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I Cant Change the Past But I Can Change My Future

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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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    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 16 hrs 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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    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 29 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I used to be abused by my dad,

    back when i was 14 and 15 years old, when my sister moved out and wasn't there to protect me... I've always had problems with my parents... my mom yells a lot, but ever since my mom found out that i'm bi, she screams at me more and more lately. My whole life, I've been treated...
    AliceaA17 AliceaA17 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    And you don't know And I know It'll never be

    the same And you ain't And I'm So used to the pain And you ain't And I'm Ending this charade And you ain't And I'm Saying goodbye And you're And I'm Gonna live on, without eachother
    mattie0807 mattie0807 36-40, M 4 days 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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    I sang to you Swaying side to side Looking

    at you smile Remembering words If only they were enough Kissing you ; Like you wanted to be loved ; You laugh in shame Only me to blame Like the sofa is a throne And your hair is aglow Brighter than any star I don't mind this red In love with who you are Kissing toes...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M a week ago

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    I did stupid things in my past

    that were really immature and idiotic but i hate when people act like a person cant change. Stop bringing up my past its over now im tryna move on but its hard when your constantly being reminded of things u did in the past.
    violinmaster242 violinmaster242 13-15, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    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 12 Responses May 8

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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 46-50, M 14 Responses Mar 29

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    stuck in problems and there is no one to help

    or even support me emotionally studies are going super bad cant understand a thing from syllabus... then pressure of teachers and family's expectations from me...my health problems family problem related worries.. and i just feel bad when family says that all i give to them is...
    loveiseverything18 loveiseverything18 18-21, F 3 Responses May 6

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    The past is a place of REFERENCE,

    not a place of RESIDENCE.
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 9 Responses May 8

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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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    I start my day with a lovely breakfast.

    Then I do work like a crazy being. Perhaps, I'd love to sketch. I'd rather not reveal the other side of me. I live a double life. A life that is not so worthless, depraved but a life of made up of fantasies. I had started compulsive lying at the age of 13. I did this in...
    altasiandera altasiandera 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Here iam .. Checking the clock ,

    waiting for my colleague to take my shift . My mind went all the way to the point when i did wrong , the point that changed everything , the point that mutated the happy gene . Been six years and it never left my thoughts , and how come it will ? When it has a steady effect and...
    StillVentilate StillVentilate 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    ^^^^ This phrase right here is

    so valuable ! I don't care if you've had a bad childhood,or a bad couple weeks or a bad year, THAT'S BEHIND YOU ! And now that you uselessly spent that time feeling sorry for yourself I hope you're going to turn to a blank page and start writing.Just because your past was bad...
    MeAndMySelf98 MeAndMySelf98 16-17, M 1 Response May 13

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    The awkward moment when somebody you went to

    high school with is in charge of watching you when you're admitted in a psych ward.
    KairiKipling KairiKipling 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    You have to die a few times

    before you can really live. -Charles Bukowski
    Solovey Solovey 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 27, 2014

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    As much I find myself reading the previous

    chapter now and again , don't mean I want to wear the IDIOTS badge again. I take a look only to remind me how far I have come.
    Pand0rasCharm Pand0rasCharm 70+, F 3 Responses May 12

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    the past was my yeasterday ,

    i can't remember things , nor these things are important to me . when ever some one asks me " what's your story ?" i stay for a while searching for a file but nothing is there all i remember from the past is that i now have a present and what ever happend there had effected me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 16

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    Kaitlyn262 Kaitlyn262 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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    Just give me one more chance with her.

    I would tell her everything. I was too shy and afraid to tell her the first 3 times we hung out. I would tell her how I feel about her and impress her with an amazing date. I would treat her like a lady with the ultimate respect. If I see her again, I got to lay it all on the...
    jonbz17 jonbz17 22-25, M May 18

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    Swimming downwards Facing the depth of

    darkness There is no light in my heart There is no radiance above me So I dive, deeper into the sea Where your eyes, are awaiting Fighting life from afar Breaking webs of my scars A deep thrust of salt to my wounds And I could only think of love as I push through...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M May 10

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    For quite some time now I have been struggling

    with an over riding sense of unhappiness with the state of things in my life, starting with the long term issues in my marriage.  I’ve been internally shying away from seeing this as a male mid-life crisis, due to the fact I’m not doing any of the stereotypical...
    WishfulGuy WishfulGuy 46-50, M 8 Responses Mar 23

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    There's this girl I really like

    but I'm afraid to get attached bc I'm afraid my past will Mess everything up I'm afraid the people I used to hang with will mess things up I'm afraid the things I did will mess everything up I guess what I'm asking is how do you get past your past
    Slugboy Slugboy 18-21, M May 12

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    Sips Of air enter me Breathing scarce

    Ineffectively Bones heaving like lungs Skin brittle to touch Heading home I'm heading home But in the night Where no light shines Piercing lids Waking lines In the horizon of my pain A breeze and a bright wave Circling sounds oscillating loud Sputtering sparks of...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 10 hrs 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 7 Responses Mar 20

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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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    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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    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 7 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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    the past is: a long lost friend,

    a heart break, an experience, an enemy and a memory they will always follow you, even though you'd feel them getting further and further behind. The present is the current breeze that's longing for that closed door, the sealed window, the empty canvas and the next foot step...
    mmx3 mmx3 22-25, F 4 Responses May 13

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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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    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 19 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    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 38 Responses May 8, 2008

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    I do not want to be defined by my past

    so I am very careful what information I share with others. Everyday I try to make a positive impact on others and remain optimistic, that is how I want to be viewed.
    cheersfromaz cheersfromaz 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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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 41-45, M 12 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    I have rejoined the world

    after 15yrs away...some of you will know the direction I am speaking about with that. I am not the same as I was before. This is a new world and a chance to build a new life, but everytime I seem to get going...something holds me back. Im not too proud to ask for help, but after...
    LittleFingersPDX LittleFingersPDX 31-35, M 1 Response May 16

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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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    I recently ended a brief relationship with a

    young girl. That was my problem, I dated a girl when I needed a woman. Need is not really the word I should be using but for now it will suffice. I crave more than anything to settle down and have a kid or two but it kind of sucks when you're gay living in a country where the...
    PoutingEnigma PoutingEnigma 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hope you know youre the reason

    why anyone else is gonna have a hard time with me.
    Chpt16 Chpt16 16-17, M May 7

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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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    yammycake22 yammycake22 22-25, F 1 day ago

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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 7 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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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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    Everyone says that you should be aware

    if you have a problem, then you should just fix it, it's not always that simple. Because of my lying I have hurt someone who means the world to me, my boyfriend.. I love him dearly and he means the world to me, and because of my compulsive lying and now I am going through the...
    karmaismygod00 karmaismygod00 22-25, F 2 Responses May 18

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