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I Survived 2008

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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    Your body's not ruined your just a tigress/tiger who had earned there stripes.:)
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    There's a lot of temptation on EP! Ahhh I am trying so hard. I need to keep my focus!
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    It was 9 years ago. They took about 16 inches of my intestines, six month of chemo and cancer free every since.
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    Or did i ?????? Data says no yet i breathe for pals. The debate continues. More data sought.
    converted converted 46-50, M 18 hrs ago

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    Your scars have the power to remind you that the past was real. And that you survived it!!
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