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

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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
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    Aug 19, 2013

    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

    Y

    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

    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

    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
    5 Responses Jul 15, 2011

    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

    I have mentioned many times already,

    I am a Jewess. Both of my parents are Jews, and their parents are Jews. I have family members living in Israel, near to an important city in my life, Safed. We are Reform Jews, and Sephardi too! My Jewishness is paramount in my thinking, and I do celebrate the festivals as I...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2015

    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

    With the beginning of a new year - I have come

    to the conclusion that I am going to live my life to the fullest.... I do not need someone dragging me down and slowing my speed! My life is perfect just the way it is - I am content being a single mother of two most amazing children that anyone mom can ask for!! NO more...
    eudoreswart eudoreswart
    31-35, F
    Jan 19

    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

    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
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    1 Response Jul 15, 2009

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