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I Am Scared Of Entering The Adult World

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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 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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    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 2 Responses Oct 7

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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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    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'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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    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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    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 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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    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F Oct 8

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 living alone since December. I was ok I thought but it's getting harder. I feel scared in the house at night. My neighbours were broken into and that was when I started...
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    I'm in a seriouse relationship with this wonderful man who means the world to me, and who loves me very much. I've been torturing myself with doubts and fears. You see, I have a...
    Emilia94 Emilia94 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    This is true. I have been healing myself with the help of others along with the realization that I am in need, myself. I don't have THE answer, no one does. Everyone has plenty of...
    MollyPetal MollyPetal 41-45, T 4 hrs ago

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    First off, I'm going to start this out by saying I had an abortion about 5 years ago, you was not there to experience why I had one, so don't judge me for my actions. I was almost...
    Wvgirl20 Wvgirl20 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    I'm so scared of war. I can't imagine how horrible it must to be to live in a country thats in war. How much fear people must fear everyday. I feel so unsafe.. I don't want to live...
    lunachi lunachi 22-25, F Sep 30

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    Not typically scared but sad because of the way a viral infection is causing havoc due to lack of basic amenities while the rest of the world decided to waste money on killing more...
    barryoor barryoor 36-40, M Oct 9

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    Oblivion I always see and hear the word called Oblivion, i thought it is beautiful, an art but i saw the true meaning of this word; i never thought it would scare me. Oblivion is...
    LittleMiss04 LittleMiss04 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am about to be 21 and have recently been thinking about wether it's weird that I want to drop out of college to just work and travel the world. I've always been a straight A...
    lari114 lari114 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    ...for as long as I can remember. I guess I was always this way to an extent, but the depression and anxiety became much more manifest during college and are showing no signs of...
    Scribbler17 Scribbler17 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Why can't any one let me be me I would tell you if you understand me. Feel like I don't have any freedom life is a waste of time begin a Christian for me I am having my up and...
    Johntruck17 Johntruck17 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 21

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    maturity and empathy its not about age or how much of an adult you are its about the experience you have had and what you have gone through because I can at least say that going...
    vividmemorieslost vividmemorieslost 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    Seriously! I was not designed for adulthood. I suck at this! I was made for daydreaming. Appreciating sunshine sprinkles on the sidewalk and soft breezes. Philosophical...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    My daughter texts me: “I am having an amazing day.” “Why?” I text. “Everything,” she responds. My daughter, my first-born, my twenty-year-old, is a junior in...
    missingtranslation missingtranslation 46-50, F Oct 2

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    I started wanting to be a baby again cause life in general as an adult is to depressing for me. Don't get me wrong I have found some things in life I enjoy as as an adult. I have...
    lilRobby lilRobby 31-35, M Oct 12

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    I am scared to sleep. My bf touches me in my sleep. I wake up terrified and unsure what to do. Last time I jumped awake. He says I woke him up from me jumping awake... It scares...
    Thisismynickname Thisismynickname 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    It's a horrible feeling to have to not want to leave your house because you can't speak to people. It's a problem I have had for a few month now and it's getting worse, even to the...
    Youmeansomething Youmeansomething 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    My best friend is the only person I have. I love her more than anything in the whole world. She just started dating our other friend, and I think I might be jealous of him. I don't...
    dickdurk dickdurk 16-17, F Oct 4

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    Does anyone truly feel lost in the world?
    meganfixford meganfixford 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    I am seriously concerned about ebola. To the point where it disrupts my life, and I am thinking of finding a place in the mountains to dig out a shelter, but everyone around me...
    ijustneedtoletitout ijustneedtoletitout 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 7

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    I am scared, I need to change jobs and although the change is needed and I want it I can't help but feel like this is going to ruin things. I am scared that I will hate it, that I...
    charlieedwards charlieedwards 18-21, M Oct 9

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    Yes! Ever since I started high school it's just gotten worse and worse. I can't even walk down the halls without hearing or seeing something terrible. I'm nice to everyone but I...
    FancyTardis FancyTardis 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    Ebola is spreading really rapidly like already there's person with Ebola in the US, Spain and all over Africa it's getting really dangerous for the world
    gaysexy123 gaysexy123 16-17, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    It's what I told my family, and they were both very supportive and very scared. I'd saved up money from the promotional work I had done and they gave me five thousand Krona too...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I am so tired. These past few months it has gotten worse. I don't know how to behave around new people or people I barely know, especially those I feel inferior around. That counts...
    haroni haroni 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    People makes jokes about Ebola and I'm simply disgusted with their behaviour. Okay then, go make out like Ebola is such a funny thing but don't you dare cry in horror if it...
    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I know its a cliche about what I em going to tell you, or you have heard this a hundred times and every single sorry was just a cry for help. In a way my story is a cry for help...
    believe101 believe101 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I know its a cliche about what I em going to tell you, or you have heard this a hundred times and every single sorry was just a cry for help. In a way my story is a cry for help...
    believe101 believe101 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've sat back for months, laughing while others threatened to send my mom to prison. Cause I'm so fcking scared and all I think about is myself. I am going to wreck her life. And...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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