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I Remember Being 17

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    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 26-30 4 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    I Sure Do

    I do recall being 17, because I AM 17. And to be honest-- nothing exciting has has happened :(
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2010

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    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

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    My First Job Was At The Theatre.

    Yes. I don't like it at all. Too busy. I wasn't really doing my job well. I got let go. Oh well. I did have fun those 2 month I have worked there.  I got written up because I was reading a  book on duties. Whoops....
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    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...
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    It Was Only Last Year

    Let me tell you... it was like the worst year of my life.  The first time I experienced heartbreak and had so many emotional breakdowns. It was getting ridiculous.  But I did meet a lot of interesting people. 
    reset reset 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2010

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    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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    Yeah

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

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    Seventeen

    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

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    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...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F Aug 27, 2010

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    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 22-25, F Aug 2, 2010

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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 46-50, M Oct 18, 2011

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    Wild And Free

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

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    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 6 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 4, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    <3

    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

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    Just Ask...

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

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    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

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    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 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 2, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2011

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    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 26-30 1 Response Nov 5, 2009

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    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 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2009

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