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On a lighter note, my packages came today so I guess I'll go pamper my hair now.
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Kinda wondering if anybody read all the responses to that thread before jumping to defend their choices of ensemble. Whatever.


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I should probably write this in a journal but...whatever.

In less than 5 weeks I will be a college graduate. Besides achieving/maintaining pretty good grades throughout my entire collegiate journey (an achievement that I never would have thought possible considering how lazy I was in high school) and holding down a job, I feel like I've accomplished absolutely nothing beyond those two things. Actually, it's more than a feeling. It is a reality. And it's really depressing.

I have no networks, no mentors, no idea what I want to do with my life, a soon-to-be degree in a field that I've grown disenchanted of, and at this point I'm finding it hard to see the silver lining. I'm not even worried about student loans anymore. I'm worried about...my life. What the future will have in store for me is a huge frightening mystery. I've spent 4 years of my life working my ass off and along with having nothing to show for it, I just feel unfulfilled in the most horrible ways imaginable. I just read a post on a blog about a girl that is about to graduate with a degree in Economics from MIT. She has a similar background story to me, has a job lined up, knows what she wants to do with her life, and is just all the way on point- at least it seems so (I know curb appeal can conceal a lot, but got dammit. This girls curb appeal is a fcuking mansion!). And I'm not jealous in the least. I love seeing stories like that. But at the same time, the just make me feel like a ball of nothing. What do I have to offer the world? I'm going to be 22 this year and I don't feel anywhere close to figuring it out!

Then I look at musicians and people in the entertainment industry who are around my age, and then think why can't that be me? Why didn't I get blessed with the ability to sing, dance or act? They're living dream lives that I can only continue to dream of from an astronomical distance. Doing what they love and getting paid for it. A major bonus.

I'm just in a very reflective moment in my life right now. I'm procrastinating on homework because I honestly don't care anymore. School has broken me down in ways that I never thought were possible. I'm almost done and I've said this thousands of times before, but I mean it with so much clarity now. I hate college. It sucks. It's the process in general. I'm glad to be almost done, but school has plagued me with the most frustrating, annoying and upsetting days of my life thus far.

In the end I'll have what I always wanted. But I didn't know I would feel the way I do about it. I have to figure this out. I'm sick of going through the motions.
Originally Posted by CocoT
I understand how you feel when u say school has broken u down. I'm going to be 22 this yr and I'm still 1 1/2- 2 yrs away from graduation. Plus I have to transfer because my school won't have my major anymore. At least at the end you cab have a degree under your belt and this stage in your life will be over. I wish I had worked my ass off in the beginning of college because I had gotten so far behind for my goals (plus had a baby) that I was seriously thinking about quitting.

I'm not saying any of this to undermine ur feelings. Just trying to say that your disdain will pass!

Just try to be proud that you DID do your best to get where u wanted, even if now its not what u thought it would be. You're young, you have time for mentors and connects.

And BELIEVE ME, your story sounds like a mansion in the hills to me!

I hope things work out for u

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Why I chopped: heat damage/breakage
Luv'd my permed hair I just didnt take care of it.
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Okay question. probably pretty dumb, but please guys remember own nor have led a smartphone before you respond

At the end of posts by those of you on phones, something will be typed to the affect of "ignore my typos, I'm on my phone." Do you all have to type that, or does the phone do it automaticlly? curious.
Okay question. probably pretty dumb, but please guys remember own nor have led a smartphone before you respond

At the end of posts by those of you on phones, something will be typed to the affect of "ignore my typos, I'm on my phone." Do you all have to type that, or does the phone do it automaticlly? curious.
Originally Posted by naturaldoll
I would like to know that also, because I have an iPhone and mine does not do that.
Okay question. probably pretty dumb, but please guys remember own nor have led a smartphone before you respond

At the end of posts by those of you on phones, something will be typed to the affect of "ignore my typos, I'm on my phone." Do you all have to type that, or does the phone do it automaticlly? curious.
Originally Posted by naturaldoll
it's a siggy. it's automatically in the post.
Okay question. probably pretty dumb, but please guys remember own nor have led a smartphone before you respond

At the end of posts by those of you on phones, something will be typed to the affect of "ignore my typos, I'm on my phone." Do you all have to type that, or does the phone do it automaticlly? curious.
Originally Posted by naturaldoll
I would like to know that also, because I have an iPhone and mine does not do that.
Originally Posted by murrrcat
you have to enable it in the settings.

well, it's automatic on the android app. but there should be an option to enable/disable it.
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Even though I've had shorter hair for almost 9 months now, sometimes I catch myself doing a little quick neck jerk as if I'm getting my hair out of my face.

I guess it's a left over habit from my long hair days. I wonder how often I do it because I probably don't catch myself every time. People probably think I'm crazy for flipping my nonexistent hair back....
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I'm going pretty stir crazy having to be in the house ALL DAY! Then I have to be in bed or laying down. One more week to go then I can go back to school at least. My family told me to enjoy it now because once my love gets out of the hospital, I wont have time to sit down and relax. They are probably right.
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This gives me so much life. I cannot stop listening to this!
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This gives me so much life. I cannot stop listening to this!
Originally Posted by CocoT
I was listening to that earlier while I was working and tears were streaming from my eyes due to the awesomeness and simultaneous hilarity.

On another note, I really had an awesome day today - with myself! I don't understand how some people are lonely and need to be around people all the time (I see no fault in it though) - I LOVE taking a day and just hanging out alone. My B.A.S.K. came today and I almost fainted due to the awesomeness, and I sipped some wine while watching some awesome shows. I had a triple frozen yogurt for dinner with fruit. I cannot complain.
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I should probably write this in a journal but...whatever.

In less than 5 weeks I will be a college graduate. Besides achieving/maintaining pretty good grades throughout my entire collegiate journey (an achievement that I never would have thought possible considering how lazy I was in high school) and holding down a job, I feel like I've accomplished absolutely nothing beyond those two things. Actually, it's more than a feeling. It is a reality. And it's really depressing.

I have no networks, no mentors, no idea what I want to do with my life, a soon-to-be degree in a field that I've grown disenchanted of, and at this point I'm finding it hard to see the silver lining. I'm not even worried about student loans anymore. I'm worried about...my life. What the future will have in store for me is a huge frightening mystery. I've spent 4 years of my life working my ass off and along with having nothing to show for it, I just feel unfulfilled in the most horrible ways imaginable. I just read a post on a blog about a girl that is about to graduate with a degree in Economics from MIT. She has a similar background story to me, has a job lined up, knows what she wants to do with her life, and is just all the way on point- at least it seems so (I know curb appeal can conceal a lot, but got dammit. This girls curb appeal is a fcuking mansion!). And I'm not jealous in the least. I love seeing stories like that. But at the same time, the just make me feel like a ball of nothing. What do I have to offer the world? I'm going to be 22 this year and I don't feel anywhere close to figuring it out!

Then I look at musicians and people in the entertainment industry who are around my age, and then think why can't that be me? Why didn't I get blessed with the ability to sing, dance or act? They're living dream lives that I can only continue to dream of from an astronomical distance. Doing what they love and getting paid for it. A major bonus.

I'm just in a very reflective moment in my life right now. I'm procrastinating on homework because I honestly don't care anymore. School has broken me down in ways that I never thought were possible. I'm almost done and I've said this thousands of times before, but I mean it with so much clarity now. I hate college. It sucks. It's the process in general. I'm glad to be almost done, but school has plagued me with the most frustrating, annoying and upsetting days of my life thus far.

In the end I'll have what I always wanted. But I didn't know I would feel the way I do about it. I have to figure this out. I'm sick of going through the motions.
Originally Posted by CocoT

Your post made me cry because you are where I wish I could be. A lot of folks are graduating in May and I'm going to be here trying to figure out what to do with my life and how I'm going to get back in school. At least you're done. That girl from MIT goes to M-I-T. It's kinda of given she has a job right outta school but goodness gracious you're done as well with good grades to boot. Be proud of where you are and know that when you collect your diploma everyone else is going to be proud of you as well.
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I should probably write this in a journal but...whatever.

In less than 5 weeks I will be a college graduate. Besides achieving/maintaining pretty good grades throughout my entire collegiate journey (an achievement that I never would have thought possible considering how lazy I was in high school) and holding down a job, I feel like I've accomplished absolutely nothing beyond those two things. Actually, it's more than a feeling. It is a reality. And it's really depressing.

I have no networks, no mentors, no idea what I want to do with my life, a soon-to-be degree in a field that I've grown disenchanted of, and at this point I'm finding it hard to see the silver lining. I'm not even worried about student loans anymore. I'm worried about...my life. What the future will have in store for me is a huge frightening mystery. I've spent 4 years of my life working my ass off and along with having nothing to show for it, I just feel unfulfilled in the most horrible ways imaginable. I just read a post on a blog about a girl that is about to graduate with a degree in Economics from MIT. She has a similar background story to me, has a job lined up, knows what she wants to do with her life, and is just all the way on point- at least it seems so (I know curb appeal can conceal a lot, but got dammit. This girls curb appeal is a fcuking mansion!). And I'm not jealous in the least. I love seeing stories like that. But at the same time, the just make me feel like a ball of nothing. What do I have to offer the world? I'm going to be 22 this year and I don't feel anywhere close to figuring it out!

Then I look at musicians and people in the entertainment industry who are around my age, and then think why can't that be me? Why didn't I get blessed with the ability to sing, dance or act? They're living dream lives that I can only continue to dream of from an astronomical distance. Doing what they love and getting paid for it. A major bonus.

I'm just in a very reflective moment in my life right now. I'm procrastinating on homework because I honestly don't care anymore. School has broken me down in ways that I never thought were possible. I'm almost done and I've said this thousands of times before, but I mean it with so much clarity now. I hate college. It sucks. It's the process in general. I'm glad to be almost done, but school has plagued me with the most frustrating, annoying and upsetting days of my life thus far.

In the end I'll have what I always wanted. But I didn't know I would feel the way I do about it. I have to figure this out. I'm sick of going through the motions.
Originally Posted by CocoT
This is pretty much everything I wanted to say, except I Feel as if my grades are not even good enough for medical school. And college has been the worst time of my life, I've never had so much anxiety and depression, I know I did occasionally in high school, like once every two years, but this is just beyond.

I'm joining the military, and going for OCS. From there I don't know........but I do know, I've always wanted to be in the military, I wanted to be a Dentist, (in the military), Nurse (in the military). If I can't get nothing right, that'll be it. I don't know if I want to do anything with nursing anymore, I don't even like my major, at all. I hate it, and the fact that I got screwed into classes that don't interest me at all because I thought I was graduating on time, and the fact that I'm taking extra classes a semester because I thought I was graduating on time, and now I'm overwhelmed and my grades are gonna be poor again, is really depressing. I feel too stupid for life.

But when I tell people this, they try to invalidate my feelings, like their problems are worse and I should be grateful to be where I'm at. BUT THESE ARE MY FEELINGS SO SHUT UP.

anyway, I have major moves and problems this morning, so I'm not going to think about school, and try to figure out what the hell I'm supposed to be doing for my job right now because no one will answer me!
I remember my girlfriends feeling overwhelmed during their final stretch of undergrad. Unfortunately, being teen parents our experience was totally different. Our choices were in the best interest of our daughter. I wanted to be a vet studing in Australia but that required a lot of unpaid time and travel which we couldn't afford at the time so I bit the bullet and went in a totally different direction which I found out I love as well. My husband luckily is doing what he has always wanted to do. Ultimately, graduating is the most important thing, once your done then focus on your next move, its nice to have your whole life planned out, but plans are made to be broken....I'm living proof.
Y'all have every right to feel overwhelmed its ok, but graduate. College isn't supposed to be a cake walk (unless your parents are big donors to the school).

ETA: To pour salt on my wounds, my girlfriend just called....she did study in Australia and is a Vet now living in Cali. She was on the Kardashian's Show. she was the Vet who kept Kim K. dog when it got sick. So ummm yeah, I had a good plan and it would have worked (she is my proof) but my daughter meant more.

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I remember my girlfriends feeling overwhelmed during their final stretch of undergrad. Unfortunately, being teen parents our experience was totally different. Our choices were in the best interest of our daughter. I wanted to be a vet studing in Australia but that required a lot of unpaid time and travel which we couldn't afford at the time so I bit the bullet and went in a totally different direction which I found out I love as well. My husband luckily is doing what he has always wanted to do. Ultimately, graduating is the most important thing, once your done then focus on your next move, its nice to have your whole life planned out, but plans are made to be broken....I'm living proof.
Y'all have every right to feel overwhelmed its ok, but graduate. College isn't supposed to be a cake walk (unless your parents are big donors to the school).

ETA: To pour salt on my wounds, my girlfriend just called....she did study in Australia and is a Vet now living in Cali. She was on the Kardashian's Show. she was the Vet who kept Kim K. dog when it got sick. So ummm yeah, I had a good plan and it would have worked (she is my proof) but my daughter meant more.

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Originally Posted by Chicago Kinks
I wish I had someone like your gf who I could relate to. I would like to find a 26/27 year old like me in my situation when it comes to school.
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