Think back to when you were 19.. how were you?

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    Jun 24, 2012 11:12 PM GMT
    Paint us a picture of your life when you were 19.

    How different are you now, whatever age you are?

    Like give us a before and after.

    so something like ... me at 19: ______________

    and then me at __: _____________

  • TheBizMan

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    Jun 24, 2012 11:17 PM GMT
    Me at 19: Intellectually superior to everyone. The world is full of possibilities. Completely in the closet.

    Me at 21 (almost 22): Less intellectually superior to everyone. The world has a limited number of pathways to take. Almost completely out of the closet.
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    Jun 24, 2012 11:40 PM GMT
    Me at 19: Devoted Gay rights campaigner, rude, loud in your face with the world at my feet. Pretty and fucking any man that moved.

    Me now at 42: Disillusioned on gay rights in Australia, apathetic towards the gay community. Quiet and studious. Doing my own thing. Handsome and comfortable in my own skin not interested in hook ups of any sort.
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    Jun 24, 2012 11:45 PM GMT
    me at 19: I feel like I'm getting a good start. I'm making money, have good friends and after one more upgrading class, I'm good for University. I'm comfortable with my sexuality and don't have much to complain about. Sometimes I get down because I didn't have the grades to get into University straight from High School. I'm doing what I have to do until I get into the program I want, & I'm not going to say "fuck it" just because I'm a little behind my friends.
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    Jun 24, 2012 11:54 PM GMT
    At 19 I was a mess.

    Now 23 and less of a mess? Oh, and I started listening to country, too. Maybe I'm still a mess. o.o
  • TheBizMan

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    Jun 25, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
    staple_ saidme at 19: I feel like I'm getting a good start. I'm making money, have good friends and after one more upgrading class, I'm good for University. I'm comfortable with my sexuality and don't have much to complain about. Sometimes I get down because I didn't have the grades to get into University straight from High School. I'm doing what I have to do until I get into the program I want, & I'm not going to say "fuck it" just because I'm a little behind my friends.


    Hey this is a very good attitude!

    I'm glad you're continuing on to university even though you may have missed the mark originally.

    Keep up the good work.
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    Jun 25, 2012 12:15 AM GMT
    At 19 I was an introvert and very insecure

    At 22 Im outgoing and a lot more spontaneous. I still struggle with insecurities but im currently seeking help and hoping for the best
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    Jun 25, 2012 1:43 AM GMT
    19. Started college, semi in the closet, shy, meek


    22. Finished college with plans on going back soon. Out, Haven't changed
    much but eem to be more outspoken than ever lmao

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    Jun 25, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    Well I'm 19 now and I think I'm doing well. I try to live my life being happy and helping others.
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    Jun 25, 2012 1:55 AM GMT
    19: Socially awkward , not comfortable with my sexuality, not attractive

    Now: Socially Able,comfortable with my sexuality, needs to get back into the fitness game icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 25, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    TheBizMan saidMe at 19: Intellectually superior to everyone.
    SAME.
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    Jun 25, 2012 2:15 AM GMT
    Me at 19: Intelligent, witty, hilarious, flawless, completely out.
    Me at 23: Intelligent, witty, hilarious, flawless, completely out. Slightly ripened with age.
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    Jun 25, 2012 2:29 AM GMT
    me at 19:

    in 2000, young, immature, virgin, innocent, no serious ltr yet, sophomore in college, direction-less, in the closet/denial, very little body hair, masturbated 2-3 times a week, still chasing girls instead of guys/men, skinny, tall, dreamer/believer, love N'Sync/Backstreet boys back then. (this gotta be a clue I'm a homo right?). icon_lol.gif

    me at 30:

    present, older, more matured, experienced-lover, 2 failed serious gay ltr, not a virgin anymore, grad college, in the work-force, changing career, more pubic/body hair, masturbated like 10-14 times a week, Very out/Open, like/chase after men around my age/older/younger, activist, volunteer, experienced-traveler, still tall and skinny, still a believer/dreamer, really like Coldplay/Lady Gaga/Madonna/Foreign World Music now. icon_cool.gif


  • slimnmuscly

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    Jun 25, 2012 3:15 AM GMT
    me at 19: definitely socially awkward and insecure in some ways, but to a surprising degree, i knew what was up too. dropped out of college (finished later when the timing was right for me), got out of my right-wing, backwards state (texas, which i also returned to later, when the timing was right) and moved to london, where i worked in a gay pub, lived upstairs and saved enough money to rail around europe when i was 20

    me at 42 (now): a little less socially awkward, a lot less insecure, lots of perspective in which to put all my travels, more muscle and the ability to appreciate and enjoy the absurdity of it all
  • waccamatt

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    Jun 25, 2012 3:20 AM GMT
    At 19 I was quiet and shy and afraid to speak to people I didn't know. At 48 I have no problem standing out from the crowd and doing as I damn well please.
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    Jun 25, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    Me at 19: College sophomore--closeted ..on still in the 70s on a non-urban campus..Gee, I'm almost ready..but ...what... for?

    Me now (53) Confident, been there/done that, and I rarely edit what I say anymore.
  • Pontifex

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    Jun 25, 2012 3:46 AM GMT
    Me at 19: Confused about everything. No confidence, working at a fast food restaurant and putting myself through school. I know I like guys but I also like women. Never had a romantic relationship of any real length. I'm going to school but I don't have any idea what I'm doing. Out of shape because I don't have the time to do anything and I've kind of given up. I have very little interest in a romantic relationship. Very few good friends.

    Me now: I'm a confident, out, gay man. I have a good job, live on my own and I've had a variety of relationships in the past. I've done a lot of travelling and have no shortage of stories and experiences. I'm healthy and in shape. I'm willing to wait for the right guy but I'm actively looking. Still have very few good friends.
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    Jun 25, 2012 3:46 AM GMT
    I will keep that question in mind when I turn 19 next month icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 25, 2012 3:47 AM GMT
    Hmm I wonder what inspired this thread
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    Jun 25, 2012 3:50 AM GMT
    Me @ 19: quiet, shy and clueless about my sexuality

    Now: confident, happy, out, excited to take on each day
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    Jun 25, 2012 3:50 AM GMT
    When I was 19 I was not a butthurt cunt like some people here
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    Jun 25, 2012 3:53 AM GMT
    19: in the closet. Did not start uni yet.

    21 (almost, haha): came out to a few people. Started uni now and I have learnt SO much about people and myself.

    Nice progress, I think.
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    Jun 25, 2012 3:54 AM GMT
    Me at 19.... Was a Sophmore in Undergrad. I was also an RA in the dorms. I still had absolutely no idea what the fuck I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
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    Jun 25, 2012 3:56 AM GMT
    Prediction for me...

    Me @19: Freshman in college, shy, exploring new places, studying in school, trying to get me career on the role, and get involved with a community service group. Try to be more open about my sexuality, but not to the point where I look like a fairy. Hopefully establish good friendships / bonds with others icon_lol.gif

    ^ This is what I hope
  • Montague

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    Jun 25, 2012 3:58 AM GMT
    At 19: Stupid, but very happy.

    Now: Stupider and a lot less happy.