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I Am Going Back to School

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    I Feel Like An Idiot

    Today was the first day of the math review class I signed up for before the official semester starts.  The class started out by taking a 50 question test, just to see how much we knew.  ACK!  I missed 19.  Some young kid in the back said I only missed 3! ...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 7 Responses Aug 31, 2007

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    Here I Go Again.

    I am going back to school again in 2 more weeks I think and I am so nervous and excited I feel like I want to vomit. Im going to be a CNA and I can't wait. I already have a CNA certificate but it needs to updated and I refreshed and I hope I get hired this time because last time...
    WandaBread WandaBread 26-30, F Jun 9, 2013

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    Im In

    After 1 marriage, a divorce, another marriage and two kids, I decided that it was time for me to go back to college.  I went years ago, right out of high school, but my degree is not really that useful in my area of the country, so I'm back in.  WHOA!!  It was so...
    radbunny radbunny 26-30, F Oct 23, 2008

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    Back To School... And A Little Scared!

    Yikes! School starts in two days. I've been homeschooled for the past 3 years, through 9th to 11th grade. this year I'm going to high school for the first time and I hardly know the first thing about it. I'm also behind a little and will be taking algebra 1 with the 9th and 10th...
    mirapaege96 mirapaege96 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2013

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    Yes!

    I'm going back and I'm so excited. I have a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. I am going to school for Diagnostic Ultrasound and Sonography. I learned about this job when I was going through my abortion process and realized I could help more people on a personal level...
    ladyloves ladyloves 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2008

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    I Am Going Back.

    I am going back to school in Jan to get my A.S. in Business Administration, and transfer to UNF to get my B.S. in International Business and while I am in school, I will work on my ratings (Private, IFR, ME, MEI, CPL, CFI, CFII) I plan to go the whole 9 yards for my pilots...
    proximacentauri proximacentauri 22-25, M Nov 20, 2010

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    I am 35 years old . I have 4 kids an a husband

    and I am going back to school to get my degree . Am I crazy . My oldest child will be done with high school before I am done with collage . We here goes nothing . Lets see if i can do it .
    isubmittohim79 isubmittohim79 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Okay, so I've been working

    for the past year now, and while I love my work more than anything, I realize that I need to go back to school to become a more qualified individual. I was too scared to go back before but time has afforded me perspective and closure. I feel energized and healed; it doesn't...
    schemily03 schemily03 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I Love Going To School And I'm Still Continuing

    In March of this year, I decided to go back to school to pursue a 2nd master's degree. I had graduated from high school in 1994, graduated from Ball State University in 1999 with a B.S. in geography-travel & tourism, and graduated from Webster University in 2004 with an M.A. in...
    afdragon afdragon 36-40, F 2 Responses May 12, 2011

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    Tomorrow

    Tomorrow is Monday, February 18, 2013, I will attend again school. I don't care what they will think, no I care because I am the kind of girl who really get affected by the things people are saying.. but no Tomorrow will be different, I will try my best not to worry about their...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 17, 2013

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    My circuits slow I'm not scared anymore I see

    the faces of my brothers that have fallen before My circuits slow I'm not scared anymore Reach for my weapon and in turn you're reaching for yours My circuits slow What they said is a lie The shots are heard and the bullets scream death as they fly My circuits slow I'm not...
    SteeredAxe SteeredAxe 16-17, M Aug 28

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    New School Again

    hi its mandy here i be started school on the 26 feb i got kicked out of the other one from stealing money and other stuff too. if you want to read about my stealing habbit. read my other stories. alest this school i be withe pearl.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 8, 2013

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    I'm back on got to go later I have assembly at

    school for options soo are be back on then I'm still on someone chat to me :)
    tiashepherdx tiashepherdx 13-15, F Apr 28

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    Life of Continuous Learning

    I'm back to school part-time. Just taking it easy, with one or two courses every semester. Assignments are a bit difficult, but it's nice to be back as a student.
    neo123 neo123 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 28, 2008

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    I Did It!!!

    I went back to school after being out of school for almost twenty years. The first few days were scary to say the least. In some of my classes I was older than the professor. This made me really nervous. I felt like many of the students would be looking at me and thinking, "...
    TeacheR7 TeacheR7 41-45, M 6 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    Going Back to School At Age 38

    After years of struggling with depression & addiction I have finally found the motivation to go back to school.  I am terrified.  The closer the start date comes the more anxious I get.  I'm starting to have anxiety attacks that come from nowhere.  I...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 29, 2007

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    TO STUDY MINISTRY!!! Thank you God

    for guiding me on my right path.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Public Administration

    Besides Art, History, and probably Oenology hehe, I always wanted to study Public Administration because I am interested on finding the sources and solution of crisis in terms of security in a Government scope. I am finally going back this Fall, and the programme lasts a year...
    sweetmeisje sweetmeisje 26-30, F 11 Responses Aug 4, 2010

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    Trying Again

    I went straight to college after HS, but was never really committed.. Now, almost 10 years later.. I'm back! I love it, I really do. I feel so much more.. dedicated? I'm not sure.. At least I feel like I'm doing something to control my future somehow.
    anon4me anon4me 21-25, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2007

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    Life Of Learning

    Well, at 45 and am finding myself needing to go back to school. Don't get me wrong, I want to go back now. After high school, I did the next thing. I went to college not having a clue what to do and majored in Office Admin and got my Associate's degree. That was back in the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    You're never too old to go back to school

    and change your career? Well, I've decided to get into dental assisting. I might go further and be a dentist, but...baby steps. Who doesn't like to help people smile? Having a nice smile really does make a huge difference.Obviously the video is a joke. I remember my time at the...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 Apr 18

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    At 50 years old I started back to school on

    line through Liberty University, almost finish my Associate of Arts in Religion in religion, but 2 week ago I switch it over to a Bachelor of Science in Religion, my major will be in Christian ministers with a minor with in Christian Counseling.
    no2clothes no2clothes 51-55, M Feb 4

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    Going Back To School After Being Out For 20 Years

    Hello all! After graduating community college exactly 20 years ago I'm starting back next month! I'm going to be a college freshman at 43 years old! hehehe I figure now would be a good time I put my daughter through 10 years of private school and been working a boring, dead end...
    Blackangel Blackangel 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2013

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    Starting New School Today

    hi im going to a new school today cant wait to get there. hope it goes all right
    witchrose witchrose 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 22, 2012

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    Tomorrow Start Of A New Life

    i be going back to school tomorrow i am very nevours about it. but im sure it will be fineof my new life
    gedwkim gedwkim 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    Seriously Thinking About It!

    I am seriously considering going back to school.  I received my Master's Degree in Counseling Psych. almost 20 years ago (I can't believe it has been THAT long!) but it wasn't the degree program for actual Licensure as a Counselor (it was a Higher Ed. program).  ...
    DorothyofOz DorothyofOz 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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    I Can't Wait!!

    I've known for a long time that I wasn't happy in my career.  I went into nursing at the beginning of my marriage because my ex pushed me into it.  Since I didn't have a clue what I really wanted to do, didn't have the sense to try to figure it out, or the guts to say...
    dragonfly5089 dragonfly5089 41-45, F 2 Responses May 25, 2009

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    I Like Learning

    My classmates have begun to call me an overachiever.  I don't really study all that much & I don't do extra stuff, but I really like what I'm learning & am soaking it up like a sponge.  I guess I should take it as a compliment.  In a way, now I feel...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 9 Responses Oct 2, 2007

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    Taking the Plunge

    I decided to go back to school after being overlooked for promotions just because I did not have a degree. You see I was a full time housewife and at-home mom for over twelve years when I went back to work. After being in the work force for about...
    sharonn sharonn 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 1, 2008

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    Going Back At 25

     I guess I feel like im running out of time. I need to do better. When I reach my thirties I want to have a good partner and a good family. I need to deserve those things. So im getting my degree, amoung other improvements that im doing, and writing about. Im scared...
    jimbot25 jimbot25 22-25 Apr 15, 2010

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    Ive Decided to Give Up Goin Back to My Job So I Can Go to School.

    I have decided to go back to college and not to my job after being laid-off. i have given it alot of thought about goin back there when my next job starts up. But, instead i have decided to do something that i have always wanted too.  I have always wanted to do something...
    mawdog mawdog 22-25, M 7 Responses Mar 14, 2009

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    I started two weeks ago.

    It wasn't hard like I had thought it would be. I have a kid that I want to provide for in the best way possible. Not to mention I have a great support system. It's been a good experience so far. Even if I have to do homework.
    larisahhh larisahhh 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    I Can't Believe I Was So Scared

    For months after I signed up to go back to school I was a mess.  Scared & anxious, having anxiety attacks.  But now that I'm there it is great!  I love going everyday & learning new things.  I've done well in my classes so far & my confidence is...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2007

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    Its Time

    I am still a young adult. I have been graduated for going on 4 years from high school. I went to a community college directly out of school a few years ago and didn't succeed, I ended up dropping out completely and joining the workdforce. As the years have gone by and I have...
    rileysill32 rileysill32 18-21, M Sep 24, 2012

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    Scared to Death

      well i decided after all these years i got accepted to Colorado tech. i going to be going for medical billing/coding.i know its going to be hard work and i am ready for the challenge just scared that i may not be able to handle the work but i going to do my best and go...
    dreamcatcher4u dreamcatcher4u 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2008

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    I Can't Wait

    I could help people so much more if I could get a degree in psycology. You guys that have done it, how can I? I'm out of money, I did horribly in my last attempt because of onset borderline disorder, but I'm done with the feelings of hopelesness, and I'm ready to...
    AnarcistNutter AnarcistNutter 26-30 3 Responses Jan 18, 2009

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    gedwhanne gedwhanne 36-40, F Mar 18

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    A Creative Life Renewed In A Writing Class.

    I've been working in the non- profit field for several years, but something was missing from my life. I'd stare at the clock waiting for the work day to end. Tired of the endless reports, the ridiculous meetings with inept supervisors and directors, and working out on the field...
    Gabrielle555 Gabrielle555 26-30, F Sep 27, 2010

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    Today

    im going to my new school today
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 22, 2012

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    Success

    I signed up for school online! I am getting my Associates Degree and then my Bachelors in Criminal Justice and Arts. I'm so excited, in a few years I can give me and my daughter a new life. Wish me luck!
    ThinkingIsBeautiful ThinkingIsBeautiful 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 24, 2012

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    So, I have gone through college 2 times

    and have a bachelor's degree and an associates degree. I took off a couple years and completed some generals last year. Now, I am wondering how I am going to get back into the swing of things. I work full time and am worried about feeling ambition to study- was always a...
    YeahthatsMylife YeahthatsMylife 26-30, M Feb 12

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    No! School on Tuesday!

    My trich has NOT gotten any better. So the eyeliner comes out
    Cookzie Cookzie 16-17, F Apr 20

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    Engineer Artist

    13 Years in as an engineer. After being married and become a mother, I decided to follow my dream, and starting to study fine arts in September 2010. I am excited but also feeling guilty for not making money while I can. Also I don't like the idea of losing my financial security...
    gece gece 31-35 Jul 13, 2010

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    Everyone says that going back to school is one

    of the hardest things you can do in life. A few years ago I laughed in anyone's face who said that to me. How hard could it be, right? It's just school, it's easy. Three years passed and I had procrastinated on getting my diploma, focused on so many other aspects of life that I...
    TwoGypsies TwoGypsies 18-21, F Aug 8

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    Going Back to School

    I'm fairly sure I'm going back pre-med with my concentration being in an area that could very easily go nursing too.  I know there are huge wait lists at many colleges to do nursing and even all the anatomy and biology classes are hard to get into, at least in this state...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F Apr 18, 2008

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    i hated going to school, i liked learning and i was a fantastic student but through most of my schooling i was made fun of because of my weight. i didn't really take care of...
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    Hi! I'm now going to school regularly. After school, we have to stay at the boarding school which has its own particular rules as well. I'll be telling about them and about the...
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