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I Changed My Life

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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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    girl I've loved u for many years

    but u ruin it so many times so i have no time to waste with you i do love u but see u later when u wake up and run behind me i won't go for any other one i will just go with my future im too late .. so follow me or let continue my way to the success.
    ThePoet1 ThePoet1 31-35, M May 26, 2015

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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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    Whatever

                              whatever   increase & decrease reduce or even release with all this degrees i lost my peace i was sitting in...
    GAPPPPP GAPPPPP 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2008

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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, 2014

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    I used to be in the boat with the many of us.

    Feeling down and useless. And one day I decided that I will stop and take advantage of every second of everyday. So far I have gone an entire year of greatness and motivation.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 11, 2015

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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 1 Response Nov 6, 2011

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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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    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 26-30, M 2 Responses May 11, 2012

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    It all started in December.

    My dad had jaw cancer and my wife and I drove 1,000 miles to be with him and support him for his operation. The cancer was in his jaw and they were going to cut out part of his jaw, take some bone from his shoulder and muscles from his chest and rebuild his jaw. My dad kept...
    Stereoguy Stereoguy 51-55, M 25 Responses Feb 10, 2015

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 1, 2014

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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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    Now i'm selfconscious about somethings some

    times ago. I changed in better
    MathIsEveryTimePerfect MathIsEveryTimePerfect 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 10, 2015

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    Imme40 Imme40 36-40, M May 4, 2014

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    It's a work in progress.

    I'm trying to be healthy. In all areas of my life: physical, mental, social, even spiritual. It started with the accident. My therapist has this sort of motivational poster that says "if you're waiting for a wake up call, this is it!" I started seeing him for substance abuse...
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY 22-25, F Aug 17, 2015

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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 Aug 25, 2014

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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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