I Want Chicken Soup For the Twenty-something Soul

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    Good-bye My Soldier

    I am twenty-two and had to say good-bye to my soldier recently.  Loving a hero entails the easiest and hardest things in life.  It builds strength in both of us and breaks us both down.  This is my story of a good-bye that a selfish act (9/11) has caused so many...
    GesCka GesCka
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 6, 2008

    The Angel's Message

    “The Angels Message”—my favorite collector's plate in the world is no longer one perfect piece. It broke into so many pieces one particular day in the month of November, that it was nearly impossible to glue back together. The incident happened before...
    sonyarose8 sonyarose8
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2007

    Graduation Day

    On the last day of college, when pondering “What motivated me most: Love of learning or just getting through?” I’ll let you decide. Here’s my story:     I was surprised by how strong I felt. I did not even know how to think of the incident in...
    sonyarose8 sonyarose8
    36-40, F
    Dec 4, 2007

    Do You Feel Lucky?

    It took me six years after college graduation to finally move to NYC--after visiting and traveling for work several times. It was rough getting to that point in my life. Not to mention what happened a year later on 9/11—the city had to build itself back up again. It was...
    sonyarose8 sonyarose8
    36-40, F
    Dec 4, 2007

    I Never Thought

    I never thought that through my moments of weakness I would find the strength I needed to keep moving forward. More importantly, I never thought I would look back and be disappointed in the person I was, the person I left behind. eight years ago I wouldn't have considered myself...
    behindthesmile86 behindthesmile86
    22-25, F
    Feb 1, 2010

    When I Was In My Twenties

    When I was on my twenties, I went out one night with my sisters and it was my birthday, so they were buying me drinks, and I didn't drink them all, because I did not want to get plastered. Well both of my sisters got drunk, and as we were going home, I told them I would drive...
    swatches swatches
    41-45, F
    Dec 7, 2007

    Motherly Wisdom

    I do not think anyone is completely happy with his or her life circumstances and sometimes no matter what age, you really need guidance when making important life decisions. Well, once in my confusion as "what to do...", my mother shared a story with me, one in which I...
    sonyarose8 sonyarose8
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Dec 4, 2007

    My Life

    I'm going thru the empty nest syndrome. I only have a cat left to love and my husband. I guess it's not all bad but I can still love myself. or at least try to. has anyone else gone through the "Empty Nest Syndrome?" What do you do for this loneliness? I have started to...
    Tigger1 Tigger1
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Mar 28, 2008

    Boxing In My Twenties

    I’m a fighter. Even my name, Lauren, means “The Victor.”                 I can’t help it: I was raised this way. My dad was a high school guidance counselor, author and single...
    LadyLaurenJayne LadyLaurenJayne
    26-30, F
    Dec 26, 2007

    Hail Mary, Full of Grace

    Shaking in my boots, I was barely standing strong on the top level of our summer beach condo—digesting my favorite after club desert, blueberry Belgium waffles. That marked the last time I ate blueberry Belgium waffles as I almost threw them up in mid-air when I heard...
    sonyarose8 sonyarose8
    36-40, F
    Nov 30, 2007

    I'm Not Ready For My Twenty.

    I feel like this life is so fast, I'm going to reach my twenty in next couple of week, and what I want to write is what's in my mind, and I'm telling you, actually this is not something inspiring. Seriously. I don't have a wish to have a birthday party, don't have a wish to go...
    athazagoravbz athazagoravbz
    18-21, F
    Dec 1, 2007

    Becoming Your Own Person

    The twenties are a time of growth and big changes for many people.  After high school, there wasn't any question of whether or not I would attend college.  I decided to attend a local college and stay at home to save money.  Eventually after graduating with a...
    rainbowlicious7 rainbowlicious7
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2007

    Behind Closed Doors...

    I want Chicken Soup For the Twenty-something Soul. When I was looking for the meaning of life, I was going through some tough changes. I didn't know what to think about myself and about my life. Why did God place me here on earth. What was my meaning and my purpose. I have...
    Tigger1 Tigger1
    51-55, F
    6 Responses Dec 19, 2007

    Submit Your Story! Some Guidelines

    Guest EP Contributor Christine Hassler (http://christinehassler.blogs.experienceproject.com/) is co-authoring "Chicken Soup for the Twenty-Something Soul" with Jack Canfield and Mark Hansen. As a special welcome to EP we are helping Christine find great motivating and...
    EPJulio EPJulio
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 21, 2007

    April Fool's Day

    It's fair to say that I had a number of love interests and most of sincere love interests were rebellious in nature; I had to learn the hard way. The thing was most of my boyfriends who were rebellious in school were usually addicted to drinking, drugging, ****, etc., the usual...
    sonyarose8 sonyarose8
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Dec 4, 2007

    Being Male & Single At 25

    I am a 25 year old male living in the busiest city in the world, and do take note of how significant that word in the title is...single. I've had every advantage in life. I'm not rich, but far from poor. I have a loving family, good friends, a great job, ambition, a future, and...
    twentyish twentyish
    22-25
    Feb 26, 2008

    What I Saw....

    Who would've thought that I would come face-to-face with abuse- in a Walgreens parking lot? it was a Friday night. My family and I had been driving home from church. We stopped at a Walgreens to buy some groceries, but I chose to stay in the car. I was exhausted, and I...
    inoatheart inoatheart
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2007

    Where Is Raleigh?

    When speaking with my dad about certain very rich men, my father would respond, “Yip, he lived the life of Raleigh”. I would always hear this comment when I spoke about wealthy men and one day I was speaking about a man who I admire ... and he said it again, &ldquo...
    sonyarose8 sonyarose8
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Dec 4, 2007

    Moving On...

    When I first came to New York in my 20s, I was referred to a modeling agency. One of my first go-sees was showroom modeling for one of the biggest fashion designers in New York City. I was the last model to arrive before the go-see was closed. One of the designer’s...
    sonyarose8 sonyarose8
    36-40, F
    Dec 4, 2007
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