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I Had a Defining Moment

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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 30, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 51-55, F 21 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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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, 2015

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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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    That moment when ur best friend tries to ruin

    the New spongebob movie ur gonna see soon!!! 😂😂😂😱😱😱😩😩😩😩😩
    ThatWeirdGayKid ThatWeirdGayKid 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 18, 2015

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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 51-55, M Dec 20, 2013

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    That cringeworthy moment when someone says "pacific" instead of "specific" It's 2016, get your **** together. Thankss
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    Oh Jeez I've had way to many of these. --- So one day me and my guy bestfriend where at the movies. (His name is Jacob and I maaaaaaay have a teenzy tiny crush on him) so the...
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    I'm well aware that money can't buy happiness, I know that money can't save all of life's problems. Speaking as a person who didn't know how long he had until he got evicted from...
    PorkythePig PorkythePig 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I wish I had the ability to fly
    maraknm maraknm 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    So last night I had the worst depersonalization episode I've ever had. It felt like I was walking in a dream and I wasn't in my person anymore and the hallucinations were odd, not...
    Goodtea123 Goodtea123 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    It's been 8 months since I last heard your voice. While it's gotten slightly easier, I am still in distress over the sudden ending of our 4 year long friendship, companionship and...
    bunny2010 bunny2010 36-40, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    i wish i had the super power to be out of peoples minds for good
    MyraTomPhil MyraTomPhil 26-30, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I remember in my past job we had a "Hawaiian Shirt Day" and I decided to wear this horrible Hawaiian shirt I bought at target, when I went to work that day I saw a guy wear the...
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I wish I had telekinetic cause I'm too lazy to get up from my bed and I can reach anything
    felicia123angel felicia123angel 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    it was about a month ago on new years eve. I was driving to my boyfriend's house and a ball joint went out on my car, causing all the weight to shift to the drivers side. there...
    treehuggingheathen treehuggingheathen 18-21, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Well ive just had a catheter put in and its going to be in a week they said because of a uti, I usually self cath but got this in for a week it looks like
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M 14 hrs ago

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    My name is Anthony and I'm 23yrs old . I have had a broken heart twice in my one in elementary school when I graduated from elementary school me and the girl drifted apart. In high...
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I wish I had the power to shape shift and breath under water. I guess could just shape shift into a fish to do that but I mean as in any form.
    ZachOrZasha ZachOrZasha 26-30, T 19 hrs ago

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    I would just like to ask a little question. I have always been spiritual and in touch with my feelings, and since few years now i let say feel even more awake as people would...
    SpiritualityMan SpiritualityMan 36-40 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend, Franco, when to pick me up after work and we went to David's house to smoke some weed, just like we usually do on fridays night, I was having a headache and feeling...
    RebecaTurcios RebecaTurcios 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    When I was about 6 my Grama used to think that I was a very spiritual child and used to tell others that I could see things and hear voices , which is what I would tell her when I...
    Jordinxs1 Jordinxs1 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    When I was in grade 8 I went swimming with one of my male friends and we were playing water volleyball, he shot the ball up really high and of course, being the athlete that I am...
    Doctorwhodat Doctorwhodat 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    The year I had braces, was probably the most embarrassing year of my life, and only because when I talked, I talked like that guy from night at the museum, only worse. Just, for a...
    anonyme23 anonyme23 22-25, M 4 days ago