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I Want to Live Life to the Fullest

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    Photos of Then and Now

      When I look at the photo of me back then, I can see how out of control my whole life felt.  I was not looking forward to turning forty.  But it is not self recrimination that has motivated me to post the shot.  Sometimes life deals us big blows.  And that is how life...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 15 Responses Sep 11, 2010

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    3 Steps To Find Your Purpose When Life Is Crashing Into Chaos

    “What is my purpose here and how may I serve…in the midst of all this confusion?” ~Wayne Dyer Your life is a mess and you can’t do anything about it, right? Wrong. You may be closer to the answers than you think, even while right in the middle of the chaos that...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 7 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    I'm who I want to be.

    Not what others want to see
    AgentYsa AgentYsa 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    A life without regret

    and with happiness!
    gwenllian gwenllian 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 10

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    Life is too short to spend it worrying all the

    time. Live in the present enjoying every conversation, laugh, kiss... Don't worry about the future because it will inevitably be there. Don't worry about the past because you cannot change it. Live for today, for this hour, for this moment in time...enjoying every second and...
    Blondie355 Blondie355 36-40, F Jan 26

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    If you're dreading waking up to start your day,

    chances are you are not living life to the fullest.Life is never easy, and if you really want to live your life to its fullest, to be able say when you on death bed " hey i really have given my best shot" and then die peacefully with no regrets.You have to start change your...
    iblogaboutlove iblogaboutlove 26-30, M Feb 25

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    Are world is f***** and generation is a total

    mess so why should we **** it up for our selfs we can make a diffrence 🌍
    melnie melnie 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    VivirLaVida VivirLaVida 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    You know you are getting older

    when none of the things you want for Christmas can be bought at a store.
    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    Not seen my experience on here.

    I am 2 years out of a SM. I have teenagers full time that live in my home. Their father makes zero effort to see them (we live in the same state ). They have given up on him. The kids are 19, 16, 14. He will not return their phone calls. I make enough money that we have...
    HAR1978 HAR1978 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    What does living life to the fullest mean

    anyways sounds like some **** they tell you when your young like hey son Santa is real and he climbs down the chimney on Christmas time yes no
    AristotleOnassis AristotleOnassis 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have been gaining on a rich,

    full life. It's taken some huge leaps since I first joined EP in 2009. I wish I'd kept that first profile just to see the changes that have occurred to get me to this point. There is no secret, we all have it within us to life life to the fullest; it only takes the desire to...
    MollyPetal MollyPetal 41-45, T 1 Response Aug 13

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    If Tetris has taught me anything it's

    that errors pile up and accomplishments disappear.
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    I am a college student,

    struggling with the idea of dropping out to pursue my passion of writing, travel, spirituality and introducing people to a more fulfilling life. Are you a world changer or a changer of yourself? I have been enduring a constant struggle with myself for some time now. Though...
    theleigh theleigh 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    You must have courage to change

    if you want to grow.
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    Thoreau

    I've always loved Thoreau's writings, and in particular Walden is my favorite. One of my treasured passages and one that I've quoted at different stages of my life comes from the second chapter. "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only...
    TransparentEyeball TransparentEyeball 36-40, M 9 Responses Jun 19, 2007

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    I want to live life to the fullest

    because someday it's not gonna be there, it's all gonna be over so why not do what makes you happy? Why not do what you enjoy and why not try new things? There's so many things yet to experience and I am trying to make every second as enjoyable as possible, sure there are times...
    ginawexler ginawexler 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I really love a good giggle

    and have a bit of a wicked sense of humour .but i am always laughing and enjoy company and meeting new people.My goals are quite simple really and thats to be happy. Im a really good friend/ listener. I like my nights in as much as i do going out.And life is never boring in my...
    gerry5825 gerry5825 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    Endlesslover Endlesslover 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    Often times it's easy to get boggled down with

    life's problems. But the great thing is your alive :)
    lucas83 lucas83 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I won't regret things

    that happen since every moment that happen will always make my day. Living to reach my goal, doing what I wanna do, experiencing things even though it might be something that might be hurting a lot but it's what make me become stronger, giving my all and making those who care of...
    Haru08 Haru08 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Every day I wake up ,

    my first thought is " what can I do today , to meet people without it scaring me or without failing once again " I haven't had a friend for roughly 2years. I won't tell you how badly this affects me all day , everyday, that would be depressing haha. The inly time I get to...
    monstermunchies monstermunchies 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Simple & Effective ways to beat

    stress: • Sleep well • Avoid overwork • Pursue your passions • Let out pent up feelings • Laughter is the best medicine • Stop worrying about things you can’t change • Discipline your thoughts • Family & friends, true saviors • Put things in perspective...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    Life & Rainbows...

    Life is sometimes funny the way that it unfolds... Sometimes you feel shy and at other times bold. And isn't it funny how your path can change on a dime? And all of a sudden you've run completely out of time. The things you wanted to do and say no longer matter... And the...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 26, 2012

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    I just came across a book recently,

    an amazing book I got for about fifty cents somewhere, but it is priceless. And I think it could impact your lives, as well, in a positive enlightened way. It's called Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, M.D. It has four characters in it, two mice called Sniff and...
    deepscar deepscar 46-50, F 17 Responses Jun 9

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    I find that the secret to not being insecure is

    to just be better than everybody at everything while being incredibly good looking.
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I want to go on a road trip

    and just not give a hoot about anything. I want to go with lively people who love to dance and have fun and aren't afraid of the world or being ridiculous in public. I just want to pack my crap and disappear for a little bit and have a fulfilling experience with nothing holding...
    killingallparamedics killingallparamedics 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    beejek beejek 41-45 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I'm in a good mood today!

    ! I don't even care if anybody reads this, I just wanted to write it down. :)
    kamiar kamiar 16-17, F 2 Responses May 1

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    I been feeling a litt better all this days.

    .. I kind of feel better after I got that off my chest telling my "husband/roommate" that we both are not happy with each other anymore & we may end up our seperate ways after our finances are resolved! Hopefully is soon cause I find myself hungry @ life.. Is a hunger 2 live...
    Britefutureahead Britefutureahead 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 21

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    And forget not that the earth delights to feel

    your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair Kahlil Gibran
    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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    Up early this morning,

    everything I needed to do is done... Ready to take your breath away... http://youtu.be/7qrRzNidzIc "I Will Not Bow" Fall Now the dark begins to rise Save your breath, it's far from over Leave the lost and dead behind Now's your chance to run for cover I don't want to...
    JimD911 JimD911 36-40, M Aug 10

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    I hear people complain about life everyday,

    why don't i ever hear anyone saying I'm glad God let me wake up another day or just something positive. Stop focusing on the negative and appreciate the positive things in your life; pay attention to the people in your life cause those very people could be gone tomorrow...
    Nikki1421 Nikki1421 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I'm a big faN of dream uNfortuNately dreams

    seems 2b d first casualty in human ppl seems 2give them up quicker than anything 4a reality.
    Oldchap Oldchap 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    Happiness

    Pure happiness is the rightful and healthy condition of the soul, and all may possess it if they will live purely and unselfish.
    traveller139 traveller139 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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    Here's the deal, we most likely only get one

    shot at this, why not make the most of it?
    lmtnmn lmtnmn 31-35, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Things I need to do: Pass my GCSEs

    and A levels Get a degree Learn how to maintain a relationship Things I want to do: Play with puppies Find someone to cuddle with Dive into the ocean Things I'm doing Taking sub-par selfies Running a semi successful profile Listening to music and watching Netflix
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    You Are Enough: A Tiny Manual For Being Your True Self....

      By Alexandra Hope Flood “Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.” ~Alan Watts When I was in third grade, I loved to hang upside down on the monkey bars on the playground of my...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    I wake up every morning thanking God

    for waking me up another day and I do my best to think positive. I try not focus on the negative and appreciate the positive things that are happening in my life. I try to spend time with the people in my life cause who know what could happen tomorrow! I had Stage 4 cancer when...
    SexyBellyButton80 SexyBellyButton80 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    For me it's really important to live your life.

    .. To live it as there was no tomorrow!!! It's the only way to be really happy :) and I really want to find this happiness!!!!
    aleph77 aleph77 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Feelings About My Journey Through Life With Autism.

    Hello everyone, I'm Erin. I am 19 turning 20 this year and I finally got my GED and going onto college and such. I only wanted to say that so you guys could get the gist of what I am doing with my life now. But as we go on with this "story" or whatever, you'll see the depths and...
    erinbk1993x erinbk1993x 18-21 12 Responses Jun 13, 2013

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    Every episode of my life starts with a short

    recap and the voice over says "Previously on wasted potential..."
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    HANDBOOK Health: 1.

    Drink plenty of water. 2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. 3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. 4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips

    for Living a Kick-*** Life: “It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.” “Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” “When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    Have to go through a year of hell

    before I can be where I want to be in life
    mills2104 mills2104 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Don't count the days,

    make the days count!
    xxXxSkyxXxx xxXxSkyxXxx 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    We all perceive a full life differently.

    With that out of the way, I'll explain what I consider a full life. To me, a full life is a life spent doing whatever it is one loves and spending time with loved ones. Vague and cliche, huh?
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    As many of you already know,

    I have lost both my mother and my best friend to cancer. The thing about cancer, specially in the final stages, is that you know the end is coming, and it leaves you time, sometimes too much of it, to reflect on your life and what really matters. What struck me the most is...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 21 Responses Mar 28

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    We all have dreams: It goes something like

    this: • In my teens, I’ll get into a good college 📖🏃or get a good job. • In my early twenties, my career will start to take off✨. • By my mid-twenties, I will meet the person of my dreams👫. • In my thirties, I will be married and have 2.2...
    Oldchap Oldchap 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    I guess I see life differently

    than everyone I'm surrounded by. I have dreams and goals.. But it seems like everyone else is just settling. Why not explore the planet and do something wild? I don't get it.
    Isaiah4310 Isaiah4310 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Everyday

    Everything keeps changing... I've posted so many stories about this already, but I can't help to be surprised at how different my life is now to how it was 14 months ago, or 12 or six or two *grins* months ago.. everything keeps changing, because after enduring so much I've...
    ravenge ravenge 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 15, 2012

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    Changes

    A lot has happened in life since I was last on EP and changes have been happening. To say that I am living in interesting times resonates and some times have been good and some have been not so good, however this is life. I will write about the good as we all have experienced...
    dartist dartist 56-60, F 28 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    A Different Kind Of Love..

    The other day, as I walked hand in hand with my toothy lover, I felt my heart skip a beat, and for a minute, I was able to see, contemplate a love, a love different of any kind I’ve ever seen.. I saw this couple, a young man and a young woman, both blind, with their dark...
    ravenge ravenge 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 10, 2012

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