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I Had a Defining Moment

These are the Stories about those moments that made us who we are 152 People

    Two Significant Moments

    "Vix, John died this morning a little before 9 o'clock. Would you like me to do an autopsy?" "No, thanks Doc. You'll have to tell me an ending that will never be as good as mine and it can't change anything. I'll continue to believe that he couldn't live without Rosemarie...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 10, 2011

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    The Nature Of Flailing

    Hammy was about six foot with curly blond hair and that muscled frame of an 18 year old man-boy.  He had bright blue eyes, the kind that you swear would glow in the dark if the lights were out.  But at this moment, they had turned to gray, his skin shown ashen from under the...
    Baroquenhorse Baroquenhorse 51-55, M Jan 12, 2011

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    Way Over Yonder

    My heart aching as I drove to meet him that sunny but, cold Friday. I felt hollow and numb having not slept in the days leading up to this encounter. How did I let myself get to this? How could someone I call friend do this to me? My brain raced trying to play out every scenario...
    mmob mmob 56-60, F May 6, 2013

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    Someone

    Shortly after we married, the State of Dirty Jerz came calling.   They were looking for money although he had already served a prison sentence for the crime he hadn't committed.  He consulted an attorney and instead of taking me, his then wife, he took Anna, his Mother.  I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    Gently Please

    Perhaps each moment is a defining one. How we handle situations, how we react to them, how we learn from them. Each given instance bears a substance that you would either deem heavy or weightless. For those who have read my recent blog, End & Beginning... this was one of those...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 7, 2011

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    Mother's Day

    Mother's Day was approaching and I was spending my usual Saturday with my Mom. I had asked her if she had any preference of how she would like to spend the day and her response was, "when you no longer have a Mother, the day really does not hold much significance". She had caught...
    mmob mmob 56-60, F 1 Response May 12, 2013

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    17 And Alone In Kenya. 4,000 Miles From Home And Everyone I Know.

    That's the situation I found myself in just over six years ago. Looking back, to many people it often sounds as if I was so young, almost too young to be where I was. At the time, however, I was very slowly starting to grow into a confident teenager, convinced of my own maturity...
    Robleblob Robleblob 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 31, 2012

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    An Improvisational Life

    Action! Cut! Take 2. There are those who feel that they have it all figured out, they are the directors of their lives, they’ve read the scripts (written them themselves in most cases) and they have hired the producers and they’ve even assembled an impressive cast, but what...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 21 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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    And Unaware For Most of It

    Usually the most defining moments were moments I wasn't completely aware of. Unfortunately my head's in the clouds or I'm not paying enough attention. I'm pretty unashamed of saying this because it either makes you or breaks you. They were pretty intense. I'm downplaying. ...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 2 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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    A School Play

    My acting was so great that in the end everyone stood up and clapped for me. I really felt that I was that character. I was so popular that day. I tried to act in another play, I was very bad at it. :D
    puzzles100 puzzles100 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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    Lost a Child

    I already had one child - a son. He was one and a half. I became pregnant again, and this pregnancy was different from the beginning. No morning sickness - severe and terrible migraines. I didn't want this baby. From the minute I found out I was...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2009

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    Okay, I'm extremely grateful

    for my mom, let that be known and I love her but currently I'm mad at her. Recently, about 3-4 months ago my mother was told she had breast cancer, and I am her biggest supporter and I know now how precious life is. But, she recently has been using this so I won't do things...
    okay56 okay56 13-15, F Mar 27

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    Guess It Would Be When My Best Friend Kissed Me

    it was a sunday morning and i had spent the weekend with my best friend many time before and i knew he many times kissed me in my sleep this morning i was awake when he bent over and kissed me on the cheek i hled him to me and kissed him on the mouth and i know his mother saw us...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Aug 8, 2011

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    My Shoes

    I raised my little brother and didn't do too good of a job.  I might have slightly resented it, or maybe a lot.  When he would call me mommy in public I would make sure to chastise him.  Having someone think I was a teenage mother was the horror of all horrors to...
    Krypton Krypton 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    Dying. It leaves you with a much different

    attitude about life."Dave, call 911. Somethings real wrong." is what I called to my room mate from the hallway. I retreated the four steps to my bedroom and fell back on the bed.I was aware of all those around me and the activity until a certain point. That must have been the...
    mmob mmob 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I have had several defining moments thus far.

    My character is, without a doubt, flawed with facets of compromise, constant questioning, hypocrisies and changes. But, I hold unwaveringly tight to these life changing experiences and the light they forever shed in my daily life. #1 Me meets Myself -my words, my personality...
    pixieplay pixieplay 46-50 2 Responses Feb 8

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    No Explanation Will Suffice

    "It's difficult to understand the sum of as a person's life. Some people will tell you it is measured by the ones left behind; some believe it can be measured in faith; some say love. Other folks say life has no meaning at all. Me, I believe that you measure yourself by the...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 30, 2011

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    Even After the Darkest Night Morning Still Comes.

    Although my life has been filled with what may be called defining moment the one which defines me best happened while I was standing in front of the toilet. I was bullied quite badly as a child, you can see the full story in my stories if you wish, and as a result I fell into a...
    arthurn arthurn 26-30, M Jul 23, 2009

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    Defining Moment #2 The life you live is small

    in a world that is bigger than you can comprehend. So, the summer after high school graduation I traveled to Europe for 2 months with a small group of grads from around the US to "study abroad"which translates to "Lets friggin' party!" to a bunch of cocky 18yr olds. It was a...
    pixieplay pixieplay 46-50 4 Responses Feb 8

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    Strength Failure

    One of the most important moments in my life took place during my visit to France last summer. My aunt and I went to acro-branch. Our task was to climb from one tree to another, overcoming different obstacles. In total there were six levels to go through. However I slipped and...
    munir4ek munir4ek 16-17, M Jan 18, 2012

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    My Moment Of Strength

    I was in a very abusive and controlling relationship. I took it all and he made me cry, he made me hate myself. When my son was born, I I decided that that was the end. I had my little baby boy and he couldn't hurt me anymore. I started to tell myself it wasn't me, that I was...
    foreverwandering foreverwandering 18-21, F Apr 1, 2010

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    The year was 1985 and I was just a young buck.

    I had been out of high school for a bit over 2 years and had been attending college and working 35+ hours at a fast food chain. After spending 1-1/2 years in college I had forgotten to apply for any financial assistance to continue my education so I had taken a semester off...
    chadjunk chadjunk 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2013

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    When I Was 12

    my parents were already having bad times.i got a small job to help.the first thing that happened was my dad was nearly killed on the job.then his job fired him while he was in intensive care.after that he couldn`t work.when he came home he wasn`t the same.he had a big breakdown...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Mar 21, 2009

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    I Am Responsible For Me

    I'm not needy, I want. Big difference. I'm not entitled, I earn. Big difference. I'm not lonely, I'm alone. Big difference. I decide.  Big difference.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 2, 2011

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    One Chance

    It was a Sunday night, April 17, and my life finally came in to focus.  I was vibrating, shaking.  It took over my body, and for the next 24 hours, I could not think of anything else.  I couldn't ignore it.  The vibrations wouldn't let me ignore it.  I had to heed the...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F Apr 23, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    It's like this: The moment you realise you don't really know how long life is, is the moment were you can connect with the world again... For example in a game of poker you start...
    HelterSkelter1 HelterSkelter1 22-25, M Sep 6

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    I don't remember all of it because it faded away just as I woke up, just as reality "said" hi, in a new but old way. I am standing in the hall anxious to get outside, and I see my...
    coffeeboy17 coffeeboy17 26-30, M 53 mins ago

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    I never known anybody who has ever regretted their abortion for the rest of their lives. Forever is such a long time, which was not an exception for me. I had my abortion January...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    After high school, and years later, I would see people here and there and talk to them. Then they would tell me about some people and how they were doing etc. Next thing I know...
    DraygenD DraygenD 41-45, F 3 hrs ago

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    Today was ****. I woke up at 12 after missing classes because it's hard to deal with the anxiety I have. I decided not to eat lunch because I was too sleepy even though I went to...
    annon9090 annon9090 70+, M 2 hrs ago

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    I am a mountain biker. A few years back I was descending a service road in the mountains near where I live. I was moving along at about 25 miles an hour. The service road...
    Aguynamedbill Aguynamedbill 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 17

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    Her name was Amanda. We came together under unusual circumstances. A few years back I moved out to a small town. I knew no one there, and for the first year or so I was pretty much...
    SatantheHornyBeast SatantheHornyBeast 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    First, I would like to share a bit about myself. I am a 26-year-old woman, of average health, and consider myself more agnostic than anything else. Or at least I used to. I get by...
    amm0714 amm0714 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    hello .i m not a native English speaker,so excuse my English if i make a mistake. im 24 year old and i just had an abortion 1 week ago,this is would be my 3rd and most painfully...
    hajer22 hajer22 22-25, F Sep 8

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    "Come here" you whispered, as you pulled me closer to you, wrapping your arm around my waist, brushing your lips gently across mine. Both of us aching to feel each other, yet we...
    Oso41412 Oso41412 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    This is not my idea nor me !!! I was checking to see if my thinking is correct and not this... The Side Piece Agreement !!!! 1. You are the other woman. This does not mean...
    AgingGracefully AgingGracefully 51-55, M 10 Responses Sep 6

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    Girls Spying Me In The Shower Hey guys, before I tell you my story you must know that I`m from germany and my english isn`t perfect. Maybe there some mistakes in my text. Some...
    Mickie19 Mickie19 18-21, M Sep 9

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    Girls Spying Me In The Shower Hey guys, before I tell you my story you must know that I`m from germany and my english isn`t perfect. Maybe there some mistakes in my text. Some...
    Mickie19 Mickie19 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    In January this year, I had a lot of stress at uni and work - it was hell, really, and I felt how my energy had started to fade away. As if this hadn't been enough, my then-bf...
    Sorfarina Sorfarina 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    That moment when someone say "You won't see me for a while" and all you could muster is "Oh Okay" nonchalantly when you wanted to know why. That moment when you have to act you don...
    Callllie Callllie 70+ Sep 22

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    I had a embarrassing moment at the doctor
    CarlyAnn93 CarlyAnn93 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 16

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    Where's my uncle.He is at church, mademoiselle. Jacquelin and Josette were by this time on the first step of the portico, holding out their hands to manoeuvre the exit of their...
    salleory salleory 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Where's my uncle.He is at church, mademoiselle. Jacquelin and Josette were by this time on the first step of the portico, holding out their hands to manoeuvre the exit of their...
    salleory salleory 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    When I was 8, I played with a neighborhood girl - she was laying on my bed, I was a cannibal, she was my victim and the bed was an oven for frying her. Of course I had to feel if...
    Vinnc Vinnc 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I had a embarrassing moment just now I got caught looking at gay **** by my group home aides
    sims3freak sims3freak 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Well, it has finally came to a head. My husbands business which has been struggling for a couple of years has gone. This company which he ran for 10 years has been going down...
    Mylifesover Mylifesover 46-50 3 Responses Sep 10

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    Girls Spying Me In The Shower Hey guys, before I tell you my story you must know that I`m from germany and my english isn`t perfect. Maybe there some mistakes in my text. Some...
    Mickie19 Mickie19 18-21, M Sep 10

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    It has been two very long weeks since I was told I would need surgery. My fiancee and I found out we were pregnant and quickly scheduled our first baby appointment thinking it...
    cdwinters83 cdwinters83 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    Dislike? I am hating life as of this moment i wish i had a one way tiket far far very far away, i zm so angry with all the **** happening right now and keeps happening i fuking...
    desirejanice desirejanice 22-25, F Sep 12

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