to accept the fact she was never really attracted...
    heartbreakhurts heartbreakhurts 36-40, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    He broke up with me 5 months ago....after fighting long distance for over a year, and I still love him, and he still gets to me. We've been trying to be friends, but everytime he...
    georgia5656 georgia5656 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    And I'm so so angry about it all. I feel I was short changed and betrayed all these years married to the same man. I'm trying hard to not lash out and be as nasty as he's been...
    sp7799 sp7799 36-40, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    The last few days I've been letting self-doubt creep in. I got a "No" the other day which caused me to spend the rest of it and some of the next in "Pity Party" mode. Then I let...
    MyKidsAreMyWorld MyKidsAreMyWorld 36-40, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm trying to accept that I can't ever been friends with my ex best friend, it's hurts and awkward but trying my hardest.
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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
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    I had a big happily growing family me, my sister my brother,my parents . Things of changed a lot these past years my parents broke up I wouldn't say it's my dad's fault because my...
    sageavvocato sageavvocato 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    today I think I made the biggest mistake of my life apologizing to my older brother. about 3months ago I was applying for a scholarship to fund my tuition and needed a reference...
    ALifeInterupted ALifeInterupted 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I made an account on this website when i was 16 but did not use it at all. Made my username a lyric from Nickelback's "Far Away'. How simple life used to be. I am now 19, back here...
    farawayforfartoolong farawayforfartoolong 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I have to get this out of me, I have to share this story I cannot even believe myself...how a total stranger not only changed my life, but saved my life. I have went trough alot...
    somedude92 somedude92 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    When you try to do right by people and yourself the evil always get in the way. Its crazy how people like to stay the way they are and dont want to change. I sit and wonder how is...
    ladylare ladylare 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I do not think trying to change the world or others will improve ourselves. Thing is that more and more people is concentrated in trying to place the change they need to do in...
    oneiric13 oneiric13 26-30, M Aug 20

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    You gotta love triggers, the little things that set it all off and leave you thinking of a situation or person when you'd rather not be.I saw something this morning that made...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    Somehow there is something unresolved and it all is getting back to me now. I had no idea yesterday why I was so much hurt and in pain to see him or hear his voice. I guess it is...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I am still trying to accept that my parents are divorced after nearly 8 years. I wish this was just a bad dream and I could just wake up and my life and family would be back...
    Andyg99 Andyg99 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Earl Nightingale - The Strangest Secret" The opposite of courage in our society isn't cowardity, it's conformity."I came across this video on youtube today. I listened to this for...
    sarasakun sarasakun 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    it is hard sometimes...cuz if I could change the world, you would be the sunlight in my universe, n u wood think our love was really something good....eric clapton what happens...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 Response Aug 18

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