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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Let's Make a Long Story Short :)Age 4; sexually abused. Age 5-13; childhood with divorced parents and bad memories. Age 12; first time I cut myself. Age 13; first spark of love...
    MissAutumn MissAutumn 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I know I've held so many memories with emotions, and people that are dear to me in my heart. I loved someone dearly and in return I have fet loved before. It's really hard to let...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    Today I said goodbye to a friend then I said goodbye to my best friend. The first has shut me out. The second I just happened to be in love with. Do you know how free I feel now...
    lonesojourner lonesojourner 46-50, M Aug 12

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    So...I heard about Robin Williams Let me just start out that he was the biggest inspiration to me, a role model even And when I heard about his suicide I was shocked Robin was in...
    lowestoflife lowestoflife 18-21, F Aug 13

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    keeleysupremeawesumness keeleysupremeawesumness 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    The human mind is so complex and beautifully complicated. So many different angles and shades, so much to learn about someone. I'll never be able to understand how some people are...
    carolinefp carolinefp 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Im letting go of everything as well as everyone except the few i keep dear in my heart. my soul is filled with grief no more. im looking past it all and forgiving and forgetting...
    LunarDream LunarDream 13-15, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    People always define me by my past, but don't define me by my past because i don't live there anymore .
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Something weird has happened but I don't know what to think. Either way, I feel a lot more level headed than I was in the past and I know exactly what I want. At the end of the...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I came across this article on Elite Daily... To The Girl Who Replaced Me, Please Take Care Of Him Dear Replacement, There are a few things I think you should know, as you are...
    shanaiya24 shanaiya24 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    It depends on how you define maturity, I believe the most appropriate response to this would be experience, regardless of age, the differing experiences and the differing effects...
    logix92 logix92 22-25, M Aug 13

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    I'm BookerD,and after a long session of Epic Rap Battles,at YouTube University and an overindulgence in ICE-T (two gallon kind) I got the idea for this group. If it caught on I'd...
    bookerdana bookerdana 51-55, M 8 Responses Aug 17

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    Many people think teenagers get away with a lot including lack of maturity. Well this is a story that has that element and a few others thrown in. Both my parents worked. Somewhat...
    lifeisforfree lifeisforfree 61-65, M Aug 11

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    I've been running and off road biking for 35 years. In fact on bad days I go at it with a death wish intensity. You guys who have ever competitively featured in either or both of...
    lifeisforfree lifeisforfree 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    Wow, I can't believe I'm saying this after all this long time, but I am starting to let go of my past and starting to actually realize that it is my past, and that's were it will...
    PapercutLP48 PapercutLP48 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This is my last Friday. I'm nervous. I think I might push my suicide date to the 4th, to give myself a little more time to work out details, like when and if the parents will be...
    thelastwordsofTeague thelastwordsofTeague 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    How i wish this was me - completely. I know the that you become those you associate with. We used to call it fitting in with the wrong crowd. I also know u attract those like you...
    LifesCoach LifesCoach 31-35, M 6 Responses Aug 4

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    In the past few years I've struggled with depression, anxiety, PTSD and an ednos, but I've pretty much won the battle. I was hospitalised for four months and I did a lot of healing...
    madmoodog madmoodog 13-15, F Aug 5

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    So I'm a little nervous about posting this here, but I guess I just felt the need to talk about it. I've had what I believe are some very vivid past life stuff, mainly what I talk...
    acerbuskeeper acerbuskeeper 18-21, T 1 day ago

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    I know that when you love someone so deeply, are loved so deeply and you need each other, you change each other in so many ways, you heal each other.... I feel I unable to properly...
    Lucienn Lucienn 18-21, T Aug 12

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    Dear ----, I am writing to express my confused feelings about our relationship. I know we have gone through a lot in the past two years and we have both felt like there was no...
    ILoveYouVeryMuch ILoveYouVeryMuch 18-21, F Aug 18

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    I've never really let go of the past... A good past that haunts me everyday. Most people talk about the pain that they can't let go, which is justified; I also have some of those...
    Es777 Es777 26-30, M Aug 2

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    I need to stop dwelling over the past. The past is the past for a reason. As much as I would love to go back to the way it was its not possible. The past is the reason why I cannot...
    bbysxxm24 bbysxxm24 13-15, F Aug 5

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    In a lot of cases age does not define maturity, this works in two ways, you could meet a young person who is intelligent and easy to talk to, or you could meet an adult who is a...
    mattheadplus mattheadplus 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 4

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    My past experiences were quite terrible and unsatisfied, and they have been haunting me for years. Though I cannot change them, I try to accept the pathway I passed. I need to keep...
    SADstruggler SADstruggler 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    What defines maturity if not age? It's supposed to come with age as is wisdom? I think it's often being confused with being serious and acting less silly. Is it being a...
    Krist0f Krist0f 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I was in a relationship with my college tutor...and she was not very mature...so I don't think age defines maturity at all.
    NoGlitching NoGlitching 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I am young but i know that age means nothing.... I am the proof of it... My life has been hard and I actually had to grow up really fast... The result is that I can find my place...
    aleph77 aleph77 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    A sad girl at her lowest Her past made her even more blue She tried to be at her best But pain was all her heart knew There came a man who tried to make her smile He made her feel...
    amelianiccole amelianiccole 26-30, F Aug 21

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    I am very mature for my age(15) and a lot of adults and my peers think the same thing.I believe age doesn't define maturity. I know some adults who should act there age.
    RandomUsername15 RandomUsername15 13-15, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    People might mature as they get older but some don't. I think most people gain knowledge as they get older but knowledge sometimes can lead to lack of maturity. I believe it more...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Seeking advice: My ex picked me up for coffee this past weekend. He changed his plans so we could meet up. We filled each other in on what we have been up to for the past 3 months...
    wanderingheart237 wanderingheart237 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I have to let go the past. I think I've hurt someone equally as being hurt by someone. I want to stop beating myself up , or feel guilty, or look for problem in me- it should be...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Online at least I can be a bit chatty, but even online I don't let people close easily. I'm trying to keep previous damage in the past, but I'm still quite cautious. Hopefully in...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    It's time to move past my ex, my insecurities, my self hatred, my low self esteem, and my anger. It's time to see the sun, feel love, know respect, and be the woman God made me to...
    Pinkyschwear23 Pinkyschwear23 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    The past -- filled with so much joy yet pain as well... Would I rewind time to re-experience all my previous experiences - good and bad ? If only I could rewind time to re...
    infinitexhope infinitexhope 22-25, F 4 days ago

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