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I Miss Being Free Sometimes

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    Before I Had Kids

    Before I had children, I was a free spirit.  A vagabond.  I didn't care about what I had or how much money was in my pocket.  Things always got magically provided for me; food, jobs, shelter.  I partied every night, made art all day...
    Egoberd Egoberd 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 30, 2009

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    Overwhelmed

    Having kids is such a huge responsibility.  Sometimes the pressure is too much and I feel like I'm going to crack. Their very lives depend on the decisions that I make.  Sometimes I don't know whether I'm coming or going.  I stand still and want everything...
    Egoberd Egoberd 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 6, 2009

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    When I look at my daughter and she enjoys the smallest things, it makes me miss being a kid. Being innocent and forgetting whatever pain in seconds. I honestly miss being a kid.
    JessC12 JessC12 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I miss the days where I could wear stripes and poka-dots and no one would say anything, the days where makeup was something "grown ups" wore, the days my hair was washed and...
    natalie603 natalie603 16-17, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I had a great childhood. I remember crawling in bed and feeling completely safe. Sure, I worried about things, but never about the most important things like food, shelter, and...
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    In my last year of being a teenager its times like these where i think back to when things made sense to me. One of my favourite things to do as a child was to play with my dolls...
    cupcakes1995 cupcakes1995 18-21, F Apr 7

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    they say ignorance is bliss and i agree the less i know the happier i am i hate finding thing out for the people i care about it just su*ks and sometimes it brakes my heart i dont...
    anazi anazi 26-30, F Mar 30

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    Sunny 70s summers. Sat in the back of Dad's Vauxhall Viva. Wearing shorts and feeling the burn of the hot vinyl seats on my legs. Outside a pub running feral for what seemed like...
    chapgeezer chapgeezer 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    sometimes I watch my kids playing and something they do will transport me back in time because I can remember doing that same thing, I get a little pang that that part of me is...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    ... or actually basically always. But I try hard not to show it. The truth is: I feel ashamed for not being loved. I feel ashamed for living alone, without a loving partner...
    ElonaElona ElonaElona 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    Since my breakup with my ex, over a year ago, I haven't even met someone who I could see myself falling in love with or even really clicking. I haven't felt a spark with anyone...
    Kizzykinz Kizzykinz 18-21, F Apr 15

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    yea I miss the good old days when I could come out naked and play, dance under rain never have to worry about anything I wish I could do it all again....
    ojeezy ojeezy 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm 33 a trucker and I must say my life sucks I work 80 plus hours a week don't get to talk to many people and am away from my kids 3 weeks at a time. 33 and being in love seems...
    longhaul82 longhaul82 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    So much headache... If your a broke black girl it means your hair has to suffer and you have to cope with looking terrible. Sometimes i wish i could wake up flick my long blonde...
    LonelyGirlLea LonelyGirlLea 18-21, F Apr 18

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    When I took the 5 love language test, the need to be touched was #1, words of gratification was #2. Anyone else has taken the test??
    artiep artiep 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I mean I have kissable lips but I just want a lot of kisses
    PrettyFknDope PrettyFknDope 26-30, F Apr 9

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    In the 1970's when there was banana seat bikes and you recorded music off the radio and called it a , mixed tape .....:)
    tcross71 tcross71 41-45, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    i could do everything i want and no judge... no problem life...no fake pple... no fake friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 days ago

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    I just hate knowing that each day that goes by is a day I'll never get back. I just went through that day and that time period for the only time my life will ever receive. And then...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have to end my relationship with my boyfriend because I'm a psychopath, this really sucks. I can't be normal and can't keep abusing the people around me . Maybe abusing myself is...
    Sadfate Sadfate 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I miss being the talkative one, i miss being the kinda stupid blonde girl, i miss my old natural blonde hair before i dyed it blackish brown, i miss being called " Old Blue Eyes...
    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 1 Response Mar 30

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    I miss your charming eyes. I miss your seductive smile. I miss your killer voice. I miss your sensitive touch. I miss being at your side more then you will ever realize.
    msb2015 msb2015 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Starting a new beginning isn't as easy and great as you think it is. It is hard and literally feels like you have nothing. I feel so lost and lonely. I miss my friends and family...
    KiefferBradshaw KiefferBradshaw 18-21, M Apr 1

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    So I'm sleeping in my new apartment for the first time tonight. I miss my family, I see them almost everyday but it's not the same as living there. I miss the comfort of my wife...
    RobertE22 RobertE22 31-35 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I miss being 17,I would tow my buddy's behind my truck on a kneeboard,car hood,anything really. I had one buddy that rode a washing machine. But those were good times. (I miss 17...
    pecos666 pecos666 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I miss being home, home for me is on the Navajo Nation, where its quiet and nice full of trees and animals, and my family, but I got to be in the city to make a better life for me...
    AwesomePossum117 AwesomePossum117 22-25, M 16 hrs ago

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    I have been a naturist for several years now and love shedding my clothes under the sun. I go to Studland beach in Dorset regularly and enjoy meeting other people in a social nude...
    lifemodel101 lifemodel101 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Actually, I love being hugged. Sometimes I just don't want to let go tho. :-/
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Just a regular high schooleI Virgo girl. A twelveth grader who wants to go to university. Finally, I decided to share my little feelings on here because if I don't, I think I will...
    AliceEdn AliceEdn 16-17, F 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I still miss this guy that I only dated a short time. I didn't realize that I still missed him until I saw him and all of those feelings came flooding back. I don't think he feels...
    Rae1983 Rae1983 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    I do sometimes miss the "good times".
    JK7448 JK7448 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Where to begin. First off let me say I appreciate each and every comment and opinion, whether you believe it's best for me to move on which I've already heard a million times or I...
    Wantingtofixthepast Wantingtofixthepast 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I am glad you are doing better than me.....guilt kicks in and I begin to see the face I have tried to hard not to...I told myself I wouldn't miss you....but I remember what it...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 10 hrs ago

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    my grandparents on my mom's side. Tammy and Pops. I miss them very much. Pops more then Tammy because it took me a long time to get close to my grandpa. When I was in the 8th grade...
    favestril favestril 41-45, F 8 hrs ago

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    I long for the intimacy and the dance with youMy sinful garden of imagination and thoughts I can’t wait to give to you(*in my mind I pass a wink and smile at the faceless...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 16

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    In a sincere failure to own a definite submissive I have decided to do something different. A school for submissive females. I want to take in a few inexperienced or new...
    gatsbyj3 gatsbyj3 18-21, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I know I'm better off, but I still miss her. I met Theresa my freshman year of college. I met her and later that day I road tripped with her down to her hometown (5 hours away...
    TheKristaJo TheKristaJo 22-25, F Apr 9

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    I know I sometimes seem to make him jealous when I talk about my new boyfriend years after him but we broke up months ago for a good reason. Well, it wasn't my fault that my ex...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    So recently I finally got to visit my love for the first time I was so happy to see him just imagine me all cheesy smiling wide and everything. Looked extra Chinese haha but...
    Nessie14 Nessie14 18-21, F Apr 7

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    Eighteen months into grief, I finally accepted Jesus into my life. In church, there was a particular song, (not actually my favorite gospel song), The Power 0f Your Love, that...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Today I took the train to the city for work..having a prompt kick arse meeting helped immensely and I was left stranded in the next town for 3 hours waiting for a lift home. What's...
    Blondiex15 Blondiex15 36-40, F 12 Responses 5 days ago

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