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I Had a Defining Moment

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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    A moment of truth shrouded in fiction. It happened again… It was brief and fast. But, the surge in a emotion was real. I almost didn’t realize what it was. I didn’t...
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    Love, You will never read these words I write or know the true depth of grief I feel or how achingly I miss you. I sit out here with the fall weather upon us, the setting sun...
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    Happy thanksgiving! I was very hurt that he chose his family over me. I imagine them being so happy, and me being out in the cold, looking in their happiness. Anger. Hurt...
    HurtsEverywhere HurtsEverywhere 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 27

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    this story short but funny <3 one of my guy friends (not giving names) at his college they were having a date something similar to a prom night thing <3 anyway few days...
    XDHyperGirlXD1 XDHyperGirlXD1 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    So I expressed it in the only way I know best. Through poetry. Here goes. from nowhere a song plays as I softly sleep a song so sad that my heart starts to weep a song so sad I...
    walkonthewildside walkonthewildside 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I went for a surgical abortion and it was equally traumatizing, I think no matter what you do it is.. I was lucky that my insurance covered me otherwise it would have been...
    kandybabieyy kandybabieyy 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 4

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    It was really late when I finally got the laundry started. It was just 2 loads but it was still well after dark when I finally finished. After this I still had to make something...
    puddetat puddetat 61-65, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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    Many people who have been in an affair say that the AP always comes back... He ended the physical affair in early September out of depression and extreme guilt. For about 5 weeks...
    Koalaclover Koalaclover 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 11

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    Am I ready for the next level? I stand at the moment of truth as I face a new reality. Do I want to share most obvious and first noticed attribute about myself. It's not...
    AwakeYetDreaming AwakeYetDreaming 36-40, M Nov 23

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    My husband were talking again last night about our lives, our marriage, our wants and our needs. He understands that I love him but I'm just not happy with our life. I have been...
    nvragain1024 nvragain1024 31-35, F Nov 27

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    that moment when u and ur guy friend start talking about what u like in s3x with ppl. especially when he knows u once liked him and use to have him the mental rolodex for those "O...
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F Dec 1

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    I’ve never had A great self-esteem and as a child was never concerned with health. I just ate what tasted good and ate it until I was stuffed. Once I reached high school I...
    dontgetmewrong dontgetmewrong 16-17, F Nov 25

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    Today afternoon, me and my brother were swimming~ i was in my beach wear, after we played I went up, my brother pantsed me and saw my di**, he just laughing, this is the...
    kentlim00 kentlim00 13-15, M Nov 27

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    Moments of truth without embarrassment or judgment. A comfort from miles away that may not be the same if face to face. Moments of truth forming a bond that may break with the...
    nvragain1024 nvragain1024 31-35, F Dec 2

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    that awkward moment when your so tired at school and you go to open your locker and when you try to open it it won't. then after 20 min someone gets pissed of and shoves you out of...
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F Dec 2

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    Sometimes I get a moment when I realize how icky I feel on the inside and outside. Why have I not finished college? Why had my relationship failed? Why am I doing this to myself...
    OneHundredQuestions OneHundredQuestions 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    My friends still give me crap about my two biggest blonde moments ever. The first one is that, I didn't know bees had legs. I thought they just land on their bellies on flowers...
    vbgirl10395 vbgirl10395 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 11

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    As I lay there..I imagine the touch of your hands. Your breath upon my neck, the feel of your warm body next to mine. Your lips, feather touching across my skin. The feel of your...
    SecretEscape SecretEscape 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 11

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    This was like 2 or 3 years ago I was at school and went to the bathroom at lunch and while I was in the bell went for my next class I panicked because I didn't want to be late I...
    digglett digglett 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    I've been seeing a therapist for a while now. The plan has been to work through my traumatic past, which has been something I've done my best to avoid. My therapist is patient...
    RedHotCrazyPerson RedHotCrazyPerson 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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