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I Know My Past Does Not Determine My Future

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    I Am Free to Shape My Future Not By Living In the Past!

    We all have the ability to shape our own futures. Why should we let our past decisions, failures, dissapointments and others do it for us when we can do it ourselves. I always tried to seek approval from others, beat myself up for my failures and did not believe I could make a...
    shinecoaching shinecoaching 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2009

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    Well I'm new here, just really flustrated. I've been married for 4 years. Guess when I'm married him I thought he would feel content. He spent years in his past drinking at bars...
    shelovesherdogs shelovesherdogs 46-50, F 24 mins ago

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    Let's be cops. I hadn't planned on watching it but it was so darn hilarious I ended up watching it to the very end. Normally comedy doesn't even make me laugh. But that movie...
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    I don't know how to handle life... It's like everything bad just exploded in my face. You know when it's good it's really good and you're just waiting for it all to come crashing...
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    You lived 30 years? It only took 1 second for me to turn on the news. I saw you running around on it. Look, a 30 year old robbing a bank. Ooo, ISIS. I heard a lot of old people are...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I know my God is alright with me being gay. i know God does not destine people for hell. because there are so so many Christians who believe the lie that gays go to hell. God does...
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    I've never looked at myself and hated my body, but I've never loved it either. I've never had someone interested in dating me and I've never kissed anyone, I know that doesn't mean...
    doughnutcookie doughnutcookie 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    18 years later and things finally start falling into place.... but as i expected before, there were reasons as to why I did not remember sooner, and reasons why i should never...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I was a timid kid up until I was 21 or so. I couldn't make proper eye contact with strangers. I would either avoid looking at the person talking to me, or stare with my eyes going...
    rania90 rania90 22-25, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    What is God's will for your life? Many people desire to do God's will, but struggle because they don't know what God's will is. The following are some principles from God's Word...
    GraceIsMine GraceIsMine 66-70, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? I'd need to see her first. Need to know what led up to her existence and how she had gotten to me (I would only adopt). Look into her...
    ASMRLegion ASMRLegion 18-21, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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    "A Child Called It", "The Lost Boy" and "A Man Named Dave", by Dave Pelzer. I read these when I was in high school and I've never forgotten them. Before I read those books, I...
    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    He absolutely has, and does. Sometimes his answer is 'yes', sometimes 'no', or sometimes, 'wait'! Remember...God works in His timing, not yours. We must have patience. While we may...
    GraceIsMine GraceIsMine 66-70, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The past... It's gone, everything has been done and there's nothing you can do about it. If it bothers you, then try your hardest to change the future as much as you can, don't sit...
    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    And honestly, I don't like it... Deep in the inside, I know it's better to just accept that I'm not nice at all, which is how I've seen myself as for a long time now. I know as...
    Sil833 Sil833 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    May you bask in the light of the Heavenly Host as you read this entry and feel the soft breezes brush against your forehead like the healing touch of a mother coddling her child...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    Never forget the past, it's what got you to the present. What you do in the present will determine what the fate your future holds. Never forget the people that never gave up on...
    liketotalkalot liketotalkalot 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    Faith is not knowing what the future holds, but knowing who holds the future. When you feed your faith, your fears will starve to death. It's about stepping out, when you don't...
    GraceIsMine GraceIsMine 66-70, F Aug 27

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    One in three women will experience violence/abuse from a man they know. And if you've ever been in an abusive relationship, you'll know it doesn't start out that way. It can feel...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 8 Responses Aug 25

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    if I hear that I life now from the past or a future not yet foiled I might just vomit. simply let me play and love life. life is a correlation of past,present and future. if you...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld 36-40, M Aug 23

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    I am 18 years old and applying to universities across the globe. Only there are two problems: One, I don't know if I want to go to university. That's not to say I don't want to...
    S1NK1LL3R S1NK1LL3R 22-25, M Aug 23

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    It took too long, in more ways than one, but I met her, I really met her. The amazing woman that I've been speaking to the last little bit on the phone, the one I met ironically...
    anon8369 anon8369 31-35, M Aug 21

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    Elizabeth told my crush I liked him, he didnt talk to me for an entire day. Today he spoke to me, He knows I like him, and he told me Elizabeth told him. And He tried to avoid me...
    responcibleboons responcibleboons 16-17, F Aug 21

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    I can't forget the past, no matter how much I'm told. The past is there and there's nothing I can do about it. All I want is for it to not restrict my future and my goals.The...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I honestly don't really know whether he loves me or not right now. However, I made the mistake of believing that my ex never loved me. I was wrong then and I won't make that...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F Aug 20

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    nope! it's more like, outta sight, outta mind.....
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 20

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? Emma Jean 2: Do you miss anyone? yeah 3: What if I told you you were pretty? I'd say thank you 4: Ever been told it's not you, it...
    SimbaLou SimbaLou 18-21, F Aug 20

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    I honestly dont know what to do. Last time I posted here, it was around a year ago. After that, I had the time of my life. I started to get some jobs (as a trainee), I actually got...
    jandeboi jandeboi 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? Jasmine 2: Do you miss anyone? Yes, my grandpa 3: What if I told you that you were pretty? I would probably say, “Thanks, you too...
    FortyTheRapper FortyTheRapper 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? Hopefully I don't have kids, but if I had to pick I'd say Annabell. 2: Do you miss anyone? My parents. I haven't seen them in a while...
    theoneIhate theoneIhate 22-25, M Aug 19

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? Zilve (Lithuanian name –Where I am from) 2: Do you miss anyone? My best friend 3: What if I told you that you were pretty? Lies 4...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F Aug 18

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? Charlotte I think, but that's in a long time 2: Do you miss anyone? -Yes, my friend who goes to a different school 3: what if I told...
    rla758 rla758 16-17, F Aug 18

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? in the science language, what you're saying is what would you call your future child with xx chromosomes - probably Rose or Helen 2...
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    For the first time I am excited fort future. Soon I will be back in school. Things will be better. My life can and will be all that I hoped it would be. If you see the things I...
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    I want to be free. I want to be happy. I wanna change everything in my life, and i will. I know that, and that's what keeps me alive, cause I WILL. I'm gonna back to school next...
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    When he says he doesn’t love you anymore, roll your shoulders back and look him in the eye even when it feels like your ribs are breaking inward; like spider legs. When he digs...
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    i have been through hard times for five years.i never felt so determined.i don't know the reason.just because the task in front of me was difficult or any other reason else but...
    gettingmad1154 gettingmad1154 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    I tell myself every day bt this doesn't brings any changes.... coz I hate stuggle!
    gaziraisa gaziraisa 13-15, F Aug 14

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    do you want to know what I see in your future the events of your life yet to unfold the possibilities of choices not yet made I have the eye to tell you what will be do you believe...