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I Have Come a Long Way

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    From a shy little kid with braces and acne to the woman who has it going on today.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    In For Life

    How many sentences are you serving? One, two, three life sentences? Or have you lost count?  Are we any different then those who spend their day behind bars, “just” putting in their time and counting down the days till they are released?  Do our...
    WifeTellsAll WifeTellsAll 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2010

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    Ohhh Yeah!

    And I have yet a long path to follow. I can only hope that my journey is less traveled with frowns than smiles!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 4, 2011

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    Looking Back.

    Sometime after your thirties, it just snicks upon you that you have came a long ways. For me it started in my forties, The kids would soon be gone from home and have lives of their own and there was more time to think about pass events. I had came from a very poor family that had...
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M May 11, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Each day is a new opportunity to be better and do better. A chance to gain knowledge and understanding; to create connections and share experiences. Each day is brighter than the...
    HopefullRomantic HopefullRomantic 22-25, F Sep 30

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    Well, once when I was about 9 there was this guy (im bens sister) I had a silly little kid crush. We would race, play tag, and play basketball. He was in my class and everyone...
    epicolizard epicolizard 13-15 Sep 26

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    Happiness is a luxury many cannot afford. Very few people can be happy. If I were to wish for something in life one of them would definitely be happiness. People maybe rich but...
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    If You Don't Believe Me, Ask My Friends.... I believe I have changed a lot, since Joining Ep, I have changed into a totally different person, and I have grown up a lot, and if you...
    SouthernBella89 SouthernBella89 22-25, F a week ago

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    The first I was aware of how close I came to dying I was 13. I had gone backpacking in New Hampshire with my parents and their hiking club. When we got to the top of the mountian...
    ubermaus ubermaus 41-45, M a week ago

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    That all seems perfect the first time. They're so nice and pleasant. Come across as warm and loving beings. They make you feel like a queen and hold you up on a pedestal. They sing...
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I live in africa but constantly travel to the uk,it's sad that as much as I try I don't really get attracted to black guys,it's bad hard enough to find a white guy who like a black...
    Swirler Swirler 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    Life is better when you have someone to share it with, someone to back you up when you have problems or are feeling bad, someone to have fun with, someone you can always count on...
    StraightShemale StraightShemale 18-21, T 5 days ago

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    I have been in a few and have enjoyed each of them. Some I have in time met. I am open to one with the possibility of meeting and it becoming a real life thing sometime, or keeping...
    Jayded111 Jayded111 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    By doing simple acts of kindness for others, we can't help but lift ourselves up, too. - Anonymous
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    You'd be amazed at what a cup of tea and a ten minute chat can do to lift somebody's spirits!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    I really don't................
    BeauteFloue BeauteFloue 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    Now this story is really quite funny to recall. Well. It's sad of course I went through this. But it's still kind of funny. I was so fed up of high school. I felt so much like a...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F a week ago

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    I would like to give some positive advice with the ones dealing with Herpes! YOUR life is not over! This is not the end! This is actually the beginning! The beginning of a new...
    iCas92 iCas92 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Even though my husband does not support me very much, is unhappy with my decision, I have come to the realization...He no longer has CONTROL OF ME. I decided to just do what...
    AbnormalNormal AbnormalNormal 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    Snatches of Conversation As I walk the streets of my city, I keep my writer’s ear open for snatches of conversation, heard in passing, and speculate on their context and their...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    Lol ok so in 10th grade i got tired of hearing the buzz about it and not having ever tried it for myself. My close friend who is kinda a major druggy scored .5g of dank for 15...
    SOSinBelAir SOSinBelAir 18-21, M Oct 2

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    This is somewhat of a rant, and I'm not sure if there's a proper group for this post, but anyways... This takes place at work (fast food), and normally the way I carry myself...
    listlesslovely listlesslovely 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    A while ago I posted "Good friend are hard to come long"Months down the line, it seems that in time "good freinds will come around".  I have met some amazing people online...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    This is my first time to write a blog about my situation. I am Razel 23 y/o from philippines. I have a Long Distance Relationship now which i have met her in a chatting application...
    razel009 razel009 22-25, F Oct 11

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    Because TCN was Launched in 1990, We have now benchmarked a lot more than two hundred corporate citizenship applications and have the ability to move in other spots that our...
    Anthony825d5cr0 Anthony825d5cr0 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    Most people gradually transition from sleeping to being awake. They become more aware of their surroundings, gain more presence of mind, and become more able to move around and do...
    happycouple318 happycouple318 31-35 Sep 28

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    Thanks greatly on your comments. We have been grateful to your evaluation on our providers & facilities and it feels good to know that our effort in offering you unparalleled...
    Wendolynce106 Wendolynce106 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    it is funny when i look back on what i would consider my happiest time in life and all i can see is my childhood, i struggled to find that happiness that had a a kid and i have...
    detniat detniat 26-30 1 Response Oct 1

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    One time I was in junior high and we were in the locker room. I was changing out of my gym clothes, when a bunch of guys grabbed me took my underwear off and threw me into the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 23

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    One time I was in junior high and we were in the locker room. I was changing out of my gym clothes, when a bunch of guys grabbed me took my underwear off and threw me into the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 23

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    The first was when I was working in a small Hospital. I had got to know one of the patients well and we always had a little chat about the book she was reading because she was...
    chrissie58 chrissie58 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 26

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    Hey guys I just thought I'd tell my story in the hope that I can inspire other people to get out of abusive relationships. It all started about 16 years ago when in school I met a...
    Demo90 Demo90 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    I just may explode if anymore financial nonsense comes my way. I got into a car accident last weekend and now I'm paying out the *** because of another girls mistake. I want to...
    xwewereinfinite xwewereinfinite 18-21, F Oct 10

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    Sia - I'm in here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Owr4U55WpDs&sns=em There was a dark time in my life where I could so relate to this. It just reminds me how far I have come. I...
    Pharmalady Pharmalady 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I know there are a lot of women here who get bombarded by request from idiot guys who want your photos. to cam, Skype or whatever. It is certainly not behavior you would receive...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    My boyfriends been in prison for 7 months now, we've a long way to go yet.... It's hard to talk to your friends sometimes because you feel they don't understand you. Somedays it...
    rubyflower4 rubyflower4 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    My father's side of grandparents are... quite a character. They are farmers, but far from 'nice country folks'. They can be really greedy and ignorant, and I was shunned when I was...
    Eugene214 Eugene214 26-30, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    The words that are spoken with such ease, yet have such heart felt intent. The giggles that surface when certain things are said. The wit and humor that flows with such depth...
    ThoughtFulMoments ThoughtFulMoments 36-40, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    At one point of time YOU did have some faith in God, because you wouldn't had said you "lost" faith in Him. Whatever your going through, don't let it cloud or darken your love and...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I'm so excited! Another date is on the books- less than three weeks! I offered to drive over halfway this time, to make it easier for him. And since I have Monday off, it will be...
    NCheartinNY NCheartinNY 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 5

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    This experience sums up how I feel lately. How charming. I have come down with a stupid fading, reappearing cold. My immune system keep trying to fight off whatever this is. Which...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    Here goes my (probably) the third last post. And don't bother commenting if you are hatin' on me just because I have the courage to say or try it. When I am a male, moms and...
    TheOneYouAvoided TheOneYouAvoided 16-17 5 Responses Oct 8

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    I would really like to have an experience with a woman sexually. And then have my long term boyfriend join, once I am comfortable. I'm not sure how to find the right woman though...
    Doeeyedgirl Doeeyedgirl 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Just recently cut my hair short. I used to have a long hair but it drove me crazy to always do my hair early in the morning. Most guys saying that I look better now but idk whether...
    candy8ar candy8ar 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    as "a child", I'd get Excruciatingly PAINFUL headaches.... From the presence of Nicotine. I wasn't "as knowledgeable" Then about Second Hand Smoke as I am NOW.... so I'd 'Wonder...
    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 1 Response Oct 2

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    He makes feel wanted and makes me feel special despite the fact that we have a long distance relationship. I ******* love you baby ( Bradley😘)You’re the kind of guy every girl...
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F Oct 10

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    I feel like i will never have a long relationship Im just a nomad going from one girl to the next
    CuddlesNSnuggles CuddlesNSnuggles 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 12

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