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I Cant Change the Past But I Can Change My Future

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    At 23 i learned the advantage of the old

    and strong narra tree that stood there rain or shine. At 23, i learned to let go of the most beautiful butterfly i have ever seen from my hand since it struggles to be free. At 23 i learned to love each blooming red roses and its magical way of saying have a nice day. At 23 i...
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So Mandy and me knew each other in unusual way.

    I was in vacation in a far away place i wont mention and on my wat back home, i met a guy named Pat. We chatted for a while and asked for my number and we texted while im on the bus. He told me how attracted he was to me and how he loved me at the first sight. He said many...
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    U & Me forever this way www.

    nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few others share their love stories with their friends, while some leave them as sweet memories for themselves within their hearts and few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F Jul 20

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    I Have The Power

    We all have power in everyday decisions, whether we believe it or not. Its whether we let every decision that we make effect our future for better or for worse. I can't change any of the decisions that I made earlier to day or yesterday, all I have is now and the future. Its time...
    kjiggy03 kjiggy03 18-21 180 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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    The Tale Of The Monk And The Scorpion

    “Once in a monastery two monks walked about doing their morning duties. As they passed a small bowl, filled with rain, they saw a scorpion was drowning in the water. One monk reached in to save the creature. As soon as his fingers touched the panicking Scorpion, it stung him...
    NeoNeo NeoNeo 41-45, M 25 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 5 Responses May 16, 2014

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    Part of us needs something to believe in; be it

    God, love or art. What feeds your soul ?
    OrphanBlackFan OrphanBlackFan 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    finally good news! after they kicked me out of

    my high school and told me that I couldn't finish my senior year anywhere, I appealed the school's decision and today the supervisor of schools of the district granted my appeal and said that my cognitive abilities are too great to be kicked out of high school (he basically said...
    editavner22 editavner22 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 7

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    Betrayed

    I believe that each one of us has their own troubles and I too had my fair share of it as well. I had been betrayed by the person whom I had loved and treasured the most in my life. He spun a lie and distributed my photos without my permission and without even knowing it , I...
    Debbiechan Debbiechan 22-25, F 40 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Some of you know of me some of you do not.

    . I will tell you a little about me,First of all Merry Christmas..mine is not the best but will get too that..when I was young I got mental abuse Daily as far back as I can Remember. physical some Ya my Dad punched me in the face several occasions and If I cried well then I was...
    livinkarma livinkarma 46-50, M 10 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    To THE ONE lovely WHO

    who I met one day of July, to THE ONE sweet amazing WHO who always put my hands on her everytime we sit next to each other, to THE ONE innocent WHO who I shared good laughs with on funny moments like the wrong car and the forgotten cellphone. THE ONE smart WHO who loves to watch...
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Love Yourself

    You have to love yourself enough to let go of bad situations or people/things that are keeping you away from your true potential and to succeed.. Life is to short to be unhappy. We are hear to grow ad love and live not just struggle.
    prettygirl1982 prettygirl1982 31-35, F 8 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    Every struggle is a change to overcome

    and make me a better person. I'm by far from being perfect, and still trying.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 10

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    It's True.

    This is a concept that most people forget on a daily basis. You can't change the past--a minute ago, included, is the past. So what if you can't change it? That just means you have to push forward and make the future better. I need to remember this, myself. I may not be able to...
    Shebby88 Shebby88 18-21, F 20 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    I like most people have gone through some

    pretty bad moments in my past .. I have found say the last Ten Years to have taken their toll .. I went through a very rough patch with my health and consequently things turned out that I could not get through my front door from some pretty deep rooted fears that I had. My...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 16 Responses May 28

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    except for all of my really close guy friends.

    stop talking to me! please and thank you!!! bye thanks but I don't need anymore trouble.
    shortfry3 shortfry3 13-15, F a week ago

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    This morning I'm feeling

    so empty and alone with my feelings. I've got to change. I need to respect myself much more. The only way others will respect me is if i respect myself. My husband deserves a good wife. I deserve to give me children a good mom. I'm not even embarrassed. I really feel like my...
    bossvixen bossvixen 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I Hope

    My immediate past has been hell and most of it I screwed up all by myself. Some days I'm obsessed with thoughts of my past mistakes and I can't focus on today. I'm having a hard time forgiving myself and some days I think that I may never forgive me. It all sounds so easy but it...
    pentupfreedom pentupfreedom 46-50, M 28 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    So much has happened the last month

    so much stress and chaos..I'm trying to tackle each thing one at a time,but it has all been very emotionally draining I'm still in the mist of the chaos but some things seem like they can get better,it's just hard.My end goal is just harmony,not only with my own self but with...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    EP Friends ... Some of you know I've been

    struggling for years to find lasting improvement in my marriage. Sadly, our more recent issues are not improving. At our last counseling session my wife agreed when the counselor suggested we need to be in weekly sessions. To help make this happen and survive it in midst...
    WishfulGuy WishfulGuy 51-55, M 12 Responses Mar 29

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    In spite of my circumstance.

    In spite of my broken marriage. In spite of my anxiety. In spite of my depression. In spite of all the obstacles in my way. I am going to try my Best to remain inspired in the midst of all this chaos. I will REJOICE and be GLAD in it! This is only preparing me for multiple...
    Poet1callyDr1ven Poet1callyDr1ven 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    21 Days Sober - Don't miss Alcohol a bit!

    ! FREEDOM!! Change your mind, Change your life!
    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 7 Responses May 28, 2014

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    On my 25th birthday, me

    and my friends went to Napa to go wine tasting. Last time I wasn't DD went, I lost it. I was so drunk that I threw up and couldn't remember certain things. I reckon my friends wanted the same thing for my birthday. I knew what they were up to so I made sure I had breakfast, I...
    P00poopl4net P00poopl4net 22-25, F Jul 8

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    I dont really get it.

    He told me to give him space and that we should take a break but then he is still contacting me every sunday asking me how am i doing and that he loves me. Why? i mean why is he still contacting me?
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    No Regrets. The key to happiness is to always

    be looking forward while moving forward. It is important to pause and look back once in a while to learn from our mistakes or errors in judgement. We should also look back on the good to appreciate all that happened to make us who we are. By reflecting on the past, we can...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 6 Responses Mar 20

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    Living By My Own Rules Now...

    My entire life I have done whatever I can to make everyone around me happy. I have been taken advantage of, abused, raped, and left for broken. I have given up my dreams to support those around me and help them achieve theirs. I don't think there was a time in my past, where I...
    brokenangel913 brokenangel913 41-45, F 96 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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    I Am A Survivor

    Sexual abuse, neglect, rejection, verbal bashing, discrimination, drug abuse, alcoholism....u name it ive probably been there and done that. My latest episode had to have been my strongest and most significant. I was 17 years old, leavin on the streets, selling drugs and...
    Wanascream813 Wanascream813 18-21, F 104 Responses Nov 6, 2009

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    today is my off day and im supposed to be yay

    about it , To get things to be done the whole week , and to clean the room , do the laundry , take a shower , call my friend and go out . But no , instead of all that, my thoughts are wondering about how many pieces died with every mistake or choice i had each time , you may...
    StillVentilate StillVentilate 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 10

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    It's funny how one person can change your

    thoughts...Every experience of my life is somehow new again... I find pleasure in every task, no matter how routine it is, there is a feeling inside I can't explain, I remind myself of the important things, I'm changing into the person I want to be and want to share with another...
    Lydia66 Lydia66 46-50, F 8 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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    * I love a good quote * " She has walls

    because she's been hurt before. It's not unusual that those walls have built higher standards. She's not willing to make the same mistakes again. She realized that after so many sorry's, it was time to say goodbye. She saved herself from her situation and chose to love herself...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    That's kinda hurt, I

    once fell too deep and i found it impossible to shut away the acute feeling of that emotional pain, I waited all day and night, only ended up with disappointment that i'm certainly not surprised. The last chance i was given, the last chance i have wasted, i can't believe i was...
    jessycarcher jessycarcher 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I was asked once what would I change in my life

    if I had such chance ? I thought hard about it and the only things that I found was avoiding hurting people and thanking to those who did something for me. Sometimes we hurt people without knowing it. Years later when I thought back I realized it but its late to do anything...
    laughingsoul laughingsoul 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    Many times I made mistakes,

    couple of those actually. Some of them were committed with my conscious mind working, admittedly telling me it's not proper. Yes, I know the values, the elders taught me about those. I know the rules. I know courtesy. I know honesty. I know loyalty. I know politeness. Though I...
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    ' the desire to hold on to time

    as it passes , like trying to keep your grip on a rock in the middle of a river , feeling the weight of the current against your chest while your elders float on downstream , calling over the roar of the rapids : " just .. Let go ... Its okay .. Let go " '
    StillVentilate StillVentilate 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    so, just a few words here.

    you know how love can change people. not love, rather heartbreak. self harm was a part of my past, but thankfully not my future.
    oceanwaffle oceanwaffle 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I know what I want to do In the future,

    but my past is hindering that. Looking back I don't even know why I would ever be Into stuff so disgusting and then hanging with a bad crowd. I just don't want to build on what I want to do only to have it tumble down when someone discovers what I used to do
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 11

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    My parents are drug addicts.

    I spent my life watching meth destroy peoples lives. And mine. But I strive to be like my sister. She's currently in college with two jobs and still finds time to help my brother and I. I can't wait until I'm out if here and choosing my own path.
    Bearcookie Bearcookie 18-21, F 18 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    The past is a place of REFERENCE,

    not a place of RESIDENCE.
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 7 Responses May 8

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    Going Forward With Lessons From Your Past

     I found EP after an extremely great personal devastation.  And I am so grateful for this platform and the friends I have found on it.  I have been fairly sheltered all my life.  Being on board EP has been a very eye opening experience.  I have learnt...
    Hannah777 Hannah777 36-40, F 28 Responses Apr 1, 2010

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    My mother badmouths me a lot

    and it spoils my sense of being crazy. I am 23 yr old and a dropout from a prestigious college. I am not giving excuses for it like i used to before. All i know is that whatever may come i need to keep moving in my life because whatever is, is for a reason, whatever is happening...
    Bllahblah Bllahblah 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 19 Responses May 22, 2014

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    This long-term relationship started back in

    2012. I said yes to him when he asked if i can be her girlfriend. One year later, i found out that my long time crush and his gf broke up. The moment I knew about the "seemed to be good news" from my crush himself via sms, I felt a little remorse of being in a relationship while...
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I have no such regrets of my past.

    They made me who I am today, but I do regret some of the decisions I made in my past. Missed opportunities. Could have had the love of my life today if only I had not behaved like a ****. Could have focused on a lot of things, but it's okay. I believe it was meant to happen...
    Dictatorse Dictatorse 22-25, M 6 Responses Jan 10

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    I am a widow at the age of 25.

    I lost my husband almost 2 months ago every day is a step closer to find serenity and knowing I cannot change the past and only move forward into the future. I truly miss my husband everyday. He will never be forgotten
    frankiejo frankiejo 26-30, F 10 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    Today, I and my officemate Rema are texting

    about our boss Sheena. Rema texted me how commanding Sheena was and giving her too personal orders already out of her job description. Rema hated it since she was suffering from Sheena's unlimited demands for many years now. Rema texted me this morning saying " I hate her. I...
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Strange But True!

    The past is all the water that's floated under the bridge. The bridge is the here and now present. As you stand upon, and, gaze from the bridge you look into your future. The only way to change your future for the best is to begin creating a brighter much better one. Learn from...
    01Joe9 01Joe9 41-45, M 8 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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