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I Want to Start a New Life

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    I'm tired of the same ol'.

    I need NEW. I want to strike out on my own and start something completely new for myself. I want to get a car, drive across the country to Oregon, maybe change my name just for the hell of it, and just be happy. I can't wait.
    AntiveninKiss AntiveninKiss 22-25, F 16 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    Got into another fight with my mother

    and fed myself the lie once again, "that everything will get better" Just waiting and fighting for the day when I can live in Ireland
    Puck4Eva Puck4Eva 16-17, F Jan 21

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    I've been on a roller coaster ride

    since I got out the Army. My family kicks me while down cause I'm definitely down. My dad makes damn sure to point out how at 28 I'm a complete failure, no car, no job, no phone, never had my own place. Through all this I still don't understand how my dad is so anti-friends when...
    Slave5 Slave5 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    I Wonder What It Would Be Like??

    I recently had an appointment with one of the list of healthcare professionals that I see on a regular basis. I particularly dislike and feeo great apprehension about my visits with this person. It's not because I don't like her, or because I don't respect her credentials. She is...
    libra604 libra604 26-30, M 6 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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    Bpack Bpack 31-35 4 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    This is what I am going to do in 2015 I am

    leaving my marriage and for once I am going to live and I am going be happy and I will not be dragged down anymore by her manipulative evil presence and I will make sure my children are happy and lead the life that they also deserve this is my promise to myself and them.
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 36-40, M 6 Responses Jan 1

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    Yes I did! For 3 months now,

    I miss my dog and my bird. I miss the companionship of my ex but I don't miss being married. I like my own little place that it's called mine or my apartment, it was really lonely at first but now I'm loving it just being me.
    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    I'm moving out of my parents place this autumn

    and going into a bigger city. I'm leaving all the wonderful people I know behind. But I feel that I need to start over again. And I feel so much better when I know that I'm going somewhere else.
    RedLineEngineer RedLineEngineer 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    why Not Kill Those bastards Who Have Wronged

    You? make sure not to get caught. and you didn't hear this from anyone.
    Gabster27 Gabster27 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    Getting into a university that's not in my

    hometown will be my only chance to start over. Majority of people who know me are going to my hometown university and I don't want to deal with them. If I went to a new place where no one knew me it would change my life. I could leave everything behind & start over. This is my...
    IntrovertedKat IntrovertedKat 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    Sometimes people choose to leave not

    because of selfish reason, but they just know that things will get worst if they stay.
    DeathThrone DeathThrone 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I wish I could gather up all my nicest

    and sweetest friends and start a town or a country somewhere where we would not be bothered.
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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    thejoyprovider thejoyprovider 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Be Careful What You Wish For ...

    I've started one ... albeit with threads still very much linked to my old life too.But taking steps to make radical changes takes a lot of effort ... and you need to be persistent. It takes time to re-establish yourself ... but being impatient for everything to fall into place...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 17, 2012

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    Just to make it a lil easier

    for me. At some point in life i just stop down to analyze everything. And then make a move & go with the flow. He keeps on asking me if i've fallen in love with him or not? And then goes like i shouldn't. I've realized that it's not love. It's an intense attraction that could...
    Xyanii Xyanii 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    I'm On My Way....

    Funny I should see this group today, because I have had 3 people this week tell me that I seem happier and healthier than I have in years... one person today said that I look like I'm blossoming every day~ Wow.... what a road to get to this point!!! I never would've thought...
    02KnowMe 02KnowMe 41-45, F 9 Responses Sep 17, 2011

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    Leave behind the tears,

    the pain, the hardness....cruel words when they were felt at the time needed, which was too many a time, and never cared of their damages, never cared of the hurt feeling after they were said....like they were never spoken.....All the hard work of so many years, always one sided...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    I am a 44 yr old English woman

    who has never travelled anywhere or had anything particularly new happen to me. Last month I started a relationship with a 51 yr old man from Bombay whilst he was here for business. I hope this doesn't sound racist but til then I'd never thought once about being with a man from...
    louisebb louisebb 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 9

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    Everytime I think about starting a new life I

    have to come to terms with my expectations for what that means. I keep expecting change and yet I refuse to change myself or my behavior. I have a very dysfunctional family and the way that I relate to this family is causing me a lot of misery in my life. I feel the need to...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 2 Responses May 2

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    I love my fam ..i love my life

    even though I dont have a husband I have make my life full of Rainbow
    nananomi31 nananomi31 51-55, F Jan 26

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    Carefully making the internal growth.

    Choosing my path with wisdom. Learning from my mistakes and making sure my heart, body and mind are aligned. I have no doubt I will continue a happy human being .... But I will be able to share with my loved ones.
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    I just want to go away from this place

    and start my life all over.
    alexxvaunlennon101 alexxvaunlennon101 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    This year my life was changed in ways I would

    have never expected. The divorce my mother wanted after 19 years of marriage finally came and I had to move to another state. I live in a crowded house now with hardly any space of my own. Living so far away from my father is the hardest. I have no friends down here and the...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    And with a bang, suddenly everything I knew was

    gone. The world I thought I existed in-changed. The life I was supposed to live-taken. Everything I thought I knew about life was no longer true or was irrelevant. I turned towards a new path with hesitation, lingering in the threshold to the world I thought was black and cold...
    MDaddysGirlM MDaddysGirlM 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2014

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    Drowning In The Things I've Done

    I want to Mulligan my entire life story. When I was 7 my father abandoned me, leaving me with an abusive, alcoholic mother. I was promiscuous in high school, and ruined the only good relationship I've ever had by ignoring him. I should have given him more attention, but I was too...
    cephaloscotti cephaloscotti 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2011

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    Because My Life Is Destroyed

    I don't know really where to begin.  My life has been in shambles since I was 18 and I don't see how its ever going to change.  There is no light at the end of the tunnel for me.  When I was 18 years old (young and dumb) I was convicted of a felony theft.  ...
    wasigirl wasigirl 31-35, F 124 Responses Oct 20, 2010

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    I would love it if I could start a whole new

    life completely. Just pack everything up and just leave without telling anyone. Go somewhere warm year round, find a job that I actually loved, maybe something helping people that really appreciate it, like home health. I could make friends that know nothing about my past or...
    BrokeBandit BrokeBandit 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    I've always wanted to start a new life away

    from what I know now away from all of the poison I grew up around away from the people that destroy with their thoughts of anger and frustration away from all that holds me that binds me to this home. I want a new life of wonder and mystery a life that only can be lived by me. I...
    SineyElle89 SineyElle89 26-30, M Jun 17

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    I had a dream last night

    that I was rich and important. Then I woke up to my real life and instantly got pissed off cause I'm not rich or important, I'm quite the opposite of those two words. 2014 was a ****** year and 2015 will be another ****** year.
    Slave5 Slave5 26-30, M 5 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I had the best life in the world wife

    for 25 years great step daughter i was a cowboy living the dream then at 46 started feeling really worn out got really hard to walk it was cancer after a couple months wife said it was an opportunity to put our retirement plans in fast forward she always dreamed of a...
    justtrash justtrash 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 10

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    I am starting a new life!

    I have moved abroad now, it's been my first 2 weeks, and tomorrow I'm starting my new job! I don't know anyone, and I live in a cottage with no tv (omg!) and today finally I got internet :)
    josieo79 josieo79 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 15, 2014

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    When i am older, when i finally had my chance

    to break fee and live my own life. I will never look back again. It has been miserable for me and i hate remembering and looking back at it. I hate the way I am told that I am going nowhere and I am stupid and dumb and dull, maybe I am. But i wont ever ease you. I wont vow that...
    pillowsofurr pillowsofurr 18-21 1 Response Mar 22

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    Sometimes I just want to get out of this state,

    and go somewhere new. I'm sick of seeing the same things, and sane people everyday.
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    but where do I start?

    I regret wasting so much time trying to live up to everyone’s expectations. I suddenly feel so old: all doors seem to be closed. I am going to be 29 soon. I feel like a walking disaster. Too late? Yes, probably...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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    Move

    I move out from me and my last partner place of lived ^ ^ I leave in peace , move out from there mean I make a giant move in my life change the way I live, fighting to change the way I was, and what I believed as my lifestyle now I feel born as a new person, welcome to my new...
    staticonveyor staticonveyor 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 2, 2012

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    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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    Honestly, I'm up to my neck In ****.

    I don't know who I am, I'm torn between two selves and I enjoy being one part and that's the part that my friends know me as- it's not a good part that I am proud of but it is me. But there's also another side that is good, so ******* good. I help people I'm kind to people, and...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 15, 2014

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    Eggshells

    i am scared to start this. i am stuck in a "hush hush" family secret. and i am not allowed to speak about it. nobody to vent to, i dont ever want to see a therapist because i dont want to be seen as someone broken and weak. i am stuck in a house that pretends that nothings wrong...
    chenadoll19 chenadoll19 22-25 184 Responses Nov 11, 2010

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    And this journey begins,

    today. Where to go from here. My bags are not packed, I need to figure where to go from here. The fact of the matter is my cage is completely open and I don't have to shield my eyes. Hello books! Why books...because it's something to dive deep into until money is saved. Marriage...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 20

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    I live in Australia and an sick of it.

    I'm scared to fall sleep in fear someone would break into my home again and watch me. In depressed and hate most of the people here, my family is mean to me because u don't like what they like and people barely talk to me. When I'm 18 and finish high school I plan on moving to...
    Puck4Eva Puck4Eva 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 1

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    My past has brought me

    so many obstacles in my way, scars and a broken heart, but i want to leave that all behind.. Today, I want to be happy.. I want to go out there and prove everyone that, I'm not the little kid I used to be, I'm not the same person that everyone laughed at and step on.. Thanks to...
    Cheesyboy Cheesyboy 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    Addiction

    There is a line from the song “Somebody That I Used To Know”* that I find particularly heart wrenching. It is “You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness…” It affected me because I think sometimes on an unconscious level we let ourselves submit to a specific...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 28 Responses May 9, 2013

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    I want to say **** this job,

    and **** this life and go back to school full time. My only worry is that I don't have money to pay for schooling, and I am not guaranteed funding by the government. But I swear to god if I have to go though another day of this I will lose my mind. So here goes nothing...
    Tabooyou24 Tabooyou24 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    I just want to pick up

    and go somewhere new-- but of course I don't have the funds. But at least when I do generate the funds I'll probably get to create my Ikea dream den because there are Ikea's everywhere. Can't knock them down. I just want to fly awayyyy...
    NoBullsht NoBullsht 22-25, F Mar 22

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    New Life

    Ok this my first time at writing a story on here a real one so gonna give it a try Id like to start a new life cause my life has just been 1 big roller coaster i wasent perfect in school i had epletic fits then i had a few girlfriends 1 done something really evil to me and it...
    gordie1983 gordie1983 31-35, M 29 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    Constantly, I'm ready to pack my bags

    and leave. I can't breathe. New job, world, and everything no not everything. I will keep the kidlets, yea the should stay.... Everything else can fudge off
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 20

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