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I Feel Fortunate to Be Alive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 92 People

    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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    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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    I put faith in my beliefs and feel this elevated existence once I accept my faith and that it is a part of me, my faith goes straight into my heart, like the best high you ever...
    seikofontay seikofontay 18-21, M Apr 28

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    And I don't want the world to see me 'Cause I don't think that they'd understand When everything's meant to be broken I just want you to know who I am And you can't fight the tears...
    Littl3Madam Littl3Madam 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Memories.. Sometime memories are our only chance to keep the past alive and to remember what is long forgotten. Some of them are bad and we don`t want to remember and others are...
    tomanyfeeling28 tomanyfeeling28 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    Seriously, you guys should be fortunate that you're even alive right now. Being insecure sometimes is perfectly okay but if you're allowing yourself to be consumed by insecurity...
    ThatOneGemini ThatOneGemini 16-17, F 1 Response May 14

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    There's a difference between living and being alive. Everyone that's not dead... Is alive. People walk and wander through life being alive. They will never have that edge, take...
    hunterw0lf hunterw0lf 41-45, M Apr 30

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    I want to meet new friends and have fun and feel alive again. I've been in a loveless passionless marriage for too long now. Lead separate lives and I've been stagnant for too long...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 26

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    BON JOVI "Wanted Dead Or Alive" It's all the same, only the names will change Everyday it seems we're wasting away Another place where the faces are so cold I'd drive all...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses May 16

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    For the second time as an adult, I've experienced what my Dad once referred to as a "Turn Key Life". However this most recent shift has been far more difficult to face and as the...
    FatoProfugus FatoProfugus 36-40, M 1 Response May 5

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    What is a Mother? For me I was lucky I had a friend’s mother stand up for me when I was young, and even before I fully understood what was being done I knew she loved me like her...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M May 9

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    I love your beauty and radiance..the touch or your rays as you caress me from head to toe. You paint me with the softness of your brush, turning my skin a delicious lovely golden...
    sensualbeauty1 sensualbeauty1 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes life just feels like it's not worth living...my feelings don't match my circumstances or vice versa. I've lived through a lot of terrible things and when I start to feel...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 17 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am a mom of 3 wonderful grown children whom I adore and cannot be with on this special day. All the happiness and love I feel is muted by longing to see them and hug them close...
    Camille7 Camille7 46-50, F 7 Responses May 10

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    I feel very lucky, To have my love so near. I never feel alone, With him always here. I fill my life with joy, And have fun everyday. I hope that everything, Will always be this...
    KuriosityKills KuriosityKills 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Cause Ive been where you are before, And I have felt the pain of losing who you are, And I have died so many times but I am still alive. This is not the end of me, This is the...
    Rourou19 Rourou19 18-21, F Apr 26

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    I want to have fun, dance crazy and laugh and enjoy being alive
    missynona missynona 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I just want to be told how great it is to be alive. To be with someone that is happy to be alive
    insensitiveone insensitiveone 31-35, M 1 Response May 5

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    I hate being alive.....i hate that i have to get up every day to just suffer through every day with a fake personality and fake emotions...i hate that i cant even kill myself...
    TheDarknessInsideM3 TheDarknessInsideM3 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm not quite sure what to call this, but here is something I wrote: I suppose we all have that moment in life where everything we do seems wrong, and utterly useless. We see...
    Icrossmyheart Icrossmyheart 13-15, F 7 Responses May 16

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    I know it's hard right now, I know you want to just give in because it seems easier. But it's not, being alive is one of the most painful experiences of our existence. Yet being...
    chelsealea97 chelsealea97 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I'm sure I'm not the brightest mom in the world, but I can tell you what I know from experience. I still remember what it was like to be your age. Pretty scary for me, too. I've...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F Apr 28

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    First time There's a first time for everything; your first crush, first kiss, but nothing is as traumatizing at your first heartbreak. Imagine this, you become friends, then...
    Ryker91 Ryker91 22-25, M Apr 29

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    PART OF ME........ That part of me will not go away it wants to stay and fight, while the other part of me is tired and beaten down wants to quit, who will win? everyday I...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F May 11

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    I came looking for any connection. Any word to make me feel alive. Self doubt that gripped on so long starting to vanish. Slowly replaced by confidence. That built the foundation...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 8

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    I find it strange how people respond to anyone who expresses anger. As if it is a taboo emotion. You can't pick and choose which emotions you have. If you feel love or sympathy...
    marlowgreen marlowgreen 36-40, M May 15

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    It hurts when the one you care about, have feelings for, and love. Just drops off the face of the earth and you don't know if their alive or not. Going on a week now and it hurts...
    humpdawg humpdawg 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 28

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    Lucky. Grateful? Sometimes. Lonely, all the time. I have only my dog and what broken pieces of my family remain. Friends I see and chill with? Chilling as it is, I have only one...
    MissAutumn MissAutumn 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    I'm keeping to myself more than normal. All my best friends were worried they all told me how much they cared and that they were all so happy that that man saved me.A girl on ep...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F Apr 30

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    All our lives we are judged by the way look. There seems to be this picture perfect image of a perfectly tanned, slim, dark haired, light eyed woman, with perfectly straightened...
    SecretAngel6 SecretAngel6 26-30, F May 2

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    So there's this hole inside me that can't be filled. It's void and needs to be filled up. I'm beginning to see maybe I need crisis to fill this void. I'm attracted to people who...
    AlricVirgil AlricVirgil 26-30, M 1 Response May 4

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    Happy Mother’s Day This is a first for me sorry: This is to my first mother or birth mother, while we never talked in the 12 years I was with you I want you to know I Had nothing...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 1 Response May 8

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    Today is Mothers Day but I won't be spending my day with her since now she is gone first mothers day without her, my daughter wants me to go to lunch with her and I don't want hurt...
    kathrineh kathrineh 46-50, F May 10

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    I feel fantastic! Truthfully that is the only way to feel. An increased presence has come from exercising my own consciousness, and now I am more awake than ever before! Colours...
    MayaKing MayaKing 31-35, F May 14

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    A bit of a morbid experience, but i should be dead many times over. Through heart issues, burst artery, meningitis, and numerous suicide attempts, i an lucky to be alive.
    tomb33 tomb33 18-21, M 1 Response May 14

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    Morons on the Internet and around the world defend terrorist acts and bombings, going as far as to spread lies and claim Israel initiated conflict. Ignorance is alive and well...
    ElectricErn ElectricErn 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I hate being alive having to deal with bullies
    lonelybutfriendly lonelybutfriendly 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I got excited about writing about this this experience, minor though it might seem to others......because I feel a huge affinity with water. I feel invigorated standing next to the...
    AKLady15 AKLady15 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    It's a slow agony that burns through my veins to my heart, blistering the very thing that should be keeping me alive. It's an insurmountable longing to touch him, to see him, to...
    DisappearIntoSilence DisappearIntoSilence 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Love mornings, always feel so fresh and alive. My fem side is so awake and vibrant. Sipping morning coffee in panty and bra, thinking of a hot guy...oh my way to start a day!