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I Am Not Living My Life

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    If Only We Could Get The Things We Wanted.

    I have so much to say, and not really the words to say it. I'm not really sure where to begin. So I guess it'll be something like this; I am only sixteen, and I feel like I'm forty. some of you may laugh and think "ha, what does this kid have to be so depressed for? she's still...
    livingindreams livingindreams 16-17, F Jul 5, 2012

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    My Life Is Living Me - Tempus Fugit

    I find myself "passing time" and I like to involve myself in activities that make time fly by... Sometimes I stop and think how messed up it is that life is so short and here I am trying to make the day pass by as quickly as I can. I never wanted the tail to wag the dog, but I am...
    arenaissancewoman arenaissancewoman 31-35, F Jan 31, 2013

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    Need Help..

    i lost my dad 2 yrs ago and ever since that day my life has just been taken away from me by my mum..my sibilings all decided to flee and ignore my mum's agony and i stayed by her side due to her emotional and physical illness..its really hard when u wake up one day and find...
    Nourah Nourah 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 11, 2008

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    Yeah

    i guess technically i am, but...not in th way that's my dream. in a perfect world, i would be an A list movie actress. but i guess that's not what God wants for me right now. maybe later. right now i have to finish a play for church (im a demon...if you live in northern VA usa...
    wildlark wildlark 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2008

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    A Shaddow Life...in The Spaces Of Nowhere...its somewhere lonely n forgotten

    i am not really living my life the way i want to... it feels like a wasted life... i had dreams of marriage n babies with my prince charming and a career in law to keep me going... i feel deeply let down ...the person i wanted to be is somewhere inside me but not really on show...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 1, 2011

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    I Would If I Could, But I Can't So I Don't

    Some years back I made a couple friends and my bf went into pout mode and wouldn't talk to me. He said I had them and didn't need him.It's hard enough to have e-mail friends. He gives me a hard time about being on the computer and having them, that they aren't real friends, but...
    MsBlueDreamer MsBlueDreamer 41-45, F 7 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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    Im Not Sure...

    Just to remind everyone(or let you know) I am 15, suffer from anxiety, depression, IBS, and this causes me to not be able to go to regular school, or do normal things a teenager can do. :( Anyways today I went to a local store. I don't usually like to get out of the house due...
    TheFunnyGirl TheFunnyGirl 16-17, F Sep 25, 2013

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    Life is a one way street and you can't look back. Life's just too short. We are all apart of something bigger and we are all set with an expiry date. One day we will die and my...
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    There's so much I should do and can do but something's holding me back and i don't know what...I don't know if its a fear of change or if its fear of anything might happen if i do...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jan 14

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    I want to be able to tell my children and grandchildren what I've done in my life. The places I've explored, the people I've met, the fun I've experienced, and the crazy things I...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
    Galantis Galantis 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    if i didn't care about being judged so often i'd already be doing this.
    Babypuncher454 Babypuncher454 22-25, M Jan 9

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    Along the way, setbacks and mistakes will happen, and even be common, but that is all part of the fullness of life, so keep living, growing, and maybe learning as you teach life...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    As I was going for a drive this morning, I couldn't help but pull over and just stare at the sky. It was beautiful. Perfect sky blue with the biggest clouds I ever seen in just...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    hayenyari hayenyari 18-21, F Jan 15

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    They say that everything happens for a reason and that everyone has a purpose on this earth but i find that really hard to believe. Most of my life i been good to people but me...
    TheWorldVsJ TheWorldVsJ 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 19

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    No point in being negative. You're 1 in billions on the planet, and you're only around for a short time. Is being sad and depressed really how you want to spend your time? Just...
    minioreosarebomb minioreosarebomb 22-25, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    That moment I took stock of my life and realized I was lonely and exhausted at 4:00 AM, after losing a friend, sitting on the toilet, listening to Polish Gothic Doom Metal, and...
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    LisaSV LisaSV 22-25, M Jan 12

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    Do you ever just have those moments, where you make such monumentally huge mistakes that you know will hurt loads of people? Yeah? As I sit back and think about my life so far, I...
    BeccaLouise40 BeccaLouise40 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    II The Blessedness of Possessing Nothing Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.—Matt. 5:3 Before the Lord God made man upon the earth He first...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M Jan 14

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    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    sensualbeauty1 sensualbeauty1 46-50, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I appreciate everything that life has to give. From the little moments to big moments, I'll cherish them all. Something as simple as a smile or knowing the people I love are okay...
    AndyL567 AndyL567 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I HATE IGNORANT PEOPLE, PEOPLE WITHOUT A HEART... I had just read an article on how ignorant some humans are...especially when it comes to helping innocent bystanders... And...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I HATE IGNORANT PEOPLE, PEOPLE WITHOUT A HEART... I had just read an article on how ignorant some humans are...especially when it comes to helping innocent bystanders... And...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    There is one time in particular that I still wonder about, did I do the right thing? I lied to my father at age 16 or so. My mom was there too. He asked me: "Tom (not my real...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 9

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    This is my emotional dump. I usually do not talk to people about my depression. I feel like no matter how many hugs I recieve, or comforting words I hear, only I can pull myself...
    WhoAml WhoAml 22-25, F Jan 19

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    Real Life! "Chile" or "Australia"? I work with two Chilean migrants and at the moment they are: 1. Saving to return to their country of birth which is "Chile", and live there...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    To be honest, I don't know much about myself. There is no 'me'. Yeah I've been living a lie. My father has always been trying to influence the way I think. Judging me, criticizing...
    ellen023 ellen023 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    NobodyFrvr NobodyFrvr 22-25, M Jan 12

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    Why do we rely on dumb quotes and trite sayings when we are sad or struggling? Like we get encouragement from something someone said once. It shines some new light on our...
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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    My mother in law moved in with us from across the country at the drop of a hat. She has not a penny to her name, although now she works part time and still has no money to...
    daydreamr611 daydreamr611 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I've been working so hard to keep my boyfriend and I above water for over 2 years. He is waiting a disability decision. we aren't living like humans. we haven't had water or gas in...
    jess62186 jess62186 26-30, F Jan 12

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    MAKE IT STOP by RISE AGAINST Woah, woah. Bang, bang go the coffin nails, like a breath exhaled, Then gone forever. It seems like just yesterday, how did I miss the red flags...
    BriFrey18 BriFrey18 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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