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I Feel Like My Life Is On Hold

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 211 People

    Time Is Ticking And I'm Not Further Forward

    I'm 37 and for the past 3 years, my life has been on hold. I know that I'm not alone as many people are in the same boat. The recession has meant I was made redundant from a good job I was earning good money and I could see a future with security. Now I'm working for a lot less...
    noodle74 noodle74 36-40 1 Response Apr 29, 2012

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    Going No-where

    All my life I've been encouraged to put others first. I used to have a hobby which I loved but which took up alot of time and money and confidence which I didn't have, so ended up putting it on hold until things got better. Well now I'm older, more comfortable with who I am...
    alfieandrosie alfieandrosie 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 4, 2009

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    My Life Is On Hold Because I Can't Drive

    My life is on hold because I don't own a car nor can drive one. I am not asking for a brand new car, I want a used cargo van; which will also be my house. My life is on hold because I am still with parents; a ***** mom, and an ******* dad. I feel like my life is also being...
    debitservus debitservus 18-21 Apr 12, 2013

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    Being In The Military

    I am a United States Sailor. I love serving my country but it takes up all of my life I can't commit to anything I want to because I have to put country first. I am stationed in SD and there is so much I want to do and see but I can't because of my schedule and hours we work. I...
    truevisionary truevisionary 22-25, M Aug 18, 2013

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    Waiting.

    Looking back on it, I feel like I have been waiting for something most of my life. I am not really sure what this is, or what it might be. I do feel that it is bound up with my habit of starting out on a path but never taking more than a few halting steps. Instead, I find...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 10, 2007

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    I Don't Want My Life To Be On Hold, But Yet I Keep It That Way...

    I don't have a job, I don't go to school, I don't do anything all day, I live with my parents. I'm not trying very hard to find a job, I wont be going to school until next fall, and I just don't have anything to do. I want to be moving on with my life, I want to have a job, and...
    justsumguy justsumguy 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2010

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    Waiting...

    I met my boyfriend through work-related training.  This was almost 2 years ago.  We spent 7 weeks together, and then had to return to our jobs in seperate states.  I live in Georgia and he lives in Florida.  Both of us are in federal government internships...
    OliviaHart OliviaHart 26-30 Mar 12, 2010

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    What Now? Is This It?

    I worked hard my whole life, doing jobs that taxed my body like roofing and road construction. When my grandfather was on his death bed he told me to use my head not my body because our family has a history of bad backs. at the age of 20 I broke my hand in a work site accident...
    tantalus45 tantalus45 26-30 Oct 16, 2012

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    Has Been

    My life on hold,Has been,Now,I'm movin' on,Out the tunnel,'Twas so dark,Could hardly see,The future now,So bright ahead,No longer,Life on hold.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 14, 2012

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    Happiness On Hold

    I was happy and I will be again - soon - I hope, but for now happiness is on hold. I was arrested and charged and released on the condition I don't see or talk to my girlfriend. We were very happy. The bail condition forced her away from me and me from her. We should be...
    BittenDog BittenDog 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2010

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    My Life Is On Hold

    I think the only thing that I have accomplished in my life was getting married. Is there life after marriage, because I have had no life after I got married. Although I did have a job for a brief time that didn't work out. My husband and I have moved around so many times that is...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F May 1, 2012

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    On Hold And A Downward Spiral.

    not really sure why im writing this, but i need to write it somewhere haha. anyway, my life has been pretty weird since i left school to be fair, but the older im getting the more i cant manage things. well, after school i went to newton rigg to do a btec level 3 horse management...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 31, 2011

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    My Live Have Been Placed On Hold

    My live have been placed on hold, due to my wives accident, never thought that it would take so long to resolve the problem. Bad Accident At Costco's http://www.youtube.com/user/colinberry1?feature=mhee Trying to get help from our MP. http://www.enfieldpeople.co.uk/discussions...
    colinberry1 colinberry1 61-65, M Dec 29, 2012

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    My Life Is On Hold

    I think the only thing that I have accomplished in my life was getting married. Is there life after marriage, because I have had no life after I got maarried. Although I did have a job for a brief time that didn't work out. My husband and I have moved around so many times that is...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response May 1, 2012

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    Literally On Hold

    My ex and I separated emotionally the beginning of april.. I still have not moved out.  The apt will be ready July 7th..  this time SUCKS Big Time..  Tension mounting, but mostly civil.. It could be a lot worse..  i'm in the birth canal to a brand new...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 12 Responses Jun 21, 2008

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    I Am Living My Life On Hold

    Perhaps it hasnt always been that way, but in recent years I have felt that my life is on hold. I do have plans, and hopes and dreams but somehow they quite not materialize. I feel like my life is an eternal dress rehearsal and that I will never get to go to the Dance .
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 14, 2008

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    Life On Hold

    Life on hold,Has been,Since the quake,That pushed me out,It's only now,I'm nearering the end,Long dark tunnel,It's starting to move,Once more for Me.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 1, 2011

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    I have a good wife, 2 kids

    and a decent job and should be happy but i am not.
    Fallen1966 Fallen1966 46-50, M Feb 20, 2014

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    Maybe I should not complain?

    But I do feel like my life is on hold and I'm frustrated. My job is good and I have a good educational background; I'm thinking to get another master degree but I don't want to quit; in order to get enrolled online to a famous uni I need to take a tricky test which is time...
    viicky77 viicky77 26-30, F Apr 18, 2014

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    In real life and strangers talk to me I have problems replying at once sometimes because I need time to think of an answer. But they seem to want it directly and I freak out. I...
    Lolinondoda Lolinondoda 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    it may not sound like much to you, but it makes you feel like you are with someone rather than just walking with them. like you belong.
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    I don't know where to start so I'll begin by rambling. I am from a family of 5. I am the baby. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister. They are all married with kids. I'm single with no...
    mangosandy82 mangosandy82 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Firstly, I have always known somehow I had a gift to sense the emotions of other people as if they were my own. I can also sense any feeling when someone really *wants* something...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've been bullied before. Lots of times actually. From 5-8 grade. I got a lot of remarks about my appearance. It still hurts. Ever since 7th grade I've become a perfectionist about...
    internallybroken internallybroken 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I am tired with my family not accepting me as a gamer, an atheist and a feminist. They keep criticizing me for not living in the real world, say games are for kids and teenagers...
    EV97 EV97 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    they always compared me and my sister
    amybp97 amybp97 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I feel like my life is a curse. Everything I put my hands into tend to have a miserable end. I have always worked hard but never go far in life. And the inability to be more...
    Nat2138 Nat2138 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I feel like i have to live up to some expectation to everyone even myself
    Justletmedieslowly Justletmedieslowly 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    i'm in the best years of my life, and I have done nothing i'm proud of, and feel like I'm going nowhere.
    TheCroissant TheCroissant 18-21, M Aug 23

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    my friends are all perfect and amazing while i feel like a giant burden on them to the point where i would sit alone on purpose to not hold them back.
    Ebolallama Ebolallama 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    I always had a good relationship with all of my class mates. I was actually pretty popular back then and I never let other people decide for me who i should hangout with and with...
    XbulletproofX XbulletproofX 16-17, F Aug 23

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    I can't be sure if my surroundings, other people and living things, my body, my memories, my thoughts or anything other than the conscious fact I exist is real.
    NewPerson001 NewPerson001 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    Or maybe just just whole human society, I feel like I am a spectator, I feel like I'm studying the human race without belonging to it, not implying that I am above it, just...
    aPossibleFriend aPossibleFriend 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 22