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I Spend a Lot of Time By Myself

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2012

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    Friends are only friends

    when it suits them..
    Littlescottishlady27 Littlescottishlady27 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 10, 2014

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

    ...but am I really alone is I have EP frenz???
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 Aug 21

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    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 30, 2014

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    But I'm not a loner, I have loads of friends an

    meet people all the time, but I do need my own space and as much as I love spending time with people I do need a few days to myself just for my mind to relax and for my brain to process the joy of being with others :)
    carrington65 carrington65 31-35, M Apr 3

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    Not always through choice though.

    A mixture of being older, my anxiety, social awkwardness and particular ways make it hard to meet new people. Or at least any whose company I'd enjoy, so maybe it's better this way.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 3

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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'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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    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 2 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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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 3 Responses Apr 18

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    I am disabled and cannot sit

    or stand for too long without experiencing severe discomfort . I cannot sit and watch a film at home in the living room with the family and I haven't been to a cinema in several years . I feel lonely especially in winter when I spend a lot of time at home in my room the tv and...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 6

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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

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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, 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 1 Response Jun 15

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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
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 2

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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, 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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    Always in my room. Playing games,

    watching tv, or listening to music.
    AnthonyFlores18 AnthonyFlores18 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    I like being alone going shopping,

    watching movies, going to the spa and of course drinking.. Its very relaxing
    tine23 tine23 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Maybe I spend a lot of times by myself

    because I always end up being invisible when I socialize.. Maybe because I just wanna be alone this time....and I like spending time by myself.
    PureLies PureLies 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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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 4 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    Humans are the only primate

    that can't breath and eat at the same time.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 11

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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

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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...
    cubcakegurl8812 cubcakegurl8812 26-30, F 17 Responses Jan 9, 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

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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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    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.
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 4 Responses May 3

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    This girl I spent my time with,

    is really acting like a *****, so I'm spending most of my time alone in school,I feel kinda awkward and don't know how to spend my time, but that's why I have a phone, right,lol.I'm better off alone than with her, I've always been kind of a loner anyway.
    crazcat97 crazcat97 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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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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    NjJ7 NjJ7 18-21, M Aug 11

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    i wonder even the day is stretched into a 72

    hours a day there will just not enough... we spent time, we waste time, we try to walk the walk of life, we consume time more than we consumed oxygen... even we consumed oxygen we actually consumed time... i just want to spend more time in solitude, calming my self, just...
    blackravencat blackravencat 22-25, M May 13

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    its not like i dislike other people its just

    easy for me to relax alone :)
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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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..
    Tstanley86 Tstanley86 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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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(:
    Juliette19 Juliette19 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    And I am ok with that.

    But there is one thing though .. I wish I had not lost my self esteem and confidence cuz of which I don't go anywhere.. I get nervous and it ruins everything .. My husband who has never loved me hates me even more now for depending on him for everything.. Wish I could change...
    karmicsouls karmicsouls 31-35, F Mar 11

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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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    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 17 Responses Jan 7

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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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    I've always worked better on my own.

    It's the way I prefer things.
    TheDemonsWithin TheDemonsWithin 13-15, M Mar 6

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    I'm not gonna waste my time

    and energy on something not worth it. iv realised it now that nothing is as important as how I feel within. everyone thinks they can take advantage n il sit back n let them. makes me wonder why I'm such a softie, when others are at fault I blame myself. but no,no no no!!... not...
    passingby123 passingby123 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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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, 2014

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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, 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.
    SweetMae SweetMae 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2014

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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 7 Responses Apr 2

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    I enjoy my own company.

    I feel relaxed when it's just me. & having time to think about my thoughts.
    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor 16-17, F 1 Response May 12