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I Spend a Lot of Time By Myself

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    When u just don't get along with anyone

    and you don't belong anywhere. 🤘🏻
    Soooos Soooos 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2015

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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, 2014

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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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    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 31-35, M 9 Responses Aug 17, 2007

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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 5 Responses Jan 17, 2014

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    Spending time with me

    for the purpose of observing my thoughts and feelings, to study myself and to get to know more about myself is an invaluable activity that I engage and enjoy a lot.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 27, 2015

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    My best friend is myself.

    I guess it's easier that way. I've accepted that the only person who I can fully trust and who will not disappoint me from getting close and then just leaving is me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 3, 2015

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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, 2014

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    I spend most of my time up in my room on my

    computer. The only times I come out is if I need to eat, go to the GYM or go to work. I'm not much of a people person due to many reasons such as people telling me how to live my life or people tell off for doing something in a way that they don't do it and many more. People are...
    SonoftheDark SonoftheDark 18-21, M Jun 15, 2015

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    I'm so stressed out, my grandparents decided

    they were going to "help," me out of the situation with my step-mother by forcing me into going to Job Corps here in my state. Let me start by saying, I'm not against Job Corps in any way, I'm just irritated. They're assuming that since it worked for my older cousin it's going...
    IcySongBird IcySongBird 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2015

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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 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 18, 2014

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    I am used to spending a great deal of time

    alone. some of it is attribute to my upbringing some I prefer. I dont get lonely or bored. I feel at ease in my own presence. at times I feel more so than with others, some may view me with pity perhaps but I am content, I would feel more concern for someone who couldn't...
    snoopymg snoopymg 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 20, 2015

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    yah, I do spend a lot of time by myself.

    ...but am I really alone is I have EP frenz???
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 21, 2015

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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 10 Responses Apr 17, 2014

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    Mostly by choice. I like being alone with just

    the thoughts in my head. Having conversations with myself and arguments. Wondering about things. It's rather nice. Plus Zelda is a single player game.
    Wellfinethenbethatway Wellfinethenbethatway 26-30, M Nov 1, 2015

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    For me, I cherish alone time.

    Not only can I accomplish more, but I can actually take time for me without distractions.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 30, 2015

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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 4 Responses Feb 2, 2014

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    Alone time for me can be bad

    or good. Lately I've spent so much time alone and mostly in my head, that I've created false memories. After a whole day of no socializing online or in person interaction with another person, I woke up this morning thinking i went to lunch with a friend and we got into a really...
    Brokenpanda Brokenpanda 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    For the longest time,

    I've come to realize that I do a lot better on my own. In fact, it's almost to the point that not being alone (i.e. relationships) is almost quite foreign to me. I used to really envy people that didn't know how to be alone, but now I pity them. Maybe it's because I've always...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 18, 2015

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    Alone With A Friend

    Movies, TV shows, books... stories; all worlds in which to escape - in which to hide.  There's more room inside than ever there was outside.  I sit at my bedroom window after school, another long day spent alone, silent and within myself.  No one notices or would care even...
    Steffi97 Steffi97 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2012

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    I like it this way. When I first experienced

    that empty nest, I thought I'd never learn to live alone and be happy. Now I love it. I can be alone as much as I want, but I have enough family with whom I am very close, all I have to do is pick up a phone and I can be with anyone I wish for as long as I wish. Lucky me. I...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1 70+, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2015

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    theotherusernamesweretaken theotherusernamesweretaken 26-30, M Aug 6, 2015

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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 4 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    And I'm listening to this,

    again and again :) I want somebody to share Share the rest of my life Share my innermost thoughts Know my intimate details Someone who'll stand by my side And give me support And in return She'll get my support She will listen to me When I want to speak About the world we...
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2015

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    I've always enjoyed being alone

    since I was a kid..at least that way no one can hurt me.
    voluptuous20 voluptuous20 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2015

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    I spend an inordinate amount of time alone due

    to anxiety, depression, introversion, HSP, etc. Part of me craves that alone time; the other part has a desperate need to connect with others, but can't due to my issues. At times like Easter - 4 days off work, and at home alone - I feel so incredibly vulnerable to the...
    Intotheunknown Intotheunknown 46-50, F 6 Responses Apr 2, 2015

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    I think almost all people

    who write in here are lonely.
    damneat damneat 31-35, F 7 Responses Oct 11, 2015

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    I can't drive, don't have a job,

    and I haven't gone to college. I hate being a bum.
    Headlights Headlights 18-21, F 16 Responses Jan 7, 2015

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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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    I have no friends in real life

    so I am used to being alone. I just deal with it the best way I can.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 31, 2015

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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 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 17, 2014

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 11, 2014

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    I'm no story teller, nothin' to share

    but insight. I've not much to share for an experience... all that's significant to me - merely self-reflection and observation. most of what I do (physically) is predictable and repetitive from the outside. My recent experience? idk, exercising? for the last few weeks it's...
    plockly plockly 18-21, M Sep 15, 2015

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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 2 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    Let me tell you this:

    if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it's not because they enjoy solitude. It's because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 9, 2015

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    Reconciliation not resolution.

    There's a big difference. Reconciliation means reestablishing the relationship. It doesn't mean you'll go back together again; it just means you're at peace with each other. Resolution means you resolve every disagreement, and that just isn't going to happen. Because the truth...
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2015

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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 18-21, F 20 Responses Jan 25, 2014

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    But...there is someone with whom I'd love to

    spend time. This person is kind, gentle, whip smart, and caring. I've seen some photos of her. She takes my breath away; though she doesn't see her beauty. She inspires poetry. If I could. I'd be with her now. I'd show her how much passion I have for her.
    bikegenius1 bikegenius1 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 15, 2015

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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 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2011

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    Partially because I feel more comfortable by

    myself, and partially because I'm kind of fed up with making friends only to see them leave in the end. Oh well.
    Ominousity Ominousity 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 23, 2015

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    and it annoys me when people keep bothering me.

    . I just want to be alone and that's why the door is closed..
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 30, 2015

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    Today I experienced that moment.

    .. the one where you realize just how much time you spend alone and exactly how lonely you are. It's honestly frightening. I want real friends, a romantic relationship, companionship, etc., I just don't know that I'm equipped with what it takes to make those things happen any...
    willmsmith willmsmith 36-40, M Sep 22, 2015

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    I can be a very solitary soul sometimes.

    We should all spend more time with ourselves
    7t5HATgirl 7t5HATgirl 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 16, 2015

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    I isolate my self for I fear people its rare

    for people to interact with me. Its by choice for I fear people
    Michelle41011 Michelle41011 41-45, T 2 Responses Aug 2, 2015

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    I get lonely sometimes

    but it's a longing for romantic love not friendship. Mostly I do just fine
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 22, 2015

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