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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 reading abilities as well as stunted mental and physical growth when i was 2 yrs old my mom's ex boyfriend murdered my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 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 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 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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