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I Need "Me" Time to Recharge

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    Me Time

    I am incredibly shy... I can tolerate being around other people, but after a little while I get overwhelmed, and I have to be by myself. Some people think I am rude, because all of a sudden I will pretty much just run away. But I am not rude, I am just afraid of people. People...
    JulieJu JulieJu 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2013

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    Of Course I Do..

    All the time. I can't stay around other people for too long before I get emotionally and physically exhausted lol, they just wear me out. My 'me' time always consists of music (like Paramore, t.A.T.u., or Evanescence), drawing/painting, and alot of thinking. Often I'll turn my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 27, 2010

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    Recharging The "me" Battery

    Sometimes I just like to get away from everyone and leave myself some time to think. I can't handle it if I can't keep to myself for one time a day. It would be kind of painful. Sometimes it's like a side effect, I start crying. Sometimes I don't know why, sometimes I do. But it...
    freedomallgone freedomallgone 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 26, 2009

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    Time-out!

    After a work week like i had.. all i want, need is to have a ME time. I have served, cleaned, cared for everyone, things, responibilities, chores, whatever! My four legged kids are needing my attention... and all i wish is ... to do as i want for me. ..and that is to sit still...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    I Don't Dislike Other People But...

    It's been hard for my spouse, my friends and some members of my family to understand but there are times when being around too many people where I have to make or listen to conversation for too long makes me shut down. I'm sociable, likeable, easy to get along with. I'm not...
    IndigoSpirit IndigoSpirit 41-45 Feb 18, 2010

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    Doesn't Everyone?

    I really really do not like the way my life is going right now. At the present time the amount of "me" time I get is ZERO! The husband never leaves the house, he is ALWAYS home. I go out to work, but that is not "me" time since I have to be there and I have to be around other...
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F Jul 28, 2012

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    Escapism.

    Thought I'd share my story here too, originally in a comments section of this community (which I'm so glad exists): I'm by nature a social person I love being around people and conversing, going out and doing social activities. But that's just one side of me. Sometimes I...
    HalcyonGeisha HalcyonGeisha 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2009

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    I Need To Meditate

    i recharge by doing meditation i am currently in a Meditation class i have been meditating for nine months now it helps me
    nbphelps nbphelps 31-35, M Sep 8, 2011

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    My Life is filled with people. I have a huge family and many friends in my life. Sometimes I just want to disappear away from them all. To have a little quiet time. Just to be able...
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    I still have school so I can't work full time. I plan on putting the money I earn towards college, my future housing, family, and traveling. I may not get much, but over time it'll...
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    I am a failure.. working as a cashier at a supermarket was too much for me :/. Didn't even last me a week! I was thinking about trying babysitting, I could ask my mom if she knows...
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    At the end of the day, why am I feeling baffled/unsettled? Like, I am self-rectiminating; did I do something bad? Why do I feel the cheerfulness is drained from me? I feel abnormal...
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    When I met this guy I was still married. I was looking to get out of my marriage, and my attraction to him was a good reason to force my own hand. We first slept together a week...
    laniegirl84 laniegirl84 26-30, F Oct 1

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    Well, after a really bad fight with my mother (it was 10000 times worse than ever and I had to block her on FB) and a horrible altercation with my sister in law that involved a lot...
    pixiedust0415 pixiedust0415 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    It seems like when I need someone I'm all alone. I'm always available when others need me but when I need someone there no where to be found. Yes, I'm a loner at heart but there...
    TheFusmicster TheFusmicster 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Who doesn't rite? We all need to some time to time
    morninglory69 morninglory69 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    We have been together on and off for almost 2 years , he have failed me many times and I have forgive him many times , I did few mistakes 2 but none compared to his , he forgave me...
    denial1 denial1 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 18

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    Message me any time, I'm quite blunt, so if you need an opinion😂 but if you are having a rough time I'm always here to talk😃
    cali0ne cali0ne 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 20

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    I realised a long time ago that I really enjoy being there for people who need me. I don't claim to be perfect or a saint, but I do get a lot of satisfaction from helping people. I...
    iamhere4you iamhere4you 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 5

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    I'd love to help people, but I myself need help at times. <(→ o ←)> *sigh*
    justicehero justicehero 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I wish me and my boyfriend had more time to spend together. I'm a full time student and I work and he has 2 jobs. We're both so busy but the crazy thing, it's always at opposite...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Oct 22

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    Wanting Memories (from CROSSINGS by Y.M. Barnwell (c)1992) I am sitting here wanting memories to teach me to see the beauty in the world through my own eyes. I am sitting here...
    findmeholdmehateme findmeholdmehateme 18-21 4 days ago

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    It seems like such a simple phrase and one I find almost cliche. I crave love in ways I cannot express, but reject it at the same time. I fear needing someone who doesn't need me...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    I am always one to try to be strong. Always the string one who has all her sh!t together. The one who for years has been the glue that holds everything together. I am recently...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    Sometimes when I sit down and don't have much to do or think about, I might start to feel like something is missing from my life. I think right now it's missing the sadness I felt...
    Vampireloveless Vampireloveless 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    My ex and I were together for almost 3 years. I'm going to make it clear that I was the one madly in love, not him so much. He cared, claims to still love me but I can't help it's...
    blue1750 blue1750 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 20

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    Over the last 2 days I have had a friends kids staying. In total I had 9 kids. She needed "me" time so I took them. I feel I did it as she is my only friend but she never takes my...
    bj345 bj345 31-35, F Oct 5

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    Me & my now ex have just broken up after 7 months. We've been through a lot of ups & downs he said I was the best thing that ever happened to him & he's never been in love like...
    CandiceRx3 CandiceRx3 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 10

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    I've been dating this guy for almost 3 years. And of course I'm madly in love. He has hurt me many time in the past. Other girls, lying, ect. He does this thing where he breaks up...
    blue1750 blue1750 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 15

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    A couple years ago I dated this guy that seemed to have a problem with everything I did, and at that point in my life it made me insecure. I'm only thinking about this now because...
    kay5262 kay5262 18-21, F Oct 15

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    Feel free to message me any time. Always down to listen ((((-:
    ieatlsd ieatlsd 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 19

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    Waaaaaaay too many fake people in this world. Onwards and upwards for me!! Happy times ahead:)
    L4UR3N L4UR3N 18-21, F Oct 23

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    So I'll start with mine...Even though I'm grateful for how far I've come in life, I still feel like people judge me at times for my past that they don't fully understand. At times...
    SiriusJT SiriusJT 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 3

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    Sometimes it gets so bad I can't leave the house because I think everyone is staring at me. Other times I get so emotional for no reason I scare myself. For a doctor to give a very...
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I don't want company in my misery, I just don't want to be alone for the recovery. When at times that recovery is miserable, don't give up on me. Each time you're there to hold my...
    AlaskanBeliever AlaskanBeliever 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    I won't let you close enough to hurt me No, I won't rescue you to just desert me I can't give you the heart you think you gave me It's time to say goodbye to turning tables To...
    ItsGracie ItsGracie 31-35, F Oct 7

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    Time to evolve into something else. The "character" I've been is becoming boring. "She" is always attracting the same type. I must say they bore me now. Time to create a new mask...
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F Oct 8

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    Never. How could I when so many people refused to abandon me when times got tough?
    TheEmberLeader TheEmberLeader 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    Sometimes I feel this way, but I realized many key aspects these couple of days. I attended a Placebo concert, their music is amazing but the live performance was insane!! so cool...
    sjyul sjyul 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Death can be cheated but he's never happy about it and when he lets you get a step up it's just so you fall further however he's never met a player quite like me, five times he's...
    Ericsoftpaw Ericsoftpaw 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    i know his parents well..they are friends of my parents and due to this only the 1 thought of him liking me struck my mind.. once we went to a religious place and there we both got...
    ananyarai ananyarai 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    I feel like no one would miss me. maybe its just the situation Im in, but i can't see anyone missing me. not anymore. I've pushed everyone away. maybe my mom. but she's forced to...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 17

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    The idea is so foreign to me that it surprises me every time.
    rsgalindo01 rsgalindo01 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    like when lick me long time)I think women caress the tongue is fine and great happiness)
    DOMINABARBARA DOMINABARBARA 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    Sometimes I sit in the dark and let my imagination run wild. It does scare me at times, but I take chances... But You'll Never Really Know What I'm Thinking.
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    This year has been cruel to me. I have endured three deaths so far this year. One seemingly after another. The first was of my niece who was only a few months old. I adored her...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I think my science teacher is attracted to me, and I don't like that at all. He's in his early 20's and hangs around all the young girls, especially me. One time he handed out...
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 1 Response 5 days ago