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I Have Made Plenty of Mistakes In My Life

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    In my life there are so many things that I have do that felt like a mistake. I told myself you should have done this or done that. I felt a deep sense of guilt that I constantly blaming myself for everything but then I realized that our mistakes are there to teach us lessons...
    polo8907 polo8907 18-21, M 8 Responses Oct 25, 2011

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    I'm starting to accept

    that life is about making mistakes and learning from them.
    JadedUnicorn JadedUnicorn 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    I made mistakes but I hate people

    who follow me and keep reminding me about it. I know I did it but I don't like the fact that they are reminding me every single second of my life. I wish sometimes I could start my life over but I learned from them and I can't live without making any mistakes and making me...
    truthtobetold truthtobetold 16-17, F May 18, 2014

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    I have made loads of mistakes in my life

    sometimes feels like I've made more than most and when I get things back on track for a while things seem to find a way of coming into my life and I then make loads of mistakes over again and do not intend to just seems to happen like that.
    Leylandlad Leylandlad 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2015

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    jenneruz jenneruz 26-30, F Jan 4, 2014

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    A year ago I broke up with my ex

    that was emotionally abusing me. When we broke up I went crazy. I started taking pills, drinking and smoking. And I started not doing so well at school. I started coming to school high and my grades were dropping. I wish that I can hi back and change that. But now I am sober and...
    MexicanGirl76 MexicanGirl76 18-21, F Mar 4, 2014

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    31

    September 14th.... I somehow made it, it's my birthday and today I turned 31. I never thought i would reach it, for this year has been the single worst out of a so far disappointing life. The days leading up to my 30th were depressing, I didn't want to turn 30, it felt like I...
    DiesSomnium DiesSomnium 31-35 2 Responses Sep 14, 2012

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    My past is full of mistakes,

    but because of those mistakes and poor decisions and experiences, I am stronger than I've ever been. I wouldn't be where I am today if I hadn't gone through what I did. I have plenty of moments of weakness, last night was actually one of them. But I will pick up the pieces as I...
    tenderheart92 tenderheart92 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2014

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    Tons of them. I believe mistakes are the only

    way to really learn anything in life.
    pinkkcotton pinkkcotton 26-30, F Feb 24, 2014

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    I've grown to accept

    that I don't make mistakes but mere strategic disadvantages and should make a plan to win the battle.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Feb 25, 2015

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    I made a lot of bag choices .

    .. a lot of mistakes ... but in the end ... if I'll ever get the opportunity to go back in time...I won't change a second in my past ... everything I done made me who I am... and even if I'm not understood, even if I'm hatted and judged ... I really love me just the way I am...
    Ariaspark Ariaspark 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I admit, I made a no-no.

    It got dark early like usual this time of year and I was cuddled with my comforter, sinking in the couch. I let myself fall asleep. I managed to stay asleep for a hefty chunk of hours- usually I wake up in just a couple if it's early-evening. Now I'm up though, and it's just the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 10, 2015

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    I'm not perfect. No one is perfect.

    Today I have made a mistake and I don't know how to fix it. I forgot to tell my teacher I wouldn't be in her class and she is an algebra 1 teacher. She accepts to excuses but I have never made a mistake in her class before. I have been stressing myself before but I sent her two...
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto 13-15, M Feb 24, 2015

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    I left a good marriage

    and husband for a more exciting life and job. In less than a year, I lost my job . I was ashamed to call my family and my husband whom I was still married. Things got worse when I was exposed to drugs and all the bad things that happen to women. Some how I survived, I went...
    ladyjogging ladyjogging 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2015

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    well from a science guy,

    apparently going into arts and i feel it's a risk i am taking...what if i am not good at literature..i don't know what is going on around here on my head...i am feeling sick of myself..
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 2, 2015

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    There is one I regret today very much.

    ... I met a girl a few months ago. She was there for me after my latest heartbreak. She is young and beautiful and smart and sweet, a very special person. She was there for me. I know she loved me very much. Today I think she loved me like few, if anyone, ever has or will. A...
    NewEra0916 NewEra0916 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2015

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    ...and by far, the biggest one was not being

    fully in touch with my own self. That fundamental failure has led to a mountainous load of disasters. But slowly I am learning.
    LightOfMyOwn LightOfMyOwn 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2015

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    So Many...

    Some of my worst mistakes were falling for or trusting the wrong type of guys. Especially the blondes, they get me into trouble! I see them and my mind turns off all logic and reason. :-/ My other mistakes have been trusting the wrong people as friends. I have help and been...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 26, 2008

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    I have made plenty of mistakes in my life.

    Who hasn't? Nobody's perfect and making mistakes are a part of being human. What some people may call a mistake, is what I call the best decision that I have ever made and that is choosing to fall in love with Langston M. Part of me hopes that he would come across this site and...
    butterfly1013 butterfly1013 18-21, F Dec 13, 2015

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    my past really disturbs me.

    .. I don't know how to let it out.. :(
    ksandra24 ksandra24 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2015

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    I Am A Grown Woman But Am Still Learning

    I have made plenty of mistakes in my life,plenty...I fell pregnant at the age of 18,ruining my chances to go to university.I got another chance to further my studies,was accepted into law school and dropped out in my third year to pursue a relationship with a man who would later...
    Flolin Flolin 36-40 5 Responses Jan 9, 2012

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    I had a friend tell me yesterday I have nothing

    to lose - so so true . Make today perfect ! Live your dreams !
    Dancemomisme1 Dancemomisme1 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I had a crush and a girl ran up to me

    and kissed me in school and I was next to my crush
    memoguyo1000 memoguyo1000 13-15, M Feb 28, 2015

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    I was told many years ago

    that my kidneys would fail and I would end up on dialysis. I resolved to do anything to prevent this. I obviously didn't do enough as I am on dialysis nearly 9 years.
    comfi comfi 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 5, 2015

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    Its the big mistakes

    that can't be undone that haunt you. Mistakes you would prefer to live with instead of speaking the truth to save someone else from being hurt. The kind that you have to face daily. I just hide the guilt and smile....
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 17

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    Possibly why my life is

    so chaotically messy... But not in a beautiful poetic way.
    js246 js246 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    staystyleandsmile staystyleandsmile 18-21, F Jan 18

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    It's crazy looking back on my younger years I

    was a mess a person who never really cared about myself or others. Now I'm 26 and realizing all this and how I lead such a bad path in my life. I have changed so much I'm a much better person or at least on my way to being a better person but I'm still paying for all the...
    heaven89 heaven89 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2015

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    In my endeavor to never let you go,

    I held on too tightly and now I'm having to live with the consequences.
    iSpyce iSpyce 31-35 1 Response Dec 4, 2015

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    They don't miss you when you're gone.

    They miss you when you move on.
    saritahaj saritahaj 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2014

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    And I'll make more as I get older

    and older it's too bad but I think it's how life works, right?!
    0Nelly0 0Nelly0 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2015

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    My (not So Perfect) Friday

    There are a couple of phrases I believe a man (who’s been in any kind of permanent relationship with a woman) learns to hate. One of those has to be: “I’ve been thinking/wondering/pondering over . . . . “. I realized very early in my married life that those words are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 4, 2011

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    I think everyone makes mistakes in life ,

    I know I have and some of them have been big mistakes . I think the 2 biggest mistakes I made in life was marrying my ex wife and helping someone who I thought was a friend to have it chucked back in my face and nearly ruining my life .I am a changed person because of it and don...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 6, 2015

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    Who doesn't? It is human.

    That's how we learn.I was always afraid to fail.Now everytime I encounter a mistake I see an oportunity to learn.In order to loose our fears to fail,we must fail.
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2014

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    Perhaps God wanted us to make mistakes.

    The more the better. Those who truly love us will believe in us and continue loving and forgiving. Perhaps it's how God makes us ever so wiser and thoughtful.
    vvvghhjiijk vvvghhjiijk 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 7, 2015

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    For all the things I have done

    and what the results of the actions have done to me now Are bad that's what makes me who I am now
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 9, 2015

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    ThatxIxAm ThatxIxAm 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2014

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    The biggest mistake ever- falling in love with

    an older man. We met online and have never really met face to face. I thought I was head over heels in love with him. I thought he was too. I gave my all to him and even imagined myself spending an entire life with him. In the name of love he said and asked for things that I...
    Vivianne18 Vivianne18 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 24, 2015

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    I cant change the past,

    but I can change the future.
    ThatOneBlackGurl ThatOneBlackGurl 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    So You Made a Mistake: Every morning is the

    dawn of a new error, my friend ribbed me, when I confessed to a goofup that day. This line was apparently written on a church notice board by someone who couldn’t spell ‘era’ — much to the delight of the congregation that concluded it was a far more insightful thought...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 46-50, M Nov 4, 2014

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    Yet life is good and teaches me everything

    that I need. I am a terrible pupil, often I resent my lessons often I tell life that it is mean to me, yet it never deserts me, never lets me suffer more than I can tolerate.... and sometime it gives me words that have such depth and breadth that their value is beyond...
    marmitemicky marmitemicky 61-65, M Jul 8, 2014

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    Who hasn't though am I right.

    Making mistakes is part of being human and without mistakes people will never learn to pick themselves up, dust themselves off and try again. Its the people who play it safe and don't make mistakes who aren't living
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 3 Responses May 17, 2015

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    Choreography

    Haven't we all? Mistakes are dance steps we are meant to learn.  There would be the long, gliding steps of making a decision... pausing when in doubt... uncertain to go on... The Tango. The times when we are on a high... with fluid and graceful movements... then trip and fall...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 11 Responses Mar 22, 2012

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    I was so dumb in young days

    that I was not aware of how the girl can get pregnant and what are the safe periods .. And I made my girl pregnant before marriage and I had no plan to marry so early in my beginning of 20s... And then I was so traumatized in the whole process of abortion that I cried like kid...
    Ravidesai Ravidesai 41-45, M 1 Response May 2, 2015

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    I think the biggest mistake I made was not

    marrying my gf three years ago. we broke up and haven't talked for a year. but late last year she and I began to talk again. I am fully in love with her but we are getting married in October. I regret that I didn't marry her three year.
    Lookingupalways Lookingupalways 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 18

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