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I Started College When I Was 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Sep 1

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    So today marks a month that I have been in college and I'm dreading every day of it. Going into college, I expected it to be a fun and amazing experience because of all the stories...
    smsco smsco 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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 5 Responses 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 Aug 30

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    I just started college and in my dorm we have a communal bathroom. I wasn't too thrilled about it and I was nervous about the shower situation. Fortunately there are separate...
    Josilla94 Josilla94 18-21, M Sep 13

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    I just started college in august and I hate it. I can't seem to adjust even though I still live at home. Does it get better after freshman year?
    Sweetgirl120 Sweetgirl120 18-21, F 5 Responses 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 Aug 28

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    Now keep in mind that this goes back a few years, to the nine-teen sixties to be exact so a lot of wind has blown through my sails and life has brought me to many places that I...
    mike52ad mike52ad 56-60, M Sep 13

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    So I met this guy in April of 2013 an we started dating. He was the man of my dreams so of course I fell head over heals in love with this guy. This girl started sending me...
    aleAnnp24 aleAnnp24 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I am a 17 year old girl. I live in a state where the majority of teens (over 60%) are spanked until they move out. I have very very strict parents so I get spanked a lot. I have...
    Kristina1997 Kristina1997 18-21, F 16 Responses Sep 5

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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 Aug 26

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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 Aug 29

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    I am not sure how old I was at the time. I know I had started school so was in about Year 2. We were on the family's annual vacation and camping on the North Coast of NSW. The area...
    KatherineBelinda KatherineBelinda 61-65, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Perceived Wealth: Was out washing off the driveway today in preparation for seal coating it when I spotted a penny. Lucky me! I thought. went a bit further and there was another...
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    I was feeling very adventurous a few weeks ago. I was staying with a friend in his apartment and was left alone when he went to work. Knowing I had a while before his return, I...
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    I was quite unprepared to fall in love in the summer of 1983... I thought I had everything planned out. But fate had other plans... In January of that year, I auditioned to play...
    bloobie4 bloobie4 46-50 4 Responses Sep 3

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    i was 20 years ... my college remains open at night also so i had gone to college at night with my 4 friends to do party because it the last day of the semister . and at night the...
    ndp43 ndp43 18-21, M Sep 10

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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 Aug 25

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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 Aug 25

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    I wanted to try sharing my story just once. I've tried to blog about it once but chickened out. I have read so many other peoples stories and now here is mine. I am 23 now and...
    caloogie3 caloogie3 22-25, F 5 days ago

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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 Aug 24

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    Laughter is all around me, coming from me, and I can see the faces of my friends. It's a good night. We're all at dinner together, debating the stupidest of subjects like world...
    Skollon Skollon 18-21, F 4 days ago

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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 Aug 30

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    Sometimes I wonder if all the time I put in reading the textbook is even worth it. Going to school, attending the class, and going back home from school gets so boring. I sometimes...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I have for the past 3 and a half years devoted my time and extra energy to going to school. I have only 30 more hours to obtain my Bachelors in Human Resources, and though I am...
    Momma1985 Momma1985 26-30, F a week ago

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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...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    My mom. The majority of our stupid bickering sessions are for her trying to change me or 'guide' me into her ideal mold of a daughter. She's only trying to help but said help only...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    So I officially started with classes today. Second period hadn't started and I already messed up. Thanks to that I ended up spending another extra hour in the lounge with crap to...
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Just started at a community college this year. Loving it as much as I expected- not loving it.
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I didnt want to go to a 4-year college from the get go. When i graduated from high school back in 2012, i decided that i wanted to go to a community college called Los Medanos...
    JMGEARTHTHINKER JMGEARTHTHINKER 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I survived my son leaving. Well it is hard to believe that my son left to go to college in 2011. Then, I thought I would die. I am happy to say that he will be graduating next May...
    girlygirl036 girlygirl036 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    The last time..? Maybe? So it's been a while since my last post (December) and I was thinking about coming out. Well, things took a hold of itself in it's own way and so much has...
    elliecarr elliecarr 18-21, T 8 Responses Aug 22

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    I'm sick of living in same town and in same stifling suffocating and narrow minded region and area. and I hate running into people I knew when I was a kid from school! I ran into...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I start community college tomorrow with my bestfriend Raelyn and idk what to expect of it Ik nothing's going to happen on the first day but just in general like Should I act...
    Vaughn37 Vaughn37 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I'm not going to let other people mess up my experience, but I really really strongly dislike majority of the people at my college. They're all ignorant, disrespectful, immature...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 27

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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 Sep 1

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    So, this time last week, I had my first break down of my college career. I have only been here for three weeks and I was already stressing over the amount of work that I have to...
    BreeRenee2 BreeRenee2 18-21, F Sep 10

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    Hello, I'm here to share my story about my college/university whatever you call it. I study in MIT, Pune (not the Massachusetts lol). I study Computer Science major (why I choose...
    shinigami5an shinigami5an 16-17, M Sep 11

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    I used to be quiet and shy, whenever people walked on me I'd just ignore it. Now, I talk more- and what people do ****** me off to the point where I want to fight them. I miss...
    KayandtheCelloCats KayandtheCelloCats 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Since I've started I'm great and making people laugh and making new friends But I struggle with making those casual friends into close friends because..... I have a ton of...
    Vaughn37 Vaughn37 18-21, M 5 days ago

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