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I Had a Defining Moment

These are the Stories about those moments that made us who we are 156 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Dec 20, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    That moment when ur best friend tries to ruin

    the New spongebob movie ur gonna see soon!!! 😂😂😂😱😱😱😩😩😩😩😩
    ThatDiaperedBiKid ThatDiaperedBiKid 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Due to the death of someone really close to me, I had a moment of weakness and slept with my ex-husband last night. He was close to him too as he was the father of a very close...
    YankeeGirl14 YankeeGirl14 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I think I had a moment I had slightly controlled my dream. here is my dream.... It was gloomy, I look at the sky and i know by the looks of it, a typhoon is coming and a person...
    pineapplejam pineapplejam 18-21, F Apr 27

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    I always said i'd never abort my baby, that i couldn't live with myself if i did. Then i never expected to fall pregnant at 17 especially since i had the rod. Me and my boyfriend...
    Lottie97 Lottie97 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I had a dream years ago after I gave my heart to the Lord about seeing what looked like a nuke going off a few miles away from me. While watching it mushroom I spoke to others...
    Jessica7777 Jessica7777 41-45, T 2 Responses Apr 23

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    My heart has been teaching me lots of lessons lately. He's been in the spot light for awhile now by going through the roller coaster journey of his own. A while ago, exactly a...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F Apr 28

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    For the second time as an adult, I've experienced what my Dad once referred to as a "Turn Key Life". However this most recent shift has been far more difficult to face and as the...
    FatoProfugus FatoProfugus 36-40, M 1 Response May 5

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    I have a tendency to speak without thinking things completely through at times.Yesterday while working out at the "Y" I asked a young woman how far along pregnant she was. She...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 23

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    This is one of the memorable moment I had in over 3 years. I have others but this one exceeds them all. If only I could go back to this time in my life. It is a amazing thing...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F May 3

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    It was a cold night during the winter of 2004 and as usual i was tossing, turning and trying to keep warm in my bed. I just couldn't rest that night and felt as if i was being...
    WitchOfWoodStock WitchOfWoodStock 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 23

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    Ok..here is mine. I live in Alabama where tornadoes are frequent. ..spring and fall. March 6, 1996 we had a 1 year old in a baby bed and a 2 year old in a toddler bed sharing a...
    Amelia445 Amelia445 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    My ex and I broke up July 2014. Since then, we have been talking on and off very consistently. We've both have tried to move on and we always just end up missing eachother. I found...
    mckenziemae mckenziemae 18-21, F 1 Response May 10

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    "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." Did some snooping on social media. He works in a large company...
    HurtsEverywhere HurtsEverywhere 31-35, F 9 Responses Apr 23

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    At night is when I wish my mind had a delete button. I think of all the embarrassing moments I encountered through out the day or every embarrassing moments I ever had.
    constancemariefat constancemariefat 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    You know you had a blond moment when you can't find your phone so you call someone and ask them to call your phone only to realize you just used it to call that person!
    tonight93 tonight93 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I was at the fair with my boyfriend, and of course it was an amazing time due to the fact we were each others first date to the fair, well okay back to the embarrassing moment. I...
    heavenmescud heavenmescud 18-21, F Apr 26

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    At 36 weeks and 5 days I went in for my regular NS testing - low fluid level and my littke one was breech. Well, my fluid levels had once again dropped from a 6 to a 5 (6 is low...
    thejoneses thejoneses 26-30, F 2 Responses May 14

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    I'm a kind of person that enjoys those kind of moments. I havne't had one in a while and I do miss it. sighh
    RastaGotSoul RastaGotSoul 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    So I really like this guy called Wiki (that's his codename) and we've shared a lot of moments. We were in the same group for a project and we flirted a lot and made each other...
    justanothertwelvie00 justanothertwelvie00 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    What do you mean intimate moments? Many of you could relate intimate momentis to bed moments with your partner. Or a sweet and deep kiss. Yeah, it's righ but not just that. To me...
    Enjoyyourlife Enjoyyourlife 26-30, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    We had met and got instantly lost in a riveting conversation at an evening function. Looking around after a while, we noted the place had emptied. Standing alone, we were the last...
    marmelade marmelade 51-55, F 16 Responses May 6

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