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I Changed My Life

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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 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...
    SecretSephira14 SecretSephira14 13-15, F Aug 1, 2014

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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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    Imme40 Imme40 31-35, M May 4, 2014

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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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    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 7 Responses Feb 10

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    Not really but I did put on a wig earlier

    and it looks fabulous lol
    musicnation musicnation 13-15, F Feb 18

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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 16-17, F Aug 25, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 11

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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

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    Here is what I know from my life experiences. I can never trust anyone. Nobody cares about anyone but themselves. People will lie to your face and pretend to care about you just...
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    Yesterday was indeed a roller coaster ride. It all started when I get to have a lot of thoughts in my head in which I am not sure of; whether it is right or wrong. I get doubts...
    smilemelove smilemelove 22-25, F Feb 22

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    I have been in an on and off relationship for eight years now. When we were together, I was ecstatic. When we weren't, I wanted to crawl in a hole and die. I thought that...
    NeverAgainx NeverAgainx 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    I think the ones written by Dale Carnegie and Stephen Covey have changed my life.Though I still think the way I should not ,I am in a position of strength.
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    The last boyfriend that I had changed my life when he very plainly said, "Why are you always in a relationship if you want to live like you are single?" I had always been in a...
    OhShucksGoDucks OhShucksGoDucks 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    i am feeling so so so lonely........ i have no one in my life... not any true love or a true friend with whom i could share my feelings. i hate being extra normal, which i am not...
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    Fear. That is all it started. I have been through a busy childhood. My childishness was early taken away from me, and at a very young age, such as six years old, I learned to act...
    diane1996 diane1996 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    I hate it so much. I have absolutely no social life, no friends, no bf, and nothing going on in my life. No guy has ever told me he loved me, I've never been invited to parties. I...
    calmripple calmripple 18-21 Feb 14

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    Seems like every time I think I'm turning a corner in my life, I hit a f ing wall. I have dreamed of death my whole life. That last breath I could finally take. I have heard people...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F Feb 23

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    It's the things that life alone has to offer that easily takes over my control. I feel the air..., cold and crisp... Refreshing at times. Taking the air in deep as I get lost to...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Mardybum1 Mardybum1 22-25, M Feb 5

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    I don’t know what I am doing with my life anymore. Where to start with what sucks most, I am not sure. Right now I can not pinpoint the root cause of my unhappiness but it seems...
    unknown0605 unknown0605 22-25, F Feb 10

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    4:02 pm i want to shortlisted them and start a new life i will mention them one by one and then shutting down by myself. may them happy in life
    aishahGhaz aishahGhaz 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    I have several EP friends who have crossed over to my real life. I've been on this site 4.5yrs and have developed close friendships with some. I have a fantastic business partner...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 31-35, F 10 hrs ago

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    I want to share, the blackest chapter of My life, i know, nobody Will read but Here i go, let me turn on the music... And: Under My smile, Im always smiling, under My flesh, i...
    Sorrowonmyheart Sorrowonmyheart 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    “Life is such unutterable hell, solely because it is sometimes beautiful. If we could only be miserable all the time, if there could be no such things as love or beauty or faith...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    Life is always changing. No matter how you try to keep it stagnant, it will evolve. I realize that life is about finding the beauty and lesson in all things.
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    the reason i went from spankmeladies to the one i have now is because I caved into the pressure from a lot of the diffrent ladies opinions here I was blocked just because of the...
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    I have changed I believe. I use to be very shy, scared all the time, afraid of everything, apologetic for everything, not very lively, and always sad. Now I lock away my feelings...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Today my boyfriend and I broke up. We'd been together for almost a year and I know it doesn't seem that long but he was the love of my life. I can't stop crying. I feel like I'm...
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