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I Lived My Life On My Own Terms

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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 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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    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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    Imagine if everyone lived life to the fullest... So many people would be happy! But I'm young I love having the opportunity to live and I'm crazy so I climb trees and sh*t CX
    Uhilikepizza Uhilikepizza 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    It truly shows a sign of weakness when you refuse to stick to what you post. If you honestly feel that way, you're entitled to post it. I find it disappointing to see people delete...
    endlesschapters endlesschapters 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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    DREADLOCKS… The history of dread locks goes way back to Samson’s time in the Bible, we read that Samson was strong and very powerful; we also read that his hair was his main...
    kelguy kelguy 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    world is a mirror in which you see your own image, problem with me that I think everyone to be like me,,, open minded,easy going and wholehearted,,,, but I need to understand...
    mdbest4u mdbest4u 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    It would be a start if we could be dressed (or rather undressed) in our own property. But again the mother grundies would have a field day reporting to the Police. It would...
    Brian1953 Brian1953 61-65, M 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I feel like if you have to "put someone in their place" by telling them they'd never make it a day in your shoes, then you are weaker than you think. A truly strong person wants to...
    dreamingoptimist dreamingoptimist 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I guess just my own set of beliefs. I can explain them. My Religious beliefs: (You don't have to agree with any of them. I won't bash you for your religious beliefs as long as...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M Feb 22

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    Five Years and Two Summers In A Forgotten Corner of Southern Europe called FYROM- I was born on a military base near Adana,Turkey to an enlisted American mother and Macedonian...
    Srebro94 Srebro94 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    I remember when I would constantly beat myself up, I would always tell myself I wasn't good enough. Honestly, I didn't like the way I looked and acted. But coming to terms with the...
    metallic28 metallic28 16-17, M Feb 6

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    It's so cliche... but I really don't know what to do with my life. I'm in the first year of law school. I find it interesting but it's too much for me. Ikeep failing in EVERY...
    notcoolmarvin notcoolmarvin 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Do you use terms of endearment for those you love? I do and everybody I love gets a nickname. There is no rhyme or reason how I choose them. They just come to me. For instance...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 20 Responses Feb 15

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    I used to be really friendly and could get along with anyone. And I really mean everyone, from the cool kids to the nerds to the outcasts. Nearly everyone in my batch I could greet...
    RojakBlood RojakBlood 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    But quite frankly I keep coming back to the same place all alone stuck with me, being me and I know with every fibre of my being I am NEVER going to have what I want it doesn't...
    NightGambit NightGambit 31-35, M 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Don’t have a thought attack. This weekend was a true test to apply the principles I have been learning for the past couple of months. I was presented with a very difficult...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 16 Responses Feb 9

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    I don’t know what I am doing with my life anymore. Where to start with what sucks most, I am not sure. Right now I can not pinpoint the root cause of my unhappiness but it seems...
    unknown0605 unknown0605 22-25, F Feb 10

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    What has been the greatest adventure of your life thus far? Skydiving would definitely be mine. In order to go skydiving, you have to sign away your life which was terrifying. The...
    molliee151 molliee151 22-25, F Feb 17

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    I wholeheartedly agree with this statement and have tried my level best to live my life in this manner. And every so often we are dealt harsh reminders of just how short life is...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    I need to leave behind the life I'm living now and start a new one somewhere else. I have to walk away from my lifestyle, the "friends" I have and the people I associate with, and...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    My friends find it funny that I claim to have a quarter-life crisis when I'm only 22. But then age is not a determinant now, isn't it? Most of my close friends are on their late 2...
    Boghane Boghane 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I got a tattoo of Chuck Norris on my own leg...now it won't stop roundhouse kicking me in the face.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 25

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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 1 day ago

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    Some times life throws little surprises at you to make sure your paying attention. When I got off my shift at 11pm I had no inkling she was going to throw one my way. It was a...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I find myself, lost in confusion when it comes to someone. A person I never knew, but a face I've seen in a dream. A dream that showed me a future, a future that has happened. She...
    WarzJack WarzJack 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    Wrote this as a sample for when I was teaching my students about memoir :) I still have the photograph of what looked like the most perfect day. I'm sitting on the dock with my...
    Classangel00A Classangel00A 31-35, F Feb 18

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    It's easy to be my own worst enemy. I don't have other enemies, and I wouldn't necessarily say that I'm an enemy to myself, but I do know I have more valid reasons to hate myself...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Here is what I know from my life experiences. I can never trust anyone. Nobody cares about anyone but themselves. People will lie to your face and pretend to care about you just...
    Zzzwriter Zzzwriter 41-45, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I had a great career but it took all my time. I only lived in the office day by day. I tried to be the best and get a great results for the company but oneday i couldn't take it...
    perrilive perrilive 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    Has anyone else ever had this same thought as me?... When debating the existence of God I sometimes come to the conclusion that there is no God, only science. (Though I would...
    Suschcat Suschcat 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 14

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    I am not really sure why, but I just am. I've seen all kinds of people and travelled to different parts of the world. I know what it's like to be poor and also what it's like to be...
    SiriusJT SiriusJT 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    I never thought I would meet anyone but met my partner in my 40's. He's the most wonderful, kind man and I love him to pieces. He has 3 grown up children who are great but he's...
    Nortoner Nortoner 41-45 Feb 16

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    The more I think of it, the more I realize there are no answers. Life is to be lived.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 23

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    Just a few days ago it had been snowing quite excessively, the roads where mostly void of cars and most people were staying indoors, but i had a library book that was already...
    DuskWood DuskWood 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    What is it that you really want to do ? What is your own special dream that you want to live out ? Do you believe your life is going to be a masterpiece like the Mona Lisa, or is...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    There is people who lived to give this world something and people who takes from it and do nothing, be the giver and teach how to give .
    Ann110 Ann110 22-25, F Feb 6

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    The Upper Peninsula of Mich always gets slammed with lots of snow. I remember snow so deep I could walk across it and right up the roof of the garage. Most families have snow...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F Feb 9

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    married for 27 years and i love my wife so much. But for those 27 years I lived a lie and will probably take it to my grave. I've Crossdressing since I was 5 wearing my mothers...
    samanthaloops samanthaloops 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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    I am not the first person you loved. You are not the first person I looked at with a mouthful of forevers. We have both known loss like the sharp edges of a knife. We have both...
    hunterw0lf hunterw0lf 41-45, M Feb 14

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