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I Had a Defining Moment

These are the Stories about those moments that made us who we are 155 People

    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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    That moment when ur best friend tries to ruin

    the New spongebob movie ur gonna see soon!!! 😂😂😂😱😱😱😩😩😩😩😩
    ThatDiaperedBiKid ThatDiaperedBiKid 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I believe that sometimes, the moment you say goodbye could be as painful as a lifetime worth of pain that you can experience while living with the memories of your loved ones. I...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F a week ago

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    Everything can be hard In life but one moment I realized I'm here for a reason. I do make the difference and each day I fight to be here.
    Awesomegal81 Awesomegal81 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I think I had a moment I had slightly controlled my dream. here is my dream.... It was gloomy, I look at the sky and i know by the looks of it, a typhoon is coming and a person...
    pineapplejam pineapplejam 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Have you ever had that moment when you wish your life could roll back 10-30 seconds? Well my mouth and brain wishes that too!! It was Christmas and rather chilly where I live for...
    GWMH GWMH 56-60, M 4 Responses Apr 17

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    My life has been pretty amazing. And I've had some moments I'll always cherish. Like movie-fantasy-romantic type ****. I've been so completely in love that I lost myself in him...
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I have had a few of these. Moments that are so special but you can't take a photo or keep a souvenir. You are just left with secret memories that only one other person will ever...
    Littlemissshy7 Littlemissshy7 46-50, F 6 hrs ago

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    'Today I can smile I can only talk about pleasant stories'~~~ My old friend text me today suddenly. I've lost all contacts before because my phone broke down. She's part of me at...
    jalanyanglurus jalanyanglurus 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    I travelled to India with colleagues for the first time a few years ago , we flew to Bombay and then to a little town in the south called Sivakasi, upon the moment of reception...
    missreeedy missreeedy 31-35, F 19 Responses Apr 7

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    I had a dream years ago after I gave my heart to the Lord about seeing what looked like a nuke going off a few miles away from me. While watching it mushroom I spoke to others...
    Jessica7777 Jessica7777 41-45, T 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have a tendency to speak without thinking things completely through at times.Yesterday while working out at the "Y" I asked a young woman how far along pregnant she was. She...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ok..here is mine. I live in Alabama where tornadoes are frequent. ..spring and fall. March 6, 1996 we had a 1 year old in a baby bed and a 2 year old in a toddler bed sharing a...
    Amelia445 Amelia445 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Cold Shower For A Tantrum-I was a very very very spoiled Mama's boy growing up. There was nothing I wouldn't do to please my mother and she overlooked my brattiness. However I had...
    ShahirAnkara ShahirAnkara 22-25, M Apr 9

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    I had a real embarrassing moment when I was 6 I was in school and had to go potty and was to shy to ask and I I ended up wetting my pants
    moonlightbedwetter2001 moonlightbedwetter2001 13-15, F Apr 14

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    "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." Did some snooping on social media. He works in a large company...
    HurtsEverywhere HurtsEverywhere 31-35, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    It was a cold night during the winter of 2004 and as usual i was tossing, turning and trying to keep warm in my bed. I just couldn't rest that night and felt as if i was being...
    WitchOfWoodStock WitchOfWoodStock 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Well today I got fooled by my parents, can you believe it? In the moment I was so astonished and upset that I couldn't speak but now every time that I remember it I burst in laughs...
    Mjcabello Mjcabello 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 1

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    Tonight I drove to Walmart to pick up a few things and on the way there the car in front of me had a movie playing. I could see exactly what they were watch. it was ****. it kinda...
    rissa94 rissa94 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 11

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    worst moment #9753: as a child my parents would take frequent trips to Nevada. At the age of 8, my parents decided to stay in Laughlin Nevada (yes, the place has not changed since...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F Apr 15

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    It was her 22nd birthday yesterday and she is now the same age as me. I meant to write this story yesterday but that never happened. Many times have I shared the story about the...
    Orchards Orchards 22-25, M Apr 15

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    From the moment I met you I just knew you'd be mineYou touched my handAnd I knew that this was gonna be our timeI don't ever wanna lose this feelingI don't wanna spend a moment...
    tiya78 tiya78 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago