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I Cant Change the Past But I Can Change My Future

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    Finally home! Now time to sit back

    and relax with this awesome song! http://youtu.be/fahr069-fzE
    wenwen14 wenwen14 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I don't really know who

    or what is responsible for today. Maybe it's the universe, or God, or maybe even just plain luck, but I think I just found a new inspiration in life. I don't feel so lost anymore.
    Saudade96 Saudade96 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    Kaitlyn262 Kaitlyn262 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 28

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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 Aug 16

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    Im gonna fix my F'd up life !

    :P :D Hold me to it if you care to. I'll be grateful. Ask me how im doing with the plan. For all of you that are looking for a change, here are 11 steps to starting over today: 1. Determine what you really want to do, what you are meant to do. Saying, “I don’t know...
    sum1ab sum1ab 46-50, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    roopoo1 roopoo1 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Aug 12

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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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    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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    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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    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 27 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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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 2 Responses Aug 6

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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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    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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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 5 Responses Jun 1

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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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    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 15 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    i wish i could right all the wrongs of my past

    and i'm not sure if i can really change my future but i can stop the past from repeating itself in the present
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    The time is now! No time to waste!

    A better future shall come--I'll make sure of it 💪👊
    KristianNathan KristianNathan 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 7

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    That sad part after you have a ugly break up

    with someone and you are just deleteing the good times and messages like they never happened...but knowing that its just a part of moving on
    TheKingWizard TheKingWizard 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 2 Responses Aug 5

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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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    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

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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 5 Responses May 16

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 19

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    I believe that every woman is capable of making

    the love life she's always wanted a reality. I was single for a long time with an incredibly active dating schedule (I was averaging 5 to sometimes 8 dates per week) but I was incredibly unhappy. I was too busy trying to be the perfect girl, the siren of every man's dreams that...
    chloeloveactually chloeloveactually 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    the past already happened.

    unless time travel is invented, there's no way i can go back. but i have complete control of my future.
    bowsandarrows bowsandarrows 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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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 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 3 Responses Aug 6

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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 11 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Aug 9

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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 20 Responses May 22

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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 2 Responses Aug 14

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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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    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 5 Responses Aug 2

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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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    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 7 Responses Aug 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 5 Responses Aug 7

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    rockjyoti rockjyoti 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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