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I Survive Life

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    My Life As It Stands

    I do not really know how to describe myself to the world. I am a mother of a beautiful little girl. I am a student in college. I am a great friend with no real friends except the ones who live too far away. I have lots of pets. I love to eat and cook and sleep. My favorite thing...
    lml369 lml369 22-25, F Aug 30, 2012

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    A Shameless Life

    I just happened upon a television show called Shameless. As they say fact is stranger than fiction and it has never been more accurate than now. That show was my childhood just vanilla flavored. Seriously. Almost everything down to the locked up grandmother (mines pushed her...
    Jan 24, 2013

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    Feeling Way Too Damn Good

    You might be a known crazy woman going manic if...Your daughter posts a jump castle on your facebook page and notes "This is so you Mom" and you reply, "Hell - yeah - clear out the kids - I could bounce all day." (and you have 6 grandchildren)You drive down the road on a great...
    jenvice jenvice 41-45, F Jul 8, 2013

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    We All Do

    Even though I try to be optimistic and to enjoy my life, this is often the way I feel. I always seem to be telling myself how the future is going to be amazing, but when I start thinking about the present, I'm not as positive. Don't get me wrong; I am grateful for the life that I...
    TheRealJade TheRealJade 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2012

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    Survivalist Advice

    No matter how horribly life treats you, your heart still beats. Unless you take drastic action to adversely affect your health, your body wants to live. Even when your soul wants to lie down and die. My survivalist body has helped strengthen my soul in ways I never thought...
    xine07 xine07 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2008

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    Day By Day

    that`s how i do it.it the only way i can do it.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Apr 2, 2009

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    Still I Rise

    I could tell horror stories, but I won't. I've gotten strength as well as weaknesses form the trials and tribulations. Whether they is an after life or not, I live as a kind person. 
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F Jan 17, 2012

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    At The Point

    I am just triying to survive, just trying to hold on.It gets difficult, but that's what life is all about
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2011

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    H O P E

    Hope is definitely not the same as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.----Vaclav Havel
    lookingwindow lookingwindow 41-45, F Dec 18, 2012

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    I Gotta Get Better Before I Get To The End..

    I've had the plan for many many years, I have to become alot better skier first, it'll be an accicdent yet not. I need to have the ability to ski the extreme stuff, I'll be good enough to justify skiing at the limit, getting myself out of positions I should of never gotten...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 14, 2012

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    DAILY

    I'VE HAD SOME GOOD DAYS AND SOME BAD DAYS. SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE I'M WALKING THROUGH A MINE FIELD. PEOPLE WHO I'VE LOVED IN THE PAST WERE OUT TO DESTROY ME. TRIALS AND CIRCUMSTANCES MEANT TO BREAK ME DOWN ONLY REINFORCED ME. I AM STRONGER FOR IT, BECAUSE OF IT. I GUESS THAT WAS...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    July 28. Fear. One day, I decided to try something new. I took my ten-year-old son out on the St. Croix River on a Waverunner. A Waverunner is a small boating vehicle resembling a...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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      Let's call me N, and I am 23. I am writing this because no one is really willing to listen... All my life I feel very miserable... I think I have a compulsive lying...
    HoneyAndToast HoneyAndToast 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    The meaning of life is simple. It is to survive and procreate into the future just like any animal does. It is nothing more or less that that. In our struggle to survive, thrive...
    Hoplite39 Hoplite39 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    so much pain and cruelty haunted my childhood I'm honestly surprised I didn't starve to death when I was very little or got killed when my mums friend got mad at me when they were...
    BlueLanternDodgerBlake BlueLanternDodgerBlake 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yes i survived and im really proud of that. I had major depression and i got cognitive behavioral treatment along with an SSRI and now im perfectly fine, living happily every...
    michellatr michellatr 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    My dad had oral surgery yesterday. I was driving him and my mom home from the dentist, 20 minutes from home, when it began to storm. The sky darkened and I was unable to tell where...
    ldrubin ldrubin 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    A second visit. The lord high jerk came to a nearby camp. To inspect cleanliness. Maybe. To pilfer left overs. Probably. Hes known for pilferring sites. Some...
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 1

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    ​Hard life! "Oh I give up!" so many times I thought of giving up.... I get to the point where I had enough and just want to sleep forever or run away never come back but I...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I was so excited to get home to write to all of you following my story. Not excited given my situation, but excited for the chance to maybe help some of you going through what I am...
    RiseAbove222 RiseAbove222 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    my name is unkown cuz i will not tell any one about it, may be i am complicated person, but life changes us our life style , immigrating from one country to other to survive, i can...
    goge1797 goge1797 16-17, M Jul 15

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    My name is Asfaq Alam. I am from India. I am currently 23 years old and I live in New Delhi. I am an average looking guy. I want to share my life experience with you and experience...
    AsfaqAlam AsfaqAlam 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    This is hard for me to talk about, I have trust issues, depression, anxiety, sleeping and eating disorders. I have been under lots of counselling. I'm in cahms or whatever, I've...
    girlinwhite227 girlinwhite227 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    The movie After The Fall is one of my favorite movies. It is about a young woman who competes in a horse competition and has a horrible fall that renders her paralyzed. I am...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    My fiancee and I had been together for about 6 years. We started dating sophomore year of college and were long distance for those 3 years. We made it work and these 6 years were...
    EngagementOff EngagementOff 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I don't like my home environment at all. Everyone shouts and it's just a messed up family, if you can even call it a family. The problem for me is that I want to get away from it...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    My dear, How do I escape feeling trapped in a reality I can't get out of? How do I escape the feeling of shallowness and emptiness? How do I summarize life? Like this: People...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    As a teenager I left my rainy home in northern england and followed my heart to travel the world and become successful in the entertainment and fashion business. Initially I was...
    thelotuslifecoach thelotuslifecoach 46-50, M 16 hrs ago

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    I'm told every day that I'm beautiful. I'm not bragging but it really happens. Problem is its not from my husband. Its from random strangers or people I work with. I am so unhappy...
    Endeee Endeee 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 29

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    I can say that I have been a survivor all my life, anybody with a weird family and limited resources would know what I'm talking about. as kid I was bullied (that's why I'm doing...
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    Dear fellow scapegoats, it is now 10 years on since I walked away from my family of origin. Any of you who have read my story know that it was the universal story of the...
    claraindigo claraindigo 56-60 Jul 10

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    The day I tried to die was a major pivotal point in my life. My Depression wasn't sudden; it was more of a build up of things. I remember the day I first self harmed. I wasn't...
    needtotellsomeone needtotellsomeone 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    i know i can survive on my own but since i met this certain someone(you know who you are!) i don't want to and i now know why they call it surviving because without the person you...
    BenjaminChapman BenjaminChapman 18-21, M Jul 13

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    A message for a dear friend of mine (I won't mention the name): The box-squared room covered in depression, the dripping liquid coating the tiled-floor, or perhaps the glass blade...
    auraboreale auraboreale 18-21, F Jul 14

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    I was diagnosed with A.A. two months before my 18th birthday on May 27, 1998 which, approximately 6 months later on Nov 11, 1998 with the help of some not-so-good decisions made by...
    handicrappedN98 handicrappedN98 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Back when I was thirteen my family was friends with my rapist's family, so we treated each other like family. We trusted each other. I even had a crush on my rapist. So when he...
    LolitaChrisbell LolitaChrisbell 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was a lost girl. I was trying to find myself. That was until I met someone online last summer. We became really good friends, talked about life and played around. We promised...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 7 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    He stared into the steady glare of the LCD display of his laptop screen in the darkness of the night, as he typed out those words.. his last ever creations. The fingertips that had...
    pretender1326 pretender1326 26-30, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    On 27th of May 2014 I tried to attempt suicide. I was home alone and thought "Now is the chance!" I took a lot of pills and then waited for death. Six hours later when mom arrived...
    bivikivi bivikivi 16-17, F Jun 29

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    June 30. Accepting Change. One day, my mother and I were working together in the garden. We were transplanting some plant for the third time. Grown from seed in a small container...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jun 30

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    The smallest things, takes the most room in my heart. I prefer a billion times for you to make something or write something thoughtful for me than to go to the store & buy a...
    Katie419 Katie419 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Since I was a little girl I never really fit in with everyone.I always felt something was wrong with me.I couldn't ever figure it out and still never have and I don't think I...
    oceanwaves1989 oceanwaves1989 22-25 1 Response Jul 13

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    On several deployments to afghanistan as well as other places. But I feel this has made me a stronger person, alot more relaxed in every day life and an ability to take on high...
    mrmisterman80 mrmisterman80 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I am the sole survivor of a massacre. My family, my village, and all those to die before they reached me. Did I survive, am I lucky? No. It was no accident.
    macabrEnigma macabrEnigma 18-21, T 2 days ago

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    4 weeks down, 4 to go and now my week off, I actually thought that this week was going to be my reward, my treat but on the contrary, it's going to be the most stressful week ever...
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    The only thing preventing me from moving forward and living a truly blessed and free life is financial and emotional obligations that I have pressed upon myself due to the good...
    Awakening29 Awakening29 26-30, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I haven't been on here for a while, but I feel the need to really write out my feelings. Two weeks ago I came back home to the Bahamas for a year. I was pretty excited on coming...
    rainee12 rainee12 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    Life is not easy for a waffle.... Sometimes we run out of syrup and all hell breaks loose, it's hard life in waffleburg, if you aren't a tough Mechawaffle then your never going to...
    Mechawaffle Mechawaffle 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago