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I Feel Like I Missed Out

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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!!

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I often feel like an outsider. I keep to myself and not much a talker. At work, at my friend's place or where ever I go. I'm too shy.
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F Aug 20

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    I often feel like an outsider. Give you several reasons. I'm quiet, shy, I love cats, & I don't talk much. Avoid confrontations with insensitive angry people as possible. I'm a...
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Day after day, I go on with my life as I would, but as time goes on I feel more and more like I don't belong where I'm supposed to belong most: My family. My other siblings don't...
    UnFairytale UnFairytale 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I feel very alien in my values and tendencies to most of the people I'm surrounded by. I feel no affinity to my family, my regional area, most of my peers at school. I feel very...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This is true actually. Mostly in my social group of friends which i have but probably because i am different to them. Sometimes i get irritates at my friends and society and how...
    oxzymoron oxzymoron 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I say that because my mom had beautiful hazel eyes mine are so dark they're nearly BLACK but my older sister got the hazel eyes my mom had some weight on her and a beautiful face...
    AnnaUnderstands AnnaUnderstands 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I wish I could do college over again. My whole life I played sports. I went to a good catholic high school met a wonderful girl my junior year and received a scholarship to play...
    LifeChanges123 LifeChanges123 22-25, M Aug 21

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    Even though I have the most amazing fiancé and a good family, I feel like I'm unworthy of anything.
    CassRL CassRL 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    Sometimes they make me feel like I do then they wonder why I dont mention some things to them. Which is even more confusing!
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    For the past two weeks, I don’t think I’ve dreamed once-or if I have, I don’t remember it. That probably doesn’t seem all that significant… Except for me. It’s made...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    Hi. My I like to go by Snow. Well I'll keep the story shorter than what it truly is. Well I currently do no live with my mother, she lives in another town nearby with my grandma...
    SnowKittyRosa SnowKittyRosa 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    It's funny. I'm 27, turning 28 soon. All my life I have lived to please my parents. I decided to apply to college abroad once, got accepted. My parents weren't happy about it and...
    AsiG AsiG 26-30, F 22 hrs ago

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    My husband Johnny and I have been together for 2 years, married for a year and a half. We met through his older brother 2 1/2 years ago and started talking as friends. Neither one...
    ashleymarcia ashleymarcia 22-25, F Aug 28

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    I'm just really really disappointed. I told my mom that this woman (I have a story of how I distrusted this adult who happens to be my moms close friend and how she is now bluntly...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F Aug 28

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    I have a few different feelings that are similar and I can't stand feeling the way I do about it. First, my real family; I miss them all so much but especially my sister and...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 31

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    Sometime I think I should just give up on the possibility of me and him. I met him a month or more ago. What started out as something that made me so hopeful has turned into more...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    Today I am feeling like this for sure. It seems like no one wants to be around me. When I open my mouth, usually something stupid comes out, and then I get contradicted or...
    goldenbeginning goldenbeginning 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    My husband often makes me feel like myself and our kids come in second to his friends and video games and whatever else he can distract himself with. I know it could be just me...
    AshWilkie AshWilkie 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I posted about a similar problem last night, and like most people the night is a very emotional time for me so I feel the need to post this again but from a slightly different...
    KayJayHoeBum KayJayHoeBum 16-17, M Sep 5

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    I'm an 18 year old kid that had an awesome childhood. My family was always tight knit, the kind that eats together ever night. During the past 4 years or so, my family has just...
    stonesfan367 stonesfan367 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I’ve always listened to people when they said that it’s okay to be different. That’s why I always kinda tried to embrace it. But no matter where I go, People always seem to...
    Tweeter97 Tweeter97 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    But i want to spent the weekend with my bf and he is going. Im also invited but i barely know anyone. The thing is its one of those kind of partys where the boys hang out with the...
    miflor miflor 18-21, F Aug 22

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    My boyfriends mom died about a week ago. We live together and thI go have been stressful since her passing. I didn't know her very well but I feel like her spirit is irritated at...
    KaitlynnW KaitlynnW 18-21, F Aug 22

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    In high school I had many "friends", and many people always used to text me/talk to me on social media. I once had a sweet 16, invited many people, but not that many showed up...
    bbyfwn bbyfwn 18-21, F Aug 24

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    So I am ahead of my age group. I'm in my very, very early 20s and at this point I have graduated college with honors, I have my degree, I have a career, I am state licensed to...
    Nomerza Nomerza 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I have two rather close friends and sometimes I feel like when I talk to them about how I feel ..they don't understand or want to for that matter especially my one friend in...
    lostinfire lostinfire 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    So about 10 months ago I moved from the state I grew up in. I live about 500 miles from there now and when I got here I was busy with moving and buying a house and traveling for...
    ande7897 ande7897 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    So here I am. Conversing with strangers on the internet in search for a reason not to blow my brains out. In retrospect, I'm not surprised. I can see the whole sordid chain of...
    Stillnothing Stillnothing 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    I feel like my step-mother hates me as clearly as I feel pain if I poke my own eyes. Its an almost tangible, clear feeling that was at the center of my childhood experience. Now...
    whitemut whitemut 13-15, M Sep 5

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    Like the air that drifts between us I feel unimportant, unseen and uninteresting. People glance my way and see no more than scenery. Ostracised by my friends at school, I inhabit...
    BustedMonkey BustedMonkey 18-21, M Sep 7

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    Just having a really hard time right now. The love of my life just used and abused me so badly, except I still love her. She told me she would always love me, no matter what...
    BradleyBlei89 BradleyBlei89 22-25, M Sep 7

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    Everytime i walk out of the house i always get the feeling like someone's watching me.. Last year our school had some type of disco and i always felt like i was being watched.. I...
    aria3276 aria3276 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am currently in high school and I have a couple of people I talk to in my classes but during the weekends I have no one to hang out with like others do. I'm not really a people...
    raisetheroof raisetheroof 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago