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I Spend a Lot of Time By Myself

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    Littlescottishlady27 Littlescottishlady27 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 10

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    First Concious Memory Of Who I Am !!!!

    well it all started ehen i was about 4 -5 years old and this was the first time i was fully concious of who i am and who im supposed to be............. As i was growing up i always notices i was not like the other boysin scool, they were all into cars football and sports, now i...
    5tarlight1988 5tarlight1988 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 3, 2011

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    Even thought im in a casual relationship i

    still prefer to do things by myself, im not a people person i have friends but still prefer to go catch a movie by myself even a bit of shopping would much prefer to do it alone i still enjoy time together with friends but just like to be by myself i can do what i want when i...
    ExtremeNext ExtremeNext 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 27

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    myraaxx myraaxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 21

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    inyourknickers inyourknickers 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I love being alone so much.

    I I've it when I'm at home by my self because I can really do any thing. I love just being in my room by myself leaning against me bed listing to music I'm found it right now and I do it almost every day. I prefer to be alone then around a bunch of people
    catdog5452 catdog5452 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    Try to feel nothing. It's hard.

    Head is filled with shooting-stars.
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 16

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    It's weird, being alone has a negative feel to

    it. People think being alone is bad like you have no friends or no life or you're lonely. But it's not like that. I love being alone, just me and my thoughts. It's comforting, I don't have to worry about someone else's feelings or actions and I don't have to control myself. It's...
    Catsive Catsive 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    A necessary part of being a military wife at

    this stage of my life. I consider it my service to my country.
    SweetMae SweetMae 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    Always By Myself

    I spend most of the time by myself, I always tend to be alone.. sometimes i run conversations by myself ..also I think loudly, even some people witnessed me talking to myself in the street while i was walking.. sometimes i imagine specific people i run live conversation...
    tamrhenna tamrhenna 26-30, F 17 Responses Jun 21, 2008

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    Literally all I do is sit in my room,

    go on the computer, or sleep. Nothing interests me anymore.
    rachellxo rachellxo 16-17, F 21 Responses Jan 25

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    Yeah. Not really my first choice.

    I just don't really have many friends is all. /:
    sarahspanked43 sarahspanked43 16-17, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Maybe it because my friends never want to hang

    out, but I admit I actually love being alone. It gives me time to think and not worry about what other people are thinking about me(:
    Juliette18 Juliette18 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    I'm an introvert hence i dont talk much

    when im sober. lol. if the group is bigger than two ppl thats when i feel like a walllflower. if the group consist of attention seekers i let them be and i dont contest them. In witty but im nt bubbly. I feel ppl find me boring and sooner or later I get hurt by their actions. So...
    zenith2014 zenith2014 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 2

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    At school, I only sit with two friends at lunch.

    Then I usually sit alone in most of my classes. I am friends with my sister, so we hang out a fair bit. I don't usually see people on the weekends because I don't really have any proper friends to be honest. If it weren't for my sister, the only time I wouldn't be alone would...
    xosecretidentityxo xosecretidentityxo 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Having only/mostly girl friends

    as a male, I just get really bored whenever I am called to somewhere to hang out. It is just very exhausting and boring after a SHORT while, like 1 hour and half. ( that is enough, I want to go home ) I ended up being very anti-social and I am not even concerned about that. I...
    Keler Keler 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    Daisy26599 Daisy26599 13-15, F 9 Responses Mar 30

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    It's hard to accept my reality

    when I used to dream of so much more I've always treasured the way life is seen through my eyes . If you could take a look inside my mind where I spend must of my time. I might live here forever. Here where time and demons don't exists. Lullaby of the day . 22
    RoobieCatenis RoobieCatenis 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 18

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    Yeah I feel like I do.

    The other day I went to the movies by myself and then I went to go eat by myself at a restaurant. It was weird because I would look on the other side and it's just empty. It's kinda sad that I really have no one to talk to. I spend a lot of time in my room thinking about stuff...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 11

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    I'm socially awkward .

    . Well not really but I rather spend time by myself because there is no one to judge me or criticize me of any means and I don't know why but being with me; myself is so relaxing !
    acesha16 acesha16 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    Don't get me wrong! I do enjoy company of

    others. But it's like I recharge my batteries on my own :-)
    1234Ideclareathumbwar 1234Ideclareathumbwar 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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    I love being alone! I rarely ever get lonely

    and I don't understand people who feel the need to be constantly around someone. We usually end up not getting along because they come across as clingy and I can't handle it.
    MissListless MissListless 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 22

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    My room is probably my favorite place go stay.

    I like curling into my bed and shutting my eyes and just floating away. It's insane to me how hours of sleep can only feel like minutes of being awake. -the photos is kind of funny, don't poke fun I was making a sad face.
    corissajane corissajane 18-21, F 11 Responses Apr 17

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    GalaxyJumper GalaxyJumper 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Everybody Needs Their Own Space

    I don't really see anything wrong with spending time on my own. For example, I love shopping and I always spend a whole day window shopping until I find what I really want. And who would care to spend a whole day doing that with me? So I always go out and about doing my own...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    My mom says that she sees me sad

    and alone all the time, but the thing that she doesn't realize is that I basically grew up alone, so I'm pretty much used to the loneliness. But I'll be honest too, as I have grown up into my "young adult" years, "loneliness does take its toll."
    MondoEG MondoEG 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 11

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    Is it wrong for me to have days

    where I do not want to interact with anyone else? Is it silly for me to say that I do not want to be with certain people because I feel like I'm choking in their presence? Is it stupid that I want to desperately escape to somewhere alone so I can breath? Is it my fault if I...
    Meloryne Meloryne 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've always been that way.

    I am just a very solitary person. I enjoy others' company, but I always gotta have my alone time.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I'm an introvert and tend to do better at home

    on my own just doing my own thing. Always have and probably always will.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 8

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    Always Alone

    I am 100% a loner. Other than internet "friends" I have no friends. Not one. I used to have a lot in school, but once my best friend decited she didn't like me anymore she turned everyone against me. It really messed with my head and now I find it easier to be alone than it is to...
    skyyalexxis skyyalexxis 22-25, F 33 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    And that's the way I want it to be.

    Why don't people understand that?
    bluefrogs247 bluefrogs247 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 3

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    I enjoy being alone so I can be myself.

    Around people, even my friends I have that need to be like them so they don't judge me or don't like me.. But it is so hard to pretend to be someone else. Sometimes, Mostimes I just need to be by myself so I don't forget who I really am.
    BlaBla01 BlaBla01 16-17, F 14 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    Not Bad Company

    I spend a lot of time by myself, at first it was not by choice but eventually it has become preferable.  The majority of my life has been in the public eye, I never had my own room, shared a bed and bathroom, my home has always been open to those who needed help and I never...
    mollydd mollydd 13-15 17 Responses Nov 26, 2009

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    Being with someone else (for the first time) is

    different. Bad or good? I don't know. My natural introvert tendencies are making me feel like it's wrong, but I'm not sure how right the "right" way is.
    ottoarch ottoarch 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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    Time

    Time is a weird concept, it's not real but it's there. I like to think of it as a endless ocean in which we drift rather then a line of history. Plato-“time is not an element of the realms beyond the physical, sensible world. The other realms are eternal” what we call time...
    daved90 daved90 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    Sometimes I think that I'm better off alone.

    I'm infatuated of the thought of being with someone, being loved. The feeling of being alone makes me cringe, yet I'm always alone.
    corissajane corissajane 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 17

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    katsnotmyname katsnotmyname 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    A lot of my time goes to myself

    so I read,I'm on ep a lot,write,and I homeschool so I take extra time to do school
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Sep 13

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    The Gold Box

    It had been some time since Jack had seen the old man. College, girls, career, and life itself got in the way. In fact, Jack moved clear across the country in pursuit of his dreams. There, in the rush of his busy life, Jack had little time to think about the past and often no...
    Evangeline1985 Evangeline1985 26-30 4 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    I'll write a longer thing some other time but,

    being alone is sometimes how i like it because i don't have to worry about another person in whatever way. I just worry only about me at that moment; and i can do whatever i want to do when i want to, without someone saying something about it. I don't get disturbed. It's nice...
    Yogurtree Yogurtree 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    I mostly just sit in my room

    and hardly ever leave the house can't do much when you're poor
    Cgr1 Cgr1 18-21 8 Responses May 17

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    Baby Steps Toward Self Actualization

    As all of you don't know I've spent the last year in what's known as addiction recovery. For the past nine years I'd been using my body as a testing ground for a plethora of substances of abuse. Heroin and other opiates having a nice five year run followed  by copious...
    billypilgrim billypilgrim 18-21, M 9 Responses Aug 17, 2007

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    livefreensing livefreensing 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 17

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    I find that I can't trust the people around me

    or they just get on my nerves.... So I tend to end up alone, which over time, has come to be how I prefer it.
    Mannz Mannz 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    Always have. Never had many friends growing up,

    so i depended on the outdoors to keep me entertained. I'd go for walks, swimming in the lake, feeding the fish until it was too cold. I got into art when I was in high school, and now it's a big part of my life. I spend most of my time painting in my living room, listening to...
    endofalldays endofalldays 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 28

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    I'm just one of those people

    who just likes to be alone. There's no question why and I don't want you to ask. I'm quiet, yet sweet. I'm sad, yet riddled with smiles I'm not like any other person. I don't want to invite you into my personal life. It's littered with guilt, shame and sadness. Although I...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 11

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    During the summer my parents work

    and I don't really see them. I guess it's normally like this around the house, but at least I am at school. Now that school is out, however, I find myself spending absurd amounts of time alone.
    Driftyftw Driftyftw 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    rosaf rosaf 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 12

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    I have to. I have nowhere to go.

    Everyone in my house leaves without telling me. I guess I could be happy about having the house to myself, but it's empty. Why would I be happy about being in a house with nobody? I don't like being all alone. It's boring. Yea I do have friends to talk to online and I have an...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 30

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    It's a learning experience.

    I do not like to be alone but cannot explain why. I also cannot change the fact that I am alone. I've been told for years that I don't like people, so I guess I don't like people. If that where true, then why do I continue to seek a way to not be by myself? The whole issue is...
    BohemianTragedy BohemianTragedy 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I lost my job and currently spend every day

    alone. It's not bad. I don't mind the silence. I quilt a lot to fill my days and watch tv. I once heard that people who are not satisfied with themselves couldn't bear to stay alone. Guess that means I don't mind the way I am...