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Charlotte Preston

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Can you tell us your life story in one sentence?

"Life is short" so you should be able to tell us your story in one sentence.
I hope that it will be an interesting story that would make others want to know more about you.

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    Gail . 50+

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    Feb 6 2013: I spent the first half of my life learning about life, and the next half unlearning all that I learned in the first half.
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    Feb 6 2013: At 18 years of age, I've hit rock bottom devastation and I've seen my situation become miraculously better.
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    Feb 6 2013: I started talking one day, and I haven't stopped, hoping that one day I will understand others, and they will understand me.
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      Gail . 50+

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      Feb 6 2013: How wonderful that you have lived. What a different story it would have been had you merely existed until you die.
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    Feb 6 2013: Is it Einstein who said that explanations should be as simple as possible but no simpler? Why should we be able to tell our life stories in one sentence?
  • Feb 8 2013: I've skated on ice, flown up through the sky and with a flare landed tippy toe in the grass after skydiving, I've ran, walked, been on a train, plane, bus and automobile,and there is still so much left to do.
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    Feb 7 2013: I was given life so as to find life; have found it, and I live forever.
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    Feb 7 2013: The script is still being edited, Charlotte. Do you care for a sneak peek? :)
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    Feb 7 2013: I survived child abuse, neglect and sexual abuse, was taken away from my mom and raised by my grandmother, I have had major depression in the past and anxiety issues, until I realized that I wanted to be happy and that I can get through my issues; forgive but never forget. (My life is a run-on sentence hehehe)
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    Feb 6 2013: .
    How I kept my DNA alive with the help of symbiotic members (family, friends, ... all humankind).
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    Feb 6 2013: Part of me wanted to type out something really long while leaving out all the periods but I think that'd be breaking the rules... If I'd have to bring it down to one sentence it'd probably go something like:

    I'm someone who wants to change the world, that believes we are capable of doing so much more than we could ever imagine, and that we have the ability to make the world a much better place when we work together.
  • Feb 12 2013: Grew up a spoiled princess, thought it was all about me and was unhappy before deciding to sacrifice myself for everyone else, yet was still unhappy, then decided some of it should be about me.
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    Feb 12 2013: I, an individual of, for lack of a better term, God, living through the gauntlet of 21st century life on Earth, have made mistakes, witnessed mistakes, am attempting to forgive and learn from them, wish to spread well-being like those who have not known me from Adam have shown me through different stages of my life, and die with a smile on my face.
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    Feb 6 2013: I came, I saw, I learned, I will die.