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I Changed My Life

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    I Found The Strength

    Growing up, I had terrible self esteem. I hated the way I looked. I had no friends. My parents fought constantly about my dad's infidelity. I never even had siblings to share my pain with. Though, thinking about it now, the dark cloud that surrounded my life then did have a...
    amillioncontradictions amillioncontradictions 18-21 3 Responses Jan 5, 2011

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    Not my life just hair couldn't find an

    experience that just had "I changed my hair style" so this is all I could come close to but tell me if u like my new hair style and tell me if I should keep it or not plz 😁
    Botdf1shutup Botdf1shutup 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I Changed My Life By Being An Athiest (in A Good Way )

    Years ago , I remember the hard times I suffered . Through those times I prayed to the god I used to believe him . I told it that I want to be happier but I never got what I asked for . I then realized that there probaly isn't anything listening to my prayers and there was no...
    liguist04 liguist04 13-15 Nov 6, 2011

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    I can't take back what has been done,

    I can't take back the words I said or the actions I did. But I'm done being depressed now, I had my time of crying and drowning myself in regret. Now it's time to just be myself, Iv been being myself for the last 3 weeks and everyone thinks Iv gone insane, I always used to be...
    Sephira14 Sephira14 13-15, F Aug 1

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    Yeah! To the point where everyone you thought

    was good friends start to leave. SMDH. Never mind they will be the one needing my hand when they need something changed in their lives, problem is I won't be there. I'll be busy like I'm chasing paper.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Aug 25

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    Change Is Good

    I have changed my life, taken steps down a new path.  I have made mistakes, fallen down and picked myself back up and started walking again. Through these changes I have taken back my life and now I won't give it back up to anyone.  You can jump on my band wagon and...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 1, 2010

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    How I Changed My Life

    NOTE: My memory sucks and all the ages in this are best guesses. I always had a lot of trouble as a kid in school - not with the work, I am very smart and was always top of my class, but with the people. I understand pepole more now, but I can remember being so confused...
    elipso elipso 18-21 1 Response Aug 8, 2009

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    No Longer The Shrinking Violet

    As the title implies, I used to be shy. Painfully so. Constantly I'd look through my closet, choosing muted, dull colors out of fear of attracting attention. I thought whatever I had to say was unimportant and boring, that my physical appearance was homely at best, and doubted my...
    RedheadedWhippersnapper RedheadedWhippersnapper 13-15, F Sep 2, 2013

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    Am I Mad

    For too many years than I care to remember I have spent every working day being the big boss - running things - telling others what to do - and generally being in charge of a couple of thousand hard working and committed individuals. Not any more I've cashed in my savings...
    dalesman418 dalesman418 51-55, M Sep 12, 2009

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    One Step At A Time

    Six months ago I, was not in the best of places. Floating in between jobs, lamenting about a lost relationship and debts hanging over me. Not everything has changed to the way I would like to see it, but it has improved. I found myself a new job, a new partner, new friends and...
    forgetmenots forgetmenots 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2012

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    Change Your Own Life...

    Well I first came to EP to seek other people.Maybe to share experiences, give advice and whatnot.But the entire time something was troubling me. I wasn't happy.Suffering from the last relationship I had, being left at the altar was pretty devastating.I also lost all three of my...
    NeoBatou NeoBatou 22-25, M 2 Responses May 11, 2012

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    Imme40 Imme40 31-35, M May 4

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    Whatever

                              whatever   increase & decrease reduce or even release with all this degrees i lost my peace i was sitting in...
    GAPPPPP GAPPPPP 21-25, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2008

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    Being homeschooled has changed my life in many ways. However,all of my family have attended or are still attending public school. They still look down on me for this. I understand...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I changed my profile picture about a week ago, and it's probably the first time I share a picture of me in this site.
    Anmi93 Anmi93 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Everything has an end. Your life, my life , the sun, the stars everything you can possibly imagine. In this absolute sense nothing is permanent. We always forget this simple fact...
    Angeleyes789 Angeleyes789 46-50, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I have just stumbled upon something lovely (I can't recall where I found it), but I wanted to share it with you all: 1 You cannot change what you refuse to confront. 2 Sometimes...
    obscureriddle obscureriddle 22-25, F Dec 8

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    s funny looking back at how fast life goes. The more we rush and stop thinking about each moment, the faster time goes. The times we are just in each moment by moment, time slows...
    willowofthewoods willowofthewoods 36-40, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    life at the moment has its special moments like dining out with family going to the cinema swimming and the theater . These are the times which will stay in my heart as happy...
    scoobie2412 scoobie2412 41-45, F 8 hrs ago

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    There are so many angles to this one. How does one start to live life to the fullest? What does it even mean? You could ask everyone the same question and get a different answer...
    TheGreatLeveler TheGreatLeveler 26-30, M 1 Response 26 mins ago

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    I use to think this all the time.Years of struggling being a single father with full custody of two children.Dealing with a dead beat drama causing ex-wife.Working 50 hour six day...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 12

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    It's more like "I know that one person can change your whole life" Because I have someone in my life that has changed my entire life! For the better of course. I even met her on...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    My thoughts are all over the place as I write this, my mind clouded. I've been contemplating things in my life... mentally tracing through the "what if's"... because those are the...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 21

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    November 25. Awareness. When we first become aware of a problem, a situation, or a feeling, we may react with anxiety or fear. There is no need to fear awareness. No need...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Nov 25

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    I have to I'm sick of being unhappy and dealing with/living with/ helping people who don't give a crap about me. I'm not where I was last year and therefore I don't wish to be in...
    newasexy newasexy 26-30, F Nov 26

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    I feel like nothing's changed in my life. what have I really accomplished? I'm at a university I didn't even want to go to, I'm so lonely. My friends back home all have each other...
    thinkingoutloudx thinkingoutloudx 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    Ok..this is my story.. i dont know why my life is like this.. they doesnt understand me.. My parents love me but... it is started when i am 13 yrs old.. idk what world going on...
    bhetsky bhetsky 13-15, F Dec 5

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    My life is not satisfying, it is not enjoyable and I feel like I am merely waiting for it to pass. I moved countries about 18 months ago but have not yet done anything that makes...
    imsoradalecki imsoradalecki 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    lately I feel so different huge changes I feel every day.i became mature calm relaxing person that made my life simple having fun in regular rotten stuff even walking at street .I...
    Lilyalexandergia Lilyalexandergia 18-21, F Dec 8

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    Often the people who criticize your life are the same people who don't know the price you paid to get where you are today.. I've changed my life around tremendously and I'm sick of...
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I was raped when I was 8 years old. It broke me in so many ways. I was battered and in so much pain. It turned me to homosexuality and I thought that it will make thing better but...
    yannie17 yannie17 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    ok so four years ago i was close to suicide but i decided not to and change my life 3 years on my life has not changed am going from job to job . unable to make new friends...
    ufoundme109 ufoundme109 22-25 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am broken, and you never even heard the pieces smash to the floor,I was once blinded, at one time you were all I seen...now I see nothing....I am dancing alone, at one point to...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I quit another job & I took a "break" from college 2 years ago. What is my purpose in life? If it's being a **** up, then I have definitely succeeded with that. I hate myself for...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    An interesting person you have met.So a week back, I went to watch the movie Interstellar with one of my friend. As we went to purchase our tickets I felt a tap on my shoulder. I...
    Girlwithbrains Girlwithbrains 18-21, F 11 Responses Nov 21

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    After I made the biggest mistake of my life I've never been able to find away to get over it but then something happened that changed it
    Dg135 Dg135 22-25, M Nov 21

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    If I could go back and do my wrongs right. I don't think I would. Because I have this big beliefs that everything happens for a reason. And one thing in the past is changed it...
    ShadowedLover ShadowedLover 16-17, F Nov 21

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    Wanting freedom from city life. But jerks are everywhere. Including out here. On gold claims. With egos. And networks of cronies. Its sad. And spooky after...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    It was a simpler lifestyle then. Growing up without it you didn't know what you were missing. The library was my Google. You used a paper phone book. We were not connected to an...
    Robin10 Robin10 46-50, F 9 Responses Nov 27

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    I changed grade because I thought people in my grade weren't loud and talkative, but it seems it was just because we didn't meet each others yet, but before I realized it, I asked...
    1daynight 1daynight 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I will never be that girl again. No. I used to be happy, and cheery, and so cool. Now I'm a shy timid fat weirdo girl. Shame. Why me?? My life has been messed up since I was in...
    TheLoner1234 TheLoner1234 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I made this mistake that not Manny people do but it changed my life and how people look at me
    cutesicle cutesicle 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    I'm in mess and so do my life. Everything seems to be so dark and tasteless. I miss my love so much, I miss his smile, and I always wonder how is he right now. I meet new people...
    unknown159231 unknown159231 18-21, F Dec 1

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    So here's the deal; I'm an idealist, not a perfectionist, but an idealist (there's a difference, well to me at least). Ever since I was a kid I promised myself I won't turn out...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Jesus changed my whole life and now it's so much better for me emotionally. I've been set free from anxiety, anger, disobedience to my loving parents, doubt, negativity, and above...
    sophie3331 sophie3331 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    In the past year (2013-2014), I: * Adopted a totally vegan diet * Taught myself to cook well * Became a cyclist * Gave up Coffee * Gave up Alcohol * Made a conscious effort to be...
    foolface foolface 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I cant stand it to try change something that is meant to be that way, and no matter how hard I try, how much energy and effort I put in it, I can not change it at all. I guess that...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Dec 10