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I Feel Like I Missed Out

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 284 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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!

    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jan 19, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    It wasn't until a little while ago that I embraced this side of me. I've always been overly logical and I always put aside everything I couldn't find a logical explanation to...
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    I like to sing and write songs. I think I'm really good at it. I've been through a lot of trauma and it's my way to cope. It's the only way I can ever make sense out of anything I...
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    "I could never be that good." We hear this phrase sometimes... probably have even said it about ourselves in certain situations. Emotions get us in trouble sometimes, don't they...
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    I am a late bloomer who started too late. I am struggling to keep up but everyone i know who is my age is way ahead of me career wise. when i go for job interviews, i feel...
    IAlwaysWandered IAlwaysWandered 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am with the love of my life. In 2002 we were good friends, then dated each other for a while, fell in love, only for us to get into a huge argument, part and go our separate...
    MartiniMagic MartiniMagic 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ever had that feeling that everything is pushing against you? like the world is just too much, there are too many things going on and so much that could possibly go wrong. I feel...
    firesoul07 firesoul07 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    When you begin to feel like everyone is slowly deleting themselves from your life and you are lefted with no one after the things you did for them... leaves you feeling so empty...
    unknowndarkness2001 unknowndarkness2001 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    for some reason i always have this feeling that something is more important than this' that i meant to do something big spiritually. ive always felt this way but i just cant shake...
    kadijahAlexus kadijahAlexus 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I feel like I have to be a superficial person to be accepted by my friends and family. Because i feel like if I ever express my authentic feelings, it will look awkward to others...
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    xxfallenangel xxfallenangel 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    do you ever feel like you cant do anything right? That what I feel like everyday of my life. I go to college and I feel like I'm letting my family down because I suck at college...
    IcedOverHeart IcedOverHeart 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    With my family, I do feel like I am good enough, because I do not have a 9 to 5 job. With my friends, I don't feel good enough, because we just cannot relate. With my current love...
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    I feel pretty done with school, and I've began to feel like giving up. I want to be a psychologist, I would love to help people that have problems with their life and mind. I like...
    PandaPat648 PandaPat648 16-17 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Well I know one thing i feel like I was born somewhere eles like I came from another galaxy. Well ill start from hear I am very young in my teens very young in my teens and me and...
    rjones2020 rjones2020 16-17, M a week ago

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