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I Don't Sleep Enough

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    I just don't want to- that's

    that hallmark stubbornness of mine. I get to accomplish more this way.
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Aug 15

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    Me Too

    I am not a morning person. I prefer to start in the afternoon and work through the night, into the early hours of the following morning. Even then, I sometimes end up burning the candle at both ends.
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M Mar 3, 2012

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    Because I'm An Idiot

    I've thought about this good and hard and I've decided that's the only valid reason. I'm such an idiot that I stay up late doing nothing even though I know I'm tired and will have plenty of time to do nothing the next day. Many nights, I tell myself,  "Just...
    relief9 relief9 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2009

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    Sleep is for the WEAK!

    Sleep is obsolete in such a fast world! Sleep is out of reach for an insomniac.
    DrStrychnine DrStrychnine 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    A combination of insomnia

    and working a ton. Just don't really have time and when I do, I can't fall asleep.
    AnInfamousDerka AnInfamousDerka 18-21, M Mar 15

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    Never Do....

    I never sleep enough. I am always so damn sleepy, and feel like, if my head could just hit that pillow, I ciould sleep for a few weeks straight. Even if I do get some sleep, it never seems like it is enough. I am so behind on sleep, that I'll never get the feeling of not being...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 28, 2010

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    Not Nearly Enough

    Perhaps 5 hours top on weekdays.
    ArabellaBlythe ArabellaBlythe 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2009

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    5 Hours

    It's most I can sleep, no matter how drunk or tried I am. I can not sleep in. I bounce out of bed at 8:30 am every morning. This has cused problems when vacationing with other people. It bothers me to sleep past 9 for some reason.
    saintweezer saintweezer 26-30, M Oct 3, 2010

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    Never Enough...

    There are never enough hours in the week. I feel like I'm sleepwalking through life sometimes.
    edgeinslampshade edgeinslampshade 18-21, M Aug 16, 2008

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    3 Hours If I'm Lucky

    All I sleep is MAYBE 3 hours. I am working 3 jobs to keep everything up and running here alone at my house and sometimes I don't even get that. Like when I get off work at 4am and have to be to work at 630. It kills me, but it's what I have to do to survive.
    FolsomOrchid FolsomOrchid 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2008

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    I Wish I Didnt Wake Up

    everytime I fall asleep is a blessing. I just wish I didnt wake up. Because the sleep..is less painful than the real.
    xxwatchherdiexx xxwatchherdiexx 16-17, F Apr 10, 2011

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    here 3:44 now...i'm exausted.i had a good sleep last night.and i can’t sleep again! i wanna get out of this bad cycle. i have to struggle to sleep forever!? but i think it's good...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have been divorced for 10 years now. My daughters are 22 and 19 and are still living at home with me. They are continuing to pursue their educations. They only work part time and...
    CandaceBLove CandaceBLove 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    I have so much on my mind. Im constantly thinking. I have a messy sleeping schedule and I barely sleep anyways. I hate sleeping. It makes the next day come faster. So I don't sleep...
    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    What's the point in trying to pretend to be something else? Or pretend to be? I'm just going to say it, I do not want to be friends with people. I hate people. I don't want to have...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    I've been home-schooled for awhile and I'm pretty out of shape. But I've lost 30 pounds in the last 2 months on my diet, which is good I guess. I've been in an online school since...
    adamantium98 adamantium98 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    And I don't think anyone else does either. So many people have such strong opinions on their beliefs but there is so much divergence in them that it is hard to believe that any...
    tastyfrzz tastyfrzz 46-50 10 hrs ago

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    Let me start with a letter I wrote to "D" just tonight, and set the stage for where this tumultuous last 3 weeks has already put me... "I hope u can understand why I am writing...
    peachesftw0320 peachesftw0320 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    I don't really know how to socialize or understand why people do the things they do. I was outside having a cig talking to an acquaintance about smoking. He mentioned loving a cig...
    socialdis socialdis 41-45, M 5 hrs ago

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    I thought making a second account would be a fresh start, but instead, it feels like I've split myself into two. I didn't want him to track my pain, but I love that account. I have...
    NastasyaFilippovna NastasyaFilippovna 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 24

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    Its really hard when you've lived with a parent who is so against people who are gay and you are completely for it. You don't want to cause problems so you don't disagree with them...
    Lai96 Lai96 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    "The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at anytime." - Mark Twain I don't fear death because you can't do much about it. Sure...
    makenap makenap 16-17, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    People don't quite understand no matter how much I tell them. If I pick up a book I'm dropping my phone. If I nap, I'm not going to message you for hours, if i don't feel like it...
    Wislinefrancois Wislinefrancois 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    I don't care, but if you talk to me because your "bored" then don't bother!
    ImmaUnicornBro ImmaUnicornBro 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I support a person no matter what they are- homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual, pansexual, demisexual, anything. People can't control their sexualities, and people should be able...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am who i am, unless your close to me i could care less if you don't like me. Everybody can't like everybody. That would just be boring
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    In the dream, I was sleeping in my bed (the clock had read near 12 AM, so I had been asleep for nearly an hour in the dream, which is weird because I had actually gone to sleep in...
    Celticrose1991 Celticrose1991 22-25 Oct 26

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    I don't. I do bad things, I think bad things, I want to do bad things. But I try not to because, I don't want to hurt you David. I never intentionally mean to hurt you..
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I really don't most days. I think seeing couples holding hands is sweet and makes me smile when I notice it. I like it when I catch one of those I will miss you so much goodbye...
    DizzyGreenEyes DizzyGreenEyes 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    know the number, don't feel like talking, and when I'm in a meeting. luckily no voice mail is set up!
    Dzyphers Dzyphers 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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    Thanks to caller ID... Lots of times I don't bother reaching over to the table to pick it up. If I want to talk, I'll call you!
    hoosierdaddy62 hoosierdaddy62 51-55, M 7 hrs ago

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    I have been this way for as long as I can remember. My life has only ever had snippets of definite direction. You might think I would be used to it by now, but no. There are times...
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 5 Responses Nov 3

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    My mother is a special woman. I don't mean that sarcastically surprisingly. She is special- she just also did the equivalent of killing me. She is an awkward, emotionally confused...
    Anaihsohs Anaihsohs 18-21, F Nov 11

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    I'm fat. That's just the way it is. I'm not some person who weight 110 lbs & think they're huge. I'm actually big. I love food. Have always loved food. I have been overweight...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I am almost 25 and I just don't know what is wrong with me. Sometimes I am high, (like I was stoned or something, but I don't do drugs, don't even smoke...) sleep only for a few...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 25

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    Why? Why am i here? What purpose do i have? I'm useless. I've hurt people, made wrongs that can't be fixed. I know we all do that sometimes. But, i still feel empty... As i lay...
    white701 white701 18-21, M Nov 14

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    When I was really depressed I smoked a cigarette in my own bathroom, I didn't tell my auntie about it and I am 13 years old. I was planning to be drunk though but I don't think I...
    xxBoyishGirlxx xxBoyishGirlxx 13-15, F 16 hrs ago

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    I have been sober from alcohol abuse for almost 3 years not and drugs a year and a half which I am very content with and proud of myself for such effort and accomplishment into...
    Angelanorexic Angelanorexic 18-21, F 19 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    So, I was just informed that a long term friend of mine is upset with me because a few years back he had a crush on me and thought I felt the same, but I just never acknowledged...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 22-25, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Is there a name for when you tell something nice, like a gift, to a person and then the next day you take it back, like telling them they can go buy that thing they really wanted...
    escapemyreality escapemyreality 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    So I reached out to an old friend, things ended on a sour note between us, through no fault of my own. I have since moved on in life and I'm extremely happy 😊 I guess I just...
    youaretheonlyexception youaretheonlyexception 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I feel lost sometimes. There was one girl, back in the spring...we really hit it off, would have been together would have, it seems like, been happy. Moved away, no fault of either...
    wimercc wimercc 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Well its obvious my mom can no longer stand me,and I can't stand her either.I'm the youngest in my family and I normally sit in the living room because I STILL don't have my own...
    belovedcandy belovedcandy 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    Thats right. I never judge people cos we are all human and we are all people. We all also do mistakes in life too. I don't care about race, religion, sex, belief, age or anything...
    OKPunk OKPunk 18-21, M Nov 3

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    Sometimes I wish I could sleep and never have to wake up again in the morning. Bedtime is my favorite time of the day, I don't need to worry about anything in my life. I couldn't...
    macandcheesekid macandcheesekid 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    Earlier in the week, one of my coworkers was going off on a rant about working. I didn't catch all of it, but as I was walking in, I overheard him say the following: "....the...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    why say I love you with out meaning it learn to be honest if you don't like that person tell them it might hurt but they will get over it faster then if you lie to them