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I Had a Defining Moment

These are the Stories about those moments that made us who we are 149 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I see hope running in your veins; faith designated to your face You are simple but entirely unique The purpose you hold is profoundly important Do not lose sight Please be...
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    I was only seven years old. My brother was very rough with me and after telling my therapist about some of the things he used to do to me my therapist said it was abuse. But this...
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    I had been out with my horse for about two hours, when all of a sudden, out of no where, I had the awfullest chest pain! It felt like something was crushing my entire chest, a...
    Willa91 Willa91 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    I'm Susan. I'm twenty years-old and I had anorexia. It went unnoticed and undiagnosed. It all started when I was fifteen years-old. I was a normal 10th grader. In fact I was...
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    Got taken from school to the hospital the other night. The night before I felt like I was dying so I was glad to go to get it checked out even if it was just a stomach cramp...
    JayParker99 JayParker99 16-17, M Nov 13

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    The root problem of humanity. We have forgotten where we came from. Ask any old person where they are from, and they would tell you "North Carolina, Texas, England, Australia, etc...
    iShined iShined 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    going on two years now. i am 8 weeks post partum with a beautiful baby boy whom i believe is and call my "forgiveness baby." i am currently in therapy to deal with my guilt over...
    embelina06 embelina06 22-25 2 Responses Nov 9

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    Im writing a 3 part post. The first part is what was so special so magic. the next part what went wrong. and the last part is how I feel now. This is the first part. We re-met...
    tsohg76 tsohg76 36-40, M 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's very easy for me to lose myself in my dreams and hopes, and then I find myself feeling bad that I am not there yet. Meanwhile, life passes by and moments lived become distant...
    roryta roryta 26-30, F Nov 8

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    As a senior in college, I live in an all boys' dorm. In the morning at 5 AM, there's a super hot freshman girl (age 18) who cleans the bathroom when I'm there. She's always happy...
    Triangulate Triangulate 22-25, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Last year, my boyfriend got so tired of living in the loud city around neighbors who drove us crazy. He found a house 40 miles away in the country. I don't like the country, but I...
    screaminginside81 screaminginside81 31-35, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Ugh I had a REALLY awk moment today. I like this boy a lot but I am really awkward around him while he seems to be chill all the time.
    sweetcaroline910 sweetcaroline910 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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    I had a very embarrassing moment when I was 14. At home I am always naked. One day after school I was at home alone and my mother called me to ask me if I was home because she...
    claralorte claralorte 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 13

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    In these moments of truth I have found parts I myself I thought were lost. Parts I thought would never be spoken of again. But I'm discovering there are parts that have yet to be...
    nvragain1024 nvragain1024 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Life is made of millions of moments, but we live only one of these moments at a time. As we begin to change this moment, we begin to change our lives. - Trinidad Hunt
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I just had my first kiss, umm.. wow IDK where to start lol. But I'm 16 years old and I've never kissed a girl, so all my friends would tease me about it. Yesterday I was at a...
    Adamjb3 Adamjb3 18-21, M Nov 9

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    Well I ain't gonna mention names it's better that way.. Well this girl I been really good friends with since High School likes me a lot she wanted to be with me..but it was hard...
    rene1992 rene1992 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 12

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    Well I ain't gonna mention names it's better that way.. Well this girl I been really good friends with since High School likes me a lot she wanted to be with me..but it was hard...
    rene1992 rene1992 22-25, M Nov 12

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    There are many things with the arrangement I have with Charles and Alexandra that are troubling me. I know it seems a dream job, just be here and oblige for £2000 a week and...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    So around March er April, I started talking to this boy who I'll call Andrew. ( since I won't use his real name) We had clicked with at a couple youth rally’s and lock-ins...
    fergielicious617 fergielicious617 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Heavily skunked before the winter comes! I decided that with the snow coming in and everything freezing over, I had to have just one last chase before I'm locked out for most...
    Tybron Tybron 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    When I was 11 years old...back in 2005...I had a near death and out of body experience one day. It was a cold, cloudy, and blustery Saturday afternoon back in November 2005. I was...
    britanderson94 britanderson94 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Once, when I was a teenager, I fainted in front of my mother. When I came to, I still felt confused and did not immediately realise what had happened to me, and then she told me I...
    macmann macmann 56-60, M Oct 26

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