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I Survived 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Brumble Brumble 26-30, M Aug 23

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    I survived Hurricane Andrew back in 1992. I will never forget that summer I spent with my grandmother. I was at the Imperial at Brickell in downtown Miami FL, and was about 7 at...
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    Last night I faced something I knew I would be facing a a soon to be single mom with no family near me. The ER.... by myself and all 4 kids. My son cut his foot and needed stitches...
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    On june 11 2014 my girlfriend and I were riding home after work around 10:30 pm on a hilly county road , coming up to the top of a hill i seen one set of headlights then another...
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    I met him when I was a freshman in high school, he was a senior. After he graduated I'd run into him every so often when I would be grocery shopping with my parents or out and...
    kay5262 kay5262 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So it began at age 3 when my parents separated . I felt all alone in the world at that time , remembering the fights my mum and dad use to have constantly. I had been sent to my...
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    Went on disability. Got given meds. Got worse. Joined a club. They said nature heals. Went hunting healing. Found staff breaking rules. Reported them...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 22

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    No new group, here! I just wanted to make sure that persons in the San Francisco Bay Area-where my mother and I resided from March, 1989 until August, 1996-are doing well!
    jrhanold jrhanold 46-50, M Aug 24

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    This actually happened yesterday so I might as well share it. I'm 15 and still in school, so I was waiting for my mom to pick me up after a long day. I saw her car across the...
    firelovelies firelovelies 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    In spite of foster hell In spite of shelter In spite of juvenile hall In spite of time spent on the street because I ran away from their tyranny.
    survivorsofcps survivorsofcps 26-30 1 Response Sep 2

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    This gang in a bar bet me on a sports game only thing I didn't know it was replay , top 3 guys filled my holes than any one could use me as they wanted . One girl stuck polish...
    Pizzapaul Pizzapaul 18-21, M Sep 5

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    I was in a car accident yesterday, my first car accident. I was driving with my friend in the seat next to me and I turned left without a green arrow and I got hit. No one was hurt...
    nicolewalters nicolewalters 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Well this more than just my depression. I was diagnosed at 13 with clinical depression and. rapid cycling bipolar disorder. A real living hell with the knowledge that my sadness...
    jwolf09 jwolf09 22-25, M Sep 7

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    So Mr thought me to be mentally ill; yeah I was the time I said yes to his proposal the time I left my ex for him.If I felt low enough and that too because of this bastard telling...
    art24 art24 18-21, F Sep 12

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    Last month was the 20th anniversary of the Trauner Fire in Rough & Ready. I am posting this story as a reminder to us all to keep ourselves fire safe. Remember people and animals...
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    Today, September 15, is my 5 year cancer survivor anniversary! The day that most cancer survivors are considered cured! I was lucky mine was caught early, so that I only had to go...
    Itsmytime2be Itsmytime2be 41-45, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    Its a messy miracle. 12 step programs helped. And tax payers. Too sensitive to cruelty. And moronic reasons for it. Geared to see humans be creative. Humane...
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    I feel like I have so much to be thankful for. I have so much overwhelming beauty in my life. Although it is a burden I have a heart that takes pleasure in bringing joy to others...
    TheDiscardedImage TheDiscardedImage 36-40, F 13 hrs ago

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    Voice: a loud and complicated mix of tuneful notes interspersed with coughs, grunts and wheezes. In flight, tui keep contact and harass raptors with a repetitive scream.Riviera...
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    This is some thing I wrote a week after my hear break. Thought I would share it I dosed off early that day. I had had a long day and I had just gotten message from him saying...
    NotGoodAtLove NotGoodAtLove 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    This is something I intend do do in a couple of years when I give up my job which because of its nature makes it difficult just now. I did pose nude for a photography class...
    suzuki51 suzuki51 51-55, M 3 hrs ago

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    Refined aficionados who know each and every word sit along with Lake-Garda-holidaying daytrippers who’ve been roped-in by their tour reps to determine an opera for The 1st...
    Keniaga838 Keniaga838 31-35, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    "We call them cool Those hearts that have no scars to show The ones that never do let go And risk the tables being turned We call them fools Who have to dance within the...
    countryboy96 countryboy96 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Operas are certainly not limited - we're chatting a few or 4 acts - so strategy your consuming within the effectiveness. Perhaps snack beforehand and make reservations for a nearby...
    Augustina97sy Augustina97sy 31-35, M Aug 22

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    Well, I can't remember when I was told that I had a twin. I can't even remember how I felt at that moment. All I know is that now, I get lonely quickly. Maybe it's because my...
    IslandGirlNae IslandGirlNae 16-17, F Aug 26

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    I came into this world 40 yrs ago today...and all I can say is wow, I cannot believe I made it this far! I have been through a very long journey and have come close to death a...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    Oops! I did it again! That seems to be the running thought in my head currently. To give a little background here is my story. I became pregnant with my first at 17, but even...
    baby4ontheway baby4ontheway 31-35, F 6 Responses Sep 1

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    Ali Hussain Kadhim survived. As a 23 year old Iraqi Shiite Muslim in the military, he is one of the few who survived the ISIS massacres. Below is a video in which he...
    Jujalee Jujalee 70+ Sep 4

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    All students hated me, for some reason? Scene skipped and I was on the bus and it was pouring. Suddenly a plane crashed down onto road and we had to skid into my apartment complex...
    HawaiianPunchz HawaiianPunchz 16-17, F Sep 6

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    I bought my dog from a homeless man in miami. He had been feeding the 6 week old puppy ham and milk. He had received the dog as a "payment for a job". I took the pup to a vet only...
    whitelight411 whitelight411 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I find it amusing hearing everyone ***** and complain about life on here, I sympathize with them, but I also want to tell them to suck it up and quit their wining. I want to post a...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 7

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    In 1945, a man named Tsutomu Yamaguchi survived the atomic blast at Hiroshima, dragged himself to an air-raid shelter, spent the night there, and caught the morning train so he...
    Kyprioi Kyprioi 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    I still remember the time I tried, 5 years ago when I was 12. I popped 60 over pills into my mouth and tried to swallow them, of course eventually I did. I remember feeling sick...
    Verasayshi Verasayshi 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    One of my favorite inspirational stories in fiction is by my favorite author who friended me on another site. I definitely accept it because I greatly admire her as a person and as...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I don't get it. Hes been gone since the week after New Years, that's 8 months, 8 mths of being on my own and it wasn't easy but I survived. He came home for 2 weeks, he's been at...
    BelleBun93 BelleBun93 26-30, F Aug 20

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