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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

    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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    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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    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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    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

    It's been months since I was on EP. I am not sure why I logged in this morning. I was going to say tonight since I have not gone to bed yet. Life has been very interesting for me...
    1petitegreeneyes 1petitegreeneyes 46-50, F 11 Responses Jan 4

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    There is no handbook on how to raise a child, some are born with the natural ability others it might take some time. It's not so much how we were raised but rather the life lessons...
    JustAGirLinAbaR JustAGirLinAbaR 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    As I've come to the conclusion they are still affecting me more than I thought was possible. I've always been a great believer in NOT letting past experiences lead or define me as...
    AN76 AN76 36-40, F Jan 4

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    Last year was a game changer for me..i left my boyfriend of five years last February. It was difficult to do but I don't regret it. It took me over a year to work up the courage...
    lambkin lambkin 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    So I ran into an ex tonight...one of the hardest and most awkwRd moments of my life! He was with his new girl...typical scenario! I lose the guy, I get replaced...I couldn't look...
    madusand madusand 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    1) I will tell you the absolute truth about anything. If you ask me if I think you're fat I'll honestly answer. Or if I did something deemed as bad. 2) I know if I am at fault...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Jan 17

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    i will let you lick me all. and a great passionate romance all night long.
    YaminMalik YaminMalik 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Age is more clearly defined in experience. Never making a persons maturity definable. Age is a number, it is said. There are older people who are defined more readily by their...
    Corzomec Corzomec 18-21, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I will become a Bat... xD In all seriousness, I will prove that my Grandma was right to have faith I'd make it as an actor. That might not be something people generally define as...
    Jamin91 Jamin91 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    I am writing this incase anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation . . . Please do not worry about me, I have been free of this relationship for 7 years now. I am a lot...
    elimarie7 elimarie7 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    She wanted to rid herself of the past, rid herself of the weight being carried around every day. Never have been one to share true raw emotions with others, but rather smile and...
    JustAGirLinAbaR JustAGirLinAbaR 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I would like some insight on this. If this sounds like I met my lover from a past life, or if this seems to be mere coincidence. I have never really given much thought to past...
    malbearxo malbearxo 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? No intention of conciveing kids. 2: Do you miss anyone? No 3: What if I told you that you were pretty? No reaction 4: Ever been...
    MichaelS41074 MichaelS41074 36-40, M 7 hrs ago

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    1) My foot size is 8(USA size) 2)Blood is O+ 3) People either think I'm white or South American or Puerto Rican 4) I hate having my period and no I'm not switching to the 9month...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 13 hrs ago

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    I love my little wolf demon so much I never want to let him go or be away from me. I never let him out of my sight. We are always talking and having fun together. Sigh love.
    Wolfy14 Wolfy14 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    I start my new job as deputy manager with a housing provider for looked after teens tomorrow!! Excited to get back out there doing ground work as I've been working hostels for past...
    AspireToBeFree AspireToBeFree 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    We are a about a week away from my sheduled embryo transfer. Its ours but I am tempted daily to NOT do it anymore and disappear. :/ Whatever HIS issues are he needs therapy but...
    DesireHappy DesireHappy 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 3

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    So... I saw the question of the day, 'Did you do everything you wanted to do in 2014?' and an idea occurred to me, why don't I go back in my stories and see what I wrote for myself...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I am going to be 30 in 16 days. I have 2 wonderful children who are my world. I grew up in a rough home, moved out at 16. I felt I had to, or I was going to end up just like my...
    sohurtnow sohurtnow 26-30 Jan 15

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    Since I was... 12 or 13 I've had people mistake my age by about 3 years more usually. Being raised by my grandma has given me a very mature state of mind and I respond to things in...
    MyDaddysSpecialGirl MyDaddysSpecialGirl 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 1

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    It's not age that defines you, it's your mind and how you view the world. Many people are mature based off the experiences they've gone through in life. That's is what defines us...
    TayCon321 TayCon321 16-17, M Jan 7

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    Age doesn't define maturity. ------------- I mean yes, a certain age has a certain brain development and decision-making skills, but that can just be the little part.. I've seen...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 2 Responses Jan 16

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    I'm not writing stories on here in hopes of gaining pity or "likes" or seeking attention for that matter. I'm truly just sharing stories with my feelings/thoughts about them that I...
    JustAGirLinAbaR JustAGirLinAbaR 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Things??? >:) let's seeeeeee...I love my... 1. hands. ^.^ 2. eyes. 3. butt 4. ears 5. lips 6. voice 7. good personality 8. fashion 9. intelligence lastly... my talents.. ^.^
    Achelle07 Achelle07 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    I don't think I've ever had a great understanding for people who can't let go of the past. So maybe what I'm going through now is an important learning curve and that's how I'm...
    threestepsback threestepsback 18-21, F Dec 25, 2014

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    I'm willing to do whatever I have to do to let go of my son's father.. I want him to stay but it's just hurting me more to be with him. Our son is stuck in the middle.. He doesn't...
    Jeshayna Jeshayna 18-21, F Jan 3

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    It's true Heck i know guys my age who act exactly like they did in 7th grade Me, I'm kinda a old soul I like old music, I believe in traditional values, and I just wish the...
    Funnychase66 Funnychase66 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm all out of time machines so nothing I can do with the past as much as I continue to regret letting my life be controlled by others, falling into group homes to be treated...
    DarkPhoenix1985 DarkPhoenix1985 26-30, M Dec 27, 2014

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    my father basically abused me. yep. hit my strangled me once he slammed a car trunk door on my shoulder. I was 8. he's like 6'4. he bought me a python once made me hold it all the...
    JessieJ16 JessieJ16 16-17, F Dec 25, 2014

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    I'll let you believe that I will be around forever but, once the stroke of midnight hits on New Years, I'm gone. So go ahead and treat me like I'm not a top priority, go ahead and...
    TheHogwartzJanitor TheHogwartzJanitor 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I love someone who I shouldn't fall in love with. He is 2 years older than me, but it seems like our paths will never cross each other. He is my senior. I knew that he is just a...
    Dlyz Dlyz 16-17, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Letter 5 Dear Steve it's 2015 and I have survived 2014 despite your best efforts to stop me. I enter 2015 knowing things are far from resolved and there are many battles yet to...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    Does this group define the name of this group or it is just a quote
    Prashanth76 Prashanth76 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    People tell me my mental age and maturity level is of an adult( so my profile is my mental age) but my real age is 16. Your mental state of mind defines your maturity not age. Age...
    Horse10202 Horse10202 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    You no longer need to worry as a result of your flickering or broken laptop because it’s exceptionally straightforward to take care of every type of problems. And when you select...
    Andrick161y4cv3 Andrick161y4cv3 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    On & On by joeybada$$ (Ft. Maverick Sabre & Dymeond Lewis) This song defines me right now. In every way. I feel as if I'm going to loose my **** at this moment and I am really...
    yassbishh yassbishh 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I feel that on EP (the only place a let people know about personal things) that people only half believe that I love a girl. Because I'm 14. But I know I love her for many reasons...
    fcnantes fcnantes 13-15, M Dec 26, 2014

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    I feel that on EP (the only place a let people know about personal things) that people only half believe that I love a girl. Because I'm 14. But I know I love her for many reasons...
    fcnantes fcnantes 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    There is no future without a past. Lets be honest, it's blatantly unpleasant dredging up old, bad memories; be it through some professional guidance or getting forcibly dragged...
    morea morea 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    A lot of times, I have people mistake me for being anywhere from 19-23 and then, there's the generic ******* who is actually my age who says I look like I'm ten, because of my...
    trevino249 trevino249 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 4