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I Feel Like My Life Is On Hold

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    Waiting.

    Looking back on it, I feel like I have been waiting for something most of my life. I am not really sure what this is, or what it might be. I do feel that it is bound up with my habit of starting out on a path but never taking more than a few halting steps. Instead, I find...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 10, 2007

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    What Now? Is This It?

    I worked hard my whole life, doing jobs that taxed my body like roofing and road construction. When my grandfather was on his death bed he told me to use my head not my body because our family has a history of bad backs. at the age of 20 I broke my hand in a work site accident...
    tantalus45 tantalus45 26-30 Oct 16, 2012

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    I have a good wife, 2 kids

    and a decent job and should be happy but i am not.
    Fallen1966 Fallen1966 46-50, M Feb 20, 2014

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    Literally On Hold

    My ex and I separated emotionally the beginning of april.. I still have not moved out.  The apt will be ready July 7th..  this time SUCKS Big Time..  Tension mounting, but mostly civil.. It could be a lot worse..  i'm in the birth canal to a brand new...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 12 Responses Jun 21, 2008

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    Maybe I should not complain?

    But I do feel like my life is on hold and I'm frustrated. My job is good and I have a good educational background; I'm thinking to get another master degree but I don't want to quit; in order to get enrolled online to a famous uni I need to take a tricky test which is time...
    viicky77 viicky77 26-30, F Apr 18, 2014

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    Going No-where

    All my life I've been encouraged to put others first. I used to have a hobby which I loved but which took up alot of time and money and confidence which I didn't have, so ended up putting it on hold until things got better. Well now I'm older, more comfortable with who I am...
    alfieandrosie alfieandrosie 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 4, 2009

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    Waiting...

    I met my boyfriend through work-related training.  This was almost 2 years ago.  We spent 7 weeks together, and then had to return to our jobs in seperate states.  I live in Georgia and he lives in Florida.  Both of us are in federal government internships...
    OliviaHart OliviaHart 26-30 Mar 12, 2010

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    Happiness On Hold

    I was happy and I will be again - soon - I hope, but for now happiness is on hold. I was arrested and charged and released on the condition I don't see or talk to my girlfriend. We were very happy. The bail condition forced her away from me and me from her. We should be...
    BittenDog BittenDog 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2010

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    I Don't Want My Life To Be On Hold, But Yet I Keep It That Way...

    I don't have a job, I don't go to school, I don't do anything all day, I live with my parents. I'm not trying very hard to find a job, I wont be going to school until next fall, and I just don't have anything to do. I want to be moving on with my life, I want to have a job, and...
    justsumguy justsumguy 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2010

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    I Am Living My Life On Hold

    Perhaps it hasnt always been that way, but in recent years I have felt that my life is on hold. I do have plans, and hopes and dreams but somehow they quite not materialize. I feel like my life is an eternal dress rehearsal and that I will never get to go to the Dance .
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 14, 2008

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    My Life Is On Hold Because I Can't Drive

    My life is on hold because I don't own a car nor can drive one. I am not asking for a brand new car, I want a used cargo van; which will also be my house. My life is on hold because I am still with parents; a ***** mom, and an ******* dad. I feel like my life is also being...
    debitservus debitservus 18-21 Apr 12, 2013

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    My Life Is On Hold

    I think the only thing that I have accomplished in my life was getting married. Is there life after marriage, because I have had no life after I got maarried. Although I did have a job for a brief time that didn't work out. My husband and I have moved around so many times that is...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response May 1, 2012

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    Has Been

    My life on hold,Has been,Now,I'm movin' on,Out the tunnel,'Twas so dark,Could hardly see,The future now,So bright ahead,No longer,Life on hold.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 14, 2012

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    My Life Is On Hold

    I think the only thing that I have accomplished in my life was getting married. Is there life after marriage, because I have had no life after I got married. Although I did have a job for a brief time that didn't work out. My husband and I have moved around so many times that is...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F May 1, 2012

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    On Hold And A Downward Spiral.

    not really sure why im writing this, but i need to write it somewhere haha. anyway, my life has been pretty weird since i left school to be fair, but the older im getting the more i cant manage things. well, after school i went to newton rigg to do a btec level 3 horse management...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 31, 2011

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    Life On Hold

    Life on hold,Has been,Since the quake,That pushed me out,It's only now,I'm nearering the end,Long dark tunnel,It's starting to move,Once more for Me.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 1, 2011

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    Being In The Military

    I am a United States Sailor. I love serving my country but it takes up all of my life I can't commit to anything I want to because I have to put country first. I am stationed in SD and there is so much I want to do and see but I can't because of my schedule and hours we work. I...
    truevisionary truevisionary 22-25, M Aug 18, 2013

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    My Live Have Been Placed On Hold

    My live have been placed on hold, due to my wives accident, never thought that it would take so long to resolve the problem. Bad Accident At Costco's http://www.youtube.com/user/colinberry1?feature=mhee Trying to get help from our MP. http://www.enfieldpeople.co.uk/discussions...
    colinberry1 colinberry1 61-65, M Dec 29, 2012

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    Time Is Ticking And I'm Not Further Forward

    I'm 37 and for the past 3 years, my life has been on hold. I know that I'm not alone as many people are in the same boat. The recession has meant I was made redundant from a good job I was earning good money and I could see a future with security. Now I'm working for a lot less...
    noodle74 noodle74 36-40 1 Response Apr 29, 2012

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    I don't feel alive or real unless I'm doing something dangerous or stupid and then I just feel worse after the experience. I do suffer from dissociation but I think it goes deeper...
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    Life is indeed real, at times I wish It was just like heaven instead.
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    Oh well life sux and who knows maybe death is much better :/ Take care all
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    Physics may well show that what we perceive as reality is nothing more than a hologram. That is we could all be living in a giant hologram. This sounds crazy but the more I learn...
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    "How can mirrors be real if our eyes aren't real?"- Jaden Smith I can't even.
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    You could be in a coma right now And the whispers you hear are your family trying to wake you up And when you die in this coma dream you die in the real world You may never wake...
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    What if we're just 1. Crazy and we thought we were interacting with people and being normal but the truth is that we're already insane and talking to air 2. Dreaming and in a coma...
    DeuxExMachina DeuxExMachina 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Even things that are quite normal. So I try to be very very correct and right, normal, extraordinarily ideal and normal.. And then, i believe many around me may start to feel...
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    AwesomePossum117 AwesomePossum117 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    CaptainShiromaru CaptainShiromaru 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 13

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    Do you ever feel like breaking down? Do you ever feel out of place, Like somehow you just don't belong And no one understands you? Do you ever wanna run away? Do you lock yourself...
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    Sometimes I feel like I was born to pick people up, to make them happy, and show them how to appreciate life. To only be ****** over in the end when they don't need me and honestly...
    xSweetnessx xSweetnessx 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    I feel like I'm being bullied by everyone. My neighbors stayed up late and I knocked on the wall for them to be quiet. The women called me crazy and they sounded like they were...
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