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I Survived 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 am done. Just ******* done. Like all of my life has been pain, broken families, broken people, and broken spirits. My relationships were all tragedy, that's the only reason I was...
    Forsakenbeauty33 Forsakenbeauty33 22-25, F 46 mins ago

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    I can turn into a monster when I get a little stressed out. after many years of searching for answers, I finally found out (after 13 years of searching) that it is a side effect of...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 16 hrs ago

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    I survived rape. No, it wasn't my fault. It is no victim's fault. No one chooses to be raped. No one chooses to be victimized. We were hurt by perpetrator's. Rape is the rapist's...
    AliceMarie92 AliceMarie92 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I wonder what my chances of surviving today are.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    I lived in a small rented room in a huge (but crammed) and dark area that is filled with what they called 'social junkies', e.g. Drug dealer, prostitude, load sharks etc. After...
    XallaXeX XallaXeX 16-17 Feb 4

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    On the way from or my grandmother house a drunk driver hit us. My mother was driving and the drunk driver ran the stop sign and hit us. We all survived the crash me , my mother and...
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M Jan 31

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    I think I was three years old. Mum and I were on the bus and I was in my pram. All of a sudden, the world is the wrong way up. I don't remember what happened next, but I remember...
    JustyIsCupcake JustyIsCupcake 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I have survived Leaukimeia. I was 7 years old, in the first grade, when I went to a local hospital when I was "abducted" and put into an ambulance. The ambulance took me to...
    19pollard97 19pollard97 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    My sweet little brother Andy survived a three week long kidnapping at the age of 8 and I've been dying of guilt ever since. No, what happened wasn't my fault and nobody would ever...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    caused by myself , shameful to admit I did panic once and not hit stop. thankfully a snow bank was there or it would of been s tree I hit. first time driving stick shift..haha
    Cocrispy Cocrispy 22-25, M Jan 29

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    my accident was pretty bad...on my way to work a few years ago when they think i blacked out. my car rolled hit the curb, smashed a bollard out of the ground and rolled my car...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Two years ago, my big sisters friend was driving us home from dancing and as I'm looking out the window I hear them both yell/scream and before I know it, another car had smashed...
    Primay01 Primay01 13-15, F Jan 29

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    A Number of Them The first one i remember was about 1959. After work and i was riding shotgun. I think the driver fell asleep but he said he flinched when a pebble hit the...
    CFOM CFOM 66-70, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    One day two Aboriginal men went out hunting. They looked over the bushes and watched a farmer as he rode his horse and cart into his yard. As the farmer stepped down, he noticed...
    Thevy29 Thevy29 31-35, M Jan 26

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    My grandma and great grandma raised me when I was really little. You see, my mom was working three jobs to pay for my needs and school. My great grandma set a very strong moral...
    TwigOfLife TwigOfLife 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I'm predicting that the world will end on August 19 of this year. I don't base it on anything and my chances are still as good as the guy who said the world would end May 21, 2011...
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M Jan 26

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    Happy Republic Day - (67th) - of this great nation which has survived through centuries undiminished in its vigour, unmitigated in its Spirit. India, as a nation will ever live as...
    sandy255 sandy255 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    And now my plan it to survive today. Feeling confident of my chances. (Fingers crossed)
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M Jan 25

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    1.) I live in Florida (grew up on a farm and moved closer to the city after college). We had horses, cattle, goats, chickens and mules...I learned the meaning of "Hard Work" and...
    Jfour001 Jfour001 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    I have been reading about a country where every year girls some as young as ten are trafficked across the country. The same country pays parents to look after young girls who then...
    hasmita hasmita 66-70, M Jan 24

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    i was in a relationship with a man for over 5 years. I don't know when the abuse started, everything is so blurred now. Thinking back I think I was manipulated into believing he...
    JustGotOut2016 JustGotOut2016 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    I love the Sahara, a vast sea of mainly sand, stretching across the North of Africa, from the Atlantic seaboard to the shores of the Red Sea.  I shall refer to it in the...
    heqawaset heqawaset 70+, M Jan 24

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    Geesh. That was a freaking close call. Lolol So I'm hustling and bustling about in the kitchen. Multitasking. Washing dishes. Cooking supper and prepping for some sort of baked...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    Who cares about five years ago? I'm trying to survive today.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M Jan 23

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    Ki's Blood-Chapter 3 Chapter 3: Work Cara went directly to the ER, where she usually worked during all of her shifts. She checked on her child patients first. There were three...
    angelafireheart angelafireheart 26-30, F Jan 23

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    1/2 way to our first destination. Glad to report we have both survived sitting in a vehicle together for the first 8hrs: time for a pit stop. Breakfast!! Give me coffee!!!! Now...
    Triztemuneca87 Triztemuneca87 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 23

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    I sure feel so blessed and happy this morning. I feel like God gave me a special message in my heart this morning.Do you even realize what a blessing you all are to me?!! You are...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 1 Response Jan 23

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