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I Always Walk My Own Path

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    Never Looked Back...

    I left my families impoverished coffee farm in Ethiopia. With it's abusive father, greedy siblings, and arranged marriage which led to more humiliation and abuse. I ran to Addis Ababa and quickly learned the secretive sex trade in my country, quite though it's kept. I saved my...
    crsdrsr61 crsdrsr61 41-45, F Oct 9, 2012

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    Walking My Own Path

    I admit I wasnt always like this but at a very early point in my teenage life I decided I dont want to do what others do or try to emulate them in their ways. I want to walk my own path and choose how I live my own way of life.....I ve never tried to fill any one's shoes or tried...
    CoolIntellectualJames88 CoolIntellectualJames88 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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    I have three brothers

    who have had their wild times and then settled down to living their lives as our parents have desired. Olaf is a chemist in the petrochemical industry in Stavanger. He has a wife, and a baby daughter. He has settled into the normalcy of life. Haakon is still training to be a...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    Cause in my dying hour I want to look back

    and know I walked in my own boots even if that means I failed
    photohub photohub 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    Cozy01 Cozy01 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Frozen,shattered,and Scattered

    im free i can sleep at night for the people finally got to me my soul froze solid then smashed and swept into the trash i really do not care about them or their cash i feel liberated at last how people could use me up so fast i just cared about people and tried to help it hurt me...
    Seventhirty457 Seventhirty457 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 28, 2012

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    I do things my own way.

    I have my own fashion. The way I dress and wear stuff. I have a way of wearing my hair and make up when I choose to wear make up. I've always been myself and no one but myself. I'll like an idea, and I'll make itine by personalizing and customizing it to my liking and to what...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F Mar 3

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    Twitter Is No Way To Get Back At Me.......

    I'm moving out, get on with your life!When one person makes you upset, don't let them keep you. When one person wants to shout at you, don't let them keep you.My life is good. There is no room for boredom of drama and shouting. If I say this is too much i'm moving  out next year...
    ElleSophia ElleSophia 22-25, F Feb 17, 2012

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    It's Better For Me

    I was raised to be self sufficient and not follow the crowd. I'm not afraid to go off to do something on my own like travel or something simple like sign up for a gym membership and embark on an exercise program. In the past I've had friends who come up with these ambitious...
    Morgause Morgause 41-45, F Sep 9, 2011

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    The Journey.

    At one point, my path seemed so clear. Somewhere along the winding road before me, I seem to have deviated. Sometimes it feels like I'm so far from where I wanted to be that I'll never find my way there. Much akin to being lost in the woods on a moonless night, I stumble...
    lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30, F 1 Response May 18, 2011

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    Into The Wind

    My path will always be against the wind, burn the bridge behind me, no way home, rocking and rolling my way into the future. That's just the way I was designed and that's how it will always be for as long as I draw the breath of life.
    OneDamnMegis OneDamnMegis 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 6, 2013

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    Walk My Own Path

    This is my journey and I do what my soul desires.
    BellaFairy BellaFairy 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2012

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    My Path Is Clear

    if someone told me to walk right i will walk left if some one tells me to be sad i smile i live in my own world of making people happy who says to follow the trail on long hikes I grab a harness and jump off of the trail in an amusement park i will go on any rollercoster because...
    lianawolf lianawolf 22-25, F Feb 19, 2013

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    It Might Be Right Or Wrong, But I Chose It

    I cannot allow others to dictate the course of action I take in my life. By walking my own path and being responsible for my own steps only, I can better face any adversity I face along the way.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 15, 2011

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    Yeah,i Walk My Own Path

    I walk my own path,I don't follow someone else.It's not that easy and it's not so hard...just look inside your heart... I'm the only one who chooses where I want to go.Life has a purpose,and many wonder what it is.I have a purpose to,and it is to life. Nobody on this planet walks...
    natdj88 natdj88 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 2010

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    At the end of this life I will look back along

    the road I have walked, generally happy with my path. This is why I choose it for myself. Why life someone elses life and not your own? We all have our own paths to walk...you can be like me and share your path with someone you love. But be yourself, walk your path where...
    AX5625 AX5625 31-35, M Mar 2

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    I Me And Myself

    I have always been left to "fend" for myself. That is how it has always been. This resulted in me making decisions for myself without any input from an older person. However good or bad the decision was, it was me who made the choice and had to live with it. Although the title...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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    The Trip To London....

    was both a success and a means to inspiration. Whilst I cannot discuss here the ins and outs of the discussions, I can say that there will be a promotion for Edouard and me at the end of the next three months! The trip from Saint Pancras to King William Street EC4 was more...
    Ilona88 Ilona88 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2011

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    The trail is more difficult

    but the scenery is better.
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    I Like To Travel Where My Intuition Takes Me

    One thing I know is that I need to follow my intuition.  The only problem is that sometimes my intuition guides me to travel down the path that is bumpy, unpaved, rough, and probably longer than the "usual" path.  It's okay, though, I wouldn't have it any other way. I...
    notreallythere notreallythere 36-40, F Oct 5, 2010

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    I'M Fine Alone But That Doesn'T Mean I Don'T Need Help.

    Im not a prideful person, when i'm troubled i ask help, but i only ask things lightly that are not pretty much need for help-which i only meant that "i'm bored so can you help me here for fun?" or more like "i'm too lazy so you do the work instead of me." But then people thought...
    Kanon58ful Kanon58ful 16-17 Mar 8, 2013

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    No matter what...no matter how bad I end,

    I choose steps and that's that.My life is nobody's posession and I am who I am,not gonna change to fit nobody's taste. I believe on learning and improving tho.Sometimes lessons are learnt so slowly...I am always hoping I wont commit mistakes I may regret rest of my life.It really...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 14

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    If my feet don't fit the shoes of others then

    how would they fit their path too?
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F May 5

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    Only We Remain To Choose

    earth does not divide it connects us water does not divide it connects us air does not divide it connects us fire does not divide it connects us spirit does not divide it connects us life does not divide it strives ever to connect us only we remain to choose one love unity in...
    8FOOTDREAD 8FOOTDREAD 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 1, 2011

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    I Am Me

    I'm yet again at a scary crossroad of life. A big step is about to take place and I am worried that decisions may not work out, choices might me 'wrong' and everything might blow up in my face. But something I realised tonight is that...I am me: I am strong I am special I made a...
    happyadventurer happyadventurer 26-30, F Nov 10, 2012

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    Your own path is not always one you've chosen.

    Rather, experience has led you here.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response May 5

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    Yes

    Of courseI don't follow other people's  paths.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2011

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    Censorship.

    In the past, so that some ideas considered subversive by the government in power does not reach the general public, an appropriate law enforcement had been introduced: the state censorship. It was charged with outright ban the spread of subversive works too. Now censorship has...
    FreeGemini FreeGemini 41-45, M Jan 4, 2013

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    The Shoes I Walk In...

    I like wearing my men's dress shoes with my dresses.  They match and I think they look good.  It is sooooo nice being comfortable and able to walk around easily.  I can imagine that I am a woman from the 1900's or the Depression Era with my lace up shoes.  Because I am a...
    BlueCedarTree BlueCedarTree 46-50 May 5, 2012

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    Spiders worry me. It's not

    because they exist at all, or how they walk, their webs. They just worry me. Equally, I'm not content to follow the mainstream anymore.
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F Jun 30

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    The Labyrinth

    Life is a pathway to life. The labyrinth is a puzzling walk in the forest. Go to the maze and find your way. The labyrinth is your own path.
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2013

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    Late at night , when the moon is right ,

    I'll be there. No one can evade the powers off the werewolf No woman or young girl is safe when I roam the dark nights. No the full moon is just a myth. Werewolves travel in total darkness Searching for it's prey, an innocent woman or girl. I move swiftly thru the night...
    Bigbadwerewolf Bigbadwerewolf 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    My Own Path Alone

    I have always walked my own path in all things, from fashion to attitude. When I was a teenager I refused to wear the same kind of clothes or have my hair in the same fashion as everyone else. Of course, this made me a target for bullies and the "cool kids". However, within a...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 1 Response Apr 28, 2013

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    Always Have, Always Will! You Should, Too!

    I won't lie and say I didn't purposly walk a different path than my friends but I sure didn't do it to be different or unique like some people do. I don't go out of my way to like music that isn't well know just so I can seem cool. I've met people like that and it's a turn off...
    gratitudemonster gratitudemonster 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2010

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    My Demise,my Liberation?

    Sometimes I think walking my own path my be the death of me. Considering I've always felt socialy awkward, its meant i have to blaze my own trails. and guys say asking for directions is hard. Sheesh, i wont crack open a manual until ive tried myself a rediculous amount of times...
    Anxoxo Anxoxo 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2012

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    The Path Of The Blind

    I will always walk into the darkness. I know not what lies ahead but I can see only whats behind me. Yet I trudge on with all my strength. I stumble, fall, lose my way, have my path altered yet still I walk unwaveringly forward in the black abyss of life. While Death truly awaits...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M Jan 13, 2013

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    It's the only one I know.

    Sometimes I'm joined by others.....sometimes I'm alone but I try very hard to trust my gut....it never steers me wrong.
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F Feb 5

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    The Right One?

    I think you can ask someone ''what should i do?'' and already you have made up your mind anyway. I know sometimes i am one of those people ... I already know what choice i am going to make but i want someone to confirm i am making the right one. If they don't agree i do like to...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F Jul 8, 2013

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    I Dont Walk My On Path I Make It

    ok i dont like walk the paths ppl make me i  usely make my own cuz i like be ing control of my life and what i do in it but it usely get my in trubel and i dont like being yelled at ever though im used to it so i just like makeing my own path and im tired of geting yelled at...
    keyvincroft keyvincroft 16-17, M 7 Responses Sep 2, 2010

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    Of Police:d

    Kind of.. I have a guide but not like one thhats forceful r mean and stares at me, I have one in my mind, and it's AWESOME. You sould try it. ike if I want something, I know how to get it, mainly because of me, but he my guide kinda points it out more or its like satnav but...
    Acchbellon Acchbellon 18-21, M Sep 14, 2012

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    I always have and I think I always will.

    .. I can't change myself and I shan't try either..
    JamieleeEchelon JamieleeEchelon 26-30, F Feb 1

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    One Foot In Front Of The Other...

    There may be a time when we are walking side by side, just as there may be a time when we reach a fork in the road and may have to part ways. I cannot go left because it is not right, for me at least... I can't say that I have always walked my own path as there have been times...
    KatjaShoshanaGrace KatjaShoshanaGrace 31-35, F Jan 8, 2011

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    I am walking a difficult path,

    but it is my path and my life. I will always try to do the right thing, for myself and my family. But it is not your life to live it is mine. I do not need to be rescued. I do not need to be told that I have to 'do the right thing'. There are no easy answers, there is only...
    00flyaway 00flyaway 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 14

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    Poetry

    Three things which inspire the poet : *** An eye to see the world with brightness *** A heart which smells with sincerity *** And the courage to return it loyally.
    FreeGemini FreeGemini 41-45, M Jan 5, 2013

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