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I Will Not Let My Past Define Me

A group for all those who choose to look into the future even when it gets hard 44 People

    Religion

    I recently read a story here that stirred a lot of things from my past. I have led a long battle with religion and religious people. I have nothing against religious people as long as they don't try to shove it down my throat. Especially with lines like "you will go to Hell if...
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F 3 Responses May 30, 2013

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    Immense Capacity

    I have discovered I have an immense capacity for love. I am like a neverending fountain (as corky as that sounds). What I hadn't realized is that I did not share it with the people who need it and deserve it.I love my mom, but for the past two or so years I had been pulling away...
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F Jul 3, 2013

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    You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

    Or so they say... I know my age says I am not old, but in some ways I am ancient.I was brought up in a strange and tense environment. I was an unwanted child, just because I was born a girl. It's true, mom's reasons were so much more different from the ones he had (I will refer...
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F Sep 27, 2012

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    Letter To My 1 Year Old Self

    Hi there little one! I know you don't know me, but I remember you. I have kept you locked inside my lungs for years. I have felt your panic over and over, sometimes without even knowing it's yours. I know what it feels like, I know it hurts. I know how confusing it gets and how...
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2013

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    This Will Be The Most Personal Story I Share Here - Intro

    And it will surely take a long time to complete. But as I write it, I want to work on letting go. My life has gathered many beautiful things inside it, but it has also gathered a lot of pain and suffering. And I have held on to it too long.I make a pact with myself from this...
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F Sep 25, 2012

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    My past is dark, cold,

    cruel, un-human as it could possibly could get, at the hands of people called family, their acts of selfishness, abuse and thoughtless ignorance.... once upon a time they stole everything from me, to force me to their ways....stole my innocence, stole my dignity, stole my...
    DarkThornedLilyRose43 DarkThornedLilyRose43 41-45, F Feb 12

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    Related Experiences

    Amen to this group! Power to the people! My past is my past and I want nothing to do with it and I while I can't not let the memories get me down occasionally, I'm not going to let...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Mar 30

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    Ive had a really hard and bad experiences in the past. I got bullied which led me to quit and not finishing college. But now i really regret quitting college and letting those...
    changemylonelyworld changemylonelyworld 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Dear family, friends, and all seven billion people in this world, First off, let me tell you about myself. I am a thirteen year old girl, I have two sisters and one step-sister. My...
    mcsunshine09 mcsunshine09 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I used to have dreams for you, until you burned nearly every bridge of opportunity you had. You were brilliant -- the type that should've won a full scholarship to an Ivy League...
    ali1993 ali1993 18-21, F Apr 15

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    Every time i try to write about you I pause .. Then i start thinking .. No words could ever define you No words could define Your kind heart , your pure spirit , your incredible...
    Ann110 Ann110 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    Feeling horny right now. Wearing my ring around it and have them blue and soar. Willing to answer what ever you ask. Ask away. Let's have some fun.
    Subbie4Her Subbie4Her 36-40, M 57 mins ago

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    I believe in the healing a friend can give from their mere presence in your life. God brings us many types of friends. Some friends are for a lifetime and they stay with us from...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response 30 mins ago

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    "Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes." - Oscar Wilde In that case I have some really good experience. But that's in the past and I want to keep it there. But what...
    insanitycuresboredom insanitycuresboredom 22-25, F Mar 28

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    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...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    2 years ago, I met a boy, someone I really loved, yet being young I couldnt even recognise love let alone grasp the concept. So anyway things between me and him were great for a...
    missyy27 missyy27 16-17, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    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...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 8

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    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...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 6

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    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...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    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...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    The Art of letting goEach year around this time, this holiday season, I find myself reflecting all I have experienced. I have learned some incredible lessons of life. I have met...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    If I'm not sure if someone is really in the mind meld and I say something anyone else might think I'm stupid about I usually wait a while until they run their mouth off. People...
    givuparedy givuparedy 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    I must have had good days. I have good days here and there now, but when I stop on my path- to reevaluate where I have been and where I am going, I suddenly feel the same queasy...
    klesaful klesaful 18-21, F Mar 26

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    Venting to set myself free... Dear Soon-to-be Ex... As the divorce you have wanted so badly the last 17 months is near, I am writing this in order to let you go. To stop...
    ChangingDad ChangingDad 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I have been a pw for almost 20 years. My husband surrendered to the ministry late in life, so we are older. We pastor a small church, and it has been a successful pastorate for...
    Smallchurchpw Smallchurchpw 61-65, F Mar 31

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    Actually not even individuals define maturiry...sometimes I think noone really knows the meaning of that f*cking word xD
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    It amazes me how the ripples of our choices can reach so far. Whether it is a youthful naive choice or choice made with intent & forethought. Someone, somewhere, will be affected...
    Cina4352 Cina4352 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Idk if I can do this but I'll try! 1• What you look for in a boyfriend? - At least 175cm (5"9) tall, humor and doesn't lie to me. 2• Are you childish? - I don't think I am...
    Planetweird Planetweird 16-17, F Mar 29

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    My name’s John, and on January 2nd, 2014, I met the guy of my dreams. Yes, I said guy. Yes, I am gay. I’ve told quite a few people but haven’t really got around to...
    hallasholm101 hallasholm101 18-21 Apr 2

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    My name’s John, and on January 2nd, 2014, I met the guy of my dreams. Yes, I said guy. Yes, I am gay. I’ve told quite a few people but haven’t really got around to announcing...
    hallasholm101 hallasholm101 18-21 Apr 11

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    I don't understand why our society makes age such a huge deal. I know some people who are twice my age and still act like they are freshmen in high school. If someone in their late...
    bunnybear321 bunnybear321 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 12

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    I was born and raised as a Roman Catholic and I still am but I learned to be more open minded at an early age. I felt so lonely and I knew I wasn't from here because I knew my...
    lapluma808 lapluma808 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    My past was misspent. I was a bad boy who did time but eventually got wise. Now on parole, I see the limitations my prior mistakes place upon me. Robbery was my thing but I really...
    malice1960 malice1960 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I want you to know that my love was 100% real and i will always love you that i know for sure whether your love was real or not i know mine was and always will be. I don't know why...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Apr 4

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    "Mercy Me" She said, "Please, mercy me..." Back and forth they went, never finished and yet never decidedly committed. He painted her past two years ago, painted with the...
    ThQnOfHrts16 ThQnOfHrts16 22-25, F Apr 13

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    I cant get over things that have happened in the past... I need steps in forgiving and letting go!
    thoughtsandquestions thoughtsandquestions 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Couples profile so define who the question may be directed at, e.g. mr, mrs or both
    riandj riandj 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I realize that I have to let go of my past and have to move on throughout my life if I keep thinking about my past I'll keep being weak and never going back up I have become...
    vivienhuang13 vivienhuang13 13-15, F Mar 25

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    Today I feel much the same way I felt about a year and a half ago. It's been a good amount of time since I broke up with a very special person and things have gotten only a little...
    dannylivinlife dannylivinlife 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    ROBERT DELONG - "Global Concepts" - (Live from Ve…: http://youtu.be/B2r_-biU4sc think it burns my sense of truth To hear me shouting at my youth I need a way to sort it out...
    musicilove musicilove 36-40, F Apr 15

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    Life, it's small and simple. Find meaning and express it. I'm a single mother of two daughters and a full time college student. Believe me, I've been doing soul searching and...
    smilesofazombie smilesofazombie 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I don't know why, there's just something about the past that I can't let go..
    Thatssoawesome Thatssoawesome 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I am perfectly content biding my time. I'm going to prove my love to you, vanquish all your doubts and misgivings and never brag about it. I will be humble and thankful for the...
    DiosesOscuros DiosesOscuros 22-25, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I don't think I can personify this more than right now so here it goes. 2 months ago my house at university was broken into with all my valuables, including a laptop with all my...
    TheMagicMan66 TheMagicMan66 18-21, M 22 mins ago

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    We walk through life expecting tomorrow to be like today. Something happens and your reality is unfamiliar. Accident, illness, heartache, it could be any or all of these things...
    michael1971 michael1971 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I know that this is one of the biggest things that diminishes my quality of life and I am working on it. Yet, I have not been very successful in changing. Although, I am friendly...
    whatnow73 whatnow73 36-40, M Mar 25

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? Carmela-- after one of the sweetest girls I've ever met. 2: Do you miss anyone? Hell yeah. 3: What if I told you that you were...
    NekroNomikon NekroNomikon 18-21, F Mar 28

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    If I concentrate on what happened in my past, then that would be called giving up. I concentrate on what is better so I don't have to relive my past.
    Littlemonster77777 Littlemonster77777 13-15, F Mar 30

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    I know what's in the past should stay that way, but I have a hard time not thinking about my boyfriends sexual past. It was only a few girls, but one in particular I hate because...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F Apr 2

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    Dear 'Mom' , I'm sorry that I am not the perfect daughter you expected me to be. I know you say that if maybe if I were skinnier and looked better that maybe my dad wouldn't have...
    bulimicbixtch49 bulimicbixtch49 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I miss the past! There were so many good times. I fell in love, I had such great times with my best friends, had amazing sex. Now I'm stuck there. Yes there were also horrible...
    Es777 Es777 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 12

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