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Happy Grey!

Congratulations on your future birdie, for working so hard to get him or her, and know that there are adults out there who appreciate a mature, thoughtful, hardworking and responsible teenager and that we trust and believe in you

Thank you for being you and giving all of us hope!

GOOD LUCK! You can do it!



Edit: Oh, and check your e-mail

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Go abby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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THANK YOU! (=
I have been working so hard through the craziness of all of this. I've been working surprisingly hard at school, harder than I ever have, and I'm so pleased with the effort I am putting in and how good I've been feeling this year. The usual stress/anxiety that seems to take over me completely is creeping nearer all the time, but I'm avoiding it as best I can. And although I've really grown to dislike work, I'm pushing through it and trying hard. This WHOLE experience is really good for me. I've learned what work is, what adults go through, how hard it is to make money, and I'm just gaining overall confidence and skills. My parents and my friends have been supporting me, but what's even better is YOU are supporting me, TP members! I love you all so much for that! This thread was oh so sweet. I appreciate all of your kind words, advice, comments and help throughout everything. It's been so great.




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Yeah, unfortunately many high school kids never learn about "real life" until after they leave, some not even until after college, which is a shame. The real world is tough and money is hard to come by, so I think having a job in high school is a really important learning experience. On the other hand, I also think it's good for young people to know that there are adults out there (even if we aren't rich and famous) who acknowledge the hard work that kids do and that they can get rewarded for that work. When I was in school I always thought that all adults (except my mom) thought I was irresponsible and childish, which was very frustrating for me because I've always been an "old soul" and a very responsible person. It made me so angry that no one ever said, "good job" or "keep it up" or anything encouraging. It was always "try harder" and "stop complaining" etc. Even though I got perfect grades in high school (literally, I got an award for all A's, all academic subjects, all four years) no one seemed to care. My stepdad (the jerk that he is) even made jokes about paying me to fail classes for once. He told me I could have $20 for every B I got, $30 for C's and $50 for D's. $100 if I failed. Who knows if he was serious, I never obliged him LOL.

But I think it's really important that you know, Abby, that you're doing your best and that your best is great.

Just keep going!
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Thank you so much, Erin.
Balancing it all is difficult, but that's apart of life and I think it's good for me to learn to do that. I think it's all a really good experience for me.




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Just wait until you have bills....

Balancing is an unfortunate part of life, but you'll learn to do it. Just remember not to panic and that you're perfectly capable. Oh, and don't run up credit card bills! WORST mistake I EVER made and it hurts me every day. Ruined my credit, shame on me, but when you're poor and stretching to make ends meet and all you want is to order dinner from McD's it's so tempting to just use that credit card ONE MORE TIME....

You'll do fine. Keep us updated
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That's what my dad tells me all the time. He doesn't want me to use credit cards when I'm older. I actually don't plan on it.




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Ugg yeah credit cards are horrible you always say your not going to use it, Can't wait till you get your grey, I worked for three years at the local timmies so I know how horrible those fast food jobs can be.

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