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I Am Scared Of Entering The Adult World

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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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    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'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 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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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 just turned 17 and that means next year I'll be an ADULT and..yea..I'll get to do new things and I won't be allowed to do other things and I'm just scared because I fear that I...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I get so worried about this. The few times I've been left alone in my life, I felt so freaked out and unprepared, it's not even okay. How am I going to be an adult if I can't even...
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    I was very fortunate to have a dad who taught me the value of kindness. Growing up, any time I had a problem, he always had the best advice to always find a way to never hurt...
    SupernovaxGirl SupernovaxGirl 26-30 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Isnt it weird and sad that as a kid you used to be sure that adults always knew what to do and had all the answers but then as you are growing up you start to realize that they...
    123bia 123bia 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Every show I've seen on adult swim besides family guy and shows on toonami was weird and disturbing. They've scared me for life. ;-;
    Cluckia Cluckia 13-15, F Jul 17

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    I am scared of the uncertainity which clouds our lives.I am scared of how everything will work out in the end. I am scared of changing yet the only way to outgrow one's fear is to...
    booklover4ever booklover4ever 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Darkness, light, love, acknowledge all is there even the unknown and the world will see you're the difference to the world.
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    As soon as we enter this cruel world we are fed ideas and images about morals, codes and standards. Through the media and those influential persons present in our lives, we are...
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    I prefer the young adult/teen section of the bookstore. I think authors of teen fiction are really great at making wonderful fantasy worlds. They seem to pull readers in more than...
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    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    I still remember my first Coke. I was in kindergarten and we toured the Coca-Cola bottling plant. We got a free Coke. I was sold. I have loved this drink from the start, so yeah, I...
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    But The Adults Were the Worst. When kids bully other kids, although that's bad enough, it's not unusual. Kids could be mean. It is almost expected that most children will...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I might as well be 18, (2 months left) but my parents were so scared to leave me home alone for a day and a half, I think I'm well equipped to take care of myself.
    Gogeta1101 Gogeta1101 16-17, M Jul 11

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    Come at me brah haha :) not scared of dying, I feel like I care too much since people like to take advantage of it~especially my trust. Honestly I've felt like giving up for a long...
    TigerNita TigerNita 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I went to a restaurant today with my family. In said restaurant, a homeless person approached me and my dad and asked if we had a dollar or two. Unfortunately, I didn't have my...
    jasenamigala jasenamigala 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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    I'm scared everyday to lose the people I care about lost. All day long I think about them and I hope that they are all okay❤️ All I want is for them to be safe and happy. If...
    bebe805 bebe805 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Just on the news around where u live there are bank robbers and they are in the loose and they don't know where they are. I'm scared, the world has some crazy **** out there and...
    libbielane libbielane 56-60, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't know what's wrong with me. Just all of a sudden be become paranoid. It's been going on for almost two weeks. I feel watched, I feel like any second something is going to...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix 18-21, F Jul 5

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    I like to add people to my circle who post content I'm interested in. This includes (but is certainly not limited to) adult content. However, time and time again, I find that...
    curiousinomaha curiousinomaha 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    Okay so this is a bit long, but there's no way to summarize it and be accurate at the same time. I have been diagnosed (more or less) with having certain traits of psychopathy BUT...
    pretender1326 pretender1326 26-30, M 5 Responses Jul 8

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    Ok so im terrified of death its scars me to think about if I was never born or if the world never existed or the warms that are going on or the end of the world or getting killed.
    hatemylife9988 hatemylife9988 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I was drawing Tuesday night.. And I was listening to music I do that so I don't get scared. I used to be afraid to go in my own room. me and Jake used to sleep with dad every...
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    My Niece just turned 18 and my sisters were talking about Adult matters in front of her. My one sister was saying how when her husband gained a ton of weight it made making love...
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M Jul 4

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    I'm female, 26 and I'm a adult babie. I have 2 children aswell. I'm looking to meet other adult babies to share my experiences with. I love my disposable nappies. They r so comfy...
    Cazzabazza123 Cazzabazza123 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 5

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    So one day I was at a campground and I had just wet my diaper. So I had went on a back side of a camper to check my diaper. So had my shorts all the way down to my angles and a 40...
    diaper1and2 diaper1and2 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Mental retardation is nothing to joke about my family takes care of special needs adults and I've been around these lovely adults since I was in diapers. They have no more of a...
    huntersmiles14 huntersmiles14 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I went to drop off my computer for a upgrade and a few doors down from the computer shop there was a martial arts school. I walked over to take a look and I decided to go in to...
    pvr85 pvr85 36-40 1 Response Jul 17

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    It's just so stupid of people to do this. They don't have to say a word. But when they do, And it's just one word, A whole world is shattered.
    GigiCoeli GigiCoeli 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 19

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    Both kids and adults verbally abused me. Kids bullied me because I was different. It didn't stop until we were done with middle school. Adults were my dad's two ex girlfriends...
    silverwolf25 silverwolf25 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    (Note-I know I am NOT alone, there are many like me, and worse than me. This is simply the BEST topic to post this story under) I'm not really living. I'm just killing time. I...
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    Raven628 Raven628 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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