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I Feel Like I Am Becoming a Hermit

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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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    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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    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M Jul 30

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    ArtisteMe ArtisteMe 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    This has to be the worst pain I have ever felt towards the person I call my dad. Just the thought of what he said and what happened brings tears to my face and pain to my heart...
    VivirLaVida VivirLaVida 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    It amazes me the different people in your life.... There are those you can always turn to... Those that are there for you... Those that make you smile like you've never smiled...
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