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I Like to Drop Out of Sight Sometimes

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    Sometimes I drop out of sight just to give myself a break from life.  Sometimes I wish I could do it forever.
    Whym Whym 36-40, F 4 Responses May 12, 2010

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    I Have To Hide..isolate Me From My Surroundings.

    Hi in here... I wish it was different..but I cannot live my life as most people do. Socializing, small talking, joining parties with people they know, and people they don´t know. I get stock within the first hour - and find it superficial and fake to small talk, and...
    tweetytw tweetytw 36-40, F May 13, 2010

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    Time Out

    After a flurry of recent rejections I'm revenging myself on the universe by depriving it of me. My awesomeness has been subtracted from the total mass of awe available to keep the cosmos in harmony.  The homeostatic balance tipped slightly towards the mundane as I opted out; a...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Dec 15, 2012

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    Socially Lazy

    I know I'm socially lazy and it's liberating to stay away from everyone else because I don't have to worry. I worry about offending people, looking stupid or frumpy or sad, or just being plain awkward. This habit is hurting more than helping. Sure I like my alone time very much...
    Victrolashortshorts Victrolashortshorts 18-21 1 Response Jan 31, 2012

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    Person Retreat

    I did this resently actually. I had been having some social problems and was really starting to become someone I wasn't. I was constently jelous of my best friend and others. So during a week of school I turned my phone off, stopped logging on facebook, and fasted from food...
    IndependentOne IndependentOne 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 4, 2009

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    I'm Out Of Sight Right Now

    I dropped out of sight of everyone I know about a year ago. I spend my time a lone, reading, writing, cleaning, etc. I don't have friends anymore. It's best that way until I get rid of my demons.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2010

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    I Do This!

    My closest EP friends have noticed this about me.  I go through periods when I am very vocal and playful and may post a gadzillion comments on people's stories.Then there are other times when I am more withdrawn.  It has nothing to do with my friends - it is just a part of my...
    Vignette Vignette 51-55, F 9 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    Today

    I wish I could vanish.  I want to melt into my chair...turn into air and reappear at home, in my bed, covers over my head.  I don't want to move, or breathe, or think.  I don't want anyone to see me today.  Whym is closed for business.  World...please...
    Whym Whym 36-40, F 3 Responses May 17, 2010

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    Who Doesn't?

    I've joined or participated in several social networks, joined groups that grab my attention but every now & then I just drop out of sight(sometimes never to return). I'm sure it will happen on EP! This is because I give so much of my time & attention to them ...
    sifu sifu 41-45 Oct 31, 2009

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    Where to Next?

     Now and again, when things get too much and I need a break, I like to drop out of sight, usually at night. I like to go into the mountains. I have some favorite secret locations I like to stay in. One is a cave. Other times when I need a...
    xiaomei xiaomei 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    I Really Do!

    Just today, once again, I had to hear from a friend that I should remain in touch more. I should stop disappearing all of a sudden. So, I was thinking why do I really like to drop out of sight.I need it, and I guess, once in a while everyone does. The daily college routine wears...
    beyondrepair beyondrepair 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    "But you only have a couple months of school left!" "Dont do this!" "Dont throw away your GPA and all the scholarships!" "You are too smart to do this!" DONT U UNDERSTAND?! I...
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    Biggest mistake I ever made. Looking back at things I would have tried harder. The truth of the matter was I was kicked out of my house when I turned 18 and had no where to go...
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    Like to Watch Cartoons sometimes
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I'm 16, I'm the youngest of three siblings, and I'm the only girl. What is wrong with that? Why do I feel like an outcast in my own family? -_-
    QueenReyna QueenReyna 16-17, F Jul 21

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    So met this nice girl a couple of weeks ago but she has given me some red flags, so I have been trying to ease her out of my life gently, because I kind of got the impression that...
    PrincessTwisted PrincessTwisted 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Being the middle child of three girls feels really competitive. Sometimes I try to seek attention, but usually my parents' attention is limited to my sisters. Like my dad would...
    AprilDoe AprilDoe 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Everybody is so so much closer than me...when my friends and I meet new people they always relate to them better and they always hangout with them, not me. The people who I thought...
    Mikesmithg1 Mikesmithg1 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I just get so irritated at my mom for no reason... Maybe it's because I have a type of ADHD that gets me agitated easier? But I don't know because it isn't always...
    Mechawaffle Mechawaffle 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    I like being alone more than I like being with people. I can reflect on my life and myself. I can think without being interrupted. I'm the best company I can have.
    oaklynK7 oaklynK7 13-15, F Jul 6

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    I don't even know where to start mainly because all my life I've been an outcast. When I was young my real father left me and so my mom worked a lot to keep food on the table and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    My dad's side really. I tried to connect with them since I was 11. I'm never included in anything. Any reunions, hanging out with that side, concerts and even holiday's. Partly...
    meleternal meleternal 26-30, F Jun 30

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    Seems like we lose power a couple times each summer. BUMMER :(
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 9

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    Yesterday we went to a state park and hiked around a waterfall and then swam in the lake. It felt so good to be outside and active!
    JandAlove JandAlove 22-25 Jul 14

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    One summer I remember going to camp and the camp decide to take some kids to go camping on the woods, we hiked a trail for an hour and then set up, went swimming in the freezing...
    LindsayCarrette LindsayCarrette 16-17, F Jul 14

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    I find it pointless and expensive when you just hang out with friends almost all the time for the mere sake of it and not because you want to enjoy a special activity and instant...
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M a week ago

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    I love working out after a long day of work. There is nothing better then going for a long run, playing soccer, or lifting some weights. It helps me relax and focus on what I'm...
    anthonydavid225 anthonydavid225 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    Going out to eat with family at Carrabbas as a Special Birthday Dinner since my birthday was on Wednesday and dad and sister were working so this is going to be a fun night...
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    "Lethal Weapon" Outtakes
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    I've never been to medical school before, but I want to read these stories and get them on my feed. I'm not sure why.
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 Jul 9

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    Everything you paid $50,000 to learn in college is now on the internet for free.
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F a week ago

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    And showering but it feels so relaxing and my body feels alive for some reason
    baconassassin baconassassin 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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    Took a 5 hour energy to get that extra boost, and my god does it make a difference
    guardian96 guardian96 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    Sleeping is one of my favourite things to do! An escape from reality and problems! Helps your mind and body heal!Also when there's a problem or something is bothering me I tend to...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jul 9

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    I'm a bad person. I really am, I'm horrible.
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F a week ago

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    I've done something bad, and now I feel awful, how do I make this guilt go away? how do I make things right?
    beewbs beewbs 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So is it bad that I'm talking to my best friends ex on fb? Probabbly. Behind her back? Even worse. Does that mean I tell her? I don't know.
    GennaCatherine GennaCatherine 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I love it. I do it nearly everyday. I also practice my various martial arts. Bout to start sophmore year. Nearly 16, 5'10 and weigh 120. And yet I'm built, any idea on how to get...
    Troubledfixer Troubledfixer 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 1

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    But my job gets in the way at times smh
    SwimmerGuy22 SwimmerGuy22 18-21, M Jul 8

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    3rd week on this product Im taking. Get rid of toxins in body and eats away at fat and builds muscle. It helped me get back to my 30 inch waist!
    blackout3223 blackout3223 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    Dont feel threatened when other guys chat your girl up.. If you have a good girl on your hands there's really nothing to worry about.
    SupergirlAmbassador SupergirlAmbassador 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Its a daily thing no matter what
    SwimmerGuy22 SwimmerGuy22 18-21, M Jul 16

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    Having sleepovers is awesome. Friends coming over. Eating whatever you want, getting Starbucks, and also sharing secrets! Friends is the one thing that keeps me alive, without...
    kyleholusa kyleholusa 13-15, M Jul 17

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    So Im studying to become a personal trainer. And so many people ask me about many products and if they are safe to use. I had done some research on a fat burner called shred matrix...
    blackout3223 blackout3223 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I do. These days there is such a variety of food available it's wonderful. I don't mind eating alone but it's far more enjoyable if there are others with you.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    Stuck in school feeling sick and tired . Feel Like dropping out and just leave school due to the immense pressure I faced buthave to press on due to social norms. #this is life...
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I just always feel like an outsider like I don't fully belong anywhere...
    rocknangel rocknangel 26-30, F 22 hrs ago