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

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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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    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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    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 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 Oct 3, 2014

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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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    am looking forward to my future with the one i

    love she makes me feel like luckiest man alive every day
    atomicbombastar atomicbombastar 26-30, M May 15

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    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 46-50, F Jul 29, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I know that everyone has their own story, they do the things they do because of the things that they have been in, in the past... I know what it is like to go through a hard time...
    FFPower FFPower 22-25, M 2 Responses May 14

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    1. You won't get my attention by being a disgust pervert. 2. You won't get my attention if all you talk about is your girlfriend and relationship problems. 3. You won't get my...
    OrochimaruSama92 OrochimaruSama92 22-25, F 6 Responses May 5

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    I'm the kinds of girl tht won't judge who u are. I won't judge u if ur gay or lesbian I'll support u. I won't judge I'll just get to know better.
    halieya halieya 13-15, F 1 Response May 1

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    Sending me random **** pics won't get my attention that gets you blocked. Being mean to me or my friends. Sending messages about sex won't get my attention. Friending me I get...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 7 Responses May 6

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    You do you babe! If you believe in god, great. If you don't, awesome. I don't personally but I'm trying to find myself and my religion. I like you for who you are, your religion is...
    bbybleu bbybleu 16-17, F 2 Responses May 11

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    I'm going to bed now (or I'm gonna try) I just wanna say quick To all the people who have supported me: thank you so much I need help and can't get a counsellor because I need...
    polarbearlove polarbearlove 13-15, F 1 Response May 15

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    It has been insane and scary, but I won't give up baby.
    mistletoe41 mistletoe41 41-45, F 1 Response May 4

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    Wherever you are, No matter how far, I won't give up on you. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 5

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    You won't get my attention by: 1. Being perverted and asking me if I want to "sit on your lap". Like really? Someone actually asked me that. Gross. 2. Asking me if I want to...
    Lucytoooo Lucytoooo 16-17, F May 6

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    I am a very open minded person that won't judge people, so if you ever need someone to talk too but are scared that you'll be laughed at or that you'll be told what a terrible...
    Crazycoral84 Crazycoral84 26-30, M May 8

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    I have ruined my life and I am the worst girl here But I know I won't give you because despite everyone hating me,my parents still Took care of me and I want to make sure I return...
    cherlyna909 cherlyna909 13-15, F 1 Response May 14

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    I hate that people may perceive me as this certain type of person because it's like they get the wrong idea of who I am. However, things that have happened in my past have caused...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F May 4

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    sometimes I get these flashbacks or thoughts of the past or what could have been or what might have been, regretting what happened and missing the old days, it brings a bitter...
    MericaMan MericaMan 16-17, M 1 Response May 5

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    Believe it or not everybody has something about them others may not like or agree with an opinion they hold but that doesn't miraculously make them into bad people. With some...
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35, F 3 Responses May 2

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    Let me issue my apologies right now, as I don't want to be labeled a hypocrite. Because, for a brief period of time in my EP "infancy", I would also fall into the very same...
    Virgo4Whore Virgo4Whore 46-50, M 2 Responses May 5

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    I could tell by the look in her eyes.. She couldn't love me the way I wanted her too.. And I'm sick and tired for something less.. for something clearly isn't meant to be..
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 2 Responses May 6

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    I lost you. I lost myself in fear of losing you. I wish I didn't do but I did. People say fools rushin. People say everything happens for a reason. You changed me. I turned into...
    piperweant piperweant 18-21, F May 6

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    That begin with Hi, Hey, Your pretty! How's it going! Or any other line from a male who is not on my friends list. Has far to many sex experiences and hasn't indicated that they...
    MrsJoanieBNH MrsJoanieBNH 56-60, T 3 Responses May 8

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