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Getting an email from someone I thought I loved telling me they didn’t love me and wanted to have nothing to do with me. I think that showed me that I shouldn’t give myself up to people so easily – even though it cost me alot
Many months ago, a man I had been sleeping with assaulted me and shut me in his garage for refusing to perform certain sexual acts. I was convinced he was trying to rape me. It haunted me. It completely destroyed my sense of security and self respect; I felt like a weak individual for putting myself in such a dangerous situation.
My initial reaction to this question was “When I turned around and realized he was in total control of my fate – and there was nowhere I could run”, but I was wrong. The most defining moment was when I realized he must hurt inside as much as he made me hurt, and I was able to forgive him for the months of fear and anxiety the incident caused within me.
Now I realize just how strong of a person I can be. I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything.
The most defining part of my life was when I choosing if I should take the last blot of acid
Embracing the random voices in my head
falling in love <3
The moment my girlfriend decided she wasn’t going into the army.
Breaking up and getting back together with the same undecided man over and over again…and then stop having this toxic relationship that hurts..
I finished masters.
I found a true friend that will not deserve me when I need her.
My sister deserted family in a horrible way.
realizing that I only had one parent left. My mom died exactly one hour before Mothers Day this year. </3.
loosing 25 pounds, becoming a vegan, exercising daily, getting diagnosed with a.d.d., going to a psychiatrist, receiving my first report card that didn’t make me cry, confidence, realizing my issues and trying to overcome them
My first time to pitch in a baseball game, with only one day of practice my entire life. I got all 3 strikeouts for the inning. I struck out their best hitter who hadn’t been struck out all game by our first 2 pitchers.
Falling in love, many many times. Finding out who my true friends were. Realizing that I needed to grow up. Getting my first job.
completing trek 16 at philmont scout ranch in cimarron, new mexico.
i liked who i was on the trail better than who i am back home. and making it to the top of the tooth of time made me realize that i am stronger than i though, physically and emotionally.
This past year has been filled with more defining moments than I could hope to write about if I had days upon days of free time. One moment stands out, though, as especially dear to my heart: I accepted a friend’s thoughtful offer to hang out for the evening at a concert, feeling most intrigued by the prospect, and ended up finding more joy than I could have ever imagined. That decision changed my life in ways that I’ve only begun to understand.
When the love of my life broke up with me.
falling in love. i never had anyone care about me until he came around. and even though he helps me through so much my favorite thing is when i can help him feel better about his life and his bad past <3 i love you sooo much babe
On October 30 I crossed the finish line of my first marathon. One of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life.
The death of an old beloved friend.
When I was appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the official publication of our school and I wasn’t doing a very good job, my moderator yelled at me and the wave of disappointment from him came crashing on me. The former Editor-in-Chief also spoke to me about it. All those disappointments that I created were painful, but it made me realize to get my myself together and do better and learn to work with the team.
9 months later, we were able to produce two publications and the latest one was the best one yet.
Dance with my best friend in rain with tea and baked corn
My mother in law dying in my arms new years morning
When I realized the way I was pursuing my profession was making me miserable; so I decided to save money and quit at the end of the year… which I did and then travelled for 2 months, and now I just took the year of to reivent myself.
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