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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 18-21, F Aug 8, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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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 Oct 22

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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 a week 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 Oct 22

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 19

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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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    even though there are some negative people here who leave rude comments… Sharing my story is helping with the healing process, yesterday I posted my story & received a lot of...
    janaeannette janaeannette 18-21, F 15 mins 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 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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    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 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 23 Responses Oct 9

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    When I was a kid, I got a spanking by one of my favorite teachers. I had known this teacher since I started high school and she knew that I was a good kid at heart. But, my junior...
    JustApassengerinlife JustApassengerinlife 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I was a kid, I got a spanking by one of my favorite teachers. I had known this teacher since I started high school and she knew that I was a good kid at heart. But, my junior...
    JustApassengerinlife JustApassengerinlife 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day 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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    i was also nerdy to begin with. but sometimes later in college i started hanging out with cooler people. i think i can be both...but the fact is i have started getting less marks...
    mdifferent mdifferent 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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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    Would you prefer different e-cig flavors at different points during the day? Perhaps you have a certain “flavor schedule;” or possibly you just alternate in line with all about...
    electricproducts electricproducts 18-21, F 1 Response 19 mins ago

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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 Oct 18

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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...
    LoveKari LoveKari 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 Oct 20

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    I don't know if it's for me or not. I don't want to miss all of the college experiences, but I also don't want to pay thousands of dollars for a piece of paper and a bullshit...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm 38 and a junior in college. Not a junior college, it's my junior year lol I'm so exhausted and I feel like the dumbest person in class. Sometimes I just want to cry and give...
    ladybug76 ladybug76 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    This is a complicated situation. I am in my first month of a computer-networking course in college, and somehow I have already became totally infatuated with my professor. He is a...
    purplecurtains purplecurtains 16-17, F Oct 7

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    I was about 9 years old. I went camping with my friend "A's" family. I did everything with them, They were like the fun version of my family. One day I got homesick. we've been...
    LusciousKitten LusciousKitten 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 17

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    I need a break from it. I've been in college for three years now and honestly it isn't my main priority anymore. Right now I'm focused on getting my own place (still living with my...
    aja6693 aja6693 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 1

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    It's crazy how we are "conditioned" to go to college to get a good job and be successful and aren't even guaranteed a job. I know too many people with college degrees with jobs not...
    alishawill alishawill 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    When I was 12 yrs old we moved to our house and therefore, a new suburb which also meant a new school. I was starting my first year of high school. I didn't know anyone and no one...
    holgado holgado 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    I went to a school my whole life where white people, like myself, were a minority. It was a normal middle class school, but there was diversity and thats what I grew up knowing...
    rachellk rachellk 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    I work at a college. Surrounded by thousands of horny, healthy women all day everyday. I especially love warm weather when they are scantily dressed in short shorts, mini skirts...
    ptaylor4022 ptaylor4022 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    OMG.. it sucks having to get up for classes.. when you were always told in high school that you don't have to go to class but technically in order for you to pass you have to go...
    chialuvgirl chialuvgirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 13

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