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I Wonder About the Path Not Taken

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 198 People

    I Know I Do

    I think it's inevitable that we all eventually wonder whether we've made the right choices in our lives, including all of the "what if's." But the thing I have come to find is that "the path not taken" may not have been a better choice; it is simply a...
    RubyPhoenix RubyPhoenix 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2009

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    What If I Did Not Tell My Boyfriend I Was Pregnant & Raised Baby Alone?

    I look back a lot on the day that i found out i was pregnant  in 2000.  I was with my best friend and was terrified when the nurse told me i was pregnant. I wished so bad i was dreaming. In that  time i had seen some things about my boyfriend that kinda bothered...
    lostdreams80 lostdreams80 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2010

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    I Aint Bothered

    i would just like to know what would of happened if i took a diffrent route but i dont regret nuffin.its like when you try searching for something or find something you didn't want to find. people say sometimes it is best to leave somethings closed i say, how would i know what...
    PriestAzrael PriestAzrael 22-25, M Jan 20, 2010

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    What Are We All So Scared Of?

    His name was Sam. We were friends...belonged to the same group...for people who wanted to move in new directions. The group was effective at least for us. I left my corporate sales job to go back to school for something closer to my heart and he took a sailing trip halfway...
    frito414 frito414 56-60, F 24 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    What If

    Isn't it normal to wonder what if?  If I think about this too long,  it becomes too confusing...  if I had done things different...  I wouldn't have learned the lessons I've learned.  I would not be in the situation I am now.  And as...
    MeisterWolf MeisterWolf 18-21, M Nov 27, 2009

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    The What Ifs..

    i do wonder what would of happened to me if my family and i had never moved to another country when i was little. But i guess i would of ended up going to the same secondary school as every1 else + grown up with them. But i'm glad that path never happened i wudnt have i any other...
    xxxsmurfiiexxx xxxsmurfiiexxx 16-17, F Aug 7, 2009

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    But It's Ok.

    I often wonder what could have been. What would have been. What should have been...   But that's a different story. I believe in parallel universes. For every decision that must be made, a new one splits off holding all the events of the path not taken. knowing this...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 26, 2009

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    I Had Two Options.

    In March of 2012, I had two monumental options: stay at my old school, or try out a new school.At my old school, I was bullied by being ignored. People treated me daily like I didn't even exist.  If they treated me like I existed, it was to let me know that I was only useful...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F Nov 3, 2013

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    Trailing Path

    She walks along her chosen path with a trail aside her a ways away. Her path is clear and filled with love and laughter But that trail is constantly tempting her to stray Step by step she stays head strong hearing the trails whispers Her path has never hurt her, its dependent...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine 31-35, F 20 Responses Mar 10, 2011

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    What Life Would Be Like

    We all have choices to make everyday, "what to eat" "what to wear" and other mundane things. There are those choices one makes at significant times that determine who we are or where we are. I make predictions time and again of what my life would be like if choices/things had...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Jul 7, 2013

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    Curiosity Or Fear Of Long Term Commitment

    I have been blessed to be very curious about many things. It is this innate curiosity that  has led me to a very interesting life. And the more I learn the more I realize how very little I know. With hindsight I realized that I really wasn't a planner, but more of an opportunist...
    wisdom360 wisdom360 41-45, F Sep 11, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I write because I hope a few people I like here see what I am thinking. I write because I hope so much to add new people to my circle. People with something to say, not the...
    76starships 76starships 36-40, M May 24

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    Most people believe that there is a time frame of getting over someone you have been in a relationship with. But is there really a certain time frame for that? I know for me I got...
    Haywee123 Haywee123 22-25, F May 18

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    I wonder what I did wrong ? If God is punishing me for something life hates me it really does.
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F May 13

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    Human existence itself is sinister, macabre is in its essence. The human being, by occasion, encounter himself in this universe, without an apparent purpose, without a sense or...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    I think a lot about who my future wife will be. What she'll look like, who she is as an individual. I think about what she's doing at the same moment as me. At night I can look at...
    Dontkillants Dontkillants 18-21, M 1 Response May 8

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    I think a lot about who my future wife will be. What she'll look like, who she is as an individual. I think about what she's doing at the same moment as me. At night I can look at...
    Dontkillants Dontkillants 18-21, M 1 Response May 8

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    Why do many Christians call the world secular like it's a bad thing but then use the things of the world and then excuse it by putting the stamp of God on it? If the world is...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    "You cannot defeat the darkness, you can only be the light" **** that I liked you like I like the dark Why would I aim to defeat it? (TWIABP&IANLATD)
    ScumbagDaze ScumbagDaze 18-21, F May 9

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    And how i can envoke it to reach me in a not so distanced future...
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 16-17, F May 7

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    ... was it a bad idea to return to EP?
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F May 9

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    Then, when I was in my youth I spoke only to confirm my existence. Aloud. I needed to be. The cries of my reason might have settled in time to find in themselves alone Inside of me...
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul 41-45, F May 12

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    I don't speak much or think much of my father. He passed away several years ago. Recently my house was damaged by water when a neighbours drain overflowed above my suite. I hadn...
    Caspianstorm Caspianstorm 36-40, M 1 Response May 15

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    Why did Josh Duggar go around parading hate + judgment to others when he knows he's in no position to judge anyone cause of what he did?
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F May 22

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    I read someone's haughty post defending the Duggar parents and am so appalled and upset that she cited jealousy as a reason people dislike the Duggars. She said God's been blessing...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F May 22

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    So I saw this in the profile of a couple of people and thought it would be fun so lets get to it! 1- I'm 16 2- I'm 5'3 3- I've got really dark eyes and brown hair which weirdly...
    MissImaginaryy MissImaginaryy 16-17, F 4 Responses May 9

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    I wonder if people wonder just like me. And if they are not just wondering like me what they will wonder about.
    Workbench Workbench 46-50, M May 16

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    Do you ever look up at the sky at night, and wonder if I'm looking at it, too? Do you ever wonder about what I'm doing? Where I'm going? Who I'm seeing? Do you ever wonder what...
    Stylesavvy Stylesavvy 46-50, F May 11

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    Ever wondered how it feels like to be cut with a razor on your chest, a little, everyday? How it feels like watching your own blood pour out of your very own flesh? Ever wondered...
    godstrengthensme7 godstrengthensme7 18-21, F May 3

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    Hello and I'm wondering about life with the ex been apart for damn near year and been talking about getting back together and don't know how I will take the thought of the things...
    daddylove4u daddylove4u 51-55, M May 7

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    Do I even know 10 things about me? :) Well, here's the usual. 1. My name is Lauren 2. I am 16. 3. I just graduated 11th grade! I'm going into 12th 4. I always believed when...
    laurenzerbe laurenzerbe 16-17, F 1 Response May 22

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    1. I don't think anyone can have too many clothes in their favorite color. 2. It never occurs to me even in my mind that others are liars or lying, even if they have actions and/or...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F May 7

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    What is the opposite of a feminist well my wife is it! She finds them so pathetic and don't start with they all wanting the cliche "bi" experience! Gosh I love my wife. She...
    Katakuna Katakuna 46-50, M 14 hrs ago

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    Reclamation Humanity's a failed experiment Walking the path to extinction Spinning it's wheels endlessly Grease them with oil and uranium The earth will shake and the waters will...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 20

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    I just don't know anymore. My headaches have gotten worse. It's like warm blooding rushing around and throbbing. It hurts a lot and my legs are also worse. Tried to exercise...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 8 hrs ago

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    As one whoR17;s always needed to take a look at Turkey, by using a household and oldsters, this looks like quite possibly the most great technique to travel. And I really like The...
    Andrew0369nbp8 Andrew0369nbp8 31-35, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I don't know guys whether you're reading this or not, but I needed to write about it. Everything started 4 months ago, when my friend added me to a group chat with someone that I...
    Georgie505 Georgie505 18-21, M May 8

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    I don't relax anymore. The type of relax where I take my mind into a drowzy-ish state. Every single time I get a severe attack of my chest. So bad I feel like I'm dying. It...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response May 12

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    I have reached a point in my life where I find it crucial to connect to the world around me and all that life contains. I want to connect with others in profound, unique, deep ways...
    curiouscallipso curiouscallipso 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Is there such a thing as a simple relationship? I don't mean perfection. I don't mean painless. I've already come to the conclusion neither one of those is an option. Just...simple...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    In the last two years I have had some of the biggest wake up calls a person could ever have... Like if you have a religious belief you could say that was your God literally trying...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's “weird” how I meet most of the really cool people online, and not in real life. But.. what if we all met in real life? Would the feeling be taken away? What if the moment...
    TheAnonymousINFx TheAnonymousINFx 18-21, F 1 Response May 12

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