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I Feel Life Is Just Passing Me By

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    I've Felt This Way For Yrs

    HI! MY NAME IS ARCHIE. I CAN CERTAINLY RELATE TO LIFE JUST PASSING ME BY. FOR YRS I'VE BEEN ALONE, LONGING FOR SOMEONE TO LOVE ME. (WELL, ALL MY LIFE ACTUALLY.) I FEEL THAT I'M REALLY NOT LIVING. I SIMPLY JUST EXIST. THERE HASN'T BEEN ANY THRILLS IN MY LIFE FOR YRS. BEING ALONE...
    LITTLEBOYINSIDE LITTLEBOYINSIDE 41-45, M Apr 6, 2012

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    Frozen In Time

    The days seem to creep, yet the years have flown by. So much is different, yet nothing has changed. I feel like I've been stuck in time forever, lost in limbo. I am not moving forward, and it's impossible to go back.
    LG76 LG76 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    Life Is At A Standstill

    My husband have been going through some hard times and it seems like nothing is working out. We are both unemployed and are both actively seeking work but are not having any luck finding work. An opportunity came up for both of us to start working at the same place on the same...
    kkgirlie kkgirlie 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2010

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    Feeling Stuck And Blue

    I'm in my mid thirties, got married last year and have a lovely husband, 2 gorgeous cats and a job but apart from this, I've been quite downhearted lately about my life and feel stuck. I know that a lot of people will say that I shouldn't complain and I know that my life is...
    mountbatten mountbatten 31-35, F 1 Response May 13, 2010

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    Scrooge: A Warning.

    My life.. It was a quietness that is not good or bad. Picture a plain sky on a cloudy day. I am walking on an icy pond. Kicking up snow. Headed towards barren trees. Reminds me of purity that I lost long ago. I'm equipped to survive, thick boots, coat, & skin. Enduring cold winds...
    FallingUp6 FallingUp6 22-25, F Sep 23, 2012

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    33 In The Tortise And The Hare Race..... Guess Who's The Tortise

    I'm 33 married 1 child. I had an experience as a teenager that made me believe that life could only get better. I survived 4 years of cancer treatment (radiation therapy, chemo, bone marrow transplant, surgeries) all from the time that I was 13 thru 17. I figured that getting...
    smilingfornow smilingfornow 31-35 1 Response Dec 17, 2012

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    Yes, I Feel Life Is Just Passing Me By Because...

    I have moved and lived in so many places the last 10 years that I wasn't around long enough for someone to get to know me. Either I moved for a better job, or to help out an elderly family member, or I lost a job, or I was homeless or going to be homeless, or I was moving away...
    lifeisanotabowlofcherries lifeisanotabowlofcherries 51-55, F 3 Responses May 25, 2012

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    Never Had A Male Influnce Besides.......

    When I wake up in the morning I can go take a whizz and get the crumbs out of my eyes,while looking in the mirror.Though it isn't hard what so ever in this universe to look at me I hate to think in me if that makes sense.For the longest I've always put down my own thoughts and...
    lonleystoner lonleystoner 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 8, 2012

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    So I Make My Own Fireworks

    not literally.  However, I need to create some fun in my life, and not allow myself to forever sit on the sidelines.  Weekends have turn into quite the "whatever happens, happens" motto, although I don't get my hands dirty.  I suppose I am voyeuristic in...
    2Shy 2Shy 31-35, F Jun 13, 2009

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    For Now...

    "You can't learn life by reading about it in a textbook. Life is meant to be lived, and that's how you learn from it!" I remember those words that my Aunt told me. They stood out blaringly against a paragraph riddled with worry and accusation. I could even...
    xHanako xHanako 22-25, F Jul 16, 2009

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    Maybe It's Not Meant To Be; Maybe No One's Meant For Me

      Love If you have it, You don't need anything else... And if you don't have it, It doesn't matter much what else you have These days I haven't been sleeping; the way my relationships are going I guess that's not surprising.  Knowing I will lie awake for hours, I...
    ddosdall ddosdall 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 29, 2011

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    Ticking Of The Clock

    I have lost the will to live. Every day, every minute, every second, I am just sailing throught time like a ship without a sailor, no destination. My parents keep teliing me,” Stop moping. Be grateful.”But I will just stare into space, more content on staring at those...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13, 2012

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    Waiting For A Spark

    So often do I look back on my childhood. It was, what, a few years back? Maybe a little more...but not long. Close. Moving on. I remember vividly the smells and feelings, and it was all so simple. I can't go back and appreciate the fragile memories like I should've. I let my high...
    mydreamingheart mydreamingheart 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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    I Don'T Know What To Do.

    Why does life have to suck so much sometimes? I wish I cold just go back in time and relive my years as a child. Things were so much easier, now life is complicated and I just keep getting older and things don't slow down they move faster. Life is way too short and I have nothing...
    IamDRock IamDRock 31-35, M 6 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    Young Mum

    I fell pregnant when i was 20, I'm now 22 with a one year old. The father is a useless person, however I resent the fact he has moved on. He is out living his life while I stay at home every night with a sleeping baby. Crazily my ex, who I ended things with, has also moved on...
    raych1987 raych1987 22-25 2 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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    Not Anymore

    It took years of intensity and passion to realize how short life is, and being in my age I want nothing more than enjoy the insanity life brings, every sensation, every taste, every single feeling.. I've been hit for so long since I am such a sensitive creature.. and I know...
    ravenge ravenge 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 10, 2011

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    The Price of Being Different

    I am almost 48, and feel as though my life has yet to begin. I have a good education and very high intelligence, but these things have not helped me achieve any kind of stability or success. I have worked in the publishing field as a very good editor and writer, but have been...
    miranda2060 miranda2060 46-50, F 7 Responses Jun 5, 2009

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    I Do Nothing.

    Just when I think I got a handle on things, life throws a curve. I hate striking out.
    alekatz alekatz 46-50, M Sep 15, 2013

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    Left On The Shelf And Forgotten

    that is me- I used to hear my aunty say this all the time she was fearful of being left on the shelf I didn't think much about it - I wasn't scared back then in my teens and early twenties I guess I genuinely thought I would meet someone but how wrong I was I will be left on the...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2011

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    Not Where I Thought I Would Be At 23...

    I'm a 22 year old male, 23 in May. I have to just say that this was not where I had planned on being in my life at this age. I got a good job after High School, put off college but started going a couple years later and now two years into my Bachelors. I had everything, moved...
    expectme expectme 22-25 Mar 13, 2012

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    Well, it is easy to feel this way,

    because "they" keep telling your to just run faster, run harder, run with more of your "passion", and it will all be okay. They tell you not to sleep, not to eat too much, and not to stop to think for extended periods. Multitask and work hard to succeed. I wrote this elsewhere...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M Jul 25

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    What About Me?

       Life is at a pause right now, Im 20 and still can't get a job and not even sure If I will get into college. All my friends have something going on..ALL of them. My best friend is in college and has a job. My other friend, he is in the Navy, then I have another friend in...
    Evlana Evlana 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2011

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    Second by second; minute by minute; hour by

    hour. It's sad for me and especially for my kids. Divorce sucks, and it amazes me how my husband can do this to us - the family that he used to love and protect.
    LRMommyof3 LRMommyof3 36-40, F Jul 10

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    My Life Is At A Standstill

           My life is stationary, nothing get accomplished, nothing progressing. This is the way I feel sometimes in my life at least lately. Most of my life centered upon education and making myself better. I accomplished a lot in my life in this area...
    free112 free112 26-30, M 18 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    Why?

    I feel like life is just like a program. A test. It feels like I am the only one who has this feeling.
    Bobsaget44 Bobsaget44 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 28, 2013

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    I Feel Like Life Is Just Passing Me By.

    I don't really expect anyone to read this. I just would like to lay my thoughts out. I'm 16 years old. I live in the middle of nowhere and have since I was 5. I've never really liked the kids I went to school with. In 7th grade my parents didn't like the people I hung out with...
    nothingaboveme nothingaboveme 16-17 3 Responses Oct 9, 2010

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    I'm On Pause and the World Continues....

    Same story, different day. I am positive, but I don't have anything to look forward to right now. Even prospective lovers have snubbed me, or are all figments of my warped imagination. Going back to university was an aim, but I can't find the class support I need. Australia is my...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 19 Responses Sep 7, 2009

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    I Know,i Know All About This,god-do I Ever,but I Have An Answere

    Its happening to alot of the people quietly in their minds...most of them are the ones you can tell are missing a spark, un-initiating things, no-commentaries, their not vibrant.....god knows--its happened to me worst than anybody even on this forum--I seriously would bet money...
    Duffy7878 Duffy7878 22-25 Oct 19, 2012

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    Hibernating My Life Away

    I'm stuck in the concrete that is solidifying around my ankles and the bus of my life just went by. Even if I would get loose really fast, it would be impossible to reach it anymore. I see other people going by in their perfect little buses, giving pitiful glances. Darn, it...
    Fennella Fennella 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2008

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    Everything Good Seems To Happen To Other People....

    And I look at my 43 year old aunt who is single, no friends and still living at home and I have a sharp reminder of how I could end up. I don't think she is happy. I think she has simply given up on life and if I ever get like that or end up like her, I would rather not live. I...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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    I Am Not Getting Younger

    I am 34, actually I will be turning 35 soon. I am not married (never have been) and I don't have any children. I have never been the type of person to plan out my life and set goals and work hard towards achieving those goals. I have just lived day by day, floating along wherever...
    brzl07 brzl07 31-35, F 7 Responses May 9, 2007

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    A Troubled Mind Lost In Time....

    HI. MY NAME IS ARCHIE. I WISH TO SHARE SOMETHING I'D WRITTEN YRS AGO. IT SURE SEEMS TO FIT WITHIN THIS GROUP. A TROUBLED MIND LOST IN TIME  WHAT IS TIME?   IT JUST GOES ON PAST ME  THERE IS NO HOLDING IT                CAN'T STOP IT, OR EVEN SLOW IT DOWN MY...
    LITTLEBOYINSIDE LITTLEBOYINSIDE 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 6, 2012

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    Waiting Room

    Most of the times I feel like I'm trapped in a room, watching life live itself outside the window. I feel like I'm in a waiting room. That means I still have hope. I don't know what would make me feel more alive. Maybe I want to feel more loved and maybe I want people to heed me...
    emotionaloverwhelm emotionaloverwhelm 18-21, F 3 Responses May 9, 2009

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    Speed Train

    I had so many plans.I wanted to be a teacher or go to art school. Or both. I wanted a modest little cottage with a garden and a dog. I wanted good friends to come eat dinner with me once a week. I wanted to do something good for the world before I left it.But now... I dunno. I'm...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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