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I Want to Turn My Life Around

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    10º

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I want to go around the world when I get a bit older and independent. Right now, I'm still in school and I still depend on my parents financially. So, this is one of my crazy...
    ashfaaqb ashfaaqb 18-21, M Apr 11

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    One day at school I was just in a strange mood so I went around yelling "p*enis!" At people and now people copy me...like wtf! That's my thing. I have no idea what's wrong with me...
    bulimicbixtch49 bulimicbixtch49 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't even care if this person or thing is a subject of my love and affection, or just a genuine and close friendship. I don't care if people on the outside can look in and see...
    TheAdventurist TheAdventurist 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I would really love to visit some areas of Canada. I have not decides fully on when and where and for how long but I would love to just get up and leave one day. My biggest dream...
    OpalEliza OpalEliza 18-21, F Apr 3

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    I've just realized that I've been alive for almost ten thousand days now. Aside from the first thousand or so days of my life where I could be forgiven for not doing anything since...
    indeseada indeseada 22-25, F 1 Response 23 mins ago

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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 believe that everyone comes into your life for a reason and that one person can indeed turn your entire life around. I have encountered problems in my life that shattered my...
    MINIONPOP MINIONPOP 16-17 1 Response Mar 28

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    Distress call part 2 Zane and Cynthia where still running though the caves tunnels. It felt like they weren't making much progress. But the two soon found their selfs at a dead...
    darkwolf19 darkwolf19 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I am 24 years old and just got out of a four year relationship with a 46 year old man. I met this guy in college when I was a fresh faced 20 year old. It was infatuation at first...
    freebird24 freebird24 22-25, F Apr 1

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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...
    kdiggpants kdiggpants 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    When I was little I never realized how good I had it. Now that I'm older I'm starting to realize that. Yeah sometimes I still get mad over something I should be glad about, but hey...
    CDraven CDraven 18-21, T Apr 7

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    I joined the fire department to make my step-dad and uncles proud of me. I decided it wasn't something I wanted to do so I am taking a few months off. Since I took a few months off...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    1 - I believe in love and the power of love. I believe love has the power to turn a life around, for both the one who gives it freely and the one who receives it. I believe love...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 14 Responses Apr 4

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    Do you remember our last night together? High on acid That night felt like days and days, like some sort of journey, and I loved it because you were by my side the whole time. Like...
    savethem89 savethem89 22-25 Apr 9

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    Recently, I've tryed to turn my life around. 700lbs is a tough spot, but I'm determined to lose weight. I mean people say just go on walks, go on a diet. But they don't understand...
    amanda2323 amanda2323 18-21, M 11 Responses 1 day ago

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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...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    The word is spinning upside down his world is turning left around.
    Ashishishe Ashishishe 31-35, M Apr 6

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    Okay so I've fell down the stairs before but today I fell up the stairs!😳 yes up the stairs lol. So I was walking up the stairs and I turn back for like a second and when I turn...
    bulimicbixtch49 bulimicbixtch49 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I love to help addicted people and their families to live a new life. I am living proof, that someone can change their life around to live a respectable, responsible, happy, joyous...
    ruledbyvenus ruledbyvenus 51-55, F Mar 27

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    One day I stayed late at school, and my boyfriend had to leave. Neither of us wanted him to, so he pecked me on the lips and I started to walk away. All of a sudden I heard...
    mcc1109 mcc1109 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    1. My name is Hayley 2. I just turned 21 3. All I ever seem to do is work 4. My nephews are my world 5. I want to travel around the world 6. I'm a perfectionist 7. I still like to...
    hayleyRebeccaE hayleyRebeccaE 18-21, F Apr 9

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    1. My name is Hayley 2. I just turned 21 3. All I ever seem to do is work 4. My nephews are my world 5. I want to travel around the world 6. I'm a perfectionist 7. I still like to...
    hayleyRebeccaE hayleyRebeccaE 18-21, F Apr 9

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    1. My name is Hayley 2. I just turned 21 3. All I ever seem to do is work 4. My nephews are my world 5. I want to travel around the world 6. I'm a perfectionist 7. I still like to...
    hayleyRebeccaE hayleyRebeccaE 18-21, F Apr 9

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    I have one more year of undergraduate classes and then another year of clinicals. Lately I've been thinking about joining the military. The air force is accepting single parents...
    nanababie nanababie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Day 2: guns & roses 'paradise city' I picked this song bc a long time ago me and my mum would jam out to journey and guns & roses XD anyway i think its got good guitar parts in it...
    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7