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I Missed Out On So Many Things Growing Up

I missed them then, and sometimes I feel the void thats where the memorys should be. 243 People

    I Grew Up Isolated

    It was pretty much entirely by choice: I made it impossible for my mother to keep me in school. I hated how alienated I felt there, and decided I'd rather be homeschooled than put up with feeling like a square peg trying to fit through a round hole. I've spent most of my life...
    Aerakyla Aerakyla 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2013

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    not having a proper family with a grandma and grandad and aunties and uncles is what i dislike most about my childhood.
    armourlove armourlove 18-21, F Oct 30, 2010

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    I Don't Think It's Exactly a Bad Thing....

    I grew up very sheltered by my parents in rural town, U.S.A. In fact, I lived in the country and only made it to town on school days by bus or when mom had to do the "grocery shopping" once a week. I have to say that this only made me a more creative writer and spun my...
    SavingMissy SavingMissy 36-40, F Sep 18, 2008

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    What Didn't I Miss

    Missed having friends living in the middle of nowhere then no one wanted to be around me Think i have ridden carnival rides twice in my life Had 1 sleep over between the ages of 0-20 Had a total of 3 friends in high school Missed out on 99% of school functions plays clubs...
    tulick tulick 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 2008

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    Very Much Older Parents

    I had older parents so was treated like a shorter version of the age of my brothers I missed out on having friends to go out and play with- very quiet neighbourhood, where noise of children forbid I missed out on flying a kite, which I done for first time with boyfriend...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 30, 2008

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    I Didn't Go to College ...

    I didn't go to college when I was younger, I  feel that I missed out on that.  I also think I  missed out on a lot because of how my family was and how I  was raised.
    evilkittymew evilkittymew 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2009

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    I Did

    Due to the fact that my mother was an alcoholic and I was the one taking care of her while dad worked.  I also had 2 younger siblings to look after.  I didn't really have a lot of friends and I rarely went out.  I started taking care of her when I was about 12 after my grandma...
    RagingSkillet RagingSkillet 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    Yes, I Did!

    My birth was a traumatic one... not for me, apparently! But, it scared the crap out of my mother. She nearly lost me to fibroid tumors. But, I fought and survived. Yet... it made her VERY protective of me, when I was growing up. I wasn't allowed to walk to the corner store...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 13, 2009

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    The Biggest Blunders, Mistakes And Regrets A Man Can Make.

    Well there is nothing really important about me. I am still very young at fourteen years of age and the biggest regrets in my life is of course all the things that could have been that flew pass me like a flying saucer. Well lets start out with number one on my list. My very...
    JesusHamSandwhiches JesusHamSandwhiches 13-15, M Feb 20, 2010

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    Just Somethings I Never Did Or Had Growing Up And Still Havent Done

    I never had a birthday party I never went to spring break I never went on a date with a girl I never kissed a girl and had that awkward kiss I never.....well if I never had the 2 above ones you can guess what's next.
    THEINSIDER20 THEINSIDER20 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 25, 2013

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    I Have Never Been On A Real Date :(

    When I was growing up, I lived a pretty good and satisfying life. No worries whatsoever came into my life.I became mature - I meet all these guys, but they did not take me on a date.Always forgot me and were putting their needs at first.Would it change, if I meet you sooner...
    FaroesePearl FaroesePearl 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2011

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    Missing Things

    I miss out on a lot while growing up I always cared of not hurting my mothers feelings so I stayed home watched my little sister cooked cleaned and I missed out on being a kid i never went to partys or did anything stupid or just hanged out afterschool and I'm still doing it...
    Hatelife89 Hatelife89 22-25, F Nov 23, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I am 27 years old and starting my first year in Community College and I feel as if I missed out on the whole "Go to College right after school cliche". I wanted to go to a...
    AlanIanIngram AlanIanIngram 26-30, M Jan 31

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    It's not that I don't share a lot of what goes on in my head, I just don't point out some of the spectacular things happening around me. I won't point out the lovely contrast of...
    LetMeFIy LetMeFIy 18-21, F Feb 5

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    I don't know why the relationship between me and who id call my best friend is different It was fine when she was with her now ex. He always wanted to talk to me and hang out. And...
    somethingxmissing somethingxmissing 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Have you ever felt like you can't talk to the people you trust and love most because you're afraid to be a burden? They know you need their help and they say " come to us anytime...
    swimswithcrocs swimswithcrocs 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Great. Now it's hard even to vent on EP about anything, because then I'm weak and needy and attention-seeking and annoying. I should just shut up. I should just stop talking about...
    kaleidoscopic21 kaleidoscopic21 13-15, F 10 Responses Jan 28

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    I am so uptight person . Never been out of my shell . I feel like nobody will understsnd me and they will only judge me so better keep things to my self 😓
    anafo anafo 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Most important is you. Yes... you, a person peaking in from outside, and not really knowing who or what we really are yet willing and unselfishly share small peices of your...
    mor2life3 mor2life3 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Most people cannot tell the difference between judging someone based on how they act versus racism. Hold up, I'm sorry that I called you a jerk for purposely making my life...
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    Why do we even have "feelings"? During our creation, why were emotions even involved? Yeah, without the bad, we can't have the good; but, in all essence, it would be so much easier...
    MochaBrown76 MochaBrown76 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    Things about where I live, my age and what I do, and about my health and my days. I have been asked why am I single.... And, now I have been asked what am I like in bed.... Am I...
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    M nt happy I don't knw y I always feel sad while I have lots of people around me,,, I think something is missing
    Chineselight Chineselight 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    hopefully this is my second chance . Hopefully i don't screw it up . Hopefully I'll be enough .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    When I'm honest about what I've lived through, no one knows how to react or what to say. So I keep it to myself now.
    ggimf ggimf 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 27

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    I have a Gofundme account for medical
    TFHeaven81 TFHeaven81 31-35, F Jan 31

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    Unless I am here. I share quite a bit.
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M Jan 31

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    I really do. Sometimes I just don't want to bother the people around me but all the other times I wouldn't share what is on my mind because I am sure they won't understand me or...
    rolandback rolandback 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 31

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    Feet dont fail me now. Take me to the finish line. Oh my heart it breaks every step that I take. But im hoping at the gates, they'll tell me that you’re mine. Walking through the...
    somethingxmissing somethingxmissing 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I get nausea mostly from anxiety.
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F Feb 4

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    Sometimes I don't feel i have friends. I mean i have few but i'm not sure if they are real ones and i often feel alone :(
    Ladylockedheart Ladylockedheart 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    I feel like I'm overflowing right now; there's too much going on. But I can't talk to anyone. My former best friend blabs everything I say to my work colleagues. We don't...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 5

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    Im very insecure and i feel Like my life is bringing me down😭
    mrsalpacino mrsalpacino 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    I keep a lot to myself most of the time. It's a lot easier than having to always explain myself to people especially when I don't really even know what's going on.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    I desperately need a job a source of income it's so important :( I'm screwed if it doesn't happen soon idk what to do help please
    somethingxmissing somethingxmissing 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 12

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    is hard for me to tell how I really doo feel
    MilenaLena MilenaLena 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Ive been talking to an older man hes 30 and im 19. Im really starting to like him. Is that bad?
    imthat90ssgirl imthat90ssgirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    time to let go to a person who could just listen. I seek neither vent nor reaction. just a silhouette to let my heart....
    tellmeurheart tellmeurheart 31-35, M 10 Responses Feb 13

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    even winter.But i don't think I've ever looked forward to that first breath and smell of spring more than i am right now.
    boulderdog boulderdog 46-50, M Feb 13

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    I'm like a tortoise living in a metaphorical shell, I'm always the listener never the talker.
    XUD9 XUD9 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 13

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    I feel like breaking down any second soon, even few words from a silly song make me freeze when they remind me of what I dont want to be reminded of..
    GRda GRda 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 14

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    When someone makes me angry, hurts me, or makes me feel anything other than happy, I just kinda pull into myself. This happens more often than not. To me, it just seems so obvious...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    My sexuality started crushing me from the inside.
    KevDaBeast KevDaBeast 18-21, M Feb 16

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    Its my birthday today and I have nobody to share it with.
    only19 only19 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 16

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    Yet, when I speak up or say how I feel I'm never listened to or my feelings are never shared. So, I usually just keep my ****** mouth shut.
    LifeIsBeatingMe LifeIsBeatingMe 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    Um I'm on the verge of a breakdown
    somethingxmissing somethingxmissing 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    I just want someone to care about me & think about me from time to time & worry about me
    somethingxmissing somethingxmissing 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 18