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OMG: I'm 22 and in my first year a UW, I can't hep feeling "old". I took 4 years off out of high school to work and I sometimes regret not going right into university. But I'm really enjoying my first year so far. Anyone else in a similar situation?

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  1. Someone told me in high school, "School will always be there." - Sometimes life gets in the way, or else other opportunities come up. The important thing is that you went back. You're never too old to get an education.

    Good luck with everything!

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    1. Thank you :) you're right, I'm glad for the experiences I had the past 4 years

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  2. I am 27 and in 3rd year. I feel old sometimes, but mostly it is good. I found once I got out of the first year classes, the age factor it isn't as noticeable.

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    1. Glad to hear it, thank you!

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    2. I'm 27 and in 3rd year too! I noticed the same thing.

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  3. I'm 24, and I am a third year transfer student. This is technically my fifth year of undergrad, since I did two years of a program at another university.

    I agree with 1. Life happens. That's great that you're enjoying school so far! I hope it keeps going well.

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    1. It's nice to hear I'm not alone and thank you, best wishes to you as well :)

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  4. I dunno about you...BUT I'M FEELIN 22 EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT

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  5. I am ALSO FEELING 22
    Im in 1b of my undergrad (did my first term when I was 18 got a brain injury so I got a college diploma and then decided to go back to uni). Sometimes I feel old, especially in first year classes, but ultimately I think I do better because I want to be in school waaaay more than in my first year. I do things in advance, don't procrastinate, go to office hours when I'm not fully sure about something, the whole shebang. Definitely liking it way better this time around.

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  6. Never once I think negatively about older students. If anything, I want to be friends with them because they usually have cool life advice

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    1. This is what makes me feel old haha. And I don't have any cool life advice! What am I supposed to offer you young whippersnappers when I am still just starting to figure things out?

      But thanks for liking us :D

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    2. Lmao @6. Thanks... I think? hahaha

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  7. I went straight to University and sometimes I wish I took a couple years off and worked so I could buy a car after I graduate instead of paying a student loan and a car loan.

    I suspect that in 2nd year you will fit right in for age. Once you turn 19, everyone over 19 is basically the same age because they can drink. Everyone will start seeing you as the same age in 2nd year, making you feel younger in comparison to first year.

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    1. why the fuck would i feel old

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  9. I only waited a year after HS to enroll, but even that made me feel old... Idk, I grew a lot in that time and learned a lot, so coming into an environment full of kids who were basically fresh from the womb was interesting to say the least.

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  10. I'm 27 (turn 28 may 2015) now and going into 4B in January. I feel like a fucking loser for taking so long to finish my degree (engineering) but I'd feel like a bigger fucking loser not having gone back to complete it at all. So ya.

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    1. Don't feel that way. You are finishing, that's what matters. You didn't let school get in the way of your life.

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    2. What 11a said. It's not a race. The most important thing is that you're happy with where you are now, and with where you're headed.

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    3. @11 I'll be 28 next year and in my year 4. I don't feel like a loser. I feel proud of myself for getting this far.

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  11. your maturity level will allow you to outperform most students. its not a bad thing

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  12. I'm 27 and will be in 3rd yr in January. By the time I finish and get my masters I'll be around 31, which kinda sucks. Sooo... OP, at least you're not 27 :).

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