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I Survive Life

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    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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    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 46-50, F Jul 8, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2011

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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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    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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    Still I Rise

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

    It's amazing how many things I survived. I attempted suicide various ways and didn't even reach a near point of death. I ate poison, tried choking myself, walk through a street...
    MariaAkumbaya MariaAkumbaya 16-17, F Sep 27

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    I hate that we need money to survive. I hate money in general. It represents yet another way in which we are enslaved to society. It is a powerful system of control, ensuring that...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I disagree with this. We need money to survive a standard modern life. Yet true survival is free if you know how to live out on the land. And to you "hurr durr I'm so country...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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    We don't need money to survive, we need God to survive and I'm glad I know this .
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Oct 7

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    So it's coming almost to the end of 2014. Yup time and tide indeed waits for no man. Ok so I'll do the cliché Introduction of me. My name is Roselyne. I'm from Malaysia and yeah I...
    RoselyneRhamya RoselyneRhamya 16-17 Oct 5

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    In hindsight, I could have done many things differently. In reality this is what became of my life... I was born in the 70's and am a middle child. I have an older brother and...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    In hindsight, I could have done many things differently. In reality this is what became of my life... I was born in the 70's and am a middle child. I have an older brother and...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    I am honestly loving life right now. My birthday is in two days and something special has been planned for me, last exam for this degree in under two weeks, my ankle is healing to...
    crystalballer27 crystalballer27 22-25, F 1 Response 39 mins ago

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    I have lived and survived a life of poverty and abuse..all of them...emotional, physical, sexual etc. I'm also a product of my generation..smart and a late bloomer, life...
    khewster khewster 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 22

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    i dont want to get out of bed. i dont want to turn on the lights. i dont want to face the people at school. if i do i shake like crazy and get nauseous. i dont want to eat, but i...
    piercethevictoria piercethevictoria 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    Been immigrants my family traveled to Sydney, Australia via small boats during the war. I had a very rough childhood growing up. My dad left my mum after I was born. A guy moved...
    zenzuu zenzuu 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    If you have read my other story that I posted in this experience, you would know I lost a lot of important people throughout my life, people who I love dearly, I posted that story...
    Secret179688 Secret179688 18-21 Oct 10

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    In July I lost my 22 year old daughter to a car accident. Everything felt empty, and pointless. I work, I eat, I sleep, kind of. I tramp thru life like a numb soldier, doing...
    Frigginfantastic2 Frigginfantastic2 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    October 4. Faith and Money. Sometimes, there is not enough money to make ends meet, much less afford any luxuries. People may tell us to do a budget, and we chuckle. The expenses...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Oct 4

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    And want to speak to other women about it. It was the most terrifying experience of my life. One I didn't think I was going to live through at the time. It's funny how your mind...
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/24/how-to-survive-a-plane-cr_0_n_5875108.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063
    yiskah yiskah 18-21 Sep 24

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    15th entry, Saturday 11th/Oct/2014, 9:08pm well the beginning of this week was certainly tough, it's been an emotional rollercoaster in general, confronted her and then things...
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 22-25, M Oct 11

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    There is beauty in all, and there is the ugly. Neither exist in solitary corners. Neither can survive without the other. There is balance in all thing, and we seek equilibrium...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 11

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    I don't even know how I survived my abuse relationships. It affected me. I feel like I will never be loved in a relationship so I stay single. I still meet not so good guys so I...
    cara12345 cara12345 26-30, F a week ago

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    The ones who think they'll survive, die first.
    ArpWolf ArpWolf 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    Because of money I can't live the life I want to live. It's unfair that people can be born with a lot of money and can have the life without even trying.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    My grandmother. She was choking on her Magnesium tablet and I had to do the Heimlich maneuver. It was scary, but she survived.
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    Yea so I nearly drown. Got pulled out by a rip current and felt nothing until I realised I couldn't put my feet back on the sand that had recently been easily grasped as I was only...
    Cherron954 Cherron954 22-25 Sep 25

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    Professionals from your University of Leicester explained DNA from your bones matched that of descendants on the monarch's relatives.Remember to note the comments are moderated...
    Jenipe Jenipe 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    About two weeks ago my now ex-boyfriend strangled me and knocked me around. He refused to let me leave, even though I begged and pleaded with him. When I tried to escape he...
    Smashley007 Smashley007 26-30 Sep 27

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    About two weeks ago my now ex-boyfriend strangled me and knocked me around. He refused to let me leave, even though I begged and pleaded with him- he injured my throat so badly I...
    Smashley007 Smashley007 26-30 1 Response Sep 27

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    I was born normal in 1974. 15 years later, I became very sick with a high fever of 105. I almost did not survive. But a few weeks later, I was home again. A few days later Mom...
    deafkelly deafkelly 36-40, F Sep 29

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    My mother was diagnosed with Guillian Barre Syndrome this past Aug. Since then she has lost all function from the neck down, including her mouth. She has been on a ventilator and...
    anthonykoryn anthonykoryn 36-40, F Oct 1

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    October 3. Getting Through the Discomfort. "Surrender to the pain. Then learn to surrender to the good. It's there and more is on the way." —Beyond Codependency Our goal in...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Oct 3

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    Hey :) I decided to take a break because my depression was getting out of control, and I was going through a lot of crap in my life, but I'm ok now :D
    karenoohhh karenoohhh 13-15, F Oct 6

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    I do know what I want to do...but it doesn't seem realistic, in a way...almost too idealistic. I want to write a decent book. Have a green house, and grow food. Record music albums...
    onthisislandinthisworld onthisislandinthisworld 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    My husband is thinking about leaving me for my youngest daughter s kindergarten teacher. He can t make up his mind. I really don t know how to act in this situation at all, just...
    rafmagn rafmagn 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    August 4th 2010 I was driving from Ohio to move to Tennessee. I was on the highway. A drunk driver hit the back of my car and I lost control and hit the left lane wall. When I hit...
    magicalaughter magicalaughter 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    16th entry, Saturday 18th/Oct/2014, 9:50 pm let's start off with the emotional aspect, I actually managed not to miss her if that makes sense at all, even though our conversation...
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    My Mom is currently in the ICU in Buffalo NY. She started in the CCU on September 9th with Carbon Dioxide poisoning; a result of failing lungs from COPD. She is only 60 years old...
    diapaulj diapaulj 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I'm not unhappy, but I'm not happy either. I don't want to kill myself, and I look forward to a potential future, but I just feel like my life won't turn out the way I want it to...
    minnielong minnielong 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    MY LIFE WITH THE MOB- PART ONE MY LIFE WITH THE MOB It was in 1973. I had graduated from Bryn Athyn High School, one-tenth of a point shy of honors. Since in those...
    cabla39 cabla39 56-60, M Sep 24

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