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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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    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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    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 40 Responses May 21, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I really want to cry right now, to let everything out. But I don't know why, tears don't come out. I want to cry so bad and idk why I can't..
    dukealone dukealone 16-17, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Yuck the smell is disgusting. When the women at my place of work are smoking outside on our lunch breaks. I have to leave. I not only can't stand the smell. But I get light headed...
    Simone143 Simone143 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I have had the most difficult year of my life. What was supposed to be a fresh start turned into a nightmare, one that I can't get out of. Moving overseas is not easy, you kinda...
    cursedswan cursedswan 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    So here's the update on my drab love life. I've been crushing on this guy for over a year, but we hardly ever talk, which makes me look insane to still have feelings for him even...
    SuperWomanFly SuperWomanFly 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 9

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    I know we all need this release sometimes, but I just can't cry. In the last 5 years I have cried only once and it was because my father died. And I didn't cry enough. Now that a...
    surfandturf surfandturf 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I can't sleep properly For the past few months I can't sleep well. Even if I'm really tired, I only have a few hours sleep (about 4-5) and constantly keep waking. I wake up tired...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F Sep 4

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    Growing up my mother would go on about how men aren't normal, bad, untrustworthy, don't talk to them, etc my father was hardly around and when he was he would steal money, lie, and...
    paragra paragra 18-21 1 Response Sep 16

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    I just can't stay clean. I try and try but no matter how long I go without using I end up failing and using again. And the thing is, heroin doesn't hold a grudge. Heroin doesn't...
    emily29707 emily29707 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    All my life, well most of it, I have been building a wall around me. I tried some years ago to tackle the problem by going to therapy. It sort of worked for a while. I told...
    Paulmcevoy Paulmcevoy 36-40 5 days ago

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    I just want to be free... I can't even enjoy my favourite things anymore.. I used to play guitar for hours on end and now I can't even play for 20 minutes.. I tried calling my...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am in love with someone and I have been for a long time but I don't know if they even like me as a friend anymore because they rarely talk to me or see me now but I used to be...
    Jamesheller Jamesheller 31-35, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have often thought about the meaning of life, and have not really found any. First, let me apologize for any seemingly-snobbish moments, my intention is to reach out to...
    puppychair123 puppychair123 18-21, M Sep 17

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    I just can't stand the thought of people I know looking down on me for some of the issues I think I may have. I stumbled across a web page on personalities and on it someone had...
    Gr8nsaw8S Gr8nsaw8S 22-25, M Sep 19

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    i keep thinking of what i want to do, and what i want to do as an adult. I want to go to college, but for what? the only thing i'm good at and have a deep passion for is drawing...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F Sep 1

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    Tell me why I overheard a conversation today about this girl wanting to talk to this guy knowing damn well he has a boyfriend? That just made me mad. Plus, the fact that you can...
    KenKitty KenKitty 16-17, F Sep 2

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    Hi, my name is tianna. Im 16 years old and i have this weird, i don't know "ability" if you call it. At least i think. Ever since i can remember i can "read" people thoughts...
    TiannaDesalvo621 TiannaDesalvo621 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    But I'm deciding to do so this "morning" because I can't sleep & won't be able to unless I get this off my chest. Long story short someone I deeply care about is finally going to...
    OBLiViOUS2YOU OBLiViOUS2YOU 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I want to have self-control and self-discipline but it's something that I lack. I have so many wonderful ideas and plans but it seems like motivation fades when it comes time to...
    LittleBirds0827 LittleBirds0827 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    I miss you so much most nights I can't breathe. The weirdest things make me cry. A song. A T-shirt. I see a face in a crowd and for a second it's yours before morphing into a...
    crookedteethteen crookedteethteen 13-15, F Sep 13

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    You know what really bothers me, and my husband reminds of this periodically, is that I am showing my kids how they should treat me when they get older by the way I engage with and...
    nkmnovember nkmnovember 36-40 Sep 1

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    it really sucks to be so alone all the time, but what really ****** me off is when I tell someone a little bit of what is going on and they tell someone else and it gets twisted...
    secretdestiny secretdestiny 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    It's the only thing on earth were no one can listen in. Doesn't matter what I do, someone has something to say about it, where ever I go their are security cameras around watching...
    Mary4you Mary4you 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    I grew up without a father and yet I was never really one of those kids that questioned why. When I was seven, my mother met my step father. At first he floated into our lives and...
    Ditzstressed Ditzstressed 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I'm so tired, I'm so lost and alone. I'm 17 and I don't know what I'm doing with my life, I simply just want to end it all. I can't keep up with what everyone wants me to be. My...
    CorianChase CorianChase 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    I can't do anything anymore. My dad treats me like I'm in some kind of contest. He always try's to prove to people that I'm better that what they think. I just want to live my life...
    Nannax978 Nannax978 13-15, F Sep 16

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    Your hair, your face, your beautiful eyes...I want to tell you how strikingly beautiful you are every day, but I can't. Because you have someone in your life already, even though...
    HopelessRomantic6 HopelessRomantic6 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 16

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    The emptiness I feel is often illogical. Lonely and devoid of all happiness despite my loved ones and blessings. This hurts those I love, and those who depend on me...
    ShouldntFeelEmpty ShouldntFeelEmpty 31-35, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Over the weekend, a few friends and I rented a campsite to commemorate the summer. Due to several of the people either getting sick or becoming unable to attend, it ended up being...
    theanonwriter theanonwriter 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I'm so tired of being unemployed I can't even stomach it. It's bad enough that I have to be limited to minimum wage or maybe $8-10 an hour part time if I'm lucky as a college...
    blake000048 blake000048 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 31

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    I'm writing this because I am stuck in a situation I can't discuss with my wife or friends, nor the woman I have fallen back in love with. I just need to get this off my chest as...
    Tryingtobefriends Tryingtobefriends 46-50, M 11 Responses Sep 3

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    My life has been completely turned upside down and inside out over the course of the last 2 years. Why? Because I fell in love with a married man that I connected with on every...
    Inlovebutmarried Inlovebutmarried 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    It's such a good thing that people can't read my thoughts because some of them would find out how I really feel about them. I don't want some people to find out 'cause that just...
    Naoto Naoto 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I just like this guy so much. I love every single thing about him, and I know he may not be the most handsome guy in the world, but he is just perfect to me. I like him so much it...
    xdropsofjupiter xdropsofjupiter 18-21, F Sep 8

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    I met this incredible man. He is 51 and I am 35. The problem is he has a girlfriend that he has only been with for three months but she lives with him. I am married for 12 years...
    kgirl79 kgirl79 31-35, F Sep 8

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    I just sit downstairs sometimes because I think, I don't even know what i think. It's not nice to be in my mothers company. If she ever is home all she does is play games on her...
    KidAgony KidAgony 18-21, F Sep 11

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    Pretty much the same old same old I guess. But what's there to lose by telling you? Here I go. He is a grade older than me. Doesn't go to my school. As far as I'm...
    ouatnatalie ouatnatalie 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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