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I Want to Simplify My Life

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    Less Drama, Less Stress

    Life is hard enough, but drama and stress makes life nearly unbearable. More than anything, at least right now, I want to make my life simple, if not easier, by cutting ties with drama kings/queens and toxic people.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M Aug 29, 2011

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    Too Much Chaos In My Mind & Life

    I am burried in chaos right now. Clutter - it's every where. In my head, my heart, my house! How do I get rid of it all without tossing out what really matters? That's my quest. How did I get so cluttered in the first place? Ugh!! Too many questions and I don't like the...
    9Dragonz 9Dragonz 36-40, F Jul 4, 2009

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    In Case Anything Happens

    I have too much stuff. With several folks I know in the hospital recently, I have been thinking about what my family will be left with if anything happened to me. This is a great motivator to downsize. I expect to get busy while my family is out of town for the holiday. I...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2012

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    I'm not an unselfish person that whould do everything for others etc... but I feel like I always get in situations where I manage to make life a bit easier and brighter for others...
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    At the age of 29 and going through some setbacks in life, I have always fallen down,dusted myself off and tried to walk again with dignity. It doesn't matter how much hardship I...
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    Laying in my bed reading this inspiring book - life without limits by Nick vujicic, one of the best books I've read in a while.. And if your on this experience and reading this...
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    So this situation i am in is terrible...let me start from the beginning. 3 years ago i met a man who was a sizable amount of years older than me i was 21 and he was in his early...
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    I have been a single mother for most of my life. Three are grown and no longer share their lives with. My youngest is 17 and took off, claiming I will never see him again. Since I...
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    It's like everybody is in a relationship BUT me. I already love myself. I already know of my amazing qualities. I am doing things that I love and to distract me from it. Do I have...
    bkf2 bkf2 22-25, M Mar 25

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    M just ****** up of all dese responsibility kind of thing. I want my life free frm it.
    vaibhav23 vaibhav23 26-30, M Mar 29

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    Well I've always wanted a baby but I know I'm young so I am not intentionally trying to get pregnant but I have a sex life so if it happens I do know I'm ready for the whole...
    babygirl3259 babygirl3259 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Feel it's over anyway or that there's nothing worthwhile. I've made a mess of things. And just when I think things are going well something else goes wrong. Why bother? Life has...
    Genesis922 Genesis922 41-45, F 15 mins ago

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    I dont know with who, hell I dont even care. I need a break from my family and everything. Sometimes people think that your life almost perfect, that the only thing you're worried...
    Lunaaaa Lunaaaa 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I hate my life so, so much right now... This is the only consistent thing I have in my life right now... my total disdain for my life! I am in pain psychologically and I can't...
    aniave aniave 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I can't seem to control what is happening to me. I don't even know how to start. All I know is I am hating myself more and more each day. The guilt of being a disappointment to my...
    ShyOne85 ShyOne85 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Once Again Love I was a Reiki master, also conducting courses in Emotional Intelligence , for approximately ten years. Moreover, I was a happy wife and mother, living and...
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    He walked into the room and my heart immediately started beating quickly. I knew of him and his reputation, but it was the first time I ever seen him up close. That all sounds...
    Skinnylove29 Skinnylove29 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I'm finally doing what I think is best for ME. My whole life I've done what I've been told is "right" and doing what others want me to do because it's what I "should" do. And you...
    Lala365 Lala365 18-21, F Mar 29

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    Hey guys... I also wanted to change my life... Especially for the better. I figured out how to do it and I'd like to share it with you all. (I am aware this might all sound very...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 29

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    On January 19, 2006, I began the journey to get my life back. I weighed in at 326lbs. I've never been a small woman, but because of depression, I turned to food as my friend in...
    babygirl8832 babygirl8832 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 30

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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    All my life felt pointless because I never had any real reason to keep living... I finally find that one purpose for continuing with life, something to make life worth living. That...
    HeyItsJay HeyItsJay 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    This is going to be a long post! When I ever I feel down - which Is fairly often, I try to write something down which reflects my general feeling at that time and now it's built...
    5tr1k1ng13 5tr1k1ng13 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    God I just got lectured today, for the millionth time. By my mom. At age 21. For the obvious. For how lazy, unmotivated, pretentious and disappointing I am to life. I am a parasite...
    Miamortis Miamortis 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    What happened to me over the years? I mean a lot of years too. I don’t even know who I am anymore & I don’t like me either. I just woke up today & I was someone else. I...
    blueeyez1950 blueeyez1950 61-65 Apr 9

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    This is my experience with love and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if...
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    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    All my life I have lived with limits on my life. I have let the words and the mistakes of my love ones stop me from living my dream. I never wanted to be a biology major or a...
    odis22 odis22 22-25, M Apr 14

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    "Stop being a prisoner of your past, become an architect of your future." This quote always hits home to me. For a long time, I would sit scrutinising things in my past, not...
    Bellastasia Bellastasia 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I've noticed a pattern in my life. It seems like every time I start to be doing well or good things are starting to happen to me, that out of the blue my whole world is flipped...
    TyThe90sKid TyThe90sKid 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I know we've heard this one a lot but here I go. Ever since I graduated from high school I had been told by everyone around me to do things which everyone is doing , get a decent...
    Norajean1109 Norajean1109 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYou It's funny - I'm actually a #Muslim! The term used to conjure up images of backward Bedouin Arabs living far...
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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYou It's funny - I'm actually a #Muslim! The term used to conjure up images of backward Bedouin Arabs living far...
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    unfinishedsentenc unfinishedsentenc 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    There is only one true meaning of life. To copy yourself into the future. Just about any emotion, instinct or action, whether cruel or kind, is designed to drive us towards that...
    Apasas Apasas 41-45, M Mar 28

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    ok... I quit. I decided, I quit drinking. This year has begun in such a bad way. Maybe is the reason because I'm drinking that much, but the problem is that I don't know. I don't...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm tired of being there for everyone. It's not fair that I have to sacrifice my happiness for that of others. I enjoy helping others but when I finally need something for myself I...
    WinterUnicorn WinterUnicorn 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I met Ben in December 2012 and we both instantly liked each other, things I think went way to fast and we jumped into a relationship to quick. A lot of my friends and family died...
    meme2183 meme2183 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Life in general Over the last 40 or so years, I've learned so much about life. This includes the people who live in the world. I've only been to, maybe 8 countries in total. I...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 28

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    Hey guys... I figured out how to feel better about myself, and be happier and I'd like to share it with you all. (I am aware this might all sound very hippie like...but I'm just...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I don't know any of you. But here me out. I want to help you. Suicide isn't the answer and I'm sure you hear that a lot but you are all strong people to have made it this far, you...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    5 hearts for… 1. Last hug: 2. Last phone call: 3. Last text message: 4. Last song you heard: 5. Last time you cried: HAVE YOU EVER: 6. Dated someone twice: 7. Been cheated on: 8...
    VinceOfOhio VinceOfOhio 16-17 Mar 30

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    Being positive is good. Being positive is great. However it's so hard to be positive all of the time. When you see so much wrong is going on in the world being positive is the...
    betweenlustandlove betweenlustandlove 22-25, F Apr 1

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    I keep thinking that happiness is a time or a stage in my life that if i just wait long enough one day i will reach it. College is that time i feel it in my gut ive felt since i...
    paradoxkey paradoxkey 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I'm doing a bit better today. Well enough to talk about him, at least a little. He was the one who had been my best friend through everything no matter how much we were fighting or...
    ReesesPeaces ReesesPeaces 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    April 3. Acceptance. Surrender to the moment. Ride it out and through, for all it's worth. Throw yourself into it. Stop resisting. So much of our anguish is created when we are...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 3

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