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I Had a Defining Moment

These are the Stories about those moments that made us who we are 148 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I had a kidney transplant 9 yars ago. Even today I feel blessed for that and have a great and healthy life. After the surgery and recovery, I got married and now I have two kids (6...
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    I had pain in my tailbone area almost a year ago. But i ignored it. It raised , i ignored. I was so lazy to see a doctor. and i rushed to him when the area got swollen up. Doctor...
    alin221 alin221 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    One of the most embarrassing moments that comes to mind happened close to 15 years ago, but it's still pretty fresh. My (now ex) husband was at the hospital having a not routine...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I had a relation with a younger guy. For the first few weeks, everything was wonderful when we were meeting over weekends. We shared many thoughts and memories as well and we...
    Saramind Saramind 31-35, F Jul 10

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    I had a relation with a younger guy. For the first few weeks, everything was wonderful when we were meeting over weekends. We shared many thoughts and memories as well and we...
    Saramind Saramind 31-35, F Jul 10

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    {Pre-amble... I was told this story was far too long... and probably should be kept to myself. Initially, I deleted it, but I've decided to post it... you be the judge.. it is my...
    lifu0427 lifu0427 56-60, M 8 Responses Jul 10

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    I was 12 and he had just turned 13, we were in 7th grade. When we were in 6th grade, we hated each other, but I had liked him since the day I saw him( I'm not gonna say his name...
    Ivana12385 Ivana12385 18-21, F a week ago

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    This encounter happened a few years ago. My mom had just recently passed and I had fallen ill.I was sleeping on my favorite living room long couch and could hear my grandmas soft...
    emilysdream emilysdream 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My wife and I packed up for a Fourth of July parade with the family. We both knew that the OW goes there every year with her family. It was hard. My wife found out everything a few...
    mylove77 mylove77 36-40, M 8 Responses Jul 5

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    I had such a bad high off some really strong Indica today. I smoked half a bowl and got super pale, then i stopped being able to stand or walk, then i passed out and was lowered to...
    AphroditeM AphroditeM 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Dreams…what can we say about it. Sometimes we don’t remember them anymore but sometimes we do remember them. They can have a meaning or they can just be thoughts who present...
    Lordmistery Lordmistery 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    The other day I asked MM... so.. any holiday plans? My intention was finding out if he was planning a trip for his wife in the summer. He said... Fmina (laughed), I can't...
    Fmina Fmina 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Let's share our most embarrassing moments shall we everyone? Last night I got really drunk on my brothers birthday. I started going around hugging everyone and sharing the love...
    Mimi94x Mimi94x 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    When does it become about onself? That's the question I've been asking myself recently. It's also the question my OW wants me to answer for myself. And with good reason! I do...
    lifu0427 lifu0427 56-60, M 4 Responses Jul 5

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    How do you wake up from sleep paralysis tonight? Here are 9 ways to end it when it happens. Some tips will work for you some won't everyone is different. So try the ones you...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 15

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    So my ex mm (who's now single and was not exactly married, just girlfriend) is still in constant contact with me (the married one). I mean constant-second he wakes up to the moment...
    foreverWantingMore foreverWantingMore 31-35, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    How can a common man be brave? A soldier can act fearless in the face of the battle. His choices are minimum, kill or get killed, win or lose, survive or die. He can be brave for...
    xtaldart xtaldart 26-30, M Jul 3

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    Moments. There's 86,499 seconds in a day apparently. Each one of those seconds containing countless options, possibilities and decisions in which one can take part in. Today I...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F Jul 9

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    So this is going to be a long one, just warning you. No, I mean it...a really long one! So I started a new job recently and I was very excited about this new prospect because I...
    Plumbalina Plumbalina 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    A few days ago my former roommate told me that she might not return to school this fall semester since she found a job in a research lab. She said that it seems school may not be...
    XxTinyBearxX XxTinyBearxX 18-21, F a week ago

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    That moment when one of the guys you was in love with at one time but you ignored all his texts lately liked your photos on Facebook of you and your crush (and he was hugging me in...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Probably the hardest laughs I've ever had have been during inappropriate moments! Just the fact that you know you can't laugh and then you and your friend are trying so hard not to...
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    just having a laugh or a small bonding time with family or friends are big moments to me because those are the moments i will remember the most
    TaylorsierraWilson TaylorsierraWilson 16-17, F Jul 2

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    Something very strange happened today. A few may remember me mentioning that MM and I, have this telepathic connection we had been lately noticing and comparing notes. Now it has...
    Fmina Fmina 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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