I Am a Late Bloomer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 342 People

    Late Developing Sucks!

    I'm 19 now and still unable to anything that could be considered facial hair! Comparing myself to other guys, especially at school was depressing, as I only hit puberty at around 15 and am still in its slowly developing grip. I just wish I could feel more 'masculine' and I just...
    Ashola Ashola
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Nov 10, 2011

    You should not be envious of friends

    and colleagues who have already “made it” or seem better adjusted to the world than you. You are just taking longer than them because results matter a lot to you. For you, the journey matters as much as the outcome. There’s no point in comparing yourself to others. Accept...
    viavleiviax viavleiviax
    22-25, F
    Jun 19, 2014

    Still Unfurling...

    I didn't have the university experience I wanted, or felt I should have had. I had absolutely no confidence and took everything waaaay too seriously. I've spent the rest of my 20s trying to re-invent those days (whilst holding down responsible jobs, not the easiest thing to...
    Elliee29 Elliee29
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2012

    Being Short Isn't Fun

    It was the beginning of 8th grade is when I finally hit puberty and now I'm going into high school. I have awesome friends and I'm good with making friends. But I'm only 4'9 ish and it's really embarrassing because i really dot wanna go to high school a foot shorter than everyone...
    Fender21 Fender21
    1 Response Jul 15, 2012

    mysterypisser mysterypisser
    18-21, F
    Apr 13, 2014

    Growing up everyone always said I was mature

    for my age. While my friends in Jr. high and high school were doing regular teen things I was "little miss perfect". Then came my Jr/Senior year of high school, I finally started to spread my wings. While my friends were growing out of the "Teen Rebel" phase I was just getting...
    AwkwardTomboy AwkwardTomboy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2015

    So Let's Bloom Already!! I Know Some Techniques! We Can Help Each Other Get Through This!

    So, here's the story of someone who has been  through nonstop depression, anxiety, panic.  I really do mean nonstop.  But it forced me to learn a lot, to see the world in a new light. I don't want to keep on living like this.  I can't keep on living like this.  Suicide isn't...
    dma88 dma88
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2010

    Starting Life At 22

    and I mean forgetting who you were and what you knew in high school, because between then and now there was only my idealistic fantasy and marijuana. Then 1 1/2 years ago I talked to an amazing young woman, which didn't work out because I had no life or passion for anything. She...
    m3android m3android
    Feb 10, 2013

    It Came Late Which I Did Hate

    well im 26 years old now . i was a late bloomer  alot of boys in my class bloomed at 11,12,13 i didnt which cause major problems in my early teen to mid teen years . i remeber getting caught skinny dipping as a boy of 12 , by older girls and a guy and they all laughed at...
    cvw123 cvw123
    26-30, M
    Mar 31, 2010

    Both in body and mind.

    I didn't start my period until age 17. And I took some time off from school because I knew I wasn't mentally or emotionally ready for college. And my parents suck at being punctual. I used to have a friend who.gave.me the know on applying for college and scholarships and...
    nicetint090 nicetint090
    22-25, F
    May 23, 2014

    Single Since Birth

    I'm  21 years old and I never had a boyfriend since birth. However, I can't see anything wrong with that. What am I going to do if I really can't find someone who'll be my bf? I'm a hopeless romantic person, I believe in fairytales, I believe that someone will come unexpectedly...
    blackisbitter blackisbitter
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Mar 9, 2011

    How Popularity Changed My View Of Life

    Hey my name is charles but known as fufu. Im 16 but look atleast 14. Im kinda chunky and have gas problems(i burp and fart alot). Im black and i have little cloths. Im a sophomore and im very smart when i want to be. When i was a a little kid i was very smart, happy, nice...
    latebloomer1996 latebloomer1996
    18-21, M
    Dec 17, 2012

    When it comes to puberty,

    I've always been behind. I'm almost 16 and I haven't gotten my period yet. Even my younger sister got hers 2 years earlier! (Though I'm kind of glad I haven't, because let's face it, periods are PAINFUL!)
    therealjannelle therealjannelle
    16-17, F
    Feb 19, 2016

    Kinda Behind

    My life was put on hold after I lost both my parents when I was 11. I didn't have any other family or relatives so they put me in foster care system. It was a nightmare. I slowly shut down and eventually stopped talking after a little over a year. I just wanted to die. Abuse...
    AquilaAqua AquilaAqua
    18-21, M
    Sep 8, 2012

    Better Late Then Never!

    *smile* As I open up and show off my colors, releasing my scent Coming into full bloom, at such a riper age than most. I maybe behind in season, but my roots are deep My structure in strong, my bloom will last long.
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    7 Responses Apr 26, 2013

    I've always been a late bloomer.

    Didn't start talking until I was 3, lost my first tooth when I was 6 1/2, haven't had a growth spurt, still kind of flat chested, always felt less mature than other girls my age.
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 25, 2015

    I was a late bloomer in body parts.

    I finally grew my boobs when I was 16 1/2. I thought I was going to be flat chested for life but finally my boobs came into full bloom. I was so excited then. They have grown to be quite large and I love looking at them and playing with them. I love going braless when I am...
    singlefemalegardening singlefemalegardening
    51-55, F
    2 Responses May 8, 2015

    My Carefully Constructed World Has Been Turned Upside Down And Nothing Makes Sense Anymore

    A new year has begun, and I realize that nothing in my life makes feel exited. I used to be happy on my own, in my carefully constructed world, just leaving my everyday life, but now everything it's a mess. I guess I'ts  true what they said, about finding a partner it's the...
    kyleButler kyleButler
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2012

    Nearly Ten Years...

    I just realized that I've been an "adult" for nearly ten years now. On January 26, 2000, I turned 18, which technically meant that I was then an adult. However, nearly ten years later, I still don't feel like an adult. It's because my entire adult life has been completely devoid...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2010

    Hope I Bloom Soon

    well i'm 16 yrs old but i have the body of a 10 or 11 yr old boy.i have never had a girl friend yet so i never had sex yet almost a few times but they laughed at me when they saw me naked and once i was premature as one girls older sister and her mom walked in on us her sister...
    victor16 victor16
    3 Responses Jul 8, 2010

    It Just Was'nt Happening.

    As A Small Child, it Really Wasnt Obvious that I Was 'Slower' than the Other kids. Untill About 5th Grade. The Kids Started Spreading Rumors that I Was Really 8 Years old (I Was 10) And that I Had Skipped A Grade. This wasnt True. They just Made these Assumptionsbecause of how I...
    marymoocow32 marymoocow32
    Mar 12, 2012

    Late Bloomer

    I'm 14 now and barely started. about a year ago when I was 13, I didn't have any pubic hairs at all. My sister (adopted, about 6 months younger than me) was walking into the shower room because I left the door open. Then I came out, naked. She stopped, then saw my tiny, hairless...
    pn35 pn35
    70+, M
    3 Responses Mar 15, 2013

    Always Forward!

    I never knew I was never alone in this category. I am 25 years old and I dropped out of High School, received my GED and enlisted in the Army. I served for two years and was medically discharged due to a training accident, for "Liability" purposes. My injury doesn't affect me...
    Jenai1987 Jenai1987
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 10, 2013

    The Doctors Told Me I Would Never Have A Family

    I always was fascinated by the way a baby could just be made out of virtually nothing and having a family was my dream. But when I turned 15 and still didn't have my period that dream was taken from me. I have extremely low iron and B12 levels which means my blood isn't good...
    royalblueeyes royalblueeyes
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2012

    I Must. I Must! I Must Increase My Bust!

    I started developing breasts at the same age as everyone else.  Hard swollen lumps that were tender and sore...I too wondered what on earth was happening to my body when I first discovered them.  Mum!  Feel this....   LOL They must have continued to grow...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl
    32 Responses Jun 9, 2010

    I'm 23 going on 24 & I am what you would call a

    late bloomer. I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth. Yes you read that right lol. Anyway my parents always worked hard & always provided for my brother & l. As far back as l can remember as a child most people treated me as l was a nobody & to be honest on the inside that...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 11, 2015

    Ugly Duckling

    It was 8thgrade in and small country town. My 8th grade class was no more then 20kids including myself. I was about a year to 6months older then everyone. Cause I had my birthday so late in the year. I was 14 turing 15. I didnt start to develope til much later. I was the only...
    ladyjt88 ladyjt88
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 2, 2013

    Made Middle School Suck

    it took a riddculesly long time for me to hit puberty. in middle school i was smart but pretty clueless, so i didnt know the slightest thing about puberty, but i couldnt help but realese it seemed like everybody in class had full on mustaches and were seven feet tall in seventh...
    john96s john96s
    13-15, M
    1 Response Oct 31, 2011

    I Feel Like Nothing Right Now.

    I'm 16 years old and a boy, my name is Morgan. I feel like I'm the only one of my friends who is a late bloomer, because I don't have a deep voice and a 6 inch ****. Most of my friends started developing around the age of 13, and even my friends who shared my being a late...
    hangar13drummer hangar13drummer
    4 Responses Jul 7, 2010

    Hands down, no doubt about this one .

    Grew up in an ultra religious family and didn't rebel against a Dad who wouldn't allow so much as a radio in the house until I was 16. Never so much as talked to girls even into college years. 27 was the magic age for my first relationship. Now I keep myself fit, look younger...
    4k5dii 4k5dii
    46-50, M
    May 9, 2014

    Well thanks to having heart disease it was a

    late bloomer and still get asked if I am 12 years old even though I am going on 20. Helps me out in the long run I guess.
    Klcataldo Klcataldo
    22-25, F
    Aug 19, 2014

    Kind Of A Happy Ending

    Yeah I was a late bloomer. No joke. I got my period 3 days before my 14th birthday. Which I really didn't need, periods suck. At 16 i wore a 32A bra, looked 12, was 5'0, No butt what so ever, and had the same voice since the 3rd grade. I had pimples though, that was the only...
    hotfireball1 hotfireball1
    18-21, F
    Aug 25, 2013

    I grew up oblivious to a lot of things.

    My life and family were amazing and I was given as much as I could hope for in terms of love, an education and every opportunity to reach my potential. I was always under the impression that my life would continue to feel "complete". I would get married and spend holidays...
    FatoProfugus FatoProfugus
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 22, 2014

    I'm 23 years old and not

    once ever dated a girl. I am known to be a hopeless romantic and treat women with much respect and kindness. Only because I strongly believe I must have a profound connection with a woman I would consider dating, I try not to flirt at all. I think of it as being loyal in the...
    Gratitude92 Gratitude92
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 5, 2014

    Hormones Suck.

    If you were to look up the word late bloomer, You would find my picture there. Im pretty sure I define the term pretty well, I am pretty much late on everything if you ask me, but I beleive it may have been my own fault so to speak. I can remember my female siblings saying to my...
    EmpressJudge EmpressJudge
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2011

    It Has Shaped the Way I Interact With People.

    I've always been a shy person. In part it stemmed from the fact that I had always been uncomfortable in my own skin, I could always find something I could to nitpick about myself. After I got sick, there were even more things about me that I found troubling. I gently...
    JAdam JAdam
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2007

    Chanel No. 5

    "Are You There God? It's Me Margaret." by Judy Blume was my favorite book as a tween. I've read it many times over the years. I used to try to imagine myself as Margaret, growing up so differently from myself & in a different time setting. She started her period soon after her...
    crunchymomof1 crunchymomof1
    36-40, F
    Jun 16, 2013


    Some things, that people have experienced in their 14s or 15s, I've experienced not so long ago. I'm 19. I'm still a virgin and a few months ago, I think, I came out of the closet.I don't think that the fact that I'm a late bloomer bothers me that much. What does bother me is...
    funereal1134 funereal1134
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 28, 2012

    It's funny, because I'm

    both an early bloomer and a late bloomer at the same time. I hit puberty relatively young and got my period before all my friends did. But I'm a late bloomer in the sense that I don't do most of the stuff teens my age do. I've never had a boyfriend, never been kissed before, and...
    LovesWarrior LovesWarrior
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2014

    Laft Behind

    My blooming has been delayed in several ways.. socially, physically and somehow even emotionally. Everything in my life always came late. For example, I shed my last tooth when I was 18 and a half instead of 12 or 13 (A gap in my teeth at 18?!?! tsk tsk) and my acne hasn’t all...
    PeterYeah PeterYeah
    18-21, M
    Feb 19, 2012

    mysterypisser mysterypisser
    18-21, F
    Apr 13, 2014

    Still Blooming

    I'm 28 and I'm still blooming. Socially, at least. I'm very behind others my age and always have been. I still haven't done a lot of the things most people my age started doing years ago.
    ItchyWitch82 ItchyWitch82
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 8, 2010

    mysterypisser mysterypisser
    18-21, F
    Apr 13, 2014
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