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I Survived 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It's amazing how many things I survived. I attempted suicide various ways and didn't even reach a near point of death. I ate poison, tried choking myself, walk through a street...
    MariaAkumbaya MariaAkumbaya 16-17, F Sep 27

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    I don't even know how I survived my abuse relationships. It affected me. I feel like I will never be loved in a relationship so I stay single. I still meet not so good guys so I...
    cara12345 cara12345 26-30, F Oct 14

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    Yea so I nearly drown. Got pulled out by a rip current and felt nothing until I realised I couldn't put my feet back on the sand that had recently been easily grasped as I was only...
    Cherron954 Cherron954 22-25 Sep 25

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    2 weeks ago my husband and I traveled to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. I had never been to Mexico, much less anywhere else, and I also am not a fan of airplanes..so this was a huge...
    prettyinpink prettyinpink 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    About two weeks ago my now ex-boyfriend strangled me and knocked me around. He refused to let me leave, even though I begged and pleaded with him. When I tried to escape he...
    Smashley007 Smashley007 26-30 Sep 27

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    About two weeks ago my now ex-boyfriend strangled me and knocked me around. He refused to let me leave, even though I begged and pleaded with him- he injured my throat so badly I...
    Smashley007 Smashley007 26-30 1 Response Sep 27

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    My dad was verbally and physically abusive. I still have a scar from him.
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    Just this morning on my way to class, I lost control of my car and began skidding left to right as I tried to control it. I began skidding skidding on a grass incline and already...
    Giovanni96 Giovanni96 18-21, M Sep 28

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    Christchurch, New Zealand. 4 September 2010, a 7.1 magnitude quake struck near the city, unleashing a long sequence of earthquake aftershocks including the 22 February 2011 6.3...
    NZArmano NZArmano 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    My mother was diagnosed with Guillian Barre Syndrome this past Aug. Since then she has lost all function from the neck down, including her mouth. She has been on a ventilator and...
    anthonykoryn anthonykoryn 36-40, F Oct 1

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    WOW, THANK GOD FOR HELMETS .It was Oct 1st, 2013 I was on my Bike on a 2 lane Highway in Queretaro, Mexico going around 45mph, approaching a construction zone when a car slammed...
    apsguy apsguy 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 6

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    I was in depression for about 6 to 7 months. I didnt even know i was in depression. But everything was just horrible for me. People were trying to help me. They knew what was wrong...
    indigoangel3 indigoangel3 13-15, F Oct 9

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    August 4th 2010 I was driving from Ohio to move to Tennessee. I was on the highway. A drunk driver hit the back of my car and I lost control and hit the left lane wall. When I hit...
    magicalaughter magicalaughter 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    It's not always what you think. Sometimes it's worse than that. Sometimes your perpe'traitor' is family.
    khewster khewster 31-35, F Oct 13

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    I am still dealing with it. but one of the ways I am dealing with it is through my art. If you would like to submit anonymous content for my project check me out on facebook...
    insideourheadsproject insideourheadsproject 18-21, F Oct 14

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    I am still dealing with nearly a year of emotional abuse. but one of the ways I am dealing with it is through my art. If you would like to submit anonymous content for my project...
    insideourheadsproject insideourheadsproject 18-21, F Oct 14

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    I am still dealing with it. but one of the ways I am dealing with it is through my art. If you would like to submit anonymous content for my project check me out on facebook...
    insideourheadsproject insideourheadsproject 18-21, F Oct 14

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    I am still dealing with a year of emotional abuse. but one of the ways I am dealing with it is through my art. If you would like to submit anonymous content for my project check me...
    insideourheadsproject insideourheadsproject 18-21, F Oct 14

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    I am still dealing with it. but one of the ways I am dealing with it is through my art. If you would like to submit anonymous content for my project check me out on facebook...
    insideourheadsproject insideourheadsproject 18-21, F Oct 14

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    Yes I did. I'm a survivor! And so glad I'm away from all that now. It took a long time to get over it and some days I think of it. But my husband had helped me so much through all...
    Adpatrick Adpatrick 18-21, F Oct 14

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    And want to speak to other women about it. It was the most terrifying experience of my life. One I didn't think I was going to live through at the time. It's funny how your mind...
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 16

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    I was wondering wtf that rumbling was earlier O_o Thought it was construction
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew 18-21 3 Responses Oct 17

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    Hurricane Andrew in 1992..I lived in South Florida..that was a tough year.
    khewster khewster 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Has anyone here ever lived through a broken engagement? How long did it take for you to get over it. Did you have a child together? My engagement was broken off by him. I didn't...
    secret911 secret911 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My man and I met at work. It was the most amazing 5 years of our lives. We had good jobs. We worked together. and about 6 weeks in we professed our love. Our relationship wast...
    secret911 secret911 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My Mom is currently in the ICU in Buffalo NY. She started in the CCU on September 9th with Carbon Dioxide poisoning; a result of failing lungs from COPD. She is only 60 years old...
    diapaulj diapaulj 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    He was my boyfriend at the time, I suppose he thought because of that he had the right to, but he didn't did he? I was 16 when he did it, 2 years ago, it's a long time ago but...
    Llyla Llyla 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    It's not easy and I still up through it but I went through it for two years in a row then it went away go a while now it's kinda here kinda not
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I know a beautiful woman. I have never held her hand. Yet. I never tasted the sweetness of her kiss. Yet. I have never smelled the divine fragrance of her perfume. Yet. But I know...
    Leeza1964 Leeza1964 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    Tuesday. Survived a fall. Survived a summer. Got over a year here. Told mentor more about me which Didnt wreck mentoring much. Got shopping done. Used two real...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Oct 14

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    After my father was killed my mom abandoned me . I was left to fend for myself at the age of 15 . I reached out to my uncle and asked if he would take me in and he turned me away...
    MaKogaJeBriga MaKogaJeBriga 36-40, F 14 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    blink 182, Adam's Song "I never thought I'd die alone I laughed the loudest who'd have known? I traced the cord back to the wall No wonder it was never plugged in at all I took my...
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F Oct 4

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    Friday. Changed interior light. Ate. Drank. Smoked. Redirected self. Survived symptoms. Survived boredom. Asked for help. Planned to help. Did budget...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    In 2007 i had a near fatal car accident and since then I have came a very long way through painful therapy and walking with a cane for awhile. I now realize why I survived it, I...
    GeminiBae GeminiBae 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    Ok so this is not related to my man, but i found this funny! The Perfect Joke Once upon a time a perfect man and a perfect woman met. After a perfect courtship, they had a...
    alyannj93 alyannj93 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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