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I Cant Change the Past But I Can Change My Future

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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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    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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    There are some people

    that we have to keep distance, it's not because you hate them or you don't like them. It's because we know it's the best thing to do.
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F Mar 22

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    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Every time i think about you,

    i have to remind myself that if you wanted to talk to me you would.
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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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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    Dear heart.. why did just a bad experience make

    you so straight and gaunt. Inside there, why do you feel so insecure? it's just a beginning. you may have to face lot more tough situations. being sad won't resolve any of your confusion and sadness. If you wanna survive in this world you probably will have to be bit aggressive...
    pontybroken pontybroken 26-30, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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 6 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    There is something not quite right about me.

    I'm sure lots of people say this and you just think 'Yeah well nobody's perfect..' But I actually think there is something quite wrong with me in terms of my head. It's a strange way to start an experience like this but I guess that's just my style of writing. I can't really...
    KilljoyKitty KilljoyKitty 18-21 6 Responses Mar 20

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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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    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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    i have sell my kidney

    for money 70,00,000/- so i have sold my kidney my blood group o+ pls call me 9560889990
    ajit20 ajit20 26-30, M Mar 23

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    I seem to be planning everything ahead.

    I've planned college. I've planned university. I think I should do a bucket list because there is so many things I want to do!!!!! Ahhhhh can't wait. + I want a total makeover. Different clothes, hair, make up, possibly piercings and stuff. So many things I want to do...
    WeCouldBeDead WeCouldBeDead 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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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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    Looking Forward

    I can't change my past. I've done what I've done and that's it. Everything I have chosen to do in my past has made me the amazing person I am now. Yes, I am amazing. I am strong, I am funny, I am smart. There was a time I didn't realize that but thanks to my past now I do. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jul 31, 2012

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    sometimes we tend to take

    for granted those people around us for the reason that they won't leave us , only to found out that when they are gone.... we realize that it's not easy to live without them...
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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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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    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    There's a difference between giving up

    and knowing you have had enough.
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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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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    I need some new friends

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

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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 26-30, F 12 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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

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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 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 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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    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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    theyayo theyayo 18-21, M Mar 30

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    working extremely hard on myself

    so i can become a better person. Change is something that everyone will experience and while i cannot change the past mistakes I've made i am going to work hard to avoid mistakes in the future. I am striving to become someone people want to be around. someone people want to have...
    crazybladebabe crazybladebabe 18-21, F Mar 31

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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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    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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    If I could go back and give myself one piece of

    advise it would have been. "don't run away. There's so much on the horizon" ...oh well. I'm right where I need to be for a reason. And who's to say the countless scenarios I play in my head would come to fruition
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F Apr 11

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

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

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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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    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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    All I can do is accept my past,

    I'm now focused on making my future
    alexentre alexentre 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 5 Responses Jun 1, 2014

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    My wife left about 9 months ago,

    I tried everything to convince her not to do this to us. We have to boys 5 & 8. So she has been doing whatever she wants. I have heard her tell me everything you could imagine when a woman is against a man she don't want to be with. It has been a long hard ride. I just started...
    manoeste manoeste 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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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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