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I Want to Go Back to College

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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, 2014

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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 1 Response Sep 19, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 5 Responses Sep 7, 2014

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

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    i deeply regret dropping out of college.

    i want to study more about psychology and more. but i know it's not going to be easy...
    snoflower snoflower 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 want to go back to college

    and take a "hair & beauty" course.
    XGenderSara XGenderSara 36-40, T Nov 30, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Would love to go back to school

    for nursing. Too many kids and too broke!!!
    carebear1019 carebear1019 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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 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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    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, 2014

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    Typical good student, worked hard in high school, completed my college apps, just wanted to get out of high school. I wanted to be with people who actually wanted to work hard and...
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    Life is the sticks. All I've ever wanted was friends and financial security. That's it my only dream. My parents don't have a lot of money thanks to 2008, and my dad smokes and...
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