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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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    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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    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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    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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    People always define me by my past, but don't define me by my past because i don't live there anymore .
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    *smiles*... The only way to move forward in this life is to let go of the things and sometimes people that are stopping you and weighing you down, preventing you from making those...
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    I read something sad today from a friend who is now in a similar situation as i was this time last year and my heart goes out to her. As it was a time when i myself felt so very...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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    Age. Its a number that is the accumulation of changes in a person over time. It is not wise to judge a person on his age for what he can't do. I am 23 years old, yet i find...
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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...
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    I hate parents who can't even trust there own kids enough to let them meet new people and explore new things. Teenagers today are more experienced in dealing with the world then...
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    How can I possibly expect to move forward, and grow as a person, to make the changes in me that I see needing to be made when all I dwell on are memories past and what ifs? Yes, I...
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    I don't care about your maturity as long as you are old enough and good in bed I'm fine. Let me be the mature one.
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