I Want to Go Back to College

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    Looking into going back to studying.

    If i can work and study. If I'll get any financial help to study. If i can juggle it with work and children. There's two things I want to do though. One is get a mechanics qualification and the other is get a degree in public health. So I'll probably decide based on which fits...
    paliglass paliglass
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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
    51-55
    Sep 19, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    Dec 6, 2014

    I want to back to college I think.

    . The plan was to get a MBA after graduating in 99' but I wasn't sure if it would be worth it. Well after years of working in education and never business I feel like I never pursued what I really wanted to do.. I went to a MBA session and a panel of woman made it seem very...
    toniyl toniyl
    36-40, F
    Oct 14, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    So I'm going to my university I transferred to

    & it's like 35 minutes from my home ( parents home), I'm contemplating on getting a apartment & job near by or should I drive by back & forth?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 5, 2015

    I miss all my college friends

    and people I went to school with. 30,000 kids went to my school and I never had a problem with anyone!!! I can honestly say I liked everyone I met that I went to school with. Everyone was so nice!!! It was so fun to all live in the same town and see everyone anytime I wanted...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1
    26-30, F
    Aug 12, 2015

    I want to go back to college

    and I have right about applying for scholarships and writing essays. I know that with a 3.9 GPA and a strong desire to increase my ACT score to at least 30 than I stand a chance even at 24. I keep thinking
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    Jul 31, 2014

    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

    Love To Learn

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

    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

    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
    51-55
    4 Responses Sep 7, 2014

    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

    I'm wanting to go back to school

    for EMS. I want to be a paramedic then bridge over to RN hopefully
    Kenworthy1980 Kenworthy1980
    36-40, M
    Mar 12, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    Apr 14, 2014

    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

    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

    I want to go back to college

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

    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
    26-30, F
    Feb 10, 2014

    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
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 13, 2014

    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

    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

    Now roughly 2 years after not attending I have

    the chance to return to the school I dropped out of. But I am unsure if I should even pursue this endeavor again. I currently work at a warehouse wish is for a grocery store it's called the Central Kitchen and it's always cold. The work is 8+ hours a day and I don't really say...
    ncwd63 ncwd63
    22-25, M
    Jul 12, 2015

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