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I Keep Calm And Carry On

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    I keep calm and carry on because I have to.  I remember very early in my career there was a man who arrived in the ER who had gotten out of control. He had some serious issues.  Violent, screaming, scratching, biting, spitting. . . not something you would expect from an adult...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 7 Responses Sep 28, 2011

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    couldbeheaven couldbeheaven 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I do admire people who can keep clam in pretty much every situation. I am someone who has a hard time keeping calm, I don't know if it is the anxiety, or the hot-headed-woman in me...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F Apr 7

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    You'll get more out of me if you remain calm. I look up too, and admire people that remain calm in any situation. You'll catch more bees with honey...
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M a week ago

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    I remain calm and detached in most situations. I like it.
    daddyslittlegirl08 daddyslittlegirl08 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    thislittlejourney thislittlejourney 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I promise myself I will be stronger and don't rely on others emotionally.
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    Yay shopping today with bff. My husband likes me in all white... I prefer black. Hahaha Who did he think he was marrying? ;)
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    I've experienced quite a bit that shook me up and pulled me out of my bubble in this short life. People who have been through a lot and experienced a lot, I think, tend to become...
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    I'm actually really glad that I stumbled across this community today because it has uplifted me in a way that I haven't been able to uplift myself. I'm a single mother of two...
    PhoenixEmerged PhoenixEmerged 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I keep things bottled up because people are two faced and don't care or act like they do and laugh about your misfortunes behind your back. Never let them see you sweat is what I...
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    Some say the shield I carry is because I have experienced pain but the pain I have had I have let go...I carry my on cross now. The pain one see in others is the reflection of...
    bellaluce bellaluce 51-55, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Nobody broke my heart as much as my family. My father died when I was twelve. My brother and sister have been jealous of me for years. And to tell the truth, it didn’t matter to...
    CantatriceChauve CantatriceChauve 31-35, F 22 Responses Mar 25

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    I'm here if anyone is afraid of telling someone else their secrets. I'll never tell anyone's secrets, I'll carry them to my grave.
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    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 18-21 a week ago

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    I'm so afraid of Hurting other people...of having anyone worry about me, especially my mom, that I keep everything In. I know she has anxiety and mild OCD tendencies because of the...
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    My girlfriend is always on my mind and sometimes thought of her keeps me up. I love that girl with all my heart and I'd do anything to keep her in my life. She makes me so happy...
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    I keep this account a secret to escape my friends and family from all the bullshit and stress they put me through. I try to keep a mellow life, but when I'm dealing with drama, a...
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    i don't know what makes me keep listening yiruma playlist. it makes me cry everytime i listen to it. it's like i've been put in a box and i couldn't breath. My heart seems been...
    PuremaidenXacs PuremaidenXacs 18-21, F Apr 4

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    If I think about the amount of times I went on about my problems on here and many people leave me within time, I decided it better to keep to myself. I don't need to keep worrying...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I haven't gotten a good night's sleep in a while now. I've just been feeling so restless and tense lately. No matter how tired I am or how late it is, the anxiety in my head just...
    lesliemonster lesliemonster 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I have always struggled with confidence. I do lack confidence, a lot, which is very depressing. To me, I've always been on the outside looking in. I see people who are confident in...
    Meloryne Meloryne 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    RikkuDreamer RikkuDreamer 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Racing, racing, racing.. My mind keeps me up for three days straight sometimes. Most nights I dont sleep but I try to tell myself stories at night. Make up my own imaginary casts...
    DiosesOscuros DiosesOscuros 22-25, M 11 Responses a week ago

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    I'm very good at keeping secrets. I don't really have a lot of people to tell them to. Except my mum, and she's good at keeping secrets too! ;) I usually won't tell her anything...
    AliasTaylor AliasTaylor 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Lately, I've been pretty happy during the day and then when night rolls around, I just crash into a deep sadness that I'm not entirely sure I understand. I wish I was able to...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    Of course I will keep it. Just don't ask me to share mine :D
    Shahinshah Shahinshah 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Anything you choose to tell me ('choose' is the big word here) I will keep absolutely secret. No one else will know anything.
    BorderingInsane BorderingInsane 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Pretend that you're the moon and I am the ocean. Cry unto me and your tear will fall deep down into my heart, for me to keep forever.
    AugustAeonsworth AugustAeonsworth 18-21, M 9 Responses Mar 24

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    Does anybody feel like to talk about their secrets? If so just msg whenever you feel like to bring up the secrets from the closed corner of your..I m very good at keeping secrets...
    openheart92 openheart92 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I am a keeper of many secrets--My own, & other people's. I like being confided in. Feel free to share/get something off your chest 😉
    Vixen2010 Vixen2010 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    No body knows im bi so i keep it a secret
    LaTeAssassin LaTeAssassin 16-17, M 5 Responses Mar 25

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    I find it incredibly difficult to open up to people, especially lately because everyone I've ever been close to has left. Now I just keep the majority of my thoughts and feelings...
    hollylynn91 hollylynn91 22-25, F Mar 26

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    It's better to keep it this way, if ANYONE IRL knew I had this, the whole town'd be on me like white on rice. I'm old fashioned and I can be that way here, I can say what I want...
    louisrcac louisrcac 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    So, I'm a curious person, I like to know secrets and keep them to myself. Tell me yours, I tell mine.
    JulietA93 JulietA93 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 27

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    When I said that,I mean it. Thumbs rule of promising to keep others secret is not to spill the beans of yours own first. Alas, so many has failed it unwittingly.
    andybub andybub 31-35, M Mar 27