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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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    But that's how it goes! It takes a strong and positive person to keep on track and take that detour if needed. All roads lead to Rome!!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    So sad, I feel like the past present and future were rolled in a ball and thrown at me today. I stopped at the IGA store after work and it occurred to me, who the heck am I? Why am...
    severalanimals severalanimals 56-60, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    On July 23, 1973, I waited to die. I knew I'd be dead by morning. I prayed to God to heal me, and to save my soul, and He did just that! I know my Redeemer lives. He walks with me...
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    I don't know because I don't know entirely what determines what 'attractive' is.
    NocheSombra NocheSombra 18-21, F 1 Response May 10

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    I wonder if she knows How often I think of her Picturing her smile And green eyes that add allure I wonder if she knows All the little things she does That tugs at my...
    srfchopper srfchopper 56-60, M May 24

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    In life nothing comes with an instruction manual, we can only draw on our own experiences to gain knowledge. I no longer think I have purpose in life, I have Children and a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses May 3

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    im a leo and don't know what does that lead to ...
    JF220 JF220 18-21, M 1 Response May 5

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    It's begun to get to me... I'm 33, and I'm even turning a year older this year - although I bet that last part isn't much of surprise to anyone. I feel pretty certain that I've...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 5 hrs ago

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    What's your dream job? Counsellor Where do you think you will be 10 years from now? Married with lots of kids and achieved my dream job! Thats right where I want to be perfect...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? Annalise Maddie or Kayleigh Helena 2: Do you miss anyone? Unfortunately, yes. 3: What if I told you that you were pretty? I'd thank you...
    lynnealine lynnealine 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? Carrie 2: Do you miss anyone? No, not really 3: What if I told you that you were pretty? I'd say thanks :) 4: Ever been told 'it's not...
    RavenoftheDead RavenoftheDead 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    EP wouldn't let me copy so I'm making up some that I don't remember... 1) What would you name your future daughter? Carleigha Rose 2) Do you miss someone? Yes, my best friend 3...
    ForeverAlone2019 ForeverAlone2019 16-17, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    ^^^^ This phrase right here is so valuable ! I don't care if you've had a bad childhood,or a bad couple weeks or a bad year, THAT'S BEHIND YOU ! And now that you uselessly spent...
    MeAndMySelf98 MeAndMySelf98 16-17, M 1 Response May 13

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    I like most people have gone through some pretty bad moments in my past .. I have found say the last Ten Years to have taken their toll .. I went through a very rough patch with my...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 16 Responses 6 days ago

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    The past is a bitter pill to swallow, but the future can be more frightening and uncertain, so I keep swallowing that bitter pill from the past, as it eats away at my heart and...
    angeleyes4urpleasure angeleyes4urpleasure 41-45, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I sang to you Swaying side to side Looking at you smile Remembering words If only they were enough Kissing you ; Like you wanted to be loved ; You laugh in shame Only me to...
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    I used to be abused by my dad, back when i was 14 and 15 years old, when my sister moved out and wasn't there to protect me... I've always had problems with my parents... my mom...
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    I'm bored so here we go 1: What would you name your future daughter? Geo 2: Do you miss anyone? Yep. I didn't know him well, but I wish I did. 3: What if I told you that you...
    letsfightinglove letsfightinglove 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I would have married a woman after only knowing her 3 months. I knew I wanted to marry her within 2 weeks. Gladly, I would have loved her forever and laid down in traffic for her...
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    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 12 Responses May 8

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    the past is: a long lost friend, a heart break, an experience, an enemy and a memory they will always follow you, even though you'd feel them getting further and further behind...
    mmx3 mmx3 22-25, F 4 Responses May 13

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    I could live in self pity and dwell on the past and be bitter my own father stole my childhood from me but I won't allow him to ruin my future as well as my past
    ChloeValintina ChloeValintina 26-30, F 3 Responses May 20

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    I am a very closed up person. I have some friends (used to have lots) but really... Couldn't trust most. So after blah blah blah throughout my life, I changed. I would hope for the...
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    1: What would you name your future daughter? Penelope 2: Do you miss anyone? Yeah 3: What if I told you that you were pretty? *blushes* 4: Ever been told 'it's not you, it's me...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I left home when I was 16 yrs old. I quickly learned the harsh realities of REAL LIFE. I have seen many disheartening things. I have learned most life lessons the hard way, and I...
    BrokeBandit BrokeBandit 36-40, F May 9

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    In all honesty, why does this experience exist? Have we gotten to such a low point that we need to be told if we are attractive or not. I understand if you are maybe feeling self...
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    You want to know the truth? I am terrified of what the future holds for me. I won't keep that a secret, I am terrified. Terrified that one day I will grow old wondering where did...
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    the past was my yeasterday , i can't remember things , nor these things are important to me . when ever some one asks me " what's your story ?" i stay for a while searching for a...
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    I did stupid things in my past that were really immature and idiotic but i hate when people act like a person cant change. Stop bringing up my past its over now im tryna move on...
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