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I Have Made a Choice That Changed the Course of My Life

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    Can one ever expect to make a important choice without tearing ones self apart (on some level) in the process? For, every direction followed is the loss of a great opportunity. For, to take is to lose some part of yourself. For, nothing can be had without sacrifice. Usually this...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    A Few..

    I can look back and easily say Ah ha! That was the moment that changed everything.. If only hind site wasn't so 20 20.. There are many things I would go back and change.. Undo certain choices or actions.. Life changing decisions should be red flagged or something.. lol Or at...
    LilSixShooter LilSixShooter 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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    I Believe In The Cycle Of The Pheonix And Butterfly

    In the last days of my mom's life as she suffered through the pain I suffer along with her Though she never let on about her suffering I could see it and I felt it. I may not have felt the same pain as she had I felt every little twinge and ache. I felt her heat ache in that she...
    RJ43 RJ43 46-50, T May 10, 2013

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    Resolved Post Divorce Issues

    Hello, After 4 years of agony, and protecting my precious girls who got experienced all of post divorce problem with their single mother, I finally got over and accomplished a healthy parental relationship with my ex hasband.  It was a long story, but he finally got sense...
    Mayfly51 Mayfly51 46-50 1 Response Jul 15, 2009

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    Not Just One...

    Life is made up of experiences, of challenges, of choices and of paths to take - and whilst i know that there are many more choices, opportunities and paths to choose from to come, it sometimes is necessary to sit down and look back over my shoulder and appreciate the road I have...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 36-40, F Nov 3, 2011

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    Choice Versus Chance

    "I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze, but I think maybe it's both. Maybe both is happening at the same time." ~ Forest Gump
    suej1212 suej1212 46-50, F Aug 19, 2013

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    My Mentor Has Changed My Life!

    My mentor Earl I havehis forever impacted my life yesterday I broke down and finally told Earl what was borthering me so much but he said sometimes Satata throws lies at us and tells us where no good or jsut tries to seek and destroy our self esteem.
    Cowboy4God Cowboy4God 36-40, M Mar 28, 2010

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    In the past year (2013-2014),

    I: * Adopted a totally vegan diet * Taught myself to cook well * Became a cyclist * Gave up Coffee * Gave up Alcohol * Made a conscious effort to be a better and more active person In the process I dropped like 30lbs, my health is better, I get sick less often, have more...
    GoCycling GoCycling 36-40, M 5 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    Phoenix

    After living in my hometown for 30+ years, I decided I'd had enough.  Despite living in my own apartment, my father still had a huge amount of control over me.  The distance didn't matter; he and my mother were still abusing me.So I left.I gathered the bare necessities, got on...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2012

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    there are some mistakes we make that haunt us for life. the kinda mistakes i hate to make
    Cubeball Cubeball 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I been through a rare break up with one ofthat was not my choice our hers a forced break up,there are very few ppl here who understand my pain n under hat it's not so easy moving...
    skykidx1 skykidx1 22-25, M 20 hrs ago

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    yeeeea. I feel like every relationship I had made me grow. The last one was the most severe one. It made me think less. At least it showed me how unnecessary overthinking can be...
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F Apr 18

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    I'm gonna write about 2 books that have made an impact on me! Do Not Harm Life,Death and Brain Surgery By Henry Marsh and Dynamo Nothing is Impossible! Lets start with Do Not Harm...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    its definitely nothing near easy half as often as itd be nice to be but yes! choice! always a choice possible that all options completely suck, or arent immediate enough, possible...
    mocksea mocksea 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I've honestly never had friends, not even as a small child. I was always that one quiet kid that everyone thought was creepy or weird that played alone in the graveyard while...
    MechaKimochii MechaKimochii 18-21, F Apr 3

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    Today, I have this friend. 3 years ago, he came into my school. We bullied him a bit, but later on, I felt guilty. He used to be a nobody like me, but today, I was dreaming that I...
    WolfsterTheWere WolfsterTheWere 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    He was the love of my life. I have never loved anyone like I love/loved him. I thought I had been in love, until I fell for him. It changes everything. Now it's over and I thought...
    silvis silvis 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    Hello well I'm new at this website so I just want to share something that happened to me a few months ago, Well a few months ago I was on a vacation with my boyfriend and 2 other...
    Alondra30 Alondra30 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Erich M. Remarque.. I have read everything from him when I was teenager and it changed my life
    Ninive Ninive 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    I personally believe that a breakout can come from any relationship, not just a romantic relationship. The breakup that changed my life was when my dad started to lie to and...
    Ellytheoutcast Ellytheoutcast 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have made a big mistake , I wrongly used a word that was not at all appropriate . It may have caused hurt , if it did I am truly sorry. I hope you can forgive my poor choice of...
    heavenlyflower123 heavenlyflower123 36-40, F a week ago

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    I think everyone makes mistakes in life ,I know I have and some of them have been big mistakes . I think the 2 biggest mistakes I made in life was marrying my ex wife and helping...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    if you ever want a book to help inspire you or move forward in your life WHO MOVED MY CHEESE is a fantastic book. i feel as if i face problems differently now because of it. it...
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 16

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    I didn't have much hurricane damage to my own property, but the community where I was living was completely devastated, and my husband died from heart failure from the trauma of it...
    rebeccapharr rebeccapharr 61-65 Apr 12

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    My divorce changed me a lot. I learned how to be strong and how to be in my own without a relationship.
    xoPandoraBlack xoPandoraBlack 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I doubt any of you know what it's like to have a break up literally change your life (in this sense). For five years, she fed my schizophrenic delusions and indulged me...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 3 Responses a week ago

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    Whatsoever you do, do it with deep alertness; then even small things become sacred. Then cooking or cleaning become sacred; they become worship. It is not a question of what you...
    nudemom nudemom 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    it is there choice............................
    hope1022 hope1022 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 22

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    the past is the past for a reason.. so learn from it... pick yourself up dust ya shoulders off and dive into the future with your head up and your chest out.. life's what we make...
    nenabee nenabee 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I broke up with my ex one year ago. Now, from that distance, I really understand why we couldn't go on any longer. Clinging to that relationship was basically an expression of...
    Sorfarina Sorfarina 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I was so dumb in young days that I was not aware of how the girl can get pregnant and what are the safe periods .. And I made my girl pregnant before marriage and I had no plan to...
    Ravidesai Ravidesai 41-45, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates ya never know whatcha gonna get!!!
    bigbill75 bigbill75 36-40, M Apr 3

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    I'm 13 and I wear a size 12. I was chubby/fat since I was born. And on top of that, I have big bones and a lot of extra skin, short as well. I was made fun of all my life because...
    KidLeftInTheDark KidLeftInTheDark 13-15, F 9 Responses Apr 3

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    You find these special people in life that raise you up up up and never down. They never judge you, even when they probably should haha, they are always there for you and are just...
    luna500 luna500 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    This is completely random but something I used to do for amusement. When I was a server way back in the day, I made an observation that different races were more prone to ordering...
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    so today I started talking to someone I thought I would never talk to. she sits next to me in biology and I assumed she was one of those people that never interacts with other...
    heavenmescud heavenmescud 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    He's really nice and I enjoy his company :D We have a 5 hour difference between us so that kinda sucks :/ I haven't met anybody so awesome before!! I hope our friendship will last...
    innocentflower innocentflower 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    My philosophy in life is I dont know anything and I try my best not to expect because most of the time it will lead to disappointment. I accept things as they. And I also see good...
    wereuniverse wereuniverse 16-17, F Apr 19

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    I've always been bigger than every one around me since 4th grade and even to the present. I'm miserable. It's stopped me from enjoying my life and always in the way of allowing me...
    ghozty ghozty 26-30, M Apr 24

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    I'm a dress size 18-20 and my bra size is 40C, it's so hard to find my bra size anywhere because I have a big back strap size but small cup. I wish I had bigger boobs. I hate my...
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    As much as I hate some aspects of the army I've always been told I should, and have wanted to marry a army recruit. Just the thought of the joy you get when they come home and you...
    Frankiehw Frankiehw 16-17, F Apr 24

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