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I Started College When I Was 17

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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 22-25, F Aug 8, 2013

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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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    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 3 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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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 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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    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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    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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    This last project I did took probably fifteen hours to do just because the program (Adobe Illustrator) is so new to me, and I could not and still don't know how to make custom...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 26

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    This is the story of one experience. In my freshman year of high school there was this really nice guy who sat next to me in English class. We talked sometimes and it felt like...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 30

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    I dropped out of college Pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea to prepare yourself for my past experience. Honestly I had no other choice nor any help. I guess you may say that I...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 1 Response May 5

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    My first year at 6th form college didn’t go great, it was soon apparent to me that I was mixing with pupil’s with a greater intellect than I, plus the fact I didn’t want to...
    petebon petebon 51-55, M May 3

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    I just started college like last week. Idk I just think I don't seem to fit in the group of friends I have now. They're all staying on campus but I live nearby so I go back home...
    looseflannel looseflannel 16-17, F 5 Responses May 13

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    When I was in grades 7-8 I was bullied. When it started I was going for football tryouts. I was kind of chunky at the time. I wasn't working out at the moment. It started with this...
    Rockyroad23 Rockyroad23 18-21, M 4 Responses May 9

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    I remember getting spanked (and I turned out alright) It was always by my dad, in the evenings after he came home from work. He'd put on his plaid robe, light up his pipe (like in...
    lava14 lava14 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Well tbh I was bullied up to grade 9. Some guys used to make fun of how I talked, because I used stutter a lot. I still do but no one really cares about the way people talk now...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 25

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    first of all I found this by chance and I almost started crying. I was diagnosed with PS when I was born. my right hand was small and webbed with the middle digits missing and my...
    Everrisingmoon Everrisingmoon 18-21, F 1 Response May 1

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    I was thinking and I wanted to share with you one of my daydreams, i'll try to make it as realistic as possible. My perfect day is in the future about 12 years from now. I am a 33...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M May 15

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    Hi I go by Fruity punch on here.I would like to share a personal story from my experience with my mother.Let me start back when I was younger for you to understand the emotional...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 1 Response May 13

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    My mom was always pretty ambitious when I was a little kid. She started her own small online store alongside my dad before I was born. But soon she was ready to move onto something...
    anon1296 anon1296 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    (Not revealing my name) My birthday is October 29, 1997 and I was born in Dallas, Texas. I was my birthmother's 8th child. She gave away 4 and kept 4. I was part of the 4 that were...
    esxx esxx 16-17, F 3 Responses May 10

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    I can distinctly say that he's been on my mind, ever since, we got together. I have told myself many times that it's silly to crave someone who doesn't want you anymore, but I'm...
    ArcticNorah ArcticNorah 16-17, F 1 Response May 14

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    Hello ladies and gents!I am about to turn 20 years old and I feel old as hell. Time doesn't stop and that is whats so scary. I don't want to just exist, I want to live! I am from...
    TayRayy TayRayy 18-21, F 2 Responses May 16

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    I graduated from a college in Boston I can honestly say it was one of the most hardest times in my life an busyist I was preety popular their was teachers their who I hated an as...
    batman1a batman1a 31-35, M May 9

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    Ok so it wasn't strictly a hotel but a university college where I was staying as I had an interview there. I was on the top floor of this 4 story, old, rickety building with maybe...
    Bartimaues Bartimaues 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Well.. It has been 3 years studying in my college, but somehow it feels hollow. I feel as if I am living someone else's life. I do not feel any passion in what I am doing right now...
    sandpapar sandpapar 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I am first year college and its about to end ... I'm always being scared about the next year will I be able to pass them with perfection ... I'm an architecture student and this...
    dnabh dnabh 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was molested for 10 years and raped for 13 now I'm 17 and I can't tell my counselor or the police or any friend about it because my mother threatened me for 16 years to not tell...
    JuanR JuanR 22-25, M 3 Responses May 8

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    I should have dropped out of school. I remember how happy I was when I was a young kid. I was very carefree and joyfully excited with life. Then school came along and has damaged...
    AnonymousGuineaPig AnonymousGuineaPig 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Well, this is my first post, so I've decided to keep it small.(hahaha lemme try). So, this college where i study is basically filled with stereotypes. There is honestly not a...
    prettywoman21 prettywoman21 18-21, F Apr 24

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    Growing up in a town of about 8,000 people I was one of the few students who stood out. I grew up on an Indian Reservation and was bullied just for being different. I am mixed...
    tcteacher tcteacher 26-30, F 1 Response May 3

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    i have a beautiful childhood, it was amazing.. but since highschool i have wished i was never born. i dont understand, i was studying hard for the national exam to get a good...
    kevindraarza kevindraarza 18-21, M May 7

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    I had been trying to be "zen" about still being unemployed - but honestly, I am just angry at the whole ordeal. It's not that I "deserve" a job after graduating college, but isn't...
    gillybeans gillybeans 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 29

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    Mr Potato Head the Teacher!!!Sometimes even when the subject matter in a college class facinates you the teacher can totally ruin it for you!I have just such a teacher for a class...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I am currently just realizing that I really want to go away for college to a 4 year school but I'm going to a community college, my grades are a lot better than most of my class...
    noriebby noriebby 18-21, F 2 Responses May 1

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    The struggle is real, hard work means money, money means college, college means money and visit her. Eta to college three months.
    NomadAngel117 NomadAngel117 18-21, M May 5

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    This is pretty long, so bear with me, I just don't know what to make of what I just found out. Also, my punctuation and grammar kind of suck... About 4 years ago, my childhood...
    LitoWatts LitoWatts 26-30, F 1 Response May 5

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    Another anecdote from my gaining girlfriend's past. It was 4 years ago, during a spring break and we were at her brother's home to celebrate the birth of her third nephew. My...
    DonnieD80 DonnieD80 31-35, M 1 Response May 7

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    It felt like everything negative in my life was starting to get a grasp around my throat; my friends, my family, and my ex-girlfriend. Didn't start that way. The year was 2012 and...
    Orchards Orchards 22-25, M May 12

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    This is a long and a complicated story. But I am going to make it short. I was 14 and he was 25. Yes, I know the age difference is huge. He was a very handsome man, that seemed...
    angelicaa123 angelicaa123 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I didn't really make it through the second semester of my first year. I was in Music Business Management&Administration. It was the first time that I was medicated for my mental...
    grindhound grindhound 22-25, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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    it might sound creepy. but i dont know who it was. i forgot his username. all i know is that it was somebody on EP awhile back. but in my dream, we were dinosaurs!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I know I already wrote a story for this experience but whatever, I feel like writing another one. I'm supposed to walk on Friday and this is a day I've been dreading for the past...
    JewStar4Life JewStar4Life 22-25, F Apr 26

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