I Cant Change the Past But I Can Change My Future

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    Each new hour holds new chances

    for new beginnings, the horizon leans forward offering you space to place new steps of change
    Simonmrg Simonmrg
    36-40, M
    Mar 19

    my k. I. k. is.

    bryguy142 if anyone is wondering
    Bryguy142 Bryguy142
    13-15, M
    Apr 21

    I am ready to transform from the bitter unhappy

    disappointed tired person who almost never feels satisfied to someone who is filled with joy contentment and well being. I just have to figure out how.
    greyeye greyeye
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Aug 10, 2014

    I'm quite sad that Experience Project will be

    paused on April 21, 2016 at 4pm.. Please continue reading this... It's difficult to get viewers and advice from people without this app and website (Experience Project.) Before, I never shared my other social media on to here but I just wanted people who are interested in it to...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 28

    If much worse torment ,

    not to see them, much worse again would be, not to see them free . I have held them so much in dreams that I know better than their parents will ever do, their skin, their scents and their warmth. I know and I am done letting my wish persistently left against all the wounds...
    SlRlN SlRlN
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Sep 19, 2015

    I feel disconnected to my sibings.

    I moved to the other side of the country thousand of miles away when I got married, and over time, we grew apart. After a few years, my husband's family shunned me totally, and he went to live with his mother. He suffered a traumatic brain injury 10 years ago, and has Asperger's...
    releaf releaf
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Mar 23

    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
    24 Responses Feb 1, 2012

    For two years I have lived in a sexless

    marriage. For two years I've made excuses in my head for the way he acted. It all ended today. I'm 45 and he was my high school sweetheart. He went away with the kids for 5 days. He woke me up the next morning screaming at me. He was in my face. Nasty. Vicious. Hitting one hand...
    alwaysmiling79 alwaysmiling79
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Aug 26, 2015

    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
    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle
    36-40, T
    3 Responses Apr 19

    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
    14 Responses Dec 28, 2013

    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
    36 Responses Nov 12, 2012

    I can't say yes perfectly about this case.

    . Japan marks fifth anniversary of Fukushima nuclear disaster I've talked many people from all over the world on internet,but nobody remember or they don't even know what exactly happened in my country,and happening..we are in very dangerous situation.and our stupid prime...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 11

    My Futures So Bright I Have to Wear Shades

    I can’t change what happened yesterday.  Heck I can’t even change what happened a moment ago but if I learned from it and I became a better person that is all that matters.  I have this personal philosophy that every person we meet is in our lives for a...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    37 Responses May 8, 2008

    I focus on what I want to BECOME .

    .. not what has happened in the past ... By doing this I am able to maintain a Linear Transcension ... Create Quantum Leaps .
    CODECRACKER2014 CODECRACKER2014
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Mar 18

    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

    Overnight the world in the UK ended

    and I am really frightened by it. This morning I was angry. I am not supposed to be political. I couldn't hold back. I erupted all over Facebook as did lots of colleagues and friends. Yesterday my stupid countrymen and women voted in a majority Conservative government...
    grommit3 grommit3
    36-40, F
    11 Responses May 8, 2015

    I believe studies are the most important thing

    in life, to the all people who are studying something.. it's worth it! studying makes you smart changes the way you see life, increases your knowledge, and it gives so much benefits and after hard work of many years you can get a job you can be independent! what more we need in...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Dec 6, 2015
    vivianescrooge vivianescrooge
    22-25
    2 Responses Apr 9

    I've read loads of stuff on the internet

    since my divorce came through offering advice from how to gain your self respect,how to make yourself more attractive,in fact help on any part of my life. I'm not desperate to meet anyone,I know the errors of rebound relationships. Being married for over 26 years I'm way out of...
    deg1965 deg1965
    51-55, M
    Mar 6

    We grow up waiting for our life to begin,

    constantly wanting more, constantly wishing for the future, and eventually, almost too suddenly we are in our 20s, the best years of our life. Everything is coming Together, you know who you are becoming, you know where you want to go, and the man of your dreams (who you never...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 1

    I've read loads of stuff on the internet

    since my divorce came through offering advice from how to gain your self respect,how to make yourself more attractive,in fact help on any part of my life. I'm not desperate to meet anyone,I know the errors of rebound relationships. Being married for over 26 years I'm way out of...
    deg1965 deg1965
    51-55, M
    Mar 6

    Our past is just that.

    ..our past. No do overs, no take backs, no changing what you said or did. No way to change what someone else said or did. No going back to hug a loved one last time or apologize for the argument you had the last time you spoke. No going back to visit more time with someone who...
    CherokeePrincess1019 CherokeePrincess1019
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Mar 23

    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
    5 Responses Jul 26, 2014

    I'm not where I wanna be

    but thankfully it's not where I used to be.
    TikaTikaTika TikaTikaTika
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2015

    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...
    hadargirl22 hadargirl22
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Jul 7, 2015

    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

    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

    Don't morn the past nor worry about the future

    live in the present moment earnestly and wisely - Buddha
    omindigo omindigo
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 11, 2015

    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
    19 Responses Nov 9, 2012

    I feel someone is watching

    and giving me good guidance and listen TO me well. I feel happy and weirded out A bit because i usually Dont get attention Like That
    vivianescrooge vivianescrooge
    22-25
    Apr 7

    Words Of Wisdom

    I was watching "The Voice", one of the contestant had been stalled in his career by a depressive illness,he had a wonderful voice and all four coaches turned around,one of the coaches shared his own story about having suffered with depression and another came out with these...
    berangere berangere
    66-70, F
    4 Responses Apr 10, 2013

    I've read loads of stuff on the internet

    since my divorce came through offering advice from how to gain your self respect,how to make yourself more attractive,in fact help on any part of my life. I'm not desperate to meet anyone,I know the errors of rebound relationships. Being married for over 26 years I'm way out of...
    deg1965 deg1965
    51-55, M
    Mar 6

    A lot of people need this I never let my past

    stop me going forward I only chill with people who don't let anyone or anything hold them back I absolutely cannot stand people who say but I fell off 7 years ago and hurt my foot or leg or something what if it happens again I always say if you wear a helmet your going to fall...
    NWolly NWolly
    13-15, M
    1 Response Mar 23

    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
    92 Responses Mar 30, 2011

    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
    7 Responses Mar 20, 2015

    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
    179 Responses Jun 29, 2012

    A Message To Mulkie....

    I used to carry a lot of baggage, I still do. I used to consider I had a "dark heart", and sometimes, I still do. I consider myself a "realist" who sees things for what they are. But my baggage is now overflowing, and now I realize that I have to lay it down. I have to learn...
    mulkie mulkie
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Jan 28, 2012

    Hi people, I'm just here to tell you

    that it DOES get better, whatever your problem is. I've been sulking about my love life, or the lack thereof, and suddenly God, or the universe, up to you (the discussion about religion is for another day, but I'm a Catholic), brought her into my life, with no precaution...
    LanturnKrookodile LanturnKrookodile
    18-21, M
    Mar 3

    I always thought the hardest thing to do in

    life is to forgive others for the pain they've caused you.. Growing up I was a child/teenager trapped inside a woman's body. I was handed or more I had to take responsibility for things/play the role of a parent for my parents. I was the adult and they were the children. My...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    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
    26 Responses Jan 24, 2013

    I feel someone is caring

    for me a lot. He's a bit creepy but he's honest and hot so I'm happy. I'm usually the cornered weirdo so i felt more awesome
    vivianescrooge vivianescrooge
    22-25
    2 Responses Apr 7

    The past is a place of REFERENCE,

    not a place of RESIDENCE.
    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox
    22-25, F
    5 Responses May 8, 2015

    I have super bad anixety

    which in my case it's called Trichotillomania meaning I can't stop myself from plucking my eye brows eye lashes etc .. this has been going on for years in I finally took the time out to find out what's going on with me & if I am the only one who has this .. I've literally don't...
    beautiful201 beautiful201
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 10

    His parents were asking

    for a second chance from me on his behalf after he cheated on me with his sexy long hair officemate. I told them " i had been loyal to your son despite the distance and many chances to cheat to more attractive men surrounding me on his absence while he is on training but never...
    xazygreece xazygreece
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Sep 2, 2015

    I'm ready to make a change weather it be going

    to the gym more often to kill some time (I like busy work) or trying to cease my procrastination habits. Some kind of big change NEEDS to happen otherwise I'll be stuck in the same state I'm in. I'd really prefer to go out more though. I think my fear of being judged has...
    GabbyWoodBerry GabbyWoodBerry
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 13

    This is my first time I've decided to write my

    experiences online. I'm 21 years of age, and I'm basically an empathy/introvert I'm very happy to hear from others who are experiencing the same thing. I'm very open and I would love to be able to share my thoughts and theories with anyone who is interested! 👽✌
    PurpleHazex0 PurpleHazex0
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 18

    I've read loads of stuff on the internet

    since my divorce came through offering advice from how to gain your self respect,how to make yourself more attractive,in fact help on any part of my life. I'm not desperate to meet anyone,I know the errors of rebound relationships. Being married for over 26 years I'm way out of...
    deg1965 deg1965
    51-55, M
    Mar 6

    it is very good that EP is shutting down,

    I don't find anything on this site neither friends nor satisfaction. good to see it will be close.
    tan987 tan987
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Apr 17
    masterken234 masterken234
    36-40, M
    Apr 1

    And for that, I need a Sharp Cutco Knife.

    I sincerely wouldn't mind Sliced this Bilkisinku's 21 Inch Sausage, make Hungarian Goulash out of it and feed'em to Vultures. To enjoy the Freedom at Last! To breath on Free Air !.. even it means for that moments only ! To watch him die.. or Permanently Paralyzed, but to dig a...
    Syrianbride Syrianbride
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 19

    I think about time as the limited resource it is

    and how often I think more about how I spend my money than how I spend my time. Yes there are commonalities in how the two are related, but you can't earn more time. Today I saw a friend and I helped babysit her child for a few hours. I now feel drained, exhausted, unhappy, and...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 21
    brandoncremers brandoncremers
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 14

    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, 2015
    Kaitlyn262 Kaitlyn262
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2014

    I've read loads of stuff on the internet

    since my divorce came through offering advice from how to gain your self respect,how to make yourself more attractive,in fact help on any part of my life. I'm not desperate to meet anyone,I know the errors of rebound relationships. Being married for over 26 years I'm way out of...
    deg1965 deg1965
    51-55, M
    Mar 6

    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

    I've read loads of stuff on the internet

    since my divorce came through offering advice from how to gain your self respect,how to make yourself more attractive,in fact help on any part of my life. I'm not desperate to meet anyone,I know the errors of rebound relationships. Being married for over 26 years I'm way out of...
    deg1965 deg1965
    51-55, M
    Mar 6

    Today starts my new path to learning how to

    treat myself with kindness, forgiveness and understanding. I eagerly await the future it brings.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 18

    true.....it's all part of evolution .

    just like we lost body hair and claws........we will loose our aggressive nature. men will loose their balls women will loose overies. humanity will be controlled by a universal doctrine of right. disease and handicaps will be controlled in "birthing labs". life will be...
    1ramrod 1ramrod
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Mar 11
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