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I Wonder About the Path Not Taken

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 196 People

    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 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

    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F Nov 3, 2013

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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 25 Responses Aug 6, 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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    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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    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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    Hello everyone, This is my first post here (cross-posted from I Am Interested In Age Gap Relationships), so here goes. I am 23 years old, and love a man who is 42. I've been drawn...
    Pelkha Pelkha 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I am a woman in my mid-30s and have Asperger Syndrome. Even with that, I completed my MBA in accounting after toying with the possibility of careers in healthcare and even law...
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    I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I believe that a very few times in your life, if you are lucky, you might meet someone who is exactly...
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    I'm currently 21 and I go to school and I have a part time job. Everyone is telling me that I need to get my mind focused and I should already know what I'm going to be doing for...
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    Like the random person who commented on my post whom didn't make sense. And then blocked me after making even less sense. Odd people are odd.
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    Why the **** Christian Grey will be on EP
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    I dream about being taken over the knee and spanked hard
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    After high school, and years later, I would see people here and there and talk to them. Then they would tell me about some people and how they were doing etc. Next thing I know...
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    I used to be in sixty five so the guests in villas numbering while in the 50s it had been a hike. The pathways are quite inadequately lit, just one of many a lot of overall health...
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    Bungalows are circular, with thatched roofs and neutral décor. In line with the island’s uncomplicated method, there’s simply the choice of Beach Bungalows or Water...
    Temple2516ja Temple2516ja 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    Noticed changes on phone app. Trending groups stay very very long. Noticed allie ep takes many posts. Even innocent ones. And ep staff are ok with that. Got one...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 14

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    2 1/2yrs togthr. Now its over. He is a stubborn man tht rarely shows emotion. He waited 2yrs to tell me he loves me cuz he wanted to mean it. We were happy, same life interests...
    Beckarae Beckarae 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    Just one of those days you wish you could stick around but you're just in the way with regretful memories. Just one of those days where the day started wonderful but ended up...
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    Muti's conducting, as constantly with this kind of content, the fabric he's most cozy with and that he dominates entirely, was a miracle of airy splendor: his ability to guide the...
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    Vaulted Areas, rhythmic symmetry, expansive arched Home windows and decorative arabesque thrives define the impeccably furnished rooms and suites, all with outdoor terrace or non...
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    As a professional leadership and management coach, I can tell you it has been proven scientifically that people's appearance is directly correlated to their success. That is to say...
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    I've tricked myself into thinking I could be something more. Something more than a miserable monster. Something more than a weak and pathetic person who deserves to die. For 11...
    IamMorbid IamMorbid 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 13

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    It's been two months now. Two months since we last broke up. Two months since I started trying to get her back. Two months since she screamed, loud and clear, at my face how much...
    Glitter99 Glitter99 18-21, F Sep 4

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    I've had a day to think about it. And the more I think about it, the sicker I feel. I feel like sharing it here will help. That's all I can hope for at least. Last night I was...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    Piers Brendon has argued: "Cook led a lonely lifetime following the deaths of his unmarried daughter Annie (who drowned in her tub, apparently triumph over by fumes from a new fuel...
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    It did not impact our keep whatsoever, not a fairly skyline so prevent getting Picture's in that way but no sound disturbance. Jumeiah Seaside resort has usually been isolated from...
    Willy52yt Willy52yt 31-35, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    And final but not minimum The full tour would in no way have been that a terrific working experience and success with no your knowlege, effortAstonishingly exotic and utterly...
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    that what if all those musical advancement & technologies specially our modern guitars, pedals, multi FX pedals, etc everything that we all had now in our time, if possessed by...
    ImAWeirdKid ImAWeirdKid 22-25, M Sep 2

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    Presenting a memorable environment Jetwing Blue features two elegantly furnished dining establishments presenting a singular dining expertise for its company. The restaurants and...
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    My sister is bipolar.Though I really know that she can't control her thoughts and action,everytime she enters her maniac phase,I really want to break her face.My parents are old...
    bakonet bakonet 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm thinking a lot of starting to write. I know that it isn't the answer to my current financial struggles, but I think that I might be able to do it well. I have a lot of views...
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    Life in general will not change. But your path may change little or big. For better or for worse.
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    I just finished watching a film that I know I'm going to fail miserably trying to share because it was touching in a personal way to me. It was a film about a young girl from the a...
    TheShadowedGirl TheShadowedGirl 31-35 1 Response Sep 21

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    IN THE URBAN JUNGLE, I have been too busy as well, but only, too busy enjoying myself and living life as it was meant to be lived. Life, was always meant to be enjoyed. So...
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    I have meet a Disable children Bus Attendant. Speak no or a very little English. From Rural Village of Bangladesh. NO school. Married 2 children. Has a OCD and Bi POLAR husband...
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    Jewelgzr Jewelgzr 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    I went to the gas station to pick up some mt. dew i went for a 12pk picked it up and 10 dollar was tucked in between 2 cases awesome! i wonder if it was pepsi guy or some random...
    Smiletoday33 Smiletoday33 31-35, F Sep 10

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