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I Want More Out of Life Than I Have

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 138 People

    Mel

    I went travelling following a very low point in my life and it changed me as a person. I always knew I was different and wanted more. I can't cope with the everyday routine of life. I mix with people day in day out who are so settled, but I am constantly searching for happiness...
    Mellypops Mellypops 26-30 2 Responses Sep 12, 2012

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    Grateful

    I am not ungrateful for what I have, in fact I am very fortunate for what I have been given and have achieved in life thus far, in fact, I often feel as though I don't deserve what I have.  However, the day we stop wanting more out of life, is the day we stop dreaming, the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 14, 2008

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    Slowdance

      S L O W D A N C E: Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight Or gazed at the...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace 41-45, F Jun 8, 2008

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    My Positive Thinking Is Lagging Today

    I'm having to work to get up and get going in the mornings. I'm having trouble getting my chores done during the day.  I feel lethargic making myself move to do only what has to be done.  I have one heavy issue I'm dealing with but others in my family have heavier issues they...
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 19, 2012

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    Trapped

    I want more out of life simply because I feel that I can something different and do what I want to do. I am so tired of being stuck at home. I know whan I get to be able to control my life that I will do something that no one ever thought that I would do. I don't want to stay in...
    meggieverde meggieverde 16-17 5 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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