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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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    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 4 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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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 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 2 Responses Sep 20, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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 51-55, F Aug 19, 2013

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    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

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    I want everything with you.

    I want the holidays and the birthdays, the busy seasons and lazy weekends. I want peanut butter fingerprints on my desk. I want inside jokes and fights and everything. I want a life with you. ;-)
    RagingWhirlwind RagingWhirlwind 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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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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    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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    I have so many regrets, that haunted me from 6 years before. I regret what i've done in the past 6-8years before. I was too immature and naive, there was nobody to guide me about...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    A description of my life can be broken down into 3 activities 1. Activities aimed at caring for my house and family 2. Activities that aimed keeping me entertained 3. Activities...
    colorbuff colorbuff 51-55, F 1 day ago

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    Hi My name is MJ. Who wants to destroy their life with a stupid mistake in a timely manner. My story started 2 years ago when I was looking up at a dating site, I found myself...
    Brokenlife87 Brokenlife87 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I met someone that has changed my life. Before I met him, I had social anxiety and many more problems. I wouldn't want go out and find comfort in my home. It's a long story how I...
    sxyylove sxyylove 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Right now actually. Cried for 5 solid days so far and it feels like it'll never stop hurting. Liking someone more than they like you is not much fun.
    favouriteweekend favouriteweekend 26-30, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    Pass or fail tomorrow, I am done with driving lessons. This has been hanging over me for nearly twenty years, and I refuse to be held as an emotional hostage any longer.
    coffeeguy80 coffeeguy80 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Okay , so i have this huge void in my life that nothing seems to fill No amount of soul searching will do it and certainly no amount of practical actions can detract from it. So I...
    colorbuff colorbuff 51-55, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Teach only Love for that is what you are We teach what we want to learn, and I want to learn to experience inner peace. In 1975, the outside world saw me as a successful...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    This is a true story of what happened to Greg Zaffuto. I have just experienced much the same and do not want this to happen to you, so I am sharing the following. I apologize for...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F a week ago

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    Most of my lifetime accomplishments were made because I wanted to avoid having my mom tell me "I told you so" ...
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 4

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    I really sometimes don't even know why i'm in college
    Lacrimosadies Lacrimosadies 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I have been talking to guys on here and I kind of like it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 2

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    During the relationship I was happy, I was always having fun, I was motivated to gory out there and enjoy life with my beloved girlfriend... Then after she dumped me I became a...
    AskingEmilia2 AskingEmilia2 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    What do you do when you outlive all your goals? Do you just pick a few; some easy ones for short-term goals and some crazy ones for the long term? Do you take it to a committee...
    RoadPoet RoadPoet 41-45, M 6 Responses Feb 2

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    Making Peace with Your Past: Choosing Forgiveness Are you haunted by something that happened in your past? Whether someone wronged you or you made a decision you regret, Dr. Phil...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F Feb 2

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    Men do have many choices. I wear lovely cotton bikini panties everyday, ladies trouser socks and knee high hose with pants or tights (did I mention I wear tights too), ladies tops...
    onefourfun4u onefourfun4u 61-65, M 4 Responses Feb 2

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    1. Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristin Cronn-Mills. This book was, was, was, the reason I had the courage to come out to my Mom as Transgender. Parts of it still make...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 1 Response Jan 31

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    Mistakes? No, not all of them. Lessons do not seem to end, and the past always catches up with me. Could I do it differently? Probably, not. There are times life gets dull...
    Whywefall Whywefall 46-50, M Jan 30

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    I can't stand when people use this as an excuse to avoid life by choice. Too many people claim social anxiety when, really, they're just lazy and don't want to have to do things...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 30

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    A New Life Chance Part 9 The work load from school was getting heavier and mother would supervise to make sure that what I handed in was perfect she wanted me to be top girl in...
    Bevintights Bevintights 56-60, M Jan 30

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    I have probably struggled and had more difficulties in my life than most kids who are 13 years old. I have had to go through some unpleasant experiences in my life and I've had to...
    tiffany101402 tiffany101402 13-15, F Jan 28

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    I had never really met a person who had made me question everything about myself-my job, the way I view my relationships with my family, the way I view myself, my anxiety, my...
    sweetsexxylexy sweetsexxylexy 22-25, F Jan 28

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    A child called it, The lost boy and a Man named Dave. Three books about child abuse. I read them when I was in 8th grade and I've never been the same.
    NerdyBookQueen NerdyBookQueen 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    i mean some kids have bed wetting or some kids have incontinence its not there fault i mean kids teens and adults still sometimes wet the bed accidents happen, let them use diapers...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M Jan 27

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    My oldest twins still wear diapers. I never have or never will force them to use the bathroom!
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 27

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    I've done pretty much all the wrong you could get tossed in jail for but somehow dodged that, but I have never tried to kill anyone, but have thought about it, including myself...
    aerosnz1 aerosnz1 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    My username in Second Life is Sanndy Sands. If you want add me there, first say hi and talk before sending a friend request.
    SanndySands SanndySands 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    A friend asked me the other day "Do you sometimes wish you had never come on EP? Life would have been simpler." I thought about that a bit. I have to admit that sometimes I feel...
    LifeinWoodinville LifeinWoodinville 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 26

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    My big one is the Discworld series. Terry Pratchett challenged my way of thinking and values. I learned a lot from his work.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 26