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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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    The past is the past. It's meant to stay there.
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Iv been betrayed trampled on abused but this wont stop me living for today , life is for living the past is the past there are wounds yes and the memorys but the storm passes and...
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    For real this you know what whatever
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    I was horribly abused as a child, the verbal insults would have been enough. My step father liked to beat me he got a perverse pleasure out of it. When the mood hit I was the...
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    On a scale from 1-10 I use a 9.7, because a 10 means being perfect and perfection doesn't exist so I use 9.7. Don't ask me why it's not a 9.9 because I don't know either.
    Skuggington Skuggington 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    IK for a fact that blood doesn't make family because most of my family ignores me and makes me feel sad and bad about myself I only trust 3 people in my family . To me my real...
    Hiddenamoungus Hiddenamoungus 13-15, F Jul 10

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    The saddest part of loving someone is knowing that he doesn't really love you the way you do. If only i could get your heart back from her, i would. Hurts me so bad cause i know...
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    We simply don't control the timeline. And don't even think that anything happens for a reason! It's all random. Good luck.
    Sinjintiger Sinjintiger 41-45, M Jun 30

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    I've always been alone some people here have made it rough for me but I'm going on strong no matter what you call me
    PaperyRiver123 PaperyRiver123 13-15, T 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Im not looking for someone who is perfect to the world just perfect for me
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F Jun 24

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    - you have a dynamic, inquisitive inner nature, highly motivated to accomplish something worthwhile in life: righting the wrongs and dispensing justice for all, championing those...
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    So far all this chocolate, booze and cigarettes hasn't killed me so it must be making me stronger.
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    1-What was your favorite food when you were a child? Mcdonalds (I ain't fat though) 2-What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod? I don't have an iPod but, on my phone it's...
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    I know that this sounds stupid, but my mother doesn't feed me. She used to, make food like rice, chicken, potatoes, and she put it in containers that we could all eat from. I was...
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    I know things could be worse and theirs people that have it harder and worse than I do, but I just didn't think this would happen to me. I am thankful for the things I do have and...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F Jul 14

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    I had no idea that this can happen to me. This all started when I got married before 4 years. I had couple of boyfriends before that, but that didn't workout because of cultural...
    Abhipsa Abhipsa 26-30, F Jul 9

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    Deer Spirit Animal Deer spirit animal and totem meaning When you have the deer as spirit animal, you are highly sensitive and have a strong intuition. By affinity with this animal...
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    CAPRICORN SIGN People of Capricorn sign are cautious, their sight is directed towards the future, and their feet stand firm on the ground. Capricorn sign people of both sexes...
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    How To Find Your Spirit Animal Everyone has a spirit animal. Here are tips on how to find, connect and develop a meaningful relationship with your spirit or power animal. Whether...
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    I'm 20 and yet I present myself as a grown man, not on how I look but how I act and respond. A lot of the people around my age don't seem to get a grasp the idea of becoming older...
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    1: What would you name your future daughter? I have a few ideas, there for my noggin only, he he ;) 2: Do you miss anyone? All the time 3: What if I told you that you were...
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    This is just a summary of my journey. When I was younger I would hear a voice call my full name when I was alone. Later I found out that is was God calling out my name. (At last...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    SAGITTARIUS SIGN People of Sagittarius sign are very sociable and friendly. The true nature of Sagittarius sign is a generous and cheerful idealist. They are kind people and do...
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    PISCES SIGN Pisces sign is the sign of eternity in the Zodiac. Pisces sign is difficult to be described exactly. Among Pisces sign there are many creative and artistic people...
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      I’m really at a loss here. I’ve been with my boyfriend for the past 8 years. I’m 40 and he’s 61. When we met, I knew he had a vasectomy while his ex was pregnant...
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    Ive screwed things up with some people, but i know im not a bad person and i wont shed another tear. The past is called the past for a reason. i cant go back in time, and my...
    Breelovely98 Breelovely98 16-17, F Jul 15

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    I use to selfharm. I had 10 scars underneath a purple bracelet that I never take off. I have been treating my scars for 3 years, today I realized that only 8 are still visible...
    SaphiraJane SaphiraJane 16-17, F 8 Responses Jun 29

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    It doesn't matter how old you are. I know children who are more mature than elders. Some people are forced to grow mature, while others simply want to stay a child forever. My...
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    I think everyone In their life has done some things they aren't proud of but that doesn't mean you should live in the past. Living in the past is a bad thing to do. It's in the...
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    1: What would you name your future daughter? Abrielle 2: Do you miss anyone? Yes 3: What if I told you that you were pretty? i would thank you 4: Ever been told “it’s not...
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    Well not really my future, but as i was listening to music my future came to mind. I was imagining one thing in particular, my wedding planning. I mean right now; things aren't the...
    twiligth2013 twiligth2013 16-17, F Jul 4

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    So you guys remember that guy I mentioned, the 28 year old? Well, I'm really starting to like him. A lot. But how do I explain my life to him. My past, my present. I don't want him...
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    For as long as I can remember my father has been distant in my life, always on the outskirts and never really participating. This has always baffled me, hurt me, and deeply angered...
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    1: What would you name your future daughter? Liliana 2: Do you miss anyone? All the time 3: What if I told you that you were pretty? I would assume you were highly intoxicated 4...
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    1: What would you name your future daughter? Ariella 2: Do you miss anyone? Yeah, I miss my grandpa like hell. 3: What if I told you that you were pretty? Oh thanks ^-^ 4: Ever...
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    Im tired of some adults thinking they know everything or more then teens and kids just because their older. Yeah some kids/teens aren't as mature and wise as some but age is just a...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 1

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    I just needed someone to reach out to. My ex blocked me on Facebook & I don't understand what I did?? It's been two years, I have moved on romantically but I miss my friend. We...
    MicheleAerin MicheleAerin 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    In an effort to make a long story short, I will sum up by saying that I have been married to my husband for 11 yrs and we started dating in high school 15 yrs ago. We had our first...
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    i'm writing this story for people to read and learn about something that so many ask about and rather then repeatedly writing about the same thing I'm going to put it all here I'm...
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    I lost him. The situation was complicated and the way things turned out gave no other option but to end it. It makes me sad knowing how he's feeling and that I'll have to keep...
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    Past is past. No reasons to regrets. The future is the thing that inspires me.
    lindahe lindahe 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 30