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Life Over the Years

Updated on March 31, 2017
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A change is inevitable! Focus on the positive and be happy with your choices. Lifestyles are new and constantly changing.

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A view of the village
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A view of the bay close to my home
A view of the bay close to my home | Source

Resistant to Change

Adapt to Change in a Positive Way

I had a different life and now have come into another life, and growing up was just normal family life and discipline.

The constant change allowed me to myself in a better way.

As I got older I realized more about the true meaning of life.

A time in my life that had showed me how capable I am, and of what I can do for myself.

I had to learn from my experiences, and not from what others had wanted me to do, or learn from their life experiences.

Without my own ideas flowing through my mind I would have not come this far to achieve my greater goals.

What I thought about and decided had made me go forward with another challenging year ahead.

If you put your mind to doing something it will be tried, tested and you will succeed.

From one continent to another I got my mind working at the hardest.

  • What made me this strong individual?

  • Challenges and more challenges!

I had to cope with many emotions and all the way through I remained positive and happy.

I came to a foreign land and hoped for a safer environment and got what I had hoped for a much more different kind of life, especially from what I had experienced in my past life.

It is my past life that got me to this foreign country.

I lived for everything I had and had known, and worked my hardest for over a decade to make my life a joyful and free one.

Years have gone by so fast and still I have more to take on.

The constant change has taught me to go with the flow.

I would have not lived these years so positively if I did not hope and believe in my best intentions.

I traveled in to a distant future and had no idea what was there when it all came to me I realized life is greater than the greatest.

I learned to like what is placed in front of me.

Love life and be free!

  • I changed in many ways:

My positive mind had made me feel good about me.

I have become that strong person due to my greater challenges.

I know now that life is too precious to allow me dwelling in the past.

I passed that stage and have grown closer to what is important to me, my family.

I focused on gardening ideas during the hot summers, and adapted to the cold winters very protectively.

My thoughts will remain with me from my past life. I have endured what only a few people would stand for in their lives.

Experiences have held me through all times.

When I felt sad I had laughter to carry me on.

My anger made me blurt out whatever came to my mind, and I controlled my tongue when I thought I had said too much.

All these times allowed me to think better and feel better.

Control sounds easy but is not always so intact.

I have allowed myself to grow into another life with great freedom.

My new life has got me living with less caution.

I am free to be outdoors at no matter what time of day.

My heart yearns to go home and I am working very hard toward that trip.

I live with a free mind and know my life here is so much better.

I enjoy writing, watching movies and going for daily walks.

I learned to let go and let be.

  • I don't sweat the small stuff!

I sometimes feel nothing will go my way and then out of the blue something just comes my way and surprises me.

I find that light at the end of tunnel very easy to see.

The light shone down my path when I had least expected it.

There has been far too many challenges and each time I felt this wave hit me I got up and moved on passed it.

It was not easy to get up and move on my strengths carried me on gracefully.

I don't show my weaknesses that would let me down badly.

I haven't tried to see myself in the worst of ways but felt myself in the worst of ways.

Looking at me in the mirror during my worst times would have destroyed my soul.

I avoided looking at what would have made me feel much worse. Instead I opened my mind to other important matters.

The most interesting and uplifting spirits to make me feel happy helped me along nicely.

There is no challenge that I won't take on.

I recently discovered another competitor.

I knew from the beginning when we met that she is just so ignorant.

I sometimes don't know where to place her.

Whatever I have she must have for herself.

Interestingly enough I tried to ignore this individual she is not worth my time.

Often I have such challenges and I overlook these situations.

I don't want to stoop down to her level.

Life is what you make of it and I made my life in the most positive ways can be.

I can’t avoid failures but try to face up to what I know works best for me.

I don't like to fake my happiness I know that won't work out for me.

I prefer to be straight out about anything on my mind.

I laugh when I want to and smile when I feel the need and all of what I do is true from the heart.

What comes from the heart is true and means more than to be that fake person and feel emotions to please others.

  • I believe in love, hope and peace and good health.

I write be free from my thoughts and to let go of what is bothering me.

I don't believe in negativity and that I can't do. I try and succeed.

Blaming others for your wrong doing is not the way of life but some people find the need to be that way.

The road has bumps and can be very slippery too. It all depends on how you choose to approach the situation.

Some people like to sit down and mope and won't do anything about their problems.

You will find that others take on challenges freely and are always up for a challenge.

While you will notice a few who want everything worked out for them and put on a plate.

The kinds of people who don't give a care of where their cash flow are coming from or who is paying their rent are the lazy ones.

Whether you choose to be that procrastinator, the outgoing kind, the smart one, or the not so smart one, life is still up to you.

The way you put it all together is entirely up to you.

Whatever works for you may not work well for others.

How did I find my place in a foreign country?

I had to first find my happiness before I had gained my place in a foreign country.

When I had gained my happiness naturally I had known that the time had come for me to be me, and only me. I felt comfortable in my zone and thereafter everything found its place as I did in my way.

Everybody has a path and in time I found my path to light from that not so light path.

I grew in my own way to find my world of happiness and to start over with what I had learned over time.

Positive thoughts allowed me to go on and not to give up now I am looking forward to another better year.

I knew in time my life will show improvement and I have seen potential in what I chose to do.

The happiness I found burned out the sadness and hardship I had to endure.

Something good does come out of a bad experience.

Great changes in life

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      aesta1 thank you for stopping by. Challenges are greater.

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Your adjustment in a new country is impressive. It is not easy to live in a culture not your own.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      peachpurple Thank you for stopping by here. I try to be happy and positive to avoid the bad stuff.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      you are indeed a positive person whom i admire

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Sunshine625 thank you for stopping by always appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      FlourishAnyway thank you for sharing your thoughts here.

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I wasn't a fan of changes, but I've had so many occur in my life that I've become use to them...some good, some bad. I kind of just roll with the punches now. It is what it is. I appreciate your positive views on change.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Change can be very difficult. You provide some helpful insights based on your own experience.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi VioletteRose You are so right over the years I made great improvement. Thank you.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Michael-Milec Thank you kindly for stopping by. I appreciate the vote up, and beautiful.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi tillsontitan so good to read another comment from you always an encouraging comment. Thank you for all votes and all my best to you too.

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      VioletteRose 2 years ago from Chicago

      Changes are always difficult for me, but I think I have improved over the years and I am still trying to improve. Thanks so much for sharing :)

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      Michael-Milec 2 years ago

      Very encouraging life journey. Congratulations. Story is spurring the will to live, to endure and in advance to have joy of future success .

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      I am still amazed by your ability to just pick up and move to another country! What a brave lady you are. I'm sure your self confidence has helped you in many situations. Happy New Year!

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Colleen Swan thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your thoughts. All my best to you for 2015

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      Colleen Swan 2 years ago from County Durham

      Hi DDE, You have a fantastic philosophy from which I believe we can all benefit. Thank you for yet another inspiring uplifting hub which has brought me a happier day.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi pstraubie48 A Happy New Year to you and thank you very much for commenting on my hubs. I appreciate you stopping by

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Well said, DDE. Life brings us all many challenges and we must decide what that will mean for us and how we will handle them.

      And being true to ourselves, living as we feel is best for us rather than how we think someone else wants us to live has been the way for me too to find a life I am happy to live.

      Angels are on the way to you this morning. ps

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Shyron E Shenko A Happy New Year to you too. Thank you for the vote up, UABI and for sharing. Have a lovely Sunday.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      AliciaC Thank you very much for sharing your mind here. I appreciate all comments.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Nadine thank you very much for the valuable comment and wishes.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Ann Good to see you come by here. I will be visiting home soon and really look forward to that trip. My life in Croatia is different but also good. I appreciate you commenting here thank you very much.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi D.A.L. Thank you as always you just know what to say. I appreciate all votes from you. Have a lovely Sunday.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Thank you

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Eddy Thank you kindly for sharing such a great message here. All my best to you too.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Devika, you are a strong person. I am happy that you love yourself and stand for what you believe.

      Voted up, UABI and sharing

      Happy New Year to you dear friend.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      It's interesting to read about your thoughts and the way that life has changed for you, Devika. I hope you have a great 2015.

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Our past shapes us who we are today, and the most important result will always be to be true to yourself and love who you are. Thanks for your honest sharing. May this year 2015 be full of happiness.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      You are obviously a really positive person. Getting rid of negativity and concentrating on your goals is definitely the way forward. I admire you for what you've already done. It must have been difficult sometimes. I hope you manage your dream of going back to your own country.

      Ann

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      Dave 2 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Hello Devika, great start to the new year. " A light shone down my path when I least expected it", shows your optimism," There is no challenge I won't take on" sums up your spirit. These words should be wrote down by people who are having troubled times to look at and to learn from them. great read. Voted up,interesting and interesting.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful share here Devika and I wish you all the best in all you do. I know you have the right frame of mind and inner strength to succeed and in sharing your story you are also helping others. A wonderful hub and lots of love to you from Wales my dear friend.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful share here Devika and I wish you all the best in all you do. I know you have the right frame of mind and inner strength to succeed and in sharing your story you are also helping others. A wonderful hub and lots of love to you from Wales my dear friend.

      Eddy.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Smilealot thank you kindly for sharing your comment here I appreciate you stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Thank you MsDora take care and all my best to you

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Venkatachari M thank you kindly for sharing your mind here I appreciate you stopping by. I appreciate the vote up. All my best to you

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Jodah thank you for stopping always appreciated. All my best to you.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Sallybes So kind of you to stop by. Another challenging year and I am up for it. Thank you for stopping by. All my best to you.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      swilliams thank you kindly for stopping by. I appreciate all votes my best to you to you for 2015.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      always exploring thank you for stopping by my best wishes to you for 2015

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Harishprasad, All my best to you for 2015 and thank you very much for sharing your wonderful mind here.

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      Smilealot 2 years ago

      After having lived in more than one country, and combined with all the challenges you have overcome, you have gained a lot of life experiences that have served to make you grow as a person...thank you for the inspiration.:-))

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Such a positive ending gives purpose to all the difficulties. Thanks for the inspiration.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi How can I help you I am on twitter and my email address is dprimic@gmail.com

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very interesting hub. You have done a great reflection of your past and given some inspiration to us for facing problems. You have been very bold and determined in making your life a success.

      Wish you a Happy New Year and all the best wishes.

      Voted up.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great refections of life and how to deal with every situation Devika. Well written. Happy New Year to you.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 2 years ago from Norfolk

      Hello Devika,

      I feel your longing to visit past shores and I understand your feelings for we have traveled similar but different paths. The road to happiness can be a long and difficult one. I hope you will achieve all your hopes and dreams in this New Year.

      Best wishes,

      Sally

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      Emunah La Paz 2 years ago from Arizona

      Your positive outlook on life is beautiful! The fact that you take time to evlauate your journey is meaningful around this time of year. Great Hub! Voted up useful! And Tweeted out!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Rolling with the flow, is the only way to go..Glad you've found peace and happiness. Happy New Year!

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      These are great life lessons. I like guys who are tough, grounded in one's roots, positive, dynamic, original and passionate. We can learn a lot from reading this hub. Thank you.

      A happy new year to you ! All happiness and peace.

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      akshay 2 years ago from goa ,india

      happy new year

      i need your help

      do you use gmail or twitter

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Akshayy Rohida thank you for sharing your views here. A Happy New Year to you!

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      akshay 2 years ago from goa ,india

      life is ups and downs

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi A Happy New Year to you too. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi billybuc, All my best to you too. Thank you for stopping by

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      Rachael O'Halloran 2 years ago from United States

      I'm glad you have adjusted to your new life in Croatia. Happy New Year To You

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Your reflections about life are always fascinating. Thank you for sharing them and Happy New Year to you.