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I Want to Turn My Life Around

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    The Cage.

    I am stuck in a rut. It is a cage I have created for myself that is completely imaginary. I know it doesn't exist yet the bars feel as real and as palpable as Alkatraz. It's amazing how you can bear witness to the development of you're own self destructive tendencies and not know...
    socialsurfer socialsurfer 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2010

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    Just dono how not a clue

    where to start .......😔
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    No One But Me

    Once again, as always, I can't wait for it to happen and no longer will. I am going to take action for something to happen.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Sep 30, 2012

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    Any Advice?

    So, the word stress if pretty big with me right now. Ive got a big family, im the baby of the family and i always seem to be at the end of everyone's jokes...Believe me i can have a laugh with the best of them, however, when what they say keeps digging at you there is going to...
    ctrhw ctrhw 26-30 1 Response Jun 20, 2012

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    Part 1 - Higher Ground

    Where does one begin? Turning a life around... no matter what the outside perceptions might be of your troubles, no matter how large or paltry the obstacles that face you, they are still your obstacles and they are as large as they are in your eyes, regardless of their true...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 8 Responses Sep 4, 2007

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    How Does a Loser Get to Be a Winner?

    Has it ever gnawed at you, that burning desire to succeed? Has your soul ever cried out: "I want more!" We are told that we can be anything we want to be, I never remember wanting to be old, alone and poor.  What is the magic formula that the successful seem to...
    w0lf w0lf 46-50, M 5 Responses Aug 8, 2007

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    Stuck Unhappy

    Well here is sit hungover and unhappy I feel like my life is a wreck, i am my own worst enemy. I was always the life of the party in highschool always the one to get the drunkist but now I'm just so tired of that, I run the bars on a regular bases and have nothing to show for it...
    dillthib dillthib 18-21, M Nov 1, 2012

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    Time To Change

    It's time to man up. No more hanging around, feeling sorry for myself. It's time to stop smoking, get back into shape, get a new job, and just live my life instead of hiding away. I can still be happy, there is hope. But I have to deserve it. And I will, because nothing will get...
    DanielSan1985 DanielSan1985 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2012

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    Confused About My Relationship

    i am 28 years old, i have been in a relationship with my boyfreind since 8 years, we have experienced almost everything together. now he's working outside country, it's been one year i didn't see him but we talk everyday on the phone, now our relationship is not too good, he...
    nat81 nat81 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2009

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    It Would Be Really Nice.

    I know what's going on in my life and exactly what I need to change but I am having a little trouble on figuring out where it is that I need to start. People can only make suggestions and I have a hard time accepting the help and advice from other people, I feel weak and...
    CuteInChaos CuteInChaos 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2011

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    I Am A Mess

    I am 25 years old and i have a two year old son. Besides my son, i hate my life. I am obese and a smoker. I have an ex fiance (sons dad) who constantly makes my life a nightmare. Yet i cant seem to separate our lives from each other. i am tired all the time yet i have insomnia...
    jeskalee jeskalee 26-30, F Aug 7, 2013

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    Leaky Life Raft...

    I am trying to find ways to be happy in every area of my life. So much of my life is fulfilling and brings me great joy. Yet there are areas that bring me down. It is like I am in this raft floating on this beautiful lake. It is serene, peaceful, and uplifting to be here. I have...
    lonelymom2 lonelymom2 46-50, F Nov 10, 2012

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    Hoping To Be Healthy

    I am 57 years old and in the worst physical condition of my life . When I graduated from high school in 1972 I weighed 187 lbs . Now, today I am at 270 lbs and I can't help myself to make a change . Thats why I need you . I need to and now do make a commitment that with your help...
    stringbreak stringbreak 56-60 2 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    One Way Train to No Where

    Well, I have never tried talking to anyone about my problems but I feel like it will help but I am unable to tell anyone I know face to face so why not share with people I dont know but are experiencing the same issues. Ok, well all my life was great, I had a great family...
    AndrewC123 AndrewC123 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 22, 2009

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    Spiraling Out Of Control

    It's so easy to say things like, "I am going to be a better person" or "I will make my life better", but saying and doing are two totally different things.Over the last four years, my life has slipped into chaos and uncertainty. I am no longer who I was (that's actually a good...
    BohemianTragedy BohemianTragedy 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 7, 2013

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    Pursuit Of Happiness

    I woke up this afternoon for the first time since friday morning. A weekend of alcohol replacing food, drugs replacing sleep and parties replacing reality..... 4 days. Straight. Yet another weekend surrendered to a product of my unnecessary self-destruction. I will be 28...
    S0ulMan S0ulMan 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 20, 2012

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    34....And Counting

    I'm 34 and I feel that it's just passing me by, but I really don't know what to do to change it. I have no partner and no children. When I turned 30 I sort of came to the decision that this was not going to happen for me so I sort of chose to cut myself off from this...
    Anne1405 Anne1405 31-35, F Jul 5, 2009

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    Turned My Life Around

    Turned my life around,I've finally done it,When I look back,Even a month ago,I was a mess,It's amazing,What happens,Somethin' goin' right,For a change,What a lift!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 19, 2012

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    How I Turned My Life Around.

    Hi i'm Toby Stevens, I'm a 14 year old boy who likes to have a good time but i started to take a good time too far. I started doing drugs and drinking and going out and generally being rebellious. I liked the life i had with my friends but i hated the one i had with my family...
    TobyStevens TobyStevens 13-15 Dec 19, 2011

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    I Let My Friends Down

    I'm a nearly 16 year old guy from the uk and my life hasn't been so great lately. Believe me its no ones fault but my own. My school grades declined but are gradually improving, anyway i have always had the tendency to steal, ever from a young age if ive wanted something that...
    Aldo96 Aldo96 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 25, 2012

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    Excerpt From My Future Book..

    Part Two: Dreams -Fuel for the human mind It was a warm summer afternoon with dry, heavy air that would momentarily breeze through much like waves upon a beach. I slowly opened my eyes and stared out the window and took in a orange cream colored sky, with endless whips of...
    simplysway simplysway 22-25 1 Response Jan 28, 2013

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    Sweet Success.

    Some of you know my story, most don't. Basically, I was sexually abused at a young age, started cutting and self injuring at age 8, started doing drugs and smoking at 11. Im 18 now. And Ive just begun this year dealing with it all. So far this year Ive overdosed 4 times in...
    xxworthlessartist xxworthlessartist 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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    Good Old Days....

    Ever wanted to go back to the old days? Well, about a year ago i moved down to this...i hate to put it this way...but i moved to this ghetto place from the suburbs. And just yesterday i almost got punched by a homeless! I did my best over the months to look at the change in a...
    tulipkur tulipkur 16-17 May 22, 2011

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    I'm a wreck.. I have depression

    and anxiety! I want to feel motivated to do something. I want to be able to make my own lunches for work. Make my own dinners... Just to live like a normal person... I want to feel like I can be independent... I want to impress... No one wants to be with someone who can't live...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Confessions Of A Bad Girl

    I have done so many things I should feel some shame for but I do not. This is my reason for not feeling ashamed I realize only God is perfect. Without mistakes, bad choices and experiences how did I learn. I believed that many people were bad which is why I was sheltered but...
    natalie343 natalie343 31-35, F Nov 30, 2012

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    Advice Please

    Okay so basically i am writing this post just out of sheer frustration  and unhappiness. I just want to start over a new life and leave everthing behind me, but i cant do that.Okay so i will tell my story here it goes, I am currently attending university in canada as an...
    ibrahimhaq ibrahimhaq 22-25 4 Responses Nov 8, 2011

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    Normality

    Hi, i'm 15 years old. im a girl. have a normal family. have friends. everyone sees me as the funny person with a smile always on their face. At school I fake a smile to keep people out of my business. when i get home you wouldnt recognize me. my cute shirt goes to a hoodie my...
    megandavlin megandavlin 16-17 Sep 25, 2012

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    With Me

    Juvenile Detention Centers. Family Treatment Centers. "Home" away from home. That is what I have been dealing with for the past year. Not what I expected life as a teenager would be like, but I have to deal with it I guess. Late July, 2011, at around 11:30 p.m. I would do...
    Borders Borders 13-15, M Jun 27, 2012

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    And I Am Starting...

    I am back in school (TAFE) and I am trying to build a better future for my children and myself. It hasn't been easy though, but at least I am trying. I do still live at home and it is getting a touch crowded but I am taking baby steps to make life worth living for everyone.
    bufy1981 bufy1981 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2009

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    10Âș

    I battle bipolar mood disorder.   I hate it.   It rules my life.   I  hate the pills that I have to take; I hate feeling “cursed.”   I sometimes skip my pills because the make me feel drugged, sluggish and they affect my weight. I...
    w0lf w0lf 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 22, 2007

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    Still Turning, Definitely On the Right Track

    My partner and I wound up so enmeshed and embittered by hard stuff we'd gone through together that we were right on the edge of the cliff of ending it all, and we were peering over the edge of that cliff every single day. We would scrape up what little trust we had left and...
    humdinger humdinger 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 9, 2007

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    I've experienced traveling Solo and I want to do it again. It is very challenging and very fulfilling .
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    Hi to all, He deactivated my FB account. The only means I have to the outside world , to be in touch with my family and friends, to de stress . This has happened before and I...
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    I really want to hold a woman in my arms. Cradling her and telling her it's going to be ok. Making her feel all warm and cozy. Letter her feel my warm chest and feeling my hair...
    COD101 COD101 18-21, M Sep 4

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    My parents always push me to pick something I want to do for the rest of my life but I truly have no idea. I have no passions. People tell me I'm good at art, but I don't enjoy it...
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F Sep 7

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    I know what I want IN my life.
    goodman72 goodman72 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    What do i want? Well... A steady job with a good income (studying mechanical engineering) A motorbike, well 3 ideally, track bike, road bike and dirt bike A loving wife And enjoy...
    James5946 James5946 18-21, M Sep 9

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    Is their anyone who likes being held or even being held or holding someone of the same gender?
    ONEPIECE749 ONEPIECE749 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    With anyone! Idc who what when where why or how. Anyone live in Hampton Roads, Va?
    stevehaze420 stevehaze420 22-25, M Sep 6

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    Ugh it's Friday night and I just wish I could be in WeHo right now meeting some amazing ladies but instead I'm home in Rancho not doing anything
    sayhellomelissa sayhellomelissa 22-25, F Sep 12

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    Jersey lesbians tend to be a lot more confident than I'm used to
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F Sep 13

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    Maybe...just maybe if I still have a chance left, I may have the thing I love to have. Maybe if I have just one day to change everything I made......just maybe.
    watasiwakurt watasiwakurt 13-15, M Aug 23

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    But it may not. My nana predicted me would be ok. But when.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 24

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    I hated not being accepted for who I was. And to those who tried to help initially, I was seen as a mental problem, not a person. I looked around and my whole world seemed to be...
    ThrivingIvory ThrivingIvory 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken is a true story about horse diving and living with the handicap of blindness. The Color Of Friendship is a true story about racism in different...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Sep 10

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    Last night a man in the Men's group at my church shared his story. He had to repeatedly stop talking because he was on the verge of tears. He tried drugs at 8 years old and by 15...
    JustAGuyinFL JustAGuyinFL 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have to share this with y'all. I've been on experience project for almost 2 years or so(been off for a whole) and I can't thank the people that have supported me through thick...
    Angelanorexic Angelanorexic 18-21, F Aug 25

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    This actually still scares me when I think about it so maybe it's good to get it out. Two of my closest female friends knew this guy. I never really knew much about him besides...
    Bewail Bewail 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    For as long as I can remember all I wanted in life was to be a wife and mother. Growing up in a broken home, this was a really big deal for me. That being said I got married at a...
    MahinaGlow MahinaGlow 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    I shouted at my parents. I feel like I was a Monster. I feel extremely bad about it and it is not that first time. I want to stop it. I want to be affectionate and talk to my...
    Rajito Rajito 31-35, M Aug 21