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I Want to Go Back to College

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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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    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 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 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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    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 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 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 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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    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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    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!!
    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 7

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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 Sep 20

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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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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...
    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 19

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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'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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    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, 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'm sort of happy. I've started college, I have good friends but the one friend I had is sort of distancing herself away from me. I've been ill the past week and I've had two...
    cmdoran cmdoran 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I would go back to when I was 18 and choose a different college major 😔
    TaoTao90 TaoTao90 22-25, F 4 Responses 52 mins ago

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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...
    smsco smsco 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 18

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    I laid there unconscious in my bathroom floor. I was slowly slipping away. My body grew cold, I struggled to scream but nothing would come out of my mouth. I could feel my blood...
    XxOutOfLovexX XxOutOfLovexX 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Getting older... knowing more stuffs..seeing more stuffs. Time gives you a coin with 2 faces.. let you know what you want in life and another face is.. sometimes you just can't...
    SwanLake78 SwanLake78 36-40, F 5 hrs ago

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    Last night I had a crazy amazing dream! It was pretty long but the part that is really sticking with me was that I was trying to cross the street by my house and a shiny jet black...
    meshbegin meshbegin 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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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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    I just wanna know if you think I have a social anxiety disorder/phoebia or I'm just insecure and have low self esteem amd self confidence? I feel uncomfortable interracting with...
    justalittlehuman justalittlehuman 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    1. I'm a Leo 2. I am a book worm 3. My favourite books are Hush Hush and Thrown of glass 4. I am 17 years young 5. I love wolves 6. I am very creative 7. I am an aunty to seven 8...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 9 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 Sep 21

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    I am 22 years old. I went to a university after high school for one semester and then I decided to leave and go to community college. Needless to say, none of my choices in...
    EC231 EC231 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My husbands kids want to eat all day long. I know they are young and growing but every five minutes I hear I want nummies coming from a five yr old daughter and a two yr old little...
    hart1012 hart1012 31-35, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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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 Sep 19

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    At the end of my freshman year in college I became pregnant with my daughter who's now 10 months. Her dad is an ex from high school, we planned on getting married and living...
    jtia jtia 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 23

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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 Sep 16

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    Sounds like this could be bad but I want to go for it. Just send me a nude message and I'll send one back!
    cbrXX cbrXX 31-35, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Do you ever feel as though you aren't one of the rest? I've always had the sentiment that i've been placed on this planet as some project or experiment. Like, i'm just kind of here...
    josha202 josha202 26-30, M 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Today is my ex's birthday. It's a miserable rainy day outside. At least I can take some comfort in that. Seems like today would be my prime opportunity to do something romantic...
    thesingledad thesingledad 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I have for the past 3 and a half years devoted my time and extra energy to going to school. I have only 30 more hours to obtain my Bachelors in Human Resources, and though I am...
    Momma1985 Momma1985 26-30, F Sep 14

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    I started back about a month ago and first day on campus I was all nerves inside as I am older then most of the students. I wanted to high tail it back to the car but I sucked it...
    BlueAngelsWings BlueAngelsWings 31-35 3 days ago

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