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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 48 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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    what do you do with somebody you still like but doesn't realize that you've moved on and have feelings for other people like crazy and just want your friendship with them back even...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 3 Responses May 13

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    My labyrinthine and convoluted problems
    TheOracleofDelphi TheOracleofDelphi 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    ---London, 1902, Hours Before Dawn---The rain came down in a non-sequential pattern. Muting as it had for centuries as it beat on the cobblestone streets below. It was intermittent...
    Elandra77 Elandra77 56-60 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Sometimes all you need to do is to let go. Take a step back from everything and take it all in. It is definitely a hard thing to do, but sometimes it is what needs to be done. I...
    Haywee123 Haywee123 22-25, F a week ago

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    If you are just taking up space in my circle, and I don't feel your activity, its likely our friendship might not last here. I have too many acquaintances already in my real life...
    Significant Significant 26-30, F 48 mins ago

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    I feel like I do not have any set label or stereotype and I like being this way. Everywhere I go, it always seems to be that it is split up into certain groups, and I conform to...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F May 10

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    Your age doesn't define your maturity, your education doesn't define your intellect, and people's thoughts about you don't define who you are
    PazzoG PazzoG 18-21, M 4 Responses May 1

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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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    My cousin is older than me obviously she has alot of internal issues alot of her friends have left her, so for god sake I said I would be the one that makes her pains less! Let me...
    RestlessFlame RestlessFlame 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Overnight the world in the UK ended and I am really frightened by it. This morning I was angry. I am not supposed to be political. I couldn't hold back. I erupted all over...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 12 Responses May 8

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    Okay, so I am 19, and I did a few things in refrence to remebering my pastlife. I don't remember much, but I do believe I died in Jonestown. When I was around 5, my family and I...
    Deadpunk18 Deadpunk18 18-21 1 Response May 4

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    And you shouldn't either. this statement will make address what im about to say...."The way you perceive life is how your life will be defined". I made the transition into a bad...
    theplanofaction theplanofaction 22-25, M Apr 28

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    I meet this guy from matrimonial site, he contact me and than started chasing me in a way that lot of phone calls and messages and i started to like the way he was doing all that...
    destinyandlife destinyandlife 26-30, F May 1

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    My brother shot himself in the head Sunday morning ,, 1 week from getting the news His Ex wife and Mother of his only child had died from cancer ,,she is now an Orphan ,,not alone...
    rckt148 rckt148 56-60, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    There are some crazy immature old people. So, no, age doesn't define as anything but a number of oppurtunity.
    Tak16 Tak16 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 25

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    If age defined maturity we'd all take a test before been given adult status but quite simply it doesn't and for some of us any approximation of age to maturity just doesn't apply...
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 30

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    Let's have fun with this! What's your new "favorite sex move?!". I got "Horizontal Hot Pocket".... I can't even imagine how that would look 😂😭
    Deepyearningformore Deepyearningformore 22-25, M 7 Responses Apr 30

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    I don't think age defines maturity because of the evidence that goes against it. A 32 old man can be more immature than a 19 year old. Even more drastic is a 9 year old can be...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F 3 Responses May 8

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    I would trust my family and friends with my life, but not my pain. My pain is mine; mine to keep, mine to solve. I trust my friends, but I wouldn't tell them things that could be...
    tearfilledocean tearfilledocean 16-17, F May 9

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    (warning this is a very long story and i was just wanting to vent) my thoughts are going 100mph while I lay here in Ned awake since 2am it is now 7 am. I'm thinking about how much...
    crazy4love crazy4love 22-25, F 1 Response May 12

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    Being aware of the damage bcoz of the way I were raised sure gave me the choice to not act upon it n let it in latent state. I know that bcoz of my dad I feel undeserving he said...
    candles700 candles700 22-25, F 4 Responses May 13

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    Its been a difficult year but I finally think things are coming together. I think all of this had to happen to remind me to let go of the past and deal with it cause my life isn't...
    minuet1965 minuet1965 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    There's this girl I really like but I'm afraid to get attached bc I'm afraid my past will Mess everything up I'm afraid the people I used to hang with will mess things up I'm...
    Slugboy Slugboy 18-21, M 1 Response May 12

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 a week ago

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    42 days, 10 hours, 28 minutes, 56 seconds. All this time spent only to fail at being happy once again, and I just swallow my emotion like I always do and just say to myself that...
    anonymousdrummer anonymousdrummer 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 24

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    Today im gonna to say i believe i can let go of past and move on,im gonna to throw these negative thoughts away,im gonna to start my new life. I Love Life no matter how it...
    Runningawaygirl Runningawaygirl 18-21, F May 3

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    I've let the past affect me for so long that it's ruined a lot of relationships and things I want to do in my life...I wish it was easy to just let the last go and focus on the...
    emylauren27 emylauren27 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    I have best friend who is everything to me. She's like sister to me. We have so much good times. She is from Russia, she has been here about two years. Two months ago she sad...
    Nalke2621 Nalke2621 18-21, F 1 Response May 10

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    I'm not upset anymore and I do believe there are good men out there. I making peace with everything because I want to move forward. I don't want to fight these demons anymore. I...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Apr 25

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    Swimming downwards Facing the depth of darkness There is no light in my heart There is no radiance above me So I dive, deeper into the sea Where your eyes, are awaiting...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M May 10

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    I was asked once what would I change in my life if I had such chance ? I thought hard about it and the only things that I found was avoiding hurting people and thanking to those...
    laughingsoul laughingsoul 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    I've been brought up going to church! All I have ever known is to be a PK! I love Church and have a relationship with Jesus! I try and be the best Christian!! I struggle with...
    Ca789 Ca789 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    So my past is a little messed up. When I was five, I was continuously molested by my older brother until I was six. Then in 7th grade I started to cut myself. That's when the...
    brieftimetravelinfluencer brieftimetravelinfluencer 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    Thank God - I let go. Today is my free day. No more going back on my past relationship. All is just memories
    casey2715 casey2715 31-35, F 5 Responses May 2

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    I cannot let him go nor do I want to.Why would I let someone go who makes me so happy? I tell him everything. He knows my worries and fears. He knows my joys and jealousies. He is...
    KuriosityKills KuriosityKills 31-35, F 1 Response May 3

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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