I Have Made Plenty of Mistakes In My Life

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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, 2016

    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
    1 Response Jul 2, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jan 17, 2016

    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

    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
    1 Response Dec 4, 2015

    I cant change the past,

    but I can change the future.
    ThatOneBlackGurl ThatOneBlackGurl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 7, 2014

    Possibly why my life is

    so chaotically messy... But not in a beautiful poetic way.
    js246 js246
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2016

    What is life without mistakes?

    It's learning from them that matters and not making same mistake over and over again
    MonarchBritIX MonarchBritIX
    26-30, M
    Feb 24, 2016
    staystyleandsmile staystyleandsmile
    22-25, F
    Jan 18, 2016

    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
    5 Responses Jan 9, 2012

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

    They miss you when you move on.
    saritahaj saritahaj
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 25, 2014

    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

    Tons of them. I believe mistakes are the only

    way to really learn anything in life.
    pinkkcotton pinkkcotton
    31-35, F
    Feb 24, 2014

    Mistakes? No, not all of them.

    Lessons do not seem to end, and the past always catches up with me. Could I do it differently? Probably, not. There are times life gets dull all of sudden. It looses its luster. It was one of those days, today. I felt old and restless. I could not find interests in...
    Whywefall Whywefall
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 30, 2016

    I'm starting to accept

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

    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

    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
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 4, 2015

    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

    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
    1 Response Jul 9, 2015

    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
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2015

    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

    ...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
    46-50, F
    Dec 3, 2015

    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, 2016

    I suppose this is where I can speak freely,

    not revealing my identity. Honestly, writing about my life, a stupid, sob story, I feel skeptical about it. Not knowing if anyone cares, or will take the time to read. Regardless, I am going to speak out... I was always a strong child, short tempered and passionate. I was...
    Aselfconsciousturtle Aselfconsciousturtle
    13-15, F
    Apr 10, 2016

    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

    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
    3 Responses Nov 26, 2008

    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
    4 Responses Jun 24, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 2, 2015

    Note to self: When typing "Google Docs" into

    your browser on a computer at school, it is pertinent to check spelling before hitting search. Because apparently "Google Dics" is not academically related at all.
    thefuturedoctor3 thefuturedoctor3
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 10, 2015

    Learning From Your Mistakes

    We all have made mistakes but as long as u learn from them u wont keep makin the same mistakes twice.Life in genral is very hard to handle sometimes, there are times u don't know which way is the right way .
    rodeoqueen rodeoqueen
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Jul 14, 2011

    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
    18-21, F
    May 18, 2014

    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
    5 Responses Nov 4, 2011
    jenneruz jenneruz
    26-30, F
    Jan 4, 2014


    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
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2012

    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

    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
    66-70, M
    Jul 8, 2014


    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

    I have made them I accept them

    and change to better myself
    Unsettledteen Unsettledteen
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 16, 2014

    Every once in a while,

    I start to think of all the mistakes I've made in the past couple years, and they really bother me a lot. Gaining an enormous amount of weight. Dropping out of a decent but expensive college in order to go to a nursing school that I would fail out of a month after starting...
    animallover110293 animallover110293
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2016

    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
    HeyLookItsGemma HeyLookItsGemma
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 17, 2015

    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
    Mar 9, 2015

    Don't we all do things,

    that in hindsight we wish we would have made a different choice. I wish I had been more patient and picky in choosing a mate. But then I wouldn't have my kids. Or be where I am now.. I think, as long as we learn from our mistakes... The negative becomes a positive and we come...
    giggletree giggletree
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2016

    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

    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
    16-17, M
    Feb 28, 2015


    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
    6 Responses Oct 25, 2011

    Let's see... Forty-one years of living,

    I say there's been 39 years of mistakes made. That's just hypotheically speaking...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 24, 2016

    A number of years back I lived on the streets.

    for 4 yearsvi battled addiction and self hate.i wouldn't wish that road on my worst enemy
    Iroquoian Iroquoian
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 2, 2016

    As I lie awake so late at night,

    this is when the negative thoughts start to flow. I know that every mistake I have made has made me stronger. I tell everyone this as well. That typical saying we all say , " Without my mistakes, then I wouldn't be who I am today". Yes, this is true and it has lead me to a path...
    Forsakenbeauty33 Forsakenbeauty33
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 24, 2016
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