I Pictured My Life to Be Different By Now

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    I Pictured Better Things.

    I figured I'd have a boyfriend. I figured I'd be happy with life. I figured both my parents would be healthy. I figured I'd have more of a life. I figured I'd have a car. And a job. (I live too far out in the country and not having a car ruins this) I pictured...
    flyawayhome flyawayhome
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 13, 2009

    Beaten By Life

    I am 31 years old. I have three children, two who live with me. My oldest lives with his father's relatives. I work for minimum wage. I live with a friend. I never anticipated my life to be this way. I'm unable to adequately provide for my children and myself. I usually try to...
    knw53c47 knw53c47
    31-35, F
    Jul 16, 2012

    College Life

    maybe i'll start out by being realistic. because the following are sure to happen. :) well, a few months from now, my life will be a bit different. if in highschool, it'll take me 10 mins, and 1 bus ride to school, well in college,  it'll probably take me 1 hour and 2...
    mhel0w8 mhel0w8
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Mar 9, 2010

    Changes I Should Have Made?

    i pictured my life to be completely different when i was younger than it is now.  at present i thought i would be married and have a family and making memories.  instead i work too much have a house and my children are my dog and cat.  should i have changed one...
    wendygurl wendygurl
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 19, 2008

    # Ignored

    Im not going to say I don't hold grudges, because I do. Im not gonna lie about that fact, and the fact that this story is two years old. Now Im not looking for sympathy or someone to say that they see where Im coming from, Even as I am typing this story I realize how stupid and...
    DisneyDreamer DisneyDreamer
    18-21, F
    Jun 24, 2013

    How It Was Imagined

    I would have thought that by now I wouldn`t be far off being a grandfather, instead of being a first time dad in my mid 40`s. I also imagined that I would have been dad to maybe 3 or 4 kids. I`m so lucky that I have the son I do. He is my miracle, my joy. I imagined that I would...
    musicmad musicmad
    41-45, M
    Apr 13, 2009

    I Thought...

    I thought I would have found my niche by now... not this box that other people, and uncontrollable circumstances, have placed me into.I thought I would have found a great many "kindred spirits", or like-minded people.  People I could talk with openly and freely about my life...
    Opalgem Opalgem
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2011

    A Whole Lot Different

    When college was about to start, I thought to myself, Hey, college isn't going to be as bad as school. I was sure and I had made up my mind that I would make many friends, I even imagined how much fun it would be to hang out and bunk class. But, then again, who was I kidding...
    gamingzone3 gamingzone3
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2010

    Where Am I?

    I thought I would have a steady girlfriend right now. I was such a good pure kid. Dealing with girls and understanding other people helped me get rid of my care free nature.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 30, 2010

    I Was Supposed To Be Dead!

    Imagine if you can and will allow yourself to, a path so ripe with danger and bad decisions that acceptance of your own demise before marking the 3rd decade of your life was upon you. This was my life, my path hard and bitter traveled. I had no plan b for making it past 30, I...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 27, 2011

    Nowhere Fast

    By now I expected to have someone to love and one that would love me. A job in  an office some where mabye a familly of my own. Hell just a life in general.
    lookin4sumthing lookin4sumthing
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2009
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