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I Used to Be

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    Friendly

    I used to be friendly. I had a lot of friends. But now I've lost it all. I was depressed and I pushed them away from myself. And now I regret it. All of them away from me now and I miss them a lot. Different cities and I'm no longer seeing any of them. Now I understand the...
    HoneySakura HoneySakura 16-17, F Oct 3, 2013

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    Those Were The Days.

    I used to be a super hero ballerina. =(I could fling my tu tu at bad guys and sever their heads.Those were the days.
    Punk1n Punk1n 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 31, 2011

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    Mean

    and hatefulbut then Jesus healed my heart and filled me up with so much love that it just spills out to everyone else around me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :Dso no more am i hateful and bitter towards ppl who abused me and stuff bcuz God is love and he's inside of me so i can't...
    ursomeoneworthdying4 ursomeoneworthdying4 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2011

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    Confused

    I never understood where all my emotions and feelings came from, until somebody turned on the light. After that I became a completely different person. I love the new me :)
    Quibbler Quibbler 18-21, F 1 Response May 5, 2013

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    Confident

    I used to be confident. I used to feel good about myself, and when flashes of this past come back to me, it always surprises me. I always think about what has changed the person I was. One of my many memories includes a friend I once had. We were always stuck to the hip. We...
    CreamPanda CreamPanda 13-15, T Jun 8, 2013

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    Straight

    Well, I guess I was never really straight, but I used to date men.  Hell, I slept with them and had lots of pretty wild and satisfying sex, too.  But I was never really happy.  I see now that I was trying to convince the world, and mostly myself, that I was...
    SaratogaGirl SaratogaGirl 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 8, 2009

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    I Use To Be..

    i use to be proud .. Now , its all gone.
    Nesju16 Nesju16 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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    Open

     A lot more open and a little less troubled by the world outside.
    luka309 luka309 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 6, 2009

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    Happy

    I used to be happy. I used to care, I used to smile. I had faith, I had hope.Now all of my hope is gone. I no longer smile. I see the world in a different light. Infact, I see the world in all of it's darkness and tragedy.For me, there is no light. Rarely do I appreciate warmth...
    TheSimpsons8 TheSimpsons8 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25, 2012

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    My List.

    a child innocent a virgin fearless a criminal idealistic a soldier optimistic a student in shape a musician idealistic a dreamer
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M Apr 20, 2011

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    Unsure

    I used to be sure of what I had to do. I had this role and it was hard sometimes but at least I knew what to do and who I was in some sense. Now I don't know, and I'm struggling to be that sure and happy.
    thatsamo thatsamo 18-21, F Oct 5, 2013

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    An easy catch. Taken

    for granted. Pushed around - not anymore. My intuition is so much stronger that I can already tell who my friends are, and who's not. I can easily recognize real from fake. I'm not perfect, but I'm well on my way to becoming a better person.
    DiamondPrincess89 DiamondPrincess89 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    Sure

    I used to be so sure about things. I thought I had the greatest friends and everything was going my way. I did well in school and performed in athletics. Most people liked me. I was sure that that was happiness and all I would ever need. But then things changed. My boyfriend...
    turbur turbur 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2013

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    A Mouse...........

    Quiet, Introverted, Shy, & Above All Else............Agreeable. I just assumed that was what made me a good girl. It was what kept people loving me & it would keep people from leaving me or hating me or learning the dark truth about me............That I was truly a bad...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 8, 2009

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    Depressed

    And now I'm not. Somehow one day I just woke up and it was like a cloud lifted and I could finally see my feelings. Like all that time they were buried or cast away with a spell of some sort. And I could feel again. Anything, everything but pain, which was my reality for more...
    elenaki elenaki 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2013

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    Whole. I used to be whole.

    It was something like a cup filled up to the brim, and running over with life and things of good. Yea, I used to be a full cup, a quilt strong enough to fight off the polar ice caps, a radiance of warmth. Now I'm holding on for dear life to my loose and tattered strings...
    SleepyHead2123 SleepyHead2123 18-21 1 Response Feb 1

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    Happy

    I don't know why I've changed,now all I want to be,is at peace.
    Xavieran Xavieran 18-21 2 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    Happy

    Feb 19, '12 was the last day I remember being truly happy........I don't remember what that feels like anymore. Some days I feel sad, maybe a twinge of anger when certain things come to mind.....but most days I just feel nothing. Recently my nightly panic attacks & anxiety...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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    I used to be a Christian. I used to be a Jesus freak. Someone who would die for their faith. Who there life was defined by their faith. My friendships, were with people in the...
    Anonymousboy777 Anonymousboy777 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I used to be to overly obsessed with materialistic endeavors and open to anyone and almost everything, after being used for this I have changed dramatically and no longer intend to...
    Life1sinteresting Life1sinteresting 18-21, M Mar 29

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    I used to have friends I could talk to forever, now I can't wait for them to leave I always loved being surrounded by people, now not so much I loved to dance, now it's just work...
    Qatalyst Qatalyst 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    My Life Of Drug Addiction By: An Addict named brad In the beginning, I shot myself in the head. Three times. With a nail gun. As I remember, it didn’t really hurt all that...
    sober4life sober4life 41-45, M a week ago

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    I have Bipolar disorder and I used to cut and burn myself to cope with my depression and erratic mood swings. I used to carry a cigarette lighter around everywhere and carried and...
    ThatAwkwardGuy ThatAwkwardGuy 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm stuck in this place. I don't know who I am anymore or what happen to the person I used to be. I think about who I used to be and I've realize I was only living a life pleasing...
    ADonya ADonya 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Just for fun I again used both my real name and my username Wraithorn. Again I received rather similar results. The first is for Wraithorn, although i must say that i do not...
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M Mar 26

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    I feel completely used, and learned that I was completely oblivious to it. I am generally very open and love meeting new people and with those that I already know I consider...
    Life1sinteresting Life1sinteresting 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I'm sorry I'm not who you want me to be. I'm sorry I'm weak. I'm sorry I can't always pick myself up when I fall. I'm sorry that I'm there for you, every minute of every hour...
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F Apr 10

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    I used to be a full on bodybuilder who counted carbs, wen to the gym and all that. I used to think fat was such a gross and repulsive thing and that I could never live that way...
    Johnsmith110 Johnsmith110 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was seeing this guy and he kept meeting up with him and having sex then I realised that he was using me, he only used to message me when he wanted to meet up and have sex now his...
    anikaxo anikaxo 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I used to have them from about the age of four to eight or nine. I feel terrible about what I must of done to my parents. I used to scream in the middle of the night like something...
    cheley cheley 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    My dad and mum when they were together:) I miss it when I was like that. Even though they fought and my dad did some bad stuff to get money for our family.My dad made my mum happy...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M Mar 25

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    When I was in school I was the guy who protected the weak. I used to beat up bullies. When I joined the Army, I worked to graduate early, I had tons of "friends". When I came back...
    CourtlandERoberts CourtlandERoberts 46-50 Mar 26

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    I feel like every one is using me for something I hate being used
    nadirah96 nadirah96 16-17, F Mar 26

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    ... but now I've discovered the snooze button! So what I missed out on at night I pick up in the morning by catching a few zzz's at that end of the day. A good friend who was...
    staleywise staleywise 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    My heart feels like stone. I feel hopeless. I want to be happy again. I remember singing whenever I was happy, those days are far and few. I want something better but I don't think...
    sapphire601 sapphire601 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I used to cut my left arm only because I was right handed. I did it for quite some time.. I did it because of breakups or complications in a relationship with a guy such as arguing...
    Icantcutanymore Icantcutanymore 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    It Was My Mission to Never have dad hurt the others when I was younger. There are 5 in my family, 3 girls (all born first, I'm 2nd oldest), and 2 boys. We weren't an overly...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I still do, but I used to too. - thanks, Mitch Hedberg
    effervescence effervescence 22-25, M Apr 2

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    Storm girl-This is a story about a girl who used to go to my school who loved the wind a lot. The day was forecasted to have a massive storm roll in that day. I was both excited...
    windyhairlover windyhairlover 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    With the rising of infrastructure, building sand is more and more widely, and the sand making machine is a special equipment for the production of construction sand, gravel sand...
    mhah mhah 22-25, M Apr 7

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    I have been used, much in a sense different than a lot. Basically I am a college student who sublet my room in an apartment awhile ago due to financial reasons. The person I...
    Life1sinteresting Life1sinteresting 18-21, M Apr 9

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    My wife sometimes makes me wear a used condom from her lover and play in it
    bendoverman75 bendoverman75 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    “I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    GIVE but don't allow yourself to be used LOVE but don't allow your heart to be abused TRUST but don't be naive LISTEN to others but don't loose your own voice!!
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F Apr 10

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    I used to be really shy around people because everyone treated me like an outcast every time I spoke. Then one time I went to a school that the kids accepted me and I started...
    Qwerkyqwerty Qwerkyqwerty 16-17, F Apr 11

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    This was my favorite stupid prank in middleschool. Watching people try to pick them up used to crack me up. Had to be a quarter, people don't try hard enough for lesser coins.
    MasterMatt77 MasterMatt77 36-40, M Apr 14

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    I used to take meth. It started out as an experiment, to enhance sex. I took it for a period of 10 months. I wasn't a heavy user, buying a gram that could last me 2 weeks, but it...
    alifeofpoz alifeofpoz 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I miss how people used to make mix tapes for each other. I still see it as such a romantic gesture; taking the time to select the songs, finding the perfect order for them...
    FixedFacade FixedFacade 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I made my first cut at 14 years old. I used the sharp end of a pin-on button to scratch my stomach until it bled velvety drops of blood. I thought it was harmless- a one time thing...
    Olive15 Olive15 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I pray with my 8 year old son every night. I feel alone in trying to teach my children and stepchildren about the Bible. I still have so much to learn myself. I have been married...
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    What happened now? I used to believe in love but at one point in time I just gave up. Pain made me give up and from then on I have never dropped a tear or took risk for love. I...
    toonumb toonumb 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    This happen so many time now thats im so used to it. I meet a new friend, i introduce the friend to my friends. Then BAM. I don't think they know i exist.
    4everShiNee18 4everShiNee18 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago