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I Can't Do What I Used to Do

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    No matter what I do I can't stop myself from loving you.
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