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I Have Lived On An Island

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    Maui will always be my home, even though I'm now in California. I was there throughout my childhood, and I left at 17, due to the traumatic experience of losing my high school sweetheart in an accident. I just couldn't bare to look at the slopes of Haleakala every day, all day. I...
    silentwriter180 silentwriter180 46-50, F Jun 4, 2012

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    Still Do

    Ireland - It is a little larger than most tropical islands and definitely does not contain the same climate
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 22, 2008

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    Have Lived My Whole Life On An Island

    i live on long island, n was born there, and i havent moved since. wish it was as nice as the pic for this group tho :(
    olemissfan2 olemissfan2 18-21, M 1 Response May 12, 2012

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    Island Adventures

      One day I pulled up stakes, packed my bags, crated my pets and took a jet plane to the Dominican Republic.   Really, there was a plan.  My human friends were supposed to follow me.  I was having an  adventure with my own pirates of the Caribbean...
    aftermath aftermath 61-65, F 3 Responses Jul 18, 2008

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    Have Lived Most Of My Life On An Island

    The largest island in the continental United States...Long Island (Hawai'i is the largest island in the entire United States, but I've never lived there). 
    Dragon56 Dragon56 56-60, M Dec 22, 2009

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    My father and had been close since before I can remember, but he's impatient and moody so when him and my mom split when I was three I lived with my mom and her man whom I barely...
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    I live on an island just off the Gulf Coast, were I inherited my maternal grandfather's house a few years ago and moved out here. Love the small town community feel, and being at a...
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    I just read another's. She says she fears that she is fighting time. There are things to be done so that she has had a life well-lived. I don't see it that way. It isn't the...
    Bfinally Bfinally 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    It's the petit and beau environment of an island that is so appealing. Bird Island in the Seychelles was the most idyllic desert island, Hamilton Island on the Whitsundays was so...
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    Most of my ep "friends" that private message me are very bad people. They hurt my feelings.One of them threatened to kill my boyfriend, who he doesn't even know. Another was a perv...
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was in foster care until I was fifteen, then moved in with a boyfriend of mine in a studio apartment with ten other people, three of which never paid rent, they were homeless...
    JuniperGin JuniperGin 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I've lived a heaven on earth, and I've lived a hell on earth ..but there is no heaven on earth, and there is no hell on earth. There's only the reality I live every day, the...
    MissNexp MissNexp 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I've never been diagnosed with cancer, so from that perspective I cannot relate with many of you. My father died of lung cancer in 2009, and it was devastating for all of us, my...
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    When I was 8 years old I saw my mother wanting to leave. I did not realise at the time why, now after all these years I am curious. Was it an Affair like he said? All I know is...
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    THE WHITE LADY One of the creepiest, and earliest - experiences that I can remember is the ghost of an elderly woman who would visit me at night when I was a little girl. The...
    littlelostfox littlelostfox 18-21, F Jun 26

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    Final episode in history of my inner life. Senior year and hs. Like I mentioned previously, senior year was absolutely chaotic. I had left the house I'd lived in the longest of...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    And then she hit a brick wall. It scared her that her charms weren't appreciated No matter how much she displayed them. Just a lull she thought....or hoped. Her big eyes and jj...
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    Toddstool Toddstool 31-35 1 Response Jun 26

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    I am going to post this as much as I think I should because I believe it must be said. I am "too white" for black people in northern North America, southern North America, Central...
    Ruminateandpursue Ruminateandpursue 16-17, F Jun 25

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    JsGg JsGg 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I have fainted twice in my life. The first time I was about 12. My mom and I were in church (back when we still occasionally went to get the rest of the family off our backs) and I...
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    "Baby I'm a man, maybe I'm a lonely man who's in the middle of something, that he doesn't really understand. Baby, I'm a man. And maybe you're the only woman who could ever help me...
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    I saw on Post Secret that Frank was offering sex Luxury trips to an island below Japan. He has in mind a short TV program for couples who have kept secrets from one another and...
    secretsalle secretsalle 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I love to travel so most of the things on my bucket list are places I want to visit. 1. Ellis Island 2. 9/11 Memorial 3. Alaska 4. Hawaii/Pearl Harbor 5. Australia 6. New...
    Connie85 Connie85 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I just wrote an entire, eloquent missive... Outlining how my bursts of optimism work within my naturally pessimistic state... And then Accidentally pushed the damn Post an...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I had a dream that I will never forget. This may be kind of long, but it is worth the read....and to get the kind of idea of what I was seeing, I think my subconscious based my...
    ThatGirlIsPoison23 ThatGirlIsPoison23 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    Mexico, virgin islands, cuba, aruba, Jamaica, Porta Rico , spain,Palma nova, italy, Sardinia, france,Crete greece, Israel. Ireland,Australia, Canada, iceland,greenland,Lebanon
    jocu123 jocu123 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 18

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    It all started back in the summer or fall of 2007. I was 6 years old at the time being, and I had to move from a trailer park in a large city to a small country town with my father...
    TheGuyWithChocolatePie TheGuyWithChocolatePie 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I came into the world small and silent, blinking in the harsh lights of the hospital. My mother likes to joke that I gave her the least trouble of all her children, having only...
    TheWildling TheWildling 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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    Each weekend is a different island. All are difficult to navigate to. Every stay on the weekend island seems much shorter than other days. The hard voyage to them are always worth...
    kickingDali kickingDali 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    I died and was reincarnated as a penguin. I had a mate and was living on a little island up north. There were a couple other penguins that used to be people as well. I remember...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Jun 16

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    Early last year (January and February) I learned of an event that shocked me to my core. Possibly because I have lived my life mostly believing the best in "most people". You know...
    Alphaman223 Alphaman223 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 14

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    I think that living with mental illness is like experiencing life through more than one set of eyes, like when you are checking and when you aren't. you get more than one vantage...
    JaclynAisling87 JaclynAisling87 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 14

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    because what I had was a girlfriend ??. Touchdown lesbos islands!
    pinkroom0 pinkroom0 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    I had this really weird dream recently. It started at a beach with my best friend and my family. All of a sudden there was a storm and the beach was flooded so of course because I...
    AReadingWriter AReadingWriter 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 14

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    You know all those tragic stories you might hear or read if you look hard enough? The ones this country conceals so well? The stories of the statistical kids. The ones who have...
    lostgirlpalegreyeyes lostgirlpalegreyeyes 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 14

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    There are times I can't stand people. At all. I just wanna go to my private island and cut off contact for awhile. Then I remember some sweet human created M&Ms. For me to enjoy.
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    My earliest memory was when I lived in a haunted house. I was about 4-5 years old. I lived with my dad, mom, sister and aunt. The house was beautiful when I first seen it, it was...
    Jgummy123 Jgummy123 13-15, F Jun 13

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    I I was on a ship that was attacked in 1967 I have lived with this it seems like all my life . I have gotten so I just pack it away and forget as much as I can.
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