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I Had a Defining Moment

These are the Stories about those moments that made us who we are 158 People

    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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    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 Dec 20, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    That moment when ur best friend tries to ruin

    the New spongebob movie ur gonna see soon!!! 😂😂😂😱😱😱😩😩😩😩😩
    BabyGangsta BabyGangsta 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 18

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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 51-55, F 21 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    When I realized I'm finally tired of seeing

    people start stories and questions with that stupid phrase "that moment when" makes me feel like saying "btw dc"
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 8

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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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    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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    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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    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 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 30, 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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Wherever I go someone seems to think they know me. I've had strangers come up and hug me like an old friend or fam and just start carrying on with conversation. But the most...
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    My first memories ever was before I was born. There were three of us souls and another fourth soul as a guide. Our group hovered above and looking down on the earth while the...
    IowanLocal IowanLocal 22-25 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I just came to the realization that most affairs are based on LUST.. TEMPTATION... and most of all GREAT SEX..and all of that can sometimes be mistaken for a Crazy Addiction..now...
    IWhoAmI IWhoAmI 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I had and what's more still have bedwetting problems.
    Stillwetshisbed Stillwetshisbed 46-50, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Here I am at the age of 22 and have never actually been in a relationship with a girl. Ive had many almost girlfriends but those girls always seemed to get too shy and back out at...
    TheCuddlySuccubi TheCuddlySuccubi 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    I´ve never had a boyfriend and so I made the badest mistake in my life: I´ve married immediately when I fell in love and this was really the biggest mistake in my life because I...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I know it's been awhile since I've updated and I apologize for how long this is. I just need to get it all out. Telling the whole story seems like the best way to explain how I'm...
    Rosybottomz Rosybottomz 36-40, F 6 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I had a really weird nightmare last night. I was lost in some never-ending building, a bit like a multi-storey car park, I couldn't find my car. There were people following me...
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have had weird moments.. A day ago, I was at a block party seated somewhere eating barbecue. I thought, "Wow, great! Free barbecue!" ^^ .. but it came at the price of receiving...
    ihavenolife2 ihavenolife2 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    June 16, 2015, I had an abortion. You know, growing up I prided myself on being pro-life but the funny thing is you can never FULLY understand the decision until its staring at you...
    AnnaQ23 AnnaQ23 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I thought he was the man I was going to spend my life with at 21 and 5 years into our relationship I knew that was no longer a possibility. Me and T. Had an amazing relationship...
    2015dao 2015dao 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    It was very intense... I lay on my back and it were dark, but for that shadowy-blue light of night time filtering through the window glass. I could hear the percussive sweep of...
    charlieAgain charlieAgain 70+, M 4 days ago

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    (the link is to the entire post....worth reading ) http://johnnybtruant.com/the-universe-doesnt-give-a-flying-****-about-you/ excerpt: .............................You might...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I have experience that one single moment in my life where things just changed. I can remember that moment all so clearly I was stood in my work environment and things folded...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    ...........................................................................................I feel like there needs to be a big pause after you say something like this. There has to...
    OakleysWorld OakleysWorld 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have had two, but will write about this one today... About 15 years ago I was called out to an emergency at the hospital in the middle of the night, my client was in a poor state...
    HareRazor HareRazor 51-55, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    She was tired of constant travelling and felt nauseated. She leaned back as they were speaking. His charm was irresistible. Both of them had let their guards down on each other. Or...
    Cathars1s Cathars1s 26-30, F a week ago

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    I hope when I share this, I won't get judged for what I remember, for what I saw. This experience happened when I was about 5 years old. I was at school playing on the playground...
    Befree1988 Befree1988 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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