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I Feel Fortunate to Be Alive

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    It's Been Hell, But I'm Grateful.

    I have wasted much time, energy, and resources in my life. Some would say: "You're a waste." They might be right. Typically, I have been an ungrateful *****. Never enjoying all the small things. Never taking a moment to say "thank you" to whoever or...
    EricS EricS 26-30, M 2 Responses May 27, 2009

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    What Ifs and Near Misses

    When I'm feeling positive and i think about it... i mean _really_ think about it, i am reminded on how lucky i am to still have a pulse. When my mom was pregnant (not with me- but with my older sibling) she was Given an Anti-miscarriage Drug called DES (yeah, I'm not gonna even...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F Jun 3, 2009

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    I Am

    I feel like I've been writing a lot of silly stories recently and it's been nice to exercise my sense of humor but I think I'm getting away from what is most important in my life.  Not only here on EP but in my personal life.  I think it's really great that I'm no...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 2 Responses May 27, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I love to feel alive and some experiences do that...when am on the road driving and there is no traffic I just feel so alive... Also when I listen to worship music it takes me away...
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    Music is naturally a part of me. I feel it's rhythm and sound naturally floating through the air. it flows right through me and in that moment chases away every care. I feel most...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Aug 21

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    I'm not at all living, I'm just occupying useless space until the day my body is rotting corpse. A 5-minute writing below: I don't feel alive, yet my heart continues to beat My...
    Jpeavey Jpeavey 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It was a long time ago and far out of my hands, I was one of the less fortunate. Or rather, my mother was. In my infancy I had been homeless. In the womb I had been in jail. My...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I need to document this. This is when I start wondering if I'm really bipolar, which I don't want to be. I've been having a serious bout of depression since the end of July. A...
    awolf13 awolf13 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I dislike talking about this sort of thing. I suppose it is because it makes me feel weak, I don't know. I have not felt right since I was really little. I have been anxious...
    jord4567 jord4567 18-21, M Aug 21

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    It's so sad and sickening that we only get 1 life and almost everything of what the quality of that life will be comes from how we are born. I don't understand why i wasn't born as...
    unknow1235 unknow1235 18-21, M Aug 29

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    My friends here all know that i am a huge fan of hugs and i love nothing more than to give and receive them here and in reality. It would be so lovely to be able to actually feel...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    im tired of crying . im tired of cutting myself . im tired of being alive . if i ever actually had a conversation with God in person, I'm pretty sure he'd hate me. If I were God...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I Am Feeling Reasonably Happy... The last six months have been good for me. Before that, I was at a real crossroad in not only my career, but also my life. Things had...
    SecretSydneySider SecretSydneySider 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I don't just feel lucky to be alive, I know I am. With everything that has happened to me I always held strong and brave. I'll continue to no matter what.
    KWsuperstar KWsuperstar 16-17, M a week ago

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    If I didn't sign up for experience project, my life would've been completely different. I met a beautiful girl on here who now means the world to me, I met do many other people...
    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    Unfortunately too often. Or fortunately. Depending on what i want to be. Saint or jerk.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 1

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    Well, honestly... Heaven is my home. I belong there with my family, my God, my savior and my angel, but God sent me down here just as he does all of us so that I can do his will to...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 22 mins ago

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       Honestly. I do not know how I feel inside...Perhaps a small part of me feels somewhat afraid,..Maybe I am living my life just a little dangerouslyBy taking a walk on...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi. My I like to go by Snow. Well I'll keep the story shorter than what it truly is. Well I currently do no live with my mother, she lives in another town nearby with my grandma...
    SnowKittyRosa SnowKittyRosa 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    the title pretty much sums up the past 2 months of my life... I am so stuck at the moment, the one person I sort of trust (my care coordinator) is on holiday and I have no one to...
    RobynGreen RobynGreen 18-21, F Aug 21

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    Its in a humans nature to look for happiness isn't it? And even if you find it. you will always look for something else. Always. I'm no different. I'm selfish for being depressed...
    Trishfish19 Trishfish19 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    When I was a kid it was hard for me to make friends. My parents really didn't let me do anything, and when I did have friends over they were so strict on me and my friends that no...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F Sep 1

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    So here I am. Conversing with strangers on the internet in search for a reason not to blow my brains out. In retrospect, I'm not surprised. I can see the whole sordid chain of...
    Stillnothing Stillnothing 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    I feel dead. i cant be the only one. im only alive for the moment because of one person. I feel like i dont belong anywhere but in his arms. I feel like a fallen angel meant to...
    IcedOverHeart IcedOverHeart 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    I love my life. .I feel that I am happy because I am alive. .I have food ...clothes. .roof on head...thank god I all these have. ..then why I feel bored sometimes. .I don't know...
    Smunai Smunai 36-40, F 6 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    All my life I have felt sad on my birthday. Still not sure why this happens. I suppose now because it is a time of reflection over the past year. With me I go all the way back to...
    LadyLouisiana LadyLouisiana 56-60, F 8 Responses Aug 18

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    i let some ******* get under my skin so now im really upset and i asked my friends for help but no one is responding... i feel really alone right now and am only staying alive...
    kinkykittymeow kinkykittymeow 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Today I was called mean, rude, stupid and a bully! I don't know why, and I try to be a good person to everyone but I feel like no one understands me. And this wasn't the first time...
    Katie2135 Katie2135 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Its been a while! Feels like I found my smile again when a few weeks back I was wondering if i ever would... :)
    Mysticme Mysticme 26-30, F Aug 20

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    There's this feeling I have, that I've never been able to shake. It's down deep, somewhere in my soul, and it's empty and alone... I've never been able to fill it.... But I've...
    LEMONrelishthemusic LEMONrelishthemusic 18-21, F Aug 20

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    No one has ever made me feel so much as you do you know who you are!!
    starknight starknight 36-40, F Aug 23

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    Hoy I feel Wicca I dose off with a flower in my right hand while I clench my left hand into a fist of sorrow. I want the sky blue when I am sleep. I want the sky black when I am...
    RosaElaPilarGoens RosaElaPilarGoens 18-21, F Aug 25

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    It's like there's this agony inside me and it's keeping me stuck in this trench of dirtiness. It consumes so much of my life sometimes I'm pretty sure I won't make it out alive...
    RexxTheDinosawr RexxTheDinosawr 18-21, F Aug 26

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    Making every kind of silence, takes a lot to realize Its worse to finish then to start all over and never let it lie. And as long as I can feel you holding on. I won't fall, even...
    loveyourselfalways loveyourselfalways 13-15, F Aug 29

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    I went to a concert the other night, Fall Out Boy. And, I felt.. So happy, and alive. I was jumping around, and having so much fun. That I knocked my glasses off my face, I was...
    Ceciliaasaurus Ceciliaasaurus 13-15 1 Response Aug 30

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    I feel very good when I find out there are some people yet that enjoy helping others without any purpose...They help others just to make them smile. Yesterday someone helped me a...
    Yaroslava Yaroslava 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I have been feeling really low lately. I do not know why. I am a 24 year old male with a micro penis and fake balls well two months ago I lost my job lost my house lost my car lost...
    whyymee whyymee 22-25 Sep 5

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    Idk, I feel like Im a vampirr or something. Lol
    itsmenhiceee itsmenhiceee 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Life can beyond overwhelming. The pressures of being perfect, in an imperfect world. The expectations of those you love, and want to make happy. The expectations of those in which...
    ThoughtFulMoments ThoughtFulMoments 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    Interpol's "Turn on the Bright Lights" is one of the most amazing things I've listened to in a while. It makes me feel at ease and so content with life. I feel alive, and it's so...
    zuzeethh zuzeethh 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Does it annoy anyone else whenever instead of just enjoying a beautiful moment they have to sit there and talk about how cool the moment is blah blah or "can't wait to tell my...
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    2years that I have been single( I broke up with my last boyfriend 2years ago) and I don't take a new.Some of my friends have said I am still loving him but I am not. I want to...
    Piyawan Piyawan 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have never been really close with most of my family members. I always had a good relationship with my parents, but times have changed. My mother is deceased, and my father has...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M Aug 19

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    I love thinking and feeling. I love watching nature. I love the sunshine. I love the rain. I love taking deep breaths in. I love laughing with my friends and family. I love going...
    rewindme rewindme 22-25, M Aug 20

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    I wanna die, my parents hate me, my siblings hate me, my health isn't that good, been sick for like four years now. My mother said she wants to kill me this morning and to be...
    catsrule5678 catsrule5678 16-17, F 7 Responses Aug 25

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    life is just far too hard, i cant wait to get away its the only thing keeping me alive things must be better on the other side of the world, a fresh start,
    thedudefromearth thedudefromearth 18-21 Aug 26

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