As time passes, we grow, learn, and change – sometimes for the better, sometimes not. And while many will experience life-altering events, for others, life remains relatively stable throughout the years. In a recent online forum, people share the ways their lives have changed over the course of a decade. Here are some of the most popular responses.
1. Enjoying Life
“I’m no longer trying to please people by being like them. I’m finally setting boundaries and pursuing my passions, meeting new people, and enjoying life as it’s found,” someone said.
2. Not as Anxious
“I’m far more sure of who I am nowadays. I don’t get crippling social anxiety like I used to back then,” one user shared.
3. Survived Cancer
“21 years cancer-free for me. I’ve been a cancer survivor longer than I was before cancer. Keep on truckin’,” someone shared.
4. Got Sober
“I had around 90 days and fell off. But still, those 90 days proved I could do it! And I saw how much better it was. Now ten years sober,” a person said.
5. Extreme Weight Loss
“I weigh one third what I weighed back then. 585lbs down to 196 now,” someone shared.
6. Work-Life Balance
A person said, “I have a job, but I simply refuse to kill myself for it. I stay engaged, communicate at work regularly, and meet immediate deadlines, but I have no trust left in corporate America.”
7. Learned To Walk Away
“I’m kinder and more thoughtful. I don’t fight small battles. I walk away with them getting in their little hits,” someone shared.
8. Lack of Motivation
A user said. “I’m unmotivated, the same job I had ten years ago, single, and can honestly not care if I impress people at my job.”
9. More Cynicism
“I have become more cynical. It is a goal of mine to become less cynical before I die, but I know it will never happen,” a person shared.
10. Less Optimism
“10 years ago, I was happier and more optimistic. The longer you’re alive, the more people you will lose,” someone said.
11. A Better Future
“I can’t tell you if it’s better now or not, but I have genuine joy and pain. I can see a better future and no longer with an abuser,” a user shared.
12. Gained Self Respect
“Letting a guy use me just for him not to leave me so I can “have a boyfriend” then. Having some self-respect now,” someone said.
13. No Longer Scared
“No longer depressed and scared of the world, and I have a better understanding of who I am as a person,” somebody said.
One person shared, “I’ve shot photos and documentaries and traveled to all 50 states and almost 50 national parks.”
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Inspired by this thread – photos for illustrative purposes only.