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Starry Night
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I know alot of us are starting college. A new city, a new state, new friends, new living arrangements. I'd like this thread to be devoted to your thoughts on starting a new school and a new life.

I'm leaving on Tues. the 21st and am a little anxious. I feel pressure to do well acadmically and branch out socially. I would also like to meet lots of nice guys, not jerks, as I just broke up with my boyfriend of 7 months.

How about you?

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I leave for college on the 18th (well, hopefully, but more on that later). I used to be both anxious and excited. On one hand, I'm finally getting to leave my horrible home (which is the main reason I'm going to college, in fact), and go somewhere with weather I like. On the other hand, the idea of living on my own is a bit scary, especially since I can be so utterly incompetent when it comes to day to day living. And spending chunks of my time in a place filled with 18-to-22 year olds isn't exactly my cup of tea; the stereotypical college student is someone I want to stay very far away from. Plus, I'll miss my dog a lot. I'm not worried about friends, considering that I function perfectly well without them. I'm dreading the "So, do you have a boyfriend yet?" questions that will inevitably happen. I'm not really concerned about academics, necessarily, although I am afraid that my depression will start kicking my butt again and I'll end up doing poorly in classes.

Unfortunately, through a combination of stupidity and bad luck, I might not be able to leave for college. All of my anxieties about living on my own have been pushed to the wayside as a result of that.

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Well I won't be moving anywhere this year, I'll still live at home with my family, and I'll study in the same University I did last year, only I'll change my course. I'll do my 1st year again, in a new class, in the course I wanted in the 1st place This will be for me like "starting over", because during last year I didn't get to meet new people in Uni, I was too closed up, didn't like the people in my class and they didn't really talk with me, I was kind of doing it all myself because I was in a course I didn't like etc... so this year, although my personality hasn't changed, I'm still shy and all, but I'll try my best to make a brand new start and get along with people, and try harder to get better grades too And if I happened to meet a couple nice guys it would be great, because I don't have almost any friends, and I really need someone to trust... and I tend to get along better with boys I'd love if I found a best friend this year

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