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I Am Trying to Change My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 118 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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    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 am living in my emotion & I know it is not

    good. I need to control my mind & emotion. Any suggestion?
    climbinghigh climbinghigh 46-50, F 6 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    I would change my weight. I get its something I can do but despite trying, nothing seems to work
    Etherealrose Etherealrose 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    I am going through a hard time right now and it seems like my support network is crumbling around me. My friends that I can hangout with are drifting and my online friends seem to...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I'd like to think that my general outlook is positive, and for the main part it is, but of late I've been reflecting on how often my choice of actions is rather to avoid the...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I am packing my bags. Or... well.. that I mode I have been in lately, for the past many years.. I want to put everything worthwhile keeping into boxes. Pile it all up, so that I...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 12 hrs ago

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    Wow, it's been a while since I've written on here. There has been so much change in my life the last few months and for once it's all good. I started an amazing job and made a...
    faith7777 faith7777 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 28

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    I don't just want to change my life i want to change me. I have had a really horrible childhood & my adolescent years were no better but i don't think that gives me an excuse to...
    flyingblossom flyingblossom 26-30, F Mar 1

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    The only constant in ones life is that everything is ever-changing. Sometimes I find myself paralyzed by the thought of change. Although I'm outgoing and spontaneous (at times) I...
    itsallnewstome itsallnewstome 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    For quite some time now I have been struggling with an over riding sense of unhappiness with the state of things in my life, starting with the long term issues in my marriage...
    WishfulGuy WishfulGuy 46-50, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    LAST LETTER BEFORE HER DEATH Sitting here looking at the sky thinking It's really hard to pass a day without any text from you how I deal my life without U I am not blaming...
    romeowacco romeowacco 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 4

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    I do believe that smiling at others can change their negative attitude to a positive one. I have been depressed and others have smiled and spoken a nice word to me and it made all...
    singlefemaleonvacation singlefemaleonvacation 31-35, F 8 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I would change my weight. I think I would look and feel 300x better but it just won't shift.
    secretheartpanda secretheartpanda 22-25, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I would change how I cope with things. I have a hard time coping calmly.
    princesskylara princesskylara 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    (I'm in the middle) I have changed soooo much since then. But I was soooo pretty too
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    It is hard to accept change, to "let go" because we become attached to these things. We see them as our only source of happiness, or they give us security. Change is chaotic and...
    curiosi curiosi 51-55, F 6 Responses Feb 27

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    Trying to change my mind. Trying to invent a new me. Trying to shed the bad and gain the new and better version of myself. Trying to trust myself. Trying and seeking answers. Self...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 Mar 3

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    Im 16 about to turn 17 i already have a daughter she is 5 months old couple of weeks ago i found out that i am going to have another baby. About a month ago i got expelled from...
    rolando1231 rolando1231 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    Recently got out of a relationship and it's been incredibly hard. I've decided to change my life. I have removed her from my life completely as I can, I've started running 5k about...
    Kekamba Kekamba 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 9

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    A while ago I asked a question on here: “Is it even worth trying to quit an addiction if said addiction is one of the few sources of joy in your life?” Well, I am now...
    SpaceTurtle SpaceTurtle 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 3

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    For 5 years I've put my heart and soul in a company I have built up from scratch with my best friend. It was a tough start but we were ambitious, driven and sure that it would lead...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    The Change Guarantee is the belief I go to during times of change and transition. I believe that "from this situation, something good will come." I've found that every time my life...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I think I know now how my life is going to end. If all my fears are starting to be reality then really there's only one way how my life is going to end and it's eventual it makes...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 4 Responses Mar 10

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    The year of my 15th birthday I believe was the start of my journey. Back then I didn?t quite no much about myself Iived in an abusive home with one sibling. My parents divorced and...
    Divinewritermb Divinewritermb 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    Today I must speak on experiences, choices, and paths that lead closer or farther away from our created destiny. I imagine my destiny as like a train I must catch. Sometimes when...
    liveurbestlifenow liveurbestlifenow 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    but really I'm trying to change the things I can. I'm not doing a very good job at it.
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I'm trying to to change but these old habits die hard. I swear to god I want better life for myself. Been starting to take little steps . Honestly I am scared and use to doing what...
    ShaneStoner ShaneStoner 22-25, M Mar 17

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    My boyfriend wants a non-monogamous relationship. He keeps saying he loves the connection we have, and he says he feels like it would still be there between us even if we broke up...
    Jarka123 Jarka123 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    i lost my love...the girl i hv loved for 5 years...she was all my life i was doing everything to her...always trying to make her happy...we were getting over any problem with each...
    nudistarch nudistarch 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    Friendship used to come so easily in elementary. You based your decision of liking someone on things like if they liked the same color as you, or if their birthday was your...
    katiebeth91 katiebeth91 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Here's a monumental mistake that I hope anyone reading this will never make. I reconnected with a school friend that I hung out with since we were both 14 years old. After 3 years...
    Cheryl56 Cheryl56 56-60 Mar 6

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    I like too wonder a lot, dream a lot and think a lot. I am an open book. I often wonder if all the people I use too know and like in my life would still remember me if I were going...
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M Mar 9

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    All my life I would always walk with my head down because I was ashamed of how I looked. My mom is very beautiful however and everywhere we go I would always hear people give her...
    Purpletears17 Purpletears17 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 16

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    I hate how people go against people when they make a mistake in life get over it people not everyone means to hurt you and actually wanna be in your life
    Lillyanna123456789 Lillyanna123456789 13-15, F Mar 17

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