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I Had a Defining Moment

These are the Stories about those moments that made us who we are 158 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I was out Friday with some coworkers, and after a few drinks, one of the guys was getting very flirty and grabbed my butt. Twice. We have been flirting alot lately, but this was...
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    In school, we all had to write a new ending for this story we read, and mine was, well...a bit too morbid. It was intense, gory, gruesome. I just thought it'd be more interesting...
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    All was quiet in my 12th grade pre-calc class. We were working on some work we had to complete in class and then it happened. It was bad enough I had hiccups at the time but when I...
    SphiDaSledgehammer SphiDaSledgehammer 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Moving far away from my relatives and friends is too difficult for me. Everything seems so different at a young age, one felt like they just left the whole world behind them. I...
    AnTruong AnTruong 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I have lived on the safe side for most of my life. The older I get, the more I feel the need to experience things outside of my comfort zone. I never want to regret my life or miss...
    DisappearIntoSilence DisappearIntoSilence 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I owe my life to someone somebody famous. On August 3rd 2002 I was in my hometown Palm Springs California. I was on one of the beaches and I was with my grandparents. I wanted to...
    sarahhoek sarahhoek 18-21, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was at the hospital the other day and was naked because I was being examined and the nurse had to leave the bay I was in and she left the curtain open a bit and there was a young...
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    My brother lay here not far from the hours that will wind quickly before it's his time to kiss the sky and say goodbye to all the people and friends he made in real life and online...
    Human4 Human4 16-17, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I worked as a Supervisor in a prison most of my life. I was assaulted and had to retire due to the injuries. During my many surgeries I bought a hobby farm. I figured this would...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Growing up I didn't have it all. But I had everything my parents could give me and I always thought that was enough because I knew that tried their hardest to always provide for me...
    maddsf maddsf 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I bet many of you reading this had an even tougher time with some moments in life... Best of times for you guys, things will get better... You just have to think that way, good...
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I want a moment to breathe and take in life. A moment to laugh, smile and have fun. A moment with coffee. A moment with a friend. A moment to escape to balance.
    Awesomegal81 Awesomegal81 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Some days it doesn't seem like it even happened and then others it feels like I'm still going through it all. It's crazy how things happen. I never wanted children and have always...
    localrocklover localrocklover 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    There's this dream had last night. I admit it was with a guy but it wasn't anything sexual. I know the guy, it is a not-so-famous musician I used to adore years ago, but it has...
    DaNiZn DaNiZn 26-30, F Jun 23

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    Not quite sure what to write here or really how to write it but this is an experience that we had together as couple a few years back. We love to spend nights in hotels and it has...
    seriouslylookingcouple seriouslylookingcouple 41-45, F 7 Responses Jun 23

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    When I was 13, I had this girl I had a crush on. She was pretty and kind. I used to fantasize about her a lot and it happened one time in class. I imagined peering down her blouse...
    Longpatrol90 Longpatrol90 22-25, M Jun 22

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    Life is the best thing there is. Truly the only thing there is, but still.. Likely there is a way to go for me yet. But I need to express the way I feel at this moment. I am...
    ReadyFreddieDarling ReadyFreddieDarling 26-30 1 Response Jun 21

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    My most embarrassing moment.. O.O We don't talk about that.. it's on a "need-to-know" basis... Worst embarrassing moments are when you say something and it is totally taken the...
    kRypt0lite kRypt0lite 22-25 Jun 21

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    I still feel like I was almost murdered. Laying there, begging for my life. Helpless. I'll never forget that night. December 12th, 2014 about 11:30pm I was in my room watching...
    Kathryn26 Kathryn26 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    My birthday is coming up. I have made plans to travel to Atlantic City to celebrate. I never had a best friend nor any close friends. I am turning 22, I know for some it isn't a...
    Kcentra Kcentra 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19

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