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    I'm a 26 year old in final year and, whilst I've never believed in having regrets, am beginning to regret being so lazy as a teen. I see my potential now as I am on track for a first and wish I had realised this many years ago.

    I feel so old and cannot wait to finish uni
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm a 26 year old in final year and, whilst I've never believed in having regrets, am beginning to regret being so lazy as a teen. I see my potential now as I am on track for a first and wish I had realised this many years ago.

    I feel so old and cannot wait to finish uni
    Firstly, well done on being on track to do really well.

    Secondly, you're never too old, and if you feel regret then you can't change it, but just have to make the most of the situation going forward. One of my friends graduated aged 26 and is doing really well for herself
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    I cant take it seriously. Why not be positive instea of draging yourself down over something that doesnt matter in the scheme of things?
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    Firstly, well done on being on track to do really well.

    Secondly, you're never too old, and if you feel regret then you can't change it, but just have to make the most of the situation going forward. One of my friends graduated aged 26 and is doing really well for herself
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    I cant take it seriously. Why not be positive instea of draging yourself down over something that doesnt matter in the scheme of things?
    Thanks guys for such positive words . I am really trying to be optimistic but I just look at everyone around me (younger than me) and think that should've been me. I screwed up so many years of my life. Obviously it's great that I managed to turn things around and that I've learnt from my mistakes but unfortunately I've let my age prevent me from doing things throughout my time at university and just feel I haven't been able to get the full experience.

    You guys are right though. It's the final push and I need to be positive!!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Thanks guys for such positive words . I am really trying to be optimistic but I just look at everyone around me (younger than me) and think that should've been me. I screwed up so many years of my life. Obviously it's great that I managed to turn things around and that I've learnt from my mistakes but unfortunately I've let my age prevent me from doing things throughout my time at university and just feel I haven't been able to get the full experience.

    You guys are right though. It's the final push and I need to be positive!!
    You should get some perspective. The average age is 80.
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    Well done for being on track for a first.

    I won't complete my degree part time at the age of 29 if it makes you feel better.

    Besides there are plenty of mature students and people start careers at different ages anyway, some at 23, some at 28.
 
 
 
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