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I Feel Fortunate to Be Alive

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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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    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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    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 31-35, M 2 Responses May 27, 2009

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    the burn after a cut. I used to self-harm because it felt right and it was in the moment, but i continued because it made me feel more alive the more I cut. I don't do it anymore...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F Oct 3

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    I hate being alive... No one to talk to, no one who understands... Not right now. In this moment I am horribly alone.
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    You Got Honged (repost)... I originally posted this under I love Hongruilin last Dec. I am reposting here because we miss her for the same reasons we love her EP Link When I...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am alive, I'm still here. You're alive, you're still here. And that's what matters. As long as we're breathing, as long as we woke up today, doing what kills you makes you feel...
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    Numbness is something I feel most of the time. I don't feel anything at all then I start to ask myself.. .. Are you dead or alive? I don't know. I know I'm alive but I feel dead...
    PureLies PureLies 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I feel like I'm trapped. In this life, in this skin, in this mind. My life, my skin, my mind. My responsibilities weigh down on me. Sometimes it feels like I just can't lift myself...
    Nieven Nieven 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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    I never thought that this time would come. 2 years ago I graduated from college. After few months I got an online job. I thought it would be just a temporary job while I was...
    nobodybutme97 nobodybutme97 22-25, M Oct 4

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    You know that question every person with at least half a brain ponders at some time during their life, the ultimate question, the big "why?" Why am I here? Why is anything here...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F Sep 21

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    Today I went to college to see a good friend of mine since it's his birthday and I wanted to tell him in person rather than on the internet since it means more in person. Looking...
    jamie1292 jamie1292 22-25, M Sep 30

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    It's nothing overly major and I'm not sure why. I know I shouldn't be like this because I am very fortunate, more than most but just the past month or so I've been feeling a bit...
    samiaboud9 samiaboud9 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    Many people take it for granted, How many people ACTUALLY wake up and are thankful to be alive? How many people wake up and complain because they're weak? Or because they feel...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    I feel really bad, I don't like when my parents spend huge amounts of money on me. I feel like that because when I go out and eat, there are always those people who walk in to...
    jonho10 jonho10 13-15, M Sep 23

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    You ever get the feeling like you are on borrowed time? I do, I have been depressed all my life with the exception of the last two years. These last two years have been amazing...
    Shellback1992 Shellback1992 41-45, M Sep 25

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    So me and my boyfriend have been dating for 9 months now and I love him very much as he loves me a lot too. I get to see him about 2 times a week, since I'm still in school and he...
    xxlunawolfxx xxlunawolfxx 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    This is what I sent her. I don't think I'm wrong. And it hurt me to my heart. I haven't stopped crying yet. She meant everything to me but now I don't know. I'm NOT apologizing...
    anonymouss2014 anonymouss2014 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    But it has its moments that i am grateful for being alive
    MsMightyMe MsMightyMe 13-15, F Sep 23

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    I feel I will soon be able to get back to the person I used to be. The cheerful confident person that had many friends back in the day in my home country. I will do my best to find...
    sjyul sjyul 26-30, F Oct 2

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    I love life and I am happy I am alive and experiencing it. I believe life is a gift not a right and you should live it to the full. Try something new, be adventurous and take a...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M Oct 11

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      I'm not really. Just that on the maths noticeboards at my school, there is a board with people's faces on it and saying something that they got wrong in the summer...
    Kyprioi Kyprioi 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    A song by becca is called I'm alive, I'm in love with that song, heck it is my theme song
    bisexuwhale bisexuwhale 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    makes me feel primitive... mmm... I will eat you alive...lol  
    anAquiredTaste anAquiredTaste 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Loving can hurt, loving can hurt sometimes But it's the only thing that I know When it gets hard, you know it can get hard sometimes It is the only thing that makes us feel alive...
    ryles ryles 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    I have been away, fighting hard to try and stay alive. I am not sure when I will feel at home again. Day after day, when the light of day disappears into the night, the never...
    CongratulationS CongratulationS 22-25, M Oct 7

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    I hate my life. I hate everything now. Nothings right in the world and everyone is hating me. I feel left out and get treated like a dog for no reason. I hate school and so much...
    TornadoStar TornadoStar 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I miss her , I lover her. Last saw her face in Dec 2012, last heard her voice in feb 2014.I been through hell, people say she is not worthy of me. As a fool, i Cant stop loving her...
    dreamingdarkness dreamingdarkness 26-30, M Oct 12

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    There are days when I feel so empty and just want to end it all but I keeping fighting to stay alive physically and mentally.
    WearyBeautyLeah WearyBeautyLeah 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel weird in this earth like I don't belong here. I don't like anything in this world and I think life is BS. It would be so nice to go live in heaven and not have to deal with...
    Violet101 Violet101 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I feel your air....I feel your breathI can hear your very heart beat,yet I can feel your presence near....but yet I cannot reach you,I do not know your face, but yet you feel...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    Because anger does not kill me, not even my own anger against myself Because sometimes sleep can come to me even without me knowing it. Because some few precious times I have...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    I am on the younger side as you can see so all of my grandparents are still alive and I have had some great grandparents in my life. Now, I only have one left and she is going to...
    MyFriendPug MyFriendPug 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    I seriously love doing this. It's always so alive, day or night. Just reminds me how incredible this world we live in is. Especially a night sky, gosh that always takes my breath...
    lon12 lon12 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    I'm in a crowded room and its like nobody even knows I'm alive. I hate crowds. I wish my best friend would reply to my email. This sucks.
    SRayne SRayne 41-45 Sep 27

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    I'm sick of people who disappoint you. I'm so lonely and sad it's pathetic. I'm so stupid. I'm so naive. I'm so worthless. I hate myself for believing in people's good faith. No...
    bettyajz bettyajz 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    Ok first off totally love this song!!!! Secondly I do have to agree. Pain lets you know you're still alive. Its also a turn on at times. ;)
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I'm alive, because i'm here. Right now. But inside, i'm dead. No words, just silence. All alone, loneliness.
    callmecat99 callmecat99 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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    Im traumatized cos i was treated like crap from my family and others all of my life. But strange way,. i decided to stay alive! The others were mean girls thruh my life. Not men...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I find the best in people and I can get along with almost everyone, even if I don't like them that much. Basically, I can tolerate nearly every human being. However, it upsets me...
    Soltanto Soltanto 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I'm freshly showered and just now laying my head upon my pillow... At 4:40am... He came over too late and I came too many times to want to say good bye.... I have to be up in an...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 31-35, F 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Yes i feel like this all of my life cos i had noone by my side, no single friend. Maybe i am boring and i have another interests which are not usual. I listen to old music and...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 56 mins ago

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    I feel as if I know what the true meaning of love is and what it takes to make a relationship work but I've never had a girlfriend. Idk I'd like to believe there's someone out...
    Leojaykid17 Leojaykid17 16-17, M 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    somestimes i keep my feelings to myself because it hards for someone else to understand.
    jendomingo jendomingo 18-21 13 hrs ago

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    Let's see here. I am a first time mom, my son is a little over a month old. Where my husband and I live I have no friends and family lives over 2 hours away. I am so sleep deprived...
    felicia26 felicia26 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    When someone makes me mad, upset or drives me crazy I have a shower and I feel better :)
    KenzieKenzBoo KenzieKenzBoo 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    It's because I'm greedy when it comes to love. Everything seems to be a competition that I'll always lose. I know it's childish to demand so much from others and view everything...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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