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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 49 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Because we cannot go back in time to fix .. so why waste time dwelling in the past. Rather we can start building what we want in future, by preparing our mind.Any one interested in...
    NewFatherofSG NewFatherofSG 46-50, M 21 mins ago

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    I find it very hard not to think about people who have hurt my feelings. I have running dialogue in my head of past confrontations and future ones. I still remember in 3rd grade...
    tarabull tarabull 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    My greatest fear in life is dependency. I'm desperately afraid of being dependent on others, because of how much it's ended up hurting me in the past. I can't bring myself to...
    mirrorimage99 mirrorimage99 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    HAHAHAHHAA I WILL do this just because I scrolled past 15 thinking ! And 20 thinking !!!! So when I came to 5 I just cracked up. Finally someone reasonable! Let's see... What...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    So I took my bf to a nudist resort this weekend. It was his very first time at one...I didn't let on that I've been doing this all my life.....it's hard to act like a newbie when...
    NudistKris NudistKris 18-21, F 13 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hate how if you are not like most of the people, quite a few people think you are strange and abnormal. What's normal is very narrowly defined. I'm sick of the baffled...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Let Clear This Up Again! Ok Here goes, pay attention! I hated 50 shades of grey and I am against the PervTards on EP who peddle this ****! I AM NOT NOT NOT A SLAVE TO ANY MAN AND...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F a week ago

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    * I love a good quote * " She has walls because she's been hurt before. It's not unusual that those walls have built higher standards. She's not willing to make the same mistakes...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 8 Responses Jul 23

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    28.01.2013 It was a Monday. We all hate Mondays for a reason, right? It's the start of a new week: a whole week of work/school ahead of us, a whole week before the weekend. I...
    becomeinvisible becomeinvisible 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    [I wrote this one some time ago after many failed attempts to discuss the particulars, and struggled with how to share something that does not have any clear or concise point. I...
    insight00 insight00 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Hey love..., Your life is going to be a roller coaster but you're a strong girl, just keep holding on. I want you to know that everyone is beautiful in their own way and that if...
    TheMorticiansDaughter TheMorticiansDaughter 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    This advice is to myself at any age and every stage of my life, past, present, and future.....The relationship you have with God is your most valuable relationship you will have in...
    mypossibledream mypossibledream 51-55, M Jul 21

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    That’ll accord you a Buy SWTOR Credits big annual to your spirit energy, but agenda that blaze added than one spirit per day will abundantly admission your craving. Abolish is...
    fifafifa fifafifa 22-25, F Jul 21

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    Let's just say I've seen grown men on here arguing with 13 year old girls. 'Nough said.
    Darkslinger Darkslinger 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I am letting go of the life that I've lived for the past 15 years. A new home. A new school for my son. A new routine in the morning. New neighbors. New paths to walk when I'm...
    Dahlia2020 Dahlia2020 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 21

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    Dear me from the past your eyes sparkle with innocence and the faint glow of faith in humanity, take a moment to appreciate the sight of hazel as you apply your mascara, because...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F Jul 21

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    So Mandy and me knew each other in unusual way. I was in vacation in a far away place i wont mention and on my wat back home, i met a guy named Pat. We chatted for a while and...
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I strongly believe that age doesn't define maturity. There are some younger people who act mature, and some older people who act immature. I think the amount of years you've been...
    KittyCassidy KittyCassidy 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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    That's kinda hurt, I once fell too deep and i found it impossible to shut away the acute feeling of that emotional pain, I waited all day and night, only ended up with...
    jessycarcher jessycarcher 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    One of my pet peeves is adults who abuse their wisdom and intelligence and make young adults, like myself, feel as though they're not as intellectually capable as an adult...
    winglessdove winglessdove 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    This is soooo true. I've met many young people on here in the past who have 'an old head on young shoulders' just as as i have met older people who behave like selfish, senseless...
    ClownNine ClownNine 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    Today, I and my officemate Rema are texting about our boss Sheena. Rema texted me how commanding Sheena was and giving her too personal orders already out of her job description...
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I have 7 or 8 notebooks filled with letters written to my mom over the past 10 years starting with the one I wrote the day she passed away. I have sad letters mad letters and happy...
    KylieeBear KylieeBear 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 19

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    whatever is in your past just let it be...it cant be undone...learn from it and move on...don't commit the same mistakes again because if you repeat a mistake it's not a mistake...
    CindersAndSmokes CindersAndSmokes 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 19

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    I am so excited to be 18. Why? I want to vote. I want to vote so badly and I am so upset I wont be allowed to vote in the Primary for the upcoming election. I know more about these...
    driftingsanity driftingsanity 16-17, F 9 Responses Jul 18

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    The giants upon whose shoulders we now stand were not university graduates whose Mum and Dad sent them through. They didn't know from the age of 16 they wanted to be astronauts...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    I have always been uncomfortable in water, an intuitive told me I drowned in a past life. I liked running in the rain, green tea and liked persimmons, which my mother had told me...
    cLight87 cLight87 22-25 Jul 17

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    I need to be able to trust someone first off and get to know them. I need to know that they have a kind heart despite what issues they have and won't hurt me. If you have those...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I am still in the process but I am moving in that road. I've been doing few attempts now and then on various aspects of my life but nothing was broad clear. I was shyly moving...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    So my best friend/niece is 2 years old and she and I have some pretty deep conversations at times. I had her in my lap and I was playing with her hair and talking about how...
    Firechiic Firechiic 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    i will try to go ahead of my past... in some month my new life will start.. and ill leave all behind me. ill manage all so i be the person i always dreamed to be.
    laulala laulala 18-21, F Jul 17

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    I believe many of us fall subject to our minds. As the mind is a powerful thing. It could be deadly if we let it control us. I, myself am guilty of this. But i fight everyday to...
    Mysticalix Mysticalix 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I've never been in love. I'm too young for it. But I have common sense and I'm not oblivious to life. I constantly hear my friends complain about their boyfriends or their crushes...
    ZAP67 ZAP67 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I do not think the past defines us in who we are. It shapes our paths, teaches us life lessons, and gives us invaluable wisdom. But, we get to choose who we are every day. We can...
    beachesandsunshine121 beachesandsunshine121 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    for most of my life I was told to forget my past and move on, and I never could, my past was horrible, every day of it. know one in my family understood what I had been through...
    wssj wssj 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    After suffering from alcoholism on and off for the past 8 years I have come to realize I have to focus on myself for me to recover. I haven't had a drink since last Halloween and I...
    JennPenn JennPenn 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14