I Had a Defining Moment

These are the Stories about those moments that made us who we are 143 People

    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

    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

    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
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    That moment when ur best friend tries to ruin

    the New spongebob movie ur gonna see soon!!! 😂😂😂😱😱😱😩😩😩😩😩
    ThatWeirdGayKid ThatWeirdGayKid
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 18, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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, 2015

    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
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    1 Response Mar 21, 2009

    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
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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
    20 Responses Jul 3, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2011

    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

    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

    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

    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
    51-55, M
    Dec 20, 2013

    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

    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

    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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