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I Am Still Figuring Life Out

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    Misnomer

    We call it a broken heart- that anguish, that searing pain, when someone leaves. If they die, eventually (one hopes) there is acceptance. They have gone to a better place; they are at peace, one day I will be reunited with them. These phrases help us cope; they are comforting...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 14 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    It's A Process

    I wonder if there's anyone who really feels they have life "figured out" at least for themselves, and knows exactly "who they are."  I feel as though I'm constantly learning new things about myself and life everyday, and it's things that I think I...
    UnderneathThaStarz UnderneathThaStarz 22-25 3 Responses Oct 10, 2009

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    Still Figuring Out

    As I sit here in my room locked away from the crowd. I feel tied down. I am locked in my room as I wait for a change a turning point in my life. I miss those lovely walks along the crowd those smiles I received and gave those strangers. I am bewildered by horns of vehicles on...
    akhilsnath akhilsnath 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 18, 2012

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    I Am

    and always will. Life is very complex. 
    BillySPizza BillySPizza 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 14, 2009

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    I would love to have someone to vent to rn.

    So much is going on in my life and I can't figure out what to do.
    XomadioX XomadioX 18-21, F Jun 13

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    I Dont Think We Ever Completely Do

    life is the culmination of all experiences. you live and you learn. it takes making mistakes to figure stuff out. i dont think we ever really figure life out.
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M 1 Response May 15, 2011

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    If Anyone Has Figured It Out...

    I believe that the entire world could fit into this group. Since the beginning of time, people have been trying to figure out life and it's meaning. Hey, that's where religion came from. I believe that we'll never stop learning about ourselves and life in general. In a way, I'm...
    FallenFromGrace FallenFromGrace 16-17, F Apr 16, 2010

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    Just Merely Survival

    Can't believe how thing everyday went to be so common, I live in an ordinary life which is the only goal is just a merely survival. Live an ordinary and predicted life is so boring. Same things happen day by day. Nothing to be expected to happen.
    JFLightLove JFLightLove 18-21, M Aug 8, 2013

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    Still At It

    Still at it,Figuring life out,It's twists,And turns,Got me beet!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Mar 28, 2012

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    So Here'S My First Shot At It...

    I've having trouble finding what my life's going to be about, thinking a while i came up with this (it's just a first idea, so it may be heavily flawed). I've filtered hm... 3 things i want from life: 1.- Economic stability (that's for more than survival, i'd like free time too...
    jafetgx jafetgx 22-25, M Jun 5, 2013

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    Neverending Task

    I don't believe we ever stop "figuring life out". As we grow, our brains change and we learn different things, which then prompt us to behave differently, and the process goes on and on until we return to the place from which we came.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Jul 14, 2010

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    One Shovel Of Dirt TOO Far . . . .

    Okay . . . it was HOT! I checked in with the Building Inspector today  ...not because I needed too  . . . just because I thought it was a good thing to do! lol . . . while there  . . . . I was told I needed a plumbers permit to dig a hole and put a pipe in the ground...
    questionWeaver questionWeaver 56-60, M Jul 18, 2013

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    Who Isn't Hm

    Seriously, it is so complex nobody can figure it out just like that. (or maybe it is the simplest thing ever and we dont even know)
    rachelness rachelness 18-21, F Jan 6, 2011

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    I say things on here that I would never say in real life because I know I'm wrong, mean, or confused. It's a way to vent and get feedback and figure life out! I like to help...
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Who am i? It's me but who am I suppose to be? Why am I on this planet? What is my role? What am I suppose to do? I always think about those questions but then i think to myself...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Well I'm an avid photographer and trying to work out where I'm going with it
    Daftpunkfan101 Daftpunkfan101 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I have bipolar disorder 1 & adult ADHD combined type. I'm 27, married 7 year son& 6 year stepdaughter. My life seems normal.... On the outside. On the inside it's turmoil...
    mrojas27 mrojas27 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I lost a lot of my friends lately.
    hanbanan hanbanan 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    You can't "find" yourself, you "craft" yourself and invent
    untitled360 untitled360 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Hey y'all. I'm pretty bored so you should like ask questions or something 👌
    hanbanan hanbanan 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Okay, so I'm 16 years old and I hate my life. I'm gay and I have told about 6 people that I'm bisexual, but still figuring myself out. I figure it's easier to slowly transition...
    williemac98 williemac98 18-21, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    It feels like I was just a little sixth grader in middle school, but now I'm a junior in high school. Everyone has changed so much. You don't really know who to call your friend...
    halieghnicole halieghnicole 16-17, F Jul 13

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    THE STORY OF A BLIND GIRL :There was a blind girl who hated herself just because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She...
    smjuap21 smjuap21 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    When I became an EP member, I met different kinds of people but I met this guy who became my real friend. We've share lots of stuff and we're even growing... But nothing lasts...
    imerosiie imerosiie 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have a well-paying, professional job that is sucking the life out of me. I could do it if it wasn't also sucking the life out of my wife, who works in the same office. She's...
    ThroughAGlassDarkly ThroughAGlassDarkly 31-35, M Jul 10

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    I haven't been on here for a while, but I feel the need to really write out my feelings. Two weeks ago I came back home to the Bahamas for a year. I was pretty excited on coming...
    rainee12 rainee12 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    I need your opinion would this make you understand? You said you didn't know? I'm tired of feeling hurt... I love you but I don't know what to believe at the moment one minute...
    Rachelmarie94 Rachelmarie94 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    As a teenager I left my rainy home in northern england and followed my heart to travel the world and become successful in the entertainment and fashion business. Initially I was...
    thelotuslifecoach thelotuslifecoach 46-50, M 14 hrs ago

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    July 28. Fear. One day, I decided to try something new. I took my ten-year-old son out on the St. Croix River on a Waverunner. A Waverunner is a small boating vehicle resembling a...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    The only thing preventing me from moving forward and living a truly blessed and free life is financial and emotional obligations that I have pressed upon myself due to the good...
    Awakening29 Awakening29 26-30, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    It was the start of my freshman year. Deep into a depression, bipolar episodes, scars up and down my left wrist, suicidal thoughts screaming through my ears, sticking my finger...
    icecoldqueen613 icecoldqueen613 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I am 31 don't have any friends haven't had gf in years I can't stand to look at my self in the mirror because I think I am hideously ugly . I excel in all other aspects of life...
    Lostbrave1 Lostbrave1 31-35, M Jul 6

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    He stared into the steady glare of the LCD display of his laptop screen in the darkness of the night, as he typed out those words.. his last ever creations. The fingertips that had...
    pretender1326 pretender1326 26-30, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Life is not easy for a waffle.... Sometimes we run out of syrup and all hell breaks loose, it's hard life in waffleburg, if you aren't a tough Mechawaffle then your never going to...
    Mechawaffle Mechawaffle 13-15, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I still love that person.i wrote a post last month or something.got loads of help and advice.and my craving to hear his voice or see him has reduced.but still I can't forget him...
    Naina94 Naina94 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    My Hero Bo-Bo I used to have a dog named Bo-Bo, he was a Bull Mastif. I was 7 years old, and 1 day was out playing in the yard, a typical day. Surrounding our yard is acres of...
    K9Luvr K9Luvr 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I live to rodeo, barrel race, run, work out, train horses, rope cows, party, box, play soccer, volley ball, and team rope!! And I believe that no matter what you can always do wHat...
    Mouth1from1the1south Mouth1from1the1south 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    3 months ago I met this amazing man. He's absolutely the greatest love of my life. But soon after meeting, he told me he had a "problem" talking to other women bc it makes him feel...
    Dazed0125 Dazed0125 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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    Pic of results...still not satisfied though...anyone got advice on what I could improve?
    GymLover89 GymLover89 22-25, M 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I just got back from town and noticed I was still logged in. Sorry about that.
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 3 hrs ago

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    i am 22 years old and it really feels like there is nothing goo about my life. my job stinks. ive been working at a sub shop making minimum wage since i was 16 and havent really...
    icespine icespine 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    My Dearest Virginia, I realize that as I write this that the possibility of your ever reading it is virtually non-existent. Though I only knew you for a few short years when we...
    memdump memdump 70+, M Jul 11

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    I was a lost girl. I was trying to find myself. That was until I met someone online last summer. We became really good friends, talked about life and played around. We promised...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 7 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    On the first day of summer when my school ended I was home alone the whole entire day because my brother decided to go to his friends house. After once both of my parents came home...
    sarabear223 sarabear223 13-15, F Jul 1

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    I feel so unbelievably capable. But it seems like what I had hoped for and expected, isn't occurring. I always wanted to be a young married couple - enjoy that for awhile and...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Jul 3

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    I met this girl when I was 12..I was too young to understand what is love.she was 17..I remember clearly how beautiful her back was and the way she walks. I never seen anthing...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M 7 Responses Jul 4

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    I got married at 19 in 1974. It was a tough adjustment. I admit that I was pampered at home. Last child and only boy, my mom doted on me. So did my dad until something happened...
    chojunmiyagi chojunmiyagi 56-60, M Jun 28

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    Honestly I just don't know anymore every time I try to be positive on life things just go bad again. Every since 7th grade things haven't been all that but things didn't really get...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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