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I Spend a Lot of Time By Myself

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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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    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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    I think I'm starting to slip back into

    depression again. I met the love of my life, and he's all that keeps me going. This has been a tough year. I had to overcome getting raped. I made a new group of friends and drank almost everyday for five months straight to try to numb myself. Eventually we all stopped...
    An0nym0usAgain An0nym0usAgain 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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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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    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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    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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    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 always been a loner,

    I've always been very isolated from people. it's natural for me to be by myself, sometimes to an unhealthy degree. I have social anxiety but and I'm trying to get over it. I've made some major strides lately with that but I still find small talk and socializing difficult. I do...
    ThatAwkwardGuy ThatAwkwardGuy 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 15

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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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    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

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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, 2014

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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 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 18 Responses Jan 7

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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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    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 1 Response Mar 11

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    Sometimes I think why am I like this.

    I got no goal, passion Or talent. Maybe its because I worry too much about my future and give less importance to my present. Theres so much to learn but something is pulling me back and that thing is fear. I fear for everything that comes my way so I stay to my own thoughts and...
    skyling638 skyling638 18-21 1 Response Jan 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    May the fires from the bridges

    that I burn light the darkness in my path.
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 30

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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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    Alphaseed Alphaseed 22-25, M Jan 4

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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 20 Responses Jan 25, 2014

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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 1 day ago

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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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    It's the only person I feel really understands

    me and accepts me for me, I think I am going to end up alone, I push everybody away :'(
    DefianceUK DefianceUK 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 14

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    padraig412 padraig412 56-60, M Jan 13

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    I enjoy my own company.

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Yeah well because I love to read books :-) I

    need a quiet place to be able to do that that's why I spend a lot of time alone
    ashlyn110 ashlyn110 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 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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    Seclusion has its moments,

    but it can also be a flawed coping mechanism.
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 7

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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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