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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

    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    That past you once lived, those tears you once cried, the problems that burdened you, that pain you've experienced day in and day out...let not those past feelings invade your...
    Cooper802 Cooper802 13-15, M Dec 11

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    I'm just a mess of a person. Nobody should trust me or even come near me. I wish I never changed though but now it's just another thing I have to live with..
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 3 Responses Nov 29

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    As I stood in front of the mirror I knew I would never be the same. He had changed me in more ways then one. It had only taken a few mere minutes but those minutes would change...
    jj2628 jj2628 26-30, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I am a Capricorn guy who met a Scorpio guy on an online dating site in June. We started shooting a few messages to each other in June. Then I didn't hear from him again until...
    crazyzack32 crazyzack32 26-30, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    It's an interesting term, we use it in discussions everyday in some form or another whether it be in our jobs, to friends, girlfriends, boyfriends, husbands, wives, relatives...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M 4 Responses Dec 4

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    Ideally, maturity is being able to respond to situations in an appropriate manner. Lots of people learn that in different ways. Some people learn how to deal with certain...
    Crena212 Crena212 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    Dear angel Okay so a lot has happened in the last week. Things I would not have imagined it in my wildest dreams. The things i have done was unacceptable. My fear of losing u was...
    justlikejessejames justlikejessejames 36-40, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Too many people get stuck in their stubborn ways and habits that they've gotten use to over the course of their life. You have to step outside of your comfort zone or you will...
    ozboybrian ozboybrian 26-30 4 Responses Nov 25

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    I am observing the upcoming Consumerist Season with repugnance. To quote a HuffPost blogger: "That's our entire economic system: buy things. Everybody buy. It doesn't matter what...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    I need to let go of my past and move on. I don't know why but many people have just disappeared recently taking my ability to trust with them I still don't understand whether I did...
    Madhatter135 Madhatter135 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Generally, you may think that an older person is always more mature than a younger person. However, I've talked to several younger people who were more mature than their seniors or...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 16 Responses Nov 23

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    I'm just going to post this little something I came up with, because my friend pulled the, "I'm older than you so listen to me" card. Ageing is a process, Yet age is but a number...
    AbyssalSilence AbyssalSilence 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    lately everything has been making me feel super stressed and tired. I get emotional over silly things and make poor decisions. For the last few weeks I was living in fear...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    My Spanish teacher told me today 'your not two so you can do it'. I swear I was about to punch him right there. I hate it when people define maturity by age. You could be a 16 year...
    AskingAllTimeHorizon1 AskingAllTimeHorizon1 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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    I've been holding on to anger towards my ex for far too long now. I've had time to think on it and we were definitely becoming toxic for one another, so splitting up was probably...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Today is my 75th birthday. Three quarters of a century has sped past like an express train, leaving me wondering where it all went. I came from a poor but respectable and loving...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 23 Responses Nov 29

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    "Wanted" By: Hunter Hayes You know I'd fall apart without you I don't know how you do what you do 'Cause everything that don't make sense about me Makes sense when I'm with you...
    lp1989 lp1989 22-25, F Dec 12

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    baby if I didn't messed up so much in our past relationship I wouldn't be sure now hundreds percent that your love of my life and only you I want for the rest of my life whatever...
    Lilyalexandergia Lilyalexandergia 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    When the nights came by, she hoped and prayed for happiness entering her life once again, and this time it will stay for a lifetime. Though happiness wasn't someone or something...
    thoughtsinwords thoughtsinwords 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    Yeah, I'm ready, let's do this.
    DarkDemonicShadow DarkDemonicShadow 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I wish I could allow that to sink into my head and stop worrying about the past and focus on my future. To be really honest, my past was so messed up, that I wish to go back and...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, F Dec 9

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    I truly do. I'm trying very hard to let it go, not forget, just let it go. I'm tired of being a nervous wreck and being afraid to try new things just because something might happen...
    DeathIsPartDinosaur DeathIsPartDinosaur 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    Let me rephrase... I am not damaged. I have some little scars in my mind from the past, but I do not let it rule my life. I let it go and move forward with life. I become a better...
    MissyMo MissyMo 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My sister in law is 26 and acts like she's 16 lol. Age definitely doesn't define maturity.
    iamj iamj 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    In this big cruel world, you can't forget your past. No matter how hard you try to forget, your brain will never let you forget them. It'll keep processing the same piece of...
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F Nov 24

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    I'm 18 and I act like I'm like 2 or 3 >~< so uh yeah age absolutely doesn't define maturity
    diaperedlittlegirl diaperedlittlegirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    I have no clue if you even know how much you hurt me without even saying a word. You will always be a challenge to me now and it sucks. I want to feel like I am his only one, but...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F Dec 7

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    Whenever I think about you, I think about our plans. The central park date. The starbucks lunch. The movie-and-game room. The morning sex. The breakfast in bed. The kiss when I...
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    People say only you can define who you are but I have always had the mind set that if everyone thinks of you in a certain way, that differs from how you view yourself, theres more...
    tristahx tristahx 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    So I must let it go no matter how much it means to you. I must let it go. We will make new memories, better memories that will last a live time.
    Deuz Deuz 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    To his female "friend"... I think you and him will never have the same relationship that you once had, because of me and what did you expect? you should have known things would...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F Dec 11

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    L, Another day has past, another day I feel closer to you Understanding each other even more, another day I feel closer to you Realizing how incredible you are, another day I...
    Aovation Aovation 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    If you wish to shed the extra pounds, you must eat healthier in order to lose that weight efficiently. This article is designed to provide you advice on how you're going to be able...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I want so much for the holidays to just be over i think i will never be the same after the hurt i been feeling since my husband left me last year it is almost a year and all i want...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    OK so i was seeing a guy for about a year. We were not officially in a relationship but done alot of things together. We went out for dinners, lunches, drinks, even travelled...
    TravelQueen TravelQueen 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    They will steal your sanity, make your thoughts crazy, put thoughts there was not there before, and you do not know why they are there, they just begin to show up there......They...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    Labels. I strongly dislike labels, we should stop using them seriously. People are simply too complex to be defined with a label. That is all. What do you think about labels...
    Summerandroses Summerandroses 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I don't think I will now although I'm still thinking about it a lot. After reading that book on philosophy about death on the topic of 'suicide' it's changed my perspective on it...
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 10

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    It's been more than a week that we broke up. I'm beginning to let go of the past, the things we've been through together and moving on on a new chapter of life but i will never...
    mxnzyy mxnzyy 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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