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I Had a Defining Moment

These are the Stories about those moments that made us who we are 150 People

    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It's ok. But I want that moment when you feel loved and wanted. I have never been kissed (on lips) and I was always thinking I'm waiting for the right moment/guy. But at least...
    AngelsAgainstUs AngelsAgainstUs 16-17, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    No I haven't - and while I can never say never. I'm pretty certain that I won't in the future. However I do have a story about a night when I almost did. My friend J and I went...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    My friend, the words are taken from a 1970s Rock Opera called Jesus Christ Super Star. Although original production was in the 1970s it ages very well indeed. The music is...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 46-50, F 2 hrs ago

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    Sometimes they aren't good ones. I am burdened and restless...everything is dark, I don't want to hear me, see me... Or even really be me! It's a nasty lil moment. I hate them the...
    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F 47 mins ago

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    Memoir of a New Life To say that I had a good relationship with my mother prior to my marriage would be an understatement. She could be overbearing and meddlesome with a very...
    pseudonympublic pseudonympublic 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    It was about four years ago give or take, in middle school a after a field trip. We had gotten back with maybe five or six minutes left until school got out. I was sitting at a...
    Fuckthedumbshit Fuckthedumbshit 18-21, M Jan 8

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    When I first found out I was pregnant, I posted about it on this site...expressing all the feelings and emotions I was having. I ended up being so excited to be a mom. I bought a...
    silencedfears silencedfears 26-30 5 days ago

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    I had an affair, but we ended things. I feel like I should explain this one a bit. I fell in love with this man before I met my husband but he never noticed me. While I was engaged...
    pamdaqtpi pamdaqtpi 26-30, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm 18 years old and a waitress. I was oblivious for awhile and had no concern that I was pregnant at all. I was taking my pill and didn't feel it was possible but after some time...
    Manthaxx Manthaxx 18-21, F 27 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I was 9 years old and my cousin had just gotten a new bike. I was used to pedal breaks and was unaware that handle bar breaks even existed. I was going down a step hill that curved...
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I had this really embarrassing moment today. I was wearing shorts and went out and damn,I forgot to zip up! It's so humiliating. I didn't know till I got back 😬😳
    Likeylalayys Likeylalayys 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    IWhen I was in high school, I was in chorus and had to sing a solo for our "ring night" it was catholic school, so it was in December at a church....After I was done, I booked it...
    italianastrong italianastrong 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I met a woman on a night out with the lads this year whilst in a relationship for 8 years. We started having an affair for over a month, and it turned out to be very passionate...
    Lonelyman1977 Lonelyman1977 36-40 5 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    SO I did what everyone told me to do. I IGNORED THEM ALL DAY TODAY. I needed everyone's advice to deal with this situation so I could face Nate and Chris tonight at my cousins...
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I miss playing for my baseball team!! I'll never be able to step on the field and play again, i had a good run with my boys. I really miss these moments so much!! GO WOLVES!!(:
    southernobsession southernobsession 18-21, M Jan 2

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    We had a math test and one question said to explain why this is false do of course I put true ( my stupid moment )
    Mal33ha123 Mal33ha123 13-15, F Jan 5

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    About 2 weeks ago I had an abortion. It was the first time I ever got pregnant. I never knew I could get pregnant. I was 6 weeks pregnant when I found out and decided to have my...
    sunrays2525 sunrays2525 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 11

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    I had posted this on someone else's feed. Had to copy & paste to share with you all.. when I was about 11 we moved into a house that was haunted. My mom & sisters said they would...
    Isayis23 Isayis23 26-30, M Jan 15

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    I found out I was pregnant with my first very early around 3 weeks. It wasn't planned but we were happy to keep it. We went for an early scan around 9 weeks we got to see a heart...
    Tink1986 Tink1986 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    The moment when ur friend asks u if u have money,..."yeah i have money, in fact i got a thousand bucks for my bday" BAD IDEA... "ohhh i see u already have money" few min later...
    rachel96826 rachel96826 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    So first story is from summer camp when I was 12 or 13, I can't remember which. At this camp there's about 10 kids in a cabin so naturally there isn't much privacy. Additionally...
    japps japps 18-21, M Dec 31, 2014

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    A lesson learnt. About three years ago, we went out to look at a car to buy for my son. With me in my handbag I had £1200. It took us about an hour to get to where we would meet a...
    pennynoodles pennynoodles 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    Yesterday I spend an amaizing time like I didnt spend long time ago!!! So now, I feel very excited to write about it! I know that is a cliche but I really believe that the most...
    mosbyy mosbyy 18-21, F Jan 13

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    In high school we had a grad event called car rally. Basically what it was is a scavenger hunt type of thing with a list of objectives to complete while being naked. The teams we...
    jax37 jax37 22-25, M Jan 14

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    Yesterday I had to put my cat, Amber, down. She had oral cancer, a very aggressive kind too, and within a matter of two weeks her mouth had swollen until you could no longer see...
    greendaisy01 greendaisy01 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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