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I Feel I've Missed Out On Life Experiences

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    A lady on my job recently had her first baby.

    she was grouchy and a bit somber beforehand. but when she returned from her maternity leave..she was a changed woman. that little baby seems to have brought her so much happiness. she is constantly talking about the baby, showing pics, and saying how she cant wait to go home and...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    I somehow feel I missed out on life.

    That in many times, situations and places I just missed out on something terrific through fear. Fear of what? Failure, ridicule, exposure, being hurt, etc. So for most of my life I've played a straight bat, a boring line. I've not run off into the sunset, jumping on an...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    Missed a Week... Or Maybe More....

    I have always had perfect health and suddenly it was gone... I started getting seizures, nobody could tell me why... or wanted to go through the effort of finding out. Was just to easy to diagnose me as an epileptic, no reason why all of a sudden.... I started getting multiple...
    Niacc Niacc 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2008

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    True Love Is Not Just A Feeling

    “Love is a commitment of the will to the true good of the other person.” — Professor Theophilus, in “Homophobia, Part 1: Rage,” Ask Me Anything: Provocative Answers for College Students by J. Budziszewski I agree with this 100%
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 25, 2013

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    Little Miss Quasi

    I never went to a wedding in my entire life and I am 20 years old. I also never went out of State or Country that much. Other things I have missed out on are going to a rodeo, Linens N Things, ride on a plane, got on a limo, wore good clothes in 6th or 7th grade like everyone...
    ambmed ambmed 18-21 Apr 5, 2011

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    Never Went Out

    When I was a teen I never went out to parties or did anything "bad". I was a good little girl who stayed home and did her homework and shyt. I feel as though I missed out on a lot of fun times and fun memories and possible friends that I could have made. I just...
    brishness brishness 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 7, 2008

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    High School

    I went to the strictest High School on planet earth....and waaaaaaaaaay to many people for me...it was super overwhelming..the learning, friends ,etc..I crawled into my shell and stayed there for 3 years..('till I had enough and left) slowly coming out now...Trying to figure...
    KeepsingingAOM KeepsingingAOM 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2011

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    I'm almost 22 and feel like I barely lived

    except work and study. I have no real friends and feel my self confidence has let me miss out on experiences. Sometimes I think when I'm old, I won't have any great life experiences to remember. I want to enjoy life more.
    CassRL CassRL 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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    I hate being shy. It's a terrible.

    I've missed out on so much because of it. I've missed out on friends, and other social things. But part of my loss is not my fault at all. My dad isn't around much and he never lets me travel. We just sit at home doing nothing, and I end up wanting to kill myself (for other...
    NeonPurple NeonPurple 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2014

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    Water

    When me and my twin brother were about 14, our parents sent us to Sea Camp. This was on Catalina Island, just off the Pacific coast. The whole point of going to this camp was to learn how to SCUBA dive. But, on the first day of camp, we learned that our parents hadn't paid the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 21, 2010

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    It's My Own Fault

    I have missed life experiences because I wouldn't allow myself. For example, I didn't go to a friends Halloween party one year because I was feeling very insecure; I just made up an excuse not to go. Now they all discuss the memories and inside jokes from that party. I ...
    RubyPhoenix RubyPhoenix 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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    I just wish I learned how to fight

    when I was younger. I'm 17 now. I've lived a secluded life and I'm so sick of it. All I want to do is learn how to fight, like Tae Kwon Do or Karate, maybe boxing but not a lot. I've wrestled with my cousin a few times but I sucked. So I want to get better at that too. All my...
    DearYou DearYou 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2014

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    I'Ve Missed Out On Everything Called Relationships.

    During my entire life I've all ways thought doing something cool, would lead me too the right girl. I know now that I am the one too blame, but I can't find a girl anymore that searching for the same. Have I gotten to far, so far that I don't even have time? We can do the short...
    LoveTraveling LoveTraveling 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    Missed Out On Life

    I am 22 and lack any basic life skills. What should I do? I went to high school and college, but somewhere along the way I ignored things like learning how to cook, hold friendships, interact with others, and not be selfish. I have B.F.A. but don't even think I could hold a...
    hidingout hidingout 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 4, 2010

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    Suffering from an undetected cognitive impairment?

    I often find myself worrying about my intelligence-- or lack of it. I graduated from high school & college, but I'm starting to wonder if there isn't something seriously wrong with me... I graduated as valedictorian. I'm not saying that to brag, merely just to point out that it's...
    hidingout hidingout 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    I'M Afraid To Live

    The past 5 years or so have been such a struggle for me. Some things happened and my life was pretty much torn apart. In result I've been living on empty and I feel like I don't even try to live anymore. I used to have friends and was close with my family (I have a very large one...
    itslongone itslongone 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2013

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    Girl On A Bus

    I was looking around for an experience group i could just add this to, and i think this is probably as close as i can get. Just a few days ago it had been snowing quite excessively, the roads where mostly void of cars and most people were staying indoors, but i had a library...
    DiesSomnium DiesSomnium 31-35 4 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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    Very Much So....

    I have definitely missed out on life experiences, nearly all life experiences, in fact. I have had very severe social anxiety disorder for most of my life & the fear it invokes from me in social situations has kept me from doing absolutely everything someone my age...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 10 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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    And It Leaves Me Wondering...

    I don't really feel lacking in my childhood.  Growing up, my family wasn't the richest on the block for sure, but I was mostly happy.  I may not have had the best clothes or the newest toy as soon as it was released, but I was ok with it.  My missing out comes...
    guardedgirl guardedgirl 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    My Regrets

    I feel have missed out on all the good things my peers have had like friends,travel,romantic relationships,family and stuff like that and I feel like my life has been a waste.When I see a baby sleeping carelessly and peacefully in a mother's lap,tears swell silently in my eyes...
    natli89 natli89 36-40 2 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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    Missing Out

    I feel like I have missed out mainly because I am shy. Also because I have been left out by people a lot. I hate feeling like I've missed out.
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F Nov 30, 2013

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    My parents, being the Catholics they are (I am

    too, but they took it to the extreme) prevented me from watching Harry Potter and going trick-or-treating. I've also never been overseas or on a plane.
    AzureRose317 AzureRose317 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    Where Did My Life Go?

    I've always tried to make the best of my situation and I thought I was proud of how I handled things in my life, but I'm starting college and I don't have a single memorable experience from the past 7 years of my life. Nothing even pops out as a possibility. It's...
    immaheidi immaheidi 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    Something Unique

    I have never attended prom :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 25, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I'm going to do nothing. I've been wondering whether to end things with this guy I'm seeing because basically I hardly see him or talk to him and I don't get the point. Anyway I...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    So I told my husband of four years that I want to go to couples therapy so that we can communicate better. I am sick of feeling alone in this relationship while he controls every...
    VanessaD88 VanessaD88 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Interesting,very interesting? I've lived a life of doing all the right things.Believing in God and Jesus Christ.Living a clean safe Christian life. I've had opportunities as early...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    January 1, 2013 was one of those days when I had seen God's leading and guiding my every step as a widow; working behind the scenes in my solitary life; that He had good plans for...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    In my community I started a group on meetup.com that meets every month to go for a walk and talk about life experiences. From these walks I meet likeminded people, hear stories and...
    jon656667 jon656667 46-50, M Jan 16

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    My insecurities were exploited. If I felt bad enough about myself, I wouldn't have the courage to leave. If I didn't have my own friends that truly cared about my happiness, I...
    StunningPhoenix StunningPhoenix 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Hey guys, this is a relatively small group but that's fine. Honestly, I think everyone can say they've been through LOT. I know I have, but here is only a small piece of my...
    JustDuke JustDuke 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    I don't deny or hide the mistakes that I've made in my life, but I don't flaunt them either. I like the person that I am, and I wouldn't be me without those experiences.
    purplemusicprincess purplemusicprincess 31-35, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    This goes towards all the ep members, as in real life, i express my thoughts, am a bit sarcastic and cynical some times and some others i'm just into a weird mood and i go joking...
    alogo alogo 26-30 Dec 29, 2014

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    Or maybe I never really loved you at all...? I feel empty when your around, and then again I don't ... I'm all in all very confused. I've helped to ruin one of the longest...
    Karmickitten Karmickitten 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I really wonder what its like to have a physical attraction to a person. I've never known. I've never had a crush, or an idea of what I thought was attractive. I understand the...
    Minnowshi Minnowshi 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    Next week im turning 20 . Im gonna be in my 20s ... I feel i wasted my teenage years . I dont remember a good memories Only when in was 14 & the other is bad .. I want to start a...
    lordeley952 lordeley952 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been told over and over how strong I am to have made it through everything I've been through in my life..I'm not sure I'm really strong..I think sometimes it's just a simple...
    LOOKN4NSIGHT43 LOOKN4NSIGHT43 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 1

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    My parents split up before I was born. It was not good break up and because of this my father has never been in my life. A few years ago I discovered I have two half siblings. I've...
    niteowl84 niteowl84 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I'm the only one out of all my friends that hasn't. I'm a sophomore in high school & I remember in 6th grade girls in my school were losing their virginities. I've never had a...
    Theconfused1 Theconfused1 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I am strong because of what I've been through. My problems although they've caused me deep unbearable pain, shape me into who I am and who I want to be. I want to look back on my...
    EleanorSmithson EleanorSmithson 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been told a couple times that I don't look like the type of person that does the things that I do If you saw me would you ever guess I was molessted as a little girl? That...
    sadvibes sadvibes 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I must confess I get a little disappointed when no one else finds it funny but hey, made myself laugh! lol But wait! It just occurred to me, if no one else finds what I've written...
    1gr8guy 1gr8guy 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I don't think I'm stronger because of all the things I've been through, I know I'm stronger because of the attitude I chose to have while going through. I'll share a secret...
    Sweetphoenix35 Sweetphoenix35 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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    I feel like I've grown up so much in the last year or two. I'm already doing some of the things I love, I have some great friends, and I really think I have my values set correctly...
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    man oh man, I would do SO many things differently. Maybe if I could actually start over from about... idk... middle school, I would be so much more happy and actually live like I...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    My vision must be terrible or I must be really, really tired. I read this group as "I'm a stoner because of what I've been through" I'm done. I'm out. Game over. Lmfao.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    But I can't. Gotta stop living in the past and don't plan for the future. Just live in the present. Easy init? But it's not init? Life on earth is a privilege and not to be taken...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F a week ago

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