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I Cant Change the Past But I Can Change My Future

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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 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    The moment you realize

    that no one is your enemy, except yourself.
    terriblefixations terriblefixations 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    halyona halyona 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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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've been through some **** in my short life,

    but I'm trying to get over it. I'm currently in recovery for self harm, and actually doing a pretty damn good job at it. I have hope for the future for the first time in a long time.
    ughalltimelow ughalltimelow 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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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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    I woke up this morning feeling sad

    because last night I wasn't with the people I wanted to be with and didn't have much fun. I'm hoping that this year will be better for me and that I make better decisions. Another thing I want to change is also how I view life and my attitude. I tend to go back and forth with a...
    alostone alostone 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    She wanted to rid herself of the past,

    rid herself of the weight being carried around every day. Never have been one to share true raw emotions with others, but rather smile and stay strong, terrified of looking weak.  My life isn't a glamorous one, its simple, sometimes even boring, but its mine & I live every...
    JustAGirLinAbaR JustAGirLinAbaR 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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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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    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M Dec 25, 2014

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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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    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 8 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    When I observe the small heap of charred wood

    and sooty ashes, it is easy to forget the brilliant embers that a short time ago glowed bright and warm, toasting s'mores and inspiring words of love and passion. If I will only close my eyes to see and remember that light and heat I so cherished, I can also see the path to a...
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    My boyfriend broke up with me

    and it's all my fault. I posted depressive messages here and I pushed him away. :( I'm a wreck.
    Alyeskaa Alyeskaa 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Haven't heard a word silence heavy

    compounds building up pressing down moments feel like years magnified by fears Trying to escape this constant ache Trying desperately to fill this chasm eluded ignored forgotten Hope left too long the shelf gives off the tell tale stench of something rotten I can't get rid of...
    LittleBirds0827 LittleBirds0827 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 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 16-17, F 19 Responses Dec 28, 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 9 Responses Aug 10, 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 97 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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

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    I believe : 1. that happiness is something you

    choose ahead of time but it doesn't necessarily mean things will be easy 2. That the hard/challenging times are there to show you who you are now & to help you decide who you want to be 3. If you want something to change, you need to change
    wantingconnections wantingconnections 26-30 Dec 18, 2014

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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 may have been an immature hyperactive brat

    but I'm going to prove to all the people who have been mean to me that they were the r-words that they called me.
    FoxFan64 FoxFan64 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2014

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

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    Someone just welcomed me to the neighborhood

    and wished me a happy new year as I was moving a dresser. Moving sucks and I have a few people helping out so I have no room to move anything at the moment. So for now I'm sitting here thinking. Happy new year? Another year to try not to **** up. This one was different...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 1

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

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    Hello ..this is Angel.

    I m frustrated with in my life m searching peace from my life.There is no way to find happiness.I believe that some day I will find the happiness peace from my life.This is in my hand.I know I hv problems in my family,college life.At home always violence n traps no one...
    Dukhisitara Dukhisitara 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    Learnt a lot from past.

    Though 2014 was a painful year for me but I learnt a lot from the bad experiences. Now I am focusing on positive side of life. Sometimes we need to lose ourselves to rediscover ourselves.
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    1. Keep Track Of Your Time.

    There is only one purpose of this habit: To have a clear idea where your time is spent. People easily get the illusion that they are hard working and efficient, but when you keep track of your time and see the numbers, you know how inefficient you are. You may have spent too...
    ShelleyMayer ShelleyMayer 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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    You can do anything you set your mind to.

    You have done this so many times. When you fail you still survive and grow and are better for trying. You also deserve any success that comes from what you work for. You will not sabotage yourself any more. You are worth it.
    LoveLettersToMySoul LoveLettersToMySoul 70+ 6 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 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 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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    So now I'm thinking why did we stop

    because of u I no what I want out of Lyfe because of u I no how to react to things that are real because of u my heart will beat the letters of ur name till it beats no more imy #Shon ily and always will
    crazyitchwiddahgun crazyitchwiddahgun 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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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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    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 28 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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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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    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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    today is my last day in EP.

    so anyone can ask me anything.i will reply for all :)
    NeverGiveUp98 NeverGiveUp98 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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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 have been sitting down

    and observing the non existent relations ship I have with the father of my child.Its been 2 months since he left me and occasionally i go over to his house just to have someone go lay next to. We usually end up having relations i guess that just part of pregnancy. I now know he...
    grabamic828 grabamic828 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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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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    It's 2015! I will forget him!

    Those who worked up to make me feel special then later admitted I was nothing. Hopefully this year changes a lot.. My only wish.
    Beautybomb Beautybomb 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 1

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    I'm trynna photo shop myself inside

    and out, instead of acting a certain way I wanna be a certain way. any pointers?
    dksl14 dksl14 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    Well 2014 has been interesting,

    some good times but then again some bad. As of January 4th it will be 6 months since I started school and in May I graduate. I'm so excited but scared shitless. I come from a small town where accomplishing your dreams seems impossible but it's not, You can do anything you set...
    mizzdimples mizzdimples 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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

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    We are what we survived.

    I can't put into words how each sh*t we have to endure teaches us a valuable lesson about loving ourselves a little more so that love can overflow and we'd be sharing it to the people who matter the most. My ex was so wrong when he accused me of being a masochist. I must say...
    Alyeskaa Alyeskaa 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Forgiveness is something

    that took me close to 48 years to grasp. I spent decades hanging on to the anger. the pain and the resentment. It defined me, it shaped me and drove me at times in some very dark corners. It was not until 2010 when my daughter was getting ready for her bone marrow transplant...
    sckimmy sckimmy 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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    Jordy94 Jordy94 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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