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MeMyOwnBoss.com [Aug. 3rd, 2007|01:31 pm]
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memyownboss
Hey guys, I'm Kaitlyn, 17 and i just wrote and designed my first website called MeMyOwnBoss.com. It's a comprehensive guide to start ups directed at youth. If you could take a look and give me feedback on content & design I would really appreciate it, and please pass it on to any ambitious youngsters you think would benefit from it! Thanks
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Putney [Mar. 22nd, 2006|04:51 pm]
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kiddokight
I recently applied and was accepted to a fabulous boarding school. The Putney School. ( www.theputneyschool.org I think...) and will be there starting September. I'm a horrible community-runnery person already. Never advertise, never post, always busy. And at Putney I will definately not have posting time (or really even capabilities) soooooo, its up for people to claim and take ownership of--- I guess. if you have intrest I suppose I can transfer it to you somehow- I'm not sure. I'm also contemplating shutting it down- unless somone feels strongly either way-
Let me know, otherwise I'll probally just end it in August.....

Have a nice and cheery day!
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(no subject) [Dec. 19th, 2005|08:42 am]
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kiddokight
Soo, I missed the one year aniversary of starting this community. Oops.
Anyways, we've grown. A tidbit. Anyways, Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, and I'm sure lots of other holidays for other denominations. And then New Years!!! Any fun new year goals? I've got a few, but I've gotta think about them more. I dont really know what I want in life besides happiness, and I'm not really sure how to achieve that. Anyways- my biggest goal is more music in whatever context. For Christmas I mostly just get CDs- Anyone else in that boat with me? Anyways, lets try to be a bit more active here. Maybe try some adverts in advert friendly communities?
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A more active Message Board for you Twentysomethings needing more interaction [Dec. 7th, 2005|08:06 am]
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driven_maverick
I see this board isn't too active, and neither are many of the other ones on this subject. I'll assume it's because everyone is already signed up to the boards on QuarterLifeCrisis.com Message Boards

If not, I'd recommend going there. As with all message boards, there are more members, more subjects, more divisions, and more activity.

____
X posted to several places

A more active Message Board for you Twentysomethings needing more interaction
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slacky mod appology [Dec. 10th, 2005|09:37 am]
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kiddokight
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]
[music |Lyle Lovett- not from texas]

sorry for being so... non active.

HOWEVER- I have big news (despite it being on a non educational level. I'm thrilled with the focus of this community being on alternative education, its one of my favorite topics, but I'd love to see it become more and more diverse...)

Right, my big news. My school had a free and anonymous HIV testing day last Monday. I convinced my friend to go with me, and get tested himself, mostly cuz I seriously needed moral support. When I got there it was shakes beyond belief. I couldnt sign my name on the disclaimer. I couldnt breath.

It was an oral swatch. Just one wipe on the top gum and one on the bottom gum, and the it sits in a solution for 20 minutes. Looked ALOT like a pregnancy test. During that time the really nice late chatted to me about life and my history and yadda yadda. 20 minutes later I came out negative and happier than I've been in a long long long time. I felt like birds attached themselves to my clothes and picked me up and flew me across the sky.

I'm gonna be alot better now that I know, and no more risky hook-ups for me! It was a wonderful feeling to know I'm safe. I encourage EVERYONE who might have a 1% chance of being positive to get tested. If you find out you are positive, please, do research, and understand you arnt the only one. Feel free to talk here about other similar expiriences.

And, I also will try to be more active in this community!
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Helpful Books [Nov. 17th, 2005|09:25 pm]
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driven_maverick
I highly suggest getting books about the Quarter Life Crisis. Check your library, bookstore, or Amazon.com. I'm finding some great information. Books like these are great overviews, for any more in depth questions you can always ask someone you who would likely know (which you should always do), or someone on the net.

List of Books about and for Twentysomethings
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hey kids! [Oct. 31st, 2005|12:02 am]
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flemme
I see that y'all are kinds inactive, but anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself and explain to you what I have choosen to do with my life.

I am 18, and I never graduated from high school.

I went to public school through 10th grade and ended up feeling high school was a bloody waste of time. At that point (I lived in pennsylvania,) I stopped going to High School and started officially "homeschooling." That was the legal term, effectively I was going to community college for my junior and senior year. PA has this awesome thing where you can get an eqivilency diploma of HS, (a commonwealth diploma,) after you earn 30 college credits. ( I think not going to HS was the best decision I ever made.)

The last semester of my "senior" year I stayed in France as an exchange student.


Currently I am going to Earlham College in Indiana, but to be honest I am thinking seriously of dropping out after this school year. I want to just live my life, and I feel like college is a very coddoling (sp?) and kindof "elitist."


Anyway, I just wanted to offer my support and sncouragement to anyone trying to get by in a non-conventional way... I am a big advocate of it, you don't need to follow the plan that's set out for you to have a good one.
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Newbie post, newbie post! Read all about it! [Sep. 3rd, 2005|10:08 pm]
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witchkatt
[mood |sleepysleepy]

Hello y'all, I'm Andrea and I'm from Texas.

Read more...Collapse )

I'll help out however I can, and perhaps we can compare notes and find answers to each others questions.
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(no subject) [Aug. 23rd, 2005|05:32 pm]
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readmythesis

i found this community and when i searched GED in the interests.

have any of you dropped out of highschool and then continued your education elsewhere? can you tell me how I would go about doing this? I'm a junior right now and I'm turning 16 on the 10 of September. Do I need to pass any tests to get into a community college? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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(no subject) [Jul. 20th, 2005|10:19 pm]
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kiddokight
Ah, this is getting pathetic! I'm never posting- and neither is anyone else! If anyone wants to do promos- or invite friends- I'd be very much obliged! Soo..... um..... for a post-

Reasons why you dont like summer: Negative I know, but summer gets such a weird response. Either you love it but...... or its "ok". So what about summer drives you crazy- For me, its the heat. I get sluggish!

I know this is a lame question, but I do want to get this community moving again!
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I'm slacking off- [Jun. 4th, 2005|06:39 pm]
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kiddokight
I'm sorry! Been so busy havent had any time to update ever!

I really want to get this community back up and running. I should do more promos, but I dont have much time. So please post....... anything!!!

I've got a question too- has anyone had much sucess buying through ebay? Just bought an electric violin, and am anxiously waiting for it to arive-
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(no subject) [May. 26th, 2005|12:56 am]
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oysternaut
After much scheduling and rescheduling I took my first GED test. I've chronicled the whole ordeal in detail. I just hope it ends soon.
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Happy Equinox! HAPPY SPRING! [Mar. 21st, 2005|09:05 pm]
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kiddokight
Yesterday there were 12 hrs of sunlight, and 12 hrs of darkness. The snow is melting in my northern location, and some birds seem to be ariving that spend their winters in warmer climates. I'm REALLY thrilled! I started spring sports in school today- rowing. But the lakes are still frozen so we're inside working out. But its the thought that counts right- So happy spring my friends! Time to start your coldframes! Time to pack up winter clothes and break out the capris and tees!
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Hey all [Mar. 18th, 2005|02:00 am]
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kitkit00
[mood |aggravatedaggravated]

Hey all. Just joined.

My names Katy. I'm 16, and from MA. I found you guys while community searching for "GED".

Lately i've been interested since i'm having more than a tough time with school. My first week of sixth grade I got sick. I was tested for everything, and we finally accepted than I have Myalgic Encephelomyalitis, which my older sister also has. It's hard to diagnose and not very widely accepted, and falls into the same category as Multiple Sclerosis and HIV/AIDS. My town always gave my big sister and my parents hell for it. They thought that Amy wasn't really sick. My parents were just abusing her--keeping her home--whatever. They had threatened to call DSS more than once and demanded that Amy go to a psychologist for tests. Amy went, but we threatened to sue a few times and they backed off. They gave Amy a home tutor. When I got sick it was even worse. Twice in the same family? They only got more pissy, but they had no choice but to give me a tutor as well. Each time they couldn't find one 'till several months into the school year (usually January), but I managed to get to the next grade.

However, summer going into my sophomore year things got sticky. It was casually mentioned that I might not have enough credits to start 10th grade. I had a fit, because that had never even been MENTIONED to me. I've always been pretty in the dark about my education. I can ask and ask and ask, and get essentially no information out of anyone. As far as I knew, my education was heavily modified because of my physical limitations and I was doing everything that had been presented for me to do, so I was fine--but I wasn't.

They dropped the bomb a few days before Christmas break that I wasn't a sophomore at all (Gee, thanks for filling me in), and they had kept me a freshman. They couldn't get my credits sorted out, apparently, so they've set up a program through keystone international (online) highschool. However, they're expecting me to do everything a normal highschooler does. I cannot do that for many reasons. They're delusional, and I can't take them anymore.

I'm scared out of my mind about what's going to happen, because we're going nowhere. It's march and I haven't even taken a single test this year because they can't get their sh*t sorted out. To top it off, my mother's got more than a few issues. While it probably sounds stupid, her negativity is REALLY starting to weigh on me. I can't leave the house more than twice a week (because of my health) which means i'm constantly cooped up with her. I really need to get out on my own.

I see becoming a real estate agent as my best option but that still requires me to be 18 and have a highschool equivilent. Just as well, because i'm not nearly ready to get my GED (if I do choose to drop out and go that route). As you might've guessed, my school hasn't exactly been on top of my education.

Sorry about the ridiculously long rant. Also sorry if any of this is incoherant, as it's pretty late and i'm a little out of it. ;o)
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(no subject) [Mar. 15th, 2005|01:46 am]
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birdygopoopy
Hey, everyone. I just joined. I'm 16 and living in NYC.

Long story short, I got sick (diagnosed with a whole bunch of mental disorders), and was out of school for a while. To catch up I got put into a home instruction program (not the same as homeschooling), where I would meet my teachers at the library for 2 hours a day. The program was an underfunded failure and I ended up falling behind rather than catching up. They would only allow me to take 2 classes a semester, while the norm is 8 or 9. I was in this program, falling further and further behind, for about 2 years. NY State law's age requirement for the GED is 19, but there's a exception that says if you're 16 and have been accepted to an accredited college or university and the only requirement you need to actually go is a GED, you can take the damn test. So I got into a couple of schools out in California, and now I'm about to take the exam. Provided I pass I'll be able to leave home and move across the country to be on my own at 16.

For a while I was really angry about everything, about how the state education system screwed me over and completely ignored my complaints and requests for help, but now I see it as a blessing. In the time that I've been out of school, I've been able to do so many things that most people my age aren't able to. I've had to grow up a lot faster than most other folks - not that I consider myself "grown" in any way. But because of this, I don't really know or get along with many people my own age... Most of my friends are slightly to significantly older. None of us really fit into society's standard of "normal" or "acceptable", even. Just surviving, and taking life as it comes - or trying to. My socially skills are getting worse and worse - I've becoming a shell of a person, practically afraid to talk to people lately.

I'm vegan (bordering on freegan), extremely politically active, a natural wander - I'm not going to settle for a really long time. I work part time at a coffee shop, freelance in web/graphic design and photography, intern one day in graphics at a record label, and two days in video engineering at a place that helps inner city kids use film and make documentaries. Volunteer for a crapload of organizations and direct action groups.

So, yeah... Hi. :)
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Attention South Florida Atheists, Agnostics, Freethinkers, and Humanists [Mar. 4th, 2005|08:09 pm]
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masktchi
Our current members and I of the Broward Atheists Meetup (www.browardatheists.com and in www.meetup.com) welcome all interested in atheism, theism, freethought, agnosticism, humanism, transhumanism, state and church seperation (otherwise known as seperation of sturch), and related topics to our Tuesday meetings after 6:30pm. The www.browardatheists.com website has details on our venue, it is currently a pub, but will change when more members are acquired. We're already bulging at the seams with an average attendance of about twelve. No matter your age, beliefs, or preferences, we'd like to hear your opinion. Even the sternest Christians may come and present their thoughts, because if you really believe we're going to hell, we sure don't want to be wrong about the subject, haha, but most members are pretty confident about their atheism and agnosticism. I mention the invitation only to be open-minded. Anyways, we usually discuss religion, politics, philosophy, etc. but do not feel obligated to have to order anything despite it being a pub. There is no membership fee either, it is an informal event so far seeing how we have too few to be more organized, but we'd like to be! And we'd like to have enough people to start some activism and be as productive as possible.

Aside from the weekly Tuesday meetings, there are fun events such as campfires and beach barbeques scheduled. We sure would like to cooperate with other groups and more members to voice the rights and freedoms we and others deserve regardless of our beliefs and with your ideas and help, this can be made possible. The current goal is to eliminate the negative stigma attached to our labels by altruism and stoicism such as scholarships and good deeds. E-mail me with any questions or better yet, any one else you can get in contact with from the website to get a clearer understanding of who and what we are. We turn no one down and encourage debate, skepticism, and reason. The meetings are definitely worthwhile and interesting or else I wouldn't waste the little free time I have as a college student to invite any one else to come join the experience. If you are in the area and find the time inconvenient with your busy schedule, no hard feelings will be had, but at least sign the guestbook so we can know you support us and wish you could come. :-)

-Jason
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Music [Feb. 17th, 2005|03:20 pm]
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kiddokight
[mood |artisticartistic]
[music |Rory Block - Rowdy Blues]

I thought I'd do a poll about peoples personal passions- Whats your favorite thing to do or greatest intrests that keeps you going day after day?

I've gotta say mine is music. My dad loves music, and we've always had diverse music in our house from Classical, to the Dead, to Blues and Bluegrass, Irish and Gaelic to African Drumming and Andean flute music. When I was about eight I took up the fiddle and have been playing Irish, Gaelic, French Canadian, New England, Bluegrass, Cape Bretton and Appalachian fiddle styles for six years now! (Wow, time passes fast!) I've played a bit of Piano and Mandolin interpersed in there. I've also always had a few guitars floating around the house and pick them up sometimes too.

I've always loved blues and gospel music (being the white yankee chick that I am) and a few weeks ago I got the urge to become a blues guitarist. I'm doing really well, and am really proud of my progress. So I'd say that right now, my driving passion is music, particularly Irish or Blues.

Please comment!
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(no subject) [Feb. 2nd, 2005|07:31 pm]
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brachypelmic
I've been thinking about what to post in here for a couple weeks, as I do love the idea of this community, and feel a certain responsibility as one of the limited amount of members to keep something going in here. I dont want this place to go away, I fear as soon as it goes that the demand will become higher than ever for such a refuge. :)

I couldnt come up with anything particularly incredible, as is my nature haha. The one thing my mind wanders into when I cant think of anything else is my pets. The beautiful reasons I'm still around, the reasons I get up in the morning and the reasons I'm still sane! No one else in my family has quite the same amount of interest in pets as I do, and its my very own special interest that I put a lot of my time into. So, I feel its one of the things that has made me "a self made teen."

I decided to post some pictures! :) Hope you enjoy.

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Midterms... [Feb. 1st, 2005|01:50 pm]
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kiddokight
[mood |relievedrelieved]
[music |Rory Block - Moon Going Down]

As I am finally out of a week full of midterms, and I just got a whole bunch of great grades back, I remeber why I loved homeschooling. NO tests, pressure, cramming and worring. Less stress. It was great. SO for all of you other in school people- agree with me -Damn MIDTERMS SUCK!
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(no subject) [Jan. 23rd, 2005|06:56 pm]
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ddam
http://www.livejournal.com/community/teen_idealism i just started this community for those who are open with their spirituality and would like to share their views with others.
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more intrests..... [Jan. 16th, 2005|12:50 pm]
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kiddokight
I want to add mofe intrests..... can you please leave a comment with a few personal intrests that you think apply to this community? Thanks!
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Hi hi... [Jan. 11th, 2005|03:46 am]
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brachypelmic
[mood |excitedexcited]

Just found this little community. ;) Looks like its just getting started and will hopefully blossom, its a really beautiful idea.

I'm recently 16 years old, havent been in school since 6th grade. Did the homeschooling thing, and then I decided I wanted to do some really different things. Like abandon pre-conceived education altogether. Now I teach myself everything I need to know, all by myself. Mostly I read about animals, and things of that sort. I do keep up with a bit of math and things like that now and then. But honestly- mostly I learn about what I'm interested in. And in the subjects I'm interested in, I'm a smartass. ;) I also learn new things about myself and others every day. Non-stereotypical life is a beautiful thing. Once I'm settled I'll get a GED.

Cant say I've had much help from my parents, going through a tough time with them right now because I feel as though our roles have switched. But I dont let it get me down, as I am moving out pretty soon. ;) Also just started my search for a job that I can live off of!

I have 4 parrots, a turtle, a tarantula, 2 cats, a chinchilla, and a millipede. I devote a big part of my life to them, and the majority of them are rescued from creepy situations.

I'm a bisexual, I'm an animal lover, I'm a feminist, I'm a self-learner, I'm politically aware, and I need a place to talk about it. I hope you'll accept me for what I am! I also hope I'm the right type of person you're looking for in this community!
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Cold Frames [Jan. 10th, 2005|09:11 pm]
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kiddokight
We had salad out of my mom's cold frame tonight! It was delicious! A much as I love the snow, I do miss the earth and the growing season.
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Christmas Season [Dec. 16th, 2004|10:15 am]
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kiddokight
[mood |disappointeddisappointed]
[music |Alison Krauss - New Favorite]

So with the Christmas season coming up, I thought I'd make a quick post (also in a partial effort to get this community crankin)

What do people do for Christmas? I know this is a rather discriminating question seeing that Christians are the only people who celabrate xmas. But seeing as how America is predominately overun by christians and born-agains (not passing judgement)its hard to escape it. I'm completely uncertain of what I believe in, and how I believe. But to me the christian version of xmas is really horrible and stupid. With Jesus being born in a stable, I dont believe it. The idea of having time to be with friends and family and loved ones, and celebrate miracles and life makes sense. But then it gets blown out of porportion with the gift giving. I know that I'm trying to avoid xmas this year, but seeing as how I have a seven ft tall tree three feet away from me with lights, decorations, and presents underneath, its hard to escape.

Anyways, I wish the whole world a very happy NEW YEAR!
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(no subject) [Dec. 11th, 2004|03:31 pm]
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kiddokight
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]
[music |Greatfuld Dead]

I started this community on a bit of a whim, but I'd really like to see it get up off the ground. I'm going to put up a post in community promo, and hopefully that will help, but if you do see this, SPREAD THE WORD! (You dont have to be a "teenager" to join......... some people can be teenagers inside of their adult lives)
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