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What were you doing when you were 20 years old?

I'm just struggling academically, don't have much time for much else. I think most people my age are out partying. Oh well...

by Anonymousreply 3003/26/2013

I was working 60 hour weeks as an accounting clerk.

EVERYONE let me know I should attend college.

by Anonymousreply 103/24/2013

college, drinking/drugging, getting laid, getting stds

not anymore

by Anonymousreply 203/25/2013

I was serving in Vietnam . . .

by Anonymousreply 303/25/2013

That was 3 years ago. I did nothing but go to school and study.

It paid off, though.

by Anonymousreply 403/25/2013

Back at college after flunking out my first year due to excessive partying. Worked for a year in retail,then went back. Straight As after that.

by Anonymousreply 503/25/2013

I had a full time job in the dentist's office!!!

by Anonymousreply 603/25/2013

I was full-time in college for Fall, Winter & Spring, and worked full-time during the Summer.

by Anonymousreply 703/25/2013

I am 20. I'm going to school and working two part time jobs.

by Anonymousreply 803/25/2013

Working during the day, partying at night. Every single day. I didn't need much sleep back then.

by Anonymousreply 903/25/2013

1981 -1982

Working at a local winery in the tasting room, going to college, living with a boyfriend, having sex 3 or 4 times a day - at least - we did that for the 4 years that we were together.

I have no idea how we ever found the time.

Going out dancing with friends and staying out until all hours of the morning and sleeping 2 or 3 hours and going to work or school.

We were such idiots.

We spent a lot of time in the summer at a local nude beach with a bunch of friends.

We didn't drink, smoke, or do drugs. We lived in a house in the country that my father and his partner owned and had a big garden and a couple of dogs. No phone, no tv, no debt. I drove an old VW Beetle. He had an old Datsun pickup.

I don't think I've ever been happier.

What the fuck happened to that life?

by Anonymousreply 1003/25/2013

Probably cumming.

I spent most of that year ejaculating.

by Anonymousreply 1103/25/2013

R10, I am totally jealous of the life you had.

by Anonymousreply 1203/25/2013

I was a junior at Georgetown in 1981 and had an awesome work-study job in the Smithsonian Castle building.

by Anonymousreply 1303/25/2013

I was living in a very expensive halfway house for the mentally ill. I had a breakdown at 19 and my wealthy parents put me in the facility for a year. I was misdiagnosed and put on the wrong meds the entire time I was living there.

I got out once a close family member was diagnosed as bipolar and I was assessed by her doctor. That doctor diagnosed me as bipolar, put me on lithium, and I was back to normal within weeks. I went back to school and ended up earning a Ph.D. I'm grateful for my meds and being able to have a normal life.

by Anonymousreply 1403/25/2013

Theatre major: getting ready to play Mama Rose in Gypsy; film minor:huge crush on a professor.Home: first apt on my own! with 1 female (like me) and 1 male roommie; had a big crush on him (couldn't see how gay, gay, gay he was, even tho mother, aunt and female roomie pointed it out - oi); freezing cold Canadian winters (I grew up on the NYS border); 1-2 trips (long weekends) per year to NYC to see Bway shows.

1974. Yes, I'm ancient! "Over Here": the very young (my age) John Travolta; Treat Williams; The Andrew Sisters!!!; "Equus" - 3rd lead in the part: Anthony Perkins (RSVP), other shows...

Those. Were. The. Fucking. Days!

by Anonymousreply 1503/25/2013

That was a year ago so, I was going to school/working and still a virgin. Nothing has changed a year later except I have a lot more money now.

by Anonymousreply 1603/25/2013

R15 here: meant to say, RIP re Anthony Perkins, not RSVP(!!!)

(slinks away in abject shame...)

by Anonymousreply 1703/25/2013

I wish I could tell you. Unfortunately, I really can't remember what I was doing when I was twenty years old. All I know is that that's when I dropped out of college, and was smoking copious amounts of pot all day every day.

by Anonymousreply 1803/25/2013

snorting cocaine and sucking cock

by Anonymousreply 1903/25/2013

I was going to school full time, working at a very busy restaurant in downtown Chicago part time (which I HATED), and my only semblance of a social life outside of work/school was the shitty "relationship" I was in with a guy who shortly thereafter revealed himself to be a total prick. Fun times!

by Anonymousreply 2003/25/2013

Wish that I could go back and change what I did at 20. Beauty queen, no need for an education ( I was a Southern Belle and we were never told that an education was important ) married an older very wealthy man that I was so in love with.He was/is a prick. Divorced with a child that is making far better choices than I did .

by Anonymousreply 2103/25/2013

Getting a double major in Chemistry and Biology at Stanford while spending every night rehearsing musical theater.

by Anonymousreply 2203/25/2013

I was a whore, darlin'

by Anonymousreply 2303/25/2013

I got my first apartment. It was a crappy basement suite, but in a cool area and my place became party central -- which is what I wanted. I had a lot of sex and did a lot of drugs. I wish I'd gone to school instead, but I can't say it wasn't fun at the time. Still, I pissed away potential that I never got back. I'm now 50 and by the time I sobered up, I managed to be able to only achieve about half of what I could have and could only afford a bachelor's degree, not the master's I should/could have earned. Still, it's never too late, and I'm seriously going to become the next Nicholas Sparks in my new phase of life as a novelist. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 2403/25/2013

Earrings, caftans...

by Anonymousreply 2503/25/2013

Going to college, drinking, worked a part time job. I was a total Internet addict... nothing has changed

by Anonymousreply 2603/25/2013

Good for you, R24, and I wish you much success in your writing career. Keep us posted.

by Anonymousreply 2703/25/2013

too many drugs

not enough sex

wasn't out -- had a girlfriend

not the best year of my life at all

by Anonymousreply 2803/25/2013

That was his intention, R12.

by Anonymousreply 2903/26/2013

Junior in college (I graduated in 3 and 1/2 years - impossible today the way they fuck the schedules.)

Afternoons at the lake smoking pot and drinking with friends.

Working at Macy's in the evenings and weekends - 30 hours a week. I usually arrived stoned.

Pretending I was straight. I came out at 20 on July 4th, 1983! Hello Bananarama!!

by Anonymousreply 3003/26/2013
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