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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 54 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, F Feb 12, 2014

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    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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    Related Experiences

    I dont really think of it as a big deal or anything. In high school I had a friend who is black and I always saw her with straight hair one day she came to school and it was wavy...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    I may be struggling and don't particularly feel this way today, but I am grateful for my brokenness. Pretty silly isn't it?? "A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    What a great “weigh” to start a Wednesday! My morning weigh-in was 201 lbs., so not only did I meet my 200 lb. goal, but also gained a bonus pound! Must have been...
    New2fat71 New2fat71 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    I had a long day and although it was productive and I kept reminding myself it's beautiful, I just wasn't feeling it. So as soon as I was done with my day, I found myself driving...
    JustBreathe4J JustBreathe4J 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have borderline personality disorder, depression, strong anger & anxiety. I quit my last two jobs because I couldn't deal with people. I signed up for disability, and I'm not...
    keltic815 keltic815 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I can't change my past, our past, but I can change my future and it is mine because there is not "us" in it anymore. You hurt me and I must remember that. I must remember all...
    American19 American19 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    1 I do not like being bossed around. 2 I love solitude and adventures 3 I'm independent and will always rely on my instincts 4 My philosophy is knowing your enemy so well that...
    opportunist opportunist 18-21, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    ...but I will never get discouraged and give up...I've come too far.
    GraesSparrow GraesSparrow 51-55, F 18 hrs ago

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    Just when you think you can change your future the universe will remind you that is a delusion and while we can hope for things we never truly know what will happen. Be in the...
    peachygreens peachygreens 31-35, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    this is the very 1st time in any forum ...i will let my feelings fly. i wish to be submissive in only this way. he may take what he wishes and how he wishes..
    GioiaMia GioiaMia 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Have you ever wondered that some of the things that happened to you if they wouldn't have happened or happenend differently would your life be any different than what it is now. I...
    CindersAndSmokes CindersAndSmokes 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I was surprised and devastated to hear today that my pastor is stepping down..and leaving the church because he has done wrong against his family..I'm going to miss him and his...
    Peace0217 Peace0217 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Hand written letters are a thing of the past nowadays. People use text, email & other forms of communication. I've always loved writing letters and still do. I write my Dad every...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I do and say a lot of horrible things. They say actions are what define you. I don't want to do terrible things. I often don't know they're bad when I'm doing them. I think about...
    stjimmy765 stjimmy765 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    A man I was seeing for 6 months has moved away without telling me. I met him (I'll call him Paul to make things easier) because he was a neighbour who lived down the street from...
    enid11 enid11 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I find myself missing things I shouldn't miss these days. Does that ever happen to you? Things that were never real to start with, but your feelings you experienced during the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 a week ago

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    9 months ago, I fell in love with you. 6 months ago, you left me without a goodbye. 5 months ago, you went back to visit, yet I never chose to see you. 2 months ago, I saw you once...
    HeartsBlossoms HeartsBlossoms 13-15, F a week ago

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    I'm a 15 year old sissyboy who secretly wears his 17 year old sisters bra panties bikini lingirie tights leggings dresses skirts tank tops gowns heels lipstick skinny jeans heels...
    sissyboyteen sissyboyteen 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Making Peace with Your Past: Choosing Forgiveness Are you haunted by something that happened in your past? Whether someone wronged you or you made a decision you regret, Dr. Phil...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I'm trying to play it cool, and my friend told me to too. I could easily tell you how I feel over facebook msgr just as easily, because we've been that way for the past few months...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Feb 2

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    That's what I'm going to do...my habit of procrastination held me down through all these years and ruined my life...but I will not let these same things happen to me again in the...
    missdeterminedforever missdeterminedforever 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    I have had too many stresses on my mind recently and have felt incredibly overwhelmed by life. This being an adult thing is really difficult sometimes you know?This morning I as I...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    An open letter to myself for when I am ready to recover: Strange how the urge to start a new life creates incentive to end the current. It is not humanity that makes the world seem...
    Myplethora Myplethora 22-25, F Feb 1

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    Our past helped define who we have become. Good or bad I am who I am because of it.
    TowerJimmyDabzs TowerJimmyDabzs 31-35, M Jan 31

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    I think the past is part of who we are. It's a resource of experiences , good and bad, that we can recall at certain times. I don't really want to let go of the past, people with...
    Nikkisela Nikkisela 61-65, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    This site probably has a purpose defined by the designers which escapes me, so I have only my imagination to depend upon. Thus I believe that I choose friends by firstly, their...
    heqawaset heqawaset 70+, M Jan 31

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    I hold onto it like a cherished memory... I couldn't let go of the pain if my life depended on it, and my life DOES depend on it! If I don't let go, I'll end up in a living death...
    xXverlorenXx xXverlorenXx 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Another day, another person soon to leave my life. As I am sure you have experienced, people come and go into ones life. I struggle with letting people in, close to my heart...
    itscake itscake 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    The labyrinth of my mind won't be defined and is confined until the stars align and the sun brings its light on life which was lost to be thought forever. I won't be told. I must...
    Everyheartbeat Everyheartbeat 26-30 1 Response Jan 26

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    I believe age defines very little in fact. Age is merely a number allotted to us by ourselves as a means of division. Like "oh you're 18. You are so young, still have so much to...
    ToughLoveKitten ToughLoveKitten 18-21, F 14 Responses Jan 26

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    I felt my anxiety begin to rise earlier so I decided to meditate to calm myself down and make light of the storm I am facing. I learned a few things in my meditation. For one, for...
    Negrita13131 Negrita13131 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    All these years i let myself haunted by my own insecurities, i let myself absorbed all the negativities i don't even deserve. I settled for less, fear change. Avoiding anything...
    blitzkrieg7 blitzkrieg7 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    Some of these are my strengths as well as my flaws. No really my flaws. 1-Dramatic. Helps me write really good stories. 2-Immature. I can be really immature, and very very...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 70+, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    When people my age act like they know everything, I can't help but shake my head, because the fact is we really don't. We haven't experienced enough of adult life, even if we think...
    FatalOrca FatalOrca 18-21, F 15 Responses Jan 24

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    I am unloved, but I choose to love deeply. (hopefully a positive tone for those that feel hopeless; and no, this is not a story of a girl who felt like she could never have love...
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