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I Am Scared to Grow Up

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    I will be moving out of my hometown that I have spent the majority of my life in. I graduated from college last summer and my time in school is the only time I've ever lived outside of the house I grew up in. For the past year, I was working a job that I made good money in...
    arrowXheart arrowXheart 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I didn't used to get scared easily but now I get scared quite easily and I'm really jumpy I don't know why !
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    There are so many things that I fear. I'm not sure if its rational or irrational. I know that we all eventually grow old and pass away. I need to make my family proud and get a...
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    Whenever I look at myself, I get scared. Not in a way where I run and hide from my reflection, but I feel like I'm looking at someone else. And when I see my own scared eyes, I get...
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    I'm 24 and I wasn't like other kids in my family growing up. For one thing I have Mild Cerebral Palsy and growing up has been slow for me. I didn't get my id until I was 20, my...
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    Do you know this feeling when you watch someone so important to you grow older and older and older. And the older this person gets the scarier it is. The fear of losing that...
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    my country is suffering from insecurity problem. i don't really feel scared before. but now i am so scared :(
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    When I was 11 Me and my best friend Ruby were having a sleepover at her house and she chose for us to watch the Grudge together. I've never watched horror movies so I don't know...
    Kaylalie Kaylalie 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    When I was a kid almost every adult told me that when I'd grow up I would miss being a kid... Now I'm all grown up I'm all like: PFFFFT that was I lie!
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    I will never grow up! I grew up when I was 3 and went into self-exile. Now I have come out of that and I AM NEVER GOING TO GROW UP!
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    I want to let my hair start growing out never getting it cut or washed letting it grow as it wants in matted dreads
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    ... and I get scared too easily now at any time :(
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 17

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    What if I don't get any classes with my friends? What if my teachers r really strict? What if my teachers hate me and fail me for no reason? What if I can't handle 8th grade...
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    I am scared to fall inlove... That is why I am so detached. We are all fools in love.
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    I'm in love with a girl that is too far away. I am in love with a girl I once hurt because of a mistake. I am in love with a girl like no other. I am scared that I may have lost...
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    Just this past Thursday I was raped again. He was an ok friend of mine and I thought nothing of it when he asked to hang out. I told him why I was hesitant and that was a terrible...
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