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I Feel Like I Am Becoming a Hermit

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    It's Easy...

    as a writer it's easy to become a hermit.  i light my 'writing candle' (cheezy, i know, but it works), pour a drink and can write for days if i want to.  sometimes it's difficult to get back into the real world, and when i do i realize that i don't have much of a strong...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m 26-30, M Oct 22, 2007

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    Me, My Self, And I.

    I have always been something of a loaner, off by my self, standing on the edge watching the world go on around me. For the most part I've been fine with things this way, when I was in high school it hurt not to be a crowd, but as I got older it mattred less and less...
    rescueangel rescueangel 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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    Out of the Social Loop

    In November 2003, I had a bad auto accident, and have had 13 surgeries, including hip and knee replacement. I lost my job, which contributed to my problems, being treated like I was brain dead. I feel less and less connected to people. My best friend moved away two years ago, and...
    matilda07 matilda07 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2007

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    It's A Curse And A Blessing...

    Never thought I would have so much time to do what I wanted and not answer to noone. It was a good thing at first then the years piled on and it becomes a bore. I hope and pray that one day I will find a few good pals to hangout with that are understanding of my space. I thought...
    Wildworld Wildworld 46-50 1 Response Jan 4, 2013

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