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I Can't Do What I Used to Do

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    I Hate Insurance Companies

    When I was younger I had some nice cars.  A couple of mustangs and then my pride and joy.  My 1980 Toyota Supra.  It was a car way ahead of its time.  I could do 95mph in 3rd gear and still had 2 more to go.  I drove everywhere as fast as traffic would...
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1 56-60, M Feb 3, 2010

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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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    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 39 Responses May 21, 2011

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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 2 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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    But My Brain Still Can!

    What's that about? A few weeks ago I was out with my boys; one of 'em jumped over our cooler while he was running and so I did to. Carried that fricking bruise for DAYS. I used to run, and hurdle, and.....and I couldn't even clear a cooler. What is up with that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 19, 2010

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 27, 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm new to this and I need to get this feeling out. So here I go. Second Grade is where it started. Mrs. Holston's class. I walked into that class not knowing what to...
    AtheistChrist AtheistChrist 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    I love him. Sadly can't see my self losing these feelings.
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    So basically we got together when I was 18 and he was 22. I was lonely and young and hurting from being recently dumped and he made me feel good. Looking back on it it wasn't that...
    alunna alunna 22-25, F Apr 29

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    ... is it premonition or just pessimism? I'm actually not pessimistic. I try to see the bright side of life no matter how shattered I feel inside. And if there is no bright side...
    MentallyVibrating MentallyVibrating 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I met you in 8th grade, you were new and very quiet. For some reason I just couldn't keep my eyes off of you, I was drawn to you, I was attracted to you. I would try talking to you...
    MrSpecify MrSpecify 18-21, M May 9

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    I absolutely detest my ex don't get me wrong in the 6 years that I known him we did have some pretty good times together but their were also some really bad times too & I'm proud...
    Gtmchocco12 Gtmchocco12 18-21, F May 6

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    So my current boyfriend and I have been together for a year, but before that we were best friends for about 5 years. He has made me feel so amazing and I love him to absolute...
    redkey123 redkey123 18-21, F 1 Response May 9

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    I'm in love with my ex n I know I can't have him anymore that hurts I feel useless because I couldn't help him I wish that he would come and there could be a us again but I...
    angie314 angie314 13-15, F 1 Response May 15

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    Mostly I'm happy just bopping along as I am, but every once in a while I have a day like this where I just can't seem to be satisfied with myself. I look in the mirror and all I...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    Gonna try an condense 15 years into this post. 15 years ago, I met this girl via an online chat game. I'll call her Dawn. We hit it off instantly and we were pretty much...
    Malumbrus Malumbrus 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    I lived with my bf for a year.. He's from Iraq and I am from South America but we both live in United States. I discovered some pics on Facebook about him and a baby which I asked...
    Alicoop Alicoop 36-40, F 6 hrs ago

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    I can't date a smoker. Smokers are Sloppy. They always leave their smoke trays everywhere. If I'm home and you decide to smoke go outside or go by the window. I hate the smell of...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    Abusive alcoholic father died last year. Mother is alone now and calls and gives me guilt trips because I don't go to see her. I'm sorry. I can't bring myself to go to her house...
    KeepnTheFaith KeepnTheFaith 51-55 May 9

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    there are a lot of times and situations where I want to say what's on my mine but my mouth gets me in to much trouble already. so I am finally learning that I can't always say what...
    btiny13 btiny13 13-15, F 2 Responses May 9

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    Tv ****** me off with their interpretations of love stories. I try every chance I can to see the guy I love. Just to see him, maybe say hello. But it never works out right. Tv...
    nvragain1024 nvragain1024 31-35, F 1 Response May 10

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    My mom and I just had a disagreement yesterday. She always thinks the worst of me because I would often disagree with the way she does things or when I'd point out her bad attitude...
    ComplicatedWounded ComplicatedWounded 26-30, F 1 Response May 10

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    I always overthink. I always over analyze. Every damn thing. I hate it because I feel like I'm going insane! People tell me to chill out, but sorry, I can't. My most recent...
    TheIvoryOwl TheIvoryOwl 18-21, F May 16

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    I'm in love with a guy, we kissed once, but we talked the morning after that, and he explained that he doesn't like me that way. It was a few month ago, maybe 2 or 3, and I can't...
    Naockey Naockey 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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    My dad yelled at me. He says I spend too much time locked up in my room on the computer. It's not actually true, and I think that I was *this* close to being grounded probably just...
    IRemainAnonymous IRemainAnonymous 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I try...I really do...but i've been pushed down so many times and i feel like this time will be the last, my thoughts and dreams ( nightmares) are constantly invaded by memories of...
    Lyxdesicgal Lyxdesicgal 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    It's the strangest thing. I don't know what she looks like. I don't know where she lives exactly, just that it would take a plane ride to get there. We've only exchanged...
    Brontide Brontide 36-40, M 3 Responses May 6

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    I want to tell you something that I feel needs to be said. I love Mother's Day for the reason it's meant to be. Growing up, I had no mother. That's not something that bothers me...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 10 Responses May 10

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    So there's this guy, let's call him... Joe (because his name is Joe) and I am in love with him. Maybe its not even love. Maybe I'm just infatuated. But I can't stop thinking about...
    ShesSimplyKenny ShesSimplyKenny 18-21, F 2 Responses May 13

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    Since we first got together 15 years ago I have struggled with my husband's irresponsible and selfish financial behaviour. He only works on projects that he wants to do and for the...
    Christina6581 Christina6581 46-50, F May 14

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    I can't avoid this pain any longer. I can't hide this part of myself. Can somebody save me? Johnny please... Fill this emptiness. Make me feel whole again. Your gone. I accept this...
    piperweant piperweant 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    i was 10 when i started thats when hell broke lose. it was 4th grade the joy of growing up filled me i couldn't wait to begin. when i did pain started. i was bigger than most girls...
    thewatcher12 thewatcher12 13-15 1 Response May 15

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    I'm the worst at talking to new people. Like what do I say? I have no experiences to share with this new person that they could relate to. My life is a mess and I wish I could make...
    ThisGuyKnows ThisGuyKnows 18-21, M May 16

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    48 hours and counting of no sleep. I just can't stop trying to sort out my whole stupid hellish life. I constantly am trying to figure out exactly what I want and why. I have...
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 1 Response May 17

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    Most days, it seems I can't please ANYBODY. So I'll do what I can and please myself and let the rest of the world do the same. :)
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 7 Responses May 18

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    The feeling I hate the most when unable to sleep is the piercing loneliness. There's nothing between you and your thoughts and you wish you had someone to call, someone to message...
    Featherwings Featherwings 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Oh yes I did. It can't be devastating at times I guess. Especially when you build a quick, deep, intense, pure connection with someone then the reality hits you in the face and you...
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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