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I feel like a 30 year old man going into college.

soultahnsoultahn Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited June 2013 in College Confidential Cafe
Some context:

I ran away from home when I was 17. Since then I have moved from basement to basement, and finally onto living in my own apartment for the past year.

I am 19 now.

I attended a community college for a semester, so I'm entering this new lively college as a second semester freshman.

I look at the other freshman that are attending and all of them seem so excited for finally being on their own and starting their experience, and even though I am only one semester ahead of them, I feel like I am used to this independence from living in this apartment.

I know this may seem jumbled, but my thoughts are all over the place, and I am afraid of being too conditioned to independence to enjoy my time in college. I want to let loose but I know I would be forcing it.

I have become introverted, I have lost touch with most of my friends, and I don't want this to carry on to college.
Anyone got any advice?
Post edited by soultahn on

Replies to: I feel like a 30 year old man going into college.

  • uddhavagitauddhavagita Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    "Be the change you want to see in the world." Gandhi
  • hellojanhellojan Registered User Posts: 1,632 Senior Member
    There's nothing wrong with introversion. And, honestly, it seems like you've got a lot of work to do to figure yourself out - especially in the new context of a new school. That's a good and healthy thing.

    Follow your instincts and don't beat yourself up for feeling a certain way. Just go with it.
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