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I Had a Defining Moment

These are the Stories about those moments that made us who we are 154 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 have had my "moments" have you ?
    ThunderVelvet ThunderVelvet 51-55, M Sep 1

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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 11 hrs ago

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    I made some serious mistakes in my life . I really sinned . After I changed my life I had the most profound dream that completely changed me . In my dream , I saw myself standing...
    MalaJazz MalaJazz 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    Firstly I want to tell u I'm a boy of 15.my story is of when I was 12 . 9dec was my birthday my aunt is coming on my bday but I had never met her in my life before . on the way she...
    juhisinha1998 juhisinha1998 13-15, M 12 hrs ago

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    Growing up my mom sometimes ask me to sleep with her. She likes to cuddle so she had me spoon with her. Some nights I get hard and horny and she would move her butt around while...
    808danny 808danny 22-25, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I met this girl on a dating site a while back and we eventually started talking on the phone. At one point she asked me how tall I was. At this point I should mention that I am...
    snowpowderking snowpowderking 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    This happened a couple of days ago.... My friend,Effie and I had an awkward moment after school when we both gone out to eat a nearby fast food place.Effie to me is just a friend...
    Athenian101 Athenian101 13-15, M Aug 16

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    I was in a tall building. It looked new, but old at the same time. Like it had been renovated but in a very non-uniform way. It seemed to be like a special interest school, with a...
    Avotica Avotica 18-21, F Aug 26

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    As I sit here in my bed, reminiscing to those summer days I've spent at Berkeley. I wonder, if I'll ever see you again. From the first time I saw you, when you came to class, to my...
    chennerz chennerz 16-17, F Aug 31

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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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    And be able to retrieve them as and when needed to get through each day that needed a beautiful moment. Perhaps slow time down as one savours each moment. If only wishes were...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F Aug 29

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    I absolutely love you. You love me. Thats all that matters in this moment,place and space 😍😗😙 In this beautiful moment. Thats all that matters
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 30

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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 a week ago

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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...
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    I had a car wreck nightmare,it felt so real. I can't sleep, I've never had a nightmare like that before. My car flipped 5 times I was still in my seatbelt, my eyes were bloodshot...
    LilRedFoxTail LilRedFoxTail 18-21, M 17 hrs ago

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    I had a car wreck nightmare,it felt so real. I can't sleep, I've never had a nightmare like that before. My car flipped 5 times I was still in my seatbelt, my eyes were bloodshot...
    LilRedFoxTail LilRedFoxTail 18-21, M 17 hrs ago

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    There have been a few that had their friends tell me in the past, but I always wondered who else had a crush on me.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 17 hrs ago

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    Whenever I found myself in pain or discomfort, I'd always try to pump myself up by saying, "You've been through worse." It helped keep my spirit up. But I can promise you I have...
    lovealyssa lovealyssa 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    for the first time ever i managed to find a beauty salon where i live that agreed to do my makeup the same way as if they were doing a women and after the makeup was applied i got...
    girlsrule2015 girlsrule2015 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    I am sitting by the same window. Looking out from my work. I remember it was the same afternoon, the same scenery, I dialed your phone number, and asked to see you. You heard my...
    myheart99 myheart99 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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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 6 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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