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I Am Scared Of Entering The Adult World

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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 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 absolutely terrified of my future.

    . Deciding whether or not to go to college, who to date and who to kick to the curb, controlling my lust and fantasies, and more.. I want to be a young girl forever and keep what is left of my innocence
    LilLexi16 LilLexi16 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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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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    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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    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'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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    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

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    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F Oct 8

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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

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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 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 trying to think of what to do

    for a steady job that pays more than minimum wage. It is difficult for me to know what to do. There is so much I've been trying to realize about the world, that I have naively tried to hide from myself. I've been too trusting. The world is a beautiful place, but there is SO much...
    onthisislandinthisworld onthisislandinthisworld 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 7

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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 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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    I'm scared of... probably hundreds of things in this world. Many of these fear came from my past, came from random moments and others were just because I had them. And most of them...
    jxstagirl jxstagirl 13-15, F Nov 7

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    I only have one week of high-school left. Ever. It feels so weird to think that I was in a "safe environment" for about 12 years and that I'll be 18 soon and I will have to make...
    Frangenia Frangenia 16-17 Oct 27

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    Everyone has had moments in their life when they’ve questioned why they were going through a certain challenge, and then down the road you find out that the challenge you had...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    I was in third grade when I was first diagnosed with ADHD. I had encephalitis (swelling of the brain) the summer before I started first grade and my sister had also been diagnosed...
    patricialeigh patricialeigh 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 27

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    Yes I am living in a dream world right now I am not dreaming but I am about to enter the dream world you see my dream world is only created by me so if you are a lucid dreamer like...
    DemonKing6666 DemonKing6666 18-21, M Oct 24

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    Life seems to be an endless game of trying to impress people. It's as though you can't just be yourself and who you want to be, but here on EP, I find myself in a safe haven. A...
    Kymir Kymir 18-21, F Oct 31

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    My dad is in the hospital again (as previously posted). For the first time I'm unbelievably scared. This might be it for him. This morning his kidneys failed. I can't help but...
    amalmberg13 amalmberg13 18-21, F Oct 28

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    It's been years since the last time I fell in love. I like flirting and going out with guys but when things start to get serious I shut them out immediately. I get scared and just...
    Sofiie Sofiie 18-21, F Nov 4

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    My mom has said that she's okay with different sexual (and gender identities) for the most part but then she'll say things like my gay friend's son is bi because he's confused...
    CanaryChirps CanaryChirps 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Today I just got the results from a medical procedure, which states that I may need to undergo surgery. I also fought with my long distance boyfriend, who I have not told about my...
    poopy0219 poopy0219 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I love all you beautiful women who love to breastfeed you truly are amazing in what you do. You have the magic to make the world a better place with your love and I love all...
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    the internet created by adults for adults - keep it that way!
    queerinthehead queerinthehead 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    Well, not quite adult yet... I'm only 14. But yes, this category fits my situation perfectly. Not to mention, my body is also of the wrong gender. So far, my only yearning for...
    j4janicej j4janicej 13-15 2 days ago

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    Well it all started on a Sunday in late May. His curly brown locks sat right upon his head, shifting a little as he'd turn to take a glimpse of me. His green orbs met my brown eyes...
    dancedesire dancedesire 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    I have 2 sises. One older by more than 4 years and my fraternal twin. I feel judged and critisized by the older. I feel like she doesnt like anything i do or dream of. There is...
    chocolatecurlz chocolatecurlz 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    How can I even live my life if I do not have support system around me , I feel so stuck. My self esteem is so low , I'm in a ball of fear, I feel so isolated, I wanna be free. I...
    Margaretxo Margaretxo 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    It never really occurred to me that my teachers could be a danger to me or anyone around me until the day I graduated from Primary school. I saw this teacher(who never taught me...
    AbyssalSilence AbyssalSilence 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    I know the exact day I became a full fledged adult. Not the date but the day. I had just bought my house and had yet to learn to back into my driveway as the roadside has tall...
    Beaver318 Beaver318 41-45, M Oct 30

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    I volunteer at my local library in the young adult section and it's always nice to be able to relate and recommend books. I have always been a fan of young adult fiction because...
    OhShucksGoDucks OhShucksGoDucks 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    I had a difficult time accepting that I had been abused as a child. Part of the reason for that is because growing up in that environment one tends to normalize what happened...
    scarecrow71 scarecrow71 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    We were distant. For the past 2 weeks I barely saw her and barely messaged her. I don't want to lose her. I don't want to be alone. I'm sorry for my imperfections. If only I...
    SomeGuy322 SomeGuy322 16-17, M Oct 25

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    I'm scared of falling in love. I'm scared of being friends. I'm scared of talking. I'm scared if social interaction because what if they judge me
    rawerimadino rawerimadino 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 4

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    I try not to think about it but it bothers me alot.I don't have alot worth remembering in my life and this is probably why. I spent alot of my youth trying to entertain and fix...
    CaptainMarvelous CaptainMarvelous 18-21, M 5 Responses Oct 22

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    This thread makes me cry :( I'm scared for humanity. All faith is now lost.
    WeSeeWeJudge WeSeeWeJudge 13-15, M Oct 25

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    The court date has been set. For December. Then, I'll be going to court, I'll have to relive every single moment, in front of all these strangers, so that some other stranger can...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 30

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    The death of my auntie is starting to sink in and become a reality to me now. I feel really scared and alone at the moment because I have no one to talk to about how I feel. I'm...
    rirxalri rirxalri 16-17, F Nov 3

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    I'm very scared of balloons. Especially the ones with helium. As a kid I ran out of the house when balloons were being popped by my mom. I can't stand the loud bang from a rubber...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 4

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    Yup I get scared. I get scared after watch scary movies at night and I get scared when I go on a night time walk. My biggest fear is being replaced. I hate it but I can't help it...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 5

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    Actually, I'm scared to hell of injections, but not from VC or IV needles or any needle used to draw blood outta my body. I know the needle will go directly to one of my veins. The...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F Nov 7

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    We humans as rational beings evolved and we are privileged to have a very clearer conscience and think about our existence. We shouldn’t fight for survival as animals. We should...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    So basically...I have a mental disorder that haven't told anyone at all about....and my parents watched a movie that was about this mental disored and called it the stupidest...
    AnnaRose46 AnnaRose46 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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