I Realize I Can't Control Everything

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    ...that doesn't mean I have to like it!  I have a hard time letting go of "control" in my life.  I know, let go and let God, one day at a time, all that.  But it's just so much easier to do everything I can for myself and my family BY myself.  That...
    DopeyGirl DopeyGirl
    36-40, F
    Jan 7, 2008

    As Much As I'd Love To...

    I cannot control everything. I have only limited control around my surroundings... I cannot force time, history, and the world to turn in the direction I want it to. Damnit.
    iFortiTude iFortiTude
    Aug 11, 2008


    v=E17HnEMloDc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOHxtOLfvIo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxwsu8JfvVU yeah.....
    deleted deleted
    Mar 3, 2014

    Control Freak

    Logically, I know that it's impossible to control everything.  There are many factors that apply to each situation and it's impossible to know and control them all.  My heart has a different story to tell.  When I see a friend in need, or an animal suffering...
    goddessone goddessone
    41-45, F
    11 Responses Mar 18, 2008

    Its Freeing

    Just knowing  that some things really are not in my power helps me worry less.. Why stress about something that's going to happen regardless of my doings?? i just make plans A,B,C on how to deal with whatever happens
    mocha39 mocha39
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 18, 2009


    Something I read on EP this morning has helped me to realize that I can't be in control of everything. For a long time I have felt guilty because I have health problems that have stopped me from doing important things. I always felt I would be a disappointment to the people I...
    Byebyebabyblue Byebyebabyblue
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 18, 2008


    When my mother died I realize then I couldn't control life. I would not go anywhere when I was younger because I thought that if I was with her I could stop anything from happening to her. I was wrong indeed though. I miss my mom but I know she is in a better place.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 28, 2008

    At The Whim Of Fate

    All I can do is exercise my free will, and be the best I can be. And then let the chips fall where they may. Hopefully in my favor for once.
    deleted deleted
    Apr 14, 2010

    Hard Lesson to Learn...

    It took me years to realize that the only 2 things I have any control over are me and my life.   I'm not responsible for anybody else's thoughts, feelings, actions or life except my own. 
    deleted deleted
    Dec 26, 2007


    I wish it was even close but it's not. I am so far from controlling my world but hey I can dream can't I...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    Nov 26, 2007

    I Realize

    I realize,Can't control everything,Would I want to?No thanks,Too much stress,Responsibility,I only control,What I can.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Mar 16, 2012

    Sweet Relief

    Realizing I could not control everything was actually freeing. I mean, no matter what I do, people and things will act and happen irrespective of my actions. I know this is awful for some people. Not for me. Being responsible for myself is more than enough work.
    mmmcookies mmmcookies
    Sep 17, 2008

    i had this dream again my parents were trying

    to kill me and i was going to die.their face were most scariest thing that i've ever seen.. And i just woke up. i didn't feel ''oh that was dream not reality ahaha'' like other peoples say. I'm not living in past but i'm living in the past and present at the same time it is...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2016

    My Marriage Is Dead

    Two months ago I found out that my husband was having an affair. It wasn't his first. I confronted him once I really knew for sure, and he spat out the usual lies about it only happening once and it only being a meaningless fling. Mike and I married 15 years ago and at first I...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Oct 4, 2012

    Letting Go!

    Sometimes you have to let God take over and just go along for a ride!
    Aminik Aminik
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 17, 2007

    Its Not My Problem!

    All I'm trying to do is help. If its not accepted or wanted, then ITS NOT MY PROBLEM!! And they better not ask for help later!! It doesn't concern me, its not my problem! (I hope I soon start believing it)
    callingyou callingyou
    36-40, F
    Apr 13, 2010
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