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I Want to Go Back to College

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Love To Learn

    If I could, I would be a professional student.
    taddeebar taddeebar 36-40, M 2 Responses May 31, 2010

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    I tried to go back to college

    but I don't have enough grants to cover everything and I have no money to pay out of pocket and I can't get a loan. Make me feel like I'll be a loser for the rest of my life
    BryanaMarie94 BryanaMarie94 18-21, F Jul 7

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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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    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 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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 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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    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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    --Chronic Underachiever Ever since I can remember, I have been the "smart kid". I would score much higher on tests even though I hadn't studied and other kids have. I was...
    alcool91 alcool91 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I'm trying to get in better shape.No more being lazy getting back into a gym and walking.My running days are over bad back.The back has really made me less active and I gave into...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 8 hrs ago

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    So I was going to share my whole college experience, but that would get long and boring so I'll just start after graduation. In the late summer of 2013 I graduated at 22 with a...
    Audino531 Audino531 22-25, F Jul 2

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    I'm not completely unhappy with my life. In fact, I'm actually pretty happy with it overall with the exception of my education and career. When the economy collapsed, my education...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    !WARNING RANT AHEAD! Okay boys and girls listen up and let Aunt Kate give you a lesson on being a decent human being! 1.) if you don't want to talk to someone, don't give them...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    My story if I told most wouldn't believe half of it.Sometimes I don't believe half of it but it's all true.There are much worse off in this world filled with misery.So to tell my...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    My life has changed in the last three years four years even five years. It is still changing. Last night for the first time I hit the ignore button on a call from someone I really...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    If only I realized it then....I couldnt wait to grow up, move out, get a boyfriend, get a job. I wish I could go back to high school soak up all the good times, I wish I went away...
    trywer trywer 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I've had this relationship with this awesome girl a while back, we've been in a relationship for like 3 years, but from a point on, it all seemed to go in a downward spiral, i've...
    Mike8819 Mike8819 22-25, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I'm wallowing and I can't seem to find a way to feel secure and completely happy in my every day life. That's not to say that I am unhappy. I'm not. A lot of things have been going...
    LadyOfLorien LadyOfLorien 18-21, F Jul 6

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    In a month, I should be starting my Sophomore year at University. Problem is, I might not be able to go back. Paying for college has to be the toughest thing I have ever had to...
    GloriousGrey GloriousGrey 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I find no use in meeting people as very few turn out to be helpful, they just pretend to be friends but apparently they are not.I do know that I am in secured in terms of trust but...
    darkheart93 darkheart93 18-21, M 16 hrs ago

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    I graduated from my undergrad two months ago, with a degree in Graphic Design. I love design, and I longed to work in a corporate setting within a marketing department, or perhaps...
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    I look at this experience sometimes and I wonder what to put down. I"m 39 going back to college in the fall to work on my A.S. Degree in Child Development. 39 isn't old but when...
    mlcockrell mlcockrell 36-40, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I believe in God. That one is a given and a freebie. Here's ten others... 1.) Forgiveness. Forgive yourself and others. To not forgive someone is like drinking poison and...
    SimplyHearts SimplyHearts 46-50, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Are you a college student or recent graduate that is frustrated with the tough job market? I am doing something about this issue:Spurred by my frustration with the dearth of...
    eskovron eskovron 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I am 22 years old, going into my 5th year of college (i am in a 5 year program), i weigh 218 pounds, and i am about 5-10 pounds overweight. my excess fat has all been gained...
    ilovefatforsomereason ilovefatforsomereason 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am an introvert. I always like to be alone since I was a kid. I do have close friends but now they are in different places, enrolled into different colleges. When I first found...
    thelonercollegestudent thelonercollegestudent 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I wanted to join the army a long time now but my cousin who was in the navy suggested the Air Force and I started to lean in that direction. I still want the Air Force but I would...
    overcomer24 overcomer24 22-25, F Jul 14

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