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I Had a Defining Moment

These are the Stories about those moments that made us who we are 149 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Been feelin pretty out of sorts and alone. In my moment of weakness i told my best friend I was in Love with him and needed him. He did not say a word.
    Graceful22 Graceful22 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    And sent you a text after no contact for 2 months, asking if we are still friends. Of course, as I expected, you never answered. This sucks. I miss you. I still love you.
    playedlikeafool playedlikeafool 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Things You Should Already Know: Having an abortions does NOT make you a bad person You can have another baby after an abortion There is life after an abortion You are not alone...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm writing this in the hopes that others can relate to my affair experience and help me let go. I'm very ashamed and reluctant to post this, but here it is. I've been married for...
    dsumm1 dsumm1 51-55, M 12 Responses a week ago

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    Please read on. It my sound nasty but there is a point to this little experience. I was burning the midnight oil reading around and suddenly I felt some liquid in my nose. I did...
    intere intere 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    First of all í want to excuse my spelling and grammar i am not native to english i am from Iceland. I have had several of these experinces though must of them happened to me as a...
    notendanafn notendanafn 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I met a guy on New Year's Eve, long story short we hit it off and started talking everyday and seeing each at the weekends. We have a lot in common and it's one of the most...
    recw74 recw74 31-35 1 Response Mar 19

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    What ten minutes of your life would you choose to return to for just ten minutes? The reality is we never get that choice in a conscious manner, happenstance or serendipitous...
    oldbaldguy oldbaldguy 70+, M Mar 30

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    So last night I had a dream where my entire family was lined up in front of me, sounding off what they hated about me. What they said had made me cry in the dream, but I cannot for...
    KingOfTheLulz KingOfTheLulz 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    yesterday my mom read a conversation with a friend i met online. I dont care if she does, because normally, its a relief so she knows what im upto. In india its not safe to talk to...
    ShybutSweetGirl ShybutSweetGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    It happened life goes in. Yes I am sorry. Sometimes things happen for no reason other than selfishness or bad judgement. It's done it was fun it caused pain so why can't we all...
    ventingagain ventingagain 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    So yesterday I was at the mall with R my boyfriend and O my friend, and my boyfriend for a while has been talking about kissing me, but I never knew when it would actually happen...
    JustAnOdinaryTeenageGirl JustAnOdinaryTeenageGirl 13-15, F Mar 24

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    I'm so clumsy lol it's bad enough I'm socially awkward but I continue to embarrass myself on a daily bases. I've kind of gone unnoticed the past few days, thank goodness people don...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Mar 26

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    Lol I was about 17 yrs old and had a cute yellow bikini,I dive into the swimming pool head first and my bikini bottom came off,ohhh my goodness I was frantically looking for it...
    dimples62 dimples62 51-55 9 Responses Mar 28

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    nails digging into palms, the sickly coppery scent of blood, the warm and wet familiar feeling, dripping down your arm. salty water, running down your cheeks, to the corners of...
    maggieee5086 maggieee5086 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    That awkward moment when you find out you had your shirt on backwards and nobody tells you and they justify it with "i thought you knew" *facepalm*
    owlabyss owlabyss 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I had an abortion in January of 2014. At the time I got pregnant, I had been seeing two men for almost two years. Though it was apparent to me who I'd rather be with, I cared so...
    mitted mitted 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Im 16 and have been with my boyfriend for a year now and I had my abortion about 3 weeks ago. It was honestly the biggest mistake of my life. Basically when I first found out I...
    beccabird beccabird 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    To others who have been through it and feel conflicted (and only those people, because others feel very solid in their choices, and I acknowledge those women. However, those who...
    palimia palimia 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    6/24/2013- I was diagnosed with Scoliosis when I was 9 years old . It is hereditary in my family. Growing up I had to wear a brace which was very uncomfortable. My curve went from...
    chanel0408 chanel0408 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I hate going to public restrooms. Sometimes that's due to being with other women who just sit there and be dead quiet. You don't hear a thing. It happened to me this...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    So last night I had the same nightmare twice: my ex (we split up two months ago and have a baby girl) and I were talking and I asked him if he was in a relationship with someone...
    bettyajz bettyajz 36-40, F Mar 21

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    When I was 16 years old of 2013 I had an abortion here's my story.... I was dating this guy and I though I was inlove with him so we had sex. During the 4 weeks since we had sex I...
    Ginger387 Ginger387 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 23

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    I've loved this girl before i moved to America and it felt wrong to tell her i love her considering we'll literally be continents apart. Anyways before I left, We spent months...
    bassamelali bassamelali 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    I had this crazy dream last night. I can not stop thinking about it. I always hate to share my dreams because I feel like either A) I will sound like a total dork, and B) I ALWAYS...
    funsnowgal funsnowgal 22-25, F a week ago

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    Of course everything is subject to change, the universe is in constant movement and change. That's why I only worry about today and enjoy today. For I only have today to enjoy...
    Maurelle Maurelle 22-25 3 days ago

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    Don't be sad for me my lovely, supportive, wonderful EP friends. The truth is, I'm in imperfect woman, married to an imperfect man, living in an imperfect world. Aren't we all? But...
    nothingbetterthanlaughing nothingbetterthanlaughing 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 19

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    Hello, I just want to say I have had 2 abortions. I was abused by my stepfather, which led me to being someone that I was not, I became permiscuous, etc.. as a teenager. When I...
    faithtogrow faithtogrow 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I had came out of the library just being regular then I noticed people looking at me and my crush looked at me weird and kept staring at my breasts then I had passed by some boy...
    mystery1111 mystery1111 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 20

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