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I Never Thought That My Life Would Turn Out Like It Did

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    I Have Just Run Into Reality And Finally Said "ouch"

    I have just run head-on into reality. I just realized I have been selling myself short for the last 52 years, well, at least 45 years, since I was 7. I say 7 because that's how old I was when my parents divorced and that's the year I stopped smiling in the annual school photo...
    zabette zabette 51-55 3 Responses May 6, 2012

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    It's not over yet! You can't say this

    until you're on your death bed. God has a plan.
    Moelyn95 Moelyn95 18-21, F Dec 28, 2014

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    When Dreams Crash, Meeting Reality

    My idealistic world is beautiful, colourful and imaginative. In my word there is the essence of perfection. Well, my own version of perfection of course. It's a place where my true heart is safe, and can live fully and openly. It is a place where I am loved for all that I am...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2011

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    Never Thought

    Never thought,Not for one minute,Life like this,Never,Shows,One never knows,What's around the corner!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Jul 28, 2012

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    My Little Place

    i never imagined myself in a little condo living a town away from my beloved home town. but here i am still two years later, still happy, still content and answering to nobody. I enjoy this life, although it seems i am a bit isolative but this is how i want it. If i wanted to...
    Amala82962 Amala82962 46-50, F Feb 26, 2011

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    Failure

    i feel i have let myself down in so many ways.so many wrong choices.walked along the wrong path and have ended stranded in my life.i never thought my life would turn out like this.i always hoped i would meet someone wonderful and we would be blissfully happy.i never imagined...
    freeangel freeangel 31-35, F 14 Responses Jul 21, 2010

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    Life is great. Everybody loves to be around me.

    I'm more independent than ever imagined. I know I have a great head on my shoulders. They say life is like a roller coaster, but I've been on the rise for too long. I'm excited to experience what the future holds.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M Aug 14, 2014

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    Two Steps Forwards One Step Back

    Here's the thing, and sorry if this might sound a bit unpolished and long but I am annoyed wanting to get this out, felt it was important enough to say it. But first a big of background, two years ago I was two years unemployed after college nearly broke and hating it. I didn't...
    travelingthinker travelingthinker 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    3 Years.

    3 years ago I was going into year 5 of an emotionally abusive relationship with my fiance. I had become addicted to everquest to, in a cowardly way, run from my problems. My fiance never worked, we were living with my parents while they supported us. I was in college working...
    dementiatedpink dementiatedpink 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2007

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    Changes

    Changes,Like I never expected,How different,Life is,Never expected this,Freedom at last,I can be Me!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 28, 2011

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    Never Thought

    I never thought my life would be like this. Extreme sickness, depressed, paranoid, and not able to be around others. Everyday im praying to be healed or killed.....I don't think healed is going to work out. If someone wrote my life beforehand...hes pretty cruel
    mdavids215 mdavids215 31-35 1 Response Sep 28, 2012

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    A Little Shocking

    At age 6, my life was so bad then. That's when the anxiety and problems at home and school started. But I kept a hope that things would change and that by the time I was 18, I would have the life that I wanted and feel some peace within. I never expected that things were only...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 29, 2008

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    I Am At Peace

    NEVER in a million years did i ever think my life would turn out as it has. and that i would be so at peace with it all....i imagined myself living on sweetwater street until they took me to Bisbees(the local funeral home). i imagined filling that house with children, having a...
    Amala82962 Amala82962 46-50, F Jul 22, 2010

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    The Real Work-

    "Train yourself to let go of everything you fear losing." ~ Yoda For the second time in 5 months, my mother lay in a hospital bed with pneumonia, complicated by congestive heart failure. Miraculously she managed to recouperate from the last bout, at the time saying she wanted to...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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    Not Too Bad, But Certainly Not Planned

    when i was little, of course there were the dreams of meeting prince charming and becoming a princess. that lasted about as long as my belief in santa. as i grew older, i wanted the white picket fence, family, and love. later i realized my love for history. nothing made me...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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    I never thought that I would end up depressed.

    . When I was a kid I never thought that I would end up being the teenager who was never "home"... I thought that I would never resort to anything like drugs or cutting because why would I need to?
    BulletForMyBlackVeil BulletForMyBlackVeil 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2014

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    So Lonley have been for years don't

    even know feels like feel loved
    newhope1000 newhope1000 41-45, M Dec 27, 2014

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    2 Options

    I have never thought for a second that my life would turn out as it has. I'd always assumed one of two things would happen. Option one was being carted off to a crazy farm, the other option was being stabbed/shot/killed. That's because I frequently walk through the wrong parts of...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2007

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    I'm 38 year old man who has never been in a

    relationship and I feel like my life has passed me by, and I didn't even get the chance to participate in it. Until recently, I was extremely scared of women and social situations in general (because of childhood abuse in boarding school, from ages 9-14). In 2010, I went though...
    spyder3311 spyder3311 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 12

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    The Best Part

    I never thought that my life would turn out like it did, and the best part is it's not over yet.
    ashleyxxpiano ashleyxxpiano 18-21, F Jul 25, 2011

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    I was recently thinking about how very

    different my life would have been if.. 1. I didn't go to Bible camp 2. I would have been added to a guy's list of many girls, if you get my drift 3. My parents hadn't taken away my car keys one time 4. I didn't marry the man I married All of these things have played a huge...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 2

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    Never Did

    If you had asked me 6 years ago I wouldn't have been able to consive, my life changing like this. Never in my little mind. First house fire, then Grandad dieing, Bullied at school, abused by dad, bullied again, things with dad got even worse. Best friends mum dieing of cancer...
    Lilibuth12 Lilibuth12 18-21, F Aug 19, 2009

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    You Never Know

    You know growing up I don't really think I thought much about what I would be.  I never really had any goals.  Now I am a truck driver and I would have never dreamed of doing this.  When I was growing up I guess you can say I was one of the lucky ones.  I had...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 7 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    I Hate My Life

    I never thought at 27 i would once again be living back home with my parents. When I made the choice I thought it was for the best, but now I'm not so sure. I hate it here and most of the time I hate the people I am surrounded by. I know that hast to sound so crappy considering...
    MirandaJMaddox MirandaJMaddox 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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    i and my brother share i maen shared a very

    wonderful bond the bond of perfect siblings bt now i think all that ws fake.....m hurt.. very much....he'd been doing some creepy things bt i ignored them b'cz i thought he is naive n younger to me bt now i know that i was studip to think so....he'd been touching me...
    malencholy malencholy 18-21, F May 4, 2014

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    Changes

    When I look back just a few years ago and remember all the things that I thought I would be doing/have done by now, I can't believe that was me. Then I think, if the me of a couple years ago could look at me now, she wouldn't beleive this is me either.
    EmptyInside EmptyInside 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2007

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    I'm tired. But I'm too tired

    if being tired so I don't want to sleep. I need sleep but because of that I can't. I can't believe honors day is tomorrow and I'm stressing out because I wasted another year of my life
    JustScout JustScout 13-15, F May 20, 2014

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    I Guess There Is A First For It All

    First i must say that my life is not bad but say the tittle says i never thought it would be like it is. I come from a vary small town and most people do not get out, The high school i went to did not have high hopes for its students and if they do happen to leave an go to...
    laceyM laceyM 22-25 Dec 28, 2011

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    Seems

    like when im in situations..sometimes all i can do is just look up or around and ask myself..how..why did i allow myself to get into the certain situation. Why is it harder to come up in a situation than it is to go down? You know? Faster to go down than come up..
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2010

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    Feared, Perhaps.

    If you were able to show my seventeen year old self my current life, I suspect that he would collapse to the ground, vomit and promptly have a seizure in horror and despair. Not that I was prone to doing such things in my late teens, but such a reaction is certainly more...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 8 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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    So, i haven't really thought about how my life

    would have been different if my father was still alive. He died in a car accident when i was 14yo. He fell asleep at the wheel because of his long list of medical problems stemming from his liver, of which he had recived a transplant on two separate occasions. My mother and he...
    AlistairGhirahn AlistairGhirahn 18-21, M Feb 2

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    Everything Going For Me

    I was tall, shapely in a slender way, and pretty. That takes care of the physical side of things. I was also intelligent, artistic, and talented. That sums up the gifts I was given. I was mildly athletic, more that enough to keep myself thin. I was superstitious about...
    tinydragon10 tinydragon10 66-70, F Nov 22, 2012

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    Still the Same.

    I have been living the past 6 or 7 years with escapist mentality. I ran to get to where I am now, but it seems all these years that just went by slipped slowly day by day, with me still frustratingly stuck. I look around me now and see that I really haven`t moved forward very...
    Cinderelly Cinderelly 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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    I Didn't Think I Would Be Here

    From an early age I was convinced I would never live to see my 21st birthday. I always thouht I would either be killed somehow or kill myself....but here I am, 23! I never imagined I would marry and move away from my home town. I figured if I did make it passed my 21st I would be...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2007

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    23 and 3 Kids???

    GOING BACK TO MY REBELIOUS TEEN YEARS, NEVER IN A LIFETIME WOULD I HAVE GUESSED OR EVEN THOUGHT THAT BY THE AGE OF 23 I WOULD HAVE HAD 3 CHILDREN. BUT I GET THAT FEELING EVERY MORNING...LOL. BUT I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. I GUESS THAT WAS GODS PLAN TO KEEP ME FROM ALL THE HARMFUL...
    JEZZAB3LL JEZZAB3LL 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2007

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    One Day...

    Remember when you were small, and unhappy?  Even though you were be in utter despair, there was always the consoldation... "ONE DAY, when I'm all grown up, it will be better".  When you had your heart broken, through the tears, there was still the...
    Lizzy22 Lizzy22 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2008

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