I Want to Leave the Past Behind

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    The Past Haunts Me

    I still dwell on the girl that got away and the pains of growing up.  I was far from the popular kid in school growing up.  I was constently teased and told how unattractive and ugly I was.  That has stuck with me for a long time, even know I still get nervous and...
    TRhino TRhino
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Jul 31, 2008

    I miss the past, back

    when life was easier, when the only thing i or anyone else in my family had to worry about was the Superbowl, now its all changed. Ever since my health went downhill its all changed, all the plans i had back then are now gone due to my illness and the restrictions it has, i miss...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 7, 2015

    i was going to leave ep ''delete my account''

    because of stupid people who lied to me ignored me even if i've been very nice with everyone but at the end i figured out everyone is selfish and they don't deserve me .maybe if it was another girl in my place i think she wouldn't care abt those dudes all i wanna say right now...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2015

    I want to leave it behind

    but there's just so much of it. I need a fork lift to get rid of it all.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 10, 2015

    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 past for a reason soo forget about it and just move on! Live in the future or present lol. Don't look back! Look ahead ➡
    toiletwater toiletwater
    18-21, M
    Jul 8, 2014

    I'm constantly thinking about past awkward

    and embarrasing experiences i've had and it makes me feel like ****..
    bsm96 bsm96
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 3, 2014

    So, I'm going trough a bad break up I was with

    him for over 10 years. I thought he was the one but it turns out when I tired of waiting and asked for a serious commitment he said I Wasn't the One, and that he didn't see himself with me and my family. Amazing after I forgave two infidelities because he said he was...
    CybrMnky CybrMnky
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2014

    I can't seem to clear my head.

    I have started having intense longing for the past, even though I hate my past. I miss random things, like certain games or songs. I can't seem to let go.
    TheAtheistAdvocate TheAtheistAdvocate
    18-21, M
    Dec 13, 2014

    It's been 2 weeks and I never heard anything

    from him. 14 days seem not enough for me to understand why I have to get through with this chaotic feeling. I just can't figure out how to pick up my shattered heart. I want to forget. I love him so much. I have no choice but to let it go since he had chosen to walk away from me...
    zelp zelp
    18-21, F
    Nov 7, 2015

    Stop Me From Loving You

    Time and again I have been trying over and over To straighten myself from the darkest thing I’ve ever done in my life. I have tried to be responsible in my actions Be mature enough to stand and correct that miscalculated presumption, Of a luscious mistake I so love to...
    chrisfairy chrisfairy
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2010

    Desperate To Leave The Past Behind...

    I don't want to leave the past behind... I am DESPERATE to.  I don't know how much power I have over that, though.  I deal w/ bad dreams and haunting flashbacks that don't let me leave anything behind.  Family that rubs all my mistakes in my face and uses any...
    laneyluv laneyluv
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 9, 2010

    My first best friend turned his back away from

    me. I turned my back away from my second best friend. Even though I'm now okay with my first best friend, I can't help but remember the good memories we had. What's more sickening about me is that I didn't regret turning my back away from my second best friend ( even though I...
    13robert13 13robert13
    16-17, M
    Apr 5, 2014

    They Won't Let It Go...

    Just because people in my life refuse to not let the past go - doesn't mean I have to. I have a choice in my own life and I choose to have loving and supportive people in it. I will always love my family - always. However they seem to think that I have made some grave "mistake...
    breathePeaceLove breathePeaceLove
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 14, 2011

    Ever since this girl first walked into our

    school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my mind I was thinking "you know what, I'm gonna try to talk to her, I need to man up, I need to know how to talk to a girl and here's my first...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 3, 2014

    Fates Warning-"Leave The Past Behind" From

    their album, Parallels. http://youtu.be/DmJmf10NNEE
    immortalspirit immortalspirit
    31-35, M
    Dec 2, 2014

    Every Year.

    Three years ago, a week before christmas, I tried to kill myself. I was in the hospital for a week, and lied to get out. Now every year since, I think; Maybe this year.
    imgettingthere imgettingthere
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2011

    I Have Left My Past..

    I have left most of my past and regrets, I only have one I am stuck with. That is my mother, I love this town but I have to get out :)
    Greenlander Greenlander
    16-17, F
    3 Responses May 9, 2010

    I will forget, forgive,

    and learn from the past. I will not let it choose my destiny!
    liveyourlife8901 liveyourlife8901
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 12, 2014

    I can't ever forget about the people

    who hurt me. Always on my mind, in my dreams, constant tears and I cannot stand it.
    2grunge4u 2grunge4u
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2014

    how do I forgive my past self

    so I can move on to a brighter future?
    lilpoetbear lilpoetbear
    26-30, F
    Mar 10, 2015

    I'm finally doing that,

    maybe it's all about when you're ready instead of when you want it to happen.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Jan 26


    Some people come into our lives and quickly go.Forgotten soon. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. I can relate to it because I have been through a similar phase. Its more than a decade now. You have occupied my thoughts...
    coldontheinside coldontheinside
    1 Response Aug 6, 2013

    It's funny how day by day nothing changes

    but when you look back, everything's different
    marianajohnson marianajohnson
    18-21, F
    Jul 20, 2015

    I've had a rough past,

    and I'm trying to get away from it, but it always ends up catching up to me in some way.
    AManOfFewWords AManOfFewWords
    16-17, M
    Sep 9, 2015

    Ex Girlfriend

    I had my first girlfriend when I was a sophomore in high school. We had promised forever and planned to get married and all that fun stuff. I believed she was my first love and that she meant everything to me. She was a junior at the time. We were each others firsts for...
    kayyyy3319 kayyyy3319
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 23, 2013

    I Feel I Have

    This has been one of my greatest challenges. Mistakes, regret, joy, lust, love and youth. Remembering, holding onto these things, I nearly gave up on my happiness. It was a process, to forgive myself, to forgive others, and to let go. I hit a point, trying so hard to be free of...
    peacefulknowing peacefulknowing
    22-25, F
    Mar 15, 2012

    Light My Past On Fire

    For the last 2 New Years Eve's in arow I have brought  in the New Year with a meditation circle.....We write on paper all the things we want to leave behind in the closing year on paper and then light it on fire and drop it into a bowl...a little ritaul known as the "Burning...
    mystiqueshadow mystiqueshadow
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2011

    I Overpower It

    I freed myself from its bondage and it will no longer have any power over me and I will not miss it or long for it.  I left you behind and I am not looking back.
    jc2009 jc2009
    41-45, M
    7 Responses Sep 14, 2010

    My boyfriend mother requires allot of one to

    one attention with him and is not very welcoming to me and gets jealous. It's hard for us to meet up due to this. She cries of he does anything with me. She speaks in a different language at the dinner table and I'm excluded when I'm at their house. My family invite my boyfriend...
    llivan llivan
    22-25, F
    Apr 29, 2015

    I wanna live again, without the past weighting

    me down and threatening me. How do I progress?
    SecretWraith SecretWraith
    18-21, F
    Nov 27, 2014

    Me Also!

    I would love to leave the past in the past-------and I know that sounds like it would be very simple right? Well to a point it is the fact is that some things are really trying to some ones mental state of mind.  a point 9/11/2001 all those helpless people that were at work or...
    Garfield123456789 Garfield123456789
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 28, 2011

    I want to forget the things

    that hurt me. I want to start new. My mother, she is the sweetest person alive. She's hardheaded but she's the best. My sister is rough around the edges but she's super fun My two little brothers are awesome, ones a prankster and the other wants to be a model. It's funny...
    pewpew6488 pewpew6488
    22-25, M
    Jun 22, 2014

    I really want to leave it behind trust me

    but it is something that never leaves me how much i try to run away it always follows me.It made me dark.A person i dnt recognize most people simply say to forget the past and move on like im not trying to like im sticking to it.i dnt want to I want to get over it and be normal...
    liveindream liveindream
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 6, 2015

    I want to leave this place

    and never look back.
    emilynicolexx emilynicolexx
    22-25, F
    Apr 8, 2014

    Anyone live close to LA,

    CA? Message me on here if you do
    ddayyuumm ddayyuumm
    18-21, F
    Jun 5, 2014

    To Move Forward

    Forgive but don't forget. We all make mistakes. Forgetting isn't all that bad either, but worse is repeating. Look to the future. Time heals if you let it. A fragile body can't bear any more hatred (both received and given.) Love. Live.
    LadyofDaydreams LadyofDaydreams
    Jul 18, 2010

    The past knocks..but u turn to ignore it

    and it whisps by like a cool dead swirling breeze
    wingedjaguar wingedjaguar
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 4, 2015

    I regret a lot of my past

    and it comes back to haunt me every day. There were guys I should have never dated but I wasn't confident enough to say no. There were girls I wanted as friends but I was too shy to say yes. I mentally broke people down making them feel bad about themselves. I wish I was more...
    lilpoetbear lilpoetbear
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 15

    Leaving the Past

    I would like to escape selective parts of my past  - but it continues to follow me !
    yrral32 yrral32
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2011

    i want to leave this country

    but i dont want to go back to my home country. there are bad memories in both places.
    sheiszahra sheiszahra
    26-30, F
    Nov 30, 2014

    My dad keeps reminding me

    when I went to help with a party and someone put alcohol in my drink, and then I smoked long time ago. Great way to make myself and my past 😒
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    Jul 8, 2014

    Your past does not define you.

    How you are now does.
    puggylovey puggylovey
    18-21, M
    Nov 26, 2015

    I am a very negative person

    because of my past experiences. I've been working very hard to forgive and let go but can't seem to let go of the rage/sadness. any suggestions?
    Shelleybean87 Shelleybean87
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 7, 2015

    Just Go

    I think about it sometimes. Getting up and just leaving this life behind. Starting over somewhere else as someone new. Would it be harder or easier? Would I regret it or find it to be the best decision I've ever made? My past has turned me into someone I hate. There is nothing...
    TheRelapseDevil TheRelapseDevil
    18-21, F
    Feb 18, 2013

    I Want To Leave The Past Behind

    I stay there all the time. I'm beginning to stay there too much. There is much I can't forget-ever.But other stuff-I know I could do without those memories-why do I hold on to them anyway?I became an alcoholic but sobered up, I've done good things, and I've done bad. So while I'm...
    BCBoomer58 BCBoomer58
    56-60, F
    7 Responses May 25, 2010

    I just want a new life :( I can't stand this

    life I've created for myself
    dqtxeb25 dqtxeb25
    22-25, F
    Oct 31, 2015

    "Let today be the day you learn the grace of

    letting go and the power of moving on."
    pyeito pyeito
    31-35, M
    Apr 5, 2015
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