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I Miss My Old Life

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    I Did Not Know How Good I Had It Until It Was Gone.

    my old life,so to speak,started to unravel in the summer of 2008 and died the following spring.Things beyond my control did me in.First someone I thought was my friend turned out to be a traitor and several months later I lost my job at the lumber shop.These two events were...
    gityergameon gityergameon 41-45, M Apr 2, 2012

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    Another Great Year To Come. For Sure.

    so todays my birthday ... whipppdeedooo, right? no. i haven't had a real convo with the one person that means the most to me in just about ... forever?! ... okay im exagerating, its been like a month or so, but might as well be forever = she sent me a long *** email today, it was...
    WhoIAmMeantToBe WhoIAmMeantToBe 18-21 Dec 4, 2011

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    I Miss The Life I Started At Age 13

    at age 11 i became frineds with another kid we were good friends for about an year and a half then i foubnd our the truth on him really being one of those that are no sex but both sexs we fell in love with each other and we never looked back we worked full timein 8 th grade...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 20, 2011

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    I Remember

    i remember my first day at primary you were there i remember you smiling at me while i made new friends i remember how you helped me get through tough lessons i remember how you hugged me at the end of the day, and when somthing went wrong you fixed it i remember how you and...
    AbiWASNThere AbiWASNThere 13-15, F Nov 16, 2009

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    I Miss My Old Life

    Wow, this really resonated with me.  I am 59 and diagnosed six years ago with cognitive impairment that has now progressed to dimentia.  I have always been very active intellectually so this has become a new challenge for me.  I miss being able to travel, write articles and do...
    SophiaDog SophiaDog 56-60 Mar 11, 2012

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    I'm Homesick Again

    Not the one night stands, or getting drunk.  I don't even want to rehash those memories with anyone either.  They may have kept us laughing for a while, but they belong in the past.But the closeness of friends.  The cookouts, the laughing about nothing.  The stories of now...
    EyzofBlue EyzofBlue 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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    Bad Marriage, Great Life?

    I was in a really bad marriage, very destructive emotionally and I grew to completely despise my husband (see my story in "I hate my husband").  But in spite of all that, outside our relationship, the lifestyle was great, and I miss it!  I know it's a...
    TryingToBeBetter TryingToBeBetter 31-35 6 Responses May 13, 2009

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    I Miss My Old Apartment That I Shared With My Daughter

    we had this one bedroom apartment  in a somewhat raunchy area of the Bronx.. It was a walk in apartment meaning that the entrance to it opened up into the street.. I had found it for us because  it was time to break up the relationship I had been in.. Myself my then 17...
    EvaTheDiva EvaTheDiva 46-50, F 1 Response May 21, 2008

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    I Can't Think Clearly.

    It was all good when i was 13 I always was happy and I had a girlfriend that i actually loved. But everything changed when i broke up with my girlfriend. First week was i really depressed but then i started to think little more positive. I thought '' I'm only 13 **** her.'' I...
    Deathawaitsusall Deathawaitsusall 13-15 1 Response Jun 8, 2012

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    Not All of It, But..............

     I miss being free and young.   I miss my body,  my shapely and able to wear anything body.   The one that could endure  about anything.     I miss days in the park, laying in the sun.   I miss nights in the club...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 14, 2009

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    Missing My Old Life

      I use to be very popular in school, many friends, an awesome boyfriend, straight A+ student, everything was perfect.. Than it all just fell apart right in front of me. my now ex cheated on me, and is now dating my old bestfriend who is now being super rude, i...
    azraiel7117 azraiel7117 13-15, F Nov 11, 2009

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    I miss when I used to do drugs.

    .. I had a right laugh when doing them! Now my life just seems boring but I also don't wanna go back to it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 22

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    Miss My Old Life

    I miss being 15 to 17 I was so happy had good friends got excited about small things used to laugh alot and basically enjoy life but now ever since I turned 18 I just am so unhappy with my life. I still havent got my drivers license am unemployed and feel asif I just don't have...
    Gers1993 Gers1993 18-21 1 Response Oct 13, 2011

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    I Miss All of It

    I miss being single and childless. I miss doing what wanted when i wanted, having money and freedom, not having to answer to my husband. I miss being able to hang out with guy friends without getting a hassle. I miss having a crew and going out and flirting and calling off work...
    oriona oriona 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 9, 2009

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    Omg I Want My Old Life Back!

    Well I'm 31 I have 3 kids and a step daughter now rewind my life 6 years and I would be happy . I was DJing at ***** clubs ******* alot of women and hot hot girls omg even the girl I ended up dating back then was a head turner, I was partying every night and always had money...
    KnockAround KnockAround 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 2, 2012

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    I Miss My Old Life

    i used to have the best life ever, my room was full of everything i ever wanted, guitars, pc, laptop, ps3, xbox, fast broadband connection, steady job with no debts, at sixth form collegte, a loving family, the best dog ever and a girlfriend. things got bad when my girlfriend...
    mkandy7 mkandy7 18-21 Mar 24, 2009

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    Before The Strokes And Dementia

       I miss my old life before all the strokes and dementia. I miss being able to window shop, and spend the whole day with friends .I miss having the mind and memory I used to have. Not forgetting if I took my medications, burning food,and forgetting appointments.I used...
    tinkersfolly tinkersfolly 46-50, F Oct 26, 2009

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    Don't Get Me Wrong. . .

    I'm happily married, I love my kids. And we are truly blessed compared to many of you that have posted in this experience. What I miss is seeing my Hubby happy & content. The ease that our lives had when we we first married. The economy has nearly put his bussiness under. However...
    HisWetWife HisWetWife 46-50, F 6 Responses Nov 7, 2010

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    The Long Road

    well since i have left my old life in penticton b.c many a things have changed, i have become more poetic, a bit more mature and definatly a better person though life's been hard on me i miss my freinds, i play on my talents and have a lot of free time alone with myself so i have...
    FateAverruncus FateAverruncus 16-17, M Jul 16, 2013

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    I Miss Them

    My family changedi dont know whythey are meanerand they judge meeven moremy brother is thesameand i cantunderstand i want thingsto go back to the way they arei miss my life when i was youngeri just want to be home again
    crepesaredelicious crepesaredelicious 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2011

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    I Just Do......

    So much has happened to me in the last two months. I want to get my old life back and in a routine again. I feel like Im living in a nightmare alot of the time. But, hopefully, things are starting to fall into place again. My depression, BPD, and Bipolar disrupted my life as I...
    picgirl picgirl 31-35, F 10 Responses May 21, 2008

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    Regrets And Reflections

    I am in a pensive mood today; I am alone. Likely it is that I will remain alone due to bad choices throughout my life: Errors in judgement that have permanent ramifications. Sometimes I want to scream and run away...keep running until there is some type of hole or crack I...
    Muriele Muriele 51-55, T 1 Response May 13, 2013

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    Random Reflections Of A Wasted Past....

    Sometimes I really do miss my old life.I think about where I used to live & all the friends & good times that were had. It didn't seem like that at the time, but now I look back & I really miss it. I had some really good parties. At the midst of it I was looking my best. I miss...
    sweetsie sweetsie 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2012

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    Moving On Without Me...

    Where to begin... I am alone in a whole new country. I am studying abroad for a year. I was so excited before to have new experiences and get out of the "rut" I believed I was in. But now that I am in Japan I wake up hoping to go about my daily routines of meeting friends for...
    Chaselockwood Chaselockwood 18-21 1 Response Dec 3, 2012

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    Much Better Now But I Miss It Still

    I now know that we are better off apart. I say we like I actually know how she is. I don't. I know that I am better off. I was really at my lowest right before the end but I still miss all the other times. Some friends and family thought I was unhappy but I wasn't. My life was...
    MaybeLIFEmustBEbitter2Bsweet MaybeLIFEmustBEbitter2Bsweet 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 21, 2010

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    It just took one month to change everything.

    My whole life completely changed. A year and a half later and I still find myself attached to the life I once had. I'm not being able to move on.
    nadine23s nadine23s 22-25, F Jan 12

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    I'm Done

    Today i felt downi asked my mom about therepyand she said nojust because she doesnt want anyone else to knowi went to school and i failed my testsi tried telling my friends how i feltand no one caredi went on a diet and im scared to eat foodi was always tiredand mad at how no one...
    crepesaredelicious crepesaredelicious 18-21, F Oct 18, 2011

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    Who Is This Girl ?

    I feel I have somehow lost myself somehow, somewhere in Missouri. That girl that lived in Illinois that was so much fin and so full of life has disappeard somehow. The things I used to do, used to enjoy I no longer do. The man I loved in Illinois, changed and became a different...
    sjt0378 sjt0378 26-30 Apr 16, 2008

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    I Miss My Old Life

    I truly do! I didn't realize how good i had it. I use to get mad or upset over the stupidest things! And now, well, my life honestly does suck. Ever since we moved here, I've been depressed. We moved hundreds of miles away from everything that mattered to me! i have...
    freshfrika freshfrika 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 3, 2009

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    With Nothing But The Emptiness In My Heart

    I used to have it all. The friends, the laughs, the love, the joy, the contetentment and satisfaction. Everything I could ask for, everything I needed. Thn with one simple decision, it was all stolen from me. And I was deprived of the happiness in my heart and soul tht I once...
    WhoIAmMeantToBe WhoIAmMeantToBe 18-21 3 Responses Nov 19, 2011

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    I Miss My Old Life

    i just turned 18 years old and i feel like ive been through more then i should have at this age i lived in NJ all of my life i had everything there i was happy with my friend i dropped out of high school not caring about my education and started doing drugs i came to the...
    keepthistoyourself keepthistoyourself 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 21, 2011

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    Being 35 and divorced with two kids sucks.

    I miss being young and carefree. I miss being able to go out with my friends. Let's face it, I miss having friends. I have these children 20 days a month. I never have a moment of peace and quiet. I struggle financially. Getting pregnant at 23 was a huge mistake. I love my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 22

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    In Two Years Time, I've Gone From Heaven To Hell

    Around two years ago at this exact time (Jan-Feb '08) I had everything I could have hoped for in life, and then some. It was senior year of high school, I was a starter on our varsity basketball team, I was friends with almost everybody at the school, student and teacher, and had...
    forman54 forman54 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 2, 2010

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    Back Home...

    back home I had friends and family and a decent job, i knew where things were. I was a part of the world. Now i feel very stagnant and very alone. Honestly I feel like a loser, a bum, despite the fact that I'm making regular, affirming progress in establishing a small business.
    revolutionman11 revolutionman11 22-25, M May 14, 2009

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    I Miss ..

    Being young with no problems and I miss how I used to have fun with my family now everyone is suffering alone ... I hate growing up
    belseg belseg 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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    I Miss All of It

    I miss being single and childless. I miss doing what wanted when i wanted, having money and freedom, not having to answer to my husband. I miss being able to hang out with guy friends without getting a hassle. I miss having a crew and going out and flirting and calling off work...
    oriona oriona 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 9, 2009

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    well my life isn't always

    that boring and lifeless .....i had friends and many things to do when i was in high school .....i joined the lousiest club but met the most amazing people.. i was in an average class but i met my best friend there but i really don't understand why things turn out this way in...
    fatdude123 fatdude123 18-21, M Apr 7

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    I Waited 22 Years For Him, and Now I'm Alone Again

    05/08 Update: So, while in a wheelchair and still recovering from pneumonia, he files for DIVORCE. Divorce.  I don't believe in divorce.  What do I do?  He won't talk to me. It gets better.  He then files a restraining order against me.  I've spent...
    stormkatt stormkatt 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2008

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    "I Miss My Old Life" When...

    I was healthy and full of strength. That is the person I should STILL be. Before illness ravaged my body and independence. A mother who could give her daughter the activity she deserves. The wife before who didn't have mood swings;was funny and smiled a lot. A woman who was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 22, 2009

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    I Miss My Hs Sweetheart, My Husband

    I married my best friend a couple months after I graduated high school in 2002. Then only 2 months of us being married, he was deployed. The 1st time he was deployed it was only for 5 months, but I had just moved to a new state 1400 miles away from everything I knew. The second...
    msmarymoe msmarymoe 26-30 Jul 19, 2012

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    I Miss My Old Life.

    I moved to a big city from a suburb a few years ago. I was 13 then, and now i'm 16. Back where I was I had a nice house and good friends and I was so happy. Now I live in a cramped apartment and I work my butt off because everyone expects good grades out of me and I have barely...
    baroquette baroquette 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2009

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    Not Really My Old Life. . .

    I don't actually miss my old life,but old self. Don't get me wrong I love myself and who I am more than most kids my age. I don't care if others think my dreams are stupid or unrealistic or don't "match me". They are mine not someone else's. Same as my likes and dislikes,and...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2013

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    I Miss

    i miss how it felt when we first got married or when we first moved in together. so in love. calling each other hey husband hey wife. the kisses the hugs. the love making. the proud look of our families for pulling of the big wedding. the hope in our eyes for all the things to...
    goldie25 goldie25 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 12, 2008

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    My Highschool Days Were The Best.

    In the latter years of high school, I was pretty popular and I actually had a social life. People seemed to want to spend time with me and they loved me for who I was and my quirky personality. I always had someone to turn too when I needed it and I was just never alone...
    FadedSilhouette FadedSilhouette 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    I miss U can't do that on television. And Danger Mouse. If any ones as old as me they'd remember
    bacardibat bacardibat 31-35, M Aug 8

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    Aww man watching Prince of Egypt now is making me miss those great cartoons.
    Starkillera Starkillera 22-25, F Aug 3

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    I miss As Told By Ginger, 6teen, Powerpuff Girls, Kim Possible, Proud Family, and Ed Edd n' Eddy Just to name a few.
    123peppy 123peppy 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    I miss Carl.... :( he was the best
    TheTrollinator TheTrollinator 13-15, M Aug 8

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    I miss Nickelodeon .... :(
    maryabo maryabo 13-15, F Aug 8

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    Back in the day, come home from school 4.30 Rugrats 5.00 Sister Sister 5.30 Kenan and Kel 6.00 Sabrina 6.30 Alex Mack I miss those days *sigh*
    McBrum McBrum 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    I've made right decisions in life but they've made me unbelievablely unhappy I barely have a friend to my name anymore My personality is almost completely gone Sounds stupid but I...
    PaddyJack15 PaddyJack15 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have put a pause on my entire life including my home, husband, friends and enjoyment to take care of my ill grandmother. I am quickly remembering why I moved away from my family...
    dezmo1983 dezmo1983 31-35, F Jul 24

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