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I Have Had One Helluva Life, So Far

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 17 Responses Jun 22, 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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    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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    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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    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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