I Live In the Past

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    Stuck In The Past

    I seem to have phases of depression, and it seems I am stuck in the past, rather I should say I create little "time" periods in my head that I try to revisit to experience the happiness I had during that time again. It's a real problem even though it doesn't sound like much. I...
    Dawonka Dawonka
    18-21, M
    Dec 13, 2011

    Not The Past But My Past...

    The rapes, assults, bullying. I live in it...grr...it hurts i want to let it go, to not be a victom i want to be a survivor!
    sweetmusic2011 sweetmusic2011
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 6, 2011

    Hard to Live In the Here and Now

    i think way too much about my past. i never had anything traumatic happen to me, i had a great childhood, but the eighties were the absolute best time of my life. you'd think i could put it away, but there's sooo many memories. there was such a great group of us that hung out...
    prettyinpink prettyinpink
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jul 3, 2007

    I have to be perfectly honest I'm depressed

    individual who will be seeing a therapist next Thursday. I find myself depressed because I'm only ever interested in talking about stuff from the 80s and 90s and I feel completely out of touch with people to the point that 90% of the time I don't know what they are talking about...
    kotulakj2 kotulakj2
    26-30, M
    Mar 22, 2015

    I Cant Let It Go

    Everyday im living in the past ,I just cant seen to get away from it ,its their in my head driving me sane making me not forget . why cant it move on why wont i let it move on, whats wrong with me keeping the past inside my head its all bad things why does it stay why cant it see...
    bubblepops bubblepops
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2010


    I have several flashbacks just about everyday where I am basically thrust back into an awkward position from my past where I either acted like a jackass, or psychopath, or just made an *** out of my self, or maybe made a really bad choice.   I observe the situations...
    splintchesthair splintchesthair
    31-35, M
    Jan 25, 2010

    My Fantasy World

    Years ago, I created my own little fantasy world. It wasn’t a place of endless relaxation and leisure. It was a place where I worked at a fantasy job with my best friends, where we were all young (as we were at age 27), where the times were simpler (1947 – 1956), and where...
    UpNorthBobbo UpNorthBobbo
    61-65, M
    Oct 6, 2011

    I Miss My Childhood.

    Sometimes I think about my childhood which was in the 1970's. I grew up in Wales with my family. My father would come to see me every Saturday as my parents were divorced and he would taake me to the cinema. My Nana was alive as well and I grew up with my mother and my...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 17, 2013

    I talked with someone I worked with several

    years back today. Lots of great memories. It often seems time heals all wounds or at least allows them to slowly heal. We traded stories about those we knew, where life had taken them and last contact. I miss those day, no matter how bad they were. We were alive and lived every...
    somewhere000197 somewhere000197
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 3, 2014

    I Live In The Past

    I live in the past,At times,I do,Things were better then,Happier times,How I wish,Could roll back time.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Feb 28, 2012

    Couldn't find a good experience name: I love Dan

    and Phil the youtubers please say someone else does x
    Danosaurphilion Danosaurphilion
    18-21, F
    Jul 3, 2014

    Times Are a Changin'

    ...Adelaide was once known as the City of Churches! Now they are being redesigned as homes and night clubs! ...Adelaide had a pub on nearly ever corner, now a multi level building is being erected in it's place! ..Adelaide had some beautiful 19th century cottages Now "...
    mzdivine mzdivine
    Feb 20, 2009

    I Keep Thinking I'm Over It....

    My best friend and I. We are both married. In our careers. We met in college and had some wonderful times with our lovely circle of friends. At some point in school, our friendship turned into more than and ended mostly when I met my now husband.  But I have been hanging...
    Transcend Transcend
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 8, 2007


    I live in the past, because my past seems 'perfect'. there's such a contrast between then and now. Not a day goes by when I don't wish to go back in time, to when I was happy and everything was perfect. I want to go home. I want to go back with the people I loved. When I...
    Mediocre Mediocre
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2010

    My Fears.

    I am a young outgoing girl who fell in love with someone who changed my universe. She made me a better me. She pushes me, listens and is my life coach. My problem? Her exes. I don't live in the past of mine. It's hers. I've dealt with these two gals for almost 2 years now. Her...
    CatherineMarie26 CatherineMarie26
    22-25, F
    Sep 3, 2013

    I Can't Stop Reminiscing

    I had the most amazing childhood. My siblings and I were spoiled but not rotten. My parents took us so many places; trips, amusement parks, cruises, etc. We grew up in a beautiful, historic home and had lots of friends. Then I had a fairy tale marriage to my Prince Charming. He...
    greyhoundx2 greyhoundx2
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 4, 2009

    I Try Not To, But It's Hard!

    I just realized this about myself about a year ago, and since then, I've been trying to keep myself in the present as much as I can (or at least in the future).  I think part of the issue is that I have a lot of memories - I'm one of those people that remembers *everything...
    FreyaFire FreyaFire
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2010
    Siouze Siouze
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2015

    sometimes when i wake up i feel like i should

    be waking up on a morning from my childhood. this one morning in particular. i was asleep in the living room. we had white cloth curtains. it was spring. almost summer. i woke up and the curtains were already opened. it was slightly chilly in the house. but not uncomfortable...
    midnightsun147 midnightsun147
    22-25, F
    Jan 10, 2014

    Theres no harm in being grateful

    and appreciating your past. I let the places I've been to get under my skin and I keep them with me. I know I can never return to the places I called home, but I'll never forget them.
    TheLampLighter TheLampLighter
    36-40, M
    Mar 3, 2015

    Isn't it bad enough that the goodbyes are tough,

    that we have to deal with recurring memories too ? It was painful to reach the end of the book and to close it but now there are flashes in my head about how good the pages used to be. The pages are not just text or images I can see.. They comprise of feelings and moments that...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 10, 2015

    Comfort In History

    I live in the world of my memories.  I have recently tried to not let it debilitate my creation of new memories though.  But I think I have sort of figured out why I do it.  I had alot of bad times in my life, some good as well.  I think that since those times...
    Deadweezyl Deadweezyl
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 9, 2008

    I Think Its Because My Needs Were Not Met And I Have A Lot Of Hurt Still

    like sometimes all I want to is run screeming down the road and just say "that man attacked me.... my uncle attacked me" ...rara rara... you knowI just sometimes wish some nice young guy had of treated me right.  I don't understand I still don't understand.but I'm just sick of...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Apr 9, 2012

    I live in the past because im scared of the

    future. I am not sure what will become of me. its funny when I recollect because I remember a lot of pain and confusion. But, those moments where i actually saw the good in this cold world, i think, is the reason im here. Ive known frm a young age how to fake a smile, i...
    Currensy91 Currensy91
    26-30, M
    Feb 15, 2014

    The Now And Then

    I wonder how someone holds on to such hatred for such a long time. It makes me wonder what the results will be if  I finally let it consume me...... Everyone has parents that have screwed them up in some way shape or form. It seems to be the hottest trend in human existance...
    DarknessAscendant DarknessAscendant
    26-30, M
    Nov 9, 2009

    I can't move on. Stuck in the past.

    Why do I get so attached to people and animals? They are gone now!😪 I can't accept. Still mourn them. It's been years now! I need to talk to a girl. Around my age. No guys! I kinda have had enough of them.
    MyaA13 MyaA13
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2014

    Every time i fall asleep naps

    or at night all i see is people from my past ......... All i have left is past even for my future , past is all i have and the present is taken over by past too ...the dreams !!!!
    anasteel2 anasteel2
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2015
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