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I Feel I've Missed Out On Life Experiences

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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 2 Responses Oct 1

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    Something Unique

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 11 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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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

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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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    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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    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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    Missed Out

    i see a lot on EP that i wish i had. Life is short and it seems am missing out. It would be great to try some of the experiences i have found on here, but i dont know if i will ever meet the right person/people. I will keep hoping!!
    ray2000 ray2000 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 28, 2012

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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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    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 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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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 1 Response Apr 23, 2013

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    All my feelings are wrapped up and tucked away deep inside me and I've spent so much time being who everyone else wants me to be that I don't know who the real me is anymore
    1angel666 1angel666 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Today is our 20 year anniversary. It's amazing how two people who have been together this long can be on such different pages. While yes, he's made an effort recently to show...
    Gotthegottagoes Gotthegottagoes 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    I feel like all the hits I've taken in life have changed the way I feel about difficulties. Instead of being overwhelmed and scared or mad, I feel challenged to overcome any...
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    I say that because my mom had beautiful hazel eyes mine are so dark they're nearly BLACK but my older sister got the hazel eyes my mom had some weight on her and a beautiful face...
    UnconventionalBeauty UnconventionalBeauty 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    I didn't know that GRIEF felt like paralyzing fear. The only activity I was comfortable doing then was going to church. I had to. I remember, one afternoon, while hearing the...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 5 Responses Sep 27

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    I have been through alot...and I can tell you now, you can make it through! I know because I did! My life was so bad I was homeless for nearly a year...and your not really down...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    (Surviving Disappointment) Life can never consistently live up to our expectations. Disappointment is inevitable. Life certainly doesn't always turn out the way we imagine it to be...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 6 Responses Oct 6

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    Been immigrants my family traveled to Sydney, Australia via small boats during the war. I had a very rough childhood growing up. My dad left my mum after I was born. A guy moved...
    zenzuu zenzuu 26-30, M Oct 2

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    Ever since I've been here I've never told anyone here to hurt themselves or to cause harm to their life. Why is my childish behavior of such a nuisance to others that even ones I...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    It's hard to look in the mirror and not recognize myself. I remember looking at myself in the mirror so many times thinking to myself, talking myself down, pumping myself up, and...
    NotFirstNotLast NotFirstNotLast 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    I hate my family i cannot stand them i have a psychopath as a sister a dumb stupid woman as a mom an immature brat as a younger sister and mike i feel so mad around them. The...
    sophiejon sophiejon 18-21 Sep 29

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    Trying to numb the pain... During my grief, I numbly went through the motions of being alive. But mentally and physically dying in pain, and bewilderment, while the beliefs that...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I haven't had a horrible life by any means, in comparison to some of the horrors I've seen. Nonetheless, each journey is very individual. I've had my share of pain, and I've made...
    GoddessAirmid GoddessAirmid 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    I feel tired all the time, there is no day Im not have an alarm at 4 or 7 o'clock, every week its the same, on the week I've got up at 5 to go to the school, I'm studying nursing...
    khrryz khrryz 18-21, M Sep 22

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    Not my entire life but I kind of wish I'd never come across ep. That's where my downfall was. Don't get me wrong it's a great site, if only I hadn't encountered the wrong people...
    WintersSoldier2 WintersSoldier2 18-21, F Sep 23

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    I've been suffering from a major depressive disorder for a long time, but I try and try to fight it. I realize part of it is that I don't feel I have any real place in the world...
    TXDeva TXDeva 41-45, F Oct 6

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    I've decided how I will kill myself. I'm going to starve myself to death. Already lost six pounds in eight days. Lets see how fast I can shed this fat. I can't take life anymore. I...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F Oct 7

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    I found out last year that I have two half brothers, Jamie and Robbie, from my Dad's first marriage (he's onto number 3 now!). I don't know why but I feel so strange, there are two...
    ChooseStrength ChooseStrength 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    Recently I've noticed that I'm not proud of the person I've grown up to be. I'm almost 19 and I should be heavily invested in college and getting scholarships but instead I spend...
    ElMusiciano ElMusiciano 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 22

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    I've never even held hands with a boy. I went on one disastrous date and that's it. I feel like a loser :(
    becauseyoureworthit becauseyoureworthit 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    I kind of feel i lost my friends because of my issues in life. I did not take risk and listen to all encouragement they told me. I am such a stubborn person right now. I think i...
    Pisces1991 Pisces1991 22-25, M Oct 9

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    I have been through a lot in my life. I have had to name but a few poverty/discrimination/persecution/abuse/psychological problems/hunger/violence/substance misuse and the list...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    This is where I'm just going to unload all the shït I've been through.(no one has to read it it's just good to unload sometimes) • My dad died when I was 12 • My younger...
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M 6 Responses Sep 27

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    I'm in a town where I never wanted to live in the first place. My surrounding environment is so hostile, atleast according to me. I feel like nobody understands me here. And my...
    calliope95 calliope95 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    I've been married for quite a while. I love my wife but it seems that mean her can't really stand each other. everyday we just go through the motions, which really isn't a good...
    SweetHugs SweetHugs 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 23