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I Am 26 Years Old

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    26...and Nowhere to Go!

    am 26 years old and nowhere to go...almost got married till she said STOP after 8 years. a bachelor of arts degree...working outside my field.desperately in need of a new direction in life! am i the only one? 26, confused and nowhere to go!  
    jomz jomz 26-30, M 6 Responses Apr 25, 2008

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    Getting Older

    The older I get the fewer choices are in front of me and that is scary.  
    saragreen saragreen 26-30 2 Responses May 2, 2009

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    26

    Ive been 26 for a week and to be honest it's been a tad rubbish... it's like my body can't handle it... All I've wanted to do is sleep, I have also experienced feelings of self doubt which Ive never experienced before such as my weight, ive been rather large for most of my 20's...
    Hollya26 Hollya26 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2013

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    A Rough 26 Years So Far

     Although I'm at the relatively young age of 26, I feel that I am so much older. I have to say I've lived a pretty colorful life so far. I don't even know where to begin. Let's see...Parents divorced when I was five,and still continued an on again/ off again relationship for the...
    prodoccal prodoccal 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    Confused

    I don't think 26 is not the year of ur life so confused and so hard to find a better opportunity. Politics all around no hope seems like stuck in one place
    bulbul2012 bulbul2012 26-30 Apr 23, 2012

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    I Just Turned 26...

    Some might not agree with me but I feel like I am not too young anymore... Well, I know I just started my real life as an adult but I am experiencing such a draining moment these days. Right after graduating my high school, I really thought I made a great choice trying out few...
    applejang applejang 26-30, F 1 Response May 19, 2013

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    Ok, I'm Not There Yet.

    But I will be and so will all you youngsters and hopefully everyone's 26th was a good one. I tell you what, I actually am looking forward to when I turn 26, to me 25 is still kiddie and im far too mature for that, yeah, I wanna be an old granny. Well anyway, i'll be 26 in...
    bubblegum84 bubblegum84 26-30, F Mar 7, 2010

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    26 Going On 40

    I am 26, and if I need a remider I can just ask my twin brother how old he is,  but I feel like I am going on 40.  I don't have the fun I used to when I was younger, but don't have the worries of someone older, this is a really weird age to be.
    institches1981 institches1981 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2008

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    Yeah I Am 26 Now What?

    Well you know in the grand scheme of things my life hasn't been all too tragic. I finished school I have a job. But I am constantly searching for the next thing. I see the things....Now it is hard to be responsible go through with everything that stands of the way of the next...
    StarShine6 StarShine6 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2011

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    Inspiration...

    I am 26 years old, and I am so confused about life. I think I'm going through a quarter-life crisis. Time flies, it's hard to grasp things sometimes. I live inside my head, I am a dreamer. Sometimes I feel like I'm floating. I just wished I could just do what I want...
    Moonjava Moonjava 26-30, F 16 Responses Aug 26, 2008

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    Need Friends My Own Age

    I am 26 but I have never fit in with people my own age. I have always connected with older people. Probably because they are wiser and have more advice to give. Or maybe it's because I'm just not cool. I would like to make more griends my own age and feel like I really belong...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2008

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    I'm 26 Years Old

    I am 26 years old and will be 27 in January. I feel like I have nothing really going for myself in a positive manner. I drink with my Dad just to have a good time it seems and other than that I am just trying to be a good father to my 2 little girls. I go to work just about every...
    JJArguello JJArguello 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 25, 2011

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    Allegedly...

    I'm only 26 - its not so old... is it?! My image of being in your mid-twenties seems like a great age to be to me  - yet the reality seems to be that I'm in some kind of weird limbo between middle age and youth. where did my ideals and identity go? the clock is ticking!
    giantpanda giantpanda 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2010

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    And Hating It

    The older I get, the worse I feel. I wish I could go back 10 years and start all over again. Make some better choices. Oh well, I'm here now and getting old. 26 isn't too bad of a age, but it's too close to 30 for me to tolorate it completely. 25 was easier to deal with =P
    mimsy2 mimsy2 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 17, 2008

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    If It Makes You Happy, Then Why Are You So Sad?

    26 for almost a year. The realization that I have an 18 month old (who is amazing) and a great husband of 2.5 years (almost 9 together) is all reality but only in flashes. I'm feeling completely disconnected from my life. And have been since I was 17 and lost my father to lung...
    LifeAsunder LifeAsunder 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2012

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    Iam 26 Years Old

    Hello everyone. This is my first time writing in "ep".Well Iam 26 and Iam marry with one son and one dog, life have not been easy everyday I have a lot of task to do. I enjoy to have my love ones with me but I still missing something, I been trying to get my ged. I just took my...
    lilcith lilcith 26-30, F Dec 5, 2012

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    That's what my BC tells me.

    I was born in a blizzard at 3 am. I broke the mold when I came into existence. No one in my family expected me to be so loud and strong and defiant. I was the loudest baby in the nursery. I didn't let anyone sleep, I woke the other babies. I let them know I was boss :) I'm still...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Jun 30

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    I Am 26 Years Old

    For me this is the most scariest part of my life . after experiencing so much i tend to wonder what is left to do, this sounds stupid because there are still things to do. but after measuring myself and knowing my capabilities i realised that i am left to the elements...
    derrickcage derrickcage 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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    Forever

    To be honest, I once was 26 and to be honest even more, I hardly remember how it was to have that age. It was not very different from how it is today and I'm inclined to think that since I was 26 once, I will always remain that age in a way because it belongs to me forever and...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 28, 2011

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    August 1st

    I am 26 years old. I don't really feel like I'm 26 years old, due to I haven't really gotten to experience life as much as most people that are my age, but I am happy for what life has brought me. I was born on August 1st, 1981. I'm a summer baby! Unlike most people, I love to...
    Sweetheartxoxo Sweetheartxoxo 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 11, 2008

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    26 And Pushing 30'S

    I'm 26 years old and seven months away from my 27th birthday. I feel old. I've never really been much of a social butterfly, but I feel like I should have gone out more, partied more. I don't really have a boyfriend. I feel like I've wasted my years dating men I already knew I...
    marionnette marionnette 26-30 1 Response Feb 21, 2013

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    Turning 26 Today 3 September.

    to be honest i don't know whether to celebrate or not but am in tear arleady so it not possible to celebrate. My life seems to be getting deeper into the tunnel. I say this because i have being mugged twice and both times i was out celebrating my graduation parties so the first...
    wcilla wcilla 26-30 Sep 3, 2012

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    26!

    I m 26 and I just broke up with my 4 years bf! i feel so worry, I feel it s  fewer choice for the one i gona love again! I worry if noone else gona love me and marry me until  im 30! 26 sound scary number even though people still say i look younger than my age, but...
    live2love live2love 22-25 2 Responses Apr 28, 2010

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    Sometimes I forget I'm 26

    and say I'm 21 haha. I feel older. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. I am happy to be alive and I am learning more about myself everyday. It can get surreal when I have deep thinking sessions and contemplate my 26 years in this world. I like who I have become...
    InfiniteSunshine InfiniteSunshine 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    I Almost Missed This One!

    I'll be 27 in TWO DAYS...  I'm really not ready.  Somehow 27 feels so much more adult in my head that 26.  Like at 26 I could drink from a bong all night and still go to work in the morning, but at 27 if I woke up with a new tattoo I'd have to hide it...
    hAnih hAnih 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2007

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    Search the World

    I turned 26 in July this year (2008). Neil Young said "old enough to repay but young enough to sell". 26 feels like a no-man's land, the beginning of the twilight of the 20s. Although I'm having a momentary "where am I metaphorically speaking" moment...
    redbluegreen redbluegreen 26-30 1 Response Nov 14, 2008

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    Getting Older

    The older I get the fewer choices are in front of me and that is scary.  
    saragreen saragreen 26-30 1 Response May 2, 2009

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    Confused and Yet Aware...

    Yup, 26 and as title says, at a strange point in life.  About to go through a career change, single since forever... literally..., taking care of family and friends and ignoring self.  Amazing how much time has flown since the end of college over 5 years ago and now...
    dubbs423 dubbs423 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2008

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    Lifes...

    26 years old.. i have it on the half way since start of the year.. Nothing interesting me at all.. moderate salary, nil assets, nil gf... life seems like going on this.. Yet, I am believing that I will achieve what I want and desire in recent years.. Just make sure keep going on...
    jordannlim jordannlim 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 24, 2012

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    Shh... I Wish!

    I am kicking off the extra two years... I'm 26 again, whoo-hoo! What do you mean I don't look 26??? No... let go of me... don't kick me out of the club! *tossed on butt* Oww! No! Let me back into the youth club! It's scary out here! :-(
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 15, 2008

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    Yep...

    ... and if it's true when they say you're only as old as the man you're feeling then Im actually 33.....     I need a toyboy, WarriorMom was right.....
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    Will be 26 this year though
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    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 22

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    Bored out of my mind..................
    sporty03 sporty03 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 3

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    I'm bored and doing nothing
    lemonsqeezy lemonsqeezy 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    AudreySexyEmoGirl AudreySexyEmoGirl 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hai! I'm Erica, wanna be friends?
    AwesomeErica AwesomeErica 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Adamtheone Adamtheone 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    hugsandkisses26 hugsandkisses26 22-25, F 15 Responses Sep 3

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