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I Returned To College Late In Life

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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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    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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    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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    When I glanced at the clock, I thought I would see, at the latest, 1AM. 2:45 flashes and I know once it hits that 3AM mark, I might as well get up and do something constructive...
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    quirkygirl520 quirkygirl520 22-25, F Feb 21

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    So, for starters, I'm 20 and I live in NC. I'm an Eagle Scout, a college student, and a christian. My life hasn't been one of perfection or glitz and glamour, but it hasn't that...
    MyLifeInANotebook MyLifeInANotebook 18-21, M Feb 8

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    lately i have been staying put and looking at my life...and i really want to start a new page in my life ,what i love about me is what all so hate about myself...i'm all ways...
    amie26 amie26 31-35, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    im thinking sometimes just dropping out of college but i thought that im not going nowhere if i do it and everyday in class i feel im struggling..help!! any positive advice?
    joniel24 joniel24 70+, M 4 hrs ago

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    Just a few days ago it had been snowing quite excessively, the roads where mostly void of cars and most people were staying indoors, but i had a library book that was already...
    DuskWood DuskWood 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    My friends find it funny that I claim to have a quarter-life crisis when I'm only 22. But then age is not a determinant now, isn't it? Most of my close friends are on their late 2...
    Boghane Boghane 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Im not really sure how to start. Theres really so much going on and anyone could give me some kind of insight this would help a whole lot, even if its a few words. Im sorry for...
    ConfusedNote ConfusedNote 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    I graduated highschool in 2011 and have changed my mind so many times about what i want to do. Theres not a whole lot of options out there anymore. It seems like everyone just...
    MKxoxo MKxoxo 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    It's so pointless! They tell us we need a stupid piece of paper college gives us to get a decent job, to get money. Ok, so where the heck do you start if college needs a very high...
    Tutuita Tutuita 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I can't say I'm really scared of flying. It's crashing I'm afraid of. I've flown before and I'm fine doing it. But that thought is always there. What if... I just remembered the...
    LifeIsBeatingMe LifeIsBeatingMe 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My first year college life was great. I lived in a hostel 30 mins far away with two very good friends in my room. I attended classes ferociously and took notes like my life...
    BridaPaulo BridaPaulo 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I never take my life serious. I'm just taking it day by day. I keep changing my major. I was a science student in high school, accounting in college, now social science in...
    Jacque1994 Jacque1994 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    Yeah that's my life... Always stay up late until 4 am everyday and do absolutely nothing. Wake up in the next day and walking like a jet lagged zombie to college but I can't help...
    TwingleLittleStar TwingleLittleStar 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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    This is an assignment I just finished. I thought I'd share it with you all. ;) Humanities (A course in leadership) What vision do you have for yourself and how...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 23

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      I came across this forum after searching for advice or similar stories online. Here's my story anyway; I'm about to turn 25 this April and feel completely at a loss with...
    Mardybum1 Mardybum1 22-25, M Feb 5

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    Fear. That is all it started. I have been through a busy childhood. My childishness was early taken away from me, and at a very young age, such as six years old, I learned to act...
    diane1996 diane1996 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    I just recently transferred to a university in California from my community college. I am currently living off campus with four other college students and an art professor who...
    dalvaro178 dalvaro178 22-25, M Feb 17

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    Yes, this is about a girl. Ok i met her two months ago i met her in college. We dated for three awesome weeks. I made her feel amazing and she in return. Then i said something she...
    lovemovies21 lovemovies21 18-21, M Feb 8

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    My main goal since I started hs was to graduate on time. Due to some set backs my freshman year I lost a whole year of credits. Now i'm there but am choosing to slow down and...
    Letitbe97 Letitbe97 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am almost 32 years old, unemployed for 6 month as I returned to my home country and again living with my parents, actually me and my husband both are living with my parents. My...
    bubucis bubucis 31-35, F Feb 17

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    A lot of people say that universities and colleges are way easier than school and once you are done with high school, you will be free. Well guess what? I am studying at LSU AND...
    Dhikrayat Dhikrayat 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Late-term abortion of twins Sarah Terzo Abortion (LiveActionNews) - In an article profiling the now deceased late-term abortionist Dr. William Rashbaum (which I’ve...
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    Ethan3088hnz9 Ethan3088hnz9 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    I typed this before but ep deleted it so i'll make it short. i was at the park with my girlfriend and we were robbed and i was stabbed in the side protecting her. at the hospital i...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I'm 17. I got rejected from my favourite unis, and my college attendance is too low for me to even pass this year. I hate being in college and the main reason for bad attendance is...
    minmins07 minmins07 16-17, F Feb 4

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    I'm pretty sure I'm having the worst year of my life. First off, this august I went to a small four year school in Connecticut (I'm originally from New Jersey) and had a horrible...
    Kristen908 Kristen908 18-21, F Feb 6

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    Finishing up my fifth year and I absolutely hate my major. I wake up everyday feeling like absolute ****. I don't like to talk because everything that comes out is totally negative...
    bsbeip bsbeip 22-25 3 Responses Feb 8

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    Whether it is a boy or girl everyone wants or have a dream about their life partner and i am no different On this day I feel like pouring my heart here for my sake alone and even...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M Feb 15

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    So I haven't felt like this in a long time. It's my first year of college at a pretty prestigious university. I should be happy right? But no. I am a complete failure. I'm in...
    strugglingsnail strugglingsnail 18-21, F Feb 16

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    I graduated from Central Washington University in 1978 with a degree in education. I taught High School for 6 years but I didn't particularly enjoy it. I loved coaching and I...
    metrucker metrucker 56-60, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've been on a roller coaster ride since I got out the Army. My family kicks me while down cause I'm definitely down. My dad makes damn sure to point out how at 28 I'm a complete...
    Slave5 Slave5 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    pizza again...the life of a college student.
    tinalr tinalr 22-25, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Life isn't just about keeping score. It's not about how many people call you...And it's not about who you've dated or haven't dated at all. It isn't about who you've kissed ,What...
    fucksunshine fucksunshine 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    LoveLovingElmer LoveLovingElmer 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    We aren't truly free. I feel like my entire life, I was kept in a box. As I got older and started showing signs of independence, my parents became more and more strict and...
    LoveLovingElmer LoveLovingElmer 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    So I'm back in school. It's only for a cna , but I can't stand the job I have right now. I need something with stable hours and a stable pay and I can handle it. I plan on later...
    WolfOfDreams WolfOfDreams 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 17

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