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I Started College When I Was 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    After hard work and commitment, I have finally started enrolling in school again. Everything I hoped for did not happen. Instead I am left with more work and more commitment. I am...
    Shaddee Shaddee 22-25, M Oct 9

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    Finishing college has been the main goal in my like for a while now. When I graduated in May the feeling of accomplishing my goal was such a great feeling. However, now after a few...
    oness123 oness123 22-25, F Oct 9

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    Hi, this is my first time using this site so lets see how it goes. So i started college this September after graduating from high school this June. I am studying veterinary...
    elleem7 elleem7 18-21, F Oct 7

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    Hi! I never thought I'd be here, saying this, but I must get it out. I'm currently sitting in my bed alone, after grabbing dinner alone, for the hundredth time. I started college...
    josieboux josieboux 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    Hello..I am new here of course but thought that I would share a little about me starting off with my college life... I started college full time last july and I am a phoenix to...
    stwcooper stwcooper 26-30, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    A college degree no longer has true meaning, or intrinsic value. A college degree does not mean what it used to mean; it does not hold the same weight. Looking back 40 years ago or...
    TheOrganicOne TheOrganicOne 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    growing up my mother never wanted a child she wanted to be a fashion model a designer own her own clothing line and marry a guy who was a bad man with no job a bad past and had a...
    brookeluv4evr brookeluv4evr 31-35, F Oct 17

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    Just thinking about typing this sent cold chills remembering it all and tears and a heavy heart to carry. When I met him, he was already glorified by everyone at college. I was...
    lovedtoomuchurtasmuch lovedtoomuchurtasmuch 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I can't really remember what age I was but I would say it was around 7-9. I was touched by my best friends father. Now, I have known this man since I was born. I don't really...
    OhNoMissO OhNoMissO 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    For ten years. I was bullied daily for ten years. I had different bullies. In fourth and fifth grade I had the same bully, in sixth grade I had a different bully, in seventh and...
    calliesweetheart calliesweetheart 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was seventeen when I first started driving. I was scared, but excited. I knew I'd have my freedom soon. But mom was very impatient. When I got on the road, I couldn't keep the...
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 22-25, F Oct 16

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    My name is Andrew and my parents were zoologists so they had to leave a lot. I rarely saw them, it was usually my older brother Daniel, who was fifteen years older than me. My...
    thething1234 thething1234 36-40, M 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    When I was about 9 or 10 my parents decided they wanted to go on a vacation together for a year. So they got my older brother Daniel to come look after me. He was very loving and...
    thething1234 thething1234 36-40, M 18 hrs ago

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    I dropped out of college because I know I won't apply myself... I spend 3 weeks there just because I liked one of the girls on my course and if I hadn't made myself see why this...
    Chael666 Chael666 16-17, M 7 hrs ago

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    I fell madly in love with a younger man in the 1990's. We were the best of friends. We got married and had 2 children together. We bought our house and raised our children...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 5 hrs ago

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    In my country we have a national "contest" where we choose 6 universities/courses or just one course in 6 universities and so on and it's devide in 3 phases. I have never thought...
    angiestones angiestones 18-21, F Oct 3

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    i was spanked a lot by my older brother and his friend as a young teenager, they dared each other to do it the first time, my brother tied my hands together while his mate pulled...
    funtime51 funtime51 51-55, M 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I wish I was dead everyday of my life. I have had suicidal thoughts and tendencies since I was 11 years old. My parents divorced when I was 1 year old. Ever since I could remember...
    Meatball20 Meatball20 22-25, M Oct 14

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    Thanks! An individual from our crew will give you A fast phone shortly to explain the main points of one's work, to make sure that we will be able to get you by far the most...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I feel like I'm spending too much money to go to college. I'm already $10,000+ in debt gong to a school that's ****. My teachers are stupid, the kids just get drunk, and dorms suck...
    horoscopefiene horoscopefiene 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I hate it, but I've gotten used to it. In college, my friends started gossiping about me because I had a different schedule from them. I had no choice but to meet and hangout...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F Sep 27

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    Well this is going to sound super pathetic and I apologize in advance. I am a senior in college and I've honestly made no friends my entire college career. I shouldn't be shocked...
    WelcomeToPlanetWeird WelcomeToPlanetWeird 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    I was making small talk with the girl helping me. She started talking about her fantasy football team and began naming players. I thought that was very sexy!
    Jelafulous Jelafulous 31-35, M 19 hrs ago

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    I go to a private college in my city. Im 17 graduated high school a year early, im black, and i major in Biology. College sucks i started off failing. I was used to not having to...
    hardlyalive hardlyalive 16-17, F Oct 17

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    So I suppose I would just like to see if there others out there who feel similarly or can understand because there are very few around me who do and it makes me doubtful of my...
    boley1501 boley1501 22-25, F 22 Responses Oct 9

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    It's was my birthday party and my bf said that May will get a birthday spanking in front of everyone. When I got there, my bf took me to the sofa and got me over his knee. It was...
    MayDiana MayDiana 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    I am a freshman in college and don't know what to do. I am doing well in my classes and making friends and trying to be social. I just feel like I am not myself here. I come out of...
    julielevin julielevin 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I was really depressed last November to the point that I didn’t believe I was depressed and told my 2 best friends I was bipolar when I wasn’t. I also told one of them I was...
    em27soccer em27soccer 16-17, F Oct 7

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    I was disowned by my family... didn't think I would ever have to type those words. It hurts like hell. I'm not even sure how it came to this but I can't say it wasn't somewhat...
    Jamz56 Jamz56 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I feel I must give you a little back story. My sister is about 4 years younger than me and has always had a bit of a competitive side. I guess I was never paying much attention to...
    Trinitey779 Trinitey779 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    Ugh college Sucks i don't know what the hell is wrong with me when I wanted to be in college but now no I'm skipping a lot and I don't feel bad about it If this thing was up to...
    lmaowut lmaowut 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    Many of the teens/young adults I've encountered at my college really do too much. As in they're over the top with everything, for absolutely no reason. Everyone does something...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 16-17, F Oct 13

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    The semester isn't even half way over and I'm already skipping most if my classes. I'll literally wake up walk to my car (I live off campus) and just get so completely distracted...
    alyssakayart alyssakayart 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    As much as my life might seem to the casual observer as the perfect life with the perfect parents and their perfect children, it really wasn’t like that. My grandfather was an...
    dadhereforyou dadhereforyou 51-55, M 1 Response a week ago

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    When I was a kid, I thought police officers were heroes, and I wanted to be one. At some point, I stopped believing they were heroes. At a later point, I stopped caring if I were...
    Ayutthaya Ayutthaya 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    My name is Stephanie and was named off Stephanie Tanner from Full House. My mother thought it was a pretty name when she was pregnant with me.
    BookWorm333 BookWorm333 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    my first name is for my great-grandfather and my middle name is for my great-grandmother; even though i'm a girl. you would think it would be flipped, right? but it makes sense...
    freakmagnet freakmagnet 36-40, F Sep 26

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    What A Great Idea! Dalhousie University, a Canadian college, has a puppy room consisting of various therapy dogs for students to play with & pet if they need to relieve stress...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Where and how do I even begin? My professor is an amazing teacher. He is so smart and I fell in love with his lectures. Psychology is the subject He teaches. He's in his 40's. He...
    karidenley karidenley 18-21, F Oct 17

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    I feel like such a loser for not going to a university after high school. I just couldn't afford it. I get no financial aid for school and I didn't want to put the financial burden...
    Bitterrsweet Bitterrsweet 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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