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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    My Life

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

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    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 29

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Their selfish hands always expecting more was i

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

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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

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    letting go and moving on is the easiest thing for me to do I used to do that in my past life what ever happened I hidding and move on but iam not that person any more I won't...
    Lilyalexandergia Lilyalexandergia 18-21, F Nov 22

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    Not that i can't, but that i won't. I'm me and if i change, then i won't be me anymore.
    TheKidInTheCorner TheKidInTheCorner 13-15, M Nov 29

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    1. I don't like guys messaging me with pervy stuff ... 2. You won't get my attention by being a big know it all 3. You won't get by being rude or judgmental
    Rebelscorpio Rebelscorpio 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    We used to be friends, we used to spend hours just talking even though he had a girlfriend I fell for him, I never told him so we remained friends through the years I left home got...
    nounou0728 nounou0728 26-30, F Nov 19

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    I won't mind spending a night with a married woman
    gs770 gs770 26-30, M Dec 3

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    I just won't give up, it's just cowardly.
    Jovanite Jovanite 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    As a Viking I doing fear death at all, so I am tenacious. Being unrelenting in life, being resilient is essential to survive something like a gang raping, as I have. I won't give...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 7

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    Who am I to judge you? I'm usually the one being judged and very misunderstood. Unless you're evil into all the bad things you might do to any human or domestic animal.Your life is...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M Dec 7

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    Some people who are too good.. too sensitive.. too social.. too Intelligent.. too dramatic.. can go to hell and block me. who damn fuking care about it.. Such people judge you...
    Drunknlost Drunknlost 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am depresssed. I haven't told anyone yet. My parents are always yelling at me about my grades and constantly comparing me to my siblings, they ignore my acomplishments and find...
    anonymus000 anonymus000 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's not that I don't want to ask, it's that I don't know how. Since I've been in elementary school, I've been told to rely on myself, or maybe I've told myself that. My parents...
    Here2Help383 Here2Help383 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 7

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    A lot of people in my family are psychic. My sister thinks she is, I think I am too. I can see the future, it's not controlled though so it's random and not as great. It's latent.
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F Dec 1

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    As I've grown older I have come to the conclusion that I hate the thought of marriage. I was married once at 16 and divorced at 21 and since then I have had numerous relationships...
    TaxiDrivingMom74 TaxiDrivingMom74 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Me hears past lovers thinking this. And now needs one from each gender. Why when me feels this way. Hmmm. Maybe need triage staff to cure me. Lmao.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    I was eating dinner with my parents the other night and the subject of college came up. I told my parents that I already knew what I wanted to be when I got older. I told them I...
    Lisawellsliveson Lisawellsliveson 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    I hate liars. Liars I can't trust. A lie can destroy a marriage and reputation. When I was a child and something was damaged or stolen I experienced punishment and discipline. My...
    gambler920 gambler920 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 20

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    I'm feeling really down lately... ever since I got to college I've just felt more and more alone. I dont want to eat, have no energy to get work done, and rarely even want to hang...
    TaylorNicole312 TaylorNicole312 18-21, F Nov 20

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    Just found out the guy I am sleeping with is married. For awhile I had a nagging thought that he was lying to me. Yes him and I entered a NSA situation but we've had conversations...
    Gigilaugh Gigilaugh 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    There are moments when I feel like leaving this site.One of them is when all I get is friend requests from men with only sex in their minds.I hardly add any one these days or block...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 23

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    Trust me!!!! I don't appreciate being judged!!! I am in no room to judge!!! If every one would swap shoes for a week or so... I bet we'd all be a little less quick to judge...
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 23

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    I swear it's like everyone's mission to just get my temper running like I can't today :(
    DreaSmurph DreaSmurph 18-21, F Nov 23

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    I'm just so hungry ,,I haven't eaten all day .i wish my family would let me eat anything and I wish I had food in my house 😢
    DreaSmurph DreaSmurph 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    Lies. I will judge you. Everyone will. HOWEVER, I'll make an effort to understand you and your perception of things and I'll try not to have a negative opinion of you just because...
    Friability Friability 18-21 3 Responses Nov 25

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