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I 've Been Up All Night Thinking

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    Just Too Much

    I find myself up during the nights, just staring at the ceiling. Thinking about my day, my life, my future. So many questions unanswered... waiting, wanting so to feel complete. It's my only time for me, when all are asleep and the TV is off and it's just peaceful.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Oct 27, 2007

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    I....

    know we don't want to drag this mess out. we agreed its over. its ended. its all gone.       but i still have a million and one questions. whys, what ifs, how, whens, whats....       i want to go back to how it was. but we can't go back...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F Dec 18, 2008

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    Anyone ever been physically tired

    but sleep evaded you because your mind was racing? Unfortunately its an all to common experience in my department.
    TheStrain TheStrain 22-25, M Feb 5

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    Eric.....

    You have been a force in my life for 4+ years now. we have had times of separation, times of happiness as well as times of despair. I guess you could say we have come full circle? But, hunni, I need you now. We are separate but my heart needs you. My soul needs you. I am not well...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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    Late-night Philosophizing

    Nothing like the middle of the night to get your head spinning. Not only could we be a figment of someone else's imagination, but that person could be insane, for all we know! I have no religious feeling whatsoever, so that's neither a comfort nor a burden to me. I feel lucky...
    palinura palinura 36-40, F Jan 15, 2007

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    I love staying up late in fantasies

    and contemplating life
    MrPerry MrPerry 16-17, M Jan 12

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    I often do this I guess,

    I'll be physically tired,half asleep but still be awake often dwelling on things..other than being anxious on the things ive been putting off doing/procrastinating on.I been dwelling on someone,missing them,wanting to talk to them,wondering how they're doing,if they hate me now...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F Jun 13

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    My Thinking

    sometimes i wish i could stop thinking, but when i think about that for lengthy periods of time it seems that makes me who i am. weird as it may sound i think i would consider thinking as a hobby-- theres just soo much to it. oh well thats it! now im gunna be up all night...
    petal petal 16-18, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    A Different Way to Describe Insomnia. I Think.

    I have been up all night.  Yes, that's true.  Also, I have been thinking.  Not entirely sure if that amounts to "I have been up all night thinking" in my case, though... One thought loop that went round my head all night was "I'm so tired I can't...
    gwyrddair gwyrddair 41-45, F Oct 23, 2008

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    Willing

    I physically willed myself to go to sleep last night, to no avail. The mind awoke and it started on a path of its own, one that I could not stop and had to follow.  I was thrown on the path and shoved along it.  I was unable to stop the thoughts and know that I need to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 18, 2008

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    This Morning

    im actually deviating from my plan not to talk at all but i dont want to keep this in me although its going to stay there. i have been thinking a lot lately. and it seems like everthing is just falling out of my favor. and things seem to be getting worse. i have lost all fellings...
    AnikiMomo AnikiMomo 18-21 2 Responses May 21, 2007

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    Everynight...

    How fitting is the picture for this group? A chimp, posing as if he was the 'thinker'. The pity of staying up all night, everynight, thinking away is: The net result is always nothing. I never come up with a conclusion nor an ending to anything. The magical answer eludes...
    EricS EricS 26-30, M 6 Responses Oct 23, 2008

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    Last Night

    I got really anxious last night and awkwardly, it wasn't all only school related. These thoughts overwhelmed me and I thought: What if I never get better? What if I am confined to live in this town? What if I don't that scholarship? What if I don't get into my college of choice...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 10 Responses Feb 28, 2011

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    I seriously was just sitting in bed last night

    thinking, and I looked at the clock and it was 21:15. I figured I would go to sleep soon, before 22:00 hopefully, so I went back to my thoughts, and the next time I looked at the clock it was 4 in the morning... :/ What even happened?!... I have no idea where all that time went...
    Oasisdawn3 Oasisdawn3 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I've Been Up All Night Thinking....

    And it's been BLEEPING up my sleeping schedule and making me feel fatigued often. *sigh*
    Marowit Marowit 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    Up All Night....

    here is my story ....  i am up all night lately.  i can't sleep.  when i realize it is already morning.  i was up all night doing something but it was not important. i am up all night i can't sleep.  i have to do something to make myself sleepy...  ...
    HAL9001 HAL9001 36-40, M 13 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    I haven't slept for the past two nights.

    I'm pretty messed up right now. My normal schedule is hectic even when u do get sleep. I work constantly unless I'm on vacation. So you're probably wondering "why don't you just go to bed then..." It's not that easy. Why?... Well... My marriage was great, we were happy, moving...
    wornoutjeans wornoutjeans 41-45, M 6 Responses Feb 8

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    Out My Window

    Last night I practically pulled an all nighter, I just didn't go to sleep. I sat at the edge of my bed staring out of the window at the stars and just thinking about things. It was a very peaceful and relaxing night, I think I fell asleep though...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Nov 21, 2007

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    Tonight..

    today i had maths test.. and i couldn't sleep at all... its not really only because of the maths test.. i often have difficulties with sleeping.. at first i couldnt sleep for bout 2 hours, than i slept for 3 hours, than i wake up again thought about many things for again about 2...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 5, 2007

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    Counseling

    **** counseling. Every time there's a problem everyone wanna send me to counseling. That **** don't ******* work for me. I keep telling y'all that. I've been in and out of counseling for years and everything is still the same. Stop saying counseling. Me talking to someone I trust...
    Samelovelesbian Samelovelesbian 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    PerryC PerryC 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2013

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    I'm Stuck...iha

    My best friend is joining the army.  And she leaves for basic next week, but I won't be able to see her again before she leaves.  I'm going to miss her so much that I want to cry.  She is going to be torn apart there, and she is too fragile to handle it.  i...
    vaguevocalist vaguevocalist 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 20, 2008

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    My Next Move

    I feel like I'm in a game of cat and mouse at the minute. My husband and I split on Monday - the police were involved as he was violent but my word against his and so he got away with it. Then I told him he wasn't to come near the house, and then he had the phone line cut - then...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 2, 2008

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    Thoughts... I might have slight Maladaptive

    daydreaming... But get it towards the end of the day. Like from 9:30pm-3:00am, I can't stop thinking. I create many stories that go on and on. And I'm literally in the situation.
    ItWasOnlyADream1464 ItWasOnlyADream1464 13-15, F Dec 24, 2013

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    Last Night

    last night i couldnt get any sleep. all i could do was think. i mean you wouldnt beleive the stuff that was going through my mind. some of the stuff i wanted to tell my fiance but i didnt like where they would have went. i am tired as hell and i dont like being tired. she told me...
    AnikiMomo AnikiMomo 18-21 1 Response May 10, 2007

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    Work In An Hour

    Why have I stayed up all night? :(
    PrincessCadance PrincessCadance 22-25, F Oct 7, 2013

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    Doing It Tonight

    This is weird but I plan to stay up all night and think and ponder. For some reason it has always helped me get through things, get a better perspective of thing going on in my life. Don't ask why lol I have no idea night time is just when I do my best thinking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 5, 2009

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    I am a strong person.

    But every once in a while I would like someone to hold my hand and tell me things are going to be OK.
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    This Is Going to Be Another One of Those Nights...

    Sometimes, it's multiple thought processes going on simultaneously, and sometimes it's very specific things that keep me up thinking.  Right now it's both - very specific, multiple thought processes.  I'd do anything to be able to go to sleep right now. ...
    alobar alobar 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 5, 2007

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    About My Existence

    I am not sure I believe in it.  How can I prove I exist?  There is no possible way of proving it. No true scientific way. I could just be imagined, you could be imagined
    pixiedust pixiedust 21-25, F 3 Responses Jan 14, 2007

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    Thinking Till Dawn

    I was up all night thinking ... I have posted stories that I don't Judge or Hate and nether of these things I do ... That would be wrong and I was not brought up that way... The other night I was on and I got the most hateful letter about my avatar which to me is not bad ( I seen...
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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    Every night I close my eyes

    and recall what I did during the day and I am mostly not proud of what I did. I looked so stupid,immature .reckless. It's feel like that's not the real me. I just can't sleep and keep thinking what should I've done instead.
    thomascalvinn thomascalvinn 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 24

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    You can either chase life

    or simply run away from death, it's your choice you can be alive but not be really living and I think we need to find a way to chase life even when it's hard because I think a lot of people just float through life not really getting out and living. We need to make the best of...
    KittyTittyGang2 KittyTittyGang2 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    ...

    I hate not sleeping, I hate that I can't sleep for more than a few hours at a time. I hate that I threw my sleeping pills out because I didn't want to become dependent on them and they stopped working. I started thinking yesterday morning, well before than, but it hit...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 18, 2008

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    About Everything and Nothing At the Same Time

    I haven't been going to sleep until around 8 or 9 in the morning. I just can't sleep. I think way entirely too much and it keeps me awake. So I have to do other things to keep my mind busy or I'll drive myself crazy.
    dreamofme dreamofme 21-25, F Jan 15, 2007

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    Just finished my very first sermon!

    !! :) Thank you God! <3
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The Problem..

    The problem with restraining speech is; who gets to make the rules? If it's only okay to say certain things at a certain time or place, who gets to say what time and what place?
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F Sep 24, 2013

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    An Unconventional Relationship

    Last month, I met an amazing man, unfortunately. Yep, unfortunately. I was perfectly happy doing my own thing, and extremely excited to love and live my newly-single life, with my not-so-newly-single girlfriends. Before he walked into the room, my male friend had told me...
    llimitless llimitless 26-30 Oct 30, 2012

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    A Personal Story, Please Don't Read

    I've been up thinking all night, Of what I was gonna do when I saw you. I was gonna hug you, Hell, maybe even kiss you... I know that's a gamble, It could easily turn sour. Anything and everything I do, ***** up so fast, I don't know why I even try. I of course sleep in, Wake...
    sonoflopez sonoflopez 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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    Cops Believe I Am a Thinker.

    "I am not a smart man," Forrest Gump.  I got pulled over by a cop the other day.  He was from up north - I could tell by his accent.  He asked me:  "Got any ID?" I said, "bout what?"  
    levin60kitty levin60kitty 61-65 Jan 6, 2009

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    Camping Out

    There is this guy named Cau Chin who gives accurate insight on your life. He has told us about many future events that have come to life. I believe! He is religious and he always talks about God! It's absolutely no evil or dark stuff involved. Right now I am camped out I front of...
    KayLove12 KayLove12 22-25, F Aug 18, 2013

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    ?

    That's what I'm doing right now.
    minksy minksy 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2008

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    I think of the most deep things ever during the

    night when I should be asleep I just don't like when I end up thinking about the stuff that's not good to think about
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 13

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    Related Experiences

    I am stronger because of all I've been through... I was 16 when everything happened. It all seemed to snowball honestly. I had been home sick with the flu. I was staying at my...
    Ginnty Ginnty 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    If I was to write every single detail, I'd probably be typing all night. Plus I am too lazy :P But well me name is Emily, I'm 17 years old. I was raped when I was 12 by a...
    Emily97x Emily97x 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    I've been listening to Dirty Diana all night!
    amari101 amari101 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell~ i love this book! I really stayed up all night to finish it. But hate it coz i will absolutely miss the characters. Reading is really an...
    pangitako pangitako 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Held practically hostage in a foreign country?Check! 13 years married to a abusive psycho? Check! Fleeing for my and my children's lives? Check! Arriving back in America broke with...
    IStillGotIt IStillGotIt 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 7

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    Sincw you've been gone, I've been peaceful. I supposed what I really missed, felt remorse over, over pained about was the missed opportunity... But there was always something that...
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I've always wanted to talk to someone all night!
    xosweetheart xosweetheart 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I wish I had a guy who would talk to me all night. I've always made better friend with guys. They seemingly understand me better than girls do too. I just want someone not to judge...
    owlfanatikk owlfanatikk 18-21, F 14 Responses Jul 14

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    I'm not a strong person, at least I don't think I am. I've been through my share of difficulties and trials and somehow or another I've managed to squeeze my way through them. It's...
    CloakedStranger CloakedStranger 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 30

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