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I Want to Go to Grad School

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    Boulder

    Tomorrow I'm hopping on a plane to Colorado to go check out the campus at Boulder. I was accepted to the school 2 years ago but because my mom was going through a tough time and I'm an only child, I stuck around and deferred my acceptance.Let me not blame my delayed graduate...
    ObliviousPunk ObliviousPunk 26-30, F Dec 2, 2011

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    The only thing I've ever really,

    i mean really wanted in my life was to work hard and become a doctor. Up until a year and a half ago i knew i could do it, then my dad decided to ruin my life by abusing alcohol. Looking at med schools and seeing all my friends pursue their dreams makes me hate him even more...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F Jun 30

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    Going Back

    i attempted to go to grad school a few years ago and i didn't finish.  now i'm going back, maybe starting the second half of the summer.  i applied and i was accepted into the program that i want.  my job will pay for most of it so i figure why not.  then...
    geenpunchbuggie geenpunchbuggie 31-35 Mar 25, 2009

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    Gradschool Apps

    I have wanted to go to graduate school for the last 5 years (I transferred) if I don't get in it scares me to start in a different direction. My plan B is ITT tech so I at least have a marketable skill and i am not stuck out here for another year in the recession. If I don't get...
    thoughtshopefull thoughtshopefull 31-35 Jan 8, 2013

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    Gre.

    i guess i'm going to take the GRE sometime this year...i know most people aren't too excited about that but it makes me happy because it gives me more options. i also plan on getting my passport this year, that way if i can get into a study abroad program that part will be...
    foreverchrysallis foreverchrysallis 18-21, F Jun 16, 2011

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    After I Graduate...

    After I graduate and earn enough money, I want to get my Master's in nursing, so I could become a Nurse Practitioner in either psychiatric nursing or pediatric nursing.
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F Jan 28, 2013

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    Inner Monologue of the Day

    I don't want to do "Nothing" for another two years, so grad school? Oh, effing applications and recommendations and portfolios and transcripts! I need some kind of skill or something tangible so that I can get a damn job already. I hate other people's rude kids so the...
    mmmcookies mmmcookies 26-30 1 Response Sep 9, 2008

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    Visiting Schools

    After taking a year off after undergrad, I'm going to look at grad schools this month. I"m still not really sure I want to go, I just dont know what else to do.
    mccluresm mccluresm 22-25, F Oct 15, 2008

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    i'll start off with telling you that i live in Canada, Toronto. so my school system is different from anyone who isn't Canadian. there was morning recess, which lasted 15 minutes...
    hans13 hans13 51-55, F Jul 8

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    --Chronic Underachiever Ever since I can remember, I have been the "smart kid". I would score much higher on tests even though I hadn't studied and other kids have. I was...
    alcool91 alcool91 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    One more year and I'll have my bachelors in psychology with an art minor. Then I will be going to grad school. More than likely in California.
    LovelyLadyJ LovelyLadyJ 22-25, F Jul 8

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    Goals and dreams...we all have them,but action is the name of the game. My goals and my dreams are not limited to anything,I believe everything can be achieved once you put your...
    code254 code254 26-30, M Jul 3

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    Hey, I'm new, and because I can't tell anybody in real life my story I want to do it here. So I'm bullied for 5 years, but I graduated school so I will never see them again. I have...
    depressedgirll depressedgirll 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Hello EP community! I was hoping for some advice, or reality checks or anything really. For the past 3 years I've been working in a job I hate. I've had many sick days due to panic...
    dreamsoffreedom dreamsoffreedom 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    "Where I'd Like To Be" by Frances O'Roarke Dowell-If you want to know what life is like for a child who can't go home read this book. I have said before I was seized from my...
    Selah94 Selah94 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Hi guys! I just received a spanking from my mother. I was asked to do some household chores but I didn't do it. Now when my mother came back from work and knew it, she gave me a...
    hopetolive2000 hopetolive2000 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I am a very recent high school graduate. In the speeches at graduation, they were talking about starting the "new chapter in your lives." I have strong ideas about where, who...
    jpk29 jpk29 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    The Utter Garbage One must go through to find a job and the Demise of the American Dream Part 1- The Garbage, thanks college… To be brief and to go for pure shock value I will...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 1

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    So I live in socal I grew up in the Garden Grove/Westminster area all through high school. Just recently moved to Lakewood this past year but was to busy with school and work. Now...
    CJthesoccerguy CJthesoccerguy 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    This is so exciting! :) I will do my timeline here. :) Only putting some things. August 7, 1977 8:29 P.M. - I was born at Kapiolani Medical Center For Women And Children. around...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jul 4

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    THis story starts in Pennsylvania. I am now in kindergarden everything seems to be going well until my dad showed up. My dad had to have everything his way (so did I) and so since...
    Farl Farl 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    First of all, I know how lucky I am to have the opportunity to go to college and the option to graduate. But here are my honest thoughts about the whole thing. Some of these...
    LEMONkinks LEMONkinks 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I was in an abusive relationship as a teenager. We met in high school, he was a few years older than me, and for the first 4 months it was wonderful, then he moved away, and slowly...
    sheloveshim57 sheloveshim57 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    1. Sexual Orientation- Straight 2. What I'm bad at- Public speaking 3. The one person who's arms I'd like to be in- R 4. My best 1st date- Never went on a date 5. A...
    ayanna9067 ayanna9067 13-15, F Jul 9

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    So being as how I'm starting to come out more about what makes me sad, and depressed and such...I'm going to tell you all who want to know more about me...my story. It all really...
    dyingalittleinside97 dyingalittleinside97 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    1) I am 15 years old 2) I have blonde hair and blue eyes 3) My favorite flowers are daisies and roses 4) I love to travel 5) I have a dog named Sparkey 6) My middle name is Jane...
    ForeverSmiling ForeverSmiling 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have no self confidence. I have always sucked at social relationships or any social encounter. I'm 5'4 always been shorter then everyone at school. People would make fun of me. I...
    furquijo101 furquijo101 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    All I want is someone to cuddle to carry me off to let me lay on their chest to be worried about me leaving just for a second like I know I would be, to take to the school dance oh...
    Liamarkz Liamarkz 13-15, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    So I was going to share my whole college experience, but that would get long and boring so I'll just start after graduation. In the late summer of 2013 I graduated at 22 with a...
    Audino531 Audino531 22-25, F Jul 2

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    I know that I should appreciate being single and it's benefits, but I've been single my entire life and I'm sick of it. I want someone I can talk to about anything and everything...
    Danielt104 Danielt104 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    It really doesnt! Its just a letter or a number or a word! Doesnt show all your effort nor what you deserve! With exams it all depends how you are on the day you got your exam! It...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jul 11

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    This year, I had a extremely attractive chemistry teacher. He's sweet, and has vibrant blue eyes, short blonde hair and a perfect body. Every time that I would look at him, I...
    Jeanpocket Jeanpocket 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I'm in 10th grade and I'm moving schools!! I've never been at a school longer the 4 years. I've moved schools all my life. I've been at the same school since 7th grade and now I'm...
    mischifmaker mischifmaker 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I'm not completely unhappy with my life. In fact, I'm actually pretty happy with it overall with the exception of my education and career. When the economy collapsed, my education...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    1. I love my hair. It’s totally awesome. 2. I use pomade sometimes. 3. I use a black comb. 4. I almost always carry a Swiss Army knife with me. 5. I always have tissues...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I used to live in Korea when I was younger, and I would always have some sort of tutor and education programs to go to everyday. Thus, when I flew to the States, I skipped two...
    AriGALAXY AriGALAXY 13-15, M Jun 25

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    I'm suffering from lack of focusing & doing things for a VERY long time. Till I left my family for my high school education, I was simply living in my bed. I was intelligent, I...
    tewkel59 tewkel59 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I always get good grades. Like since I was a kid, school was always easy for me, and because I'm indian, my parents kind of expect that I'll always get good grades. But now, I have...
    juicer1236 juicer1236 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    As i grew up, i didnt really have anyone with me at the time. My parents were always at work and my brother went to an actual school. It sucked, being stuck with babysitters every...
    apr01 apr01 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    A quick reminder... this is a true story. None of it is made up. This is a new topic and has very few links to my previous experiences. None of the things in this story is made up...
    hopetolive2000 hopetolive2000 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I am about to graduate college and I'm a little afraid! I'm ready to finish school but I'm not ready to be out of school. Being in school is all I've known and to be pushed into...
    SilentNynja SilentNynja 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    That's just sad 😕 My grandma had tears in her eyes as she told me "You'll be the very first one out of this family to graduate, I can't wait!" She started telling me how...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Jul 9

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    A quick reminder... this is a true story. None of it is made up. This is PART 2 of the experience I wrote on July 1st 2014. I would like to suggest you to read that one first...
    hopetolive2000 hopetolive2000 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Leaving high school has made me realise everything the teachers always used to say to us.. 'You won't stay in touch with the friends you have now' I remember always thinking yea I...
    Ihadadream123 Ihadadream123 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I was bullied throughout all my freshman year (2013-2014) by OTHER FRESHMAN mind you. Upper classmen had nothing to do with it. But I could handle that. But that's all going to...
    superstar2271 superstar2271 13-15, M Jul 9

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    When I was in 1st grade, everyone shared a desk with another student. I shared my desk with a little black girl, who loved to tickle me, pinch me, kick me and basically get me in...
    piecesman piecesman 56-60, M Jun 29

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    I graduated from High School this June! I couldn't be happier to start my new life out at Central Washington University! Go Wildcats! 🐾
    Tiffersneeze Tiffersneeze 18-21, F Jul 1

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