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I Can't Do What I Used to Do

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 187 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    kristhy kristhy 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    Okay so I know alot of yoy are going to judge me once I tell my story but I don't care. approximately 3 1/2 years ago my husband Bert fell 8 feet onto a concrete floor injuring...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    Years ago I met this beautiful girl, who became a close friend of mine. We spent time together on a regular basis, I'd even watch as she would get flirtatious with other men and I...
    steampunkBeverage steampunkBeverage 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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    No, I am not in love with someone. I have never experienced anything like this actually. I think it'd be cool to know this feeling of "falling in love" and be "in love" with...
    Lila2088 Lila2088 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 2

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    I used to be a television and movie fanatic, but I can't do it anymore. I just can't. Within these past couple of days, I've just realized how bored I get and I'd rather read a...
    obscureriddle obscureriddle 22-25, F Jan 1

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    even if I wanted to. We are in a online long distance relationship. Its kind of sad that we can't do things like that but I'm used to it. Because I'll do anything from my end to...
    hollowboxies hollowboxies 16-17, F Jan 6

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    I used to smoke cigarettes when I was a teenager. Ya know it was the Kool thing to do but all it did was make me cough snd the after smell was diagusting. so i quit. now I can't...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    Reading through this website helped me so much with my recent situation, that I felt the need to contribute somehow and hope it helps others in return. A little background about...
    guywithnoname guywithnoname 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am going to be 30 in 16 days. I have 2 wonderful children who are my world. I grew up in a rough home, moved out at 16. I felt I had to, or I was going to end up just like my...
    sohurtnow sohurtnow 26-30 Jan 15

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    Everything started when I was in eighth grade, in gym class. There were three girls who thought that every guy in the class was supposed to crawl to them, only to get their hearts...
    gay4ever gay4ever 18-21, M Dec 31, 2014

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    I can't do this anymore! I am to overwhelmed! The heartache is to much to bare. I still cry! On top of that I can't even survive. I'm broke. I work so hard everyday at work to have...
    EmilyPouliot EmilyPouliot 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    It's kind of a strange situation, that probably requires a whole lot more back story than I'm willing to give it. Consequently, this will probably be a bit short, a bit rambling...
    LostInCode LostInCode 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 7

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    Hi, yes , correct, I'm here to rant about my sister in law because I really can't stand her anymore. She's currently living with my parents and I, because they couldn't afford a...
    Lucyfire Lucyfire 18-21 1 Response Jan 7

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    She was super controlling, hit me when I was a kid, ignored me about the guy molesting me (ignored how sexual I was and how much I knew about it), ignored me when I started losing...
    ccccalico ccccalico 36-40, F Jan 9

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    What's the point in saying a man is better then a women? or a man can't do a women's job? It's all based on stereotypes right there. Listen here people, a women can do what a man...
    shur09 shur09 13-15, F Jan 10

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    If someone gives you their heart, tells you that you are getting what you need now, and if you leave her the ripple effect will kick in, but something goes wrong, she pushes you...
    musicmatters1111 musicmatters1111 36-40, M 5 Responses Jan 15

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    There's this guy, in fact the same guy that I'm always talking about on here, the older one, I feel like such a school girl whenever I talk about him or ask for advice. Yet I just...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F Jan 16

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    I am so hopelessly in love with this guy I met a little over a year ago. I met him through a friend and since then we have really bonded and gotten close. He tells me things he has...
    FlyAwayWithMe3 FlyAwayWithMe3 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 18

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    So I am pretty sure I am passive aggressive or something because I am afraid to say what it is I want so instead now I just sulk. I can’t stand my husband he has left me so many...
    andylynn39 andylynn39 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I suffered form this anxiety- importance deficiency anxiety. Yes I made that up! I don't know how I got this disease. But it was really painful. It still is some times. So what is...
    im1whoknocks im1whoknocks 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Accepting: The phrase, "time heals all wounds" has to be the biggest crock of human sludge I've ever heard. Perhaps for normal people it is so, but it certainly isn't that way...
    dontknowdontcare dontknowdontcare 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Why can't you leave me alone! You've dug your grave.. You ruined what we had... You've both made us suffer.... Part of me just wants to go up to you, hug you and tell you, I want...
    catho catho 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    So there's this guy… I know how many of these "can't let go" post start with that, original! But anyway, there's this guy and I fell hard for him long time ago. First a little...
    mariamaria24 mariamaria24 26-30, F Jan 1

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    I'm so in love with a man. He loves me too. His friends tore us apart with lies about me. The love of my life now won't even talk to me and I can't do anything to get him to know...
    EmilyPouliot EmilyPouliot 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    i can't stop overthinking about what would happen if i come out to my family, actually i think that they will be shocked first and then they will start crying and tell me how gay...
    ghassenby ghassenby 18-21, M Jan 3

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    I can't sleep because I'm excited for tomorrow. I'll be at home alone with my sister. I won't have my guardian breathing down my neck. I really hate her. I don't think i'll sleep...
    ImYourLady ImYourLady 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I haven't slept in 3 days...my minds just racing at night and I don't even know what about...and the boredom when you can't sleep is infuriating....should I go to the doctors...
    Itscaitlin Itscaitlin 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Me and my boyfriend have been together for almost 10 months and he is literally the love of my life. I am extremely happy but when we fight its bad. We've both given each other...
    laxlife laxlife 18-21, F Jan 8

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    Let's just start this out by saying im a 12 year old girl living in a the big city of downtown Baltimore. Anyways, I should tell my story This happened two weeks ago. Its been...
    destroyaaaa destroyaaaa 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Sometimes I wonder what is the point of me. I can't remember the last time I felt truly wanted. I know I have family and friends that love me, and I know they would be there for me...
    rycbar10 rycbar10 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Sometimes I just don't understand. I never end up with the person I really like. Either there's always someone else or I'm just not good enough. But what about when someone leads...
    blackspikex blackspikex 18-21, F Jan 20

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    So I have a question that all of you may be able to help me with. I am 28 years old, actually turning 29 this weekend! Anyways, I have pre menopause which means I cannot have...
    curiousviolinist curiousviolinist 26-30, F Jan 20

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    I'm someone who really enjoys seeing the good in everything and staying positive and I want everyone to stay positive too. I say nice things to people, I compliment them and do...
    kellyadele kellyadele 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    Been hurt emotionally so much by everyone, even loved ones that now I'm too scared to let anyone get close to me anymore. I can't help by keep everyone at arm's length, I feel...
    EightEggyEggs EightEggyEggs 18-21, M Jan 4

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    i wake up every morning and do what i have to and yet i get no joy from my life. i am a loner. i have no true friends and i find that odd. i believe God has blessed me immensely, i...