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I Will Change My Life For the Better

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    2011

    2010 has been a hell of a year. No doubt it's been the hardest year my life has ever known. My personal struggles, my marriage failing, my journey of self discovery, my life in complete turmoil. I could never have predicted just how difficult 2010 would be. I'm ready to say...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 18, 2010

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    In My Hands

    We all get a chance to take the wheel now and then, in our own lives. The key to success is to make sure you know where you want to end up. Nothing will fall into your lap from the heavens unless you reach for it. Just sayin.
    Whym Whym 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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    Changing

    Changing,I'm doing so,For the better,Gonna be happy,Jump up and down,Dance my life away.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 25, 2011

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    My Life Is Mine

    As I look back through to the days which have gone by in the course of this year 2011, I find myself in constant wonder, I look around and see the world with new opened eyes, as if I have seen the world through a curtain of smoke for the last 25 years, I was always wiser for my...
    oscura oscura 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2011

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    today I think I just had the most important

    conversion of my life. it has made me see things I hadnt seen in a long time. I see things much more clearer. I see what I must do to change my life. I will change it. I will finish what I started 14yrs ago! I will make a life for myself. this time no one will stand in my way.
    PsychoBitch69 PsychoBitch69 31-35, F Nov 12

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    I Swear I'll Change For The Better And Here's Why:

    I need to change. I want to be better. Not just for myself, but for my friends and the community around me. At first I was even reluctant to even consider changing. This was because I was worried about what challenges I might run into. My view point changed a few weeks ago. I...
    MagneticRadiation MagneticRadiation 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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    It's Daunting

    ...and overwhelming and really very scary, when you look at all the things you want to change and how to go about starting to change them. I'm a walking paradox. I go running yet I smoke, I am rock and roll yet feel so square and odd sometimes like I wouldn't know how to be...
    Schulz Schulz 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2008

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    It's Been Rough

    But I am on my way.  This year was especially tough, but I survived through it. I am changing my life one step at a time.  Right out of high school I went to college and then dropped out after 1 year for a guy!  What was I thinking?  It has...
    J21883 J21883 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2008

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    Seventeen years and it has not hope keeps sinking n rising and sinks again . It feels a long lonely road and i am the only one on it . Years after years the same familiar gloom...
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F Nov 5

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    Now that I'm a daddy I have to get my s**t straight. I'm changing my life for the better well being of my son. I want to be his father figure even from afar. I'm stopping my...
    Jr2299 Jr2299 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 31

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    Here's a is post (I don't know who the author is) that always reminds me to appreciate people who come into my life - whether they teach me, hurt me, or love me. *** Sometimes...
    AWomanofSubstance AWomanofSubstance 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person... When someone is in your life for...
    AWomanofSubstance AWomanofSubstance 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    People come into your life for however brief period of time for some reason either just to be a witness to your life or to help you along your journey either way your life will...
    secretlife19 secretlife19 31-35, M 5 Responses Nov 14

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    I lived a life where I felt no one ever truly loved me, except for one person, my grandmother. And I remember one thing that I always keep with me til the day I die and maybe even...
    Regretalot Regretalot 61-65, F 2 days ago

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    I think that people come into your life for a reason , it may be for a long time or a short time , we may not know the reason at the time but it will present itself ...........if...
    Ghostrider6465 Ghostrider6465 46-50, M 8 Responses a week ago

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    I wish I could hate you, but I can't I love you the most, but you hurt me the most Guess they were right when they said opposite attracts I can't stomach you, but can't stop...
    FrenzyElle FrenzyElle 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    Why not believe that? If it is positive then yeah that's easy to believe. I have had a few of the people in my life and I have truly seen the reason. However some I believe some...
    Sweetchic5 Sweetchic5 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    I'm on a new journey and have to build my social life up again after being comsumed by the trauma of buying my ex out of the house. It was like going through the divorce once...
    sunflower1963 sunflower1963 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    The word sorry for me was over used. I will make sure this powerful word will only be use if I did something wrong. Never will I use it to apologize for being me as a person, as a...
    ezzy2014 ezzy2014 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    So very true, not much to elaborate. People definately come into your life for a raisin!! Yup!
    mrmisterman80 mrmisterman80 31-35, M Nov 10

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    Likewise, I also believe that people leave your life for a reason. You can benefit from both, though.
    helloe10 helloe10 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 14

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    I will do anything for my mom who is in Heaven. She still comes around me and I love her very much. I was separated from her at birth so the time we have together now is very...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    Your the only one for me. I don't want any one else. My heart belongs to you. I will be here for you on the day you come back for me....
    NewEra0916 NewEra0916 26-30, M a week ago

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    I have no choice but to be me so not apologies will be given for they are pointless
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I Know It Takes More Than Wishing~It takes effort to change things. Right now I do what I got to do to get by. And pray that I'm making the right choices. I'm trying really hard...
    Restlessmama Restlessmama 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    So, I've been sick the past few days and spent quite a bit of time in bed. My husband and I, have not been doing well lately and I feel a divorce is in my immediate future...
    Naturestorms Naturestorms 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    An interesting person you have met.So a week back, I went to watch the movie Interstellar with one of my friend. As we went to purchase our tickets I felt a tap on my shoulder. I...
    Girlwithbrains Girlwithbrains 18-21, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    It is not always clear what the reason is. With Thanksgiving just around the corner I am thankful those those people who have ventured through my life, either deliberately or by...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    And am trying. Despite past failures. Will they let me. Who knows.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 13

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    I cannot explain it but I honestly do believe different people come into all of our lives for various reasons. It has happened to me on several occasions along with other family...
    mississippiblondegal mississippiblondegal 36-40, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Paranoid. Enemy loves dad. And has locals fooled. Truck began acting up. From age??? Or sabotage??? Why now when its finally legally mine ??? Oh. Right. Life...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 14

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    “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies...
    FrenzyElle FrenzyElle 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    I do believe it. my heads up is triple numbers. the moment I see them everywhere. its a sign change is coming. also dreaming of floods means change to me. also dreaming of...
    PsychoBitch69 PsychoBitch69 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    It's amazing how much your group of 'friends' changes from middle school to the time you're 21. I thought I had a lot of friends in high school, but when we graduated, I stopped...
    ranchlife14 ranchlife14 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    Life hasn't treated her well. She doesn't have to be "mom" to me. No matter what, I will always protect her. I will stand in front of any guy that hurts her...even when she tells...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 13

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    I was bullied in primary and highschool for my looks and stupidity. People used to pick on me for my glasses, my buckteeth, being dopey etc. I got braces and contacts and then i...
    zara93 zara93 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    So what will it take? I know you don’t want to hear it, but it’s going to take one day at a time. You need to start making deliberate choices and stop sleepwalking through life...
    gonzalez1996e gonzalez1996e 18-21, M Oct 27

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    In life you'll realize that there is a purpose for every person you meet. Some are there to test you, some will use you, some will teach you, and some will bring out the best in...
    Meloryne Meloryne 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    I feel very lucky to have the friends I do, some old some new. The old ones are true friends and I know they will always be there for me. The new ones I feel are going to be an...
    celticsage celticsage 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    We met via an anonymous app it was nothing just you wanting to ask some (well hundreds) of questions about my experiences but here we are 7.5 months down the line still talking...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 8

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    Everyday I see the time 1:27 on the clock. Whether it be am or pm I see it. What is the significance of 1-2-7? In my life it is a date. It is the date in which I entered the most...
    DiaLuz DiaLuz 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    I am me. And I like me. I'm not saying I've settled at 'this is all I am' or 'this is as good as it gets'; I hope to learn more, accomplish more, become more. But who I am makes...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Our life isn't an easy one and has had plenty of ups and downs (as you described it a rollacoaster) but whatever happens we are always there for one another even if you want to...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    My life has took the wrong turn, despite all the skills I have I cannot make something happen quick enough.
    AstrayTeen AstrayTeen 18-21, M Nov 8

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    Wishing I had someone to love. Someone who's my age and that would love me for me and not dislike me cause of my past. I'm going to be forever single I show I feel.
    cutemonkey cutemonkey 13-15, F Nov 11

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    Some people **** me off because they always ask for help before at-least attempting things first. Not that everyone should be like me but how can you live life always relying on...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Nov 13

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