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I Want More Out of Life Than I Have

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Even as I age I find that there are still things missing in my life and I can't help but want more....I think as we get over 50 and start that decent we cannot help but feel there...
    Micky7288 Micky7288 56-60 1 Response Apr 6

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    I want to feel appreciated like i matter not that i am simply someone that keeps the apartment from looking like a war zone, and cooks better than he does. I don't want to be...
    confusednormalness confusednormalness 18-21, F Apr 9

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    I am blessed I have 5 beautiful kids a loving devoted partner, but I want more I want to get out there and see the world and find myself again, I want to do something else I love.
    singlemumof5ive singlemumof5ive 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Is it selfish of me...to want too much? Shouldn't I just be thankful for everything I've got? I am so blessed after all. Why do I feel the need to ask for even more? Those are all...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    it really ****** me off I feel as if it has all been a bunch of bullshit me myself &I ONLY Wasting time day in and day out 247 7 days a week 24 hours a day &That's honestly...
    SweetTwistedNcrazyTK SweetTwistedNcrazyTK 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    who wants to get back at their husbands?
    ClearlyNotGarySpeed ClearlyNotGarySpeed 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    He knows he can't have his cake and eat it too. Therefore he's backing away. I know he's not the one for me but it hurts so bad to be shunned by someone (who likes me back) who...
    freetobeme23 freetobeme23 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Want More Sleeping a few nights under the stars can really put a pep in your step in search of employment. Having your legs swept up from underneath you can put things in a new...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 16

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    I have more guy friends than girl friends on EP and in real life, gets really lonely when they all back to their wives. Can I just once be the one and only, what the hell is wrong...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    EP means more to me than you will ever know. I was told by my psychiatrist many years ago that I should journal. Sometimes to journal is not enough. I want to have something that...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I just want to run away from life. I have realized that I want so much but I'm not fighting for it or doing something about it, I know I should. I'm just 16 and i want to live life...
    Jjta Jjta 16-17, F Apr 3

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    I want to live life more mindfully, be more present in the here & now. I think I get carried away sometimes & spend too much time in my head.
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Why? Oh why? Why do I want things I can't have? There are things in front of me that I can easily get but why suffer wanting things I can't have.
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I gained weight during my relationship, he liked it and I didn't. I guess I just got comfortable and so I was lazy when I was upset or stressed we'd just go out to eat and be...
    bbwandlonely bbwandlonely 18-21, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Well, I've never posted anything before, but there's no time to start like the present. I just wanted to post about what I'm labeling, "Quarter Life Crisis". I'm 23 and have yet to...
    oibrulee oibrulee 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 6

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    If life is truly given to us just once and after that there's nothing only black emptiness in which our whole essence disappear.... Then shouldn't we use this gift of life wisely...
    Gelezinis Gelezinis 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 17

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    I am depressed and I give up. No I am not suicidal but I have given up. Tired of struggling to make it. I wanted to post my story somewhere to get it out. I have been knocked down...
    orbie orbie 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    As always has been. Girls are probably less than 4 and we're even barely communicate like once a year or two. So I've been always surrounded by men since a kid and Im still...
    Sonoluminescence Sonoluminescence 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Self-confidence... I had plenty of that when I was young. But I lost it due to some horrible life experiences. When I was young my daddy was always dtunk and hit my brother in...
    Miridia96 Miridia96 18-21, F 20 Responses Apr 2

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    My first husband was a liar and a cheater. Last yer I found out my current husband is a liar. Why don't I have the confidence in myself to leave? It's affecting every aspect of my...
    Amnjourney Amnjourney 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Since when my childhood I was always shy and I still am.I want to change this but I don't know where to start.A lot of people will say that my life was pretty easy because I always...
    loveandmorelove loveandmorelove 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 14

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    I think guy friends are more real than girl friends.. They are not easily intimidated or insecured.. nothing at all..
    LiarOne LiarOne 22-25, F Mar 31

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    I have always been that shy girl when I was younger I was really outgoing like any normal 1st-5th grader would be, but around 6th-7th grade I got told by some seniors in my school...
    cbanda123 cbanda123 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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    I want the most out of life. I want to keep my husband, cuz I think he's pretty great. He's a good forever guy. But I'd also love to be in love again. And I'd love to have a...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 10

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    Beauty, facial feautres and other NONSENSE! LOOKS RUINED ME BIG FREAKING TIME! I LOST MY IDENTITY THANKS TO LOOKS! I BLAME THE LAPTOP(THE DEVIL) I WANT MY OLD SELF BACK! I HATEE...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    So I was thinking, whenever babies or toddlers sneeze they're adorable but it's as if the more you get older the nastier that "cute" sneeze gets :/ Damn!
    jlove987 jlove987 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    better said than done. i only dream of these things. How i would love to do all the things I think i can do.
    zooniverse zooniverse 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I am lack of confidence. It's weird. I can make eye contact with girls but not boys. Obviously you can conclude that I've never made friends with boys. Plus I was in an all girls...
    CallMeShayYeah CallMeShayYeah 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 31

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    Well it sounds great, but it's just getting there. I'm making baby steps. started swimming and walking. I told my spouse I was a fat ball. He said I was his butterball, sweet. I...
    jmjkpl jmjkpl 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Im tired of my life. I'm tired of my every day routine. I'm tired of the way I've been acting. I need a change. A big change. I need to flip this life upside down, turn it around...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 11 Responses a week ago

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    But I want to have girl friends as well. Every time I try, they snob me off. If it is a girl, she's lesbian. Wtf :/
    maemae928 maemae928 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Just thinking & reflecting . . . I really want the most fulfilling life possible. I think in order to do that, one must become really good at figuring out how to keep everything in...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Some things are not chosen some are thrown at us, some are meant to be and others wont last. Our stories are constantly being written until the day we are dead, and when we do...
    RestlessFlame RestlessFlame 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I know very well that I have enormous capabilities, like all people, but in reality i do not know why I feel like I failed and I cannot achieve anything, I think i have to do a...
    lighthearted01 lighthearted01 22-25, M Apr 2

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    I'm turning 27 and I wonder when I'll be ready for this to happen. Before settling down, I'm proud to say that I;ve had my share of ups and downs in life, and I did turn out to be...
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I wear my confidence like a business suit. While at work, there is no hesitation or question of who I am or what I do. I know my job. I do it well. There is no question of that...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 14

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