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I Want to Be Happy About Life Again

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 276 People

    I Do...

    I've recently managed to break myself out of a long slump - depression. Now I feel like the sky's the limit. I feel inspired and hopeful that everything will be ok if I don't let myself get depressed. Easier said than done though. I want to be happy, truly happy. Actually...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Jul 18, 2011

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    I Wanna Be Happy

    I wanna be happy,Start livin' again,I've made up my mind,Lost too much time,Not being happy,I'm changing that,Gonna be happy.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 15, 2012

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    I'm On The Brink!

    So, this wonderful...  or supposedly wonderful thing is about to happen.  I don't know how to feel.   There's so much to feel!  I think I'm overwhelmed.  And I don't have final word yet, either, so.....  I think I've got that feeling you get...
    NebulaNoxx NebulaNoxx 51-55, F Jul 2, 2010

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    My Story And How It Caused My Unhappiness About Life...

    Since I was 8 years old I've been fighting something within me. After a couple of years, when I was about 12 years old, I came to realize I might cope with a depression. I then visited a psychologist and she noticed that this indeed was my problem and that it was genetic, my...
    TheLydiaV TheLydiaV 16-17, F 2 Responses May 18, 2010

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    A Feeling I've Had On and Off

    I've always been a bit dissatisfied with my life. I work hard and put in every effort I can to change this, but usually I feel like I'm just treading water, not really getting anywhere. On occasion I have been really happy, felt I was making progress, dared to dream bigger...
    ShrubberySoup ShrubberySoup 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2009

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    I remember the days when all it would take

    for me to cheer up was going outside and looking at a tree... It didn't even have to be a living tree. I'd just stare at it and feel a sense of purpose, or peace... Then I could face life with ease. But now... I don't feel anything. no purpose, no peace and I've done everything...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Does Battling Depression Make It Worse?

    I'm thinking about deleting the "I Battle Depression" group from my experiences.  Not that I don't still have the jacked-up brain chemistry, but my newest reading of trying to change my thinking and life is all about focusing on the positive, even if it's just little...
    NebulaNoxx NebulaNoxx 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 21, 2010

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    Lost Love

    When I was 28 years old I had an affair with a terrific person,but I couldn't choose between him and my husband.In the end I stayed with my husband because of the children.But since I was afraid to tell the person that I choose my husband I did all dreadfull things so he broke it...
    fatati fatati 46-50 2 Responses May 8, 2009

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    It's Not All About Romance

    "Stop trying to be author of your romantic fate...let the universe kick in and lend a hand. Not only will you end up somewhere surprising, but you'll also start to have much more fun when you surrender control."- unknown
    RedDust RedDust 41-45, F Nov 24, 2012

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    How Can I Be Happy Agin?

    I let my childhood run my life it still happens to me and he don't care that  i scream and cry asking him to stop i can see why my sister wanted out so bad i try to stop it but he is bigger stronger i cant he just dos it harder why can she do anything about it she sees it and...
    Buggy12 Buggy12 13-15, F Nov 11, 2011

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    All I Want In Life Is to Be Happy

        I want all the small things I loved back, I want to be able to have a boyfriend I don’t want the fear of things going to **** on my mind every day, I’m sick to death of friends who say I’m just a **** and “you will never have this&rdquo...
    fallenchild fallenchild 16-17, M Aug 30, 2008

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    I Want To Be Happy About Life Again, I'm So Confused

    To start off I'm 18, my husband is 22. We have been together for 4 years I was 14, he was 18. He has cheated numerous times throughout the years. We fight all the time now, I'm workin at a convient store 8 hrs a night, he hates my job, he hates that i'm a full time college...
    brooklynjewell brooklynjewell 18-21, F Aug 28, 2013

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    All I Want

    All I want,Be happy again,Been down too long,It's time,Things changed,Life,I'm gonna fix it,live again,Sadness,Goodbye!
    storywriter2 storywriter2 46-50 Aug 31, 2012

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    I Need Help

    S o this are my problems:   My problems are the ones about 'getting along with your parents' even though I'm so young. I don't get along with my parents. I hate them sometimes. My mother works 2 jobs and always says I don't appreciate her. My father is..well I don't...
    suntpraf10 suntpraf10 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 15, 2009

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    I Want To Find Life Again...

    I am sad. That's the truth. But, I want to be happy again. You might be wondering why I am sad. Let me tell you this. It's a secret that I have been keeping for years now. I am gay. Yes, I am. I don't know why I am like this. Some people say that being gay is genetic but most...
    unheardvoices unheardvoices 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 20, 2010

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    Nostalgia Kills

    It really does. I can remember all the times I used to have fun just doing random things. Now that I'm older things are so much harder as expected. I don't have any satisfaction in life. I'm doing everything I need to do to advance in life but I'm just not happy. My social life...
    OneLastFalseApology OneLastFalseApology 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 13, 2011

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    Life Is Confusing

    I'm 23 years old and stlll feel like a kid inside. Life is very confusing and scary for me. I let the trauma from my childhood shape my life and now I'm stuck in a rut. It's been a week since I broke up with my ex girlfriend and I relied on her to make me happy. I always thought...
    strayjuggalette strayjuggalette 22-25 1 Response Nov 10, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I used to be really healthy... Before my depression hit me hard... I used to play hockey. And I played well for like 6 years. Had great stamina! I was a little overweight but I...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response May 13

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    Human existence itself is sinister, macabre is in its essence. The human being, by occasion, encounter himself in this universe, without an apparent purpose, without a sense or...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    I am going to be highly positive about life. I will bring positivity inside me. I will try to surround myself with positivity. This will surely makes my life or anyone's life...
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M 1 Response May 16

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    Saturday mornings are perfect for lying in bed and listening to music. Forgetting about life and all of your problems during this time. You regain a better mentality of things and...
    M00nlightKnight M00nlightKnight 22-25 5 days ago

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    Sometimes I can get so down on my luck and hate the entire world for no good reason. Then I meet someone who is so vital and vivacious that I can't help but feel my spirits lift...
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    I'm confused about life because I don't have a goal in life right now. I don't know what I'm living for what my aim should be. Everyday I'm basically doing nothing, just read...
    kekehuang kekehuang 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I want to live life to the fullest. I want to live in a big city. Dreams so big , I don't know if they're possible. I feel like I am so much different than anybody else. By that I...
    Vanessyi Vanessyi 18-21, F May 2

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    it's like when i watch this kind of movies , makes me think deeper about life and beyond the Nature
    linadabaghie linadabaghie 13-15, F 1 Response May 18

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    I want to live life to the fullest like my stomach :P
    Imspudgy123 Imspudgy123 22-25, M Apr 28

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    Be a beast because you can. Be amazing because you can. Be a man or woman everyone desires or wants to be. Work hard and be obsessed for what you want to be. Life is short, there's...
    hunterw0lf hunterw0lf 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 30

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    Life do I really want to work and pay bills the rest of my life? Go to school to get s job to pay off school loans, then it's a car loan and maybe even a house... Paying bills the...
    lawlzitsmarie lawlzitsmarie 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    How Disney pixars Inside Out saved me This year on Tuesday I got a toothache and it was a cavity. Since I hate the dentist I never went to one. Inside out is a movie I want to see...
    sarahhoek sarahhoek 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    No matter how hard I try I can only find the negatives in life
    vicecreama vicecreama 13-15, F 1 Response 20 mins ago

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    What is Life? Life is complex Life is beautiful It's beautiful Life is rich and amazing Life was given to us by God Life is limited So why waste time? Each and everyday is a...
    LeahLoveeU LeahLoveeU 13-15, F 2 Responses May 14

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    I am different to a lot of people I know, because I don't want to just vegetate and survive - go to work, go home, eat, sleep etc - and I'm not interested in status symbols...
    pixieowl pixieowl 26-30, F 6 Responses May 10

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    My mom told me that I'm doing what I want when I want to. Perhaps she's right. I am doing what I Want and honestly I don't even feel bad about it. I'm not doing anything wrong...
    3dayweekend 3dayweekend 18-21, M 2 Responses May 10

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    I've been hurt so many times in my life. I lost all of my friends due to them not thinking I was worth there time. I just want to be happy. I don't want to have to battle...
    lovebugg11 lovebugg11 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think change happens gradually right? I need to work a lot on myself, on disciplining myself and i was always looking for that instant change but i guess you need some patience...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 30

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    Life is meant to be enjoy to the fullest so add enjoyment to your life by doing everything possible to be happy
    Jimmy341 Jimmy341 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 28

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    I thought I was happy, only to learn I was living a lie. If you're unable to be yourself then you are not really living. Someone that feels it necessary to lie and hide behind them...
    SecretAngel6 SecretAngel6 26-30, F 2 Responses May 2

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    Everyday of my life ive gone with the choices that make me happy. Ive given up on anything that brings me down. Im gonna work my hardest so i can achieve everything that i desire...
    PassionLily PassionLily 18-21, F 5 Responses May 7

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    I dont think my relationship with my boyfriend would still work. I dont know. I just want to be alone. To be completely happy by myself. And FOR myself. I want to feel that I can...
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F May 8

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    I tend to get hung up on the unknown from time to time. Life is complicated. I married a man with 7 kids ranging in age from 24-11. We recently gave birth to our own daughter 7...
    UltraRunnerMom UltraRunnerMom 31-35, M 1 Response May 15

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    You know what makes me happy? I asked my best friend to the prom and she said yes
    MichaelGabriel00 MichaelGabriel00 13-15, T May 2

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    Living life to the fullest is my ultimate goal. I believe in a higher being, that gives us all different journeys, loves us, and wants us to experience everything the world has to...
    iwannadabble iwannadabble 18-21, F 1 Response May 8

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    Deppression The Enemy Within I am disabled and unemployed and suffer severe deppression.I wish I could get a good nights sleep every night ,which I cant. I have insomnia ! I want...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M May 13

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