I Wish Things Were Simpler

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    I'm sitting on my couch watching my baby girl

    dance to blues clues sing along thinking how proud I am of her.
    ashes1229 ashes1229
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 26, 2015

    I wish we were more free.

    wish there was no stupid set standard to study> goto college> get a job. and we could choose whether to seek wealth in this world or peace of mind or whatever it might be
    fazeelahmed fazeelahmed
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 11, 2015

    I'm so sleepy!!! I'm on bus headed home.

    . Just got off work., and my eyes are heavy!! I'm sleepy!!!
    PhransinBelvonte PhransinBelvonte
    26-30, F
    Jan 19, 2016

    It feels like the days are going by

    so fast. I look back of pictures of my boys and see that I miss those moments because I'm too busy doing nothing.
    lonelyhappy3 lonelyhappy3
    26-30, F
    Feb 20, 2016

    I heard that you're planning to sail again,

    Don't You're planning to love again You're planning to friend again Don't What are you doing in unknown places stranger? What new broken hearts are you haunting? Don't You will dry and when you dry, their lips will dry as well Their eyes will sink in tears Don't Don't sail...
    SlRlN SlRlN
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 22, 2015

    It is not wise to judge others based on your

    own preconceptions and by their appearances.
    taylordemi taylordemi
    18-21, F
    Apr 4, 2016

    I'm just bored. I want

    that talk all night about nothing kinda thing... Where nothing says a lot..
    MissCalculated MissCalculated
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Aug 9, 2015

    So I go and meet with a friend

    and then soon as we're alone he then bangs on about his sexual lifestyle and how much of a sexual person he is. I'm stood there like wtf.
    AngelOfDeath92 AngelOfDeath92
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2016

    Feeling less lighthearted today

    than usual. Heavy hearted in fact. Which makes me realize that everything is not 'sh*t' it just feels like it is. Work has been rough. Relationships have been rough. Parenting has been rough. Even having money woes this week. This too shall pass I know but today everything is...
    lilimartelini lilimartelini
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Apr 10, 2016

    Well I'm now single..

    . Relationships suck, well for me they do
    kenna760 kenna760
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2015

    I don't know what to do anymore.

    It's almost times up
    LastofMeforver LastofMeforver
    18-21, F
    Apr 1, 2016

    You know, sometimes I wish things were

    simpler. Wouldn't that be a gracious life to live.... one in which we don't have to feel the pain of a loss. Or the regret of a bad choice... Man. But here is something to really think about. They say, without struggle there is no progress. I have to say, I've found, from past...
    Cirabeastly Cirabeastly
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 2, 2015

    I will try this again

    if nothing else the writing is therapy. My wife who was my best friend died 8 months ago; (triple negative breast cancer). We have 4 beautiful kids together. Ages 4, 7, 9, 13. All that goes with taking care of the kids physically and mentally is extremely difficult. It's almost...
    drew7777 drew7777
    46-50, M
    6 Responses Mar 17, 2016

    I've always acknowledged

    that there are grey areas in life; the world is not as simple and clean cut as you'd like it to be. But sometimes you can't help but envy those who see the world in black and white. They have visible lines in the sand, and they stand firm on that. The simplicity of their world...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 19, 2016
    deleted deleted
    Apr 5, 2016

    I'm embarrassed about being gay.

    but I feel like I should open up and tell people so if I do meet someone it won't be a total rushed shock. so I basically fell in love with a straight girl and I still am. I don't have that many friends and she was a really good one but now she hates me because I told her I...
    sydneyb342 sydneyb342
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

    i am the only child in my family i have no

    sibilings and my cousins are the worst i feel like i am not loved since the day i was born . i had a panic attack at the age of 6 since then my breathing got affected.i became very fragile and weak and everything would affect me ,i was bullied at school i have no idea why. i...
    rita03 rita03
    22-25, F
    Jan 28, 2016

    I'm a blind girl that constantly feels like no

    one sees me. They just see that I'm blind, not actually ME. I'm alone and I just want friends.
    Tiana0112 Tiana0112
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 3, 2016

    I can't f***ing control anything.

    I can't even f***ing control my own emotions. Seriously want things to just be simpler. Or to at least be simple enough that I know what emotions I am going through. Feeling so sick of it all. Today, I have spent every other moment flipping through pretty much all the emotions...
    js246 js246
    22-25, F
    12 Responses Sep 1, 2015
    outofcontrol7 outofcontrol7
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 1, 2015

    Everything is so complicated.

    Sometimes I think it would be easier if I was a white girl and then that hurts
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    12 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    Things are very hard you never get the simplest

    things to go the way you want them to there's always a block someone something always there to make it difficult
    ashanaB ashanaB
    31-35, F
    Mar 19, 2016

    I'm thinking I should finish my nursing degree.

    and or move to England. Or at least save for a vacation there. then move if I like it as much as I think I do.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2015

    Someone called me a "*****" in chat.

    It hurts. One word that like a thousand knifes.
    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 2, 2015

    I'm having a baby after many miscarriages.

    I married young and went through a lot. My husband never took my side and his family was constantly up my ***....I can't even explain my story because it's so much pain even writing it...but now after a long time my husband actually cares about me. ( I think ) . But I always...
    brokenn28 brokenn28
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 6, 2016


    We start walking with golden light into the woods With all the hope on that green road . Full of grass and shiny way and into that crowed I am walking too . It's crowded still u have place to dance its so busy still u feel alone I lost the keys into the woods I have to...
    romeowacco romeowacco
    22-25, M
    Mar 14, 2016
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jun 26, 2015

    Do you ever wonder if life hates you?

    Do you ever think that if you were a better person nothing bad would have happened to you? When you can't remember your past except what people have told you you wonder was it so horrible that I blocked it out?
    XDeadxNxAliveX XDeadxNxAliveX
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2016

    Lose confidence when I go into dance.

    .. Now it's hard to do any trick or more or keep up...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 22, 2016

    My dads been arrested,

    my mum who I haven't seen since I was a day old doesn't want to know and I'm a unwell.. When will I get a break
    alyssiabeth alyssiabeth
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    I wish I could go back

    where there was no stress and not life changing decisions had to be made
    jtk092 jtk092
    36-40, M
    1 Response May 30, 2015

    i wish things were simpler

    but i came to understand that if things would've been simpler, we wouldnt work as much for things we really want. we have to overcome things in life to help us grow. if things were to be simpler, life would be easier yeah, but sometimes working hard for what you want and once...
    xcelyg xcelyg
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 14, 2015

    Does it ever feel to anyone else-

    but me-that when things start to be getting better, or easier- that's about the time you get hit with crazy, unexpected, life changing news? That's how things have seemed for me over the last few years. I need a vacation! :)
    deleted deleted
    8 Responses Apr 11, 2015

    Hello, Its pretty late

    where I live now, and i am trying to contemplate how did I ended up in such a messed up situation. I was never a bright kid at school, I was below average. I am really short like potter. Didnt have much talents, none, arts, literature, science nothing. So i somehow managed to...
    Stanley91 Stanley91
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 28, 2016

    Have you ever really missed talking to someone,

    and you start talking to them again, but because of the pain they caused you, it just doesn't feel the same ? Like they could say the sweetest thing, but it doesn't have an effect on how you feel when you talk to them anymore.. It's just not as good..?
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Feb 20, 2016

    Me and my best friend have been fighting an

    arguing a lot and there getting worse and it hurts she hurt me and I can't forgive her. She's mad at me for some reason. Whenever she's pissed or mad or upset or feeling any kind of negative emotion she takes it out on me and today we got into a fight I don't even know what...
    Vrl1022 Vrl1022
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 17, 2016

    If I could speak freely to 'him': You are a

    rare individual Overcoming odds from childhood to having raised a family, but losing the woman you love Your world blew up You're still finding your way, and you'll succeed in that as well My appreciation of you lies not only in your ability to tease and please me as a woman...
    nvr2late nvr2late
    56-60, F
    1 Response Feb 23, 2016

    EP is a very interesting place

    because I've realised people gravitate here because they are looking for something more, or because they are going through hard times. Personally I came here again because my marriage has just failed. It's a very sad time. Something inside you dies. I just cancelled a marriage...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Sep 21, 2015
    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 4, 2015

    I am 19 years old and don't have a television

    in the house. I haven't had one for years. I couldn't imagine sitting in front of a box like a vegetable for hours on end when there's so much reality to enjoy!
    iShined iShined
    22-25, M
    6 Responses May 19, 2015

    I'm deeply in love with someone

    who has commitment issues. While I understand he has reasons for these issues due to past experiences I don't want to invest several years into something that may never lead up to marriage. I love him so much that the thought of him ending up alone due to his fears brings me to...
    xonikkixoxx xonikkixoxx
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Oct 3, 2015

    I watch the news daily

    and laugh. Tear this flag down Black lives matter. Ocupy Wall street People suing people for gay marriage????? (Bake me a cake damit) Health care WTF I cant afford now. Ill stay in my house and pop my popcorn as I watch idiots destroy america.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 19, 2015

    Please put away your selfie sticks.

    ..ask someone else to take the picture properly. it's okay...socialize. People won't bite. Goodness.
    GiiGi GiiGi
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2015

    I've noticed for some ppl everything comes easy.

    And for others, everything is a struggle. I'm one of those other ppl. I'm constantly screwed over by people and I'm almost certain no one really appreciates me. I don't understand why men have to hurt me and / or not put on enough effort for me. I now know what I deserve so...
    rememberthegirl rememberthegirl
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 24, 2015

    Guilt. One the most useless feelings.

    Does anyone know to get rid of it when you've done nothing wrong? I feel guilty that my mum feels like she has the worst children in the world. I feel guilty that the family is falling apart. I feel guilty when I don't care. I carry so much useless guilt. Maybe it's the wrong...
    js246 js246
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2016

    Do not ******* use natwest bank!

    !! It's just been a right waste of time.
    AngelOfDeath92 AngelOfDeath92
    22-25, F
    Mar 13, 2016


    Ariaspark Ariaspark
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 8, 2016

    I wish that everyone would be 100%

    non-judgmental, completely tolerant, and there wouldn't be anything like hatred and everyone accepted for everyone for who they are and who they were born to be.
    CaptnMyah15 CaptnMyah15
    18-21, F
    6 Responses May 13, 2015

    I came on this app for advice

    and help not negative things to say about me. I can understand people have their own opinions but please do not be disrespectful.
    taylordemi taylordemi
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 4, 2016

    I'm man..i love women.

    .but untill i met this person..i just love him..and i do care of him..i just dont know..it's not right in my country and in my family too..but i just cant stop thinking why god let me feel this..i just love him more than anything now..and..i couldnt possibly understand that we...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 26, 2016
    loisMark loisMark
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Sep 1, 2015

    It seems I make things more complex.

    .. All I ever am good at..
    foryoureyesonly1983 foryoureyesonly1983
    22-25, F
    Mar 10, 2016

    My husband again hates me.

    He left me with 2 months old son , then came back. We were happy for about year. Now I'm again pregnant. And he again wants to leave me. I am emotionally addictive to him. And every time when we fighting, he using this. He can call me whatever he wants and never say sorry. At...
    kelpevii kelpevii
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 22, 2016

    Even though the world isn't a wish granting

    factory, I can't help but still wish things were simpler! Simple isn't boring, simple is a breath of fresh air (I think). What do you think?
    girlwithanopinion girlwithanopinion
    18-21, F
    Mar 30, 2016
    garifunamontana garifunamontana
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 25, 2016

    Man I tell you,growin up I wish I had more

    friends and people take me seriously,but apparently in todays society.It's crazy how one person could need someone to talk to the most and then the next moment,how the other person who has lots of friends and stuff,won't really go over there to talk to that person,but just want...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 16, 2016
    amberrey1 amberrey1
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2015
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