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I Want to Be My Own Boss!

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 64 People

    Tired of the Grind

    I want to do something, anything that I can shape and grow for myself. I have never really felt a part of corporate America and feel that I could do so much better financially and mentally if I were on my own. However, there have always been the standard problems like keeping...
    hharperson hharperson 31-35, M Jan 9, 2008

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    My Story

    I have already decided to do something in which I work for myself and at home with flexible hours. I figure the creative jobs (artist, writer, songwriter, fashion designer, etc.) are like this, though some of them may require clients. I have chosen writer. I don't want to have...
    MDenise MDenise 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 26, 2011

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    Yup!

    If possible, I'd like to be self-employed and be my own boss.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 2, 2011

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    Time For a Change!

    I work in an insurance office, pushing paper day in and day out, dealing with individuals in the office who think of me more as a doormat than a co-worker it seems.  I'm so tired of feeling overworked, underappreciated AND underpaid to boot!  I'm a fairly intelligent...
    amadora amadora 26-30 2 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    Website For Booking Hotels Any Idea???

      I am a new member here... I still trying to know more about how to use this Website. I like to become businesswoman and the most important thing that my fiance support me. I need your help and your information about how to become owner to Website for booking hotels...
    vibw vibw 22-25, F Feb 6, 2010

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    Some Day I Will Be My Own Boss

    an d have people working for me not me working for them . thank you evangelist pastor susie houston
    pastor24 pastor24 56-60, F Apr 10, 2011

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    I am the oldest out of 5 siblings. And I grew up having a rough childhood. Everything around me was negative. I was always put down. Family never talked to me about goals and...
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    Though I do this a lot it can be harmful to oneself. You should put someone's else's happiness before your own. But you should be careful not to hurt yourself in the process...
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    I don't want them, I don't want to sacrifice my life for 18+ years, I don't want the stress and anxiety of parenthood. And most importantly, I want my own space on a regular...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I just honestly don't. I graduated High School in 2003, thought about an art school afterwards but was held back by my mom of all people. Always being negative about things one...
    Isayis23 Isayis23 26-30, M 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.... true and eternal ... you stop worrying about yourself and start caring about your loved one... not...
    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I would love to chat with other pet owners as I am fairly new to this and would like to exchange ideas and experiences
    DarkStorm91 DarkStorm91 22-25, M 14 hrs ago

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    Lifelong? I don't know how realistic that is though that would be nice.All i know i just wanna have healthy relationships with people who i let into my life.I wanna have healthy...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Once I found myself sat on the pavement, crying at 3 in the morning, writing a letter on the back of an old cornetto box that I found in someone’s recycling. The letter was to my...
    ellt ellt 16-17, F 23 hrs ago

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    any man under 30- in Louisana, bossier city?
    futureteenmom18 futureteenmom18 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I started collecting cds when I was 19. I was currently living with my mom and my brother at the time and I had graduated high school recently at that point and I wanted to take a...
    ThatMetalDude ThatMetalDude 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I had a bizzare encounter with a guy at a rest stop while moving from TX back to my home state in WI. I was in there taking a **** and he was standing in the urinal next to me, and...
    Cristofori Cristofori 41-45, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Family Stories (Part 3)..... This is the third part of family stories as told by my mum whose short term memory is fading fast but whose long term memory is still sound. All have...
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    UnhealthySSBBW UnhealthySSBBW 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    If Wishes were Fishes: EP Note: In the past I've done stories like this and there has been some confusion. I'm not looking for solutions I'm venting/looking for other people in...
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    My parents were never the type to acknowledge my accomplishments. When I get A's it was because it was an "easy class." When I accomplish something, they want to hear more. I'm...
    laurenwilliams18 laurenwilliams18 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    My brother lay here not far from the hours that will wind quickly before it's his time to kiss the sky and say goodbye to all the people and friends he made in real life and online...
    Human4 Human4 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 27

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    i want a slave girl that want to be own and own and she needs to live with me
    finalday finalday 22-25, M Jun 27

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    1 My favourite colour is red 2 im 6 ft 3 I play video games 4 I have chocolate labrador 5 I love her 6 She's my best freind 7 I love driving 8 I could just lay in bed all day 9 i...
    tommosuk tommosuk 18-21, M Jun 27

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    anyone in bossier city, louisiana?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 27

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    I don't know if you mean they don't want them in the sense that when they have them they put them up for adoption or let someone else take care of them or if you mean parents who...
    thehobbits thehobbits 22-25 Jun 25

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    ...................................and never be found!!! I want to run away and steal as many hearts and pull as many plots as I can. I want to burn down all the bridges and...
    MentAl69noMAD MentAl69noMAD 18-21 1 Response Jun 25

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    I do not come on EP as often as I used to but, to my surprise, there are a number of people asking for updates as well as advice on other issues. My last update went into detail...
    amcintyre94 amcintyre94 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I have worked hard all my life and run my own business for many yeas, Now i want to change the way i live, I have some land with a trailer home on it. i get power from solar panels...
    007carpetman 007carpetman 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I believe everyone should have the freedom to be themselves, create their own identity and make their own choices, as long as they're not harming anyone else. I feel like society...
    UnwantedPup UnwantedPup 31-35, T Jun 24

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    Islamic State (Isis) militants overpowered Kurdish forces in the Sinjar area of Iraq last August and proceeded to purge its Yazidi population – an ancient, predominantly...
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    So I transferred to a new job a year ago, my manager is my gm, she probably used to be a good manager years ago, but so far she's barely there. Sure she's a nice person but my job...
    Worleybirdie Worleybirdie 22-25, F Jun 23

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    Well nothing makes much sense in the real world so my own world is something I can comprehend. Plus I would like to live the way I want/be who I want to be.
    rocketguy19 rocketguy19 16-17, M Jun 23

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    So here are 100 facts about me which you may or may not care about. 1. I'm from Pakistan. 2. Despite all the load shedding, water crisis and other problems, I do love my country. 3...
    Anakalusmos Anakalusmos 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    Family Stories (Part 2)........., This is the 2nd part of family history as told to me by my mum whose memory is fast fading but still has her long term memory intact. I have heard...
    nswwoy nswwoy 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    I just cut my own hair. Hahaha. It looks pretty bad but that's what I expected would happen so I'm not in tears. It is super short though!! I wasn't going for that short because I...
    AkwardLizard AkwardLizard 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    Brains v.s Brawn Lorelie relaxed on a tree branch of the tallest tree in the back yard, he'd sat there all morning until the sun rose up. The view of it behind the mansion was...
    Shadowfox20 Shadowfox20 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    A world where people are the same is boring, I hate to be bored. A Life that repeats itself is predictable, I'm unpredictable. A River flows in one direction, I'm a fish that goes...
    AmaterasuNoOkami AmaterasuNoOkami 18-21, F Jun 20

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    Robyn "Dancing On My Own" Somebody said you got a new friend Does she love you better than I can There's a big black sky over my town I know where you at, I bet she's around...
    LittleSouthernBelle LittleSouthernBelle 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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