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I Started College When I Was 17

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    Being Brave.

    i am a firm believer of the saying"it is easier to be brave from far or from a distance" now when i happened to meet someone from my school and he asks "who wrote it ?".I would eagerly say"it was me who wrote all those WICKED stuffs on the computer during the practicals!!!. i was...
    nilkanta nilkanta 18-21, M Jun 21, 2011

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    And My First Day Was Today !

    I started college, today ! I only got one class (Spanish), but it was fine. It's different from high school and I'm perfectly okay with that. I've never enjoyed school that much, though, I know this year won't be like the others I've known. Also, it's good to see that people seem...
    Bgirlsd Bgirlsd 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2009

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    Starting College, I'M So Nervous

    I start college in a few days, and I'm really scared. I hope I don't have a hard time blending in; I found out who my roommate is a few days ago and I sent her an email with my phone number, she hasn't replied nor called me yet. Unfortunately, she put her school email as her...
    ambivertatheart ambivertatheart 18-21, F Aug 8, 2013

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    And It Was Interesting

    Hehe. It's almost over, though. Fifteen days, and I'll be legal. The good news was, being in college means my parents no longer have any real influence over what I do, which is nice. Otherwise I woulda had to wait another year for that freedom. The sucky part is, you get a...
    incen incen 18-21, T 2 Responses Mar 7, 2010

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    West Coast Baptist College

    I started college 3 days after I turned 17. I did very well then. I was going to be valedictorian of my class. After 2 years I had over a hundred credits. I only needed one more semester to graduate!! I went for the last semester and I panicked. I left school before I finished...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    My First Semester...

    This is my first semester of college. I'm not a huge fan of it so far, I guess cuz I am too attached to home and stuff. I miss my parents a lot, and my pets, and my home church, and my friends, and everything. College is just something I will have to live through a few years of...
    LunaOrionis LunaOrionis 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2010

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    Mixed Feelings.

    I, too, started college at 17. I have yet to decide if it was a mistake or not. On the one hand, there was the academic challenge. For the first time in years I was with peers that could not only keep up with me, but challenge me. I was on my own, for the first time ever. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 24, 2009

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    I start school aug 27th it was fun but i felt left out because everyone had there groups of friends new and old and i tried talking to people (saying hey or hi) they looked at me...
    momoayami momoayami 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Turning 20 years old in a few days, my mom will be there, my half brother and half sister will be there, my step dad will be there, I mean they always have been. It seems like...
    jaycee3719 jaycee3719 18-21, M Aug 9

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    . I was a single mom when my teenage daughter,Sue .started college 2 years ago. During one spring break, she called to ask if she could bring her roomie home to see where she had...
    redheadjenn redheadjenn 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I've started college last Wednesday and I love it I've made new friends and even some "popular?" Kids from my highschool I'm cool with College rocks and even though I've been...
    Vaughn37 Vaughn37 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am about to start writing my essay for the common application to college. I was thinking about writing a response to the prompt about challenging a belief or idea. About a year...
    ecuagirl ecuagirl 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't really know where the dream started but I was at this party type thing and this super hot guy, I think he was drunk but anyways he pushed me into a tent and started taking...
    Angelwuvsyu Angelwuvsyu 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 17

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    Hello, my name is Diane and I am a junior at Rutgers. After the recent news concerning Mike Brown/Ferguson and police brutality, and reading about the protests occurring in NJ, I...
    deekayyy deekayyy 18-21, F Aug 18

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    I used to have this dream. A haze of white and gold covering everything the entire "video" of what was happening. When I was young this dream happened a lot and I would wake...
    Astelmarie Astelmarie 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    So I started my life as a relatively normal child, shyer than most boys my age and taller. So the first thing that started the bullying was being 5'6" by third grade. So I'm...
    GaelicPrincess GaelicPrincess 31-35, T 3 days ago

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    My aunt and I were playing 1v1 soccer.( shes25 and hot+ athletic) im small and nerdy.(12). She was winning and ribbing it in. it was32-3 I was getting crushed. She hit it hard and...
    nerdiestguyever nerdiestguyever 18-21 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I am starting college in a city far away from my hometown, where I don't know anyone except my brother, but I'm not very close to him and he won't be around most of the time...
    nindzavuk nindzavuk 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I would get the belt, wooden spoon, hand, textbook, hairbrush basically whatever was close all the time. I got a beating with the belt when I was 4 for eating my Easter candy...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 10 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    One my my earliest memories is from when I was 4. It was a year or 2 after my parents divorced and my mother was in a downward spiral. Her boyfriend moved in with us. I remember...
    ausofbounds ausofbounds 41-45, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I was in Hawaii, involved with this priest from around 23 years of age. This man was 43 at the time. I was his receptionist at the Parish on Saturdays. We started being intimate...
    rcasillas93 rcasillas93 36-40, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I wish I could do college over again. My whole life I played sports. I went to a good catholic high school met a wonderful girl my junior year and received a scholarship to play...
    LifeChanges123 LifeChanges123 22-25, M Aug 21

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    when 1 was 10 I stayed with an aunt and uncle during the summer holidays, I was upset and homesick at night. my uncle came through to talk to me he started off just stroking my...
    maturesue maturesue 51-55, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Senior now in high school then going to college. Anyone majoring in nutrition and wellness or anything along those lines?
    emuck emuck 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    So my GF had gone to work and I had the day off. It was about 8am and I just started to play with myself. It's my GF's birthday at the end if this month so I was expecting lots of...
    Dazzer2K Dazzer2K 26-30, M 15 hrs ago

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    I haven't been a tall person my whole life. Though a majority of it i have, but at times i haven't, and have been rather short. This stopped me from doing what I did best. Stopping...
    Aram8361 Aram8361 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I was absolutely terrified of the idea of college in my freshman year. I go to a school five hours from home, with almost 20,000 people. I had never been drunk, and my freshman...
    Calleycat Calleycat 18-21, F a week ago

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    So I enrolled into some classes . I was feeling like I wanted to try this whole college thing again but now I am not feeling it once again and the semester is going to start. The...
    ScorpioPhoenix ScorpioPhoenix 22-25, F Aug 17

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    This happened just this past weekend and I am still going thought a bit of shock. I've not really talked to them any. The must know something is up, but probably not sure what that...
    MelissaSmith24740 MelissaSmith24740 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I love to be naked whenever possible. I especially love skinny dipping in the river near my home. I love when people see me naked when I am swimming. Today I was swimming I'm a...
    trusty333 trusty333 56-60, M Aug 4

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    September 2012 I met him. He was teaching me English. He was 24 and I was 17. He was working as a TA in our college. As I was studying engineering this particular subject doesn't...
    Anbarasi Anbarasi 18-21, F Aug 15

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    My boyfriend left for college on thursday. The first and second day were alright. We've always been really protective over eachother and get jealous when the other is around the...
    Rachelmtate Rachelmtate 16-17, F a week ago

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    This is what I found, posted one year ago. Things have changed, but I believed we would be the ones to work out. "The One The Works Out Sometimes it works out. I'm a work in...
    chasinglesun chasinglesun 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I'm not bragging about myself but I've always been a good student and going to college was a big dream of mine. I was bullied in highschool (and before) and I naively thought that...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    When I first entered college I had high expectations for achieving so much more in my life given that both my parents never even graduated high school. My first year was absolutely...
    dreamersreverie dreamersreverie 18-21, F Aug 2

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    After graduation, I do plan on going to college. It's something I've always planned on doing since Freshman year. I'm a Senior now, and I've just started applying to many colleges...
    becuuh becuuh 16-17, F Aug 3

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    I started going to college since last Monday. I only go to school on Mondays and wed. It's my first week going to college and going great so far.
    Custos1 Custos1 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have been in college quite literally since I graduated from high school two years ago and quite honestly I find that I hate the experience. It is not the work or the learning...
    djdeedz djdeedz 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    It took me 30 years to heal enough to tell anyone about my first marriage. I had the best boyfriend. He adored me. I was studying interior design, he was trying to decide...
    debbiedee623 debbiedee623 51-55, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My ex abused me physically, mentally, and sexually. He would grab my arms so hard he left bruises, and there was one day I remember he tried to crush my head into the seat of his...
    kaikins kaikins 18-21 1 Response Aug 19

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    It's such a turn on when people notice how plump I'm getting. Back when I weighed 230 lbs I loved going to the beach or somewhere where I could take off my shirt and show off my...
    H4mmrsn1pr H4mmrsn1pr 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    We started our 4-day college conference last Wednesday and it's been fun, exciting, interesting, amusing and most importantly confusing. So many choices to make :(
    MeMiv MeMiv 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Hello, my name is Ashley and I was molested by my own cousin. This is my story.... It happened to me from age 10-13. My cousin was 17-20. I believe. I was innocent. He...
    Ashley1778 Ashley1778 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    If you read my previous story you would know that I was in a bad way and nothing mattered to me and that resulted into me failing my classes. But things got better. It wasn't...
    blondebanditt blondebanditt 16-17, F Aug 8

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    I was asleep when it happened. My clock radio turned on and i could hear it as i was sleeping. Maybe it woke me up or maybe it was coming into whatever i was dreaming. I remember...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Is it possible to be exhausted before the school year has even started? The only things I can think about are aggravating professors, expensive text books, late night studying...
    tendersoul22 tendersoul22 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I am 18 and freshly out of high school. Personally for me I loved high school, I went to very small one and graduated with 8 people. So we all knew each other and we're close...
    PiddilyPoo PiddilyPoo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    He and i talked on friendly terms t the get together i was at, he new i was not looking for a boyfriend at the time and i decided i would give him my number to talk as friend. now...
    littlemisslola littlemisslola 22-25 1 Response