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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F Mar 9, 2010

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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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    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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    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 29

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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 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 1 Response Sep 21

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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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    My Life

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

    Even if my future is shriveled and my life right now is a void, I won't stop believing in the new, better world I will be a part of. I do believe people will become better...
    OppressedLuna OppressedLuna 13-15, M Oct 2

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    Frost. It covers plants in a cold coat killing them before they had a chance to bloom in the spring. Just like my life the seasons change and winter changed to spring and spring to...
    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    You know. This is suppose to be 'Experience Project'. And all I've ever seen was people judging others of what they say or what they've been through. I'm that person who won't...
    SarahLouise98 SarahLouise98 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    My husband and I want to start a family. We are young; I'll be 21 in March 2015 and he will be 20 in April 2015. We have our own place, and are pretty financially stable. I'm just...
    MStinson713 MStinson713 18-21, F Sep 22

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    Actually i don't need anyone to talk, i just wanna say if anyone want someone to listen to them, just msg me, i won't judge you or hate you :) you can talk about anything with me...
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Sep 27

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    It depends though. Like a stranger I could lie to depending on what it's about. There are many people that i could also lie to depending on how Im feeling. However there is One...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Sep 29

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    I won't lie to you unless I think it's best for you. If I know your upset then yes, I'll say I'm fine when you ask.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    well, I'm so heart broken, idk why some people keep saying lies and bullshits on here, i was about to leave, but i still see some people here who makes the staying motivation in me...
    Martin7470 Martin7470 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 2

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    It came to reading a post about how EP resembles more of an adult chat site than an experience sharing site to make me look at what my profile says. While it is true that I escape...
    roleplayerjust4fun roleplayerjust4fun 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    I accept criminals, terroists and cunning people as they are but I won't approve what they do
    arun0312 arun0312 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    If I change, they will win. If I walk away, I will lose my pride. All I care about is my pride. I don't care about friendships, romance or whatever. I just want to hold on to what...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    There is nothing that annoys me more than judgemental people. In the past I was guilty of looking at someone and making a passive judgement, but in the past year I have come to...
    chels6 chels6 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I know many people out there wonder how a person can be non judgmental. The trick is simple in theory (not always in practice I admit). First recognize your own faults and...
    Snowhat Snowhat 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    The protozoan Ophryocystis elektroscirrha is an additional parasite of your monarch. It infects the subcutaneous tissues and propagates by spores shaped during the pupal phase. The...
    Jewelgzr Jewelgzr 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    A cigarette smoker, that is. I don't mind weed breath.... Lol
    emeraldtriangle420 emeraldtriangle420 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 23

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    Im so rebellious it is amazing isn't it
    Kitry Kitry 13-15, F Sep 26

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    I don't lie or cheat to get ahead. Rather than lie I will say nothing. It's not about being brutally honest when people are more concerned with the brutality.
    fiendforlife fiendforlife 31-35, M Sep 30

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    You, worker from the third floor of the palace I work in, can't just hurt the feeling of a sweet lady, the receptionist lady, that is a delicate one I always have some interesting...
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M Oct 9

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    Sadly, I've seen some pretty judgmental posts by members who have this experience listed. I'd recommend all adult content have that little checkbox for adult content checked....and...
    ThatWasUnexpected ThatWasUnexpected 31-35 Oct 9

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    You can lead a horse to water but can't make it drink.. You can lead some1 2 knowledge but can't make them learn etc.. etc...
    Rapunzel3 Rapunzel3 46-50, F Oct 10

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    By which I mean constant sex groups,especially fetish or taboo stuff and I don't tolerate people who are hateful or just annoying morons.Racists,sexists and homophobes get...
    KurMujun KurMujun 18-21, M Oct 10

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    I know that seems odd. But in a way I feel I don't belong here. This is YOUR site, not necessarily mine. This isn't about me adding a lot of people for some sort of ego trip...
    dadhereforyou dadhereforyou 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    We ourselves are our hardest critics. I can judge, but only what I perceive.. I can't read your thoughts, feel your feelings or experience what you have experienced. Who am I to...
    LoveEqualsPain LoveEqualsPain 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    my decisions, nor my actions to anyone anymore.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 20

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    Until. Ummm. Until life improves. Which may take decades. Lol.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 21