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I Cant Change the Past But I Can Change My Future

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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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    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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    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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    Today thinking about

    where I am and where I've been makes me immeasurably sad. I won't say I regret it, because the light at the end of this tunnel is growing closer and closer. And I couldn't be here if I hadn't been there first. One thing I have learned from all of this is that I will never call...
    pinkypie5 pinkypie5 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    Bekah1975 Bekah1975 36-40 2 Responses Nov 19

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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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    How can I make today better

    than yesterday? How can tomorrow be better than today?
    liveurbestlifenow liveurbestlifenow 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 9

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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 5 Responses May 16

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    I wish there was a pill to emotionally detoxify.

    Like a magic portion or something
    tan54321 tan54321 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    Listen I do really bad **** like really bad I

    can't change the past but I hope I can do good in the future I wanna go in the army and become an engineer and after that I wanna become a cop
    jadelynthompson jadelynthompson 13-15, F 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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    As I look put the window I think to myself

    tomorrow this will all be a distant memory
    phoenixprincess phoenixprincess 70+, F 3 Responses Oct 14

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    We are changing our future by moving tomorrow,

    I hope! We are trying to stay clean from drugs.
    Joans2day Joans2day 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 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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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 5 Responses Jun 1

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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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    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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    Whats done is done. All I can do is own up to

    my mistakes, learn from my failures, improve from my flaws and shape my character up for the woman I am gonna be tomorrow. One day I am gonna meet someone who will be everything to me and I to her. But for now, I thank my lucky stars for you Chrissie.
    AcousticAnne AcousticAnne 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 9

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    This is not about the present,

    nor the past... You may murmur, act like nothing to worry, but at the end of the day...IT's TOMORROW that matters most!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 7

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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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    I know time has been passed.

    .so that is gone will never come again..so need to work hard that i get my goal.
    ExUser007 ExUser007 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 20

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    Sometimes we waste too much time to think about

    someone who doesn't think about us for a second.
    LoveHadassah LoveHadassah 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 18

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    When i was a kid I use to always think

    why I'm alone, why don't I have any brother or sister. No matter I was the lonely alone kid of my parents but I experience life almost & more then I had too, I had cousins but use to come after every two years because they use to stay far. I use to always ask my parents Why don...
    Lostmyselfinpain Lostmyselfinpain 26-30, M Nov 10

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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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    Too many people get stuck in their stubborn ways

    and habits that they've gotten use to over the course of their life. You have to step outside of your comfort zone or you will forever be miserable and you'll only have the person you see in the mirror every morning to blame. You can't blame people or mistakes from your past...
    ozboybrian ozboybrian 26-30 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm ready to change..

    .:) -feeling New
    up97 up97 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 25

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    Always walking towards a better day hoping

    for the best,assuming challenges and growing as a person.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Oct 31

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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 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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    It's been a while since I've been on Guessing

    I'm going to blog things not to sure.. But I've made change.. I've started to go back to school and further my medical career. I'm undecided to what right now but time will soon tell when it gets line up.. I'm pretty happy to start college again after a while. just really wish i...
    GoddessHalo GoddessHalo 22-25, F Sep 28

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    "The past" is "the past"

    for a reason learn from it and move on into your future. Sometimes it's not always how you start the race but how you finish it
    germany100 germany100 16-17, F Nov 10

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    Trying to do some school work,

    while babysitting isn't very easy. lol!! #going cray cray#
    mizzdimples mizzdimples 26-30, F Nov 11

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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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    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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    So, I used to cut ok.

    I have tons of scars. And they totally taunt me everyday and especially at night. I've gone 2 months cut free and am totally working on my third. But I'm needing a bit of a push. I'm just not happy. So, I'm hoping this place will help me realize that I'm not alone or something...
    mkmoore mkmoore 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 29

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    I cannot turn back the time I lost.

    Now I see others who are younger and more successful than I am and think of all the things I could have done. But I was immature, and didn't know what chances I could have had or moments I turned my back from. But if I let myself feel the same regret 10 years later from now on...
    Eugene214 Eugene214 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 1

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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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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 20 Responses May 22

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    All grown up. Time to let him go.

    All alone here . I reminisce when he was so young and now I realize I do a lot for him. It's time to let go and let him be who he wants to be and let God guide him. He knows right from wrong it's up to him now. He's his own boss. Sure miss those college days..
    Becomingme4 Becomingme4 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 28

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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 11 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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    when I was a boy of 14 ,

    my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around..... But when I got to be 21 , I was astonished by how much he'd learn in 7 years......!
    dumanfree dumanfree 31-35, M Nov 18

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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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    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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    Time is illusion and

    so is death # season2ep8
    LoveHadassah LoveHadassah 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13

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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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    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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    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 9 Responses Feb 10

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    I'm Sure. We are all the same

    unless time travel Escaped me and we are all posting for no reason
    knownasjojo knownasjojo 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 28

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    That's my motto right there.

    I can't say i don't like my past. I'm shooting for the stars baby!!! XoxOxoXO God Bless YoU ALL!
    Rainbowdash5334 Rainbowdash5334 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 18

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    yep!! work on present to build a foundation

    for better future. but remember life happens. sh (I)t happens.
    LittleCreates LittleCreates 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 20

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    Kaitlyn262 Kaitlyn262 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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