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I Won't Allow My Future to Be Detroyed By My Past

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    Changed But Not Destroyed

    I know that trying to insist I'm not damaged because of my past is a waste of breath...and an outright lie.  I am damaged.  I have scars, both physical and emotional.So what?I am no longer that helpless child, that trapped teenager, or that paralyzed young adult.  I no longer...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 9, 2011

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    Their selfish hands always expecting more was i

    their child or just a charity award ..?
    SexyNightmare SexyNightmare 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2014

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    I've heard many women say,

    "I want to be just like my mother". I've never once in my life had that thought. Don't get me wrong, I love my mother. But she was never a good mom, even now at 27, I'm still not close to her. Yes, she made sure there was a roof over my head and food to eat, but that's pretty...
    Court424 Court424 26-30, F Feb 17, 2014

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    I like to think of myself

    as a Phoenix. I will be reborn from my mistakes and be stronger because of them.
    Emiliodecker Emiliodecker 16-17, M Mar 17, 2014

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    I can't stand people

    that bring others down because of their past. I didn't realize that there were perfect people in this world...ever!
    TheMeBMini25 TheMeBMini25 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2014

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    Always Reminders

    I try very hard not to let things from my past interfere with today. But... the best laid plans... There are times... in the dark... that I go through the what ifs. At times I take a chance and reveal a little more, a few more pieces of me, to select few others. Wanting no...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F May 30, 2009

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    Freedom

    freedom is what i desire....it seems to elude me......maybe i am already free because i desire it as those that live in a world unaware of the impact that there past has had on them will never be free.awareness is the key to freedom and i hold that in my hand.
    bohemianbeauty72 bohemianbeauty72 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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    I as a person has been through hell

    and back. I've experienced things that others couldnt possibly imagine. At the age of 3 my parents divorced and that when everything started, the molestation that had went on for years, the beatings, and all of the heart break. Sometimes i wonder why god chose me to suffer and...
    Haleymarie123 Haleymarie123 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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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 May. No more stupid mistakes (that many assume girls make). I am an intelligent black young lady. You want to step with me you must come...
    TaysteeHan1 TaysteeHan1 16-17, F Sep 21, 2014

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    So True

    I have so many crappy stories about my past, and I have a ton of regrets. However, every day I choose to not let those memories dictate who I am or who I will be.
    TayterTot TayterTot 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2009

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    Mark My Words...

    It's been a tough road so far.. I've had some smooth sailing and some really rough bumps... still going through them too..  People have hurt me, and I've hurt myself..  but I refuse to let things that others have done to me stop me from loving or living. 
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 3 Responses May 21, 2009

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    What Matters

    I've come too far along to just let the progress I've made slip through my fingers again.  I'm also never going to let another person have the power to control my heart and mind and make me believe that I'm worthless.  I used to think that hiding all my problems...
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2008

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    Fungirl's Thoughts

    I got tired of my past dictating my future.  One night I had a dream that changed me profoundly.  In the dream, although he didn't say it in real life, Silver said to me, "Don't lose sight of your future by allowing your past to cloud the view."  Pretty...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 7 Responses Dec 6, 2008

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    Forgiving Myself

    What I have learned, am still learning, is to know who you are and set goals that are within your reach. Some of us have come from terrible backgrounds, others have made poor choices. We first recognize our faults and confront them. We must learn from our past and move forward...
    princess4ever01 princess4ever01 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 31, 2009

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    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2014

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    Hope In Darkness

      It is still there.       The light of hope shines, even though I cannot see it.         I need to remind myself of this truth. There are better days to come. Today is a better day then so many other ones I have...
    stormynightsky stormynightsky 22-25, F 16 Responses Apr 13, 2009

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    Good Times And Bad

    Growing up in poverty, never really fitting in, having to do most everything for myself on my own along with helping my siblings (2nd oldest of 6), being put in foster care, losing part of my family, home and family never really being the same, falling in love young and being...
    MissSunfire MissSunfire 26-30, F Mar 9, 2010

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    At Least I Hope Not.

    I was recently given a sharp reminder that we don't always have any say in the matter...
    notdarcy notdarcy 41-45, M 4 Responses May 18, 2009

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    ALTHOUGH It Keeps Trying

    I KNOW THAT THIS, TOO, IS ONLY A TEST. I'VE MADE SO MUCH PROGRESS OVER THE LAST YEAR. I WILL NOT GO BACK. I AM TRULY BLESSED AND I HAVE NO PROBLEMS REALLY. OK, MY EXTENDED FAMILY DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO ACT AND I CAN'T ATTRACT A LOYAL FRIEND IN THE REAL WORLD TO SAVE MY LIFE. THERE'S...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F Apr 1, 2009

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    my father basically abused me.

    yep. hit my strangled me once he slammed a car trunk door on my shoulder. I was 8. he's like 6'4. he bought me a python once made me hold it all the time. I hated it so much. I still have trouble sleeping and I had to go to therapy sometimes to even get thru the day. I will not...
    JessieJ16 JessieJ16 16-17, F Dec 25, 2014

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    There's No Way

    There's no way,Future destroyed by past,Won't let it,Wanna move on,Live again,Forget the past,I've changed!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 28, 2012

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    Breaking the Cycle

    I have dealt with a lot of crap, from having an alcoholic father that my mentally ill mother finally left, then ending up with a stepfather who is verbally abusive, feeling like I wasn't good enough ever, spending a lot of time with guys because I wanted to feel...
    katpunkhippiegirl katpunkhippiegirl 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 11, 2008

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    No, I Won't

    And neither should you.If you buy into the idea that the past is part of your present and will forever be part of your future, then you have paid for something that is worthless.Life has some really bad turns in it.  Everybody gets thrown into a ditch from time to time.  Some...
    iwritebiographies iwritebiographies 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    NEVER!!

    i used to have a drug addiction...meth...and it got me a felony...and it used to be a problem to me finding a job... i went to school got off meth have made something of myself...and now i have a goal to not let my future be destroyed by my past!!! thank u for putting this...
    OceanicDebris OceanicDebris 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2009

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    My Life

                                         My greatest failer became  my greatest acomplishment...
    bohemianbeauty72 bohemianbeauty72 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2009

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    My past was hard, I didn't have a childhood at

    all. I had to grow up at a young age. But I won't let that stop me today, now I'm living my childhood at 20 years old. Doing all the things I wanted to do as a child but couldn't. Why? Because I owe that to my self, I can't blame myself for my past. When one door closes another...
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective 18-21, F Dec 16, 2013

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    I've just realized something.

    . just like that Vanilla Sky movie... "Every passing second is another change to turn it all around." I don't want my future to be rundown because of present actions and my past behaviors. I plan to change that starting now. I am sick of living in this cesspool that I have...
    obscureriddle obscureriddle 22-25, F Dec 23, 2014

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    If it bothers you to be judged, it means you can't ignore that inner voice. You're judging yourself. Typically, someone only judges you when they feel threatened. Would you say...
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    If you have a lot of adult experiences and/or an adult icon, I think it's safe to assume that you are contacting me for entertainment. Just so you don't waste your time or mine, I...
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    but sometimes it takes a while to realise the person is one! by which point you're engaged in argument... and pride screams "don't back down, he'll win"... thankfully logic kicks...
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    I don't want to , no one does and anyone who thinks that by sending me a slew of multiple messages (harassment) will be taken as cute or get me to reply back to them is sadly...
    Tessa371 Tessa371 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Exactly, the best intentions are worthless if the person isn't receptive.
    hal48 hal48 26-30, M Jan 1

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    You are there all the time in my thoughts but I can never call you mine. I can’t call you my Ex nor even my friend cos I never got you beside me in need or distress then who are...
    trappedwings trappedwings 26-30, F Jan 3

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    Recklessdesires Recklessdesires 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    It's common sense that people aren't going to like everything that one writes. It's not like they can choose your words for you or make your experiences in life to what they like.
    hallow1331 hallow1331 13-15, F Jan 4

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    Okay, this is the last entry on R. Goodbye R. Thank you for your time 'chasing' me. You did not try hard enough, but you persisted. :) Thanks. I don't deserve u and u deserve...
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    When I feel depressed the thought of eating sickens me. If I am severely depressed I could starve myself for days on end up to a week, instead I drink up to 4 V cans a day (a drink...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    So if you're here for that, please don't bother me with it. I am here to express myself and meet friends, nothing more.
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    I have been judged before and i didn't like having to feel that way so i don't want people i first meet to feel that feeling. No one has the right to judge a person unless they...
    Horse10202 Horse10202 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    Don't light yourself on fire to keep others warm.
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    People who are in good relationships take each others for granted. They don't know how lucky they are. Love is almost always not mutual. Funny considering how many people there...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Jan 16

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    This is a true story- Truth be told, I am not in the story, but my family is, and I thought I'd change up my posts a little. So, instead of telling of MY life, I'll tell you about...
    ThisIsJustForFun ThisIsJustForFun 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Don't get me wrong, I love making new friends. I love meeting new people. I even love flirtatious conversations. BUT that does not mean I'm going to send pictures that reveal...
    natalie603 natalie603 16-17, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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