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I Have Made a Choice That Changed the Course of My Life

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    I Believe In The Cycle Of The Pheonix And Butterfly

    In the last days of my mom's life as she suffered through the pain I suffer along with her Though she never let on about her suffering I could see it and I felt it. I may not have felt the same pain as she had I felt every little twinge and ache. I felt her heat ache in that she...
    RJ43 RJ43 46-50, T May 10, 2013

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    Not Just One...

    Life is made up of experiences, of challenges, of choices and of paths to take - and whilst i know that there are many more choices, opportunities and paths to choose from to come, it sometimes is necessary to sit down and look back over my shoulder and appreciate the road I have...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 36-40, F Nov 3, 2011

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    In the past year (2013-2014),

    I: * Adopted a totally vegan diet * Taught myself to cook well * Became a cyclist * Gave up Coffee * Gave up Alcohol * Made a conscious effort to be a better and more active person In the process I dropped like 30lbs, my health is better, I get sick less often, have more...
    GoCycling GoCycling 36-40, M 5 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    Can one ever expect to make a important choice without tearing ones self apart (on some level) in the process? For, every direction followed is the loss of a great opportunity. For, to take is to lose some part of yourself. For, nothing can be had without sacrifice. Usually this...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    Resolved Post Divorce Issues

    Hello, After 4 years of agony, and protecting my precious girls who got experienced all of post divorce problem with their single mother, I finally got over and accomplished a healthy parental relationship with my ex hasband.  It was a long story, but he finally got sense...
    Mayfly51 Mayfly51 46-50 1 Response Jul 15, 2009

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    A Few..

    I can look back and easily say Ah ha! That was the moment that changed everything.. If only hind site wasn't so 20 20.. There are many things I would go back and change.. Undo certain choices or actions.. Life changing decisions should be red flagged or something.. lol Or at...
    LilSixShooter LilSixShooter 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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    Choice Versus Chance

    "I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze, but I think maybe it's both. Maybe both is happening at the same time." ~ Forest Gump
    suej1212 suej1212 46-50, F Aug 19, 2013

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    Phoenix

    After living in my hometown for 30+ years, I decided I'd had enough.  Despite living in my own apartment, my father still had a huge amount of control over me.  The distance didn't matter; he and my mother were still abusing me.So I left.I gathered the bare necessities, got on...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2012

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    My Mentor Has Changed My Life!

    My mentor Earl I havehis forever impacted my life yesterday I broke down and finally told Earl what was borthering me so much but he said sometimes Satata throws lies at us and tells us where no good or jsut tries to seek and destroy our self esteem.
    Cowboy4God Cowboy4God 36-40, M Mar 28, 2010

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    Yeah it did change my life forever but it is so worth it cause i got my beautiful daughter out of it. Although he was terribly abusive i will always have some feelings for him...
    TeenmommyNikki TeenmommyNikki 16-17, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Before I go to bed I just wanna say thanks to the man in the big house lol you know who i mean the Lord. I just wanna say thanks for the life I have I know that my life is a...
    mowerben mowerben 18-21, M 17 hrs ago

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    I'm 100% sure my life would be better, well if not better, certainly easier. But I made them, and my life is effectively over because of them. At 26, life won't get much better...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 20 hrs ago

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    .....and then I got the funk over it . Seriously I couldn't imagine myself long term pining over a x . If they were crazy enough to let you go or quit doing what they did to get...
    KittenHasClaws1980 KittenHasClaws1980 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My ex was a convicted rapist. I broke up with him after I knew of this fact. I was one of the girls who reported him to the police. Been single since then. Took me almost two years...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    How many months has it been? I forgotten how much I adored your kisses. I don't remember being so happy to be held in your arms. It's hard for me to imagine myself looking up with...
    FrenchKissed FrenchKissed 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    chavacc11 chavacc11 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    It's been 10 months since we've broken up and honestly, losing him was the best thing that ever happened to me. It took losing him to find myself. I've accomplished so much without...
    teenagelesley teenagelesley 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I feel that if a child wants to wear a diaper or pull ups let them there not hurting anyone and only if the parent agrees...
    hope1091 hope1091 22-25, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    when I was 14 my older sister would when our parents weren't home dress me up as her little sister. She would get a wig and put it on me, and pick out a really girly outfit. I...
    Sexyrachel1406 Sexyrachel1406 22-25, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    We'll send you a postcard. Better luck next time, guys.
    thinkdeeper thinkdeeper 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    All Quiet On The Western Front ... It was required reading when I was in high school, but I have read it several times since then. I can't say why, but this book is important to...
    TheGoddessB TheGoddessB 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The perks of being a wallflower. And The Bell Jar. And Paper Towns. And poems of Walt Whitman. This is all true love.
    chocolateisbae chocolateisbae 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I Took off last night and dad looked for me for 3 hrs and Now i have a choice between being grounded for 3 weeks or taking a spanking what would you do i haveto tell him by Noon
    Declanx Declanx 13-15, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    So, i dated this guy. I've known him most of my life. And we used to be so comfortable with each other even before we were friends, because our sisters were best friends, and our...
    selfh8ter98 selfh8ter98 16-17, F Jul 21

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    An open letter to my ex: Dear ----- I can't believe it's been a year since we last spoke. In the 12 years we were together I never though you would not be in my life. In some form...
    Madmanwithabox29 Madmanwithabox29 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 21

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    Yay.Sean your amazing.We have so much in common.We live a few hours away from each other.I consider him a best friend
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Batman201 and AlwaysLoyal.Glad to be friends with you both.
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F Jul 21

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    I recently have done this but in the water. So it was me , my girl Bestfriend, and the guy i was talking to. We were just swimming in the water until my Bestfriend left me and the...
    2fuckingturnt 2fuckingturnt 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    And I never really got into it or when I tried it was like they wanted me to pay to do it, and I thought that was stupid. I easily saw myself as a child modeling it's always been a...
    IntoxicatedFairy IntoxicatedFairy 18-21, F Jul 18

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    1. Having met some of the guys I dated 2. Didnt wait longer to explore other job opportunities before taking this job offer 3. Buying a bag recently that doesn't look so good 4...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F Jul 17

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    I started my transition 4 months ago at the 22th of april 2015. I am transgender from MtoF :) I am feeling happy right now. I finaly love my life, I can be who I am.
    GirlyGirl1993 GirlyGirl1993 18-21, T 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I feel that if a child wants to wear a diaper and if the parents agree to it then what's the big deal.
    HuggiesMommy47 HuggiesMommy47 46-50, F 9 Responses Jul 17

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    Yes they do. Its up to the child and their parent, nobody else period.
    katemcdonald katemcdonald 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Six years ago I became a volunteer firefighter. Since then I have seen, and done things that will never leave my mind. Some for the good, other things not so good. There is no...
    709LT 709LT 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    Recently, I was feeling as if my fears were taking control of me. I had no choice but to be unhappy, lonely, afraid. I was worried that every move I was making was affecting...
    souldigger7 souldigger7 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I feel like EP's helped with a few things in my life. It's been a good distraction and a good release for the many thoughts in my head. I meet people who have had same interests...
    Fretboard225 Fretboard225 18-21, M Jul 17

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    Two days ago i was sitting in my own Crap and I was adding people with the wrong intent and I was thinking i was going to talk to someone about sexaul things because dont get me...
    Declanx Declanx 13-15, M 4 Responses Jul 16

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    just yesterday or technically 2 days ago i messaged someone anonymously after they had friended me and i wanted to see what they were about. and lets just say we are exactly the...
    idkwhatiam idkwhatiam 13-15, M 4 Responses Jul 16

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    "The Me I Want to Be" awesome book that I have yet to finish.
    magentaeyes magentaeyes 31-35, F Jul 14

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