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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 43 People

    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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    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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    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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    i will do anything for u who pay me tcket for go to usa i will let u do anything u want to me
    husky88 husky88 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    It comes a time in everyone's life that you have to stop, think about what your future looks like. Sometimes that means leaving someone in the past, so it's time to move forward...
    screamer14 screamer14 41-45, F Aug 30

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    I have no issue letting my curves show. Well, what curves ther there are that is.
    LittleStain LittleStain 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    When I asked you to talk the other day, you said, "I've already heard everything you have to say." How can that be? I may have said things that you didn't want to hear, and now...
    overtherainbow47 overtherainbow47 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    BBB promotes real truth in promoting by getting in contact with advertisers whose claims conflict With all the BBB Code of Promotion. These statements arrive at our awareness from...
    Joshua603b4zn8 Joshua603b4zn8 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    I found my group. This is where I will let it all out at and feel okay with it. I will probably be judged. But only God can truly judge me.
    krazykaylove krazykaylove 18-21, F Sep 6

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    Any Web optimization Expert you speak with must have some piece of literature they wrote on their own on The subject of Search engine marketing. They need to present you with a...
    Andrew558n8la3 Andrew558n8la3 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    I want to run away EP Link Im 14 and my name is lexi. I want to run away to live somewhere else if anyone will let me stay with them. I can cook a little and clean and do other...
    LexiYay LexiYay 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 10

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    Can anyone really do that.. How do you let go of the past? Your first love will always remain a bittersweet memory and as difficult as it may be to deny, defines most of our...
    Lee124 Lee124 36-40, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I've been learning a lot lately that I lm missing out on so much. By holding on to the past regrets, pain, shame, and fear- I'm holding myself back. I am my own worst enemy and...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    ("Let me explain this to you. Because you need to know this!") Daniel 7:20; I also wanted to know about the ten horns on its head, and about the other horn that came up, before...
    ifyouseekamyxxx ifyouseekamyxxx 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I believe thoughts define maturity. But that doesn't really matter, in my opinion, because maturity is a limiting concept. I don't think it is good or bad to be mature in thinking...
    velese velese 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    Like is a very strong word. It could lead to Love or Lust. Love and Lust are strong emotions that are very distinct from each other. Now i know perfectly well where the...
    Listening2us Listening2us 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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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...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 17

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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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    Maturity is defined by ones actions, attitudes, and decisions. I've known a few people over time who dated much older or much younger people. Sometimes, it seemed odd. Sometimes...
    karlmartink karlmartink 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    My 21 Favorite Songs Mix # 10: 1 Theme From Mahogany(Do You Know Where You're Going To)- Diana Ross 2 Jesse- Roberta Flack 3 I Want To Know What Love Is- Foreigner 4 Because...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Jessie J- nobody's perfect When I'm nervous I have this thing, yeah, I talk too much sometimes I just can't shut the hell up it's like I need to tell someone, anyone who'll listen...
    anonymouss2014 anonymouss2014 18-21, F Sep 14

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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 6 Responses Aug 30

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    Maturity. How could you describe it? Maybe it is being able to resist some small whims or need for immediate reward and better choose the actions that will pay off some time later...
    TheShalottLady TheShalottLady 61-65, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Being cautious comes into it,but when all is said and done,I occasionally meet someone I sincerely think is an OK kind of person,and I AM afraid to let them get close.Half the...
    KurMujun KurMujun 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    You and I are in a circle. Just the two of us, take away your friends, your family, the glitz and glamour, your past and your future. Take away everything. Only us, staring at each...
    cptng cptng 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I believe in past lives. More commonly seen as mpd. More often thought as something crazy people believe. Or if you believe people will get you in use you for what you are. A bunch...
    Godfather379 Godfather379 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Go ahead. Let's try and keep it clean is all I request. :)
    Paperwolves Paperwolves 18-21, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I'm bored please don't let me suffer 😘
    stupidfears stupidfears 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I have concluded that yesterday is past, but I get to decide what my future will be like. This is not a cliche. I will set my path toward my goals. I'm 17 and will graduate next...
    TaysteeHan1 TaysteeHan1 16-17, F Sep 21

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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...
    TheChosenOne32 TheChosenOne32 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 13

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    Age does not define maturity trust me . I personally believe that wisdom comes from experience and environment . Im pretty sure we have all met that one adult who has the mind of a...
    EricTheHooper EricTheHooper 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    How would you define your values? Before you answer this question, you need to know what, in general, values are. Your values are the things that you believe are important in the...
    MsGucciRush MsGucciRush 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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...
    vay123 vay123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 30

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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...
    devilgray devilgray 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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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.
    RagnarLodbrok RagnarLodbrok 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 10

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    Im gonna fix my F'd up life ! :P :D Hold me to it if you care to. I'll be grateful. Ask me how im doing with the plan. For all of you that are looking for a change, here are 11...
    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 13

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    Hey all I'm saying is this room smells like a ripe fart. Don't give me that look like i shouldn't talk about farts, like it's some big secret that people fart. You're probably the...
    FutileSuperiority FutileSuperiority 22-25 a week ago

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    Something always brings me back to you. It never takes too long. No matter what I say or do I'll still feel you here 'til the moment I'm gone. You hold me without touch. You keep...
    lp1989 lp1989 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    13th entry, Saturday 27th/Sep/2014, 7:49 am well since everybody is still asleep and I woke up so early, like I have every bloody day of the past two weeks -.- I thought I'd let...
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    Let us take a ghost for an example Have you ever wondered why some kid ghosties get stuck on this plane of existence? Have you ever wondered why time passes on but they simply...
    Futuete Futuete 46-50, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Finally, I have accepted things I cannot change and I'm moving forward. It's been a long journey to get here. I've done a lot of soul searching and have come to one conclusion...
    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F 35 Responses Sep 13

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    Yes. I will have to do it. I am not against anonymity or do not want to infringe with your privacy. But I feel those who can't even use a pic want to live in conginto completely...
    OnlineText OnlineText 26-30, M Sep 20

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    I need to learn to let go of my ex. Sorry my story is going to be long.. need to get it out there. Me and my ex were dating for 7 years. We started dating when I was 18 and now...
    ellekay27 ellekay27 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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