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I Cant Change the Past But I Can Change My Future

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    The past is a place of REFERENCE,

    not a place of RESIDENCE.
    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox 22-25, F 7 Responses May 8

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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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    * I love a good quote * " She has walls

    because she's been hurt before. It's not unusual that those walls have built higher standards. She's not willing to make the same mistakes again. She realized that after so many sorry's, it was time to say goodbye. She saved herself from her situation and chose to love herself...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 9 Responses Jul 23

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    Confucius once said that only 2 types of people

    never change: the most stupid and the most intelligent. All our life depends on whether we are enough courageous for a change. A change is a breath of fresh air, it`s our hope and the most essential proof of our freedom and will. Nothing is more scary than being left behind...
    Tatius Tatius 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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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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    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 9 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    * There are two kinds of people,

    those who do this division and those who don't. * The History doesn't repeat but the historians repeat themselves........!!!!
    be2u be2u 36-40, M Jul 29

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

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    Swim As I plunge Deeper into the vast

    eternity Every stroke is life Every breath of mine Infinite energy I contract What matters this sea lacked Life and death intertwined And I register each sign In flickers of your eyes Wishing I was there As I dive this size And see my life Down beneath Love feeds All...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When you try to do right by people

    and yourself the evil always get in the way. Its crazy how people like to stay the way they are and dont want to change. I sit and wonder how is people so satisfied with they life and they life not going no where. When you look at things like it gives you a motivation in life.
    ladylare ladylare 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    Suddenly I feel like it is time to start

    something new ..something would make good change ..I trust the magic of beginnings.
    Noha4 Noha4 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    When he says he doesn’t love you anymore,

    roll your shoulders back and look him in the eye even when it feels like your ribs are breaking inward; like spider legs. When he digs up old aches that he swore he forgave you for, smile and ask him why he didn’t leave you sooner. Ignore the way the words feel like sandpaper...
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F Aug 16

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    Never forget the past,

    it's what got you to the present. What you do in the present will determine what the fate your future holds. Never forget the people that never gave up on you.
    liketotalkalot liketotalkalot 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm currently struggling with

    who I was and who I want to be , everyday I think about who am I what I want to be what's my purpose and I find myself battling my own thoughts I even start to get upset and in the mist of my thoughts I lash out at the ones I love then they start to feel like I hate them they...
    Yariilondon Yariilondon 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 4

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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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    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 46-50, M 10 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    His parents were asking

    for a second chance from me on his behalf after he cheated on me with his sexy long hair officemate. I told them " i had been loyal to your son despite the distance and many chances to cheat to more attractive men surrounding me on his absence while he is on training but never...
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 9 Responses 8 hrs ago

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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 8 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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    Well mom said five years ago,

    one day i will meet the man who will bring my bag for me? And so three years later,l met a guy just how mom said but he would never carry the bag for me instead he would give me his bag and let me hold them all. He would not offer his food when he is very hungry, he would get...
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 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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    The past... It's gone,

    everything has been done and there's nothing you can do about it. If it bothers you, then try your hardest to change the future as much as you can, don't sit around, make yourself feel better Because whatever you want to do and be remembered for in the future, it starts now.
    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    Hi I am new to this just felt

    so fed up I've been with my partner 19 years I am 36 with 4 children he has cheated on me once an I forgave him but I feel like we have grown apart he still acts like a child we have nothing in common we don't even laugh anymore I'm just nervous of walking away an being on my...
    Louloujas Louloujas 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 24

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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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    We can change our future,

    but two things have to occur first. We need to recognize what needs changed, and then put the change plan into action. I have many faults and this certainly does not make the top of my list, in fact I have a difficulty understanding why others see it as a fault. I have a very...
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 12 Responses Jun 22

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    I felt so hurt after dismissing him,

    after all I hadn't talked to him in a whole month. I'm still attached for some odd reason. it's tough. But as I said before, not this time. I can't continue to lower my standards for him...him, a married man. I miss him like crazy, and I would love to be with him...but that's in...
    newgurlxo newgurlxo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    1234rthhvfj 1234rthhvfj 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    i want to delete my Facebook profile.

    i don't think it's an accurate representation of me at all...and my sister just made me publicly delete a photo of her because it was unflattering..it's just so bullshit. i never say anything anyway. i wonder if i should delete it and start fresh..or if it matters at all..and...
    saravonpein saravonpein 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    Iam currently in an abusive relationship with

    my boyfriend and I want out I just need some information on where I can get emergency funds to move to another state.Iam currently in. Maryland.Thank you and god bless all of you always.sincerely,godsbeautifulangel1.
    godsbeautifulangel1 godsbeautifulangel1 46-50, 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 28 Responses Apr 1, 2010

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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 17 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Few years back when this lady i prefer calling

    " kaye"( not her real name) was still working for us, I would always love mentioning her name on my diary. Not because i was fond of her but because i considered her my worst enemy during the time. Her moves were all written on my diary. I would write how she eats the food with...
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I tell myself every day bt this doesn't brings

    any changes.... coz I hate stuggle!
    gaziraisa gaziraisa 13-15, F Aug 14

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    My foster Mom I grew up with,

    told me to stop telling her I love her when I was 14 years old. I never did. I told her everyday before I left the house, or if she was sick, or when I went to bed. I wouldn't ever miss a chance to say it. Even if I just got a "uh huh." Never heard it back. I longed for a long...
    Awesg Awesg 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    This statement ever rings true.

    For years I'd carried the weight of the past with all it's regrets, pain, and consequences. Fairly recently I came to the realization that I couldn't change one thing in the past, but I could change myself. I could change the way I reacted to negative situation, simply by...
    prettywomanNautumn prettywomanNautumn 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I like most people have gone through some

    pretty bad moments in my past .. I have found say the last Ten Years to have taken their toll .. I went through a very rough patch with my health and consequently things turned out that I could not get through my front door from some pretty deep rooted fears that I had. My...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 18 Responses May 28

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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 18-21 180 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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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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    DeathThrone DeathThrone 22-25, F Aug 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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    For two years I have lived in a sexless

    marriage. For two years I've made excuses in my head for the way he acted. It all ended today. I'm 45 and he was my high school sweetheart. He went away with the kids for 5 days. He woke me up the next morning screaming at me. He was in my face. Nasty. Vicious. Hitting one hand...
    alwaysmiling79 alwaysmiling79 41-45, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Life...that's just the ways things are,

    can't undo whats already done.