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I Don't Get Out Very Often

It requires movement. As in, "out of the house." 1,754 People

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    I have social anxiety so going out somewhere can become very stressful for me especially when there's lots of people around and I have to talk to them. So places like clubs, bars, restaurants, shops even cinemas are quite scary and difficult places for me to go to. Sometimes just...
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2009

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    I am a hermit.. I actually get tired of being

    on my computer, my phone, and watching TV sometimes. It's okay if you want to be a couch potato and have a lazy day, but it gets boring overtime. I am thinking about start going to parks just to get some fresh air....it may not be much but it's a start when you don't have many...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2015

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    I have overly strict parents

    who raised 2 other kids who act exactly like them. Leaving me the baby of the family. I'm stuck with 4 people who consider me a child even though I'm close to being an adult. As soon as I walk out that door phrases "Where are you going?" or "Get back inside, don't go there" as...
    HMFtheAlmighty HMFtheAlmighty 18-21, M Jan 8, 2014

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    During the winter months I only leave my house

    once every two weeks for about 20 mins then retire to my home once again
    photohub photohub 31-35, M Feb 16, 2014

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    It depends hugely on my friends

    and my mood. I usually go out if someone asks me and I can see myself enjoying at least some part of what that entails while not feeling as if I'm being tortured the rest of the time. Basically, I go out if my friends ask me to and I want to. Sometimes, I even propose going out...
    FittingUsername FittingUsername 22-25, M Aug 31, 2015

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    My Safe-haven

    I like getting out sometimes, but I always enjoy a relaxing day at home rather then a night out on the town. If by getting out often, you mean spending time outside of my comfort zones, then no, I don't. Sometimes I feel I am missing something by not getting out and living more...
    SavedByGrace14 SavedByGrace14 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 29, 2007

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    Am Trying...

    I suffer from social anxiety disorder (or SAD), so I don't get out much. I work at home now. I use to work in the office, but now I do my work from another computer in my home (this is my "play" computer I am on now =p). But I do go out, but not often... only to doctor...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 26, 2008

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    Just Not That In to It!

    The older I get, the less I feel like going out.  By going out, I mean going out to bars and clubs to meet people.  I really feel like I have outgrown that whole scene and it's just not that fun anymore.  It's true that I am not in a relationship right now and I...
    reachin4goals reachin4goals 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2007

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    I'd Love Too

    Go places but my parents are annoying. Always worried that I'll die & they treat me like I'm in middle school even though I'm in college. They act like I can't take care of myself. They wouldn't even let me go out to eat with my friends that I made in college. I'm ready to return...
    joycub joycub 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2012

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    It's T And Toast For Me.

    Just starting this blog because I don't get out enough. I finished work a year ago  lots of personal probs, and my great family support offered me T and Toast at every turn. Now that I have turned the corner I want to share.
    axmouth10 axmouth10 56-60 May 15, 2011

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    Except to walk my Rottweiler.

    And she's really all the company I need.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999 16-17, M Sep 12, 2015

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    My Whole World In 4 Walls

    I've been trying to get out more- but i often get flooded with feelings of hopelessness.  Maybe people aren't at all the friend material i had originally thought, maybe i want to much out of my friends.  I had some illusions that Since i had some good friends here int...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2007

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    LittleUnicorn LittleUnicorn 18-21 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I Can't Be Bothered

    I've had a few people tell me I waste my life staying at home - they say I am still young I should "enjoy" it. But I enjoy just staying here. I love relaxing after work and just being lazy on the weekends - it feels great! Most people my age go parties, drink up go clubbing... I...
    miszingyou miszingyou 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2011

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    Why should I go out when I'll just come back

    more depressed than when I left?
    hreinn hreinn 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 24, 2015

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    Father Always Say

    Staying at home, reading books, watching TV the whole day. Saturdays and Sundays would come and with no plans to go out. "That would never do you any good" my father would always insist. I just don't feel like going out. I could have said I have this inferior complex, thanks to...
    zephyr2005 zephyr2005 41-45, F Oct 12, 2011

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    I Guess I Never Got Used To It

    I guess I never got used to going out. In school I never really went anywhere, and I never went anywhere with the few people I could consider friends except maybe 3 times and that was all during middle school. Now that I'm in college I guess I get out slightly more often, but...
    xXStitchedxPoetXx xXStitchedxPoetXx 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2012

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    I Don't Go Out

    I use to leave my house a lot with my cousin he had duchenne muscular distrophy every day I would go with him since he was like 6. Sometimes I would leave work early to go with him, we used to go everywhere and anywhere to get out of the house. Since he passed away at 22 in...
    MrRaza MrRaza 22-25, M Mar 2, 2012

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    I haven't been away from home much lately.

    Not to say I'm usually on the fly all the time, only that the last couple of weeks I've barely left the house. I'm skyping a lot with my best friend, but I can't rely on just one person all the time - and I also feel a need to interact with a variety of people instead of just...
    FittingUsername FittingUsername 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 21, 2015

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    I'm Surprised My Computer Isn't Broken....

    I sit behind my computer so much, I'm surprised its not completely given up on me. Kind of like I've given up on myself. I moved out here to Kansas from Washington State and what a difference. I'm out in the country with the closet big city 60 miles away in both directions. I...
    FortuneCookies FortuneCookies 26-30, F 4 Responses May 14, 2011

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    People

    I don't get out very often out of choice. Not necessarily because I don't want to be out, but because I prefer to have a reason to be out. And honestly, I rarely have reason to go anywhere beyond school, work, the library, the gym, and to do necessary shopping and meet necessary...
    Knabble Knabble 18-21, F Sep 24, 2011

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    Why I Dont Like Parties

    I went out last night first time to a party i'm not much of a going out person but i went to this popular girls party and i went shopping that day to get a brand new outfit it was too cold out for me to wear a dress like HELLO SNOW!! obviously didn't stop some girls because some...
    cailowe cailowe 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2013

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    I Just Dont

    people look at me as if i lost mind i just dont like to go out you are surely not happy dreaming my life away i'm just sitting here doing time i just have too
    morningstarr morningstarr 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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    Physically Unable To

    I am being diagnosed with MS, and I have to use either a walker or crutches to get around. Just getting home after work wipes me out. I am a member on several meetup groups, but hardly get out anymore. The last event I went to was a happy hour, and on my way home somebody turned...
    Amnibo Amnibo 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2012

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    Agoraphobic

    I'm agoraphobic & am afraid to leave the house, which is why I rarely do. 99% of the time, I do it only out of necessity. It's especially hard because, this past year or so, my mom's health has been to bad to go with me & I've had to go everywhere alone. It makes everything a...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 24, 2010

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    Boring Life

    When I was younger, I wasn't really allowed to hang out with my friends the way most teens were. That has made a huge impact on how I don't go out to do much now. I just stay at home, watch tv or do things on the computer. I have a really boring life that needs to change!
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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    There's no point rly.

    You have to speak when your outside. I can't do that without taking forever and getting laughed and stares at.
    NostalgicMind NostalgicMind 13-15, T 2 Responses Dec 1, 2015

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    Because I still live with my parents XP

    and they're overly strict and overprotective
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix 18-21 Jan 2, 2014

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    The Black Storm

    In a dream I was sitting in my room when the house began shaking, and you know how shaking feels in a dream, its like its emphasized and it shakes even worse. That aside, I looked out the window and black clouds were coming over my little home. All I did was smile. Like I enjoyed...
    RNXIII RNXIII 16-17 1 Response Oct 11, 2012

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    It's An Unfortunate Side Effect of Being Homeschooled

    Having been homeschooled most of my life, I've become a notorious homebody. I actually like going out of the house, and enjoy it when I do, but have problems building up the will to actually go places, especially since I'm absolutely terrified of driving, so I only go out when...
    InvariableAlteration InvariableAlteration 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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    not lately....I hibernate during the winter

    and then hit the river and the beach in the springtime!!!
    DixieLandDiva101 DixieLandDiva101 36-40, F Dec 2, 2015

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    My parents are REALLY controlling.

    The last time I was out of the house without them (excluding mandatory band functions) was in early May of 2013. The time before that was in the beginning of January. They have me on a strict texting limit and they get really irritated every time I try to call someone. And yet...
    Yourguardianangel9613 Yourguardianangel9613 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2014

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    You Want Me to Go Where?

    Don't get me wrong, I go to work every day like a good girl. But I'm just not motivated to do much else. I realize how annoying people are the second I get out of the house. Within seconds, I've probably stepped in gum, or dog poop (or worse). People drive like jackasses, so once...
    suzer suzer 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2007

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    I Don't Go Out Very Often

    I don't go out very often but I do try to go for a walk for 4 blocks each day.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 66-70 1 Response Feb 8, 2012

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    Hermit

    I haven't left my house socially in over a year due to my anxiety and panic attacks. I think my anxiety stems from the extremem shame I feel at having completely failed to be where I wanted to be in life by this age. It really affected me, and I just didn't want to be around...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2011

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    I'm a Stay At Home Mom...

    I don't have the 'net at home, and the highlights of my week are either going to the library to check my email and EP, or going shopping, so I can go to DollarTree. I lead a very... Nonexciting life.
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 2 Responses Jan 24, 2008

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    I Just Hate to Go Anywhere Anymore.

    I would rather stay home with you guys, than go anywhere else. How sad is that?
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 21 Responses Oct 10, 2007

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    Stress Free

    I strive to make my life as stress free as possible and if that means I spend less time outside my home then so be it. I leave for work because I have to. I work late at night to avoid more people too. I like the night crowd anyway. They are more laid back and sure some might be...
    coffeee coffeee 31-35 1 Response Oct 7, 2011

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    Cannot wait until the weekend!

    Husband is taking me for a meal then to see Child 44...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 23, 2015

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    i never go out i hate it! I'm the say at home boyfriend with 2 babies, they are so arable and cute and make me happier each day! my girlfrind works and parties most nights and so drunk, but i'm cool with it. i bake and cook junkfood all day for myself, i'm so hungry! I luv...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 16, 2013

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    Hermit

    I don't know why, but I've always been a homebody. I hate being in a crowded room with a bunch of people i don't know. But then sometimes I feel guilty for not wanting to go out. I guess I feel like I'm wasting my life away. I really think I probably would get out more if I had...
    MzJo MzJo 26-30, F 12 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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    Granted Its My Own Fault

    with my medical issues going out in public is not only difficult but uncomfortable embarrassing and very hard for me mentally and emotional. i would rather be miserable at home and have cabin fever then go out and be stared at by people who know nothing about me and say...
    kattarrin kattarrin 22-25, F Mar 19, 2012

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    I Am Alone

    I don't have anyone to go out with. After all, I got used to be alone, and I don't know whether I want to change it now.
    bublina bublina 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2008

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    More than a full year- As of this past Thursday

    January 16, 2014. It has officially been longer than one full calendar year since I have gotten out of the house to see a friend or do anything that isn't school related. If you are wondering why this is, it's simply because of my overbearing mother. Every time I want to go...
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 18, 2014

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