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I Can't Do What I Used to Do

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    Oh. Your. God.

    i used to be able to do that breakdance move where a person spins on their head. i cant anymore because my body has grown too long.
    matiswest matiswest 18-21, M Nov 27, 2012

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    A Limited Shelf Life

    I still remember the first dance costume I ever had when I was just four years old.  I would put it on and wear it around the house every chance I got.  Even from the age of four, I knew that I loved to dance, and for the next 24 years, it was the only thing I truly...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 25, 2010

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    It Seems Like Just Yesterday..

    ..I was able to run endlessly.. I used to be able to run for miles and miles and love every step of it. Since my injury, my legs haven't been the same though. :( It's been almost 4 years, and I still feel the pain when I run. It sucks. Running used to give me theis feeling of...
    Browneyes4322 Browneyes4322 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    It Was All Ruined For Me.

    I really want to do things that I used to... but I can't, at least for awhile (I hope). He ruined that for me. 90% of the things that I loved have some sort of a connection to him and I don't want to remember. The memories all just hurt too much... I can't listen to music I used...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 23, 2011

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    Can't Do It All Anymore

    I'm feeling overwhelmed. I have so many things I need to do just to survive and I just don't have enough time and mostly enough energy to get it done. I have a non life threatening illness that saps my strength, my home is somewhat of a wreck (and I hate living this way). I need...
    frito414 frito414 56-60, F 10 Responses Apr 22, 2009

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    Whn I Was Younger.......

    I use to wear sun dresses & pretty skirts. When I was younger I wore jeans & pretty tops.... I don't do that anymore. Now I wear bulky tops that hide my assets. Joggers that are loose around my legs. I NEVER wear dresses or skirts, too easy for a man to toss 'em. I don't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 3, 2009

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    Growls

    Grrr... It's annoying. It's frustrating. I keep trying. Then I get tired. *listen to faerie body* Waaahhh... It tells me it's tired. Grrr...  
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2012

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    Hmmm

    Stay up all night drinking, get no sleep and go straight to work Eat nothing then walk ten miles on Diet Coke being my only fuel Smile and not attack Keep those walls maintained with no gaps A succession of first dates with excitement Adopt random people into my life and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4, 2009

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    I Suppose This Will Go Unnoticed, But It's Important To Me.....

    I saw a question on EP last night.  My heart was so sad over this that I couldn't get it off my mind today and wished to address one answer in particular.  The epeep asked if we had the choice, would we be logged in to EP or be out with friends.  Most of the answers were the...
    giggles4488 giggles4488 56-60, F 40 Responses May 21, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    It gets a little easier every day. I was what you needed then. She is what you need now. The things she is giving you now, I can't. It is so great to see you happy. I am doing my...
    MyLifeIsNow MyLifeIsNow 31-35, F 47 mins ago

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    I'm so tired, I was so tired all day that I couldn't do any work, and now that I'm in bed, I can't sleep. This is the worst.
    autumnH autumnH 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Hey does anybody remember the tv show.. Travelers. It was one of my fav show.. Missing it.. Can't seem to find the show anywhere now..
    gabeartwork gabeartwork 26-30, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    It has been around two years since we were together but I think about him at least once or twice a week. I don't miss him or want him back, actually, I hate him for how badly he...
    kcconference300 kcconference300 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    After relationship nonsense after relationship nonsense, I began to realize I don't need that crap while I'm still trying to figure out who I am. For days and days on end I would...
    imryll imryll 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I have a problem. Noone is listening what I'm saying, noone respects me. I have no friends, I'm lonely just because I'm honest and I can't stand when somebody tricks me. Anyway...
    anonimus124 anonimus124 41-45, F Apr 8

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    when you freak out because you so badly want to remember some songs she always used to play in the car but you can't just pick up the phone and ask her. </3 I just want to...
    Ray1787 Ray1787 18-21, F Mar 23

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    I'm a naturally warm person (at least that's what everyone tells me). Because of this, my body doesn't function well in warm temperatures. If it's warm in my room, I won't be able...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M Mar 28

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    When I was younger I used to try to spend time with my dad and eh would always yell at me to go away and not to talk to him. now just recently, He has tried to have a relationship...
    RachelRosieanne RachelRosieanne 16-17, F Apr 5

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    So. Who else is a chronic insomniac like me who hasn't been able to go to sleep normally for the past 6 years or so? I've had problem going to sleep for a long time and it's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 25

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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    I just don't know anymore. I feel so stupid. He has a girlfriend now. I thought we could just be friends. But his actions say all sorts of different things. People tell me...
    sandraphoenix sandraphoenix 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I was about to send this to a girl, who I'm madly in love with, and who is also my best friend. But I couldn't bring myself to hit send... "I've known you for about 6 years now...
    Canonomousjay Canonomousjay 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 30

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    Ever since I can remember my parents have been fighting with each other. I can't stand it when they do. My father always gets defensive and over dramatic and says horrible things...
    RachelRosieanne RachelRosieanne 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I recently joined this community in hopes to get many things off my chest, and hopefully get some positivity from anyone who’s willing to listen. My name is Zach and I’m 19...
    Zach001 Zach001 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    When life is going really good it will always suddenly turn around and go ****. i know there are other less fortunate people out there but i always wish i had a different life. My...
    vickaaay22 vickaaay22 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Have you ever had that experience where you just can't decide on your own? The times when you have to wait for what others think then later you agree with the majority? This is...
    versusapathy versusapathy 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I find it challenging to be honest with my family because I am different from them and I think differently than them. I know that my family judges atheists, and political liberals...
    Growlin Growlin 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I can't take this anymore-That's what i've been saying fot the last ten years, yet i am still here... What's my problem? I can't do anything right, I'm studying the thing i hate...
    kokica kokica 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I'm 21 years old and my mom treats me like I'm 16. In my culture a girl can't leave the house until she's married. I don't really get to do anything. I go to college and come home...
    cowboys11 cowboys11 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I often suspect countless people, no matter how close or distant they are to me, of countless things. I never feel like I can quite put my guard down because of my innumerable...
    Kavka Kavka 18-21, M Apr 4

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    I'm really struggling at the moment to find a reason to keep on living or to look to the future. I split from my ex a while ago but we have been on and off since. We have a...
    isthereanypoint isthereanypoint 26-30 Apr 8

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    "I hope they cannot see the limitless potential, living inside of me, to murder everything. I hope they cannot see; I am the great destroyer." - Trent Reznor (The Great Destroyer...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F a week ago

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    Meanwhile my boyfriend is in NYC for a college course schmoozing with publishers and, after one day, got a job working for a cooking website from the publisher he is staying with...
    dendroica dendroica 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I haven't cried in almost a decade. Over these seven or eight years I've lost dear friends, lost my mother and father, had my heart broken several times, been in many therapy...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've been in love with my best friend for 2 years.. 6 months ago he confessed to me that he was gay, but 2 years ago (when I first started to have feelings for him) he also had...
    marlene5sos marlene5sos 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm 186 lbs and my goal is to get back to the 140 lbs I was 4 years ago. Since then, I've met a great guy who cooks amazing food, and eventually I started taking second helpings...
    aspenhaze aspenhaze 26-30, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    It is a real urge thing that i can't stop blaming myself for what i have been into from the day i was born. It is simple and don't know what to add more as my life sucks right now...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M Mar 21

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    I don't think I can forgive my husband for the way that he acted when my father got sick and passed away from prostate cancer after a 10 year battle against it. My dad was pretty...
    idk8 idk8 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I can't take my life anymore... I've been through so much since I was a little girl and every time I try to be happy it gets screwed up. I lost the love of my life because he fell...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I'm a cleaner, and when I got home on Wednesday evening, I noticed my hand hurt a bit, but didn't think too much into it and went off to bed. Well yesterday morning I woke up and...
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I can't totally help you if you don't want my help or if your don't try to make this forced forced friendship work work ~_~ As my favorite band of old time Paparoach says in my...
    SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 18-21 Mar 29

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    If people could read my thoughts I bet very few people would dare talk to me anymore. I got from my mothers side that we think very meanly or sarcastically but unlike my mother I...
    Konalover0210 Konalover0210 16-17, F Mar 31

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    I am unsure if I can read other people's minds but I do have a gift that others seem to think is mind-reading. It has happened often enough in my life. I will say something out...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    3 AM. I can't sleep. I can close my eyes but what would that do? It doesn't help. Nothing does. Nothing can blunt the blade of my consciousness.
    writercookies writercookies 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Idk I just.........can't. It's not that idw to share but I just feel like I don't have a right to burden others w my silly problems of my own. Like they don't have problems of...
    ELSAhugsyou ELSAhugsyou 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I can't stand thrift shop at all. Nope. I can't.
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    My BIL is truly a piece of work. He thinks because he's Ivy League trained, he's above everyone. He (and my MIL) have no respect for people- they say whatever they want without...
    UpsetNAlone UpsetNAlone 31-35, F Apr 6

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    Yes I'm only 16, but I have fallen in love with little ones, and I really look forward to having some of my own one day. They're just so precious. I know & I've heard plenty of...
    cassidysc cassidysc 16-17, F Apr 6

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    Ok, so I was fired as well yesterday (personality issues, not a good fit, and it "just isn't working out").... It wasn't even 4 full weeks. I even had this marker on my calendar "6...
    andrew319 andrew319 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 8

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    I wish I could sleep but I can't. I try but when I do I can't. When I go to school I'm in class and my eyes roll around. You know when your supper tired and your eyes move around a...
    Caseyyo Caseyyo 13-15, F Apr 8

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