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I Had a Defining Moment

These are the Stories about those moments that made us who we are 151 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, F 3 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    Today I made memory's that I'll cherish forever. I met so many new people today that I honestly enjoyed, and I thank god for the chances he gives me in life to do the things I love...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Aug 9

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    ...and I never get what I want because of it. I barely ever buy something and when I do it's small. I'm always left wanting more because I never have any more than $60 at a time...
    Doors54 Doors54 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 13

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    I either eat too much or starve myself. Sleep for 14 hrs or have insomniac nights. Fall in love very hard or hate passionately. I don't really know what grey is, I thought I did...
    ventingagain ventingagain 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 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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    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 3 Responses Jul 28

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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 21 hrs ago

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    Everything was fine. I just got into the car and me and my dad were driving somewhere and I was completely normal and content. But like every other time my dad finds a way to drive...
    xxSashaxx xxSashaxx 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I had the perfect pregnancy, first one. I am 27 and married. We thought now would be a good time to try. Took us a year to get pregnant. I was 19 weeks. We had two day til we found...
    JamieWright27 JamieWright27 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    That moment when you realize that the break-up had more of an effect on you than it did on your ex, and you think to yourself, "why did I even try to make up with this individual...
    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 12

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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 Jul 27

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    When will these up and down emotions go away? I'm so tired of the hurt, the heartache, and the roller coaster of feelings that I've been experiencing. I have a beautiful family...
    Ditto85 Ditto85 26-30 8 Responses Aug 6

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    I had a dream last night where I was only 16, and I had murdered several people so they sent me to a troubled youth center for youth criminals. I met several people there who were...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Does the DDay anniversary recreate pain? My husband really only had one but even then I don't think he remembered the date. I don't either to be honest. I remember the date my ex...
    ventingagain ventingagain 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 hr 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 Jul 29

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    This is about another person dancing in a VERY random place. It was late, around ten at night and me and my fiancé were stopped at a red light. Right across from us, where the...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 14

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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 4 days ago

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    It all started 3 days ago, Thursday, July 30, 2014. I drove with my mom two hours north of my Minneapolis home to a wedding by the massive Lake Mille Lacs. Technically, the wedding...
    beckm1225 beckm1225 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    I am currently recovering from a medical abortion. Meaning, that I took the "abortion pill" to terminate an early pregnancy. I just turned 21 years old and just came back from a...
    Guevara20 Guevara20 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 6

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    Demons: Acerbial and Savitsier By Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective Haunted and Paranormal Investigations - HPI International https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M Aug 16

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    I recently went to the dentist. I had been in the chair for a while with the assistant working on my mouth when something awkward happened. At the end of the chair is a plastic...
    Simplified Simplified 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 29

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    Here we can explore what this expression means, how it benefits us and how it might benefit the world. The story I tell here is one I wrote in response to a woman who asked the...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M Aug 6

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    I few nights ago I had these two amazing dreams about some guy who was apparently my boyfriend. I loved every moment we spent together. I loved the way he made me feel. I even made...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F Aug 9

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    This was back when I was a sophomore in High School. I remember practicing for the marching band and that day was especially hard since it rained earlier and the humidity was at 1...
    CloakedStranger CloakedStranger 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I guess sometimes it just fades away? When the affair first started he was into it. He contacted me all the time through text, we had secret emails and he made time to meet up. I...
    lena81 lena81 31-35 4 Responses Aug 14

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    After reading horror-story after horror-story about abortion online, I was surprised at how tolerable the physical procedure was for me. I am pro-choice, but I believe in...
    elvinchild elvinchild 26-30, F Aug 14

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