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

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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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    My Life

                                         My greatest failer became  my greatest acomplishment...
    bohemianbeauty72 bohemianbeauty72 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Oct 3, 2014

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

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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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    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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    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 3 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Hello reader :) Just a brief description of my background; I'm 17 becoming 18, Chinese and my family is very strict, probably a little more laid back than "tiger parents" but they...
    turtlemonster turtlemonster 16-17, F Feb 10

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    I don't think I'll be adding anyone really because I'm not looking for online relationships, I've tried them before and I'm not really good at them. I tend to walk away after a...
    louisetiger1 louisetiger1 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I guess it's weird how I want that, although I always had a friend like that they would leave. I would never talk to them again, if i did we would drift apart. I've always been...
    moondrip182 moondrip182 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    No I won't be... One guy ruined it for the rest. I'm not as trusting as I once was... slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F Feb 17

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    I've been judged before because I believe in god, so I won't judge anyone else for it, I just encourage you to love with all your heart.
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So this would be my first time posting something on here I've never really been good at writing so I hope know one really judges haha (as if it's the internet).. Anyways as I sit...
    nevergiveup2501 nevergiveup2501 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    I know I was a little liar in the past but the last time I really lied is almost 10 years ago and I have changed in the while. On EP you can be really honest because you have...
    BiNiceBoy BiNiceBoy 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I don't care what problem you have but if your angry don't yell we will calmy talk but see I have anger to so yeah but it takes time for me to build up anger so yeah wait till I go...
    deaththinker911 deaththinker911 16-17, M Feb 20

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    As hard and bleak as it seems, my life isn't something I'm going to waste. I have come to this realisation that I don't want to regret anything I've done at any point of time. I am...
    BeingMe98 BeingMe98 16-17, M Feb 5

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    Hello this is Ernie222, if you are a person that likes to make up sexy stories ( adult woman) there are no boundaries. If this is what you like to do then I am interested. It's...
    ernie222 ernie222 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I may put some dirty stories up but that's because I'm a sexual person. Can't help myself. I like sharing details. But that doesn't mean I want people to tell me how much they...
    Sxculent Sxculent 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I used to have a dream. it's about me being pilot but something came up it freezes me it's like my whole plans is burning in front of me but I keep telling myself that I'm not...
    turki2550 turki2550 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    I don't like it I don't like typing it. I hate when someone tries start something.
    GrecoItalianBella83 GrecoItalianBella83 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    So please don't blurt out an 'I love you' on our third night together.
    dearalexe dearalexe 22-25, F Feb 17

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago, and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F Feb 18

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    I am so broken and messed up. my friends don't want me much less anyone else. why do I even bother? I wish I could just turn it off
    rowanoaks rowanoaks 16-17, T Feb 19

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    I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body. I'm decided that I can't fight it. It's who I am. Thank you for your support.
    duggxxx69 duggxxx69 56-60, M 4 Responses Feb 19

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    So.... Please don't message me asking if I have been with a man yet, or wanting sexual or private details... It's creeping me out.
    Parkerluv1 Parkerluv1 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
    sharifmoro93 sharifmoro93 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    everything I do I have a strong da-ja-vu, and I remember things I obviously haven't done. I know how various experiences feel, but they never happened. I sometimes remember...
    2b5h 2b5h 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Don't be a perv Plz don't be like hey babe seriously No like super personal questions unless I can trust you Plz no homophobia (I'll send u to hell)
    silverstrike silverstrike 13-15, M 4 days ago

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