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I Am a Late Bloomer

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    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

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    I Did Everything Late.

    I learned to read later.  I excelled in school later.  I learned to interact and befriend others later.  I fell in love later.  I had my heart broken later.  I went to college later.  Everything I've ever done I've done later than...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 19, 2009

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    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 36-40 32 Responses Jun 9, 2010

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    mysterypisser mysterypisser 18-21, F Apr 13

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    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 16-17 5 Responses Jul 7, 2010

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    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 18-21, F May 23

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    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

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    Standards

    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

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    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 4 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    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

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    As a child I was always surprised about other

    kids who knew what they wanted to be when they would be grown-ups. I had no clue....
    Tamara68 Tamara68 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    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

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    Physically But Not Intellectually

    Physically I was one of those kids that reached puberty a bit late (14 and a half to be exact) comparing myself with most guys around me at the time reached puberty at age 11-13. I went to the doctor and told me I had a moderate decrees in my testosterone level but it wouldn't...
    aroundhere aroundhere 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 7, 2011

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    Exploded

    When I was 16. I still was waiting to hit puberty. I was still 4'11. The shortest in my grade. It hurt me for a while. But when I was 16. My transformation happened. Within 7 months of my 16th birthday, I went from being flat as a board, to a respectable C cup. When I was 17 my...
    GirlNextDoor2 GirlNextDoor2 26-30, F 18 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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    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 16-17 4 Responses Jul 8, 2010

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    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 22-25, M Nov 5

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    mysterypisser mysterypisser 18-21, F Apr 13

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2011

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    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 19-21, M 3 Responses Dec 10, 2007

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    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

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    mysterypisser mysterypisser 18-21, F Apr 13

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    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 2 Responses Oct 31, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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 22-25 Mar 12, 2012

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    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 18-21, F Aug 19

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    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 16-17, M Dec 17, 2012

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    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 22-25 Feb 10, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 13-15 1 Response Jul 15, 2012

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    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 6 Responses Mar 9, 2011

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    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 late long.
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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    When I think of the phrase 'late bloomer',

    I don't just think about "." I think about just me in terms of body too. I'm seventeen going on eighteen and I still look like a tween; an eleven-year-old to be specific. My boobs are an A and haven't grown any bigger. I don't look older for my age. I don't have a "." thanks to...
    sammisanin sammisanin 18-21, F Aug 7

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2012

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    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

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    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 13-15, M Sep 8, 2012

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    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 31-35, F Jun 16, 2013

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    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

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    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 18-21, F Aug 7

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    I wear daily often open crotch ones and old fashioned very lacy bloomers and some DK too. I wear stockings held up by garters or some suspenders belt. I'm so used to them that i...
    Paule57 Paule57 56-60, T 3 Responses Dec 5

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    I wear daily some bloomers (directoire knickers) or french knickers, mostly open crotch, a chemise and a corset or a laced OBG. The chemise is worn underneath my corset or girdle...
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    I'm almost never actually late. I plan ahead usually, and I turn up early enough to think about the situation. The other lateness has me sweating a bit. I'm a week almost late...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 1

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    So, I have to take a pill to sleep. And I just took it now which is later than usual. So I'll be up later than usual. I just can't shut down at night. My mind is like a Nascar...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 23

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    My period is 3 days late not sure if it is being a butt head or if I'm actually pregnant, I'm not getting my hopes up just in case but it's normally not late when I'm on fish oil...
    moonlighteclipse moonlighteclipse 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    It's too late yet..only 10:15 right now in Cali But I can stay up as late as I want..and sleep for some short hours sometimes..and wake up not feeling tired at all I know I need my...
    jonnygoode74 jonnygoode74 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 29

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