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I Cant Change the Past But I Can Change My Future

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    Im moving on soon, Saturday is the big day

    for my move. Moving out is going to be a big step for me and my children. But i am ready! Just looking for some support :)
    MissMarisa MissMarisa 36-40, F 16 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    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 5 Responses Aug 10

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    I'm finally a college student,

    I'm kind of nervous because i haven't been to school in so long but i know it will benefit me in the future.
    sweetlikesuga sweetlikesuga 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 2

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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 97 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 5 Responses Jun 1

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    I hated my past, I feel like I didn't have a

    normal childhood and I was always treated differently. It makes me feel awful when I look back at it and I'm afraid for my future. I'm so scared that I won't be successful. I'm still young, but pretty soon I'll be going to college, I don't know what to major in. I'm not really...
    3lle 3lle 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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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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    This can be the year

    that everything changed for the better. Sometimes in order to grow and for us to reach our full potential we have to let go. So learn from the past, let go of those who are holding you back and start making moves. The only moment you are guaranteed is this one. Now is the time...
    Aly00cat Aly00cat 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I want to live in a different city.

    I see myself in a small, quaint, modern place I can truly call home. I see myself walking to get some coffee and seeing some acquaintances walking by. I see myself smiling and feeling content. Perhaps I meet someone for coffee and a chit chat. Perhaps I don't and I sit...
    Becomingme4 Becomingme4 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    Happy birthday mum would of been 41 on this

    day I can't thank you enough For making me the man I am today You've been gone for 7 years God set your soul free There is no limitation To how much you mean to me You taught me so much Things I'll never forget Live life to the fullest And live with no regrets...
    SlaveToSociety SlaveToSociety 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    Letting go? My heart has not been able to

    so easily. Perhaps we all have a deep seated desire to be cared for wanted and to enjoy special people or moments in life. Such depth..such wisdom..passion..warmth connection. I have recently learnt that our whole life is a what we perceive of it and so I wonder what of it...
    topboy1968 topboy1968 41-45 10 Responses Feb 10

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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 20 Responses May 22

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    Its been hard not been able to clear out my

    mind on how to utilize it on useful ways so as a result I got nothing . Today I stand with no ambition or goal in life because I never tried to understand myself and only blamed others for my weakness. But I still belief theres still time left to live my life with a meaning even...
    openheart92 openheart92 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Fact: I can't change the past Option:

    but I can change the future You have to take your mistakes for what they were in the past and use by not making the same ones in the future.. You live and learn people
    germany100 germany100 18-21, F Aug 12

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    So you guys remember

    that guy I mentioned, the 28 year old? Well, I'm really starting to like him. A lot. But how do I explain my life to him. My past, my present. I don't want him to think I'm insane and never speak to me again. I mean, I'm not gonna tell him every bad thing I've ever done right on...
    reneeo11314 reneeo11314 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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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 6 Responses Jan 28, 2012

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    Have you ever woken up one day

    and decided to do something new, and see life in a fresh way? I have and there are no regrets, only rejoicing! I am radioactive! 
    BeautifulAddiction49 BeautifulAddiction49 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 103 Responses Nov 6, 2009

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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 5 Responses Apr 10, 2013

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    At the age of forty I am having a difficult

    time consistently telling the truth to the people I love the most in life. Although over the years I have improved on compulsive lying, I found myself regressing to a time were my social life and work environment seemed it necessary to tell stories and lies. Bridges have been...
    MAXMAD18 MAXMAD18 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    Your Past Does Not Define Your Future Pt. 2

    I'm going to start this post with thanking everyone who read my last post "Your Past Does Not Define Your Future" If you have yet to read it I encourage you to do so know, this is the sequel. Either way, I hope you enjoy. I was going through a huge turning point in my life. I...
    HannahGraceS HannahGraceS 22-25, F 17 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    "The future depends on what we do in the

    present." Mahatma Gandhi
    PickledPete PickledPete 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    Choices

    Sadness Happiness Suffering Empowerment Live in memories Live in the now Inaction Action Stagnation Growth Grief Understanding loveless love Self hate Self respect He said she said We say: ) Blame Take responsibility Pain Healing Lies to Honesty Prison Freedom...
    topboy1968 topboy1968 41-45 12 Responses Sep 18, 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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    20 000 Words A Day An Most Of Them Defamatory.

    (For those of us who beat down on ourselves) We speak to ourselves all the time. Most days we direct around 20 000 words at ourselves. Of these,nearly all are negative. We keep feeding our mind with negative dialogue. How long would you expect to keep a friend, if you did the...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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    What ever is your past is already behind you,

    you can't turn back times, best way to do is move on forwards and plan for the future.
    beejek beejek 41-45 1 Response a week ago

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    This person was very bad with me.

    I hope that I can change my future so that I'll be less vulnerable to meet people like that.
    sineaddu sineaddu 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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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 18-21 186 Responses Jun 29, 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 4 Responses Jul 26

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    In the past few years I've struggled with

    depression, anxiety, PTSD and an ednos, but I've pretty much won the battle. I was hospitalised for four months and I did a lot of healing there. The staff were amazing. They saw me at my best and worst. They dealt with me having flash backs and having to restrain me because I...
    madmoodog madmoodog 13-15, F Aug 5

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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 16-17, F 19 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    I wish I hadn't messed up with him,

    I wish I hadn't been so slutty, I wish I could redo my relationship with my mom but all I can is look to tomorrow and hope he still loves me, forgive myself and not be slutty, and work with my mom and show her how much I love her.
    Pinkyschwear23 Pinkyschwear23 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I can't change my past.

    But I feel like my past is changing me.. I am trying not to let my past define myself. But I feel it's hard to sometimes...
    ShadowedLover ShadowedLover 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 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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    Kaitlyn262 Kaitlyn262 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    Stop Seeking For Love From Others

    I've recently taken off my online dating profile, to prevent myself from further disappointments. One incident in particular, I went on 5 dates with a guy I met online and thought it was a beginning of something special or it could just be wishful thinking on my part. He may...
    WCindy WCindy 22-25, F 12 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    "Even we want a happy life,

    we dont know when it will come!
    forgiveforabetterlife forgiveforabetterlife 36-40 3 Responses Jul 22

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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 6 Responses May 28

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    Officially decided to ditch my pre law major

    and pursue something I'm passionate about and talented in. I feel free and more enlightened. Hooray for change and making (surviving) tough decisions. I'm learning that if it doesn't feel right, it most likely isn't. The more I thought about law school the more anxious I got and...
    Cory45 Cory45 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 1

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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 43 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Note to future self: Matt,

    leave the past where it is. You may never forget what happened, but some of the other people are trying very hard to forget and you should let them forget. The best course of action is to remember quietly.
    MattsShadow MattsShadow 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    Let's Make a Long Story Short :)Age 4; sexually

    abused. Age 5-13; childhood with divorced parents and bad memories. Age 12; first time I cut myself. Age 13; first spark of love. Age 14; first heartbreak; eating disorder blossom; severely underweight; eating disorder sort of recovery. Age 15; eating disorder relapse; first...
    MissAutumn MissAutumn 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Fear

    You've been with me since I was young from the very first smile on his face. You wrapped yourself around my heart...and dug deep into my soul, where you still remain. As they came and went...your grip got tighter. With every lie told, and every sting of a hurtful touch....you...
    Wurkoutgurl Wurkoutgurl 36-40, F 8 Responses Oct 28, 2012

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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 5 Responses May 16

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    My past experiences were quite terrible

    and unsatisfied, and they have been haunting me for years. Though I cannot change them, I try to accept the pathway I passed. I need to keep up with current issues, not unchangeably bitter past. Who knows? Time will find a way. Let's get over it. By the way. I'm now so lonely...
    SADstruggler SADstruggler 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    I was physically and mentally abused by my bio

    mom until i was 15. I'm 17 now and I'm living my life with an attitude that will destroy the abuse cycle.
    BcopleyD BcopleyD 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 29, 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 13 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    "Your past is your past.

    Even if it remembers you, forget it". <3 My past has been super horrible...some of it was my fault, but a lot of it wasn't. Some of the things that weren't my fault, I let them impact my decisions. But still, I was dumb about some stuff. I feel so horrible about everything...
    njgirll njgirll 16-17, F Jul 27

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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 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    Sometimes it seems I just can't face the day.

    Sometimes I just don't have the dam energy..but I catch my thoughts and realise it is not the day or the situation bringing me down. It is my choice to turn those thoughts off because I know I can some how handle this. .and then I realise that there is a fire in me you and...
    topboy1968 topboy1968 41-45 5 Responses Jul 21

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    They say blood's thicker

    than water. My life's a story that proves that isn't always true. The more I discover the more I realize how insignificant family bonds can be, and now, after a young lifetime of contemplation and stretches of agony, I've learned how little it even means to me. They say friends...
    anotherVessel anotherVessel 22-25 23 Responses Jan 10

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    First off, I'm an addict in recovery.

    Coming up on a year ago, I was enrolling in college, and slowly but surely I began dropping my classes. I was miserable. I remember sitting in nutrition class in the beginning of October writing my suicide letter to everyone dear to me. My plans were to kill myself on Halloween...
    Yourbaaaby Yourbaaaby 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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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 26 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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