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'I was capable of a lot of things when I was 21, but not of being President'

Emma Jade Hade

Published 16/05/2015 | 02:30

Emma Jane Hade
Emma Jane Hade

When I was 21-years-old my parents didn't believe I was responsible enough to have a debit card.

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When I was 21 my idea of a cultural trip was a last minute holiday to Salou with a gaggle of equally irresponsible friends.

When I was 21 my idea of a problem was not having enough cash for a new dress or a night out with the girls. When I was 21 I was in college and I travelled to the States with my friends on a J1 trip. When I was 21, I was still learning more about myself, the world I lived in and I was still forming opinions. I know one thing I was most definitely not able to do when I was 21-years-old - run for President. Even though I felt I could take on the world, I was quite happy studying in DCU and working part-time as a waitress.

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