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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    I have this fear. At night it's like anxiety or something.. I'm scared to sleep thinking someone's going to break in or something... I can't sleep
    missgermangirl missgermangirl 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Today. I typed her name into Youtube, subconsciously. I use to look at her Facebook all the time. Now, I just roll my eyes at the sight of her face. I tried to reach her...
    Loopiee Loopiee 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I am so glad that people can't read my thoughts. Sometimes my thoughts are not good, they are not pure, and sometimes they scare me, so I guess its a very good thing that people...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    idk what's wrong with me...... I can't sleep. I barely eat anymore and all I do is think most of the time I don't even understand what I'm thinking about all ik is that it hurts...
    cjayy19 cjayy19 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    My eyes are burning and my head is starting to hurt, yet I still can't sleep.
    ScarletRivers ScarletRivers 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Or rather wanting someone I can't have. It requires too much energy and takes up too much brain space.
    harliieq harliieq 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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    Many years ago now I went to an event and met someone there who I felt was pretty interesting. He was a poet and artist so we exchanged info and have kept in touch sort of through...
    LaGentilleDame LaGentilleDame 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    As much as I want to, I just can't, and it hurts so bad. I know I'm the one who ended it, but you're the one that broke me. Perhaps we caused each other equal pain. But the thought...
    Icrossmyheart Icrossmyheart 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am nineteen years old. I work on a huge American Media Corp. at their Europe HQ. I am the youngest employee worldwide. I live abroad, away from home. I am lucky. I am lonely...
    hannasp hannasp 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Sorry for my broken english So I've had a long-term relationship like 4 years.. i don't know if you could call it long-term but for me this is the longest relationship i've ever...
    Escc Escc 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I'm 21 years old and I have a actual reason why I can't sleep I have sleep apnea it's minor when I'm on my back and more medium when I'm on my side, it's odd and unsure why but...
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21 3 days ago

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    i once was with a group of people and we were talking and I was asked by a guy who I would never date and I said quietly "not you" but it was heard and it was never forgotten even...
    loreto789 loreto789 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    You really can’t go home again.I’m in my small apartment, a little drunk... *maybe* a little lonely. Looking at photos my Dad sent of the newest renovations that...
    drfate drfate 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Sure, I can make an Ep friend. But it's impossible for me to make life ones. No I can't try harder or follow some guide. I can't talk to people, I'm terrified at making small talk...
    aeinhardt aeinhardt 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I just can't stop. Broken promises will always be on the top of my burden that I carry. The scars will forever mark my wrists, thighs, sides, everywhere where I could reach with a...
    renlambert renlambert 13-15 4 days ago

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    Every day is just the same broken record. Get up, see my mum off to work, and spend the day at home alone. I try to keep myself busy by gardening, getting some decorating done or...
    blvckhvart blvckhvart 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    God, I’m so tired... 12:26 am. The sound of my own breathing is annoying me and I can’t sleep. Every little twitch and itch feels like a spider taking a stroll cross my arm...
    drfate drfate 31-35, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    I very seldom remember my dreams. As a child I remembered all my dreams and was very excited when I woke up to learn the meanings of them. Then something traumatic happened to me...
    cosmicburst cosmicburst 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    What do you do when you feel you had the one you are meant to spend your life with, and you let them walk away? Our paths were going in different directions. He had his reasons why...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    For some nights now I wake up in the middle of the night or I can't fall asleep. I feel calm and happy, but very awake. It's annoying BC I like my sleep. There's no one in my life...
    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    We were once close friends...now? I don't even know if he sees me as a classmate anymore, whether he sees me as nothing... With my emotions died away, I can't feel the hurt, the...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I don't have any idea what he wants from me. Circumstances mean we can never be together. Ever. Add distance (different countries) to that mix, there is no way this can ever have...
    ally124 ally124 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hello to those out there like me. I want to write a book about my trials overcomes and let downs. To most my life wouldn't seem so bad but over the past five years I can't keep a...
    Godhasme Godhasme 51-55, M Jun 23

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    It's almost 4AM on my side of the world and I can't sleep. I was tired and all of a sudden, I'm just not tired anymore. I'm wide awake. I blame it all on my studying habits when I...
    MyEpochStory MyEpochStory 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    Well,sometimes i can't stand her!I called her last week,because my husband ,has a family member,(who we haven't seen in 5 years)coming next weekend.I thought it would be nice if...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 6 Responses Jun 21

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    I can't stand for a person to try to pressure me into doing something I don't want to do. I'm more like it's cool if you want to but, don't try to make me. just let me be happy.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Jun 19

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    OK! I want to say this so to make all know what i am from inside. You should know that my HSP which means to whoever read and don't know what it means(High Sensitive personality...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    I'm glad people can't read my thoughts because I don't always think nice things about people
    Vswagger Vswagger 13-15, M Jun 19

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    I'm so sick of myself that I can't even admit to what I'm thinking on a mostly anonymous support site, but hey, I'm alive and I'm living, so I guess it doesn't really matter.
    2l4t 2l4t 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 18

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    I keep replaying the night before he left over and over in my head. We were just sitting in his car from 1:00 am until 4:00 am.. Just talking about everything. Just enjoying that...
    kelsiex920 kelsiex920 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    This mad emotional instability inside me, is honestly too much to handle. I cannot live with it anymore, and to say I'm slowly dying on the inside or that I'm chocking doesn't seem...
    Soligem Soligem 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17

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