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I Feel Like I Missed Out

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 271 People

    Mourning A Childhood Lost

    I spent most of my childhood trying to survive, so I feel like I never got to experience any of the fun things that make up childhood. I didn't have any friends or get to play much. I was an outcast at school and bullied a lot. I find myself now wanting to play like a little kid...
    Cherflu Cherflu 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2012

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    School

    Due to my state of mental health at the time, I did miss out on a lot at school. Actually, I missed out on a lot of school. But the consequences of that which concern me are not what you would expect. Sure, I missed out on some formative learning and I haven't got my highschool...
    AnimaliaAustralis AnimaliaAustralis 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 21, 2011

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    Hope It's Not Too Late

    ya sure i feel like i missed out on loads of things, am trying to make up for it now...
    redgone redgone 31-35, M 7 Responses May 7, 2008

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    Missed Out!

    All that matters at any age is what you do now!  We can't waste time second guessing ourselves!  We learned a lot from our mistakes.  All we can do is try to put that knowledge into practice.  It is hard!  We are too hard on ourselves, mostly because we grew up with people...
    seekinghope seekinghope 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2011

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    I Missed Out On Being a Kid

    I feel like I missed out on living a normal child hood. I grew up way to fast and didn't get a chance to be a kid. I would never change how it happened, but I do wish I could have known what it was like.
    MMMMatilde MMMMatilde 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    Years Gone

    I spent most of my teenage years working trying so hard to impress my hard-assed father who was never happy. I traded nights with my friends for nights at work and cleaning the house just to get his approval. I never got it. I still haven't heard him once say "I love you" or "I"m...
    rosesandredeyes rosesandredeyes 18-21, F Jul 21, 2012

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    Missed Out

    Missed out,Sometimes,That's how I feel,Love the crowds,Sporting events,Problem is,Missing out,They don't come,To small towns,The city,I loved,That is,Till nature quaked me out,Now,I van't go back,I feel,I'm missing out.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 15, 2012

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    I Feel Like Theres Gotta Be More

    I am 20 years old and the manger at a hotel. I have wanted to go to college for business and eventually get a position like I have now. Dont get me wrong, I am very happy with my job and I love it but I feel like not going to school I have missed out on a chunk of my life. I mean...
    mznativeprincess mznativeprincess 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 25, 2010

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    My Song

    check out my song hope it helps everyone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH3bmWzSdcA
    peaceful18 peaceful18 18-21, M Oct 29, 2011

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    Show Me How to Live

    I met my ex boyfriend when I was a freshman in highschool. We dated for 5 years.. He took my innocence away. I spent all my time with him, and not my friends. When I was 18, he and I were hit head on in a very horrid car accident. I had a head injury and now have epilepsy. I...
    paperdoll319 paperdoll319 18-21 Jun 1, 2009

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    Tears To No One

    I loved being a part of a crowd, I loved being among close friends.What I hate is that I don't get to experience romance.I don't get to feel that someone is there for me.because my friends don't calm me down.. They have other opportunities to criticize me.I don't get to feel...
    amejad amejad 22-25, F Dec 30, 2011

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    Sometimes it hits that I may have missed out on

    a great love story with you. We were great together. You were familiarity. Everything professional never too informal, yet it was always personal. People assumed, I denied. People suspected, I pushed their opinions to the side. But what if they were right and I was wrong...
    abcdefgh19 abcdefgh19 22-25, F Nov 26

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    But I'm Going to Change That

    I've been too passive and just watched good things pass by me. I have a few regrets here but the point is I want to break the pattern and live life more actively and believe in the possible and just go for what i want. I'm tired of sitting on the bench waiting. Now's my time to...
    moonlitReveries moonlitReveries 22-25, F May 20, 2009

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    I Feel As Though I Missed Out

    I feel as though i missed out, not only on things in my child hood, but things in my early adult years as well. since i was a child i craved to surround myself with people, in an attempt to prove my worth. at times i would find myself following the wrong croud to keep from...
    ngasato88 ngasato88 18-21 Jan 19, 2009

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    Missed Out!!

    as most people who know me on here, know that im a loner, and its just cos i have been like that right throughout my childhood and my teenage years, and when all my friends from school were going out partying and having a good time, i stayed home most of the time, cos i have...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 6, 2010

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    At School

    I was always the well behaved one that was extremely anxious that she should not get into trouble, as she lived beside too many teachers that knew her parents.  I hardly ever skiived class, I always done my homework, even if it meant staying up very late into the night to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 1, 2008

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    Married Too Young

    I married only a couple of years after I graduated high school. Back then I thought love is all I wanted. I wanted a family. I enjoy my family however, I do feel as if I missed out on being on my own. I have never been on my own to make my own decisions. I never dated much...
    Abriee Abriee 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2010

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    FriendOfARazor FriendOfARazor 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I Just Don't Get It - I always found it very difficult to interact with others because I fear they might not like me, they might find me to be strange or I might disagree with...
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    I'm still shy & quiet inside. All I want people is to be kind & respectful to me. On Namah Shivaya!
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    Yes, I don't really have friends that I can connect too.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Ok so latly i have been feeling off i dont know how to eplain it i just dont think right i feel like i move and act wired and i feel like no one else sees it i feel like im...
    ileon9 ileon9 13-15 5 days ago

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    Last night, my current boyfriend and I had a fight, like we always seem to do at the moment. I went home upset, and ended up dreaming about the guy I dated when I was 18 and living...
    louisevc louisevc 22-25, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Well maybe they're not the ones to blame. I'm becoming terrible at being a friend, being a sister, being a daughter, being a relative. Basically everything. My mind is inclined to...
    pleadingsorry pleadingsorry 16-17, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I love nature and I love to be in it, but I feel like I can't go outside, like I use to . Like I don't belong out there ...
    zoeylove145 zoeylove145 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I met this boy online on twitter we started to talk a lot he was a jerk a douche bag i guess we can say. He had asked me out to the movies and i rejected the first time but the...
    tooloveornot tooloveornot 18-21, F Nov 22

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    I don't truly think I ever will be. I'm a rubbish daughter A terrible sister A bad friend I feel like I let everyone down constantly.
    Nethaly Nethaly 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I feel like crying right now, but I haven't cried in so long. The last time I had a good cry was a year and a half ago when I got into an argument with my sister. Sometimes I...
    ijustwantahug ijustwantahug 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    This is my first shared experience so bear with me please. Lately, for no apparent reason, I have just been feeling like I don't belong anywhere. And I ask myself all the time why...
    broller broller 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I don't know if it's depression, or what, but since last year i've been feeling like I have no direction in my life, like I don't like nothing, I've been feeling that what is ahead...
    licito licito 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 21

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    Most people around my age have it all. A good job, plenty of friends, few worries and are generally moving in the right direction, they get opportunities and can embrace life for...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    I was 15 and in high school when I started to admit to myself that I liked her. We were good friends, daily debates and petty quarrels, we forged our bond and we've known each...
    shugo23 shugo23 18-21, M Nov 22

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    It's crazy. I'm crazy. God, I don't even ******* know. I'm with this amazing guy. His feelings for me are impossible to question. He loves me. I know it. He let's me feel it...
    ohmyfvck ohmyfvck 18-21, F Dec 4

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    I am a 20 y.o. man living outside of Oslo, Norway. I just quit my studies at a marketing school in Oslo because I wasn't satisfied with the quality of the education and was unhappy...
    felixhaave felixhaave 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    I Think This For Soo Many Reasons Like Right Now I Have A Not So Perfect Relationship Because Lately We Haven't Been Able To Hang Out & Go On A Date All Because Of His Ignorant...
    dessmart1 dessmart1 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I used to feel meaning from church. I spent many hours thinking of arguments and counter arguments for why God exists. I poured over the old logical arguments that proved he...
    jjeng1989 jjeng1989 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I want to tell someone how I feel but there's no one I can talk to. I was in a relationship until a few days ago but it ended because something bad happened to my girlfriend who is...
    Marylin13 Marylin13 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    So, today I had brunch with my friends and they began discussing my brother. He is often a topic that I dread because I know that most people who lay eyes on him will never cease...
    ckj39 ckj39 18-21, M Nov 22

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    I was told by my mother when I was younger to "act like there is a camera on you at all times." She told me this in an attempt to get me to quit some bad habits that I did when I...
    brint0n brint0n 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I am not a JOKE!!! Yes, YOU!!! And your friends! Do I seriously look like one you can play around with and use, and then when you get something back, you drop? After all the things...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    It's sad to say that I don't feel like I belong anywhere. I don't know if I am feeling sorry for myself or if these emotions are warranted. I feel like my family would be much...
    BeautifulCha0s BeautifulCha0s 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    As you have read my other stories my wife brought up a divorce. We haven't been getting along very well. I told myself I would talk to her and find out if this is what she really...
    harleyman2169 harleyman2169 41-45, M Nov 28

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    I stay home, work, school, nothing else... -_- I'm so boring. ... who out there feels like this. . when I get these moments I get up even if I don't want to I get up and change.. I...
    butterflyofchange butterflyofchange 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I feel like nothing's changed in my life. what have I really accomplished? I'm at a university I didn't even want to go to, I'm so lonely. My friends back home all have each other...
    thinkingoutloudx thinkingoutloudx 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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