I Get My Hopes Up Too Much

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    Too often I have been hurt

    because of my own misplaced hope. The human mind can be so cruel.
    SomeGuyNamedBlue SomeGuyNamedBlue
    18-21, M
    Mar 23, 2015

    I Get Too Excited.....

    When things are going really well for me, or something good that was unexpected happens, I tend to get excited. Then I feel like life snaps it's fingers and makes something crappy or devastating happen then looks at me and asks "You excited now b*tch?" I've learned its best not...
    explainit2me explainit2me
    26-30, F
    May 16, 2011

    I Always Get Really Hopeful...

    I always get really hopeful about things. most of the time I'm let down though.
    turtlemusic28 turtlemusic28
    26-30, F
    Apr 21, 2008


    ...you gotta be in it to win it, so for ten or twenty dollars a month I am.
    eleanorssong eleanorssong
    56-60, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2012

    It's gotten to a point

    where I never get my hopes up about anything. I've been let down way too often, no matter how big or how trivial. The word "promise" has lost all meaning for me.
    Lostinfantisies Lostinfantisies
    22-25, F
    Jun 15, 2014

    It Really All Depends On Th...

    It really all depends on the situation really. I mean I just say o well and get over it. It could always get worse. As long as I have my Lord Jesus I will be ok
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy
    22-25, F
    Apr 21, 2008

    I Have Always Been the Big ...

    I have always been the big dreamer in my family while everyone else is locical even my 16 year old sister lives like shes 25 and i dream about all the stuff that could happen in my life and dream that i hope will come true like getting married building my own house in the country...
    LeoLeigh LeoLeigh
    22-25, F
    Apr 21, 2008

    Yeah . . .

    I've learned not to get my hopes up because somehow they're always dampened. So, when people wonder why I'm not excited about something, it's usually because I'm afraid to hope for it. Often, things are just too good to be true. It really hurts when your hopes are crushed, and I...
    Quetzal Quetzal
    18-21, F
    Apr 21, 2008


    I don't know why I get my hopes up and thinking that things will get better. The littlest thing can just set me off. Watching TV or trying to talk to a friend, it doesn’t matter what I do. All I do is have a good day or good moment and then it is gone. I thought I was doing...
    emotionalheart89 emotionalheart89
    22-25, F
    Jan 10, 2012


    So I just hate when you think that something good is going to happen and then what..It doesn't. Just when I think things are going to be getting better what happens things just fall apart again. I just don't know what to do anymore. Like I am doing pretty good with everything...
    emotionalheart89 emotionalheart89
    22-25, F
    Feb 11, 2012

    I Will Admit This

    Even though I know and have planned what is right for me, I always look to the what ifs. I always hold on to what things could be. And I get burned so badly for doing so. I believe, in all of my heart, that there is a way even through the...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2009

    I need to stop going into things with my hopes

    high because in the end I am just left devastated and disappointed.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 11, 2014

    ^ yeah, but I refuse to lower my standards,

    so I guess I deserve that.
    Jaycee04 Jaycee04
    22-25, F
    Sep 29, 2015

    I know she is never gonna text me ever again

    but I still hope she will one day...
    gomega98 gomega98
    18-21, M
    Nov 11, 2014

    Every time time i get excited

    and think somethings going to happen or changer for the better , i am sadly disappointed
    Wickedminx Wickedminx
    18-21, F
    Mar 31, 2014

    Mr Positive

    For someone as unremittingly cynical and pessimistic as me it comes as a surprise to find that I do indeed get my hopes up too much.  Through the grudging forbearance of life all around me I always manage to have some hopeful plan afoot.  It will be better if I can make it so...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    1 Response Dec 17, 2011

    Ive admitted to myself i dont want random

    hookups anymore.. Ive wanted something real once i knew i Was in love with you but i guess karma had its way with me and now you dont care . Ive finally might have something i just hope i dont get my hopes up too much .
    canabina canabina
    18-21, F
    Jun 17, 2015

    They told you they love you,

    and leave right after. Definitely avoiding that from happening ever again.
    startingovertw startingovertw
    18-21, F
    Mar 25, 2015

    1 hour 15 minutes until the 8th August.

    My 16th birthday, and I've started it crying. When I was asked what I wanted, I said 'you know what I want, but he won't be here'. That shut them up .No matter how long i spend hoping, he won't. I've decided I'm going to spend the day taking my 4 year old cousin out. Seeing him...
    ForBetterOrForWorse ForBetterOrForWorse
    18-21, F
    Aug 7, 2014
    Myzery Myzery
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 28, 2015

    Present experience has,

    I am afraid, always found us "absent-minded": we cannot give our hearts to it--not even our ears! Rather, as one divinely preoccupied and immersed in himself into whose ear the bell has just boomed with all its strength the twelve beats of noon suddenly starts up and asks...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter
    Oct 1, 2015

    Happy Birthday to Me

    i always get my hopes up, and am always disapointed. like today. its my birthday, and the friend who said theyd call didnt. no one in my family even said happy birthday, and my sister was being a total ***** to me. i had hope this morning and now im just sitting alone at home...
    canadiangurl17 canadiangurl17
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 24, 2008

    Always, I Always Expect Too...

    Always, I always expect too much, or believe other people are on the same page as me when they aren't.  I know i do it, but I still hope for the best.  Luckily I don't get too disappointed anymore when my hopes are dashed.
    institches1981 institches1981
    26-30, F
    Apr 20, 2008

    I really do, and every single time what I hoped

    for is ripped from beneath me, work, soccer, show choir, theatre, nothing has worked for me this year but everytime I think it will and I get hopeful and I work so hard and then its just gone, like what even matters?
    spazzyc spazzyc
    22-25, F
    Feb 20, 2014

    Contantly, and Have Been So...

    Contantly, and have been so disappointed many times over, so now, I just wait for the bottom to fall out, and most times,, it Does.
    justANNIE justANNIE
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 6, 2009

    Most Definitely. ...

    Most definitely. Well I used to anyway, especially when it comes to relationships. A good example is of when i was meeting up with someone I was really attracted to and I really brought my hopes up of that day, only to be dissapointed the next. I was hoping for hugs and kisses...
    lupin136 lupin136
    18-21, M
    Apr 20, 2008

    I always get my hopes up

    and I usually end up disappointed
    Vswagger Vswagger
    16-17, M
    Jun 18, 2015

    Yes, :/ I do this WAYYYY too oftern.

    It leads to destructive results especially with bipolar and anxiety. I'm getting treatment soon but I do this, get my hopes way up too high.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2015

    Hopes Up and Then Fall Down

    When I like someone, I mean really like someone.......for me and that person have a connection bond that no one can take away is usually to good to be true! High hopes!
    123ct 123ct
    36-40, F
    Apr 20, 2008

    Son Of A...

    So today I went to the movies with you, and nothing happened. I for sure thought you'd at least hold my hand but nope, you didnt. I just fall for the same cycle over and over. Everyone thinks we're together anyways so why are you holding back!
    SimbaAnonymous SimbaAnonymous
    Feb 25, 2011
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