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I Survive Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 102 People

    H O P E

    Hope is definitely not the same as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.----Vaclav Havel
    lookingwindow lookingwindow 41-45, F Dec 18, 2012

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    My Life As It Stands

    I do not really know how to describe myself to the world. I am a mother of a beautiful little girl. I am a student in college. I am a great friend with no real friends except the ones who live too far away. I have lots of pets. I love to eat and cook and sleep. My favorite thing...
    lml369 lml369 22-25, F Aug 30, 2012

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    DAILY

    I'VE HAD SOME GOOD DAYS AND SOME BAD DAYS. SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE I'M WALKING THROUGH A MINE FIELD. PEOPLE WHO I'VE LOVED IN THE PAST WERE OUT TO DESTROY ME. TRIALS AND CIRCUMSTANCES MEANT TO BREAK ME DOWN ONLY REINFORCED ME. I AM STRONGER FOR IT, BECAUSE OF IT. I GUESS THAT WAS...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2008

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    Survivalist Advice

    No matter how horribly life treats you, your heart still beats. Unless you take drastic action to adversely affect your health, your body wants to live. Even when your soul wants to lie down and die. My survivalist body has helped strengthen my soul in ways I never thought...
    xine07 xine07 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2008

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    I Gotta Get Better Before I Get To The End..

    I've had the plan for many many years, I have to become alot better skier first, it'll be an accicdent yet not. I need to have the ability to ski the extreme stuff, I'll be good enough to justify skiing at the limit, getting myself out of positions I should of never gotten...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 14, 2012

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    We All Do

    Even though I try to be optimistic and to enjoy my life, this is often the way I feel. I always seem to be telling myself how the future is going to be amazing, but when I start thinking about the present, I'm not as positive. Don't get me wrong; I am grateful for the life that I...
    TheRealJade TheRealJade 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2012

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    At The Point

    I am just triying to survive, just trying to hold on.It gets difficult, but that's what life is all about
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2011

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    A Shameless Life

    I just happened upon a television show called Shameless. As they say fact is stranger than fiction and it has never been more accurate than now. That show was my childhood just vanilla flavored. Seriously. Almost everything down to the locked up grandmother (mines pushed her...
    Jan 24, 2013

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    Still I Rise

    I could tell horror stories, but I won't. I've gotten strength as well as weaknesses form the trials and tribulations. Whether they is an after life or not, I live as a kind person. 
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 70+, F Jan 17, 2012

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    Day By Day

    that`s how i do it.it the only way i can do it.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Apr 2, 2009

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    Feeling Way Too Damn Good

    You might be a known crazy woman going manic if...Your daughter posts a jump castle on your facebook page and notes "This is so you Mom" and you reply, "Hell - yeah - clear out the kids - I could bounce all day." (and you have 6 grandchildren)You drive down the road on a great...
    jenvice jenvice 41-45, F Jul 8, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Hey guys... I also wanted to change my life... Especially for the better. I figured out how to do it and I'd like to share it with you all. (I am aware this might all sound very...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 29

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    Hey guys... I figured out how to feel better about myself, and be happier and I'd like to share it with you all. (I am aware this might all sound very hippie like...but I'm just...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    its strange.....one person is born.........he or she grows up playing as a kid...behaving as a jerk in the adolescence..........enter into the real world....get goose bumps...
    flinstones flinstones 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    We are all survivors. I survived the crazy dope partying days, the opps I just got pregnant stage, **** got hitched to divorce at 27 to full time single mom and 12 hour crappy...
    Halebound4ever Halebound4ever 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    In society now, everything or anything that you want you need money to get it. Without money, people will look down on you. Without money, you will have nothing. You would not be...
    Planetweird Planetweird 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    i survived sudden cardiac death and am one of the 5% percent that survives. alas,stuck in a sexless marriage and no manner of communication seems to solve that. any advice on...
    bill977 bill977 51-55, M Apr 11

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    I am a 15 year old Jewish, Orthodox girl. I was born 3 months early in Manchester, England. From the time i was a baby i have had a very hard life. I lived in fear every day of my...
    phobia1998 phobia1998 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    March 31. Finances. Taking financial responsibility for ourselves is part of recovery. Some of us may find ourselves in hard financial times for a variety of reasons. Our...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 31

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    My dream in life is to be a famous vocalist and actor, face plastered on every magazine, a role model for the youths of the future. I was close, so close... I am an award winning...
    x5m45h1ngx x5m45h1ngx 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I had been living in Los Angeles for about a month and a half when the Northridge Earthquake hit. It was January 1993. It registered as a 7.4 on the Richter Scale. I was awoken...
    AnonymousEP77 AnonymousEP77 41-45, M Mar 21

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    I was somewhere and overheard there was going to be a drive-by shooting so I ran to the nearest building to hide in order to avoid being shot. as I was running I grabbed a woman...
    numberonecrush numberonecrush 31-35 1 Response Mar 23

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    I was a baby in the womb and almost wasn't born but I survived ^_^
    vividdreamer97 vividdreamer97 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I'm happy that I survived this first day but actually I'm nervous. Nervous because I need everyday applicants and there is a quota to fulfill.
    nyliemax nyliemax 18-21 Apr 1

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    I have ambitions. I have dreams. I have desires. I know that I must take action to change my life but I don't know which direction to take. There are certain things that are...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    3/26/2009. I was 5.5 months pregnant with my youngest. I had been working at a nursing home as a CNA. All my residents had the flu, it was a really rough season. When I came down...
    simulatedexistence simulatedexistence 26-30, F Mar 25

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    Why do we hold on even though we know in our hearts the bitter truth? Why do we cling to a fake image that we have created in our minds even though we know the person we love is...
    shurei shurei 41-45, F Apr 3

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    It happened five years ago, I had turned fourteen only a couple of days ago. I wasn't that educated on it, because I had never experienced it, until the night he took advantage of...
    skindeeep skindeeep 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's not perfect but who's life is. There's so many great things to find,so many amazing people to meet and so many experiences to live through. U can live like a rock or u can...
    Life8227 Life8227 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I pretty much have I just breath and keep going these days after 30 years of marriage then one day after of course I got Ill and could not do everything he left just left well he...
    kimy51 kimy51 51-55, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    but my life doesnt love me, i fell in love, gave everything i have into it, only to wake up one day in the hospital, diagnosed of food poison, 6 months pregnancy i was hoping would...
    cloerichardsom cloerichardsom 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hate my life. I hate the school I go to. I hate having no friends. I'm starting to hate my boyfriend. I hate my family. I hate where I live. So pretty much I hate everything...
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I'm feeling tired about my life not moving forward. I'm rarely satisfied (if ever) on how things are going for me. My professional career is just a switch-and-bait situation; my...
    MrC88 MrC88 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    Sober..I'm glad I survived another day. I'm going to see a therapist, psychiatrist somebody because, the forgiveness I had for my mom is turning into anger & sadness. Every thought...
    Readytobedecisive Readytobedecisive 26-30, F Mar 22

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    I am like Gatts - I live just to survive another day without knowing why. I need a Griffith to show me that people have passions and dreams and feelings.
    Dorcha Dorcha 18-21 Mar 23

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    Inspiration From A Friend A friend and her husband a couple of years ago were suddenly faced with losing their business and job respectively. They were supporting two children...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F Mar 26

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    My moms ex boyfriend bought her a car,bought us a house (we all lived together),two dogs,i had 2 sisters and 1 brother he gave me,with in the years my mom saw the horrid man he was...
    Wisdombird Wisdombird 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I want to find the perfect guy. However to find the perfect guy I needed to experience the guy who I thought way "the perfect guy" but turn out to be an a**hole I met this guy...
    aliceS96 aliceS96 16-17, F Mar 29

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    My first experience was when I was five. Not only did I believe, and still do that I was born in Egypt but, I had the most incredible dream one day when put down for a nap. Some...
    Rets54 Rets54 56-60 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Recent events have caused me to examine my life. My family and I have a strained relationship at best. After seeing them I am depressed for days. I am never good enough. This has...
    Badina Badina 46-50, F 13 hrs ago

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    oh the sutisfacton...oh the excitement...i just had to do it.i hated my neighbour so i did it. It took the innocence of white attire of sunny day after the rain that created a...
    Mihael122 Mihael122 18-21, T 6 hrs ago

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    Swag swag swag. I have no life, I'm sure most people expect the least from me but one day my laziness, hunger, awkwardness and antisocial skills will come to use.. I mean they have...
    12blueunicorns 12blueunicorns 13-15, F 15 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I worry that the world may be running out of kind, genuine people. Although looking back at some of history's horrors, I also feel very grateful to live in the new...
    princesszoe13 princesszoe13 16-17, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Having split from my husband and kids are out on there own it's time I did the things in life I want to do.
    SalinNY SalinNY 46-50, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    If I ended my life I'm pretty sure my family and friends wouldn't even know I was gone
    thequietone1000 thequietone1000 13-15, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    life is too short to live with regrets.
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    Ever since I kicked my roommates out life has become so dull! I miss having people to come home to everyday and it seems like most of my friends left along with my roommates. I...
    Mackas14 Mackas14 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    April 20. Deadlines. "I don't know whether I want in or out of this relationship. I've been struggling with it for months now. It's not appropriate to let it hang indefinitely. I...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have recently broken up with my partner if 4 years. We shared a life and a business together. She has gone off with one of our clients who is much richer than me and also...
    jezzmagtig jezzmagtig 46-50, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I am tired of being alone and with someone at the same time, I have known for years this will never work I just don't have anyone who cares or can help me, I have so very much love...
    fusciarose55 fusciarose55 46-50, F 1 hr ago

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    If you don't stand for something in life, you are nothing in my opinion. I am truly sick of people on the left who are constantly trying to stifle free speech. They preach...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 52 mins ago

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    Starved from passion Humans are nothing But a casket of skin Stretched crudely over A rushed scaffolding of bones Our hearts may beat Out lungs may respirate Yet we are still...
    KristinaBeena KristinaBeena 18-21, F 1 Response 44 mins ago

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