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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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've survived two truck crashes both of which could defiantly have been fatale the most recent one in particular I bought a 89 gmc 2500 3 speed from a so called friend it had even...
    Biggy742 Biggy742 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I survived TWO motorcycle accidents within the span of six months. The second of course was the worse of the two, my helmet popped off when my head hit the ground and then I did a...
    seelensauger seelensauger 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    It's been 6 months today since I had my near fatal car wreck. I spent 21 days in uab hospital (most of that time in ICU). I was attending college classes over the summer and on the...
    tentyhime tentyhime 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    When I was little, I was in a car accident and it temporarily injured my neck and ribs. Although I'm physically fine, I'm still terrified of cars.
    Leofflaed Leofflaed 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    The first vehicle I ever wrecked was a 2001 Chevy long box with only 50,000 miles on it. I had bought it from my dad after my first truck blew a head gasket. I was always crazy...
    Biggy742 Biggy742 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    Still have the stitches as I type this lol, I should start from the beginning shouldnt I? Well couple years back, 2-3ish, my friend (name changed for privacy) linn moved in with us...
    Kafkadreams210 Kafkadreams210 16-17, M Dec 30, 2014

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    There seem to be certain days of the year when society decides to punish we single people. One of them was yesterday. New Years Eve. More than almost any day of the year, we are...
    Spaneele Spaneele 51-55 1 Response Jan 2

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    Hi I. am , 28 year old survivor of a steroid induced "psychotic" episode. There are three "extreme" known documented people who've suffered a reaction as severe as mine that's...
    Ayaime7 Ayaime7 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I grew up thinking it was normal for a Father to lay hands on his wife and children. It was completely mundane to me. When he got home from work I'd hide in my room,try to avoid...
    diminuire diminuire 18-21, M Jan 4

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    2 months ago yesterday I rolled my car on a dirt road. I took my eyes off the road for a second and lost control. My dad said by the looks of the car I must have been airborne...
    ebsy113 ebsy113 22-25, F Jan 5

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    Here is to surviving another
    PronoidAndroid PronoidAndroid 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    Today was my first day on here. It was somewhat interesting. I'd do it again
    keeplookingatit keeplookingatit 36-40, M Jan 7

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    1). I tell my story so I can remember what I'm fighting to stay away from.2). I cherish the one who fought for me when I could not, and have cut the ties from those who did not.3...
    TwentyTwoReasons TwentyTwoReasons 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I worked for a Public Utility Company. First as a guard and then as the supervisor. Was responsible for the largest data center in Eastern Pa. Left with a letter explaining...
    4trancefun 4trancefun 56-60, M 5 days ago

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    I was sexually assaulted during my first semester of college. I was living in a dorm, and my neighbors and "friends" had invited me over to hang out. Of course, alcohol was...
    LeahNicole418 LeahNicole418 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Isaac: No, don’t close me up. If you get in and it’s too complicated, cut the cord. Paralyze me if you must. I survived a war did you know that? I survived a war where they put...
    ThisIsMeYeah ThisIsMeYeah 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Have you ever felt lost? Like absolutely lost? No hope and dream? Feeling like you can never find yourself? Not knowing who you truly and really are?. I...
    SAVEtheHER0 SAVEtheHER0 18-21, F Jan 10

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    And.... *drum roll please* let the drama begin.I hate holidays, as far as ones go this hasn't been too bad actually I survived it with a load of avoidance, the internet, and well...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Alright... I've been battling self harm and depression and anxiety for the past three years... And it is ******. I know what it's like, and I know that sometimes all you feel is...
    xXxbrokenangelxXx xXxbrokenangelxXx 16-17, F Dec 30, 2014

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    I understand what you guys are going through. I was extremely bad and it took the doctors a very long time to diagnose what my promblem was. I had lost so much weight I was...
    waiting2emerge waiting2emerge 31-35 Jan 3

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    A lot of times I just want to cry To let out all the pain in the past The trauma of existing, being stretched between the fighting In the midst of the most serious of battles That...
    Hey4yu Hey4yu 18-21, F Jan 4

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    I Survived. I was never a typical male child, outgoing, adventurous, active in sports. I was more quiet, curious and sensitive. I didn't have a strong bond with my father. He was...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M 6 days ago

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    How exciting Friday nights used to be, home from work ready for the preening to begin, then off to meet friends at a time and venue arranged last weekend, no texts no Facebook or...
    dustydaisy dustydaisy 51-55, F 3 days ago

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    I am a very outgoing, loveable, fun, talented young woman. I am always working on making you happy. I go out of my way to make you smile and bring you joy. At a first glance, when...
    MamaBreaABDL MamaBreaABDL 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    An irresponsible Drunk Driver had taken my cousin's life away about 6 years ago. She was in the passenger seat and her friend was driving at the speed limit when suddenly the drunk...
    annaerb annaerb 13-15, F Dec 27, 2014

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    I was watching a documentary on domestic violence a week ago. They spoke of abuser traits and it dawned on me how much my dad fits that profile. He has always been so hard to deal...
    JasmineRoses JasmineRoses 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I watched a YouTube video that one of my favorite you tubers posted. He attempted suicide before. He took an entire bottle of pills and he felt himself falling asleep, but he...
    Pisces277 Pisces277 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    i get seriously pissed when people do this!!!one time my classmate kicked this stray dog repeatedly in its stomach. ....and they were laughing like it was a comedy show .. i got...
    monishnair monishnair 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    the crazy young daredevil, Darryl, went over the falls in a barrel; he survived the game, and now has his name on a line of men's sporting apparel. (Dec.27, 2014)
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Dec 28, 2014

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    Ive survived homework....I'm invincible
    DynamiteDanX DynamiteDanX 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Old movies all the way when i have kids im going to have them watch 2013-2014 movies and say "yup I survived that"
    bowsrlife bowsrlife 13-15, F Dec 28, 2014

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    Does any spiritual people watch LMN on Friday and Saturday night it has some amazing shows on. I survived beyond and back, ghost inside my child are a couple. My favorite is Teresa...
    Carmeldelight Carmeldelight 41-45 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Long story short, my mom had an ectopic pregnancy when she was pregnant with me. I survived; my twin didn't. Even before I knew I had a twin I was obsessed with the idea of...
    HorseGirl21 HorseGirl21 26-30, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Feelings are transitory. Even a pure-black depression can end. Sometimes people hold onto sadness and pain for years or even decades, because they're not willing to let go of the...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching 26-30, M Dec 29, 2014

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