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I Survived 2008

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 75 People

    And the First 14 Days of 2009

    Yes, I did. And it's been a weird year. I didn't quite enjoy it at all. It's like I was kicked into some kind of roller coaster and rolled out at the end completely disoriented, surprised that the ride was already over. I always find it a shame when the ending of a year feels...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15, 2009

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    What An Interesting Year

    Well 2008 was a rebirth year for me.  I had been treading water for a long time.  Not willing to take the action I needed, hoping things would get better, knowing they wouldn't and actually seeing them get worse.  I was letting my life slip away, but I finally...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M Jan 11, 2009

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    Goal Achieved!

    Yes, I survived 2008. Not in any great style, but it's still 3 points in the bag!
    cyberkitty cyberkitty 18-21 Jan 12, 2009

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    Me Too

    2008 was a hard year, it had it's ups and downs but now it is finally almost over. I am really hoping 2009 will be a lot better. I always feel this way at the beginning of a new year though, and usually it doesn't happen. This year will be my year! And unless I die tomorrow, I...
    Ashley868 Ashley868 26-30, F Dec 30, 2008

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    Dad

    Dad,2008 was not our year,You passed away,I survived,However,I miss you so.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 20, 2011

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    Survived

    I survived: 2006, 2007, "2008". 2009, 2010 and I'm now surviving 2011.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 16, 2011

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    Just About

    At one point I nearly didn't. At one point I thought that maybe it would be the worst year in my entire existence. But it turned out ok in the end. In fact, more than ok, and the last few weeks have slowly made up for the last 11 months.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 26, 2008

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    Five More Days.

    I'd felt as though I was going to die before my eighteenth birthday for a long, long time. The night preceding my eighteenth birthday (in November), I was nearly overcome with a panic attack, for I knew, I knew that something was going to happen. After I successfully turned...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2008

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    Almost There....the Finish Line Is In Sight

    I can almost say that I've survived it.  A few more days so I've set this as a goal of mine. This year, 2008, was horrible on many levels.  One of the worst. I started off in a job that I absolutely hated making a fraction of what I made at my good job that I lost in...
    Roaring20s Roaring20s 41-45, M 11 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    Limping, But Made It!

    The first half of my year was very hard and very tragic! I almost committed suicide! :-o But by June, everything was well on it's way to be okay and normal! Thanks to my best friends, Sharon and Philip! And to the cool people in my circle! And for the medication that I needed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 13, 2008

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    The Great War of 2008

    The Great War of 2008 was something I had seen from as far back as 1995. I had written that a great war would be waged, but I never knew specifically what this war would be about or who it would involve. My prophecy was fulfilled and the war that had been raging for decades...
    Beastweaver Beastweaver 41-45, M Jan 11, 2009

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    I Made It....

    another year. A few years ago I was so totally convinced I wouldnt. 17 more days and I will have made it : )     Its been a ******* wretched year. Ive lost my grandmother, I lost Chris and all my friends from home. I lost most of my friends from uni. I worried I...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 13, 2008

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    2008 Was Not So Great

    2008: The worst year of my life. However, I obviously survived it.
    onedebora onedebora 36-40, F 2 Responses May 17, 2011

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    On Halloween this year I was in my first car crash with two of my best friends. We were on our way to meet up with some people to go spookhousing when my drivers side tires dropped...
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    O k so I survived it. but no one realizes all the damage that is done to a young man when he gets cancer in his prime of life. I was 28, I was doing awesome with my job, I had a...
    johnnystar4u johnnystar4u 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    I survived a car crash when I was 3. I only got whiplash. Ever since then, I've had a terrible fear of cars.
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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     I'm glad you have survived the accidents. What do you think, riding the SPereBike, would've been possible to survive without any injuries?indiegogo.com/projects/sperebike-the...
    LaszloPere LaszloPere 31-35 Dec 5

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    TheMightyAphrodite TheMightyAphrodite 41-45, F 5 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    B - "You wanna do play the rape game?" C - "Uh no..." B - "That's means you're ready! Get it!" J - "Rape isn't funny." B - "A little bit." J - "No!" B - "A little bit." J - "Have...
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    She was born, found herself in the hands of an unclear present. With a scar on her arm, and with a tongue that had to forget saying the word “mamma”. She left. As she was...
    sadsunset sadsunset 18-21, F Nov 22

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    I was brought into a taxi and off to this guy's house. I didn't expect anything of it, the taxi thing was a bit strange since there was nothing wrong with hanging out at the mall...
    qwernia qwernia 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 25

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    I feel like writing might help me heal. My ex left my house in early September to go back to her parents. She had asked to leave before and I told her to take it day by day and...
    lostlove54 lostlove54 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    Six Years. I have fought for Six Years. Victory will forever be out of your reach, I will not give you false hope. I will share with you this: Find A Way To Survive. One Day, I...
    TwentyTwoReasons TwentyTwoReasons 18-21, M Dec 3

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    I am a survivor. I can adapt, assimilate, and overcome. I really wish I didn't have those abilities. Sometimes I wish I had just died there. But I am stronger. Maybe a bit...
    mslvr01 mslvr01 46-50, M Dec 4

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    In my life so far iv been in three hurricanes in south Texas
    bryceobd bryceobd 18-21, M Dec 6

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    It has been since June that my divorce was final. It has been a journey to say the least. I've fallen multiple times, took roads that were dead ends and road blocks, but all in all...
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 8

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    I rear ended a car back in 2006 when my car was only two years old. I was traveling at about 45mph. Everyone walked away from the crash. I had a minor concussion, some bruising...
    viperman viperman 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    Been racing motocross most of my life, I had a lot of accidents and broke quite a few bones... Never crashed on my Harley though..
    randy1129 randy1129 46-50, M Dec 8

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    Feeling wronged I knew this guy for a over an year now. We met through our parents. We started talking initially I wasn't interested but then he kept coming back and I was going...
    braveheart30 braveheart30 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hey there. There is no such thing somebody can fix you. You gotta fix yourself! Is all in you! In your mind! You gotta learn to see your pain and understand it. And try to not let...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Today was a big day for moving on and growing emotionally. Probably the first time I've engaged in sexual activity with my boyfriend in months since I was raped. Even the thought...
    qwernia qwernia 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think I may have met my soul mate. I didn't believe in such things until him. I always laughed at the mere idea of such a thing. The problem is that I am married as is he...
    ForeverJewels ForeverJewels 31-35, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Hi there, and a special hello to those peeps who I am, or have been particularly close to. I have something to say, it's probably boring, but it may explain a lot if you're...
    AlmostAristotle AlmostAristotle 61-65, M 3 Responses Nov 28

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    I am in my 50's, and I've had questions all my life about my very early childhood. Considering I've had these questions in some form for as long as I can remember, I can't help...
    CatloverDG CatloverDG 56-60, F Nov 29

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    I hope you get want you want on Christmas. We both know you never wanted a daughter. You never wanted me. You dreamt and talked about the day that you would never have to see my...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I needed to write this letter and wish I could send it to make him realised he hasn't broken me and never will. To my abusive husband, I have survived years of your drinking...
    Iamasurviv0r Iamasurviv0r 41-45, F Nov 19

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    A woman's life is in danger and/or so is the fetus. What do you want her to do? Keep the pregnancy with the risks of her losing her life or have a miscarriage? What if she has...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    It's interesting to note that religion survived the findings of Galileo, it survived the findings of Newton and Einstein, but it's entirely at odds with the findings of Darwin...
    Radmossman Radmossman 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    I am in the middle of something over which I have no control. Someone came running through a red light, smashed into me and almost killed me, totaled my car, and waited until the...
    JustPlainCrap JustPlainCrap 66-70, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Once upon a time, a perfect man and a perfect woman met. After a perfect courtship, they had a perfect wedding. Their life of course was perfect. One snowy, stormy Christmas Eve...
    khenpal khenpal 51-55, M 4 Responses Dec 5

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    In exactly a week from today, I will be only hours away from running into my sailor's arms. I'm so proud of us ladies who's survived this first step. I'm so overwhelmed with...
    aiahlove aiahlove 18-21, F Nov 19

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    I was just playing minecraft with full difficulty in survival. I was doing so well until I found a village which I really didn't like so I destroyed the village houses with tnt...
    kman312 kman312 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 19

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    There’s no real point to this story. I just thought it was kind of amusing. It had a pretty cool ending too :)UW SURGEON PERFORMS HIS FIRST GORILLA SURGERYBy JEANNIE YANDEL...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 19

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    I survived hell and pain due to God
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 19

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    I am luck, I had a NDE when I was 6 and I survived an eyelid Timor surgery when I was 30. Was thinking about it it, and my conclusion is, I am lucky.
    sweetyle37 sweetyle37 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    I grew up being bullied. I am blind in my left eye, so it is smaller than my right eye. I was called names and no matter how hard I tried, how good I was at anything, art, music...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F Nov 20

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