I Remember Being 17

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    So Much More Fun Making Pizza

    I was a jock growing up... in fact, I guess I still am.  When I wasn't playing football or running track, I was lifting weights.  I didn't have much time for work and school and sports.  So, in lieu of a job, I delivered the local free newspaper.  Not much money involved, and...
    JAGandVSfan JAGandVSfan
    51-55, M
    Oct 18, 2011

    Wild And Free

                                                This story is for a...
    flourlady111 flourlady111
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Nov 5, 2009

    With Horror!

    Thats when I lost myself....to my first boyfriend who was the devil incarnate. Trying to be something I wasn't so he could have his own Kelly Bundy. He was emotionally abusive and physically once or twice. I'll hate him forever. On the good side, that's when I started...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 5, 2009

    Learned A Lot Since

    I was in college at 17 and having a blast.  I don't want to go back though because I have learned so much since then.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Nov 6, 2009

    I Remember What It Was Like...

    Because it was right now when I was 17. Does that make me a cheater in this group? :O
    blacksteelforge blacksteelforge
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 2, 2011

    Having Fun And Looking For The One.

    I used to go out dancing with my friends on a Friday night and looked like I was having fun but I wasn't. I was just searching for THE ONE. AT 17 and a half I found him. The love of my life. He proposed marriage to me after 3 weeks of dating and after 6 months I said yes...
    liquidamber liquidamber
    51-55, F
    6 Responses Mar 4, 2010


    Thats when my severe depression and suicide attempt happened
    iminpain iminpain
    18-21, M
    Aug 29, 2010

    I Can't Forget

    I have post traumatic stress disorder from leaving for Army infantry basic training on my 17th birthday and everything that I endured for fifteen of the worst weeks of my life to follow. They really should not even let you in the military that young because it's just too early to...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Feb 16, 2011

    There Was A Lot Going On That Year

    Ah yes seventeen is an age that has always stood out in my mind.   A year of so many changes and so much that was going on.  That was nineteen years ago for me.  It was the year I met my first boyfriend and had my first relationship.   It was the year I walked away from my...
    snowberry75 snowberry75
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2011

    if its a time to believe in a god.

    ..ITS NOW i've come a looOooOooOoong way *wipes brow bone*
    miimii0069 miimii0069
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2015

    About Being 17

    I was a late bloomer, at 17 I never had any boyfriend yet. Not because I have no suitors, I have a few but none that I liked. I was picky, because I wasn't looking for good looking guys but what was more important for me then was the connectivity, or shall I say compatibility...
    arianne19 arianne19
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 30, 2010


    Everything changed during the age of 17 for me. Every year that I've grown older I've asked myself what the best age to be is and every year I've thought it was the year I had just turned,except this year.This year 17 still feels like the age I'll always want to be.
    AmayaEkio AmayaEkio
    18-21, F
    Aug 28, 2010

    I Think I Remember Being 17

    At least I hope I remember being 17, I know I was scared of what the future would hold. I look back now and wish I had been more daring and less worried of what others thought. Surviving another day of school, going to work and hoping there was enough time left over after...
    ablmu65 ablmu65
    41-45, M
    3 Responses May 2, 2011

    I Learned The Truth At Seventeen.

    I learned the truth at seventeen, that love was meant for beauty queens. And high school girls with clear skinned smiles, who married young and then retired. The valentines I never knew, the Friday night charades of youth, were spent on one more beautiful; at seventeen I learned...
    MissLefroy MissLefroy
    18-21, F
    Mar 17, 2011

    Age Matters

    At age 17 I lived with my oldest brother. I remember one night that started off fun and ended in me tick off! It was Friday night and who didn't want to party and have fun? I came home and started to change outfits. My brother stopped me before I left and said be home at midnight...
    JennStone JennStone
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2013

    I Remeber Being 17 Lol

    17 was a crazy year for me it was the year I did the most stuff both good and bad it was the year I graduated as a senior from a continuation school but who cares...a diplomas a diploma right ? and it was the year I had my most funnest coolest job ever... DOLLER TREE !!!! hahaha...
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2010

    I Was 17, Now I'm Not

    When I was 17 I did some crazy things that almost landed me in jail if it weren't for my aunt saying she didn't want to press charges. Taking a vacation to New York with two of my closest friends with no adult supervision. Getting surgery, Dying my hair blue and staining the rug...
    ItsEnough ItsEnough
    18-21, F
    Oct 2, 2011

    I Sure Do

    I do recall being 17, because I AM 17. And to be honest-- nothing exciting has has happened :(
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2010

    What A Year That Was ...

    Of course I remember being 17 ... My best non-romantic friend ditched me on my birthday, telling me he does not know why he still talks to me and to go die and stealing our shared password to a poetry site. I remember being so affected that the whole summer I would stay up all...
    naranja naranja
    26-30, F
    Aug 2, 2010

    Yeah, I Remember

    It was miserable for me. I was goth, back before goth was a widely accepted fashion statement. I was shunned by most of my peers, and the ones who didn't shun me were fellow outcasts. My family life sucked, I had no social life, and I truly hated myself, my life, and the world in...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2011

    I Hope I Remember Considering It Was Only Two Years Ago.. .

    Since I am not a big on opening up this is one of those times that a lot had happened during that age and I really don't care to open up about it... But to give a little idea of what it was like, I was, at that time, going to the third of the four high schools I went to. I...
    purplebutterfly14 purplebutterfly14
    18-21, F
    Apr 29, 2011

    My Wild Life Years

    I just graduated high school, went to college, moved out of the house, had a job. Yeah, I grew up way too fast. I dropped out of college, I needed more money to support myself and my spoiled *** bf at the time. I moved around the United States from cali to AR to TX then back to...
    GreenEyedBeauty GreenEyedBeauty
    22-25, F
    Feb 18, 2010

    17 And Miserable

    When it came to the year of my 17th year on this planet it was pure miserable. Life was totally miserable yet life had no real meaning as well. It was a time when those who were family did not care. My care giver finally gave up on me and could not farm me out to those who might...
    honey624 honey624
    56-60, M
    2 Responses May 26, 2011


    Seventeen,Those were the days,Thirty years ago,Was so free,Happy,Youthful,If only I could,I’d turn back time,Be seventeen again,And take a different corse.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Oct 18, 2011

    Just Ask...

    The most damaging year of my life...
    SleeplessOverMadness SleeplessOverMadness
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2012

    At 17

    my wife and her mother drove me to oakland to be swore into the navy after getting out of high school early with more then the need credits it was really sad sad day looking back in a little over a year i will be reported missing in action and my wife will give her life to a...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Oct 18, 2011

    When I Was 17

    I absolutely remember being 17. Way back then I was a young teenage girl with (long dark-brown hair and big brown eyes). I was also quite tall and very skinny. Although my mother tried very attempt to make me look fatter. She would often pack me sandwiches for school lunches...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 27, 2010

    Sure I Remember Being 17...

    It was just last year, well.. I’m almost 18 now. But I felt like this was an interesting point of view to be taken. I am currently living in this 17 year old body, and begging to get out of it. When you're 17, everything happens so fast. You enter your last year of high...
    MadisonD MadisonD
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2011
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