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I Survive Life

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 102 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My father, who lived to be 83 years old and had traveled all over the country and had known countless people (some famous, he was a jazz musician) told me a few years back that I...
    NoHeartButMyOwn NoHeartButMyOwn 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I enjoy my job but the pay sucks. It's so far below minimum wage there's no way I can adequately support myself without some type of living assistance. I look at my fellow...
    TransientDude TransientDude 26-30, M Aug 4

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    Up early this morning, everything I needed to do is done... Ready to take your breath away... http://youtu.be/7qrRzNidzIc "I Will Not Bow" Fall Now the dark begins to rise...
    JimD911 JimD911 36-40, M Aug 10

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    All kinds of music. Especially when I'm hurting. Or when I'm happy. A lot of it. from James Taylor, Kenny loggins, Bonnie Tylor to Ottis Redding, Alice Cooper, Tears for fears...
    missy1977 missy1977 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 11

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    I always figured I was pretty normal growing up, after all how could I know what life was like for others. I knew I was sad a lot and did not know why I was so dang sad all the...
    Brumble Brumble 26-30, M a week ago

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    A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person...
    MAT5629 MAT5629 41-45, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    If i can survive school then i can survive more
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    If you have survived high school you can survive more!!
    basedonatruestory basedonatruestory 18-21, F Aug 2

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    I survive child abuse. I can survive anything.
    missjamfirefly missjamfirefly 26-30, F Aug 2

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    I've been working on my own company called 'GIHYL' (Get It How You Live). It means survive by all means, do what you've got to do to feed your children and house your family. Now...
    ShmittyFLA ShmittyFLA 18-21, M Aug 14

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    Infinite Passion Real Beauty True Solace Internal Youth Timeless Wisdom Ultimate Life Purposes Ah as life it is full with curiosity, thus i have my own infinite curiosity...
    NonchalantEros NonchalantEros 31-35, M 4 hrs ago

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    My life so far is very stable and I really like that I mean I couldn't ask for anything better I'm sort of fine but I'm doing better on a different better route and I am start to...
    BabyDuchanne BabyDuchanne 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    July 31. Letting Go of What We Want. "For those of us who have survived by controlling and surrendering, letting go may not come easily." —Beyond Codependency In recovery, we...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 31

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    My dear, Let me explain this life to you. Nothing but the truth. You chose nothing in the first place. Nothing chose to exist in the first place since you have to exist first...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F Aug 7

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    I hope, because I don't think I could survive a worse one. The worst day of my life was around 10 years ago when I attempted suicide for the first time. I'd never experienced pain...
    Dontcare8 Dontcare8 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Flagged? What Flagging? Being one not to shun away from controversy, I speak and write about matters that I have a passion for and care about. Political, economics, social...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I will work better alone a group would just slow me down if a loved one or friend gets bit I'd have no problem putting them out of their misery I will do anything to survive
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M Aug 21

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    Well, it finally happened. My Auntie has just lost her battle with cancer, only 6 months after my Granddad. Two of the most important figures of my life and I've lost them. I also...
    goldenlord52 goldenlord52 13-15, M 5 hrs ago

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    You can easily change somebody's life There was a girl I found on a chat website who was horribly depressed and wanted to commit suicide I talked to her giving her advice and it...
    anestacia anestacia 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Feeling trapped. Everything was fine during my high school life. I am a boy who loves to play football, to party, hang out with my friends, go on road trips and to eat. Everything...
    gloomyinside gloomyinside 16-17, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    What a Negative Experience! On EP it is vivid and clear that the active members have NO appreciable value to the site owners or site staff. Now I have proff to share with you...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 8 Responses Aug 2

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    Yes did! We grow up nothing but we learn to survive!
    beejek beejek 41-45 Aug 14

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    I have survived a moose den and fought of a pack of wild dogs that circled me, and a vicious dog attack in the streets. I hope to add a wolf and a bear to the list some day
    RannochWinter RannochWinter 31-35, M Aug 16

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    And had 6 years in remission. It's back. I just found out today. I really don't want to do this again. No choice though, I'm a single dad. The trick is not letting the kids see...
    Z00Z00Z Z00Z00Z 36-40, M Aug 19

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    August 24. Step Eight. "Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all." —Step Eight of Al-Anon The Eighth Step is not meant to...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    This song got me through a lot in my life. Depression hurts but you have to remember to keep holding on because you are worth it. <3 
    MKM18 MKM18 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Be a good person in life, but be bad on the bed.. (Bad in positive and sexy way!) :)
    Zorenjb Zorenjb 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    No life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no life no...
    Doors54 Doors54 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    Addiction to on line games and worlds is a concern of mine, since I've faced it repeatedly and I've seen it so much over the years. It's sad and we need help. If you are facing...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Aug 9

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    I have complete compassion and understanding to the abuse I received from my mum, she was unwell alone a teenage mum with mental health no support or help from her own family, it...
    claireosb claireosb 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    When life acts like a timeline of the biggest events of your life, when you feel like you're at a crossroads in life, when the clock ticks away the last precious minutes before an...
    TheNextSin TheNextSin 22-25, F Jul 30

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    Spiritual Understanding Through Disassociation We all as humans live within a world of business because it involves production and sales which brings money for all to spend while...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M Aug 4

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    Every now are then we have a wake up call. We realise life isn't as bad as we think it is! We realise how lucky we are in fact! Working in the hospital I meet people who need me to...
    cjay89 cjay89 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I feel there's got to be more to life than what I've been enduring & feeling for so many years. It's burning inside of me so badly, I just need to vent. I never have before... As a...
    michelle0808 michelle0808 31-35, F 17 hrs ago

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    My life has changed in the last three years four years even five years. It is still changing. Last night for the first time I hit the ignore button on a call from someone I really...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I am making changes in my life, for the betterment of a new life. I shall keep this old life that I lead but I have grown tired of the routine. So I make the change where needed...
    XnOXnO XnOXnO 18-21, M Jul 30

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    Second Life is addicting to me because my avatar is a reflection of how I see myself in real life. I am FtM transgender in real life, and one of my favorite things to do is shop...
    havokitten havokitten 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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