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I Want to Find My Joy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 143 People

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    I Loved watching the film 'The Bucket List' with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman According to one of the men,  a successful life boils down to just two things 1. The joy you have felt 2. The joy you have given others          
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 25 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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    Why Is Happiness So Elusive For Some People?

    Is happiness a means to an end?  Sometimes I feel that in order to be happy, you need to achieve certain goals or milestones.  I haven't achieved much in life.  I've been going to college on and off for about 14 years now, and I still haven't been able to graduate...
    enchanteddreamer enchanteddreamer 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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    Find My Joy

    Find my joy,What I'm gonna do,Seek,Won't stop lookin',Till it's found,I need to live.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 19, 2012

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    I Thought I Had It

    And then I had to leave Spain. I was all alone, hot and 4000 km from anyone and everyone I know and loved, and I was the happiest I've ever been in my life.  Sitting on the edge of the green Guadalquivir river in the hot Andalucian sunshine.' I hope to find it again...
    bripeace bripeace 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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    Focusing On Joy

    Sometimes the rigorous day to day stuff just gets in the way of feeling joyful. And after several days of stress, home life issues, work issues, etc etc, it is easy to get really disconnected. I've noticed that recently I've gotten far from joy. It is disturbing actually. A...
    nukemycorndog nukemycorndog 41-45, M Apr 25, 2013

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    I am confused. And I don't know why. I am happy in life, I just feel like I am missing something. I get good grades, I'm athletic, and a have great friends and family. I'm not sad I'm just puzzled. I struggle to apply myself in everyday life. I just feel like I am not doing...
    FrettingisRegretting FrettingisRegretting 16-17 1 Response Oct 10, 2012

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    At 31, I must be so old to this. But for some reason all I have ever had are relationships with people either afraid of committment, or they just want sex. I cry sometimes hearing...
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    I think everybody wants to be successful; the question should be successful at what? What is success? ... To some, success is all about money, but to me I think the truly...
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    I dont know how much more I can take. My boyfriend, well I guess ex-boyfriend today tomorrow it maybe different, has got some severe parinoia issues and thinks everyone is out to...
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    I have put on so much fat this Summer. I've been an off and on gainer for the past couple years, but for some reason I've gained more than I ever have these past two months which...
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    At this point in my life I can say I really do want a "Girl-Friend" as a recently divorced 41 yr old I want to start a quality relationship with a kind, cute, and caring woman. At...
    Hockeydad33 Hockeydad33 41-45, M 9 hrs ago

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    I have got really good at this actually. Even when I was really young my go to method of coping was to distance my mind from reality. After 30 something years I don't feel much at...
    AltRealityFanboy AltRealityFanboy 41-45, M 9 hrs ago

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    I have less than 6 months to figure out my story for next year I have two doors Door 1: Find a a flat and a job in the city I'm in and start my life as an "adult" Door 2: Move back...
    Penthouser Penthouser 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    I want to talk to someone who doesn't know me, so when I tell them things I haven't told anyone, I don't have to fear my family finding out
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    My first intense experience... My wife was contacted by a guy on OKC, who also sent a message to me. He and I hit it off pretty well, on friend level. My wife and he also clicked...
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    I want to stop loving him ... But every time I met him the feeling grows stronger and seems the only the solution to get rid of him in my life. trust me I have tried ... But every...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I often find myself confused about the state of the world. I think a lot of people have lost site of integrity and the importance of what is right and wrong, good, and even the...
    RAReid RAReid 51-55, F 15 hrs ago

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    I miss having a best friend so much. I miss those sleepovers, calling each other in the middle of the night, cuddling and so on. I love my boyfriend very much, but I miss a girly...
    blxckbutterfly blxckbutterfly 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    I got a hole in me now I got a scar I can talk about She keeps a picture of me in her apartment in the city But some things in this world Man, they don't make sense Some things you...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 17 hrs ago

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    A couple of weeks ago, while we were on vacation, we spoke about it. My wife is also curious about the lifestyle and we ended up deciding to give it a try. We will try it with...
    neven85 neven85 26-30, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I pray to find a job soon. This can't be it I can't possibly be stuck in something I detest
    everydayissummerr everydayissummerr 26-30, F 17 hrs ago

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    Just a few weeks ago, my mother was diagnosed with congestive heart failure as a result of pulmonary hypertension. I was devastated. She was so close to a heart attack. I always...
    suddenliberty suddenliberty 18-21, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I WANNA LISTEN TO PEOPLES STORIES BECAUSE I FIND THEM FASCINATING OKAY THANKS
    UndeadGirl13 UndeadGirl13 16-17, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I've often wondered what it would be like to have sex with diff nationality ...Mex white Blck Native American Australian German..my list Gos on and on I find these men very...
    AliceBrwnEyes AliceBrwnEyes 31-35, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Someone has. Someone that I have convinced myself that they really and truely mean it. I KNOW this because it is an unfamiliar yet ever so REAL feeling. It's an unconditional...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've always had joy and took pleasure in helping others out, so why not be a cop since that's the best way to help out others. I'm also going to college to major in Criminal...
    MegaManX97 MegaManX97 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This advice is to myself at any age and every stage of my life, past, present, and future.....The relationship you have with God is your most valuable relationship you will have in...
    mypossibledream mypossibledream 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    I've never wanted anything more than to have a child. It's constantly on my mind. I see people walking with their kids through the stores and down the streets, and I just wish that...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My daughter is turning 17 today! Where does the time go? I've been reminiscing about what I was doing 17 years ago today. We were getting ready to go to the birthing center, but...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 21 Responses Jul 18

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    I like bringing happiness and joy to this world. I enjoy making people feel good and making them smile even when they don't want too. I am a caring and loving person with a huge...
    jjohnnyboy jjohnnyboy 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 18

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    Three would be ideal - all girls ... Going to name them Jade, Crystal and Gem ... I will be a single mom most likely ... Hope I will be able to provide for them. Sometimes the...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 18

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    does anyone love me? I want more joy!
    salty2013 salty2013 31-35, F Jul 17

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    The fear of the unknown pierces my skin and burns from within. It jabs at my heart with gentle touches and an uncertain grin. It fills my soul but scatters my brain. Like a wild...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 13

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    You bring in happiness When I am feeling blue You heal my broken soul When covered with gloom Cheer and joy in my life I hope that you can see Your friendship means to me A...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 13