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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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    You Are a PerformerYou work well with others. That is, you're good at getting them to do work for you.It's true that you get by on your charm. But so what? You make people happy...
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    Anything is possible, regardless of the past.The past does not equal the future, unless you allow it to. Be stronger than that, believe in yourself, find someone to hold you up...
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    With all this Robin Williams suicide discussion, I have had a nerve hit. I am 22 years old and lost my uncle to suicide when i was 18. He was only 28 and was very close to me. I...
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    He blames me for every mistake he makes. He left the dog out while I was sleeping and yelled at me for not putting the dog back up. He didn't even tell me that he did! I tried to...
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    Alright so...since you all know I like girls. And yes done it with a chick. Only one and first chick ever. We all know College experiences in college. One time and you move on...
    peacejenni peacejenni 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    1) your past doesn't matter to me 2) I am your friend 3) I promise _________
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    I left her instructions on the bed along with her clothes I have bought her for tonight. There is a knee length red dress that will hug her curves well, black lacey bra and...
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    My brother just made me cry. It's not what you think. He invited me to go to the fair with him and his girlfriend. But I hate going places and don't like the fair so I said no. He...
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    It comes a time in everyone's life that you have to stop, think about what your future looks like. Sometimes that means leaving someone in the past, so it's time to move forward...
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    Theirs not a day that doesn't go by that I don't think about my future or past.....or how I can learn from my past so I can improve my future and not make the same mistakes
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    It doesn't really matter when you decide to become involved in politics so long as you do. What does matter is that you do your homework, don't settle for what some would have you...
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    strong bond where we could tell each other anything and everything without any judgment. Our relationship was great physically and emotionally. I am however a virgin and he wasn't...
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    I hated my past, I feel like I didn't have a normal childhood and I was always treated differently. It makes me feel awful when I look back at it and I'm afraid for my future. I'm...
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    I hate myself for all the lies and deception I inflicted on my current boyfriend. I blame my family particularly. I am a cheater and this means I have broken my own value system. I...
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    In the past few years I've struggled with depression, anxiety, PTSD and an ednos, but I've pretty much won the battle. I was hospitalised for four months and I did a lot of healing...
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    Fact: I can't change the past Option: but I can change the future You have to take your mistakes for what they were in the past and use by not making the same ones in the future...
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    Something I will never fully understand is the past. I have one. You have one. We all have one. Depending on our age and life experiences, some of us may come with more baggage...
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    This will take a bit. 1. What would you name your future daughter? idk yet. that's gonna take some time to think about lol 2. Do you miss anyone? unfortunately :/ 3. What if I...
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    My moms bipolar, my dad an alcoholic, because of his problem he's angry all the time and is abusive towards me! I was in a abusive relationship and was raped twice it seems like...
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    The dark rain, jogging in the degree of the playground, rain down a sewer flow, tick, playing a song of memories of movement. Memories, rainy night, playground, we are not in the...
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    I need to stop dwelling over the past. The past is the past for a reason. As much as I would love to go back to the way it was its not possible. The past is the reason why I cannot...
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    the past already happened. unless time travel is invented, there's no way i can go back. but i have complete control of my future.
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    What ever is your past is already behind you, you can't turn back times, best way to do is move on forwards and plan for the future.
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