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    Born in 1994 in Greenwich. Lived a pretty normal life throughout school.

    Decided when I was at college that I didn't want to go to uni in England but instead wanted to study my degree in Australia.

    Applied for UQ, got accepted, left all my family and friends at the start of 2012 and now I'm living a life beyond my wildest dreams.

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    That sounds amazing, I've had a look at studying in Australia but the fees seem mega.
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    -I was the youngest child in my family
    -School completely changed me and I was a horrible person as a teenager, having been bullied a lot as a kid, and I lashed out at people close to me for my lack of confidence and general frustration
    -When I went into sixth form I began to grow up a little and I discovered music, art, politics, philosophy etc. which would later shape who I was as an adult. I'd found it difficult to express myself as a kid because I was shy, and art was an alternative means of expressing myself
    -Uni was the best thing that I ever did- I met like-minded people who were so unlike the people from my hometown. I felt totally reborn in this environment, and I realised that I had the potential to do something with my life
    -I moved to Cambridge and have been working in backstage theatre production while painting/writing/composing in my spare time

    And yet I never feel contented with who I am or what I've done, I still feel like I should be doing more. But I guess I shouldn't knock that trait, I don't want to ever feel like I'm giving up.
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    That sounds amazing, I've had a look at studying in Australia but the fees seem mega.
    Yeah they are, only because we're classed as international students, domestic fees are still cheap. When compared to what I would have been paying to study my degree in England when the fees increased, there wasn't a huge difference though.

    The only problem people will have is that there is no student loan system for international students here.

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    Wellll it all started on a sunny day in Michigan. Family were on holiday and my mom went into labour haha. But I've spent most of my life in Côte d'Ivoire(West Africa.)I'm Lebanese, but my family have been in Africa for agesss. I have 5 sisters(seriously). I was a happy kid, then in 2004 there was a civil war in Côte d'Ivoire, so we moved to Lebanon. Settled rather well and i liked living in Beirut, but Lebanon,being Lebanon, could only endure peace for so long :rolleyes: There was the 2006 Hezbollah/Israel war which meant more violence,more bloodshed, and we had to move again. So found myself back in Africa. As you can imagine it seriously affected me as a child,and i struggled for a while. 2011 saw another civil war in Côte d'Ivoire, i was older this time,so I understood more of what was happening.

    But things got better,and I discovered the world of sports and books!
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    (Original post by childofthesun)
    Wellll it all started on a sunny day in Michigan. Family were on holiday and my mom went into labour haha. But I've spent most of my life in Côte d'Ivoire(West Africa.)I'm Lebanese, but my family have been in Africa for agesss. I have 5 sisters(seriously). I was a happy kid, then in 2004 there was a civil war in Côte d'Ivoire, so we moved to Lebanon. Settled rather well and i liked living in Beirut, but Lebanon,being Lebanon, could only endure peace for so long :rolleyes: There was the 2006 Hezbollah/Israel war which meant more violence,more bloodshed, and we had to move again. So found myself back in Africa. As you can imagine it seriously affected me as a child,and i struggled for a while. 2011 saw another civil war in Côte d'Ivoire, i was older this time,so I understood more of what was happening.

    But things got better,and I discovered the world of sports and books!
    Had to pos rep. Wow you really are a strong girl!!
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    dont know where to start, my life was always messy

    -in nursery i was the average kid, naughty at times, at like 4 years old i learnt to ride a 2 wheel bike, my crowning achievement. i also got in a magazine for my car drawings
    -in primary i was a average kid, got into fights here and there, draw a lot of cars, loved it, i was a boss at drawing.
    -the first part of secondary i realised i was a smart kid at year 7, being in top set classes and all. always thought i was an idiot before then. thats where my academic life began.
    -academic life postponed at year 8, i began to **** around, picked up smoking, made a lot of cool friends but they were all psychos and hood kids.
    -got deeper in the "street life" got into major fights, was a major weed head and alcohol head (still in year 8), got into a lot of deep **** and had to resort to my uncle (one of the top geezers in london) to get me out of trouble. i didnt really draw anymore.
    -year 9 was a good year, i was a top guy, everyone loved me, girls fancied me and what not. but my grades were terrible (consistent D's except in english). also by this time I was an great writer, started to produce music and started getting into literature and film.
    -year 10, i fell into deep depression, probably was hormones and the long history of depression problems in my family. i got anxiety problems, my grades ****ed up worse, my mental health was just completely screwed. i lost a lot of friends, made way more enemies, family started to dislike me, betrayed big time by my best friend (no longer friends), left islam. worst year of my life, the only good was that since i was home all the time i just read **** load classical literature and watched old films, so now im an expert on those fields. this benefitted me a lot. however in this stage of my life i got into a massive beef with some people, and after almost getting stabbed and basically living in constant danger, i had my uncle bail me out again.
    -year 11 the depression subsided, i got back to my old self, but i started to focus on my work too. i got decent enough grades (1a* 5a's) and everyone started loving me again. barely any beefs at that time, in the day i hanged around outside and in the night i read john milton and watched antonioni. good year.
    -year 12, started in a sixth form for "smart people only", didnt know anyone and had to make new friends. i did, everyone likes me. now to focus on my a levels.

    this was massively condensed, my life is actually quite complicated, even my counsellor is suprised and cant quite figure me out yet.
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    -Born emergency caesarian 2 months early
    -My mum couldn't bond with me as a baby
    -5 months old she put me into care
    -She had another two babies when I was aged 1 and 3
    -6 years old she got me back
    -Age 11 she sent me to boarding school with the money left by my granda
    -Got bullied a tonne
    -Started self harming when I was 11
    -Got kicked out of that school
    -Went to a different boarding school
    -Got kicked out
    -Went to another school
    -Failed all my GCSEs
    -Got kicked out of that school
    -Went to the local comp where my brothers had always been
    -Went to uni, got into an abusive relationship
    -3rd year of uni had a mental breakdown, tried to kill myself, got put into a psychiatric hospital for 11 months
    -Came home and tried to form some kind of relationship with my mother and brothers
    -Came out as lesbian to my family and got my first tattoo (yay)
    -Now: trying to get a job to get enough money to get far far away!

    Wow that sounds depressing...swear i've had some good times too! haha
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    Born in Jersey to my mum and dad.
    Moved to Scotland where my mum's family live when I was less than 1.
    Sister was born 4 1/2 years later.
    Got into a private school on a academic bursary.
    Mum and dad got divorced- very messy.
    Got straight As in my Int 2s.
    In 5th year was really ill from an ear infection which caused me to get a really bad infection and was off school for 3 months, doctors feared it was leukemia (it wasn't) to this day still don't know what it was.
    Got ABBBC at higher which put an end to my wanting to be a doctor
    Mum got remarried to my stepdad who's like a dad to me
    Got ABB in S6 and got into Strathclyde to study Law.
    Went out with first boyfriend and dumped him a couple months later (definitely not right for me)
    Went out with current, boy friend and still going out 3 and a bit years later :love:
    Worked in Disney World Florida for a Summer miss it :moon:
    Studied law for 4 years, got a 2:1 in the end
    Got a job at Imperial College in London and moved to London.

    The End
    (all this with various holidays to Disney and a 6th year holiday to Malia and about a kajillion (real word) part time jobs)
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    - Born in 1989 in Plymouth
    - Spent the best part of my childhood seriously ill and my parents were told amongst other things, they were making it up
    - Got really crap GCSEs, partly due to missing a lot of Year 11 due to being ill
    - Failed A Levels
    - Did the first year of CACHE (Child Care)
    - Ended up with depression
    - Did an Access to Computing course
    - Got into uni, where I almost ended up killing myself and have absolutely no idea what else happended for most of that week. Kind of remember getting threatened more than once with being sectioned
    - Dropped out of uni due to the above (by some miracle, I "only" failed one module) and transferred the credits I gained to the OU
    - Have spent the few years wondering what the hell I'm going to do with my life, running (and lots of falling ) and playing the ukulele
    - met a few complete psychos along the way who believe that there's nothing wrong with harassment. I have also met some awesome people. One of whom introduced me to some wonderful music and it's because of him, I am still able to carry on with my ukulele playing
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    When I look back upon my life, it's always with a sense of shame. I've always been the one to blame.

    Pet Shop Boys, anybody? No, OK.

    Born in Brighton on Monday 22nd February 1993, grew up with mum and dad, brother and two sisters from mother's first partner and a sister with same parents. We moved a few times around the areas of Hove and Portslade. Moved houses in 93, 99, 00, 04 and 12.

    Did 6 weeks at a normal infant school before going to a 'speech and language' school in the other side of town. Was there for 1997-99 then moved back to original school. Junior school came in 2000, same school as older three siblings. Won an Xbox at a Brighton & Hove Albion Christmas party, 2003. Moved up to secondary school in 2004.

    Had a paper round for two and a half years starting in January 2007, minus the month I had off when I fractured my ankle and was on crutches in May 2008 (incident happened 29th April - day of GTA IV release). Lost the grandmother I was closest to on Christmas Eve 2008. Scraped enough GCSE's to get into college in August 2009 including re-taking Maths.

    Joined a charity in the October 2010, made a short film and performed a few times as MC at live shows. Was with them two and a half years. Went straight from college to university in 2011. Went to University of West London in Ealing and graduated in summer 2014, moved back to Brighton and got a job at an indian restaurant before transferring to the international buffet. Was so disappointed with my 21st birthday that I walked home naked at 2am from the bus stop, 15 minutes away.

    Today I'm a pretentious t**t who loves going to gigs, drinking craft beer in vintage clothes and want to go to places like Gothenburg and Brooklyn. I've always wanted to be a radio presenter/voice-over artist/DJ. By always I mean since at least 8 years old. The sooner I can leave my parents' house the better.
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    Born in Norwich in April 1996 which is where i grew up. I was born prematurely and was in the NICU at the old norfolk and norwich hospital. I had my problems as a child with needing stuff such as speech therapy because i wouldn't speak to anyone apart from my teddys and my parents having stillborn twins in 1998 before my sister was born a year latter. I used music to escape from everything bad (i've been playing brass for 10 years!) because it was the only thing i was good at as well as my love for animals and the countryside. Childhood was ok and although i had my moments when i really struggled such as moving from middle school to high school where i was the only person from that school to go to there, i got through it ok.

    My shyness meant i was the shy kid who just played by themselves throughout first and middle school. At Secondary school i just tended to hang around in the music areas creating music or practising to the point of being forced out of them at times by teachers just because i would be there all the time. This got better during sixth form when i was able to do both music and music tech a level meaning i was able to focus more of my time on music. 2012 was the year when i truly started to become me with the happiest i had ever been in a long time as well as being headhunted to join 2 very good brass bands which really surprised me.

    My biggest supporter my nanna died suddenly in 2010 and 3 years later we did a houseswap and moved into her old home in 2013. This affected me badly as i did not want to move house as i thought we where all happy in Norwich. The way everyone told me about the move also upset me because it made me loose complete trust in the people who i was meant to be close to. The period also became one of the darkest periods of my life. I was very depressed and unhappy because i did not feel right at all in the village. It was not like how it was before where we lived on a street where everyone knew each other by name and i just felt like a stranger on no mans . As well in 2011, a lump was discovered on my neck which turned out to be a multindoular goitre. Because of the size of it when i was first seen by an endocrinologist in 2011, it was ok just to monitor it but by 2013, it became apparent that i needed it surgically removed.

    I had the surgery at the start 2014. The surgery went well but i was rushed back to the amu a week later due to a threatening condition called hypocalcemia which is a risk of thyroid surgery. Luckily the doctors managed to get my blood calcium back to normal and i am now under the care of the endocrinolgist who looked after me when i was in the amu for it. And i'm on a mixture of calcium, vitamin d and thyrozine tablets lovley :P This was not the nicest way to start but i didn't let these. I managed to get a good mark on my performance for a level music with only 1 month after surgery to get it ready considering there was a risk that i might not had been able to play brass instruments again. As well i managed to get a very high distinction on my grade 7 horn exam but the biggest achievement was getting good marks on my a level exams. My GCSE results where very average and i knew i wasn't an a grade student but after my anxiety reached a peak during my as exams in 2013 which affected my results in my exams badly and also knocked confidence so it was a massive shock to had found out that i got really good marks in my exams as well as my coursework for good a level grades considering i nearly died last January!!!!

    At this moment i am currently on a gap year reapplying for uni. I was going to go in september 2014 but the hypocalcemia scare has made me stay put in norfolk for another year. I don't regret it though. Although i've not managed to get a job yet, i'm always playing or creating music to keep me occupied as well as playing in 3 different brass bands. Best thing yet, i've got 4/5 uni offers so far (waiting for 1 more to come through) including my first choice which is great considering everyone had no hope for me and my future when i was little due to my problems.

    When i look back at this i think wow . I'm in a good place even though i hate where i live. Although i have not got over the last few years and still have my moments when i just cry bucketloads to get everything out, i have a good support group with my family and friends. As well on the health front my gp and my consultant are brilliant and are good in keeping my health conditions under control to the best of there abilities. Although I am always going to be that weird kid who's very shy and anxious and just can't do the socialisation thing, i've achieved a hell of a lot considering how little hope people had for me at the start because of what i didn't do right. Life is a rollercoaster and although there may be bumpy bits and times where it may seem impossible, the impossible is possible if you put your mind to it
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    My life story:

    Born loved, life was rough in my early childhood years and I dreamt to be a lot (still do) but obstacles are preventing me from achieving my potential.

    Yes, that is sad.
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    1996: Born in Mexico City by an English father and a Hispanic Mother (50/50 Spanish/Mexican).

    *First language was Afrikaans due to a South African nanny. Forgot most of it when she was deported. Picked up English quickly.

    2000: Moved (back) to UK to West Midlands after our house was burgled in Mexico. Moved primary school several times due to bullying and sometimes being the bully.

    2002: Moved on to a farm. Loved it there. Grew into a thriving business and my parents managed to get jobs in pathology.

    2004:
    Parents sent to China to research and combat bird flu. It was decided it would be too dangerous for me, so my abuela (grandmother) came to take of me in the UK.

    Early 2007
    : Parents had a car crash during a city break in Osaka (Japan). My Dad was temporarily disabled and traumatised while my mother fell into a coma. My grandmother came to the UK to take care of me.

    Late 2007
    : My grandmother was struggling to take of me and the business, so I was sent to live with my Aunt in Spain. Extremely difficult at first trying to settle in.

    2008-2009
    : Parents recovered and they gave me the choice of remaining in Spain while they go work in Vancouver, moving with them to Vancouver, or all of us returning to the UK. Decided to stay and it was the best choice I had ever made. I learnt how to speak Catalan, cook Mediterranean food, how to drive a moped and worked as a Barista in my aunt's café. Loved being by the sea. Did very well at school and got pushed into advanced classes after initially struggling. Spent my summers with my grandmother in Mexico.

    2010
    : Convinced I was gay and had a girlfriend for a year. Took classes in Chinese Mandarin and German for a bit and picked up Cheerleading. Studied for GCSE exams alongside my normal Spanish exams.

    2012:
    Realised I was bisexual after a summer fling with a guy when I met up with my parents in Canada.

    2012-now: Returned to UK, did a few years of secondary school and stayed on for sixth form. In the process of immigrating to Canada to rejoin parents. Most likely completing university in the UK beforehand however.

    Life is so much more boring than it used to be. Thank god!
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    (Original post by childofthesun)
    Wellll it all started on a sunny day in Michigan. Family were on holiday and my mom went into labour haha. But I've spent most of my life in Côte d'Ivoire(West Africa.)I'm Lebanese, but my family have been in Africa for agesss. I have 5 sisters(seriously). I was a happy kid, then in 2004 there was a civil war in Côte d'Ivoire, so we moved to Lebanon. Settled rather well and i liked living in Beirut, but Lebanon,being Lebanon, could only endure peace for so long :rolleyes: There was the 2006 Hezbollah/Israel war which meant more violence,more bloodshed, and we had to move again. So found myself back in Africa. As you can imagine it seriously affected me as a child,and i struggled for a while. 2011 saw another civil war in Côte d'Ivoire, i was older this time,so I understood more of what was happening.

    But things got better,and I discovered the world of sports and books!
    Woww must've been so traumatising. How old were you??

    Books to the rescue :yep:
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    I was born, along with my identical twin sister, when my parents were living in Azerbaijan, and have since lived in Haiti, Costa Rica, and Switzerland. I have recently received an offer to study veterinary medicine at the University of Cambridge and so next October will be moving to live in my passport country for the first time in my life.
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    Woww must've been so traumatising. How old were you??

    Books to the rescue :yep:
    Around 6 the first time, 8/9 the second, then 13/14

    Books are life 💘💞📚📖
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    Born 1991 to teen parents. Mum and dad split when i was a few months old for reasons still unknown to me. Mum worked full time at Tesco so I spent most of my days after school at my grandparents' house. Spent every other weekend with my father who was a violent alcoholic. Dad had another daughter 4 years after me with a drug addict who was always moving around. I had a happy childhood with mother, she liked being outside so we were always at caravan parks and the like. Mum got me into gymnastics and trampolining to try to wear me out because I had far too much energy. Ended up training 5 hours a night and competing. Mam had different boyfriends and a husband for a while, but I can't remember anything of him. Dad then had another daughter 9 years later with another woman. My mother at this time also had another daughter.

    When dad's newest daughter was around 1 (I was 12ish, other sister was 9), she disappeared (with the mother). Suddenly we weren't allowed to ask about her or even acknowledge we had another sister. I didn't see her for 8 years. Soon after this my other sister also disappeared, she was sent to various care homes, her mother was abusive and our father often was too. I was also not to ask about her. Suddenly I had 2 missing sisters.

    here we have the teen years, did ok in school, got into a bad crowd who did lots of drugs etc, found a boyfriend at 14. One weekend dad randomly announces he has a girlfriend. I find out it's the mother of my youngest sister, the one who disappeared when she was a baby. There was a very awkward first meeting. Very bitter about having missed her entire childhood and suddenly being expected to be all sisterly. I leave school with 1A*, 7As, 3Bs. Go to college, study performing arts - dropout. I then worked in Next for a few years before deciding to quit, do A levels and go to uni to study English language.

    Dad phones me, he tells me my sister's mother has killed herself, sister has returned to south Wales and has been put in high security teen offenders type institute 'for her own safety'. We go to visit. I try to give her our grandmother's dressing gown because it is cold there. She is not allowed it in case she uses it to hang herself. Sister is eventually released and finds a really nice boyfriend and falls pregnant at 18. She is now a fantastic mother to my beautiful niece who I would do absolutely anything for. Relationship with younger sister still awkward, she is 12 now. Father also had a son last year, so now I have a one year old brother at the age of 24.

    I got AAB in my A levels and am now in my second year. Uni is my focus, it's what makes me happy. I've recently started my CELTA course and this has lit a fire, I need to leave to teach abroad. Bring on Summer 2016 :woo:
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    (Original post by Multitalented me)
    For most of my life I've been struggling with self-confidence issues, desiring social acceptance & being too focused on getting other people to like me. I’m slowly learning to appreciate who I am & what needs improving, yes I’m not the most intelligent, good looking, strongest or popular guy in the world but I am who I am.

    I feel that I am often misunderstood & it hurts inside when some people perceive me in a way that I don’t feel is an accurate representation of myself. I’ve always had a fear of failure, rejection, embarrassment & letting people down. I know I’m not perfect, I’ve made mistakes in my life which I want to learn from. I aspire to be the best person I can be. Life is filled with many different challenges & once I start being comfortable in my own skin & believe in myself, then things will really change. I want to start making these days count & live life on my own terms, not let it be dictated by others & most of all be happy!

    There :erm:
    you described my life, apart from I also have a severely disabled sister
 
 
 
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