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I Am Trying to Change My Life

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Restlessmama Restlessmama 31-35, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Just wanted somewhere to write this I guess. I got in a pretty serious relationship when I just turned 17 and it was great for the most part, we could spend whole days together...
    dch29 dch29 22-25, M Oct 28

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    Uncertainty...this is the one thing that I don't know how to cope with. I've been living with my boyfriend for the past 3 years and I must say I have never seen more unstable...
    LorelaiSky LorelaiSky 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 1

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    I am changing my entire life and I'm so scared it's hard to breathe sometimes. I moved to a new city and I'm trying to change careers. Its a weird process that has so many unknowns...
    Unseenthiseternalwanting Unseenthiseternalwanting 31-35, F Nov 2

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    I am 51. A loving mom who went through a divorce starting in 2006. I remarried the man I feel I was supposed to have been with in this life. He is truly my soulmate. My issue is...
    Kerrizma Kerrizma 51-55, F 9 Responses Oct 30

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    In the end, I can rely only on myself and (to an extent) my friends and family. I spent the first 38 years of my life trying to please everyone else. Finally, after dating and then...
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    Everyone must think I have a terrible life and I hate everyone and I'm gloomy all the time on here! Use this website to vent and get it advice but when you meet me I'm always happy...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F a week ago

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    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 4

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    I can relate to this COMPLETELY... I found this story and copied a snippet from it… I have changed it a little bit cos some of it is not true but I changed it to the truth and...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 16-17, F Nov 13

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    I try to everyday. As much as I go easy on my mind I just have to stay calm and safisticated on the outside. Go with the flow. Everything happens for a reason. I try not to change...
    ShadowedLover ShadowedLover 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Accepting the past and where I have taken turns to be so lost is hard for me to overcome. Changed me for the worse. I used to be optimistic about my life. Hope was my perfect drug...
    BunniesCry BunniesCry 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 8

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    mikaleigh mikaleigh 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 30

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    SimiRayea SimiRayea 22-25, T 3 Responses Oct 30

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    But it is. Everyday I wake up I think about my past. I can't move forward mentally. My brain is so consumed with my past self (childhood). I experienced so many trials as a kid...
    forestchild forestchild 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    Pacificdiem Pacificdiem 22-25, M Nov 8

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    josh221992 josh221992 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 14

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