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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Even though people may see me as a very sweet person, but the downside about it is that people can easily take advantage of your kindness and think that you're naive. You meet...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F Jul 7

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    I can't change my past. But I feel like my past is changing me.. I am trying not to let my past define myself. But I feel it's hard to sometimes...
    ShadowedLover ShadowedLover 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    OK Mar, Serious talk time.... I think it is time that we cross the t's and dot the i's... I understand that you are stressed at work, but I also believe that you have to be able...
    marshaUK marshaUK 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I need to let go of the past, to be happy in the future.. I am still figuring it out but it already ruined my chance at happiness before and hurt someone special in the process! I...
    Rachael95 Rachael95 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I just got done writing a lovely letter to my beautiful best friend for our 1 year friend anniversary. I absolutely love writing. I love it so much and I can express myself freely...
    makaylabrookey makaylabrookey 13-15, F 18 hrs ago

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    My bf is moving very far from where I live. I can't let him go if will never see him again. We are the most happiest couple I can't let him go. I remember the time he ask me to go...
    ninaziebarth02 ninaziebarth02 16-17, F 18 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I think I will never get a girlfriend because I have a ****** up past
    dominick5 dominick5 13-15, M 12 hrs ago

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    Let's play a game of 'Ask India' where you ask me things about me! I will be back in the UK in around 3 weeks!
    IndiaJordan IndiaJordan 13-15, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    im getting fat past week i gain 4 pounds i want to gain up to 200lbs
    fyttyteen fyttyteen 13-15, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I think that If two people are in Love And one is way older than the other As long as Faith Trust and Love is There it shouldn't matter I think that if love is love let it be...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 15 Responses Jul 14

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    1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Kind of, I think. My name is Jonathan which is a derivative of John which is English for Johannes โ€“ my fatherโ€™s name. 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST...
    JWLakey JWLakey 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I just need to get this out of my thoughts and on to paper i guess..All I can say to sum up my thoughts right now is that "everything happens for a reason"..not a saying I...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F Jul 14

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    I don't believe age defines your level of intelligence however i do think it defines how fast you learn and your actions. Age is in portent in areas and for the people who are...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Just twice.. I found this gym close to where I work, the have evening classes twice a week, I have yet to try this kind of exercise, I think gyms are boring, but I have a feeling I...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    As nominated by my work colleague...here is day 7 of my 3 positives a day.... 1... It was my wife's birthday today....and to see her face light up wth all the cards and presents...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M 4 hrs ago

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    1. I am african-american 2. i love my skintone 3. i love playing video games 4. I try not to let my appearence be all that defines me 5. i am a new mother 6. i am quiet 7. I...
    UmmaCoward UmmaCoward 18-21, F Jul 12

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    I just started writing love letters to my boyfriend, not just because he lives far away, but because I'm really into old fashioned romance.I leave lipstick kisses on it too and...
    KiannaJ KiannaJ 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Now looking at the child i was and the guy i am. Its hard to believe.. My friends are parting ways. My family ripped apart by economy. The great world has spun too fast.. Its over...
    7ero 7ero 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    Age definitely doesn't define maturity. Any one else have thoughts?
    heyitsashley53 heyitsashley53 13-15, F 25 Responses Jul 1

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    You wouldn't believe my age because of this! Your age does not define you by a long shot! It depends on YOU and how you act! Not what your birth certificate says!
    mywhol3world mywhol3world 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 12

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    This is from my journal today Yesterday, I was inspired to look into past lives and, a day later, I find myself writing about my meditative experiences. I do not think that I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 21

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    My boyfriend is two years older than me, he is my other half and my best friend and has been for two years. Cant picture life without him, age does not define maturity.
    gemmamastro gemmamastro 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    This will take a bit. 1. What would you name your future daughter? Leah Eryka _______ 2. Do you miss anyone? I have no reason to miss anyone 3. What if I told you that you were...
    DarkSoulInsaneHeart DarkSoulInsaneHeart 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I don't care if anyone really reads these, although I'd love to hear if anyone ever felt the same as myself :) cheers! 1) I love my cats. They are my fur babies :3 2) I prefer...
    Alliwoo Alliwoo 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm not too sure on that but it's experience that defines maturity....
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Honestly I just don't know anymore every time I try to be positive on life things just go bad again. Every since 7th grade things haven't been all that but things didn't really get...
    SimplyAmazingx SimplyAmazingx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    My husband is a 38 year old stuck in the mind of a 16 year old child. He makes almost 200,000 a year as a sales person and he works with all his friends. To be honest, he acts like...
    tammyfl83 tammyfl83 31-35, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I'm leaving the past were it belongs. I feel like it's effecting my present and my present is causing problems for my future because of it, because i can't let go. I realized that...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    My mother humiliated me in front of them, so I chose not to let him propose to me because I knew I probably couldn't be what he thought I was. I walked past him in Dublin and in...
    Yleng Yleng 26-30, F Jul 13

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    I have trouble letting go of the past.. But recently I've learned that if they wanted to be in my life then it wouldn't be considered the past.. So don't miss me๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‹
    cassiecollins cassiecollins 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I've had a difficult time forgetting about my past its a dark place that haunts and bothers me to this day. I've had many problems with being adopted I would cry for hours on end...
    eliteforces1001 eliteforces1001 16-17, M Jul 15

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    Its been a while I spoke about you, but I don't know why there is not a single day goes by that you don't pass by my thoughts.In that blurry picture of past I see the crazy stupid...
    lalakhan90 lalakhan90 22-25, M Jul 20

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    I'm 21 and I cling to everything I can remember, which isn't much of a good thing... I remember heart break, physical agony, emotional torture, and memories that I wish I could...
    Christuh Christuh 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    "Your past is your past. Even if it remembers you, forget it". <3 My past has been super horrible...some of it was my fault, but a lot of it wasn't. Some of the things that...
    njgirll njgirll 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I will definetly do this, your always welcome to leave a message and I'll respond
    AllThatGlitters29 AllThatGlitters29 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.
    Lovesweetlove Lovesweetlove 26-30, F 12 hrs ago

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    I won't let you back in again, I can't. When I think of our time together, I now see how emotionally exhausting it was. The good times gave me a great high, but the lows are just...
    mindovermatter123 mindovermatter123 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    I can make friends, that's the easy part but you have to be pretty damned special to get really close to me. I've been hurt too many times to let anyone close enough to really hurt...
    elegantstorms elegantstorms 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    To be honest, for a teenager, I think I'm pretty mature. I know I may have my kid moments but I have basically raised myself since I was about 8. I now buy my own clothes, shoes...
    ForeverLostPoet ForeverLostPoet 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 5

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    I've been dating my boyfriend for 3 years now. People said our relationship was not healthy. He lied to me a lot, he did something's that you shouldn't when you're in a...
    lykers lykers 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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