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I Changed My Life

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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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    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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    Imme40 Imme40 31-35, M May 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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...
    AriaDream AriaDream 13-15, F Aug 1

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    Related Experiences

    I went through a break up that changed my life for the better I've learned and moved on it was hard but hey that's life
    leostrong leostrong 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    I remember being in a relationship with an older girl. She was 18, and I was 15. It was long distance, but we had planned to meet up once she had saved up enough money. Honestly...
    CrunchyNoodle CrunchyNoodle 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    When did I become so weak and powerless. I used to be a fighter. I had so much passion and motivation; now accepting defeat is all I do. Who is this sorry pathetic girl who has...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I had my other username on and off for about 3 years. It was a big part of my EP identity and I kinda miss it but just like with my profile pic I thought it was time for change. It...
    Friability Friability 18-21 1 hr ago

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    There are only a few people who have been through what I have been through but with society today many more people will be like me. I'm going to use fake names. So heres my story...
    lifeislife99 lifeislife99 16-17, M Aug 5

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    I am a Russian man and I would like to share a story about my life. When I was 7 years old, I began to go to school. I was surrounded by my parents, my maternal grandfather and his...
    alexalan alexalan 51-55, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I just found out that he's died. Crashed his tractor on the A1. They cut him out of it, then he died in hospital. He was 19. Once upon a time he was my light. The boy I became...
    ssssmills ssssmills 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    It's so hard to put yourself first, but sometimes, we all need to take a minute, pause the craziness that is our lives, and take some time to think if we are truly happy where we...
    lostinlove12399 lostinlove12399 13-15, M Aug 4

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    I'm so tired of always feeling like this.. I don't think anybody understands, or knows what's going on in my life. I keep everything bottled up, I know it's not good for me but I...
    imworthless0 imworthless0 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I'm not gonna mention the messy break up but it changed me completely, it's not just one thing that changed either I am a completely different person than I was when I was dating...
    Franchise1107 Franchise1107 16-17, M Aug 4

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    Until a few weeks ago, I was always the quiet kid who nobody knew the story behind. I never showed expression in class, never smiled or laughed. As a result my teachers and my...
    mkaufman mkaufman 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    I was formally engaged when I was nineteen years old to someone I was madly in love with, but little did I know he had different plans. After our engagement was called off, not...
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F Aug 7

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    Jesus. Dear God. Please help! I'm rarely able to make up my mind about things. When I do I change my mind often. I am a planner not a finisher. An idea person not the person to...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    All my life I had people try ruin my life and mess things up for me. From people I knew as accuaintance to family members. People I knew years ago would lie to girls that I liked...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M 10 hrs ago

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    From the past one month when I found EP I knew tht sooner or later will find a girl of my life but as my past had bad experiences abt the girls in my past I had the same fear abt...
    Maha123k Maha123k 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I think it changed his more than mine. I think all that I learned was how much of a bastard he was
    Ashley1719 Ashley1719 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I did everything to try and please him... I got in trouble for him... He said he loved me n said he'd never leave me... But he left... Now that I look back on this... He was just...
    kleopard88 kleopard88 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Changed me for the better. Sure it was sad but on the brightside i learned how to be less of an *******.
    rehn65 rehn65 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    I've changed my profile picture before, for a few days or so but for the most part I have stuck with the picture (well really it's painting) of bubbles. I've even grown a bit...
    Friability Friability 18-21 Aug 20

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    I've been with my kids mom for 7 years and have 2 kids,a 4 year old and a 1 year old. We had an up and down relationship because when we first started she didn't have an idea what...
    jay305 jay305 31-35, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    This year is like a turning point in my life. I've been always been an explorer since then, but this time I have done things I've never done before and had a little change in my...
    Asurina Asurina 18-21, F Aug 11

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    My thoughts now are rolling about life and what it means to me how I used to think about it when I was littel kid ::. Yeah really I was littel to be understood I used to see the...
    simplyking simplyking 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I can't cope at all and I'm really struggling everyday to even make it out of bed. My life is a complete mess and even calling it a life is a joke! It started on June 10th when I...
    pocahontus1311 pocahontus1311 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's been rough but somehow I made it this far and I'm not about to give up that easily,For 14 years I hated my life, I wanted to die so badly but there was always someone that...
    AriaDream AriaDream 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I'm enjoying life now :) I moved back in with my parents because it's just where I needed to be. I'm keeping my grades up, doing Archery & AFJROTC, and also going to the fire...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Life is hard. There's no book written step by step for what's right or wrong, or how marriage should or shouldn't be, how to or not to raise your kids. You just have to follow your...
    MsMoon2013 MsMoon2013 22-25, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I've had times in my life when someone or something would be there and then in the blink of an eye it's gone. You can lose someone or something overnight. A title is just a title...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    i really need help right now. i am a 15 year old girl and i am sick and tired of living my life the way it is right now. i know i probably have it a lot better than others, but i...
    juliab47 juliab47 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    When I was 17 I was a very bad person. I talked back to my parents, I was very disobedient and I had 5 piercings in my right ear without parental permission, I didn't care what my...
    1993george 1993george 18-21, M Aug 6

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    When I was 17 I was a very bad person. I talked back to my parents, I was very disobedient and I had 5 piercings in my ear without parental permission, I didn't care what my...
    1993george 1993george 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    It's very complicated to explain why I think people come into your life for a reason. I was once in an abusive relationship for over a year, from July 2010 to December 2011. He...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F Aug 6

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    I feel so lost... I have this dream and goal, of becoming a police officer, and serving 1 term in the US Navy... But recently my plans may have been changed both due to me not...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M Aug 12

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    i dont want to change and you cant force me! i am who i am.i cant change myself bcz you dont love it! got it??????or i should repeat it again????? whispering this song : i dont...
    00roshana00 00roshana00 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    I don't want to live my life in a holding pattern, neither good, nor bad... just existing. Barely holding on until the next trial lays me flat once more. I want to live my life...
    Aurinne Aurinne 36-40, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    My life has always been... "I give more then I get" It becomes draining and sad. Life never gives me a man that knows how to give then take.
    TMP22 TMP22 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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