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I Want More Out of Life Than I Have

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    Trapped

    I want more out of life simply because I feel that I can something different and do what I want to do. I am so tired of being stuck at home. I know whan I get to be able to control my life that I will do something that no one ever thought that I would do. I don't want to stay in...
    meggieverde meggieverde 16-17 5 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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    Grateful

    I am not ungrateful for what I have, in fact I am very fortunate for what I have been given and have achieved in life thus far, in fact, I often feel as though I don't deserve what I have.  However, the day we stop wanting more out of life, is the day we stop dreaming, the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 14, 2008

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    My Positive Thinking Is Lagging Today

    I'm having to work to get up and get going in the mornings. I'm having trouble getting my chores done during the day.  I feel lethargic making myself move to do only what has to be done.  I have one heavy issue I'm dealing with but others in my family have heavier issues they...
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 19, 2012

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    Slowdance

      S L O W D A N C E: Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight Or gazed at the...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace 41-45, F Jun 8, 2008

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    Mel

    I went travelling following a very low point in my life and it changed me as a person. I always knew I was different and wanted more. I can't cope with the everyday routine of life. I mix with people day in day out who are so settled, but I am constantly searching for happiness...
    Mellypops Mellypops 26-30 2 Responses Sep 12, 2012

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    I let's start by saying that I have my own set of beliefs and standards and as I outline some things I believe you will be either very much in agreement, or very much against what...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M Nov 2

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    Well here I am, back again and updating this topic. I have had a couple of weeks to give more thought to my life - am I happy with it at the moment?...... No! I feel restricted. My...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 12

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    The past year should have been one of the best in my life - It wasn't! I have to admit that I am a bit of a free thinker - what I believe about life, people and how we are meant...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 15

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    My life seem to go through a bit of hump then it looks smooth for a while. Hopefully no surprises for a while as I anticipate a rising. The outcome of all this maybe overbearing...
    PandaLadi PandaLadi 26-30, F Oct 29

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    But i can never get to the fresh bread in time.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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    Let's start by getting a few things clear: I don't believe in spending my life stuck in an endless routine of going to work day after day just to pay the lousy bills. I believe...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 5 Responses Oct 31

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    I'm almost 50 and have felt ugly most of my adult life. I have stretch marks from having children and am over weight because of the meds i take. I think if I was really beautiful...
    amy1966 amy1966 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 31

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    I want more friends because never in my life have I had a good friend. I just want a friend who cares. How hard is it to care?
    Experiancelifexo Experiancelifexo 18-21, F a week ago

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    I'm not crying my eyes out everyday but I am quite sad and lonely on a daily basis. Today, I had to take my mother to wash clothes at a laundromat and I always tell her to just...
    moonstruckdelight moonstruckdelight 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    On the outside, I look really self-confident. My friends tell me all the time that if I wanted a girlfriend, I could literally just ask anyone. Problem is, I don't want just anyone...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 11 Responses Nov 3

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    I want a lot of odd things from my mate and on top of everything is the fact that I don't want to be married or have kids. For many those two things are the climax of a LTR so a...
    newasexy newasexy 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    Sometimes I feel like I need to get my confidence up. I just simetomes feel ugly because of my blemishes, because I'm 18, 4'11 and petite so no one takes me serious and talk to me...
    shortbeauty96 shortbeauty96 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    Today is proof that even though I am having a good day, I still want more. I long for a bodily change with such a deep desire it hurts even when I'm happy.
    Christinamarie3095 Christinamarie3095 41-45, T 4 Responses Nov 10

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    There's this guy. lol isnt that how a lot of stories start... anyway He's sweet and charming and punishes me when im sad (all in good fun). He makes me laugh and smile and feel all...
    ember23 ember23 26-30, F Nov 12

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    I don't want to go quite that far but I would sure like for people to have the right to be naked when and where they wanted to be naked.
    xxxtop xxxtop 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Have you ever had this secret that you have to hide because you're too ashamed? Or you're just so tired of being strong that you can't hide it anymore? Well that's me, And here's...
    Jessica427 Jessica427 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    In discussions with my wife about what we need to fix in our marriage, we both realized part of our issues arise from the fact our lives are out of balance. Between demanding...
    lonelyguy375 lonelyguy375 46-50, M 4 Responses Oct 30

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    I'm having a hard time finding my life's direction. I think my confidence has been shaken a bit. My job consumes my life and leaves me without balance. I am trying not to lose my...
    KamiKam KamiKam 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    My friend just got married, she was dating for a very long time never had a long term relationship. While I was living with my ex for 10 years, spending our time ******* fighting...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    Sleep did not want to come again after waking about 1 a.m. last night. Poured some bourbon over ice and sat in the dark thinking. On paper - we're living the American dream...
    lonelyguy375 lonelyguy375 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm a freshman and coming into high school I thought it was all about boys and stuff but no. My friend has a boyfriend and I've been a tiny jealous I've never had a boyfriend. I...
    amialove amialove 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    As much as I want to, there's something inside me holding me back and whispering in my ear that the pain I'm going through right now is good. It scolds me when I eat more than a...
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F Nov 17

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    It's been a difficult week. We lost two family members and a friend I've known since high school. Life is short and as a friend once said to me, "Tomorrow is promised to no one...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 9 Responses Nov 2

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    My life was a wreck for a long time - I was overweight, had no friends, had 5 surgeries on my feet from the age of 15-17, was on antidepressants and other pills for 4 years. Then...
    ranchlife14 ranchlife14 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 6

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    I just found out that my grandfather has brain cancer and has a few weeks to live. I met him a little less than a month ago and we've only seen eachother three times. He's one of...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    It's so easy for me to talk in forums than with a person in the waiting line in a coffee shop. Ironically it's the same even if the person is next to me.
    Sacryfice Sacryfice 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Imagine life as a stream. When you are heading towards thriving, you are flowing with the stream, and things happens with ease. When you are resisting, you are heading upstream and...
    Loufree Loufree 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have plenty of friends. But we don't TALK, you know? I want a friend, guy OR girl, that I can actually talk to and hang out with and who won't shoot me in the head with an...
    pickapebble pickapebble 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    Life seems like a game of basketball. Times when you are only running back and forth with your mates and hoping one of your them pass you the ball and you make a 3. Or you could...
    mypiecetoit mypiecetoit 36-40, F Nov 3

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    Lightning strikes will increase due to climate change For every 1C of global warming lightning strikes will increase by about 12%, new research shows, but scientists don’t yet...
    sogdianrock sogdianrock 51-55, M Nov 13

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    I am so tired of being fat! My friends invited me to go to the beach in January, but I can't, because I'm ashamed of my body. I'm an athlete, I'm in the national team, but I still...
    lottiemendler lottiemendler 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I always feel like I'm invisible to the rest of the world. I put my hand up in class and the teachers look over me. I tell my own mother something about me, like I don't like...
    VanillaCupcakes VanillaCupcakes 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 31

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    She sat by the windowsill staring out into the trees that swayed in the light fall breeze. She wondered to her self how life had passed by so quickly. As she began to focus on the...
    K8523 K8523 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    I'm looking for women who were involved in a relationship with a married man who had the strength to break it off. My affair has been going on for 3 years. It is a long distance...
    other77 other77 56-60, F Nov 15

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    I don't think you need to wait until you're old to do a bucket list. Write the list and just start! That just means more things to do! I want to look back on my life and say, "yea...
    UnfortunateCookie UnfortunateCookie 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I love the spirituality of being naked, the braveness to be the real me and believe in the concept of living a normal life naked. I am confident in my body. I am the passive nudist...
    nudiepeople nudiepeople 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    Life is funny and sad at the same time. I experience much in my life. I lost kids. I went to war. I see my best friends killed but there are good things about it to. Things that...
    wvlover77 wvlover77 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 6

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    I can be quite purposeful,compulsive even though in a positive way. I prefer the term focused,anyway.. :PWhere was I? My good OCD,no,oh yeah,I remember,SAX!I was looking for a...
    bookerdana bookerdana 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 14

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    Badly. Reached out for help with depression. Became their commodity. Got worse on their pills. Scared the therapists. Ran from city life. Just want to find gold...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 14

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    Ahh my boys are out in the field playing baseball and they're going to a kickback after and there's going to be a bonfire and I was suppose to go with them but I can't cause I'm...
    Hazel216 Hazel216 16-17, F Nov 15

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    My confidence has been knocked so many times. I rarely go out now and when I do I get nervous. I used to be really confident and outgoing but now I'm more closed in and a little...
    friendlygent friendlygent 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 17