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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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    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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    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 1 Response 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Now I look around and I see nothing but darkness,dreaming about him see him but when I wake up all I see is how I lost something that made me feel like if he was here
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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...
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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...
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    Still can't talk to my ex without getting upset or have to hold back tears. It's still too much to think about. I keep busy and ignore my thoughts about what we had. It hurts too...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    ShellBellem ShellBellem 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Today I became friends with a person who lives life much differently than I , and I am looking foward to our exchange of ideas it should be interesting
    westwoman westwoman 56-60, F Aug 22

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    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    Infinite Passion Real Beauty True Solace Internal Youth Timeless Wisdom Ultimate Life Purposes Ah as life it is full with curiosity, thus i have my own infinite curiosity...
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    I was pressured into being a player bout a year ago He was my best friend, he said I have to try it with him And I was dumb enough to agree, but after 3 weeks I couldn't take it...
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    I Think I Have An Alter Ego Is there anyone have an alter ego? Do you usually talk to with each other? is it weird? I want to know how do you handle it
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    Everyone thinks what they have is special; But in the end only their thoughts matter; Construction criticism can make your brain more spacial; But too much can make your brain...
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    I've been making a mental list of things I wanted to do during the summer since last fall. The summer's over, and I still haven't done any of the things. I still have a chance to...
    Friability Friability 18-21 1 day ago

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    I can't do this anymore. See you guys in another life.
    lovelightsuptheworld lovelightsuptheworld 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It may sound dumb, but the Divergent series. I'm not one of those fangirls who read all three when they heard about the movie, no. I read it years ago when it came out and loved it...
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    lonelygypsy lonelygypsy 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I've finally found someone whose weirdness is compatible with mine! Ahhh so much happiness :D
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    I am done dating. Men and women. Who can you really trust? I am going to just **** everything I see. I am done being loyal. Case closed.
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