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I Feel Like I Missed Out

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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!!

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm 16, I'm the youngest of three siblings, and I'm the only girl. What is wrong with that? Why do I feel like an outcast in my own family? -_-
    QueenReyna QueenReyna 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I don't even know where to start mainly because all my life I've been an outcast. When I was young my real father left me and so my mom worked a lot to keep food on the table and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    My dad's side really. I tried to connect with them since I was 11. I'm never included in anything. Any reunions, hanging out with that side, concerts and even holiday's. Partly...
    meleternal meleternal 26-30, F Jun 30

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    Being the middle child of three girls feels really competitive. Sometimes I try to seek attention, but usually my parents' attention is limited to my sisters. Like my dad would...
    AprilDoe AprilDoe 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Stuck in school feeling sick and tired . Feel Like dropping out and just leave school due to the immense pressure I faced buthave to press on due to social norms. #this is life...
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 16-17, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have recently graduated from Uni. I was there for 3 years. I loved my first 2 years. I had a miserable time in 3rd year, but now its all done I am looking back with regret at the...
    joelex300 joelex300 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I wish I wouldn't have to wake up in the mornings. I feel like I have no purpose. I feel like I bring no good to the world. I feel alone.
    atmarie atmarie 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I don't know what to do. I care a lot about my best friend and wonder if I'm attracted to her as well. I would love to know what it's like to kiss her but I'm pretty sure it would...
    CollegeStudent22 CollegeStudent22 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Seriously, what is the point of anything? I can't seem to find any direction in my life, and I don't really feel like it matters. Everything's gonna be gone one day anyway. :/
    dinorap1 dinorap1 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    For the past 8 years of my 'life' I have suffered with severe anxiety and depression. They say it's meant to get better, but every day just gets harder. I'm almost starting to feel...
    36chambers86 36chambers86 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This past year has been the hardest experience of my life. I went through a break up, my parents' divorce, and a transition from high school to college all in a span of 8 months...
    lifeinthecity lifeinthecity 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 24

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    This whole situation im in is very weird and awkward. My mother's boyfriends son is back for a month of the summer, as soon as he got back her bf completely ignores her yet chats...
    sgngng sgngng 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    When I was younger I was a very happy child. Always smiling, laughing and loving everything about life. Even though I am naturally an introvert and somewhat shy I loved being...
    elderflower4 elderflower4 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I am a step-mom to 3 boys... I am 25 years old, and adopted out my son when I was 17... I am now helping to raise an 8 year old, 7 year old and a 5 year old... Lately I have been...
    KaeMarie3 KaeMarie3 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    I have no special or unique talents. I'm not gifted artistically, athletically, or academically. I'm a pretty good student but I don't care about what I learn in school which makes...
    triptrap27 triptrap27 16-17, F Jun 29

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    I'm a teenager and I do things that "normal" teenagers do. I've been to parties, I've experimented but I also play sports, and I get good grades. I can carry a conversation with...
    findingmytrueself findingmytrueself 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    Since I was little, I always had a very clear idea of who would be my life mate: funny, charming, witty, goofy, strong and physically big, but also very gentle and loving. I even...
    mewsiesie mewsiesie 31-35 Jul 3

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    Okay so today.... Let me first say that I work in a retail store. I work in the shoe department and I'm the only one in this shoe department, which sometimes isn't the best, like...
    daisymetcalf daisymetcalf 22-25, F Jul 5

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    The second time I'm posting about the same experience. Last time I didn't receive any help or any feedback and I'm not doing this for that but I just feel like it would be nice if...
    PursuitofHappiness1 PursuitofHappiness1 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I feel like ..i was never meant to be a mother ...don't get me wrong I believe children are so beautiful and innocent and all I see is good in them! innocent and sweet ...I have 3...
    pinkfloydkitty pinkfloydkitty 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I HAVE ALREADY EXPERIENCED LOVE A FEW TIMES AND DONT BELIEVE ITS POSSIBLE TO KEEP REPEATING THIS, I AM SUFFERING WITH LOTS OF STUFF AND ONE IS THE FACT THAT I WANT TO ACCEPT MY...
    BIGIZBETTER BIGIZBETTER 36-40, M Jun 25

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    I grew up in an abusive household. I don't think any of my friends, not even my husband, really understand how it feels and how destructive having had an abusive childhood can do...
    downwardsunflower downwardsunflower 22-25 2 Responses Jun 25

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    It is now 3.15am here ... my day started out well, I woke up happy, having moved back home lat weekend. Ate breakfast, did the washing, cleaned up the garden and generally...
    LifeofaGoon LifeofaGoon 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    I have always felt, that no matter what I do, what I achieve, it is never good enough. I'm paranoid that others see my innate flaws. I unload my emotional baggage on my friends...
    TechObsessed TechObsessed 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    because of shyness, even though I really am interested in people and have a desire to socialize. This is the sole reason I joined this site. Bit of a novel, I'm sorry. I've come...
    yyz1 yyz1 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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    Lately I feel like no one cares honestly.. I have hung out with friends on months almost a year.. They either say they are too busy or they don't feel like it or some even say they...
    TrentonKemp TrentonKemp 16-17, M 5 Responses Jun 29

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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...
    annadee annadee 41-45, F Jul 3

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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...
    annadee annadee 41-45, F Jul 3

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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...
    annadee annadee 41-45, F Jul 3

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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...
    annadee annadee 41-45, F Jul 3

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    It’s as if I came to live with a friend 18 months ago and I have long since worn out my welcome; now everyone is wondering when I’ll finally find my own place and leave them to...
    annadee annadee 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I know I'm still at a young age and will probably find someone again blah blah, but it hurts to have heart broken by someone you thought loved you. My first relationship was awful...
    anyoneoutthere1 anyoneoutthere1 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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