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I Lived My Life On My Own Terms

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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 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 totally different take on life than most people.    I always put other's needs ahead of my own.   People tell me that I...
    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 reading abilities as well as stunted mental and physical growth when i was 2 yrs old my mom's ex boyfriend murdered my...
    J3didiah J3didiah 26-30, M Aug 27, 2007

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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 reading abilities as well as stunted mental and physical growth when i was 2 yrs old my mom's ex boyfriend murdered my...
    J3didiah J3didiah 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 27, 2007

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    I have my own little world... It's a lot to tell so Im going to keep it to myself
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    To start this experience off, yes I did take sleeping pills because I hadn’t slept in 3 days straight and I was to the point of exhaustion and my stress levels from my occupation...
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    MYLIFEMYVIEW180 MYLIFEMYVIEW180 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I had better write this down before the thought leaves me. There is something horribly wrong with the way I'm living my life. It's horribly wrong because I never do anything wrong...
    Mirabal19 Mirabal19 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    The more this thought comes into my mind the more I angrily push it away paying no attention. I tell myself this is cruel, how could I have such thoughts? Growing up was very...
    ButterflyTearz ButterflyTearz 70+, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    Of four kids, I'm the only one that rebelled. I smoke cigs and pot, dropped out of school (though I'm a month away from graduating now) and I got pregnant at 18. I moved out and...
    briarbug briarbug 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    In the past, I spent a considerable amount of valuable time ruminating about my frustration with my lack of connection re SM or STBX. I was jealous about what I wished I had. It...
    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    My mom and dad own their own business and basically can work where ever they want. So we live in the US six months of the year and Costa Rica the other six months.
    y2kgirl y2kgirl 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    When I was 16 I wanted to Go to prom, but not how most boys my age wanted to go. I dreamed I could go as a girl! Well beings where I lived I could not do that. However I did...
    wader78 wader78 26-30, T 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The year of my 15th birthday I believe was the start of my journey. Back then I didn?t quite no much about myself Iived in an abusive home with one sibling. My parents divorced and...
    Divinewritermb Divinewritermb 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    Just enought of this! I made a decition today, im gonna take the PSU (a very important test on my country) to study the next year. Im sick of my life so im gonna change it, im...
    Mysorrow Mysorrow 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I was 5 when the school system and my parents decided to put me on Ritalin, antidepressants and through special education from 1-12th grade. I also got stuck in with a program with...
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    holgado holgado 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Football is just behind my children in terms of passion and love :-D
    spiritofthecelts spiritofthecelts 31-35, M a week ago

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    I received a letter from the Calgary City police about 2 days after I returned home from my over night stay at the hospital. They said they were now in possession of all my...
    paganknight72 paganknight72 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    You know what? I don't need to travel the world, to all these fancy places, I don't need to post a bunch of photos to prove how awesome my life is, I don't need to discover secrets...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M Mar 4

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    Chuck Norris plays his own version of Tetris. Instead of blocks coming down however, each piece consists of two fists and two roundhouse kicks.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    xtrishax xtrishax 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    The biggest mistake I've made in my life was doing cocain I thought I was an addict and I just loved it forgot about the real things which was my friends and family but thanks to...
    LuisB3344 LuisB3344 18-21, M 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I really wish to know what happens after we die! I do believe I will possibly life again and I just wanna know once we die what do you see, do we see our lost ones? Who else WHATS...
    Fetish4life Fetish4life 18-21, T 19 mins ago

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    Zzzwriter Zzzwriter 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 5

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    adventurousjames adventurousjames 51-55 1 Response Mar 19

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    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 8

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