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I Sometimes Find My Self Mentally Wandering Off

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    My mind gets quite transfixed.My thoughts are like a tangled tree. There is an initiating idea or scene that is planted. The latter leads to another thought... and then another. Until I am completely consumed in cogitation. But with each thought, there is a connection to the...
    DustToAshes DustToAshes 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2011

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    How Do You Know When You Are "Lost"?

    As the name of the group would suggest, it has occured to me, over the past few years, that I have the bad tendincy of, "checking out" mentally from time to time. A disconnect of types, I become cold, easily angered, and altogether another person, and although this has...
    DaddyFlynn DaddyFlynn 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 6, 2009

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    Too Often

    It's like my mind just gets loose and runs off in another direction from where I am.  I'm not sure why but too often here lately it's like "OK Off ot La La Land".  If I could only figure out what is triggering it, I could at least control when and where it will...
    Michellewhois Michellewhois 56-60 1 Response Jan 30, 2010

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    Today I learned it took less

    than 30 min to evacuate thousands of guest from Disneyland theme park on sept 11 2001 http://statesman.com/news/travel/40-fun-facts-for-disney-worlds-40th-anniversary-1/nRh6J/
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M Apr 26

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    All the damn time! People think I do not care

    to listen to them. I do! But something they say reminds me of another thing reminds me of another... Then I am lost.
    lena319 lena319 22-25, F Jan 11

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    Best Times...

    Sometimes I get so lost in my thoughts. In these times when I really get examine myself and discover more about myself.
    girlanonymous girlanonymous 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2010

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    Yeah...

    i can be walking or reading a book or watching tv or doing things...i almost fell into a drain...threw my towel into the dustbin...
    XxlostxsoulxX7 XxlostxsoulxX7 13-15 Nov 23, 2009

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    Lately I've been watching myself staring into

    space and its hard to hear anyone when I'm drifting. I just go dead faced and I'm gone. Maybe it's just cause I don't want to BE here... I hate my reality
    Spilled Spilled 22-25, F Dec 23, 2013

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    Easter

    A few years ago, my wife and I were on our way to Lost Wages. We had a long lay-over in St Louis. She decided that she would attend an Easter service at the airport chapel. The minister was going along and I noticed that he had went past my attention span. I tried to keep...
    DingDao DingDao 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 10, 2010

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    My Story

    Hi there..my name is shiksha.. And simply i want to die..because it will be good for everyone as i think.. No one is happy with me..everybody blames me for the things i have done and for those which i have not done at all... The persons i love the most never undrstand me...i...
    shiksha07 shiksha07 18-21, F Jul 5, 2013

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    Yeah

    describes me perfectly! one moment ill think im completly focused on something and then i
    bblahb bblahb 22-25, M Dec 20, 2012

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    Sometimes

    Sometimes,I mentally wonder off,Who can blame me,The way things are,I need a break!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 28, 2012

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