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I Returned To College Late In Life

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    After falling behind I got in 4 assignments in

    Forensics and got A, 's on all of them yaaaaaayyyy!!!! I am still behind but it gives me confidence :)
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 6 Responses May 4, 2015

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    I'm A Late Bloomer...

    I did well at school, but never had the opportunity to study once I left school. I had to get married, and then the kids just used up all the energy and resources that was available. When I was 34 I started studying part- time for my Diploma. I finished that now I am upgrading...
    Grieta Grieta 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 4, 2011

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    33 Years!

    Yes, 33 years after I graduated high school, I returned to college. Actually, I *should* say I went to college for the first time. I took the option of going to school, after having been laid off for the fifth time in ten years, inluding from a company I had worked for for...
    gillianmcg gillianmcg 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2010

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    Not The Easiest Thing

    After 21 years in the military, I wondered what to do with the rest of my life. A lot of soul searching and it occurred to me that I might like to teach. I was an avid reader so the tought started to become clearer that college teaching might be the way to go. The MA wasn't bad...
    Fogarty Fogarty 51-55, M Mar 20, 2011

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    I'd like to chat with those

    who returned to college at older ages (21 and older) and who are planning on getting Master's degrees and higher! Please, I beg you. Message me or post here!
    TraversetheAtlas TraversetheAtlas 22-25, M Oct 22, 2015

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    Stepdadoutside Stepdadoutside 36-40, M 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    College isn't for me. Not because I have to grow up and make my own decisions but because sit down and learn **** is not what I want to do with my life. When I graduated highschool...
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    Two people came into my life and both made me a much more confident and stronger person. one is a woman who I married and had an unhappy marriage later on. we divorced and I was...
    Viciouspistols Viciouspistols 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    TwigOfLife TwigOfLife 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    My college life is the worst. No. It's not the academics that make me feel bad about college. I just hate my everyday life, my surroundings, the people. Last night, I just cried...
    aLittleLamp aLittleLamp 18-21, F Jan 30

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    My family lived on a 220 acre farm near a lake. College students wen to this lake every summer. One day, while I was walking in the woods nearest to this lake, I heard a girl cry...
    VoloProVeritas VoloProVeritas 56-60, M Jan 27

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    7rish 7rish 26-30, M Jan 27

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    HeySafaaJust HeySafaaJust 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 26

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    I made what I believe is the ultimate mistake and that is when me and my ex fiance had my daughter(not a mistake a blessing) But unfortnatley I was very young and my fiance 7 yrs...
    lilprincess7771 lilprincess7771 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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    I'm 34 and just started college... Going for my bachelors in HR Management. I work in HR and love it. But I do find it a challenge to balance my time. Sometimes my job has me...
    Roxvox Roxvox 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    omg i so didnt think that college would be this stressful. all i seem to do is study and even then im still worried about my grades.
    lynnabbie lynnabbie 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 23

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    I am a senior in college and I am lonely. I'll explain my circumstances and hopefully.... someone can relate or be able to tell me that there's hope for the rest of my life...
    OrangeGirl2 OrangeGirl2 18-21 1 Response Jan 22

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    I never use this app anymore I never really write things out either and don't expect anyone to really read this so I guess it's just my way of clearing my head haha. If I think...
    MShein MShein 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 22

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    It’s just that… I wasn’t happyI’m an entrepreneur a startup company founder and a CEO a city manager and a senior relationship manager Big words. Big...
    bash19899 bash19899 26-30, M Jan 21

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    Today sucks already! I was supposed to be at the college by 7:30 a.m. But no I had to wake up late, and I left my wallet in my boyfriends car. I had to race to his house then to...
    andi17 andi17 22-25, F Jan 21

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    One thing about college is that no one makes judgements about what you wear, unless you're one of those fashion conscious people.
    LadyL31786 LadyL31786 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I always get good grades, I'm trying to keep honor roll so I can go to my dream college. I'm doing my ACT on April 9th and I'm hoping to get a 28 or above. When I took the retired...
    Makaykay99 Makaykay99 16-17, F Jan 20

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    Snow is in the forecast! Here in Arkansas if it snows, businesses close down including schools and colleges. Hope it snows.
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    Hard days.... Its seems like a year since i have written anything down. This last year was ine for the toilet. My health has deteriated. I was a pledge in the hardest professional...
    Tarushurse Tarushurse 31-35, M Jan 19

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    I am 22 to two kids, 1 being 4 years old who is a complete diva and the other being due in May. I love my kids to death my but my life is horrible. I have no friends, Im lonely...
    ABCUNKNOWN ABCUNKNOWN 22-25, F Jan 19

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    I hate this country, I was supposed to be 18, when I would complete 12th grade [High School], but now I am 22, and just realized, that I may have to repeat 11th & 12th grade...
    curiousdweller curiousdweller 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 19

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    11,526 words done , maybe 3,000 left to go. longest paper of my life but i think i can get it done by the morning . fingers crossed..
    CassieSamuel CassieSamuel 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    Today we started class here in Mexico. Philosophy is love, philosophy is life. :)
    robzalacain robzalacain 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I hate college so much. I don't know how I'll ever manage to go back tomorrow after having the last month off. I really really really don't want to go.
    violincaster violincaster 18-21, M Jan 18

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    i was born on the 23rd of December, 1998. my parents were 18 (mum) and 21 (dad). they fought a lot throughout my first few years and i still have fragments of memory from this time...
    dontknowwhattomakemyname dontknowwhattomakemyname 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    3 years working saving money for college. 3 years on crappy jobs. 3 years helping paying the bills on my home. 3 years without a day of vacation. 3 years watching my brother...
    Rustedarmor Rustedarmor 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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    The truth is I feel like going to university was a brash choice. I should have gone to Community College first. I remember going on a trip to Universities in Northern California...
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