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I Never Thought I'd Be Where I Am Now

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    Not Too Bad

    When I was a kid, lets say I had different dreams for myself. I wanted to become a lawyer, fight for rights, become a lecturer one day. I wanted a family and children. I was so dilligent too. Then I took up smoking, drugs, and lying. I was the Worst liar. I must say that now...
    ThisIsMediocritiesOldAcc ThisIsMediocritiesOldAcc 18-21, F Nov 9, 2012

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    Never In A Milion Years

    I never in a million years thought I would end up in Iraq. But never the less I landed their in January 2008. I got through just fine and thought I would never be over here again and lo and behold here I sit in Afghanistan. It is crazy how life works out but it has been good and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 6, 2011

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    Honestly, I have no idea

    who I am anymore. As a child I wanted to be on Disney channel and/or be a singer. Is that where I am today? Nope. I am 20 years old and I work in a preschool/daycare. I drive 20 minutes everyday to work and the whole time I am wishing to die. This isnt who I am supposed to be...
    Shamwowza Shamwowza 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Because Of Where I Started...

    From third grade to fifth grade I been everyone push over.. The one who'd be picked on.. the one who would cheer you up regardless of how you treated me.. Then we moved to sixth grade where I believed you can have one best friend.. The one that is always there for you ( I miss...
    Kzinlove Kzinlove 13-15, F Dec 31, 2011

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    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F Apr 26, 2010

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    Well if you asked me

    where I would be a year ago to now I couldn't answer that question I have one person to thank for helping get threw the passed few months he has become a good friend I started talking to on EP thanks to you Tim my husband had this way of making me feel like everything in our...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F Jan 18, 2015

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    I hate it, I hate where I am now.

    I know I should just try and be positive. I know life isn't always easy but I always had life easy. I know other's have it worse then me but I can't help but feel unsatisfied with life. I went from being a trophy wife and mom to girlfriend/part-time mom. I honestly thought my...
    Angela1989 Angela1989 26-30, F Apr 6, 2014

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    All's Well That Ends Well?

    If you told me two years ago that I'd be going to a new school which is an hour drive away, be best friends with the class 'geeks', lose my friends whom I've known for four years, have a crush on someone online, worry about getting bad results, flunk in physics, attempt to slit...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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    Never Thought I'd Get Fired

    I always thought that people who got fired got fired for a reason. A real, solid reason. As in if you get fired you are a crappy worker with a crappy attitude and you deserved it. I mean seriously, who would fire somebody who was doing well for their company? Well guess what...
    KoteRahl KoteRahl 22-25, M Aug 8, 2013

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    When I Was Younger

    when i was younger i would sit and stare out my window and look at these teenagers with there baby's and siting in class next to people with cuts up there arm never did i think that one day they would be me pushing a baby in a pram buy the time im 13 never did i think i would be...
    shanallia shanallia 16-17, F Mar 24, 2013

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    In seventh grade, I thought I'd be dead by

    suicide before i was 15. That's how bad I was being bullied and how bad my depression was eating me alive. I'm now 19.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jan 14

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    I Hate It..

    but i should stay posoitive...cause things could always, always be alot worse than they are right now.. still.....i cant help but be unsatisified with the life ive put myself into by rushing into things without considering consequences due to emotional outbursts and lack of self...
    foamborn foamborn 18-21, F 3 Responses May 4, 2010

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    I had the most amazing thing happened to me today! This guy messaged me on EP and he thought that I was a catfish or I was a fake! It was so awesome because before he said that I...
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    IT WAS NEVER A PRIORITY. I try to be who my parents say is good. Fail I try to get away. Be who society say is good. Fail lack of funds. I try so hard to be somebody anybody...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 days ago

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    I met someone like that once. His name was Randy. He knew I struggled with mental illnesses and rook advantage of it every moment I spent with him. He would always say I was the...
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    Mainly because of my living situations... my parents are quite the messy type, whereas I do not like any sort of mess. They won't take my health into consideration since they have...
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    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Hi readers, I am writing this today because I need to get my feelings and thoughts out to someone, and I feel like I have absolutely no where else to turn. I have reached a...
    AKT1 AKT1 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    ImNotAHipster ImNotAHipster 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    So not only was this person physically perfect but he seemed to get me. However the issues were endless. 1)I spoke to him first (which us ladies should never do because real men...
    reginastrength reginastrength 22-25, F Jan 27

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    I was the shy quiet kid, when someone began bullying me I got angry pretty easily and never reacted well or handled it well...so that made more people come and mess with me. It was...
    Jason947 Jason947 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    My parents recently grounded me because they feel I am slacking off in school. I guess in a way that's true. I could be doing a lot better in school than I am right now. I've just...
    marlene41298 marlene41298 16-17, F Jan 25

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    As I've mentioned, in my other stories, my disability money comes in on the third of each month. It was not until later on in life, around a year or two ago, that I rediscovered...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Jan 25

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    I am okay. That's what I'd say if you were to ask me, but I'd be lying. Today, we three met up. Out of nowhere, you told me what she told you the other time. She asked you, "Why...
    Eosaurora Eosaurora 18-21, F Jan 25

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    Just leave it all behind and go. Everything. Family, friends, work, possessions. Just go off and be vagabond, with nothing but the clothes on your back, and your contagious...
    TallDarkStrange TallDarkStrange 31-35, M Jan 23

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    But then, who is? It's very rare to find anyone who actually gets to where they wanted to go by this point. No reason to moan about it, though. When I was a little kid I'd imagine...
    HuntressX23 HuntressX23 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    Well I hope you guys are happy Michaels out of my life for good thanks a lot of for taking away one of the biggest things that made me HAPPY!!! 😭💔... He might of messed up...
    HELLONWHEELZZ HELLONWHEELZZ 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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    I actually feel content today and that's a drastic thing compared to days where I overthink about my existance. Maybe I'm turning over a new leaf, maybe I'm just being happy for...
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 22

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    I will turn 27 this year, in March, and have never even gotten close to having a boyfriend, never been kissed and all that. And while I do confess there are times when I am...
    MantisReligiosa MantisReligiosa 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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