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I Have Had One Helluva Life, So Far

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    Sometimes I Feel As If It's Been A Highwire Act

    other times, I feel I was static and uninvolved. Both are true. I wonder why it's been so extreme.Some day I plan to write it down. I have watched a maidservant receiving treatment from a traditional witch doctor. I have witnessed incredible violence I have lived through and...
    penguinswon penguinswon 51-55 1 Response Feb 5, 2012

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    The Cliff Notes!

    It's WAY early in the morning here (a little past 5am), as I am getting ready for a busy Monday. And I woke up this morning, with a whole lot of thoughts... about my life as an whole. Of course, in all of my many stories on EP (close to 2,000 now... whew!), I do have a sum of all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 22, 2009

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    Me Too

    i wish i cud write down my entire life story, im only 17 but ive lived in 3 different countries so far and its been really hard but all the languages ive learned, the friends ive made and all the experience has made it all worth while, and i know ive been really lucky and i wudnt...
    xxxsmurfiiexxx xxxsmurfiiexxx 16-17, F Aug 7, 2009

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    Lets See.

    One day when my kids are older I'll sit them down.  I'll tell them about the fights I've had, the loves I've lost.  I'll tell them about how I got to fly a plane because the pilot was drunk (he wouldn't let me land it though), I'll tell them about my friend that almost drown in...
    Firegod74 Firegod74 31-35, M 6 Responses Aug 13, 2011

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    My Mom

    Of  all  the  people--I love  mother  most  ...Of  all the  wealth together  nothing  can  compare  the  love  of  a  mother which  she  has  for  her  kids .
    shap36 shap36 41-45, M Apr 12, 2012

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    What a Ride

    I sometimes feel so depressed that I didn't make more out of myself till I start to look back as see what I've been doing with my life.  I've traveled throughout the world, I've participated in some crazy sports, I've raised two beautiful girls and working on my third. ...
    Michellewhois Michellewhois 56-60 1 Response Aug 6, 2009

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    First 13 Years I Lived In My Fathers Hell .

    Then I ran away to my own Hell . I've been beat robbed stabbed . More guns pointed at me than I care to think about . I was smokeing 4 packs a day drinking getting High . Been in more then a few bad car wrecks joined an biker gang if it had an motor and gears I rode it or drove...
    RayofSunShine55 RayofSunShine55 56-60, T 1 Response Jul 13, 2009

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    And Still Going

    Yeah thus far I can't say that life has been boring. I buckled this seatbelt long ago and I'm just holding on for dear life. Ups and downs and loopa loopas galore. I'm a hot mess but it's my mess so gonna keep holding.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 29, 2009

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    Still Going Strong

    ive been through so much it should have made me strong, like the saying what doesnt kill you only makes you stronger, but instead sometimes i feel like a single word will shatter me. other times i feel like i can still roll with the punches and keep going to the next hurdle in my...
    asleepordead asleepordead 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2009

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    And One Not So Cool Death

    I overdosed on Methamphetamine and Ephedrine once, I died from it. Some very gifted EMT's brought me back to life. Dying is not cool when you have so much **** to do! *13 yrs. sober*
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 24, 2011

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    Boredom Is Not In My Lexicon

    Plan to keep on adding to my life experiences. It's not who has the most toys that wins, it is who has the most fun and can live to tell some one about it...if you can find some one interested.
    aftermath aftermath 61-65, F 4 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    But Now I'm the Father of a Teenaged Girl !

     My precious little baby girl turned 13 yesterday ! I am not prepared for hormones, hissy fits, dates, tears and more boyssssss ! H E L P 
    balboaguy balboaguy 41-45, M 19 Responses Jun 22, 2009

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    This Has Been A Very Bad Day For Me...

    My son's girlfriend is staying with us this week because we drop her at work. This morning I get woken by him. Her mother called to say her sister (16 years) died in her sleep. They left in my car and had an accident on the way there. No other cars involved in the accident, and...
    Grieta Grieta 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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    Still More To Do & See

    I really have had one helluva life. There are not to many jobs that I haven't had. I've traveled across the US extensively, now I'm doing the same in Europe. I've been married twice, I have 3 kids and I'm still truckin. There's not a lot that I haven't done. I've done...
    bruisedbutnotbroken77 bruisedbutnotbroken77 31-35, F Dec 18, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I am about to turn 18 in a few days which I'm pretty excited about! Anyway, I personally feel like I have experienced many things in my life so far. It makes me angry when people...
    Ra1na Ra1na 18-21, F Feb 8

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    Ardad Demon who leads travelers astray If you have ever taken a vacation and had trouble finding your hotel, car, map, anxiety medication or the rest of your family, you’ve...
    UnknownFiles UnknownFiles 18-21 Feb 9

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    technically, we all get sleep paralysis as aoon as we cycle back to stage 1 sleep (REM sleep). we cycle through all the stages of sleep in no specific order, numerous times...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M Feb 7

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    http://youtu.be/zjbyzO9RK5w guns and roses- ain't it fun. Want to know my life right now. This song says it all.
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M Feb 21

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    Im 24 right now,ive never had a first kiss,never gone out on a date(though ive been asked out once,i declined though because the guy wasn't my type didnt wanna lead him on.) never...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    So, for starters, I'm 20 and I live in NC. I'm an Eagle Scout, a college student, and a christian. My life hasn't been one of perfection or glitz and glamour, but it hasn't that...
    MyLifeInANotebook MyLifeInANotebook 18-21, M Feb 8

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    I really don’t like living, I hate my life and I just don’t feel like if I belong in this world. My family thinks I am dumb and that I will never achieve anything in life. I...
    Miserabelle Miserabelle 16-17, F Feb 13

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    Crush on much older male teacher: So yeah this is the only other teacher I crushed on. Only male teacher, It was stupid and ridiculous and lately I've come to realise it could've...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hello! This is my personal story of living with schizophrenia: I used to tell people "I have a bad brain." I am not going to say I suffer from schizophrenia but rather I endure...
    Amyloukay Amyloukay 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 10

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    Hello All, This is my first time publicly speaking over the internet about my first and only DUI. I am currently 23 years old, I went to fine private liberal arts college...
    Azelesdg Azelesdg 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 13

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    Actually, I rarely suffer from nightmares. My dreams are just random things that don't ever make sense. But if they are nightmares, they're usually about sharks. But yesterday, I...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F Feb 21

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    I just don't know if this makes sense to anyone else. Support appreciated. Thanks. I have an eating disorder. I have had an eating disorder off and on since I was 14 or so, maybe...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I just don't know if this makes sense to anyone else. Support appreciated. Thanks. I have an eating disorder. I have had an eating disorder off and on since I was 14 or so, maybe...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    After he broke up with me by an email ... I finally replied him ... with a broken heart : *** *** I believe every word you said, honey, and I respect any decision you've made. I...
    findemmawoodhouse findemmawoodhouse 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 12

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    What has been the greatest adventure of your life thus far? Skydiving would definitely be mine. In order to go skydiving, you have to sign away your life which was terrifying. The...
    molliee151 molliee151 22-25, F Feb 17

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    I like the truth. I just do. Even if it's going to rip me up. At least with the truth I can have a fair chance at navigating my way through to a path that will emotionally be...
    Nyx613 Nyx613 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 21

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    Although I have not been diagnosed with anything as of yet, I would assume I have this condition after doing literally days of research. Around the age of six, my mind ran off to...
    LewisWilliams LewisWilliams 16-17, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am 22 years old and have had CRIPPLING emetophobia for as long as I can remember. In fact, my fear is so bad that I can't even stand to hear or read the "v" word...so browsing...
    hummingbirdbullets hummingbirdbullets 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I haven't been afraid all of my life, because I can remember some bits of happiness in my childhood, but even as far back as elementary, I was afraid of failing, middle school...
    LoquaciouslyLucid LoquaciouslyLucid 16-17, M Feb 3

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    Never would I have believed, not in a million years, that there was some mental disorder out there that could completely destroy someone, inside and out. Now, it's getting harder...
    joshknows66 joshknows66 13-15, M Feb 9

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    Well, it has been 2 weeks since I got the diagnosis, about 2 1/2 weeks since my outbreak first started. The doctor prescribed me an antiviral pill for a week and around the time I...
    lil0miss0sunshine lil0miss0sunshine 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    I need to leave behind the life I'm living now and start a new one somewhere else. I have to walk away from my lifestyle, the "friends" I have and the people I associate with, and...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I have been married for less than a year now. To be honest, I didn't want to get married at the time, I would have much preferred to wait a couple more years. However, I was...
    languishing languishing 26-30, M 5 Responses Feb 13

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    Yesterday was indeed a roller coaster ride. It all started when I get to have a lot of thoughts in my head in which I am not sure of; whether it is right or wrong. I get doubts...
    smilemelove smilemelove 22-25, F Feb 22

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    ever since middle school I have had more guy friends than chicks as a freshman I had a chick friend who I though was my best friend and one who was a good friend both in the same...
    sk1ttl3s sk1ttl3s 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    For the past year, I have had nothing but disappointment after disappointment. I'm lonely, having no friends to talk to and my family sees me more as a waste of space than anything...
    VictimOfCircumstance14 VictimOfCircumstance14 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    All my life..so far when I was rude my mom cut my hair, since I wanted to grow it out. I cried...I tried to hated her since I wanted long hair likes cousin...it's funny looking...
    chuelove chuelove 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Hey anybody who reads this, The reason I really wanted to post this is because I don't want to feel alone in my fears. I really want to know if anybody else feels this way. I...
    jwackler jwackler 18-21, F 11 Responses a week ago

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    It runs in my family, my aunt is one of the people who have it, who is alive right now. I've so far been diagnosed with depression, ADD. Before i got "investigated" for ADD, my...
    EverythingAndAnything EverythingAndAnything 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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