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I Cant Change the Past But I Can Change My Future

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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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    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 1 day ago

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

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    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 5 Responses Jan 28, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    ricardo34 ricardo34 51-55, M 3 Responses May 12

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    Are you The person you loved Did she dream of

    sand In her hair as she weds Was it proof of faith? Are you The one you used to be Holding to cages tightly Caring, and fighting Was he just a bone? As you pool in nightmares Knowing love left your air How far in time, if ever Will you learn to trust Was he a muscle...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 19

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    I need some new friends

    because I am new in metoo
    waqqarsyed waqqarsyed 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    The days seem longer.

    Time seems to be slipping away. The walk seems almost unbearable. Not to mention your feet are starting to hurt. At this point you are completely exhausted. Your mind is telling you, you MUST continue but your feet are saying JUST GIVE UP! This can easily be interpreted as our...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 14

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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 4 days ago

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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 12 hrs ago

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    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

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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 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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    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 4 days ago

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    It's all my fault you are acting like this now.

    You don't need to be him, you don't need to look like him, you don't need to copy him nor be one of the guys like him. Baby, you're one of a kind, I have told you back then. But each time and day you change, I don't see the person that I loved and still love so much deep inside...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 13

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

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    I'm Syrian student living in Turkey,

    , learn the curriculum Libyan,, I'm in the secondary level,, because of the war in Syria I had to leave,,, and now war in Libya I do not know if i will get a secondary school certificate the Libyan or not,, I hope help me in finding solutions,, thank you
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 28

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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 6 days ago

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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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    I have done a lot of stupid stuff in my life.

    But if it wasn't for that stupid stuff I wouldn't be the person I am today. The stuff I've done, I wish I could take it all back. All the lessons I have learned; I get to share with people and try to help them with their problems.
    Ladyred93 Ladyred93 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i love indian movies ,

    english movies ,pushto songs and want traveling to all over the world
    zaryab00 zaryab00 26-30, M Apr 14

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    There is no negativity in this world.

    There's always a fight between wisdom and foolishness
    IamPUSHPAK IamPUSHPAK 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 30

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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 Jun 1, 2014

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    I wish I could take back all the things I've

    done, but I can't. I could've made a thousand excuses of why I did the things I did and pity myself. I decided not to and changed who I was. Just when I felt like my new life was working out my past comes haunting me ruining things for me. Today was the last straw... I'm tired...
    samipee samipee 18-21, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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 29 Responses Apr 1, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Mar 20

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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 31-35, F 3 Responses May 12

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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 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 18-21 185 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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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 could live in self pity

    and dwell on the past and be bitter my own father stole my childhood from me but I won't allow him to ruin my future as well as my past
    ChloeValintina ChloeValintina 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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

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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 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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