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I Returned To College Late In Life

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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...
    gillianmcg gillianmcg 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2010

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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...
    Grieta Grieta 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 4, 2011

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    I believe everything happens for a reason and that you meet everyone that you meet for a reason. Most of my friends have been girls, but I've had one really good guy friend and...
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    I m 31. Married for ten years. In a joint family. Have two children. Daughter 9 yrs and son 7. And want to specify that I love my husband a lot and even he does. Now my problem is...
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    I am in my youth, approaching full adulthood, working my *** off. I like to think I'm mature for my age. But everyone says that. So I don't care. I like me regardless. I'm hoping...
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    I believe in my heart that I was destined to become a drug-addicted alcoholic. It isn't necessary that I recognize whether I was genetically predisposed or biologically vulnerable...
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    I met a girl 2-3 years ago in mcdonalds she was beautiful, a real piece of work. The most amazing young woman i've ever seen. Snake-bite piercings jet black hair comepletely...
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    I feel like the freedom adults talk about teens inheriting when they go to college is a misleading idea. Superficially perhaps we have more freedom, but are we actually being put...
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    I've always been a late bloomer. As such, college frightened me. What do I want to be? How the hell should I know?! I went anyways, after being repeatedly told that you have two...
    Dollfaise Dollfaise 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Well I just joined today despite graduating College this coming 29th of March. I can't believe time fly so fast that it felt like it was only yesterday that I was a freshman...
    raldy raldy 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I am a freshman at my dream school. Everything is going well. I have great grades, and I already got accepted into my program of studies. While that's all great and exciting, it's...
    Jenbean Jenbean 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I'm a full time college student at community college and my first semester was HORRIFIC!! I was walking around the campus with a little map with a clueless look on my face. I must...
    JaimeJackson JaimeJackson 18-21 Apr 5

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    I'm going to college for Gatroenterology.. i would love to be a doctor in a couple more years to make my parents proud of me. i owe a lot to them. i love them. without them i dont...
    PedacosPieces PedacosPieces 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am 40 years old. I am in college and trying to make a better life. I have done a lot of really stupid things in my past. Drinking, drugs, and a few other things. I've always been...
    Jpb8773 Jpb8773 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    I am currently halfway through my second semester of my freshman year of college. And I absolutely hate it. Everyone says that college is the best time of your life, but mine has...
    HeyImLogan HeyImLogan 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    adewey adewey 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I want to go back to college. I wasn't forced into the major I chose, but I didn't have a lot of options. I'm really good at what I do but I don't see myself doing it for the rest...
    MHam0528 MHam0528 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I seriously love college so much and have done so many things I would have never done if I would have stayed home, I love the experience. However, lately I feel so exhausted both...
    Tatii20 Tatii20 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    lately , i've just basically given up on alot of things. things i love doing . its just that, im in my puberty stage and with acne and pimple, i thought it would be better if i...
    samuellechan samuellechan 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Just after my fifteenth birthday in March, I was admitted to college and offered a dean scholership, provided I get an A average. My orientation is in June, but my classes start in...
    LionChick LionChick 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    We have lived a Domestic Discipline lifestyle for 3 years now and it is a wonderful life. Many couples would benefit from DD if they truly understood it!
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    I m married, I assume I m happy :) I have a few friends...... but true friendship is literally 'rare' ! I assume I had three true friends...... the first one passed away few years...
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    I don't test well but I am smart and a good student but I scored really poorly on the sats and my mom yelled at me and called me stupid. I know I can handle college and will do...
    carebare124 carebare124 18-21 1 Response Mar 28

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    When I graduate high school, I'm going to start a new life. A clean slate. I'm going to keep a couple of friends and get rid of the other ones that weren't there for me. I'm going...
    GeorgiaPeach03 GeorgiaPeach03 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I've been gone quite a while trying to start my life over again. With me life has come in threes. You may ask what are you talking about? Well through time my mind,body,and soul...
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    I've seen a big difference in myself. I am so glad I quit my job from school, it was too much for me and it was taking away my studying time for my classes. I'm taking 12 hours...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    It's more like I was forced out of college. I made the mistake of going to a large university right off the bat for the diversity in its course offerings. Because I needed to work...
    glassbox27 glassbox27 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    before i start i would like to thank anyone who takes the time to read this i have quite a tough decision to make with my education and im turning to this community for some...
    reaper7021020 reaper7021020 18-21 1 Response Apr 5

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    I shortly before this finished watching a marathon that I had recorded yesterday that was on Hallmark, a TV series called The Good Wife that apparently was on, on a different...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I move into college this summer!!! My move in day is two days before I turn 18! Can't wait! Life is good right now :D
    bunnybear321 bunnybear321 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I am about to be a senior in college. I'm scared that I won't be able to compete with all the kids at my school. I fear what the future has in store for me.
    AlbSoShy95 AlbSoShy95 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    College is a way of saying, "i spent years of my life learning things i could have googled."
    Krysk Krysk 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Jeff, who lives at home, about time. movies that change your point of view on life even though they are fiction are always the movies i appreciate the most
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    We are in the UK and live a Domestic Discipline lifestyle.
    princess1950 princess1950 36-40, F 49 mins ago

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    I am no the person to give advice on anyone who can't decide what to do with their lives, I can only tell you the mistakes I made so that you can avoid making them and throwing...
    AGothicOdyssey AGothicOdyssey 46-50, M Mar 20

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    I met Ben in December 2012 and we both instantly liked each other, things I think went way to fast and we jumped into a relationship to quick. A lot of my friends and family died...
    meme2183 meme2183 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I hate my life so, so much right now... This is the only consistent thing I have in my life right now... my total disdain for my life! I am in pain psychologically and I can't...
    aniave aniave 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I attended a community college on scholarship, graduated with honors, and still got rejected at a 4-year university for scholarships; they barely gave me financial aid but offered...
    blackxrosexyuuki blackxrosexyuuki 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I'm a night person. This is why I chose night classes for college. I'm always the last to go to sleep in my house also. I just find the night relaxing. It's quiet and no one else...
    BeefStromi BeefStromi 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 17

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