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I Lived My Life On My Own Terms

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    My Life In a Big Nutshell - my parents both did drugs like cocaine and crack i was in my mothers womb when she was abusing crack cocaine which leads to incompetent verbal and...
    J3didiah J3didiah 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 27, 2007

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    I Am What I Am and That's All That I Am - I live life on my own terms and make no apologies for who I am--well, very few apologies, anyway.   It seems that I have a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 23, 2008

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    My Life In a Big Nutshell - my parents both did drugs like cocaine and crack i was in my mothers womb when she was abusing crack cocaine which leads to incompetent verbal and...
    J3didiah J3didiah 22-25, M Aug 27, 2007

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    My Motto For Living My Life On My Own Terms Is: - Be who you are and say what you feel, Because those who mind don't matter, And those who matter don't mind.
    PrettyPixie PrettyPixie 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 24, 2008

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    I Have Since Age 17 - I always lived my own life on my own terms since I lived on my own at age 17. I had allot of struggles, barely anyone was willing to help me but I manage to...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Aug 25, 2013

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    so after all of the horrible things that I have gone through in my life dating wise.... Rape, cheating, abuse,lies.... I have had an issue with putting up walls to keep people from...
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    It finally sinks in why I've been in so much pain for so long. Living with a husband who showed many traits of a narcissist, and sharing my childhood with a narcissistic sister...
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    I was told one day by my mother that crying is bad and my father hates crying so I should never do it. I never shed a year in front of her. I was never a good chid in my mothers...
    Bluebren98 Bluebren98 13-15 1 Response Mar 23

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    I had it rough growing up. The first 5 years of my life were very traumatic. Born prematurely and at 24 weeks. Spent the next 6 months of my life in an incubator being fed...
    Findingteesh Findingteesh 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    All my life I have lived with limits on my life. I have let the words and the mistakes of my love ones stop me from living my dream. I never wanted to be a biology major or a...
    odis22 odis22 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    When I was a kid, I moved every few years because of my dad's job. I was always the new kid at school. I made friends, but when I left, of course they never kept in touch. We were...
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    I am watching Grease on TV Such a classic Made more special by us having done the musical at school Given my current mood though it makes me wonder and a little incredulous I had...
    cailinAlainn cailinAlainn 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    As many of you already know, I have lost both my mother and my best friend to cancer. The thing about cancer, specially in the final stages, is that you know the end is coming, and...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 20 Responses Mar 28

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    (Didn't know where else to post it) 😜 Lately I've been thinking with all my issues - (Anxiety, Depression, Emotion Scars, De-Sensitization, PTSD) that I have been through a...
    Mcgregor117 Mcgregor117 18-21, M Apr 6

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    Every day I have been thinking about moving to Florida with part of my family because i have been asked to. I am skeptical because I haven't lived on my own before. I have a job...
    kissthedeadly kissthedeadly 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    God I just got lectured today, for the millionth time. By my mom. At age 21. For the obvious. For how lazy, unmotivated, pretentious and disappointing I am to life. I am a parasite...
    Miamortis Miamortis 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My wife and I swing...etc. we are both bi and madly in love..since coming to terms with who we are..life has improved 10 fold...just looking to find similar stories.....
    bmfa13 bmfa13 36-40, M Mar 17

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    Life in general Over the last 40 or so years, I've learned so much about life. This includes the people who live in the world. I've only been to, maybe 8 countries in total. I...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 28

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    I am no the person to give advice on anyone who can't decide what to do with their lives, I can only tell you the mistakes I made so that you can avoid making them and throwing...
    AGothicOdyssey AGothicOdyssey 46-50, M Mar 20

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    I am a 15 year old Jewish, Orthodox girl. I was born 3 months early in Manchester, England. From the time i was a baby i have had a very hard life. I lived in fear every day of my...
    phobia1998 phobia1998 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    WHAT IS LIFE? Each and every one of us is different, all of our lives are different… no comparison! We all have numerous endless list of questions about the mystery of life and...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F Apr 8

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    I came to a recent understanding about my time. I am not to live by my own free will. My natural instinct directs me in a way that made me come to realize its not my own feelings I...
    WarzJack WarzJack 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I want a life uninhibited. I want a life full of love and laughter. I want to live as free as the 21 year old butterfly that I should be. Ever since I was in high school I always...
    ColourmeAmb ColourmeAmb 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Since I am not allowed to have guns in base housing, my family have never lived on base. We have purchased a home here in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Yes, we do have weapons here...
    ebonynbill ebonynbill 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Title says it all. All my life, I've done what I thought I was supposed to be doing, what was expected of me, what was normal and customary. And then, I woke up to realize that I'd...
    DavidMetis DavidMetis 36-40, M Mar 27

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    I started a new business in February (2014) it is a network marketing franchise. The company is a household name, there is a great range of products and the prices are really low...
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    I Wonder If Dogs Could Morph To Save Their Owners. Like the last moment your life is at danger by a robber or a group of thugs lets pause: Nap's thought "Even Fictitious stories...
    napninjanx napninjanx 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    God wont give you your life if you're not strong enough to handle it. The things you go through....imagine if somebody else lived through them, how would they take things? would...
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    I am here to tell you about me, my vision and my reality. I'm looking for three women and two men to join me in leaving society. Leaving it all behind and building a community of...
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    I am here to tell you about me, my vision and my reality. I'm looking for three women and two men to join me in leaving society. Leaving it all behind and building a community of...
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    I remember being born in the 14th century. At first I thought it was just an obsession with the medieval period but the more I looked at peasants clothes and the Middle Ages the...
    xxdellaxx xxdellaxx 18-21 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Characters vibrantly dance around in my head to the music of fiction. No one is ridiculed, everyone is accepted. No one is thought less of, everyone is equal. No one has to feel...
    tormi tormi 16-17, F Mar 24

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    I walk my own path, and people don't understand it. At first, I was forced to take this path as my own, but now, despite of all the hardships and pain, I do my best to walk with my...
    ListenerTalker ListenerTalker 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Life is a illusion, it gives you a taste of every possible emotion and feeling that exists. It's an illusion because you may never feel tomorrow what you feel today. It's changing...
    Norajean1109 Norajean1109 18-21, F Apr 3

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    i just quit a job after one day i dont care if i dont like doing something im not gonna do it im sick of doing things that make me unhappy for others i have next to no motivation...
    bv1986 bv1986 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I was at summer camp one week with the other boy scouts. We were doing canoe training, and it was going pretty well. There were two people in each canoe, and all of us had to...
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    What happened to me over the years? I mean a lot of years too. I don’t even know who I am anymore & I don’t like me either. I just woke up today & I was someone else. I...
    blueeyez1950 blueeyez1950 61-65 a week ago

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    Had my own apartment for eight years... it finally got flooded the last two years I was there. Then my mom took me in (I was 32 at the time)... and I let her... Not the best...
    thejurg31 thejurg31 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Family history day As part of a counseling session, I had to make a family tree. Family. What does that even mean anymore. I had scribbled down the three main families and all of...
    thislittlejourney thislittlejourney 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    My sister just graduated from law school and she's now moving out to start her review for bar exams, my other sister has a family of her own and is busy doing their thing, my...
    bhabhablacksheep bhabhablacksheep 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. Walt Disney
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    Life? Where are all the answers, to this jiggle saw puzzle .....I often wonder what hell is it all about? It's almost like we (humans) are just in a rush to no where! Or perhaps we...
    just2lovelee just2lovelee 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    My first experience was when I was five. Not only did I believe, and still do that I was born in Egypt but, I had the most incredible dream one day when put down for a nap. Some...
    Rets54 Rets54 56-60 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Mine sucks. I am in grad school. But I need a solid plan starting sometime before I am finished with grad school. I'm going to start working on it this weekend. It's partially...
    SashaAmazon SashaAmazon 31-35, F Apr 2

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    Imperfect Life I'm not quite sure what I'm going to write though.. >< here goes.. At some point we're all the same; we're humans. We are imperfect. We all have our faults...
    Chirogymnast Chirogymnast 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6