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I Have A Mind That Keeps Me Awake At Night

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    So, I'm nearing 30. How is this possible?

    I remember being 17 like it was ******* yesterday. I still remember the **** I wore to school. I still miss the people I experienced it with. But I'm almost 30, and I'm married and we have a child and I own a home and we have dogs and I stay here while he works. I cook and clean...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 4

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    Don't you hate it when you're lying in bed,

    wrapped up comfortably, waiting for the sweet blissful wave of sleep to pull you in... And suddenly you're like, "****, I could really do with some waffles."
    Endstar Endstar 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 16, 2014

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    The feeling when you finally feel ready to go

    to sleep, but the alarmclock rings....
    lindamerja lindamerja 26-30, F May 7

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    To tired to do anything

    but can't get to sleep!
    jessl95 jessl95 18-21, F 3 Responses May 11

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    My first time at sex a long long time before,

    i was just 10 when my uncle introduced me to the wonderful world of sex, now i just can not get enough. I am at it morning, afternoon,evening and again at night. The more the m├ętier and i like fat men who have rolls of fat that i can jiggle and rub .
    kiity953 kiity953 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    I'm tired but I can't sleep

    and the things on my mind aren't what I wish they could be.
    Itsnotareligion Itsnotareligion 22-25, F Jun 19

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    My Lord do I!!! It sometimes goes to dark places

    where it shouldn't be and won't shut the **** up!
    ajb234 ajb234 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Raise your hand if it's time to sleep

    but your brain is like... nah girl. Let's review every tiny failure in your life, but then remember good things, and then get an annoying song in our head. ****!
    TheMeanReds28 TheMeanReds28 26-30, F 2 Responses May 24

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    Siempre pienso que no puedo estar en este mundo

    y como casi todo lo que veo o que pienso me pasa a mi el dia siguente.
    panda5876 panda5876 13-15, M May 30

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    I have a tendency to stay up late at night

    wondering about the future. Im curious about what my life will be like in the next few years. Where will I be? What will I be doing? These questions are the ones I ask myself constantly.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Right now. I can not sleep

    because I'm thinking about working out and giving my soccer career a second shot.. And now all I can do is think about it. For those who don't know, I did 4yrs of soccer then 2yrs of football then had an injury and haven't played any sports In about 3 years.. I'm now 17
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 17

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    Argh all the time my mind keeps me awake we

    so many thoughts ideas possibilities of everything imaginable it drives me crazy anyone else get this ?
    damnitsover damnitsover 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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    I believe i have a submissive nature i realized

    i have never been able to look a man in the eye i always cast my eyes down i always catch myself saying yes sir or no sir in my soft voice i always feel i need to please him.......
    Eroticwriter34 Eroticwriter34 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 29

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    I can't sleep a lot. I think about everything.

    About the past. All my memories haunt me, even the good ones because I know things will never feel the same way twice. I can't make moments last forever but I know there's something beautiful in having something amazing and losing it. I also think a lot about how much pain amd...
    beastylox beastylox 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    I have way too much energy.

    If I go out with my friends. They are usually asleep in the car on the way home.... And I'm singing and dancing as I'm driving home. Wondering where our next stop will be. I usually will exhaust my kids as well! I have a hard time sitting still during a movie (I'm better in a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Feb 7, 2014

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    And yeah here we are again,

    thinking in things that I shouldn't anymore.... :(
    viperguy96 viperguy96 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 26

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    Mostly it's stress. I don't like what I'm like.

    Neither does my mind. We're like enemies. We're always competing for the thought I'll be thinking. Rarely, I win. But mostly, I sleep when my mind allows it...which never happens...
    GreenManley GreenManley 18-21, M 1 Response May 8, 2014

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    I'm so sick of over thinking at night & being

    kept awake by it. It's 6:05 AM. I should be asleep by now. I shouldn't be awake just because of these stupid thoughts & flashbacks :(
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    ever have that feeling

    that you are so tired you could fall asleep any second but then you lay down and your brain's like "LOL Jk"
    xmonsterx xmonsterx 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 9, 2014

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    Every night she lies awake Blaming insomnia.

    But it's her troubled thoughts That keep her restless. Wondering if she will ever Find piece with her mind.
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    And in the morning it wakes me.

    Violent ideation. Regret. Letting jerks live. Why. Freedom. The free prison. Not the controlled one.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 26

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    Argh especially tonight,

    I'm here trying to sleep but my brain is literally remembering all my regrets, my plans for the future everything ... -.- I wish it would stfu do I could sleep xD where's an off switch when you need one.
    damnitsover damnitsover 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    Why am I never enough.

    ..how can someone say the things you want and need to hear but you find things out..how is someone that manipulative? what are they gaining..don't they know you would have done anything for them..they could have been the one..
    ULUW ULUW 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I keep thinking and worrying all day

    and all night. My family needs me and I am afraid I won't be able to step up and handle that responsibility. They cry and they hurt and I'm who they call to help them and make them feel better. I wonder if they would love me if I didn't have money. I hurt for them so bad I just...
    ColdDayMemory ColdDayMemory 22-25, F Apr 22, 2014

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    ThereIsNoName3 ThereIsNoName3 31-35, F May 3

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    Take me back, Take me back dear Lord to the

    place where I first recieved you . My night was spent tossing and turning with this song playing over and over in my head. - I tried to search my brain for that moment when the activation occurred. Alter calls were a custom the third to last thing of the sermon. A loving and...
    complex7 complex7 31-35, F Jun 5

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    When I go to sleep, I end up thinking about

    everything, my past and all the mistakes I have all the people meaning ex's I wish I never met anyone else do this??
    charbarx charbarx 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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    My mind is always going at a million miles an

    hour analysing everything and over thinking and keeping me up at night. Even when I have everything figured out, something always comes along for me to over analyse.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 9

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    Every single night I stay up at night

    and all I can think of is how screwed up I am and how I've changed. And question what I even remember before this started happening.
    Aoiberry Aoiberry 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    Its 8 am here and i been tryin to sleep

    since 12 and i cant manage to
    1phoenix1 1phoenix1 22-25, M May 10

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    I get so wound up at night thinking about the

    past I end up crying. I always get so lonely.
    wiccanscorpio wiccanscorpio 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 15, 2014

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    MrAti MrAti 18-21, M Feb 23, 2014

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    Trapped

    I have lots of thoughts that keep me awake. Often they stop me from sleeping so a couple of nights ago I decided to whip out my ipod and type in what I was thinking...There's a piece of elastic tugging me back, wrapped around my body, tying me to this life.I strain against it...
    FallenAngelWOOT FallenAngelWOOT 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    My thoughts never stop.

    From the mundane to the moody.
    forgedindarkness forgedindarkness 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    i have a friend who slept wit three times .

    ..and got lots of feelings ...but he dont bck ..wat do i do???
    flj3 flj3 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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    It's really annoying

    if you ask me. I think of anything and everything ranging from what I'm going to wear tomorow to what time I'm gonna actually end up sleeping that night to how puffy my eyes will be the next day to what my life goals are to my body image to my defaults to my love life (non...
    hibs186 hibs186 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2014

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    I will never know in my life (like I have

    always known) what it's like to be enough for someone. that I will never be enough for anyone. to be someone's one and only. time for me to face realty and facts for once
    ULUW ULUW 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    the feeling you get when you're tired all day

    long and when you lay down to go to bed you're wide awake :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    Ive been there man, I know how it is.

    I'm straight and handsome and smart, I have money and an awesome job. I talk to girls all the time and we have fun. I've been in fifty Herero relationships and one gay relationship a long time ago. I've travelled the world and done everything from farming to acting to marketing...
    SammyJD11 SammyJD11 31-35, M Jan 25, 2014

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    Arggg for the last few nights,

    my mind just won't stop over thinking. Girls are such a mystery, I really would pay anything for an off switch to my brain at night.
    damnitsover damnitsover 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I may not sleep tonight.

    I am disappointed about it already. Smh.
    mindincaos mindincaos 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I can't sleep tonight.

    It's worse than normal. My head is too busy. Whirling. Annoyingly I know it's nothing important. Just silly little things that won't be quiet going round and round. Things I could've done better. Things I could've done. Things I shouldn't have said. Things I need to do. The t...
    TrixieBeeBelle TrixieBeeBelle 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's 2:15 a.m. ....I feel

    so tired and that usual headache.I really need to get some rest but I'm still wide awake and listening to this irritating sound,tik tok tik tok....It's my weakness, I can't stop thinking cause my life is being a mess...I'm trying to make some changes and I hope it works. Anyways...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 23

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    I sometimes wish there was an off button.

    Sometimes I'm awake all night just thinking about everything that I'm going through and it just makes me insane. It's like insomnia but 20 times worse. I just wish everything in my life would just stop being as crazy as it is. I just need some time to relax I guess some time for...
    lovedownunder lovedownunder 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2014

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    It's like a party in my head!

    No matter how much I toss an turn my mind if blazing with thoughts. It's never ending: How can I make things better? It's not my fault that happened. I think I might Love him. How did I end up here? is it illegal to have a sugar daddy? if not where do I get one? Ugh it's closing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 23

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