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I Intend to Live My Life In a New Way

Stories of life transformation thru inner change 182 People

    The Phoenix Burns,the Ashes Blow Away

    So when the phoenix knocked on my door I spent many painful years fighting it out, dug my heels in,ignored,yelled, cried,gave a shout. Struggle ,struggle,fight,fight, push harder and harder with all my might. I refuse to lay down , I am stronger than that, I never give in,never...
    suejintend suejintend 41-45 Feb 11, 2012

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    Truest Sentence

    It seems noble or effort worthy to write the truest sentence you can. Hemingway is credited with offering the suggestive thought. Just as the mind fills preparing for the disclosure and the fingers are poised to pour to unburden the heart, the hesitation comes. Slowly at first...
    Stumblingonhappiness Stumblingonhappiness 51-55, F Mar 28, 2013

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    Thats Just Not Me!

    At dawn today i woke up and started thinking about my life now,a lot of things have changed about me.This so called relationship with you has been nothing but an illusion/infatuation and i have just come back to my senses,thank God!! The person you've been talking to all this...
    Flolin Flolin 36-40 1 Response Apr 17, 2012

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    Confessions Of A 20-Something Optomist

    I've always been nicknamed something to do with happiness (actually, my main nickname is just a rude word that rhymes with my real name) such as "Smiley" or "Sunshiine" or that one very gorgeous college teacher who called me "Bright girl" and not because of my intellect, or I'd...
    ColdSugar ColdSugar 18-21, F Jul 7, 2013

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    Living With Pain-

    Here's one of many spiritual truths that has been part of my life in spades of late: painful experiences will repeat themselves until you find a new way of relating to them. Life's been really intense for me lately: trying to find a way through the difficulties has been...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 30, 2012

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    I'm Changing My Relationship To Money-

    For much of my life, money is something that hasn't come to me very easily. I've had to work pretty darn hard for what I've managed to acquire, and when I dare compare my life to other's lives, I'm not very high up on the ladder of material success. I've always just scraped by...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 9, 2012

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    Faulty Programming...

    I just read an interesting fact that makes a heck of a lot of sense to me: whatever your life experience from age 2-6 (the period when we are most impressionable) sets the tone for our beliefs, how we see the world, and how we 'do' our lives. I'm making a big effort these last...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    Working For A Living

    I've come to the startling revelation that I have an aversion to workaholics; people who succumb to the attitude that you have to work tirelessly and endlessly, even if it makes you absolutely miserable. While I believe whole-heartedly in the satisfaction of giving something your...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 9, 2012

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    Mhmm.

    One thing on my list: I'd like to travel more. I'm going to get a job where I make enough money to travel. I'm not going to tie myself down being a slave to children for the best years of my life, reducing my opportunities to fully LIVE. I'm not going to pour resources into...
    Nyxii Nyxii 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2013

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    Beating The Odds-

    Sometimes I can't help but compare myself to others, and it doesn't take long to see how all of my 'normal' friends had loving and supportive childhoods that have morphed into pretty healthy adulthoods. While I can't say my experience of the former was true, I'm trying my best to...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M Nov 21, 2012

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    The Change Will Be Permanent.

    ~ I am living my life as me. For the first time in forever, I am giving myself permission to live as I want, not as others deem right for me. Anything that happens from here on out will be okay, because I will controlling me. If I make mistakes, that's okay, they're my mistakes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 26, 2009

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    "Although the connection will feel immensely

    comfortable, it will also cause friction as we are constantly pushed to become the highest version of ourselves possible when we are in their company. It is like looking through the clearest mirror and we may not always like what is being reflected back—however, we will still...
    wingedjaguar wingedjaguar 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2015

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    Reaching

    I feel pretty good! Reasonably optimistic, anticipating exciting things and little adventures, appreciative of all kinds of little things I notice everywhere, certain of my steady eventual progress to where I want to be eventually in all kinds of ways. Right now, I breathe...
    Nyxii Nyxii 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2013

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    My New Way

    1. Simplify. I don't need half of what I currently own. I could stand to downsize and give some of my things to people who would use them more than I do.2. Show kindness everywhere, every day, to every person. This can be difficult- we all have days when we don't feel good and...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 12 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    I'd Like To Share An Inspirational Song

    I'd like to share this youtube vid with my friends on EP because I felt positive and inspired while watching it, though it's a children's movie. Upbeat, playful, hopeful, striving kind of song. Hope you enjoy it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WcHPFUwd6U Take heart, you guys...
    Nyxii Nyxii 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2013

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    Across Land, Sea, and Sky

    So the name of this group isn't exactly reflective of what I wanted to say but I liked the name of the group and decided to add it. So I'll write my latest story here. I intend to live my life in a way that gets me further acquainted with my environment in real ways. My family...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 1, 2012

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    I Am Not That Woman Anymore!

    Staying in abusive relationship for 14 years to meant i was addicted to the abuse.I mean why did i not leave the second,third or fourth time he hit me?I was hooked,and there were times when i left only to come back after a few days or weeks.It took me a long time to realise i was...
    Flolin Flolin 36-40 5 Responses Jan 12, 2012

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    Turning My Mess Into A Message.

    After all the pain and suffering i have experienced in my life sometimes i even thought i was cursed.My purpose has found me,i am living my best life and am so grateful to God!!I wrote my story and sent it to a magazine and was later approached by a women's shelter to come and...
    Flolin Flolin 36-40 2 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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    Reconditioning Myself...

    It is not easy learnig new habits and new thought patterns at the age of 35,but i am putting so much effort it will definitely bear fruit.I want to be a better version of me,the me i dream about should not only remain in y dreams but come alive.I always doubted i could amount to...
    Flolin Flolin 36-40 Jan 9, 2012

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    New Beginnings

    My life is changing.  I am evolving.  I am becomming something or some'one' I had never imagined before.  My inner changes have been vast, and my outer world is struggling to keep up with this, it seems.  Many of the old protocols, much of my patterned way of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 26, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    At this point in life things have taken an interesting twist. Right now i feel numb. I'm 23 and already been married and divorced. The whole dating thing has been a fall. I'm shut...
    laquitabonita laquitabonita 22-25, F 23 mins ago

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    I want to live after death using Cryonics or by having my brain transplanted to a bionic body...
    warrior6124 warrior6124 18-21, M 45 mins ago

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    I love the fact that this grouo seems popular. Most of the groups I'm a member of (about 350) do have stories in but not recent ones. I love learning. Its one of the main things I...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F 1 Response 58 mins ago

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    What is a dad ? So I have this family in my life. I adore them, but they confuse me. Particularly the man does. They're kinda like my 2nd family. But sometimes I feel like a...
    redrain77 redrain77 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    It's a funny old world ain't it ?I just wanna write about my experience that I've had with EP over the last couple of years as a way of closure to a relationship with an online...
    RolexRush RolexRush 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    Hi! I am new on EP. I am a Libra and Curly. I am Maxican. I have a Daughter. Casey. She lives with her daddy. I am thrilled to be here.
    sabrinasheila79 sabrinasheila79 36-40, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    This is my journey through grief and of self-discovery and healing. Why did I join the EP community? I'm interested in connecting and reading and sharing with women who have been...
    heartbrokenheiress heartbrokenheiress 26-30, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Everyday there is something new happening in your life.I always wake up from the sunlight that appears on my face.New beginning new day .Facing reality always hurt but if you hide...
    Senaya Senaya 16-17, F 15 hrs ago

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    I am a white male with lycanthrope diagnosed in 2003 born in 1998
    diaperbuster911 diaperbuster911 18-21, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I am a late bloomer who started too late. I am struggling to keep up but everyone i know who is my age is way ahead of me career wise. when i go for job interviews, i feel...
    IAlwaysWandered IAlwaysWandered 26-30, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I AM A HIV POZ BLK MALE DIAGNOSED IN 1999 UNDETECTABLE NOW FOR 15 YRS STILL KICKIN IT STRONG. LOOKING FOR A HIV POZ SEXY FEMALE TO BE COME FRIENDS WITH AND POSSIBLY BE SOMETHING...
    suckherfeet suckherfeet 36-40 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Part of life is realizing when to walk away, when to fight and when to just give up. I'm still trying to get this part down but I think its easier to admit defeat than to fight...
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Though I've suffered and have been to struggle Even if I already have a clear idea on what to do to free myself It involves transferring to a new place But I have to wait for a...
    Birdielle Birdielle 16-17, F 2 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    Life is like a camera. You focus on what's important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negative and if things don't work out take another shot.
    Lyona1200 Lyona1200 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I've been good and I've been bad. I've had good times and bad times. I've been lots of places and done lots of things. I'm living to the fullest way I know how.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Nobody ever had life easy, we all go through struggles that shape us and change us. At times our losses may be far more than our gains, we may start looking at others who seem to...
    FierceFox FierceFox 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    My being open is about finding understanding. We seem to live life in phases, my father says. It's discussion with others that can help in understandings.
    Ducostrinity Ducostrinity 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    It's been a long time since I wrote on this site. Longer than a year, I'd believe. So much has changed; I'm a mother, an art model, a lover, an embittered heart and a happy soul...
    TheBareFootedTruth TheBareFootedTruth 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I'm doing just that. I decided ten years ago to live my life as if each day was my last day. I am checking one adventure off of my bucket list next week, skydiving.
    solostance solostance 31-35, T 1 Response Jan 28

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    Does anyone know how to begin work in blacksmithing? It's not something that I want to do as a career, but I've always been interested in old style blacksmithing. I just don't know...
    Adaidh Adaidh 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 28

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