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I Have a Second Chance At Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 41 People

    I Have Had Multiple Chances At Life

    My story starts right at the beginning: when I was born. Just nine days after I was born, I had to go back to the hospital. Someone who had kissed on the cheek had a cold sore. So the first month of my life was spent in the hospital. I had brain damage from that. It took me a...
    CatherineL13 CatherineL13 18-21, F Aug 22, 2012

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    A New Chapter

    i have been given a second chance to do things right.. to actually live life instead of just existing... its exciting, new and scary all at the same time.. i dont want to waste a moment... except for i am afraid to live sometimes...  afraid of failure, hurt or rejection...
    angeldevon angeldevon 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 14, 2008

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    I Had Asked Myself Why

    I have been blessed to be given a second chance at life.  For those of you that have read my stories, you know that I am very optimistic and that I try to keep my head up no matter what I am facing in life.  I have also dedicated my life to helping...
    UnperfectAngel UnperfectAngel 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 26, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I used to give people second chances but then i realised i was stupid for doing so because they never seem to change. They promise they woun't do the same thing again but they end...
    jeffthekiller1 jeffthekiller1 16-17, M 11 mins ago

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    Depends on who they are, and what they did wrong. I've been known to give too many chances. Sometimes it's better to just "so long, sucker" the first time, then it is to keep...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    So Im 16 and a guy, not the handsome one, but an obese guy. I was caught steeling my parent's money and since then they dont seem to trust me or be nice with me. I try to make it...
    dumplings92 dumplings92 13-15, M 4 Responses Mar 22

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    I believe in second chances. Don't believe in third chances.
    Brookedrumm Brookedrumm 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Always give others a second chance - so YOU can get it too!
    BUalways BUalways 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    I believe that everybody deserves a second chance
    sancjo88 sancjo88 26-30, M Mar 23

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    This is great. 2 weeks ago I was notified by the University of Chicago that they couldn't place me into the Class of 2019. I was devastated and broken, but I learned that I have a...
    BloodFanatic BloodFanatic 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't know how unique my case is, but I lost both of my parents very early in life. My mom died when I was 18, my grandma died the next year and my dad died when I was 22. My...
    xtrishax xtrishax 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am thankful for the people I have in my life .
    Maalaa Maalaa 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    For some reason I am quite sure that the few close people that I have in my life will stay forever... in some kind of way. It took me a long time to find them but now they've...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I was at the swimming pool not too long ago, on a Friday. On Friday night, there is basically this big family swim thing. Anyway, I was with a friend, who had left me to go to the...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I don't think I am leading an exciting life as what most of my friends have. They did some drastic decisions that totally made their life up side down. Like to fall in love...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F Mar 17

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    "She knew that her life had passed her by. She called out a warning. Don't ever let life pass you by!!!" I was dealing with a lot of things this past few weeks. This afternoon, as...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F Mar 3

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    While attending a workshop on suicide and loss, the speaker left such a profound impression when he explained the relationship between life and stress. "There is no such thing as...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Like seriously it's already enough for me hating my life. I know I could make my life more funnier (is that a word?) and more exciting, but you know...haha. 5 days a week is school...
    innocentflower innocentflower 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    Back in 2012 during an attack on my base I was alone with just a buddy of mine when I heard 2 explosions one of which was so close shook the ground. We looked at eachother and...
    Tylersalt Tylersalt 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    There are times that I'm a loner person that's why in my life i felt boredom in many ways..
    bonsack bonsack 26-30, M Mar 3

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    Well I only have one best friend and a childhood one who is also a close friend.I literally am a loner and have little to no social life.I'm sure it's because of my idiotic...
    ThePakistaniGuy ThePakistaniGuy 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    I feel like I'm losing everything nothing good happens to me anymore and when I pray to God to get help from him I have a big faith that he can and will change my life but after...
    blessedandproudgirl blessedandproudgirl 16-17, F Mar 10

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    I've done it several times but this one I remember like yesterday. I was at the beach surfing as I use to and I noticed a little girl far away getting in trouble in water. She...
    unknownpoetx unknownpoetx 26-30, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I really believe this is because I am so self absorbed. I have heard that for years but never thought it was true about me. I am not vain or conceited, I just enjoy myself. I have...
    bossvixen bossvixen 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    If it wasn't for them I would have been much worse off.
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T Mar 15

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    I honestly cant stand the way people look at me, they look at me and see a ****, I don't see why, ive never slept with anyone, im still young. I have large boobs and a big butt...
    Yumi679 Yumi679 13-15, F Mar 16

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    Yeah.... Everyone. Like Hitler too, right?
    DeluxedEdition DeluxedEdition 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 22

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    My friends include me, myself, and I.
    LonerToMost84 LonerToMost84 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    Sometimes the things you complain most about are the things that you care most about .
    menna44 menna44 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    I cannot even get what i want and i get no blessings . I am feeling depressed . ( not the full story why yet )
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F Mar 23

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    Some people aren't going to be around through tough times but the ones that are keep them close. They are rare.
    Itsnotareligion Itsnotareligion 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Everyday i would wake up at 4 am in the morning to make breakfast, and eat. After i eat, on 5 am i would practice my gymnastics for about 15 minutes and i would take a 45 minute...
    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 1 Response 2 days ago

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    scriest thing ever....my son was choking...everyone was watching..except my daughter, she was trying to pull it out. i saw and took off to get him. didnt know heimlick (spelling...
    ThePastIsDead ThePastIsDead 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    My friend and I were young. Barely teenagers. She ran out into the road, because everything looked clear. Thank god, I grabbed her hand in time to pull her back from a little red...
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    to anyone who is feeling like this it is not over you have a chance to restart every single time. whenever you feel you have reached the end remember it's just ground 0 and build...
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    This is a question for all the ladies out there that have been hurt. I hurt someone a long time ago, and I'm trying to reconcile with her. I've reached out to her on Facebook and...
    callmejohann callmejohann 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    I have dated a few different girls in my life. Yet, after a few dates we went our way or just ended up becoming friends. In my teens I was awkward in both my looks and my feelings...
    Jay50000 Jay50000 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take, the relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we took so long to make. What if life does not give you a...
    KaleidoscopeMoment KaleidoscopeMoment 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 8

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    I typed this before but ep deleted it so i'll make it short. i was at the park with my girlfriend and we were robbed and i was stabbed in the side protecting her. at the hospital i...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    I don't know what I have become!Are things ever gonna change ? Am I ever gonna be happy? What have I done to myself? I want a second chance .. Please God ! Give me what I want !
    karmicsouls karmicsouls 31-35, F Mar 7

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    When He Ran 2 After a while, he started to make me jealous. I felt like he plays with my feelings. But he said he's just trying to be honest. His honesty hurts me.... He said...
    Missberry73 Missberry73 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    For those of you under the age of twenty who think you want to kill yourself ( I say twenty because I, myself am only 23 but I think this would also apply to people older than me...
    Animefreak4042 Animefreak4042 22-25, M 3 Responses a week ago