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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

    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, 2014

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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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    I have had a couple of days off here, and I needed time to myself. Just to think and get some of myself back. I will do that occasionally, and for my sanity I need to. So I have...
    kinkysexybabe kinkysexybabe 36-40, F 10 Responses Feb 20

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    Cutting hair started as a hobby for me! I have always enjoyed doing hair for friends and thought many times about going to school to be a stylist! My dad always wanted us to go...
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    Perfect you? Yes...Perfect Me? Well Maybe... Perfect as two...oh such a nice thought...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F Feb 21

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    I've never been in a good relationship and don't think I ever will. The past was quite bad it's hard to forget at times. I really want to move on and date again. The experiences...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Feb 3

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    Well today is my bday. I thought maybe just maybe my husband would get up with the kids this morning, let me sleep in. I got everything ready lastnight so this morning would be a...
    mrspf mrspf 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    You know, everyone has their stories to tell. Mine just so happen to be... not the best stories in the world. I'm sure that many people have had it way harder than I did. But, it...
    Protonyx Protonyx 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've walked away from the woman I loved with such passion I didn't want to see the next day. I've buried my closest friend when I was 24 and wished I'd gone with her. I've made...
    notext notext 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 10

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    I keep thinking about my past, and I'm scared my past has defined me, giving me a lack of identity and but I know that's just a self fulfilling prophecy, right?
    Persephanie Persephanie 22-25, F Feb 12

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    Last July I started to break up with this guy, and in his twisted mind he thought raping me would bring me back. I got through it and months later I thought I could completely...
    Anon787 Anon787 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Judging me do sent define me it only defines you and don't try and define me your life just might depend on it.
    ptbl ptbl 13-15, F Feb 5

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    That's true it depends largely on personality, intelligence, wisdom, your past experiences. When we are young however we tend to think we are mature and know it all, because we do...
    Krist0f Krist0f 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 20

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    I know that feeling but I let it slide right by me now every day I see it I kck myself in the arse
    bighoss803 bighoss803 41-45, M 11 hrs ago

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    I had a kind of toxic friendship at one point. She'd basically just have me around to lend her money, but things for her, and inflate her ego when she needed it. I was able to end...
    fireraven23 fireraven23 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    How can you change something that isn't defined yet, such as future? Every action, even thought can change your whole life. As long as you make decisions, your future is as blank...
    arenxus arenxus 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    The past has always been a pretty hard burden on me, considering I have made countless mistakes and counting, they almost seemed like they were going to haunt me for the rest of my...
    anonymousdrummer anonymousdrummer 13-15, M Feb 3

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    I tried writing this experience once but it shut down in the middle, so I'm a little frustrated but I'll try again. I was saying that I find myself doing things just for the sole...
    Shamandora Shamandora 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    Dear David , sorry I could not tell you this to your face , I am leaving you , we are getting divorced , I am getting really fed up with you , you are so boring and never do...
    missreeedy missreeedy 31-35, F 12 Responses Feb 20

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    Don't let yourself with the people who adjust because you are gonna suffocate despite of everything.
    AlphaLion AlphaLion 22-25, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    The Last Days of An American Empire When 911 happened I was in Grade 8. I was walking to school. I had skipped a couple of days and I was thinking about the shaming I'd undergo...
    NANOHORIZON NANOHORIZON 22-25 1 Response Feb 10

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    Unlike the first world nations the third world nations hav e a different story when finding love and getting married to the person of your life. Its not the once you are 18 you...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M Feb 17

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    Abusers are toxic. Abuse happens in many different forms. Emotional manipulation is one of the most destructive ways a person can be abusive towards you. It's hard to recognize...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm scared to lose my job because I feel like it defines me. I know its shallow but myself worth is tied up in what I know how to do. Anyone else feel this way?
    slime82 slime82 31-35, M Feb 16

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    My ex-boyfriend is nine years older than me, and yet I was more mature than him in our relationship. I realised there was something achingly wrong with him, his attitude to our...
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 19

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    1). People that receive money from the government, but own iphones. 2). People that change the tv channel. When youre watching. 3). People that dont have a lot of money, but...
    Temmsmp6 Temmsmp6 22-25, M Feb 22

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    We've all done what we've done and had happen to us what has happened to us. None of us can do a thing about what was. We only have power over what is. We choose how we treat...
    curiousinomaha3 curiousinomaha3 51-55, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    In my mind.. I loose time...And the moon paints silver ideas of you.Often I ponderlost far over yonderThinking of nothing but the face of you.What is the shape to be displayed...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When I was four years old, family members would ask,"Samantha, what do you want to be when you grow up?" I told them, "I'm moving to Hollywood to be an actress." Allow me to remind...
    sja516 sja516 22-25, F 8 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    When I was a child I played joyfully as the child I was but I was also very aware and thought of myself the same as everyone else, as adults. I knew exactly what was going on and...
    Alominati Alominati 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 2

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    I may have put this in the wrong place. It is what is. Wrong place maybe, not the story that is as old as creation its self. I won't bore you with historic beginnings because it...
    GWMH GWMH 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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    some people my age are like little kids and some kids are like full grown adults, you can't treat people based on age alone, I have had more fun with some younger people than I...
    LauraRiley LauraRiley 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 7

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    well im 25 i act mature so i think but i do have moment when i act childish and my gf always points it out but hey like i tell her this is how ive always been an always will be
    ea91702 ea91702 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I will do what is good for me. I will stop suffering for others. I will try to enjoy the time that is left. I will think about myself. Still I have a lot of thoughts and doubts...
    Blueskies37 Blueskies37 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    I am a 12 year old boy who has been bullied all my life. I don't have any physical or mental problems from it...at least not yet. I have yet to find a girl who I think appreciates...
    QBWR QBWR 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    well I have deleted my journal, I mean what's the point of recording all the unfortunate events that I have been through in the past couple of months, instead I will improve myself...
    Solitaire91 Solitaire91 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    I will never allow anyone to break my heart , I will never be upset or care , I won't listen to anyone who's telling me something I don't want to do , I want to be my self I will...
    Taurus1993s Taurus1993s 18-21, F Feb 19

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    Something just struck a tone with me i just had spoken to a girl on here that experienced the same traumatic breakup I have experienced years ago and I've learned that I was a...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 16 hrs ago

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