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I Want to Go Back to College

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    I Want to Finish Up - and Start Again!

    i want to finish my bachelor's (don't care in what, although my previous credits are in music) and go to law school - at 40.  delusional?  perhaps, but i have to be able to have some sort of job security and provide for my son and myself.  i've been a court...
    dreamraider dreamraider 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 7, 2008

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    Much More

    I love my job, I really do but there has got to me more. Okay got off track there... so anyways, I love work but the $ isn't the greatest. Not that I don't get raises as they are pretty good usually but I guess it just isn't enough. And it's more than the money... I want that...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 24, 2008

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    I Long...

    to educate myself about photography. I want to master this craft and express what my eyes see to the fullest.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 26, 2009

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    Love to Learn

    If I won the lottery I would still go to college just because I enjoy it.
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 1 Response Aug 7, 2008

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    i just thought that if i ever have another

    chance to go to college what course will i take? coz after that, the line or kind of work or job that i will get or have will depend od the course that i took right. and i want a kind of job or work that i would love to do. something that i truly enjoy not just any kind of...
    justalittlehuman justalittlehuman 22-25, F Feb 10

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    I'm a mother of 4 kids under the age of 9,

    my hubby thinks college is for losers cause he will never have to call anyone in his life to come fix something . He's an all round handy man so getting the help to finish my degree is an on going uphill battle!
    zjbv629 zjbv629 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I've Made Up My Mind

    I have decided to go back to school but I am afraid. I went back in 2004 a few months after i graduated from high school. N I ended up getting sick n missing classes so i dropped out.. Now after 5 years ( i didn't even realize it was that long) I have decided to go back n start...
    Channelle1985 Channelle1985 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2009

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    I want to go back to college.

    I wasn't forced into the major I chose, but I didn't have a lot of options. I'm really good at what I do but I don't see myself doing it for the rest of my life. I'm 25 years old and I'm afraid if I go back to college that I might be wasting my life or compromising a good thing...
    MHam0528 MHam0528 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    Graduate

    I am a college grad but have recently been feeling like life has been wasted since graduation almost a year ago. I enjoyed the structure of going to class every day and being accountable for something. All I have to do now is wake up at least some time before noon and go to my...
    ladyloves ladyloves 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2008

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    I would LOVE to go back to college.

    I was looking at different options tonight with a friend of mine but he informed me that I may not be smart enough at this age to go back.I kind of have to agree although I would LOVE to go back so badly. Maybe I should just take a class or two and take it from there.
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Thoughts about an occupation: Sometimes I

    thought I'd like to be a psychotherapist or counselor Also have interest and ability in architecture & mechanical drawing. But to be realistic (play to my strengths rather than my dreams) I should be getting a teachers degree or certificate. Because I have a lot of experience...
    GBFrnz GBFrnz 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i quit college because of my severe anxiety

    disorder. i would love to go back to college but my anxiety disorder stops me from doing so. im on meds but they dont help much ive tried so many and havent helped if anything gave me horrible side effects. ive had lots of therapy with all different phsycologists and...
    pinkglitteress pinkglitteress 22-25, F 1 Response May 15

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    So, I'm 25...and thinking I

    now wanna go to school....again...I've been working in a very exciting industry since I was 17 and I love the career I chose, it's just I don't see that I'll be making oodles of money I would like to anytime soon....I've always kind of thought of wanting to be an elementary...
    stephens1989 stephens1989 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    Would love to go back to school

    for nursing. Too many kids and too broke!!!
    carebear1019 carebear1019 31-35, F Jul 7

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    I Want A Fine Arts Course

    I have been to university.  However, the course I wanted didn't exist.  It was mostly theoretical.  So what did I do?  I found a school which taught art, photography amongst other subjects and combined it with uni.  Today I'm an art teacher and I also...
    piedpiper piedpiper 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2010

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    Back To School

    I dropped out of two colleges in my early 20's, and now that I'm older, I realize it's because both times I was going to school for something I wasn't interested in. I only went into those classes because various family members thought they were good ideas. Now I realize exactly...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2009

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    Any ideas where to start to go back to college

    not originally from here so my education is all foreign more of british style !!
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    Love To Learn

    If I could, I would be a professional student.
    taddeebar taddeebar 36-40, M 3 Responses May 31, 2010

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    I graduated high school last June.

    I began college in the fall but had to drop it because of how expensive💰it became for me, and things were getting really stressful for me. I thought I had a loving❤️ supportive boyfriend. But maybe he was in my way of me achieving my goals. He always came over even when I...
    brinaadams brinaadams 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    I Want to Go Back, But I'm Scared to Death...

    I want to go back to school.  In fact, I'm pretty sure I know what field I want to go back for (audio engineering) and have found a couple solid school possibilities.  But I am scared to death. I am married with a very supportive wife.  I truly hate my job, so...
    amyandy1 amyandy1 31-35 1 Response Jul 4, 2009

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    I Have An ...

    Associates degree, but I would love to go back and get a bachelor's degree. I think that doing that now, after my stroke, would make me marketable again...I would also have more skills in my chosen field, and more options IN my field...
    allycat419 allycat419 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2008

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    I Did It!

    Almost a year ago I posted here about wanting to go back to school.  Well.....I did!  I love it and I'm doing very well in all my classes.  I carry a 3.8 gpa and having a blast.  I did want to check back in and give you all some of the pitfalls I experienced...
    tammyjk tammyjk 41-45 1 Response Jun 4, 2010

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    I Have An Assoiciates Degre...

    I have an assoiciates degree in Human Services,but would really like to go back to college either to get more education in human services, or maybe something else I'm not really sure.
    keyna keyna 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 1, 2008

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    The Perfect Time.

    I have gone back and forth on if it would be right for me to go to college. I hate to admit it.. but I fear that I will fail. Now the choice is clear I am ready and the time is right. I recently lost a nephew and it helped me decide what I want to go for. It will be a long...
    Mysteriousme Mysteriousme 31-35, F 1 Response May 25, 2010

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    I Want To Go Back To College

    I would like to go back to college to finish up my A.S. I need about two more semesters to finish. Then I will see where I want to go from there. I feel anxious because I kind of just quit my job and I have always had a job since I was seventeen years of age. I am now twenty...
    iyamai2005 iyamai2005 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2013

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    i Want to Be An English Tea...

    i want to be an english teacher in some way. like robin williams in dead poets society, but more hung over.
    JoshTurner JoshTurner 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 1, 2008

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    Much More

    I love my job, I really do. I'm here now and busy as heck but needing a break so thought I throw out a story. Okay got off track there... so anyways, I love work but the $ isn't the greatest. Not that I don't get raises as they are pretty good usually but I guess it just isn't...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Apr 4, 2008

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    I need to get a degree to prove to the world

    how much I know so I can get hired to do what I can do best and start helping the world!!
    GBFrnz GBFrnz 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 7

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    So today marks a month that I have been in college and I'm dreading every day of it. Going into college, I expected it to be a fun and amazing experience because of all the stories...
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    So I am turning 23 next month and still nothing has changed in my life. I mean I know I need to do something about it blah blah blah but I don't know how . I am always sitting...
    ScorpioPhoenix ScorpioPhoenix 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 10

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    Iam Jocinter i finished my secondary school last year with grade of c plain but my parents are not able to raise my college fee so i need a sponsor who can help me achieve my...
    jocinter jocinter 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    1) I'm 17 years old 2) I'm a crazy hopeless romantic, I believe falling in love must be the best thing ever 3) I love drum and bass/ house/ garage music 4) I love reading so much...
    minmins07 minmins07 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I was absolutely terrified of the idea of college in my freshman year. I go to a school five hours from home, with almost 20,000 people. I had never been drunk, and my freshman...
    Calleycat Calleycat 18-21, F Aug 25

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    You know when you get the cue for the right time on some thing? well...i think this is it. this is my cue to divorce my husband. We have been very unhappy with our marriage. From...
    lilacslolita lilacslolita 22-25, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I wonder if all the time I put in reading the textbook is even worth it. Going to school, attending the class, and going back home from school gets so boring. I sometimes...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I don't care where I go, or what I do. As long as I have the chance to connect with and learn about people from around the world. Being able to experience the way they find...
    modinski modinski 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I'm so fricken happy right now. I just totally scored two binky's and two bottles from my work !! So happy right now still looking for somebody interested in turning me back into a...
    madison88m madison88m 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    I didnt want to go to a 4-year college from the get go. When i graduated from high school back in 2012, i decided that i wanted to go to a community college called Los Medanos...
    JMGEARTHTHINKER JMGEARTHTHINKER 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I wanna travel the world. First stop: Paris, France. Mostly because I'm in my first year of French and by the 4th year, I will hopefully be fluent in the language. Also, I think...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I wanna travel the world. First stop: Paris, France. Mostly because I'm in my first year of French and by the 4th year, I will hopefully be fluent in the language. Also, I think...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I'm currently a freshman in college and I really dislike it. It's only been a month and I'm still trying to figure out why people say it's going to be "some of the best years of...
    marialadelbarrio marialadelbarrio 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    . I was a single mom when my teenage daughter,Sue .started college 2 years ago. During one spring break, she called to ask if she could bring her roomie home to see where she had...
    redheadjenn redheadjenn 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 24

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    I want to make new friends but for some reason I can't. I am a 21 year old college student and I don't have any friends to talk to in college. Its sometimes makes me feel...
    SilverLightning SilverLightning 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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    So, i've been out of education for a good 5 years now. By the end of my secondary school life, just during my GCSE's i was considered by many of my teachers as quite bright. I...
    RitchB93 RitchB93 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    I'm sick of living in same town and in same stifling suffocating and narrow minded region and area. and I hate running into people I knew when I was a kid from school! I ran into...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    (I joined EP just to post this. This feels like a safe place.) I love my wife. She's one of my favorite people and I want to see her career flourish. I love the many little inside...
    romanman88 romanman88 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    It's funny. I'm 27, turning 28 soon. All my life I have lived to please my parents. I decided to apply to college abroad once, got accepted. My parents weren't happy about it and...
    AsiG AsiG 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Okay. I posted yesterday about my breakup but I would like to dive a little further and get some feedback. Four years ago I met my (ex)boyfriend. For the seven years before that I...
    katekatekaaate katekatekaaate 22-25, F 6 days ago

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