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I Am Trying to Change My Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 144 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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    I feel like if you give up months of your life

    to help a family member if you ask for help they should.
    zakkiyyia8 zakkiyyia8 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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    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 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 16-17, F Aug 19, 2014

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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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    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 9 Responses Feb 24, 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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    Related Experiences

    I'm planning on changing my life but when I try to change everything at the same time I get overwhelmed. so now I'm focusing on the small things. for example I started a diet, I...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    That Crazy Wrap Thing! NOT a water loss wrap. Tone Tighten Firm with a natural botanical base and get results in 45 min! Results last 2-6 months depending on lifestyle. Loyal...
    WrapMeFitnFab WrapMeFitnFab 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I've realised something from reading over my other experiences, it seems you can be so miserable in a relationship but something always keeps you hanging on. It's all a lie. It's...
    Jin959 Jin959 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Trying to be better, but still I'm doing it for other people, people I can't let go of. I f*****g hate myself for it
    Kay06 Kay06 18-21, T 1 hr ago

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    I don't know what I want to do with my life, i have no clue where to start either, it feels kind of like everything i ever felt before has been wiped out and as much as i try to...
    lostinthisworld45 lostinthisworld45 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    I was asked once what would I change in my life if I had such chance ? I thought hard about it and the only things that I found was avoiding hurting people and thanking to those...
    laughingsoul laughingsoul 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've been posting a bit in the more "depressed" part of Experience Project more because i have unsaid things I don't feel too comfortable sharing with family. So I look towards...
    xxRaindrop xxRaindrop 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 19

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    I am so overwhelmed by my life. The part that makes it so bad is no one cares, even though they can see it. I help everyone but I can't get anyone to lift a finger for me. Today...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    Story of My Life: From Darkness to Light (epic poem about seventh to tenth grade) Story of My Life: From Darkness to Light The days go by as I think of you I'm sorry our...
    SeeingAuras SeeingAuras 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Hi guys. I'm 24 years old and, seeing as I'm going/went through a massive quarter life crises myself I decided to just make the subject my graduation project. You know, because why...
    Syrika Syrika 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    I'm trying to accept that life is not a joyful ride, that it is actually pain and sorrow also. I should be able to accept, that sorrow and pain are part of the beauty of life. And...
    Bluehalo Bluehalo 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I have been having problems with myself. And that has led to other problems. I grew up in such a terrible home. I grew up to be a contradicting person that is under developed and...
    xxRaindrop xxRaindrop 18-21, M Apr 7

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    I am trying to accept that the father of my child and I, do not work well together. But it's difficult when you fell in love with the person they use to be.. There were very good...
    krmdr krmdr 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I was scared because I though this was all life offered me. Typical milestones that everyone goes through and happy moments every now and then. Now I know, that's ALL I want my...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I know you won't change what you are, though if you wanted to you might. Having just heard a familiar tone it makes me wonder why I bother.There's so much more out there to life...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Accepting the fact that I can't change how much people care or not, no matter how much I care is one of the hardest things ever, but I'm learning to accept and move on. People take...
    Debbiefrangipani Debbiefrangipani 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Lately ive been trying to cope with two of my losses. My heart was filled with happiness because of these two people. Now its completly gone! People use to say i had a heart of...
    Ashleymil Ashleymil 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    So this is it.I'm 21,male,Indian and a loner.I've been hurt by a lot of people in my life,but thats all in the past.I now need a job,but I have no family support,I live away from...
    sakthiachu sakthiachu 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 17

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    20th April 2015 What I truly wish….to is free in every possible way. Not patriotic freedom but when one is separated from the reality and a sense of self…..oblivion. A person...
    HopeEverlasting HopeEverlasting 31-35, F Apr 20

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    I am going through a lot right now. Trying to figure out who I am, what I believe, how to express myself, how to be comfortable in my own skin, & how to do all that without...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 25

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    Key word in my search for a group was CHANGE. There were so many choices and all sounded just as good as the other but then right in the middle was this one, which just seems dead...
    starzbound2fall starzbound2fall 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    I am trying, but it is lie . Deeply in my heart I hope it changes
    wildgrass wildgrass 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 21

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    Like the title says, I'm a habitual procrastinator and it is coming full circle to screw me over in life with it's bloody vengeance. What you don't understand however, is that...
    Tsukasa102 Tsukasa102 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have been stuck in my head for the last 12 years trying to figure out how to unlearn all the unimportant or unproductive aspects of life that I picked up along the way. In doing...
    GhillieGhost GhillieGhost 31-35 1 day ago

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    Sure I can predict some events in life, but can I really predict what life is going to be? No. Nobody can predict what life is going to be. Why am I making this group you ask...
    TheUpperPupper TheUpperPupper 18-21 4 hrs ago

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    I have been having problems with myself. And that has led to other problems. I grew up in such a terrible home. I grew up to violence by myself and by others, and I grew up with...
    xxRaindrop xxRaindrop 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 7

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    "It's not about saving THE world. It's about saving THEIR world". My life passion and purpose is to change the world for the better. To be a father figure either to my country or...
    JohnVBlackburn JohnVBlackburn 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    I'm living in fear at the minute. My life is turned upside down. My ex friend is trying to isolate and humiliate me. They won't let me move on.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 16

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    I am guilty, i know. But i am trying to keep myself away from here. I m trying good,my friend. Why did you go away? why.......................................................... I...
    noblerain noblerain 31-35 Apr 11

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    I know i cant change a lot of things, but i going to try to change the way i ate No bead No milk No met (like salami and jam and all that) No deserts Wish me good luck :D
    antomg1 antomg1 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    I wish I could let go of past problems & move on with my life and be happy. I hold on to so many grudges and lost friendships and relationships that I ruin some of the best things...
    easedmysoul easedmysoul 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 11

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    My and my boyfriend were together 4 years and we love each other very much still as friends. I've moved on and kept my business to myself, he's now met someone awful who posts...
    lharker92 lharker92 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 14

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