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I Have Done the Best I Could With What I've Got

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    I can do better than what I have been, I know this. Time to put all the excuses and tears in my back pocket and do what I do. I am going to rock this life, I just need to go to SoulBay and get a new air guitar, grab my own *** like only I can and rock the life I was gifted the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 21, 2011

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    Totally agree to this. I feel like our experiences in life will make us better people. And hopefully someone will listen to me and take my advice for what I've been through. I'm...
    carebear1019 carebear1019 31-35, F Jun 29

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    I am 22 and although most have been through hell and back.. I have to. Right now I am a single mother of a 3 year old. Her dad chooses not to be involved, his loss not mine. She's...
    Natasha1128 Natasha1128 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I'm not sure if this counts but I see that from what I have been through, it has made me a better person. Basically, since I was 5 years old my parents have been separated. My...
    edenfw edenfw 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    I can count the number of people in my family on two hands. I'm 28. My step(real) father died when I was 13. My biological dad I have only seen once in my life when I was 14, he is...
    determination0106 determination0106 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Johnson... I love to show it off.. Tell me what you think,,
    karnaboy71 karnaboy71 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    "Some people don't know you're limited Because you've made it good with that crutch , you hop good on one leg. So good that other people don't even know that you go home and nurse...
    cbeneath cbeneath 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Am soo hard on myself, that I cant even enjoy a spoon of ice cream without feeling guilty.. Or even sleep well, as i feel am wasting time.. Aaaahhhhhhh!!!
    RabbitPaws RabbitPaws 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    .... Not so sure but I sure hell like to believe so .
    romi777 romi777 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    When I was sixteen (19 years ago), I had a bad car wreck. It was technically my fault. We rear ended a school bus. I was driving like any sixteen year old, checking the mirror...
    truthandbeauty truthandbeauty 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Iv been through so much in my younger days, although I don't wish the misery and pain I felt, on my worst enemy! I am happy I made it out alive! I am happy I can experience every...
    bolahaming bolahaming 18-21, M Jul 16

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    when I was little my parents were very well not good parents I would cry and they would send me away to a hospital pump me full of meds then send me home. when I was 12 I was...
    Yungbug Yungbug 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    Stop going for the crumbs, When the cake is right in front of you
    palmtreespring91 palmtreespring91 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    It might seem like a weird thing for a guy to say but yes, I've 'got booty' as it were. My nickname in high school was literally 'Fat ***' and people would make jokes about the...
    ForeverInDarkness22 ForeverInDarkness22 22-25, M 12 hrs ago

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    I am stronger because of all I've been through... I was 16 when everything happened. It all seemed to snowball honestly. I had been home sick with the flu. I was staying at my...
    Ginnty Ginnty 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    As far back as I remember I always recall wanting to get away from the house as far as I could go. My favorite toy was one that involved transportation. Either a Big Wheel, a...
    Badtimanonymous Badtimanonymous 31-35, M Jul 6

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    Well, I'm not exactly 18 yet, but I will be this coming November. I'm surprised at how little I've actually done with my life so far. It makes me sad to the point where I could...
    Mindnever Mindnever 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    One of my best friends has gone to school with me since third grade. We became friends when my teacher sat us next to each other and I repeatedly stole his glasses case haha. After...
    Kimbahbay Kimbahbay 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    Eddie Money - Two Tickets To Paradise Got a surprise especially for you Something that both of us Have always wanted to do We've waited so long Waited so long We've waited so...
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    Author's note: I'm sorry if all this doesn't make sense. It was written to understand, and I worked through a lot writing it. It feels odd posting it but I haven't posted here in a...
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    I've got 2 girl names an a boys name picked out. Aria Katelyn, Nora Kinsley and Liam Christopher but my boyfriend hates all the names I've come up with for. Boy that go with...
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    In the places which aren't ridden with acne, anyway! People have always said I've got soft skin, I expect it's just genetic or something, but my skin has always been really smooth...
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    I was sexually abused by my stepfather when I was 9 years old. I am now 18 soon to be 19 and I can clearly remember how it all started. I lasted my head on his lap because my head...
    Esperanza95 Esperanza95 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    A Few Actually I occasionally come across songs on YouTube that I end up liking, except when I try to find the lyrics, they don't exist. I only keep finding the song without the...
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    I am strong-I think i am strong because of the kind of pain i feel now whenever someone orders me to do something.I used to feel guilty,that it's all my fault...but now i don't...
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    I've been silent this past week on EP because I experienced a bad car crash. I've been forced to take care of my family. But the car crash did teach me that we are not guaranteed...
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    Most days I love him to pieces, he's incredible and I feel so lucky to be his friend. He makes time for me over his boy friends and other girl friends (all of which fancy him like...
    n4ta1i3 n4ta1i3 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I didn't know what true friendship was until I met my best friend. We met a year ago, when my life was at it's worse. Everyone thought they were no hope for me to change, I got on...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Jul 3

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    My MM has disrespected me one too many times. I have tried to be everything that he wanted but have lost myself. I've lost my spark, my enthusiasm for life and even sometimes my...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 13 hrs ago

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    I don't agree with pharmaceutical drugs either! Pharmaceutical drugs doesn't cure the problem just masked/ hide the pain for a little while which is all well and good but we get...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So I have this guy friend I have been friends with for 4 years, I mean I always thought he was cute and stuff and he thought the same of me but I just never wanted to go further...
    Jic195 Jic195 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Growing up, my parents were abusive alcoholics but I still loved them because in my heart I still had hope that someday they would change and be the people I knew they were capable...
    chadwiak01 chadwiak01 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Growing up i was brought up with so much crap down to alcoholics, violence, abuse both mentally and physically and drugs. Yes i had to grow up fast and had no life nor many friends...
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    My mum was a single teenage mum that had to raise me all on her own so social services were constantly in and out of our lives. I had to call the ambulance a lot for my mum because...
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    I wish I could go back to my school years and give myself a better education. I didn't do as well as the potential I had. I wanted to go to university and become a veterinary nurse...
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    Literally today has sucked. All I've heard from my parents is that I basically haven't done anything right and this is what I should have done. FML I am so done, like literally...
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    Last May I got on Omegle at around 1 am to pass the time so I didn't fall asleep because I had to get up really early and I didn't think I would wake up in the morning if I went to...
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    When I was around 12 years old, I started losing my hair. I had gorgeous locks....long....thick....dirty blonde hair. My mom was beside herself because she was not only worried...
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    We had a big argument over her boyfriend and how he's more important and that friends come and go but he wont blah blah. So we argued and I was like why do I bother then if I'm...
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    Charlie, quite simply put, you're amazing. I love you like I've never loved anyone. Even though we've only been together for 1 1/2 weeks and you're all the way over in Germany, I...
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    I love gaming. I've always found it easier to hang around guys and I had grown up gaming since I was a kid. I made a Steam account a few months ago and I game on it almost everyday...
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    My craziest experience is about the 6th time I smoked DMT. I smoked it alone this time... Which made it extra scary. I took like 5 or 6 huge puffs within the span of about 30 - 40...
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    I had a best friend. We started talkin to two other best friends and became a group of 4. But my best friend started hating one of my other friends and would always leave and get...
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    I just figured out that my crush for over past 5 months is a married man, but from the signals he gave me throughout the past 5 months (i.e. stares at me, stares at my best friend...
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    After posting about my best friend and my ex yesterday, I received a message from my best friend, he came to visit and explained himself to me. I'm really happy that he has...
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