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I Am Scared Of Entering The Adult World

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    I'm Afraid And I Hate It.

    how to start.. hmm.. All my life, my parents have been overbaring. more so my mother of course. I live in a big home, and my dad has alot of money. it's not something I"m proud of in the slightest. because of it, it feels like I never was given the chance to grow up like I...
    vampgrl93 vampgrl93 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2010

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    I kind of dread the fact

    that one day I will be responsible for my making my own decisions and taking care of myself for real.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2014

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    I'm So Scared

    since my i lost my father ;i feel so unprotected i feel like that every body now will try to hurt me cause i have no father anymore . if i have just little problem or it might  even be a problem i get scared and i don't know what to do i say "if my father was here he would help...
    auroragirl auroragirl 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2012

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    Adult World Is A Big World

    i scared of how i'm gonna handle my life what if i take the wrong choices? what if i stay dependant of my family? what if i screw everything? !!!!!
    opentalk opentalk 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    I Am Scared!

    I'm also scared of this. I just graduated high school a couple months back. And now im gonna start college, dont know when, i havent signed up, but i just know i am. I chose college over a full time job cause basically, i wanna earn good money lol and be able to buy anything i...
    midnightxx midnightxx 16-17, M Nov 18, 2011

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    I Am Worried My Dreams Will Be Blown Away...

    I am not an adult yet.... I feel like I'm floating in a void of uncertainty, and no-one seems to be able to tell me what the best thing to do is.  I crave knowledge and experience, and I don't want to be limited in my understanding and endeavors. It scares me the way emphasis in...
    TheFretlessWhy TheFretlessWhy 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2011

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    i am at that age, 19,

    where i'm considered an adult. i hate it. i love how my voice finally is worth something. i can say i work for my own money. i hate working 8 hours a day and with a bunch of ***** snobby women too. it's scary to think about getting my own place away from my family that i'm so...
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2013

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    Still Very Unprepared

    I'm 28 years old, but still very unprepared for the adult world. I wasn't even prepared for the world of children when I was a child, & certainly not for the world of teenagers when I was a teen. Now that I'm 28 years old & have technically been an adult for ten years now, I am...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F May 2, 2010

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    Seventeen.

    I am on the cusp of being a grown up. Doesn't it sound funny, when you think about how little experience you actually have, about how little you know about responsibility, about how small the vastness of high school has really been? And now that I've graduated, and I'm about to...
    leshistoires leshistoires 18-21 Oct 15, 2011

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    Graduation Is Looming...

    In three weeks I graduate from college with honors and a bachelor of science degree. In many ways I am more prepared than the average college student for adult life. I already live on my own in my own apartment (paid for with the money I saved from my college fund by getting...
    Filler Filler 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2010

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    In 2.5 years life as I know it will be forever

    changed. After the childhood I've had it should be a welcome change, but I'm not one for change.
    CassieWithAnO CassieWithAnO 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2014

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    Just The Beginning Of The Rest Of My Life.

    I'm scared but very excited. I cannot wait to reach my goals, of which i will do. I cannot wait for many things, the biggest of all i cannot wait to become and nurse of doctor. So overall im excited. Everything new you enter is going to be scary but you have to sail through that...
    girlinterrupted95 girlinterrupted95 16-17, F Jul 15, 2011

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    I'm Terrified.

    I'm terrified. Partly because I leave for college in three short months. Partly because I have been experiencing a LOT of adult situations (ex. working 30+ hours a week, having to do my own laundry, make my own meals, etc.) But most of these things are because of the college...
    rk0315 rk0315 18-21, F Jun 20, 2010

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    I am. They honestly ruin everything if they don't work out. I had a friend that I care for more than anything, we had this deep connection and he meant the world to me in many ways...
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    I get really depressed seeing how bad other people have it. I know someone who's a orphan at 15, I know alcoholics and someone who almost died when he OD'd in 8th grade. I know...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F Mar 19

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 24

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    I love kids. That is why I don't like them in here. The world is full of exploiters, as it is. It just doesn't make sense giving them a free pass to cultivate their twistedness in...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    tomg2200 tomg2200 18-21, M Apr 7

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    FallenAngel1997 FallenAngel1997 16-17 Apr 9

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    I don't have a car, but I drive. But only when I'm back home and I use my parents car. However, I only drive on the streets I know. Now I moved to a place where it's almost...
    mtea mtea 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I am an adult but I disagree. Most of the kiddos I see post on this have actual questions or stories to share. Te majority of the adults I see are just freaks trying to get off.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    There should be a separation between adults and kids on this site. Just an auto filter for people under 18.... That couldn't be too hard to code? I am so grossed out by there...
    xanaxannex xanaxannex 22-25, T 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have been having a lot of family issues and they are getting worse. I came home from a week away to not being welcome in anyway. My mother still cooked me dinner but because of...
    SecretAbby SecretAbby 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I'm scared of every aspect of my life right now. I'm scared that I won't end the semester as strong as I began it. Scared that I'll lose my scholarship, scared that I'll fail my...
    theloveofmylife2 theloveofmylife2 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love my boyfriend more than I can describe. He means the world to me. I wouldn't be anything without him. But the other day my friends pulled me aside & said that he had told...
    fogandcopper fogandcopper 16-17, F Mar 19

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    I'm going through this right now, by myself of course she has isolated everyone in my life or had already had them believing I was the worse monster in the world. I'm only on The...
    livingwiththeunknown livingwiththeunknown 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I have heard of this guy "J" through my friends. He's a playboy, outrageously insensitive to girls' feelings. But there is something mysterious about him ppl say. The way he sweeps...
    LoquaciousBelle LoquaciousBelle 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I always end up hurt... And unfortunately, I end up hurting them back. Is it out of anger? I don't know. But I could never do that to you. I don't even have enough to hurt you with...
    GhostBride GhostBride 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 22

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    ...not sure where to begin if to begin at all. Most days I feel I've lost my mind...Anyway, I remebered a life where I'm from a large family, a royal one at that, one of the...
    Solzok21 Solzok21 22-25, M Mar 23

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    I'm Scared of Life... like every day you woke up you feel nothing but fear.... I'm also terrified with strangers and scared of people around me.. I'm Scared of everything ....
    Ehnyl Ehnyl 18-21 1 Response Mar 25

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